Thanks, Mary. Yes, I do have a copy of The History of the Clan MacRae, one I bought back in the eighties, when I was a member of the Clan MacRae Society of North America. I was looking through it just last night, in fact, but didn't find any William MacReas in it. I did note that the MacRaes were in Kintail for some three hundred years before William's birth (1670), so I would expect to find a few ancestors of his, provided the record of it exists. Apparently, though, it does not, as a search of the Clan MacRae database came up blank for William MacRea.