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Duncan McRae (Kenyon, Glengarry, Ontario)died in 1849, his wife, Mary McLeod McRae, died at the birth of their child, Colin, in 1841.

Mary's death is reported in the book, "Historical Sketch of Kenyon Presbyterian Church, Dunvegan by Reverend Donald N. MacMilian as the birth of her son, Colin, was the first recorded for the church. "Colin McRae, born the 18th July, 1841, baptized on 25th; parents Duncan McRae and Mary McLeod who died at his delivery; residence No. 20-9th concession of Kenyon, Glengarry, Upper Canada."

I have a marriage in the parish of Glenelg, Scotland of Duncan McRae and Mary McLeod in 1821. Duncan was a shepherder from Eilean Reich south of Glenelg.

I'm unsure if these are mine. My Duncan and Mary's children were born in Ontario, Canada starting in 1825. Their middle son, John, my ancestor wrote a one page summary of his life reporting his parents' names and when his father died and said they were from the Highlands in Scotland.

Anyone out there connected or have any direction for me to go next?

Query posted by : Robyn Dowd

17 Mar 2009 at 00.04
The following replies have been posted in response to the above query. They are sorted chronologically according to the time of receipt, with the most recent at the end of the page.
Hi there. My name is Iain MacRae and I have recently been trying to decipher some family records that were given to me by my father.

I don't think this is much help, but it seems that my g.g.g. grandfather, Murdo(ch) MacRae (b. 1789) immigrated to Canada in 1831. One of his sons, Donald, purchased the north half of Concession 7, Lot 30 (100 acres), in Kenyon Township, in 1853. I also see that there were later purchases of part of Lot 31 and all of Lot 32. I also see that Concession 8/9, Lots 24/25 were also purchased by my g.g. grandfather Donald and were bequeathed to one of his daughters Sarah. Concession 9, Lot 29 was split between 2 of Murdo's sons, John and Alexander (McRae). My grandfather (Donald) grew up on one of those properties and it was only about 20 years ago that my great-uncle Duncan died and the land was sold off. Anyway, that doesn't help a whole lot, but it seems our ancestors would have known each other.


Reply posted by : Iain MacRae

21 Nov 2009 at 22.48
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