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Inverness / Re: Beaton family (again) in South Uist Benbecula
« on: Thursday 28 November 19 02:25 GMT (UK)  »
Hello Annie,
I sent you a pm.

Inverness / Re: Beaton family (again) in South Uist Benbecula
« on: Wednesday 27 November 19 01:40 GMT (UK)  »
Hello Annie,
That matches the info I have -  that Farquhar Beaton, shepherd, born in Bracadale Skye in 1830 to John Beaton and Flora MacSween, was the father of Margaret Beaton who m. William Macdonald.  (Farquhar is listed as Margaret's father on her birth, marriage and death records.)  The Donald Beaton you mentioned (who m. Margaret MacLellan), was Farquhar’s younger brother, per his d.r. 1900 in South Uist. There's quite a bit of history about their father, John, who was interviewed by Alexander Carmichael for his book Carmina Gadelica...if it's of interest, let me know & I will have a look for it.

Inverness / Re: Beaton family (again) in South Uist Benbecula
« on: Tuesday 06 February 18 14:07 GMT (UK)  »
I'm a descendant of Donald Beaton as well, I've just sent you a message.  :)  Monica has the correct family - Margaret was the daughter of Farquhar Beaton & Mary Beaton, b.1855 in Howmore S. Uist (registered under the name variant Bethune).  Farquhar and Mary were not married - Farquhar went on to marry Ann MacLellan, while Mary remained single.

Margaret Beaton had the following children:
Mary b.1878
Donald b.1880
Collin b.1883 (died young)
Mary Ann Beaton b.1885

She also had the following children from her marriage to William Macdonald:
Angus b.1888
Kenneth b.1891 (died young)
Ann b.1893
Kenneth b.1895
Joanna b.1899 (died young)

I have traced this line of Beatons back quite a few generations, if you're interested.  :)

Inverness / Re: Beaton family
« on: Monday 26 January 15 02:21 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks...scutty, I'm not sure if we are from the same line, but ammac, looks like we might be! If you find anything further back, I'd love to compare notes. 

I am also interested in the other family of Beatons mentioned earlier (John the shepherd and his son Farquhar who went from Skye to Howmore, and who are mentioned in the Carmina Gadelica.)   Farquhar of the Skye Beatons (b.1830) and Mary of the N.Uist Beatons (b.1827) had a child together, who was my ancestor.   Confusing to say the least!

Inverness / Re: Beaton family
« on: Sunday 25 January 15 22:05 GMT (UK)  »
I'm interested to know if the Beaton families under discussion are related in any way to the Beatons, Howmore (ex North Uist) i.e. John Beaton b.Abt.1760 m. Marion Monk, son Kenneth b.1788 NU m. Mary Munro.   Children : Christina (1821), John (1821), Ann (1822), Marion (1826), Mary (1827), Donald ( 1831), Catherine (1834), Flora (1836).       Christina (1821) married James MacSween (b.1820 Dunvegan,Skye), their dau. Catherine m. John Cameron, & their dau. Catherine m. Donald MacFarlane. My 1st cousin Archie is married to their granddaughter Catriona.  Marion Beaton (b.1826) + Archibald MacLean had a dau. Catherine who married (1865 Howmore) my g.grandfather Donald MacLellan (b.1830 NU). I don't know why my g.grandfather was living in Howmore but they returned to North Uist by 1866 where their first child was born.  Marion Beaton married (1856 Drimore) Finlay MacLellan (ex North Uist)  --- Finlay's 2nd wife. Their dau. Catherine m. 1887 Alexander MacIntyre 'Straileaneach'.  Certainly confusing! Are these Beatons connected to the Beatons under discussion?     Thank you,  Sandy MacLellan

Hi there,
Have you managed to track down anything further about these N.Uist Beatons?  I am a descendant of Kenneth & Mary, via their daughter Mary.
I am guessing that Kenneth's family probably went from Skye to N.Uist at some point, but I'm not sure. (There were quite a few Kenneth Bethunes in Skye and not many Bethunes at all in N.Uist from what I can tell.)

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