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"From the lonely shieling of
the misty island
Mountains divide us and a
waste of seas
Yet still the blood is strong
The Heart is Highland
and we in dreams behold
From the book "The History of the Morison or Morrison Family" by Leonard A. Morrison, published 1880.
"MORRISONS OF CAPE BRETON
1. Angus Morrison was the ninth generation in descent from an Episcopalian clergyman in the Island of Lewis, Scotland, who was a descendant of the celebrated Bhreitheimh Leoghasach (Lewis Judge).Tracing the genealogy backwards, according to the old Highland custom, Angus was the son of John, son of Angus,son of either Roderick or Angus, sons of the above named Episcopalian clergyman.He, like many of the family from which he descended, was noted for his charitable and hospitable disposition, his fairness and uprightness in all transactions, and his exemplary conduct through life, as well as for his sincerity and zeal in
matters of religion.In his youth he was an accomplished player on the Highland bagpipes, but at the age of twenty six he became religiously inclined, and gave up playing upon his favorite instrument, for the reason, as he remarked, that he found it “tended to lead him into temptation”.Some years after, when a handsome sum was offered him for his bagpipes, he refused the money, neither would he give the instrument as a gift, stating that he found it an injury to himself, and what was an injury to him he “would not place in the hands of another to his hurt.”He then took it, tied a stone to it, and threw it into the sea.
He was born at Strond, Harris, Scotland, Sept. 1792:died St. Anns, Cape Breton, Feb 9, 1878;he
married, 1817, Martha-Catherine M’Killop, born Obb, Harris, Oct. 1797; died at St. Anns, Jan 22,1877.
|Morrison/Ross/MacLeod Settlers in St. Ann's Cape Breton|
Updated January 10, 2012