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Donald Macrae (Auchtertyre)

According to Rev Alexander Macrae [History of the Clan Macrae (Dingwall, 1899) p175] Donald Macrae, born at Auchtertyre in 1775, was a planter in Demerara and afterwards tacksman of Auchtertyre (Wester Ross), and factor for Macleod of Raasay and Matheson of Attadale. He married, about the end of 1816 or the beginning of 1817, Jane, daughter of Archibald Macra of Ardintoul. He died on the 15th November, 1843.

He was the son of Alexander (Alister Donn = Brown Alexander) Macrae of Auchtertyre, who had a house built which was said to have been the first ‘white house’ in the parish of Lochalsh, except the Minister's Manse. He lived to a very advanced age, and was the oldest man in the parish for several years before his death in June, 1832.

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