Houses & Residents

Dalnacraig

Dalnacraig

Donald Fergusson Morrison M.B.E. 1909 – 2011

Donald Morrison who died on 14th September, 2011 was 102. He was a Strachur man. He was an Argyll man. And he defended Britain in World War II.

Annie Olive MacDonald, The Manse

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. 

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.


PHOTOGRAPHS

By Miss Anne MacDonald