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Murdoch (Murdo) Macleod and Christina (Christy) Campbell
« on: Tuesday 19 June 18 16:48 BST (UK) »
Looking for children of Murdo Macleod and Christina Campbell, and their parents.
They married 9 Jun 1840. Murdoch was from Pabbay and Christina was from Carinish.

A son, Donald, b abt 1838, married Margaret NICOL 26 Sep 1867 in Gamrie, Banffshire. He named his parents as Murdoch McLeod, fisherman and Marshallima Mcleod MS Campbell. (I have all his census details post-marriage.)

A daughter, Isabella born 27 Feb 1857 Scalpa [sic] named her parents as Murdoch Macleod, cottar and Christina Macleod, MS Campbell. Informant was Catherine Macleod, aunt, present at birth and who made her mark with a cross X.
(Who was Catherine Macleod, the aunt, and where does she fit in?)

Daughter Isabella was the second wife of Neil Macaskill, married 15 Jan 1891 Stornoway.
Parents named as Murdo Macleod, blacksmith and Christina Macleod MS Campbell, both deceased.

Isabella died 18 Aug 1939 in Stornoway and named her parents as she did on marriage.

I found a possibility for Murdo and Christina in Scalpay in 1851. Murdo was a farmer.
Murdo McLeod 43, Christina 37, Dond[sic] Donald 10, William 8, John 5 plus John McLeod 21, also marked as son b 1830 Harris. ED14/2/5

My problem is that I cannot pin down these other children.
And how can the John age 21, b 1830, be a son??

I have trawled various Hebridean websites, some of which are very useful - but more for eliminating various possibilities - and now I'm a bit stuck.

I think searching for Macleods in Harris and Lewis is a bit like looking for a Davy Jones in Wales! The words...wading and...treacle come to mind!!

Has anyone any thoughts?
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Suzie




 

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Re: Murdoch (Murdo) Macleod and Christina (Christy) Campbell
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 19 June 18 16:59 BST (UK) »
Suzie, if you have a marriage for Murdo and Christina in 1840, the earlier children likely to be from a first marriage perhaps?

Any luck finding them in 1841 census?

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Re: Murdoch (Murdo) Macleod and Christina (Christy) Campbell
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 19 June 18 17:15 BST (UK) »
"Murdo Macleod and Christina Campbell, and their parents.
They married 9 Jun 1840. Murdoch was from Pabbay and Christina was from Carinish"

Can you please confirm where the marriage took place & if 'Pabbay' is Barra & 'Carinish' is North Uist?

Agree with Monica any births pre marriage to be either a previous marriage or illegitimate?

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: Murdoch (Murdo) Macleod and Christina (Christy) Campbell
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 19 June 18 17:23 BST (UK) »
"A son, Donald, b abt 1838"

This is not necessarily pre marriage. Where did you find the 'abt 1838' as ages/dates on census records can be out?

Annie

Add...where was Donald born from census records if you don't have a baptism cert?
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: Murdoch (Murdo) Macleod and Christina (Christy) Campbell
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 19 June 18 17:41 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the three replies.
The marriage in 1840 was in parish of Harris & St Kilda.

My birth year abt 1838 for Donald is calculated from his marriage cert and census sightings. His birth place is shown as Harris. I can't find a bap cert that fits.

Nor could I find Murdo & family in 1841 - well, not one that fitted.

Think I shall have to investigate a previous marriage later. Thanks.
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Re: Murdoch (Murdo) Macleod and Christina (Christy) Campbell
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 19 June 18 18:03 BST (UK) »
Without sounding negative, is it possible you could do a timeline please?
I ask this as the names you're working with were common of the time but the locations are questionable without further info. on dates/places in order?

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: Murdoch (Murdo) Macleod and Christina (Christy) Campbell
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 19 June 18 18:48 BST (UK) »
Well, I don't know if I can give you an accurate timeline as such.
I have posted all the information I have.

I have looked for a possible earlier marriage for Murdoch Macleod but there are so many, it's difficult to know where to start. There was one to a Catherine Macleod but that was in Skye which I think unlikely??

As always, I have to remember that I am doing this for someone else and money for Scotland's People credits is not a bottomless pit.

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Re: Murdoch (Murdo) Macleod and Christina (Christy) Campbell
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 19 June 18 19:57 BST (UK) »
Well, I don't know if I can give you an accurate timeline as such.

With the info. you have is it possible to put everything in order please of BMDs & census' with their ages?
When born/where born/age & where born on census info. in order as there seems to be a lot of movement if it's the same family you're following?

Annie

Add, not forgetting occupation given on any those docs!
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: Murdoch (Murdo) Macleod and Christina (Christy) Campbell
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 19 June 18 20:22 BST (UK) »
Annie....I'll do that first thing tomorrow if that's OK.
Too weary tonight to concentrate and I want to get it right.
Thank you...till tomorrow.
Suzie