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Campbell, Alexander, Rev, c1805-1883 (priest)


Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Archaeological note about ciste near Roglas, 7 September 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/115
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Archaeological note which reads, 'North of Roglas [Roe Glas, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] the Rev Alex[ander] Campbell priest Bornish [Bornais] saw a mile of the machair closely cover[ed] over with ciste where the wind blew away the sand.'

Dates: 7 September 1870

Notes on Sorcha an Orfhuilt, 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW119/59
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Notes on Sorcha an Orfhuilt stating that Duncan Macdonald, Snaoisval [Sniseabhal/Snishival, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] said that she was the girl who went amongst the deer and that Mr Alexander Campbell, priest at Bornish [Bornais] said that she was also called 'Fionna nam Fiadh'. There are question marks besides the name 'Binneach nam Fiadh'.

Dates: 1872

Story about how MacNeil died in Gearrynamoine, 19 October 1871

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/168
Scope and Contents Story collected from Rev Alexander Campbell, priest, Bornais/Bornish, Uibhist a deas/South Uist, telling how MacDonald of Boisdale was always trying to catch MacNeil of Barra. One day he and his men lay hidden under heather in the bottom of a boat of women. MacNeil fell for the trap and Boisdale caught him. When they landed at Kilbride [Cille Bhrìghde] MacNeil escaped and so Boisdale and his men pursued him. While they were passing through Gearrynamoine [Geàrraidh na Mònadh/Garrynamonie] 'a...
Dates: 19 October 1871

Story relating to Dun Chalavy and MacNeil of Barra, 19 October 1871

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/167
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...
Dates: 19 October 1871

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Archaeology 2
Isle of Barra Inverness-shire Scotland 2
Boisdale (parish) South Uist Inverness-shire Scotland 1
Castle Calvay Calbhaigh South Uist (parish) Inverness-shire Scotland 1
Cemeteries 1