MacDonald, Mac Uisdean (proprietor or factor | Griminis | North Uist)
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Biographical notes on Mòr Buidhe, that she was a bean-tuiream [mourner] who was from Barraigh/Isle of Barra but travelled in Uibhist/Uist. MacUistean's wife, who was from Vallay [Bhàlaigh, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist], had died and Mòr said 'M'eudail is m'air is mo run u Cha bu cheil dhuit Mac Uistean' [My darling, my joy and my love, you were not MacUisdean's wife] to which MacUistean replied 'Cha tuirst i fhein sin' [She never said that]. Text has been scored through in ink as if transcribed...
Dates: October 1872
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. Written on the inside front cover is '2/9 1870. Oban' and on the flyleaf is '[deleted: Twas] Friday 2 Sep[tember]. 1870. 12 noon from Ob[an]'. Folios 1-3r and 75r to 117v are blank. The text on folio 3v and 4r and 4v is written updside down and is later text (29 January 1875). The contents are in two distinct sections, the first being material collected on Lios Mòr/Lismore and the second being material collected in South Uist. Much of the...
Dates: 2 September 1870 to 7 October 1875
Scope and Contents Story about Mac Uistean under the heading 'Roin' and how when he was very old he could no longer go seal hunting on Haisgeir [Theisgeir/Heisker/Monach Isles]. Michaelmas Day, when seals were the key part of the feast, was very stomy and no one could go to Heisker seal hunting so MacUistean was agitated because there would be no slanruith to hang above the fire. That night, however after a ball in Griminnis [Griminis/Griminish, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] it got warm and the men went hunting and...
Scope and Contents Story about MacUistean, Griminish, North Uist [Griminis, Uibhist a Tuath] describing how he had a cairiste and as he was passing the big fairy hill in Griminish on his way to inspect the sheep-shearing, he heard a baby crying and a fairy inviting him to come in, take a seat and he would get everything. He immediately went home where the baker was baking for the cairiste but the oven was so full that bits of dough were falling over it. She was going to pick the bits up but MacUistean stamped his...
Dates: September 1872
Scope and Contents Story and traditions about seals under the heading 'Roin' collected from Major James A Macrae of Valley and Griminish, North Uist [Bhàlaigh/Vallay Griminis, Uibhist a Tuath]. The story tells how Odar was a Viking warrior who raided the west coast after the Norsemen had been expelled by MacDonald, Lord of the Isles. MacDonald put up a reward for whoever brought him Odar's head, dead or alive. Mac Uistean [Mac Uisdean] captured Odar at Caisteal Odar and decapitated him and took MacDonald Odar's...
Scope and Contents Story under the heading 'Roin' about Mac Uistean and Odar, the Lochlannach [Viking] robber. The story tells how Odar was a ferocious robber and that Ma'g'Onuil Nan Eileanann [MacDonald of the Isles] put up money for whoever would kill Odar. Mac Uistean Ghrimininis, a friend of MacDonald's eventually caught Odar and chopped off his head. As a reward, MacDonald of the Isles gave MacUistean Griminis and rights to Haisgeir [Theisgeir/Heisker/Monach Isles] seals. Odar's head was buried in Griminis....
Scope and Contents Transcription notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. The majority of the volume has been used but intermittently there are groups of blank folios. Carmichael appears to have written in the book in the 1860s creating sections of different genres at different stages in the volume, with pages left blank in between to fill up appropriately. In about 1875 he has then used some of these blank pages to transcribe notes and stories but has not kept to the genres sections he initially created. The...
Dates: 1860 to c1866