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

Grennich

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
Neil Stewart Isobel Stewart Grennich Barbara 27 Nov 1718
Neil Stewart Isobel Stewart Grennich George 13 Jul 1721
Neil Stewart Isobel Stewart Grennich Isobel 27 Oct 1728
Patrick Stewart Elspeth Stewart Grennich Janet 27 Jun 1731
Patrick Stewart Elspeth Stewart Tomcraggich Beatrice 11 Aug 1737
Alexander McDonald Christian McDonald Grennich John 9 Nov 1736
Alexander McDonald Christian McDonald Grennich Christian 29 Oct 1738
Alexander McDonald Christian McDonald Blairbuie Allan 25 Nov 1744
Alexander McDonald Christian McDonald Blairbuie Dorothy 15 Nov 1747
Alexander McDonald Christian McDonald Blairbuie Angus 14 Apr 1751
Alexander McDonald Christian McDonald Blairbuie Alexander 2 Jul 1754
Alexander McDonald Christian McDonald Blairbuie Donald 7 Dec 1757
Alexander McColman Christian Robertson Grennich Margaret 26 Feb 1744
Alexander McColman Christian Robertson Grennich Donald 10 Jun 1746
Alexander McColman Christian Robertson Grennich Isobel 9 Aug 1747
Alexander Calmanich Christian Robertson Grennich Janet 25 Dec 1749
Alexander Calmanach Christian Robertson Tressait Charles 9 Jan 1756
Donald Stewart Janet Stewart Grennich John 29 Jul 1744
Donald Stewart Margaret McDonald Grennich Isobel 27 Jul 1752
Donald Stewart Margaret McDonald Grennich Christian 4 Mar 1755
Donald Stewart Margaret McDonald Grennich Grissel 21 Apr 1756
Donald Stewart Margaret McDonald Tressait Robert 10 Jan 1760
Donald Stewart Margaret McDonald Grennich Beatrice 25 Dec 1760
Alexander Cailmanach Isobel Menzies Grainnich Isobel 31 Jan 1769
Alexander McIntosh Janet Robertson Grainnich John 10 Dec 1771
Alexander McIntosh Janet Robertson Duncan 7 Mar 1775
Alexander McIntosh Janet Robertson Lauchlen 14 Jun 1777
Alexander Kennedy Helen Stewart Grennich John 30 Nov 1774
James Stewart Janet Calmanich Grennich Alexander 2 Oct 1777
James McLaren Isobel McDonald Isabel 5 Jan 1780
James McLaren Isobel McDonald John 30 Jun 1782
James McLaren Isobel McDonald Grennich James 30 Nov 1785
William McDonald1 Isobel Stewart2 Grennich John3 24 Feb 1781
William McDonald Isobel Stewart Grennich Donald4 24 May 1783
Robert Stewart5 Janet Robertson Grennich Betsy 27 Oct 1791
Robert Stewart Janet Robertson Grennich Alexander 3 May 1793
Robert Stewart Janet Robertson Grennich Janet 24 Nov 1795
Robert Stewart Janet Robertson Grennich John 9 Apr 1799
Robert Stewart Janet Robertson Grennich Betty 21 Oct 1801
Robert Stewart Janet Robertson Grennich Christian 8 May 1806
Robert Stewart Janet Robertson Grennich Margaret 5 Aug 1809
Duncan Stewart Jean Campbell Grennich John 20 Jan 1793
Charles Calmanich Elspeth Stewart Grennich Christian 28 Feb 1789
Charles Calmanich Elspeth Stewart Grennich Katherine 9 Mar 1793
Charles Dow Elspeth Stewart Tressait Janet 3 Sep 1795
Charles Dow Elspeth Stewart Tressait Isobel 8 Jan 1798
Charles Dow Elspeth Stewart Tressait Robert 28 Jun 1800
Charles Dow Elspeth Stewart Tressait Alexander 4 Nov 1802
Charles Dow Elspeth Stewart Tressait John 1 Oct 1804
John Stewart Betty Stewart Grennich Janet 2 Aug 1793
John Stewart Betty Stewart Grennich Alexander 31 Jan 1796
John Stewart Betty Stewart Grennich Margaret 21 May 1798
Duncan Stewart6 Christian Robertson Grennich John 7 Jan 1801
Duncan Stewart Christian Robertson Grennich Alexander 8 Apr 1806
Alexander Stewart7 Janet Stewart Grennich Margaret 18 Jul 1819
Alexander Stewart Janet Stewart Grennich John 6 Aug 1821
Alexander Stewart Janet Stewart Grennich Betty 28 Sep 1823
Alexander Stewart Janet Stewart Grennich Robert 12 Oct 1825
Alexander Stewart Janet Stewart Grennich Alexander 12 Feb 1834
John Stewart8 Jean Campbell Grennich Donald 6 Jul 1827
John Stewart Jean Campbell Grennich Jean 13 Jul 1829
John Stewart Jean Campbell Grennich James 13 Jun 1834
John Stewart Jean Campbell Grennich John 10 Nov 1837
John Stewart Jean Campbell Grennich Alexander 5 Jun 1840
John Stewart Jean Campbell Grennich Duncan 5 Apr 1845
John Stewart9 Margaret Stewart Grennich Alexander 20 Apr 1831
John Stewart Margaret Stewart Grennich Betty 3 Dec 1832
John Stewart Margaret Stewart Grennich Donald 25 Jul 1834
John Stewart Margaret Stewart Grennich Margaret 28 Jul 1838
John Stewart Margaret Stewart Grennich Janet 8 Jan 1845
Donald Stewart10 Christian Walker Grennich John 16 Jan 1836
Donald Stewart Christian Walker Grennich James 28 Jul 1838?
Donald Stewart Christian Walker Grennich Suzanna 31 Aug 1841

1 William McDonald died at Grennich, in March 1822 aged 77 years. Family monument in Struan churchyard
2 Isabella Stewart died in Aberdeen on 9th March 1834 aged 85 years
3 John McDonald bookseller in Aberdeen, died there 7th January 1860 aged 78 years
4 Donald McDonald emigrated to New Perth, Prince Edward Island and died there in 1867
5 Robert Stewart in Grennich and Janet Robertson in Achinroie married 15th December 1790, Blair Atholl
6 Duncan Stewart in Bohally, Dull and Christian Robertson in Tressait married 22nd January 1800, Blair Atholl
7 Alexander Stewart in Grennich and Janet Stewart in Grennich married 28th January 1818, Blair Atholl
8 John Stewart in Grennich and Jean Campbell in Foss, Dull married 21st November 1824, Blair Atholl
9 John Stewart in Grennich and Margaret Stewart in Grennich married 29th November 1829, Blair Atholl
10 Donald Stewart in Tressait and Christian Walker in Aberfeldy married 9th March 1834, Blair Atholl

Marriages in
Blair Atholl Parish
Census Returns for
Borenich 1841-1911
Stewart Births
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