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Re: Info: Mcleaster (McLeister) Ireland 1842
Posted by: Pat Johnson Date: September 01, 2001 at 06:46:21
In Reply to: Re: Info: Mcleaster (McLeister) Ireland 1842 by Jill E. McLeester of 16

Thanks Jill for the interesting information: I too, was in London, England from 1960 - 1963. I have read a good bit on the McGregor clan, believing that the McLeisters were a sept. I did read in one book that McLeisters were true McGregors. Oddly enough, Rob Roy's mother was a Campbell and his father of course, the McGregor - our mother was the McLeister and our father was a Campbell. My brother has also done extensive research and documented the Campbell family history. We often wondered if our branch of McLeisters might have came here because there might have been relatives. There are some other McLeisters that my brother found and has spoken with, that came to Pennslyvania earlier than ours. No connection was found but we have thought there might have been a connection back in Ireland. Our family members who came from Ireland in 1842 were Arch (believed to be Archibald) and Elicia, along with children, Archibald,Eliza, Elicia, Jane, John, Richard, and Randel. They sailed on the Shenandoah probably from the Belfast/Londondeery region as that is where the Shenandoah operated from. They landed in Philadelphia. Delbert, my brother has traced all almost all the family down to today and knows pretty well, their stories, their migration across the states. There are not many McLeisters, world wide, who spell their name as we McLeisters. However, Delbert found that some of our Grt Grandfather's siblings took other spellings, probably an error back when information was told by mouth to someone and the name was written down that way. We do have the military records of both the grandfather and Grt grandfather and the index card from the ship Shenandoah which listed them as McLeister. It has been most interesting to learn all that has been learned of them. I surely will keep your email address and bookmark your site so we can keep in touch. Who knows what further research will turn up. Feel free to email me at any time. Pat

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