Beaton (medical practitioners | Islay)
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Note about the origins of the Patons [or Beatons] in Uist [Uibhist] that they are descended from the Olla[mh] Ileach [Ollamh Ìleach], a celebrated herbalist, who lived at Dallabrog [Dalabrog/Daliburgh, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. It notes that 'The cuillion [holly] that he bro[ugh]t is good for cleibh druim', that am maraich [scurvy grass] could be found in cairns on the Strand and that the best water for boiling plants was in Geary heille [Geàrraidh Sheilidh/Garryhellie].
Scope and Contents Song beginning 'A Sheum[ais] ic Eoin horo ghiulan, Is gorach [th]u horo ghiulain' collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 94 years, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay. The song is composed of eighteen lines. The accompanying story tells how Seumas mac Eoin ic an Ollamh Ilich or Seumas Sasunach fell in love with a married woman on Mingulay and poisoned her husband. An old woman saw him out one day in great distress and on being questioned he told her that a cloud was passing which was full of plague and would...
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'An Leanadh Ileach' [An Leanabh Ìleach] about a precocious child or changeling who became 'An t-ollamh Ileach' that is a doctor probably from the Beaton family.
Scope and Contents Two songs and accompanying story collected from Ruary an Ruma MacNeil [Roderick MacNeil] aged 88, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay. The story tells how 'Seumas Sasunach mac Eoin mhic ogh an Oll[amh] Illeaich' came to Mingulay and stayed for a year at the house of a man who had a very beautiful wife. He poisoned the husband and he and the man's widow decided to marry she being pregnant with his child. Seumas was in the boat waiting for his wife to be, when he saw her coming down the beach, she realised that...