The Descendants of Donald McLauchlane of White Lake, Renfrew Co. Ontario

Haugh of Renrory

The Battle-site of Killiecrankie, showing Haugh of Urrard (Renrory) and Wester Balrobie

The old name for Urrard House was Renrory, and Haugh of Urrard was the Haugh of Renrory. The Blair Atholl OPR marriages record that Donald McLachlan in Haugh of Renrory (Moulin parish) and Elspeth Campbell in Wester Balrobie (Blair Atholl parish) were proclaimed for marriage, 2nd May 1797.

Elspeth Campbell was the daughter of Donald Campbell and Margaret Setton, or Seaton. Don(ald) Campbell in Ceannaghlinne (Moulin parish) and Margaret Seaton in Wester Balrobie, married 29 Jan 1771. Elspeth's baptism is in the Moulin OPR, 11th May 1774, as are the baptisms of her brothers Duncan (18th June 1771) and Donald (11th September 1777). Her sister Margaret's baptism is in the Blair Atholl OPR (30th January 1780) when the family were at Cnoc of Strathgarry, south of the river Garry (Moulin parish). The last three children were born at Wester Balrobie: Isabel, 2nd March 1782; John, 18th June 1784; and Alexander, 2nd April 1788.

18th March 1798 (Moulin OPR)
Thomas, born to Donald McLachlan and Elspeth Campbell his spouse, in Aldgirnaig, baptised the 20th current.

(Aldgirnaig is the old name of the village which is now called Killiecrankie)

29th October 1799 (Dull OPR)
Donald, son to Donald MacLachlane and Elspeth Campbell (in) Druimdagour, was baptised.

31st March 1802 (Dull OPR)
Margaret, daughter to Donald MacLachlane and Elspeth Campbell in Druimdagour, was baptised.

25th May 1803 (Dull OPR)
Neil, son to Donald MacLachlane and Elspeth Campbell in Druimdagour, was baptised.

27th March 1806 (Dull OPR)
Duncan, son to Donald MacLauchlane and Elspeth Campbell in Druimdagour, was baptised.

4th June 1808 (Dull OPR)
John, son to Donald MacLauchlane and Elizabeth Campbell in Druimdagour, was baptised.

4th December 1810 (Dull OPR)
(blank), daughter to Donald MacLauchlane and Elizabeth Campbell in Druimdagour, was baptised.

(No name was given, but this was Elizabeth)

18th February 1813 (Dull OPR)
James, son to Donald MacLauchlane and Elizabeth Campbell in Druimdagour, was baptised.

12th April 1817 (Dull OPR)
Helen, daughter to Donald MacLauchlane and Helen Campbell in Druimdagour, was baptised.

(The mother's name is an error by the Registrar.)

Druimdagour is most likely to be the present day Drumnagowan which is on the boundary between Dull parish and Blair Atholl parish, at the top of Glen Fincastle.

The descendants of both Thomas McLachlan and John McLachlan, separately affirm that Donald MacLauchlane and his family emigrated to Canada in 1834, but it is unclear whether his wife was still alive. The exception was the daughter Margaret who had married, and stayed behind. Donald MacLauchlane, their father, is thought to have died in 1851.

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(Generation 2) Children of Donald MacLauchlane and Elspeth Campbell in Drumnagowan and White Lake, Ontario

Name Born Married Date Residence Died
Thomas Mar 18 1798 Margaret Stewart Dec 27 1828 Brussels,
(Ainleyville),
Ontario
h.
w. 1873
Donald Oct 29 1799 . . . h.
w.
Margaret Mar 31 1802 married . . h.
w.
Neil May 25 1803 died in infancy? . . h.
w.
Duncan Mar 27 1806 Catherine MacLauchlane Dec 7 1833 McNab Township,
Renfrew Co.
h. Oct 14 1885
w.
John Jun 4 1808 Christina Robertson . McNab Township,
Renfrew Co.
h. Jan 29 1899
w. Jan 10 1893
Elizabeth Dec 10 1810 . . . h.
w.
James Feb 18 1813 Catherine (Katie) Fisher Feb 10 1841 White Lake,
Renfrew Co.
h. Feb 16 1889
w. Mar 13 1906
Helen Apr 12 1817 . . . h.
w.

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Thomas MacLauchlane and Margaret Stewart in Ainleyville (Brussels), Ontario

The Dull parish OPR records that Thomas MacLauchlane and Margaret Stewart gave up their names to be proclaimed in order to marriage, 27th December 1828, but just says that both were living in the parish. Margaret Stewart's memorial stone states that she was about 67 years old when she died in 1871.

29th December 1829 (Dull OPR)
Donald, son to Thomas MacLachlane and Margaret Stewart in Druimdagour, was baptised.

1st April 1831 (Dull OPR)
Margaret, daughter to Thomas MacLachlane and Margaret Stewart in Druimdagour, was baptised.

(Generation 3) Children of Thomas MacLauchlane and Margaret Stewart in Brussels, Ontario

Name Born Married Date Residence Died
Donald Dec 29 1829 Mary Campbell
McNabb
1852 Brussels,
Huron Co.
h. Jul 24 1906
w. Mar 18 1889
Margaret Apr 1 1831 John Sample 1859 Brussels,
Huron Co.
h. Apr 14 1885
w. Apr 19 1886
Duncan Aug 13 1835 Elizabeth Jeffray
Brown
1865 Brussels,
Huron Co.
h. Sep 21 1900
w. Mar 25 1908
Thomas Apr 16 1836 1. Ann Stewart
2. Mary McIntosh
1861
1875
Brussels,
Huron Co.
h. Oct 17 1907
1w. Dec 8 1873
2w. Apr 23 1893
Alexander Dec 11 1838 Annabella Brown 1871 Brussels,
Huron Co.
h. Oct 20 1909
w. Jan 3 1917
James Feb 6 1840 Mary ...... . Brussels,
Huron Co.
h. Oct 15 1898
w.
Neil
(drover)
May 1 1843 Elizabeth Forbes Sep 9 1874 Brussels,
Huron Co.
h. Oct 23 1905
w. Mar 10 1936
female . . . . h.
w.

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(Generation 4) Children of Donald McLauchlin and Mary Campbell McNabb in Brussels, Huron Co.

Name Born Married Date Residence Died
William Alexander Apr 9 1866 died in infancy . Brussels,
Huron Co.
d. Aug 22 1867

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(Generation 4) Children of Duncan McLauchlin and Elizabeth Jeffray Brown in Brussels, Huron Co.

Name Born Married Date Residence Died
Thomas Duncan Nov 22 1865 unmarried . Brussels,
Huron Co.
d. Dec 26 1893
John Brown Aug 1 1867 Elizabeth Smith 1911 Brussels,
Huron Co.
h. 1953
w. 1950
Margaret Oct 14 1868 unmarried . Brussels,
Huron Co.
d. Jul 6 1947
Mary Mar 21 1870 unmarried . Brussels,
Huron Co.
d. Jan 2 1922
Elizabeth J. May 9 1872 unmarried . Brussels,
Huron Co.
d. 1966
Annabella Mar 25 1875 unmarried . Brussels,
Huron Co.
d. 1958
Sarah Victoria Nov 5 1877 unmarried . Brussels,
Huron Co.
d. 1959

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(Generation 5) Children of John Brown McLauchlin and Elizabeth Smith in Brussels, Huron Co.

Name Born Married Date Residence Died
Katherine Elizabeth 1916 Wilbert Hilary Timmermans 1939 Blind River,
Algoma Dist.
h. 2002
w. 1990
Margaret Helen 1918 unmarried . Dundas,
Ontario
d. 1974

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(Generation 4) Children of Thomas McLauchlin and Ann Stewart in Brussels, Huron Co.

Name Born Married Date Residence Died
Ann Jane Nov 5 1864 Alexander McDonald 1885 Guelph
Wellington Co.
h. 1907
w. Oct 28 1922
Alexander
(Sandy)
Nov 10 1866 Elizabeth Knight 1895 Brussels,
Huron Co.
h. Jan 23 1931
w. Dec 26 1943
Neil Stewart Sep 24 1870 Margaret Jane
Cousley
1895 Provost,
Alberta
h. Jan 21 1921
w. Nov 9 1947

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(Generation 5) Children of Alexander 'Sandy' McLaughlin and Elizabeth Knight in Brussels, Huron Co.

Name Born Married Date Residence Died
Thomas Stewart Jun 20 1898 unmarried . Brussels,
Huron Co.
d. 1964
Catherine Oct 11 1904 died in infancy . Brussels,
Huron Co.
d. Dec 4 1904

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(Generation 5) Children of Neil McLaughlin and Margaret Jane Cousley in Alberta

Name Born Married Date Residence Died
Annie Elizabeth Dec 29 1895 unmarried . Alberta d. 1984
John Ross 1898 . . . d. 1951
Thomas Earl Nov 20 1899 Rubina Elizabeth
Hardy
1917 Durham,
Ontario
h. Apr 10 1961
w. Apr 12 1970
Sarah Emelyn Sep 24 1901 Francis Schumacher Provost,
Alberta
h. Dec 24 1959
w. Apr 26 1983
Margaret E. 1903 . . . d. 1996
Marion Stewart May 26 1905 ...... Schrag Vulcan,
Alberta
h.
w. Apr 22 1957
Neil Stewart Aug 31 1907 died in infancy . Provost,
Alberta
d. Jun 28 1914

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(Generation 4) Children of Alexander McLauchlin and Annabella Brown in Brussels, Huron Co.

Name Born Married Date Residence Died
Thomas Alexander Dec 15 1871 unmarried . Brussels,
Huron Co.
d. Oct 8 1898
Mary ~1874 . . Brussels,
Huron Co.
d.
Laura E. 1878 . . Brussels,
Huron Co.
d. 1977

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(Generation 4) Children of James McLauchlin and Mary ....... in Brussels, Huron Co.

Name Born Married Date Residence Died
Janet Isabella Nov 2 1868 died in infancy . Brussels,
Huron Co.
d. Jul 2 1871
Margaret ~1869 . . Brussels,
Huron Co.
d.
Francis ~1871 . . Brussels,
Huron Co.
d.
James ~1873 . . Brussels,
Huron Co.
d.

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(Generation 4) Children of Neil McLaughlin and Elizabeth Forbes in Brussels, Huron Co.

Name Born Married Date Residence Died
Jane Chisholm
(Jean)
Dec 12 1876 Robert Thomson Apr 30 1912 Brussels,
Huron Co.
h. Dec 28 1929
w. 1969
Thomas Forbes ~1879 . . Brussels,
Huron Co.
d. May 10 1908
George Patterson
(hardware salesman)
Aug 21 1881 1. Margaret Helen
Langford
2. Frances Maude Kincaid
Mar 25 1914

after 1945
Saskatchewan,
Manitoba and
Vancouver, B.C.
h. Apr 11 1958
1w. Nov 16 1945
2w. Jun 5 1970
Robert James Mar 8 1884 Luella May Ross Jul 7 1920 Brussels,
Huron Co.
h. Sep 7 1960
w. 1980
Margaret Stewart ~1887 Ambrose Karl Zapfe Jun 29 1920 Toronto d.

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(Generation 5) Children of George Patterson McLaughlin and Margaret Helen Langford in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Name Born Married Date Residence Died
George Forbes
(steel salesman)
~1916 Helen Clara Grant Aug 17 1940 Vancouver, B.C. h. May 2 1968
w.
Helen ~1917 . . . d.

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(Generation 5) Children of Ambrose Karl Zapfe and Margaret Stewart McLaughlin in Toronto

Name Born Married Date Residence Died
Murray Chowen May 5 1921 Marion ..... . Calgary, Alberta h. May 2 1968
w.
Elizabeth Louise
(Betty-Lou)
. D. B. McAdam Jul 28 1949 Calgary, Alberta h.
w.

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Duncan MacLauchlane in Glen Fincastle, Perthshire

It is uncertain where Duncan was living at the time of the birth of his daughter Helen. He may have been living at Druimdagour (Drumnagowan) with his father, or he may have been living at Little Milton of Fincastle where, presumably, Catherine's parents were living.

20th December 1832 (Dull OPR)
Helen, natural daughter to Donald and Catherine MacLauchlanes in Little Milton, was baptised.

It has been suggested that they were first cousins, and this is quite possible as there are only a few MacLauchlane (various spellings) families living in this area. Catherine was the daughter of John MacLauchlane and Helen Howan (the OPR entry looks more like 'Hewan') in Chapelton and baptised 4th November 1806. Chapelton of Fincastle is just west of Little Milton, and a bit to the east of Drumnagowan. Her parents were married 9th July 1803 and the Dull OPR shows that her mother's name was Helen MacEwan, rather than Howan or Hewan. Donald and Catherine were married shortly before their emigration to Canada.

7th December 1833 (Dull OPR)
Duncan and Catherine MacLauchlanes, both in this parish, gave their names to be proclaimed in order to marriage.

(Generation 3) Children of Duncan MacLauchlane and Catherine MacLauchlane in McNab Township, Ontario

Name Born Married Date Residence Died
Helen Dec 20 1832 Alexander Stacey
Box (or Bose)
Apr 7 1858 McNab Township,
Renfrew Co.
h. Jan 14 1904
w. Sep 29 1885
John Jun 28 1837 Jane McElrey
(or McKelvey)
Sep 28 1860 Marquette,
Manitoba
h.1919
w. Jun 13 1921
Thomas ~1838 . . McNab Township,
Renfrew Co.
h.
w.
James ~1840 . . McNab Township,
Renfrew Co.
h.
w.
Elizabeth ~1842 . . McNab Township,
Renfrew Co.
h.
w.
Christian ~1845 . . McNab Township,
Renfrew Co.
h.
w.
Duncan ~1851 . . McNab Township,
Renfrew Co.
h.
w.

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(Generation 3) Children of Alexander Box (or Bose) and Helen MacLauchlane in McNab Township, Ontario

Name Born Married Date Residence Died
John ~1859 . . McNab Township,
Renfrew Co.
h.
w.
Catherine ~1861 . . McNab Township,
Renfrew Co.
h.
w.
Alexander ~1862 . . McNab Township,
Renfrew Co.
h.
w.
Duncan ~1864 . . McNab Township,
Renfrew Co.
h.
w.
James ~1866 . . McNab Township,
Renfrew Co.
h.
w.
William ~1867 . . McNab Township,
Renfrew Co.
h.
w.
George ~1869 . . McNab Township,
Renfrew Co.
h.
w.
Thomas ~1870 . . McNab Township,
Renfrew Co.
h.
w.
Albert ~1873 . . McNab Township,
Renfrew Co.
h.
w.
Elizabeth ~1875 . . McNab Township,
Renfrew Co.
h.
w.

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John McLauchlan and Jane McElrey (or McKelvey) in Katrine, Manitoba

Norman McLauchlan provided memoirs for 'Historical Sketches of Katrinme and Beaver Districts' by Wlter L. Belton, Miur, Manitoba, January 1946, which relates how his parents settled in Katrine, Manitoba. This is availble on-line:

https://digitalcollections.lib.umanitoba.ca/islandora/object/uofm%3A2648521#page/3/mode/2up

(Generation 3) Children of John McLauchlan and Jane McElrey (or McKelvey) in Katrine, Manitoba

Name Born Married Date Residence Died
Samuel ~1862 . . Katrime, Manitoba d. Jan 26 1887
Catherine
'Kate'
Jul 31 1864 Hugh Mustard 1882 Gladstone, Manitoba h. Oct 6 1898
w. Dec 10 1927
William Oct 18 1865 Agnes Jane Taylor . Katrine, Manitoba h. Apr 30 1926
w. 1952
Duncan Apr 30 1867 Jennette Elizabeth Jackson 1892 Sidney, Manitoba h. Sep 1 1947
w. Jun 25 1942
Rebecca Jan 1 1869 1. Frederick Sears
2. John O. Wells
. Katrine, Manitoba 1h. Oct 29 1895
w. Jun 23 1948
Norman ~1870 . . Katrine, Manitoba d. after 1946
Christina ~1873 . . Marquette, Manitoba d. Jan 13 1887
James Jun 22 1875 Jennie Taylor Roffie . Katrine, Manitoba h. 1956
w. 1970
Jane Isabella ~1878 .... Jones . Katrine, Manitoba h.
w. Nov 17 1810
Louise Maude ~1880 . . Macdonald, Manitoba d. after 1901
Mabel Apr 3 1882 Frederick Hodgins 1909 Katrine, Manitoba h. Feb 12 1941
w. Dec 17 1917
Francis ~1887 Grace Marie Payne . Katrine, Manitoba h. 1957
w. 1956

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(Generation 3) Children of John McLaughlan and Christina Robertson in McNab Township, Ontario

Name Born Married Date Residence Died
Donald
(farmer)
Dec 5 1834 Catherine McNee Jul 12 1867 McNab Township,
Renfrew Co.
h.
w. May 27 1884
James Jan 28 1837 unmarried . . d. after 1891
Elizabeth May 21 1839 Alexander Fraser Jul 11 1866 . h. 1923
w. 1921
John Apr 24 1841 . . . h.
w.
Christian Dec 5 1843 . . . h.
w.
Margaret Jan 29 1845 . . . d. Aug 15 1867
Thomas
(farmer)
May 22 1847 Janet McNee . McNab Township,
Renfrew Co.
h. Apr 29 1939
w. Nov 28 1919
Helen 1849 . . . d. 1850
Ellen Jane Feb 17 1852 James Stewart Jan 1883 McNab Township,
Renfrew Co.
h. Mar 7 1917
w. Dec 18 1943

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(Generation 4) Children of Donald McLachlan and Catherine McNee in McNab Township, Ontario

Name Born Married Date Residence Died
Isabella ~1869 . . . h.
w.
Christina ~1870 . . . h.
w.
Catherine ~1871 . . . h.
w.
Elizabeth ~1873 . . . h.
w.
Helen Jane ~1875 . . . h.
w.
Mary S. ~1877 . . . h.
w.
Annie ~1881 . . . h.
w.

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(Generation 4) Children of Alexander Fraser and Elizabeth McLachlan in McNab Township, Ontario

Name Born Married Date Residence Died
Christian ~1867 . . . d.
Charles ~1869 . . . d.
John ~1870 . . . d.
Daniel ~1872 . . . d.
James ~1874 . . . d.
Cecilia ~1876 . . . d.
Grace ~1878 . . . d.
Thomas ~1879 . . . d.

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(Generation 4) Children of Thomas McLachlan and Janet McNee in McNab Township, Ontario

Name Born Married Date Residence Died
Agnes Jan 26 1887 . . . d. Nov 1 1922
Christina Nov 13 1888 John William McVicar . . h. Oct 3 1959
w. 1975

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(Generation 3) Children of James McLaughlan and Katherine Fisher in McNab Township, Ontario

Name Born Married Date Residence Died
John F. Dec 3 1843 Janet Paris . . h.
w.
Jessie . Robert Menzies Stewart Aug 20 1902 . h. Dec 1 1925
w. 1948
Catherine (Katie) ~1862 Alexander George Stewart Sep 8 1886 McNab Township h. Apr 16 1931
w. Aug 1 1934
James . . . Manitoba h.
w.

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(Generation 4) Children of John F. McLachlan and Janet Paris in McNab Township, Ontario

Name Born Married Date Residence Died
John Paris ~1874 . . . d.
Catherine F. ~1876 . . . d.
Isabella ~1878 . . . d.
Jessie Oct ... 1880 . . . d.

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