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Fri 24 November 2017
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This information is for Antony MacRae
Tghankyou for getting in contact with me. sorry have delayed in answering but don't have much time these days. My knowledge of my family tree is poor but give me time and I can produce it back to 1803. My grandfather was Ewen MacRae who migrated to Ausgtralia in about the 1840's he married Suzanne Izard (who happens to be the sister of Don Bradmans Mother). They were in the Compbelltown Moss Vale area NSW and arrived/settled at Lake Cargelligo in the Northern Riverina Area in about 1872. Their family consisted of my Father Kenneth William born 1883 at Lake Cargelligo, George, Farquhar, Ewen, Christopher, Johnny, Augustus who died at about 12 yrs of age, Hannah, Eliza, Barbara. Ellen all of whom are now deceased (remember this information is from memory so hopefully haven't missed any of them). Then my family from the oldest down Joan , Ellen, Ewen,Kenneth and Annie (Twins) Austin, Keith and Allan (Twins). We were all born at Lake Cargelligo. They are all still living. I am the youngest and will be 70 on 31/12/03. We had two properties at Lake Cargelligo totalling about 4,000 acres. One block was irrigation and the other dry land. These were sold to my Brother in law Frank Golding in 1949. I joing the Postmaster Generals Department in 2/12/48 working in the Post Office and transferred to Telecom 1965, stayed with Telecom in the split up in 1975 and took a redundancy in 7/1/88. Since then I have worked on the land, about 6 years with a wool broker, other odd jobs. In 1988 my youngest son ( I have three sons and four daughters and 20 grand children) at that time wanted to go into business by himself and asked me to join him with a helping hand. I promised three months and am still there. I haven't visited Scotkland but my Briother Ewen went to the last MacRae reunion and had a great time. He visited Eilean Donnan Castle. I had planed to go there about 1996 but for some reason never got there. Its probably out of the question now. I am in good health and have been a sportsman all my life. At present play lawn bowls. That is enough for now maybe I will hear from you again.
Thanks again for your query
Keith MacRae Parkes NSW (Central West and only about two hours drive to Lake Cargelligo)

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Hello there

I have recently been informed by my wonderful father that I have a Scottish grandfather.

Now that may not seem that strange to you all but when I tell you that my father hadn't mentioned this for the first 40 years of my life, it does gain some ground as kind off strange.

Now the only reason this came about was in fact that I had to attend a dinner dance and myself and the men from my table all decided to wear kilts.

I ended up being the only one who did and I have to say that I stood out like a lion in a cat house.

Now when telling my family what a great time my wife and I had and how much I liked wearing a kilt, my father then asked what kilt I had worn.

I explained that I worn a dress Stewart kilt, with this my father choose to land his tramp card.

He proudly asked why I wore that tartan, when I was fully entitled to ware the kilt of his fathers own clan.

Of course I thought he was joking until he explained that his real father had indeed been a McRae.

This was four years ago and I hope this doesnt offend any one but since then I have taken to wearing a kilt to weddings and dinner dances etc, etc.

I've been doing some research and plan to bring my father up to see his fathers clans castle and visiting the sites.

This won't be for a year or so as he is recovering from a few medical issues but as soon as he's back on his feet we will make the journey.

I think my real question is how well we will be received, as I was born here in England as was my father.

He had no choice on his surname as he was very young when his father and mother split up.

He does hold a certain pride regarding his real father and where he was from and I know he would love to visit the area and possibly find out more about our ancestors.

your comments are welcome.

David

Query posted by : David Osborn

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Hello there

I'm not sure if I should have posted this here but here goes.

I have recently been informed by my wonderful father that I have a Scottish grandfather.

Now that may not seem that strange to you all but when I tell you that my father hadn't mentioned this for the first 40 years of my life, it does gain some ground as kind off strange.

Now the only reason this came about was in fact that I had to attend a dinner dance and myself and the men from my table all decided to wear kilts.

I ended up being the only one who did and I have to say that I stood out like a lion in a cat house.

Now when telling my family what a great time my wife and I had and how much I liked wearing a kilt, my father then asked what kilt I had worn.

I explained that I worn a dress Stewart kilt, with this my father choose to land his tramp card.

He proudly asked why I wore that tartan, when I was fully entitled to ware the kilt of his fathers own clan.

Of course I thought he was joking until he explained that his real father had indeed been a McRae.

This was four years ago and I hope this doesnt offend any one but since then I have taken to wearing a kilt to weddings and dinner dances etc, etc.

I've been doing some research and plan to bring my father up to see his fathers clans castle and visiting the sites.

This won't be for a year or so as he is recovering from a few medical issues but as soon as he's back on his feet we will make the journey.

I think my real question is how well we will be received, as I was born here in England as was my father.

He had no choice on his surname as he was very young when his father and mother split up.

He does hold a certain pride regarding his real father and where he was from and I know he would love to visit the area and possibly find out more about our ancestors.

Your comments are welcome.

David

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