Good to reconnect for the Islay List’s resurrection.
Still searching our various Islay ancestors.
Just broke a Brick Wall from there.
Found the birth of my Islay GG Dugald CAMPBELL, who was actually born on Kilmodan, on the mainland. His mother, Catherine McNAIR was an Islay lass. He married an Islay girl, Anne KEITH, Found his line on the LDS Family Search site.
For Alexander McDOUGALL and Christina Sinclair, I have these children
John McDOUGALL 1783, Grastle, (Grastill) the Oa, Islay. D. Jul 1871, Thorah Twp., Beaverton, ON I have him married to a Christina McDougall. Tombstones in the Old Stone Church in Thorah. Stopped there on the way home from our Islay Gathering. Time well spent.
Peter "Angus" (King of Egypt) McDOUGALL, Sep 1780, Grastle, Islay Argylshire, Scotland, D. 01 Jan 1869, Old Stone Church, Thorah; Cemetery transcript for Old Stone Church Cemetary says "Jan 2, 1869 aged 88 yrs. Native of Islay; 'Jesus has called our father home, His flesh lies mouldering in this tomb. God grant his offspring may be blessed and then meet him in eternal rest.'
Allan McDOUGALL, 1781, Grastle,
This John 1783 is my ggg, my gg Mary McDOUGALL’s father. She married Malcolm CURRIE. His first wife had died in Childbirth on the 5 acre lots in Duntroon. He went back to Thorah and told them there about her death. This young Mary said she would raise his child. They could not live together so they had to marry.
Still considering the OGS conference in Ottawa next June. If I get the SHOT??
Do you plan to be there?
Hi Malcolm. Nice to hear from you again. Thanks for the information, because I seem to have made a mistake in my records. I agree that Christian S. married Alexander McDougall, but I had their son, John, born ca 1783, who married a Christina McDougall. I'll make that correction right away. I also had a note that John and Christina immigrated to Thora township in Ontario. Is that correct?