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Re: new clan site
In message <015601bea624$e38c2a80$5cf382d0@laurelfe>, Spirit One Email
> I was snooping around the new clan Sinclair site at
>Click on "INDEX" and you will see several working links. If you choose the
>"CHIEF" link you will learn that Chief Malcolm Sinclair's father served as
>the Queen's FACTOR at Balmoral and that Malcolm, himself, trained to be a
>FACTOR also. Interesting that he was born in Burma also.
> During the last 24 hours I have come across the word "FACTOR" 4 times
>now. Over the week end we took friends to tour Fort Vancouver, WA. This
>was run by Dr. John McLoughlin who was the Factor at the FT. I pointed out
>to my friends that John was m. to Marguerite d/o Swiss and Cree parents.
>And she was born/lived at ? FACTORY run by another FACTOR somewhere in the
>Eastern part of Canada. And that there is a wonderful link to descendants
>of the Hudsons Bay men & Cree women at
>To me, factor and factory in this sense, are quite unusual uses of the
>The dictionary says: FACTOR: one who acts for someone else; agent. [Scot]
>a person who manages an estate for another; steward, baliff.
This is the sense in which the word is used in Scotland, it may be land
or a farm or and estate or housing that is managed.
>FACTORY: a business establishment for commercial agents or factors in a
>foreign country. A trading settlement maintained by Factors.
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