MacDonald (of Boisdale | South Uist)
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, 14 November 1873 to 10 April 1875
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. Of the ninety-three folios in the notebook, only twenty-two have been used.
Dates: 14 November 1873 to 10 April 1875
Incomplete story entitled 'Niean Gobha Ghriminis', 20 October 1870
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Ni[gh]ean Gobha Ghriminis' collected from Donacha MacanLeallain [Duncan MacLellan], mason and crofter, Carnan, Iocar [Càrnan, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The story tells how a blacksmith in 'Grim[inis] sa Cheanna tua' [Griminish, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] was a good man with no family but a daughter. He had cattle on Beinn Lee [Beinn Lì] and one winter when the snow came he sent his cow-herd off to fetch his cattle. The cow-herd got all the cattle except the smith's...
Dates: 20 October 1870
Note and stories relating to Flora MacDonald's family, 12 April 1870
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
Song entitled 'Laoi Alast Dhuinn' and accompanying notes, 28 October 1872
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Laoi Alast Dhuinn' [Laoidh Alasdair Dhuinn] collected from Arch[ibald] Currie, aged forty-six years, Airdnamona Ioca[r] [Àird na Monadh, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] beginning 'Duisg a cholan as do chadal, S fhada n oiche noc gu suan duit'. The song is composed of eighty-six lines. The accompanying notes tell how Alasdair Donn was a Boisdale MacDonald [Baghasdal], who lived about five hundred years before and who was dead for twenty-four hourse, then rose, sang the song and then...
Dates: 28 October 1872
Song entitled 'Oran Mhic ic Ailen' and accompanying story, 23 March 1871
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Oran Mhic ic Ailen', collected from Catrina Pearson [Catherine Pearson or MacPherson], Keantangval [Ceanntangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] beginning 'Sann a gha[bh] mi mo chead dhiot, A cheist nam fear oga'. The song is composed of fifty-eight lines. The accompanying story tells how the song was composed by the first James of Boisdale, who was the first person to get Boisdale after the MacNeils of Barra had it. His relationship to the MacDonald of Clanranald who was...
Dates: 23 March 1871
Story about Alastair Mor nam Marst and Sir Tormad, 1871
Scope and Contents Story about Alastair Mor nam Marst [Alasdair Mòr nam Mart or Alexander MacDonald of Boisdale] and Sir Tormad possibly collected in Uibhist a Deas/South Uist telling how Alasdair used to spend time with Mac Iain ic Sheumais [Donald MacDonald] and was married to 'Seonaid niean Iain ic Dhonil Ghuirm Shleibhte'. Alasdair sent a message to 'Fear Hamera not to come across Cuan Uist as long as he lived' and in return Fear Hamera challenged Alasdair to meet him at Auin Snizort [Abhainn Snizort or River...
Story about 'Alast[air] mor nam marst' of Boisdale, 17 January 1874
Scope and Contents Story about 'Alast[air] mor nam marst' of Boisdale [Baghasdal, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] probably collected from Duncan MacLellan, clachair [mason], Càrnan/Carnan, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist, telling how he was so small when he was born that it was difficult to deliver him but when he grew up he 'was as big as two men'. The story also tells how Alasdair was 'the first of the Boisdales' and that two of 'Bois[dale's] lads' dug up a boat that had been 'sunk in a hole between Boi[dale] and...
Dates: 17 January 1874
Story relating to Dun Chalavy and MacNeil of Barra, 19 October 1871
Scope and Contents Story collected from Rev Alex[ander] Campbell R.C. [Roman Catholic priest], telling how two men each described as a scion were wanted for their numerous robberies and raids. One of them lived at Dun Chalavy, Lochboisdale [Dùn Chalabhaigh/Castle Calvay, Loch Baghasdail, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. MacNeil was often told that his friend at Dùn Chalabhaigh had been caught but he never believed it. One day on being told this he asked what they had found in his dun and he was told 'that a groat of...
Dates: 19 October 1871