Gavin, a reader of the Jura Blog, sent me a link to a remarkable Jura related website which turned out to be a highly interesting resource. The website is hosted at rootsweb and is a treat for genealogists and others. The pages are created by Susan M. Rumble and are about her family tree which contains information personally researched. These pages also include research gifted by fellow researchers. Besides many family names from which many generations are written down and go back as far as five generations. Besides the family trees there is a lot of information and pictures of graveyard inscriptions for Jura, Colonsay and Oronsay.
The site also holds a most enjoyable image collection with black and white photographs of Jura, like the on attached below. The photographs are mainly about the people who lived on the island and not so much about the landscape. I have spent a lot of time on the website looking at all the pictures which is great fun. This is a highly recommended website. Click here to visit.
Fred Randell says
John Darroch could be my grandads eldest brother born 1865 in Feoline farm Jura .His father Donald and mother Flora maiden name Campbell
Colin Anderson says
Hi Fred, I was interested in your Darroch line as my ancestors are related to Donald Darroch and Flora Campbell. One of their daughters was Marion Darroch and she is my great grandmother. I think the John Darroch in the picture is not the same line as John from Feolin farmhouse drowned at age 28. I am happy to share the info I have with you, regards Colin Anderson
FRED RANDELL says
HI COLIN JUST FOUND THIS TO DAY .MY GRAND FATHER IS ARCHIBALD DARROCH SISTER MARION BORN 1869 HIS FATHER DONALD BORN 1837 WIFE FLORA BORN 1842 MARRIED IN 1862 JOHN 1865 PETER 1867 MARIAN 1869 ELIZABETH 1871 ARCHIBALD 1874 LILLY 1876 MALCOLM 1878 MARY 188o ON FLORA SIDE JOHN CAMPBELL MARRIED MARGARET NIVEN DAUGHTER FLORA BORN 1842 MARGARET NIVEN MOTHER MARGARET NIVEN MARRIED JAMES NIVEN HIS WIFE WAS JANET .McLERGAN THATS ALL I HAVE FOUND MY GRAND DAD WAS A BOILER MAKER AND AT SEA ALL HIS LIFE P&O LINE DIED 1956 HE MOVED TO GREENOCH AND MARRIED IN 1903 I THINK HIS BROTHERS MIGHT HAVE LIVED IN THE SAME STREET LYNDOCK STREET . I HOPE YOU CAN FILL ME IN ON MARIAN SIDE OF THE FAMILY