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Lanarkshire / Re: Todd and Buchanan mystery in Glasgow
« on: Sunday 31 October 21 02:01 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Susanne, yes I received the book. Both mum and I found it very interesting and insightful. There’s a lot of information you have there that we had no idea was able to be found. I will message you directly as there’s a wee bit more that I have found recently. Not so much for the Buchanan side but more for the distaff line. Ngā Mihi Tony

Lanarkshire / Re: Todd and Buchanan mystery in Glasgow
« on: Saturday 18 September 21 13:59 BST (UK)  »
Sue, Im guessing that you have the same information about this that i have given that I descend from David Buchanan through DP and Geoff.

The story that I had was that David Todd threatened to disinherit the boys if they married the mothers of their children.

Charles died before his father on a tour of the continent and as such had no chance to marry or legitimise his children. John survived the father and as such inherited, married and legitimised.

DP Buchanan - was married twice 1. Marianne Mein, 2. Florence Watkins from which the Beaconsfield Buchanans and issue descend.

There have always been a bunch of stories floating around and while some are easy to verify others are not nearly so. Tracking back through generations can be nigh on impossible unless you have paperwork or a family bible to look at. This is because a large part of the population was nigh on illiterate quite a different story than our modern times. Based on this Id guess that both Todd and Buchanan families would be from the surrounding area.

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