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Trying to find Donald Mackinnon born Isle of Skye
« on: Monday 20 July 20 08:24 BST (UK) »
Trying to find my Great Great Great Grandad Donald Mackinnon.
All I have is he was from the Isle of Skye
He married a Violet Grace Anderson who was from Lowestoft, Suffolk area
Their had 5 children
Eleanor G Mackinnon born 1919 died 1919
Catherine Mackinnon born 1917 died 1944
Harriette F Mackinnon born 1920 died 1918
Stella Palmer born 1915
and my grandad
William Donald Mackinnin born 1922 died 2004
He must have die before 1933 as Violet Grace Anderson married Edward G.Anderson in 1933 Mutford. Suffolk.


I have no idea when Donald was born, why he moved away from the Isle of Skye, when and where he die, or who his parents were. Would like to know more

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Re: Trying to find Donald Mackinnon born Isle of Skye
« Reply #1 on: Monday 20 July 20 08:27 BST (UK) »
What information does his marriage certificate give for his father and who were the witnesses
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Re: Trying to find Donald Mackinnon born Isle of Skye
« Reply #2 on: Monday 20 July 20 08:29 BST (UK) »
Childrens births have MMN Palmer not Anderson

Birth Dec qtr 1919 
Mackinnon    Eleanor G    Mothers maiden surname Palmer   
Mutford    4a   2213


Marriage in Scotland
MACKINNON DONALD
PALMER VIOLET GRACE
1916
394/A 7
Scone (Perth)

ADDED. Does Violets 2nd marriage state that she was widowed or previously married
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Re: Trying to find Donald Mackinnon born Isle of Skye
« Reply #3 on: Monday 20 July 20 08:41 BST (UK) »
Second marriage is as MacKINNON

Marriages Jun 1933   (>99%)
Mackinnon    Violet G    Anderson    Mutford    4a   2884   
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Re: Trying to find Donald Mackinnon born Isle of Skye
« Reply #4 on: Monday 20 July 20 08:54 BST (UK) »
You can buy credits on Scotlandís people and download that marriage certificate instantly

https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk
currently concentrating on a number of Staffordshire families.

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Re: Trying to find Donald Mackinnon born Isle of Skye
« Reply #5 on: Monday 20 July 20 17:00 BST (UK) »
Marriage details are:-

Married on 31st July 1916 at The Manse, Scone

Donald MacKinnon (age 24 I think) to Violet Grace Palmer (age 20).  His parents are Donald MacKinnon (crofter) and Catherine MacKinnon nee MacKenzie.

Her parents are William Samuel Palmer (restaurant keeper) and Charlotte Eleanor Palmer nee Cooke.
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
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Watson: Cambridgeshire
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Re: Trying to find Donald Mackinnon born Isle of Skye
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 22 July 20 09:26 BST (UK) »
Childrens births have MMN Palmer not Anderson

Birth Dec qtr 1919 
Mackinnon    Eleanor G    Mothers maiden surname Palmer   
Mutford    4a   2213


Marriage in Scotland
MACKINNON DONALD
PALMER VIOLET GRACE
1916
394/A 7
Scone (Perth)

ADDED. Does Violets 2nd marriage state that she was widowed or previously married

Thanks for the information
Led to believe that he died, as violet remarried in 1933 Anderson
Cannot find Donald's birth or death certificate.
Do not know how he ended up in Lowestoft, maybe due to WW1

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Re: Trying to find Donald Mackinnon born Isle of Skye
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 22 July 20 09:42 BST (UK) »
Where is the fact he was from Skye come from?

I see no births 1890 to 1895 on Skye, there are only 10 Donald Mackinnon/McKinnon births between 1890 & 1895 showing anywhere on Scotlandís people. Some of those have a second name, might be worth looking through the ones that donít first.


I find it hard to believe but I can only see one Catherine MAC/Mckenize Donald MAC/McKinnon marriage between 1875 & 1895

MCKINNON
DONALD
MCKENZIE
CATHERINE
1887
644/9 455
Kelvin

Kelvin is Glasgow. 

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You didnít say whether Violet said she was a widow at second marriage
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Re: Trying to find Donald Mackinnon born Isle of Skye
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 22 July 20 12:37 BST (UK) »
Where is the fact he was from Skye come from?

I see no births 1890 to 1895 on Skye, there are only 10 Donald Mackinnon/McKinnon births between 1890 & 1895 showing anywhere on Scotlandís people. Some of those have a second name, might be worth looking through the ones that donít first.


I find it hard to believe but I can only see one Catherine MAC/Mckenize Donald MAC/McKinnon marriage between 1875 & 1895

MCKINNON
DONALD
MCKENZIE
CATHERINE
1887
644/9 455
Kelvin

Kelvin is Glasgow. 

Scotlandís people, free to register & search, then you buy credits to view

https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk.

You didnít say whether Violet said she was a widow at second marriage

To my knowledge Donald died and Violet remarried, my grandad William Donald Mackinnon (born 1922) was the youngest child of Donald and Violet, my grandad did not talk about his dad, or had an information, other that Donald was from Wetern Isles, possible Iske of Skye