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Offline F_McLeod

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Re: MacLeods of Stornoway COMPLETED
« Reply #90 on: Saturday 01 June 19 12:39 BST (UK) »
Hi annypanny,

I'm responding to your first post below. My great grandpa is George McLeod. He was born in 1881 in Keose and came to Canada. This is incredible to find. I did ancestryDNA and a DNA fourth cousin led me to this post after I told her the names in our McLeod family and some birth / death dates.

If your grandma's uncles came to Canada and you're referring to George McLeod (my grandpa's dad), you and I are then of the same generation and our great grandparents were siblings. My grandpa's dad is George McLeod so my grandpa would be the first cousin of your grandma.

I'm happy to connect. I was surprised to come across all this information. A descendant of a brother of the family that came to Canada in the early 1900's is happy to report back to Scotland over 100+ years later we're alive and still here!



Hi All,

If there's someone who specialises in the Hebrides especially Stornoway does anyone have any information on emmigration on the MacLeod family who lived in Keose, on the island of Lewis. 

 My Grandmother's Uncles supposedly emmigrated to Canada just after the turn of the century but I'm having a nightmare trying to trace them on passenger lists due to the frequency of the name (and christian names).  Is there a list of people who had assisted passage, I think he may have had something to do with the Hudson Bay Co.

I went onto the Hebridean Connections website which states that George MacLeod emmigrated to vancouver but no source as to where the original info came from except from Gleanings: The Genealogy of Kinloch, Isle of Lewis and History of the Area.  I've uncovered as much as I can from the IGI which gave some information but SP is impossible without spending a fortune.....as you've no clue as to who the mother is...

Here's the vital details of the family and if anyone has any connections would be glad to here from you.....

Thanks in advance......

Family Group Sheet for Malcolm Macleod

Husband:    Malcolm Macleod

   Birth:   Abt. 1837 in Keose, The Lochs, Stornoway   
   Marriage:   19 Dec 1867 in Lochs, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland   
   Father:   Roderick Macleod   
   Mother:   Mary Macleod   
         
   Wife:   Margaret Mckenzie   
         
   Birth:   Abt. 1845 in Stornoway   
   Death:   26 Feb 1911 in 8 Hancock Court, Francis Street Stornoway   
   Father:     
   Mother:     
         
   Children:     
         
1   Name:   Annabella Macleod   
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   Birth:   01 Oct 1869 in Lochs Ross and Cromarty   
         
         
2   Name:   Annie Macleod   
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   Birth:   05 Dec 1871 in Keose, Hebrides, Scotland,   
         
   Death:   27 Jan 1921 in Royal infirmary, Glasgow   
   Marriage:   06 Jul 1898 in 35 Hutcheson Street   
   Spouse:   Robert Finlay   
         
3   Name:   Mary Macleod   
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   Birth:   14 Aug 1874 in Lochs, Ross and Cromarty   
         
         
4   Name:   Murdo Macleod   
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   Birth:   Abt. 1877 in Keose, Lochs Ross and cromarty   
         
         
5   Name:   George Macleod   
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   Birth:   1881 in Keose, Lochs, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland   
         
         
6   Name:   Roderick Macleod   
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   Birth:   Abt. 1888 in Lochs Ross and Cromarty   
         
         
7   Name:   John Macleod   
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   Birth:   24 Jul 1883   
         
   Death:   16 Sep 1884   

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Re: MacLeods of Stornoway COMPLETED
« Reply #91 on: Saturday 01 June 19 15:31 BST (UK) »
The marriage at 35 Hutcheson Street, Glasgow, I think is the old Sheriff Court/Town House building. Possibly by a Sheriff's warrant?

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Re: MacLeods of Stornoway COMPLETED
« Reply #92 on: Saturday 01 June 19 18:15 BST (UK) »
Thanks skoosh


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Re: MacLeods of Stornoway COMPLETED
« Reply #93 on: Saturday 05 September 20 23:19 BST (UK) »
Hi,
Time has passed and you may very well have acquired this information, in which case it is redundant. Sorry to bother you!

The book,"A Hebridean Heritage" by Myra M Hoar, Tangled Roots Press, Vancouver, 1991, describes the author's life in Stornoway at the beginning of the last century. She refers, on a couple of occasions, to her Macleod grandmother in Stornoway having a cousin, Roderick Ross, a chemist in Durban. At one point she mentions a 1923 letter from Roddie to her grandmother, which refers to his daughter, Mya, who was 12 at the time.

Myra's mother was Isabella Macleod, (16/10/1882 - 28/4/43), who married Angus Mackenzie, (3/3/1880 - 18/10/1955), both of Stornoway, Isle of Lewis.

Isabella's mother was Catherine Mackenzie (1846-99) who married Angus Mackenzie (1846-1939)

Catherine Mackenzie's father, Alexander, (1823 -1899),was born in Assynt, Sutherland. He married Margaret Beaton, (1836-1886), in Stornoway. The whole family, apart from Catherine, emigrated to Portland, Oregon. There is no information on any siblings for Alexander Mackenzie and mention of just one uncle to Catherine, James Beaton, (1826-1874), on her mother's side, - but no cousins.

Catherine Mackenzie's husband, Donald Macleod's father was Malcolm Macleod, (1820-1897), a tailor, who married Mary Maclean (1821-1859), they only had one child, Donald. Malcolm married again to Jessie Steele, and had a further child, Jessie.

Malcolm Macleod's parents were Donald Macleod and Margaret Morrison and Mary Maclean's parents:-  Donald Maclean (1781-c1865) and Catherine Mackenzie (1788-c1865). Myra doesn't show any siblings for either set of parents.

Going back to Myra's husband, his Mackenzie family was from the Lochs area of Lewis where they had strong connections with Rosses there who were descended from a Roderick Ross who died in 1808. (My family).  In his time Roderick Ross had gained some respect and his name apart from being regularly given to his own descendants was also incorporated into the names of other Lochs families. One of Myra's husband's brothers, for example, was named Roderick Ross Mackenzie. He was born, coincidently in 1877, but died in 1913.  The Rosses were very strict church people and breaches of faith would have been dealt with severely but my guess is that your Roderick Ross was connected in some way to those Lochs people.

Well, that was complicated to get down and you probably know it already but if it helps, good luck.

Regards

yetanother

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Re: MacLeods of Stornoway COMPLETED
« Reply #94 on: Tuesday 22 September 20 15:40 BST (UK) »
Have similar headache trying to track Grandparents of Alexandrina McLeod (Birth abt 1895) father was George, believed to be a Baker, mother Margt, North Beach Street, Stornoway. If anyone has tripped over them be delighted to hear.