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Re: Mckinniss,Charles 1722 Bona Bornia,Scott
Posted by: Mark R. McKinniss (ID *****9264) Date: January 21, 2003 at 11:18:33
In Reply to: Re: Mckinniss,Charles 1722 Bona Bornia,Scott by betsi walters of 36


It's true, there were no standardized spellings in those days; It could well have been MacInnes or any number of variations. According to the family history from 1905, CM came from a place called Bona Bornia, between Edinburgh and Glasgow. There is or was a place called Bonny Bridge in that general vicinity, which appears to mean the same thing, according to the research of my dad's cousin, who wrote "The Old Grenadier." That's about all I know of the Scotland side of things.

As to the grant of land in Nova Scotia, it is said that mice chewed up the land grant -- not that it would be any good after all these years anyway, since somebody else no doubt took it through adverse possession by now.

I'm sure I'm related to the Otterbein McKinnisses, but the only close relatives I have in Indiana are my dad's brother Oakley (deceased) and his children, who live in an around Indianapolis.

Take care!



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