|Born||31.3.||1822||at||Corsable, Kilchoman parish, Islay|
|Full Name||Peter McKechnie (spelt MacEachern in Gaelic)||.|
|1848/9||Agnes or Ann|
|1850||George||b. 11.5.50 Greenock west old|
|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.|
Peter was born in 1822 at Corsable farm in the parish of Kilchoman, Islay, to Archibald and Annie (Nannie) MacEachern (McKechnie).
At the time of his marriage in 1845 to Jane McFarlane, Peter was resident in the parish of North Bute. By 1847 they had moved to Greenock, and Peter was a foundry labourer. In 1871 he was employed as an iron labourer, possibly in the shipyards, and later as a labourer in one of Greenock's many sugar-houses. 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.
Sources: Census 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881; GRO records birth, marriage, death, daughter Agnes's marriage