"The Stewarts in Blair Athol"
Extracts of births and christenings from the Old Parish Records

Balnabodach

Until the 1790s there was a small clan in Strathtummel known as "Calmanach". The name was taken from a St Colman, who came to Strathtummel in the 7th century. A hamlet, now all in ruin, was known as Coróchalmaig or St Colms corrie, and the burn passing through it bears the name of AltóChalmaig (Aldcharmaig is to the west of Bruchbane). The people were dissatisfied with the name and, having ascertained that it meant a dove, they turned the Gaelic "Calmanach" into the Scots "Doo". It is spelt "Dow", and though usually correctly pronounced "Doo" in Atholl, it is generally pronounced elsewhere as it is spelt and so the meaning is lost.

Father Mother Homestead Name of child Date
Robert McIntosh Christian Stewart Balnambodach John 2 Sep 1722
Robert McIntosh Christian Stewart Balnambodach Alexander 14 Feb 1725
Alexander Robertson Margaret Stewart Balnambodach Patrick 25 Oct 1724
Donald Stewart Margaret Stewart Balnambodach Margaret 15 Aug 1725
Alexander Stewart Janet Stewart Balnambodach Alexander 3 Jul 1731
Donald Stewart Elspeth Calmanach Balnambodach Janet 14 Mar 1736
Thomas Stewart Janet Stewart Balnambodach Neil 26 Aug 1737
Thomas Stewart Janet Stewart Balnambodach Isobel 21 May 1749
Thomas Stewart Janet Stewart Balnambodach Christian 9 Apr 1752
Alexander Robertson Margaret Stewart Balnambodach William 21 Jan 1738
Alexander Robertson Margaret Stewart Balnambodach Margaret 14 Feb 1742
John Stewart Isobel Cattinach Balnambodach James 2 Dec 1744
John Stewart Isobel Cattinach Balnambodach Donald 11 Jul 1747
John Stewart Isobel Cattinach Balnambodach John 16 Oct 1748
John Stewart Isobel Cattinach Balnambodach Alexander 6 Oct 1750
John Stewart Isobel Cattinach Balnambodach Patrick 28 Jun 1753
John Stewart Isobel Cattinach Balnambodach Neil 14 Nov 1755
John Stewart Isobel Cattinach Balnambodach Charles 9 Jan 1759
Donald Stewart Margaret McLauchlane Croftcarnish John 14 Oct 1744
Donald Stewart Margaret McLauchlane Croftcarnish William 3 May 1747
Donald Stewart Margaret McLauchlane Balnald Elspeth 31 Jul 1748
Donald Stewart Margaret McLauchlane Uchdnanetaig Alexander 8 Jul 1750
Donald Stewart Margaret McLauchlane Riemoraig Donald 28 Oct 1751
Donald Stewart Margaret McLauchlane Balintinie Christian 22 Apr 1753
Donald Stewart Margaret McLauchlane Uchdnanetaig Margaret 19 Apr 1756
Donald Stewart Margaret McLauchlane Balnambodach Donald 18 Oct 1758
Donald Stewart Margaret McLauchlane Balnambodach Janet 9 Feb 1761
John Stewart Christian Stewart Balnambodach Donald 5 Mar 1749
John Stewart Christian Stewart Balnambodach Isobel 9 Dec 1750
John Stewart Christian Stewart Balnambodach Alexander 26 Jan 1753
John Stewart Christian Stewart Balnambodach James 26 Jul 1755
John Stewart1 Margaret McLauchlane Balnambodach Janet 23 Mar 1763
John Stewart Margaret McLauchlane Balnambodach Alexander 3 Jan 1765
John Stewart Margaret McLauchlane Balnambodach Cicel 29 Mar 1767
John Stewart Margaret McLauchlane Balnambodach Neil 1 Aug 1769
John Stewart Margaret McLauchlane Balnambodach Donald 6 Feb 1772
John Stewart Margaret McLauchlane Balnambodach Christian 1 May 1775
John Stewart Margaret McLauchlane Tressait William 11 Oct 1778
John Stewart Margaret McLauchlane Balnambodach Margaret 15 Aug 1781
John Stewart Margaret McLauchlane Balnambodach Isobel 21 Nov 1784
John Stewart Margaret McLauchlane Balnambodach Elspeth 17 Oct 1786
Donald Calmanich Grisel Stewart Balnambodach Elspeth 13 Feb 1766
Donald Calmanich Grisel Stewart Balnambodach Robert 4 May 1773
John Stewart2 Katherine McDonald Balnambodach Donald 11 Jul 1770
John Stewart Jnr. Katherine McDonald Balnambodach John 5 Oct 1772
John Stewart Katherine McDonald Balnambodach Margaret 2 Dec 1774
John Stewart Katherine McDonald Balnambodach Alexander 13 Feb 1780
John Stewart Katherine McDonald Balnambodach Christian 25 May 1783
John Stewart Elisabeth Stewart Balnambodach Patrick 15 Jul 1777
William Stewart3 Margaret Stewart Balnambodach Donald 10 Feb 1780
William Stewart Margaret Stewart Balnambodach Jean 10 Feb 1780
William Stewart Margaret Stewart Balnambodach John 3 Nov 1782
William Stewart Margaret Stewart Balnambodach Margaret 30 Jul 1785
William Stewart Margaret Stewart Balnambodach Elspeth 4 Dec 1788
William Stewart Margaret Stewart Balnambodach Christian 23 Aug 1791
William Stewart Margaret Stewart Balnambodach Elisabeth 19 Apr 1794
William Stewart Margaret Stewart Balnambodach Isobel 3 Jan 1798
Alexander Robertson Ann Cameron Duncan 27 Oct 1783
Alexander Robertson Ann Cameron Balnabodach Donald 5 Jan 1786
Alexander Robertson Ann Cameron Charles 19 Aug 1788
Donald Calmanich Christian Stewart Balnambodach Donald 11 Feb 1788
Robert Calmanich Janet Stewart Balnambodach Margaret 7 Jun 1793
Robert Dow Janet Stewart Balnambodach John 11 Nov 1795
Robert Dow Janet Stewart Balnambodach Christian 11 Jan 1798
Robert Dow Janet Stewart Balnambodach Janet 20 Jan 1801
Robert Dow Janet Stewart Balnambodach Donald 12 Apr 1803
Robert Dow Janet Stewart Balnambodach Ann 2 Aug 1805
Robert Dow Janet Stewart Balnambodach Susana 29 Oct 1807
Alexander Stewart Christian Stewart Balnambodach John 20 Jan 1808
Alexander Stewart Christian Stewart Tomintianda Donald 2 Jun 1809
Donald Stewart Janet Stewart Balnambodach Elisabeth 9 Nov 1819
Donald Stewart Janet Stewart Balnambodach William 26 Jul 1821
Robert Stewart4 Christian Dow Balnambodach Jane 6 Feb 1824
Robert Stewart Christian Dow Balnambodach Margaret 12 Apr 1826
Robert Stewart Christian Dow Balnambodach Neil 13 Feb 1828
Robert Stewart Christian Dow Balnambodach Robert 20 Aug 1830
Robert Stewart Christian Dow Balnambodach Betsy 18 May 1834
Robert Stewart Christian Dow Balnambodach Christian 5 Aug 1836
Robert Stewart Christian Dow Balnambodach Alexander 19 Mar 1840
Robert Stewart Christian Dow Balnambodach Janet 9 Feb 1843
John Dow5 Janet Stewart Balnambodach Robert 8 Nov 1838

1 John Stewart in Balnabodach and Margaret McLauchlane in Daildon of Kynachan, Dull, married 12th January 1762 Blair Atholl.
2 John Stewart in Balnabodach and Katherine McDonald in Tighnacoil of Glentilt married 13th June 1769.
John is son of John Stewart and Isobel Cattinach (b 16 Oct 1748). John Snr alive in 1772.
3 William Stewart in Balnabodach and Margaret Stewart in Edintian, Dull married 30th April 1779.
4 Robert Stewart in Crossmount, Fortingale and Christian Dow in Balnabodach married 10th February 1822.
5 John Dow in Balnabodach and Janet Stewart in Balcastle married 17th December 1837.

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