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Clan Mac Gille-Mhuire.

Clan Mac Gille-Mhuire.

Posted: 30 Jun 2004 4:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 10 Jul 2006 5:50AM GMT
Surnames: Morrison
Looking for the Morrison's who escaped to America who went down in defeat, along with the Stuarts at the battle of Culloden Moor. The King of England ordered the destruction of our family, Tradition is that the Chief of our Clan was killed at Culloden, but that two of his brothers escaped to America, takeing with them the nine year old son of the chief. This group reached Penna. in 1748 and a few years later moved on to Cabarrus County North Carolina where they settled at Rocky River. In my great aunt's diary the three brothers were (James, William and Robert). The diary say's that our direct decendant is a Richard Tillia Morrison, but that there is no written record of Richard Tillia's move to the section of North Carolina, but shortly after the turn of the 19th century, James Brown, whose sister married into the Morrison family, brought Richard Tillia, his eleven year old nephew with him. The first names of his parents are not known, but his father descended from one of the three brothers who fled to this country after the defeat at Culloden Moor in 1746, We are told that Richard Tillia's mother remarried and nothing more is know of her. It goes on to say, we do not know which brother our Richard Tillia was decended, but beyond a doubt it was one of those who first came to Penna., his Forebearer and ours was CHIEF MORES, who came to the Isle of Lewis when the Scandinavians were in power and colonizing the Northern lands. After many centuries they became an intregral part of the Scotch.. This puzzle has made my head spin trying to find out who Richard Tillia Morrison is, and the circumstances of thier arrival in America. Any Help out there? Thanks for your time, Sharon Morrison

Re: Clan Mac Gille-Mhuire.

Posted: 31 Aug 2011 9:47AM GMT
Classification: Query
Sharon, I know this post is old, but my Morrisons came over around the time of Culloden. I just recently stumbled into a ton of info on my line, a genealogy book written in 1880, going all the way back to the late sixteenth century. I've only just begun the read through it.
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