The Lost Families of Stratherrick, Strathnairn, and Dunmaglass, Inverness-shire, Scotland

These are the "Lost Souls" of the Family of

John Fraser and  Janet McIntosh

-2nd spouse Hannah Landsborough

I have seen Landsborough spelled Landsburg, McLansburgh, Landsbrough

Please contact their descendant if you have information on this family!


Lost Frasers

John Fraser
, m 23 Mar 1818 Inverness, Janet McIntosh (OPR)
Issue, all b Inverness (IGI):
William 1819
Elizabeth 1821
John Simon 1823
John 1824
Simon 1826
Thomas 1830
Janet b abt 1833
James 1836

Janet McIntosh Fraser
appears to have died prior to 1841. John Fraser then shows up in Liverpool in 1841 with a few kids in tow.

John Fraser
, Widower, Tailor, s/o William Fraser, farmer, m 3 Jun 1841 Liverpool LAN ENG, Hannah "Lansburg" (Landsborough), d/o Samuel "Lansburg", joiner. (GRO ENG - mar. registry)

1841 - Wood St Liverpool
John Fraser 45 SCT Tailor (b abt 1796)
Hannah Fraser 35 SCT (b abt 1806)
Elizabeth Fraser 20 SCT (b abt 1821)
Thomas Fraser 9 SCT (b abt 1832)
Jessie Fraser 7 SCT (b abt 1834, possibly Janet?)
James Fraser 5 SCT (b abt 1836)

Hannah McLansburgh
appears to be b 29 Sep 1806, Urr KKD SCT, d/o Samuel McClansburgh and Mary "Gladrey" (Gladney?)(IGI)

Known children of John Fraser and Hannah Landsborough - all b Liverpool:
Jessie Fraser b abt 1842
Margaret Fraser b abt 1842
Samuel Landsbrough Fraser b 26 Nov 1845 (mine, s/o John Fraser, Draper, and Hannah "Landsbrough") (GRO ENG - birth registry)

Jessie Fraser Windle
, daughter, is named as informant at Hannah L Frasers 1880 death registry. Jessie Fraser m Dec 1873, James Windle. In subsequent records Jessie is listed as b 1842 Liverpool indicating she is clearly not the same Jessie that was born abt 1834 SCT to John and Janet McIntosh Fraser and who also appears above in 1841 with John and second wife Hannah L Fraser.

The entire family seems to be missing from the 1851 UK Census and in 1861 Hannah is in Liverpool listed as a widow and living with her daughter, Margaret.

I don't know what became of the first Jessie (or Janet) b abt 1834 or William b 1819. Although, there is a Jessie Fraser b SCT ca 1834 working as a servant in Chailey, Sussex ENG in 1861.

I assume John Fraser d bet 1853 and 1861 - most likely in Liverpool

There are a few candidates in the IGI for John Fraser b abt 1796 Inverness, but one in particular stands out:
John Fraser b 6 Sep 1796 Inverness, s/o Wm Fraser m 5 Aug 1791 Inverness, INV, Janet Fraser.

If naming patterns are in effect, them my hunch is that Wm and Janet Fraser are mine (John Fraser's first son was Wm and second dau was Janet). This particular Johns' parents are listed in IGI (no source) as Wm b 1766 and Janet b 1770, and siblings Hugh 1792, Thomas 1794, (John 1796), and Alexander 1801.

There are a few William Frasers, abt 70-80 some-odd years old, in the 1841 Inverness census who could be the fella I'm after. There were a others as well but their occupations didn't fit the bill (army pensioner, weaver, HLW, independent, shoemaker, etc...)

All ideas welcome!