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TITLE
Genealogical Data Relating to Soirle Macdonald, North Carolina
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB232_D928_A_I_13
PLACENAME
North Carolina
DATE OF IMAGE
1777
PERIOD
1770s
SOURCE
Highland Archive Centre
ASSET ID
5541
KEYWORDS
USA
emigration
emigrants
genealogy
Genealogical Data Relating to Soirle Macdonald, North Carolina

This statement dated 12 May 1777 was written by Soirle Macdonald of Anson County, North Carolina. It lists his Skye ancestors (with dates of their deaths) and members of his own family, with names and birth dates.

Captain Soirle Macdonald emigrated to North Carolina from Skye in 1771 and settled in Anson County. He served as a Loyalist during the American War of Independence after which he settled in Shelburne, Nova Scotia. He returned to Skye c1792 where he lived until his death in October 1830 when he was over 90 years of age. He left a young widow, Flory, who was still living at Feaul, Kilmuir in 1886, when she had reached the age of 100.
Two of Soirle and Flory's children appear to have been reburied in North Carolina last century under the mistaken belief that they were children of the Jacobite heroine Flora Macdonald, of Kingsburgh.

The document is part of the JLM Mitchell Archive of the Gaelic Society of Inverness. Sheriff James Lachlan Martin Mitchell (b. 13 June 1929) was a native of Inverness and son of well-known doctor, Lachlan Mitchell. He was appointed full-time sheriff in Edinburgh in 1978 and served there until his retirement in 1995. He died on 26 November 2001


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Genealogical Data Relating to Soirle Macdonald, North Carolina

1770s

USA; emigration; emigrants; genealogy

Highland Archive Centre

Sheriff JLM Mitchell (documents)

This statement dated 12 May 1777 was written by Soirle Macdonald of Anson County, North Carolina. It lists his Skye ancestors (with dates of their deaths) and members of his own family, with names and birth dates.<br /> <br /> Captain Soirle Macdonald emigrated to North Carolina from Skye in 1771 and settled in Anson County. He served as a Loyalist during the American War of Independence after which he settled in Shelburne, Nova Scotia. He returned to Skye c1792 where he lived until his death in October 1830 when he was over 90 years of age. He left a young widow, Flory, who was still living at Feaul, Kilmuir in 1886, when she had reached the age of 100.<br /> Two of Soirle and Flory's children appear to have been reburied in North Carolina last century under the mistaken belief that they were children of the Jacobite heroine Flora Macdonald, of Kingsburgh. <br /> <br /> The document is part of the JLM Mitchell Archive of the Gaelic Society of Inverness. Sheriff James Lachlan Martin Mitchell (b. 13 June 1929) was a native of Inverness and son of well-known doctor, Lachlan Mitchell. He was appointed full-time sheriff in Edinburgh in 1978 and served there until his retirement in 1995. He died on 26 November 2001 <br /> <br /> <br /> For further information about this item and the collection to which it belongs, please <a href="mailto: archives@highlifehighland.com">email</a> the Highland Archive Service