Alexander McDonald

#7612, (21 Mar 1834 - )
     Alexander McDonald was born on 21 Mar 1834 at Banff, Banffshire, Scotland ,

Baptism: 18 April 1834
Parents: James McDonald & Isabella Shearer.1

He was the son of James McDonald and Isabel Shearer.

Alexander appeared on the 1841 Scottish Census of 6 Jun 1841 in the household of James McDonald at Mill of Boyndie, Banff, Banffshire, Scotland ;
McDONALD James, 40, Miller, Yes
McDONALD Isabella, 40, Yes
McDONALD Alexander, 7, Yes
McDONALD Mary, 4, Yes
McDONALD Jean, 6mths, Yes
GRANT Margaret, 15, Female Servant, Yes.2




Alexander appeared on the 1851 Scottish Census of 30 Mar 1851 in the household of James McDonald at Main Street, Newmill, Keith, Banffshire, Scotland ;
McDONALD James, Head, Mar, 55, Feuar & Cart Wright, Aberlour Banff
McDONALD Isabel, Wife, Mar, 50, Mortlach Banff
McDONALD Alexander, Son, Unm, 17, Employed at Home, Banff.3



Alexander appeared on the 1861 Scottish Census of 7 Apr 1861 in the household of James McDonald at Mills of Pittyvaich, Mortlach, Banffshire, Scotland ;
McDONALD James, Head, Mar, 62, Mealt Millar, Aberlour Banff
McDONALD Isabella, Wife, Mar, 61, Millars Wife, Mortlach
McDONALD Alexander, Son, Unm, 26, Millar, Banff
McDONALD Jane, Dau, Unm, 19, Scholar, Banff
McDONALD Susan, Dau, Unm, 17, Scholar, Banff
STEWART Charles, Servant, Unm, 21, App Millar, Aberlour.4



Alexander appeared on the 1871 Scottish Census of 2 Apr 1871 at Pittyvaich, Mortlach, Banffshire, Scotland , also listed in the household was Isabel, Jane and Susanna ;
McDONALD Alexander, Head, Unm, 36, Millar, Banff
McDONALD Isabella, Mother, Widow, 70, Mortlach
McDONALD Jane, Sister, Unm, 28, Servant, Boyndie
INNES Susanna, Sister, Mar, 26, Boyndie
INNES Elizabeth, Niece, 1 week, Mortlach
McGRIGOR Alexander, - , Unm, 35, Millar, Aberlour Banff

(note: Ancestry has Susanna recorded with the surname of JAMES - have not researched.)5



Alexander McDonald was the executor of James McDonald's estate on 25 May 1871 at Banff Sheriff Court, Banff, Banffshire, Scotland ,

James McDonald - 25 May 1871
At Banff the following Inventory of the Personal Estate of James McDonald was presented by James Petric Solicitor Dufftown to be registered ve utanted.

James McDonald, Miller, Pittyvaich in the Parish of Mortlach and County of Banff who died there on the 21 day of February 1871.
Cash in the House £15
Bal on account with the Aberdeen Town & country Bank at Dufftown plus interest £41 7s 11d
Book debts due by the following parties amounted to £10 11s 3d
Household Furniture & other effects as of 28th Feb 1871 £95 5s 8d
Total Value of the Estate £162 4s 10d

Inventory was prepared by Alexander McDonald, residing at Mill of Pittyvaich in the Parish of Mortlach and County of Banff - entered upon the management of the Deceased's personal estate as Executor Dative qea one of the next of kin to the said James McDonald.
Alexander stated he had found no Testamentary Settlement or writing relative to the disposal of the deceased's personal estate or effects.6


Alexander appeared on the 1881 Scottish Census of 3 Apr 1881 at Mills of Pittyvaich, Mortlach, Banffshire, Scotland , also listed in the household was Isabel and Jane ;
McDONALD Alexander, Head, Unm, 47, Corn Miller, Banff
McDONALD Isabella, Mother, Widow, 80, Mortlach
McGREGOR Alexander, Brother in Law, Mar, 44, Meal Miller, Aberlour Banff
McGREGOR Jean, Sister, Mar, 40, Millers Wife, Boyndie
McGREGOR Bella, Niece, 9, Scholar, Mortlach
McGREGOR James, Nephew, 7, Scholar, Mortlach
McGREGOR Alexander, Nephew, 5, Scholar, Mortlach
McGREGOR Catherine, Niece, 4, Mortlach.7



Alexander appeared on the 1891 Scottish Census of 5 Apr 1891 in the household of Isabel McDonald at Hardhaugh, Mortlach, Banffshire, Scotland ;
McDONALD Isabella, Head, Widow, 91, Millers Wife, Mortlach
McDONALD Alexander, Son, Unm, 57, Farmer, Banff.8



Alexander McDonald witnessed the death of Isabel McDonald on 8 May 1892 Mills of Pittyvaich, Mortlach, Banffshire, Scotland ,
Isabella McDonald
Widow of James McDonald, Meal Miller
at 10.10 PM aged 92 yrs
Parents: Alexander Shearer, Farmer (dec) & Isabella Shearer MS Donald (dec)

Alexander McDonald, Son was present when she passed away.9,10

Father*James McDonald (c 1797 - 21 Feb 1871)
Mother*Isabel Shearer (7 Jan 1800 - 8 May 1892)

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/XBSN-LFL : accessed 21 March 2015), James Mcdonald in entry for Alexander Mcdonald, 21 Mar 1834; citing , reference ; FHL microfilm 990,818.
  2. [S82] 1841 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 6 June 1841), 1841 Banff Banffshire, ED 1A Page 2 Parish No 147. Hereinafter cited as 1841 Scottish Census.
  3. [S28] 1851 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 30 March 1851), 1851 Keith Banffshire, ED 5 Page 7, Parish Number 159. Hereinafter cited as 1851 Scottish Census.
  4. [S79] 1861 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.co.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 7 April 1861), 1861 Mortlach Banffshire, ED 3 page 5, Reg No 162. Hereinafter cited as 1861 Scottish Census.
  5. [S76] 1871 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.co.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 2 April 1871), 1871 Mortlach Banffshire, ED 4 page 4, Reg No 162. Hereinafter cited as 1871 Scottish Census.
  6. [S109] Will - Scotland: 1871 Banff Sheriff Court, Banff - SC2/40/25, Scottish Record Office via the Internet, Scotland. Hereinafter cited as Will - Scotland.
  7. [S15] 1881 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 3 April 1881), 1881 Mortlach Banffshire, ED 4 page 6, Rego No 162. Hereinafter cited as 1881 Scottish Census.
  8. [S16] 1891 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 5 April 1891), 1891 Mortlach Banffshire, ED 4, Page 6 Rego No 162. Hereinafter cited as 1891 Scottish Census.
  9. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  10. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1892 Mortlach Banffshire, 162/00 0035. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.