Hi Christabel, I stumbled on to your message responding to the enquiry of Alex Glennie reguarding James Walker Glennie. I to am researching the Glennies from the area around Strathdon, Aberdeenshire. My grandmother was Isabel Glennie married to William Taylor from Portsoy. Isabel's sister(Eliza)married a fourth cousin,Charles Dawson Glennie. When he died in 1955, Charles owned a large dairy in North Andover, Massachusetts,USA. My aunt, Mary Taylor McCarthy, was his secretary. Mary and Charles were both interested in genealogy. Charles wrote a short booklet detailing what he knew of the family tree of both sides of the Glennies. When my aunt Mary died about 6 years ago, my sister found among her possessions, all of her notes and the Gleenie booklet. My sister gave me the cardboard box and the booklet. In the booklet, besides the families of his grandparents and his wife's, Charles stated that during the late 1700s, a father and two sons ran a farm, called "Rinavohn". The father would have been Charles and Eliza's g,g,g,grandfather. When the sons married, the father and the son who was Charles g,g,grandfather moved to the farm called "Lochrie". Both of these farms are still active. (My wife, my dauther, two cousins and I were in the Strathdon area while touring England and Scotland three years ago.) The son who was Eliza's (and my) ancester moved to a different farm.
I have been researching (unsuccessfully) the names of the g,g,g,grandfather, and his two sons. I think that the father was William Glennie, b. 1745, married Barbara Reid. The names, Barbara, Reid, William are common among the decendents. The sons names might be Alexander, b. 1765, and James, b.1768, m.Agnes Murdock.
Half to Charle's amd Eliza's families, migrated to Massachusetts. The other half remained in Scotland. I have many cousins in Scotland, a few of whom I have met.
Undoubtedly, the Glennies must have all been related way back, like the early 1700s. Do you or your have contact, Neil McCallum have any information the might help me. You quoted Neil and having a thesis about the Glennies never being a Highland Clan. First of all, Strathdon is not in the Highlands. Actually, there were many Glennies in the Highlands in the 1700s. Were they absorbed into a Pictish Clan?
Thanks for your attention to my inquiry. Good luck in your research. Norm Campbell