Miss Annie MacDonald

Miss Annie MacDonald was the daughter of Dr Hugh Fergusson MacDonald, minister of Strachur and Strathlachlan, 1848 -1901. The following photographs were taken by her around 1900. More information about Annie can be found at the end of this page.

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Photographs by Miss Anne MacDonald
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The Old Bay with stances for fishermen’s nets and old coal ree.
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“Lord of the Isles”at Creggans Pier
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School and Schoolhouse. Note the school caps in the porch.
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The now demolished United Free Church
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The Parish Church
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Back Walk Strachur Estate
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Back walk Strachur Estate
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Clachan Brae and Smiddy
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High Clachan with Lucy MacCulloch standing at door, Maggie Montgomery, Lenny Scott and Emma
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The view between The Bay and The Lodge
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Old castle at Castle Lachlan
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Poll on road to St Catherines
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St Catherine’s Post Office. Montgomery’s “machine” and horse. “The Pines” in the background.
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Balliemeanoch Bridge
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Road to Strathlachlan. “Machine” and horse from Hotel
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The Bay and Old Pier
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Strathlachlan Churchyard
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Road up to Whistlefield
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The Coaches and Fairy Queen at Loch Eck
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Loch Eck at Corrie Ealt
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Glenbranter with Loch Eck in the background
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Strachur School House, Strachurmore fields and road to Succoth
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The burn on the road to Succoth
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The burn on the road to Succoth

Annie Olivie MacDonald was born in 1862 in Strachur and lived in the Manse with her family.

1901 census has the following people living in the Manse:-

Jessie MacDonald (Rev MacDonald’s daughter)

Annie MacDonald Sister

Fitz Charles MacDonald Brother

Mary MacDonald Sister-in-Law

Thomas G Findlay Visitor

Robina Douglas Servant

Janet Kerr Servant.

After the death of Rev MacDonald on 13/02/1901 they would have had to move from the manse and when Annie married Thomas G Findlay (the visitor in the 1901 census) her address is given as Laurel Bank, Strachur. Thomas lived in Roxburgh Street Glasgow and by the 1911 census Thomas and Annie were living in Shettleston, Glasgow.

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