MacKenzie (of Kintail)
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Fragment of a story entitled 'Mac Coinnich agus Mac Leoid' [MacKenzie and MacLeod], probably collected from Kenneth Morrison, Trien/Trithean, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye. The story tells how MacKenzie sent a messenger to MacLeod with a letter asking for a date and place to have a battle in Maom Ratagain [Màm Ratagan, Siorramachd Inbhir Nis/Inverness-shire]. MacLeod was shelling shellfish into a plaid when the messenger found him but on hearing the message MacLeod quickly picked up his...
Scope and Contents Story about MacLeod of Lewis probably collected from Kenneth Morrison, Trithean/Trien, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye. MacLeod of Lewis was a very bad man, who divorced his wife and was related to Am Britheamh Leothasach [Leòdhasach]. The king had sent word to MacLeod of Lewis but MacLeod ignored him and so the king gave the Isle of Lewis to people from Fife. The Fifers began to build Stioirnebha [Steòrnabhagh/Stornoway] but Am Britheamh Leòdhasach had them and their helpers killed.An...
Scope and Contents Story collected from Hector MacLeod, aged 85, at Caisteal Bhuirgh/Borve Castle, Lionacleit/Linaclate, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula telling how Caisteal Stornaway [Caisteal Steòrnabhaigh/Stornoway Castle, Eilean Leòdhais] was taken from the MacLeods by the MacKenzies. MacLeods people were locked in the castle and so MacKenzie took many people and tied them to a sgeir nearby so that when the tide rose MacLeod had to come out to rescue them and MacKenzie got into the castle.
Dates: 20 January 1871
Scope and Contents Transcription notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. The majority of the volume has been used but intermittently there are groups of blank folios. Carmichael appears to have written in the book in the 1860s creating sections of different genres at different stages in the volume, with pages left blank in between to fill up appropriately. In about 1875 he has then used some of these blank pages to transcribe notes and stories but has not kept to the genres sections he initially created. The...
Dates: 1860 to c1866