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The Life and times of Lieutenant Laird BrendonPatrick MacRory, Esq.

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The Life and times of Lieutenant Laird BrendonPatrick MacRory, Esq. , Count of Regency Sommerset, (Late of the Royal Navy, as you shall soon learn) To Begin I shall begin at the beginning, for that where all good story’s should begin.

I was born (well, nothing unusual there, most people are) In late spring in the year of our lord, 1764 in the Reign of His Most Britannic Majesty King George the III. in my fathers house in Castle bay, isle of Barra. (you must remember, in those days, it was common to be born, and to dye in ones house and not in some strange building surrounded by strangers) I was fortunate to be born the First child of minor landed Gentry , the MacRory’s descend from the Kings of Norway, and are recognized Sept of both the MacDonald’s, Lord of the Isles and the MacNeill’s.

These where the days of Peace, Britain had won in the world wide conflict known as the Seven Years war, but it was not a total win, France was wounded, not Vanquish.

My Uncle was fortunate for in the War, he both gained Wealth and position and was now a Captain in the Royal Navy, something which would lead to great benefits for me. At 6 months of Age, my Uncle, who had risen to the rank of Captain during the Seven years War in the Service of the Royal Navy, placed my name on the Ships log as “Ships Boy”. (a common practice at the time) Thou I never saw a deck of a Ship till I turned 14. Two years latter I was a Midshipman, Ensign at 19 and stood for examination as an officer at 23.
Sommerset house, as is well know from the Rants of Lord Thomas Cochrane, 10th. Lord of Dundonold, is not high on promoting Scots as officers nor Catholics, I as both, and unwilling like some to change my religion simply for promotion, So where I showed promise, did well in my duties and was trusted with command, the ranks promotion which should have followed was slow in coming.

I thrive in this, but in the year 1809, as we where once again at War with France, a severer case of Pneumonia struck me down, nearly killed me, and sent me home, to die or recover. (I obviously recovered, for I write this now, but it was a long, long time to regain my health.) So having recovered and My Doctor advising me that a continued Life at Sea may not be advisable, I settle down to living the Life of a Country Gentlemen, for which I am fortunate to have the bounty to enjoy.

I resides these days mainly in a little Cottage over looking the Vast Atlantic Ocean in Fair Head, Co. Antrim, Ireland Antiquity Irish Cost 1790. I also have a Nice Estate in Argyle, Rochester Manor As well as one of the New Georgian style town house over looking the bay in the Fashionable part of Dublin Harbor for when I am in town.

So, with a fortune secured, with a good place to call home, I know fine how Universally accepted by the women of this world the truth of Miss Jane Austen’s words “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”
May be true, But, I would add “Good” in front of Wife, to be my friend, to share my interest, etc. As is, I am never really sure who is the hunter and who is the hunted, I fear I am the fox of the day.

1813 turned out to be a very good year, First I was offered the Post of President of the Royal Bank of Antiquity, then I went on to Develop Somerset Regency and Port Austen.
In recognition of my works, Princess Cathryn awarded me the Antiquity Medal of Freedom and made me a Baron of the Realm.

Note from the Personal Secretary of Lieutenant Laird BrendonPatrick MacRory, Esq.
For those who have not figure this out yet, this is a page for my avatar, my persona, for exploring life during the Age of Nelson and the English Regency. He is a Child of the Age of Enlightenment, but all so shaped by the events of his times, in most cases, his and mine ideas are the same, but at times, he dose surprise me with thoughts which are his own.

He experiences are often limited to his times, and effect those thought.

He dose have some of the quality’s of personality of Fitzwilliam Darcy and Col. Christopher Brandon, but he owns much of his background to the life of Admiral Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, 1st Marquess of Maranhão, GCB, ODM, the Inspiration for both C.S. Forrester’s Horatio Hornblower and Patrck O’Brain’s Jack Aubrey. He is less inpatient and more calm in character. He is a Gentlemen, a Loyal friend, and he is more adventuresome and out going than myself.

Now for a Different World:
Excerpts from the Tale of The Tale of Immram the Journeyer and Queen Siofra of the Elven lands of Wind Wight, Marches of Wales.

“The wise Queen Katherine knows her daughter needs to be with others of her kind and hopes she will find kinship, friendship and possibly love one day. The message reaches the four corners and all the elven realms … Immram, the journeyer, hears of the queens plight and travels from the northwest country encountering many obstacles and exciting adventures. He arrives at Wight Winds weary from his travels and meets with Queen Katherine. She asks if he will provide council and tutelage in the ancient elven ways to her daughter and he agrees. Upon meeting Queen Siofra he is taken with her beguiling beauty and friendly, wistful manner. He asks the queen mother if he may court her daughter and she agrees. Immram happlily tells the queen he will remain at Wight Winds and give his pledge to protect and honor her daughter. Queen Siofra is enamored of the brave and brilliant Immram and hopes their courtship will grow into something more one day. Knowing that she is young and frivolous of heart, Immram discusses their future with Queen Siofra and leads her to determine that a strong foundation built on respect and friendship is most desirable. They agree they will keep the elven ways and keep company until the day comes when they both feel in their hearts the caring and affection that grows naturally. This, of course, might take hundreds of years… but the two are willing to take the time to allow their budding relationship and courtship to flourish. “


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