The Mc/MacPhail's of Argyle Shore, Lot 30


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The Mc/MacPhail's of Argyle Shore, PEI.

This tree covers the McPHAIL, later MacPHAIL, family who came from the north part of the Isle of Mull, and settled on the Argyle Shore of PEI in 1810. They took up properties in Lot 30 along the Northumberland Strait where those same farms are still predominately in the hands of descendants and relatives. Over time, linkages have been made with most of the other families in that vicinity.

Considered as subsets of this tree are substantial CAMPBELL and FERGUSON lines descended from McPHAIL daughters. See the separate trees for "CAMPBELLS of DeSable, Lot 29, PEI" and "FERGUSONS of Hampton, Lot 29, PEI".

Another two McPHAIL, later MacPHAIL, families came from the same place in Mull in 1810, following two married sisters who had migrated with their own in-laws in the 1806 & 1809 time periods. These people settled at the Clyde River (then known as the Dog River) in Lot 31. They are in a separate tree: "MacPHAILS of Clyde River, PEI" which subdivides into MacPHAIL, LIVINGSTON(E) and MURRAY. Be sure to check those trees for connections.

Please Note: The spelling of names beginning with Mc or Mac used in this tree is based on the spelling used by the individual at the end of his or her life. None of the family who died before 1910 seem to have used the MacPHAIL spelling. All used McPHAIL. My own great-grandmother McPHAIL, a widow, insisted to her dying day in 1924, that her name was McPHAIL and that she was not changing the spelling to that used by her children!

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John M. Collins
Dated: 2003-07-22
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The Mc/MacPhail's of Argyle Shore, PEI.

First Generation

1. Alexander ? McPHAIL. Born abt 1715. Alexander ? died bef 1779. User ID: MP1.

His name is a guess.

Abt 1737 when Alexander ? married __________ (Mrs. Alex? McPhail). Born abt 1717 Likely On Mull. __________ (Mrs. Alex? McPhail) was living with son John at Arle in 1779 Census.

They had the following children:

2 i. John (1738-)

3 ii. Angus (1742-1781)

4 iii. Hector (1743-)

5 iv. Florence (~1745-)

6 v. Neil (1748-)

7 vi. Marion (~1752-)

Second Generation

2. John McPHAIL (Alexander ?1). Born in 1738/1739 in Killiemor, Mull, Argyll, Scot. John was living 1779. Occupation: Mealler In Arle, Mull. Religion: Church Of Scotland. User ID: MP11.

- Name known from baptism of son Malcolm.

- Mother living with him at Arle in 1779 Census.

Abt 1760 John married Katherine McPHERSON, daughter of John McPHERSON (1716/1717-) & ______ (Mrs. John McPherson) (-bef 1779), in Kilninian & Kilmore Par., Mull, Argyll, Scot. Born abt 1740 Katherine was living 1779. Religion: Church Of Scotland.

- Name known from baptism of son Malcolm.

They had the following children:

8 i. John (1761-)

9 ii. Dau________ (~1764-)

10 iii. Alexander (1766-)

11 iv. Malcolm (1768-~1821)

12 v. Dau_________ (~1771-)

13 vi. Hugh (Died as Child) (1772-<1779)

14 vii. Dau_________ (~1776-)

15 viii. Hugh (1782-)

3. Angus McPHAIL (Alexander ?1). Born in 1742/1743 in Killiemor, Mull, Argyll, Scot. Angus died aft 1781. Occupation: Tenant At Killiemor 1779. Religion: Church Of Scotland. User ID: MP12.

- Attached to this family based on Killiemor location.

Abt 1775 Angus married Janet McPHERSON, daughter of John McPHERSON (1716/1717-) & ______ (Mrs. John McPherson) (-bef 1779). Born abt 1754. Janet was living 1779 Killiemor, Mull. Religion: Church Of Scotland.

- Marriage to Angus based on baptism of children.

They had the following children:

16 i. Archibald (Died as Child) (1775-<1779)

17 ii. Flora (1777-)

18 iii. Malcolm (1777-)

19 iv. Archibald (1781-)

20 v. Hector (~1785-)

4. Hector McPHAIL (Alexander ?1). Born in 1743/1744 in Mull. Hector was living 1779. Occupation: Cottar At Kentalan 1779. Religion: Church Of Scotland. User ID: MP13.

- Name of wife known from baptism of daughter Mary.

Abt 1772 Hector married Katherine McLEAN. Born abt 1752 in Mull. Katherine was living 1779. Religion: Church Of Scotland.

- Name known from baptism of daughter Mary.

They had one child:

21 i. Mary (1772-)

5. Florence McPHAIL (Alexander ?1). Born abt 1745 in Likely On Mull. Florence was living 1779. Occupation: Tenant Farmer's Wife At Achuharn, Mull. Religion: Church Of Scotland. User ID: MP14.

- Attached to this family based on being in close proximity to them. Name and husband's name known from baptism of children.

Abt 1765 Florence married Neil McKINNON, son of _____ McKINNON (-bef 1779) & ______ (Mrs. ___ McKinnon) (-aft 1779). Born in 1732/1733 in Achuharn, Mull, Argyll, Scot. Neil was living 1779. Occupation: Tenant Farmer At Achuharn In 1779. Religion: Church Of Scotland.

- Name and name of wife from baptism of children.

- Appears as McKinvin in 1779 Census.

They had the following children:

22 i. Mary (1766-)

23 ii. John (1770-1792)

24 iii. Dau_______ (abt1773-1779)

6. Neil McPHAIL (Alexander ?1). Born in 1748/1749 in Killiemor, Mull, Argyll, Scot. Neil was living 1779. Occupation: Tenant Farmer In Killiemor In 1779 >> Moved To Torosay Parish By 1797. Religion: Church Of Scotland. User ID: MP15.

- Connected to his "parents" based on proximity.

On 6 Mar 1777 Neil married Ann FERGUSON, in Kilninian & Kilmore Par., Mull, Argyll, Scot. Born abt 1753 Ann was living 1799. Religion: Church Of Scotland.

- Her name and name of husband based on baptism of children.

They had the following children:

25 i. Donald (1775-<1799)

26 ii. Christian (1779-)

27 iii. Mary (1797-)

28 iv. Donald (1799-)

7. Marion McPHAIL (Alexander ?1). Born abt 1752. Marion was living 1781. Religion: Church Of Scotland. User ID: MP16.

On 10 Feb 1772 Marion married Angus McNEIL, in Kilninian & Kilmore Par., Mull, Argyll, Scot. Born abt 1747 in Kilmory, Mull, Argyll, Scot. Angus was living 1781. Occupation: Innkeeper At Baliscate In 1779. Religion: Church Of Scotland.

They had the following children:

29 i. Katherine (Died as Child) (1773-<1779)

30 ii. John (1774-)

31 iii. Mary (1776-)

32 iv. Donald (Twin) (1778-)

33 v. Catharine (Twin) (1778-)

34 vi. Grizel (1781-)

Third Generation

8. John McPHAIL (John2, Alexander ?1). Born in 1761/1762 in Killiemor, Mull, Argyll, Scot. John was living 1787. Religion: Church Of Scotland. User ID: MP111.

- Appears in father's household at Arle in 1779 Census.

Abt 1783 John married Margaret McQUARRY. Born abt 1763. Margaret died in Arle, Mull, Argyll, Scot., abt 1784. Religion: Church Of Scotland.

- Her name and husband's name known from baptism of daughter Mary. She may have died at Mary's birth or in the next pregnancy.

They had one child:

35 i. Mary (1784-1833)

Abt 1786 John second married Isobel McQUARRY, in Kilninian & Kilmore Par., Mull, Argyll, Scot. Born abt 1765. Isobel was living 1787. Religion: Church Of Scotland.

- Her name and husband's name known from baptismal record of daughter Ann.

They had one child:

36 i. Ann (1786-)

9. Dau________ McPHAIL (John2, Alexander ?1). Born abt 1764 in Killiemor, Mull, Argyll, Scot. User ID: MP112.

- Known only from presence in father's household in 1779 census.

10. Alexander McPHAIL (John2, Alexander ?1). Born in 1766 in Killiemor, Mull, Argyll, Scot. Alexander was baptized in Acharonich, Kilninian & Kilmore Parish, Mull, on 11 Nov 1766. Alexander was living 1812 at Charlotte Town, PEI. Occupation: Tailor In Charlotte Town In 1812. Religion: Church Of Scotland. User ID: MP113.

- Known from presence in father's household in 1779 census.

- Likely came to PEI in 1810 with brother Malcolm.

- No further details found on him.

11. Malcolm McPHAIL (John2, Alexander ?1). Born in 1768/1769 in Killiemor, Isle Of Mull, Argyll, Scot. Malcolm was baptized in Killiemor, Kilninian & Kilmore Parish, Mull, on 9 Apr 1769. He died in Argyle Shore, Lot 30, Queen's County, PEI, abt 1821. Buried in Argyle Shore Cemetery. Occupation: Liv Arle, Mull 1779; Farmer Arg. Sh, PEI. Religion: Church Of Scotland. User ID: MP114.

* Known from presence in father's household in 1779 census of Arle, in north Mull, Argyll, Scot.

* Came to PEI in 1810, likely wintering in Charlotte Town and moving onto the lot on the Argyle Shore in the spring of 1811. Took up a 100 ac property running inland from the shore. Family seems to have had some resources for they were able to buy that first lot and then in 1817 to buy 300 ac. more immediately to the west. The Argyle Shore Cemetery began on that property as a family burial ground.

* In a memo written by H.A.C. McPHAIL (MP114191) in 1896 or 1897 he has this entry in its concluding lines: " My great grandfather, Malcolm McPhail, whose wife was a McLean of Duart, Mull, Argyleshire ..... with his whole family and a number of his wife's family and other friends, left Scotland in 1810 in their own ship with a goodly supply of furniture, tools, seeds, cattle, hens, geese etc; and settled on a large tract of land at Argyleshore, PE Island. My grandfather's name was Neil. My father's name Peter, who married Margaret Ann Lane, daughter of John Lane of DeSable, PE Island, in 1853. I was born in Cambridge near Boston, July 29, 1854. Moved to Lake City, Minnesota in 1866, Moved to Santa Barbara, California, 1876. To Los Angeles in 1905." While H.A.C. has his relationships correct, his place of birth is proven to be Crapaud, PEI. His details on the emmigration of the family from Mull to PEI have not been independently confirmed, except that the year was 1810 and that Malcolm and at least 5 to 7 unmarried children plus one niece showed up in the records of PEI.

Abt 1786 Malcolm married Flora McLEAN, daughter of Hector McLEAN (1733/1734-) & ?_____? Mrs Hector McLean (-bef 1779), in Kilninian & Kilmore Par., Mull, Argyll, Scot. Born abt 1769 in Isle Of Mull, Argyll, Scot. Occupation: Kentalan 1779. Religion: Ch. Of Scot.

- Her name and her husband's name known from baptism of children.

- It is not known if Flora was alive when the family moved to PEI. No records mentioning her in PEI have been found.

They had the following children:

37 i. Neil (1787-1877)

38 ii. Catherine (~1790-~1850)

39 iii. Colin (1793-1871)

40 iv. John (1795-1877)

41 v. Sarah (~1797-)

42 vi. Donald (1799-1877)

43 vii. Ann (1807-1853)

12. Dau_________ McPHAIL (John2, Alexander ?1). Born abt 1771 in Killiemor, Mull, Argyll, Scot. Dau_________ was living 1779. User ID: MP115.

- Known only from presence in father's household in 1779 census.

13. Hugh McPHAIL (John2, Alexander ?1). Born in 1772/1773 in Arle, Mull, Argyll, Scot. Hugh was baptized in Arle, Mull, Argyll, Scot., on 17 Aug 1773. Hugh died in Arle, Mull, Argyll, Scot., bef 1779. Religion: Church Of Scotland. User ID: MP116.

- Died a child at Arle.

14. Dau_________ McPHAIL (John2, Alexander ?1). Born abt 1776 in Arle, Mull, Argyll, Scot. Dau_________ was living 1779. User ID: MP117.

- Known only from presence in father's household in 1779 census.

15. Hugh McPHAIL (John2, Alexander ?1). Born in 1782 in Kentalan, Mull, Argyll, Scot. Hugh was baptized in Kentalan, Mull, Argyll, Scot., on 15 Dec 1782. Religion: Church Of Scotland. User ID: MP118.

16. Archibald McPHAIL (Angus2, Alexander ?1). Born in 1775/1776 in Killiemor, Mull, Argyll, Scot. Archibald was baptized in Kilninian & Kilmore Par., Mull, Argyll, Scot., on 12 Feb 1776. Archibald died bef 1779; he was 4. Religion: Church Of Scotland. User ID: MP121.

- Died a child as not in 1779 Census.

17. Flora McPHAIL (Angus2, Alexander ?1). Born in 1777 in Killiemor, Mull, Argyll, Scot. Flora was baptized in Kilninian & Kilmore Par., Mull, Argyll, Scot., on 1 Aug 1777. Flora was living 1779 Killiemor, Mull. Religion: Church Of Scotland. User ID: MP122.

18. Malcolm McPHAIL (Angus2, Alexander ?1). Born in 1777/1778 in Killiemor, Mull, Argyll, Scot. Malcolm was baptized in Kilninian & Kilmore Par., Mull, Argyll, Scot., on 9 May 1779. Religion: Church Of Scotland. User ID: MP123.

19. Archibald McPHAIL (Angus2, Alexander ?1). Born in 1781 in Ardnacaillich, Mull, Scot. Archibald was baptized in Kilninian & Kilmore Par., Mull, Argyll, Scot., on 3 Jun 1781. Religion: Church Of Scotland. User ID: MP124.

20. Hector McPHAIL (Angus2, Alexander ?1). Born abt 1785. Religion: Church Of Scotland. User ID: MP125.

- Name of wife from baptisms of children.

Abt 1809 Hector married Janet McCOLL, daughter of Neil McCOLL (1765-) & Ann McPHAIL (abt 1770-), in Achdashenaig, Mull, Argyll, Scot. Born abt 1792 in Achdashenaig, Mull, Argyll, Scot.

They had the following children:

44 i. John (1810-)

45 ii. Janet (1814-)

21. Mary McPHAIL (Hector2, Alexander ?1). Born in 1772/1773 in Killiemor, Mull, Argyll, Scot. Mary was baptized in Kilninian & Kilmore Par., Mull, Argyll, Scot., on 14 Mar 1773. Mary was living 1779. Religion: Church Of Scotland. User ID: MP131.

22. Mary McKINNON (Florence McPHAIL2, Alexander ?1). Born in 1766 in Acharonich, Kilninian & Kilmore Par., Mull. Mary was baptized in Kilninian & Kilmore Par., Mull, Argyll, Scot., on 11 Nov 1766. Mary was living 1779. Religion: Church Of Scotland. User ID: MP141.

23. John McKINNON (Florence McPHAIL2, Alexander ?1). Born in 1770 in Acharonich, Kilninian & Kilmore Par., Mull. John was baptized in Kilninian & Kilmore Par., Mull, Argyll, Scot., on 4 Jul 1770. John died in 1792/1807. User ID: MP142.

On 1 Feb 1792 John married Helen McPHAIL, daughter of John McPHAIL (abt 1740-) & Mary CAMPBELL (abt 1745-), in Ledmore, Mull, Argyll, Scot. She was born in 1771 in Ledmore, Mull, Argyll, Scot. Helen was baptized in Ledmore, K&K Parish, Mull, Argyll, Scot., on 22 Jan 1772.

After John's death [date unknown], Helen married Archibald McPHAIL and came to the Dog River [Clyde River, Lot 31] in 1810. Helen died in Clyde River, Lot 31, Queens Co., PEI, abt 1816; she was 45. Buried in PEI. Religion: Ch. Of Scot. Archibald McPHAIL is in the line of Duncan McPHAIL.

- Helen came to PEI with Archibald in 1810 and daughter Flora.

24. Dau_______ McKINNON (Florence McPHAIL2, Alexander ?1). Born abt 1773. Dau_______ died aft 1779. User ID: MP143.

25. Donald McPHAIL (Neil2, Alexander ?1). Born in 1775/1776 in Killiemor, Mull, Argyll, Scot. Donald died bef 1799. Religion: Church Of Scotland. User ID: MP151.

- He seems to have been born out of wedlock and to have died before the second son named Donald came along in 1799.

26. Christian McPHAIL (Neil2, Alexander ?1). Born in 1779/1780 in Killiemor, Mull, Argyll, Scot. Christian was baptized in Kilninian & Kilmore Par., Mull, Argyll, Scot., on 22 Jan 1780. Religion: Church Of Scotland. User ID: MP152.

27. Mary McPHAIL (Neil2, Alexander ?1). Born in 1797 in Tinloatiss, Torosay, Mull. Mary was baptized in Torosay Par., Mull., on 15 Jul 1797. Religion: Church Of Scotland. User ID: MP153.

28. Donald McPHAIL (Neil2, Alexander ?1). Born in 1799 in Bainandcoman, Torosay, Mull. Donald was baptized in Torosay Par., Mull., on 25 Aug 1799. Religion: Church Of Scotland. User ID: MP154.

29. Katherine McNEIL (Marion McPHAIL2, Alexander ?1). Born in 1773 in Kilmory, Mull, Argyll, Scot. Katherine was baptized in Kilninian & Kilmore Par., Mull, Argyll, Scot., on 18 Jun 1773. Katherine died bef 1779. Religion: Church Of Scotland. User ID: MP161.

30. John McNEIL (Marion McPHAIL2, Alexander ?1). Born in 1774/1775. John was living 1779. User ID: MP162.

31. Mary McNEIL (Marion McPHAIL2, Alexander ?1). Born in 1776/1777 in Ledaig, Mull, Argyll, Scot. Mary was baptized in Kilninian & Kilmore Par., Mull, Argyll, Scot., on 25 Mar 1777. Mary was living 1779. Religion: Church Of Scotland. User ID: MP163.

32. Donald McNEIL (Marion McPHAIL2, Alexander ?1). Born in 1778 in Ledaig, Mull, Argyll, Scot. Donald was baptized in Kilninian & Kilmore Par., Mull, Argyll, Scot., on 16 Jan 1779. Religion: Church Of Scotland. User ID: MP164.

- He is a twin to Catherine.

33. Catharine McNEIL (Marion McPHAIL2, Alexander ?1). Born in 1778 in Ledaig, Mull, Argyll, Scot. Catharine was baptized in Kilninian & Kilmore Par., Mull, Argyll, Scot., on 16 Jan 1779. Religion: Church Of Scotland. User ID: MP165.

- She is a twin to Donald.

34. Grizel McNEIL (Marion McPHAIL2, Alexander ?1). Born in 1781 in Ledaig, Mull, Argyll, Scot. Grizel was baptized in Kilninian & Kilmore Par., Mull, Argyll, Scot., on 9 Jun 1781. Religion: Church Of Scotland. User ID: MP166.

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