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Expelled for Killing the King's Deer
Posted by: William Duncan McQuagge (ID *****9035) Date: July 31, 2003 at 17:02:26
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This is an excerpt from a letter from my father, H.Savely McQuagge, to Allene McQuagge Carl dated May 15, 1979:
"All I know about the early McQuagges was related to me by my Father's oldest sister, Annie McQuagge Blue. She says that most of her information came from her father Murdock Gillis McQuagge and his youngest brother Norman Daniel McQuagge (sons of Norman McQuagge of Euchee Valley in Walton County, Florida, himself a son of Duncan McQuagge/McQuaig).....According to Aunt Annie, three McQuagge boys came over from Scotland on a prison ship and landed in the Carolinas....According to Uncle Daniel, they were expelled from Scotland for killing the King's deer. They were gunsmiths (or blacksmiths) by trade and the King's guards would take their guns but that did not stop them as they went home and made more so they were finally expelled and sent on a prison ship to the New World......"

I have been unable to find any ship or immigration record of my family's arrival "to the New World", but I do know that they came to Florida from the Carolinas.

Any assistance would be appreciated very much.

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