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Title: Name switch from Maconlea to Livingstone
Posted by: David Wyse Livingston
Date: 04 December 2008

Hello Everyone,

I was thinking yesterday about what might have happened when the clan switched it's names over to Livingstone from MacOnlea.

We know that John MacOnlea named his children Livingstone.

From Our Website:
3 JOHN MACONLEA, Baron of the Bachuil, b. 1746 at Bachuil on the Isle of Lismore, Argyll, the heir of Duncan MacOnlea, Baron of the Bachuil and Mary MacOnlea; he was the first of his family known to anglicise the surname as Livingstone; m. Sarah McLachlan; and had issue,

Coll, his heir. 
Alexander, b. 11 June 1775 at Bachuil; m. Dorothy McGlashen b. 10 Jun 1780 in Killian, Lismore. 
Duncan, b. 14 June 1777 at Bachuil 
Adam, b. 19 Nov. 1778 at Bachuil. 
Mary, b. 14 May 1781 at Bachuil; m. John Stewart, b. 5 March 1776 at Bachuil. 
Elizabeth, b. 20 Oct. 1783 at Bachuil; m. John McCorquodale. 
Ann, b. 18 Aug. 1787. 
Duncan, b. 26 Oct. 1788 at Bachuil; m. Dorothy Livingstone, b. 10 Feb. 1806 at Achuaran, Lismore. 
John MacOnlea d. 1835 and was succeeded by Coll Livingstone 

I checked the database and it does not have a wedding between John MacOnlea and Sarah McLachlan. It does not have a wedding between John Livingstone and Sarah McLachlan either. The only things it has is the birth of children between John Livingstone and Sarah McLachlan.

This got me to thinking about how many others came to a road block when the name switched over.

My Question to the Forum is this: 
Has any Livingstone's been able to find where their family switched over from MacOnlea/McLea to Livingstone?

Or has anyone Livingston(e) or McLea had a place where they have had both listings? Like the birth of child one was McLea but child two through 4 was Livingstone... or We had it MacOnlea but a record of an address was under Livingstone and then next address was back to McLea? Or possibly an old family Bible has a listing in it...

Like the DNA Project we don't have much to go on about the switch over except the intensive genealogy of the Baron's family which was presented to the Lord Lyon...

If we got more results from other family members we might be able to better piece together what happened and/or the time line it all moved over.

My next step when I have time is to look at all the listings we have for Lismore and Argyll around that time... see by first names of the children of MacOnlea/McLea and then 15 - 25 years later same childrens name but Last name of Livingstone, in the same areas. Hehehe when I have time :)

I'll keep everyone posted but please if anyone has some insight it would be wonderful.

~David

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Name switch from Maconlea to Livingstone04 December 2008David Wyse Livingston
   Name switch from Maconlea to Livingstone04 December 2008Kyle MacLea
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      Name switch from Maconlea to Livingstone05 December 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
         Name switch from Maconlea to Livingstone06 December 2008Kyle MacLea
            Name switch from Maconlea to Livingstone07 December 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
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      Name switch from Maconlea to Livingstone23 December 2008David Wyse Livingston
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         Name switch from Maconlea to Livingstone28 December 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
            Name switch from Maconlea to Livingstone28 December 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
               Name switch from Maconlea to Livingstone28 December 2008Roberta Ann Livingstone
                  Name switch from Maconlea to Livingstone28 December 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
                     Name switch from Maconlea to Livingstone28 December 2008Roberta Ann Livingstone
                        Name switch from Maconlea to Livingstone29 December 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
                           Name switch from Maconlea to Livingstone30 December 2008Craig McClay Wilson
                              Name switch from Maconlea to Livingstone30 December 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
                                 Name switch from Maconlea to Livingstone30 December 2008Craig McClay Wilson
                                    Name switch from Maconlea to Livingstone30 December 2008Kyle MacLea
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                                    Name switch from Maconlea to Livingstone30 December 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
                              Name switch from Maconlea to Livingstone30 December 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
                              Name switch from Maconlea to Livingstone30 December 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
                                 Name switch from Maconlea to Livingstone30 December 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
                              Name switch from Maconlea to Livingstone30 December 2008Kyle MacLea
                                 Name switch from Maconlea to Livingstone30 December 2008Kyle MacLea
                                    Name switch from Maconlea to Livingstone30 December 2008Kyle MacLea
                                 Name switch from Maconlea to Livingstone31 December 2008Kyle MacLea
                                 Mistake: Archibald MacLea death date31 December 2008Kyle MacLea
                                 Name switch from Maconlea to Livingstone31 December 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
                                    Name switch from Maconlea to Livingstone31 December 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
                                 Name switch from Maconlea to Livingstone31 December 2008Craig McClay Wilson
                                    Name switch from Maconlea to Livingstone31 December 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
                                    Name switch from Maconlea to Livingstone03 January 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink
                                    Rev McLea's papers10 January 2009Kyle MacLea

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