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For Myself , Sept name , Drysdale, in particular , William Drysdale and wife Helen Renny both [supposedly] born 1730s , Dunfermline , Fife , [supposedly] married Jan 22 1748 in same place. I easily use ''[supposedly]'' because out of all the crap I have reviewed so far , nothing has shown me an actual document of birth or marriage for either William , or his wife Helen .
Nothing on Ancestry dot com or familysearch dot com slash insanity
About 6 years ago I found an alternative spelling of the name Drysdale , definitely nothing new , but new to me and my research ... '' Drijsdale '' Apparently Dutch , according to Encyclopedia Britanica ''TheDutch language, also called Netherlandic or Dutch Nederlands, in Belgium called Flemish or Flemish Vlaams, a West Germanic language that is the national language of the Netherlands and, with French and German, one of the three official languages of Belgium.'' I am not a scholar , I am not the sharpest tool in the shed but I do shine every now and again.
8 years ago I ran across this Passage in a book called
the Barons of Dryfesdale I believe it was ......
'' -- In the latter part of the sixteenth and during the
seventeenth centuries there were a great number of
Scotch in Holland, engaged in the wars principally,
fighting on both sides ; there are a number of families
in France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Prussia, etc.,
who are descended from Scotch military adventurers
of that and earlier times. There was also a consider-
able trade carried on between Scotland and the Low
Countries from an early date,settled in Fife , one of
the chief counties from which trade was carried on,
and during the seventeenth century there was quite a
number of Dutch in that county (Scotland) ; their descendants
are found there at the present day. In one coast
town — Dysart — there was a specially large number
of them, and the town was known locally as " Little
Thursday , July 18th 2019 , while looking over some info , I had a brainstorm of a thought ,
Drysdale, in particular , William Drysdale and wife Helen Renny ... What about
Drijsdale, in particular , William Drijsdale and wife Helen Rennij ???
Trading the Y=IJ .... hmmmm.... worth looking into . Purely speculation at this point on Renny.
In print like this, text it is highly noticeable however in cursive both branches of the'' Y '' have a . above them , but looks like the same name
I didnt find my particular relative yet but i did find the variant spellings