Black and white photograph of Rev. Alexander MacFadyen of Vaul.
Alexander MacFadyen was born on 14th February 1831 in Vaul, the son of John MacFadyen and his wife Flora MacFadyen. Alexander, deeply religious from an early age, married Mary MacLean in Broadford, Skye, in 1862, by which time he had become a Baptist missionary. Their first son, Daniel, was born in Kilchoman, Islay, in 1866, after which the young couple emigrated to Canada so that Alexander could take his mission to a new world.