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 Christina and Donald McLEAN from Scotland 1837



John MACMASTER

John MACMASTER

Male - 1836

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  • Name John MACMASTER 
    Gender Male 
    Biography Notes He followed his father in the faith of John Newton and converted his wife to this tradition.   [1
    Biography Notes It seems that John had been living in Lochaber and then was teaching in the high part of Banffshire (north of Aberdeen), and came back and was teaching at Corriebeg where he met Mary and they were married there. Fifteen years later, he was teaching Stornoway where Isabella was born. 
    Occupation He was a teacher in the high part of Banffshire (north of Aberdeen), then Corriebeg (on Loch Eil), then Stornoway (Isle of Lewis)
    * Banffshire: 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". NOTE: SPCK might be the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge - but this needs to be checked.   [2
    Died 1836  [3
    • 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. [3]
    Person ID I-9219  Christina and Donald McLean
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2020 

    Family Mary MACMILLAN,   b. 1794, Fort William, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1872  (Age 78 years) 
    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"   [4
    Children of marriage John Macleod wrote -"My mother (Isabella) was her (Mary Macmillan's) youngest daughter and the second youngest of her children"   [3
    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).
      [5
    Children 
    +1. Catherine MACMASTER,   b. 1821, Argyll, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1863  (Age 42 years)  []
     2. Donald MACMASTER  []
     3. Unknown MACMASTER
    +4. Isabella MACMASTER,   b. 26 Jun 1834, Stornoway, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1889, Fort William, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)  []
     5. John MACMASTER  []
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2020 13:08:40 
    Family ID F-3067  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    ww - John Macmaster & Mary MacMillan - married 22nd June 1819 in Corriebeg
    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.


  • Sources 
    1. [S-223] John Macleod's Memoirs - see D56 in Small Print, pages 269.

    2. [S-223] John Macleod's Memoirs - see D56 in Small Print, pages 267 & 272.

    3. [S-223] John Macleod's Memoirs - see D56 in Small Print, p269.

    4. [S-223] John Macleod's Memoirs - see D56 in Small Print, p272.

    5. [S-223] John Macleod's Memoirs - see D56 in Small Print, p224 & 271.