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Title: Duncan Livingston and Catharine McNab
Posted by: Donald (Livingstone) Clink
Date: 15 March 2009

In Argyll Parish records on our website there is a entry stating that Peter Livingston son of Duncan Livingston and Catharine McNab was born or baptised 17 April 1797 at Port Appin. While this appears to be two years or so off the apparent birth date, this would not be the first time parish records and census records did not jive. Also the 1841 Scottish census at Appin reveals there is no other possible Peter Livingston in the immediate area that fits our Port Appin Peter Livingston. Only one. 

Assuming for the moment that this information is correct it is likely that this Duncan Livingston was a close or more distant relative of the Bachuil Livingstons. For that matter whoever Peter's father was we know because of DNA testing he would certainly be a Bachuil Livingston relative related to the Bachuil Livingstones on the Island of Lismore one way or the other. 

If it was this Duncan Livingston likely born in the 1770's or 1760's who could it possibly be? THere are four prime contenders on the Isle of Lismore: Duncan son of Malcolm Livingston and Kate McArthur born abt. 1759 at Craganich, Duncan son of Donald Livingston and Christian campbell born abt. 1771 at Cloichlea and Duncan son Myles Livingston and Mary McArthur born abt. 1769 at Baillegarth. All potentially sharing DNA and likely kinship with neighbouring Bachuil Livingstones on the Island in the 1700's 

The other possibility given that we know Peter Livingston and his family lived at Port Appin in the 1800's at least is that his family had been in Appin prior to 1800 and that Peter's father Duncan Livingston is one of three Livingstons listed in the Appin. One of these is Duncan son of Hugh Livingstone and Catharine McINnes born in 1770 and the other a Duncan Livingstone son of John Livingstone and Sandy McInnes said to have been born at Inverhyle either in 1772 or 1774. Somehow my gut feeling is that this Duncan if in fact he is the father of our Peter Livington of Port Appin is connected ultimately not to Port Appin for any major length of time but infact the family is rooted at Lismore and perhaps Peter's father if he was Duncan was one of the Duncans I have listed that was born on the Isle of Lismore where the Bachuil Livingstones and the Baron of Bachuil's ancestors have lived for centuries. A Duncan Livingstone was Baron in the 1700's interestingly enough so the name had much significant to our people in the area. He was also I presume the Baron who went proposed the name change in the 1700's.

Ok just a theory based on something someone copied I presume from the original APpin Parish register. Just something to ponder. 

regards, 

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Duncan Livingston and Catharine McNab15 March 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink
   Duncan Livingston and Catharine McNab15 March 2009Roberta Ann Livingstone
      Duncan Livingston and Catharine McNab16 March 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink
         Duncan Livingston and Catharine McNab16 March 2009Jewel Brown
            Duncan Livingston and Catharine McNab17 March 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink
   Duncan Livingston and Catharine McNab15 March 2009Kyle MacLea
      Duncan Livingston and Catharine McNab16 March 2009Michael Livingstone
         Duncan Livingston and Catharine McNab16 March 2009Virginia Adams
            Duncan Livingston and Catharine McNab16 March 2009Michael Livingstone
               Duncan Livingston and Catharine McNab16 March 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink
               Duncan Livingston and Catharine McNab17 March 2009Virginia Adams
                  Duncan Livingston and Catharine McNab17 March 2009Michael Livingstone
      Duncan Livingston and Catharine McNab16 March 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink
         Duncan Livingston and Catharine McNab16 March 2009Kyle MacLea
            Duncan Livingston and Catharine McNab16 March 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink
               Duncan Livingston and Catharine McNab16 March 2009Kyle MacLea
                  Duncan Livingston and Catharine McNab16 March 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink
                  Duncan Livingston and Catharine McNab17 March 2009Virginia Adams
                     Duncan Livingston and Catharine McNab17 March 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink
   Duncan Livingston and Catharine McNab28 April 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink

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