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From: Frances Caple <>
Subject: Re: [SCT-ISLEOFMULL] Mull Genealogy
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2010 22:19:22 +0000 (GMT)
the reason I replied re dates to the list is because others are reading and it is all too easy for mis-dates to become fact when they are fiction, which makes our job all the harder, when I first started I passed on info I 'thought' was right only to find out later it was wrong, I still find that info circulating even though I informed all the people I had past it to of my mistake, I am not disputing a previous marriage or not just giving correct dates,
>> I did not say that John Johnston was on Islay when young. <<<
>>> John Johnston later returned to Islay married there and had a family <<<
this implies to me that he was on Islay when younger not necessarily young but he was on Islay left returned and married so I just thought you had some info I didn't ~ that's all sorry if I misunderstood,
interesting that Duncan Johnston was crowned 1929 because that was what I remember it as but when I checked Flora's diary she had dated it 1930,
the reason I said that Johnston was written with an 'e' in the diary is just that I was quoting and I wanted to make it clear I was not adding the 'e' but that the writer of the diary had,
from the Mull website:
All enquires about this site and / or updates to the information shown,
should be addressed to the webmaster
or e mail via the list I think some people like info via the list so it is in the list archives as well, but info to be submitted for the website is better from source rather than memory and it is not just me as it is through this list that I have learnt that,
there are 2 Angus McKinnon's on the website b. abt.1853/4 I very much believe they are both the same man a sibling of our respective ancestors but until I can prove it Ian will not connect them, I can't prove it and probably never will, thats family history.....
all the best to Ann and yourself,
I should have realised not to rely on memory when
putting down dates when you are around.
I accept that Margaret Browns marriage was 1844 and not 1846, but it does
not alter the statement that Alexander must have died young (John Johnston
would be 2 instead of 4). If you want to be really pernickity then in fact
all we know definitely about Alexander Johnston is that he is the father of
John Johnston. We do not know he was definitely married or what happened to
him. I have accepted your aunts recollection of what she remembers of what
her father said, and on that basis assumed a marriage.
I did not say that John Johnston was on Islay when young. He was born on
Mull and was there in 1851. On 29 Jan 1874 he married Isabella Gillespie in
Brigend Islay. I do not know where he was in 1861 or 1871.- Glasgow
possibly. There are candidates there but I cannot prove they are the right
Again I was relying on memory for the Bard title year
. The date was not 1934 as I meant to say but 1929 when he was crowned at
Perth according to the Glasgow Islay Association. The spelling of his name
is always Johnston not Johnstone apart from the Mull registrar who puts an e
in John Johnstons name
I have no great knowledge of how to contact Ian. Indeed I thought I
was already doing so!
John Johnston later returned to Islay
married there and had a family which included Duncan Johnston (1881) who
became renowned as the Bard of Islay winning the Gold Medal and crowned
Bard at the Mod in 1834.