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McLEAN, Mary


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1. GEORGE, Moses

2. McCRAE, John

McLEAN, Mary 1 3 4

  • Born: 1819, Campbeltown, Argyllshire, Scotland 5 6 7 8
  • Marriage (1): GEORGE, Moses on 17 April 1847 in Dalry Parish, Ayrshire, Scotland 1
  • Marriage (2): McCRAE, John on 2 June 1854 in Kilmarnock Parish, Ayrshire, Scotland 2
  • Died: 3 June 1886 at 7.30 am, Robert's Wynd, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland 6

   Cause of her death was mitral disease of the heart over 6 months.

   Other names for Mary were GEORGE, Mary,6 9 McCRAE, Mary 10 and McRAE, Mary.6 7 8

  General Notes:

The 1851 census for Kilmarnock parish recorded Mary George living at Braefoot Scots Lane with her husband and son. She was 31 years of age and had been born in 'Colaine Argyleshire'[sic]. She was a housekeeper.

When her son Samuel married in 1872 at Newmains, Lanarkshire, the marriage certificate shows that Mary had been widowed and remarried, her married name being McCrae.

In 1881 the census for Cambusnethan recorded Mary McCrae living at 27 Brown Street. Her age was noted as 61 years and her birthplace as Killean, Argyllshire.

In 1886 Mary McRae died in Falkirk at the recorded age of 65 years. Her death certificate recorded her as 'Married 1st to Moses George engineman 2nd to John McRae labourer'. Both of her parents were recorded as deceased, but no given names were recorded for them, only surnames derived from that of the deceased person. No maiden surname was noted for her mother. Her father was recorded as having been a shepherd. 2 5 6 10 11

  Research Notes:


There are several Mary McLeans born around the same time as this Mary in the parish of Killean and Argyllshire. More work would be needed to sift them.

  Medical Notes:

The cause of death was certified by David Haig MB CM.

The informant of Mary's death was her widower John McRae. He gave notice of her death before John Gentles, registrar, at Falkirk on June 3 1886. 6

Mary married Moses GEORGE, son of Samuel GEORGE (DNA Linked) and Rebecca REID (DNA Linked), on 17 April 1847 in Dalry Parish, Ayrshire, Scotland.1 (Moses GEORGE was born on 12 July 1817, baptised on 10 August 1817 in Newton on Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland and died between 1851 and 1854.)

Mary next married John McCRAE on 2 June 1854 in Kilmarnock Parish, Ayrshire, Scotland.2 (John McCRAE was born in 1819 in Ireland 7 11 and died in 1896 in Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland 12.)


1, Scotland, Select Marriages, 1561-1910.

2 LDS Family Search, IGI.

3 GRO Scotland.

4, Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950.

5 1851 UK census, Kilmarnock 597 en d 16 page 21 Braefoot Scots Lane.

6 GRO Scotland, Death Falkirk 1886 no 132.

7 1861 UK census, Glasgow Calton Lanarkshire; ED: 60; Page: 16.

8 1871 UK census, Cambusnethan parish Lanarkshire; ED: 5; Page: 42.

9 GRO Scotland, Death New Monkland 651 no 500 1924.

10 GRO Scotland, Marriage certificate Cambusnethan parish 1872 RDS 628 NO 129/son Samuel.

11 1881 UK census, Cambusnethan 628 en d 6 page 15 27 Brown Street.

12 GRO Scotland, Index of Deaths.

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