McKendrick, Laughlin Lauchlan 1a

Birth Name McKendrick, Laughlin Lauchlan
Gender male
Age at Death unknown


Lauchlin McKendrick was born about 1734 in Scotland. His wife Rachel Galbraith was born about 1736 in Scotland, and died April 7, 1838 at the age of 102. They left Scotland with two of their three children, Donald and Janet, to go to P.E.I., about 1771, according to Rachel's death notice, and they were possibly on the Annabella. According to a family legend, their son, Neil missed the boat and was left behind with his grandfather.

The passenger list for the Annabella, which left Campbelltown, Argyllshire, in 1770, has not been found. Some the the families said to have been on the ship were: Ramsay, MacGougan, MacLean, MacKendrick, MacKelvie, Hendry, MacIntosh, Campbell, MacArthur, Carr, MacNeill, MacLellan, MacIssac, MacMillan, Matthews, Stewart, Mountain, Heywood, MacKay, Murphy, Inglis, English, Allanby, MacDougall, Sinclair. Although some accounts said there were 60 families, this would be an unusually large number for the size of the ships transporting emigrants in those days, and this could be the complete list.

What is certain is that these were the names of the early Scottish settlers in Prince County. Lauchlin and Rachel settled in Princetown, and had five more children, Duncan, Malcolm, Penelope, Hugh and Laughlin Jr. However, Hugh's age at death might indicate that he was born in Scotland.

According to Nina Ross (PEI Archives), Lauchlin and Rachel first settled on Lot 17, then moved to Lot 18.

For information on this family see the Island Register, The Descendants of Laughlin MacKendrick & Rachel Galbraith by "Jay Dee" Murray, as well as records on PEI Ancestry. There were no McKendrick wills in the early PEI probate book, and only a couple of marriages in the License Cash Book.



Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth   Scotland possibly Argylshire, Scotland  
Death before 1798 Prince Edward Island, Canada son Malcolm is head of household in the 1798 census  
Emigration 1771   death notice for wife  


Family of McKendrick, Laughlin Lauchlan and Galbraith, Rachel

Married Wife Galbraith, Rachel ( * 1736 + May 7, 1838 )
Name Birth Date Death Date
McKendrick, Neilabout 1760
McKendrick, Janetabout 1761
McKendrick, Donaldabout 1763
McKendrick, Hugh1766February 21, 1859
McKendrick, Duncanabout 1772
McKendrick, Malcolmabout 1775February 11, 1859
McKendrick, Penelope1777October 15, 1865
McKendrick, Laughlinabout 1777October 1, 1855