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Catherine MacQuarie McDonald

Other names: 
Mrs Donald McDonald, maiden name MacQuarie
1804 -1875

Catherine was born on the Isle of Ulva, just off the west of the Isle of Mull and her family lived on the Isle of Gometra, accessed across a causeway from Ulva.

When her fisherman husband Donald died, Catherine applied to the Highlands and Islands Emigration Society to gain a passage to Australia to escape poverty after becoming widowed and left with 10 children to bring up on her own. Their children were Neil, Euphemia, Ann, Malcolm, Margaret, Flora, Mary, Catherine, Sarah and Christina.

Island Honour for Expats
The Scotsman 23 August 2017 Moira Kerr
Scots widow with 10 kids left grinding poverty behind to start amazing Aussie dynasty
Daily Record 23 August 2017 Moira Kerr

Jean Stirling

about 1717 - 27 Nov 1785

Daughter of Dr William Stirling and Agnes Baird. Married Thomas Glass, timber merchant, on 21 Dec 1738. Mother of Margaret (1739); Adam (1741); Agnes (1742); Helen (1744); William (1746); Janet (1747)

Isabel Macrae

Other names: 
Her married surname was Falconer

Isabel Macrae married David Falconer in 1796. The couple had two daughters and five sons (Alexander b 1797; Grisel b 1799; George b 1800; Louisa b 1801; Charles b 1804; William b 1806; Hugh b 1808) All seven were born in Forres.

Hugh became a noted geologist and palaeontologist.

Elizabeth Montgomerie

Died January 1991.

The wife of James Montgomerie and mother of two sons, Douglas and Colin Montgomerie, her death from lung cancer at the age of 51 prompted her younger son, golfer Colin, to set up the Elizabeth Montgomerie Foundation in her memory.

Ann Allardyce

Other names: 
Her maiden name was Baxter
approx 1759 - 1 August 1787.

Ann Baxter married Alexander Allardyce in 1786. He was extremely wealthy, having made his fortune in Jamaica, partially through the slave trade. Ann Allardyce died less than a year after their marriage, having given birth to their son Alexander Baxter Allardyce. She is buried in St Nicholas kirkyard with her son, who died aged 7. Her widowed husband became M.P. for Aberdeen Burghs and remarried.

Scotland, Africa and Slavery in the Carribean
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