|Posted By:||nancy otterway|
|Subject:||Re: Lumsdens of Scotland/Ireland/Canada 1690 to 1790|
|Post Date:||June 30, 2004 at 11:58:10|
|Forum:||Lumsden Family Genealogy Forum|
dear barbara didn't catch this message when I first got into genform so needless to say I am delighted to catch up on so much background on the lumsdens. didn't know my father's middle name was meaningful, thought it was another flight of fancy i.e. like benjamin franklin!
my mother's family "hepburn" were also jacobites see walter scott's accounts in "tales my grandfather told me". since I just found this out I would like to know more of that period of scottish history i.e. to be a jacobite could you be protestant and a believer in the stewart dynasty or did you have to be both a catholic and a fan of "bonny prince charlie"? the lumsdens although from wexford in the south of ireland were protestants as were the hepburns,in my time at least. where do you live barbara? my mother was from here but father was from peterborough were I grew up although we spent each summer here with the cousins, aunts and uncles. I got a wonderful reply from a member of the lukey family who lives in washington state she was able to trace me right back to the family in bodmin, cornwall.
anything else I can fill you in on let me know.