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Title: Dugald Livingstone of Bachuil and Donald Livingstone of Cloichlea
Posted by: Donald (Livingstone) Clink
Date: 27 March 2007

Hi All, 

I dont know what family connection there was between Dugald Livingstone of Bachuil and Donald Livingstone of Cloichlea on the Isle of Lismore. But it interesting that Dugald's daughter Anne was baptised on June 3, 1759 and that Donald's first child which was named Dugald was also baptised in the same parish church on the Island on June 3, 1759. This Donald Livingstone of Cloichlea was also the father of Donald Livingstone baptised 1771 or 1772 and Myles Livingstone baptised 1775 who may be the settlers/boatbuilders Donald and Miles Livingstone caught in the middle of dispute between Lord Selkirk and the Northwest Company in 1815.   

In the Summer of 1815 Donald and Miles Livingstone were both inticed and compelled to leave the Red River Settlement by Lord Selkirk's opponents the North West Company. The North West Company canoes dropped Miles Livingstone his wife and two children at the Holland River north of present day Toronto, while Donald continued with the North West Company to Montreal. Perhaps Donald responded to the North West Company offers and was going to Montreal to receive payment or a job from the Hudson Bay Company and Lord Selkirks rivals. 

In any event when my ancestor Miles Livingston petitioned with a group of Scottish settlers in York County Upper Canada in 1819 for a land grant he saw fit to include his brother Donald listed on the petition as currently in Montreal on that list of settlers. An interesting letter from 1815 survives in which Donald Cameron of North West Company trys to appeal to Donald Livingstone to betray Lord Selkirk. Cameron succeeded in convincing a number of settlers that Selkirk's settlers at Red RIver that they were in great danger from Indians and metis and that conditions would only worsen for them if they did not take up the North West Company offers to transport them by canoe to Upper or Lower Canada. While eventually all them fled the original settlement and a week or so later it was burnt down, some settlers openly colaborated with the North West Company to help destroy the settlement. 

A second Donald Livingstone a young man about 20 or so who had travelled with Donald and Miles Livingstone from Scotland in 1812, refused with about 60 others to go to Upper Canada, but were shortly after other settlers departure forced of the settlement but remained in Hudsons Bay company territory. 

After another attempt in 1816 was made to destroy a rebuilt settlement resulting in fatalities including Alexander MacLean of Mull, Lord Selkirkk arrived with soldiers to restore his settlement and arrest North West Company officials, this Donald Livingstone also a boatbuilder by trade, was made the first constable of the new rebuilt settlement in 1817. A few years later this young Donald Livingstone apparently a cousin of Miles LIvingstone invited his father Neil and his sibblings to come to Red RIver which they did in 1819. Later most of this family left Red RIver by 1840 for the State of Iowa along with some other Red River Highland families. 

regards

Donald (Livingstone) Clink   

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Dugald Livingstone of Bachuil and Donald Livingstone of Cloichlea 27 March 2007Donald (Livingstone) Clink
   Dugald Livingstone of Bachuil and Donald Livingstone of Cloichlea 27 March 2007Kyle MacLea
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      Dugald Livingstone of Bachuil and Donald Livingstone of Cloichlea 29 March 2007Edith Matheson

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