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William MacLeod
« on: Sunday 04 July 10 21:32 BST (UK) »
I am trying to trace William MacLeod who was General Merchant, trading as MacLeod & Co in Coleman Street, London in 1841. He was registered bankrupt in 1842/3 and I can find no further information on him from that point. I have a copy of a letter from his wife Ellen to Mountstuart Elphinstone dated 1850, which indicates that she is a widow but living in Chelsea at the time. William was born in Scotland and had 3 brothers, including the Rev. Alexander MacLeod of Uig, and spent a considerable part of his life working as a civil servant in Bombay, as private secretary to Elphinstone. He returned to England and set up as a General merchant in partnership with a Lewis Houston and they had property in Liverpool and London. I have searched for death records for William, however the only 2 that I can find in London are not this William. Anybody Help??


GLS - Cove, Autrey, Watts, Roberts, Stevens
Sutherland - MacLeod, McLeod, Bannerman
Devon - Watts
Hants - Watts
Wilts - Stevens, Cove

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Re: William MacLeod
« Reply #1 on: Monday 05 July 10 08:58 BST (UK) »
This was located by a friend of mine, try HO107/1054/4/2
1841 Census
William 1801 occ Merchant
Ellen 1806
Jessie 1826
John 1826
Donald 1827
Mary 1829
Murdoch 1833
William 1837
Murdoch in the 1891 has a possible story to tell!
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Re: William MacLeod
« Reply #2 on: Monday 05 July 10 09:08 BST (UK) »
Oops Murdoch 1871 as he was retired at the age of 33!
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Re: William MacLeod
« Reply #3 on: Monday 05 July 10 09:09 BST (UK) »
I have a copy of a letter from his wife Ellen to Mountstuart Elphinstone dated 1850, which indicates that she is a widow but living in Chelsea at the time

I have searched for death records for William, however the only 2 that I can find in London are not this William. Anybody Help??

Wonder if this is William's death familysearch pilot

William Mcleod
burial Chelsea, London
30/4/1845

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Re: William MacLeod
« Reply #4 on: Monday 05 July 10 09:58 BST (UK) »
No this is not him, this guy was buried at Chelsea Hospital aged 83, the other possible in Southwark was 67.

PS Murdoch was 37 not 33 in 1871, finger stuck on 3 as using mobile!
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Re: William MacLeod
« Reply #5 on: Monday 05 July 10 12:46 BST (UK) »
Hi

Have you searched in Scotland to see if he died while visiting relatives?


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Re: William MacLeod
« Reply #6 on: Monday 05 July 10 20:14 BST (UK) »
Thanks to all of you for your help, unfortunately all the information you have provided I am in possession of. The two London deaths are not my William, I have looked in the Scottish records however they are very sparse as many deaths were not recorded before 1855, certainly I can find no record of him in Sutherland where his family were living. I will do a bit more digging on Murdoch, but it is really William I'm trying to find.
GLS - Cove, Autrey, Watts, Roberts, Stevens
Sutherland - MacLeod, McLeod, Bannerman
Devon - Watts
Hants - Watts
Wilts - Stevens, Cove

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Re: William MacLeod
« Reply #7 on: Monday 05 July 10 20:49 BST (UK) »
Hi

Is this the same family

The Gentleman's Magazine 1854
Dec 8 at Melbourne, William Newmna Shadwell Keen, MD second son of Rev C. T. Keen of Aylsham Norf. to Jessie-Margaret eldest dau. of the late William Macleod, esq H. E. I. C. S. of Calcutta and Brixton

In which case Brixton seems to be his last place of residency.

Do you know where his wife is buried?


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Re: William MacLeod
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 06 July 10 21:07 BST (UK) »
Hello Valda,

Thanks for this, I would suggest that this may well be my William as his wife Ellen died in Battersea whilst living with her sister. It certainly seems to fit especially with regard to dates, any idea what H.E.I.C.S. means? Is there any way I can get a copy of this magazine?

Graham
GLS - Cove, Autrey, Watts, Roberts, Stevens
Sutherland - MacLeod, McLeod, Bannerman
Devon - Watts
Hants - Watts
Wilts - Stevens, Cove