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Title: Beaton family (again) in South Uist Benbecula
Post by: Beaton1969 on Wednesday 03 January 18 21:00 GMT (UK)
Hello I am new to the site and am hoping someone could help me out-  I have read loads of stuff on the Beatons from Benbecula on root chat however I am not finding the people that I am looking for.  I am trying to trace my family tree. Am getting my knickers in a knot  :) So I am trying to find info on Beatons from Hacklet or Redbank -:Mary Beaton who was a weaver and was born around 1827. I cant find a record of her birth or her parents or if she married- She is on the census of 1911 as head of house 84 years old - her daughter was called Margaret who has put on her marriage certto William MacDonald that her father was Farquhar Beaton - I cant find any records for this- -she worked as a domestic servant -she was born 1858 -  and died in 1922.Margaret had two kids that I can find -there could be more  :) 1 is Mary Beaton born on 18/1/1878- says illegitimate on birth cert. and Donald Beaton born 24/7/1880 also illegitimate. He is my great grandfather. Just extra info he served with the cameron highlanders and was wounded in ww1. So does anyone have any knowledge of these Beatons. Hope its not too confusing and thanks
Title: Re: Beaton family (again) in South Uist Benbecula
Post by: MonicaL on Wednesday 03 January 18 21:29 GMT (UK)
Hi there. Welcome to RootsChat  :)

What details are showing from the death cert of Margaret's mother, Mary Beaton? Wondering whether you will find some clues there on her parents.

Have you got details on Margaret from her birth cert or early census entries?

Monica
Title: Re: Beaton family (again) in South Uist Benbecula
Post by: MonicaL on Wednesday 03 January 18 21:32 GMT (UK)
Maybe the surname Beaton had earlier variants? Not unusual.

There is this 1855 birth cert index entry for example, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XYPV-6P2

1855 was the first year of Scottish statutory registration. For that year, entries ran over two pages of the register and included much more info. This cert should show whether these parents, Farquhar and Mary were married and include date and place of marriage, along with their ages and other details on them.

I couldn't see further children to a couple with these names, other than the Margaret born in 1855.

Monica

ADDED: Some confirmation of the Bethune and Beaton connection here www.electricscotland.com/webclans/atoc/beaton2.html
Title: Re: Beaton family (again) in South Uist Benbecula
Post by: MonicaL on Wednesday 03 January 18 21:52 GMT (UK)
Possible entry for Margaret in 1861 with maternal or paternal grandmother?

Mary Bethune 72 Farmer's Widow, North Uist
Flora Bethune 24 daughter b. South Uist
Marion MacSween 9 grandchild b. South Uist
Margaret Beaton 6 grandchild b. South Uist

Address: Howmore, South Uist

And for 1871:

Mary Bethune 77 cotter b. N Uist
Mary Bethune 48 wool weaver daughter b. S Uist
Flora Bethune 33 domestic servant daughter b. S Uist
Marion MacSween 19 grandchild b. South Uist
Catherine Macintyre 8 grandchild b. South Uist
Margaret Mcintyre 4 grandchild b. South Uist

Address: Mary Bethune's, South Uist

Likely you have 1881 with Mary and daughter Margaret, with Margaret's two young children.

Monica
Title: Re: Beaton family (again) in South Uist Benbecula
Post by: Beaton1969 on Wednesday 03 January 18 22:02 GMT (UK)
Hi Monica - thanks - i will look at the entries again- there are lots of Beatons and I may be getting mixed up- Scotlands people can be rubbing there hands in glee at all my searches  :)
Title: Re: Beaton family (again) in South Uist Benbecula
Post by: MonicaL on Wednesday 03 January 18 22:15 GMT (UK)
I have just added 1871 census above. Certainly looks like your Margaret's family. Have you got 1881 - 1901?

Monica
Title: Re: Beaton family (again) in South Uist Benbecula
Post by: Beaton1969 on Wednesday 03 January 18 22:35 GMT (UK)
Hi I have the 1881 census with Mary as head of family, Margaret 23 as daughter, mary the granddaughter whose 3 and Donald at 9 months old. Went on the link you sent and have found another family member Margaret married a William MacDonald and had a son called Kenneth - she's listed as MargaretBeaton MacDonald. It all helps. :)
Title: Re: Beaton family (again) in South Uist Benbecula
Post by: MonicaL on Saturday 06 January 18 21:14 GMT (UK)
Sorry been away for a few day and catching up...

If you don't have 1891 and 1901, they expand Margaret's family with William McDonald. You mentioned you had 1911.

1891:

Mary Beaton 63 Weaver Of Tweed
Margret McDonald 34 Weaver Of Tweed
Angus McDonald 2 grandchild
Mary Beaton 12 grandchild
Donald Beaton 10 grandchild
Mary Ann Beaton 4 grandchild

Address: Haclet, South Uist

1901:

Margaret (likely should read Mary on the original) Beaton 71 Wool Spinner Retired
Margaret Mcdonald 44 weaver
William Mcdonald 66 Son-in-law Cattleman Retired
Angus Mcdonald 12
Ann Mcdonald 8
Kenneth Mcdonald 6
Marion Maclean 5 grandchild

Monica  :)
Title: Re: Beaton family (again) in South Uist Benbecula
Post by: Beaton1969 on Monday 08 January 18 22:53 GMT (UK)
Hi Monica

That is definitely the correct ones.  Thanks for your help.
Title: Re: Beaton family (again) in South Uist Benbecula
Post by: starrymum on Tuesday 06 February 18 14:07 GMT (UK)
Hi,
I'm a descendant of Donald Beaton as well, I've just sent you a message.  :)  Monica has the correct family - Margaret was the daughter of Farquhar Beaton & Mary Beaton, b.1855 in Howmore S. Uist (registered under the name variant Bethune).  Farquhar and Mary were not married - Farquhar went on to marry Ann MacLellan, while Mary remained single.

Margaret Beaton had the following children:
Mary b.1878
Donald b.1880
Collin b.1883 (died young)
Mary Ann Beaton b.1885

She also had the following children from her marriage to William Macdonald:
Angus b.1888
Kenneth b.1891 (died young)
Ann b.1893
Kenneth b.1895
Joanna b.1899 (died young)

I have traced this line of Beatons back quite a few generations, if you're interested.  :)
Title: Re: Beaton family (again) in South Uist Benbecula
Post by: Beaton1969 on Tuesday 06 February 18 15:27 GMT (UK)
Hi starrymum I have sent you a message. 😀