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

Balnald and Balnauld

There were two homesteads called "Balnald" in Strathtummel; one close to the Strathtummel Inn and the other just to the north of Borenich Farm. To overcome this problem, in the 1900s, the owners of the one near to the Strathtummel Inn changed their spelling to "Balnauld". This web-site uses these two spellings to distinguish between the two homesteads (e.g. with the census returns). However, in the Old Parish Records the same spelling is used for both. Consequently it is unclear as to which is meant, except when it is referred to as "Balnald of Borenich", which is the easterly one by Borenich farm. In addition there was another Balnald in Fincastle, but this was in the parish of Dull.

* We know that Blinald and Balnald are spellings of the same place as the will of John Stewart in Ballachastle and Grissell Forbes, his spouse (1762) states that their daughter Margaret was married to John Stewart in Balnauld, and that Margaretís brother, John Stewart had died in July 1762.

Father Mother Homestead Name of child Date
Patrick Stewart Elspeth McDougal Balnald of Borenich Janet 3 Jul 1739
Patrick Stewart Elspeth McDougal Boranish Elspeth 6 Feb 1742
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 Balnambodich Donald 18 Oct 1758
Donald Stewart Margaret McLauchlane Uchdnanetaig Janet 9 Feb 1761
Donald Stewart Margaret McLauchlane Uchdnanetaig Janet 23 Mar 1763
Alexander Campbell Isobel Stewart Blinald Elspet 9 Nov 1752
Alexander Campbell Isobel Stewart Blinald Elspet 9 Nov 1752
John Stewart Margaret Stewart* Balnald of Borenich Janet 8 Oct 1769
James Fraser Margaret Stewart Balinald John 13 Dec 1774
James Fraser Margaret Stewart Balinald Alexander 10 May 1777
James Fraser Margaret Stewart Balinald James 19 May 1780
James Fraser Margaret Stewart Balnald of Borenich Isobel 3 May 1785
James Fraser Margaret Stewart Balinald Duncan 15 May 1788
Neil McGilliwie Elspeth McDonald Balnald of Strathtumble Charles 9 Jun 1779
John Douglas Isobel Stewart Nethertown of Borenich Helen 28 Feb 1769
John Douglas Isobel Stewart Nether(town) Borenich Christian 19 Sep 1773
John Douglas Isobel Stewart Balnald of Borenich Grissel 6 Jul 1779
John Douglas Isobel Stewart Croftcarnoch of Borenich Robert 12 Aug 1782
John Douglas Isobel Stewart Croftcarnoch of Borenich Helen 9 Apr 1786
Robert Stewart Jean Stewart Balnauld Patrick 22 Jul 1783
Allan McDonald Catherine Stewart Balnauld Allan 20 Apr 1805
Peter Lamont Jean Stewart Balnauld Neil 23 Oct 1805
Peter Lamont Jean Stewart Balnauld Margaret 3 Feb 1808
Peter Lamont Jean Stewart Balnauld William 3 Aug 1810
Peter Lamont Jean Stewart Balnauld Peter 23 Jun 1813
Peter Lamont Jean Stewart Balnauld John 14 Oct 1816
Peter Lamont Jean Stewart Balnauld Donald 6 May 1819
Peter Lamont Jean Stewart Balnauld Elisabeth 20 Oct 1821
Alexander Fraser1 Helen Stewart Balnald James 18 Sep 1817
Alexander Fraser Helen Stewart Balnald of Borenich Margaret 9 Feb 1819
Alexander Fraser Helen Stewart Balnald of Borenich Donald 2 Jul 1820
Alexander Fraser Helen Stewart Balnald of Borenich Isobel 8 Sep 1822
Alexander Fraser Helen Stewart Balnald of Borenich Alexander 2 Sep 1824
Alexander Fraser Helen Stewart Balnald of Borenich Duncan 23 Nov 1825
Alexander Fraser Helen Stewart Balnald of Borenich Christian 12 Jan 1828
Alexander Kennedy Christian Kennedy Balnald of Strathtummel Jessie 6 Oct 1843
Alexander Kennedy Christian Kennedy Balnald Christian 10 Mar 1845
Donald Stewart Janet McCrombie Balnauld Margaret 16 Apr 1851
Donald Stewart Janet McCrombie Trinafuir Catherine 12 Aug 1852
David Reid2 Emilia Stewart Balnald Janet 25 Mar 1852

1 Alexander Fraser in Croftcarnach and Helen Stewart in Balnald married 7th April 1816.
2 Blair Atholl OPR shows that the family were living in Balnald of Strathtummel, but Janet was born in Moulin

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