Maclean (of Duart)
Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Account of 'Clann 'Ic Illemhicheil' [Carmichaels], collected from Eoghan Mac Illemhicheil [Hugh Carmichael], age 80, Druim-na-moine, Apuinn [Druim-na-moina, Apainn/Appin, Earra-Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] in which he describes the family as being the oldest clan in the area (six hundred years), originating in Annat. He gives a brief account of Alexander's own family, the Barons of Taigh Sgurrain: their descent from the Easbaig Bàn or Fair-haired Bishop, and the loss of their lands to Sir Donald...
Dates: 14 December 1864
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, noted as being 'Bought at St Columb, Cornwall, 30 Nov[ember] 1864 pr[ice] 2/3'. The back inside cover contains a note probably collected as part of excise duties which reads 'Rod[erick] MacPhie Mast of boat 21.8 [-] 1.2½ [-]'. The notebook contains one insertion. The majority of the notebook contains lore relating to Miùlaigh/Mingulay mostly collected from Roderick MacNeil, crofter, aged 88, known as Ruairidh an Rùma. Roderick MacNeil also...
Dates: 1864 to
Scope and Contents Story probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay which tells how MacLean of Duart's daughter was married to MacNeil of Barra that they did not get on together. They travelled to see her father in Am Muile/Isle of Mull but on their return she asked to stop in the Sound of Mull/An Caol Muileach to collect some dulse. When she was ashore MacNeil abandoned her and she was drowned on the rocks. On his return home, MacNeil married the daughter of Fear-Chean...
Scope and Contents Genealogical notes and stories about the Livingstone family including their connections with Kerrera, Ulva and Blantyre [Cearrara, and Ulbha, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire and Lanarkshire] and David Livingstone the explorer. There is a story about a Livingstone at Achnacree killing a deer for the King with an arrow and subsequently losing possession of Dail an eas [Achadh na Crithe and Dail an Eas/Dalness, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. Also includes a story about 'The baron who bro[ugh]t body of...
Dates: 4 October 1892
Scope and Contents Prayer entitled 'Smaladh an Teine' probably collected from Mòr Maclean [née MacNeil, Borgh/Borve, Barraigh/Isle of Barraigh] beginning 'Smal mis noc an teine, Mar a smal C[riosd] an aitheal'. The accompanying biographical note states that Mòr is the wife of Murdoch Maclean, who is descended from the MacLeans of Duart [Isle of Mull], and the daughter of Alexander MacNeil of Kentangaval [Ceann Tangabhal]. She is noted as being 'a woman of fine voice understanding and a beautiful singer'. The text...
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Calum Ban Macilleathain' beginning 'Na thaothail O Chaluim Bhain, Slan fallain gun rill thu'. The song is composed of thirty-seven lines arranged into eighteen verses of couplets. The note reads '"Tha righ ur air a Chomaraich" = Abercrosain Applecross. Whats the point?'.
Scope and Contents Story about the building of Ciosmaol [Caisteal Chiosmuil/Kisimul Castle, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] naming Cul and Biann as responsible for the building after whom Baghan Chul Biain is named. The water for the castle is taken from 'Aird-ghlais in lead pipes to the centre of the rock within the castle' [possibly Rubha Glas]. The story concludes with a note saying that MacNeil of Barra was married to the Earl of Bute's daughter and once when MacNeil was away from home and her father was coming to...
Scope and Contents Story probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay about the daughter of the King of Spain and MacLean of Duart. In the story the King of Spain's daughter has a dream about MacLean of Duart and so decides to go and find him. On arriving in Duart, Am Muile/Isle of Mull she meets him and asks him to go to Spain with her. To get rid of her he blows up the boat and then decides to get rid of his wife as well. He strands his wife on 'sgeir McLean' at Sliosmore ...
Scope and Contents Story telling how the Macleans of Duart stole the heir of Dunstaffnage and chained him up on Aoine Mor na h-aird [Aoine Mòr na h-Àird [possibly Aonadh Mòr], Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. The heir was rescued by a MacGilleDhui[bh] [Black] of Lismore and taken away by the Lismore people. The Macleans caught up with them at Killchearan [Kilcheran, Lios Mòr/Lismore], whereupon there was a fight and all the Macleans were killed. They were buried on Eilean na braich, which is the island nearest to...
Dates: September 1870
Scope and Contents Story about the murder of an Appin man by Macleans of Duart collected at Bachuill, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire. The story tells how the Appin men beat the Macleans of Duart at a games in Muile/Mull after which they fought each other and one of the Appin men was killed and the Macleans 'hung up the body against the castle and defied the world to touch it.' The Baron of Bachuil heard what happened and went to Duart Castle with his two red-haired daughters and 'rend[ered] all the...
Dates: 5 October 1892