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 Genealogy - Scottish Ancestors, Easter Ross
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Does anyone have any information on Alexander McRae who was a shepherd at Corriefeol, top of Strathconon, around 1800? Also his wife Margaret Tuach.

Query posted by : Fraser McRae

24 Jul 2003 at 15.30
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I am looking for the McRae family that were at Corriefeol early 1800's. I have a Janet who married in Contin 1814, to John Matheson.
Any ideas ? Please email me at

Reply posted by : Kyle McAlllister

24 Feb 2004 at 18.17
My greatx3 grandfather was Alexander MacRae who was at Corriefeol around 1800. He had at least 5 children, Mary born 1814, Ann 1815, Kenneth 1818, George either 1823 or 1828 and Margaret 1826. Alexander's wife was Margaret MacKenzie, born abt 1792 so they would have married perhaps around 1810, same as your Janet. Could Alex and Janet be brother and sister? Corriefeol is just one house so if Janet was there they must be family.

Reply posted by : Fraser McRae

3 Mar 2004 at 15.08
According to family records, Alexander was my greatx3 grandfather, with his eldest son Kenneth my great-great grandfather

Reply posted by : Calum MacRae

11 Oct 2010 at 19.49
My GGG Grandmother was Mary McRae from Corrievuic which is only 200/300 metres across the river from Correfeol . She was born circa 1806 and married Murdo Matheson ( shepherd from Glenorrin ) in 1830 . Her parents were Alexander McRae and Mary Macgrigor . She had at least 2 brothers , Duncan born 1813 and Kenneth born 1816 .

Reply posted by : Larry Templeton

12 Oct 2010 at 22.14
My oldest ancestor was Alexander MacRae who married Margaret Tuach. She was born c1790 and died at Creruie, Contin 7th May 1872

They had children:- Mary, Ann Kenneth (my line) Geoarge Margaret Chirsty.

Alexanders line was recognised by the Lyon Court
by a grant of Arms

Reply posted by : John MacRae Of Kergord

19 Jan 2011 at 15.46
Alexander and Margaret were my ancestors and I have a very comprehenisve record of the descendants of their son Kenneth. I would be very interested through which sibling you are descended. my e mail if
I never been able to trace further back.

Reply posted by : John MacRae Of Kergord

19 Jan 2011 at 16.06
Have you read the report issued in 2010 by NOSAS ( North of Scotland Archaeological Society ) of their detailed survey of Upper Strathconon which includes lots of interesting archaeology at Corrievuic and Correfeol plus nearby sheilings , illicit whisky stills etc . There is also an interesting surname study for the various townships nearby which includes a Kenneth MacRae on 1717/1718 rentals . You can get it free from their website ( ) - 'Report of Phase Two Scardroy and Upper Strathconon' .

Just thought you might be interested .

Reply posted by : Larry Templeton

19 Jan 2011 at 17.15
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