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Graveyards and Gravestones / Re: Symbol on Grave Query
« on: Saturday 20 June 20 14:12 BST (UK)  »
I've moved the post to the 'Heraldry' section as it seems better suited there.

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Heraldry Crests and Coats of Arms / Chevronnel Query
« on: Saturday 20 June 20 14:10 BST (UK)  »
Please could someone tell me what the attached chevronnel-style symbol means? It appears to have a handle or grip  on one tip.
Cheers,
Bob

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Graveyards and Gravestones / Symbol on Grave Query
« on: Saturday 20 June 20 07:01 BST (UK)  »
The attached symbol was  found on  a gravestone in the 1550s. It looks like a chevronnel couped, but has what might be some sort of handle or grip on one tip. Does anyone know exactly what this is? Does it appear on other graves or heraldic examples? Is it too early to be a masonic symbol? It looks like  a compass/measuring tool of some sort.
Cheers,
Bob 

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Scotland / Re: Moneypenny's Chronicles
« on: Saturday 13 June 20 11:41 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Don.
I heartily agree with you re the inaccurate clan histories. David Sellar, once a Lord Lyon, wrote a paper outlining some of the fabrications attached to various clans. He was appalled at the number of indigenous clans who fabricated their ancestry to make connections to the Normans.
I won't start on the history of the Scotti & the Picts - life's too short!
Cheers,
Bob

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Scotland / Moneypenny's Chronicles
« on: Saturday 13 June 20 07:45 BST (UK)  »
Does anyone know of a link to 'Monnipenny's Chronicles'  published in 1597? I've tried in vain!
Cheers,
Bob
PS I found the author's name spelt in a variety of ways, including Monipenny & Moniepennie.

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United States of America / Re: Albert Bird Armstrong - Utah
« on: Thursday 23 April 20 11:04 BST (UK)  »
Excellent work, Sandra. I'm sure your efforts will be greatly appreciated by the families concerned.
Cheers,
Bob

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United States of America / Re: Albert Bird Armstrong - Utah
« on: Thursday 23 April 20 09:01 BST (UK)  »
Many thanks Carol.
Cheers,
Bob

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Scotland / Re: Scottish Miners in Cornwall
« on: Tuesday 24 March 20 21:28 GMT (UK)  »
Many thanks for that link. Very interesting.
Cheers,
Bob

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Scotland / Re: Scottish Miners in Cornwall
« on: Tuesday 24 March 20 15:58 GMT (UK)  »
As you probably know, Buccleuch cleared old Castleton & built Newcastleton for his workers. Folk who would normally have had children born & raised in Canonbie may well have been 'persuaded' to relocate.
I imagine mining skills would be fairly easy to transfer from one to the other, but I'm no expert. My wife watched 'Poldark' so might know more than me!!!

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