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Duncan & Catherine (MacDonald) Macrae. Flora.

Sacred to the/memory of/DUNCAN MACRAE/merchant/Carbost, Skeabost Bridge/who died 8th March 1923/aged 74 years/also his wife/CATHERINE MacDONALD/who died 9th February 1956/aged 89 years. Erected by his son/DUNCAN.

Erected/by/DUNCAN McRAE/in memory/of his beloved sister/FLORA McRAE/who was born 15th May 1859/died at Carbost Snizort/on 23rd January 1881/aged 22 years.

Picture Added on 14 April 2014.


Duncan MacRae:
Son of of Duncan & Betsy/Bessie MacRae. Born 1847–1849, Portree, Inverness-shire, Scotland.
Probate of Will: "...Duncan MacRae, Merchant, Carbost, Parish of Snizort, Skye, died 8 March 1923, at same James Simpson, Bank Agent, Portree, and Malcolm Finlayson, Cattle Dealer, Borve, Snizort, Executors. Will dated 10 November 1919 recorded Inverness, 20 September 1923. Value of Estate, £4372: 9: 8." [Calendar of Confirmations and Inventories filed in Scotland for the years 1876–1936.]

Added by Gordon J Callon on 24 May 2016.
Catherine MacDonald MacRae
Born 1867–1869, Portree, Inverness-shire, Scotland.
The 1901 Scotland Census lists the family of Duncan MacRae, living at South Snizort, Inverness-shire, as: Duncan MacRae, 53 (b. c. 1848, Portree, Inverness-shire), Crofter & General Merchant; Kate MacRae, 32 (b. c. 1869, Portree, Inverness-shire), Wife Of Merchant; Mary MacDonald, 11 (b. c. 1890, Portree, Inverness-shire), Step Daughter, Scholar; Bessie MacRae, 83 (b. c. 1818, Lochalsh, Ross-shire), Mother.

Added by Gordon J Callon on 24 May 2016.
Flora McRae/MacRae
Daughter of Duncan & Betsy/Bessie MacRae; Born at Parish of Snizort, Inverness-shire, Scotland; died at Carbost, [Parish of] Snizort.
The 1871 Scotland Census lists the family of Duncan & Flora MacRae and their parents, living at Carbost 9, Snizort, Inverness-shire, as: Duncan MacRae, 55 (b. c. 1816, Parish of Kintail, Ross-shire), Herdman; Betsy McRae, 51 (b. c. 1820, Parish of Kintail, Ross-shire), Wife Of Herdsman; Duncan MacRae, 24 (b. c. 1847, Parish of Portree), Labourer; Flora MacRae, 13 (b. c. 1858, Parish of Snizort), Scholar.

Added by Gordon J Callon on 24 May 2016.

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