Re: How many people on this list are r1b1c7
I think you may be referring to Major General Lachlan Macquarie, who was Governor of New South Wales from 1810 – 1822.
At that time the whole settled areas of Australia including the island of Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) was known as NSW, and there was a Lieut Governor in VDL.
Scottish born Lachlan Macquarie is known as the ‘Father of Australia’ and these links will tell you much more about the man credited with transforming fledgling colony.
He is buried on the Isle of Mull and his tombstone includes the inscription ‘Father of Australia’.
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2020 7:59 AM
Subject: Re: [ScotGen] How many people on this list are r1b1c7
I'm new to this particular list, but was on an Islay list for many years. Together, members put together a lot of Islay information, including one page with Surnames and corresponding researchers. Here are a couple of other researchers you might be able to contact:
I was in Australia some years ago, and I remember reading about a MacQuarrie who became very famous there. But oddly, there was a similar story about him being kidnapped and taken there. You could also google "Clan MacQuarrie" and find all sorts of interesting links there.
For those of you with other Islay interests, just google "Rootsweb + Islay", and you'll find a gold mine of information by clicking on various links. Good luck,
Toni Sinclair, Canada (tracing all Islay Sinclairs)