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Murdo Macinnes

Murdo Macinnes

Murdo (1835-1912) was a son of Neil Macinnes and Mary Gillies, 8 Old Steimreway. In 1857 the family were moved to 12 Lemreway.

In Lochs, in 1862, he married Christina Macmillan, 14 Gravir, Murdo and Christina settled at 32 Lemreway and they had no children. Christina's Nephew, John, lived with the couple in 1881.

Murdo was a lay preacher with the West Coast Mission at Lemreway. As well as preaching in various places in Pairc, his duties entailed a quarterly visitation to every family in Southern Pairc. He is still remembered in Pairc as a preacher of unusual power, yet he had no regular schooling. It was a maid that taught him to read the Gaelic Bible. Murdo could neither speak nor read English and when an official from the Mission came to see him, he had to have an interpreter present.

 

 

Title: Murdo Macinnes
Record Type: People
Gaelic Name: Murchadh Neill Ruairidh
Date of Birth: 20-07-1835
Date of Death: 1912
Date of Marriage: 1862
Occupation: Lay Preacher
Sex: Male
Bk Reference: CEP 4750
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 59034