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Sutherland Volunteers buttons
Sutherland Volunteers buttons

Set of 6 tunic buttons from uniform of Sutherland Volunteers 1798-1808. Buttons made of "white metal", size 1 cm convex, circular, inscribed "Sutherland Volunteers" around rim, enclosing crown, "En Bt." and a thistle. Condition slightly tarnished.
Picture added on 24 April 2008
I wonder if my GGg Grandfather, Robert Mcleod b. +/- 1773 in Dornoch would have had these buttons on his uniform? I understand he joined one of the Fencibles and was deployed to Ireland where he met and married Fanny Liddle b. 1782 Londonderry. They had their first child in Londonderry, George Mcleod, in 1800, then they went back to Scotland. I believe his father was also Robert in Dornoch. Can anyone help me with this research, please? ~ Thank you for your query, I have emailed you the name of a local Genealogist who may be able to help with your research ~ Administrator
Added by Denise Taylor (nee Macleod) on 21 March 2017
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