John MacPherson

     John MacPherson was born in Inveravon, Banffshire. He was the son of William MacPherson and Ann Rennie or Rannie.

John MacPherson

     John MacPherson was the son of Murdoch MacPherson.
He left Badenoch for a motive not very honourable. Murdoch's two sons resolved to get rid of their enemy [Grant of Rothiemurcas] by taking away his life. The Grants of Strathspey were it appears more civilized than their neighbours in Badenoch though determined to be revenged on their injury to their clan by the brothers they completed it in a legal manner. I know not what by means this got effected but the fact is they lodged the murders in the county prison at Elgin ,sentence of death was passed on both by the judge according to the laws of the country and the day execution appointed. The Macphesons of Badenoch partly no doubt on account of natural affecting but principally on account of the stain of infamy such a punishment would bring on the name resolved to rescue the culprits from the punishment ... against them. A dozen of the stoutest and most resolute of the clan offered their services which was readily accepted for the cause. The most profound secrecy of the whole undertaking was resolved. These twelve men set off for Elgin on a Saturday all on foot contriving their journey so as to reach Elgin when the inhabitants would be at church. Having got to the lowlands it occurred to them that when they should have succeeded in liberating their friends from jail, all could make their escape on horseback easier than on foot and having no horses on their they provided themselves out of the best stables that lay on their way. They reached Elgin about the time they proposed left their horses without the town with a few of their company to guard them and the rest marched boldly through the town to the tollbooth the doors of which having provided instruments for the purpose they soon threw open and met with no further resistance in liberating their friends. By the time the service of church was ended the streets were crowded with people but the Macphersons being strongly armed none offered to give them any hindrance. They and their rescued friends, mounted their horses and without any interruption reached Badenoch before they slept.
The hue and cry was soon raised against them by the magistrates of Elgin and -- pursued them to Badenoch. The twelve together with the two brothers betook themselves to their hiding places in their mountains where they were secure at least for the present. There they remained for several weeks through the influence of Rothimucas who eagerly desired to be revenged for the death of his relative continued as hot as ever. The Macphersons tired so long of living in their caves and separated from friends and family and apprehending they at last would be exposed to discover should the ... officers ... them the diligence they thereto had done. \... another bold resolution than to get into their custody the Laird of Rothiemurcas, who they knew was the main instigator and cause of the strict and long search made for them by the ---. Accordingly having by means of the friends with whom eluding the diligence of their pursuers they carried on frequent correspondence, got the necessary intelligence they all in a body made their way travelling always at night to Rothiemurcas House which they forced open and with little or no resistance carried of their prize and conducted him to their cave.

In other respects however they behaved civilly to their prisoner who finding himself entirely in their power and that in such wilderness had serious apprehension for his life and that self preservation alone forced them to the measure they had taken. They soon came to agreement Grant promised not to urge the pursuit of the two brothers, not to inform against the delivery. This was all the Macphersons wanted. They knew they could rely on his promise which in those days was the most sacred oath that could be given in their county. A highland man in those times would rather kill a hundred men than break his word, once should he dare to do it he could not expect to be so long with his life, he would be considered a ... and taking on of his life would consided a memorable action.

Rothiemurcas returned to his own house without further molestation and now it remains to be determined to dispose of the two brothers. The affair had made some noise and the government appeared determined to allow such an insult to its authority not to go unpunished. It was therefore judged impossible they would escape being seized if they remained in the country and it was unanimously agreed they should be retired at least for some time to some distant place. They remembered the length of Strathaven where one of them married and was the route of Macphersons ... in the country. The other married in Glenlivet and from him all the Macphersons there are descended. He was the great grandfather of my father
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Child of John MacPherson

John MacPherson

(1782 - )
     John MacPherson was born in 1782. He was the son of John MacPherson and Elspet Gordon.

John Charles MacPherson

(31 July 1859 - )
     John Charles MacPherson was born on 31 July 1859 in Little Dunkeld, Perthshire. He was the son of Rev Cosmo MacPherson and Rachel Bogie Black.

Ketherine Inglis MacPherson

(6 September 1866 - 13 February 1869)
     Ketherine Inglis MacPherson was born on 6 September 1866 in Little Dunkeld, Perthshire. She was the daughter of Rev Cosmo MacPherson and Rachel Bogie Black.
     Ketherine died of gastic fever on the same day as her father on 13 February 1869 in Free Church Manse, Strathbaan, Little Dunkeld, Perthshire, aged 2.

Lachlan MacPherson

(20 May 1803 - )
     Lachlan MacPherson was christened on 20 May 1803 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire. He was the son of Alexander MacPherson and Jean Geddes.

Lachlan MacPherson

(17 October 1818 - )
     Lachlan MacPherson was born on 17 October 1818 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire. He was the son of Donald MacPherson and Isabel Cameron. Lachlan MacPherson was christened on 21 October 1818 in Kirkmichael.

Lillias MacPherson

(before 15 May 1777 - )
     Lillias MacPherson was born before 15 May 1777 in Blackhaugh, Kirkmichael, Banffshire, Scotland. She was christened on 15 May 1777 in Kirkmichael. Lillias, daughter to Paul McPherson in Blackhaughs & Janet Riach his spouse. She was the daughter of Paul MacPherson and Janet Riach.

Lillie Sarah Elizabeth MacPherson

(25 March 1904 - )
     Lillie Sarah Elizabeth MacPherson was born on 25 March 1904 in New South Wales. There is no record of her birth in NSW. She was the daughter of George MacPherson and Lillie Sarah Elizabeth Pullen Judd.

Magdalene Black MacPherson

(5 January 1868 - February 1955)
     Magdalene Black MacPherson was also known as Maud in records. She was born on 5 January 1868 in Little Dunkeld, Perthshire. She was the daughter of Rev Cosmo MacPherson and Rachel Bogie Black.
     Magdalene died in February 1955 in Orwell, Kinross-shire, aged 87. Buried at Otrwell churchyard with her brother Roger. She was listed as a teacher in the 1891 census.

Maggie B MacPherson

(circa 1869 - )
     Maggie B MacPherson was born circa 1869. She was the daughter of John MacPherson and Margaret Grant.

Malcolm MacPherson

(before 3 December 1736 - )
     Malcolm MacPherson was born before 3 December 1736 in Culmore, Kirkmichael, Banffshire. He was christened on 3 December 1736 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire. He was the son of John MacPherson and Janet Bain.

Margaret MacPherson

(circa 1847 - 1896)
     Margaret MacPherson was born circa 1847 in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. She was aged 28 at her mother's death. and aged 23 in 1870 at her sister's birth in Carisbrook. She was the daughter of Paul MacPherson and Jane Emslie.
     Margaret immigrated with the family to Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, on 20 December 1848 per "Waverley".
Margaret MacPherson married Henry Perryman in 1871 in Victoria.
     Margaret died in 1896 in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia. She is not mentioned in her father's will of 1897 but his son in law Henry Perryman is.

Children of Margaret MacPherson and Henry Perryman

Margaret MacPherson

(before 29 October 1738 - )
     Margaret MacPherson was born before 29 October 1738 in Tomachlaggan, Kirkmichael, Banffshire. She was christened on 29 October 1738 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire. Margaret, daughter to John McPherson in Tomachlaggan & Elspet Riach his spouse. She was the daughter of John MacPherson and Elspet Riach.

Margaret MacPherson

(February 1800 - )
     Margaret MacPherson was christened in February 1800 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire. She was the daughter of Cosmo MacPherson and Margaret MacIntosh or Riach.

Margaret MacPherson

(14 June 1831 - )
     Margaret MacPherson was born on 14 June 1831 in Ellick, Kirkmichael, Banffshire. She was the daughter of John MacPherson and Elspet Smith. Margaret MacPherson was christened on 23 June 1831 in Kirkmichael. She was listed as the sister of Charles MacPherson in the 1851 census in Ellick, Kirkmichael.

Margaret MacPherson

(before 20 July 1758 - )
     Margaret MacPherson was born before 20 July 1758 in Easter Fodderletter, Kirkmichael, Banffshire. She was christened on 20 July 1758 in Kirkmichael. Margaret, daughter to John McPherson in Easter Fodderletter & Elizabeth Grant his spouse. She was the daughter of John MacPherson and Elizabeth Grant.

Margaret MacPherson

(27 March 1782 - )
     Margaret MacPherson was christened on 27 March 1782 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire. She was the daughter of George MacPherson and Jean Grant.

Margaret MacPherson

(17 April 1767 - )
     Margaret MacPherson was christened on 17 April 1767 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire. She was the daughter of Angus MacPherson and Ann Stewart.
     Margaret MacPherson and William MacPherson were recorded on the 1841 census in Wester Gaulrig, Kirkmichael, Banffshire. William McPherson, aged 75, independent, with Margaret McPherson aged 70, both born in the county.
     Margaret MacPherson was recorded on the 1851 census in Kirkmichael, Banffshire. Aged 84, unmarried, pauper, formerly general servant, b. KM living with her niece.

Margaret MacPherson

(24 May 1799 - )
     Margaret MacPherson was christened on 24 May 1799 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire. Margaret, daughter to Alex Mcpherson.
Her parentage is only assumed. She was the daughter of Alexander MacPherson and Elspet Unknown (MacPherson).

Margaret MacPherson

(6 January 1803 - )
     Margaret MacPherson was christened on 6 January 1803 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire. She was the daughter of William MacPherson and Lizzy or Elizabeth Grant.

Margaret MacPherson

(11 February 1806 - )
     Margaret MacPherson was born on 11 February 1806 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire. She was the daughter of John MacPherson and Ann Dean. Margaret MacPherson was christened on 20 February 1806 in Kirkmichael.

Margaret MacPherson

(27 May 1829 - )
     Margaret MacPherson was born on 27 May 1829 in Glenconglass, Kirkmichael, Banffshire. She was the daughter of William MacPherson and Elspet Forbes. Margaret MacPherson was christened on 29 May 1829 in Kirkmichael. She was baptized on 27 June 1828 in Tomintoul, Banffshire.

Margaret MacPherson

(13 February 1832 - )
     Margaret MacPherson was born illegitimate on 13 February 1832 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire. She was the daughter of John MacPherson and Betty Stuart. Margaret MacPherson was christened on 27 February 1832 in Tomintoul. Margaret was listed as the daughter of John MacPherson in the 1851 census in Rhynamarst, Kirkmichael, Banffshire.

Margaret MacPherson

(circa 1800 - )
      Which Margaret is the mother of Isabella?. Margaret MacPherson was born circa 1800 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire, Scotland.

Child of Margaret MacPherson and James MacPherson

Margaret MacPherson

(12 March 1834 - )
     Margaret MacPherson was born on 12 March 1834 in Fodderletter, Kirkmichael, Banffshire. She was the daughter of John MacPherson and Janet Cameron. Margaret MacPherson was christened on 31 March 1834 in Tomintoul.
     Margaret MacPherson appeared on the 1841 census in the household of John MacPherson and James MacPherson in Fodderletter, Kirkmichael. Grace, John, William, Donald, James and Margaret were listed as the children of John MacPherson in the 1851 census in Kirkmichael.

Margaret MacPherson

(circa 1816 - )
     Margaret MacPherson was born circa 1816 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire. She was the daughter of James MacPherson and Elspet Innes.
     Margaret MacPherson appeared on the in 1828 'status animarum' in Wester Fodderletter, Kirkmichael, Banffshire.

Margaret MacPherson

(15 July 1783 - )
     Margaret MacPherson was christened on 15 July 1783 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire. She was the daughter of Peter MacPherson and Isobel Fleming.

Margaret MacPherson

(before 14 December 1827 - )
     Margaret MacPherson was born illegitimate before 14 December 1827 in Cults, Kirkmichael, Banffshire. She was christened on 14 December 1827 in Tomintoul, Kirkmichael, Banffshire. She was the daughter of Donald MacPherson and Christian Mac----.

Margaret MacPherson

(21 October 1677 - )
     Margaret MacPherson was born on 21 October 1677 in Boharm, Moray. She was the daughter of Paul MacPherson (17th century) and Isabell Innes.