Achnacree More

Achnacree More has been a single large farm in the past, then was quite a lot of smaller crofts, and now back to being a single farm again. (when were the changes)

A family story can come from many different places - here is one from a selection of letters involving Inveraray Courts, that were sold on Ebay.
An illegitimate child, Archibald Kennedy, born to Jane Kennedy, of Achnacreemore on 6 May 1883.
The father was possibly Dugald Boyd of Achnacone, Appin. (his father being Malcolm)
(child subsequently brought up by Angus Kennedy and his wife, Catherine, need Sinclair)
The letters include notices to appear before Inveraray Courts, petitions for the Poor Roll, exchanges between the "parents" and various other people, certificate of poverty by the local minister, evidence for the court hearing. What a heart tugging collection.

from An Index to Family Histories Deposited at the Scottish Genealogy Society as at 5th May 2001

HODGSON ARL.USA 1860 C 4 pages : Photocopies of letters written by Margaret Hodgson of Auchnacreimore to her son in America.

1881 census Ancestry transcription - edits and images welcome

Parish: Ardchattan; ED: 5; Page: 4; Line: 22; Roll: cssct1881_149
Achnacreemore West Farm house
John McDonald 41 (1840) Ardchattan; Farmer of 50 acres of w hch 40 arable
Annie McDonald 39 (1842) Ardchattan; wife
Donald McDonald 9 (1872) Ardchattan; scholar; son
Mary McDonald 7 (1874) Ardchattan; scholar; daughter
Archibald McDonald 5 (1876) Ardchattan; scholar; son
Euphemia McDonald 3 (1878) Ardchattan; daughter
Ketty McDonald 1 (1880) Ardchattan; daughter
Euphemia McDonald 82 (1799) Ardchattan; Mother; formerly farmers wife
Ketty Black 16 (1865) Ardchattan; domestic servant
Duncan McDonald 17 (1864) Ardchattan; Farm Servant
John McDonald 41 (1840) Ardchattan; Joiner; Visitor

Parish: Ardchattan; ED: 5; Page: 5; Line: 2; Roll: cssct1881_149
Achnacreemore Middle Farm House
Duncan McIntyre 70 Kilchrenan; Farmer 60 acres of which 15 Arable
Alexander McIntyre 22 (1859) Kilchrenan; son; Ploughman
John McIntyre 27 (1854) Kilchrenan; son; no occupation
Sarah McDermaid 24 (1857) Skye; Domestic servant
John Simson 14 (1867) Glasgow, Lanark; Farm servant

Parish: Ardchattan; ED: 5; Page: 5; Line: 8; Roll: cssct1881_149
Achnacreemore East
Malcolm Kennedy 50 (1831) Ardgour, Argyll; Farmer of 20 acres, of which 10 is arable
Cathrine Morrison 34 (1847) Paisley, Renfrewshire; Niece; Housekeeper
Christina Morison 24 (1857) Ardgour, Argyll; Niece; General Servant

Parish: Ardchattan; ED: 5; Page: 5; Line: 14; Roll: cssct1881_149
Achnacreemore East Old Cotters House
Margaret McCalman 87 (1794) Ardchattan; Shoemakers Widow
Elizebeth McCalman 48 (1833) Ardchattan; Domestic servant; daughter

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