This family was extremely mobile ! They moved:-
From Perth to Edinburgh (between 1800 - 1825)
Edinburgh to London (c1850)
London back to Edinburgh (c1853)
Edinburgh to London (by 1859)
London to Glasgow (c 1871)
Glasgow to London (c1879) - finally settled!
N.B. many of these journeys were made with very small children, presumably by the new railways, which were being built in the mid 1800's.
Note - change of spelling of name - all records to c1895 state "McLEAN" since then usually "MacLEAN". It is possible that grandfather William was told at school "That is how you spell your name", and assumed that his teacher was always right !.
Further research on the family has stalled c1800. It is known that 3xgt William was born in Perth about this time, and his father was also William, a shoemaker. However there are two possible birth/ baptism records for Williams whose fathers are William, both are shoemakers. It may be impossible to deduce which entry is correct.
Known Direct MacLEAN Ancestors Click on a name to view family tree and known events for that person
mar: 2 Nov 1824
mar: 10 Oct 1870
MacLEAN family Links/ Resources
MacLEAN Family Tree :
Children of William George and Sarah (STERNDALE) - family tree
Grandfather's WW1 medal - ( 1914-15 'Star' )
Grandfather W.G. MacLEAN in WW1 Hospital
Grandparents Marriage Certificate.
Cousin "Miff"'s wedding 26 Aug. 1923
Old Fleshmarket Close Edinburgh (a turning off the Royal Mile) - as 3x gt
grandfather William McLEAN would have known it when he lived here c1824. View looking up towards the Royal Mile
The same view in 2008
and in 2012
Fleshmarket Close continues in the other direction, on the other side of Cockburn St. (which appears to have been built through the middle of the Close, and other similar streets). The Close leads down to Market Street adjacent to Waverley Station.
View looking down towards Waverley Station from Cockburn Street
and looking up from the station to Cockburn St.
2012 Entrance to Close from Market St./ Waverley Station.