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Donald Ban McDonell b. May 26, 1753 Aberchalder (Auberchaladair), Glengarry, Inverness-shire, Scotland.
He was a farmer who emigrated to Canada along with Archibald Scott, Archibald's sons, his daughter and other passengers. He later married the daughter, Mary Scott.
They departed from Druimindarroch, Scotland on 12 July 1790 aboard the ship "The Jane". Landed at Prince Edward Island (then called St. John Island) sometime in September of 1790. The ship's manifest listed all as residents of Auberchaladair. They then sailed to Nova Scotia and settled in Nine Mile River. It is suspected that Donald was granted land in Douglas Township (Nine Mile River) for loyal military service to the Brithish Crown**.
Buried in Old Catholic Cemetery (St. John the Evangilist), Nine Mile River.
Donald Ban's father, Alexander Urguart McDonell, remained in Auberchaladair, Glengarry, Inverness-shire, Scotland (mother's name is unknown). Alexander Urguart had 4 sons & 2 daughters.
One son - Alexander went to East India and was not heard of again. Two sons & 2 daughters left Scotland before 1790 and settled in Glengary County, Ontario, Canada. Unconfirmed information gives the names of the sons in Ontario as: John & Alexander(the priest of the clan). The forth son, Donald Bann, imigrated to Nova Scotia, Canada in 1790 and was given a grant of 600 acres at Nine Mile River. However, his name was misspelled on the grant so it is under the name of MacDonald. His name was also misspelled on his grave stone - MacDonald instead of McDonell. We are in the process of taking the proper steps to correct the name on his grave stone while also leaving the original head stone in place.
** Source: Duncanson, John Victor, Rawdon and Douglas, Two Loyalist Townships in Nova Scotia, Belleville, 1989, Mika Publishing
All information is to the best of my knowledge.
Beannachd Leibh (Blessings Go With You),