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From: "Janet" <>
Subject: Re: [ABERDEEN] Aberdeenshire colouring
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2006 22:51:41 +0100
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I think, nevertheless, we should focus on the colouring of the Scots here and separate them from when migration and marriage outside of Scotland might have taken place.. Even so, as Les reminds, there must be Norman influence in those from England & Wales. For who knows where they may have come from in England, and as some have said those of Cornish extraction are probably descended from the Armada.
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From: "Hester NicEilidh" <>
Hi, Janet et al.:
In my family, whose ancestors are all from Britain, we're all very dark in
colouring, except for my one sister who has lighter brown hair and hazel
eyes. She actually takes after my Cockney grandfather (who was nevertheless
described as "dark complexioned" on his army entrance papers). Still, my
sister's always felt a bit conspicuous amongst the rest of us. (Granted, she
emphasizes this colour difference by bleaching her hair blonde).
Indeed, I think without modern cosmetics, there wouldn't be quite so many
fair-haired women in Scotland or the rest of Britain as we tend to think.
Among the English and Scottish popular ballads collected by Francis J.
Child, there is one in which a dark-featured young woman dances on the grave
of her former beau after he rejects her because of her 'unfashionable'