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MacMillan, Mary, c1825-1883 (domestic servant | Lionacuidhe | South Uist)


Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Story about a man with two sweethearts, 27 May 1869

Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/59
Scope and Contents Story collected from Mary MacMillan, Lionacuidhe/Liniquie, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist telling how a man chose between two sweethearts but the spurned got vengeance by stranding the wife on the rocks at An Leumaire-rua below Ru-thiorinnis [An Leumaire Ruadh and Rubha Thornais/Hornish Point]. The man then married the other woman but while she was milking and the song beginning 'Sin do chas dhomh hug o, Sin do lamh dhomh' he heard her and realised what had happened and left her. The informant...
Dates: 27 May 1869

Story about the Cailleachag bheag bhiara an fhasaich, 27 May 1869

Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/58
Scope and Contents Story about the Cailleach bheag bhiara an fhasach [Cailleach Bheur or nature goddess] collected from Mary MacMillan, Lionacuidhe/Liniquie, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist. The story is based on asking the little old woman questions the answers to which describe her connection between birds, plants, fish and animals and specific places. The text contains annotations and amendments and has been scored through in pencil and in ink as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 27 May 1869