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Re: Mowat Westerdale
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 22 December 12 20:39 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Scoosh, will do. found something earlier very interesting, about Axl   Mowat, was the first and only  Baron in Norway , then a bit about his life as a Admiral , and life of his children but nothing to tie him in to the Caithness Mowat's. I'll go and have another look, Many thanks Nikitah :)     

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Re: Mowat Westerdale
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 22 December 12 20:56 GMT (UK) »
The Clearance of Grummore started in 1814, but the final 16 houses were cleared and burned in 1819, according to the entry on the RCAHMS website. There are also some good photographs on the Geograph website.

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Re: Mowat Westerdale
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 22 December 12 21:05 GMT (UK) »
Thank you, I don't think I will have time for Christmas, too much reading to do. catch you later Nikitah :)

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Re: Mowat Westerdale
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 22 December 12 23:08 GMT (UK) »
So here's my conclusion with help from you all, John Mowat and Isobel Miller married 1796 Bower abode Thura had children in various places in and around Halkirk from then until 1810, between 1810 and the 1841 census settled in Grummore then Patrick Sellers arrives burns their wee croft and they head back to family and fiends back in Halkirk, does this sound feasible,? Nikitah

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Re: Mowat Westerdale
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 23 December 12 09:10 GMT (UK) »
Sounds like a reasonable scenario.

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Re: Mowat Westerdale
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 23 December 12 19:34 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Spittalhill,we'll have to get Alastair Phillips ( if he is still with us) to write a second edition add  the Mowat's and your Mackay's living side by side in Grummore, then fleeing into Caithness. Have a great Christmas, Nikitah

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Re: Mowat Westerdale
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 23 December 12 20:30 GMT (UK) »
Some dramatis personae from the clearances, 

    http://www.fernandocandido.com/scotland/clearances-a-b-html

Alistair Phillips has long gone the same road as his Uncle George I'm afraid.

Have a nice Xmas, and if I get the lottery up I'll be buying that mill at Dale on the Thurso, if it's still there.

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Re: Mowat Westerdale
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 23 December 12 20:55 GMT (UK) »
thanks Scoosh, if you do get the mill you'll have to do B+ B then we can all visit. Spittalhill maybe just a coincidence but a witness at the baptism of John and Isobel's Son John born at Westerdale 1810 was a Neil Mackay. Nikitah

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Re: Mowat Westerdale
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 23 December 12 21:21 GMT (UK) »
Nik, Lottery winners don't do B & B, there will be no charge. Hope you like salmon?

http://www.caithness.org/atoz/westerdale/dalemill.htm

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