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Re: new clan site
In message <QWRotKAQZzS3Ewnx@hadpad.demon.co.uk>, Jean Haddow
>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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