My 4g grandfather Colin McKillop and his wife Margaret Sharp had 4 children that I know of: Janet, b. Kinfauns 1778; Christian, b. Kilspindie 1781; Elizabeth, b. Errol 1788; and John (my 3 g grandfather), b. Errol 1790, d. Kinnoull 1862. Colin McKillop, who died in Errol in 1801, was probably another son (since Colin senior was still alive in 1804). Margaret died in Errol in 1839 and was buried in Kilspindie.
To identify the wife of Colin senior, I exhaustively researched various Margaret Sharps, but all, including one born in Kinnoull, married other men, with the exception of the Margaret b. 23 Mar 1755 to Lawrence Sharp and Janet Cathra in Kinfauns. Puzzle: not a single Lawrence in several generations of descendants (though there are several Colins).
Would love to hear from, and share information with, anyone researching McKillops or Sharps in and around Errol.
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