Tain Museum Image Library

John George Gallie
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John George Gallie

John George Gallie was a "gentleman farmer" at Morangie and Edderton Mains and an associate of Wallace & Fraser, Ironmonger, Tain. His mother built Morangie House (now a hotel) and her sister built Mansfield House (now also a hotel). This portrait was produced by Huber, 120, Princes Street, Edinburgh.
Picture added on 18 August 2004
I have a Margaret Gallie, wife to John Fraser, who was at Wallace & Fraser. Does anyone know the relationship between Margaret and John George Gallie?
Added by Wilmer Fawcett on 27 April 2005
Margaret Gallie born 1824, the 3rd daughter by his first marriage of John Gallie 1790-1875 buried close by the Tain Museum, married John Fraser of Wallace & Fraser on July 18 1849. Her eldest sister Ann was my great grandmother.
John Gallie married secondly, Jane Fraser. They had 7 children. John George was the youngest child of Abner Gallie their 4th child. He was rather eccentric. I remember him well. He died in 1967 & had no children - but there are lots of other descendants of old John Gallie. The photo of Scotsburn Lodge shows "young" John Gallie 1846-1908 who returned to Tain after working for the Bank of Bengal.
Added by Katharine Broome on 05 June 2005
Katharine, thank you! John Fraser (of Wallace & Fraser), was brother to my ancestor Simon Fraser. They were born in Nigg (Simon 1818, John 1821), sons of James Fraser, cartwright at Pitcalnie. I knew little about the Gallie family. A son of John & Margaret, John Gallie Fraser, studied medicine at Edinburgh University and was a practising doctor. I'd love to learn any more about the Gallie family.
Added by Wilmer Fawcett on 07 June 2005
Very interested in this discussion. Was John Gallie (1790) the son of Abner Gallie and Anne Mackenzie (alias Rioch) of Tain.
Added by Lisa McMurray (Mackenzie) on 21 June 2007
I am more or less certain that John Gallie (1790), my great great grandfather, was a son of Abner Gallie & Ann Rioch. Their other children were Katharine 1788, Ann 1792, George 1795 & Mary 1797. These names continued in my family. I'm intrigued by your comment "alias Rich". What more can you tell me?
Added by Katharine Broome on 22 June 2007
My father's name was George Gallie I have a brother John Gallie and a brother George Galllie. My father's family came from France. My father was once told his name was Scottish could we be related?
Added by Sherrilee Gallie Elliott on 10 February 2008
Tried to reply to you Sherilee but the message failed to get through. It is possible that you are related to our local Gallies. Christian names do tend to be passed on from generation to generation. I suggest you get hold of as many birth, marriage and death certificates relating to your family as possible and work back from them using the internet. Two sites to try are www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk and www. familysearch.org If you let us know the results of your searches, we can check them against the information we have on local Gallies.
Added by Margaret Urquhart on 11 February 2008
Dear Gallie(s), two worldwide websites have been set up by Gallie relatives and are full of family trees, photos etc.
www.gallies.org Please sign the guestbook and Craig gallie will contact you.
www.myfamily.com/public.aspx?mfsid=34893624 You can request membership to this private site for access to dozens of Gallie family trees
Added by Kent Gallie on 15 July 2008
My mother ( Barbara Gallie Gibson) used to visit her cousin Esna at Morangie house when she was a young girl. My mother was born in 1924 and her grandmother was Barbara Gallie. I would be interesed in finding out more about our family tree.
Added by Catherine Ann Urquhart Mair on 07 September 2008
I'm from a line of Gallie's that have been In South Africa since the Early 1900's
Added by William Graham Gallie on 24 October 2008
I am interested in hearing from any Gallie decendants of Charles and Hector Gallie from the St Helens area and Abner Gallie from Tain( born in the 1830's and 40's.) They where my great great uncles.
Added by Jim Gallie on 28 October 2009
My grandmother was Esna gallie. her mother was Netta gallie. I didn't know that Esna lived at Morangie House. My grandmother later married Ian ross. Does anyone have any photos of my grandparents shop in tain. It was called IAN M ROSS RADIO AND TELEVISION SPECIALISTS

Added by John Ross on 14 November 2009
There were two Gallies, father and son, living on the Fendom about a mile from Tain. My family, living across the Fendom Road, knew them as Old Gallie and Young Gallie, Young Gallie being Jimmy, I think. Tragically, they were figures of fun to my people because they had been taken by the demon drink and neglected their croft and themselves. Old Gallie died before the war but Young Gallie carried on, eventually staggering into the path of a car outside our house in about 1940. My mother ran out to help but he was gone. Perhaps these two are considered best forgotten by the family, but, well, it's all water under the bridge now isn't it, and they deserve their place in the Gallie family story.
Added by Elspeth Dennis on 09 June 2010
I have a copy of The Statistical Account of Ross and Cromarty.. William Blackwood 1841.
The book is inscribed From Mrs. Richmond(of Kincardine, Rossshire) to George Gallie Decr. 1905.
An additional inscription reads----John G. Gallie Morangie House, Tain followed by the name W(?) Cormack. Tain.
Added by George F. Crawford on 07 November 2013
Could the family history this discussion be taken back another generation? I am hoping to build a profile for Samuel Lennie Gallie of Banff who married Clementina Boog in Dornoch 13.7.1793 Their first child, Abner Gallie was born in Dornoch 12.8.1794. I would like to know the parents of Samuel Gallie of Banff.
Added by Valerie Brewster Willis on 08 October 2014
Since I wrote the above request, I have found that a Samuel Gallie was made Burgess of Dornoch in 1796 through a copy of the document made available in Dornoch History links.
There is also a note attached to that document linking this Samuel Gallie with his son John Boog Gallie who emigrated to Georgia, U.S.A.
Still looking for Samuel Gallie's origins though.
Added by Valerie Brewster Willis on 09 October 2014
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