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Christina and Donald McLEAN from Scotland 1837
1782 - 1837 (54 years)
||John MACMASTER |
||15 Jun 1782
||Lochielhead (Corriebeg?) UK 
||He followed his father in the faith of John Newton and converted his wife to this tradition.  |
||He was born 15th June 1782, in the neigbourhood of Lochielhead, 13 miles east [or west?] of Fort William. He was deprived of his mother when five and his father when seven years of age. He had one sister who died in early life. Thus alone in the world, the battle of initiatory life was fort single-handed. He was self-supported and self educated. |
About the aged of 17 his health was much impaired, and in consequence, he was compelled to leave the south of Scotland, where he was then engaged, and return to the Highlands; where, through many difficulties he managed to acquire sufficient education to equip him as a teacher, in which capacity he was employed first, in several districts in Lochaber, and afterwards, having made teaching his profession for life, removed to Newton More, a few miles south of Kingussie, where he remained for several years, until he removed to Stornoway, where, on 20th February 1837, he breathed his last.
His family were ten in number, two of whom died in childhood. The other eight, all of them still young, were at his death, left in charge of a Christian mother, whose prudence in the management of his affairs during his life, was eclipsed only by her prudence after his death. As he lived, so he died, - a Christian ... 
||"John McMaster (1782-1837), the highly regarded SSPCK teacher at Corriebeg and other places." |
||* He was a teacher in many locations around Lochaber, including Corriebeg. He also taught in Newton More, and Banffshire and Stornoway.|
* John Macleod stated "My grandfather ... was teaching in the high part of Banffshire. There he used his medical knowledge as he did in the various places in which he taught. He must have come back to Lochaber about 1818 as it was about that year that he got married."
* Corriebeg: His occupation as a schoolmaster is confirmed in his marriage record when he was at Corriebeg.
* Stornoway: John Macleod's memoirs has "A leaning stone in the old Kilmallie burial ground has "John MacMaster SPCK teacher Stornoway". (SPCK was the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge). 
||* He was born in the neighbourhood of Lochielhead (Corriebeg?).|
* He was in the south of Scotland at aged 17 years and then returned to the Highlands.
* He was a teacher in several districts in Lochaber.
* He was teaching in the high part of Banffshire (north of Aberdeen)
* He came back to Corriebeg where he met Mary and they were married there.
* He then taught in Newton More (Badenoch), a few miles south of Kingussie, for several years.
* His final teaching location was in Stornoway (Isle of Lewis) where Isabella was born, 15 years after their marriage. He died there soon after.
||20 Feb 1837
||Stornoway UK [1, 4]
- John Macleod states, about is grandparents "I was a child of about eight months old when she died. .... She outlived her husband almost thirty six years." John Macleod was born in 1872, so John Macmaster must have died about 1836. 
||Y  |
- Sandwick Cemetery, near Stornoway.
||Christina and Donald McLean
||16 Nov 2020 |
||Mary MACMILLAN, b. 1794, Fort William Scotland , d. 5 Dec 1872, Fort William Scotland (Age 78 years) |
||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
||His family were ten in number, two of whom died in childhood.  |
|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).
||16 Nov 2020 13:23:02 |
||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.
||Elegy for John McMaster - 1782-1837|
Born 15th June 1782, Lochielhead
Mother died when John was 5 years old and father died when John was 7. He had no surviving siblings - so was alone.
Poor health at 17 years.
Became a teacher - at many locations.
Had 10 children (2 died early).
Died on 20th February 1837, Stornoway.
- [S-235] Leslie McKinnon, 'The Family of Allan MacMaster' - Gosford Library, NSW, Page 93.
- [S-223] John Macleod's Memoirs - see D56 in Small Print, pages 269.
- [S-223] John Macleod's Memoirs - see D56 in Small Print, pages 267 & 272.
- [S-223] John Macleod's Memoirs - see D56 in Small Print, p269.
- [S-237] JFM 'Jeff' Macleod - ID 3072 - letters held by Don Gordon who can be contacted via 'Contact Us' on the homepage, Letter on 20th Aug 2020 .
- [S-223] John Macleod's Memoirs - see D56 in Small Print, p272.
- [S-223] John Macleod's Memoirs - see D56 in Small Print, p224 & 271.