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Does anyone know of any relatives of an Alexander MacIntosh who married a Cruickshank from Cromdale and emigrated to NZ about 1850, please get in touch. Address in Black Isle was Braes of Findon. Thank you.
Posted by Lindsay Shouesmith on 05 March 2016
hecuba -troop ship
Hello, i am researching ancestors,both sets of grandparents,had sons who were soldiers. When a relative died,since i was doing the family tree,i had old photos passed to me. Most of these ,i do not know the people. they are in uniform,of which i don/t know either. one in particular is the hecuba troop ship. on the reverse side is a woman, whom we don/t know. perhaps if i knew the battalion ,which was on the ship wwi i think ? then maybe it would solve my query. maybe someone else/s grandad was on this ship also. I would be delighted to know more regards .helen
Posted by helen finlayson on 18 October 2015
Glass Family
WE are doing our family history dating back to 1720.The family were living in Killearnan and Milton of Red Castle and as the family expanded went to places like Kilcoy etc.
We visited the Black Isle in 2011 and having found much more since that time are returning in 2014 to spend much more time in the area.
If anyone has any information on my family please do not hesitste to contact me.
Have a nice day.
Kind regards
Joan Simpson (nee Glass )
Posted by Joan Simpson on 09 October 2013
Help with Finding Ancestors
Dr Chrstine Laidlaw
Tel: 0131 445 9187
Email: cmlaidlaw@btinternet.com

Could you please help me find contact details for an archivist for the Rothiemurchus Estate, or a local historian who could help me with some research into the Grants c.1910-1920? Specifically, I want to know if the family had any business or personal connection with Valparaiso in Chile around that time. A great-aunt of mine, Annie Henry of Inverness, was in domestic service on the estate, and went to work in Chile from about 1920-1925; I want to find out if she could perhaps have been taken there in the employ of one of the Grants.

I should be grateful for any help you can offer to point me in the right direction.

Posted by Linda Clark on 12 November 2010
Hi there

My great uncles James and Alexander Grant who went to Valparaiso after they left the army in 1918. James married and his wife accompanied him to Chile - sadly both died. Alexander (known as El Grant) came home but was in hospital for the rest of his life - he had contracted some sort of tropical disease. He died I believe in Hilton Hospital Inverness - I wonder if these are the Grants you are looking for?
Posted by Fiona MacDonald on 21 September 2011
Mathesons and MacKintoshes
Hello there

Great there is a North Kessock website. My Matheson ancestors had a croft at Kilcoy and lived at Braes of Kilcoy - the last Matheson (Alexander)left about 1885 and went to farm at Newton near Kinkell. Another brother (Farquhar) farmed at Kinkell. None of the daughters except my gg grandmother (Christina Matheson) married - they were all in service. Christina married William MacKintosh at Killearnan in the early 1870s but they moved to Kiltarlity and then Beauly to work for Lovat. I doubt very much if anyone will be familiar with the family but if someone is, it would be great.

Posted by Fiona MacDonald on 28 August 2010
Kessock Ferry
Posted on 06 February 2010
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