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Buchanan's born in Benbecula and moved to Govan after 1855

Title: Buchanan's born in Benbecula and moved to Govan after 1855
Posted by: Mary Not Required on 16-02-2011

Discussion: I have used Bill Lawson's material, unfortunately he has this family as leaving Benbecula to "unknown destination" when in fact they just moved to my search resumes.

I am searching for gg-aunts & uncles that lived in Govan up till 1864 with the passing of their mother. All the children were born in South Uist and moved to Govan sometime after 1955.

Angus Buchanan died 1860 in Govan, wife, Catharine MacLellan died 1864 Govan.

If anyone has a connection with the following, would you please contact me.

John Buchanan b. 1837 - heard he may have ended up in Ontario, Canada?
Donald Buchanan b. 1839 - married in Sct. & moved to South Africa
Margaret "Peggy" Buchanan b. 1846
Alexander Buchanan b. 1849
Catherine "Chirsty" Buchanan b.1851
Duncan Buchanan b. 1856 perhaps born in Snizort on their way to Govan

Other children of Angus & Catharine - that have been found
Mary Buchanan - have completed my findings
John Buchanan - have completed, my gg-grandfather
Isabella Buchanan - have completed my findings through her family

I would like to add their information into our family tree....thank you.

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Posted by: Ray Westgarth on 18-10-2020

We are descendant of John buchanan who came to London, Ontario, Canada in the early 1800 s with other family members from benbecula

Posted by: Mary Not Required on 01-03-2011


I thank you for trying to help, it seems that there have not been any Buchanan's that have worked for the business that you gave me. Perhaps you can give them my e-mail address to contact me or visa versa.


Posted by: Mary Not Required on 01-03-2011

How wonderful to hear! Thank you so much for the information, I would prefer to mail them and ask. Do you happen to have e-mail addresses for them? You can send it directly to me at I would so love to find out which gg-aunt or uncle they descend from.

Thank you again, I am so pleased that I may be able to finish the information for that generation.

Have a great week :)

Posted by: robert elliott on 01-03-2011

Descendants of Duncan Buchanan are driving instructors who operate in and around the Govan area still today,as i know them and knew they originated from Uist.Their business address is
35 Paisley Road West
G51 1lg
Telephone no. 0141 429 1273.
hope this helps

Posted by: Mary Not Required on 23-02-2011

Thank you Anne-Marie

I hope to find the 5 children, they seem to have disappeared after their mother's death.


Posted by: Anne Marie (MacKinnon) on 23-02-2011

Hi Mary,

Don't know how much info. you have but I can give you a little. Angus Buchanan wed Catharine MacLellan in 1835 - no specific date but were married in South Uist - probably Benbecula? He was living in Torlum, Benbecula and she was from North Uist (area unknown).

Anne Marie.

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