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Ardnamurchan Parish / Moidart records pre-1800s

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Ardnamurchan Parish / Moidart records pre-1800s

Posted: 28 Nov 2012 4:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: McGilvray
Hi all,

What kind of records, if any, are available for Ardnamurchan Parish, specifically Moidart, pre-1800? My ancestors came from there, but I have only been able to trace their arrival on Prince Edward Island (St. John's Island at the time) in 1790.

The best reference I have found so far is a book called "Travels in the Western Hebrides" which says of the Clanranald chief was:

"a sensible and sprightly man, and of tolerable disposition, but that a set of interested men had prevailed on his easy disposition, and that he had turned out or evicted several hundred souls and given the farms to a few favourites. Those evicted were substantial farmers, not ousted by poverty, and having means to go abroad, preferred to do so rather than truckle down and have their children reduced to "Scallags.""

(that book is available for download on archive.org).
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
John Loughney 28 Nov 2012 11:54PM GMT 
DonGillies61 29 Nov 2012 5:45AM GMT 
awhitefo1 29 Nov 2012 11:46AM GMT 
John Loughney 29 Nov 2012 3:11PM GMT 
John Loughney 30 Nov 2012 9:11PM GMT 
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