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Sun 19 November 2017
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Rae family in Canada: I'm kind of new to this genealogy stuff, but I've been looking into the migration of my ancestors from the Orkney isles to Canada. My great, great, great grandfather, Thomas Rae, was brother to the famous (?) Dr. John Rae, Arctic explorer and discoverer of the lost Franklin expedition. Thomas Rae was one of 9 children and youngest son born to Thomas Rae, Sr. (don't know wife's name) of Weir (Wyre?) Isle, Orphir, Orkney Isle on May 23, 1818. Thomas Rae, Sr. was factor of Sir William Honeywell's estate and the family lived in relative wealth compared to most people at the time. Thomas Rae Sr.'s children's names that I know of are my G3 grandfather Thomas, Dr. John Rae, William Rae, Richard Rae, Jessie (married name Munro), Marion (married name Hamilton). There were 3 other children but I don't have their names.
Thomas Jr. left Scotland as a boy (18xx?)and lived in New Brunswick, then Kingston, where he married Helen McPherson (Jan.5, 1843), then to Hamilton, Ontario in 1843. He was a partner with one of his brothers in shipping (Richard Rae?) and built 4 sailing vessels. He was about to build a propeller when he died Sept.28, 1868). He had two sons, John Rae and Glen Rae.

John Rae was an Indian Agent in the North Saskatchewan River area (Battleford?) in 1888. Not sure if he was involved in the native uprising there or not. This is where it gets sketchy. I'm not sure whether John or Glen is my great great grandfather. Anyways, my great grandfather was Thomas Rae (m. Elizabeth Miller). My grandfather was Thomas Miller Rae (m. Helene Simpson) and my father is Stewart Rae.

What I would like to know is:
1. Anybody out there connected to any of these branches of the Rae family?
2. Anybody know how or when the Rae's got to the Orkneys from the traditional clan territory on the west coast of Scotland highland (Kintail area), if that's where they came from? (Making and assumption there!:)

Diana Rae
British Columbia

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2 Jan 2015 at 18.39
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Rae family in Canada: I'm kind of new to this genealogy stuff, but I've been looking into the migration of my ancestors from the Orkney isles to Canada. My great, great, great grandfather, Thomas Rae, was brother to the famous (?) Dr. John Rae, Arctic explorer and discoverer of the lost Franklin expedition. Thomas Rae was one of 9 children and youngest son born to Thomas Rae, Sr. (don't know wife's name) of Weir (Wyre?) Isle, Orphir, Orkney Isle on May 23, 1818. Thomas Rae, Sr. was factor of Sir William Honeywell's estate and the family lived in relative wealth compared to most people at the time. Thomas Rae Sr.'s children's names that I know of are my G3 grandfather Thomas, Dr. John Rae, William Rae, Richard Rae, Jessie (married name Munro), Marion (married name Hamilton). There were 3 other children but I don't have their names.
Thomas Jr. left Scotland as a boy (18xx?)and lived in New Brunswick, then Kingston, where he married Helen McPherson (Jan.5, 1843), then to Hamilton, Ontario in 1843. He was a partner with one of his brothers in shipping (Richard Rae?) and built 4 sailing vessels. He was about to build a propeller when he died Sept.28, 1868). He had two sons, John Rae and Glen Rae.
John Rae was an Indian Agent in the North Saskatchewan River area (Battleford?) in 1888. Not sure if he was involved in the native uprising there or not. This is where it gets sketchy. I'm not sure whether John or Glen is my great great grandfather. Anyways, my great grandfather was Thomas Rae (m. Elizabeth Miller). My grandfather was Thomas Miller Rae (m. Helene Simpson) and my father is Stewart Rae.

What I would like to know is:
1. Anybody out there connected to any of these branches of the Rae family?
2. Anybody know how or when the Rae's got to the Orkneys from the traditional clan territory on the west coast of Scotland highland (Kintail area), if that's where they came from? (Making and assumption there!:)

Diana Rae
British Columbia

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My gggrandmother was Margaret MacRae married to Donald McCallum. They were married in Scotland and were residing in Canada in 1841. They named their second son Duncan. Using the naming patterns as a guide, I have searched for a Duncan with a daughter named Margaret (all variations of the name). I found one in Camus Luinie, County of Ross, with "Peggie" as the daughter of Duncan presented for christening on November 6, 1823. No mother's name is given. The age is correct for my gggrandmother. The first daughter of Margaret and Donald McCallum was named Catherine, so I'm thinking this probably was her mother's name. There are a number of children brought to christening by Duncan MacRae with no mother listed. (Possibly all died in childbirth?or was this a custom when there was no formal marriage?) A Duncan MacRae married a Flora MacRae in 1828, and she was designated his relict in a testament which puts his death date at October 6, 1865 in Camus Luinie. They had one child, Francis Humber, born in Glensheil on November 15, 1828. No other children of this union are listed. She indicates in the documents that he had written a last will and testament on October 2, 1865 but that she had been informed that it was not valid. I would be curious to know whether that Will possibly named Margaret (Peggie) and since she had married and moved to Canada the widow didn't want to give up the bairn's share. Children born to Margaret MacRae and Donald McCallum in Mosa Twp., Middlesex County, Ontario were Catherine 1/05/1841, Jeanette 12/14/1842, Neil 9/10/1843, Duncan 7/02/1847, Archibald 1849, Phillip 1850, and Mary Ann 11/10/1851. I would love to solve this one. Thanks for your help.

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17 Aug 2016 at 16.46
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Baffled. Utterly lost.

I'm looking for a David and Catherine (McCharles) McRae, both born in Nova Scotia, who had William on Cape Breton Island, circa 1850 - 1855.

My grandfather was Donald D McRae, born in Nebraska, to Kenneth and Eva (Sparks) McRae circa 1913.

Kenneth was born in 1885 to the above missing William and Emily Jane (Jenkins) McRae, in Nebraska. William had worked on Emily Jane's late husband's (James Grier) farm previously.

I have the marriage license for William (b circa 1850 - 1855) and Emily Jane. It says that William's father's name was David and his mother's name was Catherine (McCharles), and that William was born on Cape Breton Island, and both of his parents were born in Nova Scotia.

And I can't find them. Anywhere. I've spend many days looking: US and Canadian censuses, marriage and birth certificates, local histories, books, immigration lists.

There are several sites that have William born to David and Catherine (McIvers, or McLarke, not McCharles) of Nova Scotia. But I have William's marriage certificate, and it clearly states McCharles for Catherine's maiden name and I haven't found any other evidence of her last name - whatever it was - at all.

There was a lawsuit in which it was claimed that Emily Jane divorced William a couple of years before she died .

One site shows them both dying on August 9, 1894. I don't know if this happened, or if they truly divorced: I can't find any mention of William after the birth of his last child in 1891. Kenneth and his sister Rachel were ultimately raised by his half-sister's husband's (Albert Chambers) family. There were two more boys - William (b. 1888) and John D (b. 1891), but I don't know who raised them.

I need this missing link to work back to Scotland. My great-grandfather Kenneth's brother William (after their father) is on the clan's Honor Roll for WW1. We really do belong to the clan (I've been to Kintail!) but I don't know how -

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Baffled. Utterly lost.

I'm looking for a David and Catherine (McCharles) McRae, both born in Nova Scotia, who had William on Cape Breton Island, circa 1850 - 1855.

My grandfather was Donald D McRae, born in Nebraska, to Kenneth and Eva (Sparks) McRae circa 1913.

Kenneth was born in 1885 to the above missing William and Emily Jane (Jenkins) McRae, in Nebraska. William had worked on Emily Jane's late husband's (James Grier) farm previously.

I have the marriage license for William (b circa 1850 - 1855) and Emily Jane. It says that William's father's name was David and his mother's name was Catherine (McCharles), and that William was born on Cape Breton Island, and both of his parents were born in Nova Scotia.

And I can't find them. Anywhere. I've spend many days looking: US and Canadian censuses, marriage and birth certificates, local histories, books, immigration lists.

There are several sites that have William born to David and Catherine (McIvers, or McLarke, not McCharles) of Nova Scotia. But I have William's marriage certificate, and it clearly states McCharles for Catherine's maiden name and I haven't found any other evidence of her last name - whatever it was - at all.

There was a lawsuit in which it was claimed that Emily Jane divorced William a couple of years before she died .

One site shows them both dying on August 9, 1894. I don't know if this happened, or if they truly divorced: I can't find any mention of William after the birth of his last child in 1891. Kenneth and his sister Rachel were ultimately raised by his half-sister's husband's (Albert Chambers) family. There were two more boys - William (b. 1888) and John D (b. 1891), but I don't know who raised them.

I need this missing link to work back to Scotland. My great-grandfather Kenneth's brother William (after their father) is on the clan's Honor Roll for WW1. We really do belong to the clan (I've been to Kintail!) but I don't know how -

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19 Dec 2016 at 10.46
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Baffled. Utterly lost.

I'm looking for a David and Catherine (McCharles) McRae, both born in Nova Scotia, who had William on Cape Breton Island, circa 1850 - 1855.

My grandfather was Donald D McRae, born in Nebraska, to Kenneth and Eva (Sparks) McRae circa 1913.

Kenneth was born in 1885 to the above missing William and Emily Jane (Jenkins) McRae, in Nebraska. William had worked on Emily Jane's late husband's (James Grier) farm previously.

I have the marriage license for William (b circa 1850 - 1855) and Emily Jane. It says that William's father's name was David and his mother's name was Catherine (McCharles), and that William was born on Cape Breton Island, and both of his parents were born in Nova Scotia.

And I can't find them. Anywhere. I've spend many days looking: US and Canadian censuses, marriage and birth certificates, local histories, books, immigration lists.

There are several sites that have William born to David and Catherine (McIvers, or McLarke, not McCharles) of Nova Scotia. But I have William's marriage certificate, and it clearly states McCharles for Catherine's maiden name and I haven't found any other evidence of her last name - whatever it was - at all.

There was a lawsuit in which it was claimed that Emily Jane divorced William a couple of years before she died .

One site shows them both dying on August 9, 1894. I don't know if this happened, or if they truly divorced: I can't find any mention of William after the birth of his last child in 1891. Kenneth and his sister Rachel were ultimately raised by his half-sister's husband's (Albert Chambers) family. There were two more boys - William (b. 1888) and John D (b. 1891), but I don't know who raised them.

I need this missing link to work back to Scotland. My great-grandfather Kenneth's brother William (after their father) is on the clan's Honor Roll for WW1. We really do belong to the clan (I've been to Kintail!) but I don't know how -

Query posted by : Theresamcrae

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19 Dec 2016 at 10.46
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Forgive me: my post won't "post" in the Genealogy Abroad category, so I'm trying here:

Baffled. Utterly lost.

I'm looking for a David and Catherine (McCharles) McRae, both born in Nova Scotia, who had William on Cape Breton Island, circa 1850 - 1855.

My grandfather was Donald D McRae, born in Nebraska, to Kenneth and Eva (Sparks) McRae circa 1913.

Kenneth was born in 1885 to the above missing William and Emily Jane (Jenkins) McRae, in Nebraska. William had worked on Emily Jane's late husband's (James Grier) farm previously.

I have the marriage license for William (b circa 1850 - 1855) and Emily Jane. It says that William's father's name was David and his mother's name was Catherine (McCharles), and that William was born on Cape Breton Island, and both of his parents were born in Nova Scotia.

And I can't find them. Anywhere. I've spend many days looking: US and Canadian censuses, marriage and birth certificates, local histories, books, immigration lists.

There are several sites that have William born to David and Catherine (McIvers, or McLarke, not McCharles) of Nova Scotia. But I have William's marriage certificate, and it clearly states McCharles for Catherine's maiden name and I haven't found any other evidence of her last name - whatever it was - at all.

There was a lawsuit in which it was claimed that Emily Jane divorced William a couple of years before she died .

One site shows them both dying on August 9, 1894. I don't know if this happened, or if they truly divorced: I can't find any mention of William after the birth of his last child in 1891. Kenneth and his sister Rachel were ultimately raised by his half-sister's husband's (Albert Chambers) family. There were two more boys - William (b. 1888) and John D (b. 1891), but I don't know who raised them.

I need this missing link to work back to Scotland. My great-grandfather Kenneth's brother William (after their father) is on the clan's Honor Roll for WW1. We really do belong to the clan (I've been to Kintail!) but I don't know how -

Query posted by : Theresa McRae

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