Children of Robert MacDonald and Margaret MacKenzie married 4 December 1821, Dingwall

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Children of Robert MacDonald and Margaret MacKenzie married 4 December 1821, Dingwall

Robert MacDonald and Margaret MacKenzie had the following known children..... 


Georgina MacDonald born 29 October 1822, Dingwall.

For the census of 1841 Georgina was recorded in the household of her future husband John McLennan and what I would guess was John's older sister Janet.

1841 Census (7th June)  Inverness (98)  Folio 7, Book 7, Page 16.

Viewhill Castle, Inverness.

Name Age Occupation Where Born
John Mclennan 21 Male Servant Yes
Janet McLennan 30 Female Servant Yes
Georgina McDonald 18 Female Servant Yes

Two and a half years after this census, on 5 January 1844 in Inverness, Georgina married John MacLennan. John was recorded as a potato merchant, and from his age and place of birth in future census records, John was born circa 1821 in Beauly\Kilmorack, Inverness.

John and Georgina had the following known six children (for further details of the children of Georgina MacDonald and John MacLennan see Appendix P): -

For the census of 1851 Georgina is recorded along with her family at 47 Petty Street, Inverness. Her husband John is recorded simply as a "merchant"

1851 Census (31st March) Inverness (98) Book 18 Page 14

47 Petty Street, Inverness

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
John McLennan Head 3288 Merchant Kilmorack, Inverness-shire
Georgina McLennan Wife 26   Dingwall, Ross-shire
Alex McLennan Son 6 Scholar Inverness, Inverness-shire
Elizabeth McLennan Daughter 8 mnths   Inverness, Inverness-shire

For the census of 1861 Georgina is recorded along with her family at 2 Edwards Square (Court?), Inverness. Her husband John is recorded as a "potato merchant"

1861 Census (8th April) Inverness (98) Book 5 Page 22

2 Edwards Square (Court), Inverness

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
John McLennan Head 38 Potato Merchant Beauly, Inverness-shire
Georgina McLennan Wife 37   Dingwall, Ross-shire
Alex McLennan Son 16 Draper Inverness, Inverness-shire
Elizabeth McLennan Daughter 9 Scholar Inverness, Inverness-shire
Robert McLennan Son 8 Scholar Inverness, Inverness-shire
John McLennan Son 5 Scholar Inverness, Inverness-shire
Georgina McLennan Daughter 3 Scholar Inverness, Inverness-shire

For the census of 1871 Georgina is recorded still at Edwards Square with her family. Her husband John is recorded as a "potato dealer"

1871 Census (3rd April) Inverness (98) Book 6 Page 25

1 Edwards Square (Court), Inverness

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
John McLennan Head 49 Potato Merchant Kilmorack, Inverness-shire
Georgina McLennan Wife 47   Dingwall, Ross-shire
John McLennan Son 15 Message Boy Inverness, Inverness-shire
Georgina McLennan Daughter 13 Scholar Inverness, Inverness-shire

 

For the census of 1881 Georgina is recorded living with her son John in Glasgow........

 

1881 Census (4th April) Govan (644-14) Book 14 Page 4

12 St James Street, Govan, Glasgow

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
John McLennan Head 25 Yarn Salesman Inverness, Inverness-shire
Eliza McLennan Sister 30 Housekeeper Inverness, Inverness-shire
Georgina McLennan Mother 60 Housekeeper Dingwall, Rossshire
John MacLean Boarder 24 Forwarding ClerkConfectionary Calgill, Inverness-shire
Hugh Wilson Boarder 20 Salesman - Grocery Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Mary A. Baird Visitor 40 Housekeeper Glasgow, Lanarkshire

 

..........whilst her husband John, still a "potato merchant" is recorded still in Inverness at 14 Market Brae, Inverness. 

 

1881 Census (4th April) Inverness (98) Book 3 Page 43

14 Market Brae, Inverness

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
John McLennan Head 59 Potato Merchant Kilmorak, Inverness-shire

For the census of 1891 once again Georgina and her husband John were recorded in households many miles apart.  Georgina MacDonald was living with her son Robert Walton on the Hill, Lancashire. 

1891 Census (6th April) Walton on the Hill, Lancashire RG12/2974 Folio 90 Book 30 Page 8

Walton on the Hill, Lancashire (This census was constructed from the index for the 1891 census on www.ancestry.co.uk, hence guesses at occupations and no exact locations)

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Robert Mclennan Head 38 ?Joiner? Inverness, Scotland
Margaret Ann Mclennan Wife 36   Inverness, Scotland
Elizabeth Mclennan Daughter 11 ?Scholar? Inverness, Scotland
John Mclennan Son 9 ?Scholar? Inverness, Scotland
Chas Mclennan Son 7 ?Scholar? Aintree, Lancashire
Robert Alex'r Mclennan Son 4   Aintree, Lancashire
Catherine Ann Mclennan Daughter 1   Aintree, Lancashire
Georgina Mclennan Mother 67   Dingwall, Scotland

 

.... whilst husband John is recorded living with his married daughter, Margaret Georgina, in Glasgow.

 

1891 Census (6th April) Glasgow (644-7) Book 45 Page 7-8

15b Hill Street, Glasgow

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
William MacLeod Head 33 Print Compositor Bishopmill, Elgin
Margaret G. MacLeod Wife 33   Inverness, Inverness-shire
William MacLeod Son 12   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
John McLennan Father in law 69 Retired Potato Merchant Beauly, Inverness-shire

Georgina MacDonald died on 7 Sep 1892 in Fazakerley, Liverpool whilst living there with her son Robert and his family. She was also buried there.

John MacLennan died on 14 Oct 1892 in St James Rd., Glasgow whilst living there with his youngest daughter Margaret Georgina MacLeod, nee MacLennan..

Elizabeth MacDonald, born 25 Jul 1824, Dingwall.

Elizabeth MacDonald was born on 25 Jul 1824 in Dingwall..

Elizabeth married Thomas Findlay son of James Findlay and Catherine Sutherland on 4 Dec 1850 in Inverness. Thomas was born on 12 Aug 1823 in Inverness. (For further details on Elizabeth and Thomas see Findlay Family History)

John MacDonald, born 29 Mar 1826, Dingwall.

John never married

1881 Census (4th April) Glasgow (646-2) Book 13 Page 26

28 West Hozier Street, Partick, Glasgow.

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
John McDonald Head 55 Shipwright  Dingwall, Ross-shire
Margaret McDonald Sister 52   Dingwall, Ross-shire
Alexander McDonald Brother 41   Inverness, Scotland

He died on 12 Aug 1882 in Glasgow and was buried Craigton cemetry

Inscription on MacDonald headstone in Craigton Cemetry, Glasgow.

Lair No. 2983X - Very overgrown!!

 

In
Memory of
JOHN McDONALD
DIED 12TH AUGUST 1882
AGED 56 YEARS

 

 

NOTE - This Lair was owned by John 's brother, Alexander MacDonald.

Also intererred here are 

  • Margaret MacDonald/Mackenzie (his mother), died 5th September 1879

  • Margaret MacDonald, (his sister), died 3rd November 1895 

  • Alexander MacDonald, died 3rd April 1906.

Margaret MacDonald, born 6 Jan 1829, Dingwall.

For transcripts of letters (1875 - 1893) from Margaret to her brother Roderick in Australia - see Appendix M.

Margaret never married. For the census of 1871 she was working in Glasgow for a Mr Methven, an accountant. This is referred to in a letter of 23rd November 1871from her father Robert to his son Roderick in Australia. "Margaret is in the same place No. 30 Kelvinhaugh Street. ## Her master is very wealthy & made his Will, & he was very unwell, & watched by Maggie & her Mistress time about. He was not married & the Mrs is a friend of his own as House keeper. He is to leave thousands & she got 10 put in the Will for Maggie."

1871 Census (3rd April) Glasgow (644-8) Book 91 Page 20

30 Kelvinhaugh Street, Glasgow.

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Hugh Methven Head 68 Accountant Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Margaret MacDonald Servant 32 Domestic Servant Inverness, Inverness-shire

 

1881 Census (4th April) Glasgow (646-2) Book 13 Page 26

28 West Hozier Street, Partick, Glasgow.

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
John McDonald Head 55 Shipwright  Dingwall, Ross-shire
Margaret McDonald Sister 52   Dingwall, Ross-shire
Alexander McDonald Brother 41   Inverness, Scotland

 

1891 Census (6th April) Glasgow (646-2) Book 16 Page 17

6 Meadow Street, Partick, Glasgow

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Alexander McDonald Head 51 Shipwright  Inverness, Inverness-shire
Margaret McDonald Sister 61   Dingwall, Ross-shire

Margaret died on 3 Nov 1895 in John Knox St, Glasgow and was buried Craigton cemetery

Robert MacDonald, born 16 Aug 1831, Arnisdale, Glenelg.

Robert married Louisa Geddes on 15 August 1858, St. Giles, Middlesex.

Robert and Louisa had the following known seven children (for further details of the children of Robert MacDonald and Louisa Geddes - see Appendix Q):

For the census of 1871 Robert and his family were living in London in Albert Grove, Peckham.

1871 Census (3rd April) Peckham, Camberwell, London RG10/730 Folio 51 Book 2 Page 42 & 43

Albert Grove, Peckham, London.

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Robert MacDonald Head 39 Clerk Wholesale Drapery Scotland
Louisa McDonald Wife 38   Dover, Kent
Harry McDonald Son 13 Scholar Dover, Kent
Elizabeth McDonald Daughter 11 Scholar Islington, Middlesex
Louisa McDonald Daughter 9 Scholar Islington, Middlesex
Robert McDonald Son 7 Scholar Islington, Middlesex
Alexander J. McDonald Son 4 Scholar Hammersmith, Middlesex
Georgina McDonald Daughter 1   Peckham, Surrey

For the census of 1881 Robert and his family were still in Peckham, but now recorded at 27 Chadwick Road.

1881 Census (4th April) Peckham, Camberwell, London RG11/680 Folio 58 Book 2. Page 49.

27 Chadwick Road, Peckham, London.

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Robert MacDonald Head 49 Commercial Agent Inverness-shire, Scotland
Louisa McDonald Wife 48   Dover, Kent
Harry McDonald Son 23 Warehouseman Dover, Kent
Elizabeth McDonald Daughter 21 Dressmaker Islington, Middlesex
Louisa McDonald Daughter 19 Dressmaker Islington, Middlesex
Robert McDonald Son 17 Warehouseman Islington, Middlesex
Alex. McDonald Son 14 Scholar Hammersmith, Middlesex
Georgina McDonald Daughter 11 Scholar Peckham, Surrey
Roderick McDonald Son 7   Peckham, Surrey

Robert MacDonald died seven or eight weeks after this census on 25 May 1881 in Peckham, London.

For the census of 1901 the widowed Louisa was living "on her own means" along with her daughter Louisa and son Robert at 3 Wendover Villas, Woodgreen, Tottenham, London.

 

1901 Census (1st April) Woodgreen, Tottenham, London RG13 Piece 1258 Folio 111 Page 4

3 Wendover Villas, (Terrick Road?), Woodgreen, Tottenham, London.

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Louisa MacDonald Head 68 Living on own means Dover, Kent
Louisa McDonald Daughter 39 Dressmaker Holloway, London
Robert Wm. McDonald Son 37 Metal Merchant Holloway, London

For the census of 1911 Louisa was still living  along with her daughter Louisa at 15 Beckford Road, Croydon. The whereabouts of her son Robert cannot yet be established.

1911 Census (2 April) Croydon

15 Beckford Road, Croydon.

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Louisa MacDonald Head 78   Dover, Kent
Louisa McDonald Daughter 49 Dressmaker Islington, London

Louisa almost certainly died some time between April and June the year after this census as the is an entry in the index for Croydon (2a 385) for that quarter of the death of a Louisa McDonald aged 79.

Kenneth MacDonald was born on 1 Feb 1834 in Dingwall.

Kenneth died in infancy on 31 May 1835 in Dingwall.

A son born dead in 1837, Inverness.

From the children details supplied by Robert MacDonald in a letter to his brother Alexander in Canada dated Inverness 24th April,1847.

Alexander MacDonald, born, 20 Apr 1839 in Inverness

Alexander Macdonald 

and Rebecca MacKenzie

For transcripts of letters (1868 - 1905) from Alexander to his brother Roderick in Australia - see Appendix N.

Alexander worked as a shipwright both on land and onboard ship.

Alexander married Rebecca MacKenzie daughter of Ewen (Hugh) MacKenzie a crofter and Catherine Boyd on 28 Jan 1896 in Pollokshaws Rd. GlasgowAlexander and Rebecca had no children.

 

 

1881 Census (4th April) Glasgow (646-2) Book 13 Page 26

28 West Hozier Street, Partick, Glasgow.

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
John McDonald Head 55 Shipwright  Dingwall, Ross-shire
Margaret McDonald Sister 52   Dingwall, Ross-shire
Alexander McDonald Brother 41   Inverness, Scotland

 

1891 Census (6th April) Glasgow (646-2) Book 16 Page 17

6 Meadow Street, Partick, Glasgow

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Alexander McDonald Head 51 Shipwright  Inverness, Inverness-shire
Margaret McDonald Sister 61   Dingwall, Ross-shire

 

1901 Census (1st April) Glasgow (646/3) Book 28.Page 11

4 Millar Street, Partick, Glasgow.

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Alexander McDonald Head 60 Shipwright  Inverness, Inverness-shire
Rebecca McDonald Wife 60   Ft William, Inverness -shire

Alexander died on 3 Apr 1906 in 4 Miller St, Partick.

Rebecca died on 11 May 1906 76 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow.

Roderick MacDonald, born, 12 Apr 1841, Inverness

For transcript of a diary kept by Roderick (1851 - 1881) - see Appendix E.

Roderick married Joanna Urquhart on 13 Feb 1873 in Australia.

Roderick MacDonald - 

not in everyday wear 

one would imagine!!

Roderick and Joanna had the following known ten children:

Roderick died on 11 Oct 1915 in Australia.

Joanna died on 27 Oct 1924 in Australia.

Katherine MacDonald, born, 18 Sep 1843, Inverness

Katherine died of measles on 4 Apr 1847 in Inverness. She was buried on 6 Apr 1847 in Inverness Old High Church Burying Ground.

Henry Ebenezer MacDonald, born on 23 Apr 1846, Muirtown St, Inverness.

Henry MacDonald and Family

For transcripts of letters (1868 - 1908) from Henry to his brother Roderick in Australia - see Appendix F.

Henry married Annie Maria Steiness daughter of Edmund Steiness on 20 Apr 1870 in Galveston, Texas. Annie was born on 23 Mar 1851 in Galveston, Texas.

Henry and Annie had the following known four children (for further details of the children of Henry MacDonald and Anne Steiness see Appendix R):

  • Emilly MacDonald was born on 23 Jan 1871 in Galveston, Texas. She died on 12 May 1872 in Galveston, Texas.
  • Roderick MacDonald was born on 11 Feb 1875 in Houston, Texas. He died on 13 Oct 1879 in Houston, Texas.
  • Georgiana MacDonald was born on 18 Feb 1880. Georgina firstly married Henry Broecker . Georgiana secondly married George Newlen.
  • Alexander Louis MacDonald was born on 14 Nov 1883. Alexander married Isora Cordelia Franssen .

 

 

Census Place Harris, Texas

Family History Library Film 1255308, NA Film Number T9-1308, Page Number 20C

Name Relationship Age Born Occupation Father Born Mother Born
Hy E. McDonald Self 35 Scotland Machinist Scotland Scotland
Annie M. McDonald Wife 30 Texas   Texas Texas
Georgeana McDonald Daughter 3 months Texas   Scotland Texas
Redeniel McDonald Son 5 (Died October) Texas   Scotland Texas

 

Year: 1900; Census Place: Houston, Harris, Texas;

2406 Benton Street, Houston City - (Owned accomodation.)

Henry MacDonald - Head. Born Feb 1848, aged 52. Married for 30 years. Born in Scotland of a Scottish father and a Scottish mother. Occupation - machinist.
Anne MacDonald - Wife. Born Mar 1851, aged 49. Married for 30 years. 4 children - 2 living. Born in Texas of a German father and a German mother.
Georgina Broker - Daughter. Born Feb 1880, aged 20. Married for 2 years. 1 child - 1 living. Born in Texas of a Scottish father and a Texan mother.
Louis A. MacDonald - Son. Born Nov 1883, aged 16. Born in Texas of a Scottish father and a Texan mother.
John H. Broker - Son-in-law. Born Jun 1879, aged 22. Married for 2 years. Born in Texas.
George Broker - Grandson. Born Jan 1899, aged 1. Born in Texas of a Texan father and a Texan mother.

Henry died on 5 May 1908 in Houston, Texas. He was buried in Glenwood Cemetry, Houston, Texas. Annie died 13 August 1912 Galveston, Texas. She was buried in Glenwood Cemetry, Houston, Texas