Re: Request for Assistance - Mary McArthur

Ken Harrison


As Sue says, these first 16 months are “suspect”. 

Do those entries appear as if they were written in the same hand at a “single sitting”?  or do they look as though they were written at different times (like the ones from August onwards)?



From: <> On Behalf Of Sue Visser
Sent: February 21, 2021 4:07 AM
Subject: Re: [Islay] Request for Assistance - Mary McArthur


Interesting to note that the Session meeting date is Aug 1822 when it was decided to buy session books to record Kilchoman Parish Marriages and Baptisms but the first recorded bapt and marriage were in 1821, almost 1 1/2 years earlier.  Was someone documenting earlier – or was it from memory?  As such, those dates prior to Aug 1822 cannot be considered “primary” sources.


Thanks for sharing Kilchoman BM facts Iain and Elaine.

Sue Visser

double masking, sanitizing, distancing, isolating and patiently awaiting vaccinations in snowing again Ontario

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