Re: Currie / McVurich - please help


Hi Jane,
It took me a little while to figure out this statement, but the way I read it is that it was Donald Currie who died on the moors in 1856 and is buried in Kilchoman graveyard, stone not found.
1856 Donald Currie, Agricultural Labourer, married son of Farmer, Archibald Currie and wife (unknown to his son Archibald Currie), missing on Kinigary Moor or Hill for 16 days was found dead on Kinigary Moor on the 24th February aged 70 years and is buried in Kilchoman churchyard as certified by his son Archibald Currie and registered on the 28th February by John Taylor, Bowmore.
I have read all the visible monuments in Kilchoman graveyard and the only one credited to a Duncan Currie I have attached, unfortunately the inscription was unable to be read apart from the words Donald Currie but even this stone is a leap of faith if it is to be the same chappie.  It is the word ‘By’ that is the key. Hmmmm the plot continues.
Regards Roger

Sent: Friday, January 22, 2021 5:32 PM
Subject: Re: [Islay] Currie / McVurich - please help
Thanks Roger.   I do not expect ever to find out.     A question for you.   Family lore is that my Donald Currie had a son who died in a snow storm with his cousin.   Would that be the John Currie I heard about years ago?
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From: "Roger via" <rogermcwee99@...>
Date: 2021-01-22 11:22 a.m. (GMT-06:00)
Subject: Re: [Islay] Currie / McVurich - please help
Hi Janet
I still havnt got a father or mother for him
Regards Roger
Sent: Friday, January 22, 2021 3:20 PM
Subject: Re: [Islay] Currie / McVurich - please help

Morning all:


My Donald Currie born about 1768 Bowmore married Catherine Sinclair 4 Feb 1786.  Roger McWee told me years ago no one knew who his father is, and if found out I would be told.   In my tree I put his father as John Currie question mark.  


Have a good day,


Janet Currie Chubb


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From: Iain MacIntosh
Sent: January 22, 2021 4:22 AM
Subject: Re: [Islay] Currie / McVurich - please help


Hi Janice

I was passing a general comment on the dangers of accepting data from Ancestry trees without checking back to primary sources.  Not specific to the content of your earlier message. 











On 21 Jan 2021, at 21:24, Janice McClelland <jan.mcclelland888@...> wrote:

Hi Iain! Which assumption, please & thanks. :) I have seen many unverified whoppers in trees too - hence my reluctance to add Ivar McVurich to the tree without knowing the connection to Currie. If anything I am overly cautious when adding people.


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