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Reflecting on a parser text adventure game I wrote about an ancestor

In the 1590s my 12xg-grandfather Sir Robert Logan of Restalrig hired mathematician and occult practitioner John “Logarithms” Napier to hunt for hidden treasure in Fast Castle in Berwickshire. I wrote a text adventure based on this true story, filling in … Continue reading

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Clues to the 17th century Maxwell family of Hills in Kirkcudbrightshire

Through the Dodds side, and then Somner, and Veitch, and Logan, my ancestral tree reaches the Maxwell family of Hills in Kirkcudbrightshire. This family descended from the Maxwell Lords of Caerlaverock, and I was able to piece together a lot … Continue reading

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Early Fair ancestors in Coldingham parish, Berwickshire

Through the Hall side of the family I reach Fair ancestors who lived in Coldingham, Berwickshire. The most recent direct ancestor living in Coldingham parish was George Fair (1785-1860) excise officer, son of farmer William Fair and his wife Mary … Continue reading

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