Helen (Shaw) MacDonald
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Helen (Shaw) MacDonald (abt. 1779 - 1862)

Helen MacDonald formerly Shaw
Born about in Highland, Scotlandmap
Daughter of and
Sister of [half] and [half]
Wife of — married 21 Oct 1811 in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotlandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Kingston, Canada Westmap
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Helen was the daughter of James Shaw, the second husband of her mother Margaret Grant, who was possibly the daughter of John Grant of Ballantomb, Scotland.[1]

She married Hugh MacDonald (Macdonald) 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 four children (the eldest, William, had died prior to the voyage). [3]

Helen died in 1862.[4][5]


  1. Chadwick, Edward. Ontarian Families. 1898, p. 1
  2. "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.
  3. Creighton, Donald. John A. Macdonald. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1998, p. 7. Google e-Book
  4. Kingston Historical Society, "Macdonald's Kingston," 2011 [1]
  5. Find A Grave: Memorial #139382806

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