Saturday, 27 February 2016

Families of Creich

Families of Creich

This page contains links to family details given by descendants mainly members of our mailing lists.  Also included are links to family trees prepared by members.  Many of the items contain a great deal of genealogical information but as always further information is most welcome. In most cases the name of the researcher is shown together with an email address for contact. In the few cases where this is not so please contact me and I will pass on your message.

On the following list all Mc and Mac names are shown as Mac.

If you wish to add your family information please email me with details.

CLARK
John Clark and Nicholas Carruthers 

GRAHAM
Finlay Graham and Isobel McCulloch

GRAY
Alexander Gray and Lucy Mackenzie 

MACDONALD
William Findlater Macdonald and Marion Leslie 

MACGREGOR
Alexander Macgregor and Ann Ross 

MACNAB
Kenneth Macnab and Catherine Calder  

MATHESON
Alexander Matheson and Jean Munro

ROSS
John Ross and Mary Scotie (?)    

Monday, 22 February 2016

Place Names in Creich

This parish, for thirty-five miles, forms the southern boundary of Sutherland, hence the name – Gaelic crich, boundary.

If anyone can add information to this list please contact me I will be happy to add the information.

ACHARRY – near Ospisdale

ACHARRY MOOR – north of Acharry
ACHINTOUL – place in Altass
ACHMORE (Achimore) – Gaelic, large field – see also Auchinduich
ACHNAHANNET
ACHNESS, Glen Cassley – west of Rosehall – burial ground here
ACHU – north of Spinningdale
ACHUAN – landside of Kyle of Sutherland, inland towards Loch Buidhe
ACHVIL – landside of Kyle of Sutherland, inland towards Loch Buidhe
ALTASS – Gaelic, a water stream - part of Rosehall Estate – on A837 close to Linside
ARDENS (Airdens) – Gaelic, high – landside of Kyle of Sutherland, inland towards Loch Buidhe
ASTLE – Norse, ask’s glen
AUCHINDUICH – Gaelic, field, a measure of land - was quite a substantial farm of the old part of the Skelbo estate but in 1878 bought by the Sutherland family including the outlying settlements of Ramscaig and Achmore – Auchinduich was cleared in 1807
AUSDALE – landside of Kyle of Sutherland, inland towards Loch Buidhe
BADACHUIL – north of Migdale
BADBEITHES – east of Migdale on Loch side
BADBOG - on road inland from Bonar Bridge to Loch Buidhe
BALBLAIR – Gaelic, town field – between Bonar Bridge and Invershin
BADFLUICH – Gaelic, a wet place - in Altass
BAIL-a-PHUILL – possibly around Altass
BONAR – Gaelic, the foot of the ford
BRAE – mentioned in burial grounds of Creich
BREAKWELL – near Migdale at head of Loch Migdale
BURNSIDE – north west of Migdale
CASLIE (Cassley) – Gaelic, swift river
CLASHBHAN - on road inland from Bonar Bridge to Loch Buidhe
CLASHCOIG - on road inland from Bonar Bridge to Loch Buidhe
CLASHNAGLASS (Claiseanglas) – near Acharry Moor
COILOAG – in Spinningdale area
COIRCEANNLOCH – possibly Gaelic for Corrykinloch
CRAIGTON – landside of Kyle of Sutherland, inland towards Loch Buidhe
CREICH MAINS
CULNARA – inland from Bonar Bridge towards Migdale
DRIMLEA (Drumliah) – Gaelic, grey ridge – landside of Kyle of Sutherland, inland towards Loch Buidhe
DOUNE – in Strath Oykel – on edge of Rosehall
FLOAD – sometimes referred to as Dornoch parish – near Newton Point
GLEN CASSLEY – in Strath Oykel, was created a sheep farm in 1792 – farm sometimes referred to as Invercassley
INVERAN – Gaelic, mouth of river – west of Invershin on Kyle on Sutherland
INVERCASSLEY – Gaelic, mouth of river Cassley - see Glen Cassley also
INVERSHIN – Gaelic, mouth of river Shin – west of Bonar Bridge
KYLEOAG – north of Spinningdale
LANGWELL – Strath Oykel
LINSIDE CROY (Linnside) – Gaelic, lion or Norse, waterside – west of Invershin
LINSIDEMORE - west of Invershin
LITTLE CREICH – south side of road past Spinningdale, where Creich Burial Ground is located
LOUBCROY – Gaelic, enclosure, horseshoe
MEIKLE FERRY – south of Pulrossie on shore
MIGDALE – Norse, moist dale – north east from Bonar Bridge
NEWTON POINT – on shore, west from Meikle Ferry
OAPE – Strath Oykel
ORDAN – Bonar Bridge
OSPISDALE – Norse, Ospak’s glen
PORTNALICK – Gaelic, port rock
PULROSSIE – Gaelic, pool water - on the Skibo estate – south of Rhivaig
RAMSCAIG – see Auchinduich
REIDHBREAC – landside of Kyle of Sutherland, inland towards Loch Buidhe
RHIANCOUP – Gaelic, Rhian, a slope, cop, docken
RHINAMAIN – landside of Kyle of Sutherland, inland towards Loch Buidhe
RHIVAIG – near Ospisdale
RIVRA – north of Spinningdale
ROSEHALL, Norse, horses field – estate which included the east side of Glen Cassley – on the A837 from Invershin - a beautiful area with many lovely walks - see the Allt Mor (Big Burn) famous for its mosses and ferns 
ROSSHALL (Glen Rossal, etc) – Gaelic, a peninsula
SLEASTARY - on road inland from Bonar Bridge to Loch Buidhe
SPINNINGDALE – Norse, footbridge glen - Spinningdale Burn flows through a short valley known locally as the Fiary Glen - beautiful place 
STRATHCASSLEY – see glen Cassley
STRATHSHESGICH
SWORDALE – Norse, sward, dale – east side of Bonar Bridge
TULLOCH – Gaelic, a hilloch
TUTIM – Strath Oykel, burial ground here
TUTIMTARVICH – in Strath Oykel, was created a sheep farm in 1792
WHITEFACE – near Ospisdale
For sources of above information see my notes