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I.A.Watson (guest) 21 Aug 2016 14:34
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My G.G.G. Grandfather Roderick Morison and wife Mary Ann Kemp were married on 12th of January 1819 at Contin Church they had children Alexander , Mary Ann, Ronald and Jane. Any information about this family would be of interest

by I.A.Watson (guest), 21 Aug 2016 14:34
malcolm mac 08 Jul 2016 08:32
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any information on a Malcolm McDonald 1780 believe he was born on Stornoway but lived in contin he married a Elizabeth Camron from Dingwall, they had a son Malcolm was told somewhere down the line there is a connection to Sir Hector Macdonald any information would be a great help regards Malcolm McDonald glass.

by malcolm mac, 08 Jul 2016 08:32
Barry Billington (guest) 07 Jul 2016 02:10
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Inquiry,
Has anyone links to William Matheson 2 Feb 1783 and 25 Feb 1870 Contin Strathbran married Catherine McKenzie, Father Kenneth Matheson married Catherine McKenzie;

by Barry Billington (guest), 07 Jul 2016 02:10
Anne Coffey (nee Dobbie) (guest) 16 Nov 2015 08:49
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Hello from Brisbane.
My aunt and uncle Duncan Matheson and Evelyn B. Calder are buried at Contin in a plot near a wooden bench - as per photo. They had four daughters Kay, Eva, Margaret and Jean - my cousins - but because my mother (now deceased) was to put it mildly not the most friendly person we have no idea where any of these 'girls' live. It would be really exciting if anyone could give me the slightest lead. Thanks for reading this. Anne C

by Anne Coffey (nee Dobbie) (guest), 16 Nov 2015 08:49
Margaret Denempont (guest) 10 Sep 2014 07:03
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Hello, I wonder if anybody may have any information on a house called "Linbreoch" in or close to Contin?
My family name is Angus and the family lived in this house way back in 1861 and several of the family were born there. My gt.gt. grandparents were James Angus, a shepherd and Mary (Moffatt), my gt grandmother was Ann and she worked as a housekeeper, aged 17, her sister as a maid, I know this was locally but not where or for whom.
Ann had a son, my grandfather James in 1868 at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, so far no birth certificate and they both vanish until I find grandfather aged 3 staying with a family in the city. There is no sign of Ann until many years later living in London with 2 more children. It is obvious grandfather was illegitimate, as are the other 2 and it seems Ann was "kept". My grandfather was educated in Edinburgh and could speak and write both Gaelic and English, I have no idea if that would have been normal in that era and as a young child it was something just taken for granted!
If anybody can tell me anything about the family, house or in fact anything at all I would be very grateful.

by Margaret Denempont (guest), 10 Sep 2014 07:03
Margaret Bryson (guest) 26 May 2014 11:12
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My mother's mother, g/mother, g/g/mother were from Contin or Dingwall. I have a Census Year record from 1871 which shows the following residing at "Garavat":-
Margaret McLennan wife Mar 76 Pauper's wife born Ross, Contin
Farquhar McLennan son unm 29 Railway surfaceman " " " Dingwall
Margaret McLennan dau unm 40 Gen servant [Domestic] " " " Contin
Margaret Williamson Gdau unm 25 " " " " " " " " Contin
Jessie McKay Gdau 10 " " " Contin
Barbara Blake Gdau 7 " " " Dingwall
Mary McLeod Gdau 4 " " " Contin

I would love to find out more about these people and what and where was Garavat [was it a poor house?]
Margaret Williamson was born McLennan & later married? Sinclair Ross.
Her daughter [shown as Barbara Blake] was born McLennan. Who was Blake? She is my mother's grandmother. If there are any details relevant to my enquiries please contact me direct if you wish at zn.ten.raelc|retxedm#zn.ten.raelc|retxedm . The men in these women's lives appear to be absent and most were illegitimate.
Thanks in advance and every best wish to you all. Margaret.

by Margaret Bryson (guest), 26 May 2014 11:12
Smithd273 (guest) 22 May 2014 16:13
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by Smithd273 (guest), 22 May 2014 16:13
James Ronald Archer (guest) 03 May 2014 22:59
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Sale at Coul House in 1948

On 25th, 26th and 28th August 1948 there was a major sale at Coul House by Fraser's Auction Rooms, Dingwall, and a printed catalogue was edited for the occasion. Should anyone have a copy of this printed catalogue I will be most interested to know. Any other hint where to ask for it will also be appreciated as well as communication from anyone who still might have items bought at the sale. My interest is purely family historical.

by James Ronald Archer (guest), 03 May 2014 22:59
James Ronald Archer (guest) 03 May 2014 22:38
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There are very few estate papers left as far as I know, but some are with the National Archives of Scotland. Do try their website and you will find the papers in the catalogue.

by James Ronald Archer (guest), 03 May 2014 22:38
john devlin (guest) 17 Mar 2014 21:30
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hi

my ancestors were from contin - they were Munros
from 1841 1851 census the head was william Munro shepherd
they moved south to Perthshire in 1850,s
is there much detail on Family histories of Contin?

by john devlin (guest), 17 Mar 2014 21:30
Richard Johnston (guest) 21 Feb 2014 12:47
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Im looking to move into Contin in the next couple months as im now working here. Does anyone know of any country properties that are coming up for rent?

Thanks!

by Richard Johnston (guest), 21 Feb 2014 12:47
Michael Munro (guest) 14 Feb 2014 15:46
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Does anyone know where I can find the Mackenzie of Coul estate papers ? I believe the parish of Contin was once part of the Mackenzie of Coul estate right ?

by Michael Munro (guest), 14 Feb 2014 15:46
Del boy (guest) 04 Jan 2014 19:26
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oh aye organize a whole singing and dancing cabaret act just cause you're going to be staying in contin for a couple of nights! Would cost hundreds if not thousands to host but hey you could maybe sell 4 or 5 tickets! :-))))))))

by Del boy (guest), 04 Jan 2014 19:26

Interesting Mary. My Great Great Grandfather was Duncan McLennan who married Christina McRae. They migrated to Adelaide, Australia in December, 1854. She was born in 1798 and died in Australia in 1903. Saw three centuries and is buried at Sandford Cemetery, Victoria. Their daughter, Barbara married Thomas Walter Warren and they too are buried in Sandford. Duncan and Christina both came from Contin so there is probably a relationship now. The McLellan's and Warren's lived around the Sandford/Casterton area of Victoria and were noted wheat farmers in the late 1800's to the 1900's. Thomas Walter Warren migrated from Navan, County Meath, Ireland in 1840. Thomas & Barbara had 9 children and John Warren (born 1874) was my grandfather. My contact details are ua.ten.dnopgib|1errawa#ua.ten.dnopgib|1errawa if you want any further information or if you have any links for me? Although from my inquiries Duncan & Christina McLennan had six children, Mary, Farquhar, Alexander, Isabella, Donald and Barbara. - Tony Warren

Re: Maclennan by Anthony John Warren, 16 Dec 2013 09:58
Patricia Hamilton (guest) 06 Apr 2013 21:46
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Hi
I am staying at Riverside chalet and camping site fri 24 May - 26 May
The site is almost fully booked so why not have an event to raise funds for your Gala day and other groups.
I would love to pay for a ticket to come to the hall on Sat 25th for a folk night or if band was playing.
I would buy home baking and maybe some craft item home made item.
Why not check how many children will be staying at the camp site and see if it worth having a family day with clown, children's entertainers, bouncy castle.
Ticket sale and raffles could raise funds for you Gala Day etc
I have a contact and although he is based in Edinburgh has lots of experience setting up events, festivals and parties club nights and has contacst for great prices for caterers, staff and equipment. He camps and goes to festivals with pre school children so knows how much to charge and what adults and children like. I know you can raise money. I know it takes a lot of committee time to arrange though so contact Frazer get him to do all the organising and staff for your event. Rrelax and enjoy yourselves too.
His email is ku.oc.ytrap-dr3|rezarf#ku.oc.ytrap-dr3|rezarf He is my cousin He can provide references etc and would be happy to discuss you requirements.
Please let me know if there is a folk night music night maybe followed by disco
or any sort of event that weekend as I need to entertain my family Ranging from Grandma 81 years old to 2 year old on this first visit to Contin.
See you all in May
Hopefully at a nice event.
Patricia

by Patricia Hamilton (guest), 06 Apr 2013 21:46
Mike Fabling (guest) 30 Mar 2012 14:43
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Hi Elaina
Do you have, or, has any one mentioned anything about a public entertainment licence for the Contin Gala, kind regards Mike(Secretary for HCMC) 01463782085

by Mike Fabling (guest), 30 Mar 2012 14:43
Gordon Munro (guest) 14 Jan 2012 14:08
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Hi Jimmy Dan, sorry I missed your visit but delighted to read with interest your news and similar :-) background to Contin. My father had the Garage and Smiddy for many years since the 1960's, but had to sell it off after the fire destroyed the Garage and sadly put the business into debt. Anyway I recently came home in 2006 also after being in the military for many years, having also served with the Marines Plymouth/Arbroath and have spent alot of my time and money in restoring the Contin Smiddy. The building now is a warm computer repair and office supply shop employing local people, with the old bellows, forge, anvil and all the old tools safely behind glass for anyone to come and have a look at, so would love to know the history of previous blacksmiths with photos etc. Anyway as I could talk a lot about this :-) I will sign off now in the hope to hear from you about this, all the best Gordon

by Gordon Munro (guest), 14 Jan 2012 14:08
margaret smith (guest) 02 Nov 2011 11:58
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HI IM TRYING TO TRACE MY ANCESTERS MY GRANNY MACLEOD USED TO WORK IN COUL LODGE CONTIN AS A DOMESTIC SERVANT IN 1915 HER NAME WAS MARY MARGARET MACLEODSHE WAS BORN IN ROSEMARKIE IN 1896 HER MOTHERS NAME WAS MARGARET MACLEOD SHE WAS FROM FORTROSE HER FATHER JOHN MACLEODRAN A BAKERS SHOP IN ROSEMARKIE TILL ABOUT 1911 MARGARET MACLEOD GOT MARRIED IN 1901 IN FORTROSE TO A ARTHUR HAMLET AND WENT TO LIVE IN READING MARYS FATHER WAS CALLED DONALD MC MILLAN MARY DIED IN INVERNESS IN 1958 IM TRYING TO FIND OUT WHO BROUGHT MARY UP ANY IFO GET IN TOUCH MARGARET SMITH

by margaret smith (guest), 02 Nov 2011 11:58
gordon mclean (guest) 29 Oct 2011 12:28
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On the church entry : Donnie McSween is no longer Interim Moderator, now replaced by Keith Riddell.

by gordon mclean (guest), 29 Oct 2011 12:28
Jimmy Dan McBeth (guest) 30 Sep 2011 21:01
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Hello Contin,
I was born and brought up in Contin, from where I joined the Royal Navy in 1954. I was sent to Plymouth Devon to do my training. I met and married a girl from Millbrook Cornwall and we had three children. We were up there (Contin) in August on holiday and stayed at Northmost cottage in Coul,where we were very well treated in the cottage next to where my Granny and grandad and several Aunties and Uncles lived. I went to the Contin Gala and met a few of my of my friends and acquaintances from the old days. I was mentioned in the Contin news but my name was unreckognisable. Some of you might have known my Family before the village grew and Dad was the Blacksmith. I'm rabiting now so it's time to stop. all the best to everybody, Jimmy Dan

by Jimmy Dan McBeth (guest), 30 Sep 2011 21:01
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