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From: "Loretta Layman" <>
Subject: Re: [AYR] Definition of Walpynshawing / Montgomery
Date: Mon, 10 May 2010 08:56:30 -0400
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Thanks to everyone for their very helpful replies. You prompted me to do
some research on the Montomgerys, Earls of Eglinton, in an attempt to find
the reason for the lairds' failure to comply. There seem to be two
possibilities.

1. Since there had been a long-standing feud between the Montgomerys and the
Cunninghams, perhaps the majority of lairds were on the side of the
Cunninghams.

2. Since the Earl at this time (1532) was a staunch Roman Catholic and the
Protestant Reformation was taking hold in Ayrshire as well as many other
places in Scotland, perhaps the lairds did not wish to declare their
military strength because they did not want to either stand with the
Catholic Earl or, as Mary was close to guessing, show him their
vulnerability.

Thanks again folks.

Loretta



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