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Janet Polson 1755-1837 was born in Caen, just north of Helmsdale. She married Hugh M. Matheson who was from Ross-Shire. Several of their children were born in Kildonan Parish, Helmsdale. Together, they emigrated to the Red River Settlement in what is now Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada. They were Selkirk Settlers. The traveled into the Hudson's Bay aboard the sailing ship Prince of Wales in about 1815. They led remarkable lives. I'm interested in learning of their ancestors. I'd be happy to share what I know of their ancestors. Janet and Hugh are my 4th Great Grandparents.
red mail Sutherland of Helmsdale Gartymore
My ancestor was George Sutherland who married Mary Fraser Their daughter Barbara Sutherland (1833-1864) married Donald Munro and they came to Australia. Both George and Mary were parts of large Sutherland and Fraser families in the area. Richard
Corporal Angus Matheson
Angus Matheson, born ca 1782 in Aultbreakachy to Hugh Matheson & Janet Polson. He enlisted in the army. In March of 1815 he went to Tain to obtain his discharge. On 9 June 1815 he married Christian Matheson & shortly afterwards they left for Canada. Lord Selkirk appointed Angus to be in charge of the ships list of evicted Highlanders. What Regiment would Angus have served in & where did he serve? He died in Winnipeg Manitoba 26 October 1874 age 92.
Looking for the ancestors of Catherine or Katherine who married Thomas Jackson before 1850, then came to Australia as farmers. William Jackson was aged 5 when they left. Shown as born at Caen House.
red mail Bullen Cowie
My Gt.Gt. Grandparents removed to Rathven in Banffshire some time after 1862. My Gt Grandfather's birth certificate shows that he was born in Helmsdale, in the Kildonan district of Sutherland. My ancestors were fishermen. Are there any BULLEN COWIES still in the area? Would love to hear from you. Helen.
John Thomas Munro Tulloch
I'm researching my grandfather's family who resided in West Helmsdale 1916. John Thomas Munro Tulloch, Railway Surfaceman, son of Thomas Tulloch and Ann MacLeod. John, widower of Catherine MacLean was later married to Christina MacLeod. I would appreciate any information.
red mail Macdonald
Ancestor William Bannerman MacDonald, b. 1813, M. 1835 to Marion Margaret Murray b. 1815. Thye along with 5 children at that time left Helmsdale settled in Pictou, Nova Scotia. Looking for any info regarding his parents or background. W.B MacDonald gave all 11 children the middle name of Bannerman a title that his grandfather was given for bravery during ??war. Hopefully someone can help me.

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