Clan Donald DNA Project – Haplogroup R1b – Black subgroup

A place for comment and exploration for the Black sub-group of the Clan Donald DNA Project

Kit 46281- Macdonald

Westerdale, Caithness

Westerdale, Caithness

This participant has confirmed ancestral origins in the county of Caithness, Scotland.     

Living (xxxx- )    

Living (xxxx- )     

Alexander George MACDONALD (1895-1989)
Born 25 Aug 1895, Oldhall, Watten, Caithness
Marr – Mary MacKay Miller INNES 27 Jun 1924, Wick, Caithness
Died 2 Jun 1989, Edinburgh     

Alexander McDONALD (1872-1940)
Born 22 Sep 1872, Dunn, Watten, Caithness
Partner – Margaret DUNBAR, mother of Alexander George MACDONALD
Died 11 May 1940, Halkirk, Caithness    

Alexander McDONALD (1834-1924)
Born 1834 (app), Braehour, Halkirk, Caithness Marr – Elizabeth HUNTER 9 Dec 1859, Westerdale, Halkirk, Caithness
Died 11 Jun 1924, Oldhall, Watten, Caithness    

William McDONALD (1793-1875)
Bap 13 Jul 1793, Breakachie, Strath of Dunbeath, Latheron, Caithness
Marr – Margaret FORBES 3 Jan 1822, Latheron, Caithness
Marr – Margaret GUNN 25 May 1827, Halkirk, Caithness
Died 13 Jan 1875, Westerdale, Caithness
Buried 16 Jan 1875 (est), Achrenie Graveyard, Strathmore, Halkirk, Caithness     

Donald McDONALD (1755?- )
Born 1755 (est)
Marr – Barbara GUNN 22 Jul 1785, Breakachie, Strath of Dunbeath, Latheron, Caithness     

Note: Donald McDonald of Breakachie in Latheron parish had his first born son Alexander baptised on 14 September 1785. The family were consistant in using the traditional Scottish naming pattern: first born son named after the father’s father. Thus Donald’s father may have been called Alexander.     

Alexander McDONALD (1725?- )
Born 1725 (est)     


Gravestone - W M'Donald 1874, Achrennie, Strathmore, Halkirk Parish

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