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Crofts and Farms of the Isle of Islay

Compiled through the efforts of
Carol McRobb, MacGillespie & Richard Sheil

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KILMENY, KILARROW & BOWMORE PARISH

One

Finlaggan, Portaneilan, Baluive

Note: Bowmore became the main Parish and Kilchoman a Sub-Parish

KILCHOMAN PARISH

Bunanuilt, Bunult, Bunwilte

Carsable, Corsapoll, Corsapool

Conesby, Conisby, Conispie, Conispy, Cornispu, Konig's Bay

Two/Three

Coulabus, Coulibuss, Culabuss, Culabasa, Coullabus

Four

Cularsa, Cultensa

Gearrach, Gearach

Five

Greamsay, Greamsey

Gruinart, Grunart

Kindrachat, Kindrachad/Ballinaby

Kilchearan, Kilchiaran

Six

Kilchoman, Kilhowman

Kilanalan, Kilinalin, Kilnalin, Killanallan

Kilnave

Seven

Knoching

Liorabuss, Liribols, Lyrabus

Lower Half of Lorgba, Lower Lorgba

Octimore, Octomore

Eight

Octovulin

Port Charlotte, Skibba

Nine

Scarabus, Scarabuss, Scarrabuss, Scarrabus

Smaul, Smail

Sunderland

Tormisdale

Wankaniln

CROFTS/FARMS NAMES & OCCUPANTS

KILMENY, KILARROW & BOWMORE PARISH

ELLENYGANE - PORTANEILAN

STINSCHAW - FINLAGGAN

BALLOA -BALUIVE

1541

Donald McGillaspy

Crown Rentals of Islay

(MacGilleasbuig)

KILCHOMAN PARISH

BUNANUILT, BUNULT, BUNWILTE

1821

John Gillespie married Janet McNiven

1821 daughter Mary

1821 son Duncan

1822

Isabelle to Charles Currie

1822 son Alexander

1829 daughter Isabella

CARSABLE, CORSAPOL, CORSAPOOL,

1821-1836

Archibald married Mary McNiven

1823 son Peter

1825 son Malcolm

1828 daughter Mary

1830 son Alexander

1828

Archibald (Black Book of Islay)

1838

Archibald (Islay Agricultural Society)

1852

Archibald (Slater's Commercial Directory) -grazier

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CONESBY, CONISBY, CONISPIE, CONISPY, CORNISPU, KONIG'S BAY

1741

Archibald McGillespigh (Rent Rolls of Parish of Kilhowman) Konig's Bay

Dugald McGillespigh (Rent Rolls of Parish of Kilhowman) Konig's Bay

Duncan McGillespigh (Rent Rolls of Parish of Kilhowman) Konig's Bay

1780

Dugald (Crown Rentals of Islay)

Malcolm (Crown Rentals of Islay)

1812

Dugald (Crown Rentals of Islay)

Malcolm (Crown Rentals of Islay)

1817

Alexander Sr. (Crown Rentals of Islay)

Alexander Jr. (Crown Rentals of Islay)

Malcolm (Crown Rentals of Islay)

1820

Archibald dies age 27 yrs born 1793 - Son of Dugald (Index of Graves)

1822

Catharine married to Angus McNabb (To Canada in 1833)

1824

Catharine married Angus Bell

1824 son Duncan

1823 son John

1826 son John

1830 daughter Catharine

1824/25

Kilchiaran Clearance A & D Gillespy to Conisby

1812-1833

Dugald married Mary MacEachern 1812

1813 daughter Catharine born in Kilchiaran

1815 daughter Sarah born in Kilchiaran

1822 son Duncan born in Kilchiaran

1825 daughter Margaret born Kilchiaran (died young on Islay)

1828 daughter Ann born Conisby

1831 son Angus born Conisby

Family immigrated to Canada in 1833

1825

Alexander & Catharine Campbell

1825 son John

1834

Neil married Ann McNiven

1834 daughter Flora

1812

Donald married first wife circa 1812

1813 son Malcolm

1816 daughter Flora

1818

Donald married second wife, Isabella McVicar

1819 daughter Christina

1819 son Dugald

1820 son Robert

1822 son John

1824 daughter Margaret

1826 son Archibald

1827 daughter Christian

1828 son Angus

1829 son Duncan

1833 son Donald

1835 daughter Isabella (To Canada in 1835)

1837 daughter Catharine (Catharann, Elizabethann, Kate or Betsy)

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(Family immigrate to Canada)

CONISBY, KONIG'S BAY Cont.

1818-1836

Angus married to Nanny MacMillan

1819 son Archibald (Born Cattadale, Kilmeny Parish (Bowmore)..

1821 son Malcolm Kilchoman Parish

1823 daughter Nanny

1825 son Alexander

1828 Unnamed child born in Islay, died young)

1830 daughter Nancy

1831 daughter Mary

1836 son Dougald ( To Canada in 1837)

1837 son Duncan born in Mariposa Twp., Victoria Co. Upper Canada

1839 daughter Catharine

1842 daughter Flora

1844 son Alexander born in Thorah Twp. Ontario Co. Upper Canada

This family moved to Nottawasaga Twp. Sincoe Co. U.C. in the winter

of 1848 by sleigh across Lake Sincoe along with many of the Curries

of Victoria Co. settling near the town of Creemore, Ontario.

1822

Ann married to Malcolm Currie

1822 daughter Mary

1825 daughter Catharine

1827 daughter Ann

1829 son Hugh

1830 son Dugald

1832 son Peter

1825

Christian married to Alex MacLergen

1825 son Alexander

1825 daughter Christian

1826

Margaret married to Hector Johnston

1828

Alexander Sr. (Black Book of Islay)

Alexander Jr. (Black Book of Islay

Donald (Black Book of Islay)

Angus (Black Book of Islay)

1828

Ann married to Alex MacLaughlin

1828 daughter Flory Ann

1830 daughter Catharine

1833

Dugald & Mary (MacEachern) and family emigrate to Canada

1834

Neil married to Ann McNiven

1834 daughter Flora (Illegitimate)

1838-1842

Donald (Islay Agricultural Society)

1840

Alexander married to Catharine McLean

1840 a daughter Christian

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COULABUS, COULIBUSS, COULABUSS, CULABASA, CULABUS,

1812

Duncan (Crown Rentals of Islay)

1813

Duncan had brother Malcolm

1812-1828

Duncan had lands (Museum Notes)

1817

Duncan (Rental of Islay)

1821-1836

John married to Margaret McDermid

1822 unnamed

1823 son Alexander

1826 daughter Ann

1830 daughter Mary

1834 son Malcolm

1823

Donald married to Margaret MacMillan

1825 son Archibald

1829 daughter Margaret

1823

Duncan married to Margaret Gillespie

1823 daughter Isabella

1824 son Donald

1826 son John

1830

Mary Gillespie married to Coll Gillespie

CULTARSA, CULTENSA, CULTARSAY

1822

Christian married to Alex MacLean

1822 son Allan

1823 daughter Mary

1827

Archibald married to Mary Kennedy

1828 son Alexander

1830 son Robert

1832 daughter Mary

1835 son Donald

GEARRACH, GEARACH

1821-1836

John married to Catharine Bell

1827 son Duncan (See Kindrachat for rest of family)

1822

Margaret to Alex MacVarran (MacVarran(t) (Morrison)

1822 daughter Mary

1824 son Archibald

1826 son Archibald

1828 daughter Margaret

1830 daughter Christian

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GREAMSAY, GREAMSEY

1822

Catharine married to John Ferguson

1828 son John

1830 son John

1830 daughter Marrion

GRUINART, GRUNART

1774

Donald (Crown Rentals of Islay)

1779

Donald (Crown Rentals of Islay)

1780

Donald (Crown Rentals of Islay)

John

Angus

Alexander Sr.

Archibald

Angus Jr.

1791

Dugald born, son of Duncan? (Museum Notes)

1812

Archibald fields in Gruinart (Crown Rentals)

1821

Alexander married to Catharine Gillespie

1821 son Alexander (Probably died young)

1821-1831

Archibald married to Janet McDermid

1822 daughter Catharine

1824 daughter Mary

1826 a son

1829 daughter Margaret

1831 daughter Ann

1823-1832

Donald married to Catharine MacMillan

1823 daughter Catharine

1827 daughter Mary

1832 son Duncan

1842

Alexander died aged 62 born 1780?

Mary his daughter?

KINDRACHAT, KINDRACHAD, BALLINABY

1821-1824

John married to Nanny MacCarmaig

1822 son Dugald

1824 daughter Nanny

1826

John married to Catharine Bell

son Duncan born in Gearach (md. Mary Bell)

1829 daughter Mary (did not go to Canada md. James Brown)

1831 son Angus b. Skibba (md. Sarah McLellan)

1833 daughter Margaret

1835 daughter Christian

1837 son John

1838 daughter Jean

1840 daughter Katherine

1841 daughter Flora

1843 daughter Rachel

1849 son Archibald

1851

John, his wife Catharine Bell and family

To Canada (Third List of Islay People)

This family sailed for Canada in 1851 & arrived in Halifax in the fall of the

year. They settled in Minto Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario near Harriston.

Duncan, Angus and John then moved to the Dakota Territory in 1888 &

settled in Harriston Township, near the town of Minto in North Dakota.

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KILCHIARAN, KILCHEARAN

1812

Dugald married to Mary MacEachern

1813 daughter Catharine

1815 daughter Sarah

1822 son Duncan

1825 daughter Margaret (Died young in Islay)

1828 daughter Ann (born in Conisby)

1831 son Angus (born in Conisby)

1833 Family of Dugald and Mary MacEachern to Canada

1816

D & A Gillespy to Kilchiaran (Clearance)

1817

Dugald (Rentals of Islay)

Archibald (Rentals of Islay)

1824

Dugald married to Marion Baxter Note: Not the Dugald above

Note: Not the Dugald above

1824 daughter Margaret

1826 daughter Catharine

1824/1825

D Gillespie to Conisby (Kilchiaran Clearance)

A Gillespie to Conisby (Kilchiaran Clearance)

KILCHOMAN, KILHOWMAN

1821-1827

Duncan married to Mary Currie

1821 son Neil

1827 son Malcolm

1828-1853

Christian wife of James McEachern

1828 daughter Rachel

1831 daughter Margaret

1834 daughter Mary

1828

John & Bell his wife

1829 May 14 daughter Mary

1824-1835

Flora wife of Donald McEachern

1824 daughter Catharine

1835 son Donald

KILINALAN, KILINALIN, KILNALIN

1823

Donald married to Peggy McNiven

1823 daughter Peggy

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KILNAVE

1812

John (Crown Rentals of Islay)

Archibald (Crown Rentals of Islay

1817

John Sr. (Rentals of Islay)

Duncan (Rentals of Islay)

John Jr. (Rentals of Islay)

Donald his mother (Rentals of Islay)

1821-1826

John married to Mary Currie

1822 daughter Flory

1823 son Alexander

1826 daughter Nancy

1822

Donald married to Mary MacMillan

1822 son John

1823-1827

Donald married to Mary MacLelland

1824 daughter Nanny

1827 daughter Margaret

1823-1825

Flory married to Malcolm MacLelland

1823 daughter Nanny

1825 son Malcolm

1823

Mary married to John Robertson

1823 daughter jean

1828

Donald (Black Book of Islay)

John (Black Book of Islay)

Duncan (Black Book of Islay

1833-1848

Donald married to Mary McNeill

1833 daughter Mary

1834 unnamed

1836 son John

1840 daughter Margaret (Died young)

1842 son Alexander

1844 son Archibald

1846 son Donald

1848 daughter Margaret

This family migrated to Canada by 1850

1850 Sarah (born Canada)

1852 Catharine

1854 Malcolm

1856 Effie

1858 Hector

1860 Dougald

KNOCHING

Malcolm married to Catharine Currie

1800

1801 daughter Rachel

LIORABUSS, LIRIBOLS, LYRABUS

1840

Archibald died - born in 1772 aged 68 years

1845-1847

Malcolm married to Christian Currie

1845 daughter Anne

1847 son Archibald

1848

Malcolm and Christian - to Canada, (their children,

Anne and Archibald, died at sea coming to Canada)

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LOWER HALF OF LORBA, LOWER LORBA

1798

John (Crown rentals of Islay)

1799

John (Crown rentals of Islay)

1812

John & Archibald (Crown Rentals of Islay)

1817

Archibald (Crown Rentals of Islay)

1828

Archibald (Black Book of Islay)

OCTIMORE, OCTOMORE

1798

Gillespy (Crown Rentals of Islay)

1812

Donald (Crown rentals of Islay)

Archibald (Crown rentals of Islay)

1817

John (Rentals of Islay)

Widow of Archibald (Rentals of Islay)

1821-1822

Duncan married to Margaret Gillespie (Peggy) to Culabus

1822 daughter Catharine

1822-1833

Catharine married to Angus Cameron

1822 Unnamed

1824 son John

1827 daughter Catharine

1829 daughter Margaret

1830 son Donald

1832 son Angus

1822-1831

Ann married to John Campbell

1823 son Archibald

1825 son James

1825 daughter Peggy

1827 son Donald

1831 son Duncan

1825

Coll married to Christian Gillespie

1826 son Archibald

1825-1835

Margaret Gillespie married to William Campbell

1826 daughter Mary

1830 daughter Catharine

1832 son Duncan

1834 son John

1827

Catharine married to Archibald McLean

1827

Isabella (Isla) Bell (a) married to Donald MacQueen

1828

John Gillespy's heirs (Black Book of Islay)

OCTOVULIN

1822

Alexander married to Janet Jamieson

1823 son Malcolm

1826 daughter Catharine

1828 son Peter

1831 daughter Christian

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PORT CHARLOTTE, SKIBBA

1827-1849

John married to Catharine Bell (See Gearach)

1829 daughter Mary

1831 son Angus

1833 daughter Margaret

1835 daughter Christian

1837 son John

1838 daughter Jean

1840 daughter Katherine

1841 daughter Flora

1843 daughter Rachel

1849 son Archibald

1851

John, Catharine and family emigrated to Canada

1827-1840

Duncan married to Margaret Gillespie (Octomore 1821)

1828 daughter Isabella (Died young Islay)

1828 daughter Margaret (Died young Islay)

1831 son Alexander

1834 son Archibald

1837 daughter Mary

1840 son Duncan

1834

John married to Marion McDonald

1838-1856

Duncan (1792-1872) married to Anne McKechnie

1840 daughter Margaret

1842 daughter Rachel

1844 daughter Martha

1846 daughter Catharine

1848 daughter Anne

1851 daughter Isabella

1853 daughter Mary

1856 daughter Marion

SCARABUS, SCARABUSS, SCARRABUSS

1822

Catharine married to Angus Cameron

1831-1834

Dugald married to Marion Baxter

1831 daughter Nancy

1832 daughter Catharine

1834 daughter Mary

1823

Donald married to Catharine McMillan

SMAIL, SMAUL, SMAAL

1822

Flory married to Malcolm MacLelland

1823 daughter Nanny

1825 son Malcolm

1828-1834

Christian married to James McEachern (see Kilchoman)

1828 daughter Rachel

1831 daughter Margaret

1834 daughter Mary

SUNDERLAND

1822

Donald married to Catharine McMillan

1822 son John

TORMISDALE

1829-1830

Jean married to Peter MacArthur

1829 son Charles

1830 son John

WANKANILN, WAULKWIN, WALKMILN

1813

Margaret (Peggy) married to Robert Campbell

1813 daughter Mary (born 05 November)

1816 daughter Martha

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