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Re: Who ownes what?



This very interesting discussion touches on the root of the Clan system.
After the defeat at Culloden the lands of the Clans, which had been held by
the chief for the clansmen passed to the ownership  of the Chief himself.
The banning by both Houses of Parliament of Tartan and all manner of
Highland dress coupled the abolition of the rights of the Chief took from
the clan the sense of being a unique people.  The Chiefs were paid for the
loss of their hereditary jurisdictions, the English thought that we were
still in the Middle Ages when they heard of the Chief's power over life and
death, the Duke of Argyle  21,000   the payments were made all the way to
the Duchess of Gordon 25 and various amounts in between. The attained
followers of Prince Charles loss there right were paid nothing and sometimes
loss their lives.

But the Chief protected the tribe he spoke for us he led us  he provided he
gave us focus and belonging. When a generation after Culloden the probation
against Tartan was lifted there was no great rush to embrace Highland dress.
As we have spread over the world we lost the family with the mobility of the
Clan. We are still a unique people We  now can regain in the Wider Family
the unique feeling of belonging held by our forfathers.

Sinclair
-----Original Message-----
From: Gerald Gibbons <templar@net-link.net>
To: sinclair@mids.org <sinclair@mids.org>
Cc: Rob Cohn <rob@eteast.com>
Date: 22 November 1999 14:53
Subject: Re: Re: Suits of Armour opps


>Dear Rob & all
>I like your reasoning Rob - very interesting and well said!
>Gerald
>
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