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John Sellers b. abt. 1762; Scotland

John Sellers b. abt. 1762; Scotland

Posted: 27 Aug 2012 3:06PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 27 Aug 2012 3:15PM GMT
Surnames: Sellers
looking for family connected to john sellers born abt 1762
renfrewshire scotland

Re: John Sellers b. abt. 1762; Scotland

Posted: 18 Sep 2012 3:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
You might do better on a Scotland Board - this is for the Historical British Empire.

Re: John Sellers b. abt. 1762; Scotland

Posted: 18 Sep 2012 4:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 18 Sep 2012 4:52PM GMT
Scotland is included in Historical British Empire. ☺

http://boards.ancestry.com/boardinfo.aspx?p=localities.briti...

jasche
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Re: John Sellers b. abt. 1762; Scotland

Posted: 18 Sep 2012 6:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
This seems a slightly odd twist on history. Scotland was never a trading post, dominion, colony, protectorate, mandate or any other such system subject to the English/British crown. When Elizabeth 1st died her heir was King James V1th of Scotland who became James 1st of England/James V1th of Scotland, creating a regal but not parliamentary, union. Parliamentary Union came in 1707 with the Formal Act of Union which, when Ireland was eventually included created the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (bit potted). The British Empire was all the overseas territories claimed in ther name of the Sovereign of this entity during the following years. I honestly do not think any professional historian (nor a nationalistic Scot curently demanding independence!) would refer to Scotland as just a part of the British Empire on a par with the British Raj, the Seychelles or Aden and as there is a Scotland Board it seems to me it is more likely to produce help.

Re: John Sellers b. abt. 1762; Scotland

Posted: 18 Sep 2012 6:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 18 Sep 2012 6:22PM GMT
Thank you for the history lesson.


For the purposes of this board England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales are welcome. While posting to boards for these countries would most likely be more productive they are allowed here. It never hurts to broaden ones research queries especially when other avenues have failed.

Sincerely,

jasche
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