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Steel, Walker, O'Henly, McDonald, Morrison, Hutcheson

Title: Steel, Walker, O'Henly, McDonald, Morrison, Hutcheson
Posted by: Stevie Gallagher on 20-12-2008

Discussion: Hi all

Have been doing a bit more research in these winter months and unearthed a few more family ties!! I'll try and put them down best I can and if ayone can add to the picture then feel free!!!

My links with S Uist start around 1898 when my great grandfather (James Gallagher - Donegal) married Mary McDonald from S Uist (b c1879 d 1908).

Mary was the daughter of Donald McDonald (b c1837) and Mary Morrison (b c1846 d1925) - following the Morrison line at this point I have established that Mary Morrison was the daughter of Jane O'Henly (b c1811 d1871) and Angus Morrison (b c1804 d 1869)*

Jane was the daughter of John O'Henly (no details) and Penelope Steel b c1783 d 1869) and Penelope was the daughter of Donald Steel and Catherine Walker no details for either.

Angus morrison (b c1804 d1869) was the son of Alexander Morrison and Mary Hutcheson no details for either.

As I say anyone who can fill any gaps would be appreciated


Stevie Gallagher

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Posted by: Anne Marie (MacKinnon) on 10-02-2009

Jane was from North Boisdale, Angus - Kilpheder when they wed.
Children:- All born 296 Kilpheder, South Uist.
Ranald b 05 Jan 1836
Angus b 29 Jan 1854
Penelope b 11 Oct 1847
Mary b 23 Sep 1837
John b 23 Sep 1838 - d 1899
Alexander b 23 Jul 1840
Mary b 19 Mar 1843
Donald b 29 Mar 1845

Can you please email me at for more information. Can you please copy & paste the above so that I know who I'm looking for in my library of Uist info.


Anne Marie.

Posted by: Jim Petermann on 24-12-2008

Sometime between 1800 and 1820 Iain Stiubhard and his wife Sarah MacDonald went to Cape Breton Island. They were Gaelic speaking Roman Catholics and settled among other emigrants from South Uist, so I have to assume they were from there.

For what it's worth, Sarah was known as "Red" Stewart because of her flaming hair color, which runs in several branches of our family to this day.

Thanks for any hints,
Jim Petermann

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