Re: Much earlier .... but ...
By Alex Dow December 31, 2011 at 10:58:53
Thank you, Sonia.
I was unaware of both those sources - but the later one particularly may be relevant; and I will follow-up.
To be honest, I doubt if there are direct connections, because the First/Given names of Thomas and Richard (and also Sarah) don't appear in any of the generations in the the three Scottish lines.
But until I've checked, who knows ...?
The three Scottish lines tended to use-
a) conventional, apparently family names such as William and John
b) the names of particularly the wives of John(1) and John(2), the latter particularly
c) names acquired from children of employers and similar worthies, particularly illustrated by there being in Edinburgh today, an Evan Baillie Fraser Tant from the son of Alexander Fraser, that son also being commemorated in the name of the early-1800s estate village, Evanton.
Thank you again for those leads.