Find Ancestors

Top tip - using the Genes Reunited community

Welcome to the Genes Reunited community boards!

  • The Genes Reunited community is made up of millions of people with similar interests. Discover your family history and make life long friends along the way.
  • You will find a close knit but welcoming group of keen genealogists all prepared to offer advice and help to new members.
  • And it's not all serious business. The boards are often a place to relax and be entertained by all kinds of subjects.
  • The Genes community will go out of their way to help you, so don’t be shy about asking for help.

Quick Search

Single word search


  • New posts
  • No new posts
  • Thread closed
  • Stickied, new posts
  • Stickied, no new posts

Kevin Mcaleese further request 16/7/2019

Page 1 + 1 of 2

  1. «
  2. 1
  3. 2
ProfilePosted byOptionsPost Date


Flip Report 23 Nov 2018 20:47

Maddie, going back to that death you found for Archie, is there a year/date of death please? I believe Hugh died July 1930 and his wife Elizabeth in August 1927 both in Clinton, Vermillion, Indiana.


Flip Report 23 Nov 2018 20:38

I've tried all sorts of variants Kay, but nothing coming up. The researcher I used in Belfast also tried all variants on surname/forename and did suggest Kevin may be a middle name which isn't shown on the index search.

The researcher came up with 9 male Mcleish (and variants) births 1921-1935 in NI but I have no idea if any are correct as the index does not include second names or initials. She also provided me with 6 marriages, so I've tried the spouses names but no matches with my DNA results for any of them - not that means anything though as it rather depends on who has done the test.


Kay???? Report 23 Nov 2018 20:22

Have you tried the name Kelvin as that's has Irish links.


Flip Report 23 Nov 2018 19:42

Edit, I've added a bit to this.

Thank you both, all this info ties in with Hugh's son Charles shown as 22 on the 1920 census (and age 3 on Erica's 1901 census) - he's the father of the "cousin" I'm in contact with, and that marriage to Anna is also correct as these were his parents.

I haven't located the family in 1911, but don't know if the Scottish census is online. Hugh and his family went to US in 1912, preceeded by 3 of Hugh's sons (UK outgoing passenger lists only as I don't have worldwide sub).

My mother met Kevin in Kendal, Westmorland - but he didn't stay around when he found she was pregnant. She did not know what happened to him after 1954.

I think I may need to go back further to the siblings of Archibald (c1831 Ireland) but I can't find anything on him - other than the Scotland census - and now Maddie has cast a doubt on the death we had thought in Scotland.


ErikaH Report 23 Nov 2018 17:11

Was Kevin's meeting with your mother in the UK?


ErikaH Report 23 Nov 2018 17:10

1901 England, Wales & Scotland Census
Store Row, 32, Carnock, Fife, Scotland

Hugh McLeish Head Married Male 41 1860 Coalminer Nitshill, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Elizabeth McLeish Wife Married Female 41 1860 - Barrhead, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Hugh McLeish Son Single Male 18 1883 Coalminer Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Elizabeth McLeish Daughter Single Female 18 1883 Pithead Worker Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Margaret McLeish Daughter Single Female 16 1885 Pithead Worker Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland
John McLeish Son Single Male 14 1887 Coal Drawer Burntisland, Fife, Scotland
Mary McLeish Daughter - Female 12 1889 Scholar Midlothian, Scotland
Archibald McLeish Son - Male 9 1892 Scholar Fife, Scotland
Richard McLeish Son - Male 7 1894 Scholar Fife, Scotland
Charles McLeish Son - Male 3 1898 - Fife, Scotland


ErikaH Report 23 Nov 2018 15:46

From SP - so not in doubt

Lochgelly, St Patrick's

Barrhead, St John's


Maddie Report 23 Nov 2018 15:43

there is a lot of info on ancestry on archibalds family in usa but no kevin so far
in the 1920 United States Federal Census
View 1920 United States Federal Census

View blank form

Report issue

Name: Hugh Mcleish
Age: 60
Birth Year: abt 1860
Birthplace: Scotland
Home in 1920: Clinton Ward 4, Vermillion, Indiana
Street: South 7th St
House Number: 753
Residence Date: 1920
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1912
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Elizabeth Mcleish
Father's Birthplace: Scotland
Mother's Birthplace: Scotland
Native Tongue: Scotch
Able to Speak English: Yes
Occupation: Miner
Industry: Coal Mine
Employment Field: Wage or Salary
Home Owned or Rented: Own
Home Free or Mortgaged: Free
Naturalization Status: Alien
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Household Members:
Name Age
Hugh Mcleish 60
Elizabeth Mcleish 60
Richard Mcleish 36
Charles Mcleish 22

Name: Hugh Mcleish
Gender: Male
Spouse: Elizabeth Hannigan
Child: Charles Mcleish

Name: Charles Mcleish
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 24
Event Type: Marriage Registration (Marriage)
Birth Date: 3 Aug 1897
Birth Place: Scotland
Marriage Licence Date: 18 Apr 1921
Marriage Licence Place: Indiana, United States
Residence Place: Clinton, Indiana
Father: Hugh Mcleish
Mother: Elizabeth Hannigan
Spouse: Anna Madeline Kadibnak
Page: 351
FHL Film Number: 001905568

Chas Mc Leish
Age: 41
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1899
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Scotland
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Clinton, Vermillion, Indiana
Map of Home in 1940: View Map
Street: S 9th Street
House Number: 648
Farm: No
Inferred Residence in 1935: Clinton, Vermillion, Indiana
Residence in 1935: Same House
Citizenship: Naturalized
Sheet Number: 4B
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 86
Occupation: Miner
House Owned or Rented: Rented
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 10.00
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 7th grade
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 14
Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker in private work
Weeks Worked in 1939: 40
Income: 1360
Income Other Sources: No
Household Members:
Name Age
Chas Mc Leish 41
Anna Mc Leish 39
Chas Mc Leish 18
Joseph Mc Leish 16
Mary A Mc Leish 13
Richard Mc Leish 12
Arshie Mc Leish 9
Betty L Mc Leish 7
Jack Mc Leish 5
Dorothy Mc Leish 3


Flip Report 23 Nov 2018 15:10

I think Archibald McLeish died in Renfrewshire, Scotland in 1885 (but not sure). I believe he was married to Margaret Gillen, who also died in Scotland.

Hugh McLeish married in 1879 to Elizabeth Hannigan, born c1859 Renfrewshire or so I'm led to believe.

However what you've found must cast doubts on the cousins tree if Archibald may have died in Indiana?

Always dubious of other family trees, but have been trying to concentrate on the only lead I've had so far. I may have been mis-led.


Maddie Report 23 Nov 2018 14:51

Archie McLeish ??????????????

in the Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-201

Name: Archie McLeish
Gender: Male
Spouse: Margaret McLeish
Child: Hugh McLeish

Hugh Mcleish snr born 14/07/1859, a widow
wife Elizabeth
he was born scotland to archie mcleish and margaret ?illed
informant dick mcleish


Flip Report 23 Nov 2018 14:46

I should have added, there was a Kevin Macaleese born in Dublin 1915, but he died in 1916 so can be eliminated.


Flip Report 23 Nov 2018 14:44

Thanks Maddie, yes that's him. Hugh was born Scotland and in 1912 took his family to USA who the cousins are descendant. Margaret (jnr) was born Ireland, and I think she married in 1886 to Michael Casey (or Cassey). I can't find her after 1901 where she was a widow, Michael having died in a mining accident in 1899.


Maddie Report 23 Nov 2018 14:38

is this archibald in 1861

Name: Archibald Mclish
Age: 30
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1831
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Margaret Mclish
Gender: Male
Where born: Ireland
Registration Number: 559/2
Registration district: Abbey Landward
Civil Parish: Abbey Landward
County: Renfrewshire
Address: Nitshill Store Row
Occupation: Labourer On Conl Hill
ED: 10
Household schedule number: 92
LINE: 18
Roll: CSSCT1861_74
Household Members:
Name Age
Archibald Mclish 30
Margaret Mclish 30
Margaret Mclish 5
Hugh Mclish 2

Name: Archibald Mclush
Age: 40
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1831
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Margaret Mclush
Gender: Male
Where born: Ireland
Registration Number: 559/2
Registration district: Abbey Landward
Civil Parish: Abbey Landward
County: Renfrewshire
Address: 4 Nitshill Street
Occupation: Labourer
ED: 10
Household schedule number: 115
Roll: CSSCT1871_95
Household Members:
Name Age
Archibald Mclush 40
Margaret Mclush 40
Margaret Mclush 15
Hugh Mclush 13


Flip Report 23 Nov 2018 14:00

I've had a previous thread on this, but it went nowhere so looking for more help please.

His name was given to me by my mother, he was Kevin McLeish she reckoned he was from Ireland and a couple of years older than her, so born c1932. In reality he could have been born between 1920 & 1935, but I can't find any birth E&W, Scotlands people or Ireland. I got a researcher to search GRO NI, but nothing showing (maybe Kevin was his middle name, which doesn't show on GRONI indexes).

Doubtful that the info given to me was right, I took an ancestry DNA test, which links to a few 4th cousins living in USA descended from Edward Macaleese of Ireland & Archibald McLeish born c1831 Ireland but lived/died in Scotland. I'm in contact with one of the cousins, but we can't seem to get anywhere with how we connect.

Sorry to be so long winded, but any help would be really appreciated.