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The Invergordon Archive

The Urquhart Family
The Invergordon Archive
The Urquhart Family

Left to right: Donnie, Chrissie, Colin and Alex.
Picture added on 06 June 2005
Lovely picture. I am searching for Urquharts of Invergordon. I have a letter sent to my great-great grandfather Hugh Munro of Martintown, Glengarry County, Upper Canada (Ontario), dated 14th April 1832 from Tain. It is signed by John Urquhart, a cousin of the said Hugh Munro. John wrote to say that their cousin Donald Munro, a merchant of Invergordon had died. Are there any other letters or data?
Added by Helen McCuaig on 16 June 2005
The date for the picture is 1930s.

(Thank you, John; I've changed the date to 1935 - Site Admin.)
Added by John Urquhart on 18 June 2005
I expect to be travelling in the vicinity in October/05. Are there any Urquharts or Munros or any other Scots around there that have any information about ancestors who went to New York State before the American Revolution in 1773 or afterwards when they escaped to Canada? We'll visit Tain and Inverness as well as Edinburgh. Looking forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, Helen (Munro) McCuaig.
Added by Helen McCuaig on 22 June 2005
Was very interested to see this 'lovely picture' displayed on the site as Colin is my Dad. He is the last surviving member of the four and still lives in Invergordon. I would estimate that this photo would date to approx 1928/29 - the twins Donnie and Colin were born 11 April 1920 and I would suppose in this photo they would be around 8 or 9 yrs old. That makes my Dad 85 years young now (incidentally my son Michael was born on the same day 1985, Dad's retirement gift! and is the spitting image of Colin). I am the youngest of Colin's four children, my siblings being Elizabeth, the eldest, Ross and Donald. Alec's son John and daughter Susan still live in Invergordon also. Colin also features in another photo on the site, he was a member of the Seaforth Highlanders (picture no 45) and was taken prisoner at St Valery on 12 June 1940 and saw out the duration of the war in a labour camp in Silesia, not in the salt mines but in the coal mines.

Looking forward to exploring the site further.
Added by Morag Morrison nee Urquhart on 25 June 2005
I am a descendant of John Urquhart (1830-1915), from Invergorden. He married Christina MacKenzie (1834-1911) in 1855. They had twelve children all born in Invergordon between 1856 and 1877 (Catherine, Colin John, Isabella, Andrew, Christina, Philip, Finlay, Gordon, George, Alexander, David, Mary). Curious as to whether there may be a possible connection to the Urquhart family in the picture?
Added by Pete Townsend on 07 October 2006
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