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Marjory Bertha.

g. Rev. Duncan, now minister of the Presby-
terian Church, Wood Green, London. He married
Alice, daughter of Alfred Hawkins, solicitor, London,
with issue — Irene, died in childhood ; Russell Dun-
can ; Winifred Alice ; Kathleen Doris.

h. Finlay Alexander, now living at Wood Green,



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London, married Myra, daughter of the Rev. Colin
Campbell, minister of the parish of Lamlash, in
Arran.

6. Axxe, married George Mackenzie, with issue.

7. Jessie, married Finlay Matheson, a Senator
of Canada, with issue.

8. Rebecca, married Kenneth Macleod, with
issue.

9. Mary, married in 1806, Christopher Mac-
donald, Lonellan, Kintail, with issue —

a. Kate, married, first, in 1826, Alexander Mac-
rae, shipowner, Dornie, with issue.

ol. Donald, born in 1827, died in Australia.

«2. Margaret Catherine, married in 1859, Alex-
ander Bremner, of the Inland Revenue, now in
Dunblane, with issue, three sons, one of whom is Dr
A. M. Bremner, Alyth, Perthshire.

Kate, married, secondly, in 1841, John Murdoch,
of the Inland Revenue, with issue —

«3. John; «4. Mary; «5. Christopher; «G. Caro-
line.

b. Duncan, born in 1809, died in 1831.

c. Mary, married Roderick Mackenzie, shipowner,
Shieldaig, with issue —

cl. Isabella, married Duncan Macrae, Dornie,
with issue.

c2. Mary, married Christopher Macdonald, New
Zealand, with issue.

c3. Anne.

c4. Christopher, merchant, Shieldaig.

c5. Margaret, married Roderick Macrae, Loch-
carron.



234 THE HISTORY OP THE CLAN MACRAE.

d. Christina, married, in 1 84 1 , Charles Mackenzie,
Lonellan, with issue —

dl. Alexander Colin, born in 1842, schoolmaster,
Maryburgh, near Dingwall, Major, First Volunteer
Battalion Seaforth Highlanders, and a Justice of
the Peace for Ross and Cromarty.

d'2. Christopher Duncan, born 1843, now in
business in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, married, in
1870, Margaret Sclanders, daughte r of John Mac-
millan, Glasgow, with issue.

d3. Annabella, married, in 1875, John Bell, at
Bishop Auckland, Durham, with issue.

d4. Mary, died in 1894; d5. Margaret.

e. Finlay of Drudaig, a Justice of the Peace for
the County of Ross, married, in 1860, Jessie Mar-
garet, daughter of Lieutenant John Macdonald,
North Uist, and died in 1892, leaving issue —

el. John Christopher, a planter in India.

e2. Johanna Matheson.

eS. Alexina Flora, married Dr Robert Moodie, of
Stirling, with issue.

e4. Mary Catherine, married James Gerrard, of
Coorg, in India.

e5. Jemima Margaret.

e6. Duncan Alexander, died young.

e7. James Andrew, died young.

/ Alexander, born in 1820, drowned in 1834.



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CHAPTER XVI.

Governor James Macrae of Madras.— Tradition about his Ancestry.
—His Humble Birth.— Boyhood.— Goes to Sea.— Mission to
Sumatra. — Governor of Madras. — Return to Scotland. — His
Death.— His Heirs.— Their Marriages and Descendants.

There have been very few men who had a more
romantic or a more successful and honourable career
than Governor James Macrae of Madras, who, though
by birth a native of the County of Ayr, is sometimes
claimed as a descendant of the Macraes of Kintail.
There is a Kintail tradition to the effect- that some
time during. the first half of the seventeenth century a
certain John Macrae, known in Kintail as Ian Dubh
Mac Ian Oig 1 (Black John, son of John the younger),
migrated to the south and settled for some time at
Greenock, that either he or one of his sons after-
wards moved farther south to the town of Ayr or
its neighbourhood, and that he. was the grandfather
of Governor James Macrae of Madras. At the same
time, the name Macrae or M'Cra appears more than
once in connection with Ayr 2 many generations
before the time to which this tradition refers, and it
is quite possible that, notwithstanding the Kintail

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