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MacDonald Egnaig (Forbes) (MacIsaac)

MacDonald Egnaig (Forbes) (MacIsaac)

Posted: 1332667443000
Classification: Query
Gday. I am following a family that emigrated to Little River,Australia from Egnaig on Marco Polo in 1851.

Ronald MacDonald b abt 1756 m Catherine Forbes

Their son John b 1795 m Margaret MacIsaac. They and a large family (I think including Donald - brother of Ronald) have been located several times in censuses at Acharacle and Glenuig etc.

Fr Ranald Rankin was their priest and organised a group emigration.

I have just now made the jump to Scotland and would like to follow any sources for the pre-emigration period.

regards

Bill Atkin

Re: MacDonald Egnaig (Forbes) (MacIsaac)

Posted: 1340350489000
Classification: Query
Surnames: MacDonald McIsaac
Hi Bill,
I'm researching the family of John MacDonald and Margaret McIsaac who were married in Moidart around 1819/1820.
They emigrated on the Marco Polo in 1852.Margaret died at Clunes on 22nd August,1861.John died at Heathcote on 7th May, 1875.I have copies of their certificates.I am tracing the families of Donald,Anne,John,Alexander,Catherine,Mary and Sarah.I would willingly share what I have.I am not a relation but an avid family historian doing this for a number of descendants - Steve Bohan

Re: MacDonald Egnaig (Forbes) (MacIsaac)

Posted: 1340528187000
Classification: Query
Hello Steve

I am very pleased to collaborate with you and would like to link up with the families.

I am currently in Scotland and have found the baptism records for a number of their children. I have the township the family spent about twenty years in before coming to Australia. I have taken a large number of photos and videos.
I have made some strong links with the local family history society and started a possible programme for later visits.
Where are you in OZ?
This could be quite exciting.
CHEERS

Bill

Re: MacDonald Egnaig (Forbes) (MacIsaac)

Posted: 1340783098000
Classification: Query
Hi Bill,
Thanks for your response.I'm in Yarrawonga and have contact with quite a number of your distant cousins who live in Northeast Victoria.It would be great if you could come up and meet your relations and tell them about Moidart.One of your cousins,Bernadette Black nee McDonald died yesterday in the Frankston Hospital.She came from Yarrawonga - her parents owned the Criterion Hotel here.There are Bryants around Wangaratta and some over here.I look forward to hearing from you - All the best, Steve

Re: MacDonald Egnaig (Forbes) (MacIsaac)

Posted: 1347583559000
Classification: Query
Steve

I will be around much more in the next few months.

Please write to:

elderfuthark@yahoo.com.au

cheers

Bill

Re: MacDonald Egnaig (Forbes) (MacIsaac)

Posted: 1370467139000
Classification: Query
Gday Steve

We have a bit more info on this family.

By the way, do you have margaret (nee MacIsaac) death certificate?

Bill

Re: MacDonald Egnaig (Forbes) (MacIsaac)

Posted: 1370499674000
Classification: Query
Hi Bill,
Sorry I haven't been in contact before this.I've been doing some of my family.Yes I have a copy of Margaret's Death Certificate -unfortunately the last column listing the children is rather obscure.I suggest we follow up on the Phone 57443030 and ask for me.Look forward to speaking with you. All the best , Steve Bohan

Re: MacDonald Egnaig (Forbes) (MacIsaac)

Posted: 1370499722000
Classification: Query
Hi Bill,
Sorry I haven't been in contact before this.I've been doing some of my family.Yes I have a copy of Margaret's Death Certificate -unfortunately the last column listing the children is rather obscure.I suggest we follow up on the Phone 57443030 and ask for me.Look forward to speaking with you. All the best , Steve Bohan
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