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From: "Ian Gale" <>
Subject: Re: Our List
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2004 07:23:27 -0000
In response to your prompt I have been steadily moving along but getting
nowhere special. I am frustrated by the lack of pre-1855 records for
Melness in particular. Is there anywhere a record of deaths/burials.
I have chased up one link of a great aunt Janet b Skinnet in 1855 who George
Mackay from Skerray - but the certificate says Jessie - in Thurso if that
rings any bells with anyone.
Best wishes to all
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, January 11, 2004 1:36 PM
Subject: Our List
> Hello Everyone,
> I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year!
> Our list has become rather quiet during the past year. Looking back at
> archives it was most active last winter. What has happened to everyone?
> As we have a specialist connection with the Tongue area, perhaps we can
> remind each other where our interests lie.
> I am a gt gt granddaughter of Donald MACKAY and Anne MACKAY who lived in
> Melness. Donald had the following children from his fisrt marriage to
> James bap 17 Oct 1821
> Janet born ca 1823 married Hugh MACKAY, son of Angus "the Ferry" and
> George bap 28 Jun 1823
> Robina bap 16 Jun 1831 married John McLEOD, son of John McLEOD and
> Betty bap 18 may 183827 Nov 1834 married Huigh MACKAY, son of Hugh MACKAY
> and Margaret McDONALD
> Robert born 18 May 1836, married Sophia NOBLE in Fraserburgh in 1865
> From his second marriage were:
> Thomas 17 (Jan 1845 - May 1930) married Robina McINTOSH, dau of Hector
> McINTOSH and Bella SUTHERLAND
> Jessie (1846 . 1935) married John FELL and settled in Biggar ( my gt
> Ewen (1846 - 1916) married Mary FERRIER and became a policeman in Glasgow
> Mary (1851 - 1903) married Alexander McKENZIE, son of John McKENZIE and
> Alexandrina McLEOD
> My gt gt grandfather Donald had 2 brothers, Robert who married Georgina
> SUTHERLAND and Angus who married Catherine McLEOD. Their parents were
> Betsie MACKAY.
> I have extensive information on these families.
> Looking forward to a livlier list in 2004
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