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 Christina and Donald McLEAN from Scotland 1837



Catherine  MACMASTER

Catherine MACMASTER

Female 1821 - 1863  (42 years)

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  • Name Catherine MACMASTER 
    Born 1821  Argyll, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Biography Notes In John Macleod's memoirs he stated "Donald Cattanch was married to my aunt Catherine who was my mother's oldest sister. There was a number of years between them in age, the one being born in 1821 and [he] the other in 1813. Catherine married in 1841. She was of a very patient and sweet disposition. She died in 1863 which was the year of my mother's marriage" (p267).
    "Her (Isabella's) son in law Donald Cattanach ... was one of the noted laymen of the Free Church" (p269).   [3
    Biography Notes 1851  [2
    According to the 1851 census, the household consisted of Catherine and Donald and 4 daughters - Isabella, Mary, Anne & Catherine. Also Donald's widowed father John, and Catherine's widowed mother Mary.  
    Died 1863  [1
    Person ID I-9220  Christina and Donald McLean
    Last Modified 13 Jul 2020 

    Father John MACMASTER,   d. 1836 
    Relationship -3067 
    Mother Mary MACMILLAN,   b. 1794, Fort William, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1872  (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"   [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 Donald CATTANACH,   b. 1813, Kingussie, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1841  [1
    Children of marriage In 1851 the household consisted of Donald (aged 38 yrs), Catharine (30), Isabella (8), Mary (6), Anne (3), Catherine (1), John Cattanach (82) & Mary Macmaster (56).   [2
    Children 
     1. Isabella CATTANACH,   b. 1843, Kingussie, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1895  (Age 52 years)  []
     2. Mary (the first) CATTANACH,   b. 1845, Kingussie Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     3. Anne CATTANACH,   b. 1848, Kingussie, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     4. Catherine CATTANACH,   b. 1850, Kingussie, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     5. Mary (the second) CATTANACH,   b. 1852  []
     6. Alexander CATTANACH  []
     7. Ewen CATTANACH  []
    Last Modified 13 Jul 2020 12:05:32 
    Family ID F-3068  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    ww - 1851 census - household of Donald Cattanach in Newtonmore
    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


  • Sources 
    1. [S-223] John Macleod's Memoirs - see D56 in Small Print, p267.

    2. [S-228] Census-1851, Census attached to this profile.

    3. [S-223] John Macleod's Memoirs - see D56 in Small Print, p267 & 269.

    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, p269.

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