Ferlochan

notes
Giants graves
MacPhederan blacksmiths

Ferlochan is a settlement (fermtoun) situated on side of Loch Linnhe between [[[Culcharran]] and Rhugarbh
Part of the Campbells of Barcaldine Estates (Cameron, Oglive)
East Ferlochan is opposite the Free Church and behind Rhugarve farm
West Ferlochan is opposite the junction where the road to Barcaldine Castle past Dalintober meets the main A828 road, you are likely to see some wonderful Highland Cattle here.

The ancient family of Ferlochan was the McPhederan's who were mostly based around Loch Fyne and Glenaray, they were blacksmiths .. reputedly producing top quality arrows and swords at their forge at Park farm, Ferlochan.
It is possible that the forge area used by travelling smiths in generations later has been found by Rhugarve slip.

Bogha dh'iubhar Easragain,
Ite firein Locha Treig,
Ceir Bhuidhe Bhaile nan gaillean,
Smeoirn o'n cheard MacPheiderean.

Bow of the yew of Easragan,
Feather of the eagle of Loch Treig,
The yellow wax of Baille-nan-gaillean,
Arrowhead from the craftsman MacPheidirean1

The MacPhederans had their forge at Ferlochan in Benderloch, near Barcaldine House.
Their swords were said to be of outstanding finish and quality.
The Burn of the Easragan is near Ardchattan Priory, further up Loch Etive. (87) (Carmichael, Carmina Gaedelica ii, 359.)

you can stay at West Ferlochan : - http://www.westferlochan.co.uk/
A working farm with the wonderful Mottistone Fold of Highland Cattle
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GD170 Papers of the Campbell Family of Barcaldine 1539-1857

CountryCode GB
RepCode 234
RefNo GD170/1906
Repository National Archives of Scotland
Title Letter from Duncan McIntyre and Peter Sinclar, Acha, to Alexander Campbell of Barcaldine, advocate.
Date 20 Jan 1788
Description Reminding Barcaldine that he has promised them the park of Ferlochan. Dated at Rugarve.

census 1841 shows that the township was quite extensive

Address: Ferlochan
CLARK John M 60 Farmer Argyllshire
CLARK Mary F 50 Argyllshire
CLARK John M 20 Argyllshire
CLARK James M 15 Argyllshire
CLARK Ann F 13 Argyllshire
CLARK Christian F 9 Argyllshire
CLARK Archibald M 7 Argyllshire
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McDONALD Donald M 45 Cotter Argyllshire
McDONALD Elizabeth F 45 Argyllshire
McDONALD Catherine F 20 Argyllshire
McDONALD Archibald M 15 Argyllshire
McDONALD Duncan M 11 Argyllshire
McDONALD Sally F 8 Argyllshire
McDONALD Mary F 6 Argyllshire
McDONALD James M 3 Argyllshire
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MCINTYRE Margaret. F 60 Cotter Argyllshire

Folio: 3 Page: 4

Address: Ferlochan
MCDONALD Duncan M 65 Navy Pensioner Argyllshire
McDONALD Mary F 55 Argyllshire
McDONALD John M 14 Argyllshire
McCOWAN Christian F 9 Argyllshire
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CAMERON John M 55 Farmer Argyllshire
CAMERON Mary F 45 Argyllshire
CAMERON Dugald. M 29 Argyllshire
CAMERON Mary F 14 Argyllshire
CAMERON Christian F 11 Argyllshire
CAMERON Margaret F 4 Argyllshire
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BROWN Peter M 70 Farmer Argyllshire
BROWN Ann F 75 Argyllshire
BROWN John M 40 Argyllshire
BROWN Mary F 35 Argyllshire
McCORQUADALE Archibald M 15 Ag Lab Argyllshire
McINTYRE Donald. M 13 Ag Lab Argyllshire
McKENZIE John M 70 Argyllshire
DRUMMOND Peter M 7 Argyllshire
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McKENZIE William M 50 FarmerArgyllshire
McKENZIE John M 20 Argyllshire
McKENZIE Archibald M 13 Argyllshire
McKENZIE John M 80 Argyllshire
CAMERON Ann F 35 Female Servant Argyllshire
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McDONALD Mary F 50 Cotter Argyllshire

Folio: 3 Page: 5

Address: Ferlochan

CUNNINGHAM Dugald. M 40 FarmerArgyllshire
CUNNINGHAM Catherine F 30 Argyllshire
CUMMINGHAM Mary F 89 Argyllshire
McDONALD Mary F 14 Female Servant Argyllshire
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CUNNINGHAM Donald. M 50 Farmer Argyllshire
CUNNINGHAM Mary F 35Argyllshire
CUNNINGHAM John M 10Argyllshire
CUNNINGHAM Mary F 8 Argyllshire
CUNNINGHAM Alexander M 6 Argyllshire
CUNNINGHAM James M 3 Argyllshire
CUNNINGHAM Catherine F 1 Argyllshire
COWAN Colin M 14 Ag LabArgyllshire
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KENNEDY Angus M 35 Ag LabArgyllshire
KENNEDY Mary F 25 Argyllshire
KENNEDY Ann F 2 Argyllshire
KENNEDY Christian F 6mArgyllshire
McPHEE Jessie F 12 Female Servant Argyllshire
McPHEE Ann F 20 Argyllshire
McLACHLAN Duncan. M 10 Male Servant Argyllshire

PAUPERS

The inauguaral 1845 Parochial board meeting mentions "Donald McDonald Ferlochan Crofts [dead]" and "Margaret McIntrye Ferlochan [dead]" as a couple of the paupers of the parish.

New applicants considered at a meeting of the Parochial board at Barcaldine House in february 1846
The following were recommended to be admitted to the roll of Paupers vis –
4th Class
Jean Carmichael Ferlochan to receive ten shillings of occasional aid.
and
Widow McDonald or Mary Cunningham Ferlochan As her family are all grown up and should be able to assist and that she appears to enjoy good health and lives beside her brothers who are farmers from whom she has a free house and potato ground her admision on the roll is in the mean time is refused.

1851 CENSUS

Culcharran here
Civil Parish ED Folio Page Schd House Address X Surname Forenames X Rel. C Sex Age year of birth Occupation E X CHP Place of birth
Ardchattan 2 0 4 17 Ferlochan McKenzie Dugald Head M M 62 1789 Farmer of 20 acres ARL Ardchattan
McKenzie Ann Wife M F 58 1793 - ARL Ardchattan
McKenzie Margaret Dau M F 32 1819 Carpenter's Wife ARL Ardchattan
McKenzie Dugald Son Unmarried M 22 1829 Farm Servant ARL Ardchattan
McKenzie Flora Dau Unmarried F 17 1834 - ARL Ardchattan
McKenzie Alexander Son Unmarried M 13 1838 - ARL Ardchattan
McKenzie Archibald Grnson Unmarried M 1 1850 - ARL Ardchattan
McKenzie Sarah Mother Widow[er] F 92 1759 - ARL Glenorchy
Ardchattan 2 0 4 18 Ferlochan Brown Peter Head Widow[er] M 82 1769 Retired Farmer ARL Ardchattan
Brown Colin Son Unmarried M 40 1811 Mason and Farmer of 32 acres ARL Ardchattan
Brown Mary Dau Unmarried F 50 1801 Housekeeper ARL Ardchattan
McCall Margaret Servant Unmarried F 17 1834 General Servant ARL Lismore
McDonald Neil Servant Unmarried M 20 1831 Ploughman LKS Glasgow
Ardchattan 2 0 5 19 Ferlochan Carmichael Jean Head Unmarried F 49 1802 Pauper (Servant) ARL Ardchattan
Carmichael Christian Mother Widow[er] F 90 1761 Pauper (Servant) ARL Ardchattan
Ardchattan 2 0 5 20 Ferlochan Kennedy Angus Head M M 48 1803 Ag. Labourer ARL Ardchattan
Kennedy Mary Wife M F 37 1814 - ARL Strontian
Kennedy Ann Dau Unmarried F 12 1839 Scholar ARL Ardchattan
Kennedy Christian Dau Unmarried F 10 1841 Scholar ARL Ardchattan
Kennedy Angus Son Unmarried M 8 1843 - ARL Ardchattan
Kennedy Janet Dau Unmarried F 6 1845 - ARL Ardchattan
Kennedy Jean Dau Unmarried F 4 1847 - ARL Ardchattan
Ardchattan 2 0 5 21 Ferlochan Campbell Hugh Head M M 63 1788 Farm Labourer & Crofter of 13 acres ARL Ardchattan
Campbell Mary Wife M F 57 1794 - ARL Ardchattan
Campbell John Son Unmarried M 25 1826 Farm Servant ARL Ardchattan
Campbell Hugh Son Unmarried M 21 1830 Farm Servant ARL Ardchattan
Campbell Margaret Dau Unmarried F 17 1834 - ARL Ardchattan
Ardchattan 2 0 5 22 Ferlochan Clark John Head M M 70 1781 Farmer of 20 acres ARL Ardchattan
Clark Mary Wife M F 62 1789 - ARL Ardchattan
Clark John Son Unmarried M 30 1821 Farm Servant ARL Kilmore
Clark Alexander Son Unmarried M 27 1824 Farm Servant ARL Kilmore
Clark Ann Dau Unmarried F 22 1829 Farm Servant ARL Ardchattan
Clark Archibald Son Unmarried M 17 1834 Farm Servant ARL Ardchattan
Ardchattan 2 0 6 23 Ferlochan McDonald Elizabeth Head Widow[er] F 58 1793 Pauper (Servant) ARL Ardchattan
McDonald Christian Dau Unmarried F 34 1817 Farm Servant ARL Ardchattan
McDonald Catharine Dau Unmarried F 32 1819 Farm Servant ARL Ardchattan
McDonald James Son Unmarried M 15 1836 Scholar ARL Ardchattan
McDonald not named Grnson Unmarried M 7m 1850 - ARL Ardchattan
Ardchattan 2 0 6 24 Ferlochan Cameron John Head M M 68 1783 Farmer of 20 acres ARL Ardchattan
Cameron Mary Wife M F 58 1793 - ARL Ardchattan
Cameron Dugald Son Unmarried M 38 1813 Farm Servant ARL Ardchattan
Cameron Ann Dau Unmarried F 26 1825 Farm Servant ARL Ardchattan
Cameron Mary Dau Unmarried F 22 1829 Farm Servant ARL Ardchattan
Cameron Christian Dau Unmarried F 19 1832 Dressmaker ARL Ardchattan
Cameron Margaret Dau Unmarried F 13 1838 Scholar ARL Ardchattan
Goodfellow John Grnson Unmarried M 6 1845 - LKS Partick
Ardchattan 2 0 6 25 Ferlochan McDonald Duncan Head M M 77 1774 Navy Pensioner Chelsea ARL Ardchattan
McDonald Mary Wife M F 65 1786 - ARL Ardchattan
McDonald Janet Dau Unmarried F 36 1815 - ARL Ardchattan
McDonald John Son Unmarried M 23 1828 Under Gardener ARL Ardchattan

Rhugave next

We have the rest of the census records to add here .

by 1881 census the arrangement of the township had substantially altered

Dwelling: Rhugarve
Census Place: Ardchattan & Muckairn, Argyll, Scotland
Source: FHL Film 0203554 GRO Ref Volume 504 EnumDist 2 Page 6
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Dugald CUNNINGHAM M 82 M Ardchattan, Argyll, Scotland Rel: Head Occ: Smith
Margret CUNNINGHAM M 70 F Ardchattan, Argyll, Scotland Rel: Wife
Margret CUNNINGHAM U 36 F Ardchattan, Argyll, Scotland Rel: Daur Occ: Smiths Daughter
Archibald CUNNINGHAM U 75 M Ardchattan, Argyll, Scotland Rel: Brother Occ: Smith
Donald CUNNINGHAM U 72 M Ardchattan, Argyll, Scotland Rel: Brother Occ: Pauper Formerly Smith

Dwelling: Park
Census Place: Ardchattan & Muckairn, Argyll, Scotland
Source: FHL Film 0203554 GRO Ref Volume 504 EnumDist 2 Page 6
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Peter MC INTYRE W 60 M Ardchattan, Argyll, Scotland Rel: Head Occ: Farmer (Of 24 Acres 12 Arable)
Ann MC INTYRE U 32 F Ardchattan, Argyll, Scotland Rel: Daur Occ: Cook
Catherine MC INTYRE U 25 F Ardchattan, Argyll, Scotland Rel: Daur Occ: Farmers Daughter
John MC INTYRE U 19 M Ardchattan, Argyll, Scotland Rel: Son Occ: Farmers Son
Isabella MC INTYRE U 21 F Ardchattan, Argyll, Scotland Rel: Daur Occ: Farmers Daughter
Peter MC INTYRE U 16 M Ardchattan, Argyll, Scotland Rel: Son Occ: Farmers Son
Donald MC INTYRE 10 M Ardchattan, Argyll, Scotland Rel: Son Occ: Scholar

Dwelling: Gathail
Census Place: Ardchattan & Muckairn, Argyll, Scotland
Source: FHL Film 0203554 GRO Ref Volume 504 EnumDist 2 Page 6
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Hugh CAMPBELL U 50 M Ardchattan, Argyll, Scotland Rel: Head Occ: Farmer (Of 36 Acres 15 Arable)
Margret FERGUSON W 40 F Ardchattan, Argyll, Scotland Rel: Serv Occ: Housekeeper
Catherine FERGUSON 11 F Ardchattan, Argyll, Scotland Rel: Boarder Occ: Scholar

Dwelling: Free Church Manse
Census Place: Ardchattan & Muckairn, Argyll, Scotland
Source: FHL Film 0203554 GRO Ref Volume 504 EnumDist 2 Page 6
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Isabella SUTHERLAND U 14 F Ardchattan, Argyll, Scotland Rel: Daur (Head) Occ: Scholar
Christina MC DONALD W 54 F Ardchattan, Argyll, Scotland Rel: Serv Occ: Housekeeper

Dwelling: Ferlochan
Census Place: Ardchattan & Muckairn, Argyll, Scotland
Source: FHL Film 0203554 GRO Ref Volume 504 EnumDist 2 Page 6
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Dugald MC KENZIE U 50 M Ardchattan, Argyll, Scotland Rel: Head Occ: Farmer (Of 300? Acres 60 Arable)
Ann MC KENZIE U 36 F Ardchattan, Argyll, Scotland Rel: Sister Occ: Farmers Sister
Dugald MC KENZIE 11 M Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland Rel: Nephew Occ: Scholar
Alexander MC KENZIE 9 M Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland Rel: Nephew Occ: Scholar
James MC PHAIL U 26 M Ardchattan, Argyll, Scotland Rel: Serv Occ: Farm Servant
Chirsty MC DOUGALL U 18 F Oban, Argyll, Scotland Rel: Serv Occ: General Servant

Dwelling: Hemp Croft
Census Place: Ardchattan & Muckairn, Argyll, Scotland
Source: FHL Film 0203554 GRO Ref Volume 504 EnumDist 2 Page 7
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
John SINCLAIR M 60 M Ardchattan, Argyll, Scotland Rel: Head Occ: Crofter (Of 16 Acres 12 Arable)
Sarah SINCLAIR M 60 F Ardchattan, Argyll, Scotland Rel: Wife
Margaret MC KELLAR (SINCLAIR) U 16 F Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland Rel: Adopted Daur
Occ: Crofters Adopted Daughter
Jane MC ARTHUR U 16 F Lismore, Argyll, Scotland Rel: Serv Occ: General Servant

Newspaper article

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Valuation rolls

We have Valuation roll search results to add here, you can search them yourselves in the page linked above, but we do not have copies of the records yet.

Wills for Ferlochan

from a search of Scotlands people (we do not have these in the archive - if anyone has a copy they can share with us, we would be very grateful)

  • MacIlhavish John 08/10/1694 in Ferlochan, parish of Balevedan, d. Dec. 1689; Malcolm and Mary, children Inventory Argyll Commissary Court C C 2/5/4
  • McKenzie Dugald 16/04/1874 Farmer at Ferlochan Dunoon Sheriff Court SC 51/32/19
  • Cunningham James 15/12/1897 East Ferlochan, Benderloch, Parish of Ardchattan and Muckairn, d. 15/09/1897 at East Ferlochan, intestate Dunoon Sheriff Court SC 51/32/48
  • Brown William 29/10/1900 Farmer, West Ferlochan, Parish of Ardchattan and Muckairn, d.13/01/1900 at West Ferlochan, testate : Dunoon Sheriff Court SC 51/32/52

Text From a clip from the Oban Times concerning Barcaldine Estate

Oban Times - 100 years ago (1886 ?)
The eviction main is beginning to make itself felt nearer home, casting it's evil blight over the peaceful inhabitants of Lismore and the humble tillers of the soil around the margin of the lovely Loch Nell. We mays as well explain - or rather a portion of it, as Mr Allan Grant Cameron, the laird retain about a third - was purchased by Mrs Ogilvie, belonging to Suffolk. She only entered into possession in November but her efforts to oust the tenants on the estate have been so vigorously prosecuted and so persistant that already more than half of them have been deprived of their holdings.
The farmers who have left the estate are Messrs MacIntyre, Home Farm, Buchanan, Achinreir; and Alexander and Duncan MacArthur, Mill Farm.
The crofters are :- Messrs John Ferguson, Crigan; John MacKenzie, Achawe; Donald Clark, Dalronach; Peter MacIntyre, Ferlochan Park; Archibald MacIntyre, Rhu Garbh; Archibald Cunningham, Slochanluaidh; Alexander MacDonald, Achinreir and the Widow MacDonald.


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