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A Jacobite ancestor in fiction and reality, including his clothes and books when he died

I’ve blogged before about my ancestor James Veitch of Glen and Bowhill (1700?-1761), in particular about some of the strange Jacobite-related names he gave his children. But I’ve just found some great references to him in fiction, in James Grant’s … Continue reading

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Boys Lilias and Theresa in the family tree

Often Scottish families in the past named their children according to a simple pattern. So eldest son after father’s father, second after mother’s father, third after father. And for daughters the eldest was often named after the mother’s mother, second … Continue reading

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