Peter McKechnie

Born 31.3. 1822 at Corsable, Kilchoman parish, Islay
Full Name Peter McKechnie (spelt MacEachern in Gaelic) .
Father Archibald MacEachern Mother Annie MacEachern (born Annie McMillan)
Christened . . at .
Married 12.11. 1845 to Jane McFarlane at Kilmodan, Argyll Parish record
Child 1846/7 Archibald  
  1848/9 Agnes or Ann  
  1850 George b. 11.5.50 Greenock west old
  1853/5 James Greenock
  1856 Jessie b. 7.9.56 Greenock middle new
  1859 Isabella b. 27.6.59 Greenock middle new
  1862 Jane b. 19.5.62 Greenock middle new, m. McKellar
  1865 Peter b. 15.6.65 Greenock middle new. Lodged with Agnes in 1881.
Died 29.6 1894 at 42 Inverkip St., Greenock 'debility of age' Certificate

Peter was born in 1822 at Corsable farm in the parish of Kilchoman, Islay, to Archibald and Annie (Nannie) MacEachern (McKechnie)[3][5].

At the time of his marriage in 1845 to Jane McFarlane, Peter was resident in the parish of North Bute[6]. By 1847 they had moved to Greenock, and Peter was a foundry labourer[1]. In 1871 he was employed as an iron labourer, possibly in the shipyards[3], and later as a labourer in one of Greenock's many sugar-houses[8]. In 1881, a Peter McKechnie of about the correct age was living at 11 Brachelston Street in Greenock with his son James, and was described in the census as a boarder[4].

Sources: Census [1]1851, [2]1861, [3]1871, [4]1881; GRO records [5]birth, [6]marriage, [7]death, [8]daughter Agnes's marriage

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