We are researching and establishing our hereditary links backwards and forwards from John Drummond (born 1796 in Scotland)who married Marjory MacGregor (born 1806 - St Fillans,Lochearn Head, Scotland) in Scotland , marriage date unknown at this point. John's fathers' surname was MacGregor and he would have been alive about 1765.
John MacGregor, as an adult, was living at Glenednick.At some point he gave up the lease of his holding and moved about 4 miles to Ochtertyre, near Crieff, and worked on the Murray estate then owned by Sir Patrick and later by Sir William.At some point during this time John changed his surname to Drummond and the family has held that name since.
We have discovered John Drummond's (1796) father was John MacGregor/Drummond who married Elizabeth Gardener in 1786 and lived at Quoig Cottage, Monzievaird, Strathearn, Scotland where they had 8 or 9 sons, Alexander, William, James, John, Peter, Thomas, Gregor, Joseph and possibly a Duncan, and 2 daughters Janet and Margaret. Their christening records show the place as Muthill. We do have all, except Duncan's, birth or christening dates.It may be that Duncan Died at birth????
John (born 1796)the first mentioned John Drummond above, emigrated to New Zealand along with his wife, Marjory, and 7 of their 10 children on 18 April 1855 on board the "Sir William McNab" arriving 8 August 1855 at Nelson.Left behind were Peter, John and Margaret.
We have established some full dates of birth, marriages and deaths and we have the year of most of them but we are missing quite a lot as well. Any recorded stories/history of the ancestors of John Drummond born 1796 would also be gladly received. We would also especially like to learn more of the three children; Peter, John and Margaret, left behind in Scotland.What ever became of them?Did they remain in Scotland or did they too emigrate? We do know that they did not come to New Zealand.
Of Alexander we also have a lot of information available to us through another family member, a direct descendant of his.Alexander emmigrated to New Zealand on the same boat as John & Marjory.
We have much information to share with those who are able to help including some old photos.We are keen to hear from anyone who thinks they may be able to help with our quest.
Of more recent times we now have a set of possible links back as far as Rob Roy MacGregor (1671-1734) and his fatherLt. Colonel MacGregor.BUT we have heard nothing from anybody about the 3 missing children who did not emmigrate with their parents - John & Marjory.Someone must know what happened to them.Please contact us if you believe you may have some information.
This page was updated May 1 2006