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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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"SCOTT. A surname "commoner in Northumberland than in Scotland" (Weekley, p. 287). "As Scotus as much meant a Gael as Flandrensis meant a Fleming or Galweiensis a native of Galloway, the great Border clan of Scott must have been settlers from beyond the Forth" (Robertson, Scotland under her early kings, i, p. 290). The first of the name recorded, Uchtred films Scot, bears however a good English name (U hired). He appears as witness in an inquisition of Earl David, c. 1124 (REG., p. 7), and appears again as witness to the foundation charter of Selkirk, c. 1120 (Kelso, 1). Henricus de (read le') Scotte witnessed a charter by Earl David, c. 1195-8 (LAC., 11). Magister Isaac Scotus witnessed charters by Roger, bishop of St. Andrews, a. 1202 (RAA., i, p. 102, 103). On the death of David, earl of Huntington in 1219, "he was succeeded by his surviving son, afterwards known by the name of John the Scot Earl of Chester" (Haties, i, p. 175). Ade le Scot held a croft in the vifl of Golyn, c. 1221 (Dryburgh, 22), and John le Escot was burgess of Berwick in 1263 (Bain, i, 2337). Alisaundre Scot of Perthayk, Lanarkshire, Henry le Scot, burgess of Edinburgh, John le Scot, burgess of Haddington, Michael le Scot of Lmuthgowshire, Wautier le Scot of Peeblesshire, and Wautier le Scot of Edinburghshire, were among those who rendered homage in 1296 (Bain, u, p. 197, 199, 204, 205, 213). Richard le Scot of Murthoxton, who also rendered homage in 1296, appears to have been the first ancestor of the ducal house of Buccleuch of whom there is any definite record. Michael Lescot of Fife who agreed to serve Edward i of England in foreign service in 1297 is mentioned again as Michael le Scot (ibid., p. 243-244). The Scots became 'of Balwearie' only by marriage with the heiress of the estate between 1260-80 (Brown, Michael Scot, p. 9). Michael Scot, 'the wizard,' was most likely bom somewhere in the valley of the Tweed (ibid., p. 9). Robert dictus Scot was bailie of the burgh of Dundee, 1348 (RAA., i, 22), and Willelmus Scot de Balweary attested the marches of Kyrknes and Louchor, 1395 (RPSA., p. 5). Sir John Scot Purchased Tarvet from Alexander Inglis in 611, and in 1612 his lands in Fife were incorporated as the barony of Scotstarvet. Most of the trade of Lithuania in the eighteenth century was in the hands of Scotsmen and in the language of the country szatas, the ordinary word for peddler, is derived from 'Scot' through the German Schatte. Scoit 1603, Scoitt 1600, Scotte 1641, Scoyt 1623. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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