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Re: FWD: Chairs in Rosslyn and a few other things

At 09:38 21/06/00 +0000, you wrote:
>Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2000 09:36:21 GMT+0100
>From: John Duguid <DUGUID@a1.tornes.snl.co.uk>
>Subject: Chairs in Rosslyn and a few other things
>To: sinc <"sinclair@zilker.net"@"sinclair@zilker.net">
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>Niven . I remember a while back you mentioned that there used to be chairs in
>Rosslyn used by the heads of 9 families who used to meet at Rosslyn. These
>chairs used to have the crests of each family on the back. Another list I
>subscribe to has been discussing Rosslyn and I wondered if you had any other
>information on the chairs / families and perhaps a reference to the meetings.
>On another topic. I'm off to Brittany on Saturday. I am aware the Normandy is
>the home of many Sinclairs and Sinclair history but does anyone know of any
>Sinclair connections to the Brittany area.
>To finish off I'd just like to throw in my 2p worth on the friction 
>I've been on the list for a couple of years now , and sometimes I feel 
>like I'm
>a bit of an intruder not really having any true Sinclair connections, I do
>however find this very friendly and informative. John you have a lovely light
>touch with your list management and without you, Niven,Laurel,Neil, and many
>others on the list(Rory for his piping and whisky tips), where would we 
>be. All
>these cumulative years of knowledge being on tap .. What a resource at our
>fingertips. I really look forward to reiceiving my Sinclair Digest each 
>day and
>would be very disappointed if anything should happen to the detriment of this
>wonderful list. Please Please keep up the good work.
>So I'm off on holiday for a fortnight hope the list is still going strong when
>I return.
>Yours Aye

I'm up to my eyes at the moment.

Brittany was taken over by Hrolf 'the Ganger' (known as Rollo by the French)
(he had been given Neustria by Charles 'the Simple' and his daughter Gizelle
in marriage but he was soon dissatisfied with that and took over Brittany and
the Channel Islands.

Neutria became known as Northman's land and from that to Normandy.

The Treaty was signed at Chateau St Clair sur Epte and it is from that place
that we take the name.  It appears on my film.  It is worth a visit 
although now
a ruin.

Have a good holiday.  I am off to Orkney tomrrow to greet Laura Zola who has
sailed her yacht from Venice.  After a short stop in Orkney, Shetland, the 
Iceland, Greenland, she will eventually each the New World

I am giving her a "Sword of Peace" to hand over to the Micmac people who have
welcomed successive waves of Scots for the last 600 years until their 
country is
now known as Nova Scotia.

In haste.


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