MacEachen (Howbeg | South Uist)
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. The marjority of the notebook relates to material collected in Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire but there are a number of loose leaves at the end which contain an account of a journey from Uibhist/Uist through An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye, during which time his wife, Mary is in Edinburgh and is pregnant. There are eight blank folios at the end of the notebook. Much of the material in this notebook was collected from Duncan...
Scope and Contents Genealogical notes entitled 'Maceachains' including the patronymics of two Neill Maceachains [Neil MacEachen] and notes on their connection with Ronald of Arasaig [Àrasaig/Arisaig, Siorramachd Inbhir Nis/Inverness-shire], Howbeg [Tobha Beag, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] and Marshal MacDonald, Duke of Tarentum. Also noted is how some of the family changed their name to MacDonald while the others remained as MacEachen and that Alexander Mor Howbig [Alexander MacEachen later MacDonald] had four...
Scope and Contents Story probably collected from Roderick MacDonald [Ruaraidh Saor] telling how the Duke of Tarentum was a little man and that he was very like his cousin Fear Howbig [Tobha Beag/howbeg, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist].
Dates: 18 January 1871
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Duke of Tarentum' stating that he visited Uist [Uibhist] in 1846 and left £10 a year to his cousins Alast[air] and Isebal [Alexander and Isabel MacEachan]. It gives details of the MacEachan family including a nephew of the Duke, who learned English under a tutor paid for by the Duke, and mentions two young men who were taken away on the Duke's ship.
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Flora MacDonald' telling how she met Bonnie Prince Charlie and how MacDonalds and MacEachens helped him to escape from Uist, including details of a priest's encounter with government officers and the various cordons through which they managed to pass unobserved. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Story relating to George Munro, John Munro, Hugh MacEachen and Father Ranald MacEachen and accompanying poem, 1892
Scope and Contents Story relating to George Munro, John Munro, Hugh MacEachen and Father Ranald MacEachen. The story tells how George Munro lived until he was ninety-one years old and was the son of John Munro, minister of Duirinish, Skye [Diùirinis, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye]. Once when Clanranald was on the Isle of Skye, he asked John Munro what favour he could do him and the reply was to give Uibhist a Deas/South Uist to his son George. On another occasion George 'showed kindness' to Father Ranald...