MacDonald, Sir James, 1741-1766 (8th of Sleat | Marcellus of the North | Seumas Ruadh)
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents 1 item of correspondence, William Matheson (1910-1995) to James Carmichael Watson (1910-1942), discussing the traditions surrounding John MacCodrum, Iain mac Fhearchair (c.1693-1779), bard to Sir James MacDonald of Sleat (1741-1766).
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].
Journal account entitled 'Notes' from a trip looking at archaeological sites on An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye, 18 December 1865
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...
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'.
Scope and Contents Story about Siol Mhurchaidh and Siol Ghoraidh collected from Ruary MacCoinnich [Roderick MacKenzie], aged 68 years, carpenter, Struan-rua, Malacleit [Sruthan Ruadh, Malacleit/Malaclete, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] telling how eighteen families of Siol Ghoraidh lived at Udal and murdered Siol Mhurchaidh while they were resting from ploughing. They put a bonnet on each cas chrom [plough] and Siol Mhurchaidh's wives thought that they were all working until they got close to them and found them all...
Scope and Contents Story about Sir Seumas Domhnallach [Sir Seumas Dòmhnallach or Sir James MacDonald] illustrating what a gentleman he was, as on his return from a trip to see the Pope his wife and children greeted him with warm milk and cream but he did not take any until he was asked to. It notes that he died in Rome over 100 years before [c.1769].
Scope and Contents Story probably collected from Margaret MacDonald, Malacleit/Malaclete, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist about Sir Seumas Ruadh and Am Morar Ban [Sir James MacDonald and Alexander MacDonald] that Sir Seumas's sons had 'robbed the peinteals of the sons of Somhairle Ban' and beaten them up causing Somhairle to flee to Ireland.The story continues that it was after Sir Seumas's time that the land was taken from 'MacCuinn Oirisy' [MacQueen of Orasaigh/Orasay] but it was not taken by his brother Am Morar...
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'An t-Each Ursunn' about a Maor Mòr who came over from Trotarnish [Trotternish, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] to Baileshear [Baile Sear/Baleshare, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] to fetch the best horse [each ursunn] and horse-hair halter from a poor widow. When he stopped at Tobar Pheadair in Sollas [Solas] for water Seumas Òg, the son of Sir Seumas Rua [Sir Seumas Ruadh], went to chase him away and threatened to chop his head into the well except that the Maor Mòr's...