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Russ McGill, WINNIPEG, Manitoba,CANADA (rmcgill9@mts.net)
Date:Sat 07 Apr 2007 19:24:41 BST
 The first McGill coming to Canada that I know of was John, eldest son of James (born 1796) and Isabella (McCallum or McCollum) born 1796. James & Isabella McGill & 6 other children left Townland of Craigafrom, Parish of Ballentoy(Ballintoy), County Antrim, Northern Ireland in 1846 for Canada. First stop was Norval, Halton County & later settled in Fullarton Township, Perth County near Mitchell, Ontario. In 1856,James +Isabella & 3 of 7 children -James (Jr) William & Warren joined the migration of settlers to the "Queen's Bush" area along the newly surveyed "Elora Road" in Bruce County, Ontario. Remaining in Perth & Huron Counties were daughters Mary Jane & Helen (both married) & sons John & Richard & their families. In 1871, two of Richard + Jane (Colgan) McGill's sons, recently married went to Bruce County area. They settled on lot 14, Concession 1 of Elderslie Township near Vesta, Ontario. Isabella (d April 3, 1874)is buried in St.Michael's of the Angels Catholic cemetery in Brant Township.Son James(Jr) also buried here. James Senior died Nov. 4, 1871. Unknown if he is buried in same cemetery. Concession 1 borders on Brant Township so cemetery across road from their farms. It is possible that James Senior & Isabella McCollum come from Ballinlea. In 1803 census for the parish listed a Warren McCollum with a daughter, Bel. In 1867 James McGill is listed as Con. 1, Lot 12 & Warren McGill is Con. 1, Lot 13. James Jr born 1826 married Anne Elizabeth Harper (b 1843?. They had 10 children. Warren, a son, (b June 2,1876) was my grandfather (May 1967) (WINNIPEG,Manitoba) I'm trying to determine actual source of the McGill clan in Northern Ireland. Also what about James McGill Senior other six children. Would like to research more information of the other 9 children of James Junior. Some died as infants.

Monty Ma Gill (mmagill@doti-optics.com)
Date:Thu 22 Feb 2007 19:31:18 GMT
 I am pleased to find this site. My father's immediate family are from Vermont and Canada. Since he had a career with the US Air Force, we were always moving, and have not had deep roots to our family. I, like Jason, have a wedding coming up in the family (a younger brother), and we thought it would be great to include a bond with our Scots/Irish heritage, by seeking out an appropriate tartan, and having all us boys (men) have kilts made. I'm no genealogist- that would be my Aunt's passion. So don't quiz me too deeply on our lineage- but I would be pleased to share what information I have and to hear from others who share our name or a derivation of it! Regards, Monty Ma Gill Texas

Jason McGill- Vancouver Canada (jakedesigns@yahoo.com)
Date:Thu 25 Jan 2007 02:37:23 GMT
Subject:Saying Hello to all other McGills
 Just came across this site while looking up the family crest. I am from Vancouver Canada. My Father John McGill came here from Renfrew, Scotland in 1963.He then brought 5 brothers and 2 sisters and his parents. We have since bred like rabbitts and there are now somewhere near 40 McGills here in BC Canada. I am getting married in July and would love any feedback I could get regarding Kiltmakers and on our family Tartan. I have had many people tell me "there is no McGill Tartan" and a few tell me we are under various different Clans, and then on a few occasions I have seen what is said to be "our" tartan. Can someone please solve this for me? I would really appreciate it... Would love to hear from any other McGill around the globe. Cheers! JASON ps- my photo website is- www.angelfire.com/ca2/jakedesigns

Patrick McGill (prmcgill@ charter.net)
Date:Fri 17 Nov 2006 02:10:37 GMT
Subject:Canadian McGills
 I think I decend from a little known branch of McGills who somehow arrived at Point au Chene(on the Ottawa River) Argenteuil County P.Q. sometime around 1820. the oldest ancestor I have located is Nellie McGill,born in Ireland in 1795 and was a widow in the 1850 census. Her son was Hugh McGill 1830-1890 After afew generations they migrated to Northern New York to work in the milltown of Tupper Lake and the TB sanitarium town of Saranac Lake, in the 20's. If any of this fits somewhere I'd appreciate a note Patrick R. McGill

Helen McGill Wilson (hiwilson@sympatico.ca)
Date:Thu 04 May 2006 04:45:50 BST
Subject:McGill family roots
 It is interesting to read about the remarkable Jim McGill on your website. My ancestor, James McGill with his wife, Isabella McCollum, emigrated from Ballintoy Parish to Perth County, Ontario, Canada will all of their children and two daughter-in-laws in 1843. James McGill is the name of my brother, my great grandfather, and my g.g.g.grandfather. One of my Dad's brothers played the fiddle by ear, so the tradition of fiddle music crossed the Atlantic with the immigrants. We have not discovered the parents of our original James McGill and Isabella McCollum. My husband and I are travelling to Ballintoy area this month for a vacation. If you know of any further McGill/Magill families that we might be related to, I would love to know. Helen McGill Wilson, LaSalle, Ontario

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