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 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 believed to be MacGregor (e.g. “McG”.. The transcriptions are done from my photos. Any corrections and/or additions would be welcomed. I have not been able to link any of the graves to my ancestors, however the diary of Patrick MacGregor indicates that some of our relatives are buried there.
The Cemetery at Killichonan
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 paper records for those people.
=== /// 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 ~ === //// Gregor McGregor Who died 180? His spouse A. McG Died at Edinr 1835? Ero? [erected?] By their Grand-d[aughter?] Ann Tainsh Dn? McG[regor?] son of ???? McGregor ??? === ///// IN MEMORY OF ROBERT McGREGOR MERCHANT KINLOCH RANNOCH WHO DIED 5TH MARCH 1865 AGED 67 YEARS [1865 – 67 = 1898. He would thus have been born about 1898. I have no such MacGregor in my known family tree as of 2017-07-03] === //// IN MEMORY OF ??? McGREGOR ??????????????? Back of a leaning tombstone. The back has the raised relief of the MacGregor lion head. === /// IN LOVING MEMORY OF MALCOLM MACGREGOR WHO DIED AT PITCASTLE _____? [Pitcastle is near the River Tay, South-East of Kinlock Rannoch, about 51 minutes drive today] 10th APRIL ____? AGED 99 YEARS ALSO HIS WIFE MARGARET MACGREGOR WHO DIED AT KILCHONAN [sic i.e. Killichonan] 23rd JANUARY ____ AGED 34 YEARS AND THEIR SON GREGOR MACGREGOR WHO DIED AT FINDYNATE FARM STRATHTAY 9th SEPT 1915 [Strathtay is slightly East of Pitcastle] AGED ?7 YEARS PETER MACGREGOR J.P. F.R.C.S. ED. DIED 16th NOV 1916 AGED __(?) 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. ____? LANC. (?) 27th NOVr ____(?) AGED 69 (?) YEARS DUNCAN MACGREGOR M.R.C.V.S. DIED AT PRESTON ___ NOV (?) 1934 AGED 7? YEARS [Preston, England is NE of Manchester, near Blackpool] ANNIE MCDOUGALL DIED AT FINDYNATE FARM STRATHTAY 17th FEB 1939 AGED 77 YEARS === /// ERECTED IN LOVING MEMORY OF GREGOR MACGREGOR WHO DIED 1st JUNE 1917 LOVED (?) ONE (?) AT REST AND HIS WIFE MARGARET BEVERIDGE WHO DIED 2nd (?) JANUARY 1921 AGED 58 YEARS THE BURYING GROUND OF DONALD AND CATHERINE MACGREGOR AND FAMILY === D McG 1864 === /// === /// ERECTD (sic) BY JOHN McGREGOR (Game ?) keeper MOUNT (?) ALGY?N II (?) VERGER (?) ??????????? ????????? 182? === /// ERECTED BY DUNCAN McGREGOR IN AFFECTIONATE (?) REMEMBRANCE OF HIS MOTHER CHRISTINA McGREGOR WHO DIED AT RANNOCH BARRACKS (?) 23 ??????? 1878? AGED 71 YEARS STONE IN BEHIND AND TO LEFT: CHRISTINA McLEAN WIFE OF DONALD DRUMMOND STYX (?) ABERFELDY ???????????????? === /// MARY LINDSAY McCANGE (?) NEE MACGREGOR 1898-1965 GREAT GRAND DAUGHTER OF LIEUT ALEXANDER MACGREGOR VERY MUCH LOVED