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Subject: [SCT-INV] Re: Alexander McLean Isle of Skye
Date: 9 Aug 2003 08:37:41 -0600
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I can't,unfortunately,help you with the names of Alexander's parents,but hopefully help clear up the Latin!
I think that you have probobly got two entries from the Graduate's Book intermingled.I have had a look at a book entitled "Roll of Alumni-University and King's College(Aberdeen) 1596-1860".The entry for Alexander is very brief-"1758-64.Alexander McLean,Skiensis.A.M.".
Skiensis as you probobly know,is the Latin for Skye.
One of his fellow Classmates had this entry:
"Alexander Angus,Aberdonensis,nat.V.D.M.,de Culsalmond,A.M."
Aberdonensis is Latin for Aberdeen,and nat.V.D.M. de Culsalmond(natus verbi dei minister)means roughly "born a servant of God out of the parish of Culsalmond".Tullynessle and Botriphnie were the Parishes in Aberdeenshire that Angus subsequently served as Minister.
I checked some other books,and as far as I can ascertain,Alexander McLean never Ministered in Scotland upon Graduation.