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From: "Rosemary Phillips" <>
Subject: [SCT-ISLEOFMULL] MAXWELL
Date: Sat, 5 Dec 2009 16:37:59 +1100
I got the book by Jo Currie, "Mull; An Island and its People", from the local library via an inter-library loan, a few months ago. Unfortunately I only read the part I was interested in, a chapter about James MAXWELL, Chamberlain to the Duke of Argyle and that chapter was quite enlightening. James MAXWELL (b 1758, d 1829) was my 4xgreat grandfather.
I did find, on the internet, where he 'matriculated' from Glasgow University in 1772. He would then have been only 14. The names of his parents were stated, which match the info. I have gathered, but not substantiated. So probably 'matriculated' means something a little different to the school system in Australia, now. I guess it means he was a fairly well educated man (boy?)
Any opinions welcome. I'm really not a very good "family history researcher". Never been to the United Kingdom which I now regret in my old age.
Rosemary Phillips, Springwood, NSW, Australia
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