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MacDonald (of Clanranald)

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Found in 41 Collections and/or Records:

Stories about Ranald MacDonald of Milton, 12 April 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/78
Scope and Contents Stories collected from Mrs MacLellan, Ormacleit/Ormaclete, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist, about Captain Ranald MacDonald, father of Flora MacDonald, telling how he built the first house at Nunton [Baile nan Cailleach, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] 'after the Tota mhòr was burnt in 1715 - the night of Sheriffmuir. Allan was the Clanranald who was killed there', noting that he was killed by a man he had sent out of the country who shot him with a sixpence. Allan MacDonald of Clanranald is also quoted...

Story about Don[u]l mac Iain Mhuid[eartaich], 27 March 1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/38
Scope and Contents Story about Don[u]l mac Iain Mhuid[eartaich] [Dòmhnall mac Iain Mhuideartaich] that he lived at Beagram Isle [Eilean Bheagram, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] not in the castle but in the houses. The end of the note reads 'Then Aonas mor mac Raoil ic Ailein. Flora Macdonald & the Prince [Bonnie Prince Charlie] left Roisinis [Rossinish, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] for Skye [An t-Eilean Sgitheanach]'.

Story about Eilean or Caisteal Bheagram, 13 April 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/79
Scope and Contents Story about Eilean or Caisteal Bheagram, telling how it was built by Allan mac Iain mhic Iain Mhuideartich [Allan MacDonald] a brother of Clanranald. He began building at 'Iollan a chaisteal at Fadhail Hough', which he abandoned and then built Caisteal Bheagram. His son, Ranald, lived at Caisteal Bhuirgh [Borve Castle, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] which according to John mac Eachain was built by Eifirig ni Choinnich. A deleted note states that Flora MacDonald sailed with the Prince [Charles...

Story about Fenians and accompanying notes from the informant about story-telling, 24 April 1866

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW104/28
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...

Story about inheriting [Castle] Beagram, c1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/84
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...

Story about Mor mhor and Ailein mac ic Ailein, 20 January 1871

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/150
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...

Story about Rev John MacAulay, c1871

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/23
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....

Story about Sìne nighean MhicLeòid, 20 January 1871

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/142
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...

Story about the burial of Donald mac 'ic Ailein of Clanranald, c1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/81
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...

Story entitled 'Caisteal Bhuiri', 1871

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW119/35
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Caisteal Bhuiri' [Caisteal Bhuirgh/Borve Castle, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] collected from an unnamed informant telling how. Written transversely over the first few lines of this item also in pencil is 'Donl mac Iain Mhuid[eartach] who lived at Borve last was the last buried in the tunga at Howmore [Tobha Mòr, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. Raol Mor & Raol Og buried at Cladh Mhoire Nunton in the caibieal'.