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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 3:40 am
by culikm
One of my great grandmothers, Mary (McLean) Johnston, is listed in the 1841 Scottish census as living in South Knapdale with an address of "Clachbreak." Does anyone out there recognize this place name? I'm visiting Scotland in September and would like to visit some family sites if possible. Thanks for any help you can give me.

Re: Clackbreak

PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 9:34 pm
by skrik
Clachbreak could mean millstone or speckled stone; it could also be from Clach na Breugach meaning false stones or lying stones,meaning not symbolic of Christianity.

Re: Clackbreak

PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2014 11:11 am
by Board Admin
It's a farm on the B8024 near Achahoish. It was part of Ormsary Estate when I worked there in the late 1970's and spelt Clachbreck. ... ecabaf5147

Hope that helps.

Re: Clackbreak

PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:37 pm
by scotincanada

I have JOHNSTON relatives that were in this area. My 4x great grandparents, HAMILTONs, came up from Lanarkshire about 1851. One daughter, Margaret, married a local man, Thomas JOHNSTON. The other daughter, Elizabeth, married John MCMILLAN and they are my 3x great grandparents. They and other relatives of mine were at Clachbreck, Crear, Tiretigan, Leragnahenshion, Ballyhourgan (excuse the spellings!) at various times. More to share about the JOHNSTONs if you like.

Mary in Canada, formerly of Tayvallich