Several years ago, when I first began to do family history research, I became interested in learning where ancestors and their families had lived. This chart is the information I collected at the time. In general this information is from the Old Parish Records.
Place Names with Grid Reference Number per Landranger Map #68
For old map of these locations go to old-maps.co.uk and insert the location in the search box. (Just the digits, not the characters, NR).
You can find an explanation to the Ordnance Survey Grid at their web page. The National Grid.
If you would like to search for a recent picture of any of the places, go to Geograph.Org and enter the Grid Reference in the search box there. Instead of the long reference number used for "old-maps", it will be necessary to use NR in place of the first digit and follow the NR with the next two digits. For example: in place of 169000, 612000 use: NR6912. If you get too many results, change to the advanced search tab and change the distance to within a reduced amount such as 1km in place of the 30km used for a simple search.
|NR 170600, 608700||home of John RALSTON
/Isabella GREENLEES, Jun. 1825, Jan. 1828, Jul. 1830,
Dec. 1832, Apr. 1835, Jul. 1838, Oct. 1843, my Gr-Great
birth of George RALSTON, Jun. 1825
birth of Janet RALSTON, Jan. 1828
birth of Mary RALSTON, Jul. 1830
birth of Isabella RALSTON, Dec. 1832
birth of Jean RALSTON, my great grandmother, Apr. 1835
birth of Ann Helen RALSTON, Jul. 1838
birth of Elizabeth RALSTON, Oct. 1843
marriage of Alex. RALSTON /Margaret McKERRAL, Dec. 1843
|BALLYVAIN Map||NR 166700, 626400||home of William FLEMING, Jun. 1840
home of William FLEMING/Elizabeth RALSTON, Jul. 1842
birth of John FLEMING, Jul. 1842
|NR 169000, 612000||birth/home of John RALSTONe, Apr. 1772, Mar.
home of Peter RALSTONe, Apr. 1772
birth of John RALSTON, my great great grandfather, Nov. 1789
home of Alexander RALSTON, my great great great grandfather, Nov. 1789
marriage & home of Thomas RALSTON/Margaret PICKAN, my great great great grandparents,3/1790, Jun. 1791, Jun. 1793, Mar. 1796, Sep. 1798, Feb. 1801, Dec. 1803, Mar. 1809
birth of Patrick/Peter RALSTON, my great great grandfather, Jun. 1791
birth of William RALSTON, Jun. 1793
birth of Helen RALSTON, Mar. 1796
birth of Jane RALSTON, Sep. 1798
birth of Alexander RALSTON, Feb. 1801
birth of John RALSTON, Dec. 1803
birth of Thomas, Mar. 1809
home/at time of marriage of Patrick RALSTON Jan. 1820
home/marriage of William RALSTON, Aug. 1822
home of Alexander RALSTON, Dec. 1824
home of John RALSTON, Dec. 1834
home of John RALSTON /Catherine BROWN, Oct. 1840, Dec. 1846
birth of John RALSTON, Oct. 1840
birth of Margaret RALSTON, Dec. 1846
|BRUNERICKAN Map||NR 169900, 608000||marriage of Margaret McKERRAL/Alex RALSTON, Dec.
home of Dugald McKERRAL, Dec. 1843
|CARSKEY Map||NR 165500, 608000||"Seat and Bay in Southend Parish, Argyleshire." (1882 Gazetteer of Scotland.)|
|NR 167350, 607715|
|DUNAVERTY Map||NR 168700, 607500||"Bay, village and pyramidal headland at south extremity of Kintyre. A strong castle of the Lords of the Lakes stood on the headland, gave refuge to Robert Bruce, suffered siege and capture by General Leslie and has been almost wholly effaced." (1882 Gazetteer of Scotland.)|
|GLENAMUCKLACH Map||NR 170600, 612400||home of Elizabeth ANDREW, Aug. 1822
marriage of William RALSTON /Elizabeth ANDREW, Aug. 1822
|NR 167300, 615600||home of Peter RALSTON /Jannet
BROWN, my great great grandparents, Dec. 1820, Apr.
1824, Feb. 1826, Aug. 1827, Dec. 1829, May 1837, Jun.
birth of Elizabeth RALSTON, Dec. 1820
birth of Margaret RALSTON, Apr. 1824
birth of Helen RALSTON, Feb. 1826
birth of Thomas RALSTON, my great grandfather, Aug. 1827
birth of Charles RALSTON, Dec. 1829
birth of Peter RALSTON, May 1837
marriage of Elizabeth RALSTON, (grandpa P. W. RALSTON's Aunt), /Wm. FLEMING, Jun. 1840
home of Alexander RALSTON, farmer /Elizabeth FERGUSON, May 1830, Feb. 1836
birth of Margaret RALSTON, May 1830
birth of Alexander RALSTON, Feb. 1836
|KEIL||NR 167697, 607940||"Estate with modern mansion, ruined ancient church, and remarkable caverns at southern extremity of Kintyre." (1882 Gazetteer of Scotland.)|
|KILIRVAN Map||NR 169000, 612200||home of David FERGUSON, farmer, Dec. 1824
home of Elizabeth FERGUSON, Dec. 1824
marriage of Elizabeth FERGUSON /Alexander RALSTON, Dec. 1824
|KNOCKSTAPPLEMORE Map||NR 169800, 611800||marriage of Margaret PICKAN /Thomas RALSTON, my ggg grandparents, Mar. 1790|
|NR 168600, 608400||home of George GREENLEES, my ggg grandfather, Jun.
birth Isabel GREENLEES, my gg grandmother, Jun. 1796
marriage of Isabel GREENLEES to John RALSTON, my gg grandparents, Mar. 1819
|NR 169700, 609300||home of Charles BROWN, my ggg grandfather, Jan.
marriage of Jannet BROWN /Patrick RALSTON, my gg grandparents, Jan. 1820
home of James BROWN, Dec. 1834
marriage of Catherine BROWN /John RALSTON, Dec. 1834
|OATFIELD HOUSE Map||NR 168100, 618100||Oatfield House was home of Janet RALSTON Johnston, cousin of Grandpa Peter Wm. RALSTON. She moved to Belfast with family and died there in 1863, but children came back to Kintyre.|
|OATFIELD||NR 168456, 617677|
|NR 169200, 608400||aka: Newton, Monroy, Muneroy|
|NR 164700, 620700||home of Alexander RALSTON, farmer /Elizabeth
FERGUSON, Mar. 1838, Apr. 1840, Sep. 1842, Feb. 1846,
Apr. 1847, May 1849
birth of Elizabeth RALSTON, Mar. 1838
birth of ANDREW RALSTON, Apr. 1840
birth of Helen RALSTON, Sep. 1842
birth of Mary RALSTON, Feb. 1846
birth of Peter RALSTON, Apr. 1847
birth of Martha RALSTON, May 1849