likely to be buried where near Killin?Advice appreciated

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    My 3 x great grandmother Catherine Christie (married name McCall) died at Ardchyle in 1876. I couldnt find her grave or her husbands in the cemetery behind the hotel. Does anyone know whether there is another cemetery where she might have been buried?


    Hi Val,
    Christie is a name local to Killin from about mid seventeens but McCall is not a name really associated with Killin area and especially spelt with an ‘a’ in the middle. Usually in the in the Highland West of Scotland it would be spelt McColl but there are exceptions. A lot of Gaelic names got changes when people moved south to towns where the registrars were not used to spelling Gaelic names and tended to spell them phonetically and a lot of changes in name spelling appeared this way.

    In your case I think you need to find where the husband was from originally as perhaps he had a penchant to be buried where he was from and his wife wanted buried with him (although this was unusual then). There is a small burial vault at Luib in the middle of the field there but who is in it I do not know. There may be other small burial areas in Glendochart but there is a larger cemetary between Crianlarich and Tyndrum at Auchtertyre but as I said this would be very unusual in those days.


    ,Caroline Morris

    Hello Val,
    I replied to another of your posts re Christie/Anderson today You said you had info regarding Janet Anderson b 1765 married Gilbert Christie. You said that Janet Anderson’s parents were Janet Scot & Alexander Anderson. This Gilbert christie is my ggg grandfather. His father is Malcolm MCGILCHRIST (gaelic form of Christie) & mother LEWISSA CAMPBELL. Any info is appreciated indeed. Without marriage records for the period of 1717-1782 it is very frustrating & hard to be sure of facts.
    We visited the old Killin churchyard in September this year looking for Christie headstones & found “my” Gilbert Christie’s Celtic Cross stating “farmer of Croftchose” died 1824 aged 72, his wife Janet Anderson but no dates for her so I guess the cross was erected sometime later when those dates had been forgotten. Also on another side of the plinth is the record of Duncan Christie his son, Ann McKay his wife & all his family.
    Gilbert was born Croftchose as well. But I know nothing about Janet Anderson & her extended family.
    Good luck with your research.

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