Family Group (main line)


Iron Works Labourer


c. 16 May 1805, Kiltearn, Ross & Cromarty

d.30 Jan 1870, age 65, Carron

b. 30 May 1802, Alloa , Clackmannan

d. 24 Jan 1879, Carronshore aged 85








In 1851, living in Carron with Isabella, Christina, Henry, Ann and granddaughter Catherine Malcolm.

Child Marriage Spouse Spouse's Parents
1 John
m. Falkirk
23 May 1852
Elizabeth Hendry (Hendrie)
b. 1826, Falkirk
d. 1897, Campfield St. Falkirk
Children b.
2 CHARLOTTE m.Larbert
18 Mar 1849
b. 1828, Falkirk
d. 4 Apr 1869, Age 40 (Pthisis), Grahamston
Children b. 1825
d.12 Dec 1915, age 90, Ladysmill Cottage, Falkirk
3 Isabella m. Larbert
2 Jun 1854
James Watson
b. 1830, Falkirk
4 Christian m
b. 1833, Falkirk
5 Catherine
b. 1835, Falkirk
6 Justina m
b. 1837, Falkirk
7 Christina m. Larbert
4 Jul 1856
Thomas Taylor

John Taylor
Margaret Miller

b. 1837, Falkirk.

Aged 19 at marriage and living at Carron.

b. 1829

Aged 27 at marriage and living at Carron.
8 Helen m
b. 1839, Falkirk
9 Henry m.
b.1840, Falkirk
dsp. 22 Jul 1861, aged 21, Carron, Iron Work Labourer
Died: Suicide by hanging himself in the coal house
and believed to have been in an unsound state of mind
10 Ann m. Carron
6 Oct 1862
John McDonnell( McDonald), iron works labourer

James McDonald
Jean Goss

b. 1843, Falkirk.
aged 17 at marriage in 1862
d .14 Dec 1934at 105 West Carron
1) John McKenzie (Later McDonald), b.7 Feb1862, Larbert
d.12 Jul 1942 , Carron
2) James McDonald, b.8 Oct 1869 , Carronshore
3) Henry McDonaldb.26.4.1872, Larbert; d.26.7.1939, Camelon Hosp
4) Mary McDonald, b.1875
5) Edward McDonald, b.26 Dec 1880d. 6 Jan 1887
6) William McDonald, b 6 Apr 1882
7) Annie McDonal b.5 Jan 1885 d.15 Mar 1946

b. 1832, Ireland
aged 30 at marriage in 1862, from Carron

d.17 Apr 1909, at 46 West Carron


1) Email form Margo Crozier

John McDonald, Ann McKenzie's 1st son, married my young widowed Great-Grandmother, Annie McKechnie (b.17 Aug 1865, Neilston, Renfrewshire d.16 Apr 1921 at 133 West Carron) on 28 Dec 1891 in Carron. My Grandmother, Elizabeth Silcock, was the eldest of 3 and after Annie married John "the boy" McDonald, they went on to have a further six of a family.
John McDonald was apparently a "leading light" within the Dawson Mission, as it was, at that time at West Carron, and much respected in the Community. I have heard some marvellous stories about him.

2) Email from Neil Mitchell

Discovered your website recently. I`m a direct descendant of John McKenzie & Catherine Bains` daughter Isabella born 1830, who married James Watson. I believe Isabella may have died before 1861 census, possibly even in 1854, the year they had a daughter Catherine Bain Watson. Catherine went on to marry a William Russell (one of the heroes of the 1890 Carron Dam drownings) in 1873 and died in 1907. William & Catherine are my grtgrt grandparents and I am in contact with descendants of 3 of their 10 children.


Tom Paterson
(last updated 16th Jan 2020)