Black & white photograph of (back row, L-R) Rev Duncan MacFarlane (1822-1908) and his wife Catherine MacFarlane (nee MacLachlan, 1824-1905), with two of their children Dugald and Anne, on the event of their 50th Wedding Anniversary in 1903. Duncan and Catherine were both born on Tiree, but married in Tobermory, Mull, where their seven children were born. Duncan returned to Tiree to replace his deceased brother as Baptist minister, the family living in Baugh Manse. Rev Dr Dugald MacFarlane (1869-1956), became Moderator of the Church of Scotland during 1937-1938.
Photocopied collection of photographs, will, letters, poetry, newspaper cuttings, family tree and collated information for the MacFarlane and MacKenzie family of Clachan Cottage, Baugh, and Baugh Manse. Key named individuals include the Rev Duncan MacFarlane (d. 1908), Baptist Minister, whose ancestors were brought to Tiree from Arrochar by one of the Dukes of Argyll; Donald MacKenzie, Arrochar (1716-1779); Rev Hector MacKinnon, Tiree; William John MacKenzie, New Zealand (d. 1915); Rev Dr Dugald MacFarlane (b. 1869); Kenneth MacKenzie (1897-1951), Chief Officer of the Antarctic research ship ‘Discovery’ and grandson of Rev Duncan MacFarlane (b. 1866); Catherine (nee MacLachlan), wife of Rev Duncan MacFarlane; Catherine MacKenzie (nee MacFarlane, 1864-1929), daughter of Rev Duncan MacFarlane and mother of Kenneth MacKenzie; Anne MacFarlane (1862-1939), sister of Catherine MacKenzie.
Scan of newspaper article about Tiree Doctors of Divinity dated 3/7/1954.
Article about five Doctors of Divinity from Tiree.
Rev. Duncan MacFarlane and his family around 1900
Photograph of Rev. Duncan MacFarlane and his family around 1900.
Courtesy of Ms Elsie MacKinnon
Rev. Duncan MacFarlane from Balemartine, his wife Catherine and their children, the Very Rev. Dr. Dugald MacFarlane, a Moderator of the Church of Scotland, and his sister Anne, were photographed around 1900.
John MacFarlane, Duncan’s brother, was the first Tiree-born Baptist pastor. In 1851 John succeeded Rev. Duncan MacDougall, a devoted itinerant evangelist who, along with the Rev. Archibald Farquharson of the Congregational Church, was prominent in the religious awakening of 1839-1846.
Duncan MacFarlane, who had converted through the preaching of Rev. Farquharson, left Tiree to become a merchant in Tobermory. He was accepted as a Baptist missionary in 1856 and proved influential in the revival of 1874 in Tiree. In 1879 he succeeded his brother as pastor of the Tiree Baptist Church, which he served until his death in 1908.
Black and white photograph of Rev. Duncan MacFarlane and his family.
Rev. Duncan MacFarlane (1822-1908), Baptist minister at Tobermory and Tiree, his wife Catherine and their children, the Very Rev. Dr. Dugald MacFarlane (1869-1956), former Moderator of the Church of Scotland, and his sister Anne, probably taken around 1900.
Family tree for Robert Maxwell MacFarlane (1819-1893)
Photocopy of hand-drawn family tree for Robert Maxwell MacFarlane, minister, whose father , William, was a crofter at Balinoe.
Letter from donor and photocopied information re ministers James, Duncan and Dugald Macfarlane.
Extracts from `History of Baptists in Scotland`, 1926, and `Island Harvest` by Donald Meek re John, Duncan, James, Robert and their father William MacFarlane.
Extract from `Na Baird Thirisdeach` re James MacFarlane, Balemartine
Extract from `Na Baird Thirisdeach` re James MacFarlane, Balemartine (whose forename should be William), the father of four ministers.
Article about the Rev. Duncan McFarlane, 1895
Article about the Rev. Duncan McFarlane, Balimartine, from `The Scottish Baptist Magazine`, 1895.
Articles about the deaths of James and John MacFarlane, 1881 and 1876
Three articles from the Oban Times, 21/5/1881 and the Scottish Baptist Magazine, July 1876 re the deaths of James and John MacFarlane.