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McLeod - Sutherland Caithness
« on: Tuesday 15 May 07 00:44 BST (UK) »
so far I have

Christian Sutherland's father was William of badbea and his father David Sutherland of Dusdale...

I am happy to find the sutherland line, but most interest at this time is of the McLeod line


John McLeod m Christian Sutherland ( May 5 1822) she of Badbea and he of something that looks like quagbeg

children

Donald 1824
james 1826
mary 1828
william 1830
sarah 1833
farguhar 1839

James and william emmigrated to NZ in approx 1855
My family has suggested they were the first of 7  from a family of 11.
Farquhar and Esther were next to go to NZ.

Mary came next ( she was married to Donald Ross)

Then I am told a Catherine McLeod married to James Taylor came to NZ in 1886

Finally alexander, youngest of the sons arrived in NZ

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Re: McLeod - Sutherland Caithness
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 15 May 07 01:10 BST (UK) »
Hello

Me again  :)

The only John McLeod that I can find of roughly the correct age with a father Donald is:

bpt 13 jan 1801, Reay, Caithness

Parents - Donald MacLeod and Margaret Loughton

Reay is the next parish to Halkirk.

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Re: McLeod - Sutherland Caithness
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 15 May 07 01:12 BST (UK) »
thanks so much. where do you get most of your information, particularly death certs?

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Re: McLeod - Sutherland Caithness
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 15 May 07 01:14 BST (UK) »
My John McLeod was listed as 41 in the 1841 census, so could be him?

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Re: McLeod - Sutherland Caithness
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 15 May 07 01:19 BST (UK) »
thanks so much. where do you get most of your information, particularly death certs?

Death certs would be from Scotlands People www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk  (1855 to 1956)


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Re: McLeod - Sutherland Caithness
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 15 May 07 01:33 BST (UK) »
seems they lived forever!  :o   or died before 1855

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Re: McLeod - Sutherland Caithness
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 15 May 07 08:36 BST (UK) »
They might well have died before 1855, which is when the first sons went to New Zealand.

They were in an area that was owned by the Countess of Sutherland, whos's land was substantially cleared in those times and, as John was an agric. labourer, he might well have been evicted. Also there were a series of famines.

I've had a quick check but looking for a John M(a)cleod is very difficult up here.

I don't think that MIs would be much use - they would not have had the money unless the children subsequently paid for one.

It's very difficult.

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Re: McLeod - Sutherland Caithness
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 15 May 07 17:30 BST (UK) »
I have used the mac spelling and the 1851 census shows

Piece: SCT1851/37 Place: Halkirk -Caithness Enumeration District: 12
Civil Parish: Halkirk Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: -
Folio: 0 Page: 3 Schedule: 9
Address: Rumsdale

        Surname       First name(s)       Rel       Status       Sex       Age       Occupation       Where Born       Remarks   
        MACLEOD       John       Head       M       M       54       Shepherd        Sutherland - Farr           
        MACLEOD       Christina       Wife       M       F       52       -        Caithness - Latheron           
        MACLEOD       Esther       Dau       U       F       18       -        Caithness - Halkirk           
        MACLEOD       James       Son       U       M       16       Scholar        Caithness - Halkirk           
        MACLEOD       Janet       Dau       -       F       13       Scholar        Caithness - Halkirk           
        MACLEOD       Alexander       Son       -       M       8       Scholar        Caithness - Halkirk           
        MACLEOD       Catherine       Dau       -       F       5       -        Caithness - Halkirk           

sorry for how that transcribned

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Re: McLeod - Sutherland Caithness
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 15 May 07 17:54 BST (UK) »
Tracey

I think it's best to stick to one thread - it's getting confusing and the info is duplicated:

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,232873.0.html

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Please note that this has now been fairly thoroughly covered on the thread named above
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