I decided to write this blog to straighten my own mind and to put down on paper the many stories I have read whilst researching my family.
Some of the people may be your family and mine. Some may not be mine at all. If you find mistakes, please let me know and I will correct them. I have tried at all times to use my own research and tend not to use other people’s family trees, certainly without double checking them. But mistakes can happen.
If you click on a word which is in blue, it will take you to a link relevant to that person or to that place or thing. Some are interlinked, so that a father’s page may lead to his son’s page, as in Archibald Macneilage’s page being linked to both his parents and to his son and in turn his grandsons’ page.
There are weird and wonderful stories and very sad ones on these pages. I uncovered a 19th century apple weighing a pound and a tragic attempt at suicide. Some of the people have thousands of descendants, such as Robert Green and Eliza McAlister and some had lots of children but only one grandchild to remember them, like Alexander Reid Sinclair. Perhaps one of the saddest stories is the tale of an uncle and his nephew who drowned within a few years of each other. Each is different. Each comes from a different part of the world.
You’ll find the Index here.
“We keep passing unseen through little moments of other people’s lives”
(Robert M Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. )
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