My ancestor, William Skelton, was a South Carolina militia member and served against the British in the Revolutionary War. He was not a Loyalist, although I do have some of those from my Forner family in Pennsylvania who moved to Canada as Loyalists during that time.
Regarding the Sklelton 'Rosetta Stone' it looks like Latin but the notation indcates it might be what it calls 'Old English'.
I was interested in your information about the Christian family from Cumbria and the Isle of Man. Although not in my ancestry, I have always been interested in the 'Bounty' story and this family is the same one from whence Fletcher Christian, one of the Mutiny leaders, came. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fletcher_Christianhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fletcher_Christian
When reading for pleasure, I almost always read historical novels, and one excellent novel I read a few years ago is a 'what if' story about Fletcher Christian, and 'what if' he survived at Pitcairn Island and made his way back to England....The book is by William Kinsolving and is titled "Mr. Christian - The Further Adventures of Fletcher Christian, the Legendary Leader of the Bounty Mutiny". This book discusses his Cumbria and Isle of Man roots and brings in his mother, other family members,friends,etc. so it becomes sort of a fact/fiction novel. http://www.amazon.com/MISTER-CHRISTIAN-William-Kinsolving/dp/1416599045/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1284130808&sr=1-4http://www.amazon.com/MISTER-CHRISTIAN-William-Kinsolving/dp/1416599045/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1284130808&sr=1-4