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From: John Giacoletti <>
Subject: Lowland Conspiracy
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997 21:06:25 -0500
A couple of Lowland and Borders reivers have joined in a conspiracy to
hijack part of the Highlands from "the inward parts of Scotland" and
gerrymander said desirable lands into the Lowlands and Borders
The culprits are the Listowner, Linda Merle, and the Presbyterian minister,
The offending statement alleged that the history of Scots in Ulster was the
result of the contributions of Lowlanders and Borders Scots.
The problem is not one of illiteracy but of comprehension, and I presume
they have tippled with too many gallowglasses in Antrim which has impaired
It is an eternal mystery how references to a common source result in
diverse conclusions and the perpetuators have overlooked critical
information or choosen to ignore it.
Not only has my ancestral homeland been stolen away, they have kidnapped my
"rebels and traitors" and that is unforgivable. <grin>
Reference to Hanna, Vol. I, pp. 506 - 507. Scottish Undertakers in Tyrone
and Donegal included Sir John Drummond, Knt. of Mentieth, Perth; Ludovic
Stuart, Duke of Lennox, Dumbarton; Sir John Colquhoun, Laird of Luss,
Dumbarton, and Alexander McAula, gent., Dumbarton. [The text states
"Dumbartonshire" but I will defer to the preferences of another Scot on the
Highland Clans McPherson, MacGregor, Colquhoun held territory in Dumbarton.
Clan Buchanan in the Lennox was subservient to the Duke of Lennox. By not
recognizing these Highland areas they have conviently slipped all the
territory in a line east of Loch Lomond south and inserted the territory
into the Lowland envelope.
Ha! Ha! The Inspector caught them.
Even worse a crime is degrading the historical importance of my "rebels and
traitors" who declared for the Prince of Orange against King James in the
defence of Derry in 1689.
Just across the river from Derry one is in Donegal. The Colquhoun lands
there were in Raphoe Barony; St. Johnstown is to the north, Letterkenny to
the south. Calhoone and Cowan are each English spelling representations of
how Colquhoun was pronounced.
In the list of "Divers Rebels," after the eminent Earls and Vicounts, are
the names, "John Cowen, of St. Johnstown, Gent.; Chas. Calhoone, of
Letterkenny, Gent." Hanna, Vol. I, pp. 610 - 611.
The two persons referenced are not Lowland or Borders individuals but of
Highland origin and the inclusion of their names is on the most important
list in Ulster's history.
I find the culprits guilty! And their punishment is most severe; re-read
Hanna. Ha! Ha!
Cowan, County Down
McClay, County Tyrone
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