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Board Name: Scotland Genealogy
Larry Walsh USA Nov 30, 2001
MCDONALD and BRODIE
24 Dec 1838, John MCDONALD married Elizabeth BRODIE in the Dundee Parish Church. They produced at least four children: George (1840-1906 b:Dundee) Isabella (1844-1921 b: Dundee) Mary 1849-1911 b: Dairsie Muir) and Elizabeth (1851-1929 b: Dairsie Muir). George removed to Liverpool by 1861, where he married Sarah Ann WADSWORTH in 1863, and listed his father as a contractor "deceased". Isabella remained in Dundee and married Philip HUTTON there in 1865, listing her father and mother as both deceased. Elizabeth and Mary are "scholars" at the Reformatory for Females in 1861 Dundee. By 1870 Elizabeth has joined her brother in Liverpool, and married James WADSWORTH there. She lists her father as platelayer, "deceased". When he married, John was a weaver; in 1841 he is a flaxdresser, and in 1851 a labourer. It is possible that he had a brother Neil, who designed railway stations, and may have found work for John with the railroad. John was born in Dundee, about 1815. Elizabeth BRODIE was a native of Ayr, the daughter of Neil BRODIE and Janet WYLLIE. Census records list her as born about 1815, but records of the Ayr Parish Church show her baptism in 1813. They lived on Temple Lane of Dundee in 1841. In 1851 they lived in Osnaburgh, or Dairsie Muir, in Fifeshire across the bay. I am trying to determine the time and place of death for John and his wife, their burial sites, and the fate of Mary. Information about John's ancestors would also be welcome.
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