Errol Parish Church, Church of Scotland, Errol, Perthshire, Scotland. (photo taken in 2009)
Margaret Kinmount (aka Kinmont) was born in 1819 in the Parish of Errol, Perthshire Scotland to Thomas Kinmount and Jean (aka Jane) Bell. Margaret had at least three younger siblings; her father was a farm labourer.
On July 28, 1838, Margaret
married Colin McLaren (week 40) in the parish of Errol; they were both 21 years old. Together they had ten children whom they raised in Perthshire, while Colin was occupied as an agricultural labourer on area farms. Margaret is found
with Colin in the Scotland census from 1841-1871. She was widowed when Colin died of pneumonia in 1878. I have not yet located Margaret in the 1881 census, however she is recorded in 1891 living with her daughter, Jane (aka Jean) McLaren and son-in-law,
James Donald, my 2nd great-grandparents, in Lanarkshire:
1891 Census - Margaret McLaren age 73, formerly a Domestic Servant, living at Harperfield Coachman's House, Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire. Mother-in-law
of James Donald (40, Head), with Jane Donald (44), and grandchildren James Donald (20), Andrew G. Donald (13), Anna Donald (11), Bella Donald (7), William Donald (4).
Six years later, on April 15, 1897, Margaret
(age 78) died at her daughter's home of natural causes and old age.