Author Topic: Buchanan/McDonald of Portree  (Read 7006 times)

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Re: Buchanan/McDonald of Portree
« Reply #18 on: Sunday 03 April 11 18:46 BST (UK) »
Hello

Mary had 4 children, twins who died and two others who lived, but I think that you are correct, that still is not a lot of children for that time.

many thanks for your help
Kathy
GREENOCK.  Mitchell, Foley, Ferguson, Sweeney, Beckett, Sheekey, Branchfield, McDermid, Crighton, Canavan
LIVERPOOL. Otty, Holmes, Crighton
CO TYRONE, FERMANAGH, ANTRIM, DERRY.   Mitchell, Elliott,Dowds, Mcguire, McFall
COUNTY CARLOW. Foley, Doyle
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WIGTOWNSHIRE.  Ferguson, Milroy, Dickson, Gunlock, Aitcheson/Hutcheson

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Re: Buchanan/McDonald of Portree
« Reply #19 on: Sunday 03 April 11 20:01 BST (UK) »
Their 1827 Marriage Certificate says that "Christy McDond" was from "Drumin".

There is a website called www.drumin.com about Drumin.

Drumin is a small settlement in the North East highlands of Scotland

It sits at the junction of Glenlivet and Strathavon.

Drumin lies in the district of Moray, although it formed part of Banffshire before the local authority reorganisations in the 1970's.

I wonder if this is any help in tracking down where Christina / Christy comes from.

The certificate says that John Buchanan comes from Eskadale.

http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/place_page.jsp?p_id=22099 describes Eskadale.

Eskadale is a hamlet and a mansion in Kiltarlity parish, Inverness-shire, on the right bank of the river Beauly, 7 miles SW of Beauly town. The hamlet is small and rural, but contains a neat Roman Catholic church, St Mary's (1826; 600 sittings).

I wonder if John Buchanan's birth details are perhaps recorded in the old Parish Registers of the Roman Catholic Church, as on Scotland's People ?
Hynd, McGhee/McGee, Meldrum families in Dundee, Edinburgh, Forfar and St Andrews.  McLean/MacLean, McPhie / McPhee/MacPhee, McKinnon / MacKinnon families in Isle of Barra, Inverness-shire.

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Re: Buchanan/McDonald of Portree
« Reply #20 on: Sunday 03 April 11 22:15 BST (UK) »
I think Chirsty (MacDonald) hailed from Drumuie, Portree.  Not Drumin.  Think the handwriting  on OPR is leading to misinterpretation.

Here is link to googlemaps of Drumuie
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&sugexp=llsfp&xhr=t&q=drumuie+isle+of+skye&cp=7&pq=drumuie+isle+of+skye&wrapid=tljp130186411896730&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=Drumuie,+Portree,+Isle+Of+Skye&gl=uk&ei=t96YTdajAs278gPv6pAX&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=1&sqi=2&ved=0CBYQ8gEwAA

Have attached old map of Portree too.
Sutherland, Inverness-shire, Aberdeenshire, Ross-shire, Banffshire

MacRae, MacLeod, MacPherson, MacQueen, Nicolson, Lobban, Riddoxh, Mann, Bertram


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Re: Buchanan/McDonald of Portree
« Reply #21 on: Monday 04 April 11 01:22 BST (UK) »
Well spotted, anabanana !

I've looked at the OPR entry again and again and it always looked like Drumin to me.

Now that I look at again, the dot on the i shows that it is probably Drumui   (that is, like Drumuie, but with no e on the end).

Looking at your map, this is a lot more logical, of course.

Thanks for the correction.
Hynd, McGhee/McGee, Meldrum families in Dundee, Edinburgh, Forfar and St Andrews.  McLean/MacLean, McPhie / McPhee/MacPhee, McKinnon / MacKinnon families in Isle of Barra, Inverness-shire.

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Re: Buchanan/McDonald of Portree
« Reply #22 on: Tuesday 05 April 11 08:20 BST (UK) »
Hello
and thank you so much for all your help it is invaluable, you are stars, I have now alot to work on

many thanks
Kathy ;D ;D
GREENOCK.  Mitchell, Foley, Ferguson, Sweeney, Beckett, Sheekey, Branchfield, McDermid, Crighton, Canavan
LIVERPOOL. Otty, Holmes, Crighton
CO TYRONE, FERMANAGH, ANTRIM, DERRY.   Mitchell, Elliott,Dowds, Mcguire, McFall
COUNTY CARLOW. Foley, Doyle
DENMARK. Holm
WIGTOWNSHIRE.  Ferguson, Milroy, Dickson, Gunlock, Aitcheson/Hutcheson