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 Christina and Donald McLEAN from Scotland 1837



John Oag MCPHEE

John Oag MCPHEE

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  • Name John Oag MCPHEE 
    • In the record of John's marriage to Christ'n in 1786, his middle name is 'Oag'. This is a Gaelic word meaning 'younger', 'junior' or 'son of'. It is the similar to 'Oig', 'Oige' and 'Og' in records of other men.
      Some genealogical websites have wrongly transcribed his middle name as 'Page'.
      'Oag' indicates that there is a older person in the family with the same name, John McPhee. This might be an older brother, father, or grandfather. In this case, our John was the last of a line of tenants of the Crieff farm - handed on from father to son. His father, grandfather and great-grandfather were all named John McPhee.
      (This note by Don Gordon, 20th June 2020)

    Born Crieff Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Year of birth: 1759 is entered as the year of birth by CraigSievenpiper1 in Family Search. No evidence was presented to support this entry but it might have been based on the 1851 census when a John McPhee was 92 years old (ie born 1759) and living in Camagahel which is near Fort William. However this census record could not have been our John because that household had a Margaret, born about 1787 which is the same year as our Christina. Margaret and Christina could not have been full sisters if they were born in the same year. John was not the father of them both, so the census record must have been a different John McPhee.
      Although this census is probably not our John, nonetheless the year 1759 is reasonable because that year would have made him 28 years old when his daughter Christina was born in 1787.
      See our D55 in SMALL PRINT on the home page for research notes about this.
      Further evidence would be welcome.
      (This note by Don Gordon on 20th June 2020)
    • Place of birth: Because John was probably the last of four generations of tenants of the Crieff farm (all named John McPhee), it is almost certain that he was born at Crieff.
      See our D55 in SMALL PRINT on the home page for research notes about this.
      Further evidence would be welcome.
      (This note by Don Gordon, 20th June 2020)
    Gender Male 
    Died
    • John is entered as dieing 'after 1841' by CraigSievenpiper1 in Family Search. No evidence was presented to support this entry. We have found only one instance in the 1841 census that CraigSievenpiper1 might have had in mind. There was a John McPhee who was born about 1766 and was living in Blarmachfoldachy which is a little south of Fort William. He was in the 1841 census but might have died before 1851 because he could not be found in the later census. However, there was nothing to directly confirm that this record is our John.
      See our D55 in SMALL PRINT on the home page for research notes about this.
      Further evidence would be welcome.
      (This note by Don Gordon on 21st June 2020)

    Person ID I-7937  Christina and Donald McLean
    Last Modified 28 Jun 2020 

    Family Christian Christ'n CAMERON 
    Married 00 Mar 1786  Loch Arkaig Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children of marriage It would be surprising if John and Christ'n only had only one child, Christina. In those times, there were often many children in each family.
    There are no confirmed records of any of Christina's siblings. Several public genealogical websites have Catherine (born 1787), Margret (1789 or 1811) and Ewen (1791) - these have been entered without evidence and we have discounted them because there is no documentation specifying that the mother is Christ'n Cameron.
    See our research notes D55 in SMALL PRINT on the homepage.
    Further evidence would be welcome.
    (This note by Don Gordon on 20th June 2020)
      [3
    Children 
    +1. Christina b1787 MCPHEE,   b. 28 Apr 1787, Crieff Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1869, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  []
    Last Modified 29 Jun 2020 07:01:15 
    Family ID F-2559  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    John Oag McPhee & Christ'n Cameron - married March 1786
    John Oag McPhee & Christ'n Cameron - married March 1786
    * Groom: John Oag McPhee in Crieff
    * Bride: Christ'n Cameron in Achnacarry.
    * Date: Scotland's People has it as 28th Feb 1786 but it was actually in March of that year.
    * Source: Scotland's People - Old Parish Registers Marriage - 520/10229 Kilmallie - page 229 of 243.

    OPR SP BIRTH 1787 Christain McPhee dau to Christian CAMERON and John Og McPhee

    OPR SP MARRIAGE John Oig McPhee and Christian Cameron 1786

    Library
    L005 - Marianne McLean - 'The People of Glengarry - Highlanders in Transition 1745 to 1820' - chapter 4 'Lochiel' - published 1993
    L005 - Marianne McLean - 'The People of Glengarry - Highlanders in Transition 1745 to 1820' - chapter 4 'Lochiel' - published 1993
    This extract has wonderful details about activities around Loch Arkaig. It includes some information about Achnacarry and Crieff which were two of the 38 farms that comprised the Lochiel Estate.
    There is nothing specifically about Christ'n Cameron and John McPhee but it has general descriptions of the circumstances during their childhoods and their married life.

    Small Print
    D55 - John McPhee & Christ'n Cameron
    D55 - John McPhee & Christ'n Cameron
    John McPhee was the last of a line of McPhee tenants of Crieff farm. Christ'n Cameron was probably born in 1771 in Achnacarry to parents Jane Robertson and Donald Cameron, the saw-miller. John and Christ'n were married in 1786 and their daughter, Christina, was born the next year. In 1788 John took over the Crieff tenancy after his father died. In 1804 they were evicted because of the clearances for farming sheep rather than cattle. They settled on the outskirts Fort William.
    (Updated September 2020)

  • Sources 
    1. [S-87] BDM SCOTLANDS PEOPLE requires own log in, 9 Mar 2020 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      attached OPR offers marriage of John Oig McPHee and Christian Cameron 1786

    2. [S-87] BDM SCOTLANDS PEOPLE requires own log in, 9 Mar 2020 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      The OPR of their Kilmallie Parish marriage is attached to this profile.
      It is difficult to read the date of the marriage on the OPR. Scotland's People have wrongly transcribed it as 28th Feb 1786. Maybe it is 1st March or 31st March. The important thing is that the year is definitely 1786. (This note was by Don Gordon on 26th Feb 2019.) I find that the date is 1st of March 1786, partly due to the faded ink and the refreshed ink writing. The year nor the location is in doubt 1786 in Kilmalllie Parish.(Note by researcher Lorna McLean on 3 March 2020).

    3. [S-87] BDM SCOTLANDS PEOPLE requires own log in, 9 Mar 2020 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      OPR SP BIRTH Christina is unlikely to be an only child in a world where there were a bakers dozen