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Hello All,

I am trying to make a connection to my grandfather William James Rae of Allegheny PA which might have been Rea. Married to Madeline Brandon of Shaft MD. They had eight boys.

Can anyone tell me who William James Rae's father is? Any help appreciated.

Why does Rae have a different coat of arms than MacRae?

Thank You,
Thomas Christopher Rae

Query posted by : Thomas Christopher Rae

20 May 2009 at 17.27
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Scottish acheivements or coat of arms are an individuals.The most commonly seen MacRae acheivements are those of MacRae of Inverinate and MacRae of Northgate (conchra).These are not of Great antiquity ,dating from 1896 or later.The oldest Macrae acheivement registered seems to be James Macrae of Orangefield 1736.Most MacRae with arms have a differenced version of these arms.Clan Societies can an do have their own acheivements, usually a differenced version of their chiefs.The Macraes do not have an acknowledged chief. The Ray 'Coat of arms' you have found will belong to an individual Ray, just as the oldest Macrae acheivement ( of Orangefield may well now belong to an individual in Prussia.

Reply posted by : Iain A MacRae

3 Aug 2009 at 16.02
 
 
Scottish acheivements or coat of arms are an individuals.The most commonly seen MacRae acheivements are those of MacRae of Inverinate and MacRae of Northgate (conchra).These are not of Great antiquity ,dating from 1896 or later.The oldest Macrae acheivement registered seems to be James Macrae of Orangefield 1736.Most MacRae with arms have a differenced version of these arms.Clan Societies can an do have their own acheivements, usually a differenced version of their chiefs.The Macraes do not have an acknowledged chief. The Ray 'Coat of arms' you have found will belong to an individual Ray, just as the oldest Macrae acheivement ( of Orangefield may well now belong to an individual in Prussia.

Reply posted by : Iain A MacRae

3 Aug 2009 at 16.02
 
 
Scottish acheivements or coat of arms are an individuals.The most commonly seen MacRae acheivements are those of MacRae of Inverinate and MacRae of Northgate (conchra).These are not of Great antiquity ,dating from 1896 or later.The oldest Macrae acheivement registered seems to be James Macrae of Orangefield 1736.Most MacRae with arms have a differenced version of these arms.Clan Societies can an do have their own acheivements, usually a differenced version of their chiefs.The Macraes do not have an acknowledged chief. The Ray 'Coat of arms' you have found will belong to an individual Ray, just as the oldest Macrae acheivement ( of Orangefield may well now belong to an individual in Prussia.

Reply posted by : Iain A MacRae

3 Aug 2009 at 16.02
 
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