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Glenbuchat Heritage

7 The Michie Family, Badenyon and Scalan
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7 The Michie Family, Badenyon and Scalan

The Michie Family, Badenyon and Scalan.

The above picture shows:

1. Newspaper article about Christina Michie and a concealed pregnancy in the Dundee Courier of 1866
2. Newspaper article about James Michie in the Aberdeen Journal of 1879
3. The Michie Family tree from Scalan News (see below)
4. Map of Glenbuchat and Scalan
5. 1850 map of Scalan


The articles above are from The Dundee Courier and the Aberdeen Journal reproduced by kind permission of the British Newspaper Archive

For a larger picture click the link at the end of the article.


Christian Michie.

The first article about the concealed pregnancy of Christina Michie initiated a search into the family history of the Michies in Glenbuchat.
The Michie family was prolific in Glenbuchat and the family tree is shown below.
Christina or Christian was born in 1838 in Glenbucket to James Michie and Elizabeth McHardy who lived at the farm of Badenyon.
She was married and had a child in 1859 at the age of 21 but the child Mary died after 12 days.
She would have been 28 at the time of the concealed pregnancy in 1866 which I assume led to the death of the foetus. There is no record of the death at that time. There are also no records of the outcome of the case.
In 1871 she was working as a Night Nurse, Dom Servant at Dundee Royal Infirmary
She married again Alexander Crighton aged 65in Edinburgh in 1888 when she was the age of 50 but had no more children.

James Michie
The second article refers to James Michie in Badenyon. From the date I am assuming this is James Michie born 1834 son of James Michie and Elizabeth McHardy. He was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment for forgery in 1879.


Michie Family tree

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Alexander Michie
Born Abt. 1670 in Glenbucket,
Died date unknown.
Children:
John Michie, b. Abt. 1688, Glenbucket, d. 1764, Glenbucket.
Robert Michie, b. Abt. 1702, Glenbucket, d. 14 Jan 1750, Glenbucket.
William Michie, b. Abt. 1705, Glenbucket, d. 05 Mar 1781, Glenbucket.

John Michie
Born Abt. 1688 in Glenbucket
Died 1764 in Glenbucket.
Father Alexander Michie
Married Hellen Gordon on Abt. 1720 in Glenbucket.
Children
John Michie, b. 07 Aug 1716, Glenbucket, d. 1768, Glenbucket.
Isobel Michie, b. Abt. 1720, Glenbucket, d. 26 Aug 1787, Glenbucket.
Mary Michie, b. Abt. 1721, Glenbucket, d. date unknown.
Alexander Michie, b. Abt. 1723, Glenbucket, d. date unknown.
Robert Michie, b. Abt. 1724, Glenbucket, d. date unknown.
Peter Michie, b. Abt. 1727, Glenbucket, d. date unknown.
Jean Michie, b. Abt. 1729, Glenbucket, d. 12 Apr 1752, Glenbucket.
Kenneth Michie, b. Abt. 1730, Glenbucket, d. date unknown.
William Michie, b. Abt. 1732, Glenbucket, d. date unknown, Glenbucket.

John Michie
Birth: 07 Aug 1716 in Glenbucket,
Death: 1768 in Glenbucket.
Father John Michie
Mother Hellen Gordon
Marriage 1
Margaret Duff
Married on 02 Dec 1736 in Glenbucket
Children
1. Allan Michie , b. Abt. 1736, Glenbucket, d. date unknown.
2. Sophia Michie, b. 11 Dec 1737, Glenbucket, d. date unknown.
3. John Michie, b. 04 Nov 1743, Glenbucket, d. date unknown.
4. Harry Michie, b. 18 Mar 1748, Glenbucket, d. 30 Nov 1810, Glenbucket.

Allan Michie
Birth1736 in, Aberdeenshire
Parents
John Michie
Spouse
Unknown Spouse
Children
William Michie (1762-1828)

William Michie
Birth 1762 in Aberdeenshire
Death12 MAY 1828 in Glenbucket
Parents
Allan Michie (1736-)
Spouse
Margaret Stuart (1760-1831)
Children
Jean Michie (1792-1878)
James C Michie (1795-1875)
Isobel Michie (1797-)
Sophie (1799-)
Ann Michie (1799-)
James Smith Michie (1800-1877)
Robert Michie (1802-)

James C Michie
Birth 15 Mar 1795 in Glenbucket
Death19 Sep 1875 in Sluggie, Glenbucket,
Parents
William Michie (1762-1828)
Margaret Stuart (1760-1831)
Unknown Spouse
Children
John Michie (1828-)
William Michie (1838-)
Charles Michie (1841-)
Hellen Michie (1841-)

James Michie
Birth15 Mar 1795 in Glenbucket
Death19 Sep 1875 in Sluggie, Glenbucket,
Parents
William Michie (1762-1828)
Margaret Stuart (1760-1831)
Spouse
Helen Beattie (1798-1855)
1822 22 Dec Marriage to Helen Beattie Glenbucket,
Children
Margaret Michie (1825-1855)
John Michie (1828-1906)
James Michie (1835-1853)
William Michie (1838-1871)
Charles Michie (1840-1901)
Helen Michie (1840-1881)

John Michie
Birth1828 in Glenbucket,
Death 2 Aug 1906 in Glenbucket,
Parents
James Michie (1795-1875)
Helen Beattie (1798-1855)
Spouse
Mary Michie (1847-)
Children
James Michie (1879-)
Helen Michie (1880-)
Mary M Michie (1881-)
John Michie (1887-)
Charles A Michie (1889-)

Charles Michie
Birth11 Jul 1840 in Glenbucket,
Death aft 1901in Banff
Parents
James Michie (1795-1875)
Helen Beattie (1798-1855)
Spouse
Agnes Michie (1847-)
Children
Margaret Smith Michie (1879-)
Ellen Michie (1880-)
Nellie Michie (1880-)
William J Michie (1882-)
Agnes S Michie (1885-)

Harry Michie
Birth: b. 18 Mar 1748, in Glenbucket
Death: 30 Nov 1810 in Glenbucket
Father: John Michie b: Bef 1728 in prob Aberdeenshire
Marriage 1
Janet Moir b: 1748 in prob Aberdeenshire
Married: Abt 1772 in prob Glenbucket
Children
1. John Michie b: 11 Sep 1773 in Badenyon, Glenbucket
2. Robert Michie b: 16 Nov 1775 in Badenyon, Glenbucket
3. James Michie b: 18 Jan 1778 in Badenyon, Glenbucket
4. Henrietta Michie b: 30 Mar 1780 in Badenyon, Glenbucket
5. Margaret Michie b: 19 May 1782 in Badenyon, Glenbucket
6. Rachel Michie b: 14 Nov 1785 in Badenyon, Glenbucket
7. Sophia Michie b: 12 Feb 1789 in Badenyon, Glenbucket

John Michie
Birth: 11 Sep 1773 in Badenyon, Glenbucket
Death: aft 1820 in Badenyon, Glenbucket
Father: Harry Michie b: 18 Mar 1748 in Glenbucket
Mother: Janet Moir b: 1748 in prob Aberdeenshire
Marriage 1
Henrietta Moir b: 05 Sep 1775 in Glenbucket
Married: Abt 1795 in prob Glenbucket
Children
1. Helen Michie b: 24 Aug 1796 in Glenbucket
2. John Michie b: 21 Jan 1798 in Glenbucket (d. voyage to India)
3. James Michie b: Abt 1801 in Glenbucket,
4. Henrietta Michie b: Abt 1805 in Glenbucket,
5. Sophia Michie b: Abt 1808 in Glenbucket,
6. ?Thomas Michie b: 1808
7. Robert Michie b: Abt 1812 in Glenbucket,

James Michie
Birth: Abt 1801 in Glenbucket
Death: 31 Jul 1877 in Badenyon, Glenbucket
Father: John Michie b: Bef 11 Sep 1773 in Badenyon, Glenbucket
Mother: Henrietta Moir b: Bef 05 Sep 1775 in Glenbucket
Marriage 1
Elizabeth McHardy b: Abt 1800 in Inveravon,
Married: 1829 in prob Glenbucket5
Children
1. Elspet Michie b: 14 Mar 1829 in Glenbucket
2. John Michie b: 22 Sep 1830 in Glenbucket
3. Elizabeth Michie b: 30 May 1832 in
4. James Michie b: 16 Jul 1834 in Glenbucket
5. Henrietta Michie b: 03 Oct 1836 in Glenbucket
6. Christian Michie b: 28 Dec 1838 in
7. Robert Michie b: 19 Jan 1841 in Glenbucket,
Census: 1841 Badenyon, Glenbucket
Census: 1851 Badenyon, Glenbucket
Census: 1871 Badenyon, Glenbucket
Inscriptions from Glenbucket Churchyard
In memory of James Michie late farmer in Badenyon who died 3st July 1877 aged 77 years and of his wife Elizabeth McHardy who died 8th November 1875 aged 77 years. And of their son Robert who died 848 aged 7 years and of their daughter Henrietta who died 23rd February 1909 aged 72 years.


John Michie
Birth: 22 Sep 1830 in Glenbucket
Christening: 22 Sep 1830 Glenbucket
Death: aft 1901 in prob Glenbucket
Father: James Michie b: Abt 1801 in Glenbucket
Mother: Elizabeth McHardy b: Abt 1800 in Inveravon, Banffshire,
Marriage 1 Abt 1857 in prob Glenrinnes,
Jane Stuart b: 1838
Children
1. Jane Michie b: Abt 1858 in Glenrinnes,
Marriage 2
Jean Begg b: Apr 1832 in Glenbucket
Married: 06 Jun 1869 in Church of Glenbucket,
Children
1. James Michie b: 02 Aug 1869 in Glenbucket,
2. John Michie b: 27 May 1873 in Glenbucket,
Census: 1851 Badenyon, Glenbucket
Residence: 06 Jun 1869 Badenyon, Glenbucket
Census: 1871 Badenyon, Glenbucket
Census: Apr 1881 Badenyon, Glenbucket
Census: 1891 Badenyon, Glenbucket
Census: 1901 Badenyon, Glenbucket

James Michie
Birth: 02 Aug 1869 in Glenbucket
Death: aft 1901 in prob Glenbucket
Census: 1871 Badenyon, Glenbucket
Census: 1881 Badenyon, Glenbucket
Census: 1901 Badenyon, Glenbucket
Census: 1891 Badenyon, Glenbucket

John Michie
Birth: 27 May 1873 in Glenbucket
Death: aft 1891 in prob Glenbucket
Census: 1881 Badenyon, Glenbucket
Census: 1891 Badenyon, Glenbucket

Elizabeth Michie
Birth: 30 May 1832 in Glenbucket
Death: bet 1891 and 1917 in prob Glenbucket
Father: James Michie b: Abt 1801 in Glenbucket
Mother: Elizabeth McHardy b: Abt 1800 in Inveravon,
Marriage 1
William Clark b: 03 Sep 1822 in
Married: 06 May 1855 in Church of Glenbucket,
Children
1. Elspet Clark b: 03 Nov 1851 in Glenbucket,
2. James Clark b: 28 Jul 1855 in Glenbucket,
3. William Clark b: 01 Oct 1861 in Glenbucket,
4. Martha Montgomerie Clark b: 25 Feb 1866 in Glenbucket,
5. Donald McNicol Clark b: 08 Dec 1869 in Glenbucket,
Census: 1841 Badenyon, Glenbucket
Census: 1871 Badenyon, Glenbucket
Census: 1881 Badenyon, Glenbucket
Census: 1891 Belnacraig, Glenbucket

Elspet Clark
Birth: 03 Nov 1851 in Glenbucket
Death: 02 Aug 1917 in Lumsden, Auchindoir, Aberdeenshire
Father: William Clark b: 03 Sep 1822 in Glenbucket
Mother: Elizabeth Michie b: 30 May 1832 in Glenbucket
Marriage 1
Spouse Unknown
Children
1. James Clark b: 23 Nov 1876 in Badenyon, Glenbucket,
Census: 1871 Badenyon, Glenbucket
Residence: 1876 Badenyon, Glenbucket
Census: 1881 Ardoe House, Banchory Devenick


James Michie
Birth16 Jul 1834 in Badenyon, Glenbucket
Father: James Michie b: Abt 1801 in Glenbucket
Mother: Elizabeth McHardy b: Abt 1800 in No No Spouse or Children
1841 Census 7 Jun- Age: 6 Dwelling: Demick: Census Place: Auchbreck, Inveravon:
Census 1851 31 Mar- Age: 16 Dwelling: Badenyone:
Occupation 1851 31 Mar- Age: 16 House Servant

Christian Michie
Birth: 28 Dec 1838 in Glenbucket
Death: 09 Oct 1926 in Lumsden.
Father: James Michie b: 1800 in Glenbucket-1877)
Mother: Elizabeth McHardy b: 1798in Inveravon, -1875
Marriage 1
Spouse Unknown,
Children
1. Mary Michie b: 22 Aug 1859 in Badenyon, d. 03 Sep 1859, Glenbucket,
Census: 1851 Badenyon, Glenbucket
Marriage 2
Alexander Nicol Crighton (1823-1900) Marriage: 24 Oct 1888, Leith Edinburgh.
No Children

1841 Census about Christian Michie
Name:Christian Michie
Age:2 Estimated Birth Year:abt 1839
Gender:Female
Where born:Aberdeenshire
Civil parish:Glenbuchat County:Aberdeenshire
Address:Badenyon Parish Number:200
Household Members:NameAge
James Michie35
Elizabeth Michie35
Elspet Michie13
John Michie11
Christian Michie2
Robt Michie4 Mo
John Stuart15
Ann Watt18

1861 Census about Christina Michie
Name:Christina Michie
Age:22 Estimated Birth Year:abt 1839
Relationship:Daughter
Father's Name:James Michie
Mother's name:Elisabeth Michie
Gender:Female
Where born:Glenbucket, Registration number:200
Registration district:Glenbucket
Civil parish:Glenbucket County:Aberdeenshire
Address:Badenyone
Occupation:Farmers Daur
Household Members:NameAge
James Michie61
Elisabeth Michie63
John Michie29
Henretta Michie24
Christina Michie22
Elspet Clark8

1871 Census about Christina Michie
Name:Christina Michie
Age:27 Estimated Birth Year:abt 1844
Relationship:Servant
Gender:Female
Where born:Glenbucket,
Registration number:282/2
Registration district:St Mary
Civil parish:Dundee County:Angus
Occupation:Night Nurse Dom Servant
Dundee Royal Infirmary

Alexander Nicol Crighton
Birth 4 Feb 1823 in Airlie, Angus,
Death 1900 in Bootle, West Derby, Lancashire,
Spouse
Christian Michie (1838-1926)
Children
No Children
Marriage to Christian Michie 1888 24 Dec Age: 65 Leith, Edinburgh, Midlothian,

Mary Michie
Birth: 22 Aug 1859 in Badenyon, Glenbucket
Death: 03 Sep 1859 in Badenyon, Glenbucket

Death Register Mary Michie
Michie, Mary (single)
1859 September third 4h 30m PM Badenyon Glenbucket
F: 12 days
Parents: [blank] & Christina Michie farmer’s daughter
Cause: Weakness from time of birth. Not certified
Buried: Churchyard of Glenbucket as certified by John Kellas gravedigger
Informant: Christina Michie, mother (present)
1859 September 18th at Glenbucket. William Reid Registrar

Henrietta Michie
Birth: Abt 1805 in Glenbucket
Death: 28 Feb 1892 in Badenyon, Glenbucket
Residence: 28 Mar 1828 Badenyon, Glenbucket
Father: John Michie b: Bef 11 Sep 1773 in Badenyon,
Mother: Henrietta Moir b: Bef 05 Sep 1775 in Glenbucket
Marriage 1
David Taggart b: 29 Jun 1800 in Kildrummy, Aberdeenshire
Married: 16 Mar 1828 in Glenbucket
Children
1. Ann Taggart b: 13 Sep 1828 in Glenbucket,
2. Elizabeth Taggart b: 11 Jul 1830 in Glenbucket,
Census: 1841 Badenyon, Glenbucket
Census: 1851 Badenyon, Glenbucket
Census: 1861 Badenyon, Glenbucket
Residence: 1868 Badenyon, Glenbucket
Census: 1871 Badenyon, Glenbucket
Census: 1881 Badenyon, Glenbucket
Census: 1891 Badenyon, Glenbucket

Ann Taggart
Birth: 13 Sep 1828 in Glenbucket
Death: 25 Jan 1913 in Crossroads, Keig, Aberdeenshire
Father: David Taggart b: 29 Jun 1800 in Kildrummy,
Mother: Henrietta Michie b: Abt 1805 in Glenbucket,
Marriage 1
William McKenzie b: Bef 1831 in prob Aberdeenshire
1851 in prob Glenbucket9
Children
1. William McKenzie b: 17 dec 1851 in Glenbucket,
Census: 1841 Badenyon, Glenbucket
Census: 1851 Badenyon, Glenbucket
Census: 1861 Badenyon, Glenbucket
Census: 1871 Badenyon, Glenbucket
Census: 1881 Badenyon, Glenbucket
Census: 1891 Badenyon, Glenbucket

Sophia Michie
Birth: Abt 1808 in Glenbucket
Burial: aft 09 dec 1895 Strathdon Churchyard, Strathdon,
Death: 09 dec1895 in Deochry, Glenbucket
Father: John Michie b: Bef Sep 1773 in Badenyon, Glenbucket c: Sep 773 in Glenbucket,
Mother: Henrietta Moir b: Bef 05 Sep 1775 in Marriage John Beattie b: Abt 1793 in Strathdon, Aberdeenshire
Married: 28 Aug 1831 in Glenbucket
Children .
1. Jean Beattie b: 0 Feb 1833 in Glenbucket,
2. James Beattie b: 23 May 1835 in Belnaboth, Glenbucket 3. John Beattie b: 07 Aug 1836 in Deochry, Glenbucket,
4. Helen Beattie b: Bef 03 dec 1838 in Deochry, Glenbucket
5. William Beattie b: 0 Jul 184 in Deochry, Glenbucket
6. Ann Beattie b: bet 1842 and 1850 in Glenbucket,
7. Elizabeth Beattie b: bet 1843 and 1850 in Glenbucket,
Census: 1841 Deochry, Glenbucket
Census: 1851 Deochry, Glenbucket
Census: 1861 Deochry, Glenbucket
Census: 1871 Deochry, Glenbucket
Census: 1881 Deochry, Glenbucket

Jean Beattie
Birth: 0 Feb1833 in Glenbucket
Death: aft 1891 in prob Glenbucket
Father: John Beattie b: Abt 1793 in Strathdon, Aberdeenshire
Mother: Sophia Michie b: Abt 1808 in Glenbucket,
Marriage William Palmer b: Bef 1837 in prob Aberdeenshire Abt1857 in prob Glenbucket
Children .
Helen Beattie Palmer b: 05 Jul 1858 in Glenbucket,
Marriage 2
Robert McPherson b: Abt 1836 in Inveravon,
Married: 5 Jun 1861 in Deochry, Glenbucket
Children .
1. Ann McPherson b: 5 Aug 1861 in Glenbucket,
2. John McPherson b: 2 Jan 1863 in Glenbucket,
3. Sophia McPherson b: 23 Oct 1864 in Glenbucket,
4. Catherine McPherson b: 2 Apr 1867 in Glenbucket,
5. Penelope McPherson b: 29 Jan 1869 in Glenbucket,
6. Robert McPherson b: 07 dec 1870 in Glenbucket,
7. William McPherson b: 5 Apr 1874 in Glenbucket,
8. Paul McPherson b: Abt 1876 in Glenbucket,
9. Jane McPherson b: Abt 1878 in Glenbucket,
Census: 1841 Deochry, Glenbucket
Census: 1861 Deochry, Glenbucket
Census: 1871 Deochry, Glenbucket
Census: 1881 Deochry, Glenbucket
Census: 1891 Deochry, Glenbucket4

William Beattie
Birth: 0 Jul 1841 in Deochry, Glenbucket
Death: 7 dec 1894 in Upper Drumin, Glenlivet,
Father: John Beattie b: Abt 1793 in Strathdon, Aberdeenshire
Mother: Sophia Michie b: Abt 1808 in Glenbucket,
Marriage Isabella Murray b: Abt 1849 in Abernethy, Elgin,
Married: 05 dec 1868 in Kirkmichael,
Children .
1. John Beattie b: 3 Feb 1869 in Strathdon, Aberdeenshire
2. Isobella Beattie b: 08 dec 1871 in Glenbucket,
3. Sophia Beattie b: 22 dec 1873 in Inveravon,
4. Jessie Beattie b: Abt 1877 in Glenlivet, Banffshire
Census: 1851 Deochry, Glenbucket
Census: 1861 Parkvilla, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire
Census: 1881 Upper Drumin, Inveravon,

Thomas Michie
Born 1808
Father: John Michie b: Bef Sep 1773 in Badenyon, Glenbucket Mother: Henrietta Moir b: Bef 05 Sep 1775
Marriage:
Helen McHardy
Children
James Michie b. 1846

Robert Michie
Birth: Abt 1821 in Glenbucket
Burial: aft 29 Jan 1878 Glenbuchat Churchyard, Glenbucket
Death: 29 Jan1 878 in Tyries, Kildrummy
Father: John Michie b: Bef Sep 1773 in Badenyon, Glenbucket Mother: Henrietta Moir b: Bef 05 Sep 1775
Marriage
Elizabeth Law b: 09 Jan 1821 in Auchindoir & Kearn,
Married: Abt 1841 in prob Auchindoir & Kearn,
Children .
1. Robert Michie b: 05 dec 1842 in Auchindoir & Kearn,
2. John Michie b: 2 Sep 1843 in Auchindoir & Kearn,
3. Mary Michie b: Abt Jul1846 in Auchindoir & Kearn,
4. Elizabeth Michie b: 08 dec 1847 in Auchindoir & Kearn,
5. Helen Michie b: 28 Aug 1849 in Auchindoir & Kearn,
6. Robert Michie b: Abt 1851 in Auchindoir & Kearn,
7. Jane Michie b: Abt 1854 in Auchindoir & Kearn,
Census: 1841 Logie, Auchindoir & Kearn,
Census:1851 Edinbanchory, Auchindoir & Kearn,
Census:1861 Chapel House, Auchindoir,

Margaret Michie
Birth: Bef 9 May 1782 in Badenyon, Glenbucket
Death: Jan 1852 in Badenyon, Glenbucket
Father: Harry Michie b: Bef 8 Mar 1748 in Glenbucket
Mother: Janet Moir b: 1748 in prob Aberdeenshire
Marriage William Michie b: Abt 1785 in Glenbucket
Married: 0 Nov 87 in Glenbucket
Children .
1. Catherine Michie b: 3 Dec 1871 in Glenbucket
2. James Michie b: 06 Aug 1820 in
3. William Michie b: Dec 1825 in Glenbucket
4. Henrietta Michie b: 2 Sep 1827 in Glenbucket
Census: 1841 Badenyon, Glenbucket
Census: 1851 Badenyon, Glenbucket

William Michie
Birth: Dec 1825 in Glenbucket
Father: William Michie b: Abt 1785 in Glenbucket
Mother: Margaret Michie b: Bef 9 May 1782 in Badenyon, Glenbucket
Marriage
Margaret McDonald b: 02 Apr 1831 in Aberlour,
Married: 04 Aug 854 in Aberlour,
Children
1. Jean Michie b: 24 May1 855 in Glenbucket,
2. Margaret Michie b: 4 Nov 1856 in Glenbucket,
3. Mary Michie b: 4 Sep 1858 in Glenbucket,
4. Elspet Michie b: 27 Jul 1860 in Glenbucket,
5. William Michie b: 29 Apr 1862 in Glenbucket,
6. John Michie b: 5 Nov 1864 in Glenbucket,
7. Isabella Ann Michie b: 02 Jul 1867 in Glenbucket,
8. Catherine Michie b: 4 Jun 1869 in Glenbucket,
9. James Michie b: 08 Sep 1872 in Glenbucket,
Census: 1841 Badenyon, Glenbucket
Census: 1851 Badenyon, Glenbucket
Census: 1861 Badenyon, Glenbucket
Census: 1871 Badenyon, Glenbucket
Census: 1881 Badenyon, Glenbucket

A Mrs Margaret Michie from Australia writes in a Web Site

I am directly descended from the Michie’s of Badenyon, Glenbuchat, My paternal grandfather, John Donald Michie, emigrated to Australia in 1887 at aged 23 years.
His brothers William and James went to Canada, as did two sisters Mary and Elspeth (another sister Bella married Jim Lockie and resided in Edinburgh). Maggie, another sister, whose married name was Dudgeon, also remained in Scotland as did another sister Kate.


Mary Michie
Birth14 Sept 1858 in Glenbucket,
Parent Siblings
William Michie (1825-1897)
Margaret McDonald (1835-1900)
Spouse
Thomas Down (1858-1939)
Children Mary
Margaret Down (1887-)
Ethel Maud Down (1888-1893)
Florence McDonald Down (1891-1900)
Ethel Down (1893-)
1871 Scotland Census Marriage to Thomas Down
1886 16 Jun- Age: 27 Toronto, Ontario
1801-1928 Residence1901- Age: 43 Toronto East City Ward No 2, Toronto East City Ontario, Canada

Elspet Michie
Birth 27 July 1860 in Glenbucket
Death in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Parents
William Michie (1825-1897)
Margaret McDonald (1835-1900)
Spouse
George Walker (1854-1936)
Children
John Ferguson Walker (1882-1927)
Charles Scott Walker (1884-1966)
Blanche Rose Walker (1886-)
Mary Ida Walker (1890-)
1871- Age: 11Glenbucket,
Aberdeenshire, Scotland 1 source citation Hide source citations 1871 Scotland Census Residence1871- Age: 11Glenbucket,
1881- Age: 21Crathie and Braemar
Arrival1882 14 Jun- Age: 21Quebec
Residence1891- Age: 31Simcoe North, Ontario, Residence1901- Age: 41Oro, Simcoe East Ontario, Canada
Residence1911- Age: 51Toronto East, Ontario 1
Death Toronto, Ontario, Canada

John Donald Michie
Birth15/11/1864 in Glenbucket,
Death16/6/1950 in Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
Parents
William Michie (1825-1897)
Margaret McDonald (1831-1900)
No Siblings
Spouse
Jane Ann Bantow (1872-)
Children
William John Michie (1898-)

James Michie
Birth September 1873 in Glenbucket
Death in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Parents
William Michie (1825-1897)
Margaret McDonald (1835-1900)
Spouse
Annie H Drybrough (1880-1968)
Children
James Michie (1898-)
Alexr Michie (1900-)
William H Michie (1908-)
Jean Wilson Michie (1909-)
Margaret McDonald Michie (1919-2006)

James Michie
(See below for details of the James Michie at Scalan)
Birth: Bef 18 Jan 1778 in Badenyon, Glenbucket
Death: 21 Oct 1853 Glenbucket
Schoolmaster Scalan
Father: Harry Michie b: 8 Mar 1748 in
Mother: Janet Moir b: 1748 in prob Aberdeenshire

Rachel Michie
Birth: 4 Nov 1785 in Badenyon, Glenbucket2
Death: 1809 in prob Glenbucket when children infants.
Children adopted by Uncle James Michie (b 1878) in Scalan
Father: Harry Michie b: 8 Mar 1748 in
Mother: Janet Moir b: 1748 in prob Aberdeenshire
Marriage
James Clark b: 1790 in prob Aberdeenshire
Married: 1810 in prob Glenbucket
Children .
1. Sophia Clark b: Bef 8 May 1810
2. Henrietta Clark b: 08 Oct 1821 in Glenbucket

Sophia Clark
Birth: 18 May 1810 in Glenbucket
Death: d.1870 in Scalan, Glenlivet, Inveravon,
Father: James Clark b: Bef 1790 in prob Aberdeenshire
Mother: Rachel Michie b: Bef 4 Nov 1785 in Badenyon, Glenbucket
Marriage
John McGregor b: Abt 1800 in Inveravon,
Married: 0 Apr 1828 in Inveravon,
Children
1. James McGregor b: Abt 1833 in Inveravon,
2. Janet McGregor b: Abt 1836 in Inveravon,
3. Rachel McGregor b: Abt 1837 in Inveravon,
4. John McGregor b: Abt 1840 in Inveravon,
5. Sophia McGregor b: Abt 1843 in Inveravon,
6. Margaret McGregor b: Abt 1846 in Inveravon,
7. Harriet McGregor b: Abt 1847 in Inveravon,
8. Alexander McGregor b: Abt 1850 in Inveravon,
9. Mary McGregor b: Abt 1853 in Inveravon,
Census: 1841 Scalan, Glenlivet, Inveravon,
Census: 1851 Scalan, Glenlivet, Inveravon,
Census: 1861 Scalan, Glenlivet, Inveravon,

Henrietta Clark
Birth: 08 Oct 1812 in Glenbucket
Death: 1883 in Scalan, Glenlivet, Inveravon,
Father: James Clark b: Bef 1790 in prob Aberdeenshire
Mother: Rachel Michie b: Bef 4 Nov 1785 in Badenyon, Glenbucket
Marriage
Philip Mathieson
Married Oct 1831

From The Glenlivet Estate Web Site

Scalan Seminary (Braes of Glenlivet) Noted in maps above

The Catholic faith has remained strong here (Glenlivet) especially in the secluded Braes of Glenlivet. Indeed for most of the 18th century the Seminary of Scalan in the Braes was the only place in Scotland where young men were trained for the Catholic priesthood. From 1717 to 1799 over 100 priests were trained at this secluded site, despite repeated attacks by Hanoverian soldiers, and the College played a vital role in keeping the traditional Catholic faith alive in northern Scotland. It was named after the turf sheilings (Gaelic: sgalan) found in the Braes. After being completely destroyed in 1746 after the battle of Culloden, the College was relocated across the Crombie water on its present site. The foundations of the original building can still be seen near the bridge and just below, the Bishop's Well is tucked into the bank beside the burn - a welcome source of clear spring water on a hot day. The house is in the care of the Scalan Association who have recently renovated the building, and is open to visitors throughout the year.

The Michies were a divided clan with some on the Glenbuchat side being Protestant and those on the Glenlivet side of the hill being Roman Catholic. James Michie of Scalan obviously had a part in the smuggling trade. Details about the Michies of Scalan are contained in the Scalan News Web site.

Michies at Scalan

James Michie (b 1778) kept a school at Achnascraw before moving to Scalan as a farmer. He came from Glenbucket and his father (protected from Glenlivet's Catholicism by the Ladder Hills) was a Protestant. His mother had been Catholic, but of six children living with the widower in 84 only James is recorded in the Status Animarum as having confessed and communicated. James Michie was born in 1778 and may well have studied at Scalan (at his mother's wish?) with first communion there in his teens as was normal. The registers from 1785 are lost, but where else would a boy from the top end of Glenbucket, singled out from his family, have received the education to teach a school for Catholic children?

He never married, and his sister came to keep house for him. She too became a Catholic: 'At Scalan on the 9th day of February 1826 Henrietta Michie senior daughter of Henry J Michie and Janet Stuart More, the former Protestant the latter Catholic, residing while living at Badenyon Glenbucket, educated Protestant; abjured (to reject solemnly) Heresy and was received into the Holy Catholic Roman Church, a Member, in the presence of her brother James Michie, her niece - Clark, Margaret Geddes wife to Sergeant Thomas McPherson, Jean McPherson wife to James Stuart Dow, all residents at Scalan.' She appears in the records to 1829 as Henrietta Michie 'senr.', so perhaps this niece was discovered to be a Michie of the same name. There is a gravestone at Chapeltown commemorating Henrietta Michie who died in 1844 aged 63.

Her brother lived a further nine years as the same inscription shows. A boy who knew both of them was buried, much later, under their stone: Alexander Matheson, 1835-1897.

The reason for dwelling on the two Michies is that they cast some light on the question of men, women and Catholicism in Glenlivet. Here as elsewhere, the records indicate that women were more religiously inclined. Certainly they gave more support to the priest. In any given year the ratio of female to male communicants was about four to one, and even at Easter it approached three to one. The hand-written extract illustrates the imbalance, and even though other men and women went individually to the sacrament at Tombae the proportion is not affected.

The Michie household provides very particular evidence. Henrietta became a frequent communicant along with Miss Cameron. Her brother appears to have lapsed - at least for a time - from an unusually high level of involvement. During the 1818-23 period of recorded Communicantes et Confitentes James Michie continued to behave like a school teacher, singing in the choir at Kynakyle (four men and eleven women in 1819) and communicating three times a year. After 1823, aged 44, he disappears from the Status Animarum except as one of the witnesses when his sister was received at Scalan.

1823 was the year when the Duke of Gordon signalled a new resolve to act against the many illicit whisky stills on his Glenlivet estate by steering a bill through Parliament in favour of larger, licensed distilleries. George Smith opened what became the Glenlivet Distillery at Upper Drummin, and slept with pistols by his bed for fear of the neighbours. The unlicensed majority of farmer-distillers, among them James Michie, were effectively criminalised by their landlord.

Now it may be that Michie was out of Glenlivet each year during the times of Easter duty until 1829 (when Braes names ceased to be entered) and at other feast days when he had come forward to the altar rail. This article is almost entirely based on the Tombae Status Animarum, and the Chapel town register (still to be consulted) will probably show the former schoolmaster in full communion with the Church during his latter years, for he is buried in the chapel yard. But at present it looks as if James Michie, farming at Scalan where the Whisky Road went over the hill to the Lecht (then south by Glen Gairn) became involved in what James Gordon was to condemn as 'that abominable traffic of driving the mountain dew'

From Alasdair Roberts
James Michie was in turn schoolmaster, farmer and whisky smuggler at Scalan. He ran a school at Achnascraw, and he appears as James Michie, 'Schoolmaster Clenbucket' in 87 when standing as godfather to Mary Stuart More at Tomalienan. Perhaps this refers to the fact that his family home was still over the Ladder at Badenyon, but schools in country districts often moved round for the convenience of families and that may have been one of Michie's teaching 'stations'.

Whatever may have led to this schoolmaster's disappearance from the record of communicants (ScN 0) he appears regularly in the Chapeltown register from 1833 as a godparent at Scalan. A passage from Fr ado Blundell's Catholic Highlands conveys information from the people who were living at Scalan in the opening decade of the present century:

'Some years after the removal to Aquhorties, Mr James Michie took the farm of Scalan from Mr [Rev. Alexander] Paterson. He had no children, but adopted the two orphan children of his sister, and brought them up most carefully. They married, and in their turn brought up their children with the greatest care. The late Mr McGregor, son of the elder sister, was well known for the veneration in which he held "The Scalan", and for the pleasure he took in preserving it; whilst his sister has carried on the family tradition to the present day.' This Rachel McGrigor, who died in 90 aged 73, is commemorated on the most elaborate of the headstones in the graveyard at Chapeltown. Seven other members of the family are buried there, including Sophia Clark or McGrigor.

Two Nieces

James Michie's orphan nieces were Sophia and Henrietta Clark. Government censuses reveal that the information given to Blundell (or misheard by him) was wrong in making Sophia McGrigor, as she became, the older sister. In 1851 Henrietta gave her age as 40 and Sophia 39, and this gap was confirmed in later censuses. Surprisingly both sisters took Protestant husbands. Did they go to 'the Kirkie' at the foot of the Bochel (one Sunday in six, when Presbyterian services were held) perhaps leaving their wives and children at Chapeltown for Mass?

Henrietta Clark changed her name to Matheson on marriage, and both sisters had families over a twenty year period. A first son born to the McGrigors in November 1832 was followed four months later by a first daughter to the Mathesons. The youngest McGrigor was born in 1850 and the youngest Matheson in 1852.

Philip Matheson appears in the 1841 census as 'ago lab.': the commonest occupation for Glenlivet men (and for many women and children) was that of agricultural labourer. Henrietta's husband John McGrigor came from Gaulrig in the parish of Kirkmichael. Here, beside the River Avon above Delnabo, dwelt a regular' tribe' bearing the outlawed name McGregor (and not bothering to change it, as happened elsewhere). No fewer than eight Grigor McGrigors, one of them grandfather to Henrietta's children, are registered for the Gaulrig area between 1740 and 1830.







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I think that there may be some confusion as to the forgery article. I think that it refers to two different people both called James Michie one of whom was the guilty party and the other a victim of the crime. The Crown Office precognitions for 1879 clearly state that the accused was James Michie, Age: 33, crofter, Address: Corrie, Inveraven, Banffshire. James Michie Badenyon was therefore not the accused. I suspect that the guilty party was James of Badenyon's cousin the son of Thomas Michie and Helen McHardy who was born in 1846. This James Michie was resident at Corrie Demick at the time of the 1881 Census; he had presumably completed his sentence by then.
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