Alexander born abt 1802 son of John McRae,sailed on the 'William Nichol'to Australia with his wife Ann Beaton -daughter of Alexander an inn keeper Isle of Ske, & child Hellen under the Bounty Scheme in 1837. Hellen b abt 1837 Lochalsh married William Samuel Children of Alexander & Ann born in Australia: Mary Alexandrina (Lexy)b abt 1839 married John Flannery John b. abt 1840 married Margaret Frater Catherine b. abt 1844 Mary b. abt 1847 Patrick, b. abt 1851 Married Mary Loughnane Flora b. abt 1853 William b. abt 1855
Alexander's 1st cousin Farquhar McRae, son of John & Mary McRae. married Mary Rankin & then Barbara McLennon in Scotland. Probably emigrated with Alexander's family in 1837. Known children: John, b abt 1837 Ewen,b abt 1839 Mary, b abt 1841 Farquhar, b abt 1845 Christopher, b. abt 1847 Alexander, died 1884 Christianna died 1883
These families lived in the Cobbity, Liverpool, Mittagong, Nattai areas of NSW.