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I notice no queries , that is a bit slack I would appreciate making contact with a clan Macrae member who is interested in exchanging information., or just having a chat
Keith MacRae
keithmac@westserv.net.au

Query posted by : Keith George MacRae

28 Oct 2003 at 10.36
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The following replies have been posted in response to the above query. They are sorted chronologically according to the time of receipt, with the most recent at the end of the page.
 
 
Keith

I am Antony MacRae,a clan member living in Worcestershire in England scattered slightly less far from Kintail than yourself. My father James Duncan MacRae was born in Mellon Charles, Wester Ross, 6th child of Finlay MacRae. The tradition of father's name being passed to first son was not passed on to me, although we shared the same second name. He always went by the name of Duncan. I imagine there are very few MacRaes in your part of the world - there aren't exactly many here in Worcestershire! I would be interested to hear a bit about your history and how you ended up in Australia, and if you have ever visited Scotland, and in particular Eilean Donan.
Look forward to hearing from you

Antony MacRae

Reply posted by : Antony MacRae

2 Dec 2003 at 21.20
 
 
As you will know, many Crees (but not, for example, the Cree Red Indians) are from a sept of the Macraes.
I was at Oxford with a chap called Tony Cree, who was one of your youngest ever Victoria state MPs, has an Order of Australia as a Professor, a beautiful wife and children in Ballarat, some Kirkubrightshire crofts on his ancestral estate, and a continuing interest in his clan.
Try looking him up in the phone book..and give Jill my love!
Jeremy Burnett Rae

Reply posted by : Jeremy Burnett Rae

4 Dec 2003 at 15.18
 
 
Good day Keith

My name is Gordon Anderson, but my mother's family are MacRae's of Kintail. Whilst I know very little of the family history, I'd like to begin researching it. My grandfather was Alasdair Macrae, whose father came to Australia in the late 19th century.

Do you know of any good sources of information?

Best Regards
Gordon
anaerson@singnet.com.sg

Reply posted by : Gordon Anderson

5 Jan 2004 at 15.30
 
 
Hi keith
Im new at this i have just started chasing up
information on the MacRae clan.
As i have been informed that my great grandfarther farquhar MacRae restored Eilean Donan castle in the early 1900.
I have a lot of chassing around and love any help i can get.

reg john pollard

Reply posted by : John Pollard

6 Jan 2004 at 10.05
 
 
Hi, my name is Judy MacRae. My father is Dennis MacRae, his mother is Mary MacRae and my great grandfather is Hurbert Bruce MacRae. I am not sure when he came to Australia but would guess the early 1900. I too would like to trace my family's history so if anyone knows about a Hurbert in the clan please contact me.

Reply posted by : Judy MacRae

4 Apr 2004 at 03.31
 
 
Dear Keith,
I am the President of the Clan MacRae Society of Australia & new Zealand. Our genealogist and other members of Clan MacRae would be very happy to exchang information with you. Call me mccraeian@hotmail.com
Ian McCrae.

Reply posted by : Ian McCrae J.p.

10 May 2004 at 10.07
 
 
Hi Keith and everyone else. My name is Brooke McRae - a new McRae as I was married in November 2003 to Donald Alexander McRae. His grandfather was Alec Alexander McRae from Dorrigo in NSW. A well known McRae in that area. I would love to hear from any other McRae's out there - also if any one has details on reunions etc I would love to hear those.
Bye for now Brooke

Reply posted by : Brooke McRae

13 May 2004 at 06.21
 
 
Hello - As a MacDonnell (of the W. Isles...Islay & Antrim) I would like to lend a hand & maybe give some joy to someone. I bought a pic. frame at an auction in Colac Vic. which has a Clan McCrae gathering photo of around 1900-1910? (about 50 males, men & boys, many great highland outfits, etc)- on back it is to go from Geelong to "Camperdown Railway Station" - just west of Colac I presume. Could be a gathering in Scotland judging by the outfits sent out to a homesick McRae 'pioneer'? Or local & printed in Geelong? Someone may know about this "clan" photo? Or if interested anyway, plse let me know & I'll scan to you. Send this to the Aust. president plse. Would be interesting to post on your site. I have not taken the frame apart yet to see what maybe on the back of the photo or mounts?? I am in Melbourne - 03 96450184. I couldn't just let this faboulous picture of McCrae men, history & tradition just just disappear into the mist forever!
Eoin MhicDhomhnaill..,
aka, Ian Macdonnell ("there's no joy without Clan Donnell!")

Reply posted by : Ian MacDonnell

24 May 2004 at 05.40
 
 
My Grandmother was Mary McRae, daughter of Donald Peter McRae, son of Donald McRae, son of Malcolm. Donald & wife (Barbara Forbes from Strathglass) arrived in Australia in 1851 on the Constance with Donald Peter, John, Malcolm, Christina, Thomas, Duncan & Alexander. They settled at Birregurra, near Colac in Victoria.

Our family is in the "Notes & Additions" to the "History of the Clan Macrae" by Rev Alexander Macrae published in 1910. Before Malcolm there is a bit of a gap but it seems before Malcolm there was Murdo then John going back to Malcolm, constable of Eilan Donan in the early 16th century, then John, eldest son of Macrae of Clunes.

Donald & Barbara were living at Archnaturd North, on the banks of Loch Duich before they immigrated.

Reply posted by : B White

27 Sep 2004 at 11.53
 
 
Here is my family line taken in part from the Notes & Additions to the "History of the Clan MacRae" published in 1910. (There is a copy in the Rare Books section of the State Library of Victoria if anyone can get there).

John - Ian Charrich eldest son of Macrae of Clunes had Finlay & Malcolm.

Malcolm was constable of Eilan Donan in the early 16th century until he was backed the wrong side & that was the end of that, anyway somewhere down the track came Malcolm (Cullum Mac Urichcian. He had 8 children, Christina, Martha, Catherine, Anne, Donald born approx 1795, Duncan, Hugh & Mary. Donald married Barbara Forbes from Strathglass & they were living at Archnaturd North in 1851 before they emigrated later that year on the Constance into Victoria, Australia with their Children, John Malcolm, Christina, Donald Peter, Thomas, Duncan & Alexander. They settled at Birregurra, not far from Colac. Donald Peter married Mary Ann McGrath & they had 5 children: Donald John, Michael Thomas, Mary, John Alexander and Barbara. Mary born 1883 was my Grandmother.

Regards

Barbara

Reply posted by : B White

27 Sep 2004 at 12.16
 
 
Hello Keith, My name is Margaret Jory and my Great Great Grandfather Christopher McRae came to Australia with his wife Catherine (McLean) in 1854 on the St.Helena from Beauly, Inverness
Scotland and settled in Merriwa, NSW Australia. With them were their children John, Ellen, Anna, Donald, Allan, Christina Mary (my Great Grandmother.) They had another daughter, Mary who was married to Farquhar McDonald and also travelled out to Australia on that ship. Christina, my G. Grandmother married James Robert Hall in Merriwa in 1873. I am just starting my research and all I know of my descendants in Scotland is that Christopher was the son of Allan McRae. I do hope this is useful to another researcher. I have a lot more information about this family in Australia.
Hoping to hear from you or anyone else who may be interested.
Margaret Jory
megjory@tpg.com.au

Reply posted by : Margaret Jory

4 Oct 2004 at 09.32
 
 
Keith my grandmother and mother came to Australia in 1924.They lived at Miekle Ussie before coming to Australia.My mother went to school at Maryburgh which is just a mile from Dingwall.they have a strong connection to Fodderty.My grandmother was Annabella MacRae my mother Margaret.My great grandparents were Donald and Anne Macrae Annes maiden name was Nicholson.Donalds mother was Winwood MacRAE.I have just started using the net and not sure of what I should put in an email.Hoping to hear from you.Yours Sincerely Shirley Looker graemeshirl@optusnet.com.au

Reply posted by : Shirley Looker

31 Oct 2004 at 03.56
 
 
Keith my grandmother and mother came to Australia in 1924.They lived at Miekle Ussie before coming to Australia.My mother went to school at Maryburgh which is just a mile from Dingwall.they have a strong connection to Fodderty.My grandmother was Annabella MacRae my mother Margaret.My great Grandparents were Donald and Anne Macrae Annes maiden name was Nicholson.Donalds mother was Winwood MacRAE.I have just started using the net and not sure of what I should put in an email.Hoping to hear from you.Yours Sincerely Shirley Looker graemeshirl@optusnet.com.au

Reply posted by : Shirley Looker

31 Oct 2004 at 03.56
 
 
Keith my grandmother and mother came to Australia in 1924.They lived at Miekle Ussie before coming to Australia.My mother went to school at Maryburgh which is just a mile from Dingwall.they have a strong connection to Fodderty.My grandmother was Annabella MacRae my mother Margaret.My great Grandparents were Donald and Anne Macrae Annes maiden name was Nicholson.Donalds mother was Winwood MacRAE.I have just started using the net and not sure of what I should put in an email.Hoping to hear from you.Yours Sincerely Shirley Looker graemeshirl@optusnet.com.au

Reply posted by : Shirley Looker

31 Oct 2004 at 03.56
 
 
Keith my grandmother and mother came to Australia in 1924.They lived at Miekle Ussie before coming to Australia.My mother went to school at Maryburgh which is just a mile from Dingwall.they have a strong connection to Fodderty.My grandmother was Annabella MacRae my mother Margaret.My great Grandparents were Donald and Anne Macrae Annes maiden name was Nicholson.Donalds mother was Winwood MacRAE.I have just started using the net and not sure of what I should put in an email.Hoping to hear from you.Yours Sincerely Shirley Looker graemeshirl@optusnet.com.au

Reply posted by : Shirley Looker

31 Oct 2004 at 03.56
 
 
Hello Keith, I have just started researching the history of the McRae family who came to Australia and settled in the Armidale/Wollomombi area. John 'Roy'McRae and his wife Mary McLennan were the first arrivals of our family in Australia. Is there any connection to your McRae's? I have sketchy information prior to their arrival in Australia. I would be pleased to discuss any aspect of the McRae/Macrae history.
Alison (Ally) McRae allymc@bigpond.net.au

Reply posted by : Alison McRae

27 Jan 2005 at 06.39
 
 
Hello Keith,

What queries are you after? Who are you descended from? I am not sure whether I have spoken to you before. I am a direct descendant of John Roy McRae and Mary McLennan from Armidale, NSW.

Reply posted by : Sue Catterall

31 Jul 2005 at 11.36
 
 
Hello Keith,

What queries are you after? Who are you descended from? I am not sure whether I have spoken to you before. I am a direct descendant of John Roy McRae and Mary McLennan from Armidale, NSW. They are my GGG grandparents. Donald McLennan (Mary's brother) who married Christian McKenzie are also my GGG grandparents. Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you or anyone researching into this family.

Sue Catterall
sue_catterall@hotmail.com

Reply posted by : Sue Catterall

31 Jul 2005 at 11.41
 
 
Just found the website!

I am third great granddaughter of Maria Cornelia Westrene Macrae (1810-1849), who was daughter of Colin Macrae (1776-1854), and granddaughter of Farquhar Macrae (1730-1789) etc etc.

Maria went to Canada so I am from the Canadian Twig of Clan Macrae. Having said that I have mostly lived in Sydney since 1988.

Cheers

J Beale

Reply posted by : J Beale

17 Aug 2005 at 00.54
 
 
Hi Keith
I am a descendant of Colin MacRae (1766-1854). His daughter, Elizabeth (Abt 1795 - 1880) married Donald Munro in July 1812 in Dingwall, Scotland. They came to Australia in 1839 aboard the "Asia". I am having trouble tracing back the MacRae's ancestors. Have visited different websites which give different dates, names etc. and I am getting very confused. Can you put me on the right track.
Pam Couper
terrycouper@optusnet.com.au

Reply posted by : Pamela Couper

23 Sep 2005 at 12.50
 
 
hi pop its Chloe i noticed that you have been on here already i dont know much about the MacRae history so if you have any information can you tell me and dad

bye

Reply posted by : Chloe MacRae

21 Jan 2006 at 00.20
 
 
Hello,I have been given conflicting information on the line of descendancy down to Duncan (Donnacha Sealgair) Macrae, the father of John 'Roy' McRae.

Working down from Fionnla Dubh Mac Gillechriosd (Black Finlay) (generation 1) I have been given 2. Christoper; 3. Finlay; 4. Christopher; 5. Farquhar; 6. Donald; 7; Donald.

From here it looks like our McRae line possibly descends from two of Donald's sons -
8. Christopher &
8. Duncan;

9. Alexander, son of Christopher;
9. Farquar, son of Duncan;

10. Duncan, son of Alexander, died 1715 battle of sheriffmuir;
10. Christopher, son of Farquar

11. Donald, son of Duncan, married Christina Macrae
11. Christina, daughter of Christopher, married her cousin, Donald Macrae.

12. Duncan (Donnacha Sealgair) Macrae, b abt 1769 ??

This information differs from what I had previously thought, but I realise that records are scanty and it may be impossible to know which is correct.

Does anyone have any thoughts re the above ??

Many thanks for any suggestions and assistance.
Ally McRae

Reply posted by : Alison McRae

4 Mar 2006 at 01.45
 
 
I have met a gentleman called Farquhar Macrae who is living in a care home in Edinburgh. We have had many interesting conversations about the western isles, Skye, Glenelg near Kyle of Lochalsh, and today he told me that at one time he owned Eilean Donan, having saved up some pennies to buy it. I came to this forum to check out that story. I see in a reply below that a Farquhar Macrae renovated eilean donan in the early 1900's and wondered if this was the same man. Farquhar tells me that he served in the (Scots) Guards regiment in Malaya during WW2. I'm posting this note help others trying to find Farquhar. You can contact me on macrae@grahamkerr.co.uk.

Reply posted by : Graham Kerr

14 Jan 2009 at 00.32
 
 
Hi Keith, my first login to this site. My husband is Keith McRae. I have a lot of info on McRae's if I can be of help. pamelamcrae@bigpond.com

Reply posted by : Pamela McRae

21 Jul 2010 at 02.59
 
 
I would be interested in speaking with any of you. I am currently in the US Army in Upstate NY. I have been able to trace my ancestry back to a MacRae that came to North Carolina in the 19th century. There are few McRae's here in America and I am sorry to say fewer "White" one's as it appears my ancestors had participated in the slave era. Most appear to still be in the south, though there are a scattering of us everywhere in the US. Any info you may have would be great.

Reply posted by : Andrew McRae

11 Apr 2011 at 22.58
 
 
My grandmother was Isabel Alexis Macrae, daughter of Martin David Macrae and Henrietta Fisher. She also had two brothers, Victor and David Vernon, and a sister, Annie Vita. Martin Macrae was a surveyor and died in 1909 after being thrown from a horse in aborigine country while surveying. His parents were John William Kentish and Annie Fitzpatrick, who emigrated sometime in the mid 1800s +/- Their name is also spelled Macray or McCray. They were in the Gladstone area in Queensland. Any help?

Reply posted by : Kyla Kelim

8 Jun 2013 at 06.06
 
 
Hello to you,

I have been searching my family history and finally have verification that I am a descendant of Clan McRae.
I live in Melbourne Australia. I have a bit of information regarding the McRaes in Australia, especially My Great Grandmother Annie McRae. Her parentsJohn and Mary McRae arrived from Scotland in 1853 at Port Fairy, Western Victoria. I would be delighted to correspond with other McRae family.
warm regards
Sue Stancombe

Reply posted by : Sue Stancombe

11 Oct 2013 at 23.44
 
 
Im not sure it i can help or not, but Im from Mellon Charles. My father Finlay MacRae - born in 1909, and his father Alexander MacRae stayed at 55 Mellon Charles, and i was brought up at 36 Mellon Charles. There was a family of MacRaes at 42 Mellon Charles (before my time - Im 53), but I'm pretty sure they were related to us as some of the family used to visit us when i was young. There was one other family at 11 Mellon Charles - another Finlay MacRae, - his son still lives there, but they were not related to us.

Reply posted by : Maryanne MacRae

10 Mar 2014 at 17.34
 
 
Hello Keith

I am getting closer to my trip to LachAlshe and visiting the country of my forebears.
I am so excited.
I have posted several messages on various Clan sites but no response. I would love to meet up with extended family of my forebears.
John and Mary Ann McRae..
John's parents were Christopher and Christina McRae. Born in Lach Alshe.

kind regards
Sue Stancombe

Reply posted by : Sue Stancombe

14 Apr 2014 at 08.40
 
 
Hello Keith

I am getting closer to my trip to LachAlshe and visiting the country of my forebears.
I am so excited.
I have posted several messages on various Clan sites but no response. I would love to meet up with extended family of my forebears.
John and Mary Ann McRae..
John's parents were Christopher and Christina McRae. Born in Lach Alshe.

kind regards
Sue Stancombe

Reply posted by : Sue Stancombe

14 Apr 2014 at 08.40
 
 
How do I respond to someone who has posted a message for information.?

regards

Sue Stancombe

Reply posted by : Sue Stancombe

12 May 2014 at 07.44
 
 
How do I respond to someone who has posted a message for information.?

regards

Sue Stancombe

Reply posted by : Sue Stancombe

12 May 2014 at 07.44
 
 
You reply in the same way you posted your enquiry and hope the person you wish to contact looks back for an answer. Post in the section that the poster you wish to respond to has.
Not ideal but it protects people's e-mail addresses from miss use. Adding your address in a post is up to you.
I think there may be an update to the site being considered, this one has been going a long while and web site management have developed since then.

Reply posted by : Tina Glen-riddell

12 May 2014 at 12.19
 
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