MacNeil, Roderick, General, c1791-1863 (21st chief of MacNeil of Barra)
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
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...
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Each-drai Chlann Uisne' [Eachdraidh Chlann Uisne] collected from Iain MacNeil [John MacNeil], aged 83 years, cottar, Buaile nam bodach [Buail nam Bodach/Bolnabodach, Barraigh/Isle of Barra]. Carmichael describes him as 'aois 83 co-aois a Chorneil mhic Neil. He appears about 60 years'. The story tells how Seven folios of text have been written over transversely in blue ink, the first text being written in black ink. The blue ink text is a continuation of the story or as...
Dates: 16 March 1867