MacRae Alexander

MacRae Alexander

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  • Born  14 Jun 1799  Urray, nr Dingwall Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Person ID  I274  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  27 Sep 2013 

    Father  MacRae Donald 
    Mother  MacRae Jannet 
    Family ID  F109  Group Sheet

    Family  Gollan Margaret,   b. 1795, Urray, nr Dingwall Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1874, Tain, Rosshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  30 Jan 1820  Urray, nr Dingwall Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. MacRae William,   b. 6 Dec 1820, MacDuff, Banffshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1891, Tain Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. MacRae Mary,   b. 17 Apr 1822
     3. MacRae Ann,   b. 7 Oct 1828, Urray, nr Dingwall Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  25 Nov 2012 
    Family ID  F108  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Jun 1799 - Urray, nr Dingwall Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Jan 1820 - Urray, nr Dingwall Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos

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    A River in Urray
    A River in Urray
    Entrance to Dundee harbour mid 19th century
    Entrance to Dundee harbour mid 19th century
    by L.H. Bartlett, circa mid 1800s
    1820 marriage record Margaret and Alexander
    1820 marriage record Margaret and Alexander
    1799 birth record for Alexander MacRae, parish of Urray
    1799 birth record for Alexander MacRae, parish of Urray
    'Alexr son of Donald Macrae and Jannet MacRae his spouse in Teabad [?] born 14th June was baptised 16th June 1799
    1841 Census for Alexander and Margaret, Dundee
    1841 Census for Alexander and Margaret, Dundee
    Alexander MacRae lives in Dundee, Aged 45, living with his wife Margaret also aged 45 in Gellatley st. His profession is as a 'Sawyer', and they have two daughters living with them Mary aged 15 and Ann aged 12.
    1851 Census for Alexander and Margaret
    1851 Census for Alexander and Margaret
    They live at 5 Bogroy, Kirkhill Parish, Inverness.
    Alexander is aged 54, a Merchant Grocer, born Urray
    Margaret his wife is aged 52, born Urray
    Anne their daughter is age 22 and a house servant, born Urray
    Margaret, granddaughter aged 4, born Dundee

  • Notes 
    • Alexander was a saw miller and merchant grocer from the Highlands of Scotland north of Inverness on the East coast.
      He lived with his family in Dundee and Inverness.

      The sources on him don't agree on dates or ages so until we find a death record for him his record remains a bit un-defined...

      In 1841 he and his family were living in Dundee at a time when it was massively expanding both as a commercial port but also with the sudden growth of jute mills which started around 1820 and rapidly expanded to employ 50,000 people.
      10 years later and Alexander is listed as a merchant grocer, showing that he must have used his earnings to branch out into trade.

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      Birth Record 1799:
      There is a birth record for an Alexander MacRae in the parish of Urray (which matches later census records), son of Donald MacRae and Jannet MacRae his spouse in Seabord(Seaforth?), born 14th June and baptised 16th June 1799.

      Marriage record 1820, Urray Parish:
      Alexander MacRae and Margaret Gollan, both in Urray, were matrimonially contracted the 15th and Married the 30th Jan 1820. (Their eldest son William was born in December 1820 so that fits)

      1841 census:
      Alexander MacRae lives in Dundee, Aged 45, living with his wife Margaret also aged 45 in Gellatley st. His profession is as a 'Sawyer', and they have two daughters living with them Mary aged 15 and Ann aged 12.

      1851 census:
      Alexander MacRae aged 54 (born Urray Rosshire)is living with his wife Margaret aged 52 (born Urray Rosshire)in No.5 Bogroy, in the Kirkhill area of Inverness.
      Alexander is a "merchant grocer" [which chimes with the 'merchant' that Margaret has on her death certificate later] and living with them is daughter Ann aged 22 who is a 'house servant' (born Urray, Rosshire), and granddaughter Margaret aged 4 (born Dundee).

      Margaret his wife died as a widow 19th June 1874 at Hartfield St in Tain, so Alexander must have died before her.

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      Described as 'Alexander MacRae, Merchant' on death record of his widow in 1874.
      Described as 'Alexander MacRae, Saw miller' on the death of his son William in 1891


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