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Chisholms of Lochiel

Chisholms of Lochiel

Hugh Niven (View posts)
Posted: 15 Dec 2001 1:54AM GMT
Classification: Query
History of the Chisholms By Alexander MacKenzie

Duncan Chisholm s/o Colin (Cailean na Craige)** s/o Alexander of Buntait.

** Colin, Cailean na Craige married Mary MacDonell d/o Allan MacDonell, farmer, Acha-na-h'Eaglais, Guisachan, Strathglass. They had three sons 1) Alexander, Canada 2) Allan Mor 3) Duncan, Glengarry Ontario.

"3. Duncan Chisholm, farmer, Kerrow who married Janet, daughter of Theodore Chisholm, tacksman of Comar, with issue-

Janet, who married Duncan Chisholm, farmer, Kerrow, Third son of Cailean na Craige, Colin of the Rock, son of Alexander Chisholm of Buntait, with issue, for which see the family of Knockfin.


3A) Alexander, a Captain in the Royal African Corps, afterwards M.P. for County Glengarry, Canada. A Captain in the Royal Africa Corps. Later Colonel-Commandant of the 2nd Battalion Glengarry Militia. Alexander emigrated to Canada in 1817, and there married a Miss MacDonald, with issue- Colin Duncan Chisholm, now clerk to the district court in Alexandria, Glengarry, Canada and several other sons and daughters. His father Duncan, followed him to Glengarry in 1822.


Harkness, John Graham Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry, A History 1784-1945
A Picture of Alexander Chisholm, M.L.A.
(1803-1854); M.L.A. for Glengarry 1836-1841
In 1825 married Janet Leek MacDonell, d/o Alexander MacDonell, the youngest son of John MacDonell of Leek.
Died at Alexandria October 19, 1854.
Son Alexander Roderick Chisholm B. April 7, 1843
Daughter Mary Chisholm died May 23, 1865 d/o Col. Alex Chisholm

3B) John , who emigrated with his brother, Captain Alexander, in 1817.
John Chisholm died May 23, 1865 brother of Col. Alex Chisholm.

3C) Colin who also went to Canada in 1822, wither he was accompanied, in that year, by his father and mother and two younger brothers.
(Colin Chisholm s/o Duncan and Jennet Chisholm of Lochiel on October 17, 1837 married at St. Raphaels to Mary MacDonell d/o John and Jennet McLeod.

3D) Roderick;
(Unconfirmed; Roderick Chisholm married Sally Fraser on August 2, 1836, St Raphael's, Glengarry.)
Daughter Eliza born January 19, 1841 d/o Roderick Chisholm and Sally Fraser.

3E) Theodore;
Theodore Chisholm s/o Duncan and Janet at St. Raphael's married Catherine McDonell November 25, 1840 d/o Ewen and Catherine Steward (Stewart) of Ramsay.

3F) Mary, who married Peter MacDonald, farmer, Western Crochell, with issue several sons;

3G) Eliza, who died unmarried in Canada"

3H) Possibly an Archibald Chisholm as well

John MacDonell of Leek
Born c. 1740
Married Jean Chisholm c. 1760
Children Alexander MacDonell b. 1768 Leek Scotland d. 1839 Ontario.
wife Janet Grant (b.c. 1770 died July 8, 1819 St. Andrews Stormont) d/o John "Big John the Robber" Grant and Catherine Grant


Re: Chisholms of Lochiel

Posted: 17 Nov 2012 1:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hugh Niven:
This note comes many years after your write-up of which I found interesting to read. Do you have proof that Colonel Alexander Chisholm's wife's mother was Janet Grant dau of 'Big' John the robber? I have said Janet Grant as a dau of John Grant of Daldreggan. Janet was a half-sister to my 2nd gr grandfather Alpin Grant whom lived 4th concession from the Lake in Charlottetown. Many persons mix up 'Big' John the Robber Grant and John Grant of Duldreggan. Two separate men. Anne Heath Neuman UE
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