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According to McReynolds family tradition three MacRannald brothers immigrated from Scotland into Ireland before 1689. One of these brothers was Johne MacRannald b 1665 Sc d 1760 IR. The purpose of this project is to determine the relationship of the descendants of two of his sons Joseph and James who emmigrated to the US in 1737. Most McReynolds in the US currently descend from one of these two brothers. A third brother Robert died soon after arrival in America therefore, it is not believed he had any descendants to enumerate. A secondary purpose of this project will be to establish descendants from the other brothers of John MacRannald who may have descendants left in Ireland. The names of these brothers is not known but is believed to be Oliver and Roland. In order to determine connections to our rootstock in Scotland, it is believed that name will include McCrindles around Girvan in Ayrshire, Scotland. All with the surname McCrindle are welcome to participate in this project.

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