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Rod McInnes
Correlating these Surnames in Arisaig
Wed May 13, 2009 14:11 (XFF:


Thanks for the further information. The potential ages are such a range as to be not much use in themselves. More interesting is the birth in Arisaig. Looking at the Loch Ailort census data for 1841 in the CEM members' area, there are many MacInnes/is, MacD/u/ougal/d and Gil/ll/ies families. All three names only appear together at four locations in Arisaig - Ardnafuaran, Back of Keppoch, Polnish Lower and Rhu.

Archibald McDonald of Rhu owned the Lochsheil Estate and Eilean Shona in Moidart in the early 1800s , and when later cleared, some tenants transferred to Moidart (see Pg 4 of Alasdair Roberts paper on Rhu ). So, if you are sure there is a Moidart connection, Rhu might be worth looking at. However, these correlations and connections only amount to speculation.

So, I'd suggest getting the Census data and seeing if any other details that you may have give you further clues of your place of origin.

And yes, we are wannabe Scots looking for answers. I don't know about NS, but in my home farming district in NSW we know all the connections to our local relatives even to 6th cousins (the website is just an electronic expression of the phenomonal memories of my grandfather's generation, and the dogged recording of my father's generation). But our Scottish origins with a few exceptions, seemed to be a strange memory blank..., so therefore, this quest!

Rod McInnes

  • Re: MacDougall & McInnesAnonymous, Tue May 12 01:26
    Interesting... I am in the infant stages at this time. I have been able to substantiate Donald and Catherine as solidly being my relatives via NS records. As for Donald’s age, Well..I have a land... more
    • MacDougallsAllan J. Gillis, Sun Oct 30 17:44
      From the late 1790s until the late 1800s there were only two MacDougall families in the Judique area. The first resident family with that name was that of Neil MacDougall (b. 1769) from Eigg who... more
    • Correlating these Surnames in Arisaig — Rod McInnes, Wed May 13 14:11
      • Arisaig ConnectionsNorm MacInnis, Sun May 13 19:57
        Hi Rod, We communicated briefly about possible MacInnis connections ithe Arisaig area. My MacInnis line is also from Arisaig, Scotland. There is a Clan MacInnes DNA data base that I belong to and I... more
        • Also from that Antigonish lineNadine McInnis, Thu Dec 7 00:07
          I would be interested in knowing more about the DNA database. I'm also a descendent of Angus Ban McInnis.
        • McInnes SeptRod McInnes, Sun May 13 23:32
          Hi Norm, Yes, I have been interested for some time but had been stuck at a dead end. My wife, who is a Chisholm organised the tests for her father as part of the Clan Chisholm project... more
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