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MacDonald (of Sleat)

 Family

Found in 37 Collections and/or Records:

Journal account entitled 'Notes' from a trip looking at archaeological sites on An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye, 18 December 1865

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/3
Scope and Contents Journal account entitled 'Notes' from a trip looking at archaeological sites in which Carmichael describes leaving Lochmaddy [Loch nam Madadh, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] and arriving at Ord [An t-Òrd, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye]. He notes that two stone coffins were found at Ionnaraulaviag or Ionnaraulaigidh [Inbhir Amhlabhaig/Inver Aulavaig] in the summer of 1864. He notes stones and rocks called Clach ullain, Eilean Ruridh [Clach Ullain and Eilean Ruairidh] and that on the latter...
Dates: 18 December 1865

Note about Raol Donn and Blar an Dronga, c1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/85
Scope and Contents Note about Raol Donn and Blar an Dronga [Raghnall Donn MacDonald and Blàr and Dronga/Battle of Drong] noting that Raghnall was to fight Siol Leoid [Sìol Leòid or MacLeods] at Loch nan Arm near Howbeag [Tobha Beag/Howbeg, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] and that his brother Dòmhnall was going to let him be killed by MacLeod. Raghnall's men lost and word was sent to [Dòmhnall] Mac Iain ic Sheumais on Eriskay that day '& he started running & got to Carnish [Cairinis/Carinish, Uibhist a...
Dates: c1872

Note about the MacColls and the MacDonalds, 29 August 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/70
Scope and Contents Note about the MacColls and how they originated from the MacDonalds in Skye [An t-Eilean Sgitheanach] and how others became MacDonalds in Glengarry, probably collected from Donald MacColl [foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire].
Dates: 29 August 1883

Note about the use of horse and cow hair in bedding, 20 January 1871

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/162
Scope and Contents Note collected from Alexander MacDonald, Cladach Chirceboist/Claddach Kirkibost, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist which reads 'Covers and blankets of horse & cows hair were the common bed clothes in Uist ri linn a Mhoraire Bhain' [in Am Morair Bàn's time].
Dates: 20 January 1871

Note and stories relating to Flora MacDonald's family, 12 April 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/77
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

Notes on the ancestry of Lord MacDonald, 14 July 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/101
Scope and Contents Notes on the ancestry of Lord [Alexander] MacDonald probably collected from Margaret MacDonald, Malacleit/Malaclete, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist stating that he is the '6 glun' [generation] from Sir Seumas Ruadh noting that Raol Mac Shir Seumas [Raghnaill mac Shir Seumas] was a celebrated swordsman. Lachlan Monc [Monk or Mac a Mhanaich] 'says mort an Udail was before Bann[ock]burn'.
Dates: 14 July 1870

Poem beginning 'Gao an iar thar na Feiste' and accompanying note, June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/179
Scope and Contents Poem beginning 'Gao an iar thar na Feiste, Ceo is uisge' which is described as having been composed by Màiri Nighean Alasdair Ruaidh to the MacDonalds after a meeting at Rodail [Roghadal/Rodel, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] at which the MacLeods and MacDonalds quarrelled. A vocabulary note reads 'Foirich = Pestle'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: June 1887

Song beginning 'Nail i bho ho i, thoir liom gin a hi', 28 May 1869 and 16 June 1869

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/62
Scope and Contents Song collected from Anna nic a Phi [Anna MacPhie or MacPhee], daughter of Angus son of old Donald MacPhie, aged 22 years, Carnan [Càrnan, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] beginning 'Nail i bho ho i, thoir liom gin a hi, Nail i bho ho, Ghrian so g' eiridh' [Tàladh Dhòmhnaill Ghuirm or Donald Gorm's Lullaby]. The song is composed of seventy-three lines and contains a number of amendments or annotations. The accompanying story tells how Carmichael got an 'ord bhairneach' from Anna's father, which he had...
Dates: 28 May 1869 and 16 June 1869

Song beginning 'Nam bi sa am Beal an sgail' and accompanying story, 18 January 1871

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/140
Scope and Contents Song probably collected from Ruari Saor [Roderick MacDonald] beginning 'Nam bi sa am Beal[ach] an sgail, Far na thuit an damh donn' and accompanying story stating that the song was sung by bean Ghilleaspa dhui nian mhic ic Ailein [bean Ghilleasbuig Dhuibh, nighean Mhic 'ic Ailein]. It was said that Gilleasbuig Dubh had no family but killed one brother in Paible [Paibeil, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] and then went to see his other brother Mac Onail in Duntuilm [Dùn Thuilm/Duntulm, An t-Eilean...
Dates: 18 January 1871

Song entitled 'Donl Gorm' and accompanying story about Cailleach Corunna, 29 May 1869 and 15 June 1869

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/68
Scope and Contents Song entitled Donl Gorm [Dòmhnall Gorm] collected from Mary Ferguson, Cairinis/Carinish, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist beginning 'Naille bho i, Ar liom gra hi naile bho i'. The song is composed of fifty-two lines and is noted as being composed by Domhnall Gorm's 'Muim altrom' or nurse. Mary states that she heard the song from her mother who had 'a large number of songs and lays of gr[ea]t antiquity' and who was known as 'Cailleach Corunna' on account of her many stories relating to Coruna [A...
Dates: 29 May 1869 and 15 June 1869