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Rev John Maciver of Kilmuir, Sleat, Isle of Skye, Sct
Posted by: john macrae (ID *****2000) Date: November 09, 2008 at 12:43:01
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Does anyone know of descendants of this branch of my MacIver family? I have researched my MacIvers but have been unable to find any descendants of this branch.

Rev John MacIver was born in Glenelg on 27 December 1788,and died at his Kilmuir manse, Isle of Skye on 2 September 1869: he was the son of Rev Colin MacIver Minister of Glenelg and Anne MacLeod. Rev John studied at Kings College, Aberdeen and initially ministered in Harris before becoming Minister of the parish of Kilmuir, Isle of Skye. In North Uist on 1 October 1840 he married Jane Finlayson MacLeod, youngest daughter of Dr Alexander McLeod and Mary Campbell of Ballone, North Uist. Jane was born in Ballone, Uist on 6 May 1820 and died at Tobermory, Isle of Mull on 21 February 1898. They had issue:-
1) Anne-Mary Susan MacIver was baptised at Kilmuir, Isle of Skye on 30 August 1841. At Fochabers, Elgin on 11 July 1871, she married Allan Rannie Andrew, Rector of Milne’s Institution, Fochabers. He was born on 22 September 1843 and was the son of John Andrew, a farmer, and Elizabeth Simpson.
2) Colin John MacIver was baptised at Kilmuir, Isle of Skye on 4 April 1843 and died there on 2 December 1855.
3) Mary MacIver was born at Kilmuir, Skye on 24 November 1844 and died on 17 March 1855.
4) Margaret Flora MacIver was baptised at Kilmuir , Isle of Skye on 22 May 1846.
5) Alexander MacIver was baptised at Kilmuir, Isle of Skye on 24 December 1847. He went to India where he was an indigo planter.
6) Somerled MacIver was baptised at Kilmuir, Isle of Skye on 28 November 1849. He was living with his parents at their Kilmuir manse in 1861.
7) Jessie Margaret MacIver was baptised at Kilmuir, Isle of Skye on 22 March 1852. She was living with her parents at their Kilmuir manse in 1861.
8) Fergus MacIver was baptised at Kilmuir, Isle of Skye on 5 August 1854. He was living with his parents at their Kilmuir manse in 1861.
9) Ewen Donald Cameron MacIver was born at Kilmuir, Isle of Skye on 8 June 1856: he was living with his parents at Kilmuir manse in 1861. He died at Plantation Farm, Demerara River, British Guiana on 17 September 1875 aged 18 years ~ notice in The Colonist.
10) Alexanderina Marion MacIver was known as Lexy and was born at Kilmuir on 23 March 1858. She was living at Kilmuir manse in 1861. She died at Kilmuir on 28 September 1944 and was buried there.
11) Anne-Jane Fraser MacIver was born at Kilmuir, Isle of Skye on 27 November 1859. She was living in Kilmuir manse in 1861.
12) Donald Murdoch MacIver was born at Kilmuir, Isle of Skye on 1 July 1861. He died young on 3 November 1863 and was buried at Kilmuir.

I look forward to hearing from anyone with information on this family.


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