John Fletcher in Kilfinan, Argyll

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John Fletcher in Kilfinan, Argyll

Post by cathodenj » Wed Feb 16, 2022 6:56 pm

:D Hello All,

I'm looking for my third great-grandmother's folks - John Fletcher b. 1776-1781 and Mary Campbell, age unknown, the woman who gave birth in Kilfinan. Here's just the facts...

Betsey Fletcher birth cert 1813 518/1 (Kilfinan, Argyll) Elizabeth Fletcher, natural daughter to John Fletcher and Mary Campbell was
born 27 Sep 1812 and baptized 14 Feb 1813

Betsey Fletcher death cert 1875 518 43
Elizabeth Morrison (illegitimate) widow of John Morrison, occupation (sheriff officer) died 12 Dec 1875, 10:30 a.m. at Tighnabruaich, Kilfinan, aged 62. Father: John Fletcher, gardner (deceased)
Mother: Mary Campbell (deceased)
Cause of Death = enlargement of the liver
Witness was Alexander Morrison (son) whose address was 43 Crawford Sr, Greenock

Piece: SCT1841/518 Place: Kilfinan -Argyllshire Enumeration District: 6; Civil Parish: Kilfinan Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: - Folio: 6 Page: 3
Address: Aird Lamont
Surname First name(s) Sex Age Occupation Where Born Remarks
DUNCAN James M 35 Agricultural Labourer Argyllshire
DUNCAN Jean F 3 Argyllshire (nee Miller)
DUNCAN Hugh M Argyllshire
DUNCAN Jean F 4 Argyllshire (Jean Duncan is future wife of John Fletcher's grandson, Alexander Morrison)
FLETCHER John M 60 Gardner Argyllshire (born 1776-1781)

Name John Fletcher
Sex Male
Christening Date 12 Sep 1767
Christening Place Kilfinan, Argyll, Scotland
Father's Name Archibald Fletcher
Mother's Name Mary Marques

The above birth, from familysearch and scotlandspeople, is the area's only good match. I combed through the Kilfinan church register for any mention of "fornication" but no Fletcher entry. I could not find John Fletcher on any other census, cemetery, etc. Is there any other way to prove which John Fletcher? I'm not even trying for which Mary Campbell but that find would be extraordinary!

Thank you for reading and any guidance you might share,

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