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Archibald McKillop and Janet McMillan Isle of Arran
« on: Wednesday 17 April 13 21:51 BST (UK) »
Greetings! I am searching for information about my 4th great grandparents Archibald McKillop and Janet McMillan or MacMillan. They left Arran for Canada in 1829. I am trying to find which village they were from and anything about their families. I do not know when or where they were married.

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Prairie

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Re: Archibald McKillop and Janet McMillan Isle of Arran
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 17 April 13 22:06 BST (UK) »
Hi Prairie

Just as background on Archibald McKillop and Janet McMillan, are these their details here from the manifest:

http://boards.ancestry.co.uk/thread.aspx?mv=flat&m=563&p=localities.britisles.scotland.but.general

Archibald McKillop
Janet McMillan
Children
Donald – “Valdie” died in Dakota
Mary – located in Missouri
Malcolm – died a few years after arriving
Angus – located in Hamilton, Ontario
Archibald

A few other McKillop families also showing on the manifest. Have you been able to trace them further in Canada to see whether they connect as family to your Archibald?

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Re: Archibald McKillop and Janet McMillan Isle of Arran
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 17 April 13 22:09 BST (UK) »
The marriage is on Family Search.
Married in the parish of Klmory, Isle of Bute on 13 Mar 1815
EDIT:
3 children also on FS, all baptised in Kilmory
All are baptism dates with no actual birth date
Archibald bapt 1 May 1816
Angus      bapt 22 Feb 1819
Janet        bapt  5 Mar 1821

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Re: Archibald McKillop and Janet McMillan Isle of Arran
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 17 April 13 22:13 BST (UK) »
Could it have been a second marriage? Or a couple with the same names?

Other family researchers show the following approximate birth years for the children of Archibald and Janet:

Mary 1806
Donald 1808
Malcolm 1810
Archibald 1810
Angus 1810
Janet 1821...given the gap in years, maybe this connects to the 1815 marriage you found Anne?

Lots of 1810s  ::)  but at least may help in trying to find any records of their births and/or christenings.

Monica
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Re: Archibald McKillop and Janet McMillan Isle of Arran
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 17 April 13 22:15 BST (UK) »
Apologies Monica,
I was editing whilst you were posting

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Re: Archibald McKillop and Janet McMillan Isle of Arran
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 17 April 13 22:19 BST (UK) »
No problem, Anne. Glad you are there  :)
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Re: Archibald McKillop and Janet McMillan Isle of Arran
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 17 April 13 22:23 BST (UK) »
There is a couple called Janet Ferguson and Archibald McKillop. I think it is this couple/mother showing as Ferguson who had the daughter Mary b.1806 https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XYKB-FYG

Other entries with mother showing as a Ferguson, include:

Daniel 1808 https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XTJC-P6J*
Malcolm 1811 https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XY7J-WBH
Jannet 1813 https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XTJH-Q9Z

With these entries and the marriage you found to a Janet McMillan in 1815 in Kilmory, it is what made me think there might have been a second marriage for Archibald?

Monica

* Donald and Daniel are interchangeable names in Scotland, see http://www.whatsinaname.net/php/search.php?action=search2&search_name=daniel
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Re: Archibald McKillop and Janet McMillan Isle of Arran
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 17 April 13 22:30 BST (UK) »
Gosh!
I have  definitely come across these families before, possibly helping someone else on this or another forum?
I cannot remember where but I do recall that Arran seems to be the home of the McKillops .
I recall looking at marriages and births on FS and could see numerous McKillops, men  called Archibald!
Also that  McKillops on the 1841 census on Arran were numerous
I will try and remember where, when, and for whom that I looked at this before.
Edit:
I knew that I'd seen the McKillops before.
I had been helping someone at the end of last year, re a McKillop family of Kilmory.
On that occasion,  I was trying to separate 2 women, both called Flora McKillop both born in Kilmory.
I found marriages for both women, and I could not separate them from each other.
 One remained in Scotland whilst the other emigrated to Canada.
I left it up to the person to obtain the Scottish death cert  for his Flora McKillop to ascertain the correct parents
Neither girls were born to the couple on this thread, but both had brothers named Archibald McKillop!

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Re: Archibald McKillop and Janet McMillan Isle of Arran
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 17 April 13 23:15 BST (UK) »
I see where you are coming from Monica re Archibald McKillop and Janet Ferguson or Janet McMillan.
It is possibly a second marriage
In the same time period in Kilmory, thereis another couple.
 Archibald McKillop and Catherine Mc Millan.

Both couples (McKillop/McMillan) had sons called Archibald baptised in Kilmory 1816