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Sutherland / Re: Burial ground of John MacKay
« on: Sunday 04 July 21 15:35 BST (UK)  »
Looks like Oldshoremore


Inverness / Re: McDonald - Urquhart & Glenmoriston
« on: Monday 21 June 21 00:29 BST (UK)  »
I don't know you either.  I have a few Grant's in my line 4 different unrelated families all via marriage.  And on my maternal side two UEL's hence I have strong interest in colonial history including HBC and the fur trade as kin from Skye and the Orkney's did 2 terms with them.

So no idea where Peter Grant from Skye came from...too bad. its a memorial erected by his friends.


Inverness / Re: McDonald - Urquhart & Glenmoriston
« on: Sunday 20 June 21 19:43 BST (UK)  »

I haven't read this post for years so the activity the last two days spiked my interest.

Your factoid re Peter Grant in Skye caught my attention.  I assume this is just hypothesis as no BMD records prior to 1800 for Skye survived.  And the number of surviving OPR births of all Grant's on Skye 1800-1855 is less than 50 suggesting a small population.

The other statement was that Alexander Grant (2nd Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada), was also a Judge. He was a Justice of the Peace which is completely different. A JP's role is civil only settling minor disputes and representing the Governor's office in matters of state.  There were 4 JP's each assigned to an area.  Given his residence was at Grosse Point I'll assume he had the SW division which was west of the Grand River to the St. Clair River. 


Scotland / Re: Scotland probate record
« on: Monday 14 June 21 11:33 BST (UK)  »
You folks are too quick for my fat fingers...

She died 08 Apr 1927 Royal Infirmary usual residence 10 Dublin St.  She died of burns and there is an RCE confirming an accidental death.  Cowper was the informant.  Father John was a shoemaker mother Christian Campbell and this one is single.


Renfrewshire / Re: Looking for JOHN 'jock' RICHMOND dob CIRCA 1938 PAISLEY
« on: Monday 14 June 21 10:13 BST (UK)  »
Seems you may be chasing the wrong John
There is one born 1939 Paisley.
But under deaths there is one who died 1939 Paisley age 0.

There are 9 other births of a John 1937-1940 in Scotland.
3 of those have second given names does Kennedy, Muir or McCann fit into his family.


Ross & Cromarty / Re: Catherine Murray (Graham) - Stornoway
« on: Sunday 13 June 21 20:23 BST (UK)  »
1901 Census

GRAHAM GORMELIA 1901 F Age 4 Stornoway Ross and Cromarty
She is with her mother Catherine (father is absent), and siblings Murdo, John, and Marion.


Sorry forgot to include the one who died in 1943 (Gormelia Morrison) is the witness married to Roderick Graham.

Ross & Cromarty / Re: Catherine Murray (Graham) - Stornoway
« on: Sunday 13 June 21 15:41 BST (UK)  »
Its Gormelia, the English translation of Gormshuill according to the wife.  She says one her nieces daughters carries the name.

It is also mentioned a few places on Google.


Argyllshire / Re: Angus McLeod and Christina McKenzie (born abt. 1790)
« on: Saturday 12 June 21 07:17 BST (UK)  »
I don't think the chap in in Edinburgh is the one.  Different children.

Marriage... Dalness. At Melbourne, Australia, on 3d March last, Thomas Hamilton, Esq. of Glen-Pidder, to Jane, daughter of the late Mr Angus Macleod, Supervisor of Excise, Edinburgh.  1858

Marriage... Glasgow, on the Ist instant, by the Rev. David Brown, D.D, Mr William Innes, to Catherine Ross, eldest daughter of the late Angus Macleod, Esq., Inland Revenue.  1858

The only death in the papers I see is:
At High Street, Paisley, on the 27th ult., Mr Angus Macleod, late of the Excise. 1850

So with 2 in Excise a bit more complicated.


Ross & Cromarty / Re: David Fferne, the short man.
« on: Thursday 10 June 21 23:39 BST (UK)  »
I see David S Fernie which is a fairly common surname but matters not he is on the small side.


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