MacLeod (of Harris)
Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:
Archaeological note about Aird Niseboast and accompanying sketch and stories about MacLeod of Harris and Campbells of Taransay, 11 July 1870
Scope and Contents Archaeological note about Aird Niseboast [Àird Niosabost, Na Hearadh] and accompanying sketch showing the dimensions of the obelisk and stones and describing their positions. He notes that there is no tradition about Àird Niosabost other than 'the Ord bhairneach na caillich'. The first story tells how MacLeod of Harris used to make a smudan to request the Ta[a]n[say] [Tarasaigh] peop[le] come to pay their rent' describing how proprietors can part company with or take on a new tenant. The second...
Dates: 11 July 1870
Copy of a manuscript about the family of Mac Iain vic Hemish [Donald MacDonald, Mac Iain Mhic Sheumais] and accompanying note, 9 April 1866
Scope and Contents Copy of a manuscript about Mac Iain vic Hemish [Donald MacDonald, Mac Iain Mhic Sheumais] originally written by James MacDonald at Kalin [Ceallan/Kallin, Griomsaigh/Grimsay] June 1837. The text describes Mac Iain Mhic Sheumais's prowess as a warrior from an early age including his involvement in the Battle of Cuilen in Skye [An Cuilthionn/Cuillin, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] where he killed the MacLeod of Gesto. There is also a detailed account of a raid by MacLeods of Harris on...
Dates: 9 April 1866
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
Scope and Contents Part of a story entitled 'Rocabarrai', collected from Donald MacInnon or Donl mac Iain ic Lachlan ic ionnan [Donald MacKinnon], aged 98½ years, Grianaig, Dallabrig [Dalabrog/Daliburgh, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] telling how he Mor mhor ni MhicLeoid na h Earradh [Marion MacLeod] who was married to Raoul mor mac ic Ail[ein] [Ranald MacDonald of Clanranald] went to Bernary [Bearnaraigh] and in a house there heard a voice 'at the back of a chest' offering to tell them the story of Rocabarrai. At...
Scope and Contents Prayer entitled 'Urnuigh Mhara Chlann Leoid' beginning 'Mi tha comhnadh 's na h ardaibh shuas, Cobhair oirnne s an doimhne shios'. The prayer contains ten lines, arranged into three verses of four lines each although the first two lines of the third verse are missing here and represented with dots.
Scope and Contents Song collected from Donald MacPhee, blacksmith, Brèibhig/Breivig, Barraigh/Isle of Barra, beginning 'Hu ru o na hi oro, Na nam faite Seathain ri fhuasgla[dh]' [Seathan Mac Rìgh Èireann] composed of fifteen lines. The story tells how the song was composed by an aunt of MacLeod of Harris to MacNeill Dhun an t-Sleibh [Dùn an t-Sleibh, Barraigh/Isle of Barra], her husband. She alleged that a priest had tried to take advantage of her in the confessional the response to which was that the priest...
Dates: 21 May 1869
Scope and Contents Song collected from Ranald MacDonald, Tarasaigh/Taransay, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris at Trumaisegearraidh/Trumisgarry, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist beginning 'U o laoill o A hio naileibh, A mhnathan nach tog sibh leibh m eubha'. The song is composed of eleven lines, the first line is noted as being repeated. The text has been scored through in ink as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 21 November 1870
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'An Ridire Leoid' beginning 'La bha Ridire Leoid, An criochan Lochlann nan ceol caon'. The song is composed of fifty-eight lines, arranged as fifteen verses of four lines each, although the fifth verse has two lines missing. An introductory note reads 'Mar a thainig Leod a Lochlann gu Albain' [How Leod came from Norway/Scandinavia to Scotland].
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Mac 'Ic ailean' collected from Mor Nic Neill nighean Alastair Mhic neill [Mor MacNeil], cottar, Ceanntangbhal, Barrai [Ceanntangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Barra] beginning 'M' ulai 'us m uaill, Ho hi o ho horo ghealla'. The note states that the song was said to have been composed by Mac 'ic Ailean's wife, a daughter of MacLeod of Harris to Clanranald when they had become estranged.
Dates: 2 December 1870
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Oran Mhic ic Ailen', collected from Catrina Pearson [Catherine Pearson or MacPherson], Keantangval [Ceanntangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] beginning 'Sann a gha[bh] mi mo chead dhiot, A cheist nam fear oga'. The song is composed of fifty-eight lines. The accompanying story tells how the song was composed by the first James of Boisdale, who was the first person to get Boisdale after the MacNeils of Barra had it. His relationship to the MacDonald of Clanranald who was...
Dates: 23 March 1871