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Alexander McGillis
« on: Saturday 20 May 17 01:30 BST (UK) »
Might anyone have information on Alexander McGillis, who was married to a Helen McGillis 2 February, 1831 at St. Raphael's Church in Glengary Ontario?

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Re: Alexander McGillis
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 20 May 17 06:19 BST (UK) »
Welcome to RootsChat  :)

The image of the marriage is on Anc   Alexander is listed of Cornwall? and son of Alexander McGillis and ? Mc Linnon?? and Ellen McGillis was the daughter of August McGillis and Marguerite McQueen 
Transcription also on Family Search https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XLPT-VXK

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Added - Family Search has a record of their daughter's Margaret's death in 1922 and her father's birthplace is listed as Scotland  https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-DY8Q-JH7?mode=g&cc=1307826 which ties in with the 1851 census with this family living in    Stormont County, Cornwall, Ontario.   All children born Canada

Alex MacGillis  48 Farmer b Scotland  Roman Catholic
Nelly MacGillis 46 b Canada
Allan  19
Donald 16
Anne 13
Margaret 11
John 9
Mary 7
Catherine 4
Mary M 2

At the time of their daughter Catherine's death her father's birthplace was listed as Edinburgh Scotland https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXX4-W4J

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Re: Alexander McGillis
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 20 May 17 13:32 BST (UK) »
Thank you for the reply. I'm a little new at this and appreciate your help. Is there any way to find out the birth place of Alexander? He is my great-great grandfather, and I would love to see where I am from. I know there is the area of Loch Morar, near Skye, where a large clan of Gillises lived.

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Re: Alexander McGillis
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 20 May 17 13:58 BST (UK) »
You can look for possible baptisms on Scotland's Peoples website.    However I have looked quickly and can't see anything obvious unless as you suggest he was possibly a Gillis   On Family Search the death of one of Alexander's daughter's Annie does list Alexander's birth place as Invernesshire  https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXFK-2ZS

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Edit -there are trees on Anc that suggest his father Alexander was born in 1773 in Morar but I can't see any sources

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Re: Alexander McGillis
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 20 May 17 14:08 BST (UK) »
Kay, your kindness to help is much appreciated. Thank you.

Kelley