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I have records of family of Donald Macrae born at Carr, Kintail M;1818 Mary MacDonald, their 15 children. Mary B1803 D1875 daughter of Duncan MACDONALD & Christine Macrae of Carr, KIntail M;1787 at Inch, Carr Kintail. MY great grandfather was Kenneth MacRae B1838 son of Donald & Mary, Kenneth M 1862 Christina MacRae at Inverinate she was daughter of Janet & Alexander MacRae from Glenshiel.
It certainly can get VERY confusing all the MacRae,s naming their children same family names but I do think it is a great tradition. I will be happy to add to your family tree if we are connected.....Flora

Query posted by : Flora MacDonald

21 Nov 2005 at 18.44
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Flora MacDonald it seems we share gr gr grandparents. Your gr grandfather Kenneth is brother to my gr gramdmother Catherine who was born 3 April 1821 in Inverinate. I only have the names of 8 of the family so would be pleased to hear the rest from you. For your Kenneth I only know the names of 2 sons, Donald and Alexander, and that he had 7 daughters. Their names and some details would also be of interest. Kenneth's baptism I found in the parish register as 2 Feb 1837.
I have details of sister Catherine's family if you are interested, also names of family of brothers Alex, Duncan and the second Donald. Tina.

Reply posted by : Tina Glen-riddell

24 Apr 2006 at 23.38
 
 
Hi

I would be interested in making contact re McRaes in Carnhu (Carn or Carr) and also Bundalloch which is a mile down the road.

I have a John McRae in my family who married a Christy ????? and had a sons - Alexander and Duncan. Alexander was born in Carn in 1814.

In the 1841 census they are living in Helen Street. John is a w weaver which I suspect is a wool weaver.

Alexander married Isabella (Bella) Macrae from Bundalloch in 1842.

Their first two children were born in Bundalloch. Catherine in 1842 and Duncan in 1843/4. Farquhar, John, Isabella and Christy were born in Kirkhill, Inverness.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Reply posted by : Ann Jordan

10 Feb 2007 at 10.49
 
 
To Ann Jordan, via Flora's first post in Genealogy help offered, Clan Macrae forum.

I found in notes I inherited about the 1851 census for Ellen Street, Bundaloch (Ellen and Helen interchange)
your John Macrae age 82 Weaver of Country Cloth, now unable for old age, served in Army. born Achindrean, Kintail
Wife Christy 74 born Camusluinie, note added, I think by my uncle, Christy was daughter of Finlay and Catherine Macrae.
Duncan son age 29 Fishing and Labouring born Dornie, Kintail
Farquhar brother to John age 60, Fisherman from Linassie, born Strathglass.

1861 in as far as one can tell the same house,
Duncan Macrae is the head age 34 unmarried born Kintail
living with Widow, mother age 80 born Kintail. (no name)
Being still alive in 1861 means her death should be recorded and scotlandspeople web site for a small fee should give you access to it.

Hope this might give you something to work with.
Tina

Reply posted by : Tina Glen-riddell

13 Feb 2007 at 14.34
 
 
Hi

Could Tina please email Ann Jordan direct on:

agj@grapevine.net.au

Thank you.

Reply posted by : Ann Jordan

14 Feb 2007 at 11.02
 
 
I descend from Macdonalds and Macraes of Kintail and have a large number of records of those people. Would enjoy connecting with you to compare notes. --Taylor Macdonald

Reply posted by : Taylor MacDonald

22 Mar 2008 at 18.29
 
 
Hi Flora & Taylor MacDonald, I think this reply will go to Flora so as I saw Taylor MacDonald's reply to Flora and would love to be in touch with him, please Flora, either give my address to him or his to me.

No firm answer with my Mary Ann's son yet, Donald John William's service records give grandmother Caroline Buxton as next of kin. Place of birth Gravesend, Kent.

Tina Glen-Riddell tina_gr@btinternet.com

Reply posted by : Tina Glen-riddell

23 Mar 2008 at 10.03
 
 
Hi to all Macrae's, I am doing research on the Macraes's on my wife's side who are from The Island of Skye area and believe this lineage might be hers. Her GGgrandfather was Alexander Macrae who married a Margaret Matheson. They had a son John Macrae who married Rachel Gillies on Feb. 6,1894. I want to go further back and believe Donald Macrae and Mary MacDonald might be the parents of Alexander. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Regards, Frank

Reply posted by : Frank Di Genova

30 May 2009 at 15.49
 
 
To Frank, I think your wifes ancestor Alexander might be my great grandmother Catherine's brother. He married Margaret Matheson in 1868 at Dornie. I have ancestor details from parish records and Clan History which are on Rootsweb. Data base name mrcamlen-1908. I have not researched son John but was told he had married a Matheson from Avernish with children Hector, Murdo, Bessie, Alexander and John. The Matheson wife could be incorrect but are the childern correctly named for those of your wife's John?
The dates I have for Alexander are born about 1842, no registration & died 1905. Tina (tina_gr@btinternet.com)

Reply posted by : Tina Glen-riddell

30 May 2009 at 22.29
 
 
Hi Tina, thanks for your reply. The information I know for sure is the marriage of John Macrae to Rachel Gillies in 1894 at Achmornuir (? hard to read), registered at Lochalsh. On their marriage record it has his parents as Alexander Macrae and Margaret Matheson. Her parents were John Gillies and Mary Macleod. John and Rachel had 3 children that I know for sure and they all immigrated and married in Sydney Australia in mid 1920's. John Macrae (one of the 3) married a Agnes May Keane in Sydney in 1926. He was my wife's grandfather.
I am now trying to trace the Alexander and Margaret Matheson mentioned in the marriage document. I found an Alexander Macrae and Margaret Matheson who married on Apr. 20, 1855 in Urray, Ross and Cromarty. Another Alexander Macrae and Margaret Matheson married on Dec. 17, 1868 in Kintail, Ross and Cromarty. Don't know which is on my wife's side, although the 1868 date is close the birth of the John Macrae who mariied Rachel Gillies in 1894. He was 24 years old at that time, which would make his birth around 1870.
Hoping to find help through this forum.

Regards, Frank

Reply posted by : Frank Di Genova

31 May 2009 at 15.02
 
 
Frank, I notice from the marriage of John to Rachel that John's place of residence is Avernish. His parents did live at Avernish prior to his mother Margaret Matheson's death on 6 March 1896. Alexander was a Shepherd, retired early, ill health I think. When Alexander died in 1905 son John was the informant and was living at Lochluichart, near Garve, Ross-shire. It seems that your John may well be this John. I hope checking the births of the children I listed will prove it. I guess the "Matheson" wife is a generation mix-up. They happen. Did you find the database at rootsweb? Tina

Reply posted by : Tina Glen-riddell

31 May 2009 at 17.04
 
 
Hi Tina,thanks again. How do you know that Alexander lived in Avernish? Do you have his marriage record? I have a transcribed copy and it does say Avernish. When you say check the births of the children, which children do you mean? Some other information that I have about my (wife's) lineage is that the John Macrae who married Rachel Gillies had a middle name of
Dhuth (this could be an error and the actual name is probably Dubh), which you have in your database as a John Dubh Macrae, son of Alex Straicean Macrae and Margaret Matheson. She had John's birth as 1872 in Avernish, also has 1872 Kirkton notation, Died in 1951 in Balmacara.
It's beginning to look more and more like the same lineage.
Yes, I am checking out your database, very, very interesting stuff. If I can nail my John to the John Dubh Macrae in your base then we're off to the races.

Frank

Reply posted by : Frank Di Genova

31 May 2009 at 18.22
 
 
Frank, the children - Hector, Murdo, Bessie ( Elizabeth perhaps) Alexander and John. These were named by my uncle who was a long time genealogist but I have no dates or ages. I thought I'd have to wait for the 1911 census, due for release in 2013 before finding anything on them but you have probably opened a door for me. Thank you for that. As I said John's mother Margaret died at Avernish. I have the death certificate. I think they were there in a census too. I have the certificate of marriage of John & Rachel Gillies and the part hard to read looks like married at Achmor near Strome Ferry. There was a ferry at Strome that ran from near Lochcarron, Rachel's abode so making Achmor a halfway between Avernish and Slumbay, Lochcarron. I could send certificates I have if you send your e-mail to mine which is in an earlier post. Tina

Reply posted by : Tina Glen-riddell

31 May 2009 at 19.07
 
 
Tina, I have e-mailed you, hopefully I got the correct address for you.

Frank

Reply posted by : Frank Di Genova

31 May 2009 at 21.41
 
 
I got your e-mail to mine but will add this here for anyone else who comes along later. I found a grave stone at Kirkton, Lochalsh which reads - Sacred to the memory of our parents John Macrae who died at Avernish 30th Nov. 1951 age 79 years and his devoted wife Rachel Gillies who died at Avernish 8th Dec 1951 age 84 years. - It goes on with their son Hector and his wife, dates and ages I'll post direct. I guess it was sons Murdo, Alexander and John who emigtated from Scotland. Tina

Reply posted by : Tina Glen-riddell

1 Jun 2009 at 09.07
 
 
Thanks Tina, I got your information. I will post here as well. The 3 children who immigrated to Australia were children of John Dubh Macrae and Rachel Gillies. Two brothers and a sister. Alex, Mary A. and John (Jock) Macrae (my wife's grandfather). My wife lived close to them for a while in Sydney and remebers them well(except her grandfather who died when she was 2 years old). I will send you the Australian information I have. Now that we have established a connection to the same line any information you would be willing to share would be tremendous.

Regards, Frank

Reply posted by : Frank Di Genova

1 Jun 2009 at 13.47
 
 
Hello Flora & Taylor, Over the last 12 months I have started researching into my family tree and at this stage would like to source/collaborate some of my finding.
You have mentioned Mary MacDonald B.1803 - D 1875,married to Donald Macrae B.1795 - D.1858.
Mary's brother John MacDonald B.1803 - D.1853 in Australia, who imigrated to Australia in 1848 with his 8 children. His wife Annie Macrae B.1805 - D.1841, with their last child, Alexander B.1840,being my direct linage.
Would it be possible to provide some further information and confirmation of Mary's/John's parents and grand parents and whether I have the connection correct, please.
I intend to travel to Europe later this year and would like to visit Scotland Carr, Kintail, Rossshire and gain further insight and talk to possible extended family. Your assistance would be appreciated. Regards, Allan.

Reply posted by : Allan Farquhar McDonald

31 May 2013 at 12.55
 
 
Allan my name is Tony Lugton from Melbourne Aust
Your Alexander MacDonald is my 2nd great grandfather he married Catherine Cameron. I have just been to a Armstrong get together today at Porepunka which is where your Farquhar MacDonald was born. I have been to Carr and am going in 6 weeks again.
If you are the correct Allan I sent some info to your wife Rhonda a few years back talone@netspace,net.au

Reply posted by : Tony Lugton

1 Jun 2013 at 14.00
 
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