Macphersons/McPhersons of southern Perthshire, Scotland 18th & 19th Centuries

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I am a new member but already have an extensive tree.    However, I am stuck on the Macpherson line at Angus/Aeneas MacPherson, born in Callander area of Perthshire in 1773.    He married Ann King on 25th Dec 1798 and raised  family farming around Doune and Thornhill, Perthshire in the early 1800s.   Ant information would be welcome, please.

Ian Macphrson
in Genealogy Help by Ian Macpherson G2G Crew (320 points)
recategorized by Chris Whitten

4 Answers

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Scotland Marriages 1561-1910,Found on

Angus McPherson married Anne King Oct 25 1798 at Callander,Perth Scotland.

So Angus was his GIven name,unless it is different on his birth record.And you

need too change your marriage date.Please make any info i send you available

to public view so they can change there tree info.
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (919k points)
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The records i see only say born in Scotland.There is a likely birth in Inverness

with easy access too Perthshire by large rivers.As land travel was very slow.

Plus if he married in Callandar,he had to have lived there.If you found your info on

another family tree,they are always suspect unless they give you exact source info.

I need easier access to you so we can communicate faster.
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (919k points)
Thank you, Wayne,

yes,  I made a mistake.    The marriage to Anne King was in October not December.     I have kept the first name open since Angus is the anglicised version of Aeneas which was in common use in the family prior to 1745.    I have a record of Angys being born in Callander in 1773 but some of the Clan had interests in farm land in Southern Perthshire prior to the devastation of The '45.      Sir Aeneas Macpherson and Alexander MacPherson are both quoted as negotiating acquisition of farm land on behalf of Clunie before the '45

My first knowledge of Angus is from his wedding to Anne in 1798.    The 1841 Census suggest 1773 as d.o.b. in Callander which can be quite a wide area containing several parishes.    Their son, James, was born at Ballachraggan Farm, near Doune in 1806 so I assume Angus was farming there at the time.    The Macphersons seem to have had a number of successful years prior to the Jacobite Rebellion  in 1745 and since they grew roots, kale, barley and oats and beaf cattle they would have driven the cattle to the Lowland Markets in Crieff, Perth and Stirling annually.    The lands around Callander would have been familiar to them and would have represented a natural extension of their range into farms closer to their markets.    Information from the years around 1745 is not readily available but it seems likely that Angus, or his parents,  migrated from Invernessshire, probably Invereshie, as part of this range extension.   James was farming in Corshill Farm, Gartincaber Estate, in the 1830s.   Although then owned by The Burn-Murdoch family it appears that this estate was acquired by Alexander Macpherson before the disruption of The '45.
Wayne, is there somewhere to store this background information?

All best wishes
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Ian:        Regret you have not found any records in those publications.I have only

seen one that was good.I have labored over the fact that there is no good

info ,once out of many,not so good odds.Thats why i say go to a public library and

look at the book.I am tempted not to send any to everybody.But then,what if something is there.Maybe i should give a stronger caution.
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (919k points)
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Hi Ian,

I am also related to Angus McPherson and Ann King through their son William McPherson (b. 1803 m. 1823 and d. 1878 from what I have).

Interested to learn what you found out. King was a surname used by the MacGregor clan during the ban. I wonder if this is this case here.

Barry Sutherland Smith
by Barry Smith G2G Rookie (200 points)

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