George McAdie1

(say 1833 - before 1875)

BMDB data

     George McAdie was born say 1833 ?Watten, CAI, SCT.1,2,3
     George McAdie died bef. 1875 ?OKI, SCT; if son George's marriage cert. is to be believed, which looks unlikely.1
     It would appear that George and Catherine were not married.
No index entry for their marriage has been found, and George born 1856 is indexed as George MANSON, mother Catherine MANSON.
However by the time he married in the Orkneys in 1875 he names his father as George McADIE, dec'd.
It may be complete coincidence of course, but Catherine was living at Kirk, Bower in 1841, 1851 and 1861.
In 1851, and at the time of his 1856 marriage to Elizabeth CALDER, George, son of George McADIE and Catherine MULLICAN was also living at Kirk, Bower.
Regardless of his origins, two of his descendants ended up in Australia, with one, Thomas Fergus Buchanan MacADIE rating an entry in the Dictionary of National Biography for Australia.4,5,3,6,7

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     George McAdie was a farm servant, dec in Mar 1875.1

All the other info

     George McAdie and Catherine Manson were in a de facto relationship cir. May 1855 Kirk, Par. of Bower, CAI, SCT.1,4,5 George McAdie is a potential duplicate of George McAdie; the Kirk, Bower connection?6,3,5


Catherine Manson (cir. 1839 - bet. 1871 - 1875)
  • George McAdie1 (Feb 1856 - 1889)
Last Edited5 Jun 2013


  1. Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855),, Marr. 1875 George McADIE and Isabella PAPLAY, reg. OKI Dist 017 Pg 3 #5, copy d/loaded Sep 2006.
  2. MacADIE and variants: births christenings marriages, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Bap. 3 Feb 1833 George s/o George McADIE & Catharen MULLICAN, Watten, CAI.
  3. GRO, SCT, BDM searches at GRO SCT: Marr. 11 Jul 1856, George McADIE & Eliz CALDER, both of Kirk Bower, trans. Stuart H, May 2001.
  4. FamilySearch Labs Record Search (LDS) online at, Birth 4 Feb 1856 George s/o Catherine MANSON, Bower, CAI, from Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950 batch C11034-1 film 6035516, extracted May 2013.
  5. 1861 Census transcripts, Scotland, via, Kirk, Bower, CAI, Reg. 34 ED: 5; Page: 1; hsehold of Margaret MANSON, extracted May 2006.
  6. "Lorna's Family History Musings", May 2013.
  7. Australian Dictionary of National Biography, online ed online at, G. D. Solomon, 'MacAdie, Thomas Fergus Buchanan (1919–1973)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,…, extracted 31 May 2013.

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.