MacQueen (Tigharry, North Uist | family of ministers)
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Màiri Bhoidheach' about Màiri NicCuinn [Mary MacQueen] daughter of Reverend Alan MacCuinn [Alan MacQueen] son of Reverend Donul MacCuinn [Donald MacQueen], Taighearry [Tigh a' Ghearraidh/Tigharry, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist], who had a song composed for her by Alexander Stewart, school master at Baileanloch [Baile Loch, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist]. Mary 'took such a dislike to the man [Stewart] that she could never bear to hear the song'.
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