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Storey Sept of Ogilvie Clan

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Re: Storey Sept of Ogilvie Clan

Samuel Wai (View posts)
Posted: 6 Jul 2006 1:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
My wife's last name is Storey. Her great-grandfather came from the Borders area (around Roxburgh) and immigrated to Ontario. His son moved to North Dakota and the family eventually settled in Roseau County in northern Minnesota. We were just in Scotland and visited the Borders area. We were not diligently doing genealogy but did stop at the churches of Roxburgh and St. Boswell. Neither church is in full time in operation anymore. The gravestones were so worn that they were hard to read. We had the same experience in the Eckford area cemetary. As I understand, the connection of septs to a clan is not necessarily all that well documented. We also casually heard a comment about the Storey name being a well known name of the Borders. One person explained to us that many families were driven south during the Clearances in the last half of the 18th century. He offered that as the reason for the Storey name perhaps originally connected to the Olgilvy Clan regionally but later were driven south to the Borders. At the National Scottish Military Memorial in Edinburgh Castle, we also checked a directory of fallen soldiers of WWI of the King's Own Scottish Borderers regiment. I found a dozen or so entries of the Storey last name or variants of the name. I also checked the phone book of the Borders region while staying in Kelso and found only about a dozen entries of the name Storey or its variants. That was about all we discovered. The Borders is a nice area to tour. My family continues to wear the Ogilvy tartan. I follow the grand tradition started by Prince Albert and Prince Philip of proudly wearing a kilt in my wife's family tartan.

Sam Wai
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Geoff Storey 17 Nov 2003 12:54PM GMT 
Samuel Wai 6 Jul 2006 7:39PM GMT 
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