Hello, Thomas, I just found your reply to my posting, hadn't checked the forum for a while, obviously! I had checked the "notify me whenever someone replie to my messages" box but obviously it didn't work.
The other day, I found the 1881 census and found the family members you mentioned. If I had checked the forum, I'd have seen it all there!
Anyhow, you mention Malcolm's will, and I think this is a different man, because his wife and children's names are all different.
I'm not too familiar with the IGI, and will have to explore that. Malcolm wasn't born on PEI, but in Cape Breton, according to my info. But his wife's name is listed correctly, I believe. Malcolm was a son ofMurdo(ch) Ross of Portree, (NE Margaree) Cape Breton.
I found his obit which offered limited info, but his wife was not mentioned, so I assume she died before he did. Very little info was included about his children.
It seems to me that it shouldn't be all THAT difficult to find this family, with vital records, etc., because he was a minister in several communities, had several children and died there. He wasn't exactly invisible.
I'm hoping to find out what happened to Malco(l)m's children, if they married, their families, etc.
I had seen the info about Malcolm's prize, but, like you, am unclear about whether this is the right man. I think there was more than one by that name. Not exactly an uncommon name, either.