McArthur, Malcolm - Lot 13 1a

Birth Name McArthur, Malcolm - Lot 13
Gender male
Age at Death less than about 86 years

Narrative

Malcolm was born on the Island, the son of Hugh McArthur. He married ANN MACDOUGALL. According to her gravestone, she was born in 1780, and died 29 May 1865. It is assumed that Malcolm died before her.

No records for children of Malcolm and Ann were found in the PEI Baptismal Index. Most family trees list the following children: Hugh, Neil, Peter, Mary, Marion, Barbara, Euphemia, Margaret, John, Ellen, Duncan, Robert and George. Daughter Margaret's obituary said she was one of twelve children born to this couple, all but two of whom lived to be 90. Only one sister, Effie McArthur Dyment, was named as surviving her sister. Since most of the sons in the family died well before 80, perhaps this statement referred only to Margaret's sisters, which would account for Barbara and Ellen dying before 90, and Marion, Effie and Margaret living into their 90s.

This could be Malcolm in the incomplete 1841 census of PEI, in Lot 12. All members of the household were PEI natives, and all were Presbyterians. He was most likely the male over 60, and his wife was the woman between 45-60. There were 4 males under 16 and one between 16-45. Most of the girls listed above were married by 1841, as well as son Hugh in 1841. Robert, George and Duncan would fit with the 4 males under 16. The youngest three sons, from death and census records, were born in the 1830s. This is a bit of a stretch for a woman born in 1780, where one might expect children born between 1796-1828. However, these were the names of their parents on the death records for both Duncan and Robert McArthur from PEI. Someone's date of birth could be wrong, or possibly they were grandchildren raised by Malcolm and Ann. However, from the 1841 census, it is also possible that Ann was a bit younger than her gravestone would indicate - a birthdate of around 1786 would make the dates of birth of all of their children more believable and possible.

There was a Malcolm McArthur on a list of tenants in Lot 13 in 1846, and there are indications that he left that Lot.

Daughter Effie married William Dyment, so it doesn't seem out of the question that her brother Hugh would have married Susanna Dyment, and her sister Barbara, Humphrey Dyment.

I was unable to find Malcolm in the 1861 census. His name was not on Ann's gravestone in Bideford, so I have made the assumption that he died before 1861.

One thing that makes me uncomfortable with Malcolm and Ann's family is that so few of their children named a son or daughter after their parents, at a time that this would have been a standard practice.

 

 

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth about 1775 Prince Edward Island, Canada no exact date of birth found; based on census record  
Death before 1861 Prince Edward Island, Canada Malcolm was not in the 1861 census as a head of household; no gravestone  

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father McArthur, Hughabout 1740before 1841
Mother Unknown
    Brother     McArthur, Alexander - Lot 14 about 1765 before 1851
         McArthur, Malcolm - Lot 13 about 1775 before 1861
    Brother     McArthur, Neil - Lot 12 about 1776 1844
    Brother     McArthur, Hugh - Lot 16 about 1780 before 1861
    Brother     McArthur, Gilbert - Lot 13 about 1788 before 1861
    Brother     McArthur, William John

Families

Family of McArthur, Malcolm - Lot 13 and McDougall, Ann

Married Wife McDougall, Ann ( * 1780 + May 29, 1865 )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage about 1808 Prince Edward Island, Canada no record found  
  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
McArthur, Marion1809August 29, 1905
McArthur, John - Lot 12about 1810before 1907
McArthur, Hugh M.March 17, 1812October 17, 1906
McArthur, Euphemia EffieFebruary 10, 1814March 26, 1909
McArthur, Barbaraabout 1815before 1860
McArthur, MargaretJuly 20, 1818October 11, 1907
McArthur, Peter AlexanderJanuary 5, 18211903
McArthur, EllenNovember 16, 1822March 23, 1907
McArthur, Duncan1831February 7, 1890
McArthur, George William1832July 14, 1901
McArthur, Robertabout 1833June 14, 1896

Source References

  1. Dyment, Jane: Ancestry Family Trees
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