Re: Cemetery Index Question
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Sorry my mistake I should have looked closer at the geography of Argyll.
Perhaps someone here might have knowledge of the Cemetery anyways and able to share.
I was also wondering tonight if many in this Islay group have taken the Ancestry DNA test ?
I'm specifically interested in those that might share DNA from the following surnames Ferguson, McArthur, Gillespie, Adair, and Whyte.
Others would be Currie, Hyndman, Jamieson mostly from Bowmore, Kilmeny dating back to ancestors between 1760 -1830 time frame
Ferguson Went to Paisley, Renfrewshire for 1841 Census
then immigrated to Oro, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada about 1850.
On Saturday, October 24, 2020, 05:47:32 p.m. CDT, John Kemplen via groups.io <john.kemplen@...> wrote:
Could I enquire why you have posted this query to the Islay
list? Inverchaolain is on the Cowal peninsula of Argyll rather
than on the Isle of Islay, Argyll. I have links to both
Inverchaolain and Islay. My McKellar ancestors can be traced back
to Inverchaolain parish, but they moved to Bute and then around
1840 two of them and their wives moved to Islay. Although I can't
help you with your query, I would be interested to hear the answer
if you get one. I do not think it is very likely that any of my
ancestors would be buried at Inverchaolain Church because
Inverchaolain looks, to modern eyes, to be a very strange parish,
straggling all the way round Loch Striven with no direct roads
connecting the eastern and western parts. It made perfect sense
in the old days, because there weren't many roads anywhere and it
was often easier to get around by boat, so centring a parish on a
loch made good sense. However, Inverchaolain Church is on the
east shore of Loch Striven and I think there may have been another
church or churches serving the parts of the parish on the west
shore of Loch Striven and the north-east shore of the Kyles of
Bute, where I believe my ancestors lived. I am descended from one
of the two brothers who moved to Islay around 1840. My paternal
gggg-grandmother was a Margaret Brown from Inverchaolain, born
Good luck with your quest.
On 24/10/2020 20:55, GREG FERGUSON via groups.io wrote:
Is anyone aware of an index for the Inverchaolain Church, Churchyard
and how one might get a copy?
Is there a website that has pictures of headstones?
I'm interested in Whyte or White , Ferguson
possibly Brown, Taylor and Adair.
NS07NE 2.01 09096 75282
INVENTORY OF GRAVEYARD AND CEMETERY SITES IN SCOTLAND REFERENCE:
Address: Inverchaolain Church Churchyard and Churchyard Extension
Postcode: PA23 7UN
Status: In current use for burials
Size: Churchyard: 0.23 hectares, 0.56 acres; Churchyard Extension: 0.09 hectares, 0.23 acres
Number of gravestones: 227
Earliest gravestone: 1732
Most recent gravestone: 2003
Description: Burial ground associated with a church
Data Sources: OS MasterMap checked 22 September 2005; Graveyard Recording Form dated 6 March 2003