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From: "Alex Campbell" <>
Subject: Re: Bruce and McKay of Latheron and Watten
Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2001 15:09:45 +1200
A quick look and I have some names that may be of
My ggg grandfather William NICOLSON married Esther BRUCE in Howe
Wick 14 Dec 1776.
I also my gg grandfather,John NICOLSON, who married Ann BRUCE in Bower
14 Dec 1804
Also James NICOLSON who married Catherine BRUCE in Dunnet ?
14 Feb 1824
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave Collins" <>
Sent: Saturday, 4 August 2001 20:08
Subject: Bruce and McKay of Latheron and Watten
> Hello to the Caithness list, to which I am a new subscriber.
> I am descended from a line of Bruces who were in the Latheron area
> years, then moved [back] to Watten, and finally, mostly dispersed
> world. Two major families and some smaller ones came to NZ between
> 1875, and I am descended from them.
> These Bruces are descended from one Walter Bruce. Family lore is
> was of the 'Bower' Bruces near Watten and was recruited by a group
> Charlie's men in 1745. While this party was travelling south Walter
> ill at Cattaig, near Latheron. He was found by a young woman, a
> Gunn of Cattaig, who nursed him back to health, married him and,
> I am.
> From then on, much of the fascinating story of the Bruces is well
> recorded, and I have been able to collect most of it. I am still
> in some aspects which are closely connected with Caithness.
> As a start, I would like to find some history of the Bower Bruces,
> even to linking 'my' Walter Bruce to the Stanstill and Hastigrow
> mentioned in John Henderson's book "Caithness Family History".
> The second thing I would like to do is find any descendants of
> Bruce and John McKay, whose son Francis Bruce McKay was a prominent
> Superintendent of Scotland Yard early in the 20th century.
Following is the
> abridged data I have. I am descended from David Bruce, a brother of
> I am looking forward to any information or contacts.
> Regards to all, Dave Collins.
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