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 Christina and Donald McLEAN from Scotland 1837



Catharine MCLEAN

Catharine MCLEAN

Female 1816 -

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  • Name Catharine MCLEAN 
    • Her name is sometimes spelt as Catherine.
    Born 1816 
    Christened 5 May 1816  Cosandronchaid North Knapdale Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Biography Notes We know very little about Catharine except that that she was living in Arichonan in 1837 when she made a complaint to the North Knapdale Kirk Sessions, that Allan McLean was the father of Sarah. The 'fornication' was in Bellanoch in July 1833. This is detailed in J20 which attached to Allan's profile and in Stories on the home page.
    There are no indications that Allan had any direct contact with Catharine after 1833, nor that he ever saw baby Sarah. He migrated, and they took no further part in each other?s lives. We have no other information about the life events of Catharine and Sarah.
    (This note was by Don Gordon in October 2021.)

      [2
    Person ID I-2540  Christina and Donald McLean
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2022 

    Father John MCLEAN 
    Relationship -3157 
    Mother Sarah MCGUGAN 
    Relationship -3157 
    Family ID F-3157  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Allan b.1811 Snr MCLEAN,   b. 12 Feb 1811, Blaich Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1890, Plympton SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Children 
     1. Sarah MCLEAN,   b. 15 Apr 1834, North Knapdale Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  []
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2021 02:31:48 
    Family ID F-3126  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Catharine McLean - baptised 5th May 1816 in Cosandronchaid
    Catharine McLean - baptised 5th May 1816 in Cosandronchaid
    5th May 1816 Catharine lawful daughter of John McLean & Sarah McGugan Cosandrochaid, North Knapdale
    Catharine McLean's complaint about Allan McLean in 1837
    Catharine McLean's complaint about Allan McLean in 1837
    Minutes of Kirk Sessions in Kilmallie February & March 1837. Catharine claimed that Allan was the father of their daughter, Sarah.
    See also the story 'My Red Red Rose' in the profiles of Allan, Catharine and John McLean.
    Catharine McLean - birth research
    Catharine McLean - birth research

    STORIES
    J19 - My Red Red Rose - just a good story
    J19 - My Red Red Rose - just a good story
    * This story is based on the fact that, in March 1837, Allan Mclean appeared before the Kilmallie Kirk Sessions when Catharine McLean claimed that Allan was the father of their child, Sarah.
    * Two versions have been placed on the website www.christinaanddonaldmclean.com. One version (this one) is just a good story that can be enjoyed on its own. The other version has notes for serious researchers.
    * Updated June 2022
    J19 - My Red Red Rose - Catharine & Allan McLean's baby (Sarah) - with notes for serious researchers
    J19 - My Red Red Rose - Catharine & Allan McLean's baby (Sarah) - with notes for serious researchers
    * This story is based on the fact that, in March 1837, Allan Mclean appeared before the Kilmallie Kirk Sessions when Catharine McLean claimed that Allan was the father of their child, Sarah.
    * Two versions have been placed on this website. The other version is just a good story that can be enjoyed on its own, whereas this version has notes for serious researchers. It required a great deal of research to ensure the validity of the story. There are footnotes and appendices so that anyone can check on what is factual and what parts are fictitious.
    * Updated June 2022

  • Sources 
    1. [S-159] OPR Old Parish Records - attached to this profile, no evidence attached, nor source visible .

    2. [S-261] DON GORDON-LIBRARIES-'Rankine Family' - in the Library directory on Don Gordon's computer, Rankine Family 1839-1982 cowritten by Jan Stephenson, source not supplied.