Author Topic: Ancestors of Kenneth Macleod born abt 1759 Parish of Durness  (Read 24262 times)

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Ancestors of Kenneth Macleod born abt 1759 Parish of Durness
« on: Thursday 14 March 13 22:17 GMT (UK) »
I am running into a brick wall with my 4 great grandfather born abt 1759 married to Ann(Nancy) Morrison 1793 and emigrated to PEI around 1803. He settled in the French River area.


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Re: Ancestors of Kenneth Macleod born abt 1759 Parish of Durness
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 14 March 13 22:26 GMT (UK) »
I take it you know that he was a private in the Reay Fencible Highlanders, and that his wife was sixth daughter of John Morrison, the son of William the son of Hugh?

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Re: Ancestors of Kenneth Macleod born abt 1759 Parish of Durness
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 14 March 13 22:26 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat but the link only works if you have an Ancestry subsciption. (probably best to keep you details there private/by invitation).

Can you give us an idea of what you need help with so we can either find information or suggest where you could search next.
Away sorting out DNA matches... I may be gone for some time many years!

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Re: Ancestors of Kenneth Macleod born abt 1759 Parish of Durness
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 14 March 13 22:31 GMT (UK) »
Sorry about that. I'm a beginner on here. I have the world deluxe with ancestry.com. Also I'm not a beginner. I've been stuck on this since 2009. I have the Parish record but there seems to be no record of his father and mother. Is there anyone who has cemetery inscriptions in that parish or records?
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Re: Ancestors of Kenneth Macleod born abt 1759 Parish of Durness
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 14 March 13 22:36 GMT (UK) »
I know about Kenneth and the Reay Fencibles but I just checked Ann Morrison and I only have her going back to John Morrison. I've been looking more at the Macleod side right now but, thanks, I'll check the Morrison side.

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Re: Ancestors of Kenneth Macleod born abt 1759 Parish of Durness
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 14 March 13 22:37 GMT (UK) »
The absence of any patronymic attached to your ancestor's name in the parish records suggests that he might be an incomer to the parish of Durness, or at least that his roots were not too deep. I see he is the only Kenneth McLeod in the muster roll of the Reay Fencibles.

The story of the regiment and of its service in Ireland  (published 1914) is available online free of charge - it's called "An Old Highland Fencible Corps". If you're struggling to find it let me know and i can send you it as a .pdf

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Re: Ancestors of Kenneth Macleod born abt 1759 Parish of Durness
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 14 March 13 22:42 GMT (UK) »
Thank you!! I'll go check that out! :)

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Re: Ancestors of Kenneth Macleod born abt 1759 Parish of Durness
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 14 March 13 22:42 GMT (UK) »
"Is there anyone who has cemetery inscriptions in that parish or records?"

I suspect his grave is one of the many whose inscription cannot be read. There is a legible grave of an Angus McLeod, who died in 1848 aged 71. If he was your ancestor's brother (feasible, but not certain)  then his father was Angus MacLeod alias MacNish bain (son of Angus), a tenant in Achunahanait; wives' names were not inserted onto the parish register till 1779

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Re: Ancestors of Kenneth Macleod born abt 1759 Parish of Durness
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 14 March 13 22:45 GMT (UK) »
Maybe DNA will get me closer. I'm trying to convince my brother to do it.