Re: McFadyens of Bowmore, Islay

Glynn Currie

Your message clicks with me as well. My grandmother was born on Shore Street in Bowmore as well. I see that you are a current resident of the town and so might have an answer to my query.
My grand mother was Flora McDiarmid (b. 1883 on Shore Street, Bowmore - 1960 in Saskatchewan, Canada). Her parents were Archibald McDiarmid and Agnes MacDonald. I have found the Valuation Rolls for 1885 and 1895 showing that Archibald McDiarmid was a tenant of a building on Shore Street.
I would like to be able to identify the building in which Gramma was born. Would you be able to suggest a way to connect the Valuation Roll to a current address?
Thanks for any help you are able to provide.
Glynn Currie
Vancouver Island, Canada

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-------- Original message --------
From: "Philip Hubsmith via" <p.hubsmith@...>
Date: 2021-01-21 13:29 (GMT-08:00)
Subject: Re: [Islay] McFadyens of Bowmore, Islay

Hi Flora,


Thank-you for that, I have so much info I need to digest and collate and will check further if there is a connection – thank-you!


Hopefully a member can point me in the right direction for the database of Islay Gravestones and Photos


Philip Hubsmith, Erskine, Scotland


From: Flora MacAffer
Sent: 21 January 2021 21:05
Subject: Re: [Islay] McFadyens of Bowmore, Islay


Hi Philip Hubsmith


You may already have the following information:-


Donald McFadyen married Margaret Carmichael (my great grand aunt) 20 Dec 1894 in Bowmore.


Their daughter Ann was born 16 Aug 1896 in Shore Street, Bowmore.

Ann died 07 Nov 1962 in Aberdeen.


Margaret died 11 Aug 1902.


I am happy to send copies of certificates if you don’t already have them. 


Flora MacAffer

Bowmore, Islay 




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