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Re: Pierre Elliot Trudeau

>1) "He was of Scottish descent on his mother's side". "Her maiden name was

That was her name, although why that would be considered Scottish descent
I don't know.

This web page gives a genealogy that it claims came from his memoirs:

Note that Elliot (with two letters l and one t) is the Harvard Eliot
spelling, same as also that of Rev. John Elliot (1604-1690), the so-called
Apostle of the Indians in Massachusetts before King Philip's War, which
you may recall Privateers just mentioned.  From John Elliot's portrait
he doesn't look much like Trudeau, being short and squat, but one never
knows.  He was incidentally, a Dorchester resident, not a Plymouth Pilgrim.
But that's a different subject.

>2) "He married a Sinclair". (Namely Margaret Sinclair-Stevens (is that

 ``Six foot high flowers stands carrying daffodils, tulips, daisies and
 pussy willows at either end of the altar set a springlike mood in
 St. Stephen's Roman Catholic Church recently where a quiet
 wedding was solemnized when vows were exchanged by Pierre
 Elliot Trudeau, son of Mrs. Charles-Emile Trudeau and the late
 Mr. Trudeau of Montreal, and Margaret Sinclair, fourth daughter
 of the Hon. and Mrs. James Sinclair of 1102 Highland. 
 Rev John Swinkels officiated at the wedding mass in the
 contemporary-style church, nestled at the foot of the slopes in
 the Lynn Valley.''


I'm guessing that Hon. means the bride's father was a judge or M.P.
If so, tracing him should be relatively easy.

>    So, I was wondering where their lines came from and their relative

The above wedding notice also says she had a sister Rosalind.
Let's see, a Sinclair family that named two daughters Margaret
and Rosalind (OK, not Rosabelle, but pretty close).  Sounds like
they were probably aware of Rosslyn history.

Margaret Sinclair is still alive and kicking, so somebody brave
enough could ask her.

>    "Trudeau came from a wealthy family". He went to a Jesuit school in
>Quebec". "He studied in France and at the London School of Economics".

And in between he went to the Universite de Montreal and Harvard.

John S. Quarterman <jsq@matrix.net>
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