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Offline Noells

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Re: Laing Family from North Uist 1853
« Reply #18 on: Sunday 22 September 13 02:46 BST (UK) »
Hi Ken

I really appreciate your thanks.

Isn't Rootschat a wonderful site. I have had lots of help from various Rootschatters over the years, and if I can I like to see what help I can offer.

I have sent you a private message.

Noells
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Re: Laing Family from North Uist 1853
« Reply #19 on: Tuesday 01 December 15 07:30 GMT (UK) »
Hi Ken,

Only just came across your Laing post and wanted to let you know that I'm descended from Angus Ferguson and Janet Laing via their son Roderick who is my great great grandfather.
I have lots of information about the family and their time in Australia. I even have a photo of Angus and Janet and a photo of a jug they brought out to Australia on the Hercules.
I've been looking into their time back in North Uist, would love to share any info you may have on it.

Cheers

Shelley Tonkin
Perth, Western Australia
Tonkin: Cornwall, Devon, Western Australia
Mochen: Dimaro-Italy, New Zealand, Western Australia
Patzel/Neugerbauer/Vorwerk: Poland, South Australia
Wheatley: Barcombe-Sussex, South Australia, Western Australia
Skipworth: Lincolnshire, South Australia, Western Australia
Barbary/Paull: St Agnes-Cornwall
Morton: London, South Australia, Western Australia
Ferguson/Laing/MacDonald/MacVicar: North Uist, Scotland
Scott: Ceres, Fife, Scotland
Anderson: Norwich, Eng
Mather: Nottingham-Norwich, Eng

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Re: Laing Family from North Uist 1853
« Reply #20 on: Wednesday 02 December 15 15:55 GMT (UK) »
Hi Shelley,

It is wonderful to hear from you. I had almost given up hope of ever making contact with a distant relative (literally and figuratively) from Australia. I would be very interested in any information or details you wish to share with me, and will be only too happy to reciprocate.

I will send you a PM with my email details. I am rewriting my family tree website to make it more accurate and up to date. It is about one third done, so an injection of Oz family member details will be greatly appreciated.

Cheers

Ken

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Re: Laing Family from North Uist 1853
« Reply #21 on: Monday 16 October 17 14:06 BST (UK) »
Hi Ken,
I don't know if you still monitor this thread, but I think we share common ancestors. My paternal grandmother was Harriet Laing, born 04 May 1889, North Uist. Her husband was Archibald Sinclair of Dunoon Argyllshire. Our common Laing ancestors may have been Ronald Laing and Margaret MacDonald.

I have information on Harriet's family which may add to your tree if we are related.

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Re: Laing Family from North Uist 1853
« Reply #22 on: Monday 16 October 17 14:35 BST (UK) »
Hi Sandy,
Always glad to hear from others working on family trees, especially if they link with mine. I am still working on my tree and would love to exchange info with you.

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Re: Laing Family from North Uist 1853
« Reply #23 on: Monday 16 October 17 15:06 BST (UK) »
Hi Ken,
Harriet Laing had two children, Robert Alexander Laing Sinclair. my father and Flora Sinclair, who was known as Florence to several branches of the family, which I only discovered this year. Flora was married twice.
This is what I have on Harriet Laing's parents and siblings.
 
Husband   Alexander Laing   
Birth   May 23, 1859   North Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom   
Marriage         
Death   May 30, 1930   North Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom   
Burial   After May 30, 1930   North Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom   
Parents   John Laing and Margaret Laing [MacDonald]
       
Wife   Flora Laing [Macdonald]   
Birth   Oct. 15, 1863   North Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom   
Death   Apr. 24, 1938   23 Cnoc an Torran, North Uist, Scotland, UK   
Parents   Roderick (Rory) MacDonald and Harriet MacDonald       

Children

1   Margaret Laing   
Gender   Female   
Birth   Sep. 11, 1884   23 Cnoc an Torran, North Uist, Scotland, UK   
Husband      
Marriage         
Death   Before 1905   Glasgow, Scotland, UK   
Burial         

2   Roderick Laing   
Gender   Male   
Birth   Sep. 22, 1886   North Uist, Eilean Siar, Scotland, United Kingdom   
Wife      
Marriage         
Death   Dec. 10, 1950   North Uist, Eilean Siar, Scotland, United Kingdom   
Burial         

3   Harriet Sinclair [Laing]   
Gender   Female   
Birth   May 4, 1889   North Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom   
Husband   Archibald Sinclair   
Marriage   Nov. 16, 1916   Govan Parish Church, Govan, Glassgow   
Death   1961   Denniston, Glasgow   
Burial         

4   John Archibald Laing   
Gender   Male   
Birth   Jun. 29, 1891   Knockintorran, North Uist   
Wife      
Marriage         
Death      Kirn, Argyll & Bute, Scot   

5   Donald Ewen Laing   
Gender   Male   
Birth   Nov. 23, 1893   North Uist, Eilean Siar, Scotland, United Kingdom   
Wife   Mary Myrtle Laing [Givens]   
Marriage         
Death   Dec. 7, 1949   Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States   

6   Anne Laing   
Gender   Female   
Birth   Feb. 22, 1896   Knockintorran, North Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom   
Husband      
Marriage         
Death      Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom   
Burial         

7   Alexander Laing   
Gender   Male   
Birth   Jan. 3, 1899   North Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom   
Death      Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom   
Burial         

8   Archibald Laing   
Gender   Male   
Birth   Apr. 17, 1901   Knockintorran, North Uist, Eilean Siar, Scotland, United Kingdom   
Death      Devizes, Wilts, England   
Burial         

9   Flora Laing   
Gender   Female   
Birth   Apr. 19, 1903   Knockintorran, North Uist   

10   Margaret Laing   
Gender   Female   
Birth   Aug. 5, 1905   Knockintorran, North Uist, Eilean Siar, Scotland,   
Death      Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom   

11   Marion MacInnes [Laing]   
Gender   Female   
Birth   Dec. 27, 1907   North Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom   
Husband   John Archibald MacDonald MacInnes   
Marriage   Aug. 30, 1938   Knockintorran, North Uist, Eilean Siar, Scotland,   
Death   About 1974   North Uist, Eilean Siar, Scotland, UK   
 

12   Norman Laing   
Gender   Male   
Birth   Nov. 19, 1910   North Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom   
Wife   Christina Sutherland Laing [Bremner]   
Marriage   1945   Morningside, Edinburgh   
Death   1986   Wick Caithness Scotland   
Burial      Wick, Cathness   


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Re: Laing Family from North Uist 1853
« Reply #24 on: Monday 16 October 17 15:17 BST (UK) »
Sandy,

Many thanks for that info. I attach the PDF I told you about.

Ken

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Re: Laing Family from North Uist 1853
« Reply #25 on: Thursday 03 January 19 08:10 GMT (UK) »
Hi Ken,  My ancestors (Macleans) also came from North Uist on the Hercules.  Have you found the information you were seeking - I realise this post is an old one but I am just exploring Rootschat.   You may also be interested in a new Facebook page called "Friends of the White Hut Gaelic Cemetery"
I also know of people in Mount Gambier, South Australila who had realtives Laings on the ship ... have you made that connection by any chance.   Their surname is Henness.  If not let's know and I can pass on your details... email would be great.
Let's know any connections to MacLeans back in North Uist too!

Hi all
More ancestors of mine left N.U. on HMS Hercules 1853 and only some arrived Port Adelaide on that ship. They were all from the same Laing family.
The father Alexander Laing died N.U. about 1847, and the mother Catherine (Macdonald) Laing my ancestor, immigrated with her children on Hercules.
They were eldest daughter Janet (19) and new husband Angus Ferguson (27), daughter Margaret Laing (17) {these three arrived P.A. on Hercules}, mother Catherine (45), Ann (16), Ranald (14) listed as Ronald, Alexander (12) and Flora (8) were on Hercules when it left Campbelltown 1852 and were reported as transhipped to Olivia sometime during the voyage. Probably when Hercules was in quarantine in Cork, Ireland Feb, '53.
They do not appear on the Olivia passenger list. A search of all passenger lists for 1852/53 failed to find any of them.
Any information about the Ferguson's and Janet Laing after they arrived Adelaide would be great.
Illumination of possible connections to the missing Laing family members would also aid me in my search.
PS Flora was aged 8 at the time, don't know why funny face appeared there in the text!

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Re: Laing Family from North Uist 1853
« Reply #26 on: Friday 04 January 19 00:12 GMT (UK) »
Hi maccavr,

Thank you for the contact and info within it. I am always happy to chat about possible links to my FT.

The Henness family name is not one that I've come across so far and look forward to exploring that possible link.

I attach a pdf of links found in my Australian research so far and hope you can recognise someone in it.

My NU ancestors have a few links to MacLeans there and it would be good to expand that also.

Kind regards,
Ken