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Title: George Henderson McRae
Post by: squirejay on Thursday 29 May 14 21:28 BST (UK)
born 11th July 1857 at Halkirk in Caithness, who married Catherine Swanson, the daughter of Francis Swanson, b 1801 at Olrig, a farmer, and Jane Gow b 1821 at Watten in Caithness
George & Catherine had at least 10 children from 1884 till about Elizabeth (my Great Uncle's Wife) in  1902, any further information would be great!
JB
Title: Re: George Henderson McRae
Post by: trish1120 on Friday 30 May 14 10:37 BST (UK)
George Henderson MACKREW,
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 11 Jul 1857
Birth Place: Halkirk,Caithness,Scotland
Father: John Mackrew
Mother: Helen Crambie
FHL Film Number: 6035516

1871 census
Watten, Caithness
John McKaw, 55, Labourer
William McKaw, 28
Benjamin McKaw, 21
Elizabeth McKaw, 18
David McKaw, 15
George McKaw, 13****
Donald McKaw, 10
Thomas McKaw, 8
Alexander ROSS, 12, Grandson
Elizabeth McRAY, 103, Mother

1861 Census
Halkirk, Caithness
John Mcknew, 48
Hellen Mcknew, 42
Hellen Mcknew, 23
John Mcknew, 21
Banjamin Mcknew, 10
Elisabeth Mcknew, 8
David Mcknew, 6
George Mcknew,   4***
Donald Mcknew, 1
Alexander ROSS, 2

John MACRAW, of Bower Parish, Bachelor, abode Clayock, married Hellen CROMBIE, Spinster of Bpwr Parisn, abode Clayock, 25 August 1836, Curch of Scotland, Bowerm Caithness-Shire
Witnesses, Marchus Sutherland, Alexr Barnetson
(Source FreeREG)

Possible for John;
County Caithness-shire
Place   Halkirk
Church Church of Scotland
BaptismDate   13 Apr 1813
Forename   John
Sex   M
FatherForename   Alexander
MotherForename   Elizabeth
FatherSurname   MCCRAW
MotherSurname   GEAL
Abode Spittle***   
Notes A child begat in adultery
FileNumber   27099
(FreeREG)

Trish :)
Title: Re: George Henderson McRae
Post by: trish1120 on Friday 30 May 14 10:55 BST (UK)
1851 Census
John McKraw 37
Ellen McKraw 31
Ellen McKraw 13
John McKraw 10
William McKraw 8
Alexander McKraw 5
James McKraw 3
Banjamin McKraw 2 Mo
Elizabeth McKraw, 71, Mother in Law, formerly Farmer (should be Mother I think)
Title: Re: George Henderson McRae
Post by: trish1120 on Friday 30 May 14 10:59 BST (UK)
Last but not least!
Great mistranscriptions of surname!;
1841 Census
Halkirk, Caithness
John Mashaw    28
Helen Crombie    21
Helen McKraw    4
John McKraw    1
Title: Re: George Henderson McRae
Post by: trish1120 on Friday 30 May 14 11:17 BST (UK)
** abode Spittle for Johns Baptism 1813

Baptism;
John HENDERSON, 2 March 1806, Church of Scotland, Halkirk
Parents BENJAMIN/ELIZABETH Henderson nee GEAL
Abode Spittle
Notes; John and Benjamin Geal witness
Title: Re: George Henderson McRae
Post by: squirejay on Friday 30 May 14 11:31 BST (UK)
Fantastic, I would never have thought quite so latterly to be able to come up with the various spellings of "McRae"
fills in a large numbers of gaps in the family of Elizabeth McRae b 1902 died 1987, who was the youngest daughter (I think) of George McRae and Catherine Swanson.
I have the original birth, marriage and death certificate for Elizabeth, as well as her will.
All this information means a lot of extra work, thanks very much
regards
JB 
Title: Re: George Henderson McRae
Post by: trish1120 on Friday 30 May 14 11:34 BST (UK)
Your very welcome.
I just searched for them without a surname (just 1st name/year of birth/pob) and came up with what I posted.

Trish  :)
Title: Re: George Henderson McRae
Post by: Alamo26 on Wednesday 07 February 18 23:38 GMT (UK)
Hi! Sorry to butt in on a conversation, but George Henderson MacRae is my great great grandad! His daughter Catherine Mowat (nee MacRae) is my great granny. Squirejay, Elizabeth (or Betty) was the youngest of all the daughters born to George and Catherine MacRae.
I realise this conversation is a few years old but if you read this it would be nice to hear from you. Cheers!
Title: Re: George Henderson McRae
Post by: squirejay on Thursday 08 February 18 09:27 GMT (UK)
No problem about the length of time, Glad to hear from anyone. Family History is a lifetime project, it keeps on giving as long as you put back into it.
Sorry this is a bit short but let me have a look and remind myself of where you could fit into my tree and I will get back to you, possibly with a personal message

regards  Squirejay
Title: Re: George Henderson McRae
Post by: Skoosh on Thursday 08 February 18 10:06 GMT (UK)
MacRae pronounced in Gaelic is nearer Macraw!

Skoosh.
Title: Re: George Henderson McRae
Post by: squirejay on Thursday 08 February 18 13:24 GMT (UK)
Hi Alamo 26
Yes I have the marriage of Catherine McRae to a Robert George R Mowat on 30 July 1917 at Thurso.
and she died in 1989 aged 93, again in Thurso, or at least the marriage and death were registered in Thurso. But that is as far as I have, any further information would greatly be appreciated.
My connection is through Elizabeth/ Betty's husband who was my Great Uncle, whose eldest brother was my grandfather, born in 1876.

squirejay
Title: Re: George Henderson McRae
Post by: Alamo26 on Thursday 08 February 18 21:18 GMT (UK)
Where do you have Catherine and Robert as getting married? Golspie, Sutherland aye? They had 3 bairns, my grandad Robert was their eldest, then they had Donnie and Catherine (Cathy). Grandad married Helen MacLeod Keith and they had my dad Donald and my aunt Pearl, both sadly passed away now. Donnie married but never had any children while Cathy married Jimmy Kay and had 6 children, four of whom are still alive.
My great granny ran Seaforth Lodge in Thurso as a bed and breakfast, while great grandad had a garage and car showroom down at the riverside. He used to travel down til Aberdeen to buy cars which he then drove back up til Caithness to sell in his showroom!
Title: Re: George Henderson McRae
Post by: squirejay on Friday 09 February 18 14:38 GMT (UK)
that information was great, I have extended my tree no end and look forward to further details.
I came across a photograph of the seven McRae Girls taken about 1916, with their names and ages details on the reverse side.  If you would like a copy please let me know and I will try and send you a copy.
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regards
squirejay
Title: Re: George Henderson McRae
Post by: Alamo26 on Friday 09 February 18 21:15 GMT (UK)
A photo fae 1916 eh? Aye, I'd like to see that. I have a photo of all the sisters which was taken the day before one, Jamesina, set sail for Canada! I am in touch wi a couple o her great grandsons as well as a lot of Jamesina's big brother Jocks Canadian family!