Trying to trace back above named, born in Ayreshire, Scotland about 1841. Parents names Richard McQ & Mary Crawford. He lived for a time in Dalry Ayreshire then immigrated to New Zealand where he married Elizabeth Wotherspoon Thorburn. Also trying to locate another McQaude family, William & Margaret nee Crawford. Originated in Northern Ireland, moved to Scotland. Daughter Elizabeth born NI 1843. Married Allan Dunsmuir of Dalry, in 1865 Bo'ness, Linlithgow, Scotland. They immigrated to New Zealand in 1871 & 1873, separately. Quite possible above families are interelated especially as the original menfolk both married 'Crawfords' and both had lived in Dalry.
Ray (Te Aroha New Zealand)