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Re: Clan Memberships
At 00:10 03/05/00 +1000, you wrote:
Welcome to the Sinclair list! Where do you hail from? That's
very true you know - a clan is not an incorporated body - I don't rightly
recall anyone saying it was! BUT a Clan Association generally is an
incorporated body, and I believe there was mention of Clan Associations
rather than Clans per se. And it's great to hear your world is
about being alive! :) Hopefully everyone's is!
At 11:16 PM 2/05/00, you wrote:
I don't know about other people but I'm not motley. I
am a Clansman. I support my Chief. A Clan is not a legal
incorporated body. It IS a family. As far as I'm concerned,
I'm related to every Sinclair there is! Your world may be about
bits of paper, mine's about being ALIVE!
I'm glad you are "alive" otherwise you e-mail might have
suggested a message from
the other side.
Alas, so many people are dead but don't know it or have committed partial
failing to realise and, thereby, release the true talents which lie
within each and everyone
Yes, a Clan is a family (it actually means a family in Gaelic) and we are
luckier than most in
having a family which spans the World and which has a lineage which we
can be traced back
for over a thousand years.
Indeed, in a letter written by Henry, Lord Sinclair from Shetland to King
John of Denmark on
12th July, 1507 he takes us back even further because he wrote:
in relation to the Earldom of Orkney and Hietland
which lands for certain services to be done to the
of Norway were alienated heritably to my progenitors
before the birth of Christ"
The House of Odin was eventually heired by the Sinclairs through
two of the sons of
Rogenwald, the premier 'jarl' of Norway.
Through Hrolf 'the Ganger' (known universally as Rollo) we gain our
and our name of St Clair because the Treaty which he signed with Charles
of France was signed at Castle St Clair-sur-Epte.
Through his younger brother, Einar, who became the 'jarl' of Orkney, we
gain our Norse
descent because the descendants of these two brothers, Sir William St
Clair of Rosslyn
and Isabel, the daughter of Malise II of Orkney, married and gave birth
to a son who
inherited his Orcadian 'jarldom' through his mother and his Scottish
This man was Prince Henry Sinclair who made a momentous voyage to the New
in 1398 - almost 100 years before Columbus.
Most of you already know this but it deserves to be repeated again
and again until
this PrInce of Men eventually gets his rightful place in history.
Scottie, please join me and other Sinclairs in this great Crusade.
It doesn't matter if
we belong to a Clan Society, a Clan Association or a Clan Trust - they
key factor is to
belong, to participate, to be alive (as you say) and in spreading the
word to the younger
generation so that they, too, might be proud to bear the name of Sinclair
responsibilities and duties which go with it).
Leave the semantics to other people.