lseabail Dhomhnaill Bhain

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lseabail Dhomhnaill Bhain decided, in 1873, to join her brothers and sisters near Lake Megantic in Quebec Province, her husband, Donald Buidhe, having died two years previously. All her children, except Murdo, went with her.

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Circa 1850

Canadian Settlers circa 1850

The following emigrated from South Tolsta to Canada:

  • John Nicolson, his wife Anne and children John, Mary, Kenneth and Donald.(1855) and settled in Whitton
  • John Murray, Mac lan Duinn, his wife Mary Nicolson and their three year old son, John, lain Beag Donn. (1855) and settled in Whitton
  • Donald Murray, Mac lan Duinn, a brother of John, who later married his cousin Margaret, Mairead Dhomhnall Duinn. (1855) and settled in Whitton)
  • Donald Murray, Domhnall Donn, a brother of Margaret, his wife Kate Mackenzie and children Murdo, Angus, John and Anne. He was known as Domhnall na Gualainn (Donald of the Shoulder). (1853) and settled in Hampden
  • Norman Morrison, wife and family. (1851) and sttled in Lingwick

Donald, John and Angus Murray, the sons of Angus Murray, who farmed Glen Tolsta, before the Macmillans arrived in 1843 emigrated in 1852. Donald later went to Australia, and called his homestead in the bush, "Tolsta". They left from crofts 6 and 11 and settled in Huron, Bruce County

  • Norman Murray emigrated in 1852 and later married Mary Macdonald and settled in Huron, Bruce County
  • Neil Smith and wife Christina Campbell and family emigrated in 1855 and settled in Bruce, Bruce County
  • Donald Macsween 3a Tolsta and family emigrated to Canada in 1853

1918 to Present

Canadian Settlers from 1918 to present

Croft #
Iain Cameron
68
Capt. Angus and George Campbell
62
Alexander Graham
57
Alexander Murray
70
Annie Campbell
9 Hill Street
John Campbell
Edgemoor Cottage
Gormelia Graham
39
Capt. John Macdonald and his brother, Murdo (formerly of Sheshader)
12
Annie Maciver
Lochside
Catherine Maciver
38
Georgina Maciver
17
Margaret J. Maciver
17
Mary Maciver
28
Norman Maciver, his wife Margaret, and family
11
Mary Mackay
18 New
Peggy Mackenzie
Westview Cottage
Peggy Maclean
Sitehill
Annie Maclennan
35
Annie Macleod
2 New
Annie Macleod
53
Christina, John and Roderick Macleod
34B
Donald M. and Kenneth Macleod
Carran Ban
Henrietta Macleod
(Mrs Macdougall)
53
Norman Morrison
46
Alexander Murray
71
Annabella, Catherine and Murdina Murray
49
Cora Murray
49
Henrietta, Mary and Peggy Murray
4
Annie Nicolson
Roadside

Canadian Settlers circa 1890 - 1914

From 1890 -1914 the following settled in Canada:
Croft #
Extra Info
John, Donald and Neil Campbell
2
Donald and Murdo Campbell
34C
William Finlayson
10
Returned for the 1914-1918 War
John Graham
39
Died in Alaska
Donald Sr. and Donald Jr. Macinnes
Hill Street
Christina and John Maciver
30B
John Maciver
33
Returned for 1914-1918 War - drowned in Iolaire Disaster
Mary Maciver
4
Catherine Mackay
42
John and Murdo Mackenzie
50
Alexander, Donald and John Maclean
63
Annie Macleod
(later Mrs Donald Maclean)
Hill Street
Donald Macleod
53
John Macleod
Hill Street
John and Henrietta Macleod
58
John returned at his own expense for the 1914- 1918 War
Murdo and William Macleod
34B
William came at his own expense from the Yukon for the 1914-1918 War
Henrietta Martin,
Hill Street
Alexander Murray
29
Allan and Thomas Murray
49
Both killed in France in 1914-1918 War
Christina Murray
71
Murdo Murray
61
Returned at his own expense from the Rockies for the 1914-1918 War
Bess Nicolson
3

From 1860 and 1880:

Those who settled in Canada between 1860 and 1880:

Croft #
Extra Info
Christina Campbell
Torquil, Mac Ian Bhain, Torquil Campbell
William Macdonald
60
Angus Maciver
30

Angus Maciver
( Mac Mhurchaidh Mhoir) went to Nova Scotia. A grandson, a Canadian chaplain, preached in the village in 1942

Donald Maciver
33
Mac Aonghais Ruaidh
Evander Maciver
11
Hector Maciver
28
(Mac Aonghais Eachainn)Went first to Carolina
Murdo and Kenneth Maciver
30
(Mic Iain Mhurchaidh Mhoir) Settled in British Columbia in 1868.
Kenneth worked in the mines as a joiner, seeing to the pit props. He was never married.
Murdo was coming home when he met a young lassie of Barvas extraction whom he married, and settled down on his own dairy farm on the banks of the Fraser River, near the old HBC Fort Langley.
Maciver's Landing there is named after him. He planted a poplar tree for every child born to him - seven in all.
Murdo Maciver, Mac Mhurchaidh Bhig
Angus Bard Macleod and his children, Donald, John, Murdo, Annabella and Mary
36
John later took his father home as he was homesick. John first went to New Zealand, but later qualified as a minister in Australia, before taking his MD degree in Montreal. He was a minister in Tiree for three years before returning to Canada.
Annabella's husband, Alexander Macrae, and Mary's husband, Murdo Maciver, emigrated about the same time as the Macleods in 1875 and settled in Lingwick.
Mary and Peter Macleod, the children of Donald Bard Macleod, (58).
John and William Macleod, sons of Tormod Mor Macleod, (6). John was the author of the song "An t-Eilean a Tuath". He returned home to die after forty years as a missionary in the backwoods of Quebec and Ontario. William was a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted police and was stationed for a while at Lake Athabasca
Torquil Macleod 4
(Mac Dhmhnaill Beag Thorcaill) was also in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Colin and Neil Murray 52
Sons of Alasdair Neill. Emigrated in the 1870s and settled in Southampton, Bruce County
Donald Murray, his wife Christina Macdonald and children Christina, Effie, Kennina and Margaret 27
(Domhnall Beag Choinnich) Emigrated in 1883 and settled in Marston
Christina and Margaret Murray 35
Daughters of Aonghas Breabadair
Christina Murray with her husband, lain Sheoc, Back 22
(Cairstiona Mhor Dhomhnaill Choinnich)While living in eastern Quebec, she attacked, and drove away a bear which had felled one of her cows. Latterly, she lived in Vancouver
Donald*, John and Murdo Murray 49
Brothers of Allan Dubh Murray, John, nicknamed, "Gearr-mhasach", lived at No. 7. He encouraged his wife, from Point, to emigrate, by telling her of the marvellous food which she would get on the Atlantic crossing!


*
Donald Murray (Mac Dhomhnaill Duinn) bade farewell to the village which he would never see again, with the words:

Soraidh leat a Chnoc a' Runnair,
'S a Charnan na h-Arda;
Soraidh leat a Bhideim,
'S a Thuim Loch a' Ghaineamhaich

Isabella Macdonald 37

(lseabail Dhomhnaill Bhain) Decided, in 1873 to join her brothers and sisters near Lake Megantic in Quebec Province, her husband, Donald Buidhe, having died two years previously. All her children, except Murdo, went with her. More

Hudson Bay Employees

Croft #
Patronymic / Nickname
Donald Gunn
70
Donald Mackay
2

An t-Olach

Murdo Mackay
50

Murchadh Dick

Alexander Macleod
7

Alasdair mac Dhomhnaill Iain

George Macrae
44

(Seoras Dearg)

21

mac an t-Sealgair

Donald Murray
7

Domhnall mac Mhurch' Curachaidh

John Murray
49

lain Ailein

Murdo Murray
7

Murchadh Innseanach

Angus Smith
24

Aonghas Mor mac lan Oig