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Trying to find mother

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FannyByGaslight

FannyByGaslight Report 10 Mar 2009 00:16

robert still at home with dad in 1891
bit long in the tooth to start thinking of soldiering i fear

Name: Robert McLeod
Age: 38
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1853
Relationship: Son
Father's Name: Murdo
Gender: Male
Where born: Lochs, Ross
Registration Number: 87
Registration district: Lochs
Civil Parish: Lochs
County: Ross and Cromarty
Address: 14 Balallan

FannyByGaslight

FannyByGaslight Report 10 Mar 2009 00:22

this was the one i thought a likely candidate for diane mcleods father

1881

Name: Robert McLeod
Age: 19
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1862
Relationship: Private H.R.M. (Private)
Gender: Male
Where born: Scotland G, Stornoway, Rossshire
Registration Number: 91
Registration district: Ardersier
Civil Parish: Ardersier
County: Invernessshire
Address: On The Moray Firth
Occupation: Herring Fisherman
ED: Fort George and Fortified Garrison
Line: 10
Roll: cssct1881_25

probably wrong though?

Vicci

Vicci Report 10 Mar 2009 00:43

I undertand waht Evelyn is after and I think the key is to find out about Robert and where he might have been.

I've searched the Army birth registers and can not find an entry for Diane.
I checked McLeod and MacLeod

There are births for Seaforth Highlanders the early 1900's are mostly in Cairo and around 1906/8 in Stormaway.

The regimenatal history site gives some indication of where the regiment was at various times.
http://www.cabarfeidh.com/SEAFORTH_HISTORY.htm

"The Regiment, now a single battalion, then served in Ceylon , India , Persia and again in India during the Mutiny, where it took part in the relief and capture of Lucknow winning eight Victoria Crosses in the campaign. It then returned home in 1859 and later served in Gibraltar , Canada and Nova Scotia before returning to India and taking part in the Afghan campaign of 1879-80.

Both Regiments were amalgamated in 1881 as the 1st and 2nd Battalions Seaforth .Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's). The 1st Battalion then fought in the Egyptian Campaign of 1882 and later in the Nile Expedition of 1898, taking part in the battle of Omdurman . The 2nd Battalion went to India and later to South Africa in 1899, where it served in the Highland Brigade"

If my interprutation of this is correct the the India connection is too early and Diane was infact born Cairo, South Africa or back in Scotland.

FannyByGaslight

FannyByGaslight Report 10 Mar 2009 00:49

not scotland i think
i have searched for her on sp a few times
and never found one to match

gotta go to bed now
too tired

EvieBeavie

EvieBeavie Report 10 Mar 2009 01:00

I wonder too whether Diane's mother wasn't MacLeod and her father Leslie.

It's quite a common naming pattern, for the child of an unmarried mother to have the father's surname as a middle name. The spelling of Leslie does suggest that it's a surname.

EvieBeavie

EvieBeavie Report 10 Mar 2009 01:03

For instance ...


Name: LESLIE, ROBERT ERNEST
Initials: R E
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
>> Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Date of Death: 21/03/1918
Service No: S/12795
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 72 and 73.
Memorial: POZIERES MEMORIAL

Vicci

Vicci Report 10 Mar 2009 01:11

The Scottish Archive Network shows varous documents being available from the Highland Council Archive which includes school records.

http://www.scan.org.uk/catalogue/

http://www.highland.gov.uk/leisureandtourism/what-to-see/archives/highlandcouncilarchives/

Reference GB232 Ross & Cromarty County Council

GB232/R27/1, 8-51, 56e, 60-65, 71-85, 87, CRC/5/1, 15, 17-18, 23, 25
Title Ross and Cromarty County Council: Education


The Highland Council Archive Service
Inverness Library
Farraline Park
Inverness IV1 1NH
Telephone: 01463 220330
Fax: 01463 711128
e-mail: archives@highland.gov.uk


anyway that maybe an avenue worth pursuing.

EvieBeavie

EvieBeavie Report 10 Mar 2009 01:19

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/search/advanced_search.aspx

search for the words

robert macleod seaforth

and select "Medals, honours & awards" for subject to search.


There's one result for Macleod spelling:

Description
Medal card of MacLeod, Robert
Corps Regiment No Rank
Seaforth Highlanders Second Lieutenant
General List Captain
Date 1914-1920
Catalogue reference WO 372/13links to the Catalogue
Dept Records created or inherited by the War Office, Armed Forces, Judge Advocate General, and related bodies
Series War Office: Service Medal and Award Rolls Index, First World War

£2 to view -- or it should be at Ancestry.


For McLeod spelling there are numerous.

There are also several for Robert Leslie.


Vicci

Vicci Report 10 Mar 2009 01:46

Tarbat discovery centre
http://www.tarbat-discovery.co.uk/tarbatarchives-1.html

There is a photo of some MacLeod's but too recent

Vicci

Vicci Report 10 Mar 2009 02:00

I have found this on the internet

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/wentworthhouse/history.html

It writes in a little detail about Donald and Kate MacLeod

Evelyn

Evelyn Report 10 Mar 2009 12:08

My mother always insisted that her name was spelt MACLEOD, she said her father Robert was a Major in the Seaforth Highlanders, I dont even know if Diane had any siblings only know of cousins Donald and Ishbel.
My paternal Grandmother told me that until the time of her marriage my mother received a private allowance, why or from whom or where I have no idea, she also always said she was born in Delhi, the name Leslie has always puzzled me as it is spelt the boys way and knowing it to be a Scottish surname I wondered if it was her mothers maiden name, I have no idea what her mother was called, she never mentioned her,I really am confused

Evelyn

Evelyn Report 10 Mar 2009 21:44

Sometime ago Vivienne found a child Macleod entering the country(London) from Bombay in 1919 aboard the ship Ormonde, I have been viewing this site and note there is a Mrs J Macleod and 4 Macleod children,I wonder if clever Vivienne is on the right track and how can we follow this up?

EvieBeavie

EvieBeavie Report 10 Mar 2009 21:52

I've PMed Vivienne with a request for her presence!

Evelyn

Evelyn Report 10 Mar 2009 21:53

Thank you Evie Beavie

FannyByGaslight

FannyByGaslight Report 10 Mar 2009 22:03

IM LOOKING FOR IT!

FannyByGaslight

FannyByGaslight Report 10 Mar 2009 22:05

Name: Mrs J MacLeod
Birth Date: abt 1881
Age: 38
Port of Departure: Bombay, India
Arrival Date: 30 Apr 1919
Port of Arrival: London, England
Ports of Voyage: Port Said
Ship Name: Ormonde
Search Ship Database: View the 'Ormonde' in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Shipping Line: Orient Steam Navigation Company Ltd
Official Number: 141866

i will be back

was plain ann now annielaurie

was plain ann now annielaurie Report 10 Mar 2009 22:08

As he was a Major the Regimental museum might have some information on him. Otherwise, his officers records may be available at the National Archives -not online though - you'd have to go there or get someone to go for you.

FannyByGaslight

FannyByGaslight Report 10 Mar 2009 22:17

the children are aged between 12 and 1
the youngest is 2,the other 3 are just squiggles in the age column
they landed at portsmouth

and there is this

Name: Children MacLeod
Birth Date: abt 1909
Age: 10
Port of Departure: Bombay, India
Arrival Date: 30 Apr 1919
Port of Arrival: London, England
Ports of Voyage: Port Said
Ship Name: Ormonde
Search Ship Database: View the 'Ormonde' in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Shipping Line: Orient Steam Navigation Company Ltd
Official Number: 141866

so i guess thats one of them as the original has only them on the page?

FannyByGaslight

FannyByGaslight Report 10 Mar 2009 22:21

i THINK the squiggles say ages,10,9 and 7

edit
when i found this originally way back, i didnt have access and asked for a look up on it.
went worldwide last month.

Evelyn

Evelyn Report 10 Mar 2009 22:25

I dont know if Diane had siblings but it is quite possible, I cant think of a way of getting christian names for these Macleod children,Oh Vivienne I do believe in the gooseberry bush