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Campbell, Donald, Sir, -1651 (of Airds)


Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Account of 'Clann 'Ic Illemhicheil' [Carmichaels], 14 December 1864

Identifier: Coll-97/CW113/3
Scope and Contents Account of 'Clann 'Ic Illemhicheil' [Carmichaels], collected from Eoghan Mac Illemhicheil [Hugh Carmichael], age 80, Druim-na-moine, Apuinn [Druim-na-moina, Apainn/Appin, Earra-Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] in which he describes the family as being the oldest clan in the area (six hundred years), originating in Annat. He gives a brief account of Alexander's own family, the Barons of Taigh Sgurrain: their descent from the Easbaig Bàn or Fair-haired Bishop, and the loss of their lands to Sir Donald...
Dates: 14 December 1864

Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, 2 September 1870 to 7 October 1875

Identifier: Coll-97/CW106
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. Written on the inside front cover is '2/9 1870. Oban' and on the flyleaf is '[deleted: Twas] Friday 2 Sep[tember]. 1870. 12 noon from Ob[an]'. Folios 1-3r and 75r to 117v are blank. The text on folio 3v and 4r and 4v is written updside down and is later text (29 January 1875). The contents are in two distinct sections, the first being material collected on Lios Mòr/Lismore and the second being material collected in South Uist. Much of the...
Dates: 2 September 1870 to 7 October 1875

Note about Sir Donald Campbell of Airds, September 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/18
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Note about Sir Donald Campbell of Airds which states that he 'was a nat[ural] son of Tierna Challad[air] [Tighearna Challadair or Campbell of Cawdor] - a bad foxy man.'

Dates: September 1870

Story about a man calling for the Baron on his death-bed, 15 August 1883

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/9
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Story about a man calling for the Baron [Bachuil] on his death-bed collected from Donald MacGregor, Baile Garbh/Bailegarve, Lios Mòr/Lismore. The man's wife sent for the Baron but despatched another messenger afterwards saying that he need not come after all. The man cried 'O am Baron am Baron. Tha ghaoil bha gaoil agads air a bheir[e]adh riabh,' and then he died.

Dates: 15 August 1883

Story about Sir Donald Campbell of Airds shooting a servant, 2 September 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/15
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Story about Sir Donald Campbell of Airds shooting a servant. While he was living at E[ilean] an Stalcair [Stalker Isle or Castle Stalker, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] Campbell had sent a servant to [Inver-] in a hurry but the servant returned so quickly that Campbell thought he had not gone at all and on seeing him crossing the stream shot him.

Dates: 2 September 1870

Story about the Baron of Bachuil being called for by a man on his deathbed, September 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/71
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Story telling how Donl du tearn [Dòmhnall Dubh Tighearna or Sir Donald Campbell of Airds, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] sent for the Baron of Bachuil while he was on his deathbed but his wife never sent the messenger for him. It notes that Dòmhnall used to 'preach in the ag[e]s of episcopy.'

Dates: September 1870

Story entitled 'Aird bhea’aich', 15 August 1883

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/8
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Aird bhea’aich' collected from Donald MacGregor, Baile Garbh/Bailegarve, Lios Mòr/Lismore, about a man called Donald Dubh and his father, in which the 'troublesome' Donald challenges his father to hang someone and if he does not hang them he is to give 'the power of pit and gallows' to Donald. They encounter three men carrying a caber each from the forest and Donald insists that his father hangs one of them. His father tricks him by technically hanging one of the man but not...
Dates: 15 August 1883

Story entitled 'Caora Dhubh na Bachuill', 15 August 1883

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/5
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Story entitled 'Caora Dhubh na Bachuill' collected from Donald Macgrigor [Donald MacGregor], Bailegarbh [Baile Garbh, Lios Mòr/Lismore] about a black sheep, belonging to Domhnall Dubh nan Aird [Sir Donald Campbell of Airds], which was stolen and the sheepskin was found hanging from the rafters of the Baron of Bachuil's barn, for which the Baron was threatened with hanging. In order to spare himself the Baron was forced to hand over several pieces of land.

Dates: 15 August 1883

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