Friday, April 22, 2011

A Brief Summary on the Children of Donald MacKinnon and Flora MacQuarrie of Rum and West Lake Ainslie, by Eugene Quigley

Donald MacKinnon, born 1794 on Isle of Rum, Scotland.[1] He married Flora MacQuarrie, born 1801 in Scotland,1 (daughter of Malcolm MacQuarrie and Sarah), died Mar 1 1876 at West Lake Ainslie.[2] Donald and Flora settled at West Lake Ainslie in an area locally known as Mason’s Point.
Children:
I.       Ann (Nancy) MacKinnon, born 1824 in Isle of Rum, Scotland,[3] died post 1881. The family were all still home in 1881. She married Allan MacDonald, born 1810 in Scotland,3 died post 1881 in Crandall Road, Port Hastings.
II.      Malcolm MacKinnon, born 1826 on Isle of Rum, Scotland,[4] died Sep 19 1893 at West Lake Ainslie,4 buried in St. John's Cemetery, Strathlorne. According to the birth certificate for Malcolm's daughter Christy, he was born at Greenock, Scotland. He married Sarah MacKinnon, Dec 15 1856 at Loch Ban,[5] born Oct 20 1833 at Loch Ban,[6] (daughter of John MacKinnon and Ann MacInnis), died Feb 11 1916 at West Lake Ainslie,[7] buried in St. John's Cemetery, Strathlorne.
III.     Donald "Ban" MacKinnon, born Sep 2 1828 in West Lake Ainslie,6 died Dec 21 1913 in Mason's Point, West Lake Ainslie,[8] buried in Strathlorne.8 He married Ann MacDonald, Dec 18 1862 in Loch Ban,5 born May 24 1839,[9] (daughter of John MacDonald and Flora MacQuarrie), died 1901 - 1913 in Mason's Point, West Lake Ainslie. The 1901 census gives June 15, 1838 as her birthdate.
IV.     Hector MacKinnon, born Nov 1 1830,6 died 1908,4 buried in St. John's Cemetery, Strathlorne. His gravestone suggests he was born in 1831. He married Ann MacKinnon, born Nov 2 1830 in Mount Young,6 died 1921,4 buried in St. John's Cemetery, Strathlorne. Her gravestone suggests she was born in 1832.
V.      John "Tailor" MacKinnon, born Aug 1 1836 at West Lake Ainslie,[10] died Mar 6 1917 at West Lake Ainslie,7 buried in St. John's Cemetery, Strathlorne. He married Margaret MacLean, born Feb 2 1848 at Malagawatch,10 (daughter of Donald MacLean and Flora MacInnis), died May 8 1940 at West Lake Ainslie,[11],7 buried May 10 1940 in St. John's Cemetery, Strathlorne.11
VI.     Jessie MacKinnon, born Feb 1 1836 at West Lake Ainslie.1,[12] Jessie was unmarried. She had one child with Norman MacSwain.
VII.    Alexander (Sandy) MacKinnon Cpt., born Oct 20 1837 at West Lake Ainslie,[13] died Jan 21 1924 at North Lake Ainslie,[14],4 buried Jan 23 1924 in St. John's Cemetery, Strathlorne.14 Alexander was known in Gaelic as "Alasdair Dhomhnull".
         He married (1) Mary MacKinnon, born 1844 at Loch Ban,4 (daughter of John MacKinnon and Ann MacInnis), died Mar 5 1883 at North Lake Ainslie,4 buried in St. John's Cemetery, Strathlorne. Mary died during childbirth. He married (2) Annie MacQuarrie, May 24 1897 at Strathlorne,[15] born May 5 1860 at North Lake Ainslie,13 (daughter of Roderick MacQuarrie and Margaret MacQuarrie), died Dec 23 1928 in North Lake Ainslie,[16] buried Dec 25 1928 in Strathlorne.16 The 1891 census suggests she was born in 1856.
VIII.   Neil MacKinnon, born Nov 1 1840 at West Lake Ainslie,6 died Feb 27 1916 in West Lake Ainslie,[17] buried in St. John's Cemetery, Strathlorne.17 He married Isabella (Bella) MacKinnon, Jul 31 1871 at Whycocomagh,15 born Aug 10 1846 at Loch Ban,6 (daughter of John MacKinnon and Ann MacInnis), died Feb 17 1916 at West Lake Ainslie,[18] buried in St. John's Cemetery, Strathlorne.18 Isabella was still living at West Lake Ainslie in 1916.
IX.     Margaret MacKinnon, born Feb 15 1843 in West Lake Ainslie,1,[19] died May 22 1933 in Point Tupper, Rich. Co,[20] buried May 24 1933 in Port Hastings.20 She married Malcolm MacLean, Nov 11 1880 in Port Hastings,15 born Dec 16 1841 in General Line,19 (son of Lauchlin MacLean and Catherine MacQuarrie), died Apr 2 1911 in Lexington,[21] buried in Port Hastings.21


[1] 1871 Census, West Lake Ainslie, Inverness County, Nova Scotia.
[2] Provincial Death Records for Inverness Co.
[3] 1871 Census, Plaster Cove, Inverness County, Nova Scotia.
[4] Gravestone Inscription.
[5] Provincial Birth Records for Inverness Co.
[6] 1901 Census, West Lake Ainslie, Inv. Co.
[7] Writings of Dan Fred MacKinnon, late, of West Lake Ainslie, Inv. Co.
[8] Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics (https://www.novascotiagenealogy.com).
[9] Rev. Donald MacDonald, Record of the Congregation of St. John's Presbyterian Church, Strathlorne, Inverness County (April 1894 to 1906).
[10] Miscellaneous Family Records from St. John's United Church, Strathlorne from the late 1930's and early 1940's.
[11] Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics (https://www.novascotiagenealogy.com), Year: 1940 - Book: 180 - Page: 577.
[12] 1901 Census of Port Hastings, Inv. Co. Fam. 6.
[13] 1901 Census, Strathlorne, Inv. Co.
[14] Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics (https://www.novascotiagenealogy.com), Year: 1924 - Book: 90 - Page: 747.
[15] Provincial Marriage Records for Inverness Co.
[16] Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics (https://www.novascotiagenealogy.com), Year: 1928 - Book: 125 - Page: 517.
[17] Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics (https://www.novascotiagenealogy.com), Year: 1916 - Book: 37 - Page: 295 - Number: 721.
[18] Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics (https://www.novascotiagenealogy.com), Year: 1916 - Book: 37 - Page: 281 - Number: 660.
[19] 1901 Census of Port Hastings, Inv. Co. Family 158.
[20] Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics (https://www.novascotiagenealogy.com), Year: 1933 - Book: 130 - Page: 898.
[21] Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics (https://www.novascotiagenealogy.com), Year: 1911 - Book: 11 - Page: 151 - Number: 1097.

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