User talk:Dumbledad

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Haiku and Ezra Pound[edit]

I've added a comment to the haiku talk page about your recent addition of Ezra Pound to the list of Non-Japanese haiku poets, if you would like to respond. Talk:Haiku#Ezra Pound BlankVerse 11:29, 3 May 2005 (UTC)

Anstruther baronets[edit]

Hello! As I understand the situation, Sebastian was legitimated in Scots law by his parents' subsequent marriage, but not in the rest of the UK. So Sebastian is the eldest legitimate son in Scots law, while Toby is the eldest legitimate son for other purposes. The baronetcies of 1694 and 1700, being in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia [Scotland] are governed by Scots law and have descended to Sebastian. Apparently Sir Ralph and Sir Ian believed they had also inherited the 1798 baronetcy, in the Baronetage of Great Britain, which would have descended to Toby; in fact, the remainder on that baronetcy was more restrictive and it became extinct in 1980, which is why it no longer appears on the Official Roll. The hereditary carvership is Scots, and presumably also descended to Sebastian. The statement in the Telegraph about the carvership passing from Sir Ralph to Toby frankly makes no sense to me.

Unless the estates were entailed, which seems unlikely at this date, Sir Ian could dispose of them as he pleased. It seems they may have been divided: Sir Sebastian seems to live at Barlavington, which Sir Ian bought in 1965, so he may have gotten the English estates and Toby the Scots. Unfortunately, we shouldn't be citing word-of-mouth information (although I'd be curious to hear if you do find out anything I haven't anticipated here); if our information's at variance, probably the best thing would be to have him arrange for corrections in the usual sources like Burke's and Debrett's, which we could then cite. Choess (talk) 16:40, 23 July 2013 (UTC)