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by Scot1949
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Genealogy
Topic: GUYON (GAVIN) MORRISON OF lONDONDERRY IRELAND
Replies: 5
Views: 2304

Re: GUYON (GAVIN) MORRISON OF lONDONDERRY IRELAND

There is a great deal of information on the Morrisons who went to Londonderry, NH in L. A. Morrison: "The History of the Morison or Morrison Family", which is available on the internet archive https:archive.org
by Scot1949
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Group A
Topic: Group A Origins
Replies: 8
Views: 5652

Re: Group A Origins

The above information on "Charter" Samuel Morison, his brother David, and Abraham Holmes is confirmed by Charles Knowles Bolton in his Book Scotch Irish Pioneers in Ulster and America , pp. 259,260,263 (1910, reprinted in 2007 by Heritage Books). Bolton included a facsimile and transcription of the ...
by Scot1949
Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Genealogy
Topic: In Famed Breadalbane
Replies: 0
Views: 1443

In Famed Breadalbane

Breadalbane is not a part of Scotland normally associated with Morrisons, but ... I just finished reading a reprint of William Gillies' book "In Famed Breadalbane". In it Gillies mentions that one Murdoch Morrison was the minister of the church in Lawers from 1878 through 1888. He also mentions a so...
by Scot1949
Sat Jul 04, 2015 2:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Using family finder
Replies: 2
Views: 3794

Re: Using family finder

Welcome! Have you heard from any of the Morrisons? To answer your MacLeod Question: The Leading Family in Clan MacLeod are the MacLeods of Dunvegan, in Skye, the chiefly family. There are, of course, many MacLeods from Skye who are not members of the chiefly family. The MacLeods in Lewis were a subo...
by Scot1949
Wed May 20, 2015 1:26 am
Forum: General DNA Discussion
Topic: Scottish Origenes
Replies: 2
Views: 3361

Re: Scottish Origenes

Edwin,

There is no such thing as luck! Your good fortune in this case results from intelligence and hard work. Well Done
by Scot1949
Wed Sep 24, 2014 2:46 am
Forum: Group V
Topic: DNA testing - R-L47 and Z159
Replies: 12
Views: 16789

Re: DNA testing - R-L47 and Z159

The "three heads" are described as "Moors' Heads". They are the crest on the arms of Morrison of Bognie, and are best described as a play on words on "Morrison". In the years before Lord Lyon granted arms to Dr. John Morrison as Chief the Clan Society in Scotland established the use of Morrison of B...
by Scot1949
Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:12 am
Forum: Genealogy
Topic: Morrison Surname Distribution in Britain
Replies: 4
Views: 4227

Re: Morrison Surname Distribution in Britain

I had a look at the website with the distribution maps. It always pays to note the notes! In the "1881" map, the dots represent the population as recorded in the 1881 Census in the Counties as they were in that year. The two large dots in the north represent Invernes Shire and Ross and Cromarty (one...
by Scot1949
Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:00 am
Forum: History
Topic: A Glossary
Replies: 6
Views: 10128

Re: A Glossary

Hi, Ian I would pay at least a nickel (5 cents) for your contribution. My experiences in Ness, Lewis indicate that Gaelic pronunciation tends to be "Speaker's Choice"! I heard the late Chief, Iain Morrison, pronounce the motto "Chell-ach Fuppy" and Andrew Dunrossil, too. That's good enough for me. B...
by Scot1949
Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:16 am
Forum: Genealogy
Topic: Could your family have lived in Iona?
Replies: 8
Views: 7339

Re: Could your family have lived in Iona?

We need to keep in mind a very important piece of information. The seaways on the west coast of Britain were not barriers, they were highways. For centuries Norse, Irish, and Scots sailed up and down and back and forth moving people and goods from Ireland to Scotland and vice-versa, not to mention t...
by Scot1949
Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:17 am
Forum: Heraldry
Topic: Cap badges.
Replies: 18
Views: 17485

Re: Cap badges.

The design of the heads is very interesting. They look more like Roman soldiers than "saxon" warriors with flowing hair and beards.
by Scot1949
Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:45 am
Forum: Group H
Topic: Joining the Forum
Replies: 17
Views: 17319

Re: Joining the Forum

Alex, Jeff, Betsey/Ross If you haven't already done so, go to your personal home page on familytreeDNA.com and look for your YDNA "matches". If you restrict your display option to members of the Morrison Project you should only see a few names. Eliminating the kit numbers you already know should hel...
by Scot1949
Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: General DNA Discussion
Topic: Irish Morrisons?
Replies: 7
Views: 13834

Re: Irish Morrisons?

Irish? Scottish? I don't think that "we" should be thinking in terms of "either". Maybe it should be "both", or "we are one". As Edwin pointed out, the seaways along the western coasts of Britain were busy places for hundreds of years, linking Ireland and Scotland much more closely than we often ass...
by Scot1949
Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:43 am
Forum: Group H
Topic: Morrisons of Pennsylvania and Ohio
Replies: 5
Views: 6793

Re: Morrisons of Pennsylvania and Ohio

Tina, I have some thoughts relative to Edwin's information on census returns. You might want to look at the census of 1810 to see if there is a John Morrison present. If his household includes a male under five years old, or maybe 5-10 based on the information listed on the YDNA Project web site, th...
by Scot1949
Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:13 am
Forum: Group H
Topic: Joining the Forum
Replies: 17
Views: 17319

Re: Joining the Forum

Jeff, Do you have any information on where in North Carolina your William was born? I am involved with the Clan Society in the Carolinas and Georgia and know something about the various early Morrison families. Maybe I can help shift a log or two. Alex, Do you have any indication that one or more of...
by Scot1949
Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:15 am
Forum: History
Topic: A Glossary
Replies: 6
Views: 10128

Re: A Glossary

I'll take you up, Edwin! "Teaglach Phabbay" (Family of Pabbay) is "Chell-ack Fuppy". Gaelic is so wonderful! "Dun Eistein" is combined Gaelic and Norse("Hugh's Fort"); Glenn gave the pronunciation in his second post. In Ness, Lewis it's spelled "Dún Eistean" (Gaelic only) and pronounced "Jun Esh-ten".
by Scot1949
Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:17 am
Forum: Group AU
Topic: Group AU Origins
Replies: 2
Views: 3617

Re: Group AU Origins

George Black (Surnames of Scotland) lists "MacGruder" as a variant of "MacGruar" and derives that from "MacGruaire", "son of the brewer". He found the name and its variants in southern Perthshire. This would tend to reinforce the possible Scottish origin.
by Scot1949
Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:39 am
Forum: Group L
Topic: Welcome Family Group L
Replies: 1
Views: 2837

Welcome Family Group L

Welcome to all members of Family Group L, and those interested in discussing this group of Morrison kindred.

Bob Morrison, M065, Kit38651
by Scot1949
Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:21 am
Forum: Highland Games & other events.
Topic: Games in North Carolina
Replies: 0
Views: 2948

Games in North Carolina

Let's get the ball rolling! The 2014 Games season has already begun, with events in Florida. Does anyone have an event report? The 2014 Rural Hill Scottish Festival and Loch Norman Highland Games will be held April 12th and 13th at Historic Rural Hill Farm in Huntersville, NC. Huntersville is about ...