Posted By:Karyn Yates
Subject:Help with Glasgo/McRae Family Connection
Post Date:January 10, 2013 at 11:28:06
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Forum:Scotland Genealogy Forum
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The following is the contents of a post from 2009, which I found Rootschat some weeks ago. I have contacted the person who created the post, however, I have not heard back as yet and was wondering if anyone could offer any suggestions on how to prove/disprove the truth of the claim, or where to look for further information. The story is as follows:

"Charles McRae head of clan McRae in Scotland at the time of Bonnie Prince Charlie was meant to have fled Scotland for Ireland (changing his name to Glasgo) following the famous battle of Culloden Moore. He was then to have married an Irish girl who bore him a son. Charles Glasgo then by name died. The Scots wanting an heir to the clan offered that they should take the boy and raise him as the head of the clan with all the wealth and title. She refused and elected to raise him herself in the Catholic faith and forgo all wealth.

His grandson was Thomas Glasgo whose grandson Charles Glasgow (aged 40 a gardener) immigrated to Australia in 1840 on the Elphinstone with his wife Julia and children John, Thomas, Anne, Daniel and James".

I am also from Australia and Daniel Glasgow, Charles Glasgow's son, was my great great grandfather. I also read this story in a family history which my father was given by a family member over 20 years ago. My father passed away 11 years ago and this document was not in his belongings and I have been trying to find a copy ever since.

Any help would be greatly appreciated with proving/disproving a connection.