Re: Request for Assistance - Mary McArthur
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Brilliant Elaine. Thanks very much.
I knew I wasn’t far off. I found my notes after searching the individual Elder’s records from the names in your email. Neil McNeill (Ardnacross McNeills) of Ellister who married Annabella Gillies (not Islay). I understand that the splitting of Portnahaven and Kilchoman parishes didn’t take place until 1849, so the Portnahaven link had me confused. Obviously still part of Kilchoman Parish in the 1820’s.
My copy below has your ‘missing’ word
Braving the weather? Take care and look after yourself.
Minute of Kilchoman Presbytery re Portnahaven Register
Register of Baptism
Kilchoman 13th August 1822
The Kirk Session of Kilchoman being met and constructed sederunt the Revd John McKellar, Mr Dugald Campbell, Captain of Ballinaby, Mr Neil McNeill, Ellister, Mr Duncan Campbell, Kilchoman, Mr John Ross, Kelsay, Duncan Bell, Conisby, John McEachran, Lockgruinart, Angus Lamont, Gruinart, Murdoch McTaggart, Corsable, Donald McIntyre, Glassence, Elders, and having taken into their consideration the state of the funds of the Parish and particularly the Kirk Session books. They found with deep regret that with no Register for Marriages and Baptisms were kept in the Parish previous to the Month of April 1821. They therefore authorized their Moderator to purchase Books for the use of the Kirk Session, and to defray the expenses from the Kirk Session Funds, which was done accordingly. Closed with prayer
John McKellar, Moderator
From: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io <Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io> On Behalf Of Elaine via groups.io
Hello Iain - All good here on Islay, hope you and yours are all well.
Taken from Kilchoman OPR:
"Kilchoman 13th Aug’t 1822
The Kirk Session of Kilchoman being met and constituted (----word not clear), the Rev’d John McKellar Mod’r, Dugald Campbell Esq’r of Ballinaby, Mr Neil McNeill Ellister, Mr Duncan Campbell Kilchoman, Mr John Ross Kelsay, Duncan Bell Conisby, John McEachern Leckgrunart, Angus Lamont Grunart, Murdoch McTaggart Corsable, Donald McIntyre Glassence, Elders & having taken into their consideration the state of the Funds of the Parish & particularly the Kirk Session Books, they found with deep regret that no register for Marriages and Baptisms were kept in the Parish previous to the month of April 1821. They therefore authorized their Moderator to purchase Books for the use of the Kirk Session & to defray the expenses from the Kirk Session Funds which was done accordingly. Closed with prayer.
John McKellar, Moderator"
(Note: 1st entry in Baptism Register is 17 April 1821 and 1st entry in Marriage Register is 7 May 1821)
On Saturday, 20 February 2021, 21:28:26 GMT, Iain MacIntosh <iainmacintosh75@...> wrote:
Could you check the first few frames of the films. I seem to remember the note of the meeting instructing the Minister to buy as book to record births bAptisms and marriages. I was sure this was dated c 1821 - either Portnahaven or Kilchoman. Hope you are well Elaine. Long time no see?