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Re: Blair Atholl parish Session Minutes
« Reply #27 on: Thursday 03 September 15 13:54 BST (UK) »
Living overseas, your Borenich web site has been invaluable to us in researching
my husband's Stewart and McFarlane ancestry. Without the information in this website, we would be stuck at the 1841 census in Perthshire, knowing that family came from Blair Atholl, but not knowing which particular family to research.

 We were excited to see the placenames Pittagowan/Pitagowan, Clachan of Struan, Cailbruar, as they are all places confirmed by OPR birth and marriage documents. The maps locating these settlements have been fantastic. We managed to trace my husband's ancestry back to Alexander Stewart and Ann McIntosh from Cailbruar through the website.

The painstaking work involved in  transcribing the  Kirk   Session minutes has been instrumental in informing us how his ancestors lived - we can't wait until the 1740's have been completed and look forward to additions as they are entered. Thank you all!
 
DUFFUS of Edinburgh, Scotland/Murray/Coulter/Anderson/Cauvin/McGillivray/Carstairs
FALLEN, /Dunbartonshire & Partick /Cherry/Main/Gallacher
SCOTT of Gladsmuir/Pencaitland East Lothian
STEVEN of  Caithness, Edinburgh, Scotland/Campbell/Calder/McManus/Waugh/Hoy/Cadzian
McKENZIE of Glenisla, Forfarshire/Farquharson/Robertson/Jack/McNicol/Tosh

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Re: Blair Atholl parish Session Minutes
« Reply #28 on: Thursday 03 September 15 23:53 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the kind comments about the Borenich web-site.

We are working on cataloging births/baptisms for the whole of Blair Atholl parish 1718-1799, so perhaps you could tell us if our catalogue is robust.

Is this your family?

Alexander Stewart 5   Ann McIntosh   Cailbruar   Katharine   15 Nov 1751
Alexander Stewart   Ann McIntosh   Cailbruar   John   22 Feb 1754
Alexander Stewart   Ann McIntosh   Cailbruar   Margaret   30 Nov 1756
Alexander Stewart   Ann McIntosh   Cailbruar   Christian   5 Apr 1759
Alexander Stewart   Ann Mackintosh (Ann McIntosh)   Cailbruar   Katharine   11 Jun 1761
Alexander Stewart   Ann McIntosh   Cailbruar   Ann   27 Mar 1764
Alexander Stewart   Ann McIntosh   Cailbruar   Alexander   26 Nov 1766
Alexander Stewart   Ann McIntosh   Cailbruar   Janet   7 May 1769

5 Alexander Stewart in Cailbruar and Ann McIntosh in Balnacroft of Cailbruar, married 27 Jun 1750.

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Re: Blair Atholl parish Session Minutes
« Reply #29 on: Friday 04 September 15 15:35 BST (UK) »


Is this your family?

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Alexander Stewart   Ann McIntosh   Cailbruar   Christian   5 Apr 1759
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5 Alexander Stewart in Cailbruar and Ann McIntosh in Balnacroft of Cailbruar, married 27 Jun 1750.

Yes! Alexander Stewart of Cailbruar  married Ann McIntosh from Balnacroft (of Cailbruar) on June 27, 1750, in Blair Atholl, Perthshire. They had seven children in 18 years, one of whom, Christian Stewart, was born in Cailbruar, in 1759. Christian Stewart from Cailbruar married John McFarlane from Clachan of Strewan on December 9th 1780 and they had eight children together between 1781 and 1797. Christian McFarlane, born at Pitagowan on 2nd Aug 1790 married a Thomas Stewart, bleacher in Moneydie, and  had two sons and eight daughters with Thomas between 1814 and 1833 one of whom, Ann Stewart, married a Thomas Stewart, miller in Moneydie. It has been tricky to account for the " family visitors" with McFarlanes visiting Stewarts, and Stewarts visiting McFarlanes on the 1841, 1851 and 1861 Scotland census in Perthshire, but your website has provided stellar information we have relied on.
I am thrilled that the births will be published on the website - this will perhaps help us in tracing John McFarlane from Clachan. Thanks again for all the work you are doing - much appreciated.
DUFFUS of Edinburgh, Scotland/Murray/Coulter/Anderson/Cauvin/McGillivray/Carstairs
FALLEN, /Dunbartonshire & Partick /Cherry/Main/Gallacher
SCOTT of Gladsmuir/Pencaitland East Lothian
STEVEN of  Caithness, Edinburgh, Scotland/Campbell/Calder/McManus/Waugh/Hoy/Cadzian
McKENZIE of Glenisla, Forfarshire/Farquharson/Robertson/Jack/McNicol/Tosh

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Re: Blair Atholl parish Session Minutes
« Reply #30 on: Friday 09 October 15 23:23 BST (UK) »
The Kirk Session minutes have been transcribed from November 1741 to September 1743, and added to the previous transcription.

http://www.borenich.co.uk/Session_Minutes_1741.html

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Re: Blair Atholl parish Session Minutes
« Reply #31 on: Tuesday 10 November 15 16:53 GMT (UK) »
Transcription has now reached 14th March 1744.

Some events dating back to 6th March 1743 have been expanded.

The new transcriptions give the parentage of Margaret Duff in Dalnamine, Janet Robertson in Kirkton of Lude and Isobel Stewart in Runroy, all of which pre-date the register of marriages / banns.

http://www.borenich.co.uk/Session_Minutes_1741.html

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Re: Blair Atholl parish Session Minutes
« Reply #32 on: Sunday 10 January 16 19:07 GMT (UK) »
Sorry that there was a glitch on the 1718 Session Minutes which gave most of the text in bold font, instead of just the names of people.

It is fixed, but you may need to refresh your page before viewing.

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Re: Blair Atholl parish Session Minutes
« Reply #33 on: Thursday 04 February 16 23:23 GMT (UK) »
The Session Minutes have been extended to May 1745 with some updates to the previous material.

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Re: Blair Atholl parish Session Minutes
« Reply #34 on: Friday 12 May 17 08:36 BST (UK) »
The Blair Atholl Session Minutes are now completed up until the end of 1749, and we are starting work on 1750-59.

http://www.borenich.co.uk/Session_Minutes_1741.html

We have indexed the Minutes (1718-23), so if you are searching for somebody in this parish, please contact us. There is no index yet for 1741-49 as there are hundreds of people mentioned and is a major undertaking, but we may recollect a particular name.

There are some interesting items: 

Female camp followers are rarely named in the '45 Jacobite Army, but one of them was Florence McNab.

Elspeth Kennedy, daughter to Malcolm Kennedy in Bochonie, was called and was asked who had fathered the child lately brought forth. She answered it to be Alexander Robertson, son to Robert ('Ban') Robertson in Milntown of Invervack. Asked whether she had acquainted the said Alexander Robertson with her pregnancy, she replied that she had not the opportunity, but that she sent Elspeth McDonald in Toulich (of Glen Errochty) to acquaint him, about the latter end of October last. Elspeth McDonald was summoned and said that she had delivered the message to Alexander Robertson who had answered that he would, if ever he returned from the (Jacobite) army, do all duty to the said Elspeth Kennedy, as father to her child, and also would write to Alexander Robertson in Kinaldy, the Elder, on her behalf. (Unfortunately, Alexander Robertson was killed at Culloden).

It had been reported to the Minister that Elspeth Robertson in Dalinrich, a dumb woman since birth, had brought forth a child begotten in fornication with John Campbell, servant to Patrick Robertson of Trinafour, dwelling at Dalnacardoch. Both appeared before the Session and, by signs being made to her (was she also deaf?), asked to know the father of her child. She pointed to John Campbell but he positively refused that he had ever had any carnal knowledge with her. Despite exhortions, both persisted with their version. By signs, it was confirmed that the circumstances corresponded with the date of birth. Both were questioned in private, but to no avail.

Alexander Gow snr. in Blair, gave in an account of 4s Sterling due to him by the Session, several years ago, for repairing the quire (choir? or possibly the Precenter's seat), repentance stool, seat and bars, which the Session ordered to be paid to him presently.

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Re: Blair Atholl parish Session Minutes
« Reply #35 on: Tuesday 21 November 17 20:31 GMT (UK) »
While working through the 1750 Kirk Session Minutes we discovered a case of adultery which had occurred nearly 30 years earlier and was concealed at the time, so we have amended our original entry.

31st April 1722

Isobel McLauchlane in Monzie was brought to bed on the 29th April and Robert Stewart acknowledged the child. John Stewart his brother and Donald McLauchlane in Drumnabechin were cautioners for a bill, and had the child baptised. (see Baptisms - 31st May 1722)

(However, on his death-bed, Donald Stewart sometime in Inverslanie admitted that he was the true father and that it had been covered up by his brothers in Shinigaig, as he had been a married man - see Kirk Session Minutes, 4th November 1750)

The Session Minutes are now midway through 1751 and we are working on the index for the 1740s

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