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Margaret Campbell and George McDonald
« on: Friday 05 December 14 20:16 GMT (UK) »
I'm looking for information on the parents of Annie McDonald (born in Tyree, Scotland c1869).  On statutory marriage record to Lachlan McNeill in 1895 Glasgow, Annie's parents are listed as George McDonald, crofter, deceased, and Margaret Campbell.  Am unable to trace George and Margaret, either their marriage or their births as I do not know where they came from.  Suspect Margaret came from Tyree also.  Not sure when George died, but likely b/w 1870 and 1894.  Anyone have any further information or advice?  Thank-you.

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Re: Margaret Campbell and George McDonald
« Reply #1 on: Friday 05 December 14 21:16 GMT (UK) »
The 1881 census has a Margaret McDonald, widow, aged 48 farming/crofting 15 acres (7 arable) in Balmedin or Balmertin, Tiree.  She has 7 children, including Ann aged 8, so born c 1872. Youngest child was 4, so the husband died in the previous 4 or 5 years. Everyone in the census was born in Tiree so the family look well settled there.

Probably worth searching the 1871 census for Tiree to see whether the husband was George.
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Re: Margaret Campbell and George McDonald
« Reply #2 on: Friday 05 December 14 22:15 GMT (UK) »
A possible for Margaret in 1841

Piece: SCT1841/551
Place: Tyree & Coll -Argyllshire
Enumeration District: 3
Civil Parish: Tyree & Coll
Folio: 3
Page: 4
Address: Balinoe

Margaret Campbell aged 5 with father Hugh 45, a crofter, and mother Ann, 35, plus children
Catherine 11
Alexander 10
Flora 7
Mary 3
Marion 1

All born in Argyllshire

Bev
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