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Duncan McNeil & Isabella McKellar
Posted by: Laurie McNeill (ID *****1683) Date: January 03, 2009 at 19:26:00
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Duncan McNeil (various spellings) was born about 1801 (possibly later) in the parish of Kilchrenan Dalavich ARL SCT.

His parents were Duncan McNeil and Mary Munro who were farming at Blairghoir on the southern shores of Loch Awe.

In 1830 he married Isabella McKellar. This marriage features in the records of both Glassary and Kilfinchen parishes.

According to later census records it would appear that Isabella was born in the Glassary parish around 1812 (possibly later).

The couple farmed at Druindarroch near Loch Awe and all their children were born there. They were Duncan 1833, Christian, 1835, Susan 1839, John 1842, John 1844, Peter 1845, Mary 1848 and Margaret 1851.

The family features in both the 1841 and 1851 census returns but I can find no later reference to them indicating that they may have emigrated.

A possible but unlikely later reference to Isabella may be in the 1881 Census Index:
Glassary ARL SCT
Tighcarr House
Bell MacNeil/head/67/f/widow/shepherds’ wife/Glassary ARL SCT

I am interested in contact with any descendants and researchers of this family

Laurie McNeill
Dunedin, NZ

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