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Isabella MACMASTER

Isabella MACMASTER

Female 1834 - 1889  (54 years)

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  • Name Isabella MACMASTER 
    • She is named in her the marriage record of her son, John.
    Born 26 Jun 1834  Stornoway Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • A leaning stone in the old Kilmallie burial ground has: "In memory of Isabella, ... born Stornoway, June 26th 1834" [1]
    Gender Female 
    Biography Notes Although she was born in Stornoway, she was described as "belonging to the Macmasters of Corriebeg"  [2
    Died 3 Apr 1889  Fort William Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • A leaning stone in the old Kilmallie burial ground has: "In memory of Isabella, .... Died Fort William April 3rd 1889" [1]
    Buried
    • John Macleod states:-
      * A leaning stone in the old Kilmallie burial ground has "[Isabella] rests beside her mother Mary daughter of Donald MacMillan, Corriegbeg"
    Person ID I-9118  Christina and Donald McLean
    Last Modified 25 Feb 2021 

    Father John MACMASTER,   b. 15 Jun 1782, Corriebeag Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1837, Stornoway UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Relationship -3067 
    Mother Mary MACMILLAN,   b. 1794, Fort William Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1872, Fort William Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship -3067 
    Married 22 Jun 1819  Corriebeg Loch Eil Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • See married record attached to this profile.
    Children of marriage "Four of the children pursued their scientific bent and became doctors"   [3
    Children of marriage His family were ten in number, two of whom died in childhood.   [4
    Children of marriage John Macleod wrote -"My mother (Isabella) was her (Mary Macmillan's) youngest daughter and the second youngest of her children"   [5
    Note John Macmasters and Mary MacMillan probably met in Corriebeg near Kinlocheil because their parents were living there.
    * Mary's father, Donald MacMillan was probably living there (Memoirs p271).
    * John's father might have been living there because John Macleod refers to John's and Mary's daughter (Isabella) as "belonging to the old Lochaber family of the Macmasters, Corriebeg". This is the home to a branch of the MacMasters Clan which was affiliated with Clan Cameron, upon the Estate of Lochiel, circa 1745, with MacMaster tenants (http://www.clan-cameron.org/cam-ref.html).
      [6
    Family ID F-3067  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alexander Fraser MACLEOD,   b. 25 May 1836, Glenshiel Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1910, Edinburgh Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 20 Feb 1863  Glasgow Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Children of marriage Isabella's sister, Catherine, died the same year as Isabella was married (there were 13 years between them) so Isabella cared for Catherine's daughter, Mary Cattanach for almost 7 years - from when she was 11 years old, to when she reached 18 years in 1870.   [1
    Children of marriage John was born 9 years after Alexander and Isabella were married so it is likely that they had other children before John. Soon after their wedding they had the care of Isabella's sister's daughter, Mary for almost 7 years, but she left before John was born. However John describes Mary's time with the family as being "one of them" which implies that there were several other children in the household before John.   [1
    Children 
     1. Marianne MACLEOD  []
     2. Catherine MACLEOD  []
    +3. John MACLEOD,   b. 25 Mar 1872, Fort William Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1948, Edinburgh Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  []
    +4. Donald MACLEOD,   b. 26 Mar 1875, Fort William Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  []
    +5. A C MACLEOD  []
    Last Modified 21 Sep 2020 00:50:37 
    Family ID F-3070  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents

    BAPTISM 27 JULY 1835 To John Mac Master Teacher of a school and the establishment of the society of propagating Christian knowledge and Mary Mac Millan his wife a child born 26th June

  • Sources 
    1. [S-223] John Macleod's Memoirs - see D56 homepage menu "Small Print", p271.

    2. [S-223] John Macleod's Memoirs - see D56 homepage menu "Small Print", p224.

    3. [S-223] John Macleod's Memoirs - see D56 homepage menu "Small Print", p272.

    4. [S-235] Leslie McKinnon, 'The Family of Allan MacMaster' - Gosford Library, NSW, Page 93.

    5. [S-223] John Macleod's Memoirs - see D56 homepage menu "Small Print", p269.

    6. [S-223] John Macleod's Memoirs - see D56 homepage menu "Small Print", p224 & 271.

    7. [S-223] John Macleod's Memoirs - see D56 homepage menu "Small Print", p270.

    8. [S-231] FM Alan Macleod - ID 9251- emails held by Don Gordon who can be contacted by 'Contact us' on the homepage, Email on 21st Sept 2020.