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Re: Any Caithness McGregor History ?
Attn: Joe Griegg
Joe - Am interested in this Children of the Mist Message board. Would you
please send me the address? Many thanks
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Sent: Monday, 13 March, 2000 7:08 PM
Subject: Any Caithness McGregor History ?
> I saw this posting on the Children Of The Mist Message Board and thought
> Sinclair reference might prove of interest ??
> Joe Greigg
> Richard McGregor
> Up north
> Mon Feb 28 14:01:35 2000
> I wrote this for another list:
> Don't forget that McGregors had to change their names because of
> proscription - some ministers and session clerks were more fussy about
> recording the alias than others. Also it's clear that in the lowland areas
> of Scotland - right round the coast from Inverness down the east side
> Highlanders let alone McGregors were largely unwelcome, or viewed with
> suspicion. Undoubtedly many McGregors who went to the Lowlands with a
> changed name never changed back. The same would be true of cities.
> However in the Highland areas there was more likelihood of the McGregor
> name actually being kept.
> Early in the 17th century Mcgregors clearly fled north or were moved north
> by landowners - thus McGregors in Caithness in the 17th century were
> brought up by Sinclair to 'assist' him in dealing with troublemakers.
> Likewise in 1624 the Earl of Moray took McGregors to Morayshire for the
> same reason. The McGregors had strong ties with the Grants from way back
> and there are McGregors in Strathspey from at least the 1580s.
> Richard McGregor
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