Donald McAdie1

(circa January 1758 - between 1841 and 1851)
FatherGeorge MacAdie1 (say 1730 - aft. 1760)
MotherMargaret Cottar1 (Jun 1725 - aft. 1760)
Relationship5th great-uncle of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     Donald McAdie was born cir. Jan 1758 Scarmclate, Par. of Bower, CAI, SCT.1 He was baptized on 11 Jan 1758 Watten, Par. of Watten, CAI, SCT; entry reads: George McAdie in Scarmclet and Margaret Cottar his spouse had a son baptized named Donald before wit: William Levach in Scarmclait and Thomas Robertson in Flex.1
     Donald McAdie married Catherine MacKain on 13 Dec 1788 Watten and Wick, CAI, SCT, Watten OPR: Donald McAdie in Bilbster, Parish of Wick and Katherine MacKEAN in Bylbster were contracted in order to marriage and after ordinary proclamations & no objections offered their marriage was solemnized
Wick OPR: McALDIE (sic) or poss. Mcddie (with the A missing), Donald in Bilbster was matrimonially contracted to Katherine McKAIN in Watten - Cautions for the man James DONALDSON in Bilbster and for the woman Do.2
     Donald McAdie died bet. 1841 - 1851 ?Bilbster, Par. of Wick, CAI, SCT.3,4
     Donald, son of George MacADIE and Margaret COTTAR, bap. Jan 1758, Watten but born Scarmclet, Bower, is assumed to be one and the same as Donald, farmer at Bilbster, Wick who married Katherine McKean/McKain of Bylbster, Watten.
Naming pattern of the latter couple's children "fits", and a witness at the baptism of the first child, son George, was a Robert McADIE in Watten, presumed to be his brother.5

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     Donald McAdie was a farmer in Feb 1821 Bilbster, Par. of Wick, CAI, SCT.3
     Donald McAdie appeared on the census of 1841 Bilbster, Par. of Wick, CAI, as McADIE: Donald 79 ag lab; Margt 40 ag lab; Isabel 37 ag lab. All b. CAI (NB enumerators were instructed to round ages down to the nearest multiple of 5.)4


     Donald McAdie was also known as Donald MacAdy.3

All the other info

     On 24 Feb 1821 Wick, CAI, SCT, Donald McAdie was a cautioner at the marriage of Peter Henderson and Catherine McAdy; assumed to be correct Peter from census and dtr Isabella link back to "Peter H and Catherine McADY". Also 26 Jan 1821 Bilster (sic).
Entry in Wick OPR reads: Peter Henderson farm servant at Bilbster was matrimonially contracted to Catherine McAdy (sic) daugr of Donald McAdy farmer in Bilbster Wm Bremner wright in Stircoke Cautioner for the man & the said Donald MacAdy (sic) for his daughter. Married on February 24th."6,3 Donald McAdie witnessed the christening of Catherine Henderson on 27 Nov 1821 Wick, CAI.7,8

External links

     Click here to see Donald's page on WikiTree, a (free) collaborative on-line tree.9


Catherine MacKain (say 1765 - bet. 1804 - 1841)
  • Ann MacAdy+10,11 (cir. 1788 - Sep 1887)
  • George MacAddie12 (cir. Nov 1789 - )
  • Daniel McAdie13,14 (cir. Dec 1792 - Oct 1874)
  • Margaret McKady15 (cir. Apr 1796 - )
  • Catherine McAdie3 (cir. 1800 - May 1880)
  • Isabella McAdie16 (cir. 1801 - Feb 1883)
  • Robert MacAdy17 (cir. Oct 1804 - )
ChartsDescendants of my direct McADIE line
Last Edited9 Jun 2022


  1. Birth baptism marriage: Watten, CAI Dist 43/2, Bap. 11 Jan 1758 Donald s/o George McADIE & Margaret COTTAR, Watten, extracted Nov 2003.
  2. Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854),, Marr. 13 Dec 1788 (Watten) Donald McADIE (Bilbster, Wick) & Katherine MacKEAN (Bylbster, Watten), Watten, CAI (042/00 0020 0288; Wick, CAI (043/00 0030 0433), copies d/loaded Jun 2016.
  3. Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854),, Marr. 24 Feb 1821 Peter HENDERSON & Catherine McADY dtr of Donald MacADY (Bilbster), Wick, CAI, 043/00 0050 0013, copy d/loaded Jun 2016.
  4. 1841 Census transcripts, Scotland, via, Bilbster, Par. of Wick, CAI; Par. 43; ED: 4A; Page: 20; hsehold of Donald McADIE, extracted May 2022.
  5. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Jun 2016.
  6. HENDERSON, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Batch M110434 Feb 2002.
  7. HENDERSON, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Bap. 27 Nov 1821 Catherine d/o Peter HENDERSON & Catherine McADY, Wick, CAI, from Batch C110432, extracted Feb 2002.
  8. Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854),, Birth 13 Nov Bap. 27 Nov 1821 Catherine d/o Peter HENDERSON & Catherine MacADY in Bilbster, Wick, CAI, from copy in tree of labtchnm_1 online at…, extracted Jun 2016.
  9. WikiTree online at, Oct 2011.
  10. Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855),, Dth 11 Sep 1887 Annie COOPER, 99 wid. of John COOPER; D/o Donald McADIE & Catherine McAIN, reg. Wick, CAI, 043/ 191, copy d/loaded May 2022.
  11. Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854),, Marr. 27 Nov 1824 John COOPER (day labr Pulteneytown) & Ann d/o Donald MacADY Bilbster), Wick, CAI, 043/ 50 43, copy d/loaded May 2022.
  12. Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854),, Bap. 1 Dec 1789 George s/o Donald MacADDIE & Katherine McKAIN in Bilbster, Wick, CAI, 043/00 0030 0079, copy d/loaded Jun 2016.
  13. Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855),, Dth 15 Oct 1874 Daniel s/o Donald McADIE & Catherine McKAIN; wid./o Agnes WALLACE, reg. Tradeston, Burgh of Glasgow, LKS, 644/09 #1006, copy d/loaded Jun 2016.
  14. Scotland: OPR index, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950", Bap. 27 Dec 1792 Donald s/o Donald McADDIE & Katherine McKAIN, Wick, CAI, films 0990558-9, 0990574, extracted Jun 2016.
  15. 1861 Census transcripts, Scotland, via, Milton, Wick, CAI, Reg. 43/2 ED 6 Pg. 13 Sched. 63, hsehold of Isabella MacADIE, extracted Jun 2016.
  16. Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855),, Dth 18 Feb 1883 Isabella d/o Donald MacADIE & Catherine McKAIN, Thuster, Wick, CAI, 043/00 #38, copy d/loaded Jun 2016.
  17. Scotland: OPR index, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950", Bap. 20 Oct 1804 Robert s/o Donald MacADY & Katherine MacKAIN, Wick, CAI, films 0990558-9, 0990574, Batch C11043-2, extracted Jun 2016.

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.