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From: Sarah Galbraith <>
Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2001 05:32:34 -0500
My McKinnons lived in Kintyre on the mainland, but I do not know their
origins. Just in case anyone recognises the families, here is the relevant
Noting some recent messages about MacKinnons, I thought that I would again
post my MacKinnon interests.
The first records I can find of MacKinnons in the Killean parish of Kintyre
are as follows:
There were four McKinnon men - brothers? - who lived in Gortenafaul or
Gortananeun, and who were having children in the period 1762-1799.
Donald McKinnon and Margaret Stewart (see below) -Gortenafaul.
William McKinnon and --- Stuart, had a daughter Anny, bapt 4 May 1792 -
William McKinnon and Janet McNeill had a daughter Barbara b 17 Jul, bapt 19
Jul 1784 - Gortenafaul.
James McKinnon and Mary McKinnon had sons Donald bpt 9 Mar 1799,
Gortenafaul; William bpt 6 Oct 1797 Gortananeun.
Alexr McKinnon and Anny McCarmaig, Gorteanfaul, John, bpt 11 Apr, bpt 12
Probable gravestone at Killean reads:
Erected in memory of Donald MacKinnion, late farmer at Laigh Gortanafaull
who departed this life on the 23rd September 1810 aged 79 years by Margaret
Stewart his widow and William [illegible]
The gravestone has a horse and plough carved - rather well - on the back.
Donald McKinnon and Margaret Stewart had the following children:
2 i. Catherine (~1777-1857)
3 ii. Alexander (~1781-1879) [my line]
4 iii. James (~1783-1860)
5 iv. John (1786-)
6 v. Ann (~1790-)
7 vi. Janet (~1795-)
8 vii. William
I know a little about these children, but my information is certainly not
Number 2, Catherine, married a Malcolm McMillan and had a daughter Mary and
possibly a son Dugald.
3 Alexander married Mary Wallace, who was 20 years his junior, when he was
45 years old, and went on to have 8 children, most of whom did not marry.
4 James married - again late in life - Margaret McGill and had nine
children, about whom I have incomplete information.
I know nothing about what happened to the other members of the family (nos
I'd be interested to hear of anyone who may know something about these
With best regards