Handwritten letter dated 1978 from Rev Hector Macpherson, The Manse, Parish of Tiree and Coll, to Colin MacPhail (1895-1988), Crossapol, thanking him for taking a forthcoming church service at Heylipol. Mrs Vivienne Johnston is mentioned as the organist.
Photocopy of a black & white photograph of Captain Kenneth MacKenzie (1897-1951), Chief Officer aboard the famous Antarctic research vessel ‘Discovery‘. Kenneth was appointed Chief Officer/First Mate of the Discovery for the first British, Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE) in 1929. In 1930, he was promoted to Captain for the second BANZARE expedition. Kenneth (Coinneach a` Mhinisdair) was the grandson of Rev Duncan MacFarlane, Baptist minister at Baugh. Kenneth’s mother, Catherine MacFarlane married Duncan MacKenzie of Inverary.
Black & white photograph of a young woman, thought to be Catherine MacKenzie (nee MacFarlane of Baugh Manse, 1864-1904), sitting at the shore in around 1885. Catherine was the daughter of Rev Duncan MacFarlane, Baptist minister at Baugh. Catherine married Duncan MacKenzie of Inverary, but left him around 1904 and returned to live with her parents at Baugh Manse, where she remained until her death. One of her sons, Kenneth MacKenzie, became Chief Officer aboard the ship ‘Discovery‘.
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.
Black & white photograph of Rev Dr Dugald MacFarlane (1869-1956), Moderator of the Church of Scotland during 1937-1938. Dugald was one of the sons of the Rev Duncan MacFarlane and Catherine MacLachlan (both of Tiree), who lived at Baugh Manse.
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.
Local news: report on Senior Citizens’ Christmas party; school Christmas performance; a poem about life ‘Live It!’; report on shoebox gift hampers sent to the poor in Eastern Europe; report on the SWRI Christmas meal at the Lodge Hotel; RSPB information; Christmas messages; Christmas message from Rev Peter Williams; a missing football; Christmas colouring competition; Christmas message from Bruce Neill, locum minister; community turbine update inviting suggestions for a name for the turbine [Tilley].
Local news: new primary school intake; former teacher, Rev John Cairns Christie, to be Moderator for Church of Scotland; report on Tiree Access Steering Group meeting; letters to the editor – year and names in photo in issue No. 453; call to nominate Skerryvore for Trad Award; forthcoming An Iodhlann AGM; boat restoration and building project launched; report on Youth Club meeting; Feis Thiriodh news; cinema news; community Powerdown loans; letters to Alan Reid MP regarding volunteer firefighters; health and wellbeing event; notice of outdoor clothing supplier visit.
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.