Tirarthur- Breadalbane

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    ,Beth
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    I am a descendant of Ewen Robertson [b.1816 Killin] and Janet McNab [b. 1817 Killin] who arrived in Melbourne, Australia on the David Clark, the first immigrant ship to that colony in 1839.

    Is there someone out there who could give me a word picture and /or references for Tirarthur/ Breadalbane, the home of my ROBERTSON ancestors? I have been to Killin in 1993 [wonderful] but was not at that time able to locate Tirarthur [sp?] specifically. I have conducted the basic research on the web and in publications but would like a local’s view.

    Would the rare book ‘In Famed Breadalbane’ be of assistance to me?

    If you are related in some way, do make contact and we’ll share research.

    Beth in sunny Sydney:)

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    ,Iain Campbell
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    Hello Beth,

    Just had a look at “In Famed Breadalbane” not a lot about Tirarther…The Land of Artuir, an eight merk land east of Finlarig. It includes Marag an eas, the Merkland of the waterfall. Baile an dalach, the town of the haugh, Baile meadhaineach, Middle town, and Milton of Tirarther. That all in the book…………from The Lairds and Lands of Lochtayside…Tirarther “Arthur’s Land” The eight merk-land of Tirarther, which adjoins Morenish on the west, lies betwixt Allt Tirarther and Allt na Bailc. The old divisions of this property were:- Margness and Margchraggan, the two-merk land; Balnadalloch, the two-merk land; and Milton od Tirarthur, the two-merk land…. Sorry thats all word for word…..Robertsons and MacNabs were plenty around Killin and plenty reading in the In Fames Breadalbane Book.
    Tirarthur east of Killin on the A827 just before Morenish, today is not a farm anymore, the farm house is lived in and the out buildings are garages and a holiday house.
    A Copy of In Famed Breadalbane 1st edition are quite rare, i have one and picked up a second a few weeks ago on E,bay……..even second editions are making money….
    I hope this is of some use to you.
    Cheers
    Iain (Killin Web Site)

    #36618
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    ,Rhutcheon
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    I am a descendant of John Robertson and Ann McDiarmid, a couple who were living at Tirathur when their children were baptized between ca. 1790-1810 (this according to the Killin and/or Kenmore parish registers). Their daughter (my great-great-grandmother), Mary Robertson (b. ca 1809), emigrated ca. 1836 with her husband Hugh Ferguson to Kent County, Ontario, Canada, where they joined Mary’s sister, Ann Robertson and husband John McGregor who left Killin in 1833. I believe that another sister, Janet Robertson, emigrated ca. 1815 from Killin with her husband Donald Campbell – this couple went to Drummond Township, Lanark county, Ontario. Would be interested to hear more from or about other Tirarthur descendants, especially Robertsons.

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    ,Zoro
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    @beth 8 wrote:

    I am a descendant of Ewen Robertson [b.1816 Killin] and Janet McNab [b. 1817 Killin] who arrived in Melbourne, Australia on the David Clark, the first immigrant ship to that colony in 1839.

    Is there someone out there who could give me a word picture and /or references for Tirarthur/ Breadalbane, the home of my ROBERTSON ancestors? I have been to Killin in 1993 [wonderful] but was not at that time able to locate Tirarthur [sp?] specifically. I have conducted the basic research on the web and in publications but would like a local’s view.

    Would the rare book ‘In Famed Breadalbane’ be of assistance to me?

    If you are related in some way, do make contact and we’ll share research.

    Beth in sunny Sydney:)

    Hello Beth..a little later in time to reply..
    I lived on Tir Artair Farm. My father owned it around the start of the fifities and sold up in 1967..It was big farm of many thousands of acres and mostly used for sheep farming, though we did have cattle between the main road and Loch Tay. He sold the lands to James Macnab, who I believe was trying to join up properties to reinstate the Macnab Estate. The Farm House was sold to Kynoch (or a name similar..) who had been a shotgun cartridge manufacturer. I was upset when he removed all the Pine Trees down the driveway, to the road. The property always looked bare and untidy from then on! As a child, I had a wonderful time exploring the estate and the three miles of lochside..got up to all sorts of ‘things’..I have a memory of all the characters around Killin in those days but that may not be of interest to you..Regards, Tom Munro..

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    ,Sinebhan
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    Hi Beth & Zoro,
    A pity you did not give your name Zoro but you must be off the Watsons who had Tirarthur certainly until about 1967. (George???) Kynoch was not at Tirarthur then having lived there previously to my arrival in Killin in 1960. Kynoch also invented the Salmon fishing lure called a Kynoch Killer while he lived at Tiarthur. Although the translation given for the name is often Arthur’s Lands I remember reading a Gaelic translation that had it as a corruption of Tor Arthur or Arthur’s Hill.

    The area around Tirarthur at the head of Loch Tay was in historical times a long tome outpost of Clan Robertson who originate from further east in Perthshire and as the MacNab star waned and the Breadalbane Campbell star waxed, eventually these lands fell into the Campbell hands and the Robertsons were displaced. The lands would all then be tenanted until the sell of the estates either in the 1922 sell off or the late forties early fifties sell off.

    I am currently in Ghana working so am not able to access my history books but will have a look through them when I am home and if I find any useful information I will pass it onto yourselves.

    regards
    Sinebhan

    @zoro 1817 wrote:

    Hello Beth..a little later in time to reply..
    I lived on Tir Artair Farm. My father owned it around the start of the fifities and sold up in 1967..It was big farm of many thousands of acres and mostly used for sheep farming, though we did have cattle between the main road and Loch Tay. He sold the lands to James Macnab, who I believe was trying to join up properties to reinstate the Macnab Estate. The Farm House was sold to Kynoch (or a name similar..) who had been a shotgun cartridge manufacturer. I was upset when he removed all the Pine Trees down the driveway, to the road. The property always looked bare and untidy from then on! As a child, I had a wonderful time exploring the estate and the three miles of lochside..got up to all sorts of ‘things’..I have a memory of all the characters around Killin in those days but that may not be of interest to you..Regards, Tom Munro..

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