Alexander McDonald

#7562, (Jan 1793 - c 1885)
     Alexander McDonald was born in Jan 1793 at Moss Side, Aberlour, Banffshire, Scotland .
He was the son of Angus McDonald and Helen Thomson.

Alexander McDonald was baptised on 18 Jan 1793 in Aberlour, Banffshire, Scotland ,

Jan 18th 1793
McDonald

Alexander lawful son to Æneas McDonald and helen Thomson in Mossides was baptised.
Witnesses -----.1



Alexander appeared on the 1841 Scottish Census of 6 Jun 1841 in the household of John McDonald at Allawick, Aberlour, Banffshire, Scotland ;
McDONALD John, 50, Farmer, Yes
McDONALD Alexander, 45, Yes
McDONALD Robert, 40, Yes
McDONALD Helen, 70, Yes
McDONALD Helen, 17, yes
McDONALD Margaret, 11, Yes
McDONALD Isobel, 15, Yes
McDONALD Elizabeth, 10, Yes
GRAY Donald, 14, Ag Lab, Yes
WATSON John, 13, Ag Lab, No
GRIGOR Elizabeth, 20, Female Servant, No
ROBERTSON Isobel, 60, Yes.2



Alexander appeared on the 1851 Scottish Census of 30 Mar 1851 in the household of John McDonald at Allawick, Aberlour, Banffshire, Scotland ;
McDONALD John, Head, 62, Farmer of 50 Acres, Aberlour Banff
McDONALD Alexander, Brother, 57, Farmers Brother, Aberlour
McDONALD Helen, Mother, 84, Farmers Mother, Boharm, Banff
McDONALD Helen, Niece, 27, Mortlach Banff
McDONALD Margaret, Niece, 22, Mortlach Banff
McDONALD Helen, Niece, 12, At School, Drainie Moray
WATTS George, Niece Son (Great Nephew), 15, ? (Mee Loun), Aberlour
CLARK George, Servant, 37, Farm Servant, Mortlach
CLARK John, Servant, 14, Farm Servant, Mortlach.3



Alexander McDonald witnessed the death of Helen McDonald on 20 Feb 1856 Allawick, Aberlour, Banffshire, Scotland ,
Helen McDonald, (Widow)
at 4.30AM aged 90 years

Parents: John Thomson, Farmer & Helen Thomson MS Sutherland

Alexander McDonald, Son was present when she passed away.4,5



Alexander appeared on the 1861 Scottish Census of 7 Apr 1861 in the household of John McDonald at Allawick, Aberlour, Banffshire, Scotland ;
McDONALD John, Head, 73, Farmer of 69 Acres Employing 1 Man and 0 boy, Aberlour Banff
McDONALD Alexander, Brother, 68, Farmers Brother, Aberlour
McDONALD Hellen, Niece, 37, Housekeeper, Mortlach
McDONALD Margaret, Niece, 31, Housemaid, Mortlach
McDONALD George, Grand Nephew, 11, Scholar, Aberlour
MURRAY Alexander, Servant, 36, Ploughman, Keith
MURRAY Robert, Servant, 16, Ag Labourer, Aberlour.6



Alexander appeared on the 1871 Scottish Census of 2 Apr 1871 in the household of John McDonald at Allawick, Aberlour, Banffshire, Scotland ;
McDONALD John, Head, 82, Farmer, Aberlour
McDONALD Alexander, Brother, 77, Joint Farmer, Aberlour
McDONALD Hellen, Niece, 47, Housekeeper, Aberlour
WATT George, (Grand) Nephew, 21, Railway Porter, Aberlour
CAMPBELL Ann, Servant, 16,General Servant, Inveravon, Banff
DAWSON James, Servant, 21, Farm Servant, Cairnie Banff
RIDDLE James, Servant, 12, Farm Servant, Huntly Aberdeen.7



Alexander appeared on the 1881 Scottish Census of 3 Apr 1881 at Moor Cottages, Aberlour, Banffshire, Scotland , also listed in the household was Helen and Margaret ;
McDONALD Alexander, Head, 87, Retired Farmer, Pauper, Aberlour Banff
McDONALD Helen, Niece, 56, Agri labourer, Mortlach
McDONALD Margaret, Niece, 50, Dressmaker, Mortlach.8



Alexander died c 1885 at Aberlour, Banffshire, Scotland ,

Cannot seem to locate Alexander's death, does not appear on 1891 Census, and all deaths found in Banffshire or around his age group are not this Alexander. Uncertain where he died or what date. More investigation required.

Father*Angus McDonald (c 1743 - 16 Mar 1823)
Mother*Helen Thomson (Oct 1766 - 20 Feb 1856)

Citations

  1. [S33] Birth Marriage and Burial Entries, International Genealogical Index & Family Search Web Site (IGI) : Family Search Web site, From 2000), "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XYDY-W9R : accessed 17 March 2015), Alexander Mc Donald, 18 Jan 1793; citing ABERLOUR,BANFF,SCOTLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 990,813.
  2. [S82] 1841 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 6 June 1841), 1841 Aberlour Banff, 145/00 001/00 003. Hereinafter cited as 1841 Scottish Census.
  3. [S28] 1851 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 30 March 1851), 1851 Aberlour Banffshire, ED1 page 8, Rego 145. Hereinafter cited as 1851 Scottish Census.
  4. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  5. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1856 Aberlour Banffshire, 145/00 0004. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  6. [S79] 1861 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.co.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 7 April 1861), 1861 Aberlour Banffshire, ED 1 Page 1, Rego No 145. Hereinafter cited as 1861 Scottish Census.
  7. [S76] 1871 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.co.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 2 April 1871), 1871 Aberlour Banffshire, ED 1 Page 6, Rego No 145. Hereinafter cited as 1871 Scottish Census.
  8. [S15] 1881 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 3 April 1881), 1881 Aberlour Banffshire, ED 1, Page 6, Rego No 145. Hereinafter cited as 1881 Scottish Census.