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Donald Morrison from N. Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

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Re: Donald Morrison from N. Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Posted: 12 Nov 2004 3:05AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 4 Apr 2005 5:27PM GMT
Surnames: Morrison
That is quite a list! Undoubtedly some or all of the persons on your list are undoubtedly related and it would assist me if you could provide any such relationships.
I suspect that most of the persons on your list left North Uist at an early date. For example, the first person on your list, “Donald Morrison b Jun 1826”. Donald left North Uist before 1841 as he does not appear there in the 1841 Census. The only reference that I have ever come across of his existence is the following monumental inscription in Stewartdale Cemetery, Inverness Co., Cape Breton
"Donald Morrison, born North Uist June 1826 died 15 Dec 1917, Wife Sarah, born Whycocomagh March 1829 died 15 Nov 1905. Erected by son Peter".
There are only a very few records extant relating to North Uist that pre-date 1841. If you e-mail me at blair macaulay @ yahoo. com (spaces have been inserted to deter spammers and all should be deleted) I will send you a short monograph (in Adobe Acrobat format) on North Uist genealogical research that explains what information is available and some background of general interest that explains a bit about life in North Uist in times past. You should also provide to me at such address, as requested above, any relationships between the persons on your list.
As indicated in my original message, I have individual records and notes on every person born North Uist before 1875 for whom there is any written public record in Scotland. Also, I have attempted to collect any remaining “oral history” still extant in North Uist on my some 20 visits there over the past 30 years.
(To those reading this thread please note that my database is limited to ONLY persons born North Uist before 1875. I have no records relating to persons born in other areas of the Western Isles.)
Blair MacAulay (Oakville, ON)
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