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Title: 1779 Argyll List Livingstones at Movern
Posted by: Donald (Livingstone) Clink
Date: 12 May 2008

Hi Edith, 

No doubt some of the family were at Jura circa 1818 but Neil and the family lived prior to that at the Isle of Islay at Bowmore or as some have suggested in a nearby village. I suspect that children of Neil and Ann grew up somewhere near Bowmore, Isle of Islay and others are of that oppinion.

The other letter from January 1, 1819 has Neil Livingstone at Bowmore where Miles was married to Janet in June of 1812 before he left for Red River. This letter Neil Livingstone, Bowmore Islay corresponding to Lord Selkirk is c/o of John McVicar of Bowmore. Now in the next letter also from January 1919 in Mary's collection a Duncan Livingstone who Mary thinks is really Hugh states that "he is well acquainted with MR John McVicar since their infancy". That is say John McVicar of Bowmore, Islay. 

In a earlier letter dated August 5, 1818 from Donald Livingstone to his father Neil while Neil is at Jura he mentions that Archibald Curry and John McVicar "is going home and they will tell you news of this country". A study of Bowmore families shows that the Curry and McVicars are in the census records there in the 1800's.

February 8, 1819 Neil Livingston in a letter to John McVicar of Bowmore gives McVicar power to collect for him as he want to go to America. Witnesses include a Donald McVicar. 

On May 2, 1919 in a letter to a John Pritchard, Neil states that he will contact the "Factor of Islay" to see if he find woman weavers for the settlement. 

I assume that Neil returned to Bowmore, Isle of Islay by January of 1819. I completely agree with you that some of the family went to Jura but prior to that they were for some time residing on the Isle of Islay as other Livingstons as carpenter, boatbuilders etc. I am pretty sure that Donald Livingston who as Neil states "is a boatbuilder who left me in 1812" left with Miles and the other Livingstone aboard the Schooner "Staffa" which arrived at Bowmore, Island of Islay sometime between June 20th and June 24th 1812 and took the Livingstons and the Mull settlers to Sligo Ireland where Lord Selkirk was ready to greet them and where the Hudson Bay Vessel the "Robert Taylor" was waiting for them.

From Mary Somer's "Our Livingstone ancestry"

"Neil Livingston b. ca. 1760 m. Ann b. Ca.1764"
"They were living near Bowmore on the Island of Islay in Argyllshire where they left to go to Canada in 1819." 

"Neil and his family lived on the Island of Islay in Argyllshire, Scotland. They were associated with a round church at the town of Bowmore." (That would the old Presbyterian church at Bowmore which is called the round church because it is round. The church built in the 1700's I think is still standing. 

If I am not mistaken Jerry's aunt was a family historian and according to Jerry her family knew about their Livingston family connection to the church at Bowmore and the Island of Islay. 

I will have more info to share if all goes well in next several weeks.

regards, 

Donald 


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1779 Argyll List Livingstones at Movern26 April 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
   1779 Argyll List Livingstones at Movern26 April 2008Kyle MacLea
      1779 Argyll List Livingstones at Movern26 April 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
         1779 Argyll List Livingstones at Movern31 August 2008Alan
            1779 Argyll List Livingstones at Movern31 August 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
               1779 Argyll List Livingstones at Movern31 August 2008Alan
                  1779 Argyll List Livingstones at Movern02 September 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
            1779 Argyll List Livingstones at Movern31 August 2008Kyle MacLea
            1779 Argyll List Livingstones at Movern02 September 2008Roberta Ann Livingstone
               1779 Argyll List Livingstones at Movern03 September 2008Alan Livingstone
                  1779 Argyll List Livingstones at Movern04 September 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
                     1779 Argyll List Livingstones at Movern04 September 2008Roberta Ann Livingstone
                  1779 Argyll List Livingstones at Movern04 September 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
                     Yes, DNA testing05 September 2008Kyle MacLea
                        Yes, DNA testing06 September 2008Alan
                           Yes, DNA testing06 September 2008Kyle MacLea
            1779 Argyll List Livingstones at Movern05 September 2008Donald (Liviingstone) Clink
               1779 Argyll List Livingstones at Movern06 September 2008Alan
                  1779 Argyll List Livingstones at Movern06 September 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
   1779 Argyll List Livingstones at Movern26 April 2008Jerry Schmidt
      1779 Argyll List Livingstones at Movern27 April 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
   1779 Argyll List Livingstones at Movern27 April 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
      1779 Argyll List Livingstones at Movern04 May 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
         1779 Argyll List Livingstones at Movern09 May 2008Jerry Schmidt
            1779 Argyll List Livingstones at Movern09 May 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
               1779 Argyll List Livingstones at Movern10 May 2008Edith Matheson
                  1779 Argyll List Livingstones at Movern10 May 2008Kyle MacLea
                  1779 Argyll List Livingstones at Movern11 May 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
                  1779 Argyll List Livingstones at Movern11 May 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
                  1779 Argyll List Livingstones at Movern11 May 2008Jerry Schmidt
                     1779 Argyll List Livingstones at Movern11 May 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
                  1779 Argyll List Livingstones at Movern11 May 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
                     1779 Argyll List Livingstones at Movern12 May 2008Edith Matheson
                        1779 Argyll List Livingstones at Movern12 May 2008Jerry Schmidt
                           1779 Argyll List Livingstones at Movern12 May 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
                           1779 Argyll List Livingstones at Movern12 May 2008Edith Matheson
                        1779 Argyll List Livingstones at Movern12 May 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
                           1779 Argyll List Livingstones at Movern12 May 2008Jerry Schmidt
                              1779 Argyll List Livingstones at Movern12 May 2008Edith Matheson
                           1779 Argyll List Livingstones at Movern12 May 2008Edith Matheson
                              1779 Argyll List Livingstones at Movern12 May 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink

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