John Fletcher

Male 1725 - 1824  (99 years)

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  • Name John Fletcher 
    Born 1725 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1824 
    Buried Family Plot at Farmhouse, Achallader, Glen Orchy, Argyll and Bute, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I18240  adkinshorton
    Last Modified 28 Oct 2021 

    Father Donald Fletcher, of Camuslaimh,   b. 1685, Barravurich, Glen Tulla, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Camuslaimh, Glen Lyon, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Katherine MacNaugton, of Moghow Glenlyon 
    Family ID F2079  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    •      Donald and his wife, Katherine, had four sons. First came Peter, born in 1721. He died in 1824, his tombstone indicating that he had a son, Angus of Inverbheach. Next was John, born in 1724. He was a member of the 42nd Regiment for twenty two years, serving His Majesty, George III.
           In 1831 a book was published entitled "The Scottish Gael", by James Logan, in which he quotes an account of a Highland funeral which took place some years before. This recalls the burial of "a respectable old man - Peter Fletcher, who had died at the age of a hundred and two, and relates the custom of providing refreshments for the mourners. The burial took place at Achallader "... a lonely spot, about seven miles distant from the village, on the confines of Glenurchy Forest, and singular, as being almost exclusively appropriated to persons of the name of Fletcher." At the conclusion of the feast, which consisted of breed, cheese, and "a good allowance of something stronger than water to wash them down", some wild deer emerged from the forest. Whilst the company were bidding each other farewell, the deer ate up the remains of the bread and cheese, an occurrence which boded evil in the eyes of the superstitious Highlanders. Each one present looked around, hoping to be spared from any impending disaster. One of their number, however, was doomed. John Fletcher, the ninety-nine year old brother of the man whose funeral he had just attended, was drowned in the River Urchy whilst on his way home.
           The graves of both Peter and John are still to be seen at Achallader, in the graveyard behind the castle ruins. —(per The Droving Fletchers by Angus Fletcher in modern times, recollecting knowledge and stories by his grandfather Angus)

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