John McDonald

ID# 5229, (c 1843 - )

John McDonald was born c 1843 at Pollockshaws, Renfrewshire, Scotland .

John McDonald married Janet Marshall, daughter of Richard Marshall and Janet McDonald, on 31 Dec 1867 at Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland .1

John McDonald witnessed the death of Janet McDonald on 16 Jan 1871 Tollbooth Close, Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland ,
Janet McDonald, married to John McDonald, Fireman at Collery
At 6:20am aged 28yrs
Parents: Richard Marshall, Labourer (dec) & Janet McDonald

John McDonald, Widower, was present at her death.2,3

John appeared on the 1871 Scottish Census of 2 Apr 1871 in the household of Peter Montgomery at Bruntons Close, Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland ;
MONTGOMERY Peter, Head, 51, Stoker at Papersville, Edinburgh
McDONALD Janet, Wife, 50, Dunfermline, Fife
MONTGOMERY John, Son, 16, Cork Cutter, Dalkeith
MONTGOMERY Alexander, Son, 14, Grate Fitter, Dalkeith
MONTGOMERY Agnes, Dau, 12, Scholar, Dalkieth
McDONALD John, Lodger, 28, Stoker at Coal Works, Pollockshaws.4

John and Janet had 2 children.

Children of John McDonald and Janet Marshall


  1. [S33] Birth Marriage and Burial Entries, International Genealogical Index & Family Search Web Site (IGI) : Family Search Web site, From 2000), M116831.
  2. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  3. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online, 1871 Dalkeith Edinburgh Midlothian, 683/00 0006. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  4. [S76] 1871 Scottish Census ( New Register House Edinburgh, 2 April 1871), 1871 Dalkeith Midlothian, 683/ ED 6 LIne 3. Hereinafter cited as 1871 Scottish Census.