Alexander MacDonald
(Cal 1756-Bef 1851)


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Margaret Fraser

Alexander MacDonald

  • Born: Cal 1756, Scotland, probably
  • Marriage: Margaret Fraser
  • Died: Bef 1851, Stonefield (Achnacloich), Skye


Occupation / Residence: Crofter in Sleat, Skye

1841 - Agricultural Labourer

1841 - Stonefield (Achnacloich), Skye


An Alexander McDonald and a Margaret Fraser were married in Inverness on 30th December 1789.

Although lots of McDonalds and Frasers were married in Inverness, this is the only one I can find in Scotland for Alexander & Margaret.

This groom was a Corporal, 71st Regiment.

This was probably the 71st (Highland) Regiment of Foot (McLeod's Highlanders); probably the HLI (Highland Light Infantry), though this regiment experienced many name changes and mergers.

If Alexander was in the army, this could explain why he was about 33 when he married, and why they married in Inverness rather than in Skye.

Not a positive finding, but looks quite likely. Possibilty of further research in Army records.

Whether his army service explains a marriage in 1789 and the first child in 1798 is another question.



Proof Link: Son's death.

Branch: Buick.


Alexander married Margaret Fraser. (Margaret Fraser was born Cal 1770 in Snizort, Skye and died before 1855 in Stonefield (Achnacloich), Skye.)