Margaret Donaldson

F, #3459, b. 2 December 1860, d. 20 February 1944
     Margaret Donaldson was born on 2 December 1860 at Parish of Seafield, Banffshire, Scotland.1 She was the daughter of James Donaldson and Helen Wood.
She was listed as head of household's daughter in the 1861 census at 223 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: James Donaldson, head; Hellen Donaldson, wife; John Donaldson, son; Jean Donaldson, daughter; James Donaldson, son; Margt Donaldson, daughter; Catherine Wood, servant.2

She was listed as head of household's daughter in the 1881 census at 265 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: James Donaldson, head; Helen Wood, wife; James Donaldson, son; Maggie Donaldson, daughter; George Donaldson, son; Helen Donaldson, daughter; Alexander Donaldson, son.3
She married George Slater at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 17 October 1884.4,5,6,7 As of 17 October 1884, her married name was Margaret Slater. She was the informant for Margaret Slater's birth at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 12 May 1889.8 Margaret died on 20 February 1944 at age 83.9 She was buried after 20 February 1944 at Hillhead Cemetery, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.9

Children of Margaret Donaldson and George Sclater


  1. [S2768] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "Margaret Donaldson, female. Birth: 02 DEC 1860 Seafield, Banff, Scotland. Father: James Donaldson. Mother: Helen Wood."
  2. [S5772] 1861, Scottish Census, "Margt Donaldson, daughter, female, age 5 months, born in Banffshire, Rathven, daughter, resident at 223 Portknockie."
  3. [S5724] 1881, Scottish Census, "Maggie Donaldson, daughter, unmarried, female, age 20, born in Rathven, Banffshire, fisherman's daughter, resident at 265 Portknockie."
  4. [S8316] George Sclater to Margaret Donaldson, Marriage entry, "1884 on the Seventeenth day of October at Portknockie. After Banns, According to the Forms of the Free Church of Scotland. George Slater, Fisherman (Bachelor), age 27, usual residence Portknockie, parents William Slater Fisherman and Mary Slater M.S. Wilson. Maggie Donaldson, Fisher-girl (Spinster), age 23, usual residence Portknockie, parents James Donaldson Fisherman and Helen Donaldson M.S. Wood. Peter Brown, Fr. Ch. Minister. George Donaldson Witness. William Wood Witness. Registered 1884 October 20th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."
  5. [S4096] Various, Portknockie Slaters Family History website, Information from the former Portknockie Slaters Family History website: "George "Doddy Duncan (Joe)" SLATER (SCLATER) married Maggie (Margaret) DONALDSON on 17 Oct 1884 in Free Church, Portnockie."
  6. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  7. [S3964] Brian Paxton, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Brian Paxton of Cape Town, South Africa.
  8. [S4182] Margaret Slater, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Margaret Slater, 1889, May Twelfth 8h 0m A.M. at Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Female. Father: George Slater Fisherman. Mother: Maggie Slater M.S. Donaldson, married 1884 October 17th in Seafield. Informant: Maggie Slater, Mother. Registered: 1889, June 1st at Seafield Manse, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  9. [S4110] Maggie Slater née Donaldson, Gravestone inscription data, "NM175082, Maggie Slater (née Donaldson), c. 1860 to 20 FEB 1944. Date of Birth : c. 1860. Spouse's Name : George "Duncan" Slater. Headstone Ref : H333. Date of Death : 20 FEB 1944."