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Re: McIntyre: Arran/Holy Isle
« Reply #81 on: Monday 23 January 17 01:59 GMT (UK) »
Tx Annie. good to know! ;D

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Re: McIntyre: Arran/Holy Isle
« Reply #82 on: Sunday 13 January 19 12:50 GMT (UK) »
Arranroots - are we related?  Found this forum by accident whilst googling Holy Isle and my Great Grandmother's (who I never met) name - Isabella Kelso.  My grandmother, who I was mostly raised by in Norfolk was Flora Ruddock (nee Kelso).  She was born in 1896 and died in 1999 aged 102. She lived with her father Peter and mother Isabella on Holy Isle from around 1911 to 1920.  11 children in all I believe and my grandmother was the last to pass away.  I have some photos and newspaper articles about her and life on Holy Isle and made a video of her when she reached her 100th birthday in which she talks mostly about her wonderful life on Holy Isle.  When the island was bought by the Buddhists, they came to Norfolk to give a talk in Norwich and they invited her to present her with a beautiful framed picture of Holy Isle.  All throughout my childhood and adult life (she died when I was 37) she spoke with such love for the island and her beautiful parents.   Her heart was always in Scotland.  She was born at Ferry Cottage Blackwaterfoot along with all her siblings.  I would love to be in touch with you and to send you the articles and pictures.  Her daughter, Isabel, is my mother and she is still alive.  She's 91 now and I can't wait to visit her today to tell her about my find on this forum.  I believe my grandmothers parents rented the island from the Duke and Duchess of Montrose.  Hope to hear back from you.  Photo is of my nan on her 100th birthday.

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Re: McIntyre: Arran/Holy Isle
« Reply #83 on: Sunday 13 January 19 14:44 GMT (UK) »
May I, as a "local" (Saltcoats born) offer some data you may not possess? The following information is extracted from Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald (A&SH) BDM databases at   ayrshire-roots.co.uk 

Archibald Gray and Margaret McIntyre of Holy Isle celebrated their Silver Wedding anniversary during February 1903 (Notice, A&SH 20 February 1903).
Margaret Gray, daughter of Archibald Gray & Margaret McIntyre, died 15 July 1907 at South Stonyholm, Kilbirnie (In Memoriam,  A&SH, 17 July 1908 edition).
Archibald Gray died 14 May 1909 at Whiting Bay, Arran (In Memoriam, A&SH 19 May 1911 edition).
Margaret McIntyre, widow of Archibald Gray, died 02 June 1912, at Saltcoats aged 57 years (Notice A&SH 07 June 1912 and 30 May 1915 editions).
James McIntyre, husband of Jeannie Collins & eldest son of the late John McIntyre of Holy Isle died (possibly mid-late July) 1927 at Lamlash (Notice, A&SH 29 July 1927 edition).

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Re: McIntyre: Arran/Holy Isle
« Reply #84 on: Sunday 13 January 19 23:52 GMT (UK) »
Hi there. Yes I am familiar with the names. Margaret would have been my gr grandfather John McIntyre's sister. I am also aware of the Grey connection. As to the Kelsos I have heard the name but as far as I know there is no connection, but you never know.
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Re: McIntyre: Arran/Holy Isle
« Reply #85 on: Monday 14 January 19 00:03 GMT (UK) »
Hello, Kaf62. As your mother is happily still alive, you would be better to remove her name from your post. RootsChat has a policy of not naming living people or posting information which may identify them.
Interesting reading.