MacQueen (Orasaigh | North Uist)
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, inscribed on the inside cover with 'Alexander A Carmichael Inland Revenue Lochmaddy N[orth] Uist 15/7 1870 Note Book No 8'. The majority of this notebook contains material collected on Tarasaigh/Taransay from the MacDonalds at Paible House, Mor or Marion MacQueen and Donald MacKinnon including notes on the island's archaeology, local history and geographical changes, with stories of how coastal erosion revealed burial sites and renditions of the...
Dates: 15 July 1870 to 19 October 1871
Fragment of the song' Ailean Duinn' and accompanying story and biographical note, 8 July 1870 to 10 December 1883
Scope and Contents Fragment of the song 'Ailean Duinn' collected from Mor Nic Cuinn [Marion MacQueen], aged 79, Tarasaigh/Taransay beginning 'Ail[ein] duinn o hi shiul[ainn] leat, Hi ri ri a bho hi a bho'. The song contains ten lines. The accompanying story explains that Anna nic Dho[mhnuill] ic Iain [Anna Campbell] fell in love with Ailean but the remainder of the text has been deleted and is difficult to make out. Marion stated that her 'great grand father was the last MacCuinn of Oirisey Uist' [Orasaigh,...
Dates: 8 July 1870 to 10 December 1883
Scope and Contents Story probably collected from Margaret MacDonald, Malacleit/Malaclete, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist about Sir Seumas Ruadh and Am Morar Ban [Sir James MacDonald and Alexander MacDonald] that Sir Seumas's sons had 'robbed the peinteals of the sons of Somhairle Ban' and beaten them up causing Somhairle to flee to Ireland.The story continues that it was after Sir Seumas's time that the land was taken from 'MacCuinn Oirisy' [MacQueen of Orasaigh/Orasay] but it was not taken by his brother Am Morar...
Dates: 14 July 1870
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