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Re: Searching for John McLeod

Josephine Conray
 

Hi Claude

 

Found this death record on Scotland People POSSIBLE for Christy

 

 

Surname

Forename

Age at death

Mother's Maiden Name

Year

Ref

RD Name

Image View

ROSS

CHRISTY

1855

069/ 27

Kilmuir Easter (Ross and Cromarty)

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io [mailto:Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io] On Behalf Of Claude Hanson
Sent: Monday, 13 July 2020 2:00 AM
To: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ScotGen] Searching for John McLeod

 

Meg and Anne -
Thanks for your help reminding me how to find Donald Ross's baptism record.  I printed it and it says " 22nd  Aug John Ross, farmer at Heathfield had by his spouse Christy Munro a child baptised named Don'd.  Witnesses David Miller and John Bain   born 21st".  In my notes, I have John Ross and Christy Munro's marriage record is in 1805.  It was interesting to me to see one of the witnesses was John Bain.  My John McLeod, the son of Donald Ross's youngest sister Rebecca was living with a 77 year old John Bain when he was 16, following the death of his mother in 1864.  If it is the same John Bain, he would have had to be 10 years old when he was the witness at his Uncle Donald's baptism.  I think that is a bit unlikely!

Anne, it is the church records for Dyke parish I'm interested in viewing.  I was so surprised when you said there may not be a death record for Christy Munro and the only way I could find where she died is to find a record of a fee the church called for rental of a casket covering owned by the church.  She apparently died sometime between 1841 when she was 65 and 1861 where she is listed as deceased on her daughter Christina's death record.

Any comments concerning my guess at the birth records of John Ross and Christy Munro would be appreciated,

And thanks again for helping this feeble-minded old soul in his search to find the genealogy of his wife's paternal grandfather, John McLeod.  
Claude


Re: McQueen / McLean Fernley near Carbost Skye

Sue Wood
 

My problem is that the marriages I have found for some of this family don't give parents names.
If they stayed in Scotland I would be searching death records for the males for days and not hours.  The only accurate way that I can think of is to hope that some one, anyplace in the world, has Kenneth Mcqueen / MacQueen and Mary Mclean /MacLean on a death certificate. Would love to have other advice.


Re: Searching for John McLeod

Claude Hanson
 

Meg and Anne -
Thanks for your help reminding me how to find Donald Ross's baptism record.  I printed it and it says " 22nd  Aug John Ross, farmer at Heathfield had by his spouse Christy Munro a child baptised named Don'd.  Witnesses David Miller and John Bain   born 21st".  In my notes, I have John Ross and Christy Munro's marriage record is in 1805.  It was interesting to me to see one of the witnesses was John Bain.  My John McLeod, the son of Donald Ross's youngest sister Rebecca was living with a 77 year old John Bain when he was 16, following the death of his mother in 1864.  If it is the same John Bain, he would have had to be 10 years old when he was the witness at his Uncle Donald's baptism.  I think that is a bit unlikely!

Anne, it is the church records for Dyke parish I'm interested in viewing.  I was so surprised when you said there may not be a death record for Christy Munro and the only way I could find where she died is to find a record of a fee the church called for rental of a casket covering owned by the church.  She apparently died sometime between 1841 when she was 65 and 1861 where she is listed as deceased on her daughter Christina's death record.

Any comments concerning my guess at the birth records of John Ross and Christy Munro would be appreciated,

And thanks again for helping this feeble-minded old soul in his search to find the genealogy of his wife's paternal grandfather, John McLeod.  
Claude


Re: Searching for John McLeod

Meg
 

Hi Claude

Donald Ross' baptism is on ScotandPeople if you look under Church Register - Old parish Register's - Births. It is indexed under Donald, but I searched as D (beginning with - in search options). If it says he is Natural then he was illegitimate. But under Scot's Law if the parents marry after he becomes legitimate. IF he was illegitimate there will probably be an entry in the Kirk Session Minutes about fornication - unfortunately they are only available in the Registers in Edinburgh or a couple of other centers around Scotland, not online yet, as Ann has already said. The KSM are fascinating reading, but I usually build up a list to investigate then go down and spend a day checking them while visiting friends.

I have found a Janet Ross born Easter Ross dates 7/9/1815 with a strange entry under the parents - ALEXR. ROSS/ANNE ROSS FR 163 MONTH NOT STATED IN ENTRY (FR163) - I can't remember without checking if those are the parents you are looking for, but that extra makes me wonder if the baptism was allot later than the birth. Anyone else seen that before?

I always search 2-5 years either side of the date of the birth. I have one that was baptised many years after birth - think the mother suddenly got religion and got her two legitimate children baptised on the same day when they were in their teens. So it pays to widen searches and be flexible on spellings and if it is indexed by something like Don'd or Donald even when you know what you are looking for.


Re: Ann Campbell

Anne Burgess
 
Edited

Please state everything you know about her, including the names of her children in order, what the 1841 census says, and when and where she died. No point in everyone else here trying to duplicate what you have already found.


Re: McQueen / McLean Fernley near Carbost Skye

Anne Burgess
 

It matches the information in the index at www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, where the original document can be viewed and downloaded, so yes, it will be accurate, but be aware that it may not contain much more information than the indexes.


Re: Searching for John McLeod

Anne Burgess
 

The baptism record of Donald Ross on 22 August 1804 in Kilmuir Easter is available to view on Scotland's People. The originals of 99% of the Scottish birth/baptism and banns/marriages indexed on FamilySearch, FMP, Ancestry, MyHeritage etc are on Scotland's People, so that is always the first port of call once you have found it in an index. It is usual for a baptism record of an illegitimate child to say that s/he is illegitimate ('natural' is one of the terms used for 'illegitimate'; also 'born in uncleanness' or 'born in fornication').

The surviving Kirk Session minutes are in the National Records of Scotland. They have all been digitised, and Scotland's People intends to make them available but so far has not managed to do so for technical reasons. In the meantime they can be viewed on-screen in Edinburgh and in a few local archives, but of course they are all closed at the moment because of coronavirus. The Kilmuir Easter ones for the period you are interested in have survived.

Janet Ross may have died in infancy or early childhood, in which case there may not be any record of her after her baptism.

Noting that John Ross and Christian Munro had a Catherine baptised in 1809 and then a Kathrine in 1812, I would think it likely that Catherine b 1809 died in early childhood and that a later child was given the same name, spelled Kathrine in the baptism register for reasons probably known only to the clerk who wrote it down. The later baptism would fit better with the age of Catherine Ross or Bannerman in the census and death certificate.


Re: Ann Campbell

Eliz Cook
 

Campbell was her maiden name.
I have her in the 1841 census and her death later which suggests she was born in 1797.
I have her children in 1841 and some much more recent..
I am unsure of her parents.
Elizabeth

On 12 Jul 2020, at 15:55, Lindsay Graham <LDGraham@...> wrote:

Elizabeth, do you mean you think she was born in 1797?  Where else have you tried for clues? -- 1851 census?  Was CAMPBELL her maiden surname or married surname?

Lindsay Graham
Canberra, Australia


On 12/7/20 14:21, Eliz Cook wrote:
I would like to find more info on Ann Campbell who I think was born in 1897 in Blarnabee, Urray,Ross.
I think her parents were Alexander Campbell and Mary ?
She is in the 1841 census in Breachachy,Inverness, as a crofters widow.


Elizabeth 





Re: Ann Campbell

Lindsay Graham
 

Elizabeth, do you mean you think she was born in 1797?  Where else have you tried for clues? -- 1851 census?  Was CAMPBELL her maiden surname or married surname?

Lindsay Graham
Canberra, Australia


On 12/7/20 14:21, Eliz Cook wrote:
I would like to find more info on Ann Campbell who I think was born in 1897 in Blarnabee, Urray,Ross.
I think her parents were Alexander Campbell and Mary ?
She is in the 1841 census in Breachachy,Inverness, as a crofters widow.


Elizabeth 




Ann Campbell

Eliz Cook
 

I would like to find more info on Ann Campbell who I think was born in 1897 in Blarnabee, Urray,Ross.
I think her parents were Alexander Campbell and Mary ?
She is in the 1841 census in Breachachy,Inverness, as a crofters widow.


Elizabeth


Re: Searching for John McLeod

Claude Hanson
 

Is it possible to find the birth/christening record for Don'd (Donald) Ross on 21 Aug 1804 in Kilmuir-Easter, Ross and Cromarty.  Since I believe he was born a few months before his named parents, I want to see if it says he is illegitimate.

How would I find the Dyke (Morayshire) Kirk Session minutes.

I spent a few hours (not minutes) trying to find Janet Ross, whose birth and and baptism are recorded in 1810 in Kilmuir-Easter, Ross and Chromarty... listed anywhere

On Sat, Jul 11, 2020 at 9:17 PM Claude Hanson via groups.io <claudehanson=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
I'm trying to put this complete family together just in case it is the family my John McLeod is from....and, of course, I won't really know until I can get information from the hospital that would validate that John was born in Dyke and it would be  great if it also reveals he is from Alves!  So I can't put any of this into my McLeod tree now and perhaps never!

John Ross, 31 May 1775 at Kilmuir-Easter, Ross & Cromarty - son of Donald Ross and Anne Frasier
                                 married 2 Feb 1805 at Kilmuir-Easter, Ross and Cromarty
Christian Munro, 20 Feb 1777, in Edinkillie, Morayshire - to John Munro and Isobel Russell
                                                                  Their Children
1.  Don'd (Donald?) 21 Aug 1804, Kilmuir-Easter, Ross and Cromarty (entry lists parents John Ross and Christy Munro -- FHL #990585
2.  Margaret, 1808, Kilmuir-Easter, Ross and Cromarty - married William Mitchell - died in 1880
3.  Catherine, 1809, Kilmuir-Easter, Ross and Cromarty - married George Bannerman - died 1882 (age on death record 67, age on 1861 census 46) ?
4.  Janet, 1810, Kilmuir-Easter, Ross and Cromarty -
5.  Kathryn, 1812, Nigg Associate, Easter-Ross
6.  Isobel, 1812, Nigg Associate Easter-Ross
7.  Christina, 1813, Nigg, Ross and Cromarty - died 9 April 1861 in Forres
8.  Rebecca, 1826, Nairn, Nairnshire, - married David Winchester 13 June 1862 - died 2 May 1864 in Forres








Re: Searching for John McLeod

Claude Hanson
 

I'm trying to put this complete family together just in case it is the family my John McLeod is from....and, of course, I won't really know until I can get information from the hospital that would validate that John was born in Dyke and it would be  great if it also reveals he is from Alves!  So I can't put any of this into my McLeod tree now and perhaps never!

John Ross, 31 May 1775 at Kilmuir-Easter, Ross & Cromarty - son of Donald Ross and Anne Frasier
                                 married 2 Feb 1805 at Kilmuir-Easter, Ross and Cromarty
Christian Munro, 20 Feb 1777, in Edinkillie, Morayshire - to John Munro and Isobel Russell
                                                                  Their Children
1.  Don'd (Donald?) 21 Aug 1804, Kilmuir-Easter, Ross and Cromarty (entry lists parents John Ross and Christy Munro -- FHL #990585
2.  Margaret, 1808, Kilmuir-Easter, Ross and Cromarty - married William Mitchell - died in 1880
3.  Catherine, 1809, Kilmuir-Easter, Ross and Cromarty - married George Bannerman - died 1882 (age on death record 67, age on 1861 census 46) ?
4.  Janet, 1810, Kilmuir-Easter, Ross and Cromarty -
5.  Kathryn, 1812, Nigg Associate, Easter-Ross
6.  Isobel, 1812, Nigg Associate Easter-Ross
7.  Christina, 1813, Nigg, Ross and Cromarty - died 9 April 1861 in Forres
8.  Rebecca, 1826, Nairn, Nairnshire, - married David Winchester 13 June 1862 - died 2 May 1864 in Forres








Re: McQueen / McLean Fernley near Carbost Skye

Josephine Conray
 

Hi Sue

 

This information is from Ancestry and might not be accurate. So please verify. I will answer in red

 

 

 

Hope this helps

Josephine

Qld Aust.

 

From: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io [mailto:Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sue Wood
Sent: Saturday, 11 July 2020 1:29 PM
To: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: [ScotGen] McQueen / McLean Fernley near Carbost Skye

 

Can anyone help me with my McQueen Family from Fernley near Carbost Skye.

Kenneth McQueen and Mary Mclean are on the 1841 Scottish census with three children and I have found the christenings of others.

 

I know about Mary and Euphemia and as far as I know, Malcolm never married and didn't have any descendants. He died in Inverness in 1905 and is on all the census records bar 1901.

It is possible that Christy married Malcolm Stewart. Any information would be appreciated.

 

 

1-Kenneth MACQUEEN b. Abt 1770, Bracadale Skye Inverness Scotland Possible death 1851

+ Mary MACLEAN b. Abt 1781, Bracadale Skye Inverness Scotland

 

2-Catherine MACQUEEN b. Abt 1813, Bracadale Skye Inverness Scotland Baptism 14 Jane 1813

 

2-(Effy) Euphemia McQUEEN b. 1814, Bracadale Skye Inverness Scotland, d. Jun 1904, Digby Victoria Australia

+ James GRANT b. Aug 1821, Bracadale Skye Inverness Scotland, d. 1898, Digby Victoria Australia

Children Donald 1848-1899, Ann 1852, Mary 1853-1925, Margaret 1854-1933, Duncan 18555-1933

 

2-Donald McQUEEN b. 1819, Bracadale Sky Inverness Scotland  Born 17 July 1919

 

2-Christy McQUEEN b. 1821, Bracadale Sky Inverness Scotland

+ Malcolm STEWART ???  Not confirmed.

 Possible marriage 27 Feb 1840.

1 child Alexander born 1 Dec 1840 Portee, Inverness

 

2-Mary McQUEEN b. Abt 1827, Talisker Skye Scotland, d. 22 Jun 1893, Merino Victoria Australia

+ Thomas MILLER b. 27 Sep 1819, Bunkle & Preston Berwick Scotland

+Possible second marriage to Malcolm McPhee 1819-1855. 4 children  and Arrived 16 June 1855 on the ship “Switzerland.

 

2-Malcolm McQUEEN b. Abt 1823, Talisker Skye Scotland, d. 23rd Aug 1905, Inverness, Inverness Scotland.

 

 

Sue Wood   Geelong Victoria Australia.


Re: McQueen / McLean Fernley near Carbost Skye

Eliz Cook
 

Any idea on death of Farquhar MacLeay spouse of  Ann McIver/Campbell , about 1836, in Urray, Ross.

Eliz

On 11 Jul 2020, at 3:25 pm, Josephine Conray <javc@...> wrote:



Hi Sue.

 

I have to say this information is from Ancestry and might not be accurate. So please verify.

 

 

 

This is a marriage Index . Not sure if it the one you’re looking for.

 

Name:

Malcolm Stewart

Gender:

Male

Marriage Date:

27 Feb 1840

Marriage Place:

Portree, Inverness, Scotland

Spouse:

Christy Mcqueen

FHL Film Number:

990671

 

 

 

 

Cheers

Josephine

Qld Aust.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io [mailto:Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sue Wood
Sent: Saturday, 11 July 2020 1:29 PM
To: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: [ScotGen] McQueen / McLean Fernley near Carbost Skye

 

Can anyone help me with my McQueen Family from Fernley near Carbost Skye.

Kenneth McQueen and Mary Mclean are on the 1841 Scottish census with three children and I have found the christenings of others.

 

I know about Mary and Euphemia and as far as I know, Malcolm never married and didn't have any descendants. He died in Inverness in 1905 and is on all the census records bar 1901.

It is possible that Christy married Malcolm Stewart. Any information would be appreciated.

 

 

1-Kenneth MACQUEEN b. Abt 1770, Bracadale Skye Inverness Scotland

+ Mary MACLEAN b. Abt 1781, Bracadale Skye Inverness Scotland

 

2-Catherine MACQUEEN b. Abt 1813, Bracadale Skye Inverness Scotland

 

2-(Effy) Euphemia McQUEEN b. 1814, Bracadale Skye Inverness Scotland, d. Jun 1904, Digby Victoria Australia

+ James GRANT b. Aug 1821, Bracadale Skye Inverness Scotland, d. 1898, Digby Victoria Australia

 

2-Donald McQUEEN b. 1819, Bracadale Sky Inverness Scotland

 

2-Christy McQUEEN b. 1821, Bracadale Sky Inverness Scotland

+ Malcolm STEWART ???  Not confirmed.

 

2-Mary McQUEEN b. Abt 1827, Talisker Skye Scotland, d. 22 Jun 1893, Merino Victoria Australia

+ Thomas MILLER b. 27 Sep 1819, Bunkle & Preston Berwick Scotland

 

2-Malcolm McQUEEN b. Abt 1823, Talisker Skye Scotland, d. 23rd Aug 1905, Inverness, Inverness Scotland.

 

 

Sue Wood   Geelong Victoria Australia.


Re: McQueen / McLean Fernley near Carbost Skye

Josephine Conray
 

Hi Sue.

 

I have to say this information is from Ancestry and might not be accurate. So please verify.

 

 

 

This is a marriage Index . Not sure if it the one you’re looking for.

 

Name:

Malcolm Stewart

Gender:

Male

Marriage Date:

27 Feb 1840

Marriage Place:

Portree, Inverness, Scotland

Spouse:

Christy Mcqueen

FHL Film Number:

990671

 

 

 

 

Cheers

Josephine

Qld Aust.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io [mailto:Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sue Wood
Sent: Saturday, 11 July 2020 1:29 PM
To: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: [ScotGen] McQueen / McLean Fernley near Carbost Skye

 

Can anyone help me with my McQueen Family from Fernley near Carbost Skye.

Kenneth McQueen and Mary Mclean are on the 1841 Scottish census with three children and I have found the christenings of others.

 

I know about Mary and Euphemia and as far as I know, Malcolm never married and didn't have any descendants. He died in Inverness in 1905 and is on all the census records bar 1901.

It is possible that Christy married Malcolm Stewart. Any information would be appreciated.

 

 

1-Kenneth MACQUEEN b. Abt 1770, Bracadale Skye Inverness Scotland

+ Mary MACLEAN b. Abt 1781, Bracadale Skye Inverness Scotland

 

2-Catherine MACQUEEN b. Abt 1813, Bracadale Skye Inverness Scotland

 

2-(Effy) Euphemia McQUEEN b. 1814, Bracadale Skye Inverness Scotland, d. Jun 1904, Digby Victoria Australia

+ James GRANT b. Aug 1821, Bracadale Skye Inverness Scotland, d. 1898, Digby Victoria Australia

 

2-Donald McQUEEN b. 1819, Bracadale Sky Inverness Scotland

 

2-Christy McQUEEN b. 1821, Bracadale Sky Inverness Scotland

+ Malcolm STEWART ???  Not confirmed.

 

2-Mary McQUEEN b. Abt 1827, Talisker Skye Scotland, d. 22 Jun 1893, Merino Victoria Australia

+ Thomas MILLER b. 27 Sep 1819, Bunkle & Preston Berwick Scotland

 

2-Malcolm McQUEEN b. Abt 1823, Talisker Skye Scotland, d. 23rd Aug 1905, Inverness, Inverness Scotland.

 

 

Sue Wood   Geelong Victoria Australia.


McQueen / McLean Fernley near Carbost Skye

Sue Wood
 

Can anyone help me with my McQueen Family from Fernley near Carbost Skye.

Kenneth McQueen and Mary Mclean are on the 1841 Scottish census with three children and I have found the christenings of others.

 

I know about Mary and Euphemia and as far as I know, Malcolm never married and didn't have any descendants. He died in Inverness in 1905 and is on all the census records bar 1901.

It is possible that Christy married Malcolm Stewart. Any information would be appreciated.

 

 

1-Kenneth MACQUEEN b. Abt 1770, Bracadale Skye Inverness Scotland

+ Mary MACLEAN b. Abt 1781, Bracadale Skye Inverness Scotland

 

2-Catherine MACQUEEN b. Abt 1813, Bracadale Skye Inverness Scotland

 

2-(Effy) Euphemia McQUEEN b. 1814, Bracadale Skye Inverness Scotland, d. Jun 1904, Digby Victoria Australia

+ James GRANT b. Aug 1821, Bracadale Skye Inverness Scotland, d. 1898, Digby Victoria Australia

 

2-Donald McQUEEN b. 1819, Bracadale Sky Inverness Scotland

 

2-Christy McQUEEN b. 1821, Bracadale Sky Inverness Scotland

+ Malcolm STEWART ???  Not confirmed.

 

2-Mary McQUEEN b. Abt 1827, Talisker Skye Scotland, d. 22 Jun 1893, Merino Victoria Australia

+ Thomas MILLER b. 27 Sep 1819, Bunkle & Preston Berwick Scotland

 

2-Malcolm McQUEEN b. Abt 1823, Talisker Skye Scotland, d. 23rd Aug 1905, Inverness, Inverness Scotland.

 

 

Sue Wood   Geelong Victoria Australia.


Re: Searching for John McLeod

Anne Burgess
 

Yes, sorry, I mistyped Munro for Ross.

If David Winchester could get his mother-in-law's name wrong, then so could William Mitchell. There wouldn't be a sexton - the Church of Scotland doesn't use the term sexton.

William Mitchell and Margaret Ross had Jean 1833, Jane 1826, William 1828, John 1831, Ann 1833, Margaret 1835, Mary 1838, Christina 1839, William 1840, Jessie 1843; Donald 1847. There may well have been others whose baptisms are missing.

In the 1841 census, at Broom of Moy, are William Mitchell, 30; Margaret, 30; John, 8; Ann, 6; Margaret, 4; May, 2; William, 9 months.
In the 1851 census, at Village of Broom (which is Broom of Moy, parish of Dyke) are William Mitchell, 47; wife Margaret, 47; Mary, 15; William, 9; Janet, 7; Donald, 3. Margaret was born in Nigg R&C, the rest in Dyke.
In the 1861 census at Village of Broom are William Mitchell, 55, born Forres and wife Margaret Ross, 54, born Nigg.

It looks as if Jean, Jane, the first William and Christina must all have died young.

Margaret Mitchell, other surname Ross, died in Dyke in 1880 aged 76. Her death was registered by George Bannerman, nephew, who gave her mother's name as Margaret, surname unknown. Father's name John is a match. Her age in 1841 is a match for Margaret Ross, born 1808 but it's adrift in the other records.

George Bannerman, son of George Bannerman and Catherine Ross, was born on 24 November 1849 in Dyke. In the 1861 census at Kintessack, parish of Dyke, are Catherine Bannerman, widow, 46, born *Nairn*, with Elspet, 20; Jessie, 15; Catherine, 13 and George, 11. Catherine Bannerman, other surname Ross, died in Dyke in 1882 aged 67. Her parents were John Ross and **Christina Munro**. The informant was George Bannerman, son.

I am now wondering why George, who in 1882 knew that his grandmother was Christina Munro, apparently did not think in 1880 that his aunt Margaret's mother was Christina Munro. Could Margaret have been a daughter of John Ross by an earlier marriage? Her age in the 1851 and 1861 census, and on her death certificate, would support this. On the other hand, if she was Christian Munro's stepdaughter, why would Christian's own daughter have been named Margaret in 1808?

Genalogy's like that. One answer raises at least two new questions :)


Re: Searching for John McLeod

Anne Burgess
 

Yes, I am using a Windows 10 PC, and no, it will not run the 1881 UK census CD-ROMs, or indeed the similar Canada and US census ones. And I have been unable to get W10 to run PAF.

However I have a friend who is 'into' computing and he set up a Virtual Windows XP on my W10. What this means is that when I want to run a program that is too obsolete for W10 I boot up the XP software in a sort of separate compartment in the PC and then it all runs quite happily. It's called a VMware Workstation 12 Player, but I have absolutely no idea how to set it up.

Anne


Re: Searching for John McLeod

Claude Hanson
 

I just found a William Mitchell b. 1797 in Dyke married on 16 June 1822  Margaret Ross who was b. in 1801 and they had 12 childen, I found this on Family Search.

This morning I found on Anc.com a Don'd Ross b. 21 Aug 1804, and bapt. 22 Aug 1804 in Kilmur-Easter, Ross & Chromarty to a John Ross and Christy Monro.  FHL #990585

What do you think?
Claude


Re: 1881 census on Window 10

Howard
 

Allan,

To access the CDs, I use Oracle VM VirtualBox (free to download) inside which I installed Windows XP, using the original CD that came with my old XP machine. The only thing to remember is to have an 1881 CD loaded before powering up VirtualBox because it won't recognise an empty CD/DVD drive.

If I recall, I first did this on a W7 machine, and later on I was able to export VirtualBox from the W7 environment to a the W10 environment without the rigmarole of reinstallation. I have other specialised software working within VirtualBox which have not worked in W7 since before the beginning of time, let alone W10.

There are probably nowadays a myriad other ways, although initially I did try Windows Virtual PC which turned out to be a useless heap of junk.

Howard

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