Ardchattan book with family interest

Through the Hall side of the family there’s a branch of the family that settled in Ardchattan, Argyllshire. Thomas Cavers Hall’s sister-in-law Mary Fair (b. 1837, Crailing, Roxburghshire) married gamekeeper William Anderson at Otterburn in 1865. The couple moved around a lot, but eventually settled in Ardchattan, where quite a few of their children were born. None of the children had children themselves, so the line has died out. But I was still grateful to be able to research it.

There’s a dedicated parish history website for Ardchattan, where I found some references to the family. And I was able to research more, online, to discover what had happened to them all.

And now there’s a new book about the parish, showing the area, and recalling memories from the past. I’m going to order a copy, to be able to look at pictures of the area my ggg-aunt lived.

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About vivdunstan

Academic historian, genealogist, former computer scientist, and Doctor Who fan.
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One Response to Ardchattan book with family interest

  1. Ardchattan Parish Archive says:

    Hi Viv
    Lovely to hear about your Ardchattan Connection.
    We are delighted to say that the Parish history has had a wee grant to move the Archive forward, sort out a catalogue and organise walks, talks and workshops so we can learn much more and share it around the globe.
    We also now have a facebook page .. and welcome anyone interested in the parish heritage.
    http://www.facebook.com/ardchattan

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