Re: 40 years looking for parents of John McLeod, b. 1854 or 1855 in Dyke, Elginshire

Chas Houston <cmcfhouston@...>

Hi Again,

Well done to Maggie finding John's father as Donald.

I think your John who was Baptised 2 Nov 1853 at Alves married Helen McIntosh at Inveravon, Banff in  1890, daughter of James McINTOSH b 1826 Inveravon, a cattleman there, and Amelia McQUEEN b 187 Auldearn, Nairn..

John and Helen had a least 8 children , 7 at Alves where John was probably the Blacksmith, John died in 1929 and his wife Helen in 1953,  both at Alves.

Rebecca ROSS was given as age 20 on the 1841 Census at Dyke and born out of County and was also shown as born at Nigg, Ross and Cromarty later as were her siblings.. So she would have been born between 1816 and 1821 at Nigg.( ages are rounded down to the closest 5 years).

The Donald Ross father of John McLeod MAY have been the one born at Dyke 29 Feb 1832 at  Dyke to Donald Ross (1794 Urray -1871 Dyke) and Ann Sim (1791 Garmouth -1874 Dyke). They were all living at Dyke in 1851.

First Generation

1.  Donald MCLEOD was born on 29 Feb 1832 in Dyke, Moray, Scotland.

and Rebecca ROSS, daughter of ROSS and Christian MUNRO, was born about 1821 in Nigg , R & C or Nairn, Nairn, Scotland.

Donald MCLEOD and Rebecca ROSS had the following child:

    +2    i.    John MCLEOD, born abt 2 Nov 1853, Dyke, Moray, Scotland; married Helen MCINTOSH, 1890, Inveravon, Banff, Scotland; died 1929, Alves, Moray, Scotland.

Second Generation

2.  John MCLEOD (Donald-1) was born about 2 Nov 1853 in Dyke, Moray, Scotland. He died in 1929 at the age of 76 in Alves, Moray, Scotland.

Agnes McIntosh ROSS, daughter of John ROSS and Elizabeth MCKILLICAN, was born in 1856 in Rafford, by Forres, Moray, Scotland. She died in 1939 at the age of 83 in Nairn, Nairn, Scotland.

John MCLEOD and Agnes McIntosh ROSS had the following child:

    3    i.    Alexander MCLEOD was born in 1879 in Rafford, by Forres, Moray, Scotland.

John MCLEOD and Helen MCINTOSH were married in 1890 in Inveravon, Banff, Scotland. Helen MCINTOSH, daughter of James MCINTOSH and Amelia MCQUEEN, was born on 27 Mar 1865 in Inveravon, Banff, Scotland. She died in 1953 at the age of 88 in Alves, Moray, Scotland.

John MCLEOD and Helen MCINTOSH had the following children:

    4    i.    Sarah Ann MCLEOD was born in 1890 in Inveravon, Banff, Scotland.
    5    ii.    Georgina Marjory MCLEOD was born in 1892 in Dyke, Moray, Scotland.
    6    iii.    Isabella MCLEOD was born in 1895 in Alves, Moray, Scotland.
    7    iv.    John MCLEOD was born in 1897 in Alves, Moray, Scotland.
    8    v.    Helen McIntosh MCLEOD was born in 1900 in Alves, Moray, Scotland.
    9    vi.    Jessie Amelia MCLEOD was born in 1903 in Alves, Moray, Scotland.
    10    vii.    Evan MCLEOD was born in 1906 in Alves, Moray, Scotland.
    11    viii.    Rosie Mackessac MCLEOD was born in 1908 in Alves, Moray, Scotland.



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