Allan J. Gillis
Gaoideal (Guidale for the Sassenachs)
Tue Jun 27, 2006 17:01 (XFF:

Hi Kate,

My Gillises arrived in Cape Breton from Gaoideal in 1820/1821 and settled on River Denys Mountain, Inverness County.
The 1772 in my address refers to the arrival of my Kinlochmoidart MacEachern ancestors in PEI (Ile St-Jean) in that year, almost fifty years prior to the Gillises.
On my mother's side my MaDougall ancestor came out from Eigg in 1791. He also married a Moidart MacEachern who came out with her family the same year.
I've published two family histories (Gillis & MacDougall) which, combined, come to a total of about 650 pages.

  • GaoidealKate Maceachen, Tue Jun 27 14:30
    I`m interested in your use of this placename as my ancestors were removed from there and from Rhu, Arisaig, to Ardnish around 1780.Other crofters were moved out of Rhu in 1801 and many went to Canada ... more
    • Gaoideal (Guidale for the Sassenachs) — Allan J. Gillis, Tue Jun 27 17:01
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