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Re: Sinclair Dates
Can anyone tell me what was the Battle of Somersdale in 1529 all about?
To lose 500 men it doesn't seem to be a mere skirmish.
I would think that this loss on top of the 600 lost at Flodden would have
had a serious impact on the the clan.
From: John S. Quarterman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2000 5:32 PM
Subject: Sinclair Dates
> Sinclair Dates: May 17.
> In 1756: French and Indian War,
> Britain declared war on France, which in America became known as
> the French and Indian War..
> Tomorrow: May 18.
> In 1699: Darien Council prepares to abandon, Colony hears of the
> English Proclamations against the Colony. The Council prepares to
> abandon the settlement.
> In 1529: Battle of Somersdale,
> John Sinclair, 3rd Earl of Caithness dies in battle with 500
> between Sinclairs of Caithness and Sinclairs of Orkney led by James
> In 1529: Battle of Summerdale, Sinclairs of Caithness v. Sinclairs of
> Orkney; John Sinclair, third Earl of Caithness, dies.
> 1. http://www.mids.org/sinclair/timeline.html
> 2. http://www.cviog.uga.edu/Projects/gainfo/tdgh-may/may17.htm
> 3. http://www.mids.org/sinclair/timeline.html
> 4. http://www.clansinclair.org/hist1.htm
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