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170 McConnochie Family Glenkindie
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170 McConnochie Family Glenkindie

McConnochie Family, Glenkindie

A recent email form Shirley Menso from Australia, requested information on the McConnachie family and made a request to identify the people in the attached picture

Shirley stated: “Robert and Mary (nee HAY) McConnachie taken at Towie around early 1900's, would appreciate assistance in identifying anyone in this group, assumed to be family members.” :

The photo above shows, from the top:
1. The photo of the McConnachie family provided by Shirley
2. Map of Pitandilich in 1850
3. Map of Pitandilich in 1900
4. Modern map of Pitandilich
Click at foot of page for larger version

Despite the information obtained below we are still unable to identify the people in the photograph.
Perhaps someone out there will tell us. If you have any information about the McConnachie family please contact the site via the email address on the introductory page.

There is a Glenbuchat connection with the McConnachie family as Mary Hay came from Upperton Glenbuchat and was living there at the time of her marriage. In fact Robert McConnachie junior was born in Glenbuchat

Pitandlich : ‘Place in a Glen’ Pit: Place, Chunglaich, : gen. asp. of cunglach, : glen.
Locally Pitandlich sounded like pitchandlich:

You will note that Piandilich was initially a settlement of a number of dwellings at a road junction. They have now disappeared and the name has been taken by the neighbouring farm house.

McConnachie Family Tree
Partly form 'Family Tree Maker '

James McConnachie
Birth 1674
Death 1758
Spouse
Isabel Grant1689 – 1745
Children
John McConnachie1711 – 1791
James McConnachie1713 – 1765
Alexander McConnachie1715 – 1795
William McConnachie1720 –
Isabel Mcconnachie1722 – 1802

Alexander McConnachie
Birth 1715 in Moray, Scotland
Death1795
Spouse
Elspet Gordon1718 -
Children
William McConnachie1743 - 1841

William McConnachie
Birth1743 in Scotland
Death1841 in Scotland
Parents
Alexander McConnachie1715 - 1795
Elspet Gordon1718 –
Spouse
Elspeth Shand1745 -
Children
John McConnachie1768 - 1850
James McConnachie1769 –
William McConnachie1771 –
Elspet McConnachie1773 –
Margaret McConnachie1778 –
Jean McConnachie1782 –

John McConnachie
Birth 2/6/1768 in Mortlach, Banffshire, Scotland
Death1850 in Mortlach, Banffshire, Scotland
Parents
William McConnachie1743 – 1841
Elspeth Shand1745 –
Spouse
Jean McConnachie1770 - 1855
Children
William McConnachie1796 - 1857
Margaret McConnachie1798 –
James McConnachie1799 –
Ann McConnachie1800 –
John McConnachie1802 –
Alexander McConnachie1803 –
Elspet McConnachie1805 –
John McConnachie1808 - 1876
Robert McConnachie1814 - 1845

Robert McConnachie
Birth May 1814 in Culsamond,Towie,Aberdeenshire,
Death17 December 1845 in Leochel Cushnie,Tarland, Aberdeenshire,
Parents
John McConnachie1768 - 1850
Jean McConnachie1770 - 1855
Spouse
Isobel Ellis1812 - 1867
Children
John McConnachie1836 - 1946
Ann McConnachie1839 –
Jean McConnachie1839 –
William McConnachie1840 –
Isabella McConnachie1842 - 1889
Robert McConnachie1844 - 1926
Alexander McConnachie1846 – 1956

Isabel Ellis
Birth: Before 29 Jun 1812 in Leochel-Cushnie, Aberdeenshire,
Death: 1 May 1893 in Brux, Leochel-Cushnie, Aberdeenshire,
Father:
Peter Ellis b: BEF 1791 in prob Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Mother:
Ann Thomson b: ABT 1786 in Coull, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Marriage 1
Gordon Watt b: 12 Aug 1806 in Kildrummy, Aberdeenshire,
Children
1. Peter Watt b: ABT 1833 in Leochel-Cushnie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Marriage 2
Robert McConnachie
Census: 1841 Miltown of Cairncoullie, Leochel-Cushnie, Aberdeenshire,
Census: 1851 New Milton, Leochel-Cushnie, Aberdeenshire,
Census: 1861 Milton, Leochel-Cushnie, Aberdeenshire,
Census: 1871 Milton, Leochel-Cushnie, Aberdeenshire,
Census: 1881 Miltown of Cairncoullie, Leochel-Cushnie, Aberdeenshire,

Robert McConnachie
Birth13 March 1844 in Towie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Death 30 December 1926 in Pitlandlich,Towie,Aberdeenshire,
Parents
Robert McConnachie1814 - 1845
Isobel Ellis1812 - 1867
Spouse
Mary Ann Hay1848 - 1921
Children
William McConnachie1869 –
Isabella McConnachie11872-1881
Jessie Ann H McConnachie1874 - 1943
Robert McConnachie1876 - 1952
Adam Angus McConnachie1878 – 1971
John McConnachie1880 –
James McConnachie1883 - 1915
Alexander McConnachie1886 - 1980
Margaret M McConnachie1889 - 1889
George McConnachie1890 - 1916
Henry McConnachie1892 - 1984
Elizabeth (Lissie McConnachie1894 - 1979 )
Census: 1851 Leochel-Cushnie, Aberdeenshire, Addr: New Milton , Note: Scholar
Residence: 13 DEC 1867 Towie, Aberdeenshire, Addr: Nether Towie
Census: 1881 Towie, Aberdeenshire, Addr: Pitandich No. 3 Note: Crofter of 4.5 Acres
Death: 12 Mar 1928 in New Deer, Aberdeenshire, Addr: East Lodge
Burial: MI in Towie Kirkyard, Towie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Glenbucket Registrar:
Dec 14, 1867 Uppertown of Glenbucket;
Robert McConachie aged 23 years, Nethertowie, Towie; father Robert McConachie deceased weaver, mother Isobel nee Ellis, married Mary Hay aged 19 Uppertown; father Adam Hay farmer, mother Jessie nee Farquharson. Minister John Bremner. Witnesses John Chree and James Cameron.

1851 Scotland Census about Robert Mcconachie (Snr)
Name: Robert Mcconachie
Age: 6 Estimated birth year: abt 1845
Relationship: Son
Mother: Isabel Mcconachie
Gender: Male
Where born: Leochel Cushnie, Aberdeenshire
Parish Number: 214 Civil Parish: Leochel and Cushnie County: Aberdeenshire
Address: New Milton
Occupation: Scholar
Household Members: Name Age
Isabel Mcconachie 38
Ann Mcconachie 12
William Mcconachie 10
Isabel Mcconachie 8
Robert Mcconachie 6

1861 Scotland Census about Robert Mcconnach
Name: Robert Mcconnach
Age: 17 Estimated birth year: abt 1844
Relationship: Servant
Gender: Male
Where born: Leochel Cushnie,
Aberdeenshire Registration Number: 214 Registration district: Leochel Cushnie Civil Parish: Leochel Cushnie County: Aberdeenshire
Address: Calfward
Occupation: Ploughman
Household Members: Name Age
John Law 42
Isabella Law 35
William Law 12
Mary Law 10
Isabella Law 8 H
John Law 5
Henry Law 2
Charles Coutts 26
Robert Mcconnach 17
Janet Forbes 18

1871 Scotland Census about Robert Mcconnachie
Name: Robert Mcconnachie
Age: 27 Estimated birth year: abt 1844
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Mary Mcconnachie
Gender: Male
Where born: Leochel Cushnie, Aberdeenshire
Registration Number: 245 Registration district: Towie Civil Parish: Towie County: Aberdeenshire
Address: Hillockhead
Occupation: Ag Lab
Household Members: Name Age
Robert Mcconnachie 27
Mary Mcconnachie 22
William Mcconnachie 1

1881 Scotland Census about Robt McConnachie
Name: Robt McConnachie
Age: 36 Estimated birth year: abt 1845
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name: Mary McConnachie
Gender: Male
Where born: Abdnshire, Cushnie Registration Number: 245
Registration district: Towie Civil Parish: Towie County: Aberdeenshire
Address: Pitandlich No 3
Occupation: Crofter of 4½ Acres
Household Members: Name Age
Robt McConnachie 36
Mary McConnachie 32
William McConnachie 11
Isabella McConnachie 9
Jessie Ann McConnachie 6
Robert McConnachie 4
Adam McConnachie 2
John McConnachie 9 Mo

1901 Scotland Census about Robt Mcconnachie
Name: Robt Mcconnachie
Age: 57 Estimated birth year: abt 1844
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Mary Mcconnachie
Gender: Male
Where born: Leochell Cushnie,
Abdnshire Registration Number: 245 Registration district: Towie Civil Parish: Towie County: Aberdeenshire
Address: Pitandlich
Occupation: Crofter
Household Members: Name Age
Robt Mcconnachie 57
Mary Mcconnachie 57
George Mcconnachie 10
Henry Mcconnachie 8
Eliza Mcconnachie 6
Mary Ross 3

1901 Scotland Census about Mary Ross
Name: Mary Ross
Age: 3 Estimated birth year: abt 1898
Relationship: Grd Daur (Granddaughter)
Gender: Female
Where born: Towie, abdnshire
Registration Number: 245 Registration district: Towie Civil Parish: Towie County: Aberdeenshire
Address: Pitandlich

McConnachie George
Cpl 628 15th Australian Inf e Ayr, Qld
Died of Meningitis Egypt 16-Jan-16
Son of Robert & Mary McConnachie, Newton Pitcandlich, Glenkindie, Aberdeenshire.
1881 Census No 3 Pitandlich. 245/3/1: Father : Occ Crofter. Voters 18/19 Robert, Crofter & Mary. Occ: Agriculture: Educated Towie PS. Embarkation Record : age 24 : Labourer. Melbourne : 22-12-14. Brother of James died 26-4-15. Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt Egypt Ismailia A.101

McConnachie James
Sjt 853 15th Australian Inf b Towie e Merinda, Qld
Age 32 Killed in Action Gallipoli 26-Apr-15
Son of Robert & Mary McConnachie, Newton Pitcandlich, Glenkindie, Aberdeenshire.
1881 Census 3 Pitandlich. 245/3/1 : Father Occ Crofter. Voters 18/19 Robert, Crofter & Mary. Occ: Agriculture. Educated Towie PS. Info from Henry McConnachie, Brother. Embarkation Record : age 31 : Freezer: 22-12-14: Melbourne.Brother of George died 16-1-16. Quinn's Post Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey Turkey Anzac A.22

Peter Ellis.
Peter married Ann Thomson on 3 Nov 1811 in Leochel Cushnie, Aberdeenshire, daughter of Charles Thomson and Catherine Mackie
Ann was born about 1784 in Garland, Aberdeenshire, and died on 11 May 1872 in Leochel And Cushnie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland aged about 88.

Isobel Ellis
Born about 1812 in Leochel And Cushnie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, was christened on 29 Jun 1812 in Leochel Cushnie, Aberdeenshire, and died on 1 May 1893 in Leochel And Cushnie, Aberdeenshire, aged about 81.
Isobel married Robert McConnochie (b. Abt 1811, d. Between 1845 and 1851) on 29 May 1836 in Leochel Cushnie, Aberdeenshire

Adam Hay
Born in Upperton Glenbucket, Aberdeenshire, on 1815 to Adam Hay and Mary Grassick.
Adam married Jessie Farquharson and had 11 children.
He passed away on 1 Jan 1908 in Upperton Glenbuchat, Aberdeenshire,
Parents
Adam Hay1786-1841
Mary Grassick1800-1908
Spouse
Jessie Farquharson1823-1904
Children
Mary Hay1848-1921
Isabella Hay1849-1873
Ann Hay1851-Unknown
Adam Hay1853-1929
Catherine Hay1856-1898
William Hay1858-1921
James Hay1860-Unknown
Alexander Hay1863-
Elizabeth Hay1866-1870
Jessie Charlotte Hay1868-1921
Margaret Hay1870-1887

Elizabeth Grassie who married William Ogg in Glenbucket Scotland in 1835.
According to the 1901 Census, Elizabeth emigrated to the Dundas/Barton area of Wentworth county in 1835.
The William Grassich who married Ann Anderson had a sister Mary who married Adam Hay of Upperton, Glenbucket.
In 1836 their son Adam was on board the Earl of Durham in the Port of New York and was heading for Upper Canada along with Alexander Ogg and a William Crawford, all of Glenbucket.
This Alexander Ogg was the brother of William married to Elizabeth Grassich and was undoubtedly heading towards Wentworth county to join his brother.
In a bit of a rare occurence, Adam Hay would return to Upperton in Glenbucket when his father was found dead in a snow bank in one of the awful winters of the late 1830s. I believe the first hand testimony of this Adam Hay was crucial to the decisions of so many Glenbucket families (Reids, Grassichs, Crawfords, Walkers etc) to pull up stakes and head for Wentworth county in the late 1830s and early 1840s.

1901 Scotland Census about Alexander Hay
Name: Alexander Hay
Age: 39 Estimated birth year: abt 1862
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Mary Hay
Gender: Male
Where born: Glenbucket, Aberdeenshire
Registration Number: 241 Registration district: Strichen Civil Parish: Strichen County:
Aberdeenshire Address: Cockmuir Cottage
Occupation: Shepherd
Household Members: Name Age
Alexander Hay 39
Mary Hay 30
Mary Hay 8
James Hay 7
John Hay 5
Alexander Hay 3
Frederick Hay 1
Jemima Hay 9months

Mary Hay
Birth 29 Jun 1848 in Glenbuchat, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Death 23 Aug 1921in Towie,
Birth 1848 29 Jun Glenbuchat, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Marriage to Robert McConnachie1867 17 Dec Age: 19 Uppertown of Glenbuchat, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Death1921 23 Aug Age: 73Towie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Parents
Adam Hay1831 – 1941
Jessie Farquharson1831 – 1941
Spouse
Robert McConnachie1844 – 1928
Residence 1867 17 Dec Age: 19 Uppertown of Glenbuchat, Glenbuchat, Aberdeenshire,

Isabella Mcconnachie
Birth: 27 Dec 1871 in Towie, Aberdeenshire,
Death: 23 Dec 1949 in Tough, Aberdeenshire, Addr: Lodge, Whitehouse
Father:
Robert Mcconnachie b: 13 Mar 1844 in Leochel-Cushnie, Aberdeenshire,
Mother:
Mary Hay b: 29 Jun 1848 in Glenbucket, Aberdeenshire,
Marriage 1
David Thom b: 1 Jan 1870 in Insch, Aberdeenshire,
Married: 10 Dec 1892 in Pitandlich, Towie, Aberdeenshire,
Children
1. William Thom b: 4 JAN 1893 in Towie, Aberdeenshire,
2. Robert mcco
nnachie Thom b: 17 APR 1894 in Towie, Aberdeenshire,
3. John Thom b: 7 FEB 1896 in Towie, Aberdeenshire,
4. Catherine Thom b: 2 FEB 1898 in Towie, Aberdeenshire,
5. Adam McConnachie Thom b: 2 MAY 1899 in Towie, Aberdeenshire,
6. Annie Thom
Census: 1882 Towie, Aberdeenshire, Addr: Pitandich No. 3 Note: Scholar
Census: 1901 Kildrummy, Aberdeenshire, Addr: Mosshead Cottage

Robert McConnachie
Birth 8 April 1876 in Glenbucket, Aberdeenshire,
Death1952 in Tarland, Aberdeenshire,
Parents
Robert McConnachie1844 - 1926
Mary Ann Hay1848 - 1921
Spouse
Barbara Garioch1872 - 1943
Children
Barbara McConnachie1898 - 1905
Alexander McConnachie1899 - 1937
Adam McConnachie1900 - 1920
John McConnachie1902 - 1902
Catherine McConnachie1903 - 1904
Mary McConnachie1903 –
Annie McConnachie1905 - 2002
Robert McConnachie1905 - 1909
Margaret McConnachie1908 –
Isabel McConnachie1910 –
Robina McConnachie – 1914-1915

1881 Scotland Census about Robert McConnachie (Jnr)
Name: Robert McConnachie
Age: 4 Estimated birth year: abt 1877
Relationship: Son Father's
Name: Robt McConnachie
Mother's name: Mary McConnachie
Gender: Male
Where born: Abdnshire, Glenbucket
Registration Number: 245 Registration district: Towie Civil Parish: Towie County: Aberdeenshire
Address: Pitandlich No 3
Household Members: Name Age
Robt McConnachie 36
Mary McConnachie 32
William McConnachie 11
Isabella McConnachie 9
Jessie Ann McConnachie 6
Robert McConnachie 4
Adam McConnachie 2
John McConnachie 9 Mo
Mary Watt 12

Adam Angus McConnachie
Birth11 May 1878 in Towie, Aberdeenshire,
Death 30 October 1971 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Parents
Robert McConnachie1844 - 1926
Mary Ann Hay1848 - 1921
Spouse
Alice Mary Wilson b: 10 Sep 1890 in Ayr, Queensland, Australia
Married: 23 Oct 1912 in Ayr, Queensland, Australia
Died 1961
Children
1. Georgia Irene McConnachie b: 5 OCT 1914 in Ayr, Queensland, Australia
2. Amy McConnachie b: 1918 in Ayr, Queensland, Australia
3. Robert Angus McConnachie b: 23 JUN 1919 in Ayr, Queensland, Australia
4. Elizabeth Beryl McConnachie b: 11 AUG 1922 in Ayr, Queensland, Australia
5. Isabel McConnachie b: 29 AUG 1923 in Prospeline, Australia
6. Myrtle May McConnachie b: 19 AUG 1925 in Ayr, Queensland, Australia
7. Alice Mary McConnachie b: in Ayr, Queensland, Australia






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