MacLeod, John, -1671 (Iain Garbh Mac Ghille Chaluim | warrior | Raasay )
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Notes and stories on Clan MacLeod of Lewis ['Clann 'ic Leòid 'ic Thorcuil'] collected from Aonas Mac Aulay [Angus MacAulay], aged 82, Croc na h-Aoi, [An Cnoc/Knock, Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis]. MacAulay describes how 16 or 18 members of the clan are buried 'under the stone at Aoi' [Eaglais na h-Aoidhe] having been killed by Iain Garbh in Iain Wylie's house in Stornoway [Steòrnabhagh]. The last of this clan was said to be a small crofter called Calum MacLeoid mac Thor[cuil] ic Leoid whose...
Dates: 29 August 1868
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Iain Garbh' collected from Mairi Nicrath [Mary MacRae], Caolas Stiatar, Na h-Erradh [Caolas Stiadar/Sound of Stiadar, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] beginning 'Gur a mise tha bronach gun ri leughadh a leo'rach'. Mary states that she is 'close upon 100 years old'.
Dates: 4 April 1876
Scope and Contents Story about MacLeod of Lewis probably collected from Kenneth Morrison, Trithean/Trien, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye. MacLeod of Lewis was a very bad man, who divorced his wife and was related to Am Britheamh Leothasach [Leòdhasach]. The king had sent word to MacLeod of Lewis but MacLeod ignored him and so the king gave the Isle of Lewis to people from Fife. The Fifers began to build Stioirnebha [Steòrnabhagh/Stornoway] but Am Britheamh Leòdhasach had them and their helpers killed.An...