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From: Anne Stevens <>
Subject: Re: [Mull] McGillivary
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2003 14:25:09 -0400
I saw your Catherine McGILLIVRAY in the OPR's for K & K and wondered
who she was. I'll add her to my Catherine database. I'm getting
quite a collection, but will have to take a week off just to bring y
database up to date.
I didn't know what I was starting when I posted Archibald
McGILLIVRAY's letter to the List.
I've had so many responses thanking me for posting the letter to the
List. It really does give a good picture of pioneer conditions in the
1840's, at least in York County. If I had any more I would post them.
Unfortunately, when our Home Farm was sold in 1965, all the old
letters from Scotland from the 1830's on, went in the fireplace.
Every time I think of it, I grind my teeth.
When I get all this information put together, I may just post all the
Catherine's I have to the List and everyone can take from it whoever
belongs to them. That way, it will be in the Archives for future
researchers, all saucered and blowed.
Newmarket, Ont. Can.
>Afraid I might be muddying things a little more but I have a Catherine
>McGilvray who had an illegitimate son by my Grandmother's uncle - Captain
>Hector Hugh McLean. She was supposedly his housekeeper. He married soon
>after that,(to the minister's daughter not his Catherine!!!) but I have
>wondered about the son and whether Catherine might have married soon after
>and brought up the son with the name of his new father.
>Hugh MCLEAN born to Captain Hector Hugh McLEAN and Catherine McGILVRAY (IGI
>only shows it as Hector McLean, but OPR gives his full title)
>Christening date 20 March 1818 Kilfinichen Argyll SCT
>Any further info on Hugh McLEAN would be appreciated
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Garnet Ferguson" <>
>Sent: Saturday, September 13, 2003 9:32 AM
>Subject: [Mull] McGillivary
>> Just thought I should muddy the water a bit more.
>> My gggrandmother Catherine McGillivary born about 1793 married to Charles
>> McEachern born about 1791appear in the 1841 Census on a Farm called
>> They had the following Children
>> Hector 20, Dugald 16,Neil 14,Mary 10, Catherine 3. Since Catherine would
>> have been about 48 yrs. at this time Mary and Catherine may not have been
>> her children, depending
>> Any help with this family would be appreciated
>> Garnet Ferguson
>> Garnet & Jan Ferguson
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