Descendants of Gilchrist MacLEOD and Christina MacKAY

Gilchrist MacLEOD and Christina MacKAY had at least four children. They lived at Croft #36 in Arnol, Barvas Parish on the Isle of Lewis. Their great grand daughter Margaret MacLEOD married Donald 'Dan' SAUNDERS in 1842 in Barvas Parish. After Margaret's death circa 1850 Donald emigrated to Canada with four of his children. In 1854 he married Margaret SMITH in Huron Township, Bruce County, Ontario and another six children were added to the family. Their son James, b.1845, married Jessie GAHAM in Huron Township where they had six children before relocating to Southampton about 1901 where two more children where born.
Dan and his first wife, Margaret's eldest son James SAUNDERS married Janet "Jessie" GRAHAM and they had several children, one of whom was Euphemia. Phemie had a daughter Jean born out of wedlock in Port Elgin in November of 1915. Jean was adopted by Daunt and Louisa METCALFE of Greenock Township, Bruce County and they named their chosen daughter Florence Mae METCALFE.


Arnol, a crofting settlement on Lewis is one of the best-preserved examples of domestic island life during the 19th and 20th centuries. A different type of house appeared on Arnol when new health regulations required that houses should include separation walls between people's living spaces and spaces for the keeping of animals. The Hebridean blackhouse, such as No. 42 Arnol on the left, is all that remains of a vanished way of life, replaced with more modern dwellings like no. 39, offering sanitary conditions, higher ceilings and good ventilation for its occupants.

Katherine Louise 'Kathy' WATSON was born 1946 to John 'Jack' WATSON and Florence METCALFE in Greenock Township, Bruce County, Ontario. She is a direct descendant of the captioned couple. See Kathy's Pedigree Chart. (click on the underlined)

SAUNDERS Family Descendant Journals. These Journals contain the Descendants of each Ancestral Family Line found on Kathy's maternal biological grandmother Euphemia SAUNDERS' Pedigree Chart.
Norman MORRISON & Kristy MacKAY.
Gilchrist MacLEOD & Christina MacKAY.
Donald MacLEOD & Marion SMITH  (see MacLEOD & MacKAY Journal above)
Malcolm CAMPBELL & Ann MacLEOD. 
Alexander GRAHAM & Mary MacIVER. (Common Ancestor GRAHAM)
Angus MacLEOD & Margaret MacLEAN.
(see MacLENNAN & MacIVER Journal below)
Kenneth MacLENNAN & Mary MacIVER .

SAUNDERS Family Ancestor (Afnentafel) Report
This Report incudes all the direct Ancestors of Euphemis SAUNDERS 1889-1962, their spouses and children.

To see Descendant Journals connected to Kathy's biological maternal grandfather, Rene LEFEBVRE.

Matches to Kathy VANDERPLAS WATSON who have a common ancestor in this journal. Having their their DNA online assisted us in identifying Florence's biological mother Euphemia SAUNDERS.
Click on the underlined to see their Relationship Charts. DNA matches on Ancestry and MyHeritage*.
2nd Cousin
Shirley SAUVE nee NICKOLSON _ 246 cM - 2nd cousin
Frieda SYLVEST nee KELLEHER - 177 cM - 2nd cousin
Christine NICKOLSON - 119 cM - 2nd cousin.
Colleen WALKER _ 113 cM - 2nd cousin.
Cory HIGGINS _ 111 cM - 2nd cousin.
Avery Hall STEWART - 35 cM - 2nd Cousin twice removed.
Nicole SUTTON -32.9 cM* - 2nd Cousin twice removed.
3rd Cousin
F. SANDIE - 40 cM - 3rd cousin once removed
E.S. SAGLE - 57 cM - 1/2 3rd cousin.
4th Cousin
Angus Mac MILLAN - 54.3 cM* - 4th cousin.
Heather Lynn McKENZIE - 51.8 cM* - 4th cousin once removed.
Calum BARTLETT - 35.3 cM* - 4th cousin once removed.
Mark HOLLAS - 32 cM - 4th cousin once removed.
Shauna STEVENS - 23 cM - 4th cousin once removed.
5th Cousin
Catronia Anne GILCHRIST - 55.4 cM* - 5th cousin.
Dennis FREEMAN - 34 cM - 5th cousin.
6th Cousin
David YARDLEY - 51.2 cM* - 6th cousin once removed.

Table of Contents

  Descendants of Gilchrist MacLEOD
  Surname List
  Index of Names
  Sources (Bibliography)

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Latest Revision March 27, 2021

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