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Title: John Gillis Sr. Lot 14, Prince Edward Island
Post by: spuddy on Tuesday 13 March 18 00:51 GMT (UK)
Looking for descendants or ancestors of this family.  The Gillis family came to PEI in the 1770's from the Isle of Barra or South Uist in Scotland.  The other families that emigrated around the same time were the MacLellan, MacKinnon, see URL below:
http://www.islandregister.com/lot14_16.html
Families Listed!

Alexander Brown
Donald Macdonald
The MacLellan's - John and Angus
Alexander Cameron
The MacLean's - Roderick and John
The Other Maclean's - Hugh, Hector, and John
Donald McDongald (McDougall)
The McKinnon's - Neill and James
James Smith
Donald Gillis
The MacLellans - More on the MacLellans

Thank you.
Title: Re: John Gillis Sr. Lot 14, Prince Edward Island
Post by: *Sandra* on Tuesday 13 March 18 16:25 GMT (UK)
Looks like a sequence of web-sites ...........

http://www.islandregister.com/gillis6b.html

http://www.islandregister.com/gillis8.html

http://www.islandregister.com/gillis9.html

Sandra
Title: Re: John Gillis Sr. Lot 14, Prince Edward Island
Post by: spuddy on Tuesday 13 March 18 18:23 GMT (UK)
Hi Sandra:  Thank you for your reply.  I live on Prince Edward Island so I am familiar with those websites.  I was hoping to find more about the Scottish end.  We were at the Isle of Skye in 2015 and the guide was telling us about the link between Bonnie Prince Charlie and Flora MacDonald.  Apparently she came from South Uist and the people there aided him.  I was especially interested in the South Uist location as that is where many of my Scottish ancestors came from.  The naming pattern in the Scotch and Irish families makes it difficult sometimes to find the correct John or Donald Gillis as there are so many of them.  Good luck with your research.
Mary Cudmore
PEI Canada
Title: Re: John Gillis Sr. Lot 14, Prince Edward Island
Post by: *Sandra* on Wednesday 14 March 18 17:56 GMT (UK)
Maybe it might be worth transferring this thread to the Scotland board - a moderator could do that for you.
Its a wide spectrum of surnames you are asking about - perhaps trying asking about one at a time and that bring a better response.  :-\

Sandra
Title: Re: John Gillis Sr. Lot 14, Prince Edward Island
Post by: spuddy on Wednesday 14 March 18 18:53 GMT (UK)
Yes, I agree but Barra and the Uist Islands were not included in Scotland, so I thought I would try to contact Canadian descendants of these families.  Thank you.
Title: Re: John Gillis Sr. Lot 14, Prince Edward Island
Post by: *Sandra* on Wednesday 14 March 18 19:15 GMT (UK)
You could use Scotland General.............

Sandra
Title: Re: John Gillis Sr. Lot 14, Prince Edward Island
Post by: Gadget on Wednesday 14 March 18 19:21 GMT (UK)
Just to add that Barra and the Uists are classified as in Invernessshire:

http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/sct/INV


Definitely in Scotland  :)


Gadget
Title: Gillis & MacLellan families who emigrated to Prince Edward Island, Canada
Post by: spuddy on Friday 16 March 18 14:57 GMT (UK)
John Gillis Sr. Lot 14, Prince Edward Island
on: Tuesday 13 March 18 00:51 GMT (UK)
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Looking for descendants or ancestors of this family.  The Gillis family came to PEI in the 1770's from the Isle of Barra or South Uist in Scotland.  The other families that emigrated around the same time were the MacLellan, MacKinnon, see URL below:
http://www.islandregister.com/lot14_16.html
Families Listed!

Alexander Brown
Donald Macdonald
The MacLellan's - John and Angus
Alexander Cameron
The MacLean's - Roderick and John
The Other Maclean's - Hugh, Hector, and John
Donald McDongald (McDougall)
The McKinnon's - Neill and James
James Smith
Donald Gillis
The MacLellans - More on the MacLellans

Thank you.
Title: Re: Gillis & MacLellan families who emigrated to Prince Edward Island, Canada
Post by: Gadget on Friday 16 March 18 15:26 GMT (UK)
Is this a list of the same families that you put up here?

topics merged


Looking for descendants or ancestors of this family.  The Gillis family came to PEI in the 1770's from the Isle of Barra or South Uist in Scotland.  The other families that emigrated around the same time were the MacLellan, MacKinnon, see URL below:
http://www.islandregister.com/lot14_16.html
Families Listed!

Alexander Brown
Donald Macdonald
The MacLellan's - John and Angus
Alexander Cameron
The MacLean's - Roderick and John
The Other Maclean's - Hugh, Hector, and John
Donald McDongald (McDougall)
The McKinnon's - Neill and James
James Smith
Donald Gillis
The MacLellans - More on the MacLellans

Thank you.
Title: Re: Gillis & MacLellan families who emigrated to Prince Edward Island, Canada
Post by: spuddy on Friday 16 March 18 16:51 GMT (UK)
Yes, I first posted in the Canada forum but a helpful person told me that Barra and South & North Uist are listed under Inverness, so I posted the same message there.
Title: Re: John Gillis Sr. Lot 14, Prince Edward Island
Post by: spuddy on Friday 16 March 18 16:52 GMT (UK)
Thank you for your help, I have posted the same message under Inverness, Scotland forum.
Title: Re: Gillis & MacLellan families who emigrated to Prince Edward Island, Canada
Post by: Gadget on Friday 16 March 18 17:00 GMT (UK)
Yes, I first posted in the Canada forum but a helpful person told me that Barra and South & North Uist are listed under Inverness, so I posted the same message there.

I think the 'helpful person'  was me - well I recall telling you they were in Invernessshire on your other thread   ;D

I think I know who might be able to help.

(Have just messaged the person)
Title: Re: Gillis & MacLellan families who emigrated to Prince Edward Island, Canada
Post by: Skoosh on Friday 16 March 18 20:24 GMT (UK)
Gadget, Harris to Barra in Inverness, Lewis in Ross. Winter's back!

Skoosh.
Title: Re: Gillis & MacLellan families who emigrated to Prince Edward Island, Canada
Post by: Gadget on Friday 16 March 18 20:48 GMT (UK)
Gadget, Harris to Barra in Inverness, Lewis in Ross. Winter's back!

Skoosh.


That's cryptic  ;D

I know Lewis is in Ross and Harris and Barra and the Uist are in Inverness. The OP is interested in the Uists and Barra as far as I am aware.   I've been to all of them  ;D

Not sure why you've mentioned Lewis and Harris  ???

Gadget
Title: Re: Gillis & MacLellan families who emigrated to Prince Edward Island, Canada
Post by: Gadget on Friday 16 March 18 20:52 GMT (UK)
OP is interested in:

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Looking for ......... ancestors of this family.  The Gillis family came to PEI in the 1770's from the Isle of Barra or South Uist in Scotland.  The other families that emigrated around the same time were the MacLellan, MacKinnon,
Title: Re: John Gillis Sr. Lot 14, Prince Edward Island
Post by: *Sandra* on Friday 16 March 18 20:58 GMT (UK)

Link to Inverness...........Good Luck spuddy.............

Title: Re: Gillis & MacLellan families who emigrated to Prince Edward Island, Canada
Post by: Skoosh on Friday 16 March 18 21:02 GMT (UK)
Gadget, done the hills on them, apart from Benbecula  ;D So the name is Gillies but beyond me I'm afraid.

Skoosh.
Title: Re: Gillis & MacLellan families who emigrated to Prince Edward Island, Canada
Post by: Gadget on Friday 16 March 18 21:05 GMT (UK)
Oh dear, I was hoping that you'd know  :-\

I wonder if Annie has info as she knows about South Uist - but she's not been on since Ne'erday.
Title: Re: Gillis & MacLellan families who emigrated to Prince Edward Island, Canada
Post by: Gadget on Friday 16 March 18 21:08 GMT (UK)
Spuddy

Can you give us some full names of your ancestors, please? Also, what was their religion?

Gadget
Title: Re: Gillis & MacLellan families who emigrated to Prince Edward Island, Canada
Post by: Gadget on Friday 16 March 18 21:17 GMT (UK)
The Gillies who stayed behind on Barra were all Roman Catholic, so records will be very sparce. 19 baptisms on Barra - Craigston, St Brendans 1837-50. Many more marriages from early 19th C.

(Not many Church records before then. You'd need to go to other sources )
Title: Re: Gillis & MacLellan families who emigrated to Prince Edward Island, Canada
Post by: Gadget on Friday 16 March 18 21:25 GMT (UK)
I've messaged one of our members who has a lot of info on South Uist. Hope she can help.

Gadget
Title: Re: Gillis & MacLellan families who emigrated to Prince Edward Island, Canada
Post by: Gadget on Friday 16 March 18 21:36 GMT (UK)
Also this site:

http://www.hebridespeople.com/2012/07/emigrant-database-live/

http://www.hebridespeople.com/

Most of the info that I have are from specialist books, papers and oral accounts, especially relating to the Clearances, rather than individual families.

Gadget
Title: Re: Gillis & MacLellan families who emigrated to Prince Edward Island, Canada
Post by: Gadget on Friday 16 March 18 22:03 GMT (UK)
Some background that might be of interest:

http://www.electricscotland.com/history/canada/hebrides_breton.htm


Gadget
Title: Re: Gillis & MacLellan families who emigrated to Prince Edward Island, Canada
Post by: Skoosh on Saturday 17 March 18 07:41 GMT (UK)
Gadget, you're doin good! One problem is that the folk used a patronymic amongst themselves but would need a surname to emigrate & these might not be very old.

Skoosh.
Title: Re: Gillis & MacLellan families who emigrated to Prince Edward Island, Canada
Post by: Gadget on Saturday 17 March 18 09:01 GMT (UK)
Think I'll wait for Annie now.

The Hebridean emigrants site might throw up something for spuddy.


Gadget

(winter definitely returned - snow flurries)