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David Donaldson (Blairgowrie and Australia
« on: Tuesday 07 April 15 18:39 BST (UK) »
Hi all! Hopefully someone can help! My ancestor seems to have disappeared off the face of the earth! He is listed in the 1851 Census living in his inlaws house with his wife and children, however after this there is no death record, his wife (Margaret Steel) remarried a William Gibb in Dundee in 1857 and is neither listed as "spinster or widowed" (suggesting David abandoned Margaret!) A relative who has also been researching the history of the Donaldson's has informed me that she found a emigration record I believe on findmypast? in the 1850s to Australia (I don't know where he sailed from or the port of arrival). Could someone fills the gaps e.g. when he left Scotland, arrived in Australia, did he remarry, children and when and where he died? Thanks very much!

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Re: David Donaldson (Blairgowrie and Australia
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 07 April 15 19:56 BST (UK) »
Where and when was he born
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Re: David Donaldson (Blairgowrie and Australia
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 07 April 15 20:08 BST (UK) »
He was born in 1823 in Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland. His parents were Alexander Donaldson and Marjory Butter, he married Margaret Steel in 1843 in Blairgowrie.

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Re: David Donaldson (Blairgowrie and Australia
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 28 January 16 16:10 GMT (UK) »
I have Alexander Donaldson b 1795c and Marjory Buttar b 26/12/1795, married 19/7/1878 Blairgowrie and a list of their 10 children with birth dates, particularly Helen Young Donaldson born 1830 who married John Patience MacPhail.

Can anyone get further back?

Marjorie


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Re: David Donaldson (Blairgowrie and Australia
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 28 January 16 23:02 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
I am trying to get further back with John Patience Macphail (born 1828, Kilchoan, Ardnamurchan).
He is my great great grandfather. I have quite a bit of information about him and his children.
I think that his parents were John Macphail (a farmer, born c. 1801) and Catherine Macmillan (born c. 1806). John Patience had three siblings - Dugald, Donald and Alexander.

Can anyone get back further with Alexander Donaldson and Marjory Buttar, as it is difficult to navigate all the Buttars/Butters!


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Re: David Donaldson (Blairgowrie and Australia
« Reply #5 on: Friday 29 January 16 14:15 GMT (UK) »
Hi, I can tell you that John Paintence MacPhail was born 1827 to John MacPhail and Catherine MacMillan, he died 25.12.1915 at 339, Clepington, Mains and Strathmartine, Angus. Alexander Donaldson was born 1793 in Blairgowrie to David Donaldson and Christian McFeiter/McPhyter or McFetar (there are numerous spellings!) and died 7/7/1869 at Strone Mill, Persie, Perthshire. They were both married 22.8.1777 in Blairgowrie. Christian was the daughter of John McFetar and Isabel Gilruth (both married 9.11.1750 Blairgowrie). As for Marjory Buttars she was born 26.12.1795 in Blairgowrie to James Buttars and Janet Reid who were married 3.12.1790 in Blairgowrie. Janet Reid was bapt. 8.4.1764 in Blairgowrie to Donald Reid and Janet Fyffe/Fife. Hope this gives you a good start to your research.

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Darren

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Re: David Donaldson (Blairgowrie and Australia
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 06 August 17 09:34 BST (UK) »
Thank you, Darren - really helpful information. So difficult to navigate the old records!
Sorry to have taken ages to thank you - am getting back into this now.
Hope you are finding your family....