HM Government | Board of Excise (1642-1909)
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Excise journal marked 'III Set Journal' for Greenock, Renfrewshire showing the nature of the transaction, the individual involved, the amount of money and, in some cases, the date. Text on folio 3v has been scored through in ink.
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing the stories 'Rocabarrai' and 'Cugarbhad'; some songs and song fragments; customs relating to religious festivals, particularly on the Isle of Barra; stories about the MacNeil of Barra; stories and archaeological notes on Castle Beagram [Caisteal Bheagram, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]; cattle charms and stories about the Lochlannaich [Vikings]. As well as archaeological notes on chapels and cemeteries the majority of the notebook entries...
Dates: 1870 to 1872
Scope and Contents Indistinct note possibly relating to excise collection which reads 'June 6 [ep] 8 A. A. C., 6 up 9 A. A. C' [A.A.C. being Alexander Archibald Carmichael].
Scope and Contents List of dog owners in Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist written by Alexander Carmichael as part of his excise duties and the date of inspection, when the ownership of a dog was verified, recorded by 'RU' [Robert Urquhart]. The list records the name, occupation and abode of the dog owner, the date 'dog seen' and by whom it was seen. There are eighty three names on the list with folios 5v and 6r being blank. The list has been scored through in ink.
Scope and Contents List of places in the north part of Uibhist a Deas/South Uist and the heads of cattle kept there. The cattle numbers are divided into 'cows, Heifers, stirks, Horses, colts, sheep' and the total number of each is noted at the foot of the page. The list would have been created as part of Carmichael's duties as an exciseman.
Scope and Contents List of 'Tobacco Licences' in North Uist [Uibhist a Tuath] composed of the name and abode of eleven islanders, written by Alexander Carmichael and notes against some of them written by Robert Urquhart, preventive officer. Spaces within the list have been used by Carmichael for his folklore notes. The notes on folio 46r have been scored through.
Scope and Contents Remarks on the collection of dog tax in North Uist [Uibhist a Tuath] written by Robert Urquhart, preventive officer. Some of the remarks are referenced by number, which correlate to the list at the beginning of the volume (see CW90/2), others are unnumbered. Examples of remarks are 'to pay on Wednesday first at Lochmaddy by Mr McAulay', 'Says never pay a penny for his Dog & he will not Dispense with it either', 'Mr McLean Catchist is poorly but will pay it in a month when he gets his...