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wisechild

wisechild Report 4 Sep 2013 07:14

Gave myself a thumping headache yesterday afternoon trying to check all possible scenarios.
The similarities between Diane & Kitty are so strong.
I wondered if Diane´s mother had died & her father re married & had more children.
One thing seems certain. Either he wasn´t called Robert, or he wasn´t an officer.....
or both.!!

was plain ann now annielaurie

was plain ann now annielaurie Report 3 Sep 2013 18:45

I've been through the 1911 census for 1 Bn Seaforth Highlanders in India. Have made a list of the officers - no Macleod. There are various men with the surname Macleod in the lower ranks, though, but none named Robert.

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 3 Sep 2013 16:24

(quite a few bits n' pieces on google, below looks useful)

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=660002.0

Chris :)

Birth
Name: MACLEOD, Catherine
Mother's name: Not available before 1966
Station : Agra
Country: Indian Subcontinent
Year: 1914
Page: 217
Record source: GRO Army Birth Indices (1881 to 1965)

wisechild

wisechild Report 3 Sep 2013 12:58

Interesting obit for Kitty Macleod at theguardian.com/news/2000/17/may/guardian obituaries2.
Seems that her father was with the Seaforth Highlanders, she was born near Simla & had a sister Mairi. Her father isn´t named in the obit, but another poster speculates that he could have been called Kenneth.

Cynthia

Cynthia Report 3 Sep 2013 08:59

Kathy.....so sorry not to have replied to your last message.....I simply hadn't seen it till now :-(


You have been really good in looking through all the census for us and I am really, really grateful. Thank you so much. <3


So, where WAS DLM? Sheeeeeeesh.....will we ever know???


I've brought this thread up again because I have had a pm from a member who gives me the following information:


There is someone on another site who is looking for info about someone called Kitty Macleod who was born in India in 1914 to a father who was in the army in India.

The poster says that Kitty was from Lewis, but don´t know whether her family were from there or she just lived there. It says she was a famous folk singer.
Could Kitty be a version of Catherine?

Just wondering if Diane could have been sent to Aunt Catherine because her parents had gone back to India & didn´t want to take her with them?



Now, would any of you kind sleuths like to give this a go to see if there is a possible connection here........????

I live in hope. :-D

Kathy near the

Kathy near the Report 20 Aug 2013 12:45

Sorry not to have replied earlier but have been really busy with research .

I have looked at all families every surname where the mother is Catherine and there are children called Donald and Isabel /Isabella and the only family I found was the McKenzie household I posted about earlier .

Can only think that D ( or what ever her name was ) was not on Stornoway at the census time .

Kathy

Cynthia

Cynthia Report 17 Aug 2013 20:51

Thanks Sally, I'll have a quick looksee... :-)

Sally

Sally Report 17 Aug 2013 20:40

dizzy has s post on general chat about lost hospitals it might be of interest

sally w <3

Cynthia

Cynthia Report 16 Aug 2013 08:37

wisechild, I wouldn't want to disturb her Majesty's holidays now would I? ;-)


Kathy, thank you so much. Okay everyone, where do we go from here?

DLM surely MUST have been on the 1911 somewhere????



Kind folk have looked for a combination of households with a mother Kate, a daughter Ishbel and a son Donald - but no luck so far.


Kathy, what would you advise? It's a bit much to ask you to go through the whole census but how can we tie those three names plus Stornoway together? Is it possible to look at the 1911 census for boarding-type schools in Stornoway? Mind you, what name would you look for........????? :-S


frustrated.com :-)

Kathy near the

Kathy near the Report 16 Aug 2013 00:34

Just a reminder I can look at scottish census free

Just tell me what you want

Kathy

wisechild

wisechild Report 14 Aug 2013 07:32

Cynthia.
I double dare you.
Don´t forget she´s at Balmoral on her hollies.

Sally

Sally Report 13 Aug 2013 21:18

I should email her :-D :-D

sally w <3

Cynthia

Cynthia Report 13 Aug 2013 18:59

I suppose I have to write to the Queen now........??????? :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

jansmith

jansmith Report 13 Aug 2013 15:36

Eton-educated Army captain Roderick Cameron Robertson-Macleod
Yes I saw that article and wondered if anyone in the Royal Family knew of a Diane Macleod
(well someone must have known her!!)

wisechild

wisechild Report 13 Aug 2013 07:59

Did anyone else see the recent article in the Daily Mail (either Friday or Saturday, can´t remember which)about a young soldier from Skye called Roddy Macleod who was an escort to Princesses Elizabeth & Margaret in the early 1940s?
Any relation I wonder?

wisechild

wisechild Report 3 Aug 2013 12:10

You´ve just reminded me Cynthia.
Her birthday is the same day as mine.
Wish her belated Happy Birthday from me & tell her not to give up hope.

Cynthia

Cynthia Report 3 Aug 2013 11:33

No, she hasn't given up in despair wisechild, although her hopes aren't high at the moment. She simply hasn't anyone else to research.

She watches this thread though and is so very grateful for everyone's help. I speak to her on FB and, just this last week, she celebrated her 81st birthday. I forgot to mention it on here......twit that I am.... :-(

wisechild

wisechild Report 3 Aug 2013 11:20

Cynthia.
If, as you said earlier, Evelyn is no longer a member of Genes, does that mean she has given up in despair?
I do hope not.
The rest of us are still hooked.

Cynthia

Cynthia Report 3 Aug 2013 08:39

Good morning friends... :-D


That's such an interesting name too........what a pity nothing came of it. I had visions of 'Dora' deciding that the name was too plain and turning it into a more romantic 'Diane' :-D :-D



Wisechild.......if and I say IF Diane is ever found......I promise I will put it in headlines on a brand new thread!!! :-D


Thanks again everyone. <3

was plain ann now annielaurie

was plain ann now annielaurie Report 2 Aug 2013 23:11

I looked into Dora Leslie a couple of weeks ago, but didn't really get anywhere........