Margaret Fisher1

(27 April 1753 - )
FatherJohn Fisher2 (say 1700 - )
MotherMargaret Stevenson2 (cir. Oct 1703 - )
Relationship4th great-grandmother of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     Margaret Fisher was born on 27 Apr 1753 St Ninians, STI, SCT.2 She was baptized on 9 May 1753 St Ninians, STI.2
     Margaret Fisher married James McEwan, son of William McEwan and Margaret Gray, on 16 Jan 1774 Par. of Kincardine by Doune, PER, SCT, Jas McEwen in this Parish and Margt Fisher of St Ninians.1
     Jean Oswall (W5a2b) is likely to be the family matriarch for the families of Margaret Fisher. Jean is the earliest identified, however tentatively, maternal ancestor of Margaret McEWAN, wife of Archibald HENDERSON.
A direct maternal line descendant of Margaret's has tested mtDNA and is shown to be haplogroup W5a2, now changed with build 17 of the mtDNA tree Mar 2017 to W5a2b.
Family Tree DNA tell us W originates approximately 25,000 years ago from the N superhaplogroup, which dates to approximately 65,000 years ago. Mainly found distributed in west Eurasia (or Europe).
For those interested in such things, Wikipedia provides articles on both W and the progenitor haplogroup N - which, if you were introduced to the fun of dna by Bryan Sykes' "Seven Daughters of Eve" as I was, is Naomi, but she wasn't one of the original seven, but one of those added to the list with subsequent discoveries.3

External links

     Click here to see Margaret's page on WikiTree, a (free) collaborative on-line tree.4
     Margaret Fisher belongs to a DNA tested line. There may be more information available on DNASurnames under the DNA project for his/her surname/line.


James McEwan (cir. Aug 1745 - aft. 1788)
  • William McEwan (cir. May 1775 - bet. 1819 - 1841)
  • John McEwan (Feb 1776 - )
  • Margaret McEwan (W)+5 (cir. Dec 1782 - aft. Mar 1828)
  • James McEwan+ (cir. Oct 1785 - )
  • George McEwan (cir. Aug 1788 - )
ChartsMy pedigree chart
Ancestors & siblings of Les Henderson
Paternal ancestors of Lorna
Paternal timeline
Descendants of William McEWAN and Margaret GRAY
Last Edited24 Sep 2013


  1. PER, SCT OPR: Kincardine: Kincardine, PER, SCT, Marr. 1774 James McEWAN and Margt FISHER, extracted Sep 1994.
  2. Carolyn LAMERS (24364), "EM McEWAN: Kincardine ex LAMERS," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Birth 27 Apr Bap. 9 May 1753 Margaret d/o John FISHER & Margaret STEVENSON, St Ninians STI, ex St John's St Session, STI, rcvd Apr 2001.
  3. FamilyTree DNA, "FamilyTree DNA", mtDNA Full sequence results and matches, rcvd Nov 2012.
  4. WikiTree online at, Nov-12.
  5. PER, SCT OPR: Kincardine: Kincardine, PER, SCT, McEWAN/FISHER baptisms, extracted Sep 1994.

E. & O. E. Some/most parish records are rather hard to read and names, places hard to interpret, particularly if you are unfamiliar with an area.