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From: "Chris Ridings" <>
Subject: Re: [ABERDEEN] ADMIN - Dinner Guest
Date: Sun, 2 Mar 2003 14:56:59 +1100
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I guess one could say she was Dunn for a Penny.

Shalom!

Chris

Rev Christopher N Ridings

http://www.atu.com.au/~tutu
(as at 17 Dec 1999)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Bozzay" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, March 02, 2003 12:34 PM
Subject: Re: [ABERDEEN] ADMIN - Dinner Guest


> This was a great question. It got me to do more research on my Scottish
> folk today so I could make a decision.
>
> Well, I think it would be the unwed mother of my Great Great Grandfather
> (William Penny) who was Susan Dunn.
> It looks like she was a serving girl on a farm owned by James Penny and
his
> wife Jannet (nee Mitchell) Penny. They had
> a teenaged son about the same age as Susan and teenage hormones being what
> they are...well William was born in May of 1842.
> What I find interesting about this story is that Susan seems to disappear
> and William seems to be raised by his Father, John, and
> later by John's wife Mary Trail who he marries in May of 1845 when William
> is age 3. This must have been a fine union because William
> names several of his children after his step mother and none after his
> biological mother. (I think it would be a very interesting dinner to
have
> Susan and her son William come to the same dinner party!)
>
> This was not an easy decision but I am intrigued by what happened to
Susan.
> Where did she go? Did she ever marry? Did she miss her son? Did she
ever
> care or try to contact him? All those very poignant questions about
family
> relations that go astray sometimes because of the moral conventions of the
> day, sometimes due to individual selfish reasons, sometimes because
someone
> else is making those decisions for you.
>
> Great question. And I found more family because of it!!!!
>
> Laura
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Carol" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Friday, February 28, 2003 9:42 AM
> Subject: [ABERDEEN] ADMIN - Dinner Guest
>
>
> >
> > Hi all,
> >
> > Here is something for you all to think about this weekend.
> >
> > "If you could invite any one ancestor to dinner - who would it be and
> why."
> >
> > Be very interesting to read the guest list and you just may find your
> > missing person on the list.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Julie & Carol
> > List Admins
> >
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