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McDonalds of Abriachan
« on: Thursday 29 March 12 22:10 BST (UK) »
Have come to a dead end with McDonalds of Abriachan research.  Not helped by McDonald being such a popular name in the area, nor the fact that any BMDs in Abriachan are recorded/registered as Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland.....needle...haystack... ???

This is the family I'm interested in:-

THOMAS MCDONALD m ELSPET MCPHEE = 1758 Glenurquhart
Children (that I know of..):
- JAMES b ca 1760 Abriachan d 1855 Abriachan
- ANN b ca 1763 Abriachan (m. ......... FRASER) d 1857 Abriachan
- DONALD b ca 1776 Abriachan (m. Mary Fraser)
- JOHN b ca 1758 Abriachan (m. Helen McLachlan) d <1855
- ALEXANDER?

The above James married Ann MacDonald and their children born Abriachan:-
- THOMAS 1793 - 1845 (Sawmiller, Kiltarlity)
- JOHN 1795 -               (alive in 1855 according to fathers death cert)
- DONALD 1798 -           (alive in 1855 according to fathers death cert)
- CATHERINE 1800 - >1881 (m Duncan Fraser, Abriachan)
- WILLIAM 1805 - 1862  (m Janet Macdonald)
- ELISABETH  1807 -      (alive in 1855 according to fathers death cert, and single in 1851 census, caring for her father)
- PETER 1808 - <1855     (deceased by 1855 according to fathers death cert)
- CHRISTIAN 1811-          (alive in 1855 according to fathers death cert)

Can anyone add anything to the above?  Particularly to the red names?

Thanks  ;)
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Re: McDonalds of Abriachan
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 29 March 12 23:04 BST (UK) »
Kilmore, Drumnadrochit

Erected to the memory of John McDonald, late Tacksman of Ballintore who died 4th Feb 1836 aged 84 and Helen McLachlan his beloved spouse. This simple tribute is placed by their surviving son James….. Of the ….. Service.

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Re: McDonalds of Abriachan
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 31 March 12 11:21 BST (UK) »
thank you ghostwhisperer that's great! where did you find that? i will have to try to find the gravestone and see if there are any macdonald stones round about that may be connected  :D
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Re: McDonalds of Abriachan
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 31 March 12 11:46 BST (UK) »
Surrounding stones in Kilmore

106. In memory of Grace Stewart beloved wife of John MacDonald, Balmore, Abriachan died 9th Dec 1919 aged 58 years. The above John MacDonald died 16th Feb 1945 aged 90 years. Also his father James MacDonald died 14th Aug 1867 aged 74 years and his mother Elizabeth Fraser died 26th Jan 1911 aged 92 years.

107. Erected by his sons in memory of their father Duncan MacDonald, late Farmer, Balbeg, Abriachan who died on the 11th July 1889 aged 85 years. Also of his wife Janet Chisholm who died on the 27th April 1869 aged 77 years. And their son William died 26th March 1869 aged 43 years.

108. Erected by Thomas McDonald, Builder, Hilton, Inverness in memory of his beloved children Ann born 7th Jan 1862 died 7th Jan 1864. Margaret Ann born 31st Oct 1865 died 13th Nov 1865. Annie born 8th Oct 1870 died 8th Feb 1874. James Alexander born 24th Sep 1879 died 30th May 1885. John Donald died at Elgin 8th Sep 1905 the result of an accident aged 27 years. The said Thomas McDonald died 29th Jan 1919 aged 85 years and of his wife Annie MacKenzie died 15th May 1922 aged 84 years. Also their daughter Catherine who died at Edinburgh 27th Dec 1957 aged 84 years.

109. Erected by  Duncan MacDonald, Crofter ….. Died 1878 aged 76 and his wife Elizabeth MacDonald died 13th Sep 1882. Also their children Isabella died 18th March 18-7 aged 18. Catheirne died 28th Dec ---- aged 72. Finlay died 11th Dec age 78. Ann died July 1912 aged 74.

110. Erected by Eliza Fraser in memory of her beloved husband James MacDonald, Farmer, Upper Bunloit who died 13th April 1889 aged 44 years. And their children John died 19th Sep 1874 aged 5 months. Jane died 29th Nov 1883 aged 5 weeks. Anne died 19th Nov 1884 aged 9 ˝ years. Maggie died 18th Feb 1903 aged 25 years. The above Eliza died 2nd Dec 1912 aged 64 years. John son of above who died 29th July 1934 aged 50 years.

111. In memory of John MacKintosh. Many years Farmer in Glencoilty who fell asleep in the Lord 12th March 1857 aged 68 years. His piety was deep but unaffected, his manner retiring. His liberality without show. His life consistent. His death hopeful and calm. James MacKintosh died 25th Aug 1896 aged 74 years and his wife Jessie MacDonald died April 1920 aged 87 years. Also their son John Colquhoun died 24th Dec 1930 aged 52 years and his wife Elizabeth Cameron died 18th April 1960 aged 79 years.

112. Erected by Duncan McDonald in memory of his beloved father Finlay McDonald who departed this life July 16th 1867 aged 48 years. And the said Duncan McDonald who died 11th Aug 1871 aged 25 years.

113. Erected to the memory of John McDonald, late Tacksman of Ballintore who died 4th Feb 1836 aged 84 and Helen McLachlan his beloved spouse. This simple tribute is placed by their surviving son James….. Of the ….. Service.

114. ..Farmer, Balmore.....and his wife Margaret MacLean. Also their children Donald who died on the 14th April 1854 aged 21 years. Ann who died on the 5th Sep 1865 aged 52 years. Catherine....

115. Erected to the memory of John McDonald who died at Inverness 12th Jan 1849 aged 49 years and his wife Margaret Fraser who died 5th Sep 1862 aged 57 years. This stone is placed here by their children.

118. Duncan MacDonald, Carnoch, Corrimony died at Lewiston 2nd Nov 1922 aged 65 years. Jane Munro his wife died 28th Nov 1949. Also their sons Pte Duncan MacDonald, ANZAAC died of wounds at Shrapnel Vally, Gallipoli 10th Nov 1915 aged 28 years. John Fraser MacDonald died 9th Dec 1957.

Lots of other MacDonalds in Graveyard.
(The numbering is just my own)

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Re: McDonalds of Abriachan
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 04 April 12 21:44 BST (UK) »
Thanks so much for getting all that info for me.  Nothing jumping at me as definite relations, but I'm sure there must be family ties to some of those MacDonalds...my lot it seems didn't go in for the headstone idea much, too expensive for them perhaps.  I know John (Helen McLachlan's hubbie) 's brothers James (d.1855) and Donald (1857), and sister Ann (1857) were all interred at Kilmore (New or Old Kilmore I am unsure).

THOMAS MCDONALD m ELSPET MCPHEE = 1758 Glenurquhart
Children (that I know of..):
- JAMES b ca 1760 Abriachan d 1855 Abriachan
- ANN b ca 1763 Abriachan (m. ......... FRASER) d 1857 Abriachan
- DONALD b ca 1776 Abriachan (m. Mary Fraser) d 1857
- JOHN b ca 1758 Abriachan (m. Helen McLachlan) d 1836 (thank you ghostwhisperer  :D )
- ALEXANDER?

The above James married Ann MacDonald and their children born Abriachan:-
- THOMAS 1793 - 1845 (Sawmiller, Kiltarlity)
- JOHN 1795 - 1868 (Labourer, Inverness m. to Mary/Marjory Fraser)
- DONALD 1798 -           (alive in 1855 according to fathers death cert)
- CATHERINE 1800 - >1881 (m Duncan Fraser, Abriachan)
- WILLIAM 1805 - 1862  (m Janet Macdonald)
- ELISABETH  1807 - 1871 (unm.)
- PETER 1808 - <1855     (deceased by 1855 according to fathers death cert)
- CHRISTIAN 1811- 1886         (m. William McDonald and lived in Daviot)
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Re: McDonalds of Abriachan
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 12 April 18 23:09 BST (UK) »
Hi Anabanana,

I am interested in a member of your family.  I am wondering if it's the same named person in my family tree.  In particular it is Catherine Macdonald (1880) who married Duncan Frazer.  Their daughter Ann  Fraser married a John Macdonald and their daughter Mary Ann Macdonald in turn married John Wilson.  Mary Ann and John are my Great Grandparents.