Sandra MacIsaac
Mcisaac's, Ben Eoin/Big Pond
Sun Feb 20, 2011 14:28

Hi Paul: that stretch between Ben Eoin/Big Pond is/was known as St. Andrew's Channel. (in the past few years with boundary changes, the lands that are/were owned by descendants of pioneers Roderick and Angus Mcisaac now come under the district of Big Pond). And yes, you would have been visiting the birth place of your grandmother Margaret..she being a descendant of Roderick..he died in 1838. I'm confused about this grant,unless you purchased a piece of the 200 acre land grant that was once belonged to Mary. I, myself, am a descendant of Mary and family still owns a portion of the origional lands and I have a cottage on the eastern portion of that grant which goes down to what was known as Open Pond. I'll email you at the g.mail address that you posted for Mr. Gillis, if that is OK....and we can go from there.

  • Mary MclsaacPaul King, Sat Feb 19 22:35
    Sandra, I will tell you a little story. I left home in 74 and had no idea about my past or where my mother was born. Years went by and I decided to look for land for retirement. I search for about 7... more
    • Mcisaac's, Ben Eoin/Big Pond — Sandra MacIsaac, Sun Feb 20 14:28
      • MacIsaac's Big PondDuncan MacPhee, Sun Dec 31 16:59
        Hello Sandra. My name is Duncan MacPhee, originally from the Eskasoni/Island View area. I am doing some research on the MacIsaac's from Big Pond (cousins). I am told that you have done family history ... more
        • McIsaac's, Big Pond, Nova ScotiaSandra MacIsaac, Mon Jan 8 20:43
          Hi Duncan: as I've just recently had throat surgery, it would be preferable if you could contact me at the following e-mail address; cheers and thanks Sandra MacIsaac
      • McIsaac/BigPond,etc...ABeachum, Mon Feb 21 16:13
        Hello, Please excuse me for hopping in on your conversation, but I wanted to know if Roderick McIsaac that you mentioned was the father of the McIsaac brothers who came from Eigg and settled on Eigg... more
        • McIsaac/Big Pond, etc...DNA testingSandra MacIsaac, Tue Feb 22 15:04
          Hi Andrew: The name of the father of the pioneers from South Uist that settled the Big Pond/Ben Eoin area of Cape Breton is yet unknown. Pioneer Angus McIsaac c. 1795 (Big Pond) was said to have been ... more
          • ancestor Teresa Scheunert, Thu Oct 20 00:01
            I a believe I am related to these McIssac's
            • MacIsaac connectionSandra MacIsaac, Fri Oct 28 10:21
              Was your mom formerly from Glace Bay, Nova Scotia? If so, email me at
              • momLinda Prendergast, Sat Oct 29 11:49
                Hi No, my mom grew up in Domimiom, Cape Breton. She's of Italian heritage; I'm Scotch on my dad's side. Linda
      • landPaul King, Sun Feb 20 14:49
        Yes the orginal tract was 200 but by the the time I come across it, all that was left was on the high side of the road. Just as the sharp turn in the highway about 1 km or so from the house my mother ... more
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