The McNaughtan Family in Upper Strathearn, Comrie Parish
and Glen Lyon, Fortingall Parish, Perthshire, Scotland
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Welcome to my page on the McNaughtan family in Upper Strathearn, Comrie parish, Perthshire, Scotland. This page is part of my personal family history website and represents one of my own ancestral lines. If you are specifically looking for information on the McNaughtan family then this is where to start. Otherwise you may wish to begin at the start page of my family history.
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The name McNaughtan (or McNaughton, as it is also spelled) is very ancient in origin. In Gaelic it is rendered Mac Neachdainn which means "son of Nechtan". The name Nechtan comes from Scotland, but is neither Scots nor Gaelic. It comes from the ancient race of the Picts, from a time before the Scots had conquered Scotland.
The traditional etymology of the name McNaughtan suggests that Nechtan probably derives from the Pictish word necht which is believed to mean "a clean person" or "a pledge". Necht is probably related to the Gaelic word nig, meaning "clean". It is suggested that a necht was a "clean person" given as a hostage or pledge to ratify a treaty between rival tribes. Such hostages were commonly given in ancient times in order to hold each party to their word. If the treaty was broken then the hostage was killed. Thus it was important that the hostage be a respected, or "clean", person to reduce the risk of the other tribe breaking the treaty. The suffix -an means "little", thus a nechtan was a "little pledge", perhaps for a lesser treaty. MacNaughtan, thus may mean "son of the little pledge".
Nechtan was also the name of three of the ancient kings of Pictland from the 5th to 8th centuries. The most famous King Nechtan was Nechtan MacDerile who was King of Picts at the beginning of the 8th century. He led the Picts to convert to Roman Catholicism. This put them at odds with the Scots who were followers of the Celtic Church. Not all McNaughtans are necessarily descended from King Nechtan MacDerile, nor from any of the other Pictish kings named Nechtan. The name Nechtan was certainly made famous by these kings, but the name would have been a common name of the day. McNaughtans today could be descended from any number of unknown persons named Nechtan.
Thomas Ross Holme on his site, The McNaughtons of Dunderave, has recently put forward a very persuasive argument that the name Nechtan derives from a female cult of Pictish priestesses known as the Uisge Nighean, which, in Gaelic, means "water daughters". Though not widely accepted, Holme's arguments are worth giving serious consideration.
The Clan MacNaughtan seems to have emerged into written record in the 12th century during the time of King David. The two principal homelands for the Clan MacNaughtan were Argyll and Strathtay -- the latter being immediately north of Lochearn in Perthshire. Current research shows these two main branches to be related to each other, with the Argyll McNaughtons descending from the Loch Tay McNaughtons.
For a spectacularly thorough accounting of the origins of Clan McNaughtan, please refer to the late Leo Levarre's McNaughtan History.
Further discussions on surnames and their spellings can be found here.
I'm deeply indebted to the late Leo Lavarre and his late brother for their spectacular research on the McNaughtan family in Upper Strathearn. I only wish they'd lived long enough for us to share our research efforts with each other. Leo traces his McNaughtan ancestors back to a family on the farmstead of Dalchonzie at the foot of Glen Artney in southern Comrie parish, just south of the village of Comrie, in Perthshire, Scotland. My own McNaughtans can also be traced back to Dalchonzie.
A thorough extraction of McNaughtan records from the Comrie parish records reveals that most of the McNaughtans in Comrie parish appear to trace back to the same location of Dalchonzie -- descending from either a John McNaughtan or Colin McNaughtan who both lived at the beginning of the 18th century. Leo Lavarre suggested that John and Colin were brothers. There is no documentary evidence to show that they were brothers, however I agree with Leo's suggestion and I follow the same assumption below.
Leo's branch (shown below) left Dalchonzie in the mid-18th century and moved north all the way to Glen Lyon in Fortingall parish. This is a very unusual and counter-intuitive migration -- coming at a time when many families, for economic and political reasons, were beginning to leave the Highlands for the Lowlands and further abroad, it seems very strange to find a family actually moving further up into the Highlands. Leo puzzles over it on his web site and offers the suggestion that perhaps it was for economic reasons, but largely he was baffled as to why his ancestors moved that direction. I think the answer was sitting in front of him all along, but he didn't see it. I just wish I could share it with him.
The earliest confirmed record of a member of Leo's branch appearing in Glen Lyon is in 1751 (there are a couple of unconfirmed births in 1744). Unfortunately the Fortingall parish records don't go back any earlier than 1750 which makes research a challenge. The fact that this move deeper into the Highlands comes immediately following the Jacobite Rising of 1745 cannot be ignored. It is reasonable to suggest that Leo's branch may have been Jacobites who fled from Dalchonzie after The '45.
Leo also puzzles over why they specifically fled to Glen Lyon. Again, I think the answer was in front of him, but hidden. Not only do the OPR records show that almost all the McNaughtans in Upper Strathearn descend from the same family in Dalchonzie, but it also reveals what appears to be a single a nuclear family with two brothers both having children born in the late-17th/early-18th century -- as we have already suggested. As this family did not materialize out of the ether, it would suggest that John and Colin represent the children of a father who came to Upper Strathearn sometime in the mid-late 17th century. It does not appear that the McNaughtans were native to Upper Strathearn. So where did this family come from? I suggest that they could have come from the same place they fled to half a century later: Glen Lyon! When Leo puzzled over why his family moved from Upper Strathearn to Glen Lyon, I think he missed the most basic answer: they were going home!
I agree with Leo's suggestion that John and Colin McNaughtan were brothers. Leo suggests that John was the oldest, however, my research would suggest the opposite, that Colin was the oldest. The fact that Colin's descendants appear to have remained in Dalchonzie and vicinity for another two hundred years would suggest that they were the senior branch. Chronologies suggested by the Comrie OPR would also favour that Colin was the older of the two brothers.
It is my further suggestion that their father may have come from Glen Lyon to Upper Strathearn sometime around 1675 and settled in Dalchonzie and his descendants spread out from there. Whether the descendants of John McNaughtan left Upper Strathearn for Glen Lyon because they were Jacobites or merely because they were the younger branch who did not inherit residency is not known. Either way, it would seem reasonable to suggest that John's descendants chose Glen Lyon because they were actually returning to live among their cousins.
When we look to Glen Lyon records then the story becomes even more interesting. There are no parish records for Fortingall for the time period we are studying. Resources available to me at present are limited and this remains an area of research that is still "underway" for me. However, in 1928 Alexander Stewart, wrote A Highland Parish: A History of Glen Lyon and Rannoch in which he says the following about McNaughtans in Glen Lyon:
Under the old Celtic system [of government] which existed in Scotland before the introduction of Feudalism, the Crown lands [including Glen Lyon] were divided into Toiseachds and administered by officers called Toisich. These seem to have held their position directly from the king. ...They also administered justice. Each of them had his fort or motehill, where he sat in judgment, and not far away there was usually a hanging knoll where his sentences were carried into effect. (p73)
Tradition claims that the Fortingall Toiseachd was for a time hereditary in the MacNaughton family. These MacNaughtons are supposed to have come from Beuly about the end of the 12th century. They were driven out of that district when it was granted to John Bisset. (p74)
...About the middle of the 14th century  some of the lands [of Fortingall] were held...by Robert of Atholl*. ...In co-partnership with him was Fergus, son of Ade**. Campbell, in the Book of Garth and Fortingall, takes the view that this Fergus was the son of one of the MacNaughton Toisich of Fortingall. (p.76)
MacNaughtons of the Clan Porter strain also came from [Argyll]. They, however, must be distinguished from the Toishich MacNaughtons to which we have already referred. The latter came from Beauly [about 10 km west of Inverness], from which they were transferred to make room for Bissets and Frasers, and settled in Fortingall about the end of the 12th century. (p.79)
About half a mile to the east of the Kirkton of Fortingall, in the hamlet of Tom-na-chroich, was the hanging knoll of the MacNaughton Toisich, who are believed to have held sway in the district before the introduction of the feudal system. Their stronghold was probably the white fort above Balnacraig. Five miles to the west of this was the motehill of Carnban ("White Rock") which was known as the sithean or fairy knoll. It lies behind the feudal keep of Duncan the Hospitable. On it, according to tradition, ruled for a timje another branch of the MacNaughton family. (p. 236)
The motehill on the Roro Toiseachd was at Balmeanach on Balnahanait farm. (p.237)
* Stewart says "This Robert was the son of Duncan, the progenitors of the Robertsons of Struan." However, this claim is chronologically impossible. The "Robert of Atholl" who was son of King Duncan lived over 100 years earlier during the 13th century. The Robert of Atholl who lived in 1358 was Robert Stewart, Earl of Atholl, who later became King Robert II. Although this does not bear on the McNaughton history at all, it does call into question the quality of Alexander Stewart's research.
** Fergus, son of Ade, in Gaelic, would be Fergus MacAde. This name is identical to a 9th century Dalriadic King Fergus mac Aide. This could be a genuine coincidence, or it could be another example of the author's questionable research.
Toiseach is the Gaelic word for "chief". Thus it can be understood that "Toiseach MacNaughton" refers to the Chief's family. The "Porter" McNaughtans cited above were a cadet of the Argyll branch who were the McNaughtons of Dunderave who lost their lands in the mid-18th century and who were in title, the Chiefs of the Clan. This would suggest that Dunderave branch descend from the chief branch of McNaughtons originally from Loch Tay. Thomas Holme presents a helpful table showing these lines in parallel: http://www.geocities.com/mcnaughtonofdunderave/McNaughton_chart_from_1300_by_Holme.htm .
It is also worth noting that senior line of the McNaughtans, namely the McNaughtans of Dunderave in Argyll, had long been allies of the Campbell Earls of Argyll. However the late 17th century, the McNaughtans fell out with the Campbells, lost Dunderave, and were scattered. As Thomas Holme reports on his page:
Chief Malcolm "Glenshira" MacNauchtan died between 1646 and 1649 from wounds sustained while commanding a garrison in the defence of the Campbell clan's Skipness Castle which was under attack by Colkitto's army. Chief Malcolm MacNauchtan had two sons, Alexander and John. Alexander the older became chief of the clan upon the death of his father. Alexander had ridden with his father in Campbell's Covenantor army, but around 1650 he changed sides and became a Royalist, and fought for the return of King Charles II to the throne. After the restoration in 1660 Alexander was knighted by King Charles II and John MacNauchtan produced evidence that brought Campbell of Argyll to the chopping block. Chief Sir Alexander McNaughton served King Charles II as a lawyer and spent much time in the royal court in London. Chief Alexander's brother John MacNauchtan was the head of the household in Dunderave castle while his brother was away in London, and he raised his family there. John became heavily involved in the disputes between the Campbell clan and the McNaughton clan, and led his McNaughtons into Campbell lands in 1685 on raids that captured much property, establishing a deep enmity between Campbells and McNaughtons, which only grew worse with each passing year. In 1689 when William of Orange claimed the throne of Britain and King James VI fled to France, John MacNauchtan and his two sons were among the 50 clansmen who fought victoriously at the battle of Killiecrankie. Chief Alexander's son, also named John MacNauchtan was there too, wearing his father's suit of armour. This fact is mentioned in the famous poem The Grameid. But the next battle was not so glorious. Chief John MacNauchtan and his uncle John and his uncle's 2 sons were all captured and suffered long and terrible imprisonment afterwards. The Campbell's Inverary Castle was only 3 miles from the MacNauchtan's Dunderave castle. The Campbells were now backed by King William and all their lands and rights were restored. One of the first things on their agenda naturally was to destroy the MacNauchtans, and this they managed to accomplish, with the MacNauchtans losing their castle and all their lands. Chief John MacNauchtan had two sons, Alexander and John. The elder Alexander would have been chief of the clan, but he served in the British army as a Captain in Queen Annie's Guards and he lost his life at the battle of Vigo Spain in 1702. With the death of young Alexander MacNauchtan the chieftanship would have fallen upon his younger brother John, except there was nothing really to be chief of anymore, since the castle was gone and all the lands. John became a custom's officer in Anstruther Fife and died in 1773 without leaving any heirs. The Great Uncle of the last chief, John MacNauchtan and his two sons lived on in Dunderave castle with their families, until their ultimate eviction by the Campbells, which probably occurred around 1720. One of the two sons, also named John MacNauchtan married and had two sons, both born in Dunderave castle before the final end. They were named Thomas and Malcolm. Our genealogy descends from these two brothers. (The McNaughtons of Dunderave - edited.)
The fact that the McNaughtans of Dunderave lost their land holdings and were forced to flee at precisely at the same time as our McNaughtans seem to appear in Upper Strathearn may suggest that our McNaughtans could be a fugitive cadet branch of the Dunderave McNaughtans.
Gordon MacGregor, in his monumental book, The Landed Families of Perthshire, shows the earlier close relationship between the McNaughtans and the Campbells, citing that John MCNAUGHTON of Dunderawe married ca. 1570 to Marjory CAMPBELL, daughter of Archibald Campbell, 1st of Glenlyon, a cadet branch of Glenorchy, and kindred with the later Earls of Argyll, and contemporary with Colin Campbell of Glenorchy. She had a brother Colin. Common forenames in their family include: Colin, Patrick, Duncan, John. Such a union would almost certainly produce a male line of "Colin McNaughton". As the name Colin has not been found elsewhere in the McNaughtan clan, other than in the area of Argyll, then this may also reinforce the possibility that our McNaughtans were a fugitive cadet branch of Dunderave.
The fact that the earliest home of Clan McNaughtan appears to be in the Loch Tay area and further north near Inverness, may suggest that both theories for the origins of our Strathearn McNaughtans can be easily harmonized. Whether our McNaughtans came from a cadet branch of Dunderave or from Loch Tay in the 17th century, their migration to Loch Tay in the mid-18th century can still be frames as "returning home" to the heart of the Clan territory.
It may never be possible to trace the origins of our McNaughtans earlier than the father of Colin and John McNaughtan in Dalchonzie. This line of research will remain open indefinitely.
Our study of this family begins with John and Colin McNaughtan who resided in Dalchonzie, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland around the turn of the 18th century. It is suggested that they could be brothers. Dalchonzie is said to be a place where English invaders fought Robert the Bruce in 1306.
Mitchell's Monumental Inscriptions records the following two stones located in the yard of the White Kirk in Comrie village:
These stones are damaged and it is not known if the blank spaces represent letters, words or entire lines of text. "Mullion" could be a surname, or it could also be a corrupted reading of "Colin".
Comrie OPR records show several birth entries for McNaughtans in the late 17th and very early 18th centuries all of which have fathers named either John or Colin. It is reasonable to suggest that John and Colin were probably brothers. Monzie parish records indicate that there may have been a couple of other brothers, possibly named Patrick and Donald who resided in Glen Artney, just south of Comrie village, which was part of Monzie parish -- however the Monzie lines are still under investigation (see further below). Estimated chronologies would suggest that Colin was probably the older of the two brothers. This is reinforced by the residence information as Colin's descendants continued to reside at or near Dalchonzie for the next two hundred years, while John's descendants moved north to Breadalbane. Onomastic evidence would suggest that John and Colin's father's name was probably Duncan, however this is merely a guess at this point. The burial stone above MAY infer that the 1729 death may have been this Duncan McNaughtan, however no confirming evidence has been found.
Thus we begin our account of this family with the theoretical "Duncan" McNaughtan and his suggested sons, Colin and John:
"Duncan" MCNAUGHTAN, b. ABT 1650 in Scotland. He may be the Duncan McNaughton recorded in Mitchell's MIs: "___ MCNAUGHTON in Dalchonzie, d 1729 age ___. Duncan MCNAUGHTON, tenant in Dalchonzie in memory of mother _____ MULLION, October _____... MULLION age 1mo.... COMRIE (Mitchell interprets this as a surname not place name). This stone is with John McN in Mailermore." Duncan is suggested as the father of the following two suggested brothers:
Colin is presumed to have married secondly about 1705 to Janet CAMERON. Given that Janet has the same surname as Colin's suggested first wife it is possible that she could have been the sister of his first wife, or it is also possible that the OPR has the wrong forename which would make the following James the child of Colin's first and only marriage. They had the following son:
John is believed to have married secondly ABT 1698 to Janet CARMICHAEL b: ABT 1675 in Findhuglen, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland, although no record of their marriage has been found. They had the following family:
Colin MCNAUGHTAN in Dalchonzie b: ABT 1725 presumably in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland of uncertain parents. Colin's birth is not certain. The name Colin is common among the Dalchonzie McNaughtans, so it seems reasonable to suggest that he came from the Dalchonzie family. But documentary confirmation is still lacking. He married on 28 JUN 1747 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland to Rachel DRUMMOND possibly b: ABT 12 AUG 1733 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland, daughter of James Drummond and Rachel Galloch. This birth fits onomastically and is the only Rachel Drummond (or McGregor-alias-Drummond) in the parish, however it is chronologically challenging as she was only 14 at the age of marriage. Colin and Rachel had the following children:
Duncan (Dan in 1841) MCNAUGHTEN, b 1802 in Dalchonzie, res 1841 Dalchonzie, occ 1841 gardener, 1851 same, m. 29 DEC 1828 in Comrie to Catherine CLARK, b. 1805 in Kirknewton, Linbarr?, Scotland, res w/ Margaret MCNAUGHTEN b abt 1786 (mother, sister, aunt?). Duncan believed to be bap 07 FEB 1802 in Comrie, son of Peter McNaughtan and Margaret Stewart (see above family of Colin in Moral).
Duncan MCNAUGHTEN, b abt 1840, res 1841 Drummond St. Comrie Village, grandson of Alexander and Ann Drummond, res 1851 East Comrie Village w/grandparents. Duncan probably b. 1 OCT 1839 in Comrie, son of Robert McNaughton and Catherine Drummond (only child of this couple in IGI). Robert may be bap 12 MAY 1815 in Fortingall, son of Duncan McNaughton and Catharine McGregor.
John MCNAUGHTAN b: 1701 in Dalchonzie, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland, son of John McNaughtan and Janet Carmichael, shown above. He is presumed to have married Janet MCILCHONNELL b: ABT 1703 in Findhuglen, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland, although no record of their marriage has been found. They had the following family:
Duncan MCNAUGHTAN b: ABT 2 JAN 1726 in Dalchonzie, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland, son of John McNaughtan and Janet McIllchonnell, as shown above. He is presumed to have married Margaret FERGUSSON b: ABT 1730 in Perthshire, Scotland, although no record of their marriage has been found. They had the following family:
Margaret MCNAUGHTANE b: ABT 25 JAN 1778 in Kinnlacher, Glen Lyon, Fortingall, Perthshire, Scotland, daughter of Finlay McNaughtan and Jean McDiarmid, shown above. She married on 22 JAN 1797 in Fortingall, Perth, Scotland to Malcolm MCNAUGHTAN b: 5 MAR 1764 in Balmenoch, Glen Lyon, Fortingall, Perthshire, Scotland, son of John McNaughtan and Janet McCallum. Family tradition claims that Malcolm and his family immigrated to New York, USA in 1795, settling in Broadalbin, Mohawk Valley, New York, and then moving in 1812 to Moscow, Genesee Valley, New York, and then immigrating sometime before 1850 to Milton, Halton, Ontario, Canada. However, census data and baptismal records contradict this tradition. Baptismal records in Scotland shows the family still having children as late as 1803 in Glen Lyon, Perthshire, Scotland.
In 1830, Malcolm is found residing in York, Livingston, New York, USA
Malcolm: 2m -5, 3m 5-10, 2m 10-15, 2m 15-20, 1m 30-40, 1f 30-40
with the following living adjacently:
Daniel McMillan: 1m -5, 1m 5-10, 1m 15-20, 1m 20-30, 1f 20-30, 1f 60-70. This is daughter Margaret McNaughtan and her husband Daniel McMillan and their young family. It is believed that the elder woman is Margaret McNaughtan Sr.
John McNaughton: 1m 20-30, 1m 70-80, 1f 20-30. This is believed to be Malcolm and Margaret's son John with Malcolm residing as a senior.
Peter McNaughton: 1m -5, 2m 5-10, 1m 30-40, 1f -5, 1f 30-40. Peter is unknown, but is presumed to be a brother of Malcolm.
A contemporary Finlay McNaughtan was a school teacher in Beckwith township, Lanark County, Ontario in 1827. A contemporary John McNaughton in Franktown died in Mar 1851 from an extended drunken spree.
Malcolm wrote to his "only brother" John McNaughton in Glen Lyon, Fortingall, Perthshire, Scotland. (According to descendant Joseph Cook). However, this may be his "only remaining brother in Scotland. Malcolm and Margaret had the following family:
MCNAUGHTON. This is one of the oldest, if not the very oldest Breadalbane surname. There were four branches of the clan on Lochtayside, namely, the McVicars, the Mackays, the Mcintaylors, and the Urchy McNaughtons. The McVicars appear to have been descended from Maurice McNaughton and Duncan McNaughton, who were vicars of Inchadney from 1480 to 1523. In 1585 a Maureis McNauchtane was at Inchadney. 1644, Donald, Lurg; William, Ardtalnaig; 1698, John Lurgloman; 1769, Patrick, Portbane. At the beginning of last century James McNaughton or McVicar, tenant in the Braes of Taymouth, and his wife, Elizabeth McLaren, gave one hundred pounds to the Kirk Session of Kenmore, the interest to be paid to poor persons of the name of McNaughton, McVicar, or McLaren. The Mackay branch of the McNaughtons has been already dealt with.
The Mcintaylor* McNaughtons have occupied lands in the district of Eddergoll for many centuries. Their names appear in the earliest Crown rentals. 1480, Donald McNachtan occupied the Forty-shilling Land, or Balnacnaughton; 1541, Laggan and Mill of Eddergoll let to John Tailyemoir, alias McNachtane; 1582, Mill of Eddergoll let to Malcolm McNachtane and Donald Mcintailyemoir's wife; 1597, Duncan McOnill VcEan, Balmacnaughton; 1623, Duncan McDonald, Balmacnaughton; 1627, John McEntailyeour, Balnaskiag; 1769, John, Portbane; Daniel, Tomgarrow.
� From Chrnoicles. of Fortingall - " 1556, John Challar Moyr died at Eddergooyllyt on 27th of September, and was buried at Inchaden, on the eve of St. Michael the Archangel."
Alexander McNaughton, son of John, tenant in Portbane, took over the Waulkmill at Remony in. succession to William Murray about 1780. He also began the dyeing of cloth, and thus he and his descendants came to be styled locally as "An Dafhadair" "The Dyer." Alexander had a large family :- 1. Donald was father of Rev. Allan McNaughton of Kirkhill, and of William, who became a Cloth Manufacturer at Pitlochry, a business now being carried on by his grandsons. 2. John carried on the mill at Remony and also the farm, in both of which his eldest son, Alexander, succeeded him. His other three sons, Peter, John, and James went to Canada. 3. Alexander became a doctor of Medicine, entered the Navy, and died young. 4. James became a Doctor of Medicine; went to Albany, N.Y.; an eminent surgeon, and Professor of Anatomy in the College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York; died at Paris, June, 1874. 5. Allan, minister of Kilbride, Arran ; afterwards of Lesmahagow ; D.D., St. Andrews; sons, Alexander, S.S.C., Edinburgh; and Neil, minister of Kinclaven. 6. Peter, Doctor of Medicine ; went to Albany, N.Y., where he practised.
Alexander, eldest son of John McNaughton, carried on the mill and the farm, extending the latter as smaller tenants adjoining removed. He married a daughter of John McKeracher, merchant, Acharn. Their family were :- 1. John, minister of the Church of Scotland, Lairg; Professor of Classics, Kingston, Canada; Divinity, McGill, Montreal; Classics, Toronto; now retired (1937); residing at St Leonards, Sussex. 2. James, Merchant, Aberfeldy. 3. Peter, succeeded to the farm (The Cloth Mill and the Dyeing business gradually ceased). 4. Alexander, a merchant in London. 5. Duncan, a merchant in London. 6. Donald, H.M. Inspector of Schools (Secondary Branch); Staff-Inspector for Classics under the Board of Education ; now retired. When the eastern portion of the Breadalbane estate was sold in 1923, Mr. Peter McNaughton bought Kenmore Hill and a portion of Balmacnaughton, together with the farm-house and steadings at Remony. He died in December, 1930; and his widow is in possession of the lands and houses.
The Urchy McNaughtons were in Balinlagan in 1703, when Duncan Urchy McNaughton and Janet NcaGhuirm had a child baptised named Donald. This Duncan's name appears also in the rent roll of the period. The family probably came to the Acharn district from Glenorchy, which fact accounts for the alias "Urchy." Mr. John McNaughton, son of the late Mr. Alexander McNaughton, tailor, is the only representative of this old family left in the district.
This branch is being researched by Alberta Crossley.
John MCNAUGHTAN b ca 1760 (see next entry) m 23 MAY 1791 in Comrie to Ann MCINNES/MACINNES. They resided in Dalginross. Some members of this family immigrated to Vaughn, Ontario, Canada in 1833. This family is being researched by Tim Ryeland. http://ryeland.com/tim/tree/f762.htm#f1318
Possible birth for John m 1791:
Duncan MACNAUGHTANE and Sarah DONALDSON (MCDONALD) (no marriage found)
- John MACNAUGHTANE, bap 31 AUG 1762 in Comrie
- Margaret MCNAUGHTANE, bap 11 DEC 1764 in Comrie
The following family were also in Dalginross
Christian MCNAUGHTON, b 1785 in Dull, res 1851 in Dalginross, pauper
Elisabeth MCNAUGHTON, 1811, res 1841 Ross, res w/Donald (labourer) and Margaret Wilson
James MCNAUGHTAN m Elisabeth DRUMMOND in Mailermore
Malcolm MCNAUGHTAN b. ca. 1720, and Mary/Margaret MCNAUGHTAN
Duncan McNaughton, b. ABT 1740 in Scotland.
(suggested by Malcolm Gray to be the one shown above b 14
APR 1751, son of James McNaughtan (of the Dalchonzie family) and Jannet
McArthur, however Malcolm's suggestion is contested by others.) married in 1773
in Comrie and Callander, Perthshire, Scotland to Mary MCKINLAY, b 1750, dtr of
John McKinlay and Catharine Buchanan. This family is being researched by
Malcolm Gray and Don
Daniel MCNAUGTHAN and Isbal MCNAB in Balmennoch
John MCNAUGHTAN m 16 DEC 1776 in Comrie to Janet DRUMMOND in Comrie village
Duncan MCNAUGHTEN, b abt 1840, res 1841 Drummond St. Comrie Village, grandson of Alexander and Ann Drummond, res 1851 East Comrie Village w/grandparents. Duncan probably b. 1 OCT 1839 in Comrie, son of Robert McNaughton and Catherine Drummond (only child of this couple in IGI). Robert may be bap 12 MAY 1815 in Fortingall, son of Duncan McNaughton and Catharine McGregor.
***Duncan MCNAUGHTON, d bef 1851, m 29 JAN 1811 in Comrie to Margaret MCNAB, b. 1786-1793 in Comrie, res 1851 East Comrie Village, gamekeeper's widow
James MCNAUGHTEN, 1850, res 1851 East Comrie Village, 1861 Dundas St, Comrie Village, grandson (1851 says "granddaughter" sic) of Donald and Catharine Bain (b. 1793)
Malcolm MCNAUGHTAN (potential births: 03 APR 1768 in Fortingall s/o John McNaughtan and Janet McCallum, or 06 NOV 1768 in Fortingall s/o John McNaughtan and Christian McNaughtan) married 25 JAN 1795 in Weem to Margaret CAMPBELL
Duncan MCNAUGHTANE and Katherine MCLALLAN (no marriage found)
Malcolm moved bet 1888-1891 to Edinburgh where he worked as a spirit dealer and insurance agent. He married secondly to Johanna. They had:
Birth family for Maggie L. Stewart, above:
Duncan STEWART and Jean DOW (no marriage found)
- Patrick/Peter STEWART b 1796-98 in Blair Atholl, bap 16 MAR 1796 in Blair Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland. m 23 FEB 1845 in Blair Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland to Isabella DOW b 1816 in Blair Atholl. In 1861 Peter and Isabella and their children were residing in Tom Untionda, Blair Atholl. In 1871 Peter and Isabella were residing at Tominlanda, Blair Atholl with their children. In 1881 their children Duncan, Margaret, and Peter were residing at Tominatanda, Blair Atholl. In all census records Peter Stewart is shown as a farmer of various small acreage, implying that he was a small proprietor.
- Duncan STEWART, b/bap 7/16 MAR 1848 in Blair Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland
- Jane STEWART, b/bap 13/21 JAN 1850 in Blair Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland
- Thomas STEWART, b/bap 10/17 FEB 1853 in Blair Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland. Thomas is not found in census records and is presumed to have died young.
- Margaret STEWART, b 9 JUL 1856 in Blair Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland. m Malcolm McNaughton above, d14 JUN 1888 in St. Fillans, Comrie
- Peter STEWART, b 29 DEC 1858 in Blair Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland
- Donald STEWART, b/bap 29/31 JAN 1800 in Blair Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland
- Girsel STEWART, b/bap 28/29 APR 1803 in Blair Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland
- Catharine STEWART, b/bap 14/16 SEP 1807 in Blair Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland
John MCNAUGHTONN and Janet MCINTYRE
John MCNAUGHTAN and Janet MCINTYRE
John MCNAUGHTAN m Jannet DONALDSON in Dalchonzie
Duncan MCNAUGHTAN m Christian DRUMMOND (MCGREGOR? m 21 MAR 1772 in Dull) in Dalchonzie
Duncan (Dan in 1841) MCNAUGHTEN, b 1802 in Dalchonzie, res 1841 Dalchonzie, occ 1841 gardener, 1851 same, m. 29 DEC 1828 in Comrie to Catherine CLARK, b. 1805 in Kirknewton, Linbarr?, Scotland, res w/ Margaret MCNAUGHTEN b abt 1786 (mother or sister?). Duncan believed to be bap 07 FEB 1802 in Comrie, son of Peter McNaughtan and Margaret Stewart (see above family of Colin in Moral).
7 MAR 1703, John MCNAUGHTON in Aberuchill received money from the session of
Comrie (no explanation given as to why).
8 AUG 1704, John MCNAUGHTON "a poor man" received money from the session of Comrie
6 MAY 1705, John MCNAUGHTON "a poor man in Abouruchill" received money from the session of Comrie.
26 AUG 1705, 14 SEP 1705 ditto
James MCNAUGHTON, b. 1791 in Aberuchill, (possibly bro of Rev Peter McN above) res 1841 in Aberuchill, overseer, 1851 in Dalchulla Cottage, Ross, contractor, wife Margaret MCNAUGHTEN b. abt 1791 (not present in 1851, but see previous entry)
Believed to be the same James McNaughton family as:
James MCNAUGHTAN m 26 MAR 1810 in Comrie to Christian MCGREGOR-alias-DRUMMOND
John MCNAUGHTON, bap 29 JUN 1811 in Comrie, d 22 APR 1878 in Comrie, bur White Church beside Duncan 1807 (the joiner below) and beside Dalchonzie McNs, Mitchell's MI: "sometimes in New Zealand"
Christian MCNAUGHTON, bap 20 NOV 1814 in Comrie
- James MCNAUGHTON, bap 13 SEP 1818 in Comrie
Unknown, bap 09 JAN 1825 in Comrie (no mother given)
Margaret bap 04 MAY 1829 in Comrie
believed to be the same family as: 1861 res Stabete Labour Road, Comrie
James MCNAUGHTON, b 1817 in Comrie, Ag Lab
Margaret MCNAUGTON (sister), b 1833 in Comrie, dom serv
Duncan (Dum) MCNAUGHTON, b 1807 in Glenartney, res 1841 Ross, res 1851 Dalchulla Cottage, Ross, occ 1841 wright, occ 1851 joiner, 1861 in Dundas St., Comrie village, joiner, d. 27 JAN 1879 in Comrie, buried White Church beside Dalchonzie family, m 10 DEC 1833 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland to Janet STORRAR, b. 1811 Faulkland, Fife, Scotland, d. 16 OCT 1877 in Comrie, mother Elizabeth McN 1753, res w/William MCNAUGHTON 1824 apprentice wright (brother?)*
Possible family for William McNaughton who is found residing with the family above:
Duncan McNaughton and Janet Gow
- John McNaughton, 16 AUG 1818 in Crieff
- William McNaughton, 3 OCT 1820 in Crieff (only William in IGI within 10 years born anywhere nearby)
- Janet McNaughton, 8 SEP 1822 in Crieff
Elisabeth MCNAUGHTON, b. 1803 in Kenmore, res. 1851 Dalchulla Cottage, Ross, pauper
Elisabeth MCNAUGHTON, b. 1801 in Glenartney, res 1851 Dalchulla Cottage, Ross, pauper lolly, res w/ Margaret Thomson, b 1773 in Ardonaig, Crofter's widow
Robert MCNAUGHTON, 1796, res 1841 Aberuchill, occ 1841 labourer, wife Elisabeth 1806
John MCNAUGHTAN m Ann COMRIE in Mailerbeg and Dalchruin
Duncan MCNAUGHTAN and Margaret STALKER in Dalness
Alexander MCNAUGHTAN m 16 DEC 1783 in Comrie to Elisabeth MCANISH/MCAUNSH/MCAAUNSH in Dalness
James MCNAUGHTAN m 26 FEB 1749 in Comrie to Catharine CARMICHAEL/CARMICHELL/CARMICHEL in Garrichrew
Duncan MACNAUGHTANE and Sarah DONALDSON (no marriage found) in Finduglen
John MCNAUGHTONN and Janet NCGRIGOR
Patrick MCNAUGHTON-alias-MCGREGOR in Tibbermuir parish married Janet MCISAAC in Comrie parish.
Malcolm MCKNAUGHTAN and Margaret MCKNIVEN
John MCNAUGHTAN m Ann MCALLUM
Duncan MCNAUGHTAN in Innerlochlarigbeg m 21 APR 1787 in Balquhidder to Margaret STEWART in Auchleskine
James MACNAUGHTAN and ?
Peter MCNAUGHTAN and Jean MCGREGOR (no marriage)
Peter MCNAUGHTAN and Catharine CAMPBELL (no marriage)
James MCNAUGHTAN and Janet FORBES (no marriage)
Peter MCNAUGHTAN m Elisabeth MCANISH
possibly the same Peter who...
Peter MCNAUGHTAN m 02 JAN 1809 in Comrie to Elisabeth MCLAREN
Margaret MCNAUGHTON, b. 1791 in Comrie, m ? McIsaac
Duncan MCNAUGHTON, b. 1815 in Weems, Perthshire, res 1851 Ardveich, shepherd, res 1861 in Tominor (Tomanair in Aberuchill), shepherd, m. 12 NOV 1848 in Killin to Margaret MCLAREN, b. 1825 in Comrie
Donald (Donato 1841) MCNAUGHTAN, b. ABT 1791 in Perthshire, res 1841 Bowalker, occ 1841 ag lab, d. bef 1851, m 10 DEC 1825 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland to Ann MCAINSH, b. ABT 1801 in Comrie, res 1851 Cushevachew (Cashvachkchen, Glen Lednock) , occ 1851 shepherd's widow. Donald may be b. 24 DEC 1799 and bap 27 DEC 1799 in Kenmore, Perthshire, Scotland, son of Donald McNaughtan and Janet Kennedy.
John MCNAUGHTEN, b 1822 in Killin, res 1851 Derry, shepherd to Donald McLaren (b. 1780, grazier of 1700 acres, wife Margaret McIntyre, 1791 in Comrie)
Margaret MCNAUGHTON, b. 1781 in Weem, res 1851 Auchtow, crofter,
Duncan MCNAUGHTON, b. 1766 in Rannoch, res 1851 Tomrannich, labourer,
James MCNAUGHTON, d. bef 1845, m 22 FEB 1839 in Comrie and Callander to Janet MCNAB, b 1817 in Callander
Elizabeth MCNAUGHTON, b. 1841 in Comrie, bap 1 JAN 1838 in Comrie, res 1851 in Wester Brackland, Callander, niece of John McNab, b 1821 in Callander, farmer of 1600 acres
John MCNAUGHTON, b. 18 SEP 1842, bap 25 SEP 1842 in Comrie. John MCNAUGHTON, b. 1843 in Comrie, son of Janet b. 1817 in Callander (first husband d bef 1845, married secondly in 1845 to Hugh McLachlan
Donald MCNAUGHTON, b 1828 in Comrie, res 1851 East Lochran, Cleish parish, Kinross, shepherd, res w/ John Firnie
Donald MCNAUGHTON, b 1791 in Kenmore, res 1851 Crachanie House, Aberfoyle, ag lab, m1 16 MAR 1816 in Killin to Isabel MCPHERSON, m2 on 06 DEC 1827 in Comrie to Christian MENZIES b 1804 in Dull
Marjory MCNAUGHTON, bap 26 AUG 1828 in Aberfoyle (not with parents in 1851)
James MCNAUGHTON, b 02 MAY 1830 in Aberfoyle (not with parents in 1851), m 15 DEC 1856 in Callander to Catherine MCKAY, dtr of John McKay and Margaret McKenzie
William MCNAUGHTON, b. 1834 in Comrie, bap 24 JUL 1833 in Aberfoyle
John MCNAUGHTON, b 1836 in Comrie, bap 08 DEC 1835 in Aberfoyle
Christian MCNAUGHTON, b. 1841 in Callander, bap 14 OCT 1840 in Aberfoyle
Duncan MCNAUGHTON, b 1844 in Aberfoyle, bap 07 OCT 1843 in Aberfoyle
John MCNAUGHTON, b. 1828 in Comrie, res 1851 in Duncraggan, Callander, labourer for widow Margaret McLaren
John MCNAUGHTON, b 1800 in Fortingall, res 1851 Oldtown, Contin, Ross and Cromarty, shepherd, m 25 OCT 1833 in Fortingall to Betsy (MC)NICOL, b 1815 in Westerkirk, Dumfries
John, 1834, in Comrie
Jesse, 1837 in Contin, Ross
Christian, 1839 in Contin, Ross
George, 1841 in Fodderty, Ross, bap 4 MAY 1840 in Contin, Ross and Cromarty
Margaret, 1843 in Dingwall, Ross
Barbara, 1845 in Contin, Ross
William, 1847 in Contin, Ross
Elisabeth, 1849 in Knockbain, Ross
|note: absolutely no McNaughton births in Monzie parish after 1820|
Christian MCNAWGHTON m 26 DEC 1729 in Monzie to Alexander SINCLAIR
Christian MCNAWGHTON m 24 DEC 1736 in Monzie to Donald MCQUAIR
Katharin MCNAWGHTON, m 20 JUL 1739 in Monzie to John CLERK
Donald MCCNAWGHTON, m 12 NOV 1730 in Monzie to Mary MCKEICH
Isabell MCCNAWGHTON, bap 16 FEB 1733 in Monzie
Margaret MCCNAWGHTON, 01 AUG 1735 in Monzie
Janet MCCNAWGHTON, bap 30 SEP 1733 in Monzie
Donald MCNAWGHTON, bap. 14 AUG 1737 in Monzie
John MCCNAWGHTON, m 24 APR 1733 in Monzie to Katharine CLERK
Peter MCCNAWGHTOWN, bap 17 FEB 1734 in Monzie
Katharine MCCNAWGHTON, bap. 08 FEB 1736 in Monzie
James MCCNAWGHTON, bap. 10 DEC 1738 in Monzie. James MCNAWGHTON m on 30 JUL 1758 in Crieff to Janet KYNOCH/KYNNOCH/MCKENZIE/MCKINZIE
Helen MCNAWGHTON, bap 24 AUG 1760 in Monzie
John MCNAWGHTON, bap 07 AUG 1763 in Monzie (twin)
Janet MCNAWGHTON, bap 07 AUG 1763 in Monzie (twin)
James MCNAWGHTON, bap 10 NOV 1765 in Monzie
John MCNAWGHTON m 21 FEB 1740 in Monzie to Margaret BURDEN (2nd marriage for John preceding?)
John MCNAWGHTON m on 28 JAN 1759 in Crieff to Helen REID
Thomas MCNAWGHTON, bap 20 JAN 1760 in Monzie
John MCNAWGHTON m 02 MAY 1760 in Monzie to Marion CREARER (2nd marriage?)
Donald MCNAUGHTON and Catharine MCARTHUR
Peter MCNAUGHTAN and Janet SINCLAIR
Peter MCNAUGHTON and Marrion CARRICK, bap 26 NOV 1775 in Monzie dtr of James Carrick and Margaret Anderson
James MCNAUGHTAN, bap 15 SEP 1807 in Monzie
Peter MCNAUGHTAN m 02 NOV 1811 in Monzie to Mary CLAPPERTON
James MCNAUGHTON, b. 1809 in Comrie, res 1851 in Wester Miggar in Glenartney, Monzie and Strowan, mason with five acres, m. 15 JUN 1832 in Comrie to Elisabeth MCINTYRE, b 1813 in Comrie. Not found in 1861, probably the James and Eliz from Glenartney -> NZ 1852.
Duncan, b 1843 in Strowan, b. 24 JUL 1842, bap. 07 AUG 1842 in Comrie, res w parents in 1851
Catherine, b. 1845 in Strowan, b. 15 MAR 1845, bap. 26 MAR 1845 in Comrie, res w parents in 1851
Betty, b1847 in Strowan, b. 07 MAY 1846, bap. 21 MAY 1846 in Comrie, res w parents in 1851
Christine, 1850 in Strowan, ditto
Alexander MCNAUGHTAN, m 07 APR 1811 in Monzie to Jannet MCCARA
Margaret MCNAUGHTAN, bap 22 MAR 1812 in Monzie
Duncan MCNAUGHTON, b 1801/1799 in Comrie, res 1851 in Wester Miggar, Monzie and Strowan, farmer, res 1861 in Wester Miggar, farmer, m Margaret MCLAREN
Alexander 1833 in Strowan, b 7 JAN 1831, bap 10 JAN 1831 in Comrie, d bef 1861, m 02 JUN 1856 in Crieff to Janet MCCOWAN, b 1835 in Monzievaird, dtr of Peter McOwan and Janet Drummond, (ages 25 & 21 at marriage), res 1861 Drummond St., Comrie, cottager, w/dtr Janet
James 1835 in Strowan
Donald 1837 in Strowan
niece Christian MCLAREN b. 1837 in Callander
Donald MCNAUGHTA/ON m 31 JAN 1801 in Monzie to Charlotte LAW, prob bap 25 FEB 1776 in Monzie, dtr of James Law and Elisabeth Morison
Daniel MCNAUGHTON, bap 27 OCT 1833 in Crieff (May be the Donald McNaughton b 1832 in Kernstone employed 1851 as servant at Drummond Arms Inn, St. James Square, Crieff)
James MCNAUGHTON, bap 18 OCT 1835 in Crieff
Andrew MCNAUGHTON, bap 29 OCT 1837 in Crieff
Charlotte MCNAUGHTON, bap 07 AUG 1840 in Crieff
Catharine MCNAUGHTON, bap 03 APR 1844 in Crieff
William MCNAUGHTON, bap 16 OCT 1846 in Crieff
Janet MCNAUGHTON, bap 29 NOV 1848 in Crieff
John MCNAUGHTON, bap 26 APR 1851 in Crieff
John MCNAUGHTON m Catharine MCAINSH (m 25 MAY 1777 in Monzie to Catharine MCLISH)
Charles m2 to Isobel MCINTYRE
Charles m3 on 11 MAY 1822 in Monzie and Dull to Isabella DOW
John MCNAUGHTON m 26 APR 1782 in Monzie to Catharine HAY
John MCNAUGHTAN and Janet TAYLOR
Christian MCNAWGHTON, m 22 NOV 1751 in Monzie to John MCKENZIE
Catharine MCNAWGHTON, m 22 DEC 1764 in Monzie to John MCARA
Catharine MCNAUGHTON, m 02 JUN 1771 in Monzie to John MENZIES
Janet MCNAUGHTON, m 05 APR 1772 in Monzie to Malcolm MURRAY
Janet MCNAUGHTON, m 05 APR 1773 in Monzie to Duncan COMRIE
Janet MCNAUGHTON m 21 MAR 1773 in Monzie to Alexander MCARA
Isabel MCNAUGHTON m 03 APR 1819 in Monzie to James STEWART
Child MCNAUGHTON, bap 18 JUL 1711 in Crieff
Patrick MCNAUGHTON, bap 05 MAY 1706 in Crieff
Benjamin MCNAUGHTAN and Janet HAG(G)ART
John, bap 03 SEP 1772 in Crieff
Isobel, b 18 APR 1775, bap 25 APR 1775 in Crieff
James MCNAUGHTON, m 10 JUN 1798 in Crieff to Janet MAT(T)HIE
Elisabeth, 10 MAR 1799 in Crieff
Robert MCNAUGHTON and Margaret GOULD
John MCNAUGHTON, bap 14 JUN 1814 in Creiff
Duncan MCNAUGHTON, and Janet GOW (no marriage)
John MCNAUGHTON, bap 16 AUG 1818 in Crieff
William MCNAUGHTON, bap 03 OCT 1820 in Crieff
Janet MCNAUGHTON, bap 08 SEP 1822 in Crieff
Donald MCNAUGHTON and Charlotte LAW, m 31 JAN 1801 in Monzie (recorded as McAUGHTAN)
James MCNAUGHTON, bap 7 JUN 1801 in Crieff
Elizabeth MCNAUGHTON, bap 5 DEC 1802 in Crieff
Donald MCNAUGHTON, bap 22 JAN 1804 in Crieff
John MCNAUGHTON, bap 15 SEP 1805 in Crieff
Catharine MCNAUGHTON, bap. 7 JUN 1807 in Crieff
John MCNAUGHTON and Janet TAYLOR
Catharine MCNAUGHTON, bap 11 JUN 1811 in Crieff
Robert MCNAUGHTON and Margaret GOULD
John MCNAUGHTON, bap 14 JUN 1814 in Crieff
Finlay MCNAUGHTAN (not found in census) m 30 JAN 1813 in Balquhidder to Christian MCPHERSON, res 1841 in Wester Parks, Balquhidder, w/Jane, John and Peter only
Finlay MCNAUGHTON, b. 1812 in Balquhidder, m 1 Grizel MCFARLANE
Finlay MCNAUGHTON, bap 22 APR 1835 in Balquhidder (only child to this couple)
m2 on 18 MAR 1837 in Balquhidder to Janet MCNEE
Mary MCNAUGHTON, bap 22 JAN 1838 in Balquhidder
m3 Catherine, b 1816 in Comrie, res 1851 Drumfad, Glenfroon, Row, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, shepherd, m
Janet MCNAUGHTON, b. 1839 in Comrie
Christina MCNAUGHTON, b. 1841 in Comrie
Finlay's family residing next to:
Duncan MCNAUGHTAN, b 1803 in Perthshire, res 1841 in Lettir, Balq, joiner, with
- Margaret MCNAUGHTAN, b 1801 in Perthshire (wife or sister of Duncan)
- Janet MCNAUGHTAN, b 1808 in Perthshire (wife or sister of Duncan)
Joann MCNAUGHTAN, b. 1816 in Perthshire, res 1841 in Kingshouse, Balq, female servant (prob dtr of Finlay)
Janet MCNAUGHTAN, b 1818 in Perthshire, res 1841 in Edinchip, Balq, ag lab (dtr of Finlay?)
Isabella MCNAUGHTAN, b 1801 in Perthshire, res 1841 in Ballemeanoch (prob in Glenbuckie), Balq, dressmaker
Mary MCNAUGHTAN, b 1817 in Perthshire, res 1841 in Carstran, ag lab
Duncan MCNAUGHTAN, b 1831 in Perthshire, res 1841 in Carstran,
Margaret MCNAUGHTAN, b 1821 in Perthshire, res 1841 in Blarcrioch, fem serv
Catharine MCNAUGHTAN, b. 1828 in Perthshire, res 1841 in Stronslany,
Duncan MCNAUGHTIN m 22 APR 1694 in Weem to Janett STEWARTT
William MCNAUGHTIN and Janett NCDONALD
Keatrine MCNAUGHTIN, bap 04 MAR 1694 in Week
Donald MCNAUGHTIN m 10 FEB 1695 in Weem to Christin NCBRICHTIN
Patrick MCKNAUGTAN m 19 DEC 1695 in Weem to Janet NCSKELICH
John MCNAUGHTIN m 31 DEC 1700 in Weem to Ceatrin NCINTYRE
Gennet MCLNAUGTON, bap 31 JUL 1706 in Weem
Donald MCNAUGHTAN m 11 JAN 1739 in Weem to Margaret NCFARLLIN
Jonet MCNAUGHTAN, bap 15 MAY 1743 in Weem
Donald MCNAUGHTAN and Katherine MCILIGHIROVE
Donald MCNAUGHTAN, bap 09 JUN 1745 in Weem
Malcolm James MCNAUGHTAN and Jannet MCARTHUR
Patrick MCNAUGHTAN m 10 MAR 1750 in Mildred MCARTHUR
John MCNAUGHTAN, m 21 FEB 1756 in Weem to Katharine STEWART
John MCNAUGHTAN, m 19 NOV 1758 in Weem to Margaret MCDIARMID
Duncan MCNAUGHTAN m 09 DEC 1759 to Mary MCNAUGHTAN
John MCNAUGHTAN, m 09 DEC 1759 in Weem to Katharine MCDIARMID
Duncan MCNAUGHTAN m 01 FEB 1761 in Weem to Katharine MCDIARMID
John MCNAUGHTAN m 17 JAN 1762 in Weem to Elizabeth MCNAUGHTAN
Robert MCNAUGHTAN, m 17 JAN 1762 in Week to Catharine MCARTHUR
Malcolm MCNAUGHTAN m 14 DEC 1762 in Weem to Ann MCVRACHDAR
John MCNAUGHTAN m 19 MAY 1765 in Weem to Janet MALCOM
Duncan MCNAUGHTAN m 21 DEC 1765 in Weem to Elizabeth MCARTHURE
Duncan MCNAUGHTAN, m 01 MAR 1766 in Weem to Catherine MCPHERSON
John MCNAUGHTON m 27 FEB 1768 in Weem to Christian MCNAUGHTON
Malcolm MCNAUGHTAN m 26 MAR 1769 in Weem to Margaret MCNAUGHTAN (not the same couple as the two same named above)
Donald MCNAUGHTAN, m 06 AUG 1769 in Weem to Margaret MCTAVISH
Malcolm MCNAUGHTON m 17 JAN 1773 in Weem to Margaret MCNAUGHTON (this is the fourth identically named couple)
Donald MCNAUGHTON m 07 DEC 1776 in Weem to Christian MCARTHUR
Donald MCNAUGHTON m 14 DEC 1776 in Weem to Margaret MCARTHUR
Duncan MCNAUGHTON m 06 DEC 1777 in Weem to Katharine MCCALLUM
William MCNAUGHTON m 24 JAN 1778 in Weem to Christian MCKEARCHAR
William MCNAUGHTAN and Christian MCLAREN
Jean MCNAUGHTAN, bap 15 FEB 1779 in Weem
Margaret MCNAUGHTAN, bap 12 AUG 1781 in Weem
Christian MCNAUGHTAN, bap 25 FEB 1785 in Weem
Ann MCNAUGHTAN, bap 28 FEB 1787 in Weem, m 24 NOV 1820 to Alexander MCCALLUM
John MCNAUGHTOn m 15 JAN 1779 in Weem to Katharine MCTAVISH
John MCNAUGHTAN m 18 NOV 1780 in Weem to Isabel MCVEAN
Finlay MCNAUGHTAN m 02 DEC 1780 in Weem to Janet MCMARTIN
John MCNAUGHTAN m 08 DEC 1780 in Weem to Margaret CAMBPELL
Patrick MCNAUGHTAN m 16 DEC 1780 in Weem to Grace MCLAREN
Malcolm MCNAUGHTAN m 17 FEB 1781 in Weem to Mary TAYLOR
John MCNAUGHTAN m 06 JAN 1782 in Weem to Margaret MCLALLUM
Malcolm MCNAUGHTAN m 12 NOV 1791 in Weem to Janet MCDONALD
Malcolm MCNAUGHTAN m 25 JAN 1795 in Weem to Margaret CAMPBELL
Daniel MCNAUGHTAN, m 03 NOV 1805 in Weem to Jean MENZIES
John MCNAUGHTAN and Elisabeth MCDONALD
John MCNAUGHTAN, bap 25 JAN 1807 in Weem
John MCNAUGHTAN m 02 MAR 1805 in Weem to Janet MCNAUGHTAN
Christian MCNAUGHTAN, bap 20 SEP 1814 in Weem
Margaret MCNAUGHTAN, bap 20 NOV 1815 in Weem
Elisabeth MCNAUGHTAN, bap 01 JAN 1818 in Weem
Elspeth MCNAUGHTAN, bap 14 MAR 1820 in Weem
James MCNAUGHTON m 15 MAY 1808 in Weem to Mary CAMPBELL
John MCNAUGHTON m 19 FEB 1809 in Weem to Christian MCPHERSON
Duncan MCNAUGHTANE m 01 JUL 1809 in Weem to Jean MCMARTIN
John MCNAUGHTON m 17 NOV 1810 in Weem to Margaret MCDONALD
Donald MCNAUGHTON m 22 JAN 1814 in Weem to Catharine ROBERTSON (possible alias MCGREGOR below)
Donald MCNAUGHTAN and Catharine MCGREGOR
John MCNAUGHTAN, bap 01 MAR 1814 in Weem
Malcolm MCNAUGHTAN m 17 JUL 1809 in Weem to Margaret CAMPBELL
Christian MCNAUGHTAN, bap 27 JUN 1818 in Weem
John MCNAUGHTON and Janet MENZIES
John MCNAUGHTON, bap 31 MAR 1840 in Weem
Catharine MCNAUGHTON, bap 05 JUL 1842 in Weem
Janet MCNAUGHTON, bap 20 NOV 1850 in Weem
James MCNAUGHTON, bap 12 JUN 1852 in Weem
Donald MCNAUGHTON, bap 04 SEP 1854 in Weem
Donald MCNAUGHTON m 03 APR 1835 in Weem to Isabella MCGREGOR
Donald MCNAUGHTON and Grace MCNAUGHTON
Finlay MCNAUGHTON, bap 26 AUG 1846 in Weem
Grace MCNAUGHTON, bap 19 AUG 1848 in Weem
Donald MCNAUGHTON, bap 03 OCT 1850 in Weem
Christian MCNAUGHTON, bap. 20 AUG 1854 in Weem
Donald MCNAUGHTON m 22 JAN 1853 in Weem Helen CAMPBELL
John MCNAUGHTON, bap 04 FEB 1854 in Weem
Malcolm De Drummond of Concraig held sasine for lands of Dalchonzie and office of Steward of Strathearn 1416, inherited by his son, Maurice De Drummond of Concraig and Bordland 1444 (MacGregor)
Kelvingrove House (formerly Woodcroft) was owned by Colin McNaughtan, merchant, from 1841-1852 when it was sold to the Glasgow Corporation. McNaughtan purchased it from the Dennistoun family.
1841 census shows Colin b 1786 outside the county, merchant, res Clarendon Place, New City Road, Glasgow. No wife or children. Not found in 1851.
Gillichrist MACNAUGHTON of Kilmurthle (by Loch Fyne in Argyllshire), son of John MacNaughton, received charter for these lands in 1246 (King William I), witnessed by Sir Malise, son of Gilbert, Earl of Strathearn.
John MCNAUGHTON of Dunderawe m ca. 1570 to Marjory CAMPBELL, dtr of Archibald Campbell, 1st of Glenlyon, a cadet branch of Glenorchy and contemporary with Colin Campbell of Glenorchy. She had a brother Colin. Common names include: Colin, Patrick, Duncan, John
Sir Colin Campbell, 1st of Glenorchy (his brother's son was 1st Earl of Argyll)
- Sir Duncan Campbell, 2nd of Glenorchy. Had lands of Glenorchy, Loch Tay, Glen Lyon and Glen Dochart
- Sir Colin Campbell, 3rd of Glenorchy
- Archibald Campbell, 1st of Glenlyon
- Marjory Campbell, b ca 1550, m ca. 1570 to John MCNAUGHTON of Dunderawe
- had issue
- Archibald, ca 1570
- Colin, ca 1585
- John, ca 1620
- Duncan, ca 1630
- Colin ca 1670
- Colin Campbell
John MCNAUGHTON of that Ilk m. 6 DEC 1683 to Isabel CAMPBELL, dtr of Sir John Campbell, 10th of Glenorchy, and sister to John Campbell, 1st Earl of Breadalbane, and sister to Colin Campbell (dsp). They had issue.
Alexander MACNAUGHTON of Dunderave, m bef 24 AUG 1576 to Egidia/Gilles DRUMMOND, dtr of William Drummond 3rd of Broich and Balloch (formerly part of the Tullibardine estate, including lands of Bordland of Crieff), and former wife of Patrick Scott, 4th of Monzie.
James MACNAUGHTON, natural son of Alexander MacNaughton of that Ilk, m abt 1679 to Katharine GRAHAM, dtr of John Graham, 5th of Duchray, brother of Thomas Graham, 6th of Duchray.
Malcolm MACNAUGHTON of Dundrave m ca 1750 to Elizabeth MURRAY, dtr of Donald Murray (son of Patrick Murray, 3rd of Ochtertyre). They had issue.
Sir Donald MACNAUGHTON, Doctor of Decrees and Dean of Dunkeld, 1438
In the mid-17th century, Monzie belonged to Cambpell.
James MACNAUGHTON, son of Alexander MacNaughton of Dunderave, 22 JAN 1586 charter for lands of Elerick Mor to Duncan Campbell of Glenorchy. Witnessed by John Scott, son of William Scott, Vicar of Monzie.
11 Fri July 21 2006 - 02:11:24
Fullname: Peter John Mc Naughton
Email: [email protected]
Where are you from?: Wellington, New Zealand
Comments: Hello Peter,
A great read! Our families do not appear to be connected but there is a remarkable link in that we too are descended from a Duncan Mc Naughton of Dalchonzie (baptised 1748). Dalchonzie is/was not a town but a farm and in the times of our families being there it formed one of many such small farms of the Drummond Estate and was home to approx 35 people of all ages (Statistics of Forfeited Estates 1758), The chances of more than one family in this group being Mc Naughton and who passed on the name Duncan could indicate a connection in a previous generation, despite the later difference in spelling. Unfortunatly I have no records of my family prior to our 1748 Duncan. At the 'White Kirk in Comrie there are several Mc N stones and monuments, one group of newer stones circa 1880's commemorate the family of John of Mailermore Farm (grandson of our Duncan of Dalchonzie and my GF x 2), just in front of John's stone are two old, flat stones that are now virtually unreadable apart from a faint 'McN'; these stones however are recorded in the book 'Monumental Inscriptions Pre 1855' and read as follows:
#1. ..... Mc Naughton in Dalchonzie died 1729.
#2. Duncan Mc Naughton tenant in Dalchonzie ...... to mo...... Mullion Oct ...... Mullion ag 1m ...... Comrie.
I couldn't tell from the stones if the obliterated text (shown as dots above), would have been just letters, whole words or even entire lines but it would seem that we had a Mc N pass away in Dalchonzie in 1729 and that a 'Duncan' from there perhaps laid a stone for his wife (nee Mullion?) and child.
Do these dates and/or names connect to anything that you have? Also good to know that the New Zealand chapter of the Clan is getting larger all the time.
9 Thu September 07 2006 - 13:26:23
Fullname: Douglas McNaughton
Email: [email protected]
Where are you from?: Heidelberg, Vic.
Comments: Thank you all so much for the massive amount of work you have undertaken and for making the information you
have discovered available to all interested people.
A really marvelous site!
My great, great grandparents, James and Elizabeth McNaughton, arrived at Portland in 1852 aboard the "Utopia". They also came from Glenartney. Many thanks again, and best wishes to your family ...... Doug McNaughton.
From: Julie Masse <
Subject: Malcolm McNaughton b. 1730 in Perthshire
Date: Mon, 8 May 2000 22:10:23 -0700
Posted on: Perthshire<br>Scotland Queries
Board URL: http://cgi.rootsweb.com/~genbbs/genbbs.cgi/Scotland/Perth?read=1339
I am looking for information on Malcolm McNaughton born circa 1730 in Perthshire
who had 4 boys who emmigrated to New York. John Malcolm, William J., James
Malcolm and Peter Malcolm. John then emmigrated to Ontario, Canada. the
other 3 stayed in New York and Michigan. this is all according to a source
I have not been able to converse with. I checked out the wonderful MacNaughtan
site posted by Leo Lavarre at
and it has some of the dates the same for a Malcolm born in Dailchiorlarich,
Perthsire. Anyone who has any info on this line I would be so thankful.
Best of Luck,
The following scans come from In Famed Breadalbane, by Gilles, 1937. Sent by Annandjims. To discuss this article, go to the McNaughton Discussion Forum found by clicking on the "Discussion Forum" button at the top of this page.
People researching this family include the following. If you wish your name added to the fellow researchers' list, please contact me.
|Hamilton, Ontario, Canada||all branches of this family|
|Joseph Cook||New York, USA||see above|
|Peggy Brewster||New Hampshire, USA||see above|
|Malcolm Gray||Australia||all branches of this family|
|Don MacArthur||Johannesburg, South Africa||all branches of this family|
|Alberta Crossley||Northern Manitoba, Canada||see above|
|MacNaughtan Clan History and Genealogy (site author deceased)||http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~levarre/index.htm|
|Joseph Cook's website||http://www.babycookmakes3.com/family/mcnaughton1764.html|
|Jack Godfrey's tree||http://goodies.yi.org/Genealogy/Godfrey/Godfrey_I194.html|
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