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Subject: [Q-R] Abraham's dit
Date: Wed, 2 May 2007 19:01:31 EDT
With the dicussion of Abraham Martin going on there has been reference to "dit Lescossois" and how he might have acquired that dit name. I have been reading everything sent to me and one thought crossed my mind. (One thought is usually all I can handle per day!). If Abraham was close enough to CHARLES DE SAINT-ÉTIENNE DE LA TOUR to use him as godfather to Charles Amador then might it have something to do with that friendship? In the online dictionary under Saint-Etienne's biography is the following sentence. After his capture, Claude de La Tour espoused the English cause and promised to win over his son, in exchange for a large grant of land in “New Scotland.” Apparently after reading on he didn't impress the French with his alliance to the Anglo-Scots Port Royal. He didn't impress his son either. My point being if he and Abraham were still close and Abraham wasn't bothered by this action could his dit "Lescossois" be more a derogatory slam at being a Scots "lover" for lack of a better word. I know there has been lots of speculation on how he got the name so I thought I'd throw one more in the pot? Try not to lambast me too harshly on this one. Pure speculation on my part. Just my ONE thought for the day. No intention to slander Scotsmen! I'd be degrading myself! Peggy Large UE
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