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MacQueen (Talisker | Isle of Skye)

 Family

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Story about Taogai MacCuinn, 8 July 1870

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/16
Scope and Contents Story about Taogai MacCuinn [MacQueen] probably collected from Ranald MacDonald, sheep farmer, Tarasaigh/Taransay, that he lived in Trotarnish, Skye [Tròndairnis/Trotternish, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] and that it is from him that all the MacQueen families in Skye and Uibhist/Uist descend. He is described as having been litigious and once put in a plea about corn which was damaged and he got off the charge by saying that the damage was done by seals rolling on the corn.
Dates: 8 July 1870

Story about the MacQueen brothers at Talamh-sgeir, c1862

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/14
Scope and Contents Story probably collected from Kenneth Morrison, Trien/Trithean, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye about two MacQueen brothers at Talamh-sgeir [Talaisgeir/Talisker]. One of them had a colt, which the other one wanted to buy for twenty pounds Scots. The brother refused but said he would take a pound sterling for it which was worth more than twenty pounds Scots. Following the story is a list of monetary values, which is incomplete, but includes 'Plang = 1 3/4 d' and 'Bonn a h-oc = 1/8 of ½d'.
Dates: c1862