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New Zealand: MCISAAC / MACISAAC family, genealogy, family tree, history

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In researching the EADIE# ancestors and their descendants/connections in my tree, I have:-

Donald Wilson MCISAAC born abt 1873 died 1928 New Zealand. He married in 1901 NZ to Lily WADEY, she died 1964 NZ.

The couple had four children that I can find on the NZ Historical BDMs online:-

1. Vera Lilian MCISAAC born 13 Jul 1902 NZ, died 1991 NZ
married 1925 NZ Frank Semple JOHNSON born 1 Jan 1902 NZ died 1987 NZ. Frank was the son of George Semple JOHNSON and Alice Katherine SCHENKEL. His siblings names were: Myra (married Thomas GULLERY), Stanley (married Janet JACKSON), Leonard (married 1 Myrtle RUTHERFORD and 2) Alice Mary Phoebe WAIDE) and Eric (who probably married Dorothy Frances MAFEKING).

2. Juanita Muriel MCISAAC born 1903 NZ
married 1927 NZ James Samuel SULLIVAN born 27 Jan 1905 NZ died 1982 NZ

3. Gordon Coleman MCISAAC born 20 Nov 1904 NZ died 1972 NZ cremated Purewa married 1928 NZ Robina Coulter EADIE# (known to family as Ruby) born 8 Feb 1909 Harhill, Lanarkshire, Scotland died 1987 NZ, cremated Purewa. The EADIE family emigrated to New Zealand in 1926. Ruby was my late mother in law's (Mary Coulter Eadie HUGHES 1912~2008) aunt.

4. Noel Charles MCISAAC born 14 Jul 1908 NZ died 1984 NZ.
Can only search for marriages up to 1929.

MCISAAC burials that I haven't found connections with my tree as yet:-

Eliza Carlisle McISAAC buried Purewa 1959
George Harold McISAAC buried Purewa 1966
Keith Robert McISAAC cremated Purewa 1974
Leila Mavis McISAAC cremated Purewa 1962
Marjorie Dulcie Robertina McISAAC cremated Purewa 1986
Richard Harold McISAAC cremated Purewa aged 66 yrs

(EADIE researcher).

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on 2008-05-23 06:42:15

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by Bond on 2008-09-25 23:29:24

Hi my family desenants also sailed over from Nova Scotia on the Ellen Lewis (but i thousht is ws more around 1859?)i was told that 3 brothers went to the south island (our family is made up from one of the ones that stayed in the North!) My Nana's Mother left a casette tape explaing all this. My Nana knows much about our history...but of course has never used a computer! I will ask her and see if i can help, i know for sure that there are many documents with her.

by allycat on 2008-09-26 00:00:59

Delighted to know more information and happy to help if I can. Regards, Alison.

by karcol on 2008-10-06 21:49:15

There have been four different lots of McIsaac's arrived New Zealand that I am aware of:

1. The family of Alexander McIsaac who came over on the "Ellen Lewis" with his nephew Angus and his 10 children arriving in Auckland May 14th 1860. They were from Broad Cove, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Most of the family settled in Thames.

2. Another McIsaac came to New Zealand on 27 March 1886 on board the ship RMS Rimutaka, arriving in Lyttleton, there is an Angus McIsaac b. 1811 linked but I am not sre if he was the one who emigrated.

3. Richard McIsaac, born 19th March 1831 in Lanark, Glasgow, Scotland and Jean Scott, with his parents and siblings emigrated from London onboard the "Clifford" in Dec 1841, arriving 1842 in Nelson, NZ. They settled in Renwick, South Island.

4.Bruno George McIsaac arrived with his sister Theresa May McIsaac in 1883, coming from Prince Edward Island. Bruno married Ruth Powellin in 1886. After living in Melbourne and Kaipara, Ruth McIsaac and her family settled in Auckland.

by allycat on 2009-04-07 18:52:23

General MCISAAC sites I've found whilst searching the web...

The Ships List - Sebim, Chebucto, Margaret, Highland Lass, Gertrude, Spray, Breadalbane, Ellen Lewis,

Barque ELLEN LEWIS - Cape Breton, NS 1859-12-07 to Auckland, NZ 1860-05-14 with 188 passengers

ELLEN LEWIS, barque, 336 tons, James Ross, master, sailed from St. Ann's, Cape Breton, for Auckland on 7th December 1859 and arrived there on 14th May 1860. Owned by the Hon. William Ross and others.

Amongst the passengers were John MCISAAC with 9 accompanying adults, Archibald McIsaac from Broad Cove.

Maritime Provinces to New Zealand
Name: Karen McKain <[email protected]>
Date: 2006-02-02
Have you succeeded in locating the passenger list? Emigrated from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia to Auckland,NZ but settled in Waipu and Thames.
Name of ship. NZ arrival port and date Internet & House of Memories, Waipu
Alexander McIsaac, b 1810 Cape Breton and his 10 children Allan, John, Angus, Francis, William, Donald, Ann, Mary, Catherine and Joseph came with Norman McLeod and his followers' for a new and better life in NZ. He also brought with him a lady named Flora McLeod to look after the children (his wife Mary (Beaton) died in Cape Breton 1857/1858.)

Passenger List Sir Allan McNab 1853 and 1854 mentions a Janet MCISAAC aged 21 years, unmarried, sponsored by the Duke of Argyle.

Brig Commerce with passengers from Broad Albion, Perthshire, from Port Greenock Scotland to New York July 9, 1775 mentions a Malcom McIsaac, aged 29 years, occupation: Smith.

Prince Edward Island PEI Ships built in New Zealand lists a B.G. McIsaac as Master of the Brigantine 'Parnell' 1884/1891.

New Zealand Archives

MCISAAC query on page 174 of The Scottish Genealogist

The High Council of Clan Donald - Clanranald in New Zealand mentions Harold McIsaac, High Commissioner for New Zealand

Scottish Clans Association - Auckland District Inc.
Has photos (MCISAAC etc.) from NZ reception in 2007.

by allycat on 2009-04-07 19:03:19

Passenger List Clifford 460 ton barque

MacIsaac, Richard m 32 soap, candlemaker & baker
MacIsaac, Jean m 30 wife
MacIsaac, Robert c 13
MacIsaac, Richard c 10
MacIsaac, Jean c 8
MacIsaac, Ann c 6w

Similar site, but more detailed information from Rootsweb.

Passenger List Clifford 1842 ex London, Gravesend, England arrived 11 May 1842 Nelson, New Zealand

by pauliewallpaper on 2010-01-14 17:19:08

Hi, Walter Noel McIsaac, born 10th March 1893 in Renwickton - Blenheim, Son of James & Grace McIsaac. James & Grace were both born in Ayeshire, Scotland and arrived in New Zealand sometime about 1863. Walter Noel McIsaac's 2nd wife my Aunt and they lived firstly in Wellington and then later in Otaki. He did have 2 children ( 1 son and 1 daughter I think.) to his first wife both of which were born prior to 1917. I beleieve that his children lived most of their lives in the Blenheim area. Walter served in WW1 with the NZ Mounted Rifles. Walter Noel McIsaac died 14th May 1981. If any can add any information about Walter Noel McIsaac or his family, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks Kindly.

by sgmcisaac on 2010-05-10 20:29:58

My Grandparents were Gordon and Ruby McIsaac. Gordon was the 3rd child of 5 (Vera, Juanita, Gordon, Noel and Eric). Gordon's father Donald Wilson (born 1873) was the grandson of Richard Dick McIsaac and Jean Scott who arrived in NZ on the ship Clifford in 1842. The Clifford sailed from Gravesend Dec 1841. My understanding is that there was a reunion of the McIsaac family in Blenheim in the late 1990s. Any information on this would be appreciated. Also, I have very little information on the Eadie family. Gordon and Ruby had 4 children Patricia, Brian, a son who died in infancy and my father Graeme Eadie McIsaac. Any information on the Eadie family appreciated.

by helpwillow on 2011-06-04 02:15:51

My 3x great grandparents were Robert Dick McIsaac and Ellen Brydon. There children were Flora, Sorman, Richard william and Charlotte, that i know of. I am descended from flora. I went to high school with charlotte's great great grandson, i only worked that out a couple of weeks ago. His grandma went to the mcisaac reunion in blenheim in 1992 it was. There was a mcisaac book written with heaps of photos. Charlotte's grand daughter went and said it was wonderful and so many people went that they had to find a bigger place and ended up being at the race course. I do get a bit confused with the names some times. As there is definitely a Jean Scott McIsaac whom married a Richard Dixon Catley and they had 15 children that i know of. I have a photo of richard catley. There was another photo with richards of a woman but have not been able to identify with her.

by Warburton on 2013-10-14 05:22:19

I am searching for the descendants of Flora McIsaac who married John Robert Boyle. Their son Herbert Scott Boyle married Henrietta Christina Alvers. Flora was the daughter of Grace McBride and James ? Isaac. Grace was the daughter of David McBride Ayrshire the brother of my ancestor John McBride..both found living together with their families in the 1841 Ayrshire Census. Her sister Annie married Henry Boyce and also came to NZ they all lived in the Blenheim area. None of our families knew we were related to each other even though we lived in Kaikoura and they in Blenheim...this is the first time I have contacted any of them and it all came about whenI was going through my grandmothers war letters etc and found a memoriam card for John Boyle of Temuka where she lived for a time and where her two sons who died in the war left from (Temuka Railway Station)so I looked him up on the Net and then on ancestry and found that he was a distant relation even though it wasn't known. However it must have been meant to be that they knew one another..such a small world. Looking forward to hearing from you both.. Marilyn

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