Sunday, 11 July 2010

Florence Macnaghten in The Maitland Mercury, September 13, 1887

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[thanks to NALIL's Karen in NZ]

Jane Saunders Macnaghten: The fisherman was Sam Doherty, one of the salmon fishermen. My husband was told by his grandfather, Malcolm Macnaghten, that Sam had a glass eye which rotated when he was drunk. Malcolm's father, Edward, who was a Law Lord noticed the eye rotating and said "Sam, you're drunk", to which Sam replied "My Lord, you should never judge by appearances". Edward was Florence's father and builder of Runkerry House.