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Donald & Lizzie MacAskill - South Uist
« on: Friday 06 October 17 12:23 BST (UK) »
I came across this couple when researching for a friend.

Donald MacAskill was born circa 1882 and his wife Lizzie nee Macphee in around 1885. They appear to have had two children, Malcolm ca 1920 and Mary Margaret ca 1922.

I have been unable to find a marriage for Donald and Lizzie nor a record of their children's births.

Nor have I been able to find them on the Scottish censuses.

Any help in solving this mystery would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks,  Howdie
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Re: Donald & Lizzie MacAskill - South Uist
« Reply #1 on: Friday 06 October 17 13:09 BST (UK) »
There is a marriage for a Donald McAskill to a Lizzie McPhee 1915 Boisdale using fuzzy matching on Scotlands People Ref 118/36
 

Birth for a Malcolm McAskill 1919 Boisdale ref 118/316
Might be worth a try

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Re: Donald & Lizzie MacAskill - South Uist
« Reply #2 on: Friday 06 October 17 14:05 BST (UK) »
Ooh er,

Thanks for that Rosie. I thought I had used the surname variants tab - but maybe not :-(

Best wishes,

Howard
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Re: Donald & Lizzie MacAskill - South Uist
« Reply #3 on: Friday 06 October 17 14:09 BST (UK) »
Your welcome if you get the marriage certificate and you are still looking for help finding this couple on the census forms just post details of their parent's names and we can have a look for you

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Re: Donald & Lizzie MacAskill - South Uist
« Reply #4 on: Friday 06 October 17 20:01 BST (UK) »
Howard, with the info you have provided, there are two death showing with mother's name of MacPhee:

Mary Margaret, aged 85, died in Boisdale in 2007
Malcolm, aged 86, died in Vale Of Leven in 2006
   
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Re: Donald & Lizzie MacAskill - South Uist
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 12 October 17 04:33 BST (UK) »
Malcolm (Calum) seems to have died a bachelor at Smerclate, S/U;

http://www.hallancemeterysouthuist.co.uk/view-grave.php?num=2028

Marriage

MACASKILL MARY MARGARET
MACINNES ALEXANDER
1947
097/3 3
North Morar

Mary Margaret (m/s MacAskill) MacInnes aka Margaret d 24/10/2007
Buried with son Michael (young man of 53 yrs sadly) d 06/01/2008

http://www.hallancemeterysouthuist.co.uk/view-grave.php?num=2025

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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: Donald & Lizzie MacAskill - South Uist
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 12 October 17 05:47 BST (UK) »
Eliza/Elizabeth/Lizzie's mother was Mary MacDonald (unmarried) i.e. Lizzie was born Eliza MacDonald 15/04/1884 but obviously used her father's name in life.

Donald & Elizabeth/Eliza/Lizzie had 2 more children besides Malcolm & Margaret.

Their son was named after Donald's father & their dau was named after Lizzie herself  ;)

MCASKILL BETSY 1914
118/3 14 Boisdale

MCASKILL JAMES 1917
118/3 39 Boisdale

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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: Donald & Lizzie MacAskill - South Uist
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 12 October 17 07:32 BST (UK) »
Thanks Annie,

I've got Eliza's marriage certificate and on that she gives her father's name as Malcolm Mcphee, farm labourer. I don't think her parents ever married. Mary always appears on the census as her maiden name.

The only Malcom Macphee I found on South Uist in the census was a Malcolm Macphee aged 17 years living at 12 Smerclate in 1881 working as a farm worker on a farm there. That would give him a birth in 1863/4. There was one in Barra around that time but I doubt I shall ever track Mr Macphee down. It is possible he moved to Glasgow.

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Re: Donald & Lizzie MacAskill - South Uist
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 12 October 17 14:33 BST (UK) »
I've got Eliza's marriage certificate and on that she gives her father's name as Malcolm Mcphee, farm labourer.

The only Malcom Macphee I found on South Uist in the census was a Malcolm Macphee aged 17 years living at 12 Smerclate in 1881 working as a farm worker on a farm there. That would give him a birth in 1863/4.

No. 12 is the Schedule No. & his PoB is given as S/Uist
James MacAskill's family are 4 crofts away (Sch. No. eight) at Croft. No 406/2
The croft was divided between brothers Roderick & James (Donald's father).

Possible births...

MACPHEE MALCOLM 1864 (most likely I think)?
118/3 7 Boisdale

MACPHEE MALCOLM 1862 (age a bit out)
118/1 29 Benbecula

Couldn't find him on Uist in 1871 but...

A possible;

MCPHEE MALCOLM 6
108/ 5/ 6 Barra, Inverness

Living with widowed mother Johanna 30 & siblings John 9, Hector 8, William 5, Catherine 4 & Mary 1.
PoB now given as Barra but there are no births for that name in 1864 +/- 2yrs on Barra.

I haven't checked Benbecula census yet.

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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