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  • ID: I669
  • Name: Archibald McCurry
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 18 OCT 1723 in Iverkip, Renfrewshire, Scotland
  • Note: Inverkip Church
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  • Note: The `Auldkirk' was built during the reign of Malcolm Canmore (1057-1093) and his wife Queen Margaret (later St Margaret) and stood for more than 600 years. You can still see traces of the ruins in the Old Graveyard. The `new' kirk was designed by
  • Note: the great civil engineer Thomas Telford and built in 1804 with the patronage of the local laird Sir John Shaw-Stewart of Ardgowan.
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  • Note: Inverkip - Local History
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  • Note: Life in medieval Inverkip was hard for all, but it was peaceful - aside from the odd incursion from our neighbours to the South.
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  • Note: As the poet Barbour wrote in 1307:
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  • Note: "Till Ennerkip the way has ta'en
  • Note: Richt to the castle that was then
  • Note: Stuffit all with Englishmen."
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  • Note: Even the Reformation, which caused such havoc elsewhere, was a mild affair in Inverkip when a Protestant `exhorter' simply took over in the pulpit in 1564 - a full century before the famously bad-tempered John Knox came to Renfrewshire.
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  • Note: Nevertheless, Inverkip was no place to be when witchcraft mania swept Scotland. Most, we now know, were simple country lasses whose confessions were compelled by ignorance and torture.
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  • Note: The last prosecution in Inverkip was in 1696, leaving us with our own local ballad to commemorate the period:
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  • Note: "In Innerkip the witches ride thick
  • Note: And in Dunrod they dwell
  • Note: But the greatest loon amang them a'
  • Note: Is Auld Dunrod himsel"
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  • Note: Inverkip, incidentally, was known as Innerkip until comparatively recent times.
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    Father: Daniel McCurry b: ABT 1697 in Iverkip, Renfrewshire, Scotland
    Mother: Annabella Buchanan b: ABT 1701 in Iverkip, Renfrewshire, Scotland

    Marriage 1 Anne McLachlan b: 1721 in Kilfinn, Argyleshire, Scotland
      Children
      1. Has Children Angus McCurry b: 9 APR 1743 in Kilfinn, Argyleshire, Scotland
      2. Has No Children Lachlan McCurry b: 5 JAN 1747 in Kilfinn, Argyleshire, Scotland
      3. Has No Children Isabella McCurry b: 25 JUN 1767 in Kilfinn, Argyleshire, Scotland
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