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Argyllshire / Captain McIntyre of Glen Noe
« on: Thursday 12 April 18 00:34 BST (UK)  »

I get quite a few McIntyre inquiries out of my DNA matches, and there has always been the vague idea that we are somehow connected to the McIntyres - but how? Today I asked my father about this and he wasn't sure either. He did say that his great grandfather, Alexander Fletcher (b. 1823 Glen Orchy - d. 1883 Aros Mains, Isle of Mull), went to work for a Captain McIntyre at Glen Noe, possibly in the 1840s. He later went to work for his cousin, Duncan Fletcher, at Glen Aros on Mull. Wondering who this Captain McIntyre might be. Also trying to figure out if he was a relative too.

Alexander Fletcher's parents were Angus Fletcher and Margaret McNicol. Perhaps one of them had a McIntyre mother? Going back into the 1700s now, so the paper trails dry up.


Argyllshire / Re: Islay Ancestors
« on: Thursday 12 April 18 00:14 BST (UK)  »
Any idea where in Canada they went? Some surnames? A large group, including names like FLETCHER, MCCUAIG etc., arrived from Islay to near me in Oro Township, Simcoe County, Ontario about the 1820s, I believe.

One Name Studies: N to S / Re: PIERCE From Vermont & Massachusetts
« on: Saturday 31 March 18 12:28 BST (UK)  »
Hello Piercej!

Great to hear from you. Yes, it has taken a long time to get anywhere with my husband's Pierce line in the U.S. You and Ron (my husband) would be 3rd cousins, I believe. You too would likely be a 9th cousin to George W. Bush (his mother is a Pierce), and also connected to 14th U.S. President Franklin Pierce. Fascinating stuff. Are you in Ontario, or in western Canada as some other descendants of Nathaniel seem to be?

in Ontario

Lanarkshire / Re: Has anybody heard of "Thankerton House"?! COMPLETED -- thank you!
« on: Monday 13 November 17 16:46 GMT (UK)  »

I just found a Thankerton connection too, but I am not sure which Thankerton I should be looking at. In 1907, John Kilpatrick, age 31, a motorman, married the 19 year old laundrymaid, Jane Knox Baird, there. Jane's father, Robert Baird, was a guardsman - maybe at Thankerton as well? I cannot seem to find this couple after their marriage. I wonder did they immigrate? Thank you!


Argyllshire / Re: McBrayne
« on: Monday 25 September 17 16:09 BST (UK)  »
Thank you, Doddie. I have replied to that pm. :)

Argyllshire / Re: McBrayne
« on: Friday 22 September 17 15:51 BST (UK)  »
Thank you very much! Hmmm puzzling. Unless he perhaps went by a middle name or nickname of sorts. A male McBrayne relative has just sent away for a Y DNA kit, so we might get somewhere once that testing is complete. I do love a good mystery!

Argyllshire / Re: McBrayne
« on: Monday 14 August 17 16:50 BST (UK)  »
Thank you! I wonder if that could be him. The family was estranged for many years. All we know is that our fellow was an employee, possibly a mechanic, in the Stag Garage in Lochgilphead.

Argyllshire / McBrayne
« on: Monday 14 August 17 15:32 BST (UK)  »

Trying to find out if someone I found in my searches did or did not die as an infant. In searching for a relative named Dougie (Dugald/Dougald/Doyglas) McBrayne who worked in a garage in Lochgilphead over 60 years ago, who would have been born circa 1900, I found a confusing birth registration.

The registration found on SP, shows Dugald McBrayne born to Dugald McBrayne (a baker) and his wife, Christina McVicar, in Ardrishaig on April 13, 1906. There is a notation that states that the child died before vaccinations. Those words were then crossed out and, in the margin, it says clerical error.

I have not found a death for this person, in infancy or otherwise, nor a marriage or census entry for 1911. Maybe I am not even looking at the right D McBrayne. There are many in the Lochgilphead and Ardrishaig area!

Thank you!


Lanarkshire / Re: KILPATRICK, NICOLSON of Hamilton
« on: Tuesday 27 June 17 13:40 BST (UK)  »
Hello everybody,

It has taken some time, but it is no longer hearsay. DNA testing just confirmed the relationship. I have found a 3rd cousin. Her great great grandparents are the same couple that I theorized were also mine - James Kilpatrick and Isabella Nicholson. If I could figure out which of their sons is my great grandfather, it would be great, but that will take more time if it is possible at all. Excited about this long-awaited find! 

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