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mcwritersblock@...
 

Hello sons and daughters of Islay!

1. Family surnames: McGilvray, Campbell, Lamont

2. Family info:

My ancestor, John McGilvray (b. 1831?), left Islay around 1850. His father, Archibald, and his mother, Annie Campbell remained on Islay. The siblings of John (from a mix of family records and info I received from Charles Houston's site) included: Neil (b. 1827), Angus (b. 1829), Mary (b. 1834), Anna Sarah (b. 1839), and Marion (b. 1841). There may also be an Archibald, unless it is a middle name for either Neil or Angus. I'm looking for info on any of the siblings. Anna was reported to have married a McEachern whose family had a whiskey distillery (it may no longer exist). I found a marriage record for Ann McGilvray and John McEachern in 1856 at Greenock, Renfrew, and presume this to be the right match at present.

John McGilvray eventually settled in Buffalo, NY, where an uncle, Duncan McGilvray, lived. I have info on the Archibald/John McG line, as well as the Duncan McG family line. I would love to hear from anyone with further info, or to answer further about the info I have.

 

Ryan McGilvray


Re: Ontario (Canada) Tweedsmuir History books digitization project completed

L MOON
 

Thanks Sue. 

 This will take a bit of studying to find my way around, but it very nice to know that the Tweedsmuir Books are available.  I knew several women who were members, including my Mother.

 

Be well.   Wash your hands !

Lois Moon

Vancouver Island, BC

 

From: Sue Visser
Sent: April 24, 2020 8:29 AM
To: ;
Cc: GEN LIST - ISLAY
Subject: [Islay] Ontario (Canada) Tweedsmuir History books digitization project completed

 

 

 

Tweedsmuir Community History Books digitization project complete

 

The Federated Women’s Institutes of Ontario (FWIO) have completed their three-year project to digitize 225,000 pages of the Tweedsmuir Community History Books, thanks to a $38,303 grant received in 2016 from Library and Archives Canada’s Documentary Heritage Communities Program.

According to FWIO, the Tweedsmuir Community History Books “capture and preserve local community history.”

These collections, with many starting in 1947, contain the history of a local community and can include farm and family histories, biographies, and photos.

Among the books digitized are those from women’s institutes as as far north as Cochrane in the northeast and Kenora in the northwest, down to beyond London in southwestern Ontario, and the Ottawa Valley in the east.

The public can freely access the Virtual Archives at http://collections.fwio.on.ca/search. As well, all the records can be found through the portal http://search.ourontario.ca.

Despite all this work, there is still a lot of work to be done.

A summary about the project indicates about half of the documents have not yet been opened to the public as they need to be reviewed for any privacy concerns, and this will happen over the next year or two.

As well, there are still many more books to be digitized. There is already a waiting list for digitizing from branches, districts, and holding organizations.

 


Re: Ontario (Canada) Tweedsmuir History books digitization project completed

Jean Hutchinson <mjhutch35@...>
 

Thank you for the information. 
Hope all is well with you and the family 
Jean 

On Fri, Apr 24, 2020 at 11:29 AM Sue Visser <genealgal2@...> wrote:
 
 
Tweedsmuir Community History Books digitization project complete
 

The Federated Women’s Institutes of Ontario (FWIO) have completed their three-year project to digitize 225,000 pages of the Tweedsmuir Community History Books, thanks to a $38,303 grant received in 2016 from Library and Archives Canada’s Documentary Heritage Communities Program.

According to FWIO, the Tweedsmuir Community History Books “capture and preserve local community history.”

These collections, with many starting in 1947, contain the history of a local community and can include farm and family histories, biographies, and photos.

Among the books digitized are those from women’s institutes as as far north as Cochrane in the northeast and Kenora in the northwest, down to beyond London in southwestern Ontario, and the Ottawa Valley in the east.

The public can freely access the Virtual Archives at http://collections.fwio.on.ca/search. As well, all the records can be found through the portal http://search.ourontario.ca.

Despite all this work, there is still a lot of work to be done.

A summary about the project indicates about half of the documents have not yet been opened to the public as they need to be reviewed for any privacy concerns, and this will happen over the next year or two.

As well, there are still many more books to be digitized. There is already a waiting list for digitizing from branches, districts, and holding organizations.


Re: Ontario (Canada) Tweedsmuir History books digitization project completed

M E Fuller
 

Thank you for this. 

On Fri, Apr 24, 2020 at 10:29 AM Sue Visser <genealgal2@...> wrote:
 
 
Tweedsmuir Community History Books digitization project complete
 

The Federated Women’s Institutes of Ontario (FWIO) have completed their three-year project to digitize 225,000 pages of the Tweedsmuir Community History Books, thanks to a $38,303 grant received in 2016 from Library and Archives Canada’s Documentary Heritage Communities Program.

According to FWIO, the Tweedsmuir Community History Books “capture and preserve local community history.”

These collections, with many starting in 1947, contain the history of a local community and can include farm and family histories, biographies, and photos.

Among the books digitized are those from women’s institutes as as far north as Cochrane in the northeast and Kenora in the northwest, down to beyond London in southwestern Ontario, and the Ottawa Valley in the east.

The public can freely access the Virtual Archives at http://collections.fwio.on.ca/search. As well, all the records can be found through the portal http://search.ourontario.ca.

Despite all this work, there is still a lot of work to be done.

A summary about the project indicates about half of the documents have not yet been opened to the public as they need to be reviewed for any privacy concerns, and this will happen over the next year or two.

As well, there are still many more books to be digitized. There is already a waiting list for digitizing from branches, districts, and holding organizations.



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Ontario (Canada) Tweedsmuir History books digitization project completed

Sue Visser
 

 
 
Tweedsmuir Community History Books digitization project complete

The Federated Women’s Institutes of Ontario (FWIO) have completed their three-year project to digitize 225,000 pages of the Tweedsmuir Community History Books, thanks to a $38,303 grant received in 2016 from Library and Archives Canada’s Documentary Heritage Communities Program.

According to FWIO, the Tweedsmuir Community History Books “capture and preserve local community history.”

These collections, with many starting in 1947, contain the history of a local community and can include farm and family histories, biographies, and photos.

Among the books digitized are those from women’s institutes as as far north as Cochrane in the northeast and Kenora in the northwest, down to beyond London in southwestern Ontario, and the Ottawa Valley in the east.

The public can freely access the Virtual Archives at http://collections.fwio.on.ca/search. As well, all the records can be found through the portal http://search.ourontario.ca.

Despite all this work, there is still a lot of work to be done.

A summary about the project indicates about half of the documents have not yet been opened to the public as they need to be reviewed for any privacy concerns, and this will happen over the next year or two.

As well, there are still many more books to be digitized. There is already a waiting list for digitizing from branches, districts, and holding organizations.


Re: Archibald Currie Family (Roll Call?)

Janice McClelland
 

Thank you, John - I suspected this but hadn't/haven't taken any time to research it. 


Roll Call

Anne Goeden
 

Lamont and Currie

My ancestor was Coll Lamont born c. 1786.  Was born in Portnellan ( Portneilan).  On the census of 1851 Kilmeny occupation listed as dancing master.  Emigrated to Ontario late 1851 settling first in Chinguacousy, Peel, and then to Saugeen Township, Bruce County by 1854.  He died in 1861. Coll Lamont's parents were Donald Lamont and Janet McEachern or McKechnie.  His siblings were John, Godfrey, Mary, Gilbert and Archibald.  Children of Coll Lamont and Mary Currie were Mary, Gilbert, Donald, Janet and Flora. 

Coll's wife was Mary Currie ( 1794-1877)  She had a brother Donald Currie who had emigrated in the 1830s to Chinguacousy and also to Saugeen in 1854.  His wife was Sarah ( Marion) Campbell also from Islay.  His children were Flora, John, Dugald, Catharine, Alex, George, Janet, Donald, Colin, Lachlan, Neil, Mary Anne 

Donald Currie and Mary Currie were siblings.  I have an obit for them ( they both died in March of 1877) and both are buried in Sanctuary Park, Port Elgin.  I do not know who their other siblings were or their parents. 

Anne Goeden 


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?


 
 


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



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Re: Bowmore Painting 18th Century

J LOCHRIDGE
 

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

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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