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Wearing the tartan?

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Wearing the tartan?

Posted: 21 May 2003 5:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 30 May 2003 12:13PM GMT
I am a descendant of Lady Jean Stewart and Malcolm 3rd Lord Fleming, but one listing adds "one of many illegitimate children, several of whom became prominant figures in Scotland." This geneology continues through the John Flemings to Captain Alexander Fleming who moved to America with his son John Fleming and grandson Charles and their wives. They came between 1652 and 1668,probably when Cromwell invaded Scotland or right after Charles ll was restored to power and threatened the Presbyterian Church causing war. I suspect they were either leaving because of the threat, or were sent as prisoners after having been arrested.
They settled in Virginia.

I am volunteering at a Re-enactment fair in June and must have an accurate costume for the 1700's. Because of my lineage, I want to go as "one of my ancestors". The time period would be right for me to be the child of Charles and Suzannah Fleming. I would be born in Virginia, but my parents both born in Scotland. My question is, would I have worn the tartan plaid over my chemise and petticoat? And would it be offensive for me to choose the Stewart plaid to use in my costume? Also, if Flemings did NOT wear this plaid, does anyone know which one they would have worn?
Since this is a bit off the geneology topic, please email me privately with your answers if you will. pjadams@sbcglobal.net

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