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FLETCHER & MCNICOL Glen Orchy

Post by scotincanada » Sun Aug 07, 2011 6:38 pm

Hello,

My 3x great grandparents were Angus FLETCHER and Margaret MCNICOL who married at Glen Orchy on January 20, 1820. (I have the OPR record from scotlandspeople.) I know they had a family.
1)Their son, Alexander FLETCHER, went to Mull and worked for a relative, Duncan FLETCHER, at Glen Aros, married Catherine MCPHAIL and had 10 children.
2)Their son, Duncan FLETCHER died single at Southend, Argyll at age 37 in 1872. (I have the death reg. from scotlandspeople.)
3) Their daughter, Euphemia FLETCHER, married a MCNIVEN.
4) They had another son, John FLETCHER, born 1826 I believe, but have had no luck finding him through scotlandspeople ... his name is just a bit too common I think. I am interested to know what became of him.

I was hoping to find a death for either Angus or Margaret after 1855. It would be wonderful to learn who their parents were, if possible. Angus' parentage especially would provide a missing link that has been long sought after by my family. Thank you very much for any clues!

Mary Fletcher Harris

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Re: FLETCHER & MCNICOL Glen Orchy

Post by paddyscar » Sun Aug 07, 2011 7:32 pm

Hi Mary:

There is a lot of information about this family on IGI and there is no charge to search this site. It is useful in finding information, but the 'extracted' records are more reliable than those 'submitted', but they are helpful in locating confirmation on TalkingScot.

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/ ... _form=true

ANGUS FLETCHER
Spouse: MARGARET MCNICOL Family
Marriage: 20 JAN 1820 Glenorchy And Inishail, Argyll, Scotland

1. FLORA FLETCHER - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Female Christening: 06 JUN 1828 Lochgoilhead And Kilmorich, Argyll, Scotland
2. DUNCAN FLETCHER - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Birth: 19 OCT 1834
3. DUNCAN FLETCHER - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Christening: 26 OCT 1834 Glenorchy And Inishail, Argyll, Scotland
4. EFFIE FLETCHER - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Female Christening: 19 MAR 1821 Glenorchy And Inishail, Argyll, Scotland
5. JOHN FLETCHER - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Christening: 07 MAY 1826 Lochgoilhead And Kilmorich, Argyll, Scotland
6. DUNCAN FLETCHER - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Christening: 16 MAY 1824 Killin, Perth, Scotland

Hope this is helpful, although no sign of their deaths, yet.

Frances

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Re: FLETCHER & MCNICOL Glen Orchy

Post by WilmaM » Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:05 pm

Have you looked for the family in the census records?
Freecen [ http://freecen.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl ] is free to search.

I didn't see any obvious candidates all together but
the names & ages seem right here [except for the Anne - a 2nd wife?]
1841Piece: SCT1841/539 Place: Jura & Colonsay -Argyllshire Enumeration District: 3
Civil Parish: Jura & Colonsay Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: -
Folio: 3 Page: 3 Address: Lagg
Surname First name(s) Sex Age Occupation Where Born Remarks
FLETCHER Angus M 50 Agricultural Labourer Argyllshire
FLETCHER Anne F 35 Argyllshire
FLETCHER Euphemia F 15 Argyllshire
FLETCHER Flora F 13 Argyllshire
FLETCHER Catherine F 10 Argyllshire
FLETCHER Duncan M 6 Argyllshire


The IGI shows an Angus Fletcher marrying Anne McPhail in Feb 1841 on Jura
which ties in with the above census.
Any relation to Alexander's employer?
Wilma

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Re: FLETCHER & MCNICOL Glen Orchy

Post by paddyscar » Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:37 pm

Mary - Wilma's find in the 1841 census, may give you a bit of help in selecting the most likely Angus Fletcher birth record fits from the IGI.

From ScotlandsPeople "enumerators in 1841 were instructed to round down all given ages of 15 and above to the nearest five (e.g. 28 should have been recorded as 25), If a person were lying about their age this, combined with the rounding down, can severely distort the actual age and send you off on a wild goose chase! Conversely, you may find that the rounding down instruction was not always strictly adhered to".

There are many options for birth records for both Mary Mcnichol and Angus Fletcher, that may help to put you in the right direction.

ScotlandsPeople does have a birth record for Effie for the date given on the IGI; and the record of Angus and Margaret's wedding also match with the IGI.

Frances
John Kelly (b 22 Sep 1897) eldest child of John Kelly & Christina Lipsett Kelly of Glasgow

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Re: FLETCHER & MCNICOL Glen Orchy

Post by WilmaM » Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:11 pm

Angus & Ann had a daughter, another Ann born 19 MAY 1848 Kilchoman, Argyll, Scotland.

She may help trace the family in further census records
- nothing showing up on Freecen for 1851 or 61[assume that area isn't on yet]
Wilma

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Re: FLETCHER & MCNICOL Glen Orchy

Post by speleobat2 » Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:09 pm

Hi all,

This maybe Ann and daughter Ann in 1861:

1861 Scotland Census 1861 Scotland Census
Name: Ann Fletcher
Age: 57
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1804
Relationship: Head
Gender: Female
Where born: Jura, Argyllshire
Registration Number: 543
Registration district: Kilmeny
Civil parish: Kilmeny
County: Argyll
Address: 3 Portindryan
ED: 3
Household schedule number: 27
Line: 11
Roll: CSSCT1861_72
Household Members: Name Age
Ann Fletcher 57
Ann Fletcher 17


Daughter Ann was born in Kilchoman. Age is a few years off.

Carol :D
Looking for: Clerihew, Longmuir/Longmore, Chalmers, Milne, Barclay in Newhills,
Munro, Cadenhead, Raitt, Ririe/Reary

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Re: FLETCHER & MCNICOL Glen Orchy

Post by nelmit » Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:36 pm

You can hopefully do a sideways search for Margaret McNicol's parents as it looks like Duncan is living with his Aunt Barbara McNicol in 1861 at Helensburgh. She appears to be the wife of John McNicol born Glen Orchy about 1789. Looks like he died at Row in 1860.

Here is John in 1851 at Ardincaple Lodge, Row-

John Mcnicol 62 born Glen Orchy, Hedger
Barbara Mcnicol 57 wife
Dugald Mcintyre 22 nephew
Duncan Mcintyre 19 nephew

and Duncan with Barbara in 1861 at the same address -

Barbara Mcnicol 64
Duncan Fletcher 26 nephew, born Glenorchy

Regards,
Annette

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Re: FLETCHER & MCNICOL Glen Orchy

Post by bevviesf » Sun May 19, 2024 8:37 am

Hi There
This is my first post on TalkingScot.com. I sorry I'm a few years late in replying to this thread!
My 3xggfather was John Fletcher from Glenorchy. On his marriage certificate of 1861 (Victoria Australia) he says his parents are Angus Fletcher & Margaret McNicol. He says he's 31, making his birthdate 1830. I really haven't had a lot of success in connecting him to the John with a christening date of 1826. My John married had 7 children then died in a flood (so the story went). His youngest child was born 1874. A John Fletcher drowned in 1875 and was 50 years old and born Kent England. After much research and asking family I believe it's the same man. (Still could be wrong). I found the "Jura" family 1841 Census and that matched the people I had just couldn't reconcile being on Jura - now it makes sense with a second marriage.
Hoping the previous people who post will read above and their "John" mystery solved?

Cheeers
Bev

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Re: FLETCHER & MCNICOL Glen Orchy

Post by SarahND » Sun May 19, 2024 3:54 pm

Hello Bev, and a warm [TS_welcome]

The original poster has not signed into the forum since 2015... but with some luck she will come back and see your post. In the meantime, enjoy the forum!

All the best,

Sarah

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