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tracing my roots

Title: tracing my roots
Posted by: william black on 24-01-2007

Discussion: hi, another one trying his best to find out about my roots,my great grandmother was born in south uist approx 1871 her name is jane mcgrath thought to hail from lochboisdale her mothers name so i have been told was ann campbell also from south uist anyone out there help me thanks william black

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Posted by: william black on 05-02-2007

hi maria,thanks for the information which was most helpful plenty to go on thanks again william

Posted by: maria nicol on 24-01-2007

Hi William,

The only McGraths on Uist on 1881 below, and if you go on to the Scotlandspeoples website at

and do a search in the statuatory marriage records for a William McGrath and Ann Campbell, you will get their marriage cert. in 1863. William Mcgrath appeared to be a travelling Salesman whose usual address looks like Aberfeldy, Perthshire.

1881 Census
Dwelling: Daliburgh
Census Place: South Uist, Inverness, Scotland
Source: FHL Film 0203428 GRO Ref Volume 118-3 EnumDist 5 Page 11
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Ann MACGRATH M 32 F S Uist, Inverness, Scotland
Rel: Head
Occ: Pauper
Merion MACGRATH U 14 F S Uist, Inverness, Scotland
Rel: Daur
Occ: Scholar
William A. MACGRATH U 13 M S Uist, Inverness, Scotland
Rel: Son
Occ: Scholar
Jane MACGRATH U 10 F S Uist, Inverness, Scotland
Rel: Daur
Occ: Scholar
Maggie MACGRATH U 9 F S Uist, Inverness, Scotland
Rel: Daur
Occ: Scholar

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