Fw: [Stonehaven] Digest Number 1181
- I dont know who in particular this mail was from.
See header that I have left. I mentioned earlier,
McEwen's were, maybe still are, an established
kiltmaking firm. Searching in LDS for McEwen
with the precise spelling off, brings up numerous
entries. For someone to have emigrated ca 1738/9
they would have had to have been born ca 1718.
As the other dates mentioned in your inquiry are
around that time, its probably safe to search at
that time here in Scotland. If however you are
needing to trace them in America first, which
sounds probable, perhaps we have some American
citizens who know the ropes.
It's very difficult to know where you want to
start because it seems that you need to fill in
some blanks in N. America first.
I have the book "Scottish Settlers in North
America" by Dobson. There are several Mc Ewan's
and one Sharp listed. Mc Ewan, Archibald with
wife Janet Dunald Emigrated from Scotland to
America in 1739. Settled in New York (Reference
NWI New World Immigrants Baltimore, 1979)
McEwen, Duncan Son of Hugh ERmigrated from
Scotland to America in 1738 Settled in New York
Mc Ewen, James Son of Archibald Emigrated from
Scotland to America in 1740 Settled in New York
Mc Ewen, Janet Daughter of Hugh Emigrated from
Scotland to America in 1738 Settled New York State.
Mc Ewen, John Emigrated from Scotland to America
in 1740. Settled New York State Land grant in
Washington Cty in 1764 (NWI, SHA) Scottish
Highlanders in America (Cleveland, 1900)
McEwen Malcolm Emigrated from Scotland to America
in 1739 Settled NY State
Mc Ewen Mary Daughter of Hugh Emigrated from
Scotland to America in 1738 Settled NY State
Mc Ewen Mary Daughter of John Emigrated from
Scotland to America in 1740 Settled NY State
Mc Ewen Merran with daughter Emigrated from
Scotland to America c1740 Settled NY State Land
grant in Washington Cty 1764 NWI, SHA
Mac Ewan William younger son of William Writer
to the Signet. Died during 1782 in Jamaica
(SM Scottish Magazine)
Mc Ewen William Emigrated fromGourock, Renfrewshire
to Canadaon the George Canning during April 1821
(SC Scotsman in Canada Toronto ,1911)
Sharp Thomas West Indies Son of Thomas of Houston
Testament registered on 26 October 1812.
(Comm. Ed. Commissariat of Edinburgh, SRO)
Hope this helps in some way. The above listed with
no reference are (NWI).