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Donald Matheson

Donald Matheson

Donald, Domhnuill Bhan (born 1760) was a son of Murdo Matheson.   He came from Uig like most of the early settlers in the villages of Park, moved from place to place before settling eventually at 13 Gravir. At a time when the village was much smaller than at present, probably about 13 crofts to the east of the present croft 13. Donald joined the Seaforth Highlanders and served in India. He was married to Ann Macleod, Garyvard.  Donald and Ann settled at 13 Gravir and they had eight children.  He later married Marion Maclennan.


Donald (Domhnall Ban), born in 1760. As a young lad, he joined the 78th (Seaforth) Highlanders in 1778, and saw service in India. On returning home after 14 years in the army he settled in Gravir, parish of Lochs where he is on record in 1808, 1824 and 1841. He married Ann, daughter of Torquil Macleod, Garyvard

Genealogy of the Mathesons (Willie Matheson)


Title: Donald Matheson
Record Type: People
Also Known As: Domhnall Ban
Date of Birth: 1760
Sex: Male
Bk Reference: CEP 137
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 2490