Author Topic: John Gillis Sr. Lot 14, Prince Edward Island  (Read 680 times)

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Re: Gillis & MacLellan families who emigrated to Prince Edward Island, Canada
« Reply #18 on: Friday 16 March 18 21:08 GMT (UK) »
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Can you give us some full names of your ancestors, please? Also, what was their religion?

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Re: Gillis & MacLellan families who emigrated to Prince Edward Island, Canada
« Reply #19 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 )
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Re: Gillis & MacLellan families who emigrated to Prince Edward Island, Canada
« Reply #20 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.

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Re: Gillis & MacLellan families who emigrated to Prince Edward Island, Canada
« Reply #21 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.

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Re: Gillis & MacLellan families who emigrated to Prince Edward Island, Canada
« Reply #22 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


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Re: Gillis & MacLellan families who emigrated to Prince Edward Island, Canada
« Reply #23 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.

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Re: Gillis & MacLellan families who emigrated to Prince Edward Island, Canada
« Reply #24 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.


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