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From: "Edward Andrews" <>
Subject: RE: Three Brothers
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 1997 22:22:54 +1
> From: E & L Bernard <>
> To: "''" <>
> Cc: "''" <>
> Subject: RE: Three Brothers
> Date: Mon, 25 Aug 1997 13:35:02 -0500
> So, does this mean that our "family rumor" is just a Scotch-Irish
> cultural characteristic? :-)
According to our Family story, three brothers came over from Kintyre
some time in the 17th or 18th Cent.
One went to Comber, and made millions, one settled as a farmer
outside Ballymena, and one disappeared - perhaps to America.
All right a family rumour, or basis in fact.
1. The Scots exercised Primogeniture - there was no subdividing of
land like with the Native Irish.
The eldest got the farm the younger had to find their way in the
2. There was a fine tradition of business among the Ulster Scot
3. Once roots have been torn up the next move is easier.
I would tend to give credibility to all these stories. If they are
not literally true, they at least express a part of the character of
the Ulster Scot.
St Nicholas Buccleuch Parish Church Dalkeith, Midlothian Scotland
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