Killichonan on Loch Rannoch, Perthshire, Scotland
Killichonan (pronounced Kill-ee-hoe-nan) was a community on the North side of Loch Rannoch near the West end of the loch (lake). Today there is a walled graveyard, a few farms, and a power station. Many MacGregors used to live there and many are buried there. The diary of my Niel MacGregor’s cousin Patrick tells me the I have some ancestors buried there.
Here are SOME of the graves at Killichonan Cemetery. I did not have time to write any inscriptions down, and only photographed those stones with ” MacGregor or McGregor” and those believed to be MacGregor (e.g. “McG”.)
The excellent book “NORTH PERTHSHIRE – NORTH OF DUNKELD & ITS ENVIRONS monumental inscriptions pre-1855 Volume 2” edited by Alison Mitchell (1977 revised edition) ” is published by The Scottish Genealogical Society 1997 ISBN 0 901061 76 X and is highly recommended. Modern post-1855 stones were not recorded as there are official paper records for those people.
The Cemetery at Killichonan
As of 2021-03-13, www.findagrave.com has 24 people listed for Killichonan Graveyard, and claims it is 100% complete, but it is far from it. Of the 24 people they listed, 3 are Mc/MacGregor (i.e. Gregor MacGregor and wife Margaret Beveridge, and Robert McGregor). For 21 more non-Mac/McGregor people buried there, Killichonan, search on www.findagrave.com for “Killichonan Graveyard Memorials“
The transcriptions here are done from photos by me, from findagrave and from the book. Any corrections and/or additions would be welcomed. I have not been able to link any of the graves to my ancestors yet, however the diary of Patrick MacGregor who became a lawyer in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, indicates that some of our ancestors are buried there.
= Stone # 17 on map 7j FORTINGALL, Killichonan above Erected by HIS WIFE IN LOVING MEMORY OF GREGOR MACGREGOR WHO DIED 1ST JUNE 1917. AND HIS WIFE MARGARET BEVERIDGE WHO DIED 2ND JANUARY 1921 AGED 58 YEARS THE BURYING GROUND OF DONALD AND CATHERINE MACGREGOR AND FAMILY SEE ALSO WWW.findagrave.com https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/160947700/gregor-macgregor >>>>>XXXXX<<<<< Stone # 18 on map 7j FORTINGALL, Killichonan above >>>>>XXXXX<<<<< Stone # 20 on map 7j FORTINGALL, Killichonan above From NORTH PERTHSHIRE … Monumental Inscriptions Vol. 2 by Alison Mitchell p. 139 # 20 Macgregor notes: “Duncan Brochair was son of Callum Phatrick’s ggfa; Margt Bhan was a gaelic poetess.” >>>>>XXXXX<<<<< Stone # 24 on map 7j FORTINGALL, Killichonan above
1828>>>>>XXXXX<<<<< Stone # 25 on map 7j FORTINGALL, Killichonan above ERECTED BY DUNCAN McGREGOR IN AFFECTIONATE (?) REMEMBRANCE OF HIS MOTHER CHRISTINA McGREGOR WHO DIED AT RANNOCH BARRACKS 23 JAN 1876 AGED 71 YEARS STONE IN BEHIND AND TO LEFT: CHRISTINA McLEAN WIFE OF DONALD DRUMMOND STYX (?) ABERFELDY ???????????????? === Stone # 29 on map 7j FORTINGALL, Killichonan above IN MEMORY OF DONALD MACGREGOR who died 1897 and of CATHARINE MACGREGOR his wife who died 1827. Erected by their Son JOHN MACGREGOR Lieut. IV. R.V.B. >>>>>XXXXX<<<<< Stone # 31 on map 7j FORTINGALL, Killichonan above IN LOVING MEMORY OF MALCOLM MACGREGOR WHO DIED AT PITCASTLE, STRATHRAY [Pitcastle is near the River Tay, South-East of Kinlock Rannoch, about 51 minutes drive today] 10thAPRIL 1898, AGED 99 YEARS ALSO HIS WIFE MARGARET MACGREGOR WHO DIED AT KILCHONAN [sic i.e. Killichonan] 23rdJANUARY 1863 AGED 34 YEARS AND THEIR SON GREGOR MACGREGOR WHO DIED AT FINDYNATE FARM STRATHTAY 9th SEPT 1915 [Strathtay is slightly East of Pitcastle] AGED 57 YEARS PETER MACGREGOR J.P. F.R.C.S. ED. DIED 16th NOV 1917 AGED 62 YEARS MAJOR R.A.M.C. 1915-1917 JOHN MACGREGOR OF LONDON L.R.C.P. ED. L.A.C.S. ED. N.R.C. 1 ENG. DIED AT ST. Annes____? LANC. [Lancashire] 27thNOVr _1928) AGED 66 YEARS DUNCAN MACGREGOR M.R.C.V.S. DIED AT PRESTON 25th NOV 1934, AGED 76 YEARS [Preston, England is NE of Manchester, near Blackpool] ANNIE MCDOUGALL DIED AT FINDYNATE FARM STRATHTAY 17thFEB 1939 AGED 77 YEARS >>>>>XXXXX<<<<< Stone # 37 on map 7j FORTINGALL, Killichonan above
WHO DIED 5TH MARCH 18654
AGED 67 YEARS
See also www.findagrave.com https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/160822105/robert-mcgregor>>>>>XXXXX<<<<< Stone # 67 on map 7j FORTINGALL, Killichonan above [WEST SIDE] IN MEMORY of DUN McGREGOR Who died octbr 22 A.D. 1834 Aged 80 years Also ~ his spouse LL JANET CAMPbE- Who died decr. 26 1824 Aged 61 years ~ [EAST SIDE] 1839 by John McGregor Tacksman, Learan >>>>>XXXXX<<<<< Stone # 69 on map 7j FORTINGALL, Killichonan above Gregor McGregor Who died 18 His spouse A. McG [i.e. MCGREGOR] Died at Edinr 1835 Ere? [Edinburgh ; erected?] By their Grand-d[augh-] ter Ann Tainsh [Possibly Gaelic] Dn? McG[regor?] son of ???? McGregor ??? Note in North Perthshire … Monumental Inscriptions Vol. 2 by Alison Mitchell “s Duncan d at Flushing 1809 21 (Ed: the British Army fought at Flushing in 1809), by gda Ann TAINISH) >>>>>XXXXX<<<<< Stone # 72 on map 7j FORTINGALL, Killichonan above ***** SHE MARRIED JOHN MACGREGOR, related to Colin MacGregor Stevens >>>>>XXXXX<<<<< NOT IN BOOK MARY LINDSAY McCANGE (?) NEE MACGREGOR 1898-1965 GREAT GRAND DAUGHTER OF LIEUT ALEXANDER MACGREGOR VERY MUCH LOVED >>>>>XXXXX<<<<<