McDonald Family History



McDonald Family History


Within our card index containing records of the leadminers there are 17 McDonalds whose lives are linked with the Mitchell, Bone and Hastie families. Again Megan Hastie has kindly allowed us to use her research notes.

Within these the name Sophia appears in successive generations — not a common name in Scotland but it does help us track successive generations.
The deaths of several small children are noted and from other records we have found out the causes of their death. Poignantly in Carsphairn Kirkyard there is the following sad epitaph.

"Erected by Jean and Alexander McDonald in memory of their children as follows:
William, 12th December 1854, aged 5
Thomas, 19th December 1854, aged 13
Margaret, .. ..August 1857 aged 13
William, 12th December 1861, aged 5
Jesus said Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not as such is the Kingdom of Heaven."





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