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 Christina and Donald McLEAN from Scotland 1837



Alexander  MACLEAN

Alexander MACLEAN

Male 1797 - 1862  (65 years)

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  • Name Alexander MACLEAN  [1
    Born 1796 or 1797  Ardgour Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    • Willowburn has his birth as 1797 whereas Edwin McLean has it as 1796.
    • There is no current origin/source of this gaelic version of a once was populated area: Gerradh, Ardgour Argyllshire Scotland UK
    Gender Male 
    Biography Notes Alexander & Christian (Christie) had 13 children. The first, Mary in 1819 when both parents were about 21 years old. Their last was Elizabeth in 1846 when her parents were about 49 years old. This is pretty old for parents. After 27 years of child bearing, Christie went on to live to 94 years - what a women.
     
    Occupation Fort William Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Alexander was a tailor in Fort William. He was living in Blaich and each day he rowed across Loch Eil to Fort William. Or he would row the family to the market or shops of old Fort William. 
    Occupation Blaich Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Crofter in Blaich 
    Residence Blaich Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alexander was brought up in Blaich 
    Residence Willowburn states that Alexander was:-
    * Born in Garradh (per 1851 census)
    * Living in Garvan when he got married
    * Living in Gerradh in 1797 when his son Alexander? was born
    * Then got a croft in Blaich were they remained.  [4
    Died 19 Dec 1862  Blaich Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Willowburn : The winters were particularly harsh in the Highlands and Alexander caught the flu. He died at 12 o'clock mid-day on the 12th December 1862, after suffering two weeks of pheumonia.
    Buried Argyll Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Alexander is buried at the MacLean burial ground of 'Cile Mhaodian' or Old Keil, near the Corran Ferry in Ardgour.
      Also at this burial ground is his wife and extended family including his parents, grandparents and brother Allan (1773-1832), and successive Lairds of Ardgour.

    Person ID I-100010  Lairds, tacks & residents of Ardgour, Blaich & Duisky
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2018 

    Father Lachlan MACLEAN,   b. 1751, Isle of Mull Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1818  (Age 67 years) 
    Relationship -10001 
    Mother Mary MCCOLL,   b. 1751, 1752, 1755 or 1756, Ardgour Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1847  (Age 91 years) 
    Relationship -10001 
    Married 1773  [5
    Children of marriage RESEARCH NEEDED :
    We have 10 children of Lachlan MacLean and Mary McColl as Allan (b 1773), Katherine (b 1774), Ann (b 1778), Jean (b 1780), Hugh (b 1782), Lachlan (b 1782) and John (b 1784). And also Alexander (b 1797, Archibald (b ??) and Mary Jean (b 1803).
    Their first child was Allan in 1773 when Mary was about 18 years and Lachlan was 22 years old. Their last was possibly Mary in 1803 (or 1810?) when the mother Mary was to 48 (or 55) years and father was about 52 (or 58) years old. So were the parents too old? And were there 30 (or 37) years of child bearing?
    There is a 13 year gap between John (b 1784) and Alexander (b 1796), so maybe Mary died some time between 1784 and 1796 and then Lochlan had a second wife - the mother of Alexander, Archibald and Mary Jean. But we have Mary McColl dying in 1847.
    There is some evidence (Willowburn) to suggest Lachlan married a second time to a Mary McLean in Kilmallie in 1810, but this is 14 years after Alexander was born.
     
    Family ID F-10001  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Christian MACMILLAN,   b. 1797 or 1798, Argyll Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1891, Blaich Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 1818  Blaich Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Marriage/Wedding Alexander and Christian might have been 'cousins'. 
    Residence Blaich Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Mary MCLEAN,   b. 1819, Blaich Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1902  (Age 83 years)  []
     2. Sarah MCLEAN,   b. 1822,   d. 1906  (Age 84 years)  []
     3. John MACLEAN,   b. 1824,   d. 1905, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  []
     4. Ewen MACLEAN,   b. 1826,   d. Ardgour Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Jessie Ann MACLEAN,   b. 26 Jun 1828, Kilmallie Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1913 or 1914, Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  []
     6. Catherine MACLEAN,   b. 28 Jun 1830, Kilmallie Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1894, Fort William Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)  []
     7. Lachlan MACLEAN,   b. 11 Nov 1832, Kilmallie Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1921, Central Otago NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)  []
     8. Jean MACLEAN,   b. 1835,   d. 1907, Fort William Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  []
     9. Mary MCLEAN,   b. 1 Sep 1837, Blaich Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, Date Unknown, Blaich Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  []
    +10. Allan MACLEAN,   b. 2 Mar 1840, Kilmallie Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1892, East Otago NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)  []
     11. Ewen MACLEAN,   b. 4 Aug 1842, Kilmallie Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1912, Blaich Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)  []
    +12. Elizabeth MACLEAN,   b. 1845 or 1846,   d. 1909  (Age 63 years)
     13. Marjory MACLEAN,   b. 1845
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2017 12:57:13 
    Family ID F-00010  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S-2] FS Edwin Maclean's genealogy, Person 19.

    2. [S-1] FS Willowburn - Allan Lachlan MacLean - ID 100086 - further evidence welcomed, Notes in Genealogical.com, 1st Sept 2011.

    3. [S-1] FS Willowburn - Allan Lachlan MacLean - ID 100086 - further evidence welcomed, Email on 31st Aug 2017.
      Willowburn states that the 1851 census gives Alexander's birth place as Gerradh which he says is down the loch past Corran.

    4. [S-1] FS Willowburn - Allan Lachlan MacLean - ID 100086 - further evidence welcomed, Email on 31st Aug 2017.

    5. [S-2] FS Edwin Maclean's genealogy, Spouse of person 8.

    6. [S-1] FS Willowburn - Allan Lachlan MacLean - ID 100086 - further evidence welcomed, Email on 31st Aug 2017 - attachment 4.