Re: McLeay 1830s
Goldie & Lido Doratti
Here is a ‘glimmer’ of hope. See the film for this parish for these years (1838 ish). The Parish Minister had to keep a record of income and expenses, so often (NOT ALWAYS) you will see a page in the record of marriages and births called Mort Cloth Rentals. While it won’t tell you what date the death took place it will give the date the Mort Cloth was rented to place over the deceased. Of course it would depend on whether or not the family could afford to rent one. Not all, but most parishes had 2 Mort Cloths.....one for the poorer folks and one for those who had more money. The cloth covered the body to the grave yard where it was removed before burial. I have seem many films and must say not all parishes put this info in the register book for births and marriages, but on occasion you get lucky. And note....it may say “Joe Smith’s wife” and not give her by her first and maiden name. Worth the ‘shot’......Goldie
From: Josephine Conray
Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2020 10:57 PM
Subject: Re: [ScotGen] McLeay 1830s
All the family trees on Ancestry have Farquhar McLeay death as 1838 in Scotland but with no place. I have search Scotland people and cannot find a death for Farquhar McLeay either side of that date by 10 years.
There seems to be a couple of families from around the same area that could be connected.
This one is Farquhar McLeay and Ann McCiver who had the following
Murdock Baptism 7/10/1822 in Urray,
Alexander Baptism 21/9/1824 in Urray,
Farquhar Baptism 21/9/1824, in Urray
Farquhar Baptism 14/4/1827, Urray
Your family is Farquhar McLeay and Ann Campbell born c1811 Ardacky Kilmorack, Inverness, Scot.
Margaret Baptism 15 March 1832 Kilmorack, Inverness, Scotland Film/no 990709
Ann Baptism 28 April 1835 Kilmorack as above
Colin Baptism 8 Dec 1836 Kilmorack same as above.
I found a Margaret McLennan married to a Simon Fraser 1870 but I did find a Margaret McLeay married to a Finlay Fraser in 1855 in Kilmorack.
Also found a Farquhar McLeay in NSW Police a Probationary Constables 1 Nov 1884 and 1 Feb 1885 police officer shield no 4785. He might be something to do with your family.
Hope this helps
On Behalf Of Eliz Cook
My Farquhar married Ann Campbell in 1820 in Urray and my rel Colin is his last born 1836. Ann is listed as a crofters widow in Kilmorack in the 1841 census.
However they did have an earlier born son also Farquhar who we think went to America, not in Kilmorack in 1841.
Interesting also Farquhar senior and Ann Campbell had a daughter Margaret who married Simon Fraser in Inverness and had a daughter Ann.
I do not think this Kiltarlity Farquhar is my ancestor Colins brother, but it is possible, and something to keep in mind . He is too young to be Colins father. Of course ages can be incorrect...
My understanding is the family moved from Blarnabee Urray about the time Colin was born and Farquhar died around then.
Mother Ann and children Colin, Murdoch and Ann McLEAY went to Australia on the Storm Cloud in 1855. Later Granddaughter Ann FRAZER joined them after both her parents died in Scotland.
So many rePeated names make it difficult.
On 19 Mar 2020, at 8:59 pm, Seymour Hosking <seymourh@...> wrote: