Descendants of Norman MORRISON & Christian MacKAY

Norman MORRISON and Christy MacKAY were married circa 1800 on the Isle of Lewis in the Western Hebridies and had a family of at least five children. Norman was a small tenant farmer in Bovre and Christy was a mid-wife.
Their daughter Henny married James SAUNDERS in 1819 and had at least ten children in Barvas Parish Their eldest son Donald 'Dan' married Margaret MacLEOD in 1842 in Barvas Parish, Isle of Lewis, Scotland. After his wife 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.


Barvas Moor on the Isle of Lewis

The Pedigree Chart below is a portion of a larger chart encompassing all the known Ancestors of  Katherine Louise WATSON, daughter of John Mrshall "Jack" WATSON and  and Florence Mae METCALFE. She was born and raised in Greenock Township, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada. In 1967 Kathy married Case VANDERPLAS and they have two children Kristine and Robert.
The current Descendant Journal contains as many desendants of the captioned couple as I have been able to idetify todate.   To access further Descendant Journals related to Kathy's ancestors click on the forward buttons.


Matches to Kathy VANDERPLAS WATSON on Ancestry or MyHeritage* who have a common ancestor in this journal. Having their their DNA online assisted us in identifying Florence's biological mother.
2nd Cousin - Click on the underlined to see their Relationship Charts.
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
Avery Hall STEWART - 2nd Cousin twice removed
Cory HIGGINS - 111 cM - 2nd cousin.
Nicole SUTTON - 32.9 cM* - 2nd Cousin twice removed.
3rd Cousin
Candi MacLEOD - 64.5 cM* - 3rd cousin once removed
Douglas TROUT - 57 cM - 1/2 3rd cousin
F. SANDIE - 40 cM - 3rd cousin once removed.
E.S. SAGLE - 24 cM - 3rd cousin.
4th Cousin
Carol MacIVER - 54 cM - 4th cousin.
Malcolm MacKenzie MacIVER - 44 cM - 4th cousin.
Alister SMITH - 8 cM - 4th cousin.
5th Cousin
Dianna MacLEOD - 34 cM - 5th cousin.
Glen STATON - 34 cM - 5th cousin.
Sandra & Rebekka van HEUSDEN - 11.7 cM* - 5th cousin

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  Descendants of Norman MORRISON
  Surname List
  Index of Names
  Sources (Bibliography)

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Latest Revision March 28, 2021

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