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MACLEOD, Donald. From Isle of Lewis

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MACLEOD, Donald. From Isle of Lewis

Posted: 1342385360000
Classification: Query
I am looking for connections to descendents of Donald McLeod from Lewis. I have outlined what I know -

Full Name: MacLEOD, Donald
Also known as Drobhair

Father Angus MacLeod, Tenant, from Brenish
Mother Catherine Buchanan
Daughter of Duncan Buchanan and Bess MacAuley. Duncan appears as a tenant in Brenish.

Parents Address:

Date of Birth:

Place of Birth:

Occupation: Given as Shepherd in 1851 census. In later census returns he is listed as Crofter.

First Wife Kirsty MacAuley of Crowlista. Died 1856
Children Donald, married Mary MacKenzie of Benside. They had a son Malcolm, who in turn had a son Murdo. Murdo’s daughter Mrs Sandra Ferguson lives at 1 Jamieson Drive, Stornoway.
Angus, married Kirsty Young of Tolsta Chaolais. Address 23, Tolsta Chaolais
James, married Mary McDougall of Knockline in North Uist
Murdo, no information
Peggy, married Donald MacIver from 14 Callanish
Malcom, no information
Annabella, did not marry

Second Wife Anne MacLean, daughter of John MacLean, Tenant, and Mary MacArthur of 29 Callanish. John MacLean was the son of Angus MacLean and Margaret MacArthur.
Mary MacArthur was the daughter of John MacArthur and Margaret MacIver of Breasclete.
Donald was aged 60 years and Ann aged 38 when married.
The marriage was witnessed by Angus Matheson and John Matheson

Married 1858 in Callanish.

Children John, married Kirsty MacRitchie of Enaclete
Kenneth, married Marie Duncan Keith in New Zealand 17/6/1892

It is not clear where the Macleod family originated from. In the census of 1841 Donald Drobhair appears as a shepherd in Strome. His eldest son was baptised at Kinchusil, and the next two children at Crowlista. It seems that Donalds parents were from the far west of Uig.

Census Information
1861 at Callanish
Donald aged 60 years
Anne 40 years
John 2 years
Kenneth 6 months

1871 at Callanish
Donald aged 78 years (age discrepancy)
Anne 50 years
John 12 years
Kenneth 10 years

1881 at Callanish
Anne widow 50 years
Mary McDonald, visitor 1 6 years

Kind regards
Kenneth McLeod
59 Chesham Avenue Taupo,
New Zealand

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