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  • ...rrow and was formerly a captain in the 17th Lancers. He married Caroline, daughter of George Battye of Campden Hill on 21 August 1830. She died in 1877. Alexander Walker was the gardener at Castle Newe, western Aberdeenshire, and leader of the Castle Newe Band. <font color=red>''Printed sources''</font> : - Walker ('''A Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Marches, &c.'''), 1866; No. 1, p. 1.
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  • ...nant of Aberdeenshire.[[File:charlesjohnforbes.jpg|400px|thumb|right|Vanity Fair's take on Sir John Forbes 4th Bt.]] ...rvey areas of Williamstown in 1892 (at age 73), where it was noted that he was “a Scotch surveyor of some attainments and reputation”, and he lived to see the 20th century. This passage (from Arthur ''toll-gate farm) became noted for its productiveness under the ownership of'' ''strathspeys, of which he was a master and even a successful composer and'' ''publisher, slumbered for the most part on the bridge of his fiddles, of which he'' ''invented and perhaps patented a prized improvement. Nevertheless, his residence'' ''at the head of the gorge, where the Fosters had lived for three generations, threw'' ''a sort of halo of music and good cheer up and down the valley, and proved to'' ''many persons a kind of subtle attraction not only for the Pass by Mount Hopkins'' ''beyond it.''
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  • ...'s employer and patron. Lady Forbes was Caroline Battye, daughter of George Battye, and married Sir Charles on 21 August 1830. She died in 1877. ...orbes). Walker knew a young J. Scott Skinner, who was employed as a dancing master for the tenantry of the Queen’s residence at Balmoral, and co-wrote a tune with him. Walker himself played in bands fo ...rvey areas of Williamstown in 1892 (at age 73), where it was noted that he was “a Scotch surveyor of some attainments and reputation”, and he lived to see the 20th century. This passage (from Arthur ''toll-gate farm) became noted for its productiveness under the ownership of'' ''strathspeys, of which he was a master and even a successful composer and'' ''publisher, slumbered for the most part on the bridge of his fiddles, of which he'' ''invented and perhaps patented a prized improvement. Nevertheless, his residence'' ''at the head of the gorge, where the Fosters had lived for three generations, threw'' ''a sort of halo of music and good cheer up and down the valley, and proved to''
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  • ...stle of Newe, seat of the Lonach clan, was torn down in 1950 and the present clan chief, Sir Hamish Forbes, lives in a newly constructed dwelling.
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  • ...ad of "Mrs." Alternatively, the tune may be named for one of the sons or relatives of the Forbes of Newe family. ''Printed sources'': Walker ('''A Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Marches, &c.'''), 1866; No. 6, p. 3.
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  • ...d in August in Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, commemorates the building of the cairn. There is a parade of men wearing full Highland dress, carrying pikes and Lochaber axes, accompanied by pipers, who visit See Skinner's manuscript copy at the University of Aberdeen's James Scott Skinner collection [http://www.abdn.ac.uk/scottskinner/display.php?ID=JSS0050
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  • ...ighland and Friendly Society, an organization founded in 1823 by Sir Charles Forbes, 1st Baronet of Newe and Edinglassie (1773-1849), who was Alexander Walker's employer. The games are held the 4th Saturda ''Printed sources'': Walker ('''A Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Marches, &c.'''), 1866; No. 125, p. 43.
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