Re: [Stonehaven Genealogy] Re: Fetteresso Marriage Macleod / Middleton
- Hi Susanne
Thank you, Thank you, a thousand Thank you's
I most certainly would like to exchange information
No, I didn't know the family was living in Skaterow
for the 1841 census. The writing on the photo copy
which was sent to me by a researcher was very
indistinct. I could make out Fetteresso because I
knew the word BUT the following word I have never
been able to make out. Mistakenly I thought it
didn't matter but I see now how wrong I was.
Perhaps it is Skaterow.
It sounds as though Mary Christie may have been a sister to David McLeod. If
so this could be a breakthrough as there is a mothers name although in the
transcriptions I have been sent David's father was given once as David and on
his death extract his son David gives it as Daniel.
The copies I have of the 1851 & 1861 census for this family is only type
written by the researcher. I'll type them here.
1851 census Village of Gourdon Parish of Bervie
At Gourdon Book 1 Page 20
David McLeod Head Married 40 Fisherman Aberdeen
Ann McLeod Wife Married 33 Cruden, Aberdeen
Alexander McLeod son 12 " Fetteresso,Kincardineshire
Thomas McLeod son 8 Scholar Fetteresso,Kincardineshire
James McLeod son 7 Scholar Fetteresso,Kincardineshire
David McLeod son 3 Bervie,Kincardineshire
Robert McLeod son 6 mths Bervie,Kincardineshire
The 1861 census Village of Gourdon Parish of Bervie
16 East Shore Street
David McLeod Head Married 50 Fisherman Aberdeen
Agnes McLeod Wife Married 43 Cruden, Aberdeenshire
James McLeod son unmarried 19 Fetteresso, Kincardineshire
David McLeod son unmarried 14 Bervie,Kincardineshire
Robert McLeod son 9 Bervie,Kincardineshire
Ann McLeod Daughter 5 Bervie,Kincardineshire
Following Ann (who I think was born 12 Oct 1856 was:
William McLeod b 1851 d 3 Nov 1856 scarlet fever Buried Bervie Churchyard
Christina McLeod b 26 Jan 1855
Mary McLeod b 21 April 1861 Gourdon Kincardineshire
Thanks so much for the actual birth & bapt dates. Also the death date of the
first David. May I ask where you obtained these dates please?
David McLeod (father) died 27 July 1864 in Gourdon. His son David was the
informant. He was 54 years old. I have wondered if there was a headstone and
if he was in Gourdon Churchyard.
Ann Mcleod died at Southesk St Montrose parish of Bervie 19 Dec 1870 aged 51
years. The informant was James McLeod, her son
The CD you spoke of for St Ternan's Episocal Church Muchalls I'm wondering
where you had access to it. I'll most certainly go to your web site. It sound
as though you have done a lot of research here.
I live in Gosford NSW Australia. Where do you live?
If you have the 1841 Census you know that the couple then lived in Skaterow.
This village is of special interest to me (my great grandmother came from
there)and I have researched all it´s inhabitants.
To see more go to:
I do not know their exact dates of birth but... there is also a Mary McLeod in
Skaterow, married to an Andrew Christie. According to the 1851 Census she was
born about 1810 in Aberdeen. I think she could be David's sister.
In the Death records for Kincardine 1866:
Mary Christie died Mar 9 1866 at 34 Skaterow, age 56.
Husband Andrew Christie.
Father David McLeod, mother Mary Davidson.
Signed Thomas Christie son at 48 Skaterow.
Unfortunately there are no records for this latter couple in the otherwise so
useful IGI. I have not checked any Census records for Aberdeen.
David McLeod and Agnes Middleton had the following children:
b. Oct 1835, Skaterow, Fetteresso, Kincardine
ch. 25 Oct 1835
Sponsors Andrew Christie and Mary McLeod, which also suggests a link between
the two. This David probably died as there is a second David born later.
b. 1 Nov 1838, Skaterow, Fetteresso, Kincardine
ch. 11 Nov 1838
b. 9 Mar 1841, Skaterow, Fetteresso, Kincardine
ch. 21 Mar 1841
b. 1 Mar 1843, Skaterow, Fetteresso, Kincardine
ch. 12 Mar 1843
b. 20 Aug 1845, Skaterow, Fetteresso, Kincardine
ch. 16 Sep 1845
d. May 1846, Skaterow, Fetteresso, Kincardine
All according to the CD with records for St Ternan's Episcopal Church,Muchalls.
I would very much like to see your transcript for the 1851 and 1861 Census
records as I'm very interested to know where they moved to. If you want to
share any more info I would be glad to receive it and make the picture a
little more complete.
- Hi Merle,
Thank you for all the info about the family. I really
appreciate it! I'm not to my knowledge related to this
family, my interest lies in that they once lived in
Skaterow. I do know of a person who is a descendent
from Mary McLeod and Andrew Christie. His name is
Stuart Christie and has his own extensive site at:
?Welcome=36178216 (check to see if you get the whole URL)
I have found the dates of birth/baptism for the children
(and for the marriage of the parents) on the CD I wrote
about. It contains photos of the actual pages of the
register of St Ternan's Episcopal Chapel of Muchalls.
It covers baptisms 1727-1739 and 1788-1881, burials
1813-1881 and marriages 1804-1885.
It was digitised by the Dundee University Archives in 2001. The images
are very clear with high resolution. You do need a program that
enhances images so that you can read the entries. I use Photoshop (for
Macintosh) myself. I have found it easy to read most of the time and
only sometimes a bit of a challange. Easier though than I thought at
first, not being used to read old handwriting.
Most entries concern the inhabitants of the fishing villages of
Fetteresso; Skaterow, Stranathro and Downies. I have found many entries
here that are not registered elsewhere, many for marriages and many for
births of children who seem most to have died young. The CD is a
wonderful resource and I can't thank the people who made it enough. You
can contact Peter Nelson (Nelson.Peter@...) who is the
husband of the current Reverend in Muchalls and order the CD for £15
which I think is amazingly good value for money! I have given you all
data from the entries I have found, but it is a good feeling to be able
to read them in full and to have such a fantastic first hand source!
I have a few questions about the info you posted. The children of David
McLeod and Agnes Middleton that you wrote about, do you know where they
were born? Is the date of birth for Christina really 26 Jan 1855?
Shouldn't she then be on the census for 1861? Do you know the dates of
birth/baptism for David, Robert and William?
Also the place of death for Agnes Middleton, should it be Southesk
Street? In that case I have a question as I checked the place name at a
new (for me) site where you can locate streets, villages, farms etc.
It's at http://22.214.171.124/ScotsOrigins/FreePlaceNameSearch.asp.
According to this, Southesk Street lies in the parish of Montrose or
Brechin, county of Angus. This is interesting because there is an entry
for a marriage between a Daniel McLeod and Mary Davidson in the IGI for
13 Sep 1794 in Arbroath, Angus, Scotland. They have four children, one
son Daniel born 1801, but all are christened in Angus. It could lead
somewhere perhaps, or not.
Thanks again ever so much for your message.
P.S. I live in Sweden.