John Alexander George McDonald

#616, (18 Oct 1852 - c 1853)
     John Alexander George McDonald was born on 18 Oct 1852 at Bogs of Linkwood, St Andrews-Lhanbryde, Moray, Scotland ,

MacDonald & Grigor
John Alexander George lawful son of Robert Macdonald in Bogs of Linwood and Elizabeth Grigor his wife, was born on the 18th day of October 1852.

Witnesses at the Baptism, John Grigor, Lossiemouth and Margaret MacDonald, Allawick Aberlour.1,2,3

He was the son of Robert McDonald and Elizabeth Grigor.

John died c 1853 at St Andrews-Lhanbryde, Moray, Scotland ,

Does not appear on the 1861 Census, and burial record indicates that died in infancy.
No other burial records or deaths located for John Alexander George McDonald prior to 1863 and before the family left for NZ in 1876.

John was buried in 1853 at Old Aberlour Churchyard, Aberlour, Banffshire, Scotland ,


Betsy Grigor,
to the memory of her
beloved husband
Robert MacDonald
Farmer Bogs of Linkwood
died there
1863 aged 62 years.
Also of their son
John Alexander George
who died in infancy.4

John Alexander George McDonald
Old Aberlour Churchyard
Photo Moray Burial Ground Rsearch Group
Father*Robert McDonald (c 1801 - 20 Jan 1863)
Mother*Elizabeth Grigor (26 Nov 1819 - 31 Dec 1893)


  1. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  2. [S32] GROS, Scottish OPR's ( pre 1855), 1852 St Andrew Llanbryd, Moray, 142/00 0020 0147. Hereinafter cited as Scottish OPR's.
  3. [S22] Birth and Marriage Entries, International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Woolloongabba, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia: Genealogical Society of Qld, 1988 Version), C111424/0849.
  4. [S43] Cemetery Records , Aberlour Old Churchyard, Stone No 666 - details via Moray burial Grounds web site. Hereinafter cited as Cemetery Records.