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My Islay gt gt grandmother

Heather
 

My Gt gt grandmother Mary Gilchrist (married to Donald Mclean) was born in 1805 at Upper Cragabus, Oa. Her parents were Archibald Gilchrist and Flora McDuffie/McPhee. She appeared to be the eldest daughter  the others were Peter , Ann (married Neil Darroch), John, Dugald (married Mary McKechnie)Catherine (married McCuaig). I believe Peter Gilchrist has the most descendants still on Islay as his daughter Flora married John Campbell.


Re: Roll Call ?

Glynn Currie
 

That should be John Currie, son of Donald Currie of Duich Lotts, and grandson of Peter Currie.
Glynn






-------- Original message --------
From: Glynn Currie <glynn.currie@...>
Date: 2022-02-16 03:10 (GMT-08:00)
To: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Islay] Roll Call ?


An interesting message.
My grandparents were John (son of Peter from Duich Lotts) Currie and Flora (daughter of Archibald from Bowmore) McDiarmid. Perhaps we are distant cousins.
Glynn Currie





-------- Original message --------
From: "John Murdoch via groups.io" <c.murdoch@...>
Date: 2022-02-16 02:54 (GMT-08:00)
To: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Islay] Roll Call ?

Did any of the Smiths move to Paisley? I used to garden for an Islay Smith who lived in Glasgow Road. I thought he was old in the 1980’s but he looked after his Mother there. She was friendly with my Grandfather who was a McDiarmid with Currie relations on the Murdoch/ Murphy/ Caskie side.


Re: Roll Call ?

Glynn Currie
 


An interesting message.
My grandparents were John (son of Peter from Duich Lotts) Currie and Flora (daughter of Archibald from Bowmore) McDiarmid. Perhaps we are distant cousins.
Glynn Currie





-------- Original message --------
From: "John Murdoch via groups.io" <c.murdoch@...>
Date: 2022-02-16 02:54 (GMT-08:00)
To: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Islay] Roll Call ?

Did any of the Smiths move to Paisley? I used to garden for an Islay Smith who lived in Glasgow Road. I thought he was old in the 1980’s but he looked after his Mother there. She was friendly with my Grandfather who was a McDiarmid with Currie relations on the Murdoch/ Murphy/ Caskie side.


Re: Roll Call ?

John Murdoch
 

Did any of the Smiths move to Paisley? I used to garden for an Islay Smith who lived in Glasgow Road. I thought he was old in the 1980’s but he looked after his Mother there. She was friendly with my Grandfather who was a McDiarmid with Currie relations on the Murdoch/ Murphy/ Caskie side.


Re: New to Group - unable to access or download Excel files for marriages and census at http://web.archive.org/.../freepages.family.../~tlarson/bdm/ #gilchrist

Steve G
 

Try here for Ted's archive:

And can you list your info request in the body of this email, rather than in the subject line?? I'm not 100% clear on which files you are after.

Cheers,
Steve G
Seattle

On Feb 15, 2022, at 12:21 PM, annemac62@... wrote:
Hi

Can anyone help me with the above or if possible, copy over all the excel files to the files folder on this group site? Thanks in advance


Re: New to Group - unable to access or download Excel files for marriages and census at http://web.archive.org/.../freepages.family.../~tlarson/bdm/ #gilchrist

M. Diane Rogers
 


I did download spreadsheet files from the Internet Archive site earlier. 1860 census, for e.g.

These files may no longer be saved elsewhere though.

Diane R

M Diane Rogers


Re: New to Group - unable to access or download Excel files for marriages and census at http://web.archive.org/.../freepages.family.../~tlarson/bdm/ #gilchrist

Donald Young
 

Hi Anne;

What files do you want from the Gilchrist site. I may have some of what you what.

Donald Young

On 2022-02-15 3:21 p.m., annemac62@... wrote:
Hi

Can anyone help me with the above or if possible, copy over all the excel files to the files folder on this group site? Thanks in advance

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New to Group - unable to access or download Excel files for marriages and census at http://web.archive.org/.../freepages.family.../~tlarson/bdm/ #gilchrist

annemac62@...
 

Hi

Can anyone help me with the above or if possible, copy over all the excel files to the files folder on this group site? Thanks in advance


DNA and Islay Genealogy

M. Diane Rogers
 

There is now a new "Islay DNA Connections" Facebook group some may be interested in if you have done autosomal tests and uploaded those to GEDMatch.

And if you have had Y-DNA or MtDNA (Mitochondrial DNA) results and have maternal or paternal descent from Islay, you may be interested in the older "Isles of the Hebrides" DNA Project at FamilyTreeDNA. (Originally that project was only Islay, but there weren't enough of us.) https://www.familytreedna.com/group-join.aspx?Group=isleofislay

Diane
M Diane Rogers
Admin


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Re: Hugh Stewart

Anne Farrar
 

This may be a red herring but my 2x great grandfather served in the Crimean War and later as a member of the 73rd Foot Regiment was posted to Canada. The Regiment was first stationed in Halifax, Nova Scotia and then to Haldimand County, in what is now Ontario, Canada. He took his discharge from the army in 1869 and settled in Cardwell Township, Muskoka Ontario.

If your Hugh Stewart was a pensioner he must have returned to England around that time as Canada became independent in 1867. You may have to look further into any available military records.

Anne


Re: Hugh Stewart

Iain MacIntosh
 

Sorry, must get my fingers seen to.. or my keyboard! Some Campbeltown records seem to be missing or had been destroyed. I have the same problem with my GG grandfather. No record of death and no gravestone. Last noted in the 1881 census , but his widow living with her daughter on Gigha in the 1891 census. So missing death register sometime between 1881 - 1891. My brickwall!

Iain

-----Original Message-----
From: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io <Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io> On Behalf Of lola.cook@shaw.ca
Sent: 05 February 2022 21:11
To: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: [Islay] Hugh Stewart

Hugh is my paternal grandfather and my brick wall. I have researched his family, siblings, army career (Chelsea Pensioner), marriage, but then he disappears and I can’t find him in any further census records or his death. I need some help and hope someone out there can do so!
Father - John Stewart b. 1812, Kilmore, Islay - Died btw Nov 1866 & Jan 1869
His parents Alexander Stewart & Effy McPherson Mother - Mary McCaig b. 1816, Bowmore, Islay - Died Dec,,. 2,1872 Bowmore
Her parents Donald McCaig & Betsy Brown

Siblings: Robert Stewart - b. 1844, Kilchoman - Died Oct 10, 1870 Bowmore Poorhouse
Spouse - Isabella McFadyen, Renfrew, Scotland
Marriage - Nov 30, 1866 - Glasgow

Hugh Stewart - b. Aug 1846, Easdale Died ??
Spouse - Catherine McEwing - b. 1857 to 1921 Campbeltown
Marriage - Dec. 1, 1885 Campbeltown
Her parents - Joseph McEwing & Mary Wallace

John Stewart - b.1848, Portree, Inverness - Died June 22,1878 - Glasgow
Spouse - Margaret McCaffer 1848-1881
Marriage - June 3,1870 Calton, Glasgow

Mary Stewart - b. 1852 Kildalton, Islay
Died - Jan 10, 1869 Bowmore

Susan Stewart - b. 1854 Bowmore. Died May 5,1893, Glasgow
Spouse - Gilbert Boyd (1851-1880) Marriage Oct 22, 1873
Spouse - Daniel McAleese

Hugh Stewart’s Army Career - At age 17 he enlisted on June 23, 1864 at Greenock. He was a Private in the 73rd Foot Regiment -Service number 1094 Served in Ceylon and the Far East, and Ireland. Discharged Nov. 6, 1876 on Medical Discharge as he had many bouts of phthisis
(Tuberculosis….as had many of his family members). He stated on his discharge that his intended place of residence would be at 57 Hill Rd. Calton, Glascow. He worked as Masons
Labourer and went to Campbeltown to work on a Lairds Estate. Catherine worked there s milkmaid. She was pregnant by Hugh when they married on Dec. 1, 1885. My father, Robert McEwing Stewart was born on July 25, 1886. Hugh does not seem to be there at this time and I can’t find anything more about him….no census records or death notice, Catherine reverted back to her maiden name “McEwing” and Robert became just Robert McEwing.

So that is as far as I’ve been able to go. I would certainly appreciate any help or suggestions to see if I can solve this mystery!

Thank you!
Lola Cook


Re: Hugh Stewart

Iain MacIntosh
 

Hi Lola
Some Campbeltown records seem to be missing or had been destroyed. I have the same problem with my GG grandfather. No record of death and no gravestone. Last noted in the 181 census , but his widow living with her daughter on Gigha in the 1991 census. So missing death register sometime between 1881 - 1891. My brickwall!

Iain MacIntosh

-----Original Message-----
From: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io <Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io> On Behalf Of lola.cook@shaw.ca
Sent: 05 February 2022 21:11
To: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: [Islay] Hugh Stewart

Hugh is my paternal grandfather and my brick wall. I have researched his family, siblings, army career (Chelsea Pensioner), marriage, but then he disappears and I can’t find him in any further census records or his death. I need some help and hope someone out there can do so!
Father - John Stewart b. 1812, Kilmore, Islay - Died btw Nov 1866 & Jan 1869
His parents Alexander Stewart & Effy McPherson Mother - Mary McCaig b. 1816, Bowmore, Islay - Died Dec,,. 2,1872 Bowmore
Her parents Donald McCaig & Betsy Brown

Siblings: Robert Stewart - b. 1844, Kilchoman - Died Oct 10, 1870 Bowmore Poorhouse
Spouse - Isabella McFadyen, Renfrew, Scotland
Marriage - Nov 30, 1866 - Glasgow

Hugh Stewart - b. Aug 1846, Easdale Died ??
Spouse - Catherine McEwing - b. 1857 to 1921 Campbeltown
Marriage - Dec. 1, 1885 Campbeltown
Her parents - Joseph McEwing & Mary Wallace

John Stewart - b.1848, Portree, Inverness - Died June 22,1878 - Glasgow
Spouse - Margaret McCaffer 1848-1881
Marriage - June 3,1870 Calton, Glasgow

Mary Stewart - b. 1852 Kildalton, Islay
Died - Jan 10, 1869 Bowmore

Susan Stewart - b. 1854 Bowmore. Died May 5,1893, Glasgow
Spouse - Gilbert Boyd (1851-1880) Marriage Oct 22, 1873
Spouse - Daniel McAleese

Hugh Stewart’s Army Career - At age 17 he enlisted on June 23, 1864 at Greenock. He was a Private in the 73rd Foot Regiment -Service number 1094 Served in Ceylon and the Far East, and Ireland. Discharged Nov. 6, 1876 on Medical Discharge as he had many bouts of phthisis
(Tuberculosis….as had many of his family members). He stated on his discharge that his intended place of residence would be at 57 Hill Rd. Calton, Glascow. He worked as Masons
Labourer and went to Campbeltown to work on a Lairds Estate. Catherine worked there s milkmaid. She was pregnant by Hugh when they married on Dec. 1, 1885. My father, Robert McEwing Stewart was born on July 25, 1886. Hugh does not seem to be there at this time and I can’t find anything more about him….no census records or death notice, Catherine reverted back to her maiden name “McEwing” and Robert became just Robert McEwing.

So that is as far as I’ve been able to go. I would certainly appreciate any help or suggestions to see if I can solve this mystery!

Thank you!
Lola Cook


Hugh Stewart

lola.cook@shaw.ca
 

Hugh is my paternal grandfather and my brick wall. I have researched his family, siblings, army career (Chelsea Pensioner), marriage, but then he disappears and I can’t find him in any further census records or his death. I need some help and hope someone out there can do so!
Father - John Stewart b. 1812, Kilmore, Islay - Died btw Nov 1866 & Jan 1869
His parents Alexander Stewart & Effy McPherson
Mother - Mary McCaig b. 1816, Bowmore, Islay - Died Dec,,. 2,1872 Bowmore
Her parents Donald McCaig & Betsy Brown

Siblings: Robert Stewart - b. 1844, Kilchoman - Died Oct 10, 1870 Bowmore Poorhouse
Spouse - Isabella McFadyen, Renfrew, Scotland
Marriage - Nov 30, 1866 - Glasgow

Hugh Stewart - b. Aug 1846, Easdale Died ??
Spouse - Catherine McEwing - b. 1857 to 1921 Campbeltown
Marriage - Dec. 1, 1885 Campbeltown
Her parents - Joseph McEwing & Mary Wallace

John Stewart - b.1848, Portree, Inverness - Died June 22,1878 - Glasgow
Spouse - Margaret McCaffer 1848-1881
Marriage - June 3,1870 Calton, Glasgow

Mary Stewart - b. 1852 Kildalton, Islay
Died - Jan 10, 1869 Bowmore

Susan Stewart - b. 1854 Bowmore. Died May 5,1893, Glasgow
Spouse - Gilbert Boyd (1851-1880) Marriage Oct 22, 1873
Spouse - Daniel McAleese

Hugh Stewart’s Army Career - At age 17 he enlisted on June 23, 1864 at Greenock. He was a Private in the 73rd Foot Regiment -Service number 1094 Served in Ceylon and the Far East, and Ireland. Discharged Nov. 6, 1876 on Medical Discharge as he had many bouts of phthisis
(Tuberculosis….as had many of his family members). He stated on his discharge that his intended place of residence would be at 57 Hill Rd. Calton, Glascow. He worked as Masons
Labourer and went to Campbeltown to work on a Lairds Estate. Catherine worked there s milkmaid. She was pregnant by Hugh when they married on Dec. 1, 1885. My father, Robert McEwing Stewart was born on July 25, 1886. Hugh does not seem to be there at this time and I can’t find anything more about him….no census records or death notice, Catherine reverted back to her maiden name “McEwing” and Robert became just Robert McEwing.

So that is as far as I’ve been able to go. I would certainly appreciate any help or suggestions to see if I can solve this mystery!

Thank you!
Lola Cook


Re: Roll Call ?

Dixie Cutler
 

Hi Lola,

Not sure I can help with your mystery - I suspect vanishing men were not all that uncommon!

My tree has two Mary McCaig. One born on Colonsay to Lachlan (born Islay in 1809) who married Hugh John McColl on Colonsay and one born 1898 at Dunoon to Angus, son of Lachlan.

There is every possibility that we link a bit earlier. Records are a bit sketchy (maybe it was the distilleries?).

I will keep on the lookout.

Best
Dixie

On Jan 23, 2022, at 12:15 PM, lola.cook@shaw.ca wrote:

Hi Dixie,
I think we are somehow related through McCaig…..but I lost track of you. I still haven’t found out what happened to my paternal grandfather Hugh Stewart. His parents were John Stewart and Mary McCaig on Islay. I have done research and know all about hie parents, his siblings, Robert (who died in Bowmore Poorhouse), John, Mary (died age 15 of TB), Susan.
Both Robert & John were in the Police force in Glasgow. Hugh joined the army at age 17 and served in India and other places. He was in long enough to earn a Chelsea Pension. He was a Mason’s Labourer and worked on a Laird’s estate in Campbeltown. Here he met Catherine McEwing, a dairymaid; got her pregnant and he was hauled up by her family to be married in Campbeltown on Dec. 1, 1885. He seems to disappear after that and she has my father, Robert McEwing Stewart in July 1886. I’ve tried census, death, Chelsea Pension hospitals but can find no trace of Hugh….so he’s my brick wall!!
Can you fill in any gaps or have any information on him at all…..or any clues where I should look now?? Would appreciate any help!!
Cheers!
Lola

On Jan 23, 2022, at 11:58 AM, Dixie Cutler <dixcutler@shaw.ca> wrote:


My Islay names are McArthur, McNeil, McCaig (McCoag, McCuag - take your pick!).
Dixie Cutler










Re: Roll Call ?

GREG FERGUSON
 

My Islay Ancestor Surnames are:

Ferguson ,  Adair,  McArthur, Gillespie, Hyndman

others believed connected or associated with them

Whyte / White, McAlpine, Jamieson, Sweet, Grant, Cameron, McMillan, Taylor, McLachlan, Currie 

came from Islay around  1845 - 1851 to Oro, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada




On Sunday, January 23, 2022, 01:58:34 p.m. CST, Dixie Cutler <dixcutler@...> wrote:



My Islay names are McArthur, McNeil, McCaig (McCoag, McCuag - take your pick!).
Dixie Cutler







Re: Roll Call ?

lola.cook@shaw.ca
 

Hi Dixie,
I think we are somehow related through McCaig…..but I lost track of you. I still haven’t found out what happened to my paternal grandfather Hugh Stewart. His parents were John Stewart and Mary McCaig on Islay. I have done research and know all about hie parents, his siblings, Robert (who died in Bowmore Poorhouse), John, Mary (died age 15 of TB), Susan.
Both Robert & John were in the Police force in Glasgow. Hugh joined the army at age 17 and served in India and other places. He was in long enough to earn a Chelsea Pension. He was a Mason’s Labourer and worked on a Laird’s estate in Campbeltown. Here he met Catherine McEwing, a dairymaid; got her pregnant and he was hauled up by her family to be married in Campbeltown on Dec. 1, 1885. He seems to disappear after that and she has my father, Robert McEwing Stewart in July 1886. I’ve tried census, death, Chelsea Pension hospitals but can find no trace of Hugh….so he’s my brick wall!!
Can you fill in any gaps or have any information on him at all…..or any clues where I should look now?? Would appreciate any help!!
Cheers!
Lola

On Jan 23, 2022, at 11:58 AM, Dixie Cutler <dixcutler@shaw.ca> wrote:


My Islay names are McArthur, McNeil, McCaig (McCoag, McCuag - take your pick!).
Dixie Cutler






Re: Roll Call ?

Dixie Cutler
 

My Islay names are McArthur, McNeil, McCaig (McCoag, McCuag - take your pick!).
Dixie Cutler


Re: Roll Call ?

Anne Lyon
 

My Islay family names are:  McPhee/McFee/Mcfie,  Shanks,  Campbell, Ferguson.
My great great grandfather was John McPhee married to Ann Shanks, he was a gardener at Islay House, probably in early to mid 1880’s.  


Re: Roll Call ?

doris sanders
 

Left out Isobel Dallas married Duncan McKerrell, apparently died at Port Ellen, but
husband and family emigrated to Alabama, USA, between 1851 and 1860.

On Sun, Jan 16, 2022 at 11:45 AM doris sanders via groups.io <dorisbsanders=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Doris Barfield Sanders, Poolville, Texas, USA, and my family from Islay goes back
to Alexander Dallas , baptized 21 Dec 1789, Grastle (Grasdil, Ghraisdil, and perhaps
other spellings), the Oa, son of William Dallas and Margaret Baxter. He emigrated
to the USA (first South Carolina, then North Carolina and last to Alabama), in 1820.
Siblings were:  Jannet "Jessy" who married John McQuilkan 3 Apr 1817;
Peter born 16 Jan 1791, died in Glasgow 20 Jun 1872, buried Kilnaughton, the Oa;
Elizabeth "Betty" who married Hugh Cameron emigrated to Ontario, Canada, 1851;
William who married Rachel McTaggert and emigrated to Alabama; Dougald and Margaret of whom nothing is
known.

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