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Offline Seaton Smithy

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Maiden surname - McLEANAN?
« on: Wednesday 11 January 17 08:52 GMT (UK) »
Hi everyone.

For context, the image below has been taken from the death registration of the couple's daughter Agnes who died in January 1878 in Carmyllie with age recorded as 61.

The mother's maiden name is shown on numerous family trees as McLEANEN.  It looks like that spelling to me but I haven't been able to identify any other records for the couple and I wondered if anyone could see a variation on that spelling.

Any suggestions appreciated.

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Re: Maiden surname - McLEANAN?
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 11 January 17 09:11 GMT (UK) »
Looks like McLeanen to me
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Re: Maiden surname - McLEANAN?
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 11 January 17 09:25 GMT (UK) »
I agree that it is McLeanen. There would be a nmber of obvious variations of that surname -:
McClennan and McLennan are the first that come to mind ...  :)

Have you looked on SP for a marriage between a Douglas Stewart /Agnes Mcl*n*n?

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Re: Maiden surname - McLEANAN?
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 11 January 17 21:17 GMT (UK) »
Have you looked on SP for a marriage between a Douglas Stewart /Agnes Mcl*n*n?

Ruskie,

I've booked you an appointment at the optician or suggest a new spy glass  ;D  ;D

Look at the image again  ::)  ;D

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South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie, MacDonald, MacInnes, MacIntyre, MacKinnon, Steele, Walker

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, MacKinnon, MacPhee

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Re: Maiden surname - McLEANAN?
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 11 January 17 22:07 GMT (UK) »
Just a thought, what if the informant was asked for maiden surname and if deceased, the reply being McLean and deceased???

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Re: Maiden surname - McLEANAN?
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 11 January 17 22:14 GMT (UK) »
Ruskie,

I've booked you an appointment at optician or suggest a new spy glass  ;D  ;D


I didn't want to mention that in case I'd really missed something there.  :-\

I think Rosie and ruskie an right, the surmane really can't be read any other way.

I agree with Ruskie that the trick is to work out what is should be (or at least how it has been spelled on other records).  I have tried numerous combinations of names and spellings on SP and other places without success.  It looks like (from published trees) I am not the only one.

I will start a separate post with the known details in the Scotland section.

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Re: Maiden surname - McLEANAN?
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 11 January 17 22:21 GMT (UK) »
Just a thought, what if the informant was asked for maiden surname and if deceased, the reply being McLean and deceased???

I do like your thinking there, but have not found anything that fits with that possibility either.

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Re: Maiden surname - McLEANAN?
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 11 January 17 22:32 GMT (UK) »
For now,

Have you tracked Agnes on census records to find where she was born?

Annie
South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie, MacDonald, MacInnes, MacIntyre, MacKinnon, Steele, Walker

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, MacKinnon, MacPhee

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Re: Maiden surname - McLEANAN?
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 11 January 17 22:34 GMT (UK) »
Was Agnes married, if so, who to, when & where?

Who were the witnesses?

Who was the informant on her death?

Annie
South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie, MacDonald, MacInnes, MacIntyre, MacKinnon, Steele, Walker

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, MacKinnon, MacPhee

"OLD GENEALOGISTS NEVER DIE - THEY JUST LOSE THEIR CENSUS"