Search billions of records on Ancestry.com
   

John McIntosh & Isobel Cameron

Fisherton, Petty, Inverness, Scotland

Home Page WorldConnect Family File Contact Me
My Mother's Scottish family

WHY I AM INTERESTED IN THIS FAMILY:

My maternal grandfather, John McIntosh was from Fisherton, Petty Parish, Inverness on the Moray Firth. Fisherton was, as the name suggests, a fishing village. A lineage done in the 1960's by a cousin in Scotland was helpful but did have an error mentioned below. Thanks to Pat Sedgwick, Harriet and Jean Bannerman, Stewart and Valerie Moir, Alexander Norton for all their help.



Use these links to jump up and down this page.
  1. Overview
  2. Records of John McIntosh and Isobel Cameron
  3. Children of John McIntosh and Isobel Cameron
  4. Children of William McIntosh & Margaret Davidson
  5. John McIntosh & Helen Patience
  6. Email


1. OVERVIEW
Research done in the 1960's by Pat Sedgwick, a cousin in Scotland, was the starting point for this lineage of my mother's McIntosh family from the fishing hamlet of Fisherton [now Westerton], Parish of Petty, Inverness. Westerton is just west of the Inverness Airport and is a hamlet of about 15 homes. It is too small to be named on Google maps!

It appears that the lineage starts with Lachlan McIntosh and Ann McBean of Petty who christened their son John on 8 Sep 1756. It is felt that this John is the same John McIntosh who married Isobel Cameron on 29 Feb 1776 in Petty. There is no real proof that John is the same man in both records but both are from Petty.

John McIntosh and Isobel Cameron had a number of children christened in the Parish Church in Petty from 1777 to 1794. My family lineage proceeds through their son William who was christened on 29 June 1794 in Petty.

This William married Margaret Davidson on 27 Nov 1817 in Petty and died 29 July 1855. His death record (see below) names his parents as John McIntosh and Isobell Cameron and his wife as Margaret. They had a number of children and my lineage proceeds through their son John, b. 1826 who married Helen Patience. A number of records confirm that my grandfather, John McIntosh, b. 1865, was their son and he came to Canada and prospered.

The records for this lineage are quite solid back to John McIntosh and Isabel Cameron; the key linking documents being the death registrations of William McIntosh and his wife Margaret Davidson who both who died in 1855.

One is never 100% certain about these things. Jean Alker has come forward with a William McIntosh 1794-1855 who married Jean Campbell in 1819 and suggests that this William is the son of John McIntosh and Isabel Cameron. See her email for your consideration.

It would be great to hear from people who can provide more about the various children named in this lineage and to see how many of them emigrated to other parts of the world.

A COMMENT about the research below.
I did most of this research in 2003 using the IGI index available through the LDS familysearch.org web site. The key films for Petty Parish are available through the Family History Library. I have not examined these films but hope to do this as witnesses may be named that could add useful information.
Source: Church of Scotland. Parish Church of Petty. Parish registers, 1633-1854, FHL films 990714 (1633 - 1804) and 990715 (1796 - 1855), Church Latter Day Saints, Familysearch.org

2. RECORDS OF JOHN McINTOSH & ISOBEL CAMERON
BIRTH
Name:     John McIntosh
Christening Date:     08 Sep 1756
Christening Place:     PETTY, INVERNESS, SCOTLAND
Father's Name:    Lachlan Mc Intosh
Mother's Name:    Ann Mc Bean
Indexing Project (Batch) Number:    C11106-2
GS Film number:    990714, 990715
Source: Familysearch.org

BIRTH - this is a possibility
ISABEL CAMERON, Christening:  20 JUL 1750   Petty, Inverness, Scotland
Parents: Father:  ALEXR. CAMERON
SOURCE: IGI Search; Batch No.: C111062, Dates: 1633 - 1804, Source Call No.: 0990714, Familysearch.org

MARRIAGE
JOHN MCINTOSH, Spouse:  ISABEL CAMERON
Marriage:  29 FEB 1776   Petty, Inverness, Scotland
SOURCE: IGI search; Batch No.: M111065, Dates: 1758 - 1820, Source Call No.: 0990714, Familysearch.org



3. THE CHILDREN OF JOHN McINTOSH & ISABEL CAMERON
John McIntosh  (Lachlan1) was born Bef. September 08, 1756 in Petty, Inverness.  He married Isobel Cameron February 29, 1776 in Petty, Inverness. 
i.      James3 MacIntosh, born bef. April 13, 1777 in Petty, Inverness, Scotland.
ii.    William McIntosh, born bef. June 14, 1779 in Petty, Inverness, Scotland.
iii.    Margaret McIntosh, born bef. January 12, 1782 in Petty, Inverness, Scotland.  She married William McGlashan.
iv.    David McIntosh, born bef. May 03, 1784 in Petty, Inverness, Scotland.
v.    David McIntosh, born bef. April 04, 1786 in Petty, Inverness, Scotland.
vi.    John McIntosh, born bef.April 20, 1788 in Petty, Inverness; died February 16, 1862 in Auldearn, Nairnshire.  He married Margaret Innes Simpson June 12, 1820 in Auldearn, Nairnshire; born 1801 in Auldearn, Nairnshire; died July 03, 1845 in Auldearn, Nairnshire.
vii.    William McIntosh, born bef. June 29, 1794 in Fisherton, Petty, Inverness; died July 29, 1855 in Petty, Inverness.  He married Margaret Davidson November 27, 1817 in Petty, Inverness, Scotland; born February 21, 1786 in Petty, Inverness; died February 05, 1855 in Petty, Inverness

--------------------
RECORDS OF THEIR CHILDREN

JAMES
BIRTH
JAMES MACINTOSH,  Birth:  13 APR 1777, Christening:  14 APR 1777   Petty, Inverness, Scotland
Parents: Father:  JOHN MACINTOSH, Mother:  ISOBEL CAMERON
SOURCE: IGI search, Batch No.: C111062, Dates: 1633 - 1804, Source Call No.: 0990714, Familysearch.org


WILLIAM
BIRTH
WILLIAM MC INTOSH, born 14 JUN 1779   Petty, Inverness, Scotland
Parents:  Father:  JOHN MC INTOSH, Mother:  ISOBEL CAMRON
SOURCE: IGI Search; Batch No.: C111062, Dates: 1633 - 1804, Source Call No.: 0990714, Familysearch.org

This William probably died sometime before 1794 when the next son was named William.


MARGARET
BIRTH
MARGARET MC INTOSH, Birth:  12 JAN 1782   Petty, Inverness, Scotland
Parents: Father:  JOHN MC INTOSH, Mother:  ISBAL CAMERON
SOURCE: IGI Search; Batch No.: C111062, Dates: 1633 - 1804, Source Call No.: 0990714, Familysearch.org

EMAIL
John McIntosh and Isobel Cameron were my 4th great grandparents.  I come from their daughter Margaret's line.  She had a daughter Mary Fraser who married William McBean and they and most of their children eventually immigrated to Ontario, Canada.
Source: email Julie Harper, Jan 2014


DAVID
BIRTH
DAVID MC INTOSH, Birth:  03 MAY 1784, Christening:  06 MAY 1784   Petty, Inverness, Scotland
Parents: Father:  JOHN MC INTOSH, Mother:  ISOBEL CAMERON
SOURCE: IGI Search; Batch No.: C111062, Dates: 1633 - 1804, Source Call No.: 0990714, Familysearch.org

This David probably died young.


DAVID
DAVID MC INTOSH, Birth:  04 APR 1786, Christening:  09 APR 1786   Petty, Inverness, Scotland
Parents: Father:  JOHN MC INTOSH, Mother:  ISOBEL CAMERON
SOURCE: IGI Search; Batch No.: C111062, Dates: 1633 - 1804, Source Call No.: 0990714, Familysearch.org

JOHN
BIRTH
JOHN MC INTOSH, Birth:  20 APR 1788, Christening:  24 APR 1788   Petty, Inverness, Scotland
Parents: Father:  JOHN MC INTOSH, Mother:  ISOBEL CAMERON
SOURCE: IGI Search; Batch No.: C111062, Dates: 1633 - 1804, Source Call No.: 0990714, Familysearch.org

MARRIAGE & DEATH
Married: Margaret Innes Simpson, 12 Jun 1820 at Auldearn, Nairnshire
Died: 16 Feb 1862, Auldearn, Nairnshire
See my database using the Worldconnect link above for the children of this family.
Source: Descendant tree of Lachlan Mackintosh, based on work of Gael Alison (Mackintosh) Thompson, NZ. Mailed to WRS by Valerie (Sheldon) Moir to WRS. Nov 26, 2002.


WILLIAM McINTOSH who married Margaret Davidson
CHRISTENING
WILLIAM MC INTOSH, Christening:  29 JUN 1794   Petty, Inverness, Scotland
Parents: Father:  JOHN MC INTOSH, Mother:  ISOBELL CAMRON
SOURCE: IGI Search; Batch No.: C111062, Dates: 1633 - 1804, Source Call No.: 0990714, Familysearch.org

MARRIAGE
WILLIAM MC INTOSH, Spouse: MARGARET DAVIDSON, Marriage: 27 NOV 1817, Petty, Inverness, Scotland
SOURCE: IGI search;  Form submitted by a member of the LDS Church. Batch Number: 7028602, Sheet: 69, Source Call No.:  0538663, Type:  Film

1841 SCOTLAND CENSUS
Living in Fisherton, Petty, Inverness.
William McIntosh, 40, Fisherman, born in Petty.
Margaret, 50, Petty
All children born in Petty. Isabella, 20; John, 15; Margaret, 11; Ann, 7
Source: 1841 Census, Petty, Inverness, Enum. Div. 4, p. 8, LDS film 101850, checked by R. Saylor, March 2003.

1851 SCOTLAND CENSUS
Living in Fisherton, Petty, Inverness.
William McIntosh, 55, Fisherman and crofter of 6 acres, born in Petty. Wife Margaret, 60, Petty.
Both children unmarried and born in Petty. John, 24; Margaret, 22
Lives 3 doors away from the Patience family.
Source: 1851 Census, Petty, Inverness, Enum. Div. 5? (forgot to record), p. 8, LDS film 103687, checked by R. Saylor, Apr. 2003.

WILLIAM'S DEATH
William McIntosh, 61, born Fisherton of Petty and remained there all his life, parents John McIntosh, Fisherman, and Isobell McIntosh, Maiden name Cameron. Deceased was married to Margaret McIntosh, deceased and they had children; John, 25, Isabella, 23, Janet, 21, Margaret, 19. He died 29 July 1855 at 1 PM at Fisherton, Petty. Cause of death was Phthisis (sic). Cavity in right lung and haemoptysis for 10 days. Disease continued seven months. As certified by James Tolnice Surgeon who saw deceased 27 July. Buried in the parish burial place. Informant was Hugh Noble, neighbour. NOTE: The children's ages are likely inaccurate because the neighbour did the registration. Son John did the death registration for his mother and the list of children under her death notes is probably more accurate.
Source: Copy of the certificate of registration obtained by Alexandra Norton in Edinburgh and mailed to Randy Saylor, April 2003.

MARGARET'S DEATH
Inverness, Entry 3, 5 Feb. 1855 at 12 o'clock
Margaret Davidson of Fishertown, Petty. Buried in parish burying ground of Petty (certified
by the undertaker). Age 70 Died of Cold (no medical attendant)
Parents: William Davidson and Janet Cameron.
Husband: William McIntosh, Fisherman.
Children: Isabella 30, Janet 28, John 26, Margaret 24, Ann 22.
Registered on 6 Feb. 1855 by John McIntosh at Petty
Source: Alexandra Norton copied the above from the records at the GRO, Edinburgh, and emailed to Randy Saylor, March, 2003.



4. CHILDREN OF WILLIAM McINTOSH & MARGARET DAVIDSON
WILLIAM MCINTOSH was born on 29 Jun 1794 in Fisherton, Petty, Inverness. He died on 29 Jul 1855 in Petty, Inverness, Scotland. He married Margaret Davidson, daughter of William Davidson and Janet Cameron on 27 Nov 1817 in Petty, Inverness, Scotland. She was born on 21 Feb 1786 in Petty, Inverness, Scotland. She died on 05 Feb 1855 in Petty, Inverness, Scotland.

William McIntosh and Margaret Davidson had the following children:
i.    ISABEL MCINTOSH was born before 29 Aug 1819 in Petty, Inverness, Scotland.
ii.    WILLIAM MCINTOSH was born on 11 Apr 1822 in Petty, Inverness, Scotland.
iii.    JANET MCINTOSH was born on 18 Mar 1824 in Petty, Inverness, Scotland.
iv.    JOHN MCINTOSH was born on 12 Sep 1826 in Fisherton, Petty, Inverness. He died on 02 Dec 1904 in Westerton, Petty, Inverness. He married Helen (Ellen) Patience, daughter of Alexander Patience and Sarah MacPherson in Oct 1853 in Petty, Inverness, Scotland. She was born on 10 Feb 1828 in Petty, Inverness, Scotland. She died on 19 Sep 1904 in Wester, Fisherton, Petty. [These are my great grandparents.]
v.    MARGARET MCINTOSH was born about 1828.
vi.    ANNE MACKINTOSH was born on 25 Sep 1832 in Petty, Inverness, Scotland.

--------------------

ISABEL
MC INTOSH, Christening:  29 AUG 1819   Petty, Inverness, Scotland
Parents: Father:  WILLIAM MC INTOSH, Mother:  MARGARET DAVIDSON
SOURCE: IGI Search; Batch No.: C111062, Dates: 1796 - 1855, Source Call No.: 0990715,  Familysearch.org

WILLIAM MC INTOSH, Birth:  11 APR 1822, Christening:  14 APR 1822 Petty, Inverness, Scotland
Parents:  Father:  WM. MC INTOSH, Mother:  MARGARET DAVIDSON
SOURCE: IGI Search; Batch No.: C111062, Dates: 1796 - 1855, Source Call No.: 0990715, Familysearch.org

JANET MC INTOSH, Birth:  18 MAR 1824, Christening:  21 MAR 1824   Petty, Inverness, Scotland
Parents: Father:  WM. MC INTOSH, Mother:  MARGARET DAVIDSON
SOURCE: IGI Search; Batch No.: C111062, Dates: 1796 - 1855, Source Call No.: 0990715, Familysearch.org

JOHN MC INTOSH, Birth:  12 SEP 1826, Christening:  13 SEP 1826   Petty, Inverness, Scotland
Parents: Father:  WILLIAM MC INTOSH, Mother:  MARGARET DAVIDSON
SOURCE: IGI Search; Batch No.: C111062, Dates: 1796 - 1855, Source Call No.: 0990715, Familysearch.org

This John married Helen Patience - see below.

MARGARET is named in the death certificates of both parents as a daughter though the ages given vary. The birth order is a guess based on the information.

An 'Aunt Margaret McIntosh" was living in Collingwood, Ontario and it this person that nephew John McIntosh (1865) first went to visit/work when he emigrated to Canada around 1888. It is said she did not marry. There is a photo of this women. It is possible that this Margaret is that person.
Source: Jean Bannerman

ANNE MACKINTOSH, Birth:  25 SEP 1832, Christening:  28 SEP 1832   Petty, Inverness, Scotland
Parents: Father:  WILLIAM MACKINTOSH,  Mother:  MARGARET DAVIDSON
SOURCE: IGI Search; Batch No.: C111062, Dates: 1796 - 1855, Source Call No.: 0990715, Familysearch.org



5. RECORDS OF JOHN McINTOSH & HELEN PATIENCE
BIRTH - Error
JOHN MC INTOSH, Birth:  15 NOV 1822, Christening:  17 NOV 1822   Petty, Inverness, Scotland, Parents: Father:  LACHLAN MC INTOSH, Mother:  ANN JOHNSTONE
Source: IGI Search; Batch No.:  C111062  1796 - 1855, film  990715, Familysearch.org
SOURCE: Pat Sedgwick gave the above as the parents of this John. This is an error as seen by the 1855 death registration of William McIntosh.

BIRTH
JOHN MC INTOSH, Birth:  12 SEP 1826, Christening:  13 SEP 1826   Petty, Inverness, Scotland
Parents: Father:  WILLIAM MC INTOSH, Mother:  MARGARET DAVIDSON
SOURCE: IGI Search; Batch No.: C111062, Dates: 1796 - 1855, Source Call No.: 0990715, Familysearch.org

BIRTH
HELEN PASSIANS, Birth:  10 FEB 1828, Christening:  12 FEB 1828   Petty, Inverness, Scotland
Parents: Father:  ALEXR. PASSIANS, Mother:  SARAH MACPHERSON
SOURCE: IGI Search; Batch No.: C111062, Dates: 1796 - 1855, Source Call No.: 0990715,  Type: Film, Familysearch.org

MARRIAGE
October, 1853, Petty, Invernesshire.
SOURCE: stated on copy of birth registration of their son John, obtained from www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, Petty, GROS data 106/0002, Nov. 11/02, files WRS.

1861 SCOTLAND CENSUS
Place - Fisherton
John McIntosh, Head, Marr, 35, Fisher, born Inverness, Petty. [thus born 1826]
Helen, wife, Marr, 30, fisher wife, born Inverness, Petty.
Margaret, dau, unm, 6, born Inverness, Petty.
Sarah, dau, unm, 3, born Inverness, Petty.
Isabella, dau, unm, 1, born Inverness, Petty.
Next door live the parents of Helen.
Source: 1861 Scottish census, Petty, EN Div. 2, p. 8, 47, LDS reel 103835. Film checked by WRS, Feb. 2003.

SURNAMES
In the 1861 census most of the men of Fisherton are listed as Fishermen. The common surnames are: McKenrie, Smith, Cameron, McIntosh, Johnston, Davidson, Macdonald, Fraser. Patience is only present in our one family.

1871 SCOTLAND CENSUS
Place - Easter Fisherton
John McIntosh, Head, Marr, 40, Fisherman, crofter of 11 ac arable, born Inverness, Petty. [thus born 1831]
Helen, wife, marr, 36, born Inverness, Petty.
Isabella, dau, 11, scholar, born Inverness, Petty.
William, son, 9, scholar, born Inverness, Petty.
Helen, dau, scholar, born Inverness, Petty.
John, son, 4, born Inverness, Petty.
Jessie, 2, born Inverness, Petty.
Alexander Pashan (sic), Father in law, Widow, 70, Fisherman, born Inverness.
Source: 1871 Scottish Census, Petty, EN Div 2, p. 8 & 9, 44, LDS reel 103999. Film checked by WRS, Feb. 2003.

1881 SCOTLAND CENSUS
John McIntosh, age 52 (giving birth year of 1829), No. 7 Wester Fisherton, Petty, Crofter of 11 Ac Ara, wife Helen McIntosh, 49, Crofters wife, son William, 19, unmarried, Farm Serv,; son John, 15, unmarried, scholar; daughter  Jessie, 13, scholar; daughter Sarah Clark, married, 24, Farm Servs Wife,; grandson Alexander McGregor, 5, scolar.
SOURCE: FHL Film 0203424, vol. 106, Enum Dist 2, Page 9.

1891 SCOTLAND CENSUS
John McKintosh, Head, Marr., 63, crofter, working on his own, born Petty, Inverness, Gaelic and English, 3 windows with rooms; wife Hellen, 60, crofter's wife, Petty, G&E. Their daughter Hellen McLeod, married, 27, Valet's wife, Petty, G&E; grandson John McKintosh, 7, scholar, Petty; grandaughters Margaret McLeod, 3 and Jessie 6 months, both born in Petty. All living at West Fisherton Crofters Ho.
SOURCE: copy of 1891 census, obtained from www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, Petty, Inverness, GROS data 106/003/000, Feb 11, 2003, files WRS.

DEATH - JOHN
John MacIntosh, crofter, widower of Helen Patience, died 2 Dec 1904, Westerton (New name for Fisherton), Petty, age 75 (giving birth year of 1829); father William MacIntosh, crofter, deceased; mother, Margaret MacIntosh, M.S. Davidson, deceased; died of morbus cordus, 1 year, cerebral haemorrhage, 5 days, informant John McGregor, son in law, present.
SOURCE: copy of death registration, obtained from www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, Petty, GROS data 106/0018, Nov. 11/02, files WRS.

DEATH - HELEN
Helen McIntosh mar. to John McIntosh, Crofter. Died 19 Sep. 1904 at Wester Fisherton, Petty. Age 65 (sic - The age must be incorrect]; father, Alexander Patience, Fisherman; mother,  Sarah McPherson, both deceased; Cause: Valvular disease of heart, 2 yr, anasarea, 6 months; Informant John McIntosh, his X mark, widower; registered on 23  Sep. 1904 at Petty.
SOURCE: copy of death registration, obtained from www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, Petty, GROS data 106/0018, Nov. 11/02, files WRS.



6. EMAIL
"My fathers mother was Leonora Brown née McIntosh, she married William Brown, in late 1890s.  Leonora's father was William McIntosh b.1830, m. Margaret Clark in 1860 in Dover. He had three children, Joseph Edwin, Mary Ann and of cours Leonora.   His father was also William b.1794 d. 1855.  m.1819 to Jean  or Jane Campbell.   He had 5 children - Donald, Charles, James, Malcolm and of course William.   Both William McIntoshes were in 42nd Foot, William senior served in India, and Crimea and was awarded medals for same.

John McIntosh b. 1756. m.1776 to Isabel Cameron. I think this is were we differ in our research, he was father to William and 5 other children.  The family seemed to stay around Petty, Inverness and Leonora's father married Margaret Clark in Dover where he was based in 42nd Foot, after returning from overseas.

Certificates I have:
marriage 1776 John McIntosh and Isabel Cameron
1756. Birth John son of Lachlan and Ann McBean
1794 Birth William son of John and Isabel
1819 marriage William McIntosh to Jean Campbell, this states in Militia
1855 Death William McIntosh
1860 Marriage William McIntosh b.1830 (son of above William) to Margaret Clark born Dover and marriage took place there while William was stationed in Militia.
1867 Birth of Joseph Edwin Robert McIntosh son of William above
Also two other children Leonora who m. William Brown and
Mary Ann who married John Fernie 1892
1882 death William McIntosh husband of Margaret Nee Clark
1884 Death of Margaret McIntosh wife of William
Discharge papers for William McIntosh b.1794 served over 22 years in 42nd Highlanders
Discharge papers for William son of above b.1830 served over 20 years in 42nd Highlanders including India and Turkey where he was wounded and awarded medals.

Apart from Joseph, Leonora and Mary Ann, the family seemed to live in the area of Petty, Inverness and both William's state Militia.   I have wondered if William married twice, first to the Margaret Davidson you have, possibly she died young."
Source: emails from Jean Alker, May 2013