McLean, Donald 1 2 3 4 5

Birth Name McLean, Donald 1a
Gender male
Age at Death 65 years, 7 months, 6 days


Donald MacLean was born on Nov 20, 1827 in Tyne Valley, Lot 13, Prince Edward Island, the fifth child of Scottish imigrant Hugh McLean and his Prince Edward Island born wife, Peggy McKendrick. Donald married Sarah Ellis, daughter of shipbuilder William Ellis of Bideford on Sep 14, 1848 in Port Hill, Prince Edward Island.

On the baptismal record for their eldest daughter Margaret Emily, born in 1849 in Lot 12, Donald gave his occupation a ship's carpenter. According to notes made by Julia McLean, the actual date he settled the farm on the Northam Road is unknown but there is a land transaction dated 1856. In the 1861 census, the family was in Lot 13, and Donald was a farmer. He was 7 years into his lease. After the land question was settled, Donald and Sarah purchased their 82-acre farm from the PEI government in 1877. They raised a family of thirteen children.

In the 1861 census, there were 3 boys under 5, and one boy and three girls between 6-15 as well as a married couple, all Presbyterians. Emily and Caroline married in the early 1870s.

In the 1881 census:

Household Gender Age Birthplace
Donald McLean M 53y Prince Edward Island
Sarah McLean F 53y Prince Edward Island
Mary Ann McLean F 26y Prince Edward Island
Laughlin McLean M 24y Prince Edward Island
Hugh McLean M 22y Prince Edward Island
James E. McLean M 20y Prince Edward Island
Rachel McLean F 18y Prince Edward Island
Donald McLean M 16y Prince Edward Island
Margaret E.H. McLean F 14y Prince Edward Island
Sarah Jane McLean F 13y Prince Edward Island
Mina Catherine McLean F 11y Prince Edward Island
Flora Minerva McLean F 9y Prince Edward Island

Household Members 1891:
Donald Mclane 63
Sarah Mclane 63
Margaret Mclane 24
Mina Mclane 21
Flora Mimerva Mclane 19
Emily Mclane 4 (grand-daughter) - Mabel Emily McLean, born November 2nd 1886 - could be Mabel Ritchie in the next census

d: Jun 26, 1893 in Tyne Valley, Lot 13, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Will of Donald McLean

Some land and the new house was left to Sarah, and the land to son Dan. Son Dan is to pay $100 to each of his seven sisters: Emily McArthur; Rachael Horn; Mary Ann McNevin; Janey Horn and his three unmarried sisters, Margaret, Mina and Flora, and to Donald and Sarah's granddaughter Mabel $50.00.

Photo of Donald from the family on PEI.



Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth November 20, 1827 Tyne Valley, Lot 13, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada   1b
Death June 26, 1893 Tyne Valley, Lot 13, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada Presbyterian Cemetery Tyne Valley  


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father McLean, Hugh1783May 25, 1859
Mother McKendrick, Margaret Peggyabout 1803August 19, 1877
    Sister     McLean, Nancy Ann 1823 June 4, 1900
    Brother     McLean, Lauchlin Lauchline about 1824 June 2, 1854
    Sister     McLean, Katherine about 1825 April 24, 1873
         McLean, Donald November 20, 1827 June 26, 1893
    Sister     McLean, Flora October 10, 1829 March 18, 1922
    Brother     McLean, Hugh about 1831 January 27, 1859
    Sister     McLean, Mary December 1834 January 2, 1910
    Sister     McLean, Sarah August 1, 1836 March 18, 1923
    Sister     McLean, Rachel 1837 March 10, 1861
    Sister     McLean, Margaret December 10, 1838 October 31, 1920
    Sister     McLean, Harriet Jane January 11, 1843 July 21, 1903
    Brother     McLean, Malcolm March 17, 1848 October 5, 1930


Family of McLean, Donald and Ellis, Sarah

Married Wife Ellis, Sarah ( * November 16, 1827 + October 1, 1898 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage September 14, 1848 Prince Edward Island, Canada    
Name Birth Date Death Date
McLean, Emily MargaretFebruary 18, 1849April 24, 1937
McLean, WilliamNovember 26, 1850January 2, 1941
McLean, CarolineOctober 17, 1852April 4, 1888
McLean, Mary AnnOctober 15, 1854November 17, 1925
McLean, LauchlinJuly 24, 1856September 1920
McLean, HughApril 24, 1858September 11, 1939
McLean, James EdwardMarch 15, 1860March 31, 1953
McLean, RachelApril 5, 1862June 16, 1925
McLean, Donald DanJuly 10, 1864February 17, 1941
McLean, Margaret Elizabeth H. MaggieApril 24, 1866December 17, 1949
McLean, Sarah JaneNovember 24, 1867September 30, 1905
McLean, Mina CatherineJune 25, 1869February 18, 1944
McLean, Flora MinervaJanuary 28, 1872October 21, 1942

Source References

  1. 1881 Census of Canada
      • Source text:

        Birth date: abt 1828 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

      • Source text:

        Birth date: abt 1828 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

  2. 1861 Census of Canada
  3. Library and Archives Canada: 1891 Census of Canada [database on-line]Statistics Canada Fonds. Microfilm reels: T-6290 to T-6427.
  4. Division of Vital Statistics. Public Archives, Charlottetown.: Prince Edward Island Marriage Registers, 1832-1888
  5. Prince Edward Island. Public Archives and Records Office: PEI Baptismal Index