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Re: Trumpets! ?Bagpipes history Myths
Not entirely true to say the Sinclairs had no part in either the '15 or the
The Master of Sinclair was an important officer in the '15 (see A. & H.
Taylor "1715 : the story of the Rising").
I am uncertain as to which branch of the family he belonged but I suspect
it might have been a Fife branch from near St. Andrews. I have seen with my
own eyes tokens that were used to allow people into Jacobite councils in the
home of St. Clair Bonde, Charleton, Fife who has a very direct line to
Prince Henry, and whose ancestors used those tokens and had their estates
put under attainder for activities during both Risings. Further, I have
read, I believe in Calder's History of Caithness that some worthies mustered
in Wick to join the Prince but received the word of his defeat on Drumossie
Moor on the same day or very soon after and faded back into their former
lives. Not exactly glorious action here but .........
From: Privateers <Privateers@privateers.org>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Sunday, June 27, 1999 11:31 AM
Subject: Re: Trumpets! ?Bagpipes history Myths
>The Sinclair's on the Jacobite were the personal body guard of the King of
>France, the Essoce, a Sinclair commanded always this guard the rear guard
>action allowed Prince Charles to make good his escape. They wer sent by the
>French and were Prince Charles only foriegn troopsThe Royal Scots, first on
>foot, loyal to the Hanoverions were led John Mourdant his second in command
>was James Sinclair.
>If you remember the house by English field it was the farm house of James
>Sinclair farmer, he was accused by Cumberland's men of being a Jacobite,
>that is another story.
>A lost cause will always win a victory in men' s imaginations. We were not
>with the Pretender we were loyal to the King. We had no part in the risings
>of 1715 or 1745
>No British regiment carries Culloden battle honours today.
>----- Original Message -----
>Sent: Sunday, June 27, 1999 2:15 PM
>Subject: Trumpets! ?Bagpipes
>> 'Sinclair' lists Clan Sinclair's loyalty to sucessive Scottish leaders.
>> A few years ago I stood on the fields of Culloden and and felt the
>> that green paddock that once ran red.Was I mistaken ?.Didnt cousin fight
>> cousin here.?Amongst the mixed clans of the Jacobite side was Clan
>> Sinclair.But on the Hanoverian side were some St Clairs of England.I
>> each was being loyal to his own leader!!
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