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McDonell Emigration to Glengarry - 1786

McDonell Emigration to Glengarry - 1786

Anne Brand (View posts)
Posted: 15 Dec 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: McRae, Chisholm, Fraser
Two Farquhars and one John McRae emigrated from Knoydart with an Angus McDonell (Sandig) from Knoydart to Quebec on the ship MacDonald in 1786. They were settled on lands in Glengarry County by James McDonell. (source: Early Ontario Settlers: A Source Book. by Norman Crowder) I am looking for information about these families and about that specific wave of emigration as well. Any ideas or information would be great. Thanks!

Re: McDonell Emigration to Glengarry - 1786

Posted: 3 Jul 2001 7:49PM GMT
Classification: Immigration
Surnames: McDonell
Is this the same McDonell family which would have included Donald McDonell (born about 1769, died 1863 in Kenyon Twp) who settled on Concession 2 of Kenyon Township? He was apparently married to Catherine ---- and had the following sons: Angus, James, Donald and Ranald?
Pearce Carefoote - Toronto

Re: McDonell Emigration to Glengarry - 1786

Allan (View posts)
Posted: 29 Jul 2001 5:18AM GMT
Classification: Birth
Surnames: McRae 1786
Ann:
My g-g-g-grandfather Farquhar McRae was on the MacDonald along with his future bride Catherine McDonald and her family.
I have info about them, including his ancestors and their decendants but would like to find out more about the ship, where and when it docked ect.

Re: McDonell Emigration to Glengarry - 1786

Posted: 9 Sep 2001 5:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am a descendant of a Farquhar McRae who arrived on the ship MacDonald in 1786 and settled in Glengarry. If you think I can be of any help please contact me at mcrae7@telusplanet.net

Re: McDonell Emigration to Glengarry - 1786

Sarah Chisholm (View posts)
Posted: 19 Mar 2002 2:41AM GMT
Classification: Query
I am a descendent of Angus Ban MacDonald who immigrated in 1786 from Sandaig/Knoydart, Scotland. I have some information, including some people who came with him and a poem that was written about the immigration (in Gaelic). If I can be of any help, let me know.

Re: McDonell Emigration to Glengarry - 1786

Posted: 20 Mar 2002 5:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Sarah - I would be interested to know which line of this McDonald family you're from. My ggg-grandfather Farquhar McRae married Catherine McDonald (b. 1768 daughter of Angus).

Re: McDonell Emigration to Glengarry - 1786

Posted: 16 May 2002 10:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi, I would be interested in the list of people who came in the 1786 emigration to Glengarry. Thanks

Re: McDonell Emigration to Glengarry - 1786

sarah chisholm (View posts)
Posted: 6 Sep 2002 4:44PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Cherlyn- The information that I have on daughters of Angus Ban (the Angus in my family tree- married to Helen MacDonald) says that he has 8 daughters. I do not have their names, but their brother's names are: "Big Finnan," John, Jim and Malcom. If this is the same line, I would be interested in more information about your side.

Re: McDonell Emigration to Glengarry - 1786

Sarah Chisholm (View posts)
Posted: 6 Sep 2002 4:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
I just found some additional information- Farquhar MacRae immigrated with Angus MacDonald in 1786- in my paperwork, it says that he was Angus' son-in-law. This is most likely the same line?

Re: McDonell Emigration to Glengarry - 1786

Sarah Chisholm (View posts)
Posted: 6 Sep 2002 4:57PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi- I have a parital list right now- I may have more in some other paperwork, but here's what I can find: Angus Ban MacDonald emigrated from Knoydart in 1786 on the ship McDonald with his family and a majority of the population on Knoydart at the time. They went to Glengarry County, Canada. The family included some children (Angus and his wife Helen had 13 children, but not all of the emigrated), and first cousins to Angus, Malcom MacDougall and Allan MacDonald, as well as Angus' son-in-law, Farquhar MacRae. Angus' brother Finan, uncle John and cousin Duncan were all Loyalists already living in Glengarry. Also emigrating with them was Father Alexander MacDonnell, who was to become the first Catholic Bishop of Upper Canada. Angus Ban's family settled five miles south of the main body of immigrants in Charlottenburgh.
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