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by Neil Johnston
Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:50 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Mealy (White) pudding request - Derby week end
Replies: 12
Views: 3822

No worries Tod
Happy to help out mate. :)

Henrik, I can always try to get some for you to smuggle back home next time you're over. :wink:

Cheers
Neil
by Neil Johnston
Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:27 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Mealy (White) pudding request - Derby week end
Replies: 12
Views: 3822

Hi Tod Happy to help It's the large style white/mealy pudding about 16" long that you can slice up and fry....or grill..... but hey we're Scottish we might as well fry it :P http://www.charlesmacleod.co.uk/store/ Shonna is a bit of a connoisseur and she tells me this one is one of the best. The frui...
by Neil Johnston
Wed Nov 28, 2007 4:42 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Mealy (White) pudding request - Derby week end
Replies: 12
Views: 3822

Speaking as your usual "dealer" I would recommend Simon Howie's from Sainsburys/Tescos in Edinburgh. Other than that you can have them delivered from Lewis.... the Stornoway white pudding..... but they cost about 8 quid extra to get delivered. When I organise coming down for Derby next year I shall ...
by Neil Johnston
Wed Nov 28, 2007 4:35 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: The Jacobites at Derby
Replies: 21
Views: 4812

I don't think the BRITISH army would have carried a Hanoverian flag. I've got meeting with the Prestonpans project people on Friday and one of my big topics of the evening will be to tell them the Hanoverian army was..................................................in Hanover. I knew I'd hook him w...
by Neil Johnston
Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:46 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: The Jacobites at Derby
Replies: 21
Views: 4812

By the way are the Redcoats flying a Hanoverian flag this year?? Cheeky, to be honest I don't even know what one would look like. Sorry Mark Cheap shot but I couldn't resist!! I don't know what actual Hanoverian flags looked like.... something with a royal cipher and a white horse perhaps?? Don't w...
by Neil Johnston
Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:54 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: The Jacobites at Derby
Replies: 21
Views: 4812

Wasn't the Old Pretender/king James VIII also known as the Chevalier St George earlier in his life whilst fighting alongside the French? I think the Stuarts were more than happy to play up their English side after all that was the throne they were really after. St George is also a popular saintly fi...
by Neil Johnston
Wed Nov 28, 2007 11:31 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Derby Dec' 2007
Replies: 56
Views: 11466

Sorry to hear you aren't coming down Neil - I always feel better knowing there are Johnstons on the field! Arran thank you for your kind comments. "Last to arrive, first to leave" I think is the Johnston family motto so we're always close to the Prince :D Seriously though, sorry to be missing it th...
by Neil Johnston
Wed Nov 28, 2007 11:22 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: The Jacobites at Derby
Replies: 21
Views: 4812

I may be wrong Mark and don't have the reference here but as I recall the description in the original reference was just of red crosses on a white field and no mention of it being a St George's cross. It has been argued that the Atholl Brigade were the unit mentioned in the quote (due to the order o...
by Neil Johnston
Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:09 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Derby Dec' 2007
Replies: 56
Views: 11466

m300572 wrote:What you really mean Neil is the price of diesel means that hiring the pantechnicon to transport you wardrobe has become prohibitive!! :lol:
I've been rumbled...the huge cost of transporting my wardrobe for 2 days of afternoon and evening attire was indeed a consideration Pete!!! :)
Cheers
Neil
by Neil Johnston
Mon Nov 26, 2007 12:41 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Derby Dec' 2007
Replies: 56
Views: 11466

Sadly I will not be able to make Derby this year due to work issues.......i.e. having too much of it to do. I am really disappointed as up until today it was looking like I would make it down. I hope all of those going have a great time anyway. It does mean however that the money I had put aside for...
by Neil Johnston
Thu Nov 22, 2007 11:15 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Derby Dec' 2007
Replies: 56
Views: 11466

I think there's a few Glenbucket's planning on coming down.
Peter, is that a promise or a threat!!!! :lol:

Lock up your Grannies

Cheers
Neil
by Neil Johnston
Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:24 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: John Roy Stuart and Lord George Murray?
Replies: 6
Views: 3210

Hi Henrik No problem at all mate Your English is a million times better than my Norwegian.:lol: I'll check up on that Gaelic poetry tomorrow as well.......... too busy tonight..... I have always wondered if this dislike of Lord George was partly because of his namesake Murray of Broughton who did tu...
by Neil Johnston
Mon Nov 19, 2007 5:59 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Coats
Replies: 35
Views: 6766

Okay, Okay, I know when I'm beaten and acknowledge defeat :cry:

Cheers
Neil :lol:
by Neil Johnston
Mon Nov 19, 2007 5:54 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: John Roy Stuart and Lord George Murray?
Replies: 6
Views: 3210

Henrik Anything I have read on John Roy's dislike of Lord George dates to AFTER the Battle of Culloden when there were many Highland suspicions voiced about the loyalty of Lord George to the Jacobite cause. I think there is something in John Roy's Gaelic poetry (poem on Culloden Day??) which alludes...
by Neil Johnston
Mon Nov 19, 2007 5:28 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Coats
Replies: 35
Views: 6766

Pete, You know the well dressed Jacobite about town can never have too many clothes, Highland or Lowland. It's actually all your fault as I am always trying to keep up with the rest of you lacy piratical types at banquets you know. Don't worry in an effort to placate the missus I intend to sell some...
by Neil Johnston
Mon Nov 19, 2007 2:54 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Coats
Replies: 35
Views: 6766

Hi Tod I was going to throw it open in a "Spot the Neil" competition but decided that could be very dangerous..... I would say I was verging toward the rotund gent 2nd from the right :cry: I can also think of a few who could be the camp one with the wicker basket standing beside him mind ....or are ...
by Neil Johnston
Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:39 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Coats
Replies: 35
Views: 6766

Hi Mark
Thanks for that picture, I hadn't seen that particular one before.
From that it looks like the justaucorps/frock coat was more in evidence as Edinburgh civilian clothing although that caped greatcoat type does look so warm for winter wear :)
Cheers
Neil
by Neil Johnston
Thu Nov 15, 2007 1:07 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Coats
Replies: 35
Views: 6766

Pete
It would be an honour to pass that on to Tod MacChav....need to make sure it doesn't clash with the frock though!!!
I'll make sure I have the camera ready as well
Cheers
Neil
by Neil Johnston
Thu Nov 15, 2007 12:21 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Beards in the 18th century
Replies: 82
Views: 24658

Hi Pete,
Employed even when he was deed??
Now that is taking the family retainer bit too far!!!! :P

Hope Georgie is doing okay?
Cheers
Neil
by Neil Johnston
Thu Nov 15, 2007 11:24 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Beards in the 18th century
Replies: 82
Views: 24658

Red cockade or red saltire, the mark of a Highland supporter of the House of Hanover in 1745 and seen in earlier Grant portraits too..... not really sure where that came from?.. stands out against the blue bonnet better than black?? I see the picture is attributed to Richard Waitt c 1769 who obvious...
by Neil Johnston
Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:11 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Coats
Replies: 35
Views: 6766

Cheers Tod I might give you a call and chase the patterns up or might just spend the extra and get one made up. I spoke to Ed about coats and she was talking about maybe doing some after Spring Market when she has cloth. Can't believe you gave away cloth, I am planning on selling 3 five yard plaids ...
by Neil Johnston
Wed Nov 14, 2007 9:50 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Coats
Replies: 35
Views: 6766

Hi All Thanks for the thoughts and views on what would be best. Keep them coming. Tod Have you got a pattern or picture of the correct type of frock coat? Yes Arran, brown is so last season, so yet another outfit for service with the Prince Regent.......it's not all powdered wigs, velvet and silk fo...
by Neil Johnston
Wed Nov 14, 2007 2:29 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Coats
Replies: 35
Views: 6766

Coats

Hi All Following the arrival of my lovely new sleeved waistcoat from Flying Canoe Traders I have been thinking about what would be the best coat for a 1745 era civilian Jacobite Lowlander to wear over the top of that on those very occasional cold days we get in the Scottish Lowlands......... Remembe...
by Neil Johnston
Fri Nov 02, 2007 10:07 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Clanranald Muster Roll
Replies: 17
Views: 3861

Hi Ian(Meenister) Not sure about the details, it is just gun that is mentioned other than the single pistol. It is possible some were Spanish but I can't remember if Clanranald were even involved in 1719. I also seem to remember reading that those particular weapons were called Spainneach(?sp) in Ga...
by Neil Johnston
Wed Oct 31, 2007 5:31 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Records or history of the Hanovarian army 1745/6
Replies: 18
Views: 4028

Sorry Tod to take this off on a tangent but in regard to the use of Hanoverian here's my tuppence worth. I think this was a commonly used Jacobite term in Scotland of the time for a supporter of the House of Hanover. It was used in a derogatory way and implies that, whoever these usurpers or their a...
by Neil Johnston
Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:36 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Clanranald Muster Roll
Replies: 17
Views: 3861

Hi Henrik I will sort out a scan and email of the relevant pages for you sometime this week. I had never heard of this original source before although I was aware of the book...........obviously as I had it!!! It is available second hand online but probably still in a few bookshops in Scotland, it i...
by Neil Johnston
Tue Oct 30, 2007 5:45 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Clanranald Muster Roll
Replies: 17
Views: 3861

Don't think so Andy I think Charlie boy's arms shipment was on the other intercepted boat with the French troops. Interesting old reference though.... shows what a well armed population the Highlands was in 1745 especially in regard to muskets and possibly long before any arms shipments arrived. I w...
by Neil Johnston
Tue Oct 30, 2007 12:39 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Clanranald Muster Roll
Replies: 17
Views: 3861

Clanranald Muster Roll

Hi All I've recently been reading "Moidart or Among the Clanranalds" which is a history of that area of the Highlands and found it pubished the details of the document "Part of a roll of men from Clanranald's mainland Estates- with their arms - made up in 1745" Perhaps others are aware of this parti...
by Neil Johnston
Thu Oct 25, 2007 4:33 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Breeches
Replies: 14
Views: 3785

Hey Peter as CO you know I "mislaid" a jacket a Prestonpans......I can't let stock levels drop.......I'm down to my last 5 jackets now you know!!! Breeches at a reasonable price Tod........woollen too..... do tell more?? By the way is Ed still doing full foot tartan hose? Henrik lots of braiding on ...
by Neil Johnston
Thu Oct 25, 2007 3:13 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Breeches
Replies: 14
Views: 3785

My God You miss out on being seen much in a couple of minutes of Visitor Centre film and you have to go with the boldest thing you can imagine........a tartan frock coat :roll: I myself was wishing to tweak my impression this winter and besides my beautiful new gun from Gary have ordered a new sleev...