Book release: The Lamonts of Lyndale

by Harold S. MacLeod

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Independent PEI publishing house Selkirk Stories has published a new edition of The Lamonts of Lyndale by the late Harold S. MacLeod (1927-2014). It will be released November 2.

Like the original published in 2003, this edition traces the genealogy of Malcolm Lamont and his wife Elizabeth MacDonald, who arrived on PEI from the Isle of Skye in Scotland aboard the Mary Kennedy in 1829, settling in what was known as The Back Settlement and later as Lyndale.

The Lamonts of Lyndale is more than genealogical tables. It includes narrative sections with lively anecdotes, obituary notices, old photographs, and a historical section tracing the Lamonts back to their roots in medieval Skye.

MacLeod’s original book concluded with a section on the ministry of the Rev. Donald MacDonald, who profoundly influenced the founding members of the Lamont family. The new edition expands on MacLeod’s work by adding a republication of A Biographical Sketch of the Late Rev. Donald McDonald (1892) by Ewen Lamont (1817-1905), one of the most prominent of the Lamont descendants.

MacLeod was administrator of Riverview Manor in Montague and served for a time as Mayor of Montague. He published genealogies of the MacLeod, Lamont, Comption and MacNeill families of PEI. Selkirk Stories previously republished The MacLeods of Prince Edward Island by MacLeod.

Find The Lamonts of Lyndale at Bookmark or Indigo in Charlottetown, Twice Upon a Bookstore in Montague, or purchase online. No launch event is planned for the release due to the current restrictions on public gatherings.

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