MacDonald (of Clanranald)
Found in 64 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Story about Art, a Fenian warrior, collected from Eachann Maciosaig [Hector MacIsaac], Iocar [Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist], who heard it from Ruari Rua [Roderick MacQuien, catechist] and accompanying notes from the informant about story-telling. Hector begins with the sloinneadh [patronymic] of Caramag mac Art. The story then relates how Art married Nighean Rìgh Lochlann but cheated on her. Rìgh Lochlann was very angry so he banished Art overseas. He went travelling through...
Dates: 24 April 1866
Scope and Contents Story about how Iain Muideartach's [Iain Mùideartach or John MacDonald of Clanranald] gave fishing rights of Auin t-Eile up to Lochseille [Abhainn Seile/River Shiel and Loch Seile/Loch Shiel, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] and in exchange for a deerhound. The deerhound was exceptional being '3½ f[ee]t high & 1½ deep in chest', it ate a whole stirk one night and it also 'chased a stag came up to it at Auin Dheidain [Abhainn Dhèabh] struck it in the hind leg with his tale (sic) & broke it.'...
Dates: 30 October 1872
Scope and Contents Story about inheriting Beagram [Caisteal Bheagram/Castle Beagram, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] in which the clan chief gives his son his inheritance of the castle but keeps part of it [possibly Beinn na Faoghla] for himself. During a particularly harsh winter he goes to his son and asks for some bread but his son fights with him and he has to go and get the deeds. He dies on the journey back, so the son goes to get them, but he too dies. 'There began the war bet[ween] Iain Mòr Muideart[ach] [John...
Scope and Contents Story collected from Hector MacLeod, aged 85, at Caisteal Bhuirgh/Borve Castle, Lionacleit/Linaclate, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula telling how Mor mhor [Mòr Mhòr MacDonald] was the mother of Ailein mac 'ic Ailein [Alan MacDonald of Clanranald] who was killed when someone whom he had banished from the country shot him with a sixpence. Mòr was a daughter of MacLeod of Harris and is described as 'bad' [underlined]. Hector also notes that Torcul [Torcuil MacLeod] was the father of Sìne [Jean...
Dates: 20 January 1871
Scope and Contents Story about Rev. John MacAulay, minister of South Uist and later Lismore [Uibhist a Deas and Lios Mòr]. The story tells of his appointment to the parish of South Uist over a candidate preferred by both the people and Clanranald and of how he was disliked by his parishoners. He left South Uist to be minister on Lismore but there he was equally disliked by parishioners and on his final Sunday there said that he would be prepared to stay on if any two parishioners stood up to show their support....
Scope and Contents Story about Siol Mhurchaidh and Siol Ghoraidh collected from Ruary MacCoinnich [Roderick MacKenzie], aged 68 years, carpenter, Struan-rua, Malacleit [Sruthan Ruadh, Malacleit/Malaclete, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] telling how eighteen families of Siol Ghoraidh lived at Udal and murdered Siol Mhurchaidh while they were resting from ploughing. They put a bonnet on each cas chrom [plough] and Siol Mhurchaidh's wives thought that they were all working until they got close to them and found them all...
Dates: 13 July 1870 to 14 July 1870
Scope and Contents Story collected from Eachann Macleoid [Hector MacLeod], aged 85, at Caisteal Bhuiri, Lianacleit [Caisteal Bhuirgh/Borve Castle, Lionacleit/Linaclate, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula]. His patronymic is given as 'Each[ann] mac Dhonul ic 'Urchai ic Neil ic Coinnich ic Iain ic Ruari ic Thormaid ic Uilleam ic Thorcail ic Leoid Leothais'. Hector states that he is the same age as Clanranald and that his great grandfather Niall mac Leoid [Neil MacLeod] came with Sine ni[gh]ean mhic Leoid Leodhais [Eilean...
Dates: 20 January 1871
Scope and Contents Story collected on Ìle/Islay about stone crosses there, stating that the cross at Kilchoman [Cille Chòmain] was from Ireland [brought by] an Irish woman who was married to a landowner from Duir [Contae Dhoire/County Londonderry/County Derry]. Mr Iain Campbell, minister, 'threw down the cross' and the last priest in Islay was brought by a daughter of Clanranald who apparently marriedCampbell of Bailnaby [Baile Nàbaidh/Balnaby/Ballinaby]. When she died she was buried next to him as she had...
Dates: June 1887
Scope and Contents Story about the burial of Donald mac 'ic Ailein [Donald MacDonald 13th of Clanranald] stating that only three of the Clanranald were buried at Howmore [Tobha Mòr, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The story tells of his marriage, of his building a house for his wife in Canna [Canaigh], her elopment with a paramour and his return to Howmore for burial through North Uist [Uibhist a Tuath] following his death on Canna. Later members of the clan were buried in Nunton [Baile nan Cailleach, Beinn na...
Scope and Contents Story written down by John Ewen MacRury, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula entitled 'A Chliarsheanachain' [itinerant band/sorners]. The Cliar Sheanchain or sorners, were a band of sixteen burly men, who would eat and drink and entertain or satirise and they were notoriously difficult to control. The story tells how the the last known band of sorners stayed in Baile-nan-Cailleach [Baile nan Cailleach/Nunton] with Mac 'ic Ailein [Clanranald] as their host for a night. They stayed much longer then...
Dates: 5 March 1895