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From: Allene Goforth <>
Subject: Re: [R-M222] Galloway's and surronding area Clans
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2011 10:56:09 -0700
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Mac/McGillivrays are listed along with some of my MacAdam lines as
having sailed in July 1790 from the Arisaig area (west coast of the
Highlands) on the ships Lucy and Jane to what is now Prince Edward
Island. Later on some of them went to the Antigonish County area of
mainland Nova Scotia and to Cape Breton Island. They were neighbors of
my Cape Breton MacAdam line and intermarried with them.
These MacAdam lines are called "Adamson" on the ship passenger lists,
but appear in a late 1790s census of PEI as "MacAdam," the surname they
have been known by ever since. I don't think the "Adamson" on the ship
lists has any significant meaning because I have found a "John MacAdam"
in online summaries of Clanranald papers at the Scottish archives. He
was living in one of the two villages near Arisaig where the lines I've
been researching came from. In their case, I think "Adamson" was just
another way of writing "son of Adam."