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Looking for Clementina McAlister (nee McLean)

Postby hdadiotis » Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:50 am

Can anyone help me locate the burial site of my gt gt grandmother Clementina McAlister (nee McLean). She was the widow of Duncan McAlister. She died in 1871 at Bealachroy, Kilcalmonell. Does anyone know what the closest burial sites would be to that location? Any help woul dbe most appreciated.
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Re: Looking for Clementina McAlister (nee McLean)

Postby MaryM » Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:49 pm

Do you know when her husband Duncan died?
There is a stone in Clachan Old Cemetery for a Duncan McAlister erected 1859. http://www.ralstongenealogy.com/clachanold.php

If that is possibly her husband, she would probably have been buried with him. Her name is not on the stone as far as I can see, but family may not have been able to pay for inscription.

I had a look at the 1851 Census: although it states that Duncan was born in Islay, his mother appears to have been born in Killean, so Killean Cemetery is another possibility ... there are a few McAlisters buried there too.
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Re: Looking for Clementina McAlister (nee McLean)

Postby hdadiotis » Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:50 pm

Thanks for your suggestions! No I don't know when Duncan died but I can find no registered death so I am thinking he died between 1851 and 1855 when death registration became required. Duncan and Clementina had a son Duncan in 1852, but by the 1861 census Clementina was listed as the head of the household. In the 1851 census Duncan lists his age as 30 years so that would make him only about 34 or 35 in 1855. The stone erected in 1859 seems to fit that time frame. Do you have a copy of the image? Is there anything else on the stone? I will also try to check the Killean clue. Of course there is a lot of assumption involved in this theory.

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Re: Looking for Clementina McAlister (nee McLean)

Postby Iain » Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:16 pm

…, Hi !
Welcome to the Kintyre Forum…

Perhaps the following may help Mary with her research.

Clementina (McAlister) McLean:
When Clementina (McAlister) McLean was born in 1816 in Argyll, Scotland, her father, ANGUS, was 66, and her mother, Mary, (McPherson) was 61. She had two sons and nine daughters. She died in 1871 in her hometown at the age of 55.

Birth
1816 • Argyll, Scotland .
• 1816
(AGE)
• Birth of Daughter MATTY MCALISTER(1840–)
18 JULY 1840 • Kilcalmonell and Kilberry, Argyll, Scotland
1840
24
• Marriage
25 Nov 1841 • Beith,Ayr,Scotland
Duncan Mcalister
(1778–1868)
• 1841
25
• Birth of Daughter Barbara Mcalister(1844–)
30 Aug 1844 • Kilcalmonell and Kilberry,Argyll,Scotland
1844
28
• Birth of Daughter Barbara Mcalister(1845–)
abt 1845 • Kilcalmonell, argyleshire
1845
29
• Birth of Daughter Barbara Mcalister(1845–)
abt 1845 • Kilcalmonell, argyleshire
1845
29
• Birth of Daughter Matilde Mcalister(1847–)
abt 1847 • Kilcalmonell, Argyllshire
1847
31
• Birth of Daughter Matilda Mcalister(1847–)
abt 1847 • Kilcalmonell, argyleshire
1847
31
• Birth of Daughter Christina Mcalister(1849–)
abt 1849 • Kilcalmonell, argyleshire
1849
33
• Birth of Daughter Mary Mcalister(1851–)
abt 1851 • Kilcalmonell, Argyllshire
1851
35
• Birth of Daughter Mary Mcalister(1851–)
abt 1851 • Kilcalmonell, Argyllshire
1851
35
• Residence
1851 • Kilcalmonell and Kilberry, Argyll, Scotland
Relation to Head of House: Wife
• 1851
35
• Birth of Son Duncan Mcalister(1853–)
abt 1853 • Kilcalmonell, Argyllshire
1853
37
• Birth of Son Duncan Mcalister(1853–)
abt 1853 • Kilcalmonell, Argyllshire
1853
37
• Death of Father ANGUS MCALISTER(1750–1857)
BEFORE 1857
1857
41
• Death of Sister Matty Matilda Mcalister(1781–1857)
27 Jun 1857 • BEALLACHROY,KILKALMONELL,ARGYLL
1857
41
• Residence
1861 • Kilcalmonell, Argyll, Scotland
Relation to Head of House: Head
• 1861
45
• Death of Husband Duncan Mcalister(1778–1868)
1868 • kilkalmonell, argyll
1868
52
• Residence
1871 • Kilcalmonell, Argyll, Scotland
Relation to Head of House: Head
• 1871
55
• Death
1871 • kilkalmonell, argyll
516/01 0013

..., Iain. :wink:

PS
Sources are in the 51/61/71 censi.
Births and baptisms 1564-1950.
Scotland baptisms.
Scotland marriages.
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Re: Looking for Clementina McAlister (nee McLean)

Postby lindaf » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:09 pm

Hi Ian
You wrote above....
Clementina (McAlister) McLean:
When Clementina (McAlister) McLean was born in 1816 in Argyll, Scotland, her father, ANGUS, was 66, and her mother, Mary, (McPherson) was 61.

Some thing isn't quite right there!

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