Associated People: Kennedy, Mrs Christina, Cornaigbeg (1868 - )

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Christina Kennedy née MacLean and her children

Photograph of Christina Kennedy née MacLean and her children in the early 20th century.

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Courtesy of Mr Reg Knapman

Crofter Lachlan MacLean of Cornaigbeg and Euphemia MacFadyen of Caoles were married in 1867. The couple had five children: Christina born in 1868, Hugh in 1870, Flora in 1871, Mary in 1873 and John in 1874.

Hugh and Flora died within their first years of life and in 1879 the family emigrated to Canada. The eldest daughter Christina married Alex Kennedy in 1886 and had nine children. In this photograph taken around 1910, she is shown surrounded by eight of them.

The children are: in the back row Hugh (b. 1895), Marybel (b. 1888), Lachie (b. 1886) and Effie (b. 1891); in the middle Ann (b. 1889) and Flora (year of birth unknown); and at the front Jessie (b. 1904) and Jack (b. 1900).

Black and white photograph of Christina Kennedy nee Maclean and her family.

Christina Kennedy nee MacLean and her family. Christina, the eldest child of Lachlan and Euphemia MacLean of Cornaigbeg, was born in Tiree in 1868 and emigrated with her family to Canada in 1879. She married Alex Kennedy in 1886 and had nine children. L-R: (back row) Hugh (b. 1895), Marybel (b. 1888), Lachie (b. 1886), Effie (b. 1891); (middle row) Ann (b. 1889), Christina herself, Flora (DOB unknown); (front row) Jessie (b. 1904) and Jack (b. 1900).