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

Tomintianda

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
Patrick Fraser Elspeth Robertson Tomintianda Elspeth 31 May 1719
Neil Stewart Janet Robertson Tomintianda Jean 4 Dec 1743
Neil Stewart Janet Robertson Balcastle Donald 20 Nov 1748
Neil Stewart Janet Robertson Tomintianda Janet 8 Aug 1749
Neil Stewart Janet Robertson Tomintianda Isobel 30 Sep 1750
Neil Stewart Janet Robertson Tomintianda Isobel 17 May 1752
John Kennedy1 Elisabeth Stewart Tomintianda Janet 1 Oct 1749
Malcolm McGregor Janet Stewart Tomintianda Susan 24 Sep 1752
Robert Cailmanach Margaret McNab Tombinteanda Robert 24 Mar 1772
Robert Calmanach Margaret McNab Robert 30 Apr 1779
Robert Calmanach Margaret McNab Christian 30 Mar 1783
Thomas Calmanach2 Christian Stewart Tomintianda Alexander 7 May 1786
Thomas Calmanach Christian Stewart Tomintianda Janet 6 Nov 1787
Thomas Calmanach Christian Stewart Tomintianda no name 3 Oct 1790
Thomas Calmanach Christian Stewart Tomintianda Donald 21 Jun 1793
Thomas Dow Christian Stewart Tomintianda John 27 Jul 1796
Thomas Calmanach Christian Stewart Tomintianda Thomas 3 Jul 1803
Duncan Stewart3 Jean Dow Tomintianda Patrick 17 Feb 1796
Duncan Stewart Jean Calmanack Tomintianda Elisabeth 12 Jun 1798
Duncan Stewart Jean Dow Tomintianda Donald 29 Jan 1800
Duncan Stewart Jean Dow Tomintianda Grissel 28 Apr 1803
Duncan Stewart Jean Dow Tomintianda Catherine 14 Sep 1807
John Stewart4 Betty Robertson Tomintianda Donald 29 Jan 1800
Peter Stewart5 Isobel Dow Tomintianda Duncan 7 Mar 1848
Peter Stewart Isobel Dow Tomintianda Jane 13 Jan 1850
Peter Stewart Isobel Dow Tomintianda Thomas 10 Feb 1853

1 John Kennedy in Tomintianda and Elspeth Stewart in Tomintianda married 28th July 1748, Blair Atholl
2 Thomas Calmanach in Tomintianda and Christian Stewart in Grennich married 26th July 1785, Blair Atholl
3 Duncan Stewart in Tomintianda and Jean Calmanach in Grennich married 21st March 1795, Blair Atholl
4 John Stewart in Tomintianda and Betty Robertson in Achranie married 17th January 1799, Blair Atholl
5 Peter Stewart and Isabella Dow both in Tomintianda married 23rd February 1845, Blair Atholl

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