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Murdo (Murdoch) and Margaret MacGregor (nee Baine) in Ross and Cromarty
« on: Thursday 11 December 14 13:49 GMT (UK) »
Oh please, say someone can help me, before I start pulling my own hair out!

I've come to a real dead end looking for relatives on my Fathers side. Has anyone come across the names Murdo (Murdoch) and Margaret MacGregor (nee Baine)?

According to details found on the "ScotlandsPeople" website and Ancestry.co.uk, Murdo and Margaret were born approximately 1771 in Ross and Cromarty. I can't find any birth records or a marriage record (so perhaps they didn't marry). They had three children :

John MacGregor (born 1794 in Dingwall),
Margaret MacGregor (born 1796 in Dingwall) and
Alexander MacGregor (born 1799 in Dingwall).

The only record I've found of Murdo and Margaret is from the 1841 Scotland Census. They lived on Broom Hill in Kilmuir Easter parish, Ross and Cromarty. Living with them were David and Margaret MacKenzie (aged 16 and 12). As far as I can work out, these are M&M's grandchildren - their daughter Margaret married Murdoch MacKenzie. Also living with them was George Wright, aged 14 - I'm not sure who he is. I can find no death records either.

I've tried all sorts of combinations to try and track them down without any success. I'd really like to see if I can go further back as the old rumour in our family is that we're somehow related to Rob Roy MacGregor. I'd like to see if its true or not

Any help you can you give would be massively appreciated

Jo

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Re: Murdo (Murdoch) and Margaret MacGregor (nee Baine) in Ross and Cromarty
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 11 December 14 15:44 GMT (UK) »
Rob Roy was born Stirling. R&C is in Inverness, so why do you think they are related?
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Re: Murdo (Murdoch) and Margaret MacGregor (nee Baine) in Ross and Cromarty
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 11 November 18 00:24 GMT (UK) »
I'm sorry I can't help you further.
But I am a McGregor, and my mother is a Margaret McGregor.
We are distant cousins of Roy Roy, so you are probably right that you are relations too.
My cousin has done a family tree.
Good luck on your search.