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MacIntyre's in New Zealand

From your web site I read this:

MacCodrum’s. The remark made by Macintyre to one who ventured to hint that of all, his Oran d’a Cheile. Macintyre obviously took great pains with metaphors from nature, and here Macintyre was splendidly sure. His for deer, both roe and red, Macintyre is supreme. He would have agreed depth or clarity of thought, but Macintyre was long past his poetic prime would be interesting to know if Macintyre ever met Buchanan.


Our New Zealand MacIntyre’s, love deer hunting and fishing. My brother is a deer farmer in South Canterbury. Our home was called ‘Caberfeigh’ meaning ‘Lord of the Glen.’ [Stag]. The NZ MacIntyre’s are mostly a proud family and loners who are descended from Duncan Ban MacIntyre the Gaelic poet. ‘Jack’ John MacIntyre b.2.11.1890 [my grandfather] and his daughter, Fiona M MacIntyre [Mrs. Roydhouse] were both Head School Teachers in the South Island, New Zealand.


From Fiona’s notes:  ‘On August 3rd 1975 I went to see the first church established in Scotland – GREYFRIARS CHURCH in Edinburgh. Inside the gates I was very surprised and delighted to see the name of my ancestor – Duncan Ban MacIntyre – on the scroll of honour – 15 names in all. Duncan Ban MacIntyre Gaelic Poet, 1812’

Celebrated Gaelic bard, Duncan Ban MacIntyre [Donnchadh Ban nan Oran] born at Druimliaghart, Glenorchy, Argyll in 1724 and died in Edinburgh in 1812.


Our MacIntyre clan of New Zealand, Ireland and descended from Duncan Ban MacIntyre Scotland:

James McINTYRE b. abt.1822, of Donegal, Ireland married Margaret MALCOM b.abt.1827 daughter of Gardiner Malcom and Margaret Wilson. Occupation: Farmer. Death notices: James MCINTYRE died 11 April 1883 at Pleasant Point aged 61 from Donegal Ireland and Margaret MCINTYRE nee Malcom died 13 Jan 1919 at Pleasant Point aged 92 from Strathlane Ireland.


John McINTYRE b abt 1852 at Carrowbag CO Donegal IRE, son of James married Letitia COCHRANE b abt 1861 at Ballymenagh Co Derry IRE. Marriage 30 Nov 1882 at St Alban Church, Pleasant Point, Timaru, NZ. Occupation: Farmer.John died 20 Sep 1905 at Pleasant Point aged 53. Children all baptized at St Alban Church Pleasant Point, Timaru, NZ. Three pipers in this clan.

  • Margaret Jane McINTYRE b. 20.10.1883

  • Elizabeth Ann McINTYRE b. 4.3.1885

  • William McINTYRE b.8.11.1886

  • James McINTYRE b.17.9.1888

  • John McINTYRE b. 2.11.1890

  • Hester Letitia McINTYRE b. 4.2.1893

  • Albert McINTYRE b.22.3.1896

  • Gordon Cecil McINTYRE b. 1.4.1900

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