Mary Ann MacPherson

(8 August 1850 - 20 April 1935)
     Mary Ann MacPherson was born on 8 August 1850 in Menangle Road, Picton, New South Wales. She was the daughter of Paul MacPherson and Jane Emslie. Mary Ann MacPherson was christened on 8 March 1851 in Church of England, Picton.
     Mary Ann MacPherson married James Robertson, son of John Robertson and Elisabeth MacIntosh, on 7 April 1869 in Newmarket, near Avoca, Victoria, Australia. They were married as Presybterians by licence with the consent of her father, her sister Jessie was witness along with William Byers. James was a farmservant of Wareek at the time.
     Mary was registered as Mary Ann Robinson at Tullaroop Rd, Maryborough, on the 1908 electoral roll.
     Mary was registered as Mary Ann Robertson, home duties, Paul McPherson Robertson, labourer, james McPherson Robertson, labourer at Victoria Pde, Maryborough, Victoria, on the between 1921 and 1922 electoral roll.
     Mary was registered as James McPherson Robertson, labourer & Mary Ann Robertson & Paul McPherson Robertson, labourer. at McKean St, Maryborough, Victoria, on the 1924 electoral roll.
     
     Mary died on 20 April 1935 in 9 Roosevelt Street, North Coburg, Victoria, aged 84. The informant at her death was the undertaker who stated 10 years in NSW, 78 years in Vic. therefore moved in 1860 but would make her born in 1847! Her age at marriage is correct (19) but the place is given as Maryborough. She was buried on 23 April 1935 in New Melbourne General cemetery, Fawkner.

Children of Mary Ann MacPherson and James Robertson

Mary Ann MacPherson

(10 April 1841 - 19 November 1903)
     Mary Ann MacPherson was born on 10 April 1841 in Tomintoul, Kirkmichael, Banffshire. She married firstly John Ferguson, of Brae of Coyrach, Old Deer in September 1864 and secondly, Robert John Garden, MD, of Aberdeen. She was the daughter of Rev Charles MacPherson and Mary Farquharson. Mary Ann MacPherson was christened on 13 April 1841 in Tomintoul, Kirkmichael.
     Mary died on 19 November 1903 aged 62.

Mary Ann (Margaret?) MacPherson

(circa 1814 - 30 November 1828)
     Mary Ann (Margaret?) MacPherson was born circa 1814 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire, Scotland. She was the daughter of James MacPherson and Mary or Marjory or Margaret? MacGregor.
     Mary died on 30 November 1828 in Torbain, Kirkmichael, Banffshire.

Mary Isabella MacPherson

(30 November 1864 - 1919)
     Mary Isabella MacPherson was born on 30 November 1864 in Little Dunkeld, Perthshire. She was a painter. She was the daughter of Rev Cosmo MacPherson and Rachel Bogie Black.
     Mary died in 1919.

Mary J E MacPherson

(circa 1864 - )
     Mary J E MacPherson was born circa 1864. She was the daughter of John MacPherson and Margaret Grant.

Mary or Ann MacPherson

(9 September 1828 - )
     Mary or Ann MacPherson was born on 9 September 1828 in Blackhaugh, Kirkmichael, Banffshire, Scotland. She was the daughter of Alexander MacPherson and Anne Grant. Mary or Ann MacPherson was christened on 11 September 1828 in Kirkmichael. Mary lawful daughter of Alexander McPherson, Blackhaugh and Anne Grant his spouse born 9 & bp 11 September 1828.
     Mary or Ann MacPherson married George Gordon on 20 December 1844 in St Nicholas, Aberdeen. Ann McPherson & George Gordon.
     Mary or Ann MacPherson and George Gordon were recorded on the 1851 census in 66 Gerrard St, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire. George Gordon 24, born Aberdeen, iron turner, Ann Gordon, 24 born Kirkmchael, Banff, children John Gordon 6, Jane Gordon 8, Mary Ann Gordon, 3, James Gordon 10 months, all born at Aberdeen, Isabella McPherson, 21 sister-in law, born Kirkmichael.
     Mary or Ann MacPherson and George Gordon appeared on the 1861 census in 69 George St, Aberdeen. Geo Gordon, 38, Iron turner, born St Ncholas, Aberdeen, wife Ann Gordon, 37, born Kirkmichael, ohn Gordon, 15, iron turner, James Gordon, 10, Agnes Gordon 8, all born at St Nicholas, Aberdeen..
     Gary McPherson holds a 'Forget me not' card dated 1868 from Mrs George Gordon of Aberdeen in which she describes herself as sister to Paul McPherson of Newmarket, Peter McPherson of Bet Bet & Alexander Borland of Laanecoorie.

Children of Mary or Ann MacPherson and George Gordon

Murdoch MacPherson

(circa 1809 - )
     Murdoch MacPherson was born circa 1809 in Strath, Inverness-shire.
     Murdoch MacPherson and Christy Fraser appeared on the 1841 census in Lower Breakish, Strath, Inverness-shire. Murdoch McPherson, 25, ag. lab, born Inverness, Christy Mcpheson, 30, all born in the county of Inverness; Margaret 12, born Inverness; Paul aged 5, born Inverness; William aged 3, born Inverness; Flora, 8 months, born Inveress; Marion Mathison, 60, born Inverness.
     Murdoch MacPherson and Paul MacPherson were recorded on the 1851 census in Strath, Inverness-shire. Murdoch Mcpherson, 35, born Crieff, Perthshire, crofter of 3 acres; wife Chirsty Mcpherson     41, born Strath, children Paul Mcpherson,15, born Strath, William Mcpherson 13, John Mcpherson 8, Flora Mcpherson 3, all born at Strath.
     Murdoch MacPherson married Christy Fraser.

Children of Murdoch MacPherson and Christy Fraser

Murdoch MacPherson

     Murdoch MacPherson was the son of Unknown MacPherson of Flenas.
     John's father was a second son of Macpherson of Flenas and was called Murdoch.

Children of Murdoch MacPherson

Norman MacPherson

(22 May 1899 - 1985)
     Norman MacPherson was born on 22 May 1899 in Dunolly, Victoria. He was the son of Charles MacPherson and Mary Banks.
     Norman MacPherson married Pearlie Ernestine Jeffery in 1932.
     Norman died in 1985 in Shepparton, Victoria.

Paul MacPherson

(before 29 March 1818 - 25 February 1898)
     Paul MacPherson was born before 29 March 1818 in Blackhaughs, Kirkmichael, Banffshire, Scotland. He was christened on 29 March 1818 in Kirkmichael. Paul, son of Alexander McPherson, Blackhaugh by his spouse Anne Grant was bapt 29 March 1818. He was the son of Alexander MacPherson and Anne Grant.
     A Paul McPherson, his wife and 5 children of Tomintoul had "removed from this mission" by 20 April 1824. In 1836 there was a single man Paul McPherson of Tomintoul listed in the Roman Catholic "Status Animarum". These references are probably to Paul the shoemaker.
     In 1841 he was not at Kirkmichael nor were his parents, but I have not found them in the 1841 census for Aberdeen..
     On 5th Dec 1839 [the Rev Charles McPherson?] wrote "In consequence of the extreme failure of the crop of 1838 owing to the severe harvest frost and the previous failure of the crops of 1836 and 1837, a very great distribution prevailed in this parish and it was found necessary to raise extraordinary supplies for the maintenance of the Poor in this and the neighbouring parish of Kirkmichael..."
He then lists the families releived and the quantity of meal in pecks which each family received during the whole period. On Cosmo McPherson's list Ellick, a George McPherson received 92 pecks, on the Braes of Avon list Jane MpPherson received 8 pecks, Wm McPherson received 45 pecks & Wm McPherson, Dalavorar received 2.5 pecks. On the Conglass side list, there were no McPhersons. Several McPhersons on the Tomintoul list.
     Paul MacPherson was recorded on 6 June 1841 census in 54 Gerrard St, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire. He (or possibly his brother Peter) is probably the P McPerson [sic], living with the George Gordon family. They are listed as P aged 23, book seller, Ann aged 17, James 14, Margt 5, Isa 11, none born in the county. The building was also shared with the McDonald family.
     Paul MacPherson married Jane Emslie, daughter of John Emslie and Jane Stephen, on 12 September 1844 in St Nicholas, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Paul McPherson, merchant in Aberdeen & Jane Emslie, daughter of John Emslie, coppersmith in Aberdeen by the Rev. John Stephen, minister in Aberdeen, in the presence of the said John Emslie and Peter McPherson, hatter in Aberdeen.
     Paul MacPherson and Jane Emslie arrived per "Waverley" on 20 December 1848 at Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, from Plymouth 3rd September 1848, carrying assisted passengers. Paul McPherson, 30, farm labourer, of Blackhause, Banffshire; son of Alexander & Anne; wife Jane McPherson, 22, dressmaker, born Aberdeen, daughter of John & Jane Hemsley, living in Aberdeen; Margaret (sister) 13, born Blackhause, no parents given; Jane 3 & Margaret 1 1/2 both born Aberdeen.
     Paul was a labourer of Menangle Rd. Picton at his daughter Mary Ann's Church of England baptism 8 March 1851. By his daughter Jannet Belgowan's Wesleyan baptism on the 19 Dec 1852, he was described as a farmer of Picton in Picton, New South Wales, between 1851 and 1852. He was licensed to sell beer on 6 February 1866 in Carisbrook. He was listed in a directory dated between 1870 and 1871 as P McPherson , farmer at Carisbrook, Victoria. There was also P McPherson of Bet Bet, which is probably his brother Peter.
     Paul MacPherson was employed by Joseph Jenkins in his "Diary of a Welsh swagman" states that he was promised more permanent work at a wage of 12s a week by Mr Paul McPherson, a decent Scotsman, at New Market Farm and Hotel, near Carisbrook. Between August and November he describes his work, etc.: he takes hay to town in a waggon drawn by six strong oxen. He erected log fencing at this fine farm of 300 acres, then ploughed a paddock as flat as a pool of water ... plants potatoes and prepares the garden for carrots. People who call here on Sunday get their drinks unlawfully at the back door. Built a calves' sheld and a pig st, walks to Maryborough for necessities. A mob of sheep stop at the farm every Wednesday night on their way to the market at Ballarat. ... I see two sides of life here because it is a public house as well as a farm, and it is common custom in the colony for hoteliers to own an adjoining farm on which swagmen are engaged for a small wage. They are expected to spend this on drinks at the hotel, and course they do this, so the hotelier gives with one hand and takes back with the other. I spent the morning picking peas for market, and hay harvesting in the afternoon. Hundreds of swagmen pass by looking for work. November ... The Master ordered me to unload from the waggon hay which I had just loaded. I was told to come down from the load. I did, and left to collect my swag in spite of appeals from the Master and his family to resume work. I was engaged to mow hay by another hotelier with a farm ... I elected to leave and the parting was amiable. as a farmer and hotelier in July 1871, Carisbrook. He was a hotel keeper in Carisbrook, Victoria, in 1875. He was the informant at the death of Jane Emslie, on 26 July 1875.
     THe Argus on 16 Feb 1876 reported: George Holton, an apple blight curer at
Carisbrook, was arraigned on a charge of indecently assaulting a little child, five years of age, the daughter of a respectable farmer at Newmarket, named Paul Macpherson. The details of the case were most horrible. The
prisoner was found guilty, and remanded.
. Paul MacPherson was listed in a directory dated between 1884 and 1889 as Paul McPherson, farmer at Carisbrook.
     Paul MacPherson made a will dated 24 September 1897 in Carisbrook, Victoria. Paul McPherson of Newmarket, near Carisbrook, farmer - ... Maryborough Benevolent Society £5, Victorian Alliance £10, unto my grandson Paul McPherson Robertson such of my deposit receipts in the London Bank of Australia Ltd, Maryborough, as may be current at the time of my decease together with such an amount out my person.... £50, unto my daughter Janet Balgowan Barr the sum of fifty pounds subject to ... by her husband Andrew Barr, Mrs Selina Earl of Maryborough, grocer..., unto my daughter Sarah Burns the sum of fifty pounds, my daughter Martha Jennings... grand-daughter Margaret McCulloch, grand-daughter Matilda McCulloch, niece Mary Harwood [Hurwood], son-in-law Henry Perryman, son Paul McPherson, son Peter McPherson, in equal proportions to my daughters Jane McCulloch and Mary Ann Robertson I devise all my real estate unto my son Peter McPherson and I hereby appoint Archibald McCrab of Deep Creek, (R McCulloch)?, my son Peter McPherson of Newmarket, farmer, executor...
     Paul died of bronchitis on 25 February 1898 in Newmarket, Carisbrook, Victoria, Australia. He was buried on 27 February 1898 in Carisbrook.
     His will was proved on 21 March 1898 at Victoria.

Children of Paul MacPherson and Jane Emslie

Paul MacPherson

(circa 1755 - )
     Paul died. He was born circa 1755 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire, Scotland. He was probably born about 1756 if he was 21 at his marriage. There are 2 un-named sons born in that period and another with no name and no sex. He is probably the Paul McPherson in Tomachlaggan who had an illegitimate son James baptised in 1774, but he is described as of Blackhaugh by the arrival of his legitimate issue. There was a smithy at Tomachlaggan and there was a track from Tomachlaggan to Blackhaughs. John McPherson of Tomachlaggan had an un-named son in 1762 but if this is Paul, it would mean he was only c.12 when James was born. The illegitimate James moved from Blackhaughs to Tomachlaggan.
The ministers in the Statistical Accounts observe that the registers are deficient and have been transcribed. A 1756 birth makes him exactly contemporary with Abbe Paul McPherson who was the son of a Paul of Inveravon. However there was also a Paul baptised at Kingussie in 1755. He may be a younger son of the McPhersons of Ellick.
     In 1687 a Paul McPherson of Knocken is mentioned in a Banff sasine dated 1 Aug 1687, and a Paul McPherson of Towie between 1673 and 1676, he? is described as son of William of Towie in a sasine dated 20 Jan 1670.
     Bruce Bishop quoting Gaffney, 1970 states the McPhersons arrived in thre parish in the 17th century.
An Alex McPheson of Bellenlon ... [Jn..] paid tax on 2 horses in 1797-1798. On the same page (2) were Adam McPherson, Mains ... with 1 horse and Cosmo McPherson & Geo McPherson, both of Ellick paying for 2 hoses each. Also a John McPherson Blearnamire with 1 horse. On page 3 were John McPherson Fotherletter with 1 horse, John McPheson Findron with 2.
     Paul is the first linked member of the McPherson family we can confirm. He farmed at Blackhaugh which appears to be new lands on the Chabet Water.
     There was a contemporary Abbe Paul MacPherson (1756-1846) at Salan seminary at neighbouring Braes of Glenlivet. He was sent to Rome on a mission in 1812 by the British government, then imprisoned by Napoleon at Savona. MacPherson's readiness to co-operate helped to bring about the relaxation of the British government's restrictions on Catholics. He returned to Glenlivet in 1820 to build up chapel, presbytery and school. From 1717 to 1799 about 100 priests were trained in the seminary there. He was born at Scalan 4 March 1756, the son of Paul MacPherson and Jean Cumming; arrived at Scots College Rome 8 Feb 1770; for reasons of health, came to Valledolid; ordained a priest by Bishop of Segovia in his private chapel, 6 April 1779 and left for Scotland 21 April 1779; procurator of the Scottish Mission, Rome 1793-98; returned to Rome 1814 and then became the rector of the college there 1820-27 and 1835-46; died in Rome 24 Nov 1846 and buried in college chapel.
     In the Muster roll of Prince Charles Edward Stuart's army 1745-6 the following Paul McPhersons are listed in Cluny McPherson's regiment: of Machemill, of Reylahyle, horsekeeper to Cluny. The first two surrendered.
     Paul MacPherson married Janet Riach circa 1776 in Banffshire, Scotland.
Paul MacPherson was listed on the rent roll of the Duke of Gordon, in 1785, for property in Blackhaugh, Kirkmichael, Banffshire, Scotland. Cropt 1785: Blackhaugh, no lease, Grassum.
Blackhaugh is located off the main Avonside Road, B9136, from Ballanlish to Croughly. Part of this road forms part of the Tomintoul Spur of the Speyside Way. It now forms part of the Forestry Commission lands with only a path through to Ballanlish.
Paul MacPherson was listed on the rent roll of the Gordon estate, in 1790, for property in Kirkmichael, Banffshire. 1790: Black-haugh, £3/10/- rental, 1 custom wedder, farm.
Paul MacPherson was listed on the rent roll of the Gordon estate, between 1800 and 1801, for property in Blackhaugh, Kirkmichael. He was 1 shilling in arrears.
Paul MacPherson was listed on the rent roll of the Duke of Gordon, in 1802, for property in Kirkmichael. "State of the multures payable by the tenants in Mr Marshall's collection in proportion to their present rents 1802": Paul McPherson, Blackhaugh. £4/10/- rental, Money...
Others were: Alexander McPherson etc. ilisted at Easter Inverauries, money £40, grassum £160 converted £16, 2 wedders £1.£57 rent, proportion of multures £2/5/11. Paul is listed separately at Blackhaugh.
Paul MacPherson was listed on the rent roll of the Duke of Gordon, in 1809, for property in Kirkmichael. 1809: crop Blackhaugh, rental £7/7/-. Old feus nos.42 & 43 - half tenements each in Tomintoul. Also lot 7 between the service roads South, Tomintoul; Lot next to Foordmouth & St Bridget, held with Miss Goggin. This Probably a different Paul.

Child of Paul MacPherson and Betty MacGregor

Children of Paul MacPherson and Janet Riach

Paul MacPherson

(1867 - 5 August 1929)
     Paul MacPherson was born in 1867 in Carisbrook, Victoria. He was the son of Paul MacPherson and Jane Emslie.
     The Age Saturday 18 April 1936 p 8 has a photograph of the students at Carisbrook school including Paul McPherson in grade 5, c 1889.
     There are several references to Paul McPherson's farm near Wagga in the local newspapers between 1902 and 1907..
     Sarah Burns, the sister of Paul McPherson was found dead in flood waters at Wagga in Nov 1925.
     Paul died on 5 August 1929 in Coolamon, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales. A Paul McPherson was buried at Wagga who died 5 August 1929. However he was not listed on his father's death certificate. A Paul McPherson was listed on the 1930 electoral roll as a farmer at Kittegorm, in the Coolamon district of the Riverina, NSW. He did not appear to have a wife.
The Sydney Morning Herald reported on 9 August 1929: FARMER FOUND DEAD.COOLAMON, Wednesday.
Mr Paul Mcpherson, a farmer in comfortable circumstances, who lived alone on his farm at Tooyal, was found by a neighbour dead in his kitchen on Monday. He had not been well for some time. An inquest was held to-day, the verdict being death from natural causes
.

Paul MacPherson

(2 February 1824 - 27 July 1875)
     Paul MacPherson was born on 2 February 1824 Baptised Paul McPherson, lawful son to Paul McPherson and Catherine Christie there. Paul Grant & Elspet McPherson, aunt to the child, sponsors in Scalan, Inveravon, Banffshire, Scotland. He was christened in February 1824 in RC church, Tombae/Tomnavoulin, Inveravon, Banffshire. Paul McPherson, lawful son to Paul McPherson and Catherine Christie there. Paul Grant B... Mid-Achdrigny and Elspet McPherson aunt to the child were sponsors.. He was the son of Paul MacPherson and Catherine Christie.
     Paul was educated from between 1837 and 1840 at Scots College, Rome, Italy.
     Paul MacPherson married Margaret Laing circa 1847 in Corgarff, Aberdeenshire. They had eight children and remained Catholic according to Nisbet.
     Paul MacPherson was recorded on the 1851 census in Ellick, Kirkmichael, Banffshire. Paul McPherson, aged 26, born Inveravon, a married farm labourer with Cosmo's family. Paul was a farm labourer in 1851, Kirkmichael, Banffshire.. Paul was described as a living child of Paul MacPherson on 19 February 1858.
     Paul MacPherson appeared on the 1861 census in Conval St, South side, Mortlach, Banffshire. Paul McPherson, 32, boarder, born Inveravon, rail labourer, with Donald Matheson 36, boarder, rail labourer, born Skye, Inverness; William McHattie, 25, boarder, born Rathven, Banff, rail labourer; John McIntosh 65, head, born Inveravon, coppersmith; Margaret McIntosh, 29, born Mortlach, servant; Donald McPherson 13, boarder, born Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, rail labourer; James Murray 5 grandson, born Mortlach.
     Paul MacPherson married secondly Margaret Lyon on 7 February 1872 in Methlick, Aberdeenshire. Paul McPherson, agricultural labourer, widower, aged 44, son of Paul McPherson, crofter & Catherine McPherson (alias Christie) married Margaret Lyon, domestic servant, aged 33.
     Paul died on 27 July 1875 in St Andrew Street, Aberdeen, aged 51. Paul McPherson, general labourer, aged 51, married to Margaret Laing, died at 1.30 am, son of Paul McPherson, Chelsea Pensioner, deceased and Catherine McPherson m.s. Christie, of Pulmonary Haemorrhage. The informant was his sister Ann Donaldson of 20 Albion St, Aberdeen.

Children of Paul MacPherson and Margaret Laing

Paul MacPherson

(before 2 July 1778 - )
     Paul MacPherson was born before 2 July 1778 in Lynavoir, Kirkmichael, Banffshire. He was christened on 2 July 1778 in Kirkmichael. He was the son of John MacPherson and Margaret Forbes.
     Paul MacPherson married Ann or Margeret Grant on 16 April 1804 in Leith, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. An addition to the Tomintoul Roman Catholic church register states: 1805 June - Paul McPherson, Tomintoul and Anne McGrigor at Edinburgh. But the Tomintoul RC register after Feb 18 1806 states: Paul Mcpherson to Anne McGrigor at Edinb. However the St Mary Cathedral, Edinburgh's records show Paul MacPherson maried Anne Grant at Edinburgh on 16 April 1804: Paul Macpherson son of John Macpherson and Margaret Forbes of Stratha....? and Anne Grant, daughter of John Grant and Margt Gordon of the same country, proclamations being dispensed with by Bishop Cameron, were married at Leigh . Paul was a shoemaker from 1810, Tomintoul.
     The Status Animarum listed: Removed from this mission: from Tomintoul - Paul McPherson, his wife and 5 children.

Children of Paul MacPherson and Ann or Margeret Grant

Paul MacPherson

(before April 1783 - 19 February 1858)
     Paul MacPherson was born before April 1783 in Inveravon, Banffshire, Scotland. He was the son of John MacPherson and Elspet Gordon.
     Paul MacPherson served in the military in the Army||Enlisted 30 Jun 1804 2nd Battn.78th Regiment of Foot, served with regiment at Maida Italy 04 Jul 1806, captured 21st April 1807 at El Hamet, Egypt imprisoned at Cairo till Sept 1807, invalided out of army 24 March 1808 due to arm wound received at El Hamet. He was described as five feet & and half inches in height, brown eyes, brown Hair, fair complexion.He was admitted 4 April 1808 between 1804 and 1808.
     He married (1) Margaret Stuart . He was a crofter. They had two known children, Elspet b 4 April 1816 at Timberford & died 24 March 1897 at Tomnarieve, Glenlivet and John who was a gamekeeper in the 1881 & 1891 censuses and died 22 July 1899 at Lynn of Shenval, Glenlivet. He had 6 children.
     Paul MacPherson married Catherine Christie on 6 May 1823 in Inveravon, BAN, SCT.
     The Rev Charles Gordon entered upon the church of Chapeltown 17 April 1830 - a census of his flock was held on 12 June 1839 which showed at Badaglashan, Paul McPherson 56, Catherine Christie 36, Ann McPherson 14, John McPherson 13, Donald McPherson 7, Wiliam McPherson 7, Robert McPherson 4, Janet McPherson 2. A note states "eldest son Paul at ... College, Rome". The parents had 'Con' next to their names..
     Paul MacPherson and Catherine Christie were recorded on the 1851 census in Scalan, Inveravon, Banffshire. Paul McPherson, head, married, aged 68, Chelsea pensioner, born Inveravon, Catherine his wife, aged 59, with sons Donald aged 20 and William aged 18, both ag. labs., all born at Inveravon.
     Paul died on 19 February 1858 in Inveravon, Banffshire. Paul McPherson, aged 73 (75?), a pensioner of the 78th Regiment, married; died 19 Feb 1858 at 10 p.m. at Scalan. Son of John McPherson, farmer, deceased & Elspet McPherson m.n. Gordon. His son Paul of Aberlour was the informant. He was buried in the churchyard of Chapeltown. He was buried in Chapeltown, Glenlivet.

Child of Paul MacPherson and Janet Stewart

Children of Paul MacPherson and Catherine Christie

Paul MacPherson

(before 1751 - )
     Paul MacPherson was born before 1751 in Inverness-shire, Scotland. He was the son of unlinked early MacPherson.
     Paul MacPherson married Janet Cattanach before 1772. Paul was present at Paul MacPherson's christening on 26 April 1772 in Kingussie & Insch, Inverness-shire, Scotland.
     Paul MacPherson lived at Kingussie & Insch, Inverness-shire, 1772.

Child of Paul MacPherson and Janet Cattanach

Paul MacPherson

(26 April 1772 - )
     Paul MacPherson was christened on 26 April 1772 in Kingussie & Insch, Inverness-shire, Scotland. He was the son of Paul MacPherson and Janet Cattanach.

Paul Macpherson

(say 1730 - )
     Paul Macpherson was born say 1730. He was the son of Abbe Paul's grand-dad Macpherson.
     Paul Macpherson married Janet Cummin.

Children of Paul Macpherson and Janet Cummin

Paul MacPherson

(5 December 1835 - )
     Paul MacPherson was christened on 5 December 1835 in Strath, Inverness-shire. He was the son of Murdoch MacPherson and Christy Fraser.
     Paul MacPherson appeared on the 1841 census in the household of Murdoch MacPherson and Christy Fraser in Lower Breakish, Strath, Inverness-shire.
     Paul MacPherson and Murdoch MacPherson were recorded on the 1851 census in Strath, Inverness-shire. Murdoch Mcpherson, 35, born Crieff, Perthshire, crofter of 3 acres; wife Chirsty Mcpherson     41, born Strath, children Paul Mcpherson,15, born Strath, William Mcpherson 13, John Mcpherson 8, Flora Mcpherson 3, all born at Strath.
     Paul MacPherson married Isabella MacRae on 24 January 1860 in Strath, Inverness-shire.

Paul MacPherson

(20 October 1834 - before 1835)
     Paul MacPherson was christened on 20 October 1834 in Strath, Inverness-shire. He was the son of Murdoch MacPherson and Christy Fraser.
     Paul died before 1835.

Paul MacPherson

(circa 1746 - 28 May 1828)
     Paul MacPherson was born circa 1746 in Banffshire, Scotland. His children's names suggest his father was Daniel/Donald and Mary/Margaret or Isabella - Mary's positiion in the family is not established.
See http://www.geocities.com/heartland/prairie/8367/ for more on the descendants of this man. Although he was possibly born in Banffshire, it is not yet proven whether he links into my family.
     Paul MacPherson served in the military in His Majesty's 17th Regiment of Foot. He was discharged 29 July 1819 aged 73 from 1763 to 1783. He ended military service on 2 May 1781 in New York, USA. He was discharged as a 35 year old private soldier having served for 20 years and being disabled in one arm. He was 5 foot 8 inches tall, without shoes; having a black complexion and born in Banff, a labourer. He received 2 months pay to carry him to Europe.
     Paul MacPherson married Mary Oliver circa 1784. His children were Mary, Margaret 1875-1873, Daniel/Donald 1788-1868, James 1790-1878, John Murdoch 1793-1871, Robert 1795-1893, Isabella 1797 -, Hibbert 1800-1865

HIs daughter, Margaret McPherson, born in 1785 iin N.S.,is V James Great, Great,Great, Grandmother. Margaret McPherson married Jabez Leet, they had a son, Oliver 'Paul" Leet, who in turn married Margaret Cresine, who in turn had a daughter, Margaret Cassells Leet, who in turn married James Alexander Fraser, who in turn had a son, who is my Father.
     His 1781 discharge papers are copied with an outer wrapper> dated 26 July 1819 stating he was aged 73.
     Paul died on 28 May 1828 in Guysborough, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Paul MacPherson

(circa 1811 - 1881)
     Paul MacPherson was born circa 1811 in Laggan, Inverness-shire.
     Paul MacPherson married Jane MacPherson on 3 July 1838 in Kingussie & Insch, Inverness-shire.
     Paul MacPherson appeared on the 1841 census in Balgown, Laggan, Inverness-shire. Paul Mcpherson, 30, ag. labourer, Jane Mcpherson, 30, Isabella Mcpherson, 8, Angus Mcpherson 2, John Mcpherson, 3 months.
     Paul MacPherson was recorded on the 1851 census in Laggan, Inverness-shire. Paul McPherson, head, 40, labourer, born Laggan; Jana Mcpherson 36, born Kingussie; chicldren Anges 12; John 10, Jessie 8, Margaret 6, Alexr, 4, Ewen 2, all born at Laggan.
     Paul MacPherson appeared on the 1861 census in Balgown Private House, Laggan, Inverness-shire. He was an ag lab, aged 52, born at Laggan, with wife Jane, 45 and childrene, Angus, 22, John 29, Maggry 16, Alexnader 14, Lachlan 9, Ewen 7.
     Paul died in 1881 in Laggan, Inverness-shire. Paul McPherson aged 73, Laggan R D.

Paul MacPherson

(circa 1824 - )
     Paul MacPherson was born circa 1824 He may be the son of Paul & Catherine Christie who had a son Paul in 1824 in Tombrackie, Inveravon, Banffshire.
     Paul MacPherson was recorded on the 1851 census in 3 Old Castle Gate, Banff, Banffshire. Paul McPherson aged 28, born Tombrackie, Banffshire, "book canvasser brothe"r, was a lodger with the Anderson family. This also fits withe the P McPherson, book seller, living with the Gordon family in Aberdeen in 1851.
     Paul MacPherson appeared on the 1871 census in Auchterless, Aberdeenshire. Paul McPherson, aged 47, born Glenlivet, Banffshire, labourer on roads, was boarding with the Forsyth family.

Paul MacPherson

(circa 1773 - )
     Paul MacPherson was born circa 1773.
     Paul MacPherson appeared on the 1841 census in Guestrow, Aberdeen East, Aberdeenshire. Paul Mcpherson, 68, shoe maker, Jane Mcpherson, 20, Eliza Mcpherson, 15, Mary Mcpherson, 14, Hugh McDoubale, 25, Geo Lettie, 20, Archibald Thomson, 18.

Paul MacPherson

(before 1660 - )
     Paul MacPherson was born before 1660 in Banffshire, Scotland.
     Discharge by Lachlan Mackintosche of Belnespeick, as executor of deceased Alexander Mackintosch, son of deceased William Mackintosche of Stron, to Donald Makpherson of Nuid, for 200 merks being part of the tocher of Janet Mackpherson, daughter of deceased Paul Mcpherson of Delradie which said Donald was bound to pay
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     Letters of Inhibition following decreet of the Lords of Council and Session on 1st July 1680, at instance of James Mcintosh, merchant in Invernes, against Donald Mcqueen of Corribrugh [Corrybrough], eldest lawful son and heir of deceased Donald Mcqueen of Corriburgh, who was heir to deceased Angus Mcqueen of Corribrugh, proceeding on bond, dated 12th February 1650 and registered in the commissary court books of Invernes [Inverness], 8 November 1664, by the said Angus Mcqueen to Isobel and Janet Mcphersone [McPherson], lawful daughters of deceased Paul Mcpherson of Dalrady [Dalraddie] and of deceased Janet Mcphersone, his spouse, thereafter spouse to the said Angus Mcqueen, and on bond, dated 19 August 1652 and registered in sheriff court books of Invernes 24 February 1659, by John Mcbean in Knithyll, and the said Angus Mcqueen of Corribrugh, to deceased Angus Mcintosh, father of the said James. Enclosed:- Letters of horning and poinding, dated 6 November 1683, in respect of above bonds.
     Bruce B Bishop in Banffshire: the people and the lands pt 3: the parish of Boharm prior to 1750 states: in 1686 the elders included Paul McPherson of Knockan.
p.12: Helen Makpherson, spouse of Archibald Innes of Auchlunkart is mentioned. Donald McPherson a soldier who had been wounded at Flanders was given aid.
Pt 4 the parish of Boharm from 1750 to 1850 on p 4-5 mentions of Jean McPpherson of Starhead & Jean & Marjory McPherson of Milben who contributed to the repair of the handbell of the church in 1763.
Page 6 Margaret Stuart of Crorie was with child, and she was said to have 'gone to ther Highlands'. The ministers of the neighbouring upland parishes were alerted to watch for her, but she eventually returned to Boharm of her own accord adn admitted that the father of the child was John McPherson (1771). Page 10 mentions James McPherson in1754 & 1762 paid rental for a seat in the Kirk. P. 15 lists Christen McPherson in 1767 for antenuptial fornication with Robert Harrie, and James McPherson in 1767 & 1773 given aid by the Kirk Session in 1767 and on the poor list by 1769. Husband of Helen MacKay, both described as old and infirm. Jean McPherson was also on the poor list in 1769. Page 17 mentions Isobel McPhreson on the poor list in 1775.
     Assignation by Beatrix Gordon, relict of Donald Mcpherson of Nuid to Archibald Innes of Auchluncart, her son-in-law, of a bond for £1000 Scots by William Mcpherson, now of Nuid, with Paul Mcpherson of Knocken, John Grant of Gaich, and John Mcpherson of Beandachar as cautioners, in favour of said Beatrix in liferent and her daughter Helen Mcpherson, now spouse of said Archibald, in fee, dated 1 June, 1681, the said Archibald having granted a bond to said Beatrix for securing her in liferent in an annualrent of £60 Scots.
     Instrument narrating the proceedings in regality court of Huntley regarding the action at instance of Paul Mcpherson, younger of Cluine, against William Mcpherson of Noids and his tenants for pasturing their cattle in the forests of Gaike and Corrivien
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     Discharges by Paul Mcpherson, younger of Clun and Murdo Mcpherson of Clun, to Andrew Mcpherson of Ralea, for the duty of the third part of the lands of Dellnishelg 12 Jan 1710. Discharge by Paul Mcpherson of Clun to Andrew Mcpherson of Ralea for 80 merks as the ground duty of the lands of Dellneselgy 11 Jan 1711.
Minute of Agreement between Paul Mcpherson of Clune and Andrew Mcpherson in Dellneshelgg whereby said Andrew is to hold in tack for 2 years the eighteen part land called the Aird of Clune for yearly payment of £10 Scots and all duties thereof 13 Dec 1712.
Discharge by Paul Mcpherson of Clun to Marjorie Campbell, relict of Andrew Mcphersone, tacksman of Dellneselgg, (1) for 50 merks as his proportion of the duty of said lands and (2) of the 2 terms' duty of said lands and £14 Scots as 2 terms' stipend 22 Dec 1716.
     Paul McPherson of Knockan's property was valued at £40 in Timperley's A Directory of Scottish Landownership in 1770' (Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh, 1976) taken from the land tax records. This shows all the named landowners for that year together with the names and values of their properties, in so far as these can be gleaned from the record. It gives an accurate sense of the type of information available from the original record.

Paul MacPherson

(before 1640 - )
     Paul MacPherson was born before 1640.
     A list of the heads of families in Laggan in 1679: Shirromore.-- John Roy Mac Vurrich in Shirramore, Paul Macpherson his son there, Murroch Macpherson his son there, Dougall Mac Gilliechallum there.
The name of Macpherson, so common in Laggan, is not to be found among its landowners until about the middle of the seventeenth century. Andrew Macpherson, who fought at Glenlivat, and was alive in 1648, sometimes styled "of Cluny," was latterly designed "of Grange" in Banffshire, and is so described in his son Ewen's contract of marriage with Anna, daughter of the first Duncan Forbes of Culloden, dated the 16th of November, and the 2nd of December, 1641. In this contract Ewen is designed of Cluny, and as only son of Andrew Macpherson of Grange. The bride's tocher was 5000 merks, the cautioners for Cluny's obligations being John Macpherson of Nuide, Donald Macpherson, his eldest lawful son and apparent heir, Ewen Macpherson of Brin, Paul Macpherson of Dairaddie, Dougal Macpherson of Ballachroan, and Alexander Macpherson of Essich, the principals at the time of the name.

Paul MacPherson

(circa 1600 - )
     Paul MacPherson was also known as Paul MacPherson (of Lonnie) in records. He was born circa 1600.
     Donald McLean had a younger son, styled Hector Vic Coil Vic Ferquhar, who resided chiefly at Culcabock and married Margaret, daughter of Paul Macpherson of Lonnie.

Paul MacPherson

(before 1770 - )
     Paul MacPherson was born before 1770.
     Paul MacPherson married Margaret (?) before 1790.

Child of Paul MacPherson and Margaret (?)

Paul MacPherson

(1739 - )
     Paul MacPherson was born in 1739 in Petty, Inverness-shire. He ended military service on 9 November 1795. Paul McPherson late private soldier in Fraser's Fencilble Regiment of Foot, aged 56, 5 feet, 9 inches high, born in the parish of Petty, Inverness has servied ten months in the above regiment and 23 years in the Royal Highlanders. Being found unfit for service is hereby discharged. He made his mark.

Paul MacPherson

(1720 - )
     Paul MacPherson was born in 1720 in Nairn. He is probably the son of Donald and was baptised 11 Nov 1720 at Nairn, but there was also sono f Donald & Elspet Anderson McInvig, baptised 9 April 1721 at Alvie. He ended military service on 10 April 1781. He was admitted as a Chelsea Pensioner aged 61, a Corporal, after 13 years service, since 10 years in Garrison, complaints: Gravel, residence: Nairn 25 Dec.
     Paul MacPherson lived at Nairn, December 1781.