MacLeod (of Dunvegan)
Found in 27 Collections and/or Records:
Stories about John Morison, tacksman of Bragar and Roderick Morison, An Clàrsair Dall, including two poems, 1873
Scope and Contents Story noted as being 'heard from a old man in Shiabost Lewis [Shawbost, Eilean Leòdhais] who spoke all he spoke in sean fhacail' about Iain mac Urach 'ic Ailein [John Morison], Shiabost and a servant girl who went missing having said she was afraid to go to the well alone. He went to the well but was pulled down by a man who told him to go to Stornoway [Steòrnabhagh] and meet with Mac Coinnich Bhra'ain [The Brahan Seer] and ask for Siatar na h-Airde [Shiabost bho Thuath/Shawbost, Eilean...
Scope and Contents Story about Alastair Mor nam Marst [Alasdair Mòr nam Mart or Alexander MacDonald of Boisdale] and Sir Tormad possibly collected in Uibhist a Deas/South Uist telling how Alasdair used to spend time with Mac Iain ic Sheumais [Donald MacDonald] and was married to 'Seonaid niean Iain ic Dhonil Ghuirm Shleibhte'. Alasdair sent a message to 'Fear Hamera not to come across Cuan Uist as long as he lived' and in return Fear Hamera challenged Alasdair to meet him at Auin Snizort [Abhainn Snizort or River...
Scope and Contents Story collected from Alexander MacDonald, Cladach Chirceboist/Claddach Kirkibost, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist telling how when MacDhonil Ghlais [MacDhòmhnaill Ghlais] came raiding at Carinish [Cairinis] they killed a cow and feasted on it in the Temple [Teampull na Trionaid/Temple of the Trinity]. One of the men took his first mouthful of beef saying 'Ichidh mi so eir tailcas na Trianaid' and subsequently choked on it. A woman struck him between the shouldders saying, 'A Thrianaid a Thrianaid...
Dates: 20 January 1871
Scope and Contents Story about how John Campbell got his lands in Harris [Na Hearadh]. In the story Campbell stepped in for MacLeod of Dunvegan's son in a duel and killed the opponent. They and MacLeod of Dunvegan rewarded Campbell for his bravery by giving him the lands of Huishinish, Leosavagh, Bunavinsui, Cliasamal and Miavag [Huisinis, Leòsabhal, Bun Abhainn Suidhe, Cliasmol and Miabhaig, all Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris]. MacLeod also made the condition that Campbell should marry, which he did and had five...
Scope and Contents Story about Olaghaire [Olghar] and the MacLeods in Skye collected from Coinneach MacThasgail [Kenneth MacAskill], Caolas Scalpey [Caolas Scalpaigh/Kyles Scalpay, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris].
Dates: 13 September 1873
Scope and Contents Story about the MacCrimmons, MacLeods, Campbells and the rental of Boirrireig [Boraraig/Borreraig/Boreraig, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] telling how the MacCrimmons had Boraraig for free as pipers to the MacLeods but now the rental is one or two hundred pounds. Glaisvein [A' Ghlas Pheighinn/Glasphein] was used by the Campbells for keeping hawks, which lead to this 'tribe' of Campbells being called 'Na Seocairean'. A John Nicolson told the informant that 'Na Seocairean' were 'teolach...
Dates: June 1887
Scope and Contents Story collected on Tarasaigh/Taransay about the sons of the Duke of Argyll's and MacLeod of MacLeod's eldest sons. The story tells how the two sons were together at the Royal High School Edinburgh [Dùn Èideann] or Edinburgh University and the Duke's son was being bullied by a sizable 'gille galda' [gille Gallda or Lowlander]. MacLeod's son stepped in to help the Duke's son but between the two of them they beat the gille Gallda so badly that he died from his injuries. The two fled to Dunvegan...
Dates: 10 July 1870