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Title: Ancestry
Posted by: Stevie Gallagher on 13-01-2007

Discussion: Hi all,

Just new to forum and hoping to glean some info re-ancestry. My Great Grandmother was Mary Gallagher nee MacDonald from South Uist and was born in 1879 and died aged 29 years in 1908 in Rothesay.After this my G. Granda James Gallagher - her husband - moved to Clydebank with their sons Hugh (my grandfather, born Rothesay 1899), Dan and daughters Rose & Mary (i think)

Her mother was Mary Morrison who died aged 82 on Dec 4th 1925 in South Uist. Her father was Donald MacDonald also from South Uist.
Donald and Mary were married in South Uist in 1863 and Mary's parents were Angus Morrison and Jane Morrison and Donalds parents were Angus and Anne MacDonald.

If anyone can add any info or provide more details it would be greatly appreciated.

Stevie Gallagher

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Posted by: Donald MacKechnie on 23-01-2007

I have added a list of the names of the families that I am researching in my post, just wondering if we could get Eoghan to make a seperate part on the site for Genealogy, might ask.


Posted by: maria nicol on 21-01-2007

Hi Stevie, Had a look at some records, and starting to doubt that the family I found on 1881 are yours, (Haven,Eriskay , I think) so will have another look.

Reason I'm doubting or re-checking is that Mary Morrison(McDonald) d.1925 at Gorrynamonie daughter of Angus Morrison and Jane O'Henly. Reg. by son John.

Mary Morrison married Donald McDonald 1867 -Donalds address was Gorrynamonie (same parents for Mary)

Mary McDonald marrried James Gallagher 1898 in Rothesay , addresses were given from 2 different farms in North Bute.

Do you have Mary McDonalds 1879 birth address?

However there is a Mary McDonald to parents Donald and Mary McDonald in Gorrynamonie in 1881 census, but she is down as 9 yrs old. This could be a transcription error though. BUT there are a lot of McDonalds in this area. (It might be worthwhile seeing the original, as I have only the transcription on C.D.)

Another interesting entry I found on the 1881 census, these are the only Gallachers(sp) I can find on Uist.
Census Place: South Uist, Inverness, Scotland
Source: FHL Film 0203428 GRO Ref Volume 118-3 EnumDist 8 Page 7
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Ann MC DONALD U 40 F S Uist, Inverness, Scotland
Rel: Head
Occ: Weaveress
Isabella GALLACHAR W 33 F S Uist, Inverness, Scotland
Rel: Sis
Occ: Gen Serv
Hugh GALLACHAR U 7 M Rothesay, Bute, Scotland
Rel: Niece

Posted by: Stevie Gallagher on 19-01-2007

Hi Maria,

Thanks for response....if you could provide that would be great. My G Grandfather came over from Donegal however I am trying to establish if he lived on S. Uist and met Mary there then moved to Rothesay...or if they met in Rothesay. Do you know any other records or sources such as crofters lists / landords tenants etc that are available that might help me with this info?


Posted by: maria nicol on 17-01-2007

Hi Stevie, Do you need census for Mary b. 1879. I can only see one family in the '81 census with appropriate parents (presuming both were still living of course).

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