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Sinclair, Duncan, c1806-1874 (crofter | Barra Head | Berneray | Inverness-shire)


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Note of an unusual bird sighting, 1871

Identifier: Coll-97/CW119/30
Scope and Contents Note of an unusual bird sighting collected from Duncan Sinclair, telling how at the end of July or beginning of August 1871 he had seen a bird with 'red wings & white body bill like a duck size about a gannet or less' and has never seen it before or since. The text has been scored through in ink as if to indicate it has been transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 1871

Story about Captain Scott on Isle of Barra and Mingulay, 1867

Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/72
Scope and Contents Story about Captain [Caroline] Scott probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, MiĆ¹ghlaigh/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...
Dates: 1867