Neil McGougan 1817 -1906

Father
Duncan McGougan

Mother
Catherine McNicol

Born 21st April 1817 at Braleckan
Baptism 27 April 1817

Siblings
Mary McGougan 1811 Knapdale
Alexander McGougan 1813 Knapdale
Neil McGougan 1817 Braleckan
John McGougan 1819 Braleckan

Married
14 Jun 1860, Bridge of Douglas, Inveraray to Catherine McArthur1
Witnesses: John McNicol and Donald Sinclair

Children
1. Catherine McGougan (Abt 1858- )
2. Margaret McGougan 1859- )
3. Mary McGougan 1860- )
4. Duncan McGougan 1861- )
5. Sarah McGougan 1863- )
6. Isabella McGougan 1866-1946
7. John McGougan 1872-Bef 1953
8. Alexander Archibald McGougan 1876-1948

Died 17 Apr 1906 Ark Land, Inveraray
Burial: in Kilmalieu graveyard - Image On File 390

Occupation
1841 - not found yet
1851 - Labourer
1861 - Miner of Nicol
1871 - Labourer in Powderworks
1881 - Powder maker
1901 - Labourer
1901 - Dyke Builder

Address
Braleckan
ACHDN O - the croft and house across the burn from the New house
Ark Land, Inveraray

Census

1841 Census :
not found yet

1851 Census:

12th household from Inverarary, Auchindrain.¨
Neil McGugan head Unmarried M 32 1819 Labourer Argyll, Inveraray
John McGugan Nephew Unmarried M 9 1842 Argyll, Inveraray
Catherine McArthur Servant Unmarried F 17 1834 servant Argyll, Kilmichael

1861 Census:

9th Household from North, Auchindrain.
Neil McGougan head married 43 abt 1818 Miner of Nicol Argyllshire Inverary
Catherine McGougan wife married 26 abt 1835 Argyllshire Kilmichael parish
Catherine McGougan daughter 3 abt 1858 Argyllshire Kilmichael parish
Margaret McGougan daughter 11/2 abt 1859 Invernessshire Uist
Mary McGougan daughter 7 months 1860 ??no record of where born
No children in education

1871 Census:

Achindrain (House O).
Neil McGugan, Head, married, about 1819, age 52, Labourer in Powderworks, Argyllshire Braleckan
Catherine McGugan, Wife, married, about 1835, age 36, Argyllshire Kilmichael
Margaret McGugan, daughter, about 1860, age 11, North Uist
Mary McGugan, daughter, born about 1861, age 10, Argyllshire Achindrain 
 Duncan McGugan, son, born about 1862, age 9, Argyllshire Achindrain
Sarah McGugan, daughter, born about 1864, age 7, Argyllshire Achindrain
 Isabella McGugan, daughter, born about 1866, age 5, Argyllshire Achindrain

It is possible that he is working at the Powder works because the weather is too poor at this time of year to be working the mine.
Up until 1873 Neil was the foreman at the Craignure Mines just a few miles up the Brenchollie road.

1881 Census:

Achindrain. 5th household from Inveraray
Neil McGugan Head married 1820 61 Powder Maker Argyllshire Inverary G
Catherine McGugan wife married 1835 46 Powder makers wife Argyllshire Glassary G
John McGugan son 1872 9 scholar Argyllshire   Cumlodden G
Alexander Archibald McGugan son 1877 4 Argyllshire Cumlodden 
Mary McArthur mother in law widow 1811 70

1891 Census:

Achindrain. 4th household from Upper Craleckan 
McGougan Neil Head married 1823 68 masons labourer employed Argyll Achindrain G&E
McGougan Catherine wife married 1835 56 Argyll  Glasvar G&E
McGougan Duncan son unmarried 1862 29 masons labourer employed Argyll Achindrain G&E
McGougan John son unmarried 1872 19 sett maker employed Argyll Achindrain G&E
McGougan Alexander Archibald son 1877 14 scholar Argyll Achindrain G&E
McGougan Catherine granddaughter 1889 2 Argyll Achindrain
McArthur Mary mother in law widow 1807 84 formerly servant America G&E

 

1901 Census:

3rd household from North Craleckan, Auchindrain.
Neil McGougan head married 1824 age 77 Dyke builder worker Braleckan Argyll G&E 
Catherine McGougan wife married 1837 age 64 Kilmichael Argyll G&E
Isabella McGougan daughter single 1867 age 34 general servant Auchindrain Argyll G&E
John McGougan son single 1872 age 29 mason worker Auchindrain Argyll G&E
Alexander McGougan son single 1877 age 24 mason worker Auchindrain Argyll    G&E
Catherine McGougan grand daughter 1889  age 12 scholar Auchindrain Argyll  G&E
The house has 2 rooms with one or more windows

1905
Had Left The Township. according to the Valuation Roll and his wife's death

Stories

1885
Informant: brother John's death, 1885, Auchindrain. 
1895
Rent: L5 - 0 - 0 per annum, 1895, sub tenant of Eddie McCallum. (1) described as Labourer and cottar