MacDonald, Donald, -c1650
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Copy of a manuscript about the family of Mac Iain vic Hemish [Donald MacDonald, Mac Iain Mhic Sheumais] and accompanying note, 9 April 1866
Scope and Contents Copy of a manuscript about Mac Iain vic Hemish [Donald MacDonald, Mac Iain Mhic Sheumais] originally written by James MacDonald at Kalin [Ceallan/Kallin, Griomsaigh/Grimsay] June 1837. The text describes Mac Iain Mhic Sheumais's prowess as a warrior from an early age including his involvement in the Battle of Cuilen in Skye [An Cuilthionn/Cuillin, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] where he killed the MacLeod of Gesto. There is also a detailed account of a raid by MacLeods of Harris on...
Dates: 9 April 1866
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing primarily songs and stories collected in Miùghlaigh/Mingulay, Barraigh/Barra, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist and Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis. The main informants are Roderick MacNeil or Ruairidh an Rùma from Mingulay and Penelope MacLellan of Ormacleit/Ormaclete. The bulk of the material from MacNeil relates to the southernmost islands of the Hebrides and covers topics such as bird-fowling, the island way of life, place-names,...
Dates: c1868 to 16 June 1876
Scope and Contents Note about Raol Donn and Blar an Dronga [Raghnall Donn MacDonald and Blàr and Dronga/Battle of Drong] noting that Raghnall was to fight Siol Leoid [Sìol Leòid or MacLeods] at Loch nan Arm near Howbeag [Tobha Beag/Howbeg, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] and that his brother Dòmhnall was going to let him be killed by MacLeod. Raghnall's men lost and word was sent to [Dòmhnall] Mac Iain ic Sheumais on Eriskay that day '& he started running & got to Carnish [Cairinis/Carinish, Uibhist a...
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Mac Iain 'ic Sheumais' collected from Mairead Donullach [Margaret MacDonald], aged 79 years, Gearrai iain, Malacleit, N[orth] Uist [Gearraidh Iain, Malaclete, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] beginning 'Na nead an eoin bhinnich, Bha [th]u innis na Ruai'. The song is composed of fifty lines and has been scored through in ink as if transcribed elsewhere. The accompanying note describes Mairead as 'A poor old woman in a hut who had been at service in Vallay [Bhàlaigh] for a long time...
Dates: 10 February 1870
Scope and Contents Story about Alastair Mor nam Marst [Alasdair Mòr nam Mart or Alexander MacDonald of Boisdale] and Sir Tormad possibly collected in Uibhist a Deas/South Uist telling how Alasdair used to spend time with Mac Iain ic Sheumais [Donald MacDonald] and was married to 'Seonaid niean Iain ic Dhonil Ghuirm Shleibhte'. Alasdair sent a message to 'Fear Hamera not to come across Cuan Uist as long as he lived' and in return Fear Hamera challenged Alasdair to meet him at Auin Snizort [Abhainn Snizort or River...
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Mac Iain ic Sheumais' collected from Mrs MacLenan [Penelope MacLellan], Ormacleit [Ormaclete, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] whose father was a great or great great grandson of Donul [Dòmhnall] Mac I[ain] ic Sheumas and who was named after him. Eiriosgaigh/Eriskay
Dates: 27 May 1869