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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Historical References

"BURDON, BUHDEN, BOURDON. Probably from the place now called Burdon in the county of Durham, where a family of the name are found shortly after the Norman Conquest. Thomas Burdun witnessed a charter by Ebrardus de Penkathleht to the church of St. Cuthbert of Durham in the reign of William the Lion (Koine, 163). William de Bourdon witnessed a charter of Alexander n to Hugh de Abernethy, c. 1245 (Nisbet, i, p. 419). de Burdon witnessed a charter of Sir Ralph Noble of half the lands of Kenpunt to David Graham. Sir William Burdone swore fealty in 1291, and in 1296 Rogier de Burghdone of Blakeder in Berwickshire and Wautier de Burghdone of Roxburghshire rendered homage (Bain, n, p. lix, 199, 203). The seal of the latter bears the legend S' Walteri de Bvrdon (Macdonald, 294). In 1337 the manor of Blakeder is mentioned "que fuerunt Roberti de Burghone qui de Rege tenuit in capite" (Bain, m, 371). John Burdon, one of the suite of the earl of Angus, had a safe conduct in England, 1357. The Burdons of Perthshire claimed descent from a younger son of the Lamonts of that Ilk (in the reign of Robert m), but no certain proof of connection exists. Burdens are found in possession of Auchingarrich in the parish of Strowan in middle of sixteenth century, and several individuals named Burdon are recorded in the parish of Muthill and district in seventeenth century (Dunblane). John Burdoun was minister at Balquhidder, 1574 (RMR.). In Edinburgh the name was recorded as Burdon and Burdoun (Edinb. Marr.). "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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