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Re: #Admin - new cover photo #Admin

M. Diane Rogers
 

Hi, Ellen,

You can send them to me

diane_rogers@...

Thanks! Diane


Re: Islay Researchers

Ellen Sager
 

Hi, it appears that my families from Islay aren't on the researchers' list.  Is there some way of adding them?  I did the maternal DNA test prior to 2015 because I was going to Islay in 2015.    My mother was born on Islay in 1919 - Isabella Johnston Greig Douglas.  Her father was a lighthouse keeper and was at McArthur's Head lighthouse when he drowned when my mother was 9 months old.  Her mother was Bessie McEachern (MacEachern - my relatives that are still in Islay go with Mac).  My mother and Bessie moved to Canada in 1930 to the Mount Forest area.  Bessie's parents were William McEachern and Isabella Johnston.  Isabella Johnston's parents were Alexander Johnston and Margaret MacDougall.  William McEachern's parents were John McEachern and Elizabeth McAulay.
William McEachern's obituary reads as the following:  Obituary from the Oban Times on the death of Wm MacEachern, Feb 5, 1918:
Conisby - on the 5th Ult. Mr. William MacEachern peacefully passed away to his rest.  Being the oldest son of Mr. John MacEachern, farmer, he spent the greatest part of his life in this hamlet.  The deceased had been in indifferent health for the last six months, and bore his illness with great fortitude and resignation.  He was a fine speciman of the Highlander, and of the good old stamp, of which there are few remaining.  He was a lineal descendent of the famous MacEachern smiths, sword-makers and swordsmen, the makers of the sword called ceann Ileach(clann Eachern Othisinnis).  He was an enthusiastic Highlander and was fond of sports, being an athlete of some repute.  He won third prize for putting the stone in the same competition with the world renowned athlete, Donald Dinnie.  His favourite athletes were Donald Dinnie and the famous Islay athlete, Donald Gillespie, familiarly known as "Donhnull a'Chreagain".  Deceased was highly intelligent and took a warm interest in the leading political questions of the day.  He was warmly esteemed by all who knew him, and will be greatly missed.  He was 71 years of age, and has left his wife and grown-up family of four sons and three daughters to mourn his loss. The funeral took place to the burial ground in the ancient Culdee churchyard of Kilchoman.  The funeral was largely attended - an evidence of the esteem in which the deceased was held by friends and acquaintances.  Impressive services were conducted at the house and the grave by the Rev. Messrs. Taylor, Baptist Church, Bowmore, and Boyd Parish Church Kilchoman.  Sincerest sympathy is extended to his wife and family in their bereavement.
 


Re: #Admin - new cover photo #Admin

Ellen Sager
 

Hi, I will work on it in the next week or so.  I am knitting for a craft fair on Saturday and took a break to read about Islay.  Ellen


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Hi, Ellen,

You can send them to me

diane_rogers@...

Thanks! Diane






Re: Roll Call ?

hgriffin@...
 

Hi everyone
Names of interest:  Calder, McTaggart (Kilchoman McTaggarts), McNab
Places of interest:  Taycarmigan, Lyrabus/Lurabus Oa (above the lighthouse), Corsapol/Carsable Kilchoman,  the township of Port Ellen
Several of my ancestors were blacksmiths in Port Ellen.
Good to connect again.

Heather  Griffin


Re: Roll Call ?

Cas Houston
 

Hi,

I keep a LOT of Islay families on my website at www.chouston.f2s.com.

My Islay ancestors include McFadyen, McArthur, McIntyre, Carmichael, Beaton, Taylor and McLachlan.

Good luck with your research.

Charles MacFadyen Houston

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Re: Roll Call ?

Iain Brown
 

I am Iain Brown, now living in Dunfermline, Fife.  My connection to Islay is through my paternal grandmother, Catherine McDougall Gray, who lived on Main Street in Bowmore until she passed away in 1977.  My father, John (Iain) McNair Brown was born in Bowmore in 1935.

My historical family connections are McEacherns, Turners, Johnstons, McDuffies, McNivens and more.


Re: Roll Call

skronen266@...
 

I am Sheila Kronenberger,  a descendent of the owners of Laphroaig:

Alexander JOHNSTON and Mary GRAHAM
                                |
Donald JOHNSTON and Isaabella McDOUGAL
                               |
Mary JOHNSTON and Alexander CAMPBELL
                               |
Isabella CAMPBELL and Robert James GRAHAM
                               |
Dugald Johnston GRAHAM and Alexandra May RUTHERFORD
                               |
Sheila Isabella GRAHAM married to John KRONENBERGER (deceased)

I was born in Canada and am now living in the USA.


Roll call

lesleygaffey@...
 

My interest in Islay is through Mary Ferguson born about 1787 and married to John Eads (according to family he may have been an English or Welsh sailor). They had 8 children (that I am aware of). The surname Eads has several variations depending on which branch you follow these are Ead, Eads, Head, Heads and Hood. 

Mary and Johns children were Archibald (1813) went to Canada. George (1815) went to Glasgow. Neil (1817) went to Kilbarchan. John (1820), Mary (1823), Alexander (1825) the only one that I know stayed on Islay. John (1827) went to Greenock. Mary (1830) went to Paisley. 

If anyone has any connection to this family I would love to hear from you.

Lesley

 


Re: Roll Call ?

Philip Hubsmith
 

Hi Diane/All,

Hello and best wishes to everyone!

My interest is with McFadyen, McGilvary, Morrison, McEwan - I believe mainly from Bowmore

My great grandparents are: -

Hugh McFadyen: B 1835 - D 1907 / Elizabeth Morrison - (photo attached): B 1841 - D 1922. Both born in Bowmore but moved to Dumbarton and then Clydebank. Hugh's brother Donald was the Post Master at 'old' Bowmore Post Office, now a private residence and to the left of The Lochside Hotel on Shore Steet - 2 x photos attached

Hugh and Elizabeth had 8 children?: John, Catherine, Euphemia, Flora (my grandmother), Elizabeth, Mary Anne, Margaret, Angus - oldest, B 1862 - D 1929

Hugh's parents were: Angus McFadyen and Anne McGilvary / Elizabeth's parents were: John Morrison: B 1791? - Dead at 1851 and Margaret (or Anne) McEwan: B 1801

Note: Many of the above dates are from 'scribbles' and need to be verified

Thank-you to everyone involved in getting this up and running - I will follow with interest

Phil Hubsmith, Erskine. Scotland
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 


Roll Call

neil@...
 

Hi All,

My primary line is through my Grandfather Donald MacCuaig b 1890 on Islay in Port Ellen, his wife (Kathleen Leitch) was from Edinburgh.

 

His parents Donald MacCuaig (1851-1929) and Lilian Black (?1848-1923) both of Kildalton

 

Their Parents Neil MacCuaig (1825-1890) (port Ellen), Margaret Morrison (?1831-1875) (Kildalton), Donald Black (1811-1888) (Kildalton) and Mary Campbell (1806-1893) Port Ellen

 

Next generation

Donald MacCuaig (1730-?) Kildalton is possible & Catherine McEwen/McEwing 1792?

John Morrison & Mary McIntyre (No information)

Alexander Black (?1768) Kildalton & Caterine Beat(t)on (?1772) Baleneil, Kildalton

Ronald Campbell & Mary Macewen (no information)

 

If they ring any bells with anyone I’m keen to hear more 😊

 

Regards

Neil MacCuaig

07748 023 106

 


Re: Researchers Database

Dorothy Bell
 

Hello to the group:

My interest is: Bell’s of Kilchoman, McAuley, Campbell and Sinclair.

Dorothy Bell


Researchers Data Base

GREG FERGUSON
 

Hello

I'm interested in surnames of Ferguson, Adair, McArthur, Gillespie, with connection to Currie and McLarty.  They came from Isle of Islay - Bowmore, Kilchoman, Killarow as well apparently Gartnatra, Argyll.

Greg - Robert - Peter - Donald - Duncan Ferguson -  all confirmed ---- ???? 4th great grand parent


Duncan A Ferguson 1799 Bowmore - 1875 Oro, Simcoe, Ontario married Mary J Adair 1801 Gartnatra, Argyll  - 1875 Oro, Simcoe Ontario.

Believe Duncan's parents maybe Archibald Ferguson 1775 -1851 and wife Mary Whyte abt 1774
siblings Catherine Ferguson 1795 - 1865 married a John Ferguson 1805 - 1882
             Mary Ferguson abt 1820 -1869 married Duncan McCalman 

Believe Mary Adair parents were William Adair and Marion McAlpine


Duncan's daughter Mary married a Currie in Oro and died there.


Peter McArthur abt 1812 Kilchoman - 1895 Grassmere, Manitoba, Canada (lived in Oro, Simcoe, Ontario until 1870) married Catherine Gillespie 1826 Bowmore - 1910 Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Believe Peter's parents are John Alexander McArthur 1785 Bowmore - bef 1836 Scotland married Mary Catherine Hyndman 1787 Bowmore - 1863 Oro, Simcoe , Ontario, Canada
sibling Janet McArthur married a McLarty lived and passed away in Oro, Simcoe, Ontario. 

Believe Catherine Gillespie's parents were Alexander Gillespie 1791 Bowmore - 1883 Collingwood, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada and mother Janet Jamieson abt 1789 - bef 1846.

I've taken the DNA test at Ancestry and at Familytree (67 markers) results from DNA has led to some of these connections (Currie, McLarty). Trying to solve and connect to 4th great grand parents to determine more family connections. 

Thanks.    


Brown, Hunter,

Heather Schenck
 


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Re: Roll Call ?

mearnsmg@btinternet.com
 

Hi Diane,


My interests:


McAulay, McPhaiden, Robertson & McKechnie.


My GreatGrandmother was Jane McAulay born Portnahaven 26/11/1828, died Greenock 21/10/1891.

Jane's parents were Alexander born Islay, 1782?, died Garnkirk Lanarkshire 30/11/1860 & Jane MacPhaiden born Ardmore Argyll 1786? died Garnkirk 26/8/1871.

Alexander's parents were Gilbert McAulay and Janet Robertson.

Jane MacPhaiden's parents were Duncan MacPhaiden and Marggret McKechnie, both dead before Jane.


My GreatGrandmother had 3 brothers (Duncan1821/1887, Donald 1823/1849, Gilbert 1824/1912) and 1 sister Janet (1826/1849). The family had moved to Garnkirk by the time of the 1841 census, where Donald, Gilbert and Janet, died. Duncan died in Greenock.


MyGGFather, Alexander, had 1 sister Jean (b1789?/d 1869 in Portnahaven) who married a Hugh Campbell.


I have not been able to connent my McAulays with any other McAulays of Islay.


Regards

Mick Mearns





------ Original Message ------
From: "Diane Rogers" <diane_rogers@...>
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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


Family members

John Murfett
 

Hi Everyone, I’m from Australia and interested in the McArthur and Graham family lines. Members lived in/around, Balevicar, Ballineal, Kildalton, Bowmore, Killarrow.(unsure of these spellings as I have seen a variety of spelling ways). Especially interested in these families prior to 1830. Cheers.


Re: Family members

Merle Duncan
 

Hi John,

Who were your McArthurs and where were they from?

Merle Duncan

From: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io <Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Murfett
Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2020 9:24 PM
To: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: [Islay] Family members

 

Hi Everyone, I’m from Australia and interested in the McArthur and Graham family lines. Members lived in/around, Balevicar, Ballineal, Kildalton, Bowmore, Killarrow.(unsure of these spellings as I have seen a variety of spelling ways). Especially interested in these families prior to 1830. Cheers.


Re: Family members - McArthur

John Kemplen
 

Hi Merle

The tendency to concentrate on male lines because those give continuity of surname means that I know very little about my McArthurs, as Mary McArthur was my mother's mother's mother.  Mary was born in Kilchiaran in 1850 to parents Alexander McArthur (agricultural labourer) and Margaret McLellan.  She married John Campbell from Ballachlaven, Kilmeny in 1876 and died at Ayen in 1935.  Ayen is between Ballygrant and Bridgend, near Ballimartin.

On 24/01/2020 12:27, Merle Duncan wrote:

Hi John,

Who were your McArthurs and where were they from?

Merle Duncan

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Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2020 9:24 PM
To: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: [Islay] Family members

 

Hi Everyone, I’m from Australia and interested in the McArthur and Graham family lines. Members lived in/around, Balevicar, Ballineal, Kildalton, Bowmore, Killarrow.(unsure of these spellings as I have seen a variety of spelling ways). Especially interested in these families prior to 1830. Cheers.



Re: Family members

Rebecca Campbell
 

Hi John , 

My 3G Grandmother was Elizabeth Graham who married William Campbell in 1801 they lived at both Taycarmagan and Ballivicar. Ultimately Elizabeth and some of their children would emigrate to Canada in the 1840s. I believe that one of William and Elizabeth's daughters married a McArthur as there is an Ann McArthur in the 1841 census with the family and she is treated comparable to the known grandchild that is there rather than the hired help.  Very likely that we are connected. 

Rebecca


Re: Roll Call ?

Russ McGillivray
 

Phil,

Years ago I put together a database of Islay McGilvrays.

I have that Ann who married Angus McFadyen (18 Jan 1831, Kilarrow) was baptized 19 Jun 1794, Kilarrow, daughter of Donald McGilvray and Florence Fletcher. When Ann was baptized her father was already deceased. He was a herdsman at Craast in 1791 when their daughter Catharine was baptized. Donald and Florence married 24 Feb 1788 at Kilarrow.

Ann’s death in 19 Mar 1874, Kilarrow, is in Ted Larsen’s database of Islay Death Registrations.

By the way, Hugh’s baptism was 1 Jun 1834 so the birthdate of 1835 is a bit late.

 

Russ McGillivray

 

 

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Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2020 10:53 AM
To: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Islay] Roll Call ?

 

Hi Diane/All,

Hello and best wishes to everyone!

My interest is with McFadyen, McGilvary, Morrison, McEwan - I believe mainly from Bowmore

My great grandparents are: -

Hugh McFadyen: B 1835 - D 1907 / Elizabeth Morrison - (photo attached): B 1841 - D 1922. Both born in Bowmore but moved to Dumbarton and then Clydebank. Hugh's brother Donald was the Post Master at 'old' Bowmore Post Office, now a private residence and to the left of The Lochside Hotel on Shore Steet - 2 x photos attached

Hugh and Elizabeth had 8 children?: John, Catherine, Euphemia, Flora (my grandmother), Elizabeth, Mary Anne, Margaret, Angus - oldest, B 1862 - D 1929

Hugh's parents were: Angus McFadyen and Anne McGilvary / Elizabeth's parents were: John Morrison: B 1791? - Dead at 1851 and Margaret (or Anne) McEwan: B 1801

Note: Many of the above dates are from 'scribbles' and need to be verified

Thank-you to everyone involved in getting this up and running - I will follow with interest

Phil Hubsmith, Erskine. Scotland


Re: Roll Call ?

Philip Hubsmith
 

Hi Russ,

Thank-you very much for that, it is great information - I looked at my family history some time ago and it is on my 'to do list' to get back into it

Where can I find information on the location of Craast, my internet search does not bring anything up?

Thank-you again!

Phil Hubsmith
On 24/01/2020 21:25, Russ McGillivray wrote:

Phil,

Years ago I put together a database of Islay McGilvrays.

I have that Ann who married Angus McFadyen (18 Jan 1831, Kilarrow) was baptized 19 Jun 1794, Kilarrow, daughter of Donald McGilvray and Florence Fletcher. When Ann was baptized her father was already deceased. He was a herdsman at Craast in 1791 when their daughter Catharine was baptized. Donald and Florence married 24 Feb 1788 at Kilarrow.

Ann’s death in 19 Mar 1874, Kilarrow, is in Ted Larsen’s database of Islay Death Registrations.

By the way, Hugh’s baptism was 1 Jun 1834 so the birthdate of 1835 is a bit late.

 

Russ McGillivray

 

 

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Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2020 10:53 AM
To: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Islay] Roll Call ?

 

Hi Diane/All,

Hello and best wishes to everyone!

My interest is with McFadyen, McGilvary, Morrison, McEwan - I believe mainly from Bowmore

My great grandparents are: -

Hugh McFadyen: B 1835 - D 1907 / Elizabeth Morrison - (photo attached): B 1841 - D 1922. Both born in Bowmore but moved to Dumbarton and then Clydebank. Hugh's brother Donald was the Post Master at 'old' Bowmore Post Office, now a private residence and to the left of The Lochside Hotel on Shore Steet - 2 x photos attached

Hugh and Elizabeth had 8 children?: John, Catherine, Euphemia, Flora (my grandmother), Elizabeth, Mary Anne, Margaret, Angus - oldest, B 1862 - D 1929

Hugh's parents were: Angus McFadyen and Anne McGilvary / Elizabeth's parents were: John Morrison: B 1791? - Dead at 1851 and Margaret (or Anne) McEwan: B 1801

Note: Many of the above dates are from 'scribbles' and need to be verified

Thank-you to everyone involved in getting this up and running - I will follow with interest

Phil Hubsmith, Erskine. Scotland