Sunday, 15 July 2018

Erbusaig, Kyle of Lochalsh, home of my Mathesons

A few months ago, a woman in one of the many genealogy Facebook groups asked me for help with her Scotland research. Despite months of research with the help of a group at her local library, she had been unable to make inroads. Always up for a challenge, I said sure, send me what you have and I'll take a look. Well, it turns out that she's also a descendant of Mathesons in the Lochalsh area. I was able to help her smash her brickwalls, and off she and her husband went this month to explore her ancestral roots.

Arlene sent me this photo (R) a few days ago. Erbusaig is where my 2nd great grandfather, Donald Matheson (abt 1794-1859) was most likely born and most definitely died.

Scotland's People, Death registration of Donald Matheson
The photo of the Erbursaig is lovely to have, as apart from holiday rentals, I've found very little information about it online, save for this brief Wikipedia stub.

I wrote about my ancient Mathesons here after I found reference to them made on page 109 in the History of the Mathesons

Donald's father, my 3rd great grandfather, Dugald Beag Matheson, also a mason, like his son, was still living at Erbusaig at the time of the 1851 census, aged 76, with his son William and his family. I haven't been able to find his death record. Yet.

The never ending story continues....



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