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Trying to find mother

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Evelyn

Evelyn Report 8 Mar 2009 20:36

My mother was Diane Leslie Macleod, she was born in 1906, her father was Robert macleod, Seaforth Highlanders.At quite a young age mother was sent to live with an Aunt Kate in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, sadly I do not know the surname of Aunt Kate but do know that in the same household were cousins Donald and Ishbel. Mother attended school in Stornoway but I do not know which school. I can find no trace of mother prior to 1929 when she married my father H R J Roy in London, please can anyone help me trace her?

Grumpy

Grumpy Report 8 Mar 2009 20:45

where is your old thread, i have not seen it so do not know what you are talking about so cannot help if able?

FannyByGaslight

FannyByGaslight Report 8 Mar 2009 20:57

heres one

http://www.genesreunited.co.za/boards.asp?wci=thread&tk=1112986

i did what i could [ a lot by pm] then but got nowhere really
dont think ann or lindsey did either

dont know about the latest ones
back with another one in a minute

http://www.genesreunited.co.za/boards.asp?wci=thread&tk=1112985

FannyByGaslight

FannyByGaslight Report 8 Mar 2009 23:03

just to add that i found the death of ,,aunt kate,,on scotspeople
aged 72 i think it was
and pmd it to evelyn

i think i also found the marriage of kate and donald for his parents,,,will have to check my pms,,
whom i think could well be roberts as well
i never found robert and donald together as children
and never found a marriage of robert mcleod or a birth for diane leslie mcleod.

FannyByGaslight

FannyByGaslight Report 8 Mar 2009 23:24

the marriage of donald macleod and kate rodgers
1885
donald age 24
parents
murdo macleod,,tenant farmer..deceased
annabella rachael,,nee smith.

Vicci

Vicci Report 8 Mar 2009 23:38

tree on ancestry

http://trees.ancestry.co.uk/pt/person.aspx?tid=5951350&pid=-1348459469

has Ishbel on but not Robert

Donald's wife is shown as Kate Webster Rodger


FannyByGaslight

FannyByGaslight Report 8 Mar 2009 23:45

on the marriage its

kate rodgers wylie and on the death cert it
kate ilses wylie rodgers
or all those names but a different order maybe

and robert i believe was donalds brother
but never found them together as i said even though i spent,MANY MANY hours searching

edit,,maybe they were cousins,or diane made up the name to cover the fact she was illegit,but then,
a birth should have been found for her
i will send a message to the tree owner that you cited on evelyns behalf as its easier than explaining how!!
tommorow

FannyByGaslight

FannyByGaslight Report 8 Mar 2009 23:55

so what is murdos occupation please??
tennant farmer?
save me looking

Vicci

Vicci Report 9 Mar 2009 00:06

1841

Name: Murdo MacLeod
Age: 12
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1829
Gender: Male
Where born: Ross and Cromarty, Scotland

Civil Parish: Lochbroom
County: Ross and Cromarty
Address: Isle Martin
Parish Number: 75
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Alex MacLeod 45
Margaret MacLeod 40
Kenneth MacLeod 20
Margaret MacLeod 15
Ann MacLeod 14
Murdo MacLeod 12
Simon MacLeod 8
Donald MacLeod 4


Vicci

Vicci Report 9 Mar 2009 00:17

maybe Robert

ROBERT MCLEOD Pedigree
Male


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Event(s):
Birth: 07 OCT 1872 Lochs, Ross And Cromarty, Scotland

Christening:
Death:
Burial:


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Parents:
Father: DONALD MCLEOD Family
Mother: ISABELLA MCLEOD


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Messages:
Extracted birth or christening record for the locality listed in the record. The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the birth or christening date.

No source document or additional information exists.


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Source Information:
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:

C110873

Vicci

Vicci Report 9 Mar 2009 20:18

n

EvieBeavie

EvieBeavie Report 9 Mar 2009 20:41

Just for future ref, Evelyn, could you now stick to this thread and not start more?

It's actually against the rules, and if someone hadn't recognized the subject matter, people would have been wasting time doing the same things all over.

And of course, post answers and info in the thread, don't send 'em by private message ...


Trying to find mother
Thank you all so much for your efforts on my behal
Evelyn 09/03/2009 20:41:21 15

Mother
I am still trying to find any trace of my mother D
Evelyn 07/03/2009 16:49:40 6

Diane Leslie
Can anyone tell me how to trace the registration o
Evelyn 04/03/2009 16:56:04 2

Diane Leslie
Either Fort George Inverness or Stornoway
Evelyn 28/12/2008 13:07:47 18

Robert
My Grandfather who served with the Seaforth Highla
Evelyn 27/12/2008 19:06:03 7

Vicci

Vicci Report 9 Mar 2009 21:35

McLEOD, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 8th Bn.
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Service No: S/3717
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 112 to 115.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL

McLEOD, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 8th Bn.
Date of Death: 09/03/1918
Service No: S/2766
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 8.
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL

McLEOD
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Secondary Regiment: Labour Corps
Secondary Unit Text: transf. to (588562)
Age: 34
Date of Death: 18/02/1919
Service No: S/16375
Additional information: Son of Alexander McLeod, of 4, Battery Park, Stornoway, and the late Mrs. McLeod.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: L. R.1910. 683.
Cemetery: SANDWICK CEMETERY, Ross and Cromarty

Vicci

Vicci Report 9 Mar 2009 21:38

Do you have any of Robert's medals that may give a clue as to where he served and his service number and battalion??

FannyByGaslight

FannyByGaslight Report 9 Mar 2009 22:31

her mothers marriage cert states that he was a seaforth highlanders soldier

evelyn believes him to have served in india,
and that most prob thats where her mother was born.c1906/8
thats what she told me that she had been told,in her pms to me

i have asked her to reply on here as has ann of green gables
but so far not much luck

EvieBeavie

EvieBeavie Report 9 Mar 2009 23:31

I got a very nice PM from Evelyn -- we know she's reading the thread!

Evelyn, it's easier than it looks. And we know they don't make it look easy.

Look at the top of the thread right under "Trying to Find: Trying to find mother".

There's a purple button that says "Reply".

Click it. A box opens. Type in the box. Click Submit. Your message will get added at the end of the thread of messages.

Just exactly as easy as clicking on a name and sending a private message! But it saves everybody else having to copy what you send privately and come back to the thread and paste it in here where it's needed.

Evelyn

Evelyn Report 9 Mar 2009 23:49

Thank you Vivienne for all your help, I am sorry I flounder somewhat I guess its an age thing

EvieBeavie

EvieBeavie Report 9 Mar 2009 23:51

Just to throw a wrench into the works, this household in 1871 has the right names in it, too:

> Murdo McLeod 55
Peggy McLeod 52
Christy McLeod 24
> Robert McLeod 18
> Donald McLeod 12
Ann McLeod 20
John McDonald 35

Name: Murdo McLeod
Age: 55
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1816
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Peggy
Where born: Lochs, Rossshire
Registration district: Lochs
Civil Parish: Lochs
County: Ross and Cromarty
Address: Balallan
Occupation: Priner

EvieBeavie

EvieBeavie Report 9 Mar 2009 23:54

Uncle Donald was 43 in 1901, which matches better with

Donald McLeod aged 12 in 1871

than with

Donald McLeod aged 12 in 1861

... but I may have missed the train somewhere mid-thread ...

FannyByGaslight

FannyByGaslight Report 9 Mar 2009 23:55

from earlier pm correspondence with evlyn i do know that what she really wants is
to find out where her mother was born
to find the birth of her mother
in the uk or overseas
which will then give her
her grandmothers name and her grandfathers for sure

so we are looking for

diane leslie mcleod/macleod circa 1906/08
and the leslie is spelt correctly

i wondered if it was her mothers maiden name or even if she was illegitimate and that was her ,,real ,,fathers name