Thanks to everyone who helped me locate Barravourich up north of Bridge of
Orchy. I was able to pinpoint it on my Glen Orchy Landranger map.
Two more questions. Alexander Campbell is shown as the natural son of
Captain Archibald Campbell. The minister of the day (1756) apparently didn't
think mothers were worth noting in his parish records, and named only the
fathers. Since Alexander was illegitimate, is it likely his mother would be
named in the kirk session records? I'd certainly like to find out who she
Also -- did ministers baptize children only in churches or was it ever
done at home? Where would the nearest church be to Barravourich? That looks
like quite a distance for a new mother to hike to, say, Bridge of Orchy or
further to get her child baptized.
Thanks for any help.
Sheila in Missouri