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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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Re: John Mor(r)ison - (Urquhart and Logie Wester) and family Chislom
« Reply #1 on: Friday 23 November 18 11:05 GMT (UK) »
The family as they appear on SP

Urquhart and Logie Wester  - JOHN MORRISON/ISOBEL GOLLAN

JOHN 15/04/1797
CHRISTIAN (F) 2/07/1799
NORMAN 27/05/1801
JAMES 11/09/1803
RODERICK & DONALD 2/05/1806
JANET 30/08/1808
HECTOR URQUHART 20/02/1811
ISABEL 7/09/1813
ALEXANDER 12/10/1819

Given the children’s names, although not necessarily in the right order, my quess would be John 1774.

Colin
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Re: John Mor(r)ison - (Urquhart and Logie Wester) and family Chislom
« Reply #2 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.