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Malcolm Macaulay

Malcolm Macaulay

Malcolm (c1822-1902) was a son of Zachariah Macaulay and Margaret Mackenzie who lived in Bosta. By the time Malcolm was seventeen he was sailing on the schooner Express carrying salt fish to the Baltic; fish that had probably been cured in one of the taighean-sailidh on Bernera. It was during one of his trips that his fiancée, Margaret Macleod, was compelled by her parents to marry another man.

Malcolm penned the song Calum Sgaire about the incident. He emigrated with four of his siblings, sailing on the ship Barlow to the Springhill area of Quebec. It is said that they were put ashore on the banks of the St Lawrence river and walked to their land near Scotstown.

Malcolm married Mary Maciver and had six children.

Title: Malcolm Macaulay
Record Type: People
Also Known As: Calum Sgaire
Date of Birth: 1822
Date of Death: 1902
Occupation: Seaman
Sex: Male
Record Maintained By: CEBL
Subject Id: 17977