When Ann Archibald was born on 8 March 1801, in Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, David Archibald, was 28 and her mother, Elizabeth Kerr, was 20. She married Montgomery Davis on 5 June 1821, in Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 18 September 1881, in Perth, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 80, and was buried in Cromarty, West Perth, Perth, Ontario, Canada.
Scottish and English: from a personal name, Archibald, of Anglo-Norman French and (ultimately) ancient Germanic origin (see Archambault ). In the Highlands of Scotland it was taken as an Anglicized equivalent of the Gaelic personal name Gille Easbaig ‘servant of the bishop’ (see Gillespie ), probably because of the approximate phonetic similarity between Arch(i)bald and easbaig. Both Archibald and Gillespie are personal names much favored among Clan Campbell.
History: This is the name of a leading Nova Scotia family, taken there by four brothers who emigrated from Londonderry, northern Ireland, in 1750–62.
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A long time ago my Aunt Dora Caldwell Shipley, gave me a picture (see above) with a note on the back that said it was probably her grandparents tombstones somewhere near the town of Seaforth, Ontario, …
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