Hello All...just ran across this forum this afternoon. My Clunas family came from Daviot and Dunlichity Parish at the time that my John Clunas was born there where he was bapt on November 10, 1786. In the famiy bible he said that his father was an Estate Renter and I have never been able to find out what that term meant. He also said that he was born at "5 mile" and a genealogist in Inverness tells me that there was a section of the main road between Inverness and Nairn which was 5 miles absolutely dead straight. It used to be known by some people as the "5 mile straight." At the East end of this piece of road was the border between the
old counties of Nairn and Inverness. That point is also between 4 and 5 miles
from the town of Nairn and this is what I think John was referring to as his birth place.
Both the sons, John and Thomas came to Ontario Canada. John in 1817 and Thomas some time afterwards. The parents names were John and the mother was an Elspet Vass. There were a number of sisters and although I have their birth/bapt dates I have never been able to trace any of them.
Margaret bapt March 18, 1775; Janet born March 22, 1777;Elspet[second so named]born December 13, 1782;Anne born March 29, 1788;Katherine born February 18, 1794; Katherine was a spinster and stayed home with the parents. In old age she came to Canada to be with her brothers and married a widower. I would love to know what happend to the other sisters in Scotland.
Anything anyone can add to this I would be truly grateful. Also if they can enlighten me as to which clan the Clunas family is affiliated.
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