The Clan McLea/Livingstone Forum
|Title:||McLea and Livingston|
|Posted by:||Kyle MacLea|
|Date:||27 September 2005|
Dear forum, |
I just wanted to send a note to the list, because during a recent research session I came across a McLea-Livingston connection which may or may not be coincidental. Still, I figured I'd share it.
I was looking at some McLea 1891 Census returns for Glasgow.
(To be more specific: Civil parish of Govan, Quoad Sacra parish of St. Bernards, School board district and Parliamentary and Municipal burgh of Glasgow, Parliamentary division of Blackfriars & Hutchesontown, 14th Ward)
I found, living in 1891, at 131 Rose Street, a family of McLeas which are related to me: John McLea, his wife Susan Brown McLea nee Brechin, previously McCallum, living with their family. John, an upholsterer (like a lot of this family), was born in Glasgow.
In the same house at 131 Rose Street was another family. James Livingston and his wife and son. James, who was a Hair Dresser, was also born in Glasgow.
So, it would seem that there is a possibility of there being some family relationship or affiliation between Livingston and my McLea family, even as late as 1891, in Glasgow. This is only instance I have seen of this in my family, but it is interesting to see nonetheless.
Thought I would share.