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From: Moira MacPhail <>
Subject: Re: [Mull] Black family name discussion
Date: Sun, 27 Aug 2006 11:54:51 +1200
I see you are tracking McColls and McPhails - do you have a
McPhail/Black in your ancestry at all? I have a Malcolm
MacPhail (c1790 - 1879) m. Catherine Black, children Donald
(1831-1899), Hugh (1837-1858), John and possibly an
Malcolm & Catherine had a grandson, John, who seemed to live
with the family who I think was the son of Hugh (above) &
Catherine McKinnon - grandson John was born 1856 at Morven.
In the 1881 census this John is a ploughman at Oskamull with
his uncle Donald (above) and his wife, Jane Curry.
Not sure who Catherine Black's parents were - she died
between the 1841 and 1851.
----- Original Message Follows -----
> I noticed the discussion of Blacks on the list. There
> seem to be quite a number of that name in Elgin County,
> and I recall that there is a Black Cemetery there. Many
> of the Scots who settled in Elgin County are from Argyle,
> and I have seen monuments mentioning "native of Argyle"
> etc. It may be worth your while reviewing the Elgin list.
> I am tracking McColls and McPhails from Argyle. I
> believe the McColls started out in Peel before making
> their way to Elgin, but as yet I have no "paper" backing
> this up.
> Cheers, Margaret
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