(Originally posted by Trevor Cree on March 23, 2012 at 21:17)
I have now undertaken some more research into the Cree family of Glenbucket. Sources in the IGI index and the Scotlands People website make it clear that the Chruie/Chree family were present in Strathdon in the mid-1600s. Strathdon is extremely close to Glenbucket and therefore the connection to a Crie family migrating from Angus in the 1700s does not now appear to be likely. Nevertheless it will require a closer inspection of the individual letters of the name in the original parish registers to eliminate any connection with the Crie family.
Originally posted by Peter Martin on
Originally posted by Trevor Cree on June 27, 2012 at 8:49
At the present time we have not been able to make a confirmed connection between the Chree family of Glenbucket and Strathdon with any Cree/Crie line. However I would say that the jury is still out on that one and perhaps only DNA will prove or disprove a connection.
Yesterday, just by chance, I came across the 11 January 1828 birth of a Chree in Perth:
"John Thomson Chree lawful Son to John Chree(s)? Post boy in Canal street in the said Parish and Marjory Sutherland his Spouse and Baptised on the Second day of February said year by the Reverend Samuel George Kennedy Minister of the West Church Parish of Perth. Saint Pauls Church Parish Perth the Eleventh of January One thousand eight hundred and Twenty eight - was Born."
I believe that I have seen a "John Cree post boy" in Perth in my recent research but I will have to look it out.
In addition in the LDS website listings there are a number of Chree listed in Dunfermline from the family of John Chree and Euphemia Anderson. However when you look at Ancestry the surname for this family changes to Cree, part of the Cree family that we have been recently researching. It is therefore possible that the Minister decided that Chree was the correct spelling whereas we know that this family was actually Cree.
At least this example proves that Chree should still be considered as a possible variant of the surname Cree, and vice-versa,