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From: (Sam Sloan)
Subject: Re: Help needed to resolve James Milvain ancestry
Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2003 23:54:05 GMT
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On Sat, 29 Mar 2003 08:25:29 -0000, "Allan Connochie"
>"Allan Connochie" <> wrote in message
>> "a l l y" <> wrote in message
>> > Sam Sloan wrote in message <>...
>> > |Help needed to resolve James Milvain ancestry
>> > |
>> > |My great-great-great-great-grandfather was James Milwain, who was
>> > born
>> > |in 1755 in Wigtown County, Scotland. His wife was Jean Paul or Jean
>> > |Saul (1749-1835) who was said to be the sister of John Paul Jones,
>> > the
>> > |famous American Revolutionary War sea captain. However, the book by
>> > |Don Thomson expresses the view that she was not the sister of John
>> > |Paul Jones. I still believe that she was, in part because all of my
>> > |Graham Family relatives have heard this story from their ancestors
>> > and
>> > |believe that she was. However, that is not the issue I am discussing
>> > |now.
>> > John Paul Jones came from Whitehaven, Cumbria, so his sister would be
>> > English, not Scots.
>> John Paul Jones was very much a Scot and was born in Kircudbrightshire.
>Or to be more exact he was born in the gardener's cottage of the Arbingland
>Estate in Kirkbean! At the age of thirteen he was apprenticed to a merchant
>on the ship "Friendship" which sailed between Whitehaven and Barbados. It
>is a long jump to say that because someone starts his working life on a ship
>based at an English harbour he, and his sister, are therfore English.
Kirkbean is exactly where my ancestors are from. It is in Wigtown
County, near Portpartick, which is a port town only 20 miles across
the Irish Sea from Ireland.