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From: Karen MacRae <>
Subject: MACGILLIVRAY - Sleat, Isle of Skye
Date: Sat, 7 Aug 1999 20:00:25 +0100

Hi Don,

We may have a connection here. I have a Christy MCGILLIVRAY who married
John MACKINNON in Sleat round about 1815/17. She had several children,
but I only know the names of two - Catherine, born 1824 and Alexander,
born 1817 in Ord, Sleat. Your Christy may have been one of the other

Camuscross, Duisdale Beag and Cruard (not sure how you spell this last
one, but other two are current spellings) are all places in the parish
of Sleat. Camuscross and Cruard are side by side.

There are still a lot of MACLUREs in Sleat today.

Regarding your FINDLAYs - Broadford is a village in the south of Skye,
in the parish of Strath, the second biggest population centre on the
island. Raasay is another island off the east coast of Skye and is
included in the parish of Portree, which is the capital of Skye. The
population of Raasay is only about 200, so it might be easy to trace
your ancestors there. I do not know of any FINDLAYs there now, but
that's not to say there aren't any.

If you want any more information I will try to help, and I look forward
to hearing from you about Christy MACGILLIVRAY.

Best regards

Karen MacRae

In message <>, Don MacLure
<> writes
>Hi All
>I'm researching :
>MacLure, Findlay, McGillivray,Sutherland,Jenkins,Clark,Ross
>Malcolm abt 1821 GGrandfather
>Christy abt 1827 ( nee McGillivray )GGrandmother
>Mary abt 1855
>Kate abt 1857
>Donald abt 1859 ( Grandfather )
>Ann abt 1860
>Archibald abt 1863
>John abt 1865
>Malcolm abt 1867
>All the above appear to have been born in Sleat, and the children in
>Camiscross, on the isle of Skye, they then moved to Duisdale Beg before
>the 1881 Census.
>The McGillivray family lived in Cruard
>Donald, above, married a Jane Findlay and they emigrated to South Africa
>about 1890.
>Malcolm and Kate went with them, but the remainder don't appear to have
>gone to SA.
>I'm hoping to make contact with the families of those that remained in
>James GGGrandfather
>Margaret (nee Jenkins ) GGGrandmother
>Alexander abt 1840 (GGrandfather)
>Anne abt 1840 (nee Sutherland )GGrandmother)
>George abt 1865
>James abt 1867
>Jane abt 1869 (Grandmother)
>John abt 1871
>Alexander abt 1872
>Margaret abt 1874
>Williamina abt 1877
>Annabella abt 1878
>This family lived on Raasay , Parish of Strath , in the Town ? of
>Broadford.They later moved to Golspie
>Sutherland :
>William GGGGfather
>Margaret GGGGmother (nee Murray )
>George GGGrandfather
>Jane (nee Clark)) GGGrandmother
>Ann abt 1840
>William abt 1831
>Isabel abt 1832
>James abt 1835
>Margaret abt 1837
>Catherine abt 1842
>This Family lived in Dornoch,Sutherland
>James GGGGrandfather
>Isabella (nee Ross) GGGGrandmother
> Rob (Brother)
>If any of the above ring any bells, please write
>I have more comprehensive dates on many of the above, if need be.
>Don MacLure
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Karen MacRae

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