Stewart, Donald, c1500
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing material collected mostly in An Apainn/Appin and Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire. A large proportion of the stories and biographical information about Appin was collected from Donald MacColl, foxhunter, Glencreran, who was known as Dòmhnall a' Bhrocair. Amongst the material collected from Dòmhnall a' Bhrocair are proverbs, sayings, customs, stories about local figures and families and historic anecdotes. The other main...
Scope and Contents Note about Eas nan Ùig [Earra Ghàidheal/Argyll], that Carmichaels were buried there; that the MacLaurins [MacLarens] of Duror and the MacColls of Glaisdrum [Glasdrum] fought there; that Donul nan Ord [Dòmhnall nan Òrd] hid there and that the Carmichaels and Stewarts were 'bosom friends' or 'lèine-chneis'.
Scope and Contents Note about men who fought at Culloden hiding in Dòmhnall nan Òrd's cave and that 20 of them who died were from Glencreran [Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire], and were very young: 'on whom fias[a]g [beard] did not mark'. The Glencreran men were commanded by Stewart of Airdsheile, who is noted as being 'a fine sword man'.
Scope and Contents Note about the Livingstone family and some of their possessions collected from John Livingstone 'Muillear Mòr', Portnacroish, Appin [Port na Crois, An Apainn, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] aged 73 years, including mention of a connection with Dr [David] Livingstone, that the family is from Achnacrithe [Achadh na Crithe/Achnacree], Benderloch [Meudarloch], Morven [A' Mhòrbhairne] and Ulbha [Ulva]. He mentions a salt cellar, a tumbler in a house in Druimnamoine [Druim na Mòine/Druim-na-moina] and...
Scope and Contents Note that Coire Chailean [Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] is the name of the place where Dòmhnall nan Òrd killed his father's killer and that Dòmhnall nan Òrd had a cave on the Invernahyle estate which could hold 40 men.
Scope and Contents Poem beginning 'Don[u]l nan ord dalta ghobha', about Dòmhnall nan Òrd [Donald Stewart] probably collected from Donald MacColl, [foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire].
Scope and Contents Story probably collected from Donald MacColl, [foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] about 'Ban Donullach' who went begging with the young Domhnall nan Òrd [Donald Stewart], then in exile and in disguise, for a year. After she had unsuccessfully tried to pretend to a shoemaker with whom she was lodging that Donald was her son, he gave the boy a free pair of shoes.
Scope and Contents Story probably collected from Donald MacColl, foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, about about how the young Domhnall nan Òrd [Donald Stewart], while living in exile with the Gobha Mhùideirt or Moidart Smith, was made to fish and did so successfully, twice. He was hidden under a washtub while the Campbells searched for him.
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Baran Na Bachuil Agus na 2 [Dà] Ighnean Rua', probably collected from Christina Campbell née Macintyre, Lios Mòr/Lismore Earra, Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, about the murder of [Duncan] Stewart of Appin and his valet [Sollamh MacColla/Sorley MacColl] following a competition at Duart [Dubhaird, Muile/Mull], and the retrieval of Stewart's body by the Baron of Bachuil and his two red-haired daughters. The other states that when Stewart realised that his valet had been murdered he tried...