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Re: Donald McDuffie and Islay

Iain Brown
 

Justin,

I have a number of McDuffies in my tree and (in case you haven’t come across it already) there is a 1841 census record for your Donald in Cornabus, with his mother and four older sisters, Marion, Eliza, Bell (Isobel) and Catherine.  Donald is described as a tax man and, aged 22, he was the head of the household.

Cheers,

Iain Brown

On 18 Apr 2020, at 18:08, Donald McDuffie and Family <jebaer1@...> wrote:

I am trying to learn more about my second great-grandfather, Donald McDuffie (16 April 1814 to 25 January 1892. I believe he was born in Cornabus and I know emigrated to Canada, where he died in Markdale, Ontario.  I believe his parents were John McDuffie and Diana Campbell. Donald arrived in Canada about 1849. 

I know Donald McDuffie served as a postmaster in Markdale which was named Cornabus, after the hometown of Donald(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markdale,_Ontario).

I have attached the only photo I have of Donald McDuffie which was taken in Canada.

Does anyone have any connections or information about Donald McDuffie or his parents John McDuffie and Diana Campbell?


<Donald and Sarah MacDuff_ie_ _1_.jpg>
Thanks much,

Justin Baer


Donald McDuffie and Islay

Donald McDuffie and Family
 

I am trying to learn more about my second great-grandfather, Donald McDuffie (16 April 1814 to 25 January 1892. I believe he was born in Cornabus and I know emigrated to Canada, where he died in Markdale, Ontario.  I believe his parents were John McDuffie and Diana Campbell. Donald arrived in Canada about 1849. 

I know Donald McDuffie served as a postmaster in Markdale which was named Cornabus, after the hometown of Donald(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markdale,_Ontario).

I have attached the only photo I have of Donald McDuffie which was taken in Canada.

Does anyone have any connections or information about Donald McDuffie or his parents John McDuffie and Diana Campbell?



Thanks much,

Justin Baer


Re: Archibald Currie Family (Roll Call?)

John Kemplen
 

The Gaelic surname MacMhuirich went through several stages of Anglicisation, becoming McVurich, McCurrie and Currie.  They are all the same name really.


On 18/04/2020 17:12, Janice McClelland wrote:
Hi Lois - I don't think i have anything for you. I have 3 Archibald Curries in my tree, one of which was born in 1840 and married a Flora, but she was a Campbell born in Scotland. They moved to Canada (Simcoe Co) as a family. I haven't a Flora Galbraith born in CA.

Wayne's 3x ggm was a Mary Currie (1787-1862) whose parents were Donald Currie (1760-1840) and Ann McEachern.  I haven't been able to ascertain Donald's siblings, if any, or his parents. The only info I've found lately from another tree shows Donald's father as Ivar McVurich. There's no explanation for the name change so I haven't added this to my tree. Didn't mean to digress but where I was going with that thought was that Donald may have been a great-uncle to your Archibald. Sorry that I'm not able to follow that line at all to see if that's even a remote possibility.

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Re: Archibald Currie Family (Roll Call?)

Sharee Hughes
 

I also have an Archibald Curie born on Islay in 1820 (father also Archibald, born 1795). He moved to Ontario and married Ann Gillespie there in 1845. They ad a daughter, FLora, my great-grandmother, born in 1861 and married Thomas Charles Preston in 1882. Do these match with any of your Archibalds? 

Sharee

On Sat, Apr 18, 2020 at 10:12 AM Janice McClelland <jan.mcclelland888@...> wrote:
Hi Lois - I don't think i have anything for you. I have 3 Archibald Curries in my tree, one of which was born in 1840 and married a Flora, but she was a Campbell born in Scotland. They moved to Canada (Simcoe Co) as a family. I haven't a Flora Galbraith born in CA.

Wayne's 3x ggm was a Mary Currie (1787-1862) whose parents were Donald Currie (1760-1840) and Ann McEachern.  I haven't been able to ascertain Donald's siblings, if any, or his parents. The only info I've found lately from another tree shows Donald's father as Ivar McVurich. There's no explanation for the name change so I haven't added this to my tree. Didn't mean to digress but where I was going with that thought was that Donald may have been a great-uncle to your Archibald. Sorry that I'm not able to follow that line at all to see if that's even a remote possibility.


Re: Archibald Currie Family (Roll Call?)

Janice McClelland
 

Hi Lois - I don't think i have anything for you. I have 3 Archibald Curries in my tree, one of which was born in 1840 and married a Flora, but she was a Campbell born in Scotland. They moved to Canada (Simcoe Co) as a family. I haven't a Flora Galbraith born in CA.

Wayne's 3x ggm was a Mary Currie (1787-1862) whose parents were Donald Currie (1760-1840) and Ann McEachern.  I haven't been able to ascertain Donald's siblings, if any, or his parents. The only info I've found lately from another tree shows Donald's father as Ivar McVurich. There's no explanation for the name change so I haven't added this to my tree. Didn't mean to digress but where I was going with that thought was that Donald may have been a great-uncle to your Archibald. Sorry that I'm not able to follow that line at all to see if that's even a remote possibility.


Re: Roll Call ?

Russ McGillivray
 

Janice,

Is one of your McGilvray-Ferguson couples Donald McGilvray and Ann Ferguson who married ca. 1786?

If so, do you have a DNA test?

I have a hypothesis that this couple are my direct paternal ancestors, so comparing DNA would be interesting.

 

Thanks,

Russ McGillivray

 

From: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io [mailto:Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io] On Behalf Of Janice McClelland
Sent: Friday, April 17, 2020 10:51 AM
To: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Islay] Roll Call ?

 

Islay people - McNeill, McDermid, Currie, McGilvray, Ferguson (2 branches who intermarried, just to make it more interesting, lol).

Places: Bowmore, Portnahaven.

Our link to Islay - my husband's grandmother - left for North America in December 1907. She never returned to Scotland.


Re: Bowmore Painting 18th Century

J LOCHRIDGE
 

Thank you.  I knew about the "Fairs", but did not imagine the folks to look so grand!
Johan

 
 


On Saturday, 18 April 2020, 10:47:17 BST, John Kemplen via groups.io <john.kemplen@...> wrote:


This link
https://www.islay.blog/article.php/fair-day-in-bowmore
gives the artist's name as William Heath and describes the event, Fair Day, but does not give a date.

John


On 18/04/2020 10:28, J LOCHRIDGE via groups.io wrote:
Does anyone know anything about this painting?


 
 


On Saturday, 18 April 2020, 10:15:48 BST, Chas Houston <cmcfhouston@...> wrote:



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Re: Bowmore Painting 18th Century

John Kemplen
 

This link
https://www.islay.blog/article.php/fair-day-in-bowmore
gives the artist's name as William Heath and describes the event, Fair Day, but does not give a date.

John


On 18/04/2020 10:28, J LOCHRIDGE via groups.io wrote:
Does anyone know anything about this painting?


 
 


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Re: Bowmore Painting 18th Century

J LOCHRIDGE
 

Does anyone know anything about this painting?


 
 


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Re: Bowmore Painting 18th Century

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Re: Roll Call ?

L MOON
 

Hi Janice

 

One of my Islay connection is via my gr-grandfather Archibald CURRIE who was born there about 1840.  He came to Canada in 1865, per the 1901 Ontario Census.   In 1871 he married Flora GALBRAITH ( born in Ontario) in Oro Township, Simcoe County, ON.   The marriage registration gives his parents names as James and Lizzie.  Archie and Flora had 8 children including my grandmother Lizzie.

 

The only possible find for him in Scotland was this:

 

"Transcription of the 1841 Census of Kilmeny, Islay, Scotland, LDS film 101812"

Parish,    Place,       First Name,     Surname,                  Sex,    Age,  Occupation,   Place of birth

Kilmeny, ,Keppols, James,              Currie,                      Male,  35,    Tailor,                     ARY

Kilmeny, ,Keppols, Elizabeth,         Currie,                      Fem,   35                                      ARY

 

Kilmeny, ,Shinghart, Neil,                McDermid,             Male,   40,   Ag. Lab.,                   Born Elsewhere

Kilmeny, ,Shinghart, Jean,               McDermid,             Fem,    40,                                      Born Elsewhere

Kilmeny, ,Shinghart, Peter,              McDermid,             Male,   19,                                     Born Elsewhere

Kilmeny, ,Shinghart, Charles,           McDermid,             Male,   10,                                     ARY

Kilmeny, ,Shinghart, Catherine,       McDermid,             Fem,      8,                                      ARY

Kilmeny, ,Shinghart, Archibald,        Currie,                    Male,      4,                                      ARY

 

I don’t this McDermid family.

 

Do you know of my CURRIE family ?

 

Lois Moon

 

From: Janice McClelland
Sent: April 17, 2020 7:50 AM
To: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Islay] Roll Call ?

 

Islay people - McNeill, McDermid, Currie, McGilvray, Ferguson (2 branches who intermarried, just to make it more interesting, lol).

Places: Bowmore, Portnahaven.

Our link to Islay - my husband's grandmother - left for North America in December 1907. She never returned to Scotland.

 


Re: #Admin - new cover photo #Admin

M. Diane Rogers
 

Seymour - your lovely photo is already in our album. (Now several copies though.) 

I'll make it a cover photo later today. It's nice to have a few to change periodically. 

Members must agree to be public in the directory. Few have done that. (I can see you all though.)

There's a link to 'Contact Group Owner' at the bottom of every e-mail.
You can add me to your address book if you like as: diane_rogers@...

I'm pretty open on the web :-)

Diane 
M Diane Rogers, Admin


Re: Old Bowmore circa 1910

Janice McClelland
 

Fabulous photo! If I'm deducing correctly from the map, this is taken at the harbour looking up Main Street. This was taken within a couple of years of my husband's grandmother leaving Islay so gives us an indepth sense of what Bowmore looked like as she grew up. If only we had a photo of her as a young woman, we'd really be able to 'see' her here.Thanks for sharing.

https://www.islayinfo.com/discover-islay-map.html
Regards,
Jan 


Re: Roll Call ?

Julie Prusila
 

Perhaps. McLellan, Currie, Lamont, McGillivray.

Julie


Re: Old Bowmore circa 1910

Sharee Hughes
 

This is awesom, Thank you. 

Sharee

On Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 8:43 AM Seymour Hosking <seymourh@...> wrote:
I hope this photograph is visible to others.  I posted it to the Old Islay group on Facebook.
Many people said it helped them think of where their ancestors had walked.


Re: Roll Call ?

Janice McClelland
 

Islay people - McNeill, McDermid, Currie, McGilvray, Ferguson (2 branches who intermarried, just to make it more interesting, lol).

Places: Bowmore, Portnahaven.

Our link to Islay - my husband's grandmother - left for North America in December 1907. She never returned to Scotland.


Re: Old Bowmore circa 1910

J LOCHRIDGE
 

Thank you for posting

 
 


On Friday, 17 April 2020, 15:43:07 BST, Seymour Hosking <seymourh@...> wrote:


I hope this photograph is visible to others.  I posted it to the Old Islay group on Facebook.
Many people said it helped them think of where their ancestors had walked.


Old Bowmore circa 1910

 

I hope this photograph is visible to others.  I posted it to the Old Islay group on Facebook.
Many people said it helped them think of where their ancestors had walked.


Re: #Admin - new cover photo #Admin

 

Hi there

I tried to upload a photo - failed! Then I tried to e-mail Diane - I can't see your e-mail address.  There is a list of 6 people in the member directory.

Thoughts?

Seymour


Re: Roll Call ?

J LOCHRIDGE
 

Hello Michael,
I am descended from a Mary Sinclair  1775 - 1853 who married Alexander Campbell.  Her father was John Sinclair b abt 1740 married to Catherine McCuaig abt 1755-1811.
I looked at our shared DNA M645852, the biggest porttion was only 4cms on CHR 12.  Interestingly when I look at my DNA links on DNA painter I find that I have links from <1m - 12M as Campbell/Sinclairs.  And you fit within that larger portion.  Hope that makes some kind of sense to you.  As I am not expert on the tehn terms.
Unfortunately an error came up on M143149  My Ged No is A768704.
Let me know what you think
Johan

 
 


On Sunday, 12 April 2020, 06:38:11 BST, mj.collins@... <mj.collins@...> wrote:


Hi,
My name is Michael Collins. I live in New Zealand. I have been researching my family from Islay since the mid 1990s. My family from Isaly are:

Duncan Sinclair and Margaret MacDougall. Their son: Duncan Sinclair (1782-1879) of Oa who married Mary MacGibbon (1800-91) daughter of Hector MacGibbon and Janet Blue.

Duncan and Mary Sinclair's son John Sinclair( 1835-1932) migrated to New Zealand in 1860. He is my GG Grandfather. 

My DNA profile is on Gedmatch: M645852 and M143149. I also have a presence on FTDNA and 23andme.com. I have family trees on Ancestry.com and Myheritage.com.

I look forward to connecting with potential distant cousins with an aim of making some headway in our shared heritage which I am sure most on this site will admit is challenging.

Kind regards

Michael

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