Inch is a Parish in Wigtownshire.
"Inch, named from the Gaelic "Inis" for an early island site in Castle
Kennedy's lochs, is located in a strategic corner of Galloway, where the
coast road from Ayr meets the southern route linking Carlisle and Dumfries
to Kirkcudbright and Wigtownshire. It formerly included Portpatrick - "The
Black Inch" - and part of Stranraer, and has taken in the ancient parish of
Soulseat. Prehistoric remains are everywhere, from the "Stepping stones of
Glenterra" to the many "Auld grey cairns". In Roman times it has been
the Novantae had their capital, Rerigonium, at Innermessan, but as an
inhabited site it declined from former importance to almost complete
disappearance by the late 1800s. The Abbey of Soulseat, a twelfth century
foundation of Premonstratensian white canons, was superior to both Holyrood
and to Whithorn, but it had fallen into ruin before the late 1600s."
I don't know about "Barnulloch." Do you have the spelling correct?
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From: Mike Boyd [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Sunday, March 27, 2005 6:17 PM
Subject: [BOYD] Inch, Wigtownshire
In the family of Hugh Boyd and Elizabeth Thompson/Thomson some of the
earlier children are given as being born in INCH, WIGTOWNSHIRE.
When I had a look at my Michelin Map of Great Britain, I could not see it
listed as an town, etc. Could it be an Parish of that name?
The last 5 of the 10 children are given in the IGI as being born at
When I was checking the IGI for other families from Inch, I found that
another family was shown as being at Barnulloch, Inch, Wigtown, Scotland.
Again I could not find Barnulloch. It may be an farm or an estate. However
when I was looking at the map there were an number of lighthouses in the
Wigtownshire area, so Barnulloch might be a lighthouse. This family was
headed by Hugh BOYD and Mary MCGAW who seem to be an generation earlier than
the first Hugh Boyd above. When I finish doing up this chapter, I will
collect what children I can on this second family and post it to the group
Historical Committee, HBS