Author Topic: John Gillis Sr. Lot 14, Prince Edward Island  (Read 901 times)

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John Gillis Sr. Lot 14, Prince Edward Island
« 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

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Re: John Gillis Sr. Lot 14, Prince Edward Island
« Reply #2 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

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Re: John Gillis Sr. Lot 14, Prince Edward Island
« Reply #3 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.  :-\

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Re: John Gillis Sr. Lot 14, Prince Edward Island
« Reply #4 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.

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Re: John Gillis Sr. Lot 14, Prince Edward Island
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 14 March 18 19:15 GMT (UK) »
You could use Scotland General.............

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Re: John Gillis Sr. Lot 14, Prince Edward Island
« Reply #6 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  :)


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Gillis & MacLellan families who emigrated to Prince Edward Island, Canada
« Reply #7 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.

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Re: Gillis & MacLellan families who emigrated to Prince Edward Island, Canada
« Reply #8 on: Friday 16 March 18 15:26 GMT (UK) »
Is this a list of the same families that you put up here?

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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.
Census &  BMD information Crown Copyright www.nationalarchives.gov.uk and GROS - www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk