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Re: Cille Choirill Brae Lochaber: Archibald Mcdonald & Ann Gillies
« Reply #18 on: Tuesday 02 March 10 09:14 GMT (UK) »
Helen,

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Re: Cille Choirill Brae Lochaber: Archibald Mcdonald & Ann Gillies
« Reply #19 on: Tuesday 02 March 10 09:25 GMT (UK) »
Hi Unachan

Just click on the small green scroll under Helen's name on the l/h side and this will take you through to the PM service  :)

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Cille Choirill Brae Lochaber: Archibald Mcdonald & Ann Gillies
« Reply #20 on: Tuesday 02 March 10 10:21 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

Have just been looking at all the info again, and realised my maths let me down!

By 41 census, Archibald was born c1790, Ann c1791
By 51 census, Archibald was born c1791, Ann c1796
By burial records, Archibald was born c1796

Coll in 41 was born c1828, by death date was born c1831

If Samuel was born c1806, Ann would have been 15 if born in 1791; 10 if born in 1796.

It is therefore possible that this Archibald and Ann were his parents, but equally possible that they were not!

So, if anyone has anymore information that would clarify this issue, would be most grateful!

Thanks.
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Re: Cille Choirill Brae Lochaber: Archibald Mcdonald & Ann Gillies
« Reply #21 on: Tuesday 09 March 10 02:35 GMT (UK) »
Hello Helen and Unachan,
I am a Sister of St Joseph in Sydney Australia and we are compiling a genealogy of Mary MacKillop. Would either of you have family trees or genealogys done of your lines back to Mary.  We've had hundreds of contacts claiming kinship with her and we are trying to accurately update our own records.
Thank you
Kath O'Connor rsj

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Re: Cille Choirill Brae Lochaber: Archibald Mcdonald & Ann Gillies
« Reply #22 on: Tuesday 09 March 10 08:22 GMT (UK) »
Dear Kath,

I would be delighted to send you my family tree,  ironically it is because of the link with mary mackillop that I have been left to doubt our geneology as the family trees compiled do not have my relative where she should be, ie as a  sister to father Coll Macdonald, so ironically I feel that I have to find  some evidence.On the other  hand the fact that my gt gt grandfather was a macdonald from Spean Bridge probably means that he was related in some way !
In my case I would rather wait until I have something more conclusive than word of mouth before I state my families relationship to her, althougn when my great gt grandfather was talking about his Uncle Coll ( priest and cousin to mary makillop) he would not have known that one day she would be so celebrated. Back then father Coll was the well known figure.
As you can see from Unachans posting he is descended through Archibald " Droichoid" of Cranachan macdonalds , mary mackillop was descended through his brother , Donald, and I believe I am descended through another brother Angus.
As soon as I have something a little more concrete I will get back to you,
very best wishes, Helen

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Re: Cille Choirill Brae Lochaber: Archibald Mcdonald & Ann Gillies
« Reply #23 on: Tuesday 09 March 10 15:48 GMT (UK) »
Helen, one of the Mackillop's married a shepherd from Speyside named Ross and lived in Shesgnan on the top of the Spey, just through from Glen Roy......Skoosh.

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Re: Cille Choirill Brae Lochaber: Archibald Mcdonald & Ann Gillies
« Reply #24 on: Tuesday 09 March 10 17:35 GMT (UK) »
Dear Skoosh,
Thankyou  for the info, but my clementina Macdonald was (I'm hoping to prove ) a cousin to Mary Mackillops mother , Flora macdonald.
Clementina married Allen Macdonald and Flora married  Alexander Mackillop.....
very best,Helen

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Re: Cille Choirill Brae Lochaber: Archibald Mcdonald & Ann Gillies
« Reply #25 on: Thursday 11 March 10 01:02 GMT (UK) »
Hi Helen, Lovely to hear from you. Below is what I have on your Angus and his children. Who is your ancestor of the 3 girls? Can you send what genealogy you have and I will try and put it together with what i have and send it back to you. I haven't heard back from Unachan yet but look forward to hearing from him.
Warm regards Kath
(There were to brothers Angus Mor - "Inch" and "Drocoid")
14. Angus Mor Drochoid McDonald (6.Donald3, 2.Donald2, 1.Angus1) b. of, Cranachan, Inverness, Scotland, m. Mary McDonald.
Children:
i Catherine McDonald m. Alexander McDonald.
ii Donald McDonald.
iii Flora McDonald m. Donald Gillies.
iv Mary McDonald m. John McDonald.
v Coll (Rev.) McDonald b. 6 Feb 1812, d. 30 Nov 1879.

15. Angus Mor (?Inch) McDonald (6.Donald3, 2.Donald2, 1.Angus1) b. of, Cranachan, Inverness, Scotland, m. Mary Corbett.
Children:
i Donald McDonald b. 1810, m. Marcella McDonald.

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Re: Cille Choirill Brae Lochaber: Archibald Mcdonald & Ann Gillies
« Reply #26 on: Thursday 11 March 10 08:27 GMT (UK) »
Kathoc,  Insh is a farm on the left bank of the Spean, opposite Roybridge, Drochaid (bridge) could refer to Roybridge itself?....Skoosh.