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From: "Joan Tregarthen Huston" <>
Subject: RE: [SCT-ISLAY] Re: McQueen family from Islay, Sct.
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 1999 22:38:10 -0700
I would very much appreciate the dates, etc. for the McAllister family that
you found in Simcoe County. My McAllisters lived in Simcoe County and came
from Islay and Jura. Thanks lots.
Joan Tregarthen Huston
Brown-PA.;Crosby-MA-WA; Colenso-Cornwall; Ferguson-Sct-AZ; Hanchett-MA;
Knapp-Ont., Canada; Lewis-PA; McAllister-Jura,Sct.-Ont.Canada;
McIntosh-Ire-Ont.Canada; Naylor-VA-OR; Pratt-MA; Tregarthen-Cornwall>USA or
anywhere; Benning, Chappell, Rogers & Gibson in Cornwall.
From: Flora M. Robertson [mailto:]
Sent: Thursday, October 14, 1999 3:42 PM
Subject: [SCT-ISLAY] Re: McQueen family from Islay, Sct.
Hi Tony- I am interested in knowing where I might obtain a copy of the book
you mentioned, A History of Simcoe County. I am looking up information on
my McQueen family who settled in that county. Any help would be much
Flora[ McQueen] Robertson.
From: Antonia Sinclair <>
Date: October 14, 1999 7:38 AM
Subject: Re: [SCT-ISLAY] Currie and Gilchrist
>Just returned from a week of detective work in Victoria County and Simcoe
County. I dug up a little information for some of you who wrote me before I
>left. However, I read Dan Woodrow's message when I returned, and I found
this quote in "A History of Simcoe County" by Andrew F. Hunter:
> To the northward of the settlement of Irish Catholics (lot 17, conc. 4,
Nottawasaga Twp, Simcoe) a few families of Highland Scots from Islay, also
settled in the first years of the township's history, including the families
of Campbell, Currie, McCallum, McQueen and McLean.
> John Currie of this part of the township was one of the early school
teachers, and was also Township Clerk for a period (1843-6, etc.)
>This book is a really good read - lots of references to the villages of
>settlers, such as Duntroon (Bowmore) and Jarratt's corners. I went to both
>earlier this week, and although I couldn't find a cemetery at Jarratt, I
>find one at Duntroon(I'm not sure if it is the only one) It sits high on a
hill overlooking Georgian Bay to the north, the Niagara Escarpment to the
west, a broad flat valley to the south- east toward Barrie. Everywhere the
trees were ablaze with crimson, gold and orange, interspersed with mighty
dark green pines. There is nothing quite as glorious as the Canadian
landscape in autumn! The early settlers there must have been awestruck by
>Although many inscriptions were too worn for me to read, I found these
>names on some of the tombstones:
>Carmichael - Hugh and Catharine, Hugh and Lottie, Donald, Duncan, Hugh,
Louisa, . Margaret, Flora (wife of Andrew
McKenzie) Colin and his wife, . . .... Jessie and her infant babe
>McAllister - John and his wife, Sarah M. Wright, Archibald and Mary
>Bell - Malcolm and Elizabeth Searle, Angus, Angus and Flora
>Currie - Alexander M. Currie and his wife, Ella M. Sprott, Aldous
>Kerr - John, and his wife, Phoebe Shields
>McLeod - John, and his wife, Christena Morrison Smithdale, Duncan,and
his . wifeMargaret Wilkenson, Alexanderand his wife
Margaret Ann . McKinney
>I have dates, etc. if anyone on this list is interested in details.
>PS - In Victoria County, I also visited Eden,Woodville Presbyterian, and
>Lorneville 1/4 Road cemeteries. I'll report on them in the next message.
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