Hi Mark, you have asked about the McColls of Appin and mentioned that they went to New Zealand looking for a better life. My family traces back to John MacColl who married Catherine MacIntyre on 29th May 1855 John was an agricultural labourer I believe in Appin Argyll, they had the following children Hughb 23rd July1855 Hughb 30th April1857 Archibaldb2nd April1859 Maryb 25th August 1863 Annb 29th March1866 Jessieb 23rd April1869 Samuelb4th August 1871
Mark I hope you can follow this next part.
Hugh MacColl b 1857 married Christina MacColl b 1849 her parents were Archibald McColl and Christina McColl nee MacIntyre. Hugh & Christina married on the 28th May 1878 and had the following children, Mary Anneb 1878d 1879 ? Johnb 1879d 1943 Christinab 1882my grand motherd 1969 Catherineb 1885d 1970 Archieb 1887d 1965 Maryb 1889d 1954 Jamesb 1892d 1969
From the above you will see that I had a Christina MacColl as my grand, great and great great grandmother so I'm sure this info is correct.
Archibald & Christina's were married 28th June 1844 ref OPR 525/0020/0237 Lismore Appin & Duror.
Hope this helps in some way. Are you in New Zealand ?