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« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 14 March 07 15:07 GMT (UK) »
I've found an interesting one in Dunnet, 1898. What were his parents' names? It's not a brawl but a fishing boat going down out of Thurso.

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« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 14 March 07 15:16 GMT (UK) »
Ray

I think he's alive and well and living in Scourie in the 1901

49/1 ED 2/1 page 6

Crofter House, Scourie:

George McKay, 57, Fisherman
Annie, 44,
Alexander, 12
Mary Ann, 10,
Johan H, 7,
William R, 5
Robina, 47, sister, general servant

All born Scourie except Annie - born Ardmore
William, 44, brother, Fisherman


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« Reply #11 on: Thursday 15 March 07 09:42 GMT (UK) »
Ray

As you've not come back on this, I find that Annie died in 1831, widow of George a crofter.  I have checked the registers for the 1901 - 1931 period and there are no Georges that jump out of the page in Caithness, Sutherland, Ross and Cromarty or Inverness. There are others in other Counties but not enough to go on.

Some feedback would help!

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« Reply #12 on: Thursday 15 March 07 10:44 GMT (UK) »
Sorry I did not get back sooner,I had visitors last night.I checked Scotlands People but no luck either.George's oldest son emigrated to South Africa but he would have inherited the croft when his father died.I have a copy of a letter from the factor dated 1909 agreeing to the transfer of the croft to his mother,Annie Mackay,which means that George was dead in 1909 or before.Ray in wet and miserable  Scourie

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« Reply #13 on: Thursday 15 March 07 10:50 GMT (UK) »
Hi Ray - It's started to clear in Coigach  :)

So, we have to concentrate on 1901 to 1909. However, the way that things work in all legal matter relating to crofting (even now), he might have died somewhat earlier than the 1909 cut off.

There surely must be a death certificate of some kind. Was there anything at all in the letter that gives any kind of clue?

Does the local Grazings Committee have records going back that far. Ours does. I have a 1901 listing when I think a return had to be made.

I'm away now until Tuesday but will see what i can come up with then.

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PS - Sun's now out :) You, marhat and I could have a mini-meeting in Lochinver!
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« Reply #14 on: Thursday 15 March 07 11:10 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for sending better weather,the sun is trying hard to make an appearance,
Dont know when exactly his son went to S.A. I will ask about grazings committee minutes etc.
Hope you have a nice trip.
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