Isle of Muck History

Last Updated 1st Aug 2020

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Click on the surname to see the full query, most are in rootsweb (now on Ancestry) message boards or genforum (now on The details which are provided beside each link are extracted straight from the query so I cannot vouch for them being correct. For the purposes of my research Mc- and Mac- are interchangeable.

Surnames Details
MacMillan, Campbell pre 1823
MacKinnon John MacKinnon was born on the Isle of Muck in ~1806. Came with his father, mother and 4 siblings to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia in ~1828
MacKinnon The father of Laughlin was Neil, who was born in 1794 and who married Catherine MacMillian. He emigrated with his father Hugh ~1810 from the Isle of Muck and petitioned for land between Broadcove and Margaree in 1813.
MacKinnon Alexander MacKinnon (son of Duncan) was born on the Isle of Muck in 1797.
MacKinnon Mary Mckinnon who was shown on the 1881 Census for Bute North, Bute, Scotland as being aged 68 and being born on the Isle of Muck, presumably in 1813. We think that this Mary Mckinnon was Mary Mcneil who married an Archibald Mckinnon in ~1838.
MacKinnon Catherine MacMillan b Isle of Muck married Neil MacKinnon, born Isle of Muck. Catherine is a daughter of Lauchlin MacMillan b Isle of Muck and Catherine Campbell b Tiree, Scotland. The families settled Lake Ainslie abt 1822. Catherine had 7 brothers who along with the widowed mother settled in Cape Breton.
MacKinnon I have the following families from Nova Scotia: Neil MacKinnon m. Catherine MacMillan and their descendants.
MacLean Hector MacLean, 1st Laird of Muck.
Campbell Edward & Margaret Campbell, born on Isle of Muck, Argyleshire, had a son John b. May 1798 who emigrated to Cape Breton with six brothers.
MacMillan Donald McMillan, born ~1786, Isle of Muck.
MacKay (MacMillan, MacLean) Duncan son of John from Muck. Duncan and his brother Neil emigrated with their cousins the McMillan's and settled at Upper Baddeck River, Cape Breton island in or about 1827. There were McLeans from Muck who settled there too.
MacKay Duncan McKay was born on the Isle of Muck ~1805; Father's name was John McKay and Mother was Ann(?). Duncan and a younger brother Neil emigrated to Cape Breton Island in 1827.
MacKay Duncan McKay was born there ~1805, he also had a sister Mary (~1803) and brother Neil (~1810). Their Father was John McKay and their mother was Ann McMillan. They are supposed to have come to C.B. ~1827(8).
MacKinnon, MacLean Ann MacLean who married Hector MacKinnon, immigrant on the "Harmony" in 1826 from Scotland
MacKinnon Murdock Cambell born in Uist, Scotland (1805-1878) came with his wife Mary MacKinnon born on the Isle of Muck (1812-1874) to settle at Cape Breton, Nova Scotia in 1831.
Thorburn Thorburn family information & trees