MacLeod, John, c1808-1887 (crofter)
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing songs, poems, tales, names, vocabulary and expressions collected in the Outer Hebrides [Na h-Eileanan an Iar]. The first part of the volume contains transcriptions taken as Carmichael listened to informants in 1877 while the second part appears to be copies of previous transcriptions of material collected by Carmichael and Rev Malcolm MacPhail in 1874 and written into the notebook in 1891. Amongst the material is a version of the lament...
Dates: 1874, 1877 and 1891
Scope and Contents Story collected from Iain MacLeod, crofter, Bhaltos [Bhaltos/Valtos, Eilean Leòdhais /Isle of Lewis] about a delicate man from Bearnaraidh Bheag [Bearnaraigh Bheag/Little Bernera, Eilean Leòdhais /Isle of Lewis] called Lachlan mac Iain 'ic Tharmaid 'ic Aonghais Mhòir. A man met the fairies and spoke to them in many languages but the one they understood was Gaelic. The man asked if Lachlan was theirs and the fairies said that he was and took him into the fairy hill.
Dates: 6 May 1874
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Daoine Sith-Sithichean' collected from Iain MacLeod, crofter, Bhaltos [Bhaltos/Valtos, Eilean Leòdhais /Isle of Lewis] in which the fairies have stolen a child and left a changeling in its place. The changeling is left at the boundary between two townships and the fairies then replace it with the real child. Iain MacLeòid [John MacLeod] saw this being done.
Dates: 6 May 1874
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'An t-Each Uisge' collected from Iain Macleod, Bhaltos [Valtos, Eilean Leòdhais /Isle of Lewis]. The story concerns a family from Carasiatar [Cairisiadar/Carishader] who were bothered by a young water-horse, every time the husband was away from home. A wise man in the village told the husband to put on his wife's clothes and when the water-horse came to the house and asked who was in, the husband was to reply ' 'S mi-fein 's mi fein' ['Myself and myself']. This all happened and...
Dates: 6 May 1874 and 1891