My ancestors, Duncan McRae and his wife, Mary McLeod were married at Glenelg Parish in 1821. Their first son, Finlay, was born in Van Kleek Hill, Ontario, Canada in 1825. My ancestor, John McRae was born at the Parish of Lochiel, West Hawksbury, Ontario, Canada but the family purchased property in Kenyon, Glengarry, Ontario, Canada, Concession 9, Lot 20.
Family rumor says that Mary was married prior to a Chisholm and had two children: Roderick and Mary. I found mention of Roderick death as the first buried at Dunvegan Church in Kenyon, Glengarry, Ontario, Canada. Mary and Duncan's last son, Colin, was the first child baptised at the church and the church notes that his mother, Mary, died at his birth.
I have been unsucessful at finding Duncan or Mary's birth, or parents. In their marriage register at Glenelg Duncan reports that he is a shephard of Eileanriach.
If naming patterns were followed I would say that Duncan's father would be Finlay and his mother, More, or Sarah. Mary's father would be Malcolm, and mother, Euphemia "Harriet."
Any of this sound familiar to anyone out there?
Query posted by : Robyn Dowd