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Capt. MacKinnon
John MacArthur of Uragaig was related to Dougie MacKinnon, working as a gamekeeper in Dumfries, and encouraged him to move to Colonsay in the late 1940s or so; the exact relationship is uncertain, possibly going back to a connection in the Ross of Mull. Dougie MacKinnon had a brother who had emigrated to Canada and was a sea captain (Master Mariner).  He visited Dougie in Colonsay in the 1950s but died soon afterwards on his return to Canada.  John MacArthur’s grandson would be very glad to know of any further details as he will be visiting Ontario and would like to connect with any extended family there.

Betty Paton d. December 2014
The Baptist Manse

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  1. John MacDonald  October 14, 2015

    I am happy to report that since my venture down the Geneology Road I have made contact with the extended MacKinnon Family, who are now located globally between Scotland Western Canada western America and South Africa. One lady in particular who had done their tree and this saved me an enormous amount of time and effort. However, she was NOT in contact with many but the efforts I had made plus the use of social media such as facebook and the Ancestry website resulted in several of their own number being re -connected.

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