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Re: Seeking MacKays in Thurso Scotland
Posted by: Maren Wuensche Date: August 01, 2001 at 01:46:13
In Reply to: Seeking MacKays in Thurso Scotland by Diane MacKay Barnett of 985

Dear Mrs.Mackay-Barnett,

My great-grandmother was a Margaret Mackay(1826-1914).She was born in Cowgate/Thurso and had 7 sisters:John(1821),Donald(1823),Catherine(1825),Hugh(1830)Jane(1833)William Angus(1835)Elisabeth(1836).It is not likely ,that your Donald was her brother,but maybe a son of one of her sisters.Her father was Robert Mackay(1792-1853)a military man,who fought at Trafalgar and had a farm after he resigned.He was married to Elisabeth Farquar,born around 1795.But the Mackays were numerous around Thurso and a lot of them left the place.But probably some research is this direction may help you.
M.Wuensche


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