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Written by Kathleen Glancy
(9/1/2013 10:57 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, From the MP board: More Scots in Austen, penned by Margaret C
mentions neighbours of General Tilney called the Lady Frasers, but as they aren't in the country neither we nor Catherine get to meet them. The plural is a little odd - possibly they were the wife and widowed mother of Sir Something Fraser, Bart. Whether MP's Mrs Fraser's husband is any relation to them is unfathomable. It must of course be borne in mind that a fair number of James VI and I's courtiers followed him down south, especially the good-looking young men who might hope for the lucrative position of his "favourite", and took up new lives in England - after a few generations many would still have Scots names but would be English by birth and education, and often have only a small amount of Scots blood.
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