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Christina and Donald McLEAN from Scotland 1837
1794 - 1872 (78 years)
||Mary MACMILLAN |
||Fort William, Scotland [1, 2]
- The 1851 census has her born in Argyll, 56 years old - ie born c1795.
Her death record has he 78 years old when she died in 1872 - ie late 1794 or early 1795.
||John Macleod states that "On my grandmother's side there is a tradition of English home education for the greater part of two centuries" NOTES: This implies that she had an English education at home, rather than, perhaps, a Gaelic education at a school.  |
||At the same time that John and Mary were at Corriebeg, Christina McPhee and Donald McLean, were just across the loch at Duisky. It was a six km walk around the eastern end of Loch Eil, or four km in a row-boat. Mary and Christina were first cousins - their mothers were sisters - so there was probably some contact between the families. At the time of Mary's and John's wedding, Christina and Donald had five children (but one had died). |
||Birth & death|
John Macleod stated that * "I was a child of about eight months old when she died. .... She outlived her husband almost thirty six years" that is, "I [John Macleod] was a child of about eight months old when she [Mary MacMillan] died. ... She outlived her husband [John Macmaster] almost thirty six years". NOTE: John Macleod was born in 1872 which indicates that Mary must have died in late 1872, and her husband, John Macmaster, died 36 years before this in 1836. 
||In 1851, she was a widow, living in the household of her daughter, Catherine, in 52 SS Military Road Newtonmoor.  |
||John Macleod states that A leaning stone in the old Kilmallie burial ground has "[Isabella] rests beside her mother Mary daughter of Donald MacMillan, Corriegbeg and wife of John MacMaster SPCK teacher Stornoway".  |
|Cause of death
||Bronchitis  |
||5 Dec 1872 
- John Macleod states a leaning stone in the old Kilmallie burial ground has "[Isabella] rests beside her mother Mary daughter of Donald MacMillan, Corriebeg and wife of John MacMaster SPCK teacher Stornoway".
||Christina and Donald McLean
||10 Jul 2020 |
||John MACMASTER, d. 1836 |
||22 Jun 1819
||Corriebeg, Loch Eil, Scotland
- See married record attached to this profile.
|Children of marriage
||"Four of the children pursued their scientific bent and became doctors"  |
|Children of marriage
||John Macleod wrote -"My mother (Isabella) was her (Mary Macmillan's) youngest daughter and the second youngest of her children"  |
||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).
|+||1. Catherine MACMASTER, b. 1821, Argyll, Scotland , d. 1863 (Age 42 years) |
| ||2. Donald MACMASTER |
| ||3. Unknown MACMASTER|
|+||4. Isabella MACMASTER, b. 26 Jun 1834, Stornoway, Scotland , d. 3 Apr 1889, Fort William, Scotland (Age 54 years) |
| ||5. John MACMASTER |
||9 Jul 2020 13:08:40 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||ww - John Macmaster & Mary MacMillan - married 22nd June 1819 in Corriebeg|
“1819 – June 22 – John MacMaster schoolmaster Corriebeg and Mary MacMillan there”
Corriebeg, Corrybe or Corrie Beag is near Kinlochiel on Loch Eil.
||ww - Mary Macmaster, nee MacMillan, died 5th Dec 1872 in Fort William|
Deaths in the Parish of Kilmallie in the County of Argyll
Mary McMaster, widow of John McMaster, schoolmaster
1872, December fifth, 2?? pm in Fort William
Female, 78 years old
Daughter of Donald McMillan, Excise officer, deceased and Jane McMillan MS Cameron, deceased
Cause of death Bronchitis as certified by Duncan MacIntyre, MD
Informant Alex McLeod, son-in-law, present
Registered on 12th December at Fort William, signed by Ian?? McMillan
||ww - 1851 census - household of Donald Cattanach in Newtonmore|
1851 census - household in 52 SS Military Road Newtonmoor
Donald Cattanach, head, married, 38 yrs (born c1813), slater, born Inverness Shire Kingussie
Catherine Cattanach [nee Macmaster), wife, 30 yrs (c1821), born Argyll Shire Kilmallie
Isabella Cattanach, daughter, unmarried, scholar, 8 yrs (c1843), born Inverness Kingussie
Mary Cattanach, daughter, scholar, 6 yrs (c1845), born Inverness Kingussie
Anne Cattanach, daughter, at home, 3 yrs (c1848), born Inverness Kingussie
Catherine Cattanach, daughter, 1 yr (c1850), born Inverness Kingussie
John Cattanach, father, widower, farmer ten acres, 82 yrs (c1769), born Inverness Kingussie
Mary MacMaster (nee MacMillan), mother-in-law, widow, 56 yrs (c1795), born Argyll Kilmallie
- [S-228] Census-1851, Attached to this profile.
- [S-226] Marriage certificate attached to this profile .
- [S-223] John Macleod's Memoirs - see D56 in Small Print, p236.
- [S-223] John Macleod's Memoirs - see D56 in Small Print, p269.
- [S-228] Census-1851.
- [S-223] John Macleod's Memoirs - see D56 in Small Print, p272.
- [S-229] Death record attached to this profile.
- [S-223] John Macleod's Memoirs - see D56 in Small Print, p224 & 271.