MacKenzie, Mary, c1771-c1855 (farmer's wife | muse of the poet William Ross | Gairloch | Ross and Cromarty)
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Biographical notes on the poet Uilleam Ros [William Ross] collected from Alastair Mac Coinnich [Alexander MacKenzie], Loch Uisge-bhadh [Loch Uiskevagh, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] originally from Gearrloch [Geàrrloch/Gairloch, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty], including how he met Alastair's mother [Mary MacKenzie], for whom he wrote 'Moladh na h-Oighe Gaelaich'; how shortly before he died, Ross burned all his books; about the relationship between him and Mor Ros, for whom he wrote many poems...
Dates: 14 March 1866
Scope and Contents Note probably collected from Alexander MacKenzie, Uisgeabhagh/Uiskevagh, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula about Uilleam Ros [Uilleam Ros/William Ross] and Mairi Nic Coinnich [Màiri NicChoinnich/Mary MacKenzie] that his poem 'A nighean bhoidheach an or fhui[l]t' was written by Ross about MacKenzie.
Scope and Contents Transciption notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. The inside front cover is inscribed in ink with 'Bought at Wadebridge Cornwall Dec[ember] 1 1864 p 1/6 A A Carmichael' and the opposite page has 'A A Carmichael' written on it in pencil. The notebook contains Fenian songs or tales mainly collected in Uibhist a Deas/South Uist and Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula, some of which are repeated in full or in part. These include 'Laoidh na Muileartaich', 'Duan an Deirg' and 'A' Bhraoin Chaorain'....