Saturday, August 4, 2007


My WHYTE family in Durness & Eddrachillis.
I am looking for information on the family of my GGGGrandparents, William Whyte born 1780 Achanahanat, Durness and Janet McKay born 1792 Eribol, Durness who emigrated to Canada.
William was the son of John Whyte born abt. 1740 and Ann Fraser born abt.1742 and I think Janet was the daughter of William McKay and Johanna Munro.
I descend from William and Janet Whyte's daughter, Elizabeth born abt. 1828. She had a brother Kenneth Scobie Whyte born 1929. . . .both born Parish of Eddrachillis and came to Canada.

My MACINTOSH family in Eddrachillis
Hector McIntosh married Elizabeth Reay. I do not have birth or marriage date. I do know that they had six children. Five of them emigrated to Canada from Kinlochbervie in 1841.
1. Barbara was a widow when she came to Canada and married a Mr. McKay in Canada. I do not know the name of her first husband in Scotland.
2. Hugh born abt. 1802 married in 1894 Jane Morrison born Abt. 1804.
3. My ancestor - George born 1815 Parish of Eddrachillis married Alexia (Lexie) Ross born 1813, Tain, Ross & Cromarty settled in Oxford County, Ontario. Lexi Ross had a sister Barbara married to Angus Morrison who emigrated at the same time
4. William married Sarah and emigrated to settle in Detroit, Michigan.
5. Henrietta born 1820 married George Morrison born 1830 settled in Oxford County, Ontario.
6. Ann remained in Scotland - do not know any more about her.

Would appreciated information on any of this family.
Also my maternal Sutherland family from Dornoch.
James Sutherland born 1795 Birichen, Dornoch married 1813 in Dornoch to Catherine (Keat) McKay born in Birichen. They had nine children. Five of them left Scotland for Canada. Angus, Helen, Andrew, James and Innes.
1. Robert born 1816 Dornoch
2. David born 1818 Dornoch
3. James born 1820 Dornoch emigrated to Canada.
4. Angus born 1822 Dornoch married in 1846 Janet McDonald born Tain - emigrated abt. 1852 to Canada and settled in Hamilton, then later Ingersoll, Ontario.
5. Helen (Ellen) born 1825 Dornoch emigrated to Canada and married 1858 in Canada to Alexander Jamieson - lived in Oxford County, Ontario
6. Elspet born 1827 Dornoch
7. John born 1828 Dornoch
8. Andrew born 1830 Dornoch married prior to 1854 Sophia McDonald born 1831 Dornoch. . they emigrated abt. 1854 to Oxford County, Ontario. My Great Grandparents.
9. Innes born 1833 Dornoch married in Canada 1877 to Agnes Ross - emigrated to Canada abt. 1854

Any information on any of the above appreciated.

Thank you

Jean Hammond. London, Ontario