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From: Anne Stevens <>
Subject: Re: Ida's Angus Beaton
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2001 12:18:45 -0400
Thanks for posting your information on Angus & Janet Beaton -
Kinlochscridain in 1851. I am wondering if Angus Beaton was a connection of
William Beaton & Cathrine McFee (1774-1834). William had at least one
brother and possibly two sisters - whose names aren't mentioned in the
Beaton history unfortunately.
My gr. grandmother was Flora Beaton, dau. of William & Cathrine, who
married Neil McGillivray Jr. (last known McGillivray address - Ardalanish).
Kate Price and I have been trying to find out how William's son Hector
Beaton, who married Rachel MacIntyre Sidey in Pickering, Ont. Canada, were
connected to a Nicol MacIntyre family. Rachel was a cousin of Hector's
apparently. Hector worked in Glasgow and taught on the Isle of Mull before
emigrating to Canada in 1830.
One brother, Donald Beaton, remained in Glasgow when the rest of the
family came to Canada. I have often wondered if the singer, Alex Beaton who
grew up in Glasgow, was descended from Donald Beaton. He bears quite a
resemblance to my No. 4 son Campbell and seems to have the "Beaton Hair" -
i.e. white, or almost so, by the age of 35 or so.
This certainly gets confusing after a while. It makes my head spin every
time I see a new line of Beatons or McGillivrays.
Thanks again for the information.
Newmarket, Ont. Canada.
>I don't mean to pre-empt Jill, but I just happen to have a card for Angus
>Beaton married to Janet McGilvra, who was also known as Jessie. Married on
>30 April 1818 - he from Ardtun, she from Bunessan- they had baptised Ann
>1819; Catherine 1823; Alexander 1826; Malcolm 1828; Margaret 1829, another
>Malcolm 1832; Donald 1835; Mary 1839, and were in the 1841 census of Ardtun,
>4th division, when AB was 45, Janet 40, Catherine 15, Alexander 14, Margaret
>10, Malcolm 8, Donald 5 and Mary 2.
>The second couple called Angus and Janet Beaton, who were fairly close in
>age to the other couple, were at Kinlochscridain from 1851 when he was a
>shoemaker aged 54, and she was 56 but born Kilbrandon. She had died by 1851
>when he was a widower of 62, living with his son Nicol Beaton 30 born
>Glasgow, Nicol's wife Margaret 24 and a grand-daughter Janet. The CR death
>of this Janet Beaton in 1857 shows her to have been Janet McIntyre, daughter
>of one of the Nicol McIntyres. Ida, I know that some of this has been on the
>List before, when we were doing McIntyres, so please forgive me for talking
>of the Kinlochscridain ones again, but it is easier than trying to access
>the previous correspondence.
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