MacDonald (of Clanranald)
Found in 64 Collections and/or Records:
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 Note about Caisteal Bheagram [Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] describing its condition, position and composition. A fragment of a song is included beginning 'Thainic slauri dhu a nuas' and the title of another song [possibly the same song] 'Tha pairt an Eilean Bheagram dhiu', which Carmichael notes as being 'included in Carruther's edition of Boswells Tour'. He also notes that Clanranald seem to have lived in the castle before they went to Ormacleit [Ormaclete, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] '& some...
Dates: 27 March 1872
Scope and Contents Note and stories collected from Mrs MacLellan, Ormacleit [Ormaclete, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] relating to Flora MacDonald's family, including the relationship between Mrs MacLellan's own family and Flora's family, Mrs MacLellan being the grand-daughter of Flora's younger brother Angus. Angus had a very large family of ten sons and four daughters. Her family connections with other well known MacDonald families are also noted. The story of how Flora's eldest brother Ranald died in a gun...
Dates: 12 April 1870
Scope and Contents Note on Caisteal Bheagrum [Caisteal Bheagram, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] describing its dimensions and condition with accompanying diagrams including measurements. Notes that 'Earth taken from Cé on the N[orth] side opp[osite] to raise the isle so the place is a sgala.' He states that the last person to be born on Eilean Bheagram, about one hundred and forty years ago [c1732] was Catrina niean Aonais ic Ruari niean Fir Staonabrig [Staoinebrig/Stoneybridge], daughter of a daughter of Glenaldale...
Dates: 27 March 1872
Scope and Contents Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael but also used by John Ewen MacRury. The front cover bears a sticker which reads 'Gaelic Notes 1894-5. (Collection of traditions, tales, etc. by Alexander Carmichael (?). Many pages cancelled, indicating publication.) [Carmichael Watson Collection]'. The flyleaf reads 'Gaelic Notes, 1894-5' and the rear flyleaf contains a jotting which reads 'Wishing Guidhe'. The beginning of the notebook contains field notes made by Carmichael in Uibhist a Deas/South...
Dates: 12 September 1890 to 1895
Scope and Contents Notes on the family of Flora MacDonald 'nin Raoil ic Aonais oig ic Raoil ic Ailein' [Flòraidh nighean Raghnaill 'ic Aonghais Ò ig 'ic Raghnaill 'ic Ailein]. Aonghas Og [Angus MacDonald], the grandfather of Flora Macdonald is described as 'a celebrated soldier'. The item also lists where she was reputedly born and lived after her father died and quotes from the poem written by John MacCodrum to Allan MacDonald, Flora's husband 'Ò ran Do Chaiptean Ailean Chinnseborgh'.
Dates: 8 May 1877
Scope and Contents Notes on the family of Uistean Ban Chillepheadar [Ùisdean Bàn Chille Pheadair or Hugh Macdonald of Cille Pheadair/Kilpheder, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] and that he came from North Uist [Uibhist a Tuath], his son was Donald who lived at Daliburgh [Dalabrog] and 'was the father of the late Bean Ormicleit' [Penelope MacLellan].
Dates: 8 May 1877
Scope and Contents Notes on the family of Uistean Mor Mac Onail [Uisdean Mòr MacDonald] probably collected from Margaret MacDonald, Malacleit/Malaclete, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist listing his illegitimate children and their mothers and noting the burial place of one of them.
Dates: 14 July 1870
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 Poem beginning 'Na bi gearranach fo chrois, Fala socair le copan lan' with an accompanying note which states that it was composed by Clanranald to his bride.
Dates: June 1887