MacDonald (of Sleat)
Found in 37 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Archaeological note about Coilleag Dhonil Ghuirm describing it as being situated between Dun Bhuilg and the shore. Located there are cists full of large bones, pins, dealaga beaga and dealaga fionntrin. Carmichael notes that skeletons were found there with their hands grasping swords and woman with babies in their arms. There are many stone coffins that and there was a lot of sand on top of it.
Scope and Contents Archaeological notes on Loch Sgadavagh Isle [Loch Sgadabhagh, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] including a sketch plan of the ruins there with their dimensions, noting that there is a place for the boat at the door an destimating the age [of ruins] to be two or three hundred years old. Carmichael states that the loch is named after the island of Scadabhagh which is 'low, green & flat' and notes that thick heather or eilteach grows there. He adds that there is a pillar about five feet high at...
Scope and Contents Biographical notes on Mòr Buidhe, that she was a bean-tuiream [mourner] who was from Barraigh/Isle of Barra but travelled in Uibhist/Uist. MacUistean's wife, who was from Vallay [Bhàlaigh, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist], had died and Mòr said 'M'eudail is m'air is mo run u Cha bu cheil dhuit Mac Uistean' [My darling, my joy and my love, you were not MacUisdean's wife] to which MacUistean replied 'Cha tuirst i fhein sin' [She never said that]. Text has been scored through in ink as if transcribed...
Dates: October 1872
Scope and Contents Copy of a manuscript about the MacDonalds of Sleat and North Uist, including stories about the sons of Hugh MacDonald of Sleat viz Donald Galloch, Trotternish and Sleat [An t-Eilean Sgitheanach], Donald Herrach [Hearach], Griminish, North Uist [Griminis, Uibhist a Tuath] and Gillespig Duh [Gilleasbuig Dubh]. How Gilleasbuig Dubh murdered both of his brothers is recorded as is the subsequent revenge of his nephew. Also recorded are the lands that families subsequently occupied and whether there...
Dates: 9 April 1866
Scope and Contents Custom and story written down by John Ewen MacRury, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula entitled 'Souming' [number and type of stock an individual croft can graze on a common grazings] describing the ages at which cows were included in the 'leibhidh' [levy], how in 1810 Lord MacDonald and MacCoinnich Bodhar of Lewis [MacKenzie of Seaforth, Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis] introduced new rules while Clanranald had no souming until 1820. MacRury states that in 1830 his grandfather had to send five heifers...
Dates: 15 December 1894
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. Written on the inside front cover is '2/9 1870. Oban' and on the flyleaf is '[deleted: Twas] Friday 2 Sep[tember]. 1870. 12 noon from Ob[an]'. Folios 1-3r and 75r to 117v are blank. The text on folio 3v and 4r and 4v is written updside down and is later text (29 January 1875). The contents are in two distinct sections, the first being material collected on Lios Mòr/Lismore and the second being material collected in South Uist. Much of the...
Dates: 2 September 1870 to 7 October 1875
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing primarily songs and stories collected in Miùghlaigh/Mingulay, Barraigh/Barra, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist and Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis. The main informants are Roderick MacNeil or Ruairidh an Rùma from Mingulay and Penelope MacLellan of Ormacleit/Ormaclete. The bulk of the material from MacNeil relates to the southernmost islands of the Hebrides and covers topics such as bird-fowling, the island way of life, place-names,...
Dates: c1868 to 16 June 1876
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing the stories 'Rocabarrai' and 'Cugarbhad'; some songs and song fragments; customs relating to religious festivals, particularly on the Isle of Barra; stories about the MacNeil of Barra; stories and archaeological notes on Castle Beagram [Caisteal Bheagram, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]; cattle charms and stories about the Lochlannaich [Vikings]. As well as archaeological notes on chapels and cemeteries the majority of the notebook entries...
Dates: 1870 to 1872
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing an essay entitled 'Bards and Bardism of the Highlands'; some notes on archaeology in Barra [Barraigh], Vatersay [Bhatarsaigh] and Sandray [Sanndraigh]; Fenian songs and poems; songs and poems relating to the MacDonalds; and a story entitled 'Prince Charlie's Pipe' mostly collected from South Uist [Uibhist a Deas] and Benbecula [Beinn na Faoghla].
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