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Re: Roll Call ?

Betty Macey
 

Hi all.

My 4xG Grandfather Hector McInnes married Marion McCaffer at Kilchoman on 17 December 1822. The 1851 census shows most of the family living at Coullabus and gives Hector’s place of birth as Rothesay, Isle of Bute. Hector died in 1856 in Port Glasgow - there is no forename for his father but his mother is given as Mary Johnson.

Marion McCaffer’s place of birth is usually given as Kilmeny or Kilchoman, probably about 1790. Frustratingly, I have never been able to find a death certificate for her though she was still living with her daughter Isabella Grant and my 3xG Grandfather, her son Neil b. Kilchoman c 1833. There is plenty of evidence of other activity by family members around Port Glasgow and Greenock during mid to late 1800s (not least that my grandfather, another Neil McInnes, told me that there were so many of us that there was a close in Greenock called McInnes Close) but Marion McCaffer McInnes vanishes from records after 1861.

The children of Hector and Marion that I know of are Duncan, Marion, Isabella, Neil, John, Peter, and Donald, all born between about 1827-1839 at Kilchoman.

Betty McInnes Macey






On 22 Jan 2020, at 14:23, Rebecca Campbell <beckner_20@...> wrote:


Hello Everyone, 

My last direct ancestors to raise their families on Islay were:

  1. William Campbell born Abt. 1775 (parents and siblings unknown) and Elizabeth Graham born Abt. 1781 (parents and siblings unknown) married 1801 and had 14 children between Ballyvicker and Taycarmagan in Kildalton. Of their 14 children (Mary, Archibald, Anne, Unknown, Hector, Margaret, John, James, William, Elizabeth, Isabel, Robert and Janet) I know that at minimum Margaret, William, John, Elizabeth, Isabel and Janet all ended up in Canada along with their mother Elizabeth Graham.  
  2. Gilbert McTaggart (Malcolm McTaggart and Mary McAlpine) from Kilchoman married Mary McNabb (Peter McNabb and Mary Campbell of Lurabus, Kildalton) married Abt. 1820. They had 8 children (Flora, Peter, Malcolm, Angus, Mary, Catherine, Margaret and Unknown Son), only 5 reached adulthood with Mary and Catherine going to Canada and the rest (Flora, Angus and Margaret) remaining on Islay. 
Hopefully something of this is familiar to someone out there. 

Rebecca



Re: Roll Call ?

Rebecca Campbell
 

Hello Everyone, 

My last direct ancestors to raise their families on Islay were:

  1. William Campbell born Abt. 1775 (parents and siblings unknown) and Elizabeth Graham born Abt. 1781 (parents and siblings unknown) married 1801 and had 14 children between Ballyvicker and Taycarmagan in Kildalton. Of their 14 children (Mary, Archibald, Anne, Unknown, Hector, Margaret, John, James, William, Elizabeth, Isabel, Robert and Janet) I know that at minimum Margaret, William, John, Elizabeth, Isabel and Janet all ended up in Canada along with their mother Elizabeth Graham.  
  2. Gilbert McTaggart (Malcolm McTaggart and Mary McAlpine) from Kilchoman married Mary McNabb (Peter McNabb and Mary Campbell of Lurabus, Kildalton) married Abt. 1820. They had 8 children (Flora, Peter, Malcolm, Angus, Mary, Catherine, Margaret and Unknown Son), only 5 reached adulthood with Mary and Catherine going to Canada and the rest (Flora, Angus and Margaret) remaining on Islay. 
Hopefully something of this is familiar to someone out there. 

Rebecca



Iain MacIntosh's master chart of researchers

Sue Visser
 

I’ve changed the subject.  In case others mightn’t realize it, this chart can be saved to your own computer.
 
Happy hunting!
Sue McCuaig Visser


Re: Roll Call ?

Carolyn Harmon
 

Hi Diane: Thank you for all your work with the group! I have wonderful memories of our get togethers in Ontario and Islay. My gr-grandfather, John McNabb was born on Islay in 1842. He immigrated to Ontario before 1865. His sister, Martha married Archibald Currie in Glasgow in 1866. (Arch was also from Islay.) Their daughter, Kate, was born in January 1867 and supposedly learned to walk on the ship to Ontario about 1869. A "cousin" just helped me locate their brother, Colin, who also eventually ended up in Ontario with their parents, John and Cathrine. Before living in Port Ellen, John and Cathrine lived in Ballychatrigan and Lyrabus. I believe John's parents were Alexander McNabb and Martha Campbell. Not sure about Cathrine. 
     John's and Martha's families both ended up in Chicago and many members are buried there. Colin and the parents died in Ontario. This is John and his wife Margaret Galloway (born in Ontario). I assume this is their son, John, although they had a daughter, Martha, first. 
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Carolyn Harmon


On Wed, Jan 22, 2020 at 12:41 AM Diane Rogers <diane_rogers@...> wrote:

Hi, everyone. 

There are now 177 of us here. Would you like to start a roll call? Just the Islay people's names and places you are interested in.

I am thinking we can also build up a database for the people we are researching.

We can post images too - however - there is an overall size limit for images on free lists here. So be cautious and resize them, please.  I would love to see photos of those we know came from Islay, if we have them.

Diane 


Re: Islay Researchers

Sue Visser
 

My information on the chart is still valid.
Thanks Iain MacIntosh.
 
Sue McCuaig Visser
 


Re: RE Catherine McArthur

sharon duff
 

Hi Seymour, Perhaps a list of GEDMatch kit numbers would be a start. Mine is A384121

 

Sharon Stewart Duff

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: seymourh@...
Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 6:03 AM
To: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: [Islay] RE Catherine McArthur

 

Dixie

I have been wondering whether there are now enough of us who have done DNA tests that we can put our details together to prove our descent.

Remind me where I can see your family tree.  My Catherine McArthur was baptised Bowmore in 1808.

regards Seymour

 


Re: Roll call

sharon duff
 

Donald McEachern b Islay 1840 & Catherine McDougall b Chinguacousy, (Brampton) Ontario 1846 – named for her sister who died at Grosse Île, Québec on the voyage over.

 

 

My name is Sharon Stewart Duff. I live near Rockwood Ontario. Many years ago a group of Islay researchers had a gathering at our farm.

 

My Islay ancestors include MacEachern from Smaul, Kilchoman & related Currie, McLellan & McIndeor from Kilchoman. There are also McDougall, McEachern, & McEachern from Shenhhairt, Kilmeny.

 

My daughter married into a family with Islay roots: Currie and Gillespie.

 

All these ancestors emigrated to Ontario, Canada.

My DNA is in GEDMatch as A384121.

 


Re: Roll Call ?

Colin Donald
 

On Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 10:41 PM, Diane Rogers wrote:
 
Hi, everyone. 
 
There are now 177 of us here. Would you like to start a roll call? Just the Islay people's names and places you are interested in.
 
I am thinking we can also build up a database for the people we are researching.
 
We can post images too - however - there is an overall size limit for images on free lists here. So be cautious and resize them, please.  I would love to see photos of those we know came from Islay, if we have them.
 
Diane 

 Hi Diane, 
My names is Colin Donald, Aberdeen  Scotland. My interests from Islay are primarily McDougall, McCaffer, McNabb. Main places of interest are Port Ellen and Bowmore.
Regards,
Colin


Re: Roll Call ?

Alan Cameron
 

Hi 
My name is Alan Cameron and I have many family connections in Islay. My mother was Mary Fraser, her sister Annie Fraser and their brother Iain Fraser. They were born and brought up in Ardbeg where their father John Fraser worked at the Distillery. They lived in Wembley Cottage Ardbeg. Ian was a gamekeeper at Farkin, Kildalton and latterly Dunlossit. Their grandfather was William Fraser who came from Boleskine on Loch Ness side and was a sheered. His wife was Peggy McFadyen. he had many brothers and sisters and her parents were Finlay McFadyen and Mary McGillivray. Finlay's father was Charlie McFadyen and the came from the Claddah area of Portnahaven.

My grandmother Annie Fraser (ms Currie) was one of a large family of Curries who originated in Carnduncan  (Kilchoman). She had a brother John whose sons - Malcolm (Calum) and Donald farmed in the Ballygrant /. PortAskaig area - Donald at Finlaggan and Calum at Esknish
Annie my granny's father was John Currie and he married Mary Smith. There are still Smith farmers in the Bowmore area. There was a large family of Curries whom I can trace. John's father was Malcolm and his wife Elizabeth Ferguson. 

If  any of these families are familiar, I would,d be happy to share my information.

Alan I Cameron
 


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Re: Welcome All to the new Islay list!

 

I like the elephants


Islay Researchers

Iain MacIntosh
 

Here is the original spreadsheet of Islay researchers Johan & I produced a good few years ago

 

Regards

 

Iain


RE Catherine McArthur

 

Dixie

I have been wondering whether there are now enough of us who have done DNA tests that we can put our details together to prove our descent.

Remind me where I can see your family tree.  My Catherine McArthur was baptised Bowmore in 1808.

regards Seymour


Researchers Database

Iain MacIntosh
 

There is a spreadsheet of researchers on Steve Gilchrist’s Islay webpages.  This was done o few years ago by myself and Johan Lochridge.  It might save you some work Diane. 

http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~steve/islay/surnames.htm 

 

Regards

 Iain MacIntosh

McNeill; McAllister, McFarlane; McAulay ….and much more!


Roll call

DOROTHY Milne <dorothymilne@...>
 

Hi, my name is Dorothy Milne, and my Islay ancestors are McFarlanes, McDonalds and Carmichaels. All from the Port Ellen area. Possibly some early connection to Torradale.

 


Re: Roll Call ?

Kris Herron <herronjk@...>
 

I have James Morrison from Glasgow who went to Canada in 1786, and my Gillies grandfather was the brewer at Laphroaig Distillery.  Regards Kris Herron

 

From: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io [mailto:Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io] On Behalf Of MORISON JAMES via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, 22 January 2020 8:27 PM
To: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io; Diane Rogers
Subject: Re: [Islay] Roll Call ?

 

Hi All, My name is James Morison. Names of interest Johnston, Kildalton, Laphroaig Distillery, Jackson, The Lotts, Whyte, Kildalton


On 22 January 2020 at 06:41 Diane Rogers <diane_rogers@...> wrote:

 

Hi, everyone. 

 

There are now 177 of us here. Would you like to start a roll call? Just the Islay people's names and places you are interested in.

 

I am thinking we can also build up a database for the people we are researching.

 

We can post images too - however - there is an overall size limit for images on free lists here. So be cautious and resize them, please.  I would love to see photos of those we know came from Islay, if we have them.

 

Diane 


 


Re: Roll Call ?

MORISON JAMES <james.morison@...>
 

Hi All, My name is James Morison. Names of interest Johnston, Kildalton, Laphroaig Distillery, Jackson, The Lotts, Whyte, Kildalton

On 22 January 2020 at 06:41 Diane Rogers <diane_rogers@...> wrote:


Hi, everyone. 

There are now 177 of us here. Would you like to start a roll call? Just the Islay people's names and places you are interested in.

I am thinking we can also build up a database for the people we are researching.

We can post images too - however - there is an overall size limit for images on free lists here. So be cautious and resize them, please.  I would love to see photos of those we know came from Islay, if we have them.

Diane 


Re: Roll Call ?

Kris Herron <herronjk@...>
 

My complicated Islay family

 

Goodness knows how to put photos on the links, however here are my great grandparents  Donald Gillies and Ann McKewan (brewer at Laphroaig)   The Carson children of Catherine Ann Gillies, who married William Carson, photographed on the last photo, with her sister Margaret Gilles who was the mother of Alaistair Woodrow  who partnered with his cousin, May Carson, my grandmother.  Bit twisted.  Margaret, my great grandmother was also my great aunt, and went to Canada.

 

Regards Kris Herron

 

 

 

From: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io [mailto:Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io] On Behalf Of Diane Rogers
Sent: Wednesday, 22 January 2020 4:41 PM
To: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: [Islay] Roll Call ?

 

 

Hi, everyone. 

 

There are now 177 of us here. Would you like to start a roll call? Just the Islay people's names and places you are interested in.

 

I am thinking we can also build up a database for the people we are researching.

 

We can post images too - however - there is an overall size limit for images on free lists here. So be cautious and resize them, please.  I would love to see photos of those we know came from Islay, if we have them.

 

Diane 


Re: Roll Call ?

John Kemplen
 

Hi all,

Happy to share my info in case a roll call is set up.

Names of interest are McKellar, Campbell, McLugash, McArthur.

People moved around a lot; places include Kilbrannan (near Daill), Torrabus, Tighnaspeur (a.k.a. Sky House, in Kildalton parish but nowhere near anywhere), Ardilistry, Cnocrhaonisdale, Trudernish, Proaig, Ayen, Kilchiaran and, most recently, Auchnaclach between Keills and Ballygrant.

Ancestors of both grandmother and grandfather moved to Islay (separately) in the 1840s, when many people were moving out.

Regards

John


On 22/01/2020 06:41, Diane Rogers wrote:

Hi, everyone. 

There are now 177 of us here. Would you like to start a roll call? Just the Islay people's names and places you are interested in.

I am thinking we can also build up a database for the people we are researching.

We can post images too - however - there is an overall size limit for images on free lists here. So be cautious and resize them, please.  I would love to see photos of those we know came from Islay, if we have them.

Diane 


Re: Roll Call ?

J LOCHRIDGE
 

Hello,
I am Johan Lochridge, been interested in my Islay ancestors for many years and my names are Keith, Campbell, Brown, Sinclair, and Stevenson, Dunlop the latter two moved to Islay in mid 1800s.  I have taken a DNA test and my results can be matched on Gedmatch where my No is A768704.  I have trees on Ancestry.  I hope this is helpful
Regards
Johan

 
 


On Wednesday, 22 January 2020, 06:41:26 GMT, Diane Rogers <diane_rogers@...> wrote:



Hi, everyone. 

There are now 177 of us here. Would you like to start a roll call? Just the Islay people's names and places you are interested in.

I am thinking we can also build up a database for the people we are researching.

We can post images too - however - there is an overall size limit for images on free lists here. So be cautious and resize them, please.  I would love to see photos of those we know came from Islay, if we have them.

Diane 


Roll Call ?

M. Diane Rogers
 


Hi, everyone. 

There are now 177 of us here. Would you like to start a roll call? Just the Islay people's names and places you are interested in.

I am thinking we can also build up a database for the people we are researching.

We can post images too - however - there is an overall size limit for images on free lists here. So be cautious and resize them, please.  I would love to see photos of those we know came from Islay, if we have them.

Diane 

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