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From: "Malcolm Black" <>
Subject: RE: [Mull] RE: Campbells of Knock
Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2006 07:32:50 -0400
In-Reply-To: <000f01c6d186$be5ebb20$0300a8c0@EVESHAM>


Andrew,

Is the 1715 census you referred to an available document?

Malcolm Black
Researching Blacks from Iona

-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Downie [mailto:]
Sent: September 6, 2006 3:33 AM
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Subject: [Mull] RE: Campbells of Knock

Stuart,

My knowledge of my Campbell ancestors is based on a family tree drawn by my
great grandfather in the 19th century. He, William Campbell Downie, claimed
to be the son of Archibald Campbell of Knock (probable, but not proven).

Anyway, the family tree he drew traces Archibald back to the Earls of
Argyll, and it is excerpts from this that are on the Mull website.

I believe you are right that these Campbells came over to Mull from the
mainland as a result of the taking of land from the McLeans. I don't
actually know too much about their history, but I believe Colin Campbell of
Bragleen was the first to move to Mull, presumably in the 1690s. Bragleen is
southeast of Oban, but now an empty valley but for one house. I have no idea
what "Mar Jam" (or "Mhor Cam") means. Any help appreciated.

He was followed by Donald (1st of Knock), John (2nd), Duncan, and finally
Col. Donald, who disappeared (sold up?) after 1841.

I understand that the family owned Mishnish Estate (including the land that
was sold to found Tobermory), but were tacksmen for the Duke of Argyll at
Knock, where they actually lived. Knock House is still standing, and the
graves are in a small graveyard in woods behind the house.

The census taken after the 1715 uprising shows a Neil McColl living at
Knock, which may well be relevant.

That is about as much as I know, and if you have any more information, I
would love to see it.

Best wishes,

Andrew




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