Urquhart, Robert, 1839-1928 (Inspector of Police | Alness | Ross and Cromarty)
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing the stories 'Rocabarrai' and 'Cugarbhad'; some songs and song fragments; customs relating to religious festivals, particularly on the Isle of Barra; stories about the MacNeil of Barra; stories and archaeological notes on Castle Beagram [Caisteal Bheagram, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]; cattle charms and stories about the Lochlannaich [Vikings]. As well as archaeological notes on chapels and cemeteries the majority of the notebook entries...
Dates: 1870 to 1872
Scope and Contents List of dog owners in Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist written by Alexander Carmichael as part of his excise duties and the date of inspection, when the ownership of a dog was verified, recorded by 'RU' [Robert Urquhart]. The list records the name, occupation and abode of the dog owner, the date 'dog seen' and by whom it was seen. There are eighty three names on the list with folios 5v and 6r being blank. The list has been scored through in ink.
Scope and Contents List of 'Tobacco Licences' in North Uist [Uibhist a Tuath] composed of the name and abode of eleven islanders, written by Alexander Carmichael and notes against some of them written by Robert Urquhart, preventive officer. Spaces within the list have been used by Carmichael for his folklore notes. The notes on folio 46r have been scored through.
Scope and Contents Remarks on the collection of dog tax in North Uist [Uibhist a Tuath] written by Robert Urquhart, preventive officer. Some of the remarks are referenced by number, which correlate to the list at the beginning of the volume (see CW90/2), others are unnumbered. Examples of remarks are 'to pay on Wednesday first at Lochmaddy by Mr McAulay', 'Says never pay a penny for his Dog & he will not Dispense with it either', 'Mr McLean Catchist is poorly but will pay it in a month when he gets his...
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Eachdraidh Chlann Uisne' collected from Iain MacNeill [John MacNeil], aged 83, pauper, Buailenambodach, Barraidh [Buaile nam Bodach, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] and written down by Carmichael on Liosmore [Lios Mòr] on 16 March 1867. MacNeil is noted as 'co-aois a Choirneil Ruaraidh ic Neill uacaran Bharraidh' [a contemporary of Colonel Roderick MacNeil, MacNeil of Barra]. The story tells how a seer told an old childless couple that they would have a daughter who would cause more...
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Torac na Taine' collected from Padruig Moirestean [Peter Morrison], crofter, Bailemhanaich, Beinn'a-Faola [Baile a' Mhanaich/Balivanich, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] by Alexander Carmichael and written up by Robert Urquhart, preventive officer, who was a colleague of Carmichael's, on 17 and 18 April 1866. The story tells of the life of Cuchulain from the discovery of his strength and fighting prowess to his death at the hands of sorcerers. The incidents of the story...