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From: "Jo Currie" <>
Subject: Lauchlan, John & Donald
Date: Sun, 17 Mar 2002 13:21:34 -0000
About Jacqueline's McLeans or McClains I had a bit of a deja vu. I hadn't
really got them in my own collection, but I had observed that Donald Whyte
in his Dictionary of Scottish Emigrants to Canada before Federation has an
entry for Lauchlan McLean born c.1779 from ( wait for it ! ) GLENFORSA,
KILNINIAN & KILMORE PARISH !!! married to Christine Campbell who was in the
Lochaber Regt 1798-1801, settled in New Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire as a
weaver, & emigrated to QUE on the Earl of Buckinghamshire April 1821 &
settled in Ramsay Township, ONT. Farmer & Poet. Whyte gives 4 ch. Jean,
Alexander, Robert & Chirsty, and cites his private correspondence with
relations as his source.
Whenever this happens I usually find that there are one or two vague
similarities with a record I have from the Mull end, but it never quite
In this case, the two clues that suggest a Lochbuy Estate connection to me
are the subsequent child born to Donald called Gillean & the McClain
spelling. This may well mean that Lauchlan was from Glenforsa, which used to
belong to Lochbuy before 1804, but Glenforsa was never in KLN parish !!!
Glenforsa was in the Mull Mission, and we don't have Glenforsa baptisms
except for a few special exceptions. That's why you aren't finding Robert,
Alexander, Agnes & Co. But you might find them in New Kilpatrick
Dunbartonshire OPR if what Donald Whyte has been told by Canadian
descendants has a nugget of fact in it ! In a separate entry for Christine
Campbell, no.12267, Donald Whyte says she married Lauchlan in 1804, and she
was the dau. of Alexander Campbell & Jean Wilson. Sounds as if they are not
Mull. But one should find a marriage in the GRO Computer Index for Christine
Campbell & Lauchlan if he married her when in Dunbartonshire.
Yes, I'd lay a bet on Lauchlan being Lochbuy estate before the Glenforsa
area was sold to Charles Macquarie, which was why he couldn't go back.