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McEwan - 1881 Census location

jkath@...
 

Hi

I’m hoping for some help in finding a location listed in the 1881 Census for William McEwan and his wife Catherine (nee Niven/McNiven). The address listed on the 1881 transcription on Ancestry has the address as Goirteau Cottar'S Ho. I’ve tried looking at the ordnance survey maps via the National Library of Scotland website but I’m not having much luck. I would really appreciate any advice.

Thanks in advance

Jessica

 

William McEwan

 in the 1881 Scotland Census

Name:

William McEwan

Age:

67

Estimated Birth Year:

abt 1814

Relationship:

Head

Spouse's name :

Catherine McEwan

Gender:

Male

Where born:

Kilchoman G, Argyle

Registration Number:

540

Registration District:

Kilchoman

Civil Parish:

Kilchoman

County:

Argyll

Address:

Goirteau Cottar'S Ho

Occupation:

Ag. Lab.

ED:

7

Household Schedule Number:

5

Line:

10

Roll:

cssct1881_156

Household Members:

Name

Age

William McEwan

67

Catherine McEwan

66

Margret McEwan

34

Source Citation

Parish: Kilchoman; ED: 7; Page: 1; Line: 10; Roll: cssct1881_156

Source Information

Ancestry.com. 1881 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.


Re: Currie / McVurich - please help

Embleton House
 

Thank you for the idea! I might give that a whirl

 

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From: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io <Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io> On Behalf Of Valorie Zimmerman
Sent: January 28, 2021 7:46 PM
To: Islay@scotland-genealogy.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Islay] Currie / McVurich - please help

 

What can work is *writing it up!* Look at a family, or a person, note carefully the records and if you want more people to read your post -- include some images. You can screenshot some records so that only the part pertaining to your family or person is shown. Introduce the person/family, summarize the facts and supporting evidence, and explain why your ancestor is not the same person as someone with the same name in the neighboring town/county/state, or whatever the wrong "facts" are being stated without evidence. 

 

You don't need a website -- there are lots of places to post your proof statement. Your genealogy society might have a blog, or journal, or maybe it's easiest to just start up a free blog and do it there. Blogger and Wordpress are both free and easy to set up. Mine is at https://genweblog.blogspot.com/. I still get contacts from cousins from old posts! Some people even write short posts on Twitter!

 

Valorie

 

On Thu, Jan 28, 2021 at 1:12 PM Embleton House <ehouse@...> wrote:

I agree years ago in ignorance I took a lot of family records as gospel until I started searching around. I think s lot of others did as well. Unfortunately those files that were posted cannot be changed now as far as I know.

Faith

 

Embleton House B&B

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5203 52 Street

Yellowknife, NT.

Canada, X1A 1T8

Ph: 1-867-873-2892 Ext: 0

Ph: Toll free in North America: 1-888-909-5203

Fax: 1-867-873-4927

 

 

From: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io <Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dona Findlay via groups.io
Sent: January 20, 2021 1:06 PM
To: Islay@scotland-genealogy.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Islay] Currie / McVurich - please help

 

Well said Iain !

 

On 20 Jan 2021, at 17:41, Iain MacIntosh <iainmacintosh75@...> wrote:

Have you an original official source for this assumption . I have come across so many Ancestry trees which have just copied unsubstantiated information without going back to original records for verification.  My family in other trees have some whoppers! 🙄

 

Iain Macintosh 

 

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Re: John Sinclair Sarah Jamieson + Minto township, Ontario

Julie Prusila <julie.prusila@...>
 

I’m interested. Alexander Sinclair married Nanny McLellan, my second great grand aunt. Knowing more would help clarify my tree. 

Julie Prusila
Nee Barnard born in Mount Forest 
613-447-2377

On Jan 28, 2021, at 8:53 PM, tsinclair@... wrote:

Hello Robinson!
I have a LOT of this Sinclair family information for you!   I have John's birth year as either 1782 or 1786, depending on the census.  Sarah,b. 4June,1788.  She was the daughter of William Jamieson and Betty Sweet.  John and Sarah (aka Marion) had the following children:
1.  Archibald,  Jan. 20,1813,  Killinian (m. Elizabeth MacIntyre in Ontario)
2.  Alice, 8 Feb.1814, Killinian 
3.  Duncan, 4 Nov. 1816, Bowmore
4.  Alexander, 17Oct. 1820 Bowmore
5.  John,29 July, 1822, Upper Killinian
6.  Donald, 9May, 1824,  Bowmore
7.   Robert, 20 Aug. 1827, Upper Killinian
8.  Catherine, 18 Dec. 1829, Upper Killinian

I believe Archibald  emigrated first.  The rest of the family were still on Islay for the 1841 census - but in Kilchoman parish.  -  John55, Marion 50, Elizabeth 25,     Alexander 20, John 15, Donald 15, Robert 13, Catherine 10.   Plus 4 MacDearmid children:   Ann 6, Marion 4, Duncan2, and Mary 1month.   I think they were Elizabeth's children.  And I also think that the name of Alice and Elizabeth were interchangeable.

I have found a couple  of books with some info written about this family.  By all accounts the sons were big men and very musical.    All six of the sons took up land in Minto township, where they all farmed, except for John, who moved to  neighbouring Erin Township where his wife's MacLean family also settled.  A very good friend of mine is John's descendant, and he is also a strapping big and musical man.   Which of the brothers  is your ancestor?  I can give you a lot of info about any one of them, but perhaps we can leave that discussion between us, unless there are others who are interested in this particular family.

Now, back to John's father -  The Sinclairs on Islay (and much of Argyllshire) were known by the name of McNokaird (various spellings) before approx. 1750.  But they predate parish birth and marriage records, so I'm very interested to learn the source of that information which says his father was born in March of 1740.  Did Geni give his first name?  I think I have the names of all the McNokairds on Islay from old tenant lists, etc. and the names of the farms where they lived.  I'd be very interested to know John's father's name so that I can finally bridge the gap.  

I hope some of this is helpful.
Toni


Re: John Sinclair Sarah Jamieson

Sinclair Robinson <SinclairRobinson@...>
 

Hello: I know Bethel Cemetery. My great-grandparents are buried there, and, as you say, many other pioneers from Islay. But I wanted to find more information on the father and mother of John Sinclair, who died in Wellington County, but is not buried there, especially about the name McNoraid. Sinclair Robinson

 

om: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io <Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sue Visser
Sent: January 28, 2021 5:30 PM
To: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Islay] John Sinclair Sarah Jamieson

 

[External Email]

I’ve photographed a number of gravestones at Bethel Cemetery, Arthur Twp, ON.  Many Ileach from Minto and Arthur townships are buried here.  If you want a photo, please let me know.

Sue Visser

 

 

 

From: Sinclair Robinson

Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2021 4:51 PM

Subject: [Islay] John Sinclair Sarah Jamieson

 

Hello: My great-great-grandparents were John Sinclair 1779-1859 and Sarah (Marrion) Jamieson born 1790. They were married on April 25 1811 in Killarrow. They do not appear as infants in the baptism list that was just sent around. Three of their children do. John and Sarah, and most if not all of their children, emigrated to Canada. They settled in Arthur and Minto Townships, Wellington County. The Geni site gives John’s father as Sinclair (McNoraid), born in March 1740. McNoraid, McNokeard, etc. appear to be the name of the Islay Sinclairs, before they all changed their name to Sinclair. Any assistance or clues to help me explore further would be welcome.  Sinclair Robinson

 

 

 

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Re: Currie / McVurich - please help

 

What can work is *writing it up!* Look at a family, or a person, note carefully the records and if you want more people to read your post -- include some images. You can screenshot some records so that only the part pertaining to your family or person is shown. Introduce the person/family, summarize the facts and supporting evidence, and explain why your ancestor is not the same person as someone with the same name in the neighboring town/county/state, or whatever the wrong "facts" are being stated without evidence. 

You don't need a website -- there are lots of places to post your proof statement. Your genealogy society might have a blog, or journal, or maybe it's easiest to just start up a free blog and do it there. Blogger and Wordpress are both free and easy to set up. Mine is at https://genweblog.blogspot.com/. I still get contacts from cousins from old posts! Some people even write short posts on Twitter!

Valorie

On Thu, Jan 28, 2021 at 1:12 PM Embleton House <ehouse@...> wrote:

I agree years ago in ignorance I took a lot of family records as gospel until I started searching around. I think s lot of others did as well. Unfortunately those files that were posted cannot be changed now as far as I know.

Faith

 

Embleton House B&B

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5203 52 Street

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Ph: 1-867-873-2892 Ext: 0

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Fax: 1-867-873-4927

 

 

From: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io <Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dona Findlay via groups.io
Sent: January 20, 2021 1:06 PM
To: Islay@scotland-genealogy.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Islay] Currie / McVurich - please help

 

Well said Iain !



On 20 Jan 2021, at 17:41, Iain MacIntosh <iainmacintosh75@...> wrote:

Have you an original official source for this assumption . I have come across so many Ancestry trees which have just copied unsubstantiated information without going back to original records for verification.  My family in other trees have some whoppers! 🙄

 

Iain Macintosh 

 
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Re: John Sinclair Sarah Jamieson + Minto township, Ontario

tsinclair@...
 

Hello Robinson!
I have a LOT of this Sinclair family information for you!   I have John's birth year as either 1782 or 1786, depending on the census.  Sarah,b. 4June,1788.  She was the daughter of William Jamieson and Betty Sweet.  John and Sarah (aka Marion) had the following children:
1.  Archibald,  Jan. 20,1813,  Killinian (m. Elizabeth MacIntyre in Ontario)
2.  Alice, 8 Feb.1814, Killinian 
3.  Duncan, 4 Nov. 1816, Bowmore
4.  Alexander, 17Oct. 1820 Bowmore
5.  John,29 July, 1822, Upper Killinian
6.  Donald, 9May, 1824,  Bowmore
7.   Robert, 20 Aug. 1827, Upper Killinian
8.  Catherine, 18 Dec. 1829, Upper Killinian

I believe Archibald  emigrated first.  The rest of the family were still on Islay for the 1841 census - but in Kilchoman parish.  -  John55, Marion 50, Elizabeth 25,     Alexander 20, John 15, Donald 15, Robert 13, Catherine 10.   Plus 4 MacDearmid children:   Ann 6, Marion 4, Duncan2, and Mary 1month.   I think they were Elizabeth's children.  And I also think that the name of Alice and Elizabeth were interchangeable.

I have found a couple  of books with some info written about this family.  By all accounts the sons were big men and very musical.    All six of the sons took up land in Minto township, where they all farmed, except for John, who moved to  neighbouring Erin Township where his wife's MacLean family also settled.  A very good friend of mine is John's descendant, and he is also a strapping big and musical man.   Which of the brothers  is your ancestor?  I can give you a lot of info about any one of them, but perhaps we can leave that discussion between us, unless there are others who are interested in this particular family.

Now, back to John's father -  The Sinclairs on Islay (and much of Argyllshire) were known by the name of McNokaird (various spellings) before approx. 1750.  But they predate parish birth and marriage records, so I'm very interested to learn the source of that information which says his father was born in March of 1740.  Did Geni give his first name?  I think I have the names of all the McNokairds on Islay from old tenant lists, etc. and the names of the farms where they lived.  I'd be very interested to know John's father's name so that I can finally bridge the gap.  

I hope some of this is helpful.
Toni


Transcriptions from Bethel Cemetery, Arthur Twp, Ontario, CAN

Sue Visser
 

Islay folks buried in Bethel Cemetery.  Please note that many of the stones at Bethel cannot be read so the list is likely incomplete.
 
Sue Visser


Re: John Sinclair Sarah Jamieson

Sue Visser
 

I’ve photographed a number of gravestones at Bethel Cemetery, Arthur Twp, ON.  Many Ileach from Minto and Arthur townships are buried here.  If you want a photo, please let me know.
Sue Visser
 
 
 

From: Sinclair Robinson
Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2021 4:51 PM
To: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io ; Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io Group Moderators
Subject: [Islay] John Sinclair Sarah Jamieson
 

Hello: My great-great-grandparents were John Sinclair 1779-1859 and Sarah (Marrion) Jamieson born 1790. They were married on April 25 1811 in Killarrow. They do not appear as infants in the baptism list that was just sent around. Three of their children do. John and Sarah, and most if not all of their children, emigrated to Canada. They settled in Arthur and Minto Townships, Wellington County. The Geni site gives John’s father as Sinclair (McNoraid), born in March 1740. McNoraid, McNokeard, etc. appear to be the name of the Islay Sinclairs, before they all changed their name to Sinclair. Any assistance or clues to help me explore further would be welcome.  Sinclair Robinson

 

 


Re: Parents of Dugald Currie

Iain MacIntosh <iainmacintosh75@...>
 

You can find the dates of their baptism in Steve Gilchrist’s web pages on Rootsweb:   http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~steve/islay/opr/text/Argyll%20Bowmore%20Killarow_Baptisms_1763-1819(2).txt

 

Regards

 

Iain MacIntosh


John Sinclair Sarah Jamieson

Sinclair Robinson <SinclairRobinson@...>
 

Hello: My great-great-grandparents were John Sinclair 1779-1859 and Sarah (Marrion) Jamieson born 1790. They were married on April 25 1811 in Killarrow. They do not appear as infants in the baptism list that was just sent around. Three of their children do. John and Sarah, and most if not all of their children, emigrated to Canada. They settled in Arthur and Minto Townships, Wellington County. The Geni site gives John’s father as Sinclair (McNoraid), born in March 1740. McNoraid, McNokeard, etc. appear to be the name of the Islay Sinclairs, before they all changed their name to Sinclair. Any assistance or clues to help me explore further would be welcome.  Sinclair Robinson

 

 


Re: Currie / McVurich - please help

Lynn Seamark
 

AND… It does no good to politely question the owner of the trees of the unsubstantiated information. They point fingers or ignore.  I even tried the blunt force – So… you have in your tree that my great great grandfather was as bigamist with 3 wives, 32 children in different states and several – even after he died.  Is it possible your information is incorrect? crickets

 

Lynn Seamark

 

On 20 Jan 2021, at 17:41, Iain MacIntosh <iainmacintosh75@...> wrote:

Have you an original official source for this assumption . I have come across so many Ancestry trees which have just copied unsubstantiated information without going back to original records for verification.  My family in other trees have some whoppers! 🙄

 

Iain Macintosh 

 

 


Re: Currie / McVurich - please help

Embleton House
 

I agree years ago in ignorance I took a lot of family records as gospel until I started searching around. I think s lot of others did as well. Unfortunately those files that were posted cannot be changed now as far as I know.

Faith

 

Embleton House B&B

Licence # 009-002809

5203 52 Street

Yellowknife, NT.

Canada, X1A 1T8

Ph: 1-867-873-2892 Ext: 0

Ph: Toll free in North America: 1-888-909-5203

Fax: 1-867-873-4927

 

 

From: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io <Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dona Findlay via groups.io
Sent: January 20, 2021 1:06 PM
To: Islay@scotland-genealogy.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Islay] Currie / McVurich - please help

 

Well said Iain !



On 20 Jan 2021, at 17:41, Iain MacIntosh <iainmacintosh75@...> wrote:

Have you an original official source for this assumption . I have come across so many Ancestry trees which have just copied unsubstantiated information without going back to original records for verification.  My family in other trees have some whoppers! 🙄

 

Iain Macintosh 

 

 

 


Re: Parents of Dugald Currie

Helen Hall
 

Iain,

Many thanks for baptismal records .

Had seen them before but never knew what parents I was looking for.

Helen

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

 

 


Re: Parents of Dugald Currie

Helen Hall
 

Thanks Sue for your reply. Also leads on 2 deaths .

Helen

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Iain MacIntosh
Sent: Friday, 29 January 2021 3:33 AM
To: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Islay] Parents of Dugald Currie

 

The dates of baptismsare at Steve Gilchrist’s Data pages:

 

http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~steve/islay/opr/text/Argyll%20Bowmore%20Killarow_Baptisms_1763-1819(2).txt

 

Regards

 

Iain MacIntosh

 

From: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io <Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sue Visser
Sent: 28 January 2021 13:46
To: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Islay] Parents of Dugald Currie

 

Hi – I’m not related.

Sue Visser

 

 

In Islay death transcriptions (you should to go to the source to verify)

Surname, Given name, Date of death, age, Husband, Father, Mother, Informant, Cause, Place

 

Currie

Catherine

4 Nov 1860

63

Torry

Currie

John

Kelley

Flora

James Torry - Son

Inflamation

Port Ellen

 

Currie

Effie

9 Jan 1874

84

McCallum

Peter

Currie

John

Kelley

Flora

Dugald Currie-Brother

Old Age

Lotts

 

 

 

 

From: Helen Hall

Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2021 4:33 AM

Subject: Re: [Islay] Parents of Dugald Currie

 

Tonight after much searching have found the parents of my Dugald Currie

John Curry or Currie and Florence or Flora Kelly m 30 Nov 1790 , Killarrow

Children all born Killarrow

Effie b 1793

Catharine b 1797

Ann b 1800

Florence b 1802

John  b 1803

Dugald b 1807

Any links to the family now

 

 

 


Re: Parents of Dugald Currie

Iain MacIntosh
 

The dates of baptismsare at Steve Gilchrist’s Data pages:

 

http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~steve/islay/opr/text/Argyll%20Bowmore%20Killarow_Baptisms_1763-1819(2).txt

 

Regards

 

Iain MacIntosh

 

From: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io <Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sue Visser
Sent: 28 January 2021 13:46
To: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Islay] Parents of Dugald Currie

 

Hi – I’m not related.

Sue Visser

 

 

In Islay death transcriptions (you should to go to the source to verify)

Surname, Given name, Date of death, age, Husband, Father, Mother, Informant, Cause, Place

 

Currie

Catherine

4 Nov 1860

63

Torry

Currie

John

Kelley

Flora

James Torry - Son

Inflamation

Port Ellen

 

Currie

Effie

9 Jan 1874

84

McCallum

Peter

Currie

John

Kelley

Flora

Dugald Currie-Brother

Old Age

Lotts

 

 

 

 

From: Helen Hall

Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2021 4:33 AM

Subject: Re: [Islay] Parents of Dugald Currie

 

Tonight after much searching have found the parents of my Dugald Currie

John Curry or Currie and Florence or Flora Kelly m 30 Nov 1790 , Killarrow

Children all born Killarrow

Effie b 1793

Catharine b 1797

Ann b 1800

Florence b 1802

John  b 1803

Dugald b 1807

Any links to the family now

 

 


Re: Parents of Dugald Currie

Sue Visser
 

Hi – I’m not related.
Sue Visser
 
 
In Islay death transcriptions (you should to go to the source to verify)
Surname, Given name, Date of death, age, Husband, Father, Mother, Informant, Cause, Place
 
Currie Catherine 4 Nov 1860 63 Torry
Currie John Kelley Flora James Torry - Son Inflamation Port Ellen
 
Currie Effie 9 Jan 1874 84 McCallum Peter Currie John Kelley Flora Dugald Currie-Brother Old Age Lotts
 
 
 
 

From: Helen Hall
Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2021 4:33 AM
To: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Islay] Parents of Dugald Currie
 

Tonight after much searching have found the parents of my Dugald Currie

John Curry or Currie and Florence or Flora Kelly m 30 Nov 1790 , Killarrow

Children all born Killarrow

Effie b 1793

Catharine b 1797

Ann b 1800

Florence b 1802

John  b 1803

Dugald b 1807

Any links to the family now

 

 


Re: Parents of Dugald Currie

Helen Hall
 

Tonight after much searching have found the parents of my Dugald Currie

John Curry or Currie and Florence or Flora Kelly m 30 Nov 1790 , Killarrow

Children all born Killarrow

Effie b 1793

Catharine b 1797

Ann b 1800

Florence b 1802

John  b 1803

Dugald b 1807

Any links to the family now

 

 


Re: Alex & Janet Currie

J LOCHRIDGE
 

I have Alex Currie married to Janet Dunlop in Islay married in 1881 but I don't have a daughter Margaret listed. Any further information may be helpful

Johan




------ Original Message ------
From: blines0325@...
To: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, 27 Jan, 21 At 22:46
Subject: [Islay] Alex & Janet Currie

Anyone have any info on an Alex and Janet Currie who had a daughter named Margaret Currie. She was born in 1899 (possibly '98) in Bowmore. Margaret is my grandmother and all I have are her parents names and would love more info about my great grandparents and further back if possible.



Re: Currie / McVurich - please help

Dona Findlay <dona.findlay@...>
 

Well said Iain !


On 20 Jan 2021, at 17:41, Iain MacIntosh <iainmacintosh75@...> wrote:

Have you an original official source for this assumption . I have come across so many Ancestry trees which have just copied unsubstantiated information without going back to original records for verification.  My family in other trees have some whoppers! 🙄


Iain Macintosh 




Alex & Janet Currie

blines0325@...
 

Anyone have any info on an Alex and Janet Currie who had a daughter named Margaret Currie. She was born in 1899 (possibly '98)  in Bowmore. Margaret is my grandmother and all I have are her parents names and would love more info about my great grandparents and further back if possible. 

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