Robert McDonald

#614, (c 1801 - 20 Jan 1863)
     Robert McDonald was born c 1801 at Aberlour, Banffshire, Scotland ,

Not showing on the OPR's at this stage.

He was the son of Angus McDonald and Helen Thomson.

Robert 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.1



Robert McDonald married Elizabeth Grigor, daughter of Alexander Grigor and Isobel Forbes, in Aug 1850 at St Andrews-Lhanbryde, Moray, Scotland ,

McDonald & Grigor

Robert McDonald in Bogs of Linkwood in this Parish and Elizabeth Grigor in the Parish of Drainie had their Banns of Marriage duly proclaimed in the Parish Church here and were married Aug 1850.2,3,4



Robert appeared on the 1851 Scottish Census of 30 Mar 1851 at Bogs of Linkwood, St Andrews-Lhanbryde, Moray, Scotland , also listed in the household was Elizabeth and Helen ;
McDONALD Robert, Head, M, 49, Farmer of 100 acres, employing 3 Lab, born Aberlour, Banff.
McDONALD Elizabeth, Wife, M, 29, Dallas, Moray
McDONALD Hellen, Daur, 4mths, St Andrews
MAWVER James, Stepson, 6, Boharm, Banff
FLEMMING William, Servant, U, 21, Farm Lab
INNES Alex, Ser, U, 14, Farm Lab
DAW John, Ser, U, 17, Farm Lab
DUNCAN Jessie, Ser, U, 20, House Servant
JAMES Jane Ser, U, 18, Out House Servant.5



Robert McDonald witnessed the birth of Isabella McDonald on 24 Aug 1856 Bogs of Linkwood, St Andrews-Lhanbryde, Moray, Scotland ,

Isabella McDonald
at 12.20pm
Parents: Robert McDonald, Farmer & Betty McDonald MS Grigor

Robert McDonald, Father was present at the birth. - 1st of the twins.2,6,7



Robert McDonald witnessed the birth of Margaret McDonald on 24 Aug 1856 Bogs of Linkwood, St Andrews-Lhanbryde, Moray, Scotland ,

Margaret McDonald
at 12.40pm
Parents: Robert McDonald, Farmer & Betty McDonald MS Grigor

Robert McDonald, Father was present at the birth. - 2nd of the twins.2,8,9



Robert McDonald witnessed the birth of Alexander McDonald on 25 May 1858 Bogs of Linkwood, St Andrews-Lhanbryde, Moray, Scotland ,

Alexander McDonald
at 3.30pm
Parents: Robert McDonald, Farmer & Elizabeth McDonald MS Grigor

Robert McDonald, Father was present at the birth.2,10,11



Robert appeared on the 1861 Scottish Census of 7 Apr 1861 at Bogs of Linkwood, St Andrews-Lhanbryde, Moray, Scotland , also listed in the household was Elizabeth, Helen, Betsy, Margaret, Isabella, Alexander and William ;
MacDONALD Robert, Head, Mar, 60, Farmer of 100 acres, employing 3 Men & 2 Boys, Aberlour Banff
MacDONALD Elizabeth, Wife, Mar, 41, Dallas Moray
GRIGOR William, Brother in Law, Unm, 29, Shepherd, Dallas Moray
SMITH Thomas Hitchins, Boarder, Unm, 23, Assistant Civil Engineer, England
ROSS William, Servant, Unm, 21, Ploughman, Urquhart Moray
MAVER James, Servant, Unm, 16, Ploughman, Boharm Banff
LAURENCE John, Servant, Unm, 14, Herd boy, Polliswood Moray
YOUNG John, Servant, Unm, 12, Herd boy, Montrose Forfar
GRANT Isabella, Servant, Unm, 23, Dairy maid, Aberlour Banff
McLEOD Christina, Servant, Unm, 28, Cook, Inverness Inverness
MacDONALD Ellen, Dau, Unm, 10, Scholar, St Andrews Lhanbryde Moray
MacDONALD Elizabeth, Dau, Unm, 6, Scholar, St Andrews Lhanbryde Moray
MacDONALD Margaret, Dau, 4, St Andrews Lhanbryde, Moray
MacDONALD Isabella, Dau, 4, St Andrews Lhanbryde Moray
MacDONALD Alexander, Son, 2, St Andrews Lhanbryde Moray.12



Robert McDonald witnessed the birth of Mary Anne McDonald on 29 Jun 1862 Bogs of Linkwood, St Andrews-Lhanbryde, Moray, Scotland ,

Mary Anne McDonald
at 3.20 AM
Parents: Robert McDonald, Farmer & Elizabeth McDonald MS Grigor
Married: 1850 August - Parish of Drainie

Robert McDonald, father was present at the birth.2,13,14



Robert died on 20 Jan 1863 at Bogs of Linkwood, St Andrews-Lhanbryde, Moray, Scotland ,

Robert MacDonald
Farmer, married to Elizabeth Grigor
at 2.45 AM, aged 62 yrs.
Parents: Angus MacDonald, Farmer, formerly Sergeant in HM 42 Regt Foot (dec) and Ellen MacDonald, MS Thomson (dec)

William Grigor, Brother in law was the informant.2,15



Robert's cause of death on 20 Jan 1863 was from Pneumonia, 10 days.



Robert's death notice appeared on 23 Jan 1863 in the "Elgin Courier", Scotland ,

DEATHS
At Boggs of Linkwood, on the 20th inst, Robert M'Donald, aged 62 years.16



Robert was buried in Jan 1863 at Old Aberlour Churchyard, Aberlour, Banffshire, Scotland ,

MacDONALD

Erected by
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.17


Robert McDonald
Old Aberlour Churchyard
Photo Moray Burial Ground Rsearch Group


Robert McDonald's estate was probated on 16 May 1863 at Elgin Sheriff Court, Elgin, Elgin, Scotland ,

Inventory of the personal Estate situated in Scotland of Robert McDonald, Farmer at Bogs of Linkwood who died at Bogs of Linkwood aforesaid on or about the twentieth day of January one thousand eight hundred and sixty three.

Total Values:
Household furniture and other effects £32 11s 6d
Farm Stocking and other effects £339 0s 6d
Balance due at Bank of Scotland £16 14s 0d
Book debts due £9 1s 0d
Total amount of Estate £397 7s 0d

Inventory prepared by Betsy Grigor or McDonald residing at Bogs of linkwood relict of the late Robert McDonald, Farmer at Bogs of Linkwood.
That the said Robert McDonald died intestate at Bogs of Linkwood aforesaid on the 20 January 1863.
The said estate situated in Scotland is of the value of £300 and under the value of £450.
Signed by B McDonald and W Paul JP.18






Robert and Betsy had 7 Children.

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

Children of Robert McDonald and Elizabeth Grigor

Citations

  1. [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.
  2. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  3. [S32] GROS, Scottish OPR's (www.scotlandspeople.co.uk: pre 1855), 1850 St Andrew Llanbryd, Moray, 142/0020 0199. Hereinafter cited as Scottish OPR's.
  4. [S22] Birth and Marriage Entries, International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Woolloongabba, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia: Genealogical Society of Qld, 1988 Version), M111424/0142.
  5. [S28] 1851 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 30 March 1851), 1851 St Andrews, Lhanbryde, Moray 142/00 007/00 004. Hereinafter cited as 1851 Scottish Census.
  6. [S32] Scottish OPR's (published) 1856 St Andrew Llanbryd, Moray, 142/00 0024.
  7. [S22] International Genealogical Index (IGI), C111421/0066.
  8. [S32] Scottish OPR's (published) 1856 St Andrew Llanbryd, Moray, 142/00 0025.
  9. [S22] International Genealogical Index (IGI), C111421/0067.
  10. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1858 St Andrews Lhanbryde, Moray 142/00 0029. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  11. [S22] International Genealogical Index (IGI), C111421/0150.
  12. [S79] 1861 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.co.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 7 April 1861), 1861 St Andrew-Lhanbryde, Moray 142/00 003/00 002. Hereinafter cited as 1861 Scottish Census.
  13. [S32] Scottish OPR's (published) 1862 St Andrew Llanbryd, Moray, 142/00 0029.
  14. [S22] International Genealogical Index (IGI), C111421/0352.
  15. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1863 St Andrews- Lhandbryde, Moray 142/00 0002.
  16. [S10] Newspaper, Various Papers, Elgin Courier 23 January 1863 page 8 - Death Notices - via Findmypast.co.uk. Hereinafter cited as Newspaper Article.
  17. [S43] Cemetery Records , Aberlour Old Churchyard, Stone No 666 - details via Moray burial Grounds web site.
    www.mbgrg.org. Hereinafter cited as Cemetery Records.
  18. [S109] Will - Scotland: Inventory - Elgin Shefiff Court, SC26/39/9, Scottish Record Office via the Internet, Scotland. Hereinafter cited as Will - Scotland.