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Re: Baptist Religion--A hint?
Now that's real documentation! Is there a date for the church?
From: Jean Haddow <email@example.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Tuesday, May 18, 1999 3:08 PM
Subject: Re: Baptist Religion--A hint?
>In message <010d01bea094$f9065ba0$7cf382d0@laurelfe>, Spirit One Email
>> Do you have more information on this first Baptist Church in northern
>>Scotland? Baptists have a custom, as do other churches, of naming the
>>church built in each city "First Baptist Church". So we might wonder
>>whether it was one of these namings instead of really being the first
>>built in northern Scotland. But certainly, somwhere there had to be a
>>Baptist church built.
>> I wonder about a "Sinclair" building it. Doesn't that usually mean
>>this person provided the funds? But weren't the Sinclair Earls the only
>>that would have had enough money to finance such a venture? Were any of
>>Earl's a Baptist?
>> Sometime a pastor will be linked with the building because he was the
>>driving force to get it done. Or it could be that a Sinclair was chairman
>>of the Deacon Board or it could be that a Sinclair was one of the founding
>>members. Probably it never meant that one person built it himself (I know
>>you didn't say that). So I just wonder what the story would be about this
>>From: Jean Haddow <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>Date: Saturday, May 15, 1999 7:50 AM
>>Subject: Re: Baptist Religion--A hint?
>No - the church was not named "first" as you do - we don't have that
>tradition in Scotland. I can assure that it was the first Baptist
>church to be founded in Scotland. It was built by a local landowner,
>Sir William Sinclair. He did have enough money to build the church
>although in later years he got into financial difficulties and lost much
>of his land. The church is still there and still in use, my
>grandparents worshipped there. The church is Keiss baptist church,
>Keiss being the name of the village where it is located. I can assure
>you I have got its origins right because of my close family connections
>with it and because a friend of mine who is a Baptist minister and a
>well respected church historian (PhD from St Andrew's University) did
>>>In message <email@example.com>, Plumpett@aol.com writes
>>>>I have read recently that a Sinclair built the first Baptist Church in
>>>>northern Scotland !
>>>>Since the first article on this site that raised the Baptist question
>>>>occurred several days later , I didn't note the specific details for
>>>>To address the inquiry that first raised this issue , it would seem
>>>>with this finding that a specific religious affiliation could provide a
>>>>valuable clue in finding roots in a family line .
>>>>I would confirm other list member's comments that the religious
>>>>were often fluid in this country . My own Sinclair line in the USA was
>>>>found to be
>>>>Methodist- Episcopal , then Episcopal .
>>>>A daughter then married into a line with Quaker , Baptist and
>>>>[ This is the Sinclair family discussion list, firstname.lastname@example.org.
>>>>[ To get off or on the list, see http://www.mids.org/sinclair/list.html
>>>It is very difficult to reply from a Scottish perspective I am not sure
>>>what you mean by fluid - the major change came at the REFORMATION - when
>>>the forces of protestantism came to be dominant in Britain as a whole
>>>and Henry the Eighth renounced his catholic faith and became head of the
>>>Church of England. Now, there were splits within the Protestant
>>>teaching and from that came such groupf as the Baptists, the
>>>I've learnt in the time of being part of the Sinclair network that
>>>direct. existing contacts with people in Scotland are of comparatively
>>>little interest. I can understand this since we are so remote and
>>>possibly so few in number and our more dirsct links with the past
>>>history of the Sinclairs and with present possible family links in the
>>>States and canada etc. are difficult to establish.
>>>Anyway I think I'll ubsubscribe for now since most folks find Scotland
>>>and its denizens just a tad remote.
>>>[ This is the Sinclair family discussion list, email@example.com.
>>>[ To get off or on the list, see http://www.mids.org/sinclair/list.html
>>[ This is the Sinclair family discussion list, firstname.lastname@example.org.
>>[ To get off or on the list, see http://www.mids.org/sinclair/list.html
>[ This is the Sinclair family discussion list, email@example.com.
>[ To get off or on the list, see http://www.mids.org/sinclair/list.html
[ This is the Sinclair family discussion list, firstname.lastname@example.org.
[ To get off or on the list, see http://www.mids.org/sinclair/list.html