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Linda Prendergast
John of Pictou
Sat Dec 19, 2009 22:07
216.118.144.108

Hello. My family history traces back to Roderick Mac Dougall from Moidart, Scotland. I have Rory's, daughter's obituary and she states that they came over to Pictou in 1791 or 1792. I believe, from research, that they sailed on the Dunkeld, in 1791. I don't think that we are related, but our ancestors probably knew each other and I just wanted to say hello and wish you good luck with your research.

Linda Prendergast
prendergast91@hotmail.com

  • John of Pictou son of Lauchlan MacDonald of Moidartfisemicr@yahoo.com, Fri Dec 18 15:54
    Hello. My family history traces back to John the Soldier of Pictou county, NS, CAN. He left Moidart with his grown family in 1791 perhaps aboard the Dunkeld. Prior to that it is said John MacDonald... more
    • John of Pictou — Linda Prendergast, Sat Dec 19 22:07
      • re: Dunkeld / John of Pictoufisemicr, Wed Jan 20 14:56
        Thanks Linda. I have been researching the Dunkeld recently. It is quite a story what the passengers went through after landing in Pictou. Have you heard of a passenger list for the Dunkeld? Thanks,... more
        • DunkeldLinda Prendergast, Wed Jan 20 17:01
          No, I haven't ever heard of a passenger list for the Dunkeld. One may have survived somewhere, but I have never come across anything. Where have you found the story of the passengers landing in... more
          • re: Dunkeldfisemicr, Wed Jan 20 19:07
            This is a section from a book talking about emigrations to Pictou (the Hector, one later group, then the Dunkeld)- "The next large contingent of settlers emigrated from the Western Isles Western... more
            • Dunkeld Larry Gray, Fri Jun 17 02:52
              My gggg grandfather stowed away on a ship from Aberdeen to Halifax in about 1791. He was John C. Reed and was 16 at the time. Seems he must have been aboard the Dunkeld or the other ship that arrived ... more
            • DunkeldHeaher Walters, Thu Jan 21 19:15
              Higuys I have scanned 3 pages from a book called "The People of the Hector" by Donald MacKay where he refers in some detail to the people that came to Pictou in 1791 on the Dunkeld. Contact me at my... more
              • dunkeldjh, Thu Jul 25 01:33
                hi heather would it be possible if you could send me info on the ship dunkeld ie. passenger list??
              • New e-mailHeather Walters, Tue Oct 26 17:45
                heatherwalters@bell.net Just realized I had the old address up. Hope I didn't miss anything from any of you!
                • DunkeldAllan J. Gillis, Wed Oct 27 06:26
                  As far as I can ascertain the two ships that arrived at Pictou in 1791 from the Western Isles area of Scotland were the "Dunkeld" (often mistakenly called the Dunkfield) and the "Colonel Fraser". It... more
                  • Re: DunkeldHeather Walters, Thu Oct 28 20:49
                    Hi Allan I've also got some MacDougalls in my MacDonald ancestry....thought I'd give you the following back and forth discussion I had in Nov. o5 on Roots Chat. Just thought you might find it of... more
                    • Lake Ainslie MacDougallsAllan J. Gillis, Fri Oct 29 06:22
                      Hi Heather, Would these be your people? Alexander (Alasdair Iain Ruaidh) MacDougall (ca. 1823-?), s/o John (Iain Ruadh) MacDougall and Janet (Jessie) MacDonald = Mary MacIsaac (12 Sep. 1836- ?) d/o... more
                  • Dunkeld, 1791, Mac DougallLinda Prendergast, Thu Oct 28 15:07
                    Thanks Allan and all for the info about the ship Dunkeld. Hopefully somewhere those passenger lists still exist.
                    • family treejohn mac dougall, Fri Jan 13 19:33
                      trying to find ship that great grandfather came to ns on. name roarihd mgdougald (cleirck)
                    • Dunkeld JournalNorm MacInnis, Tue Nov 1 16:12
                      Unless I dreamt this, a few years ago I came across a story about a letter from a MacDougall who was making notes on the journey from Scotland to Nova Scotia aboard the Dunkeld in 1791.The person who ... more
              • New e-mailHeather Walters, Tue Oct 26 17:44
                Just realized I had the old address up. Hope I didn't miss anything from any of you!
              • DunkeldMary, Sat Oct 23 19:24
                I would love to get a copy of he three pages of the People of the Hector, by Donald MacKay. Please advise if that is possible. Thanks,
                • Dunkeldfisemicr, Sun Oct 24 21:28
                  Actually you can view the pages at:... more
                • People of the HectorHeather Walters, Sun Oct 24 16:23
                  It'll take a wee bit to find in my mess but I will & I'll happily send it. What's your e-mail? Heather
                  • People of the Hectorfisemicr, Mon Oct 25 15:22
                    Heather - My email is fisemicr@yahoo.com . Thank you. Ray MacDonald
              • Dunkeld/Moydart Pointfisemicr, Sat Jan 23 00:30
                www.parl.ns.ca/placenames/antigonishm.html MOYDART POINT, Antigonish County A point N.E. of Merigomish Island on the Northumberland Strait. Named after the district in the southwest of... more
                • angus macdonaldhoward/dolorosa, Mon Oct 21 18:14
                  hi again from moidart point antigonish,co,ns my sister is very interested in our ancestry and myself,i am just getting the bug.our family roots begin with angus who fought in the battle of... more
              • re: Dunkeldfisemicr, Thu Jan 21 19:38
                Heather: Yes, if you could email those pages I would appreciate it. Thank you for your help. Ray MacDonald fisemicr@yahoo.com
            • DunkeldLinda Prendergast, Thu Jan 21 01:12
              Thanks I'll look for the book and the information. Linda P
    • Lachlin(?) MacDonaldHeather Walters, Sat Dec 19 16:48
      Hello Ray Your note has set off some major bells. I'll take a look see if there's anything. of the top of my head and probably with a few errors: My gg grandfather was Angus Mor MacDonald of... more
      • Lachlin(?) MacDonaldfisemicr, Sun Oct 24 21:32
        Heather: Did you have information on Angus Mor MacDonald of Antigonish and Lachlin (Ian Maceoghain)? Thanks! Ray MacDonald
      • Lachlin(?) MacDonaldfisemicr, Sun May 30 17:48
        Hi Heather. Have you gathered your information on your gg grandfather and Lachlin... MacDonald? If you'd like, you can contact me at fisemicr@yahoo.com Thanks, Ray MacDonald
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