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Re: MICKLEBERRY/MICHELBOROUGH/MICKELBOROUGH
Posted by: Selina Mickleburgh (ID *****9592) Date: March 14, 2006 at 02:55:43
In Reply to: Re: MICKLEBERRY/MICHELBOROUGH/MICKELBOROUGH by John Mickleburgh of 99

John,
Firstly, what was the quote for the previous posting from ?

"Gedge's History speaks of Mickleburgh as the Great-Fort; it stood on the edge of the Highlands overlooking the sea"

Now you mention:
"As to Gedges History I am not sure what is behind their explanation, except that in Tudor times Mickle meant great or large, so some references suggest and burgh means borough or town but I have not seen the two words being put into one word apart from in our surname."

So now I am confused - which is it ? It was the only reason I mentioned my knowledge that the name may be from Scottish origin.

Secondly,
If Francis Mickleburgh of Thurlton, Norfolk disclaimed arms in 1664 - does it not therefore follow that there must have been a coat of arms for Mickleburgh? And have you been searching English records or have you been searching Scottish too ? Just a thought ? I really don't understand this whole coat of arms thing, but so I guess I am rather open minded about it, but I too am a bit cynical about paying for a supposed Mickleburgh coat of arms and history. As Mickleburgh's I'd much rather we work together to find the truth.

regards,
Selina.


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