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MacNeil, Roderick, General, c1791-1863 (21st chief of MacNeil of Barra)

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Story about Mairi ("ni Raoil") NicNeill, dairy woman to the MacNeill of Barra, 1885

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW87/43
Scope and Contents Story about Mairi ("ni Raoil") NicNeill [Mary MacNeill née MacDonald], dairy woman to the MacNeil of Barra, [Bruairnis/Bruernish, Eòlaigearraidh/Eoligarry, Barraigh/Barra]. The story tells of how, when General Roderick MacNeil was at war in India, the factor 'would not allow her her own mode of feeding the calfs'. When MacNeil returned he asked for Mary but was told by the factor that she had left. MacNeil reproached him saying that his cattle was famous long before a factor ever saw them and...
Dates: 1885