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Offline Northerngirl

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Parishes on island of Bute
« on: Monday 29 April 13 17:47 BST (UK) »
Hello.

I am very confused about Bute and Buteshire and am trying to determine the parishes that existed on the island of Bute for the censuses from 1841 onwards.

I am obviously being very stupid.

Is the parish of Kilmory on Bute island or was it on Arran island (which perhaps, would have been classified as Bute)?

My ancestors information for the 1851 census states that they say they were born at Kilmore.  As much as I can make out there is no parish called Kilmore there but Kilmory is part of Bute.  The more I try to fathom out which is correct the more I get confused.

What were the names of the parishes on the island of Bute for 1841/1851 and onwards please?

Yours NG.
SCOTLAND
KBC interests - Murray and Shaw: Blacklock and Kirkland.
DMS interests - as KBC.

ENGLAND
Northumberland
Murray: > 1920 in Longbenton/Forest Hall; Howick 1920's
Elliott: North Nbld 1800's
Straughan/Straphen: North Nbld 1800's and 1910's/1920's Craster.
Henderson(nee Elliott)/Brodie Haydon Bridge 1900's
Bell (nee Elliott) Christon Bank/Embleton 1900's

IRELAND
County Mayo
Mills: Erris Head and Gortmellia
Mullarky: as same
Ginnelly: as same

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Re: Parishes on island of Bute
« Reply #1 on: Monday 29 April 13 18:55 BST (UK) »
Hi

Map showing the parishes of Bute here:

http://www.scotlandsfamily.com/parish-map-argyll.htm

On Arran ~

Lochranza
Kilbride
Kilmory
Shisken

Other parishes, not on Arran -
Cumbrae
Kingarth
Norht Bute
Rothsay

See - http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/sct/BUT/index.html


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Re: Parishes on island of Bute
« Reply #2 on: Monday 29 April 13 19:10 BST (UK) »
Also listed at the top of this Board  ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Parishes on island of Bute
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 30 April 13 17:17 BST (UK) »
Hi Gadget.

Thank you for that information.  I spent ages trying to fathom out why I could not trace some lines on Bute until I realised that Kilmory with Kilbride - I think - is Arran.  It makes more sense now.
NG.
SCOTLAND
KBC interests - Murray and Shaw: Blacklock and Kirkland.
DMS interests - as KBC.

ENGLAND
Northumberland
Murray: > 1920 in Longbenton/Forest Hall; Howick 1920's
Elliott: North Nbld 1800's
Straughan/Straphen: North Nbld 1800's and 1910's/1920's Craster.
Henderson(nee Elliott)/Brodie Haydon Bridge 1900's
Bell (nee Elliott) Christon Bank/Embleton 1900's

IRELAND
County Mayo
Mills: Erris Head and Gortmellia
Mullarky: as same
Ginnelly: as same

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Re: Parishes on island of Bute
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 30 April 13 19:45 BST (UK) »
hi Northerngirl
I had the same problem, looking for folk on Arran which today is in Ayrshire but in the 1800s and early 1900s was in Buteshire.
there is a Heritage Museum on Arran and they have a Genealogy Department , that can be helpful.
http://www.arranmuseum.co.uk/geneaology_section.htm
there is also a Buteshire website that may be of interest to you !
http://www.butesonsanddaughters.co.uk/index.shtml
good luck on your seach.
regards
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Re: Parishes on island of Bute
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 30 April 13 20:50 BST (UK) »
Hi Elinga.

My interest starts with the family on Islay for 1841.  By the time they move to Bute my William Kirkland is described as being born at Kilmore - I did wonder initially if there was a transcription error, but there was not.  It looks a lot like Kilmeny and I hoped that was what had originally been documented.  I  have a copy of the census from ScotlandsPeople.  I think the enumerator must have heard Kilmeny as Kilmore.  I know that William was born at Kilmeny as well as some of his children. 

Thank you for your comments.

NG
SCOTLAND
KBC interests - Murray and Shaw: Blacklock and Kirkland.
DMS interests - as KBC.

ENGLAND
Northumberland
Murray: > 1920 in Longbenton/Forest Hall; Howick 1920's
Elliott: North Nbld 1800's
Straughan/Straphen: North Nbld 1800's and 1910's/1920's Craster.
Henderson(nee Elliott)/Brodie Haydon Bridge 1900's
Bell (nee Elliott) Christon Bank/Embleton 1900's

IRELAND
County Mayo
Mills: Erris Head and Gortmellia
Mullarky: as same
Ginnelly: as same