15 thoughts on “Ruins of Bolsa croft, Isle of Islay

  1. This is likely where Mary McNiel (born 1814 at Dunoon) lived with her husband John McKellar (born 1816 at Benachuillan, Rothesay, Isle of Bute) and their children, and where she died on 3 Feb 1855. John died at Easter Ellister, Portnahaven, Islay in 1892.

  2. Thank you Richard.
    I believe Mary(McNeil) and John McKellar are the parents of Robert McKellar who was born 24.09.1845 at Bolsa. He went on to marry Ann Campbell from Bowmore on 09.07.1869 in Govan . They had a son John McKellar in 1871 who was my grandfather.and died in 1958.
    My immediate family were coalminers in Lanarkshire but my father always maintained his family were from Islay.
    Your details on Mary and John have filled in some gaps for me.

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