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2021.17.1

Colour photograph of Priceville, Ontario, Canada in the snow in around 2010. The donor of the photograph lives in the farming community that her Tiree ancestors settled in in 1851, after emigrating to Canada on board the ‘SS Conrad’. Her Tiree ancestors include McMillans, McLeans, McDonalds, McPhaydens and MacKinnons. The photograph is accompanied by genealogical information about the donor’s ancestry.

 

 

2021.16.1

Large hard-back book ‘Priceville and its Roots (Routes)’ compiled by the The Priceville (and Area) Historical Society, 1992, and edited by Katie Harrison, a descendant of Tiree people who emigrated there in 1851. A compilation of photographs, memories and articles about Priceville, Ontario, Canada, its people and its mail routes, including the settlements of Bunessan, The Glen, Scotchtown, Glenelg Centre, Pomona, Topcliff, Old Durham Road and Six Corners. Many Scots emmigrated to the area including Tiree McMillans, McLeans, McDonalds, McPhaydens and MacKinnons.

2021.3.4

Music CD ‘River to Sea – from Tlell to Tiree’ by Sheila Cameron, Canada, ca 2018. Collection of songs mostly associated with the Tlell River on the island of Haida Gwaii, NW Canada, but moving on the shores of Tiree where the track ‘All you need is the sea’ was written.

2020.52.3

Scanned copy of a certificate of qualification belonging to Niall Colin Brown Campbell, Scarinish (b.1933), dated 1964, issued by the Canadian Department of Transport enabling him to pilot ships on the Great Lakes of Ontario and Erie in Canada. Before moving to Glasgow and then Canada, Niall lived at Deobedal, Scarinish.

 

2020.41.1

Bound extract from ‘Kenneth Cameron Family Chronicle’ by Gordon Cameron Richardson, Canada, 2020, about Kenneth Cameron, Balevullin (1816-1871), who emigrated to Canada in 1850 with his wife Agnes (Ann) Morrison on board the ‘Conrad’. They settled on a 100 acre farm in Osprey Township, Grey County in the early 1850s. Kenneth’s great-great grandfather, also Kenneth Cameron, was born in Balevullin in around 1734. The full text includes all Canadian family and descendants, and is available from An Iodhlann in pdf format.

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2020.29.1

Results of research into the family history of Niel MacDonald, tailor of Kenovay, conducted for a New Zealand descendant. Niel married Euphemia (Effy) MacDonald in 1834, but died only four years later in 1838. They had four children: Niel (b. 1831), Janet (b. 1834), Catherine (b. 1836) and Niel (b. 1838). Compiled by Flo Straker, 2020.

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2019.107.3

Collection of papers and notes made by An Iodhlann’s former genealogist, Duncan Grant, Brock, about the Camerons of Tiree who emigrated to Fergus Township in Wellington County, Ontario, Canada. Includes a family tree, photographs of descendants Hugh Cameron (the donor) and his wife Doreen, a photograph of the homestead and maps of its location, and a booklet ‘Moods of the River’ about Glen Almond, Wellington.

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2019.107.2

Book ‘Historical Atlas of Wellington County’, published by the Historical Atlas Publishing Company, Toronto, Canada, 1906. Includes a summarised history of Wellington County, maps of named land-holdings by township, and histories of each landowner. John Cameron’s name and land-holding is circled on a map of Nichol Township on page 87. We presume that he has Tiree ancestry. He is also mentioned on page 18 as the son of Andrew Cameron (Invernesshire), who first held the land.

2019.107.1

Book ‘A History of West Garafraxa Township’ signed by the author, Jean F Hutchinson, 1990. Established in 1869, West Garafraxa is a former township in Wellington County, Ontario, Canada, and was home to some of the earliest European settlers, including some from Tiree. The book includes a list of Family Heads, accounts of residents and their families, photographs, and maps of named apportionments of land in 1877. Tiree is mentioned on page 143 as the origin of ‘The Crofters’ who settled in Canada the 1850’s and spoke only Gaelic. Duncan Cameron of Tiree (1795-1866) arrived in Canada in 1849, settling at Garafraxa in 1853 with his wife Christy MacLean and their first child Effie. Includes accounts of their eight children and six grandchildren.

An obituary for the author was found between the pages.

2019.97.3

Scans of ledgers, school workbooks, ships logs and other documents belonging to Duncan Alexander Campbell, Balephuil (1828-1911), who emigrated to Bruce County, Ontario, aboard the ‘Britannia’ in 1846, with his wife Elizabeth Forrest, Dumbarton(?) (1831-1906). Before emigrating to Canada to join the rest of his family, Duncan became a ship’s carpenter in Dumbarton. Includes background information compiled by the donors.

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