According to Molly J Akers "Macraes to New Zealand" my gt gt gfather is Roderick McRae b ca1807, married Catherine MACKAY(d/o Margaret & Alex) 31/01/1852Lochalsh.She was born ca1817 and died 29.11.1874 in Ardelve. they had a son Alexander Murdoch McRae b13/07/57Lochalsh who came to NZ in ca1874, married a cousin Christy MacKay b10-12-1860Lochalsh at Waipu NZ 17/03/1886.
Rodericks parents were Murdo McRae(died pre1877) AND Barbara MacRae(CH507,7) (d/o Duncan MacRae/Margaret MacKenzie) his second wife.Previous wife was Mary MacRae(CH161,b2)(d/oAlexander MacRae(ClanHist161/Janet MacRae). Murdo is apparently Clan History 502 and Roderick CH503.
I would love to hear from anyone who knows more birth or death details for Roderick, death details for Catherine or is related - thanx Donna Mac Rae - a Kiwi Connection.