The Descendants of William McLaren Sr. and Janet [Jane] McKenzie


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The Descendants of William McLaren Sr. and Janet [Jane] McKenzie

When the Falmouth arrived at St. Peters Bay in 1770 there was a Duncan McLaren and his wife and family aboard. It is generally agreed that they came from the Perthshire area of Scotland. There is no proof yet, but we believe that they disembarked in the St. Peters Bay area, that they were the parents of William McLaren Sr. and that they had another son named David. Nothing else is known at present about Duncan and his family.

First Generation

1. William McLaren Sr. was born in 1784 in Cable Head West. PEI. He died on 25 Dec 1865 in Cable Head West.

William married Janet "Jane" McKenzie, daughter of John McKenzie and Margaret MacKinnon. Janet was born in Dec 1789 in Cable Head West and was christened on 13 Oct 1790. She died on 16 Jun 1861 in Cable Head West.

They had the following children:

+ 2 F i. Margaret McLaren was born on 30 Jan 1808 and died on 30 Jan 1898.

+ 3 F ii. ChristyAnn "Kitty" McLaren was born in 1813.

+ 4 F iii. Mary McLaren was born about 1815 and died on 14 Dec 1843.

+ 5 M iv. John McLaren was born in 1816 and died on 25 Apr 1888.

6 M v. David "Cody" McLaren was born about 1818.

+ 7 M vi. William Jr. McLaren was born about 1820 and died on 31 Mar 1901.

+ 8 M vii. Duncan McLaren was born on 17 Aug 1825 and died on 11 Apr 1901.

+ 9 F viii. Elizabeth McLaren was born about 1829.

+ 10 M ix. Rev. Alexander McLaren was born on 9 Mar 1832 and died on 17 Mar 1907.

Second Generation

2. Margaret McLaren (William) was born on 30 Jan 1808 in Cable Head West. She died on 30 Jan 1898.

Margaret married David Anderson, son of David Anderson and Helen Robbins, on 6 Jun 1831. David was born in 1807 in St Peters Bay. He died on 8 Dec 1880.

They had the following children:

+ 11 M i. Oliver Anderson was born on 12 Feb 1838 and died in 1933.

12 M ii. Robert Anderson was born in 1840 in St Peters Bay, PEI.

13 M iii. Henry Anderson was born about 1842 in St Peters Bay, PEI.

14 M iv. Edward Anderson was born about 1843.

15 M v. Albert Anderson was born about 1844 in St Peters Bay, PEI.

16 F vi. Alice Ellen Anderson was born about 1844 in St Peters Bay, PEI.

17 F vii. Jane Anderson was born about 1845.

+ 18 M viii. David Anderson was born on 2 Feb 1847 and died in 1918.

19 M ix. Gilbert Anderson was born about 1848 in St Peters Bay, PEI.

20 F x. Annie Anderson was born in 1852 in St Peters Bay, PEI.

3. ChristyAnn "Kitty" McLaren (William) was born in 1813 in Cable Head West.

ChristyAnn married James Anderson on 24 Feb 1836. James was born in 1812 in St Peters Bay. He died on 19 Feb 1885.

They had the following children:

21 M i. Samuel Anderson was born in 1847 in St Peters Bay, PEI.

22 F ii. Elizabeth L. Anderson was born in 1857.

4. Mary McLaren (William) was born about 1815. She died on 14 Dec 1843.

Mary married James Webster on 2 Apr 1840. James was born in 1810 in Cable Head East. He died on 19 Oct 1863.

They had the following children:

+ 23 F i. Margaret E. Webster was born in 1841 and died in 1916.

5. John McLaren (William) was born in 1816 in Cable Head West. He died on 25 Apr 1888 in Cable Head West.

John married Charlotte Morrow on 26 Feb 1846. Charlotte was born in 1816.

They had the following children:

+ 24 M i. Davis McLaren was born in 1847 and died on 2 Apr 1920.

25 F ii. Emiline McLaren was born in 1848 in Cable Head West. She died on 5 Jul 1861.

26 M iii. Crawford McLaren was born on 4 Mar 1853 in Cable Head West. He died in 1927 in Kingsboro PEI.

+ 27 M iv. Robert Douglas McLaren was born on 4 Mar 1853 and died on 21 Jun 1939.

28 F v. Harriet McLaren was born in 1855 in Cable Head West.

29 M vi. Nathan McLaren was born in 1865 in Cable Head West. He died in Kingsboro PEI.

7. William Jr. McLaren (William) was born about 1820 in Cable Head West. He died on 31 Mar 1901.

William married Mary Ann Mac Ewen on 17 Mar 1860. Mary was born in 1829. She died on 18 Aug 1907 in Yarmouth Me..

They had the following children:

+ 30 M i. Franklin (Staney) McLaren was born on 4 May 1862 and died on 21 Mar 1913.

+ 31 M ii. Alexander Milton McLaren was born on 26 May 1866 and died on 17 Jan 1942.

32 F iii. Mary Jane McLaren was born on 16 May 1876 in Cable Head West. She died on 5 May 1951 in Miami, Florida.

Mary married William Stewart on 21 Jun 1901 in Boston MA. William was born on 10 Oct 1869 in Pictou Co. NS. He died in 1970 in Miami FL.

8. Duncan McLaren (William) was born on 17 Aug 1825 in Cable Head West. He died on 11 Apr 1901.

Duncan married Mary McDonald on 23 Jan 1850. Mary was born in 1826. She died on 10 Dec 1896.

Duncan and Mary had the following children:

33 M i. Alfred McLaren was born on 10 Nov 1850 in Cable Head West. He died in Bangor Me..

Alfred married Anna Marie Coffin on 2 Jul 1881.

34 F ii. Margaret McLaren was born on 28 Aug 1852 in Cable Head West.

Margaret married John Rose on 29 Oct 1883. John was born on 15 Oct 1844.

+ 35 F iii. Elizabeth McLaren was born on 4 Dec 1854.

36 F iv. Alice McLaren was born on 27 Jan 1859.

37 F v. Harriet McLaren was born on 21 Mar 1860 in Cable Head West. She died on 27 Sep 1935.

Harriet married Simeon McNeill on 16 Dec 1880. Simeon was born on 12 Jun 1854. He died on 24 Jul 1942.

+ 38 M vi. William D. McLaren was born on 25 Mar 1865 and died on 9 Oct 1940.

+ 39 M vii. Daniel McLaren was born on 5 Jul 1863 and died in Dec 1941.

40 M viii. Duncan McLaren was born in 1865 in Cable Head West. He died about 1929.

41 F ix. Ella May McLaren was born on 5 Sep 1868 in Cable Head West.

+ 42 F x. Kathy Ann McLaren was born on 9 Jun 1871.

9. Elizabeth McLaren (William) was born about 1829 in Cable Head West.

Elizabeth married Alexander Leslie on 13 Feb 1861. Alexander was born on 10 Mar 1832.

They had the following children:

43 M i. John Leslie was born in 1861.

44 M ii. George Leslie was born in 1866.

45 F iii. Eliza Leslie was born in 1869.

+ 46 F iv. Lillie Leslie was born in 1872 and died in 1923.

47 M v. Duncan Leslie was born in 1875.

48 F vi. Martha Leslie was born in 1879.

10. Rev. Alexander McLaren (William) was born on 9 Mar 1832 in Cable Head West. He died on 17 Mar 1907 in Walworth Wis..

Alexander married Harriet Coffin on 21 Jul 1859. Harriet was born on 17 Nov 1838. She died on 6 Apr 1886 in Walworth WI, USA.

They had the following children:

49 M i. Henry Melville McLaren was born on 24 Sep 1861.

50 F ii. Minnie McLaren was born on 9 Mar 1863.

51 F iii. Harriet McLaren was born on 8 Jan 1865. She died on 23 Feb 1867.

52 M iv. Addison McLaren was born on 21 May 1868 in Granville MA, USA. He died on 8 Apr 1931 in Westerly RI, USA.

53 F v. May E. McLaren was born on 24 Apr 1875 in Dansville MI, USA. She died on 1

Nov 1930 in Westerly RI, USA.

Third Generation

11. Oliver Anderson (Margaret McLaren, William) was born on 12 Feb 1838 in St Peters Bay, PEI. He died in 1933.

Oliver married Rendle Maria Hayden on 29 Oct 1877. Rendle was born in 1851. She died in 1917.

They had the following children:

54 F i. Edith Anderson was born about 1879 in St Peters Bay, PEI. She died about 1970.

55 M ii. Herbert Anderson was born about 1880 in St Peters Bay, PEI.

56 F iii. Anna Gertrude Anderson was born in 1881 in St Peters Bay, PEI. She died in 1886 in St Peters Bay, PEI.

57 M iv. Arthur David Anderson was born on 31 Jul 1883 in St Peters Bay, PEI.

58 M v. Gordon Anderson was born about 1885 in St Peters Bay, PEI.

59 M vi. Alfred Anderson was born on 31 Jul 1888 in St Peters Bay, PEI.

60 M vii. Ernest Anderson was born on 14 Aug 1889.

61 M viii. Leith Anderson was born on 4 May 1891 in St Peters Bay, PEI.

62 M ix. Lloyd James Anderson was born on 30 Aug 1892 in St Peters Bay, PEI. He died on 23 Feb 1975 in St Peters Bay, PEI.

63 F x. Olive P. Anderson was born on 9 Sep 1895 in St Peters Bay, PEI. She died in St Peters Bay, PEI.

Olive married Chester Pratt on 20 Feb 1915.

18. David Anderson (Margaret McLaren, William) was born on 2 Feb 1847 in St Peters Bay, PEI. He died in 1918.

David married Maria MacAulay. Maria was born in 1848. She died in 1908.

They had the following children:

64 M i. Howard F. J. Anderson was born on 9 Oct 1871 in St Peters Bay, PEI. He died in 1936.

65 F ii. Emma Matilda Anderson was born on 9 Nov 1873 in St Peters Bay, PEI.

66 M iii. Edgar L. M. Anderson was born on 7 Nov 1875 in St Peters Bay, PEI. He died in 1905.

67 M iv. Douglas Francis Anderson was born in 1878 in St Peters Bay, PEI. He died in 1954.

68 M v. Alvin Walter Anderson was born on 5 Feb 1879 in St Peters Bay, PEI. He died in 1952.

69 F vi. Laura Anderson was born on 22 Feb 1883 in St Peters Bay, PEI. She died in 1965.

70 M vii. Roland Anderson was born on 30 Aug 1885 in St Peters Bay, PEI. He died in 1930.

71 M viii. William Anderson was born on 5 Apr 1888 in St Peters Bay, PEI. He died on 24 May 1985 in Charlottetown, PEI.

William married Florence MacSwain. Florence was born in Mt. Hope, PEI.

72 M ix. John David Anderson was born on 5 Feb 1891 in St Peters Bay, PEI. He died in 1912.

73 F x. Olga M Anderson was born on 22 Nov 1893 in St Peters Bay, PEI.

23. Margaret E. Webster (Mary McLaren, William) was born in 1841 in Cable Head West, PEI. She died in 1916.

Margaret married Alonzo Mac Ewen on 26 Jun 1870. Alonzo was born in 1845. He died in 1920.

They had the following children:

74 F i. Elizabeth J. Mac Ewen was born in 1880 in Cable Head West, PEI. She died on 27 Feb 1897.

75 M ii. Howard Mac Ewen was born in 1884.

Howard married Eva Ethel McLaren on 26 Apr 1922. Eva was born on 13 Sep 1891 in Cable Head West, PEI. She died on 12 Feb 1971 in Arlington MA, USA.

24. Davis McLaren (John, William) was born in 1847 in Cable Head West. He died on 2 Apr 1920 in Cable Head West.

Davis married Margaret MacKenzie on 30 Aug 1878. Margaret was born in 1849 in Cable Head West, PEI.

They had the following children:

76 F i. Minnie McLaren was born on 9 Jun 1879 in Cable Head West, PEI.

77 M ii. Ernest McLaren was born on 10 Oct 1881 in Cable Head West, PEI. He died on 4 Sep 1956 in Toronto Ont..

78 M iii. Addison McLaren was born on 3 Nov 1883 in Cable Head West, PEI. He died on 7 Apr 1937.

79 F iv. Ida S. McLaren was born on 22 Sep 1884 in Cable Head West, PEI.

27. Robert Douglas McLaren (John, William) was born on 4 Mar 1853 in Cable Head West. He died on 21 Jun 1939 in Kingsboro PEI.

Robert married (1) Dorinda Hayden in 1875. Dorinda was born on 29 Sep 1855 in St Peters Bay, PEI. She died on 22 Sep 1889.

They had the following children:

80 F i. Martha McLaren was born in 1876 in Marshfield, PEI. She died in Ballerica MA, USA.

81 F ii. Nina S. McLaren was born in Jul 1878 in Marshfield, PEI. She died on 30 Apr 1880 in Marshfield, PEI.

82 F iii. Margaret F. McLaren was born in 1881. She died on 28 Nov 1921.

83 M iv. Walter B. McLaren was born on 18 May 1882 in Marshfield, PEI. He died on 18 Jul 1889 in Marshfield, PEI.

84 F v. Sarah Bell McLaren was born in 1884 in Marshfield, PEI. She died on 22 May 1916 in Charlottetown, PEI.

85 M vi. Ernest B. McLaren was born in 1888 in Charlottetown, PEI.

Robert also married (2) Miriah McLaine about 1894. Miriah was born in 1872 in Rocky Point, PEI. She died on 7 Feb 1945.

They had the following children:

86 M vii. Robert Earl McLaren was born on 8 May 1895 in Rocky Point, PEI. He died on 9 Nov 1968 in Charlottetown, PEI.

87 F viii. Florence M. McLaren was born on 18 May 1897 in Rocky Point, PEI.

88 F ix. Edith Marie McLaren was born on 3 Jul 1899 in Rocky Point, PEI.

89 F x. Mable Blanche McLaren was born on 27 Aug 1901 in South Lake, PEI.

90 M xi. Wilfred A. McLaren was born on 2 Sep 1903 in South Lake, PEI.

91 M xii. George A. McLaren was born on 18 Feb 1904 in South Lake, PEI. He died on 15 Oct 1981.

92 M xiii. James Chester McLaren was born on 25 Sep 1905 in South Lake, PEI. He died on 9 Mar 1977 in Charlottetown, PEI.

93 M xiv. Perry Lawrence McLaren was born on 19 Oct 1910 in East Point, PEI.

94 M xv. Roy Garfield McLaren was born on 11 Sep 1913 in North Lake, PEI. He died in 1938.

95 F xvi. Violet Pearl McLaren was born on 17 Jun 1917 in North Lake, PEI.

30. Franklin (Staney) McLaren (William Jr., William) was born on 4 May 1862 in Cable Head West. He died on 21 Mar 1913 in Harpswell Me..

Franklin married Lilla May Kuhn on 30 May 1889 in Maine USA. Lilla was born on 23 May 1870 in Maine USA. She died in 1931.

They had the following children:

96 M i. Leon William McLaren was born on 27 Dec 1889 in Maine USA. He died on 21 Sep 1953.

97 F ii. Jennie May McLaren was born on 2 Jul 1891 in Maine USA. She died on 14 Jul 1954 in Maine USA.

98 M iii. Basil McLaren was born on 2 Jun 1893 in Maine USA. He died on 6 Oct 1894 in Maine USA.

99 M iv. Carl Kuhn McLaren was born on 3 Sep 1897 in Maine USA. He died on 5 Apr 1965 in Maine USA.

100 F v. Verna Belle McLaren was born on 22 May 1903 in Maine USA. She died in 1986 in Maine USA.

101 F vi. Mary Olga McLaren was born on 18 Jul 1905 in Maine USA.

31. Alexander Milton McLaren (William Jr., William) was born on 26 May 1866 in Cable Head West. He died on 17 Jan 1942 in Cable Head West.

Alexander married Margaret J. Sutherland on 30 Apr 1888. Margaret was born in 1867. She died on 10 Dec 1934.

Alexander and Margaret had the following children:

102 M i. Harvey McLaren was born on 5 May 1888 in Cable Head West. He died in Oct 1939.

Harvey married Lillian McCaslin in Mar 1914.

103 M ii. Edgar S. MacLaren was born on 6 May 1890 in Cable Head West.

Edgar married Evelyn.

104 F iii. Eva Ethel MacLaren was born on 13 Sep 1891 in Cable Head West. She died on 12 Feb 1971 in Arlington MA.

Eva married Howard McEwen on 26 Apr 1922.

105 M iv. William Frank MacLaren was born on 19 Jan 1894 in Cable Head West. He died on 8 Dec 1965 in St Peters Bay.

106 M v. Brenton MacLaren was born on 8 Nov 1895 in Cable Head West. He died in Jan 1970.

Brenton married Genevieve Maud (Jennie) McEwen. Genevieve was born in 1888. She died in 1959.

107 M vi. Wilfred MacLaren was born on 13 Oct 1905 in Cable Head West. He died on 11 Jan 1965.

Wilfred married Lydia May Simons on 18 Nov 1931.

108 M vii. Bruce MacLaren was born on 24 Oct 1909. He died in 1944.

Bruce married Ann MacDonald.

109 M viii. Leslie Bayfield MacLaren was born on 3 Mar 1914 in Cable Head West. He died in 1973 in Cable Head West.

35. Elizabeth McLaren (Duncan, William) was born on 4 Dec 1854 in Cable Head West.

Elizabeth married James Simons in 1875. James was born in 1843. He died before 1891.

They had the following children:

110 M i. William Horatio Simons was born in 1876.

111 M ii. Alfred James Simons was born in 1877 in Cable Head West, PEI.

112 F iii. Harriet (Hattie) Simons was born in 1879 in Cable Head West, PEI.

113 M iv. John Henry Simons was born in 1882 in Cable Head West, PEI.

John married Helena May MacKenzie, daughter of George MacKenzie and Margaret Anderson. Helena was born on 27 Aug 1887. She died on 2 May 1963.

38. William D. McLaren (Duncan, William) was born on 25 Mar 1865 in Cable Head West. He died on 9 Oct 1940.

William married Margaret MacDonald on 27 Sep 1888. Margaret was born in 1863. She died in 1933.

They had the following children:

114 M i. Duncan Warren MacLaren was born on 30 Jul 1889 in Cable Head West. He died on 6 Feb 1942 in Debert NS.

Duncan married Margaret Jane McLaren, daughter of Levi McLaren and Mary Ann MacKinnon, on 30 Jul 1912. Margaret was born on 24 Dec 1891 in Cable Head West. She died in 1945 in Cable Head West.

115 M ii. Frank MacLaren was born on 24 Dec 1890 in Cable Head West. He died on 12 Mar 1964 in Charlottetown PEI.

Frank married Lyle Sanderson on 23 Oct 1918. Lyle was born on 5 Apr 1896. She died on 3 Jun 1970.

116 M iii. Russell MacLaren was born on 17 Sep 1892 in Cable Head West. He died on 15 Apr 1975.

Russell married Etta MacLeod on 15 Apr 1913. Etta was born in 1898. She died in 1985.

117 M iv. Simeon MacLaren was born on 25 Oct 1895 in Cable Head West. He died on 4 Nov 1982 in Moncton NB.

Simeon married (1) Lillian Fraser on 24 Jul 1923. Lillian was born in 1892. She died in 1929.

Simeon also married (2) Mable Swallow about 1931. Mable was born in 1913. She died in 1979 in Moncton NB.

118 F v. Florence MacLaren was born on 26 Mar 1897 in Cable Head West. She died on 2 Feb 1974.

Florence married (1) Alfred Crosby.

Florence also married (2) Maurice Dyer.

119 M vi. Alfred MacLaren was born on 9 Mar 1899 in Cable Head West. He died on 9 Mar 1987 in Arlington MA.

120 M vii. William (Billie) MacLaren was born on 21 Feb 1901 in Cable Head West. He died on 6 Jul 1984 in Charlottetown PEI.

William married Annie Porter on 8 Apr 1925. Annie was born in 1902. She died about 1992.

121 M viii. Beecher MacLaren was born on 4 Jun 1905 in Cable Head West. He died on 16 Apr 1988 in St Peters Bay.

122 M ix. Victor MacLaren was born in 1907 in Cable Head West. He died on 23 Feb 1929 in Cable Head West.

123 F x. Lillian MacLaren was born about 1909 in Cable Head West. She died about 1909 in Cable Head West.

124 F xi. Elizabeth MacLaren was born about 1911 in Cable Head West. She died about 1911 in Cable Head West.

39. Daniel McLaren (Duncan, William) was born on 5 Jul 1863 in Cable Head West. He died in Dec 1941 in Van. BC.

Daniel married Maggie Q McGregor on 29 Jun 1886. Maggie was born in 1863.

They had the following children:

125 M i. Robert Everett McLaren was born on 6 Jan 1887 in Charlottetown, PEI.

Robert married Lilly May Harris.

126 M ii. Fred McLaren was born on 31 Mar 1888 in Charlottetown, PEI.

127 M iii. Leigh McLaren was born on 5 Aug 1892 in Charlottetown, PEI.

42. Kathy Ann McLaren (Duncan, William) was born on 9 Jun 1871 in Cable Head West.

Kathy married James H. Battersby on 4 Nov 1891.

James and Kathy had the following children:

128 M i. Cowan William Battersby was born on 26 Mar 1893 in Greenwich PEI.

129 M ii. Harry Battersby was born in 1895.

130 M iii. Kenneth Arthur Battersby was born on 24 Feb 1904.

46. Lillie Leslie (Elizabeth McLaren, William) was born in 1872. She died in 1923.

Lillie married Howard J. Anderson, son of Edmund Anderson and Ellen MacKenzie. Howard was born in 1868. He died in 1952.

They had the following children:

131 M i. Clarence R. Anderson was born in 1903. He died in 1942.


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