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Subject: Re: Hotman - Menteith - d'Aillebout (was: Will's descent from Thomasde Marl
Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2010 18:09:01 EST
Yves I'm not sure why you express it in these terms. As I've said, Jean
Hotman is the man who chose Menteith to marry his sister Suzanne, most likely,
possibly even that the families were intimately aquainted with each other
prior to this. As far as I know, although the letters of Hotman and his
father have been published in a French-language edition in 1700, they have never
seen an English translation and never seen another publication.
As far as I know, no one has cited these letters in any researches into the
question of Menteith. It would seem they must be primarily in that search.
Who better to answer the question than Jean himself?
As far as his Scottish connections, I don't know why Jean Hotman's English
connections would not be even more appropos of this issue. He was
intimately connected with several people close to the court of Good Queen Bess and in
fact he married a woman himself who had been a lady-in-waiting to Penelope
I can't imagine that after Jean married off his sister Susan that he left
discontinued any acquaintance with her and her new husband. It seems to me
the research has been focused exclusively on the Menteith's of Carse and
their Scottish relations, to the exclusion of the intimate circle around Jean
Hotman and his sister Suzanne, and their French and English connections.