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FannyByGaslight Report 1 Aug 2009 21:22

In my wanderings I found this on India office site.

Name: R.D.C. MacLeod
Event type: BiographyStart date: Start year: c1911End date: End year: Biographical notes: Captain, Indian Army;
Name changed from: McLeod, R.D.C.; L/MIL/7/5229Transcribed by: British LibraryIndia Office Records Reference:
L/MIL/7/5229 Source name: Source year: Source edition: Presidency:


FannyByGaslight Report 1 Aug 2009 21:45

I was looking for something on this site

Not your ***** mother I might add.

Just that when I did put in Macleod for anything to show,this came up.

It was just that it was a captain R macleod that caught my eye,true he was in the Indian army,but they could transfer, and thought it might be worth you taking a look or getting the book,if available, as it is in the right timeframe.

Now Ishbels aunty can go and study on it if she so wishes ,but Ishbels mum is off to look for another birth for one of her D.I.L.s tree.

x x x


Evelyn Report 12 Aug 2009 11:33



Tabitha Report 12 Aug 2009 18:08

Evelyn - now i have found the thread I will have a good look through & see if I can find a way in.

I can add you to my thread list now easier to find



Tabitha Report 12 Aug 2009 19:28

Oh my goodness - just managed to read through this one - I am beginning to agree that she wasn#t who she said she was.

All these people who change their names - ages etc

I agree with Viv - she wasn't under a goosebury bush (don't think they have them in India) and think the Stork idea was a good one.

Its enough to send you batty - Oh is trying to come up with some ideas bless him.

Off to take a headache pill now



Evelyn Report 12 Aug 2009 19:28

Thank you so much Tabitha


Tabitha Report 13 Aug 2009 20:08

Will check out a few of the other sites for you in my lunch hour - also have a young chap at work who has traced is Cornish family back to BC times.

He may have access to a couple of sites I don't.

Anythings worth a quick nudge



Evelyn Report 15 Aug 2009 16:11



Tabitha Report 17 Aug 2009 12:31

Nudge - nudge


Traciey Report 17 Aug 2009 12:44

Vivienne I wonder why that Captain in Indian Army changed from McLeod to Macleod, I found strange that there was no MacLeods in the early 1900's for service returns on SP but there were McLeods, it makes you wonder.

I know its probably no relation but I found found an Ida Colina Campbell McLeod born to a Serjeant in the 1st Batt Seaforth Highlanders but his name was Kenneth?


FannyByGaslight Report 17 Aug 2009 13:22


I will show my lack of knowledge now
Where/what are the service returns on SP?I have never seen them.

Wish we knew how Diane recieved her private allowance before she married,was it drawn on a bank or through a trust fund,or through a solicitor or what?


Traciey Report 17 Aug 2009 13:37

Service returns are of Military persons serving abroad, they can be births, marriages or deaths. They are found by scrolling down the list of Districts and just clicking on Service Returns.


FannyByGaslight Report 17 Aug 2009 13:40

I am logged on to Scotlands people,what do I do now,just go to marriages etc?


Traciey Report 17 Aug 2009 13:43

You can do it with births or deaths also, scroll down to Service Returns and type in a name your looking for and up will pop all returns for that name.


FannyByGaslight Report 17 Aug 2009 13:43

Ahhhhhhhhh,lightbulb gone on,thanks Tabitha


FannyByGaslight Report 17 Aug 2009 13:48

We come back to this one again which for some reason,that I cant remember, I discounted way back


Aged 33 surgeon captain,father Harry Macleod who was in the Sutherland highlanders, and Alice 24 Father robert Macdonald ,clergyman,deceased,
They married in rangoon on 21/12/1896


FannyByGaslight Report 17 Aug 2009 14:14

That robert with a mistranscribed R for his middle initial

1871 Scotland Census
about Robert R MacLeod
Name: Robert R MacLeod
Age: 7
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1864
Relationship: Son
Father's Name: Harry
Mother's Name: Isabella
Gender: Male
Where born: Paugale, India
Registration Number: 168/1
Registration district: St Nicholas
Civil parish: Aberdeen St Nicholas
County: Aberdeenshire
Address: 36 Union St
Occupation: Scholar
ED: 2
Household schedule number: 189
Line: 22
Roll: CSSCT1871_31
Household Members: Name Age
Harry MacLeod 41 <<<<<<<<<93rd whatsit,same as marriage cert,for son
Isabella MacLeod 46
John C MacLeod 74
Robert R MacLeod 7
Emily MacLeod 3


FannyByGaslight Report 17 Aug 2009 14:16

1881 Scotland Census
about Robert L R MacLeod
Name: Robert L R MacLeod
Age: 17
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1864
Relationship: Lodger
Gender: Male
Where born: India
Registration Number: 644/9
Registration district: Kelvin
Civil parish: Glasgow Barony
County: Lanarkshire
Occupation: Medical Student
ED: 57
Household schedule number: 80
Line: 9
Roll: cssct1881_236
Household Members: Name Age
Jane Pender 53
Helen Pender 44
Robert L R MacLeod 17


Traciey Report 17 Aug 2009 14:25

I was going to suggest to look for a potentail child of that marriage you found but there are no MacLeod children on Service Returns until 1914 so am not able to view it, however there is an Ava Margaret Al McLeod b 1879 (wonder if the Al stands for Alice) the name of the women on the marriage cert.

Edit: checked out above McLeod child and is not born to above parents.


Traciey Report 17 Aug 2009 14:29

Good work viv matching that information up, makes sense him being a medical student then going into army eventually becoming a Surgeon. Viv is Roberts Service number on the marriage cert to look for his service records?