William MacPherson

Male - Bef 1891


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  • Name William MacPherson 
    Born Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Mr. William Macpherson, F.E.I.S., Headmaster of the Daniel The Daniel Stewart Institution, Strath Tay

      The Daniel Stewart Institution, Strathtay was founded in 1814.

      Daniel Stewart ~ Benefactor
      Daniel Stewart: Born to a family of crofters in Logierait, Strathtay, Perthshire in 1740 or 1741, Daniel Stewart spent his early life as a herd boy. After an apprenticeship with a wig-maker in Edinburgh he traveled to India as valet to a client of that wig-maker. Upon his employer?s death he came into 11,000; from this fortune he amassed even greater wealth by speculating in property. Now wealthy he found himself appointed as Master of the Court of Exchequer. Daniel Stewart is the subject of a portrait by Henry Raeburn in the style of Joshua Reynolds. Daniel Stewart never married but lived alone at Windmill Street in Edinburgh form 1786. He died in 1814 an left his fortune in trust to care for a dependent and then for several charities. Part of the money went to found a domicile for healthy indigent boys in 1859 ? but within eleven years of establishment the school became a commercial enterprise.

      Scottish Naming Custom
      The oldest son after the paternal grandfather. (father's father)
      The second son after the maternal grandfather. (mother's father)
      The third son after the father.
      The fourth son after father's oldest brother
      The fifth son after father's 2nd oldest brother or mother's oldest brother
      The eldest daughter after the maternal grandmother. ( mother's mother)
      The second daughter after the paternal grandmother.
      The third daughter after the mother.
      The fourth daughter after mother's oldest sister.
      The fifth daughter after mother's 2nd oldest sister or father's oldest sister.
      Watching for these patterns can help in your genealogy research but Scottish (and Irish) naming conventions can create problems.
      Cousins, aunts, uncles all have the same names. Half generations apart. Is the entire family accounted for? Also, whether there are children that died. Sometimes families reused a family name if a child died, sometimes not. Pattern for 4th and 5th sons might be interrupted to name a son for a favorite saint
      Mac is the Gaelic word for son. It is abbreviated to often "Mc", but originally it was the longer word and normally followed by a space and then the surname. Both Mac and Mc variations are in wide use in both Ireland and Scotland.
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 1891  F.E.I.S., Strathtay, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried
    • William McPherson
    Person ID I16382  Hickey, List, Bundesen, Thomsen, Jensen, Jessen
    Last Modified 21 May 2020 

    Family Margaret Stewart 
    Married 29 Jul 1843  Logierait, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 

    • Name: William McPherson
      Event Type: Marriage
      Event Date: 29 Jul 1843
      Event Place: Logierait, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
      Event Place (Original): Logierait, Perth, Scotland
      Gender: Male
      Spouse's Name: Margaret Stewart
      Spouse's Gender: Female
      (Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910 )
    Children 
     1. John MacPherson,   b. 30 Mar 1850, Logierait, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1936, Oamaru , South Island, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +2. Alexander MacPherson,   b. 18 Sep 1855, Logierait, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1940, Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 20 May 2020 
    Family ID F5861  Group Sheet


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