Messages gleaned from the RootsWeb Islay Mailing List
12.22.1998 These Islay names are the ones I am searching:
Neil McNiven m ca 1786 Flory McDonald
Alexander McNiven m 10 Dec 1819 Esther Niven; Alexander disappears after
1851 Scotland census, Esther dies after 1871 census Ontario,Canada
Isabella McNiven m ca 1857 Duncan Brown, Isabella dies 9 Feb 1905 Michigan,
Duncan dies 18 July 1898 Michigan
Duncan Brown's parents were Peter Brown m 31 Aug 1808 Effie Currie, they
both died after 1851 in Ontario, Canada
Peter Brown's parents were John Brown and Flora McAlpin
Effie Currie's parents were John Currie and Florence Kelly
Florence Kelly's father was Malcolm Kelly
I do have some more information as to dates and siblings. I am particularly interested in finding out when my ancestors went to Canada. I look forward to hearing from anyone on our list who feels we connect and/or has any information for me------I will greatly appreciate hearing from you. Barbara Stone
12.22.1998 I have been doing
research on my GILCHRIST line for a few years now and have found out the following: I have
2 lines of GILCHRISTs that go back to ISLAY.
In 1853 James GILCHRIST immigrated to Thorah township, Ontario county, Ontario with his wife Mary Hunter and children Isabella, Donald, Florah, Neil and Iarmeh. They had Ewen Hunter, Duncan, James and Esther after settling in Ontario. Living with them at the time of the 1861 census was Lauchlan Gilchrist, a labourer of 13 years who was born in Scotland. James was a farmer. James GILCHRIST and Mary Hunter were married January 21, 1841 in
Kildalton, Islay. I believe that James was the son of Donald Gilchrist
and Bell Cameron who were living in Taycarmagon when James was baptised in 1803.
This is where the second GILCHRIST line comes in. Mary Hunter was the daughter of Lachlan Hunter and Flora GILCHRIST. Lachlan and Flora were married in Gleneigadale in 1810. Flora died in Glenaegadale in 1881 at the age of 90. Her parents were Ronald GILCHRIST and Janet McCuaig. I would love to hear from anyone who is researching the same lines.
Researching the ancestors of my family that
came to Canada from Islay - the
families McAllister, McQueen and Buie. Would love to share and compare info
with anyone else doing the same.
Thanks! Shelley Hilton