Author Topic: Robert McGregor and Mary Sutherland 1762  (Read 3255 times)

Offline jamesmatthews45

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Robert McGregor and Mary Sutherland 1762
« on: Monday 12 October 09 15:58 BST (UK) »
I hope you will all forgive me but I am new to all of this and any help is appreciated.

I am looking to find anything on Robert McGregor and Mary Sutherland both of whom I believe were from Sempster (Caithness) the wording I have been given is as follows:

They were matrimonially contracted in order to marriage, 14th or 21st June 1762
Most of the information has come from a Great Aunt who got a lot from the Scottish Records Office and New Registry House.  She has said that her mother always said the McGregor’s went to Caithness after the troubles and it could be true as Robert and Mary Married only 16 years after the battle of Culloden.

I have lots more information on our family living in this area right up to about 1900 Latheron, Berriedale, Knockally, Buoltach etc.

I have gone back to Robert and Mary as I can’t seem to go back any further.  Can anyone help?

I was also sent an extract from ‘Highland Clearances Trail’ describing Badbea and how people were cleared (evicted) from Auchencraig, Berriedale, by Donald Horne in 1830 and that the site had first been settled as early as 1770 by a family of Sutherlands from Berriedale.  However, I don’t know if there is a family connection. 

I have more information on this couple. Their children either Born or Baptised:

Margaret Baptised 18th July 1762

John Baptised 7th October 1764 at Latheron (Sempster)

Mary 10th April 1768

Charles 13th August 1770

Anna May 1775

Regards, Jim
McGregor, Sutherland