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Re: Roll Call -- Gillespie, Bell, McGillivray, White or Whyte, McDermid, Heyman

Dorothy Bell
 




I have a Catherine Bell b. abt 1805 Kilchoman Parish, Gearach, Islay, Scotland; d/o Duncan Bell & Mary Sinclair. She married John Gillespie, b. abt 1777 Kilchoman, Islay, Scotland s/o Duncan Gillespie & Mary Catherine McDougall.  They moved to Canada and settled in Minto, Wellington Co., Ontario. Both are buried at Bethel Pioneer Cemetery, Wellington Co., Ontario 



I'm a bit late to join in the roll call but am interested in finding others with interests in these families:

Gillespie & Bell
John Gillespie b. Abt 1777 m. Catherine Bell b. Abt 1805
They moved to Canada. 
No good info on their parents. Speculate maybe John Bell and Catherine McNiven as Catherine's parents but other trees attribute other parents to her.

White & McGillivray (and McDermid, Heyman)
John White b. Abt 1811 m. in 1830 Ann McGillivray b. Abt 1803
In marriage record John in Skibba and Ann in Ellister
They moved to Canada.
John White possible father, living with him in 1841 census:
James White b. Abt 1851 Kilchoman, d. 1856 Ballymenach, parents Finlay White and Jane Heyman
Possible sisters (daughters of James White): Catherine White m. Donald McIntyre and Flora White m. Duncan McIntyre (brothers)

Possible sisters to Ann McGillivray: Mary m. Alexander Jamieson and Effy (Euphemia) m. James McIntyre

Possible mother to Ann McGillivray: Euphemia Effy McTaggart (not sure that's her maiden name); she's living with possible sister Mary in 1851 (Mary's mother)

Glad this mailing list is still going!

I know there are a lot of McGillivray researchers in particular on this list, so hoping to make some progress on that family if I can.

Jeanette


Roll Call -- Gillespie, Bell, McGillivray, White or Whyte, McDermid, Heyman

Jeanette Kennedy
 

I'm a bit late to join in the roll call but am interested in finding others with interests in these families:

Gillespie & Bell
John Gillespie b. Abt 1777 m. Catherine Bell b. Abt 1805
They moved to Canada. 
No good info on their parents. Speculate maybe John Bell and Catherine McNiven as Catherine's parents but other trees attribute other parents to her.

White & McGillivray (and McDermid, Heyman)
John White b. Abt 1811 m. in 1830 Ann McGillivray b. Abt 1803
In marriage record John in Skibba and Ann in Ellister
They moved to Canada.
John White possible father, living with him in 1841 census:
James White b. Abt 1851 Kilchoman, d. 1856 Ballymenach, parents Finlay White and Jane Heyman
Possible sisters (daughters of James White): Catherine White m. Donald McIntyre and Flora White m. Duncan McIntyre (brothers)

Possible sisters to Ann McGillivray: Mary m. Alexander Jamieson and Effy (Euphemia) m. James McIntyre

Possible mother to Ann McGillivray: Euphemia Effy McTaggart (not sure that's her maiden name); she's living with possible sister Mary in 1851 (Mary's mother)

Glad this mailing list is still going!

I know there are a lot of McGillivray researchers in particular on this list, so hoping to make some progress on that family if I can.

Jeanette


Irwin-Carmichael Birthday Book - beginnning in Victoria County, Ontario, Canada

M. Diane Rogers
 

Hi, everyone, 

I've been participating in a Family History Challenge this month, mostly blogging about family treasures. Some of you will remember I published an index quite a long time ago to my great grandmother, Janet Carmichael's, Birthday Book. She was from the area of Islay, Ontario, Canada and in 1881 she and her husband, William Irwin, went west to live in what became Newdale, Manitoba. She was given the Book then, and many family members and friends signed it for her.
Her daughter, my grandmother Amy Irwin (married name, Scott), later kept the book up, so there are Manitoba and later British Columbia names and dates, even me! 

I've redone the list and published it on my blog. And I'm rescanning - carefully - all the Birthday Book pages. 

If you see a likely name, let me know. I'll send you a copy of the page. Most of the older entries have signatures. Some a little verse or message.


Diane 
M. Diane Rogers 
CanadaGenealogy, or, Jane's Your Aunt: https://canadagenealogy.blogspot.com/ 


Re: Mysteries and other novels set on Islay?

Sharee Hughes
 

What a great idea, Rosemary. I hadn't thought of that, since the libraries are all closed. But I definitely will check that out. I have already read the other two ad enjoyed them both. I liked the cat one better than The Peat Dead.

Sharee

On Tue, May 12, 2020 at 6:12 AM Rosemary Abbey <roseabbmaillist@...> wrote:
It might be worth checking out your local library to see if they have a copy that you could borrow and read.
A local library not far from where I live has a copy, so once libraries open again, I will be placing a reservation on the title.

On Tue, May 12, 2020 at 12:48 AM Sharee Hughes <shareehughes1@...> wrote:
Where so you live, Carolyn? If you're i the US, maybe you could loan it out to people. Book rate isn't very expensive to mail. I's be willing to pay for you to send it to me. then maybe someone else would like to read it and we can pass it around. Sound like a winner? The Peat Dead was a pretty interesting story and I just started the other one  that now has a new name.

Sharee

On Mon, May 11, 2020 at 5:17 AM Carolyn Harmon <charmon59@...> wrote:
Sorry..I've had a copy for years. Plan to read again.

On Sun, May 10, 2020 at 12:46 PM Sharee Hughes <shareehughes1@...> wrote:
Amazon has a copy of that book for $112.87. A little steep for my blood. Must be rare.

Sharee

On Sun, May 10, 2020 at 11:14 AM Carolyn Harmon <charmon59@...> wrote:
The Last Letter  Margaret Pemberton


Re: Mysteries and other novels set on Islay?

Rosemary Abbey
 

It might be worth checking out your local library to see if they have a copy that you could borrow and read.
A local library not far from where I live has a copy, so once libraries open again, I will be placing a reservation on the title.


On Tue, May 12, 2020 at 12:48 AM Sharee Hughes <shareehughes1@...> wrote:
Where so you live, Carolyn? If you're i the US, maybe you could loan it out to people. Book rate isn't very expensive to mail. I's be willing to pay for you to send it to me. then maybe someone else would like to read it and we can pass it around. Sound like a winner? The Peat Dead was a pretty interesting story and I just started the other one  that now has a new name.

Sharee

On Mon, May 11, 2020 at 5:17 AM Carolyn Harmon <charmon59@...> wrote:
Sorry..I've had a copy for years. Plan to read again.

On Sun, May 10, 2020 at 12:46 PM Sharee Hughes <shareehughes1@...> wrote:
Amazon has a copy of that book for $112.87. A little steep for my blood. Must be rare.

Sharee

On Sun, May 10, 2020 at 11:14 AM Carolyn Harmon <charmon59@...> wrote:
The Last Letter  Margaret Pemberton


Re: Mysteries and other novels set on Islay?

Carolyn Harmon
 

Maybe once I have a chance to read it again..I'm in the middle of a couple of projects so it will probably be a couple of wees.

On Mon, May 11, 2020 at 9:48 AM Sharee Hughes <shareehughes1@...> wrote:
Where so you live, Carolyn? If you're i the US, maybe you could loan it out to people. Book rate isn't very expensive to mail. I's be willing to pay for you to send it to me. then maybe someone else would like to read it and we can pass it around. Sound like a winner? The Peat Dead was a pretty interesting story and I just started the other one  that now has a new name.

Sharee

On Mon, May 11, 2020 at 5:17 AM Carolyn Harmon <charmon59@...> wrote:
Sorry..I've had a copy for years. Plan to read again.

On Sun, May 10, 2020 at 12:46 PM Sharee Hughes <shareehughes1@...> wrote:
Amazon has a copy of that book for $112.87. A little steep for my blood. Must be rare.

Sharee

On Sun, May 10, 2020 at 11:14 AM Carolyn Harmon <charmon59@...> wrote:
The Last Letter  Margaret Pemberton


Re: Mysteries and other novels set on Islay?

Sharee Hughes
 

Where so you live, Carolyn? If you're i the US, maybe you could loan it out to people. Book rate isn't very expensive to mail. I's be willing to pay for you to send it to me. then maybe someone else would like to read it and we can pass it around. Sound like a winner? The Peat Dead was a pretty interesting story and I just started the other one  that now has a new name.

Sharee

On Mon, May 11, 2020 at 5:17 AM Carolyn Harmon <charmon59@...> wrote:
Sorry..I've had a copy for years. Plan to read again.

On Sun, May 10, 2020 at 12:46 PM Sharee Hughes <shareehughes1@...> wrote:
Amazon has a copy of that book for $112.87. A little steep for my blood. Must be rare.

Sharee

On Sun, May 10, 2020 at 11:14 AM Carolyn Harmon <charmon59@...> wrote:
The Last Letter  Margaret Pemberton


Re: Mysteries and other novels set on Islay?

Carolyn Harmon
 

Sorry..I've had a copy for years. Plan to read again.

On Sun, May 10, 2020 at 12:46 PM Sharee Hughes <shareehughes1@...> wrote:
Amazon has a copy of that book for $112.87. A little steep for my blood. Must be rare.

Sharee

On Sun, May 10, 2020 at 11:14 AM Carolyn Harmon <charmon59@...> wrote:
The Last Letter  Margaret Pemberton


Re: Mysteries and other novels set on Islay?

Sharee Hughes
 

Thanks for that nfo. I will get it as soon as I have finished The Peat dead.

Sharee

On Sun, May 10, 2020 at 12:31 PM <bqbarnard@...> wrote:
Above Suspicion is available on Kindle for $5.99 under its new title Who Would Suspect! 


Re: Mysteries and other novels set on Islay?

bqbarnard@...
 

Above Suspicion is available on Kindle for $5.99 under its new title Who Would Suspect! 


Re: Mysteries and other novels set on Islay?

Sharee Hughes
 

Amazon has a copy of that book for $112.87. A little steep for my blood. Must be rare.

Sharee

On Sun, May 10, 2020 at 11:14 AM Carolyn Harmon <charmon59@...> wrote:
The Last Letter  Margaret Pemberton


Re: Mysteries and other novels set on Islay?

Sharee Hughes
 

I'm about 1/2 way through ow. It's very interesting. The writing style is very different from American writers--at east  a lot different from mine. I write 3 series: one is a private investigator series based in Hawaii and the other two are :cozy" mysteries, one that takes place in Florida, one in Oregon.

I visited Islay quite a few years ago (2003) with some friends. We stayed a a B&B on a farm near Port Ellen--right by the beach. I can't remember the name of it. I looked online to try to find it but the only farmhouse B&B I could find was Kentraw Farm and that is in the wrong place. Anyway,  I'm glad I had that opportunity to go there because that makes me familiar enough with Port Ellen, Bowmore, and Port Charlotte and the museum there that I know what they're talking about.

I wanted to get Above Suspicion as well, but it was not available or Kindle and I didnt want to send the money for the print edition.

Sharee



On Sun, May 10, 2020 at 9:14 AM Merle Duncan <clanduncan@...> wrote:

Thanks, Diane. It’s ordered.

Merle

 

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From: Sharee Hughes
Sent: Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:30 AM
To: Islay@scotland-genealogy.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Islay] Mysteries and other novels set on Islay?

 

Okay, everyone, you might want to read this book. I ordered it this afternoon for my Kindle and I've read about a third of it. But I have to quit nwo and go to bed. Interesting read.

 

I write mysteries myself, so enjoy reading them as well.  

 

Thanks again, Diane, for mentioning this book.

 

Sharee

 

On Sat, May 9, 2020 at 3:33 PM M. Diane Rogers <diane_rogers@...> wrote:

I just noticed a mystery book set on Islay - The Peat Dead by by Allan Martin. I think I'll read this one.

And I know of another - Above Suspicion by The Mulgray Twins. Has anyone read either? 

Are there other #fiction books we could be reading to learn more about Islay? Past and present. 

Not off topic as a review said The Peat Dead was " so redolent of its island setting that you practically smell the peat and whisky on the pages.” – Douglas Skelton". Seems good for these isolated and distanced days.

Hoping you and yours are all well. Take care everyone.
Diane 
M. Diane Rogers

 


Re: Mysteries and other novels set on Islay?

Carolyn Harmon
 

The Last Letter  Margaret Pemberton


Re: Mysteries and other novels set on Islay?

Merle Duncan
 

Thanks, Diane. It’s ordered.

Merle

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Sharee Hughes
Sent: Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:30 AM
To: Islay@scotland-genealogy.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Islay] Mysteries and other novels set on Islay?

 

Okay, everyone, you might want to read this book. I ordered it this afternoon for my Kindle and I've read about a third of it. But I have to quit nwo and go to bed. Interesting read.

 

I write mysteries myself, so enjoy reading them as well.  

 

Thanks again, Diane, for mentioning this book.

 

Sharee

 

On Sat, May 9, 2020 at 3:33 PM M. Diane Rogers <diane_rogers@...> wrote:

I just noticed a mystery book set on Islay - The Peat Dead by by Allan Martin. I think I'll read this one.

And I know of another - Above Suspicion by The Mulgray Twins. Has anyone read either? 

Are there other #fiction books we could be reading to learn more about Islay? Past and present. 

Not off topic as a review said The Peat Dead was " so redolent of its island setting that you practically smell the peat and whisky on the pages.” – Douglas Skelton". Seems good for these isolated and distanced days.

Hoping you and yours are all well. Take care everyone.
Diane 
M. Diane Rogers

 


Re: Mysteries and other novels set on Islay?

Sharee Hughes
 

Okay, everyone, you might want to read this book. I ordered it this afternoon for my Kindle and I've read about a third of it. But I have to quit nwo and go to bed. Interesting read.

I write mysteries myself, so enjoy reading them as well.  

Thanks again, Diane, for mentioning this book.

Sharee

On Sat, May 9, 2020 at 3:33 PM M. Diane Rogers <diane_rogers@...> wrote:
I just noticed a mystery book set on Islay - The Peat Dead by by Allan Martin. I think I'll read this one.

And I know of another - Above Suspicion by The Mulgray Twins. Has anyone read either? 

Are there other #fiction books we could be reading to learn more about Islay? Past and present. 
Not off topic as a review said The Peat Dead was " so redolent of its island setting that you practically smell the peat and whisky on the pages.” – Douglas Skelton". Seems good for these isolated and distanced days.

Hoping you and yours are all well. Take care everyone.
Diane 
M. Diane Rogers


Re: Mysteries and other novels set on Islay?

Sharee Hughes
 

Thanks for this, Diane. I just ordered The Peat Dead for my Kindle.

Sharee

On Sat, May 9, 2020 at 3:33 PM M. Diane Rogers <diane_rogers@...> wrote:
I just noticed a mystery book set on Islay - The Peat Dead by by Allan Martin. I think I'll read this one.

And I know of another - Above Suspicion by The Mulgray Twins. Has anyone read either? 

Are there other #fiction books we could be reading to learn more about Islay? Past and present. 
Not off topic as a review said The Peat Dead was " so redolent of its island setting that you practically smell the peat and whisky on the pages.” – Douglas Skelton". Seems good for these isolated and distanced days.

Hoping you and yours are all well. Take care everyone.
Diane 
M. Diane Rogers


Mysteries and other novels set on Islay?

M. Diane Rogers
 

I just noticed a mystery book set on Islay - The Peat Dead by by Allan Martin. I think I'll read this one.

And I know of another - Above Suspicion by The Mulgray Twins. Has anyone read either? 

Are there other #fiction books we could be reading to learn more about Islay? Past and present. 
Not off topic as a review said The Peat Dead was " so redolent of its island setting that you practically smell the peat and whisky on the pages.” – Douglas Skelton". Seems good for these isolated and distanced days.

Hoping you and yours are all well. Take care everyone.
Diane 
M. Diane Rogers


Re: Roll Call

Russ McGillivray
 

Ryan,

Glad to see another Islay McGilvray who has the surname. I hope you  are considering taking the Y-700 DNA test at FamilyTreeDNA so we can find out how the Islay McGillivrays are related.

I made an Islay McGilvray database around 2007 which is/was on Rootsweb.

I have that Archibald was the son of Neil and Marion Lamont, though I also note that Archibald’s death registration has his mother as Mary McNeil. Neil and Marion had a son Duncan which concurs with him being John’s uncle.

Since Angus is not in the 1841 census I concluded that Neil and Angus are one and the same person.

Mary had an illegitimate son John who died young in 1863. Archibald registered the death and the father is not named.

You likely also know that Marion died in 1863 at Bowmore; again Archibald was the informant.

 

Russ McGillivray

 

 

From: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io [mailto:Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io] On Behalf Of mcwritersblock via groups.io
Sent: Friday, May 1, 2020 11:54 PM
To: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: [Islay] Roll Call

 

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


McGilvray et al

Mac
 

Hello Ryan.  I don't know if I can be of much help to you.  I found a small cluster of McGilvays following the mariage of Mary MacKenzie and Alexander Brown about 1806.  A granddaughter, Marion Brown, married Neil McGilvray.  I have a few names for the next two generations but, unfortunately no dates.
Do you have any details on your Campbell ancestor?  I am particularly interested in Flora Campbell, 1753-1848.  I have never been able to find a link to her.


Roll Call

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