(Click above picture to read Colin McGugan's presentation)

As a part of this "Leaving Knapdale" project, I have included 3 "people lists":
COSANDROCHAID FARM TO 1820, BY DATE

COSANDROCHAID FARM TO 1820, BY SURNAME

ONTARIO, NEW GLASGOW CEMETERY

LEAVING KNAPDALE: INTRO PAGE

from Cosandrochaid to Ontario PAGE

Ads in the Glasgow Herald, 1853

From Arichonan to Upper Canada

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ABOUT THE DATA BASE

COMPLETE KNAPDALE PEOPLE DATA BASE

On the Illustrations used for this Section

Last of the Clan

Thomas Faed (1926 - 1900) painted this old man, representing the traditional Scotland, left behind as his clansmen leave for America and Australia. The artist was born in Kirkudbrightshire, the son of a millwright. Victorians loved his emphasis on pathos and strong moral content. In my opinion, despite this work's sentimentalism, it is a profound comment on the effect of Highland emigration on Scotland.

Campbells at Crinan, Ontario

John Campbell, his wife Effie McIntyre, and most of their children pose in front of their home in Crinan, Ontario. These 'lineups' are common in photos of that time, and I did not fully understand them until I read the remark Archibald McMillan made, when writing to his uncle, Donald McGilp": "I am as well off in the world as Fe'ar na Duine or Fe'ar Ulva or Fe'ar a Knap or any of the Fe'ars in Argyle ever was." This photo, then, is a declaration of pride: "We made it! We are living as well as the Knapdale Factors ever did." The young people in that family - all born in Canada - spoke Gaelic at home, and learned to speak English when they attended school. I have used a closeup of John and Effie on the Knapdale People banner, as they were both born in Knapdale, Argyll.