Nicolson (No.16) family genealogy

Of Australia

ALEXANDER, another younger brother of Malcolm who is No. 125 on the "Nicolson" No. 1 pedigree, was the ancestor of this family.

125. Alexander: son of Donald; was twice married: first, to Marion, dau. of John MacDonald of Castleton, grandson of Sir Donald Gorm MacDonald, of the Isles; and secondly, to Florence MacDonald, a member of the same family.

126. Donald: his son; m. Margaret,[1] only dau. of the Rev. Alexander MacQueen of Snizort.

127. Alexander: his son; b. 4th April, 1766; m. late in life his cousin Susanna, eldest daughter of Donald Nicolson of Scoribreac, and had ten children: 1. Margaret, m. 28th Oct., 1842, to Rev. Angus Martin, of Snizort, and had eleven children, most of whom were (in 1881) living; 2. Jessie, m. 19th Oct., 1858, to Donald Frazer; 3. Archibald, m. to Annie MacIntyre, in Australia, who bore him four children—Susanna, Duncan, Donald, and Norman, all living in 1881; 4. William, m. in Australia, in 1868, to Charlotte McKillop, and by her had (in 1881) a son Alexander; 5. Malcolm, d. young; 6. [2] Malcolm-Norman, d. 25th Oct., 1861; 7. [2] Donald-Norman, d. 30th April, 1868; 8. Susanna-Margaret, d. 25th Aug., 1868; 9. Isabella-Caroline-Brownlow, living in 1881; 10. Grace-Hay, d. an infant.


[1] Margaret: This Margaret's mother was daughter of William MacDonald (Tutor of The MacDonald), brother to Sir Donald MacDonald and Sir James MacDonald of Sleat. William MacDonald's wife (Margaret MacQueen's mother) was the eldest daughter of Sir Ewen Cameron of Lochiel; and William MacDonald was son of Sir Donald MacDonald by his wife the Lady Mary Douglas, dau. of the Earl of Moreton.

[2] Malcolm and Donald were men of gigantic size: Malcolm stood 6 feet 7 inches, in his hose; and Donald 6 feet 6 inches.