Just noticed this thread
I'm also a descendent of John McLean - he was my great-great grandfather.
John McLean was born in 1808. He first married Isabella McIntyre. At the time of John's trial for raising bodies, Isabella was pregnant with the couple's third child. They had 10 children in total:
Neil (1827-1895): Fisherman. Died a pauper.
Janet (1829-1885): Born in Clachhan. In 1881, Catherine McLean McIntyre, housewife, 52, was a prisoner in Castlehill, Campbeltown. She died in Bolgam Street.
John (born 2 April 1832l).
Alexander (1834-1897): Fisherman. Resident of Bolgram Street.
Malcolm (1837-1925): Fisherman.
Catherine (born 1842).
Marion (born 1848).
Isabella (born 1852).
Isabella predeceased her husband.
On 15 January 1855, widower John McLean married again - to Catherine Carnegie. He was 46. She was 26. When the couple married, he was living in Bolgam Street. The record of the marriage states that of his 10 children, five were still living. Catherine had one child of her own - Mary Moffat. Alexander McLean and James Carnegie were witnesses to the marriage.
John's second marriage to Catherine Carnegie produced seven children:
James (born 1855).
Elizabeth Morrison McLean (1855-1859).
Elizabeth Morrrison McLean (born 1859).
Margaret or Mary (born 1860).
John (born 1863).
Catherine Scott McLean (born 26 July 1865).
Catherine Scott McLean - the youngest of his children was my great grandmother.
Kintyre's own Resurrection Man died from TB on the 21 January 1873 at Lochend Street. He was 66. At the time, his youngest daughter, Catherine Scott McLean, was eight while his oldest son, Neil, from his first marriage to Isabella McIntyre was 46 years old.
I've been to the archives in Edinburgh and have copies of all the relevant papers. I'm working away from home for a couple of months, so all I have with me are transcripts. I will try to upload copies of the orginal documents when I get home. In the meantime, would anyone be interested to read the transcripts?