Hugh MacDonald
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Hugh MacDonald (abt. 1782 - 1841)

Hugh MacDonald
Born about in Pittentrall, Sutherland, Scotlandmap
Brother of
Husband of — married 21 Oct 1811 in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotlandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Kingston, Kingston, Frontenac, Canada Westmap
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Hugh, born about 1782, was the son of John and Jean MacDonald (Macdonald).[1]He married Helen Shaw in 1811 in Glasgow, Scotland.[2] To view a copy of the original marriage document, see Library and Archives Canada, Gallery of Papers, Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada's Patriot Statesman [2]. In 1820 they emigrated to Upper Canada with their children. [3] Some passenger lists suggest that he may have migrated on occasion.[4] He died in 1841.[5]


  1. Creighton, Donald. John A. Macdonald. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1998, p. 5. Google e-Book
  2. "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910," , FamilySearch ( : accessed 17 August 2015), Hugh Mcdonald and Helen Shaw, 21 Oct 1811; citing Glasgow,Lanark,Scotland, reference ; FHL microfilm 1,042,935, 1,042,937, 1,042,937.
  3. Creighton, Donald. John A. Macdonald. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1998, p. 7. Google e-Book
  4. "New York, New York, Index to Passenger Lists, 1820-1846," database with images, FamilySearch: 12 Mar 2018, Hugh Mcdonald, 1824; citing NARA microfilm publication M261 (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration); FHL microfilm 350,267.
  5. Kingston Historical Society, "Macdonald's Kingston," 2011 [1]

See also:

  • Previously, The Kingston Whig Standard had published an article relating to "The Sir John A Birth Mystery," c. 2010-01-11, but the article is no longer accessible from the web link. More recently, 02 May 2018, Duffy, Andrew for Ottawa Citizen posted Sir John A Macdonald's first home demolished in Glasgow as condos and retail space planned. Accessed 12 Jan 2019. This article mentions parents Hugh and Helen Macdonald, residents of Glasgow when John A Macdonald was born Jan 1815.

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