Taraphocain lies at the head of Glen Creran, up along the River Creran, between Glasdrum and Invercreran.

Taraphocain—-from Tòrr a ‘Bhocain—hill of the bogie or evil spirit or possibly little buck.
Taraphocan Torr a’ Bhocain The Bogie Peak – dwelling in Glen Creran, allegedly haunted. A little way above the farmhouse lies the remains of a small settlement and
a grain drying kiln.1

Alternative names

  • Taravocan (http://maps.nls.uk/view/74489054 - top of map at 5' 13' [Sheet 45 - Oban Publication date: 1906 - OS One-inch to the mile maps of Scotland, 3rd Edition, 1903-1912] )
  • Tarphocan (birth cert 1903)
  • https://maps.nls.uk/view/74427345 - Argyllshire, Sheet LVIII (includes: Ardchattan And Muckairn; Lismore And Appin) Survey date: 1871 Publication date: 1875

map reference NN 020 460

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People and records

1841 census Piece: SCT1841/504 Place: Ardchattan-Argyllshire Folio: 1 Page: 2
Address: Taraphochan
MCKENZIE John M 40 Farmer Argyllshire
MCKENZIE Dugald M 30 Argyllshire
MCKENZIE Archibald M 35 Argyllshire
MCKENZIE Archibald M 12 Argyllshire
MCKENZIE Margaret F 65 Argyllshire
MCKENZIE Ann F 25 Argyllshire
HASTIE James M 20 Ag Lab Argyllshire
CARMICHAEL Hugh M 12 Male Servant Argyllshire
MCMILLAN Catherine F 20 Female Servant Argyllshire

1851 Census ED 1 Folio 0 Page 6 Schedule 2
McKenzie Dugald Head M M 45 Farmer ARL Appin Farmer of ? ac arable & 500 heath emp 1 labr
McKenzie Mary Wife M F 25 - ARL Appin
McKenzie Donald Son - M 3 - ARL Ardchattan
McKenzie John Son - M 1 - ARL Ardchattan
McKenzie Duncan Son - M 5 - ARL Ardchattan
McKenzie John Head U M 50 Farmer of 8 acres arable and 500 heathland employing 1 Shepherd ARL Appin
McKenzie Ann Sister U F 35 - ARL Appin
McKenzie Archibald Servnt U M 25 Shepherd ARL Appin

1861 Census
ED: 1 Page: 6 Household schedule number: 2
Dugald McKenzie age 45 abt 1806 Appin, Argyll Head Farmer Of 8 Acres Arable And 500 Neath 9 Men Employing 1 Labourer
Mary McKenzie abt 1826 Appin, Argyll Wife
John McKenzie abt 1846 Ardchattan, Argyll Son
Donald McKenzie abt 1848 Ardchattan, Argyll Son
Duncan McKenzie abt 1850 Ardchattan, Argyll son
ED: 1 Page: 6 Household schedule number: 3
John McKenzie abt 1801 Appin, Argll Head Farmer Of 8 Acres Arable And Of 500 Heathland Employing 1 Shepherd
Anne McKenzie abt 1816 Appin, Argll Sister
Anne McKechnie abt 1826 Ardnamurchan, Argll House Servant
Archd McKenzie abt 1826 Appin, Argll Servant Shepherd

Parish: Ardchattan; ED: 1; Page: 2; Line: 6; Roll: CSSCT1871_89
Dougald McKenzie 64 (1807) Farmer Of 3000 Acres born Appin
Mary McKenzie 44 (1827) born Appin
Jena McKenzie 23(1848) born Ardchattan farmers son
Dougald McKenzie 75! (more likely 15 - 1856) born Ardchattan farmers son
Donald McKenzie 11 (1860) born Ardchattan scholar
Paul McKenzie 4
Mary Ann McKenzie 9
Ann McKenzie 3
Ann Campbell 18 farm servant, born Lismore

In 1903 Malcolm Sinclair (1857 - 1937) of Achnacreebeg and Culnadalloch, married Christina McGregor (1882 - 1960)
And in the same year, their first child Anne was born at Taraphocan, Fasnacloish, Archattan
3 years after Anne was born, Malcolm and Christina emigrated to Australia.

Donald McLachlan (son of Flora Boyd and John McLachlan) lived at Taraphocain, with his three unmarried uncles, he died of heart disease in 1925 at the age of 45. He also was unmarried.

John Boyd farmed Taraphocain in equal partnership with his two brothers, Dugald and James, all three remained unmarried.
James died at Ardchattan in 1930, Dugald at Oban in 1939.
John died at Toraphocain Farm Glencreran, 19 April, 1923 aged 65 years, and is included on his parents stone in Ardgour.2

according to Canmore - There was a Lead Mine here - but do not know any more yet

Alternative Name(s) Glencreran Estate
Canmore ID 141012
Site Number NN04NW 18
NGR NN 020 460
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Where it is now.
Taraphocain Farm Appin Argyll And Bute PA38 4BQ

There is also a Taraphocain farm now just down the north side of Loch Creran before Creagan in.

Over looked by Beinn Sguilaird (Large old hat) http://www.munrocentral.co.uk/ShowRoute.php?route=60

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