Information re Christina McDonald McDermid of Govan, Glasgow, Scotland 1843-1870
I am looking for Christina McDonald who is my G.G. Grandmother 1843-1870 married to Findlay McDermid in 1861 Govan, Glasgow Scotland. Christina's parents are John McDonald and Anne Grant. I believe John and Anne were married around 1838 in Inverness, Scotland. Christina has a sister Marion McDonald who married Angus McCaskill. BUT..........we have information that Marion's mother was Marion McCaskill (McCaskill's marrying McDonalds and vice versa).
Christina's son John McDonald McDermid was given to his Aunt Marion and Uncle Angus when Christina died, he was 2 years old. He lived his life with this family and married Agnes Jane Lyon and put his name as John McDonald McDermid McCaskill, thus the McCaskill name to our family.
Do Marion McDonald and Christina McDonald have the same mothers, this is a question? We cannot find this family on the census in 1841,51 or 61. Marion appears with Angus in 1871 along with my Great Grandfather age 2, John McDonald McDermid McCaskill.
Along with my cousin in England we have tried to find the answers to these question. We have tried familysearch.org, Ancestry.ca and Scotland's People and come up blank. We can find Christina/Findlay's marriage and the birth of 4 children. John, John My G.Grandfather, Annie and Alexander.
Complicated a bit, but would love to have answers.
Judith McCaskill Harris