In my husband's tree, have an elusive 'Niece" -
on 1871 Census Kiltarlity, Scotland, Christina Mckenzie (5) appears with Uncle Hugh Chisholm, (46), his sister Catherine 24, & with other nieces of Hugh - Catherine McLeod (16), Margaret McLeod (10), Margaret Matheson (7).
On 1881 Census, Hugh (57), with his mother Catherine Chisholm (nee Kennedy) (79), niece Christina McKenzie (15 ), and a nephew Alexander Noble (7).(His father w3as John Chisholm born 1795, Kiltarlity.)
On 1891 Census: Living At Bengal Cottage, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness, Christina McKenzie appears as dom. serv. general, 20 yrs., niece, unmarried, with (aunt ?) Margaret Chisholm (53), Head, Margaret's dau. Margaret ('Maggie') Matheson (26) and two grandchildren Mary (7) and Catherine MacLean (3).
(Catherine Chisholm was also living at 'Bengal Cottage', and died there in 1890, her granddaughter 'Maggie' Matheson being witness on certificate.)
I feel that Christina must be a dau. of a female Chisholm, who married a McKenzie but have been unable to trace her birth.
Being shown as a niece of Hugh, she would have to be a child of one of his sisters - Anne, Jannet, Christy, or Catherine who were born between years 1826 to 1846.
Can anyone help further with this problem? Ruth