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Re: John Sinclair Circa 1730
At 23:18 07/11/00 +1100, you wrote:
>iven, I had the impression that Ian Sinclair of Melbourne had a microfiche
>copy of our Bible. Must have been mistaken. Have you had a chance to
>look up the point about the retention of the maiden name of the woman
>after marriage. I understood in Scottish law, this could happen.
Yes, in Scotland, a wife is usually known e.g. as Mrs John Sinclair until
her husband's death when she
would become Mrs Margaret Sinclair (if Margaret was her given name). She
would not revert to her family name.
>>Milamba will be able to give you the relevant information about the
>>Sinclairs of Assery as she has recently obtained a copy of the
>>St Clairs of the Isles in which this family is discussed at length.
>>Or, if you would like me to copy it for you, I will gladly do so if you
>>let me have your snail mail address.
>>Alternatively, as the Chief will be visiting you soon, I could send it
>>out with him (although, naturally, he has his own copy of the Sinclair
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