Wayne BorrowmanBorrowman family storyTue Dec 11, 2012 09:15188.8.131.52I don't know if this helps, but my great, great, great, great grandfather, William Borrowman born 1779 - 4 years after the proscription was listed, immigrated from Scotland to Ontario, Canada. His father John Barrowman told the family they were Macgregors. My great-aunt Harriet Borrowman Lovell, our family historian, cited William's wife as her source.
The first Barrowman in our line was born in a village west of Edinburgh, in 1634, 30 years after the proscription against the Macgregor name was instituted.
At this time, all Macgregors had changed their name because the men were being slaughtered, women branded and children given to lowland families. The first Barrowman would have been a victim of this early clan genocide either forced out of the highlands or torn from his parents as a child.
- Your family tree-Barrowman Carolynn Black, Tue Jan 22 10:08Hello Brad, That's wonderful! Are your kin part of the American Clan Gregor Society? Clan Gregor Society (in Scotland)? The name Barrowman sounds familiar. It will be great when your uncle in Florida ... more
- Borrowman family story Wayne Borrowman, Tue Dec 11 09:15