Entry: lady doubt
Description: An early childhood memory which may be a recent implant is of my asking my grandmother, under a willow tree, how to spell doubt. It was a hot summer's day, so why was she under a tree? Daphne du Maurier persecutes her protagonist Ambrose in My Cousin Rachel who never quite knows if he was right or wrong about the good lady named. It makes perfect sense for my grandfather's Irish parents to have had their uncle James Dawson arrange their union - but lady doubt isn't so sure. The data shows uncle Arthur Smith's family are my cousins, but why is there no family resemblance and was contact totally severed nearly 150 years ago?