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Inverness / Re: Petty Parish Church
« on: Monday 07 September 20 14:03 BST (UK)  »
It may be useful for someone.  One of my ancestors was Rev John Morrison of Petty.  He lived from 1701 to 1773.

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Armed Forces / Mentioned in Dispatches - but why?
« on: Monday 11 November 19 17:37 GMT (UK)  »
My late father served in WW2 and one of his medals has a metal Oak Leaf, signifying Mentioned in Dispatches, but I never found out why this was awarded.

As a child, I recall him saying that he set off the biggest explosion in the war prior to the nuclear bomb when he destroyed the captured armaments from El Alamein.  But my sister said that he had told her he had been the first officer into Tobruk (but Tobruk was captured and lost a few times.)

I obtained a copy of his military file, and there is nothing there.  In fact there is very little real information at all!

I searched the London Gazette on-line, but could not find him.  I searched with different spellings and with his service number but found nothing.

I wonder if MIDs were ever awarded to units or just to individuals?  I would welcome any suggestions.

He served in the RAOC and spent 4.5 years in the Middle East/ North Africa, and rose to the rank of Major (and for 4 weeks was Acting Lt Col when his boss was in hospital!).  His number is 140200, Maj I H Morrison

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Ross & Cromarty / Re: John Mor(r)ison - (Urquhart and Logie Wester) and family Chislom
« on: Wednesday 28 November 18 13:36 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you Colin.

I also sent a link of this query to someone who was on this site six years ago and has a connection to my family tree.  She has confirmed your opinion based on research done by her late father in law, and everything is now falling in to place.

I have also been given more information that should allow me to expand my tree.  Thanks again.

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Ross & Cromarty / John Mor(r)ison - (Urquhart and Logie Wester) and family Chislom
« on: Thursday 22 November 18 18:19 GMT (UK)  »
I need to find my ggg grandfather John Morrison. 

I have a Gaelic Bible belonging to his son Hector Morrison.  In it Hector lists his children's christenings on the flyleaf.  Hector Morrison was born in Newtown of Ferintosh, and his birth entry for 20 Feb 1811 reads -
"Morrison:  Hector Urquhart son of John Morrison and of his wife Isobel Gollan in Newtown"
I think that the Urquhart is a mistake by the minister.  HM did not write a middle name in his Bible, the next baby baptised had the surname Urquhart, and the parish is called Urquhart"

I have found two candidates for John Morrison or Morison in the parish of Urquhart and Logie Wester
  • 09/07/1774 John Morison, son of Norman Morison and Christian Chislom
  • 14/07/1771 John Morrison, son of Duncan Morrison and Catherine Chislom
It may be a red herring, but the next name on the baptism roll is
- Roderick McLeod, son of John McLeod and Catherine Chislom

I have been in touch with someone whose late father-in-law thought it was the 1774 John Morrison, but I would welcome ideas on how to proceed.

Perhaps someone has researched the Chislom (Chisholm?) family?

Subsequently some of the family moved to Inverness and then Nairn.

I would be very grateful for suggestions.

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Thank to all who have tried.

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Thank you for looking, and thank you for a brilliant effort from Loord74.  I shall leave the challenge open for a couple of days to see if anyone else is trying.

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Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / My kilted Grandfather Neil MacLean
« on: Wednesday 15 March 17 17:29 GMT (UK)  »
I have just found a copy of this photo of my Grandfather Neil MacLean taken in 1912 when he was 30.  The Clan MacLean were celebrating the renovation of Duart Castle on the Isle of Mull in Scotland.  My grandfather died in 1927, way before my time.  Is there any chance of
- making the background lighter so that we can see Grandfather, and
- adding a little colour.  For guidance the jacket will be black and the kilt will be a Hunting MacLean tartan, green with black and white checks.
http://macleanhistory.org/images/maclean_hunting_tartan_1024x768.jpg

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Argyllshire / Re: Kilbrandon cemetery, isle of Seil
« on: Monday 16 November 15 18:06 GMT (UK)  »
I have just realised that NAMAC56 is my cousin in Australia, who transcribed the above.  Well done, Neil!

He also logged other family MIs.

ERECTED
by
DONALD MCLEAN
EASDALE
IN MEMORY OF HIS SON
JOHN
WHO DIED 25TH MAY 1864
AGED 7 YEARS
ALSO HIS WIFE
CATHERINE SINCLAIR
WHO DIED AT ARDENCAPLE
14TH DECEMBER 1904
AGED 79 YEARS
THEIR SON DUGALD
DIED AT CLACHAN SEIL 24TH FEB 1946
AGED 90 YEARS
ALSO FLORA MACLEAN
DIED 6TH JULY 1970
AGED 99 YEARS

_______________
 
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
MARY MCLEAN
BELOVED WIFE OF
CAPTAIN DONALD DEWAR
EASDALE
WHO DIED 25TH JANUARY 1897
AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
CAPTAIN DONALD DEWAR
WHO DIED 4TH AUGUST 1907
AGED 84 YEARS
AND OF THEIR CHILDREN
JESSIE
WHO DIED 23RD SEPTEMBER 1864
AGED 2 YEARS
AND CHRISTINA
WHO DIED IN INFANCY
AND MARY WHO DIED AT GLASGOW
6TH DECEMBER 1948 AGED 81 YEARS

GUS AM BRIS AN LA, AGUS AN TEICH MA SGAILEAN

DAN SHOLAIMH 11 17

_______________
 
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
JOSEPH MCLEAN
WHO DIED AT TOBORONOCHY
2ND OCTOBER 1915 AGED 71 YEARS
AND HIS WIFE
MARY MCCALMAN
WHO DIED AT IBROX
31ST DECR 1925 AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO THEIR CHILDREN
JOSEPH
DIED 1ST AUGT 1894 AGED 11 WKS
JOSEPH
DIED 9TH JANY 1902 AGED 15 MOS
ANGUS MCCALMAN
DIED 10TH SEPT 1946 AGED 56 YRS
MARGARET
DIED 11TH OCTR 1956 AGED 66 YRS
ALLAN
DIED 30TH JULY 1965 AGED 73 YRS

______________
 
SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY
OF
NEIL MCLEAN
WHO DIED AT CULLIPOOL
31ST DECEMBER 1891 AGED 41 YEARS
ALSO HIS THREE CHILDREN
CATHERINE, ISABELLA AND JESSIE
WHO DIED IN INFANCY
AND HIS WIDOW
MARGARET MCLEAN
WHO DIED AT KINLOCHLEVEN
29TH JANUARY 1940, AGED 80 YEARS


ERECTED BY HIS WIDOW AND FAMILY

_____________
 
ERECTED BY
JESSIE MCVICAR
AND HER SON DONALD
IN MEMORY OF HER HUSBAND
JOHN MCVICAR
WHO DIED AT TOBERONOCHY
7TH MAY 1897 AGED 56 YEARS
ALSO HER MOTHER
ELIZABETH MCDOUGALL
WHO DIED AT EASDALE
MARCH 1852 AGED 32 YEARS
AND HER FATHER
DONALD MCLEAN
WHO DIED AT ISLAND OF LUNGA
MARCH 1891 AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE JESSIE MCVICAR
WHO DIED AT LUING
22ND MARCH 1915 AGED 74 YEARS
AND HER SON
DONALD MCVICAR
WHO DIED AT GLASGOW
8TH JULY 1935 AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO HIS WIFE MARY WILSON
DIED 14TH FEBY 1946

_________________

 
NIEL MCLEAN
EASDALE
1831

 
BY
DONALD MCLEAN
EASDALE

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Argyllshire / Re: Kilbrandon cemetery, isle of Seil
« on: Monday 16 November 15 17:34 GMT (UK)  »
My Great Grandfather is buried in the Balvicar Cemetery, and I have the following inscription.  I would love to know if transcriptions of the other stones exist.

MACLEAN

ALLAN MCLEAN FAMILY GRAVESTONE INSCRIPTION (nr BALVICAR, SEIL)

ERECTED BY HIS WIFE AND FAMILY
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ALLAN MCLEAN
QUARRY MASTER LUING
DIED AT TOBORONOCHY 6TH JULY 1895
AGED 46 YEARS
ALSO THEIR DAUGHTER
CATHERINE ANNE
DIED 7TH OCTOBER 1887 AGED 1 YR
AND THEIR SON
DUNCAN SINCLAIR
WHO DIED IN INFANCY

O BHALS CAIT AM BHEIL DO GHATH? O
UAIGH CAIT AM BHEIL DO BHUAIDH?


side panel (left of front):
THEIR SON
NEIL SINCLAIR MCLEAN C.A.
DIED 22ND DECEMBER 1927
AGED 45 YEARS
(INTERRED AT GLASGOW)
AND
JEAN SINCLAIR
WIFE OF THE FORESAID ALLAN MCLEAN
DIED 15TH FEBRUARY 1930
AGED 77 YEARS

side panel (right of front):
THEIR DAUGHTER
ELIZABETH
DIED 14TH APRIL 1951



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