Dewar Quest

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    ,quigrich
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    I am looking for information on Alexander Dewar and Janet Carmichael of Kinnell Dochart who had their son Archibald baptized on Jan 1st 1758 in the parish of Killin. Archibald subsequently married Margaret Ferguson and went to Canada with their family in 1818 with the Quigrich which was the head of St. Fillan’s staff. A replica is in the mill museum in Killin. Any info on any of the above would be appreciated. Has anyone used a professional genealogist for Killin area info?

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    ,valr
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    There is an interesting bit in the book “In Famed Breadalbane” about this- have you seen it?

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    ,quigrich
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    Thanks for your reply. Yes, I have a copy of Gillies book and that is the our family. Have you seen anything on the Quigrich and the Dewars in any other publication?

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    ,macantas
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    Hi, I grew up knowing a Crawford Dewar here in Canada who was a decendant of Alexander Dewar. He and his brothers were the last in the line of great dirk throwers, and he chanced upon some distance cousins of his who were the keepers of the Quigrich. Between his own family knowledge and his distant cousins family history, he wrote a book “The Saint and the Warrior”, which documents the construction of the monastery at Killan and establishment of the Doire/Dewar’s, who were sent alongside monks from Ireland to Christianize the Pictish/Scots/Viking lands at the time.
    The ISBN for this book is 0889542783 or 0889542791

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    ,Howard James Crichton
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    Dear Dewar Quest,
    I am in a direct line of the Dewars and Fergusons, living in Westport, ON Canada, about 30 miles from Ashton, ON where they lived after their arrival around 1815-16. Most are buried there as well. We are planning a trip to Killin around Dec. 24-26, 2016. My ancestors returned the Quigrich to the museum around 1876, by the best of our records, and donated funds toward its upkeep since then. I have our family history from around 1734 until now and would appreciate any information you could send me, or even a chance to meet you when we visit. Tracy Ferguson.

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