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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Historical References

"KING. A surname of some antiquity and still met with in many parts of the country, Berwick, Fife, and Aberdeen. The first of the name recorded in Aberdeenshire is "Robertus dictus King" who bequeathed to the prior and convent of St. Andrews land in that shire which was the subject of a convention in 1247 between his brother's daughter, Coda, and the prior and convent (Sc. Peer., m, p. 588). A family of this name were in possession of Barra or Barrocht in the parish of Bourtie from an early period, and in 1493 parted with a portion of die land (Inventrte, p. 103). John Kyng was burgess of Perth in 1421 (RAA., n, 56), James Kynge witnessed sealing of an inquest anent a fishing on the Tweed in 1467 (RD., p. 359), John King witnessed a sasine in 1495 and Patrick King the same in 1525 (Home, 26, 35). Adam King (d. 1620), a Scottish scholar Latinized his name Adamus Regius. Some of the proscribed Macgregors are said to have adopted this name. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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