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

Tressait

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
John Calmanach Sybilla Stewart Tressait Robert 18 Nov 1720
John Calmanach Sybilla Stewart Tressait John 23 Dec 1722
Patrick Robertson Janet Stewart Tressait Isobel 2 Feb 1725
John Stewart Christian Stewart Tressait Elspeth 15 Jan 1737
Alexander Stewart1 Janet Calmanich Tressait Margaret 13 Dec 1762
Alexander Stewart Janet Calmanich Tressait Christian 8 Mar 1764
Alexander Stewart Janet Calmanich Tressait John 22 Apr 1768
Alexander Stewart Janet Calmanich Tressait Robert 1 Dec 1769
Alexander Stewart Janet Calmanich Tressait Alexander 17 Apr 1772
Alexander Stewart Janet Calmanich Tressait Alexander 16 Dec 1774
Alexander Stewart Janet Calmanich Tressait Jean 16 Dec 1774
Robert Stewart2 Katherine Stewart Tressait Alexander 19 Jun 1763
Robert Stewart Katherine Stewart Tressait Elisabeth 27 Dec 1765
Donald McIntyre3 Janet Stewart Tressait Isobel 17 Apr 1768
Donald McIntyre Janet Stewart Tressait John 28 May 1770
Alexander Stewart4 Elspeth McDonald Tressait Janet 22 Jun 1781
Alexander Stewart Elspeth McDonald Tressait Margaret 10 Oct 1782
Alexander Stewart Elspeth McDonald Tressait Donald 30 Sep 1784
Alexander Stewart Elspeth McDonald Tressait Marjory 7 Apr 1786
Alexander Stewart Elspeth McDonald Tressait Betty 1 Jun 1788
Alexander Stewart Elspeth McDonald Tressait Elisabeth 13 Nov 1790
Alexander Stewart Elspeth McDonald Tressait John 3 Nov 1792
Alexander Stewart Elspeth McDonald Tressait Isobel 2 Feb 1794
Alexander Stewart Elspeth McDonald Tressait Grizel 20 Jan 1796
Alexander Stewart Elspeth McDonald Tressait Alexander 19 Nov 1797
John Stewart Margaret Calmanach Tressait Alexander 10 Feb 1785
John Stewart Margaret Calmanach Tressait John 3 Mar 1787
Angus Stewart5 Margaret McLaren Tressait Janet 15 Apr 1790
Angus Stewart Margaret McLaren Tressait Margaret 2 Jul 1792
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
Neil Stewart6 Katherine Stewart Tressait Margaret 23 Nov 1798
Neil Stewart Katherine Stewart Tressait Jean 16 Dec 1800
Neil Stewart Katherine Stewart Tressait Alexander 20 Apr 1805
Neil Stewart Katherine Stewart Tressait Janet 20 Apr 1805
Neil Stewart Katherine Stewart Tressait Christian 17 Jul 1807
Neil Stewart Katherine Stewart Tordubh Alexander 7 May 1809
John Stewart Catherine Stewart Tressait Donald 8 Jul 1805
John Stewart Catherine Stewart Tressait Margaret 19 Jul 1807
John Stewart Catherine Stewart Tressait Janet 20 Jun 1809
John Stewart Catherine Stewart Balintuim Betsy 2 May 1811
William Stewart7 Elisabeth Stewart Tressait John 24 Sep 1831
William Stewart Elisabeth Stewart Tressait Duncan 12 Jan 1833
William Stewart Elisabeth Stewart Tressait Margaret 12 Dec 1835
William Stewart Elisabeth Stewart Tressait Jean 24 Mar 1837
William Stewart Elisabeth Stewart Tressait Christian 14 Sep 1840
Donald Stewart8 Barbara Robertson Tressait Margaret 20 Feb 1846
Donald Stewart Barbara Robertson Tressait Duncan 29 Jun 1847
Donald Stewart Barbara Robertson Tressait Jane 17 Jan 1849
Donald Stewart Barbara Robertson Tressait Elizabeth 3 Jul 1857
Donald Stewart Barbara Robertson Tressait Archibald 13 Apr 1860
Archibald McMartin Margaret Stewart Tressait Margaret 27 Dec 1854

1 Alexander Stewart in Tressait and Janet Calmanach in Grennich married 5th March 1762, Blair Atholl
2 Robert Stewart in Tressait and Katherine Stewart in Dailinrich married 19th March 1761, Blair Atholl
3 Donald McIntyre in Dailno of Bohespic and Janet Stewart in Tressait married 7th May 1767, Blair Atholl
4 Alexander Stewart in Tressait and Elspeth McDonald in Croftdouglas married 21st July 1780, Blair Atholl
5 Angus Stewart in Tressait and Margaret McLaren in Grennich married 13th March 1789, Blair Atholl
6 Neil Stewart in Tressait and Katherine Stewart in Tomb of Temper, Rannoch married 6th December 1797, Blair Atholl (Marriage also in Fortingall OPR)
7 William Stewart in Tressait and Elizabeth Stewart in Tomintianda married 12th December 1830, Blair Atholl
8 Donald Stewart in Tressait and Barbara Robertson in Bochonie married 16th March 1845, Blair Atholl

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