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From: "Perplexed" <>
Subject: Re: [Mull] Re religion
Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2005 09:25:18 +1100
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Also happened with emigrants to Australia. Family history says we were
"always" Catholics. The family has come via Ireland or Scotland, with one
branch only from what's now Germany.
However, I recently found information from when my gg grandfather (James)
joined the Queensland police in the 1880s. That sheet indicates he was
Protestant. Ooops I can see some grandparents turning in their graves.
His parents had come from Ireland to Campbeltown Scotland prior to
emigrating to Melbourne. They're buried in the Catholic section of the
Cemetary. So did James just say he was Protestant because being a Catholic
might have been an obstacle to getting work? Who knows.
He worked in very far north Qld for his police career, Coen, which if you
look it up is up towards the top of Cape York Peninsular so a very long way
from any priests or clergymen to help give me any clues about where he
attended church. I suspect he wouldn't have for years because of the
remoteness of the area. But his children were sent to board at Nudgee
College in Brisbane, very much a Catholic College.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Darlington" <>
Sent: Friday, November 25, 2005 8:51 AM
Subject: Re: [Mull] Re religion
> This is an interesting area concerning our ancestors. At least in a few
> cases I believe that those who came to Canada responded to whatever
> religious authority was available to them. If an Anglican priest was the
> only one who could marry them then that was their religion at least for
> that day and perhaps later.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Janet" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Thursday, November 24, 2005 12:35 PM
> Subject: Re: [Mull] Re religion
>> Hello William, Thank you for coming forward with this positive
>> information. What an exciting family yours must have been. I believe
>> there's still a wee bit of rivalry, though not on the same scale as
>> before. I had an idea there was a McLean rivalry also.
>> Dun/Dunn, Angus
>> Sherret, Kincardineshire
>> Chester, Glasgow
>> Rowat, Campbell, Argyll
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "William Campbell" <>
>>> The Clan Campbell was very much a Protestant clan and not Catholic as
>>> mentioned. The Campbell clan fought against the Jacobites at Culloden
>>> and there were many other incidents which had a religious background to
>>> them. It is only in recent years that marriages between the two
>>> religious denominations became more acceptable. My gandfather Campbell
>>> married a MacDonald lady although not without problems and I consider
>>> myself lucky to have the best of both worlds as these are/were two of
>>> the most prominent clans in the Highlands of Scotland!
>>> Bill Campbell
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