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Thread #171844   Message #4157376
Posted By: Steve Gardham
11-Nov-22 - 04:30 PM
Thread Name: Barbara Allen - Martinmas
Subject: RE: Barbara Allen - Martinmas
How do you get Lord Douglas from Sir John Graeme? Just curious.

The Scottish origin belief is only 'so prevalent' in Scotland and has no precedent. We get similar scenarios with 'Lord Thomas and Fair Eleanor', 'Earl Brand' and 'The Three Ravens' to mention just a few. Scottish versions suddenly appear towards the end of the 18th century and usually Walter Scott is somewhere in the mix.