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Thread #29906   Message #3304852
Posted By: Richie
09-Feb-12 - 09:24 AM
Thread Name: Lyr/Chords Req: Captain Wedderburn
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Captain Wedderburn
Here's more info:

Child remarks: There were, no doubt, Grissels enough in the very distinguished family of the Sinclairs of Roslin to furnish one for this ballad. I see two mentioned among the Sinclairs of Herdmanstoun. Even a Wedderburn connection, as I am informed, is not absolutely lacking. George Home of Wedderburn († 1497), married the eldest daughter of John Sinclair of Herdmanstoun: Douglas's Peerage of Scotland, ed. Wood, 1813, II, 174.

Grissel or Girzie?