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Subject: Re: [S-I] Ellots and Armstrongs
Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2008 18:31:57 +0000 (UTC)
Hi folks, here's a Reiver Trail website with map showing various important sites
There are various renditions of the famous curse made by the bishop of Glasgow. It cursed descendents too, so if things never quite work out for you, this might the why.
This is where my dad's people came from ---
Includes a review of the famous Rookhope Ryde, immortalized in song (visit link to read song).
December 8th, 1569, this valley was the setting for a border fray
in which a large group of mosstroopers (cattle raiders), from Tynedale,
made a raid upon the valley of Weardale. The raiders had decided to
plunder the Wear valley for its livestock while most of the Weardale
men were away (in Teesdale !), plotting
against the Queen in the famous `Rising of the North'. Resistance
to the raid was expected to be low, but there were still a number
of Weardale men left to defend their dale. The raiders were pursued
north into the Rookhope valley, as they made off with Weardale cattle
and sheep.When the Weardale men eventually caught up with the mosstroopers,
a fray ensued in which four of the Tynedalers lost their lives."
Down with the Tynedalers!! (whoever they are now........)