Re: Jarvie in Kilsyth
Thanks for your post - and for your excellent website, which I have cross-referenced to ours at www.kilsyth.org.uk. Please feel free to return the favour.
There are still plenty of Jarvie's living here, and some of them may even have close family connections. Your research gives a fascinating glimpse into the origins and lives of the migrants from Scotland, beside whose adventures our own lives seem quite tame and dull by comparison.
As a younger man I backpacked and worked extensively in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, but I am not sure whether I would have been so keen to travel on those old sailing ships across the perilous oceans, lured by the hope of foriegn gold to the deserts of western Australia.