MacNeil, John, -1746
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Account of a fishing trip around Mingulay with accompanying place-name notes, descriptions and stories, 23 May 1869
Scope and Contents Account by Alexander Carmichael of a fishing trip around Miulay [Miùghlaigh/Mingulay] with accompanying place-name notes, descriptions and stories. Carmichael notes geographical features such as high points, caves, rocks or arches; archaeological sites such as dùns or graveyards; places people have used for looking after livestock or catching birds and fish, noting breeding grounds or habits of some birds; and sea-faring items such as the conditions of the sea or navigation techniques. One...
Dates: 23 May 1869
Story about Bliana nan Sasunach, 23 May 1869
Scope and Contents Story collected from Roderick MacNeil, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay about Bliana nan Sasunach [Bliadhna nan Sasannach the year of the Englishmen] telling how Iain mac Fh[earchair] ic M[hurchaidh], was hanged without trial by Captain Scott and his men, about 600 of whom were on Beàrnaraigh/Berneray and Mingulay for a week. He was Roderick's uncle, being her son before she was married. The story tells how the soldiers took everything and how the islanders fled in fear of them. Two men went into the...
Dates: 23 May 1869
Story about Captain Scott on Isle of Barra and Mingulay, 1867
Scope and Contents Story about Captain [Caroline] Scott probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay. Described as 'notorious', the story states how Scott and his soldiers who carried themselves 'most ferociously' hanged a big, strong man named Iain mac Fhearchair ic Mhurachaidh ic Neill with out a trial or a judge. The story tells how the soldiers 'amused them[selves] by flaying the cattle of the people alive and allowing them to run mad about the island.' One man wisely...