Sinclair, Duncan, c1806-1874 (crofter | Barra Head | Berneray | Inverness-shire)
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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...