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Duncan McColl= 1) Rachel Roberston 2) Jane Forrest
Posted by: Frances MacLeod (ID *****5288) Date: July 28, 2006 at 17:31:59
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Duncan McCOLL b 11 Jan 1871 married Rachel ROBERTSON in Glasgow in 1901.

They had 2 sons :-
Duncan Robertson McCOLL b 8 Feb 1902
John James McCOLL b 24 Apr 1906.

Sadly Rachel contracted TB and died aged only 38 on 28 Mar 1909 leaving Duncan a widower with 2 small boys.

His 2nd wife was Jane Renwick FORREST from Hamilton, Lanarkshire but they married in South Africa at Benoni on 13 Dec 1916.Had she been employed perhaps to care for the boys then they married and started a new life overseas?

At some point the younger boy John James McCOLL returned to Scotland and by 1940 he is living at Rose Cottage, Ferndonald on the Isle of Skye.

Duncan McColl had bequeathed the property known as BRYLAN CROFT, ACHINDUIN Isle of LISMORE together with the Salmon fishing rights. Was this his family home?

His parents were John McCOLL & Annie McCOLL and I believe they married on Lismore 15 Oct 1857 but Lismore is full of McColls and I'd be glad of any concrete information.

I've tried without success to trace Duncan's son John James but the last address known was at Albion House,Cardoness St, Dumfries in 1963 has drawn a blank.


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