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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!


RE Catherine McArthur

Seymour Hosking
 

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


Islay Researchers

Iain MacIntosh
 

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

 

Regards

 

Iain


Re: Welcome All to the new Islay list!

Seymour Hosking
 

I like the elephants


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: 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

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: 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: Islay Researchers

Sue Visser
 

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


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 ?

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



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 ?

M E Fuller
 

This is as far back as I can go. Maybe one of you knows more. I've been helped to get this far by members of the group. Thank you!

Nothing before Neil McPhee & Janet Keith
GG Grandfather: Neil McPhee: 1796–1901
BIRTH 1796 • Isle of Islay, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
DEATH 10 DEC 1901 • Grey, Ontario, Canada
-Married-
GGGrandmother: Janet Keith: 1802–1834
BIRTH 1802 • Islay, Scotland
DEATH 1834 • At Sea

Great Grandfather - Peter Mcphee(1824–1907)
May 1824 • Edinburgh, Scotland
-Married-
Great Grandmother - Elizabeth Keith - 1832–1904 Parents were Nicol Keith (nothing more) and Flora Brown (Flora Brown 1804–1882 BIRTH ABT 1804 • Scotland, DEATH 10 FEBRUARY 1882 • Canada) Nothing before this.
BIRTH SEPTEMBER 1832 • Island Islay, Argyll County, Scotland
DEATH APRIL 28 1904 • Two Harbors, Lake County, Minnesota, USA

Paternal Grandmother: Mary Ann (Minnie) McPhee 1866–1957
BIRTH MARCH 13, 1866 • Mount Forest, Ont.
DEATH JUNE 26, 1957 • San Bernardino, California
-Married-
Paternal Grandfather: Walker Britton Bodey (Boddy, Body) 1864–1920
BIRTH 1864 • Ontario, Canada
DEATH 19 SEP 1920 • Two Harbors, Lake, Minnesota, USA
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Re: Roll Call ?

heather beausoleil
 

Hi,
My Islay connections are:

Archibald McIntyre(1795 -1867) md. Catherine McEachern (1801-1876) lived in Kilchoman. He worked as a miller.  Immigrated about 1855 to Oro Township, Simcoe County, Ontario.

Edward Turner (1800-1872) md. Isobella Campbell( 1805-1885) children born in Kilmeny. Immigrated to Oro Township, Simcoe County 1832.

Hugh Campbell (1825- 1904) md. 1851 Rachel McLeod ( McCuaig). Hugh was from Scarabus and worked as a tailor. Hugh’s mother may have been a Sinclair. Rachel may have been from Port Ellen. They lived in Kildalton before immigrating to Victoria County, Ontario @ 1866 later to Oro, Township, Simcoe County, Ontario.

Thanks,
Heather Campbell Beausoleil


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 ?

Elizabeth Lear
 


My great-great-grandfather was Duncan Carmichael, born in Killarrow around 1830. His parents were Archibald Carmichael and Isabella McDougall, and the family moved to Ontario when he was a child (late 1830s). From there, they moved to Michigan in the 1850s.

Archibald Carmichael's parents were Angus Carmichael and Elizabeth Stewart. Isabella McDougall's parents were Duncan McDougall and Christian Graham. I haven't been able to go back further than that because of the naming practices confusion.

Islay Families: Carmichael, McDougall, Stewart, Graham.

Best,
Elizabeth


Re: Roll Call ?

mjmonty@...
 

Hello Islay cousins! My name is Michael Jeffrey Montgomery and I am interested in my Montgomery ancestors who lived on Islay for about 5 generations until they moved to Canada in 1842. My 3rd great grandfather George Montgomery founded the original Octomore Distillery outside Port Charlotte on his father John's farm of the same name. My family is deeply entangled with the Campbell's, McAllister's, Currie's, McVorren (Morrison) and McDermit's. I'm on wikitree (https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Montgomery-8781), Ancestry and recently became a co-administrator of the Montgomery family group page on FTDNA. My Y (male line) Haplogroup is J2 (J-M172, J-L26) and my Gedmatch ID is T182699. My brick wall for the last few years is trying to figure out how the Montgomery family came to live on Islay when we appear to be descended from the Ancient Montgomery clan in Easglesham, Renfrewshire, Scotland. Any help or information on any of this would be greatly appreciated. 



From: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io <Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io> on behalf of Diane Rogers <diane_rogers@...>
Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 6:41 AM
To: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io <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: Islay Researchers

pavana gem
 

My email address has changed since this was done.  Is there  way to update it?

On Wed, Jan 22, 2020 at 3:05 AM Iain MacIntosh <port.wemyss@...> wrote:

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

 

Regards

 

Iain

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Re: Roll Call ?

Merle Duncan
 

My families are:

Duncan Sinclair and wife Sarah Sinclair from Sanaigmore immigrated to Erin, Ontario area about 1835. They were married in Glassence which is now the Port Charlotte area.

Andrew McNabb and wife Janet McFadgen. Andrew’s parentage is a bit fuzzy but there are McNabbs from Lyrabus. His eldest son was born at Tighandrom. Janet was born at Knock (Cnoc Raonastil) and she is the daughter of John McFadgen and Flora Keith.  Andrew and Janet immigrated to Erin, Ontario with family about 1853.

John McArthur and Anne “Nancy” McArthur (maybe Taylor) of Port Ellen. I am not sure of either parentage. Anne died on Islay about 1851. John immigrated to Erin, Ontario with his family, Isabella, Anne, Donald, Charles and Margaret about 1873.

Alexander McKechnie (census while living on Islay uses McEachern and some of the family maintains this after immigration to Canada) and Sarah (Marrion) McLachlan. Alexander lives at Sean-Ghairt, Kilmeny and dies before the family immigrates to Erin, Ontario about 1834. His parentage is unclear. Sarah’s parents are also unknown to me. She immigrates with her children Donald, John, Flora, Ann, Duncan, Mary, Neil and Christina.

Donald MacLean and wife Anne McLachlan both born on Islay but I am not sure of location. They immigrated to Erin, Ontario about 1835. I do not have certain parents for either.

Merle

 

 

 

 

From: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io <Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io> On Behalf Of Diane Rogers
Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 1:41 AM
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: Islay Researchers

Lorne & Susan Campbell
 

I’m still here. Still researching.

My email address has changed from jlorne.campbellATsympatico.ca

Lorne

 

 

From: pavana gem
Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 12:37 PM
To: Islay@scotland-genealogy.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Islay] Islay Researchers

 

My email address has changed since this was done.  Is there  way to update it?

 

On Wed, Jan 22, 2020 at 3:05 AM Iain MacIntosh <port.wemyss@...> wrote:

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

 

Regards

 

Iain

 

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