People in Knapdale were mostly cattle ranchers, farmers and fishermen. Most of them lived on Highland rural estates, owned by a "Laird" or "Heritor." Up until the time of the "Great Disruption" of the early 1840's, the Kirk, that is the Church of Scotland, was the dominant intellectual and moral force among these people. This section shows something of their everyday lives.
About the illustrations used in this section On Housing and the Poltalloch Inventory The Poltalloch Inventory, in pdf format People Listing by surname, of Poltalloch Inventory People Listing by place, of Poltalloch Inventory Minute Book of the South Knapdale Parochial Board, 1845 to 1855; pdf format About the Parochial Board's Deliberations The Kirk and the Poor Rejecting Knapdale's Establishment: The Church Data base of people mentioned in the Parochial Board's Minutes Argyll Parishes: a map KNAPDALE PEOPLE DATA BASE BACK TO KNAPDALEPEOPLE HOME PAGE!Email: heathermc at northwestel dot net