The Lord Selkirk Settlers of the Polly, the Oughton, and the Dykes

In the summer of 1803, some 800 Highlanders bid a tearful fairwell to the ancient lands of their keith and kin, and sailed off aboard three little ships into a new future in a strange new world. How frightening it must have been for them. Most of them had probably never travelled more than a mile or two away from their homes in their entire lives, nor ever had their fathers or grandfathers before them.

Unfortunately, passenger lists do not survive for these ships, the Polly, the Oughton and the Dykes, but it would be neat to see, one day, a reconstruction made up from family records alone.

The Polly under the command of Captain Darby, arrived in the harbour of Orwell Bay Prince Edward Island on Sunday, August 7th, 1803. She carried 250 adults and some 150 children. Most all were Presbyterians from Skye, (Lord Selkirk called her "The Skye Ship") and most of them settled in or around Belfast Prince Edward Island, although a few bought land near Tyron.

The Dykes, with Lord Selkirk on board arrived in Charlottetown 2 days after the Polly, she carried emigrants from Mull, as well as some of the other Hebridean Islands.

The Oughton arrived in Prince Edward Island some days later, on August 27th 1803. This ship carried 40 or 50 people from Uist, mostly Roman Catholics. These people settled on Selkirk's land around Georgetown (once called Three Rivers)



Beaton, Angus Sr. emigrated from North Uist in 1803 on the Polly, a petitioner for Dr. Macaulay in 1811. He m. Margaret Macphee of North Uist, b. 1734 died June 5 1837, emigrant on Polly in 1803. (probably same Angus who settled in Flat River PEI, with wife and 3 sons)
Source: Skye Pioneers and the Island page 73,
Source: Scottish Settlers to Canada before Confederation, Whyte ref #9027, page 315.


Beaton, John, with wife and 3 sons, settled Flat River, PEI. Petitioner for Dr. Macaulay in 1811.
Source: Skye Pioneers and the Island page 73


Beaton, Donald, with wife and 2 sons, 1 daughter, settled Flat River PEI. Petitioner for Dr. Macaulay in 1811.
Source: Skye Pioneers and the Island page 73


Beaton, Samuel, emigrant to Orwell Bay, signed petition for Dr. Macaulay in 1811.
Source: Skye Pioneers and the Island page 73.


Bell, Angus, with wife, settled Belle River, PEI.


Buchanan, Duncan,  born c1758 Scarsdale, Flodigarry, Skye, emigrant on Polly in 1803 settled Belfast with wife Flora Macleod.
Source: Scottish Settlers to Canada before Confederation, Whyte, ref # 908.


Buchanan, Donald with his wife, 2 sons and 3 daughters, they settled in the Mt. Buchanan area of PEI.  Petitioner for Dr. Macaulay in 1811.
Source: Scottish Settlers to Canada before Confederation ref #907


Buchanan, James, settled Pinette, PEI.


Buchanan, John, with his wife, 3 sons and 2 daughters, they settled in the Mt. Buchanan area of PEI. Petitioner for Dr. Macaulay in 1811
(Source: Scottish Settlers to Canada before Confederation  ref #920



Buchanan, Malcolm, a poet, with his wife, 4 sons and 2 daughters, settled in the Belfast area. Petitioner for Dr. Macaulay in 1811.
Source: Scottish Settlers to Canada before Confederation ref  #924.


Buchanan Murdoch, with his wife 2 sons and 3 daughters, they settled in the Mt. Buchanan area of PEI.



Campbell, Alexander, settled Pinette, PEI.


Campbell, Hector, from Skye, an elder in the Presbyterian Church and a fine piper, who emigrated in 1803 with the Selkirk Settlers.
Source: The Story of Prince Edward Island by Blakely, page 114.


Campbell, John, with wife and 2 sons, settled Pinette, PEI


Campbell, Norman, settled Pinette, PEI


Campbell, Peter, with wife and 2 sons, settled Pinette, PEI. Mrs Campbell was drowned in the Pinette River, and was the first person to be buried in the new Belfast Church cemetery.


Campbell, Roderick, settled Point Prim PEI.


Chisholm, William, with wife, 1 son and 1 daughter, settled Newtown PEI. He lived on the Robertson farm, he was a tinker, and eventually returned to Scotland.


Dockerty, Donald, from Skye, but of Irish ancestery, he married Anne Stewart, on Skye, and emigrated on the Polly, settling in Glashvin PEI. With children
1.Donald Dockerty jr. born 1790,  he married Sarah Buchanan (1792-1870)
2.Findlay Dockerty married Mary Macleod, d/o Malcolm Macleod and
    Euphemia Macdonald emigrants on the Polly.
3.Angus Dockerty married Catherine Macleod sr. d/o Malcolm Macleod and
    Euphemia Macdonald, emigrants on the Polly.
4.Margaret Dockerty b. c1799, married Angus Mor Macleod, s/o Malcolm
    Macleod and Euphemia Macdonald emigrants on the Polly.
5.Mary Dockerty.
6.Catherine Dockerty.
Descendants for this family available at the Donald Dockerty Page
Source: David Fraser Archives, e-mail dfraser@nbnet.nb.ca,
Source: Scottish Settlers to Canada before Confederation, Whyte, ref # 10187, 10188, page 353, #8277, 8278,
Source: Hebridean Pioneers, page 74.


Finlayson, Donald, with wife, 2 sons, and 2 daughters, settled Pinette, PEI.



Fraser, Angus, with wife and 2 daughters, settled Red Point PEI.


Fraser, Alexander, with his wife, 3 sons and 2 daughters. Alexander died on board the Polly, and his widow settled in the Belfast area.


Fraser, Donald, from Skye, to Orwell Bay on the Polly in 1803, settled in the Portage Belfast area. He married Christina Mactavish of Skye, with children;
1.Isabella Fraser m. Hector Macmillan of Colonsay d/o  Malcolm Macmillan of Colonsay.
Source: Hebridean Pioneers page 36.


Fraser, John, born c1755, emigrant in 1803 on the Polly married first Elsie Frame with children, and 2nd Isabella Mackay and settled Vernon River area with their children;
1.Andrew Fraser s/o Elsie Frame
2.Thomas Fraser s/o Elsie Frame
3.John Fraser jr. s/o Isabella Mackay, married on PEI, Margaret Russell.
4.Margaret Fraser born 1787 died NOv 28 1864 d/o Isabella Mackay, she
    married on PEI, Jeremiah Enman Jr.
5.Marjorie Fraser d/o Isabella Mackay.
6.William Fraser born 1791 s/o Isabella Mackay, he married on PEI,
    Anne Smith.
7.Donald Fraser born 1794 s/o Isabella Mackay, he married on PEI,
    Elizabeth Fraser.
Source: Hebridean Pioneers page 86, 87
Source: David Fraser Archives, dfraser@nbnet.ca


Gillis, Donald, probable emigrant on the Polly in 1803, a petitioner for Dr. Macaulay in 1811, settled Wood Islands Road. Possibly this is the same Donald Gillis whose will was probated on Jan 4, 1859. If so, he had wife Christina Unknown, and children;
1.Donald Gillis
2.Hector Gillis
3.Kenneth Gillis
4.Murdoch Gillis
5.William Gillis
6.John Gillis
7.Mary Gillis
8.Jessie Gillis
9.Catherine Gillis
10.Anne Gillis
Source:  PEI wills & probates L 6 F 20, proved Jan 4, 1859


Gillis, John, from Stencholl Skye, with wife Catherine Nicholson, d/o Old Donald Nicholson, also an emigrant on the Polly, they settled in Orwell Cove. With children;
1.Alexander Gillis married Catherine Macdonald d/o John Kinloch Macdonald
    and Margaret Macdonald emigrants on the Polly.
Descendants for this family available at the John Gillis Page
Source: Gillis family archives, catalina@intergate.bc.ca


Gillis, John with wife, 1 son and 1 daughter, settled Flat River, PEI. He died in 1857, with children;
1.Mary Gillis
2.Jessie Gillis
3.Kenneth Gillis
4.John Gillis (youngest son)
5.Murdoch Gillis a seaman.
This John Gillis also had a grandaughter Catherine Morrison.
Source: PEI wills and probates L3 F 437 proved March 24, 1857

Gillis, John, with wife, 2 sons, and 2 daughters, settled Pinette, PEI.



Gillis, Murdoch, a church elder, emigrated on Polly in 1803, petitioner for Dr. Macaulay in 1811. With wife and children, settled Point Prim, PEI.
1.Mary Gillis
2.Catherine Gillis
3.Jessie Gillis
4.John Gillis
5.John Donald Gillis
6.Murdoch Gillis
Source: Skye Pioneers and the Island page 73
Source: Scottish Settlers to Canada before Confederation ref # 3285


Kennedy, Christina settled Flat River PEI, and married Findlay Macrea.

Kennedy, Isabella settled Flat River PEI and married Mr. Mactavish of Newtown PEI.

Kennedy, Miss, married William Nelson of North West River.

Lamont, Alexander, emigrant from either Kingsburg or Uigg district of Skye in 1803 on Polly with wife Eunice Currie. They emigrated with their children and settled in the Portage Belfast area of PEI.
1.Angus Lamont born Skye c1799 married Margaret Gillis d/o John Gillis and
    Catherine Nicholson emigrants on the Polly.
2.Peter Lamont married Anne Gillis d/o John Gillis and Catherine Nicholson
    emigrants on the Polly.
3.Euphemia Lamont born Skye married Allan Shaw.
4.Mary Lamont born Skye, married William Og Macleod (1800-1885) s/o
    Malcolm Macleod and Euphemia Macdonald emigrants on the Polly.
5.Daughter Lamont.
Descendants for this family available at the Alexander Lamont Page
Source: Lamont family archives, catalina@intergate.bc.ca



Macarthur, Alexander, emigrant on Polly, signed petition for Dr. Macaulay in 1811. With Wife and 2 daughters, settled Flat River PEI.



Macaulay, Angus M.D. born 1759 Skye died Dec 6 1827 age 67 years, s/o Reverend Aeneas Macaulay and Mary Macleod of Sartle Skye, emigrated with his wife Mary Macdonald born Skye, d/o Captain Samuel Macdonald of Sartle Skye and his wife Margaret Macdonald who was a d/o Somerled Macdonald of Sartle, fourth son of Sir James Macdonald 2nd Baronet of Sleat. Dr. Macaulay was emigrant agent for Lord Selkirk. Settled Point Prim, PEI. With children;
1.Alice Macaulay married Samuel Murchison s/o Donald Murchison and his 2nd
    wife Anne Macgillivrey, emigrants on the Dykes in 1803.
2.Charlotte Macaulay married Angus Maclean of Point Prim, emigrant on the
    Polly in 1803.
3.Ebenezer Macaulay died unmarried at age 22 years.
4.Mary Macaulay first person buried in Mt. Buchanan Polly cemetery.
5.Flora Macaulay, unmarried.
6.John Macaulay, unmarried.
7.William Macaulay m. Miss Henderson & moved to Wisconsin.
Source: Skye Pioneers and the Island page 126
Source: Douglas Macleod Archives, dmacleod@atcon.com
Source: Scottish Settlers to Canada before Confederation ref # 8399
Source: Hebridean Pioneers page 59

Macaulay, Aubrey, settled Point Prim, PEI.

Macaulay, Malcolm, settled Point Prim, PEI.

Macaulay, John, settled Point Prim, PEI.


Macdonald, Duncan, with wife 1 son and 2 daughters, settled Flat River PEI.

Macdonald, Findlay, from Mull, born c1750, emigrant on the Dykes in 1803 with wife Jessie Mackinnon They settled in Point Prim, where he was listed as one of the lighthouse keepers, and they had 6 children.
1. Anne Macdonald born 1786 Mull, married Donald Og Murchison, s/o Donald
    Murchison and 2nd wife Margaret Macgillivrey, emigrants on the Dykes from
    Mull.
2.Hector Macdonald born jan or Feb 1803 on Mull age 6 months when
    emigrated, married Catherine Maclean d/o Murdoch Maclean and Mary
    Martin of Point Prim.
3.Janet Macdonald married David Spence of Ely Scotland.
4.Mary Macdnald married Angus Macdonald.
5.Margaret Macdonald married Donald MacInnis
6.Catherine Macdonald married John Macdonald
Descendants available for this family at Findlay Macdonald Page
Source: Scottish Settlers to Canada before Confederation ref # 5606, #7649
Source: Hebridean Pioneers page 35, 36
Source: Frank McLean archives, Frank_McLean@mindlink.bc.ca

Macdonald, John with wife, settled Red Point PEI, with children;
1.John Macdonald
2.Ronald Macdonald
3.Euphemia Macdonald
4.Christina Macdonald
5.Catherine Macdonald

Macdonald, John, settled Flat River PEI, married Mary Morrison with children probabley among others;
1. Marion Macdonald b. Jan 23 1825 Flat River PEI.
2.Hector Macdonald b. Dec 16 1827 Flat River PEI.
Source: Macdonald family archives, EG, catalina@intergate.bc.ca

Macdonald, John, from Kinloch Skye on the Polly in 1803, with his wife Margaret Macdonald and 2 sons, and 2 daughters. His wife Margaret was sister to Catherine Macdonald who died on Skye, wife of Donald Macleod of the Kendrom Macleods. John and Margaret settled first in lot 48 near the mouth of Ch'town harbour, where they remained for a few years calling the place Kinloch, and then moved to Orwell Cove, where they were known as the Kinloch Macdonalds. He m. 2ndly without issue Elizabeth Smith of Newtown, d/o Findlay Smith. He took up a beautiful 400 acre farm facing Orwell Bay and River. It passed out of the family in 1938. John Kinloch Macdonald and his wife Margaret had ch;
1.Donald Macdonald m. Margaret Macleod of Kendrom Macleods
2.Catherine Macdonald b. c1807 PEI m. Alexander Gillis
2.Anne Macdonald b. c1810 m. John Small Macdonald
3.Mary Macdonald b. c1800 Skye, m. Charles Nicholson
4.Jane Macdonald m. Angus McInnes of Pinette
5.John Jock Macdonald b.c1802 in Skye m. Margaret Macdonald of Point Prim.
Descendants for this family available at John of Kinloch Page
Source: Macdonald family archives, catalina@intergate.bc.ca
Source: Scottish Settlers to Canada before Confederation ref # 5735

Macdonald, John, with wife and 3 sons, settled Glashvin, PEI.

Macdonald, Ronald, settled Point Prim, PEI, married Catherine Gillis with children;
1.Peter Macdonald b. March 15 1827 Point Prim.
1.Catherine Macdonald b. Aug 2 1843 at Point Prim
2.Christina Macdonald b. Sept 11 1849 at Point Prim
3.Donald Macdonald b. Aug 20 1824 at Point Prim
4.Euphemia Macdonald b. Jan 28 1832 at Point Prim
5.John Macdonald b. July 1 1834 at Point Prim
6.Angus Macaulay Macdonald b. May 9 1838 Point Prim
7.Anne Macdonald b. March 7 1834 Point Prim
8.Margaret Macdonald b. Feb 22 1840 Point Prim
Source: Macdonald archives E.G., catalina@intergate.bc.ca



Macdougall, Donald, with wife, settled Belle River, PEI. With children;
1.Captain Alexander Macdougall of Belle River
2.Captain Malcolm Macdougall of Ch'town


MacInnis, Donald, probable emigrant on Polly, signed petition for Dr. Macaulay in 1811.

MacInnis, John, settled Gallows Point (Earnscliffe) PEI.



Mackenzie, Alexander, and 1 sister, settled Flat River PEI.

Mackenzie, Alexander, with wife 1 son and 4 daughters, settled Flat River PEI.

Mackenzie, John, with wife and 3 sons, settled Flat River PEI.

Mackenzie, Kenneth, senior church elder, emigrant on Polly in 1803, signatory for Dr. Macaulay in 1811. With wife, 2 sons and 2 daughters, settled Flat River PEI.

Mackenzie, Mrs, settled on Wood Islands Road PEI.

Mackenzie, Roderick, with wife, 2 sons and 2 daughters, settled Pinette, PEI. This family later moved to Wallace Nova Scotia.



Mackinnon, Charles, with wife, 1 son and 3 daughters, settled in the Newtown area.


Maclean, Angus, settled Point Prim PEI, married Charlotte Macaulay, d/o Angus Macaulay M.D. and Margaret Macdonald, emigrants on the Polly.

Maclean, Lauchlan, probable emigrant on Polly in 1803, signatory for Dr. Macaulay in 1811.

Maclean, Murdoch, emigrant on Polly in 1803, signatory for Dr. Macaulay in 1811. He settled Point Prim PEI and married Mary Martin with children;
1.Catherine Maclean married Hector Macdonald s/o Findlay Macdonald and
    Jessie Mackinnon emigrants from Mull on the Dykes in 1803.
Source: Frank McLean archives, Frank_McLean@mindlink.bc.ca


Macleod, Alexander, with wife and son, settled Point Prim PEI.
1.Alexander Macleod

Macleod, Alexander, settled Pinette PEI.

Macleod, Donald, from Kendrom, Kilmaluaag Skye, a widower who came with his grown up sons. His wife was Catherine Macdonald who died on Skye. She was sister to John of Kinloch Macdonald's wife Margaret. With children;
1.Alexander Macleod married Miss Macleod d/o Major Macleod of Raasay, she
    was cousin to Annabella Macleod
2. Malcolm Macleod married on Skye, Rachel Macqueen and emigrated on the
    Polly.
3.Murdoch Macleod married Flora Nicholson, d/o Old Donald Nicholson and
    Catherine Macarthur, emigrants on the Polly.
4. Roderick Macleod married Miss Mackenzie who was related to the Flat River
    Mackenzies.
Descendants available for this family at Donald of Kendrom Macleod Page
Source: Macleod family archives, catalina@intergate.bc.ca

Macleod, Donald, with wife and 3 sons, settled Pinette, PEI.

Macleod, Donald, with wife and 1 son settled Point Prim, PEI.
1.John Macleod

Macleod, Donald with wife, 2 sons and 1 daughter settled Point Prim PEI.
1.Angus Macleod
2.John Macleod
3.Catherine S. Macleod married Mr.Mutch.

Macleod, Donald, with wife and 3 sons, settled Glashvin PEI.

Macleod, John, settled Point Prim PEI.

Macleod, John, with wife and 2 sons, 2 daughters, settled Pinette, PEI.

Macleod, Malcolm from Glashvin Skye, and his wife Euphemia Macdonald of the Glengarry clan, emigrated on the Polly in 1803. With 4 sons and 5 daughters, they settled in Glashvin, PEI.
1.John Macleod
2.Donald Macleod married Miss Macleod.
3.Malcolm Macleod married Margaret Maclean of Point Prim, d/o Angus
    Maclean and Charlotte Macaulay, emigrants on the Polly.
4. Mary Macleod married Findlay Dockerty, s/o Donald Dockerty and Anne
    Stewart, emigrants on the Polly.
5.Catherine Macleod Jr., married Mr. Mcfadden of West River, PEI.
6.William Macleod jr. born c1800 Skye, married Mary Lamont, d/o Alexander
    Lamont and Eunice Currie, emigrants on the Polly.
7.Christina Macleod, born c1780 skye, died c1862, married Donald Macqueen
    in Skye and emigrated on the Polly in 1803.
8.Angus Mor Macleod, born 1796 Skye died Jan 28 1885, called Big Angus
    married Margaret Dockerty died Dec 11 1863 age 64 years, emigrants on the
     Polly in 1803, d/o Donald Dockerty and Anne Stewart of Skye.
9. Catherine Macleod Sr., married Angus Dockerty, s/o Donald Dockerty and
    Anne Stewart, emigrants on the Polly.
10.Anne Macleod, married her cousin Alexander Macleod and emigrated on the
    Polly.
11.William Saighdear Macleod emigrated to PEI a few years later, he married
    Macpherson.
Descendants available for this family at the Glashvin Macleod Page
Source: Macleod family archives, catalina@intergate.bc.ca.

Macleod, Murdoch, settled in Pinette, PEI.

Macleod, William, settled Point Prim PEI.

Macleod, Samuel, with wife, 2 sons, and 3 daughters, settled Pinette, PEI


Macrea, Donald, With wife and family, they moved to Cape Breton.

Macrea, Donald B., settled Point Prim PEI.

Macrea, Donald, settled Pinette, PEI.

Macrea, Duncan, single, settled Flat River, PEI.

Macrea, Edward, with his wife, settled Pinette, PEI.

Macrea, Evender, a church elder, from Skye in 1803, a petitioner for Dr. Macaulay in 1811. With wife and children, settled in Point Prim, PEI.
1.Roderick Macrea
2.Donald Macrea
3.Alexander Macrea
4.William Macrea



Macrea, Findlay, probably from Skye in 1803, a petitioner for Dr. Macaulay in 1811. (single). He settled in Flat River, PEI.


Macrea, John,  from Skye in 1803, a petitioner for Dr. Macaulay in 1811.
Settled Pinette, PEI.


Macrea, Roderick, from Skye in 1803, a petitioner for Dr. Macaulay in 1811.
Settled Pinette, PEI.


Macmillan, Malcolm, possible emigrant on Polly, signed petition for Dr. Macaulay in 1811.


Macmillan, Allan, possible emigrant on Polly, signed petition for Dr. Macaulay in 1811.


Macmillan, Angus,  emigrant on Polly, signed petition for Dr. Macaulay in 1811. With wife the widow Macdougal, 1 son and 1 daughter settled Flat River PEI. The widow Macdougal was mother to Dougald Macdougal of Belle River PEI.


Macmillan, James, possible emigrant on Polly, signed petition for Dr. Macaulay in 1811.


Macmillan, Hector, possible emigrant on Polly, signed petition for Dr. Macaulay in 1811.



Macneil, Malcolm, possible emigrant on Polly in 1803, signed petition for Dr. Macaulay in 1811.



Macphee, Donald, probably from Skye, possibly on the Polly, a petitioner for Dr. Macaulay in 1811.
Source: Scottish Settlers to Canada before ConfederationWhyte, ref #9009 page 314)
Source: Hebridean Pioneers page 73


Macphee, Margaret, of North Uist, b. 1734 died June 5 1837, emigrant on Polly in 1803.
Source: Skye Pioneers and the Island page 73,
Source: Scottish Settlers to Canada before Confederation, Whyte ref #9027, page 315.


Macpherson, Donald, with wife, 3 sons and 1 daughter, settled Pinette, PEI.


Macpherson, John, from Skye in 1803, Petitioner for Dr. Macaulay in 1811.With wife, 2 sons and 2 daughters, settled Flat River PEI.


Macpherson, Donald, probably from Skye in 1803, Petitioner for Dr. Macaulay in 1811.



Macqueen, Donald, from Skye, married on Skye, Christina Macleod d/o Malcolm Macleod and Euphemia Macdonald, and emigrated on the Polly. With children;
1.Christina Macqueen born c1802 Skye married her cousin John Macleod s/o
    Alexander Macleod and Anne Macleod.
Descendants available for this family at the Donald Macqueen Page
Source: Macqueen family archives, catalina@intergate.bc.ca


Macqueen, Rachel, from Skye, married on Skye, Malcolm Macleod s/o Donald of Kendrom Macleod and Catherine Macdonald, and emigrated on the Polly.
Descendants available for this family at the Donald of Kendrom Macleod Page
Source: Macleod family archives, catalina@intergate.bc.ca


Macswain, Janet, settled in the Belfast area.


Macswain, John, settled in the Belfast area.


Macswain, Angus, settled in the Belfast area.


Macswain, Donald, settled in the Belfast area


Mactavish, Alexander, with wife 2 sons, and 4 daughters, settled Newtown PEI.



Mactavish, Duncan, with wife, 3 sons and 2 daughters, settled Newtown PEI. Children;
1.Tavish Mactavish.
2.John Mactavish, age 8 years in 1803.


Martin, Alexander, settled in Belle River, PEI.


Martin, Alexander, settled in Pinette, PEI.


Martin, William, settled in the Belfast area.


Martin, Donald, born 1759 Snizort Skye, s/o Peter Martin and Margaret Macaulay of Snizort Skye. Peter was s/o Angus Martin of Skye. He married Marion Macleod of Applecross b. 1770, they emigrated on the Polly to Orwell in 1803, later settled in Point Prim, and still later the Newtown River area,  where, by indenture dated oct 13, 1819, Donald Martin leased from Lord Selkirk the homestead which as been occupied by the family continuously from then up to the present time. Mrs martin died in 1845, to be followed in 1848 by her husband.Donald built the new Presbyterian Church at Orwell Crossroads. His brother Martin built the first Presbyterian Church. With children;
1.Mary Martin m. Mr Kelly of Cow Bay, Cape Breton.
2.Catherine Martin m. Robert Grant with issue.
3.Kenneth Martin m. Alice Moore.
4.Margaret Martin b. 1806 died Nov 5, 1892 m. Malcolm Macqueen b. feb 18
    1804 died Oct 29 1886 Orwell River, s/o Donald Macqueen and Christina
    Macleod emigrants on the Polly.
5.Peter Martin b. Nov 1809 died 1877 m. Sarah Mackinnon a  neighbour, b.
    Belfast Sept 8 1821 died Oct 1 1914 with issue.
6.John Martin b. 1811 m. Emily Compton with issue Mary Martin m.
    William Compton.
Source: Skye Pioneers and the Island page 41
Source: Scottish Settlers to Canada before Confederation, Ref #9420.
Source: JMurchi516@aol.com


Martin, Donald, from Skye on the Polly, settled Belfast area PEI. He was born c1783, died July 1, 1861 aged 78 years. His tombstone in the old French Cemetary indicates he m. Anne Unknown, born 1785 in Skye, who died April 8, 1850 age 65.
Source: Skye Pioneers and the Island page 41
Source: Scottish Settlers to Canada before Confederation ref  #9419



Martin, Martin, with his wife, 3 sons and 3 daughters settled in the Belfast area. Petitioner for Dr. Macaulay in 1811.
Scottish Settlers to Canada before Confederation ref #9433



Martin, Samuel, of Skye to Orwell Bay on the Polly in 1803, settled near Belfast, Petitioner for Dr. Macaulay in 1811. He married Catherine Macphail d/o William Macphail and Catherine Moore Smith who was a d/o Findlay Smith. With children;
1.William Martin born 1812, of Heatherdale m. Catherine Macleod Jr. b. 1814 d/o Murdoch Macleod and Flora Nicholson emigrants on the Polly.
Source: Scottish Settlers to Canada before Confederation ref #9437
Source: Macleod family archives, catalina@intergate.bc.ca



Murchison, Alexander, settled Point Prim PEI.

Murchison, Alexander, settled Point Prim PEI.

Murchison, Donald, died march 21 1831 aged 88 years, and his 2nd wife Anne Macgillivrey died april 1838 aged 87 years. They emigrated on the Dykes in 1803, settled Point Prim, PEI. With children;
1.Neil Murchison b. 1795 died march 18 1830 m. Euphemia Macdonald.
2.Samuel Murchison b. 1793 died 1864 married Alice Macaulay, d/o Dr Angus
    Macaulay and Mary Macdonald emigrants on the Polly.
3.Donald Og Murchison b. 1780 died july 1 1836 married Anne Macdonald d/o
    Findlay Macdonald and Jessie Mackinnon, emigrants on the Dykes.
4.Peter Murchison died unmarried.
5.Malcolm Murchison drowned crossing to Pictou NS.
6.Simon Murchison remained in Scotland.
7.Alexander Murchison.
8.John Murchison (son of Donald's first wife) married Miss Mackenzie, he
    drowned while crossing to Pictou with his half brother.

Murchison, Malcolm,. settled Point Prim, PEI.

Murchison, Neil, settled Point Prim PEI.

Murchison, Peter, settled Point Prim, PEI.

Murchison, Simon, settled Point Prim PEI.


Nicholson, Old Donald, from Flodigarry Skye, a widower, with his grown up children, 7 daughters and 2 sons to Orwell Bay on the Polly in 1803. His wife Catherine Macarthur died on Skye. He settled Orwell Cove PEI, schoolmaster, granted 100 acres of land. Petitioner for Dr. Macaulay in 1811. With children;
1.Catherine Nicholson married John Gillis on Skye.
2.Flora Nicholson married on Skye Murdoch Macleod, s/o Donald of Kendrom
    Macleod and Catherine Macdonald.
3.Charles Nicholson (?) married Mary Macdonald.
2.Flora m. Murdoch Macleod s/o Donald of the Kendrom Macleods.
3.possibly Charles m. Mary Macdonald.
4.Mary Nicholson married on board the Polly, John Ross s/o Ewen Ross and
    Nancy Gillis of Kilmuir Skye.They settled in Flat River PEI.
Descendants available of this family at the Old Donald Nicholson Page
Source: Nicholson family archives, catalina@intergate.bc.ca
Source: Scottish Settlers to Canada before Confederation ref #10158
Source: Hebridean Pioneers page 27, 74.
Source: Harold Macleod, h.macleod@pei.sympatico.ca

Nicholson, Donald, with wife, 2 sons and 2 daughters, settled in Pinette PEI.

Nicholson, John, from Stencholl Skye, s/o Malcolm Nicholson, tacksman of Stencholl, Kilmuir Skye, with wife Jane Martin, settled in Orwell Bay beside the Newtown River, granted 500 acres. He was known locally as "Steinshole." Jane Martin was a cousin of Samuel Martin who also emigrated. John and Jane are buried in the old French Cemetery. With children;
1.Hannah Nicholson m. in Skye, died on PEI without issue.
2.Rachel Nicholson, unmarried.
3.Donald Nicholson b. c1780 miller, Magistrate m. Isabella Nicholson of Skye.
4.John Nicholson Jr. b. c1812 of Orwell Cove, m. Mary Macleod d/o Roderick Macleod of Kendroms and Miss Mackenzie with issue.
Descendants of this family are available at John Nicholson Page.
Source: Hebridean Pioneers page 92
Source: Skye Pioneers and the Island page 153
Source: Scottish Settlers to Canada before Confederation, ref #10135
Source: Nettie Gove Nicholson archives, catalina@intergate.bc.ca
Source: 1841 census, they possibly had 10 children. 5 sons, 5 daughters.

Nicholson, John, from Skye, he married Mary Macdonald, emigrated on the Polly and settled possibly in the Point Prim area. With children;
1.Charles Nicholson born 1796 Skye, died May 20 1864 buried Polly Cemetery.
    He married Mary Macdonald with children;
        1.Angus Nicholson m. Sarah ? with son Donald John m. Christina
            Mackenzie, d/o James Mackenzie of Uigg.
        2.John Nicholson
        3.Alexander Nicholson b. 1827 died 1880 m. Barbara Irving.
        4.Donald Nicholson
2.Catherine Nicholson b. 1780
3.Donald Nicholson b. 1787
4.Alexander Nicholson b. 1780
Source: David Hunter Archives, www.isn.net/~dhunter

Nicholson, John, with wife, 4 sons and 3 daughters, settled Flat River, PEI.

Nicholson, Neil,  from Skye to Orwell Bay on the Polly in 1803. He married Mary Stewart with children.
Source: Scottish Settlers to Canada before Confederation ref #10141 page 352

Nicholson, Samuel, (Soirle) settled Eldon PEI, with 1 son. Signed petition for Dr. Macaulay in 1811.
1.James Nicholson born c1799 Skye
Source: Scottish Settlers to Canada Before Confederation Ref # 10144.

Nicholson, Samuel, with 2 sons and 2 daughters settled Flat River PEI. He was related to John Nicholson of Stencholl Skye.



Ross, Christina Mrs, with 3 sons and 2 daughters settled Flat River PEI.

Ross, David, with wife, 1 son and 1 daughter, settled Red Point PEI.

Ross, David, with wife and 1 son, settled Pinette, PEI.
1.William Ross

Ross, Donald, settled Flat River PEI.

Ross, Ewen, with wife Nancy Gillis, from Kilmuir Skye with grown children, settled in Flat River PEI. With children;
1.John Ross, married on board the Polly, Mary Nicholson died 1813, d/o Old
    Donald Nicholson. They had son Ewen Ross who m. Frances Macdonald.
Source: Harold Macleod, h.macleod@pei.sympatico.ca
Source: Nicholson family archives, catalina@intergate.bc.ca



Smith, David, settled Newtown PEI.

Smith, Findlay with 2 sons and 2 daughters settled Newtown PEI.
1.Margaret Smith was 2nd wife to John Kinloch Macdonald.



Stewart, Alexander, settled in Belle River, PEI.

Stewart, Alexander, settled Georgetown Road, PEI.

Stewart, Allan, was the first man born in Belle River PEI.

 Stewart, Charles, with wife, settled in Belle River PEI. With children;
1.Malcolm Stewart.

Stewart, Donald, settled in Belle River PEI.



Main Sources
Skye Pioneers and the Island
Hebridean Pioneers
Craig Buchanan, buchanan@acm.org

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