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Place of Birth
« on: Wednesday 06 October 21 23:43 BST (UK) »
Greetings!

I've been going back and looking over some miscellaneous records that I had saved a while back and came across one birth certificate in particular that has left me confused.

The birth certificate in question is from Knoydart in 1860, and try as I might I just can't quite figure out what the specific place of birth says. I'm pretty familiar with the area in question. It was and still is a remote, out of the way area and I'm familiar with many of various names of old settlements and shielings that are scattered along the coastline. However, I'm unaware of anywhere that matches what appears to be written here.

It looks like it says Inveryorkel, but a quick google search brings up zero results for that. I thought perhaps it could have been Inveroykel, but that is approx 150 miles away and nowhere near Knoydart. The only name that is even remotely close would be Inverguseran, which is on the Knoydart Peninsula, but I'm almost positive that is not what this says.

Appreciate anyone's thoughts or input on this!

Kat
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Re: Place of Birth
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 07 October 21 03:50 BST (UK) »
Could Inverghorkill be a possiblity  :-\    https://maps.nls.uk/view/216443675#zoom=6&lat=5223&lon=5367&layers=BT  Plan of Knoydart Estate taken from 1812 plan

Although it appears to be more recently known as Inbhir Dhorrcail  https://her.highland.gov.uk/Monument/MHG45791  https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=17&lat=57.09083&lon=-5.54641&layers=5&b=1
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Re: Place of Birth
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 07 October 21 04:40 BST (UK) »
Looking at the 1861 census I noticed this family were living at Invergor Kill, Glenelg between Lee and Barrisdale - another version of the name??

Allan McDonald 35    Head
Sarah McDonald 30    Wife
Ann McDonald    10 Mo    Daughter
Ann Campbell 60    Mother

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Re: Place of Birth
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 07 October 21 20:45 BST (UK) »


Yes, I think this could be it! My family lived all along the Knoydart Peninsula (Barrisdale, Airor, Rhunival, Skiary, Inverie and Inverguseran) so this fits in pretty well. I actually was looking at Inbhir Dorrchail as a possibility and the spelling of Inverghorkill seems the most likely to tie into the area.

Thank you...I think this is the best explanation all round!
Invernesshire: MacMaster/McMaster, Stewart, MacDonald, Cameron.
Skye: Bain, MacLeod, MacKinnon, MacNab, Bethune.
Fife: MacMaster/McMaster, Paterson, Mowbray, Blyth.
Glasgow: Costello, Haughey, McLaren, McPhee.

Now you may live a different place,
Brought up and lived a different way,
But if you have our blood in your veins,
Then you will know us, know home, know who you are.

- ancestors : albannach