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.
Information about the MacFarlanes of Balinoe and Elgin, 1858-1876, including the (1) marriage certificate for Rev James MacFarlane, Balinoe, and Isabella Farquharson, Cornaig, on Tiree in 1858, (2) death certificate for Isabella MacFarlane in Elgin in 1865, (3) 1871 Elgin census record listing James MacFarlane, (4) death certificate for James MacFarlane, 1876. Includes additional family history information emailed by the donor.
After their marriage in 1858, the MacFarlanes moved to Elgin where James took up the position of Baptist Minister. When Isabella died, aged only 34 years, she left three children: Archibald (b. ca 1860), Margaret (b. ca 1861) and Mary. In the 1871 census, Mary is living in Oban with her mother’s sister, Eliza. It is presumed that Mary stayed with the Whytes in Oban and that she is the ‘other Mary’ referred to in Duncan MacGregor Whyte’s letters to his wife Mary Bernard when he was in Australia. The Whytes were artists who built The Studio in Balephuil.
Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 437, 07/03/2009
Local news: Baptist churches sale/refurbishment; pilates schedule.
Gaelic hymns and psalms from the Balemartine Baptist Church in 1988.
Printed sheet with four typewritten psalms and hymns for singing in Gaelic at a service held at the Baptist Church at Balemartine on 7th August 1988. Includes a photocopy.
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Register of Members of the Tiree Baptist Church, 1874-1958
Photocopy of the Register of Members of the Tiree Baptist Church from 1874 to 1958. Lists names, townships, date admitted to membership, by profession or transfer, date membership ceased and cause, and remarks. Given to Gordon Scott by Professor Donald Meek in May 2013.
Letters from former Tiree Baptist minister F.W.Taylor to Elsie MacKinnon, Kirkapol, 1939
Two handwritten letters from the former Baptist minister on Tiree, F.W.Taylor to Miss Elsie MacKinnon, Lodge Farm, Kirkapol. Both are personal sermons to the young Elsie (19 yrs) advising her to avoid ways and people who might lead her to the devil. One letter (written from Aucheneck, Deungoyne, Stirlingshire, 24.7.39) mentions the minister`s slow recovery from a serious illness.
Minidisk recording of the Baptist service in An Talla on 17/9/2006, recorded by Maggie Campbell.
Forty members of the Baptist faith from Islay, Mull, Tiree and other districts took part in a service held in An Talla on 17th September 2006. Includes solos by local singers and testimony by Judith MacIntosh of Caoles.
Newsletter `An Tirideach`, No. 376, 16/9/2006.
Local news and events including rare plovers on Tiree, the Scottish Outdoor Access Code, the visit of a delegation from Tiree to Finland, Baptist Church praise night and the retiral of Rev Irene Gillespie.