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Title: McLea/MacLea in Bute circa 1841
Posted by: Donald (Livingstone) Clink
Date: 22 November 2008

Hi All, 

According to the 1841 Census there were only about 21 McLea/MacLeas in the County of Bute and only a couple in the border parishes of Argyll where once the Lindsaig McLeas flourished. I was suprised at how small a group of McLea families remained by 1841. Where did they go? That is the question. Presumingly to other lowland parishes or to the colonies. Rothesay Parish in Bute is the focal point for the few remaining Mcleas of the original ancient family group. Archibald McLea the oldest of these McLeas is a collector of Customs. If the 1841 Census is any indicator the McLea spelling is preferred over the MacLea spelling. 

regards,

Donald

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McLea/MacLea in Bute circa 184122 November 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
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