Category Archives: McLaurins in Scotland

Information about life in Scotland for the McLaurins before emigration. This could be general history of the Appin/Oban area or something related to the McLaurins in particular. It will be narrowly defined information related to one or both of those topics.

We owe the information about this topic mostly to the efforts of Banks McLaurin (whose letter system has become the standard designation for the family groups) and G. G. McLaurin who published his efforts in the book G.G. McLaurin and … Continue reading

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Well, the year is about to end and I haven’t added too much to this web site in the second half of the year. My only excuse is that it’s been a busy second half of the year preventing me … Continue reading

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In the safe shelter of this quiet, well ordered Jewish household, Morag grew up into womanhood. She was a fine, capable girl, able to hold her own with most people and quite one of the family in her master’s house. … Continue reading

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At last the long, stormy voyage came to an end. At dawn, on a calm, sunny autumn morning, the ship sailed past a long island, and cast anchor in a fine haven. There was a small, straggling town, built along … Continue reading

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Short indeed had been Morag’s stay in her grandmother’s house; but, bent upon her purpose of reaching aunt Flora, she left it and and took the road to Lochgilpead. When within a short distance of the little town, whom should … Continue reading

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Another story was that of a little Appin girl, who was stolen when she was nine years of age. Her name was Morag. She was the eldest of four when he father died. The family lived in the Middle Shieling, … Continue reading

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Old Kate Thompson told this story: The years after Culloden, began Kate, were sore years for us Highlanders. It became quite a profitable trade to kidnap people and sell them as slaves to work on the sugar and cotton plantations … Continue reading

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This is a story from the newspaper in Oban, a little town just south of where the McLaurins lived in the Appin area. I say the “Appin area” because as it turns out, Appin is a very small village and … Continue reading

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