Tuesday, October 25, 2005

No Octopussies Found

From the Dundee (Scotland) Evening Telegraph of Oct. 25, 2005:

Scotland had three James Bonds

Top-secret super spies, political heavyweights and soccer legends have all been found in the colourful pages of Scotland’s history, writes Graeme Strachan.

Previously unseen data from the 1861 census, which has been made available for the first time by genealogy website www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, has found that James Bond, Margaret Curran and George Burley were all alive and well in Victorian Scotland.

The census records showed there were three James Bonds living in 1861 Scotland along with 56 John (Jack) McConnells, 13 Margaret Currans, five George Burleys and 48 Jimmy (James) Calderwoods.

Daniel Craig, who was recently unveiled as the new James Bond, also made 22 appearances in the census and there was one Alex McLeish.


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For those who don't follow the Scottish news as closely as I do, Jack McConnell is First Minister of Scotland, Margaret Curran is Minister for Parliament, George Burley is the recently departed manager of the Heart of Midlothian Football Club, and Jimmy Calderwood is the manager of the Aberdeen "Dons" Football Club. It goes without saying that Alex McLeish is manager of the Rangers Football Club.

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