thank you Lucas for your assistance. I do have the book the Macraes Down Under.
The problem we are having is that no birth record has been found for William Alexander McRae born at Dunmore Hunters River. There is also no marriage record of William McRae to Mary Ross listed as the mother of William Alexander McRae on the death certificate. We believe it is possible that Alexander McRae and Mary McInnis who came out on the Midlothian raised our William Alexander because of the birthtown listed on the death certificate as well as the names of William Alexander's children being called after Alexander and Mary's other children.
We believe that Mary Ross (whose family came to Australia on the Ontario and was also in the Dunmore Largs area at that time may have given birth to William Alexander McRae and the father could have been William McRae who came out on the Midlothian with his family.
We have found that William McRae left the Dunmore (Largs) area soon after the time of our William Alexanders birth and married a lass in Victoria. Similarly Mary Ross married another lad and continued to reside in the area.
All a bit of a puzzle and no real evidence.
any help would be appreciated.
Reply posted by : Kath McRae