I congratulate you on your website & the wonderful historic work you are undertaking. I have been to the area on 2 occasions: in 1995 and again last August.
A couple of locals seemed to think that at one time there was a baker named Burnett in the area.
On this visit I specifically looked for where the farming properties may have been where my 4Xg grandfather Alexander Burnett and his family farmed: Ballangan (farm area at time of death),‘Ballichirnock’ (1861 census- 40 acres),and Culduthel (where he died). From my search I’m inclined to think that the first 2 places were near Fargaig, and Culduthel further north towards Inverness. Also on the Linton gravestone Leadolurs.
All these 3 families originated in the Borders: Ettrick, Yarrow, Selkirk, and Ashkirk areas. By 1830 Alexander Burnett (& Helen Stoddart & young family) was a shepherd in the Loch Broom area. Continue reading