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Re: Beaton family (again) in South Uist Benbecula
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 14:07 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
I'm a descendant of Donald Beaton as well, I've just sent you a message.  :)  Monica has the correct family - Margaret was the daughter of Farquhar Beaton & Mary Beaton, b.1855 in Howmore S. Uist (registered under the name variant Bethune).  Farquhar and Mary were not married - Farquhar went on to marry Ann MacLellan, while Mary remained single.

Margaret Beaton had the following children:
Mary b.1878
Donald b.1880
Collin b.1883 (died young)
Mary Ann Beaton b.1885

She also had the following children from her marriage to William Macdonald:
Angus b.1888
Kenneth b.1891 (died young)
Ann b.1893
Kenneth b.1895
Joanna b.1899 (died young)

I have traced this line of Beatons back quite a few generations, if you're interested.  :)

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Re: Beaton family (again) in South Uist Benbecula
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 15:27 GMT (UK) »
Hi starrymum I have sent you a message. 😀

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Re: Beaton family (again) in South Uist Benbecula
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 26 November 19 21:02 GMT (UK) »
I realise it's an old thread but I'm currently working on Beatons although I have no idea whether connected or not yet?

However, as the name Farquhar isn't abundant on Uist/Benbecula/surrounding areas whether Beaton or any other surname, I thought this DC may be of interest if you don't already have it?...

02 Nov 1877 Lochcarnan, S/Uist, John Beaton, Farmer, 92 yrs (b c1784/5) widower of Flora MacSween
Parents Farquhar Beaton & Janet MacLean (m/s)
Informat Farquhar Beaton (Son)

Could Farquhar (son) be the father of Margaret who married William MacDonald?

On the same page;

15 Nov 1877 Lochskiport (sic), S/Uist, John Beaton, 6 days
Parents Donald Beaton & Margaret MacLellan (m/s)


Annie

South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, Cumming, MacPhee

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Re: Beaton family (again) in South Uist Benbecula
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 27 November 19 01:40 GMT (UK) »
Hello Annie,
That matches the info I have -  that Farquhar Beaton, shepherd, born in Bracadale Skye in 1830 to John Beaton and Flora MacSween, was the father of Margaret Beaton who m. William Macdonald.  (Farquhar is listed as Margaret's father on her birth, marriage and death records.)  The Donald Beaton you mentioned (who m. Margaret MacLellan), was Farquhar’s younger brother, per his d.r. 1900 in South Uist. There's quite a bit of history about their father, John, who was interviewed by Alexander Carmichael for his book Carmina Gadelica...if it's of interest, let me know & I will have a look for it.
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Re: Beaton family (again) in South Uist Benbecula
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 27 November 19 15:37 GMT (UK) »
Hi sm,

I'm not descended of Beatons although I have them in my tree & I'm helping one of their many descendants although I'm in the early stages  :)

I've been gathering up bits & pieces of info. (as we do) which may come in handy later;

https://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/cg2/cg2041.htm

"This was in 1877. John Beaton died in 1881, aged 92"

I came across the death in my own Uist certs. on the same page which was 02 Nov 1877

I can email it if you don't have it?


https://www.gravestonephotos.com/public/cemeterynamelist.php?cemetery=1435

I'm unsure at this stage whether the above Beatons are connected to my line of enquiry?


Edit to remove link which isn't working i.e. search for...Diary Of Fr John MacCormick

"We took Miss Beaton home and there met Mrs Beaton of Kalgoorlie, Australia. Originally from Lewis – she is a convert."  ;D (Amusing)

Likewise, who were Miss & Mrs Beaton in Oct 1939?

1884 - MC for John Beaton & Flora McEachen 1884 (Ardkenneth (RC), Howmore) (The line I'm following)

On the same page is the marriage of;

16 Jun 1884 - Donald MacDougall & Flora Beaton (CoS, Howmore)
Flora was dau of Farquhar & Ann MacLellan

I can email this too if you don't have it?

Intriguingly, one 2 of the witnesses to both (different churches) were Donald MacMillan & Alister (Alexander) MacDonald (see below) i.e I'm wondering if this is a sign the 2 Beatons were related?

Often there are 'serial' witnesses but I haven't come across this in different churches i.e. I don't think they were a 'serial' witnesses but what was their connection(s)?


Annie


Add...Can you tell me who the g/parents of Margaret MacLellan (married to Donald Beaton) were please?

The line I'm following has;

1872 (Bornish (RC), S/Uist) - Donald MacLellan & Penelope Beaton
Witnesses Allan MacDonald & Alexander MacDonald

Parents of Donald MacLellan, Gilbert MacLellan & Mary MacKay (m/s)
South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, Cumming, MacPhee

"OLD GENEALOGISTS NEVER DIE - THEY JUST LOSE THEIR CENSUS"

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Re: Beaton family (again) in South Uist Benbecula
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 28 November 19 02:25 GMT (UK) »
Hello Annie,
I sent you a pm.

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Re: Beaton family (again) in South Uist Benbecula
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 28 November 19 03:16 GMT (UK) »
Thanks sm,

I have now edited the broken link problem!  ;)

The Diary is an interesting read & there's a few in it I have been able to link up with!

Annie
South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, Cumming, MacPhee

"OLD GENEALOGISTS NEVER DIE - THEY JUST LOSE THEIR CENSUS"

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Re: Beaton family (again) in South Uist Benbecula
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 15 December 19 23:53 GMT (UK) »
I am trying to find info on Beatons from Hacklet or Redbank -:Mary Beaton who was a weaver and was born around 1827. She is on the census of 1911 as head of house 84 years old - her daughter was called Margaret who has put on her marriage certto William MacDonald that her father was Farquhar Beaton

I found an interesting story on a Norman MacDonald of Redbank, Creagorry, Benbecula (1883) & thought I'd post incase he's related to your William MacDonald?

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01oq1/

Annie
South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, Cumming, MacPhee

"OLD GENEALOGISTS NEVER DIE - THEY JUST LOSE THEIR CENSUS"

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Re: Beaton family (again) in South Uist Benbecula
« Reply #17 on: Tuesday 21 January 20 15:26 GMT (UK) »
You know the Beatons were hereditary doctors for the Clanranald? They specialised in medicine and may have trained overseas in Ireland and France through the centuries. It's a pity we can't find direct link-link family genealogies showing the connections.

I link to the family distantly via Marion Beaton (born c.1789) who married Roderick MacDonald of Drimsdale if I remember right. I'd love to hear some ideas as to who her parents were. I only have the one child for this couple, and both died before 1855, which makes it very difficult to say. Were there Beatons in Drimsdale though?