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Donald (c1794-1869) was a son of Donald Matheson and Christina Macdonald from Crowlista.
According to local tradition Donald worked six years with the Hudson's Bay Company and was given a grant of land near Winnipeg, but he returned to Lewis.
He married Ellen Maciver, from Carnish, and lived in Timsgarry. They had three children, Donald (registered in Old Parish Register 5th January 1826), Catherine and Angus before emigrating to Cape Breton in 1832. They settled at Little Narrows (South Side) where they raised another nine children.