Almost all the names on the gravestones are those of the Savoie settlers, names like Cordel, Fetaz and Dion. Perhaps the Cordels were the first to arrive, for the tiny settlement bore their name. However, three headstones bear the names Georgette Maclean and, side by side, Marion and Murdo MacPherson. So at least two Scots men, Maclean and MacPherson, lived in or near Cordel and married the local French girls.
The interior of the old church is now too dangerous to enter, but it is good to think of it when it was filled with people celebrating these two marriages.
Living on Ardnamurchan, and knowing that so many families in this area's history left for the new world, many going to Canada, it was interesting to see an example of the sort of place in which they built their new lives. But an average croft here may have eight acres of stony land, so the two Scots may each have exchanged this for 160 acres of rich Alberts soil in a place which today is one of the world's major cereal and beef farming areas.