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Neil/Niel MACPHERSON

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1861
Reg No: 114/1
Registration District: Portree
Civil Parish: Portree
County: Inverness
Roll: CSSCT1861_16 Page 6
ED: 2
Address: 1 Belmeanach
Argus Macpherson 48 Fisherman Sleat invernessshire **possibly Angus
Cathrine Macpherson Wife 48 Portree *
Effy Macpherson S-i-L 50 Dom servant Snizort
Alexander Macpherson son 14 Redmoor
Donald Macpherson son 12 Redmoor
Marion Macpherson dau 9 Portree
Neil Macpherson son 6 Portree


Neil married in 1881

1881
Piece 1141 Folio 3 Page 6
Registration District: Portree
Civil Parish: Portree
County: Invernessshire
Address: 2 Braes Public School
MACPHERSON Niel Head Mar M 25 Farm 3 Ac Ar & Common Portree G, Invernessshire
MACPHERSON Margaret Wife Mar F 23 Farmer's Wife Portree G, Invernessshire
MACPHERSON Catherine Mother Widow F 68 Housekeeper Portree G, Invernessshire
MACPHERSON Marion Sister Unm F 28 Dom Serv General Portree G, Invernessshire


Looking for Neil/Niel and Cathrine/Catherine in 1871 thanks.

Dave
 
Upper Ollach, 2, Portree

Catherine Macpherson Head Widow 56 Cotter Portree
Donald Macpherson son unm 21 Fisherman Kilmuir
Marion Macpherson dau unm 18 Cotters Daughter Portree
Niel son Macpherson unm 15 Cotters son Portree
Effy Macpherson sister unm 60 Pauper Portree
Catharine Macniel Boarder unm 20 Portree

I presume that Effy is actually Catherine's sister in law

Emeltee
 
Thanks Emeltee.

I've not found the marriage or any baptisms yet but it's possible Cathrine's maiden name was also Macpherson.

I'm saving my credits for deaths and not for census. I've changed my mind re cotter. :)

Dave
 
MACPHERSON NEIL M 1857 114/ 47 Portree

The only one I can find in SP 1855 onwards and not the one I was after.

Neil Macpherson
Birth Date 02 May 1857 PORTREE,INVERNESS
Father's Name Dougald Macpherson
Mother's Name Margaret Macdonald

The only one I can find on SP before 1855 and not of use to me.

MACPHERSON ALEXANDER WILLIAM DOND. MACPHERSON/MARGT. MACDONALD 0 12/05/1846 114/ 20 169 Portree


If Angus 'married' a cousin then no record of marriage or of baptisms of children ??
 
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Piece: SCT1851/114 Place: Portree -Inverness-shire Enumeration District: 7
Civil Parish: Portree Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: -
Folio: 83 Page: 14 Schedule: 30
Address: Wentworth St
Surname First name(s) Rel Status *** Age Occupation Where Born Remarks
MCPHERSON Angus Head M M 40 Boatman Inverness-shire - Portree
MCPHERSON Catharine Wife M F 36 Boatman's Wife Inverness-shire - Portree
MCPHERSON Angus Son - M 12 Boatman's Son Inverness-shire - Portree
MCPHERSON Christy Daur - F 14 Boatman's Daughter Inverness-shire - Portree
MCPHERSON Donald Son - M 7 Boatman's Son Inverness-shire - Kilmuir
MCPHERSON John Son - M 4 Boatman's Son Inverness-shire - Portree
MCPHERSON Jessie Daur - F 2 Boatman's Daug Inverness-shire - Portree
 
Piece: SCT1841/112 Place: Kilmuir -Inverness-shire Enumeration District: 7
Civil Parish: Kilmuir Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: -
Folio: 7 Page: 9
Address: Balmaquen
Surname First name(s) *** Age Occupation Where Born Remarks
MCPHERSON Angus M 30 S Inverness-shire possibly servant
MCPHERSON Cathrine F 35 Inverness-shire
MCPHERSON Chirstn F 5 Inverness-shire
MCPHERSON Angus M 3 Inverness-shire
 
Thanks Emeltee.

I was looking at Portree but now I have 1851 and 1841 census it's not just Portree.

Dave.
 
Page 1
1881 MARRIAGES in the District of Portree in the County of Inverness
No. 2 - 1881 on the eleventh day of January at F. C. Manse Portree after Banns according to the Forms of the Church of Scotland
[signd.] Neil Macpherson Crofter Bachelor - 25 - Achnahanid Portree - Angus Macpherson Crofter (Deceased) Catherine Macpherson M.S. Macpherson
[signd.] Margaret Mclennan (her x mark) Donald Murchinson Witness, Samuel .. ? Witness - 23 - Gedintaller [Gedintailor] Portree - Alexander Maclennan Crofter Mary Maclennan M.S. Mackay
[signd.] James Reid Minister Portree
[signd.] Donald Maclennan Witness, Samuel ... Witness
1881 January 14th at Portree Murdo MacDonald Registrar

I think Achnahanid is correct and Gedintaller should be Gedintailor.

The query re name of witness is on the Documents board.

Dave
 
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I have now transcribed the birth as well as the above marriage so now there is a problem. It can't be the Neil in the above marriage.

1857 MACPHERSON NEIL M 114/ 47 Portree

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1857 BIRTHS in the Parish of Portree in the County of Inverness
No. 47 - Macpherson Neil - 1857 May Second 1h P.M. Penifiler - M - Dougald Macpherson Crofter - Margaret Macpherson Maiden name Macdonald - [Signed] Dougald Macpherson Father - 1857 May 6th At Portree Murdo MacDonald Registrar
 
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There should be 2x Neil both born abt 1857 in 1861 census then.

1861
Registration No: 114/1
Registration District: Portree
Civil Parish: Portree
County: Inverness
Roll: CSSCT1861_16 Page 6
ED: 2
Address: 1 Belmeanach
Argus Macpherson 48 Fisherman Sleat Invernessshire
Cathrine Macpherson Wife 48 Portree
Effy Macpherson S-i-L 50 Dom servant Snizort
Alexander Macpherson son 14 Redmoor
Donald Macpherson son 12 Redmoor
Marion Macpherson dau 9 Portree
Neil Macpherson son 6 Portree

Dave
 
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Marriage abt 1846 of Angus Macpherson to Catherine Macpherson and birth abt 1856 for Niel/Neil ??
 
1861
Registration No: 114/1
Registration District: Portree
Civil Parish: Portree
County: Inverness
Roll: CSSCT1861_16 Page 6
ED: 2
Address: 1 Belmeanach
Argus Macpherson 48 Fisherman Sleat Invernessshire
Cathrine Macpherson Wife 48 Portree
Effy Macpherson S-i-L 50 Dom servant Snizort
Alexander Macpherson Son 14 Redmoor
Donald Macpherson Son 12 Redmoor
Marion Macpherson Dau 9 Portree
Neil Macpherson Son 6 Portree

1851
Piece: SCT1851/114 Place: Portree -Inverness-shire ED: 2
Civil Parish: Portree Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: -
Folio: 83 Page: 8 Schedule: 25
Address: Balmeanach
Surname First name(s) Rel Status *** Age Occupation Where Born Remarks
MCPHERSON Alexander Head M M 70 Farmer Or Crofter 6 Ac Inverness-shire - Portree
MCPHERSON Christy Wife M F 80 Crofter Wife Inverness-shire - Portree
MCPHERSON Effy Daur U F 40 Crofter Daur Inverness-shire - Portree
MCPHERSON Catherine Daur U F 36 Crofter Daur Inverness-shire - Portree
MCPHERSON Alexr Grnson - M 4 Crofter Grand Son Inverness-shire - Kilmuir
MCPHERSON Donald Grnson - M 3 Crofter Grand Son Inverness-shire - Kilmuir

Catherine should be married to Angus by 1847 ?? Sons Alexander & Donald.

Ok, marriage not found around 1847 so did they marry? Later?
 
1851
Piece: SCT1851/115 Place: Sleat -Inverness-shire ED: 5
Civil Parish: Sleat Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: -
Folio: 81 Page: 9 Schedule: 0
Address: 10 Calligary
Surname First name(s) Rel Status *** Age Occupation Where Born Remarks
MCPHERSON Norman Head U M 51 Merchant Shopkeeper Inverness-shire - Sleat
MCPHERSON Angus Brothr U M 38 Crofter 6 Acres Inverness-shire - Sleat
MCPHERSON Marion Sister U F 46 Inverness-shire - Sleat
MCPHERSON Catharine Niece U F 6 Scholar at Home Inverness-shire - Sleat
MCGILLIVARY Catharine Servnt U F 14 Servant Inverness-shire - Sleat
 
Thanks Geoff.

Then first born is:

MCPHERSON Catharine Niece U F 6 Scholar at Home Inverness-shire - Sleat

Perhaps status unmarried in 1851 is an error for Catherine or ...

No baptism for daughter Catharine.

Dave
 
No baptisms for sons Alexander & Donald either. Down as born Kilmuir in 1851 census.

Perhaps Sleat is wrong for daughter Catharine in 1851 census.

Dave
 
This agrees with marriage but Catherine should be about 28 - about 2 years younger than Effy.

1841
Piece: SCT1841/114 Place: Portree -Inverness-shire ED: 2
Civil Parish: Portree Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: -
Folio: 2 Page: 12
Address: Gedintailor
Surname First name(s) *** Age Occupation Where Born Remarks
MCPHERSON Alexander M 50 ? Agricultural Labourer Inverness-shire
MCPHERSON Christy F 60 ? Inverness-shire
MCPHERSON Effy F 30 Mantuamaker Inverness-shire
MCPHERSON Catharine F 20 Hand Loom Weaver Inverness-shire
MCPHERSON Niel M 25 Inverness-shire
MCPHERSON Donald M 8 Inverness-shire
MCPHERSON Catharine F 15 Inverness-shire
 
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