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.