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Re: Questions for Sinclair de la Behottiere
The Salle de fete of St Clair sur Epte was completed in 1987 AD they keep
the dragons head to remember. The stained glass in the church was to
comembrate the conversion of Rollo it bears the date 912 it is subscibed by
the people of St Clair (I could not find one St Clair or Sinclair in the
town) to mark the end of WWI. I do not get American Newsletters not being
subscred to your organisation.
Your comment about the Sinclairs beseiging of Paris,
when did the name come into use, since the name predates
Thank you for your most helpful comments. If you can give
me any other leads to go on in either Britain or France,
I'll do the best I can.
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> Your comment about the Salle de Fete of Saint Clair-sur-Epte being
> entirely of wood from Norway with dragon heads on the gables was very
> interesting. I'm sure this could not be the original structure built in
> time of Rollo but when was it built? It seems that the builders wanted to
> keep that Norwegian connection very accurate.
> According to what I have read, Rollo, who was the ancestor to all the
> St. Clairs and Sinclairs, was at the siege of Paris (from your list of
> Viking dates) 885-6 or 7. This lasted on and off over a couple of years
> with different groups of Vikings coming and going.
> You are correct. St. Clair was not the ancestor of anyone. But
> Rollo resided at the town/castle of St. Clair, his family name came from
> town's name. This distinguished them from St. Clairs that then lived at
> Lo or Falaise or elsewhere.
> Laurel Fechner
> Clan Historian USA
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