|Born||??.??.||1843||.||at||Glassary (Lochgilphead), Argyll||Certificate|
|Full Name||Dugald McKechnie|
|Children||1869||John||b. Greenock 25.5.69. Later became a clerk?|
|1873||Flora||b. Greenock 22.6.73|
|1894||Donald Duncan||= Ethel, children Evelyn and others.|
|Died||25.12.||1914||at||37 Nelson Street, Greenock||Daughter Elizabeth present||Certificate|
Dugald McKechnie was born in Argyllshire to John and Flora McKechnie. He was 10 at the time of the 1851 census, and living with his parents and siblings at number 4 Castleton, two miles east of Lochgilphead. He moved to Greenock, and by 1868 was making his living as a carpenter or 'house joiner'. On 31st December 1868 he was married to Jane Nicol at Dysart, on the Fife coast, and one of the witnesses was his brother Nicol. By 1881 he and Jane had had 7 children, and they all lived at 4 Mount Pleasant Street in Greenock, though Dugald was away on census night.
This photograph was identified in the
early 1960s by Dugald's nephew Dugald, as himself as a boy "with an
uncle". The family likeness with the boy Dugald's father Nicol makes it
almost certain that it is one of Nicol's brothers, either Dugald or
William. (See family group on Nicol's
page to see Nicol in the late 1890s, aged about 55.) If the boy is
aged about 5, that dates the photograph to about 1891, when Dugald was 48
and William was 44. The man in the photo could easily be 44 or 48, so that
is of little help in identifying which is in the photo. Another argument
is that it may be more likely that young Dugald would be photographed with
his namesake uncle ("young Dugie and auld Dugie"). Perhaps that puts the
odds at 70% for Dugald and 30% for William, so we'll put the photo on this
Dugald and William probably both looked similar anyway!
In 1914, Dugald died in Greenock of a cerebral haemorrhage after 8 months illness, aged 71.
Sources: Census 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901
Page last updated 15 July 2006