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Roderick Òg McLeod

Posted: 28 May 2013 11:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: McLeod McCuaig
Roderick Òg McLeod, my 3x great grandfather was born about 1792 in Inverness-shire Scotland. He married and raised a family with Catherine McCuaig (1809). They lived at 22w.6 Lochiel and 17.6 Lochiel until his death in 1868. He and his wife are buried at St. Columba in Kirkhill. Òg or Oag is Gaelic for young. My assumption is that this is the equivalent of calling someone Junior and that Roderick Òg's father name would also have been Roderick. 

There were two families headed by Roderick McLeods on board the "Argyle" when it sailed from Glenelg in 1793 along with Capt. Alexander McLeod and the 40 families who were the original McLeod Settlers of northern Lochiel. One Roderick McLeod was granted Lot 16.7 and the other Lot 30.7 Lochiel. 

My assumption is that Roderick Òg, as an infant, was also on board the "Argyle" in 1793 and that he is the son of Roderick McLeod of Lot 16.7 Lochiel but I have no proof of this. 

I have searched the book, "The MacLeods of Glengarry" and have not found family trees for either of the two Roderick McLeods. Have I missed them? If you are related to them or know the families I would appreciate hearing from you.

Thanks,
Barry

Re: Roderick Òg McLeod

Posted: 30 May 2013 10:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
Barry,

I assume you have all the info on the MacLeods from Marianne McLean's book.

Tal

Re: Roderick Òg McLeod

Posted: 30 May 2013 11:20PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: McLeod McLean
Thank you Tal for responding to my Query and for your suggestion. I have Marianne MacLean's book and it is one of the best sources on the Scots of Glengarry.  Certainly she deals with the MacLeod Settlement but does not follow the genealogies of all the original 40 settler families. I have been over the book including the Index and there does not appear to any specific mention of a Roderick McLeod. 
I have used Marianne's book as one of the main sources for my blog post retelling the story of the Glenelg to Glengarry voyage of 1793.

http://peersuptonsmithdodd.wordpress.com/

Thanks again for your suggestion,
Barry

Re: Roderick Òg McLeod

Posted: 31 May 2013 1:15AM GMT
Classification: Query
Barry,

There is also the following from "A Dictionary of Scottish Emigrants to Canada Before Confederation" by Donald Whyte.

8468 MacLeod, Rory, ca 1797-6 May 1868. From INV, poss Is Skye. To Lochiel Twp, Glengarry Co. ONT, <1812. Farmer m Catherine MacCuaig, qv. Issue confused at source. MG 304, 394

5130 MacCuaig, Catherine, ca 1809 - 24 Oct 1882. From Glenelg, INV. d/o Patrick 'Post' M, qv. m, prob 1834, Rory MacLeod, qv. MG 304, 394

There are three other Roderick MacLeods that came to Lancaster County and one that came to Lochiel and settled Lot 30, Con 7, later Lot 24, Con 6. Farmer m Mary MacLeod and 6 children named.

Tal

Re: Roderick Òg McLeod

Posted: 31 May 2013 3:30AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: McLeod McCuaig Dodd McPhee Fraser
Tal,

I believe Donald Whytes' source for Rory McLeod and Catherine McCuaig was page 450 of the newer McLeod Book (1793-1993) (MB). I don't know the author or contributor of this genealogy but I  doubt its accuracy.

The descendants of Roderick Òg and Catherine McCuaig who are listed on page 451 are completely different from the ones listed on page 373 for the same couple. The listing on page 373 are my ancestors and this information was contributed to the book by a cousin of mine, Clarence Xavier Dodd, so it has a certain credibility from my perspective. According to this version the family lived at 22W.6 Lochiel for much of their lives.

The gravestone of Roderick Òg has that he was 71 when he died in 1868 so his calculated year of birth would be about 1797.
However, the 1851 Census of Lochiel, page 107 Line 48 has Roderick McLeod, age 60 with a birth year of 1791 and a birth place of Scotland. His wife, Catherine listed on Line 49 was 42 years for a calculated YOB of 1809. This corresponds to the birth and baptismal record from St Andrews Presbyterian in  Williamstown which states she was born on 22 Feb 1809. Both her Baptismal record and the census state she was born in Canada which differs from a birth place of Scotland which appears on page 451 of the MB.

Although it was unusual, the enumerator for the 1851 census listed the Lot and Concessions where the families lived and Roderick Òg and Catherine and family were living at 17.6 Lochiel, the same farm as a family of McCuaigs, presumably closely related to Catherine.

Catherine's birth record lists her parents as Peter McCuaig and Nelly (Helen) Fraser. On page 451 of MB, it states that her father was Patrick Post McCuaig and that the family had emigrated from Scotland in 1818 which seems unlikely if she was baptised in Williamsown in 1809.

I knew from the MB that the other Roderick McLeod had settled on Lot 30.7 but did not know he married Mary McLeod and had 6 children. Does this genealogy appear in the MB? Was one of their sons Roderick Òg? You say they moved to 24.6 which is close to 22W.6 where Clarence Xavier says Roderick Òg and Catherine McCuaig lived. By 1851 Lot 24.6 was occupied by McPhees.

I hope you can provide more details or a source for Roderick and Mary and their 6 children.

I appreciate you interest and help,
Barry

Re: Roderick Òg McLeod

Posted: 31 May 2013 3:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
I believe Donald Whytes' source for Rory McLeod and Catherine McCuaig was page 450 of the newer McLeod Book (1793-1993) (MB). I don't know the author or contributor of this genealogy but I doubt its accuracy.

Donald Whyte started compiling his books in 1961 and published in 1972. Did your MB book predate Donald's?

I knew from the MB that the other Roderick McLeod had settled on Lot 30.7 but did not know he married Mary McLeod and had 6 children. Does this genealogy appear in the MB? Was one of their sons Roderick Òg? You say they moved to 24.6 which is close to 22W.6 where Clarence Xavier says Roderick Òg and Catherine McCuaig lived. By 1851 Lot 24.6 was occupied by McPhees.

I do not have the MB book so do not know about this genealogy? Also I do not have any MacLeods in my data base.

I hope you can provide more details or a source for Roderick and Mary and their 6 children.

The source I have is also Donald Whyte's book but I think I have seen his tree on line a while ago.

8467 MacLeod, Roderick Roy. From Glenelg, INV to Lochiel Twp,Glengarry Co. ONT. 1796; stld Lot 30, Con 7, later Lot 24, Con 6. Farmer. m Mary MacLeod qv, and had, with other ch: 1. Donald, qv, 2. Harriet; 3. Malcolm; 4. Catherine; 5. John; 6. Kenneth; 7. Norman

Tal
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