Hugh, born about 1782, was the son of John and Jean MacDonald (Macdonald).He married Helen Shaw in 1811 in Glasgow, Scotland. 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 . In 1820 they emigrated to Upper Canada with their children.  Some passenger lists suggest that he may have migrated on occasion. He died in 1841.
↑ Creighton, Donald. John A. Macdonald. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1998, p. 5. Google e-Book
↑ "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910," , FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTB3-14X : 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.
↑ Creighton, Donald. John A. Macdonald. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1998, p. 7. Google e-Book
↑ "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.
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.