Hugh "Ban" MacEachern

Male Abt 1720 - 1804  (~ 84 years)


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  • Name Hugh "Ban" MacEachern 
    Born Abt 1720  Kinlochmoidart, Inverness, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Farmer 
    _UID C3AEE818928F5143A3279AE31A47A0AE1C2B 
    Died 1804  Canavoy/Savage Harbor, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Glenroy, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1002  Victoria Boutilier's Genealogy Pages
    Last Modified 25 May 2010 

    Family Mary MacDonald,   b. Abt 1720, Kinlochmoidart, Inverness, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1800, Canavoy/Savage Harbor, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Married Abt 1742  Kinloch Moidart, Inverness, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Donald MacEachern,   b. Between 1740 and 1765, Kinloch Moidart, Inverness, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1798, at sea Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years)
     2. Ewan "Hugh" MacEachern,   b. Between 1740 and 1765, Kinloch Moidart, Inverness, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1808 and 1835, Kings County, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)
     3. John MacEachern,   b. Between 1740 and 1765, Kinloch Moidart, Inverness, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1835, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 96 years)
     4. Margaret MacEachern,   b. Abt 1749, Kinloch Moidart, Inverness, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1835, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years)
     5. Anne MacEachern,   b. Abt 1751, Kinloch Moidart, Inverness, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1808, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years)
     6. Mary MacEachern,   b. Abt 1755, Kinloch Moidart, Inverness, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1827, Judique, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)
     7. Bishop Angus Bernard MacEachern,   b. 8 Feb 1759, Kinloch Moidart, Inverness, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1835, Savage Harbor, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     8. Catherine MacEachern,   b. Abt 1761, Kinloch Moidart, Inverness, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1816, Judique, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years)
    Last Modified 23 May 2017 
    Family ID F148  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "The Arrival of the First Scottish Catholic Emigrants in Prince Edward Island and After (1772-1922)" by "The Committee" (available at www.ourroots.ca)

      Findings in the attempt to reconstruct the lost passenger list of the "Alexander" (1772) can be found at: http://www.islandregister.com/alexandr.html

      "Of the emigrants who came to St. John's Island in 1772, one of the most distinguished was Hugh (Ban) MacEachern, who with his wife and six children had crossed the ocean in search of a free home. Having been for many years gardener to the Laird of Kinloch in Scotland, Hugh Ban was in fairly easy circumstances, and consequently did not settle on the estate of Capt. Macdonald, but took up land in his own name, on the east side of Savage Harbor, where some of his descendants reside at the present day. Two of his children had remained in Scotland; Margaret, the eldest daughter who had been married a short time previous to the emigration, and Angus Bernard, the Benjamin [youngest son] of the family, whom they had left in the care of Bishop Hugh Macdonald, Vicar Apostolic of the Highland District. Angus Bernard was born at Kinloch Moidart, Scotland, on the 8th of February, 1759, and was consequently in his fourteenth year when his parents came to America....[He] remained in Scotland, and was sent to the Catholic college at Samlaman in the autumn of 1772.....[He] took up his classical studies at the Royal Scots College at Valladolid in August 1777...." p. 53-54, "Early History of the Catholic Church in Prince Edward Island" by John C. MacMillan (1905)

      "Scheme of The Division of the Quitrent of Lot 36 among different Possessors at five dollars each per year shewing the year each entered on the Possession to what year each continued the Possession, the number of years each possessed, And the Sum he comes to be assessed with Accordingly."
      [P.A.P.E.I. 2664- #153]
      Location: Portage
      Possessor's Names Year Each Entered To What Year Number of Years Charge
      Donald McDonald Borrodale 1772 1777 5 6...5..0
      Angus Bain McDonald 1772 1781 9 11..5..0
      Ronald McDonald 1772 1780 8 10..0..0
      Alex'r McDonald 1776 1781 5 6..5..0
      Charles McDonald 1777 1781 4 5..0..0
      *Hugh MacEacharn 1772 1777 5 6..5..0 *

      1798 CENSUS (P.E.I.): Lot #38 "Hugh McEachran Sr."

      I cut and pasted the following notes from Allen Gillis' "A Cape Breton Connection to the Alexander" from www.islandregister.com:

      "HUGH "BAN" MacEACHERN ( -1804) of Kinlochmoidart and his wife MARY MacDONALD, along with six of their eight children, left Scotland for the Island of St. John (now P.E.I.) in May of 1772. They sailed on the brig Alexander which had been hired from John Buchanan & Co. of Greenock by Captain John MacDonald of Glenaladale to transport 214 settlers to their new home across the Atlantic. The MacEacherns left one son, Angus Bernard, behind as he was to begin his studies for the priesthood at a small local seminary that fall. After a journey of roughly six weeks the Alexander reached Charlottetown Harbour around June 25, 1772. From there the colonists proceeded up the river to Scotchfort.

      The six MacEachern siblings who sailed on the Alexander were: I. EWAN, II. JOHN, III. DONALD, IV. CATHERINE, V. MARY and VI. ANNE. Of VII. ANGUS BERNARD and VIII. MARGARET, more later. The MacEacherns settled first on Captain John MacDonald’s Lot 36 in Queens County but later, along with some of their fellow Scots, moved east to Savage Harbour on Lot 38 in Kings County. Hugh "Ban" died in 1804 and is buried in the Roman Catholic cemetery at Glenroy, PEI.

      WILL OF HUGH "BAN" MacEACHERN, SAVAGE HARBOUR, P.E.I.

      Island of Prince Edward Decr the 31st 1800-

      In the name of God, Amen, I Hugh MacEacharn of savage Harbor Prince Edward Island North America Yeoman, being sick and weak in body, but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given unto God, calling into mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament, that is to say principally and first of all, I give and recommend my soul into the hand of Almighty God that gave it, and my body I recommend to the earth, to be buried in decent Christian burial, at the discretion of my executors: nothing doubting but at the general resurrection, I shall receive the same again, by the mighty power of God.

      And as touching with such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life, I give, devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.

      First, after my just debts are paid I give and bequeath unto my dearly beloved wife Mary one third of my personal property forever, and one third of my real property during her natural life time.

      Secondly, I give to my beloved son Angus MacEacharn, whom I likewise constitute, make and ordain the sole executor of this my last will and testament all that piece or parcel of land at said Savage Harbor commonly known as Big-field or Dail mhor and the adjacent tract bounded on the east by the division line between my lands and those of my grand children the orphans of my deceased son Donald MacEacharn and on the south west by Savage Harbor Bay untill the two lines meet at the Spring below my son Hugh MacEacharn’s house.

      Thirdly I leave and bequeath unto my two sons Hugh and John MacEacharn the rest of my lands at said Savage Harbor to be divided between themselves with equity with the interference of any excess [?] for the said Angus MacEacharn my son.

      Fourthly I bequeath unto my grandson John MacDonald three cows out of my personal property. And I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke and disannul all and every former testaments wills legacies bequests, and executors by me in any ways before named and bequeathed and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament.

      In witness whereof I have herewith set my hand and seal this thirty first day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred. Signed, sealed, published, pronounced, and declared by the said Hugh MacEacharn as his last will and testament in the presence of us, who in his presence, and in the presence of each other have hereto subscribed our names his

      Hugh McEacharn X

      mark

      F. Dingwell [?]

      John McKay

      Robert McKinis [sic]

      N.B. The above will has been explained in Galic verbatim to the Testator before us."