Sometime in 1852 before the Macisaac's left Scotland, they changed their name to McDonald and left for Geelong, Victoria on the "Allison" with the Highland and Island Emigration Society.
1841 Census Ardnamurchan, Acharacle, Inverness
(Taken, 7 June 1841)
Address, Kylesmore (Acharacle) 1/2 acre Crofter
Angus MacIsaac age 45, Agricultural labourer,
born in the county ..b1795c
Mary MacIsaac age 40, born in the county .b1799c,
John MacIsaac age 15, born in the county .b1822c
Roger (sic) MacIsaac age 15, born in the county .b1824c
Mary MacIsaac age 12, born in the county .b1830c
Duncan Macisaac (See Below) b1831
Donald MacIsaac age 7, born in the county .b1834c
John MacIsaac age 5, born in the county .b1836c
Catherine MacIsaac age 2, born in the county .b1839c
1851 Census Ardnamurchan, Acharacle, Moidart, Inverness-shire (Taken 30th March 1851)
Address, Kylemore (Acharacle) 1/2 acre Crofter
Angus McIsaac age 63, Agricultural labourer,
born in the county .b1795c
Mary McIsaac age 52, born in the county .b1799c, (McDonald)
John McIsaac age 28, born in the county .b1822c
Rodrick (sic) McIsaac age 26, born in the county .b1824c
Mary McIsaac age 21, born in the county .b1830c
Donald McIsaac age 17, born in the county missing from household....b1834c
John McIsaac age 14, born in the county .b1836c
Catherine McIsaac age 12, born in the county .b1839c
Ronald McIsaac age 9, born in the county .b1842c
The Roman Catholic Baptismal Register of Mingarry in Moidart, first recording, 1829.
1) "John McIsaac, born 19 March 1836, the lawful child of Angus McIsaac and of Mary McDonald, Kylesmore, was baptised by me 21 March 1836; sponsor was John McDonald, Merchant Kylesmore Alexr. McDonald Priest"
2) "Ranald lawful son of Angus McIsaac and Mary McDonald, Caolas, born 17 Aug. 1841 was baptised by me on the 18th, ditto, Sponsor was John McDonald,
Dorlin (?) Ranald Rankin (priest)" Portphilip 1852
3) "Catherine lawful daughter of Angus McDonald and Mary McDonald, Caolasmore was born on 11 November and baptised 20th November 1838, Sponsors Archy and Ann McDonald, Glenuig"
4) "April 10, 1831 I have this day baptised Duncan MacIsaac, born same day the son of A----- MacIsaac and Mary McDonald his wife residing at Kylesmore, Allan MacDonald residing at Kylesbeg being Sponsor"
Bonnie Prince Charlie Landed in Kinlochmoidardt which is the estate that Angus Macisaac had his croft on the land called Caolsmore, Kylesmore. In 1745 John and Angus Macisaac went off with Donald MacDonald to fight with Bonnie Prince Charlie. Donald MacDonald was caught by the English, hung, drawn and quartered. Their house at Kinlochmoidart was burned and the Clan Ranald castle was destroyed.
I am interested in finding other Macisaac families.
I believe many of my cousins are in the USA and Canada, particularly in Nova Scotia.
Roderick Macisaac-Mary Kavanagh c1887
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