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Ellie This is our amazing granddaughter Ellie.

Ellie was born with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. Spina Bifida is where the spine and spinal cord don't develop properly in the womb, causing a gap in the spine. This can cause a number of difficulties including weakness or paralysis of the legs. Many babies with Spina Bifida also develop Hydrocephalus which, as in Ellie's case, sometimes needs an operation to insert a tube that drains excess fluid from the brain.

Children like Ellie are supported by the Shine Charity who provide specialist advice and support for the children and their families. Shine relies on donations to do this essential work and, this year, Ellie's uncle Dave will be running in the London Marathon to raise money for Shine. Obviously, we realise that requesting complete strangers to donate money to the charity is a bit of an ask but, now that you've read this far, perhaps you would consider taking a little bit more of your time to make a small donation to this very worthy cause at Dave's JustGiving Page? Thank you!

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Historical References

"ALCORN. Probably from Alchorne, a manor in the parish of Rotherfield in Sussex. A family of this name lived there in the fourteenth century, and Lower (writing in 1860) says "Some of their descendants still resident in that parish have within a generation or two corrupted their name to Allcom. The mill of" Kethyk was leased to John Awldcorn in 1446 (Cupar-Angus, i, p. 124), and two years later it was re-let to his son Adam Aldcorn (ibid., p. 127). "Sir" Robert Aldcome was chaplain in Stirling in 1476 (SBR., p. 259), and John Auldcome, baker in Glasgow, and Walter Auldcorne, burgess of Elgin, are both mentioned in 1591 (RFC., rv, p. 620, 659). Walter Auldcorne, member of assize of the regality court of Spynie in 1596 (SCM., n, p. 132) may be the aforementioned Elgin burgess. In 1594 Stevin Auldcome was accused "for wirking on the Sondaye" (MCM., i, p. 67), John Aldcome was indweller in Kelso in 1630 (RFC., 2. ser. m, p. 563), Alexander Auldcome, messenger, appears in 1634 (ibid., 2. ser. v, p. 621), John Alcoirne was messenger of Gabriel Maxwell during the latter's residence in Daniskine 1635 (PoUok, n, p. 257) and in 1649 the wife of "umquhiU" John Auldcorne in Lochwinnoch was accused of witchcraft (ibid., 2. ser. vm, p. 204). Henry Alcorn or Hary Auldcorne was assay-master at the mint, 1687 and 1689 (RFC., 3. ser. xra, p. xxxvii; xrv, p. 430). The name is also found in the Edinburgh Marriage records as Alcom (1698), Alcorne (1671), and Auldcom (1696). It is also found in Castlemilk, Dumfriesshire, and in Kelso in the seventeenth century, and six of the surname are recorded in the Commissariot record of Stirling between 1621 and 1741. Aldycorne 1667. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)

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