Who were the parents or siblings of John Gillies, born Skye about 1810?

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 I have a family tree beginning with John Gillies, born in the parish of Duirinish, Isle of Skye about 1810. He was living in Cladach Ileray, North Uist in 1841 census, married with a family in Glasgow in 1851 census, and in 1858 emigrated to New Zealand. I am descended from his son Murdoch.

Recently, we have found a photograph album which indicates that a nephew, John Finlayson Gillies (b. Isle of Skye 1848), a doctor, also came to New Zealand but seems to have died early with no children. We have also a photograph which is said to be that of another nephew, named "Red" Murdoch Gillies, who lived in Australia (Melbourne?) and appears to have had 4 sons and 2 daughters.
Any information which could link these nephews to John Gillies or provide a contact with descendants of "Red" Murdoch Gillies would be most appreciated.
Bruce Ward
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Hi anonymous,

The best place ot search for their records would be Scotlandspeople http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/

All the best

answered by Billy Wallace G2G6 Pilot (210k points)

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