The Parish of Balmaghie

People and Places

John A Neilson By Henry J Morgan:
John A Neilson was born at Dornall, Balmaghie, 1776, and became an important politician and journalist in Quebec County, Canada. - View Page

Thrieve Castle By unknown:
This note on Thrieve Castle was published in 'Fraser's Magazine for Town and Country' Volume 43 - January to June 1851 - View Page

John McCrae - Writer of "In Flanders Fields" - His connection to Balmaghie. By James Bell:
John's family all all came from the Stewartry. In the late 1840's most of the family emigrated to Canada. - View Page

John Johnston of New York (and Balmaghie) By Emily Johnston deForest:
This gem of a book, entitled "John Johnston of New York, Merchant," written by his grand-daughter and published in 1909, tells the story of this successful New York businessman, from his humble beginnings at Barnboard Mill, Balmaghie. - View Page

William Whitewright of Balmaghie and New York By James Bell:
In Balmaghie Churchyard on a gravestone immediately adjacent to the John Johnston of New York memorial there is a memorial to Thomas Whitewright, who died in 1795 at Shankfoot, and his wife Jean Charters, who died at Squarepoint in 1818 - View Page