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FannyByGaslight Report 14 Jul 2009 18:27

One more to add to Ishbels siblings.


The last chick to be hatched it would seem.


Evelyn Report 14 Jul 2009 18:40

No T V in those days Viv
I have sent messages to 2 tree owners re Norman Macleod, hope I get replies this time


Evelyn Report 14 Jul 2009 18:51

Just received reply from Alex, parents of his Norman were Alexander and Margaret, so not our Norman


FannyByGaslight Report 14 Jul 2009 18:56

The Norman Macleod that I put up was on Ancestry and is Ishbels brother ,so his parents have to be Kate and Donald,just as it says on the ricewallace tree.


JaneyCanuck Report 14 Jul 2009 19:20

Events overtake me ...

I was off visiting the cancerous -- surprising the mum by walking into the hospital waiting room on Friday where she was waiting for her second-last radiation treatment, spending the weekend visiting her and the sister, who has her ileostomy reversed next month, then accompanying mum back to the big city on the hospital shuttle bus and leaving her for her last treatment while I caught the bus home. Five hours of motion sickness; worst intercity bus driver I've ever had ...

We went in to the big city early on Monday and met up with my mum's recently deceased cousin's son to talk about good old Ernest (our mutual gr-grfather). Apparently Ernest belonged to a men's fraternal order called the Hindu Kush that my first cousin once removed is planning to revive, hm.

So that's the Monck/Hill update, and I shall check out Aubrey, and I have nothing of any value to say about McLeod!


Evelyn Report 14 Jul 2009 19:25

Oh Janey this all sounds rather serious, and all Ive done is lost Diane


JaneyCanuck Report 14 Jul 2009 19:37

The cancerous family? Have no fear, they are both doing well! The mum's early lymphoma treatment is almost over, but we still have to know the outcome; the sis's advanced colorectal cancer treatment is also all over, and seems to have been a great success. It's been just over a year since they both came down with it, so things are looking way, way up!

Now the Hindu Kush, I have to say my rather odd first cousin once removed does sound serious about that, and actually it strikes me as pretty silly. ;)


Evelyn Report 14 Jul 2009 19:53

I have no idea what Hindu Kush is


FannyByGaslight Report 14 Jul 2009 20:37

Nor me,I feel a dose of" google"coming on ,quick, before I go to thrash the locals at quiz night.
Must be Indian of some kind I woulda thought.
Wonder if it tastes nice?


FannyByGaslight Report 14 Jul 2009 20:40

Hindu Kush means Hindu Slaughter
By Shrinandan Vyas

All the Encyclopedias and National Geographic agree that Hindu Kush region is a place of Hindu genocide (similar to Dakau and Auschwitz). All the references are given. Please feel free to verify them.


All Standard reference books agree that the name 'Hindu Kush' of the mountain range in Eastern Afganistan means 'Hindu Slaughter' or 'Hindu Killer'. History also reveals that until 1000 A.D. the area of Hindu Kush was a full part of Hindu cradle. More likely, the mountain range was deliberately named as 'Hindu Slaughter' by the Moslem conquerors, as a lesson to the future generations of Indians. However Indians in general, and Hindus in particular are completely oblivious to this tragic genocide. This article also looks into the reasons behind this ignorance.

Not a very nice thing then by all accounts.


JaneyCanuck Report 14 Jul 2009 20:41

Well let me know what you find! Google has never found me anything. The Hindu Kush is a mountain range, apparently where the Hashishin came from -- the fierce hashish-smoking cult from which we get the word "assassin".

In Canada, presumably elsewhere, it was a fraternal order of men who had fought in the Anglo-Indian wars who did good works, like the Masons only less successful, apparently. ;)

edit -- Viv -- sources!!!!

That one has what we might call an axe to grind, methinks, and may not be quite the most impartial source in the world when it comes to inter-ethnic conflicts of the past! (That's not what the name refers to in my context, anyhoo.)


Ruth Report 14 Jul 2009 20:42

I have a few friends who have family in Stornoway. What was your mothers maiden name? If you let me know I will ask my friends to ask their families if they know anything. Not all of their relations stay in stornoway now.


FannyByGaslight Report 14 Jul 2009 20:46

Now how many Ishbel macleods can there be,I have found very few but how about this??

Name: Ishbel MacLeod marriage edited.

Please take notes on this as I shall be editing it out later.


Evelyn Report 14 Jul 2009 20:48

Ruth she was Diane Leslie Macleod


FannyByGaslight Report 14 Jul 2009 20:48

Diane Leslie Macleod,born 1906/08

If she really is a "Diane" and prob born in India and brought up mainly in that area of scotland.


Evelyn Report 14 Jul 2009 20:49

Viv and Janey Indian connections? maybe they have Diane!!!


FannyByGaslight Report 14 Jul 2009 20:51

OH my G* I am now going out.
Ruddy Diane and India
SEE you all later.


Evelyn Report 15 Jul 2009 14:48

Vivienne why didnt you answer the door when I called round for Bethany and Ishbel, I had to go walkies all on my own.


FannyByGaslight Report 15 Jul 2009 15:26

Probably because I was in either scotland or India looking for some leads on someones ruddy mother.


FannyByGaslight Report 15 Jul 2009 15:46

Please ask for an electoral roll look up from Jean or whirley.

Ishbel Ormiston,living with douglas ormiston.

I am pretty sure she was born 1941 in stornoway as Ishbel macleod
He was born 1938 in durham