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Where did John McDonald Come From
« on: Thursday 14 January 21 04:26 GMT (UK) »
Hi all,

I have a really tough one that I can't seem to find any answers to.

My John McDonald/MacDonald b. around 1759 turned up in St.Ives, Cornwall and married Margaret (Peggy) Grenfell on 29th August 1783. The marriage record says he is a Mariner & Sojourner.

 They had 11 children that I know of:- Eleanor 1785; John 1768-1787; Margaret 1787-1787; William 1789-1846; John 1790-1819; James 1795-1845; Thomas 1796-1797; Eleanor 1797-1867; Thomas b/d 1800; Margaret 1802; Thomas 1804-1860.

Margaret's parents are Henry Grenfell and Margaret Thomas.

John ended up a Master/Captain and I found him in Lloyds sailing the Brig "John" owned by William Jones of ? Wales from at least 1803 up until about 1828/29.

Margaret McDonald was buried 23 July 1826 in St.Ives, Cornwall
John McDonald was buried 9 August 1832 in St.Ives.

Their surname varies in spelling throughout all the records.

I would just like to know where he came from, a possible bapt record and his parents. I couldn't find any death duty transcripts or Will either

You helped me so much with my previous post about Mary Rowe/McDonald, I was wondering if you might have a go at my John McDonald because I'm at a real loss here.

Thank you so much.


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Re: Where did John McDonald Come From
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 14 January 21 11:51 GMT (UK) »
I guess these may be the burials on freereg?

Margaret MAC DONALD   Age 63 (1763)   Burial 23 Jul 1826   Cornwall   St Ives : St Ia : Parish Register

John MC DONALD   Age 75 (1757)   Burial 09 Aug 1832   Cornwall   St Ives : St Ia : Parish Register

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Re: Where did John McDonald Come From
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 14 January 21 12:14 GMT (UK) »
It night be worth checking the National Archives for John's Merchant Navy records, there is also some information on Mariners on https://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng#MerchantMarine

https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides-keywords/?show=keywords&keyword-letter=s&keyword=shipping#step-three

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Re: Where did John McDonald Come From
« Reply #3 on: Friday 15 January 21 04:38 GMT (UK) »
Hi. Yes, that is John's burial and that of his wife Margaret.

As I am in Oz, I'll have to save up and get a paid researcher I think but at the moment the TNA research service is suspended until further notice due to covid.