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MacDonald, Margaret, fl1870 (Mairead nighean Aonghais Duinn | Gearraidh Iain | North Uist | Inverness-shire)

 Person

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Custom called 'Faobh-bhleothan', 14 July 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/96
Scope and Contents Custom called 'Faobh-bhleothan' probably collected from Margaret MacDonald, Malacleit/Malaclete, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist telling how if a woman was caught milking her neighbour's cow and thus stealing its milk, her hand would be cut off at the wrist. 'A spot is still pointed at Udal where this was done for a poor wretch cau[gh]t in the act'. Written transversely over the text is another example citing the spot on Vallay [Bhàlaigh] where a woman was 'buried alive' for the same offence.
Dates: 14 July 1870

Field notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 15 July 1870 to 19 October 1871

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, inscribed on the inside cover with 'Alexander A Carmichael Inland Revenue Lochmaddy N[orth] Uist 15/7 1870 Note Book No 8'. The majority of this notebook contains material collected on Tarasaigh/Taransay from the MacDonalds at Paible House, Mor or Marion MacQueen and Donald MacKinnon including notes on the island's archaeology, local history and geographical changes, with stories of how coastal erosion revealed burial sites and renditions of the...
Dates: 15 July 1870 to 19 October 1871

Fragment of a story about wood washed up after a storm, 14 July 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/103
Scope and Contents Fragment of a story probably collected from Margaret MacDonald, Malacleit/Malaclete, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist about wood washed up after a storm which reads 'MacDona[ald] when a breacach often shot his nets over the [runs] and after a storm saw pieces of decayed sta[v]es like wood washed up and sticks & things.'
Dates: 14 July 1870

Note about the well at Udal, 14 July 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/98
Scope and Contents Note probably collected from Margaret MacDonald, Malacleit/Malaclete, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist about the well at Udal which reads 'The well of the Udal people is still seen but filled with sand. Excel[lent] water.'
Dates: 14 July 1870

Notes on the ancestry of Lord MacDonald, 14 July 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/101
Scope and Contents Notes on the ancestry of Lord [Alexander] MacDonald probably collected from Margaret MacDonald, Malacleit/Malaclete, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist stating that he is the '6 glun' [generation] from Sir Seumas Ruadh noting that Raol Mac Shir Seumas [Raghnaill mac Shir Seumas] was a celebrated swordsman. Lachlan Monc [Monk or Mac a Mhanaich] 'says mort an Udail was before Bann[ock]burn'.
Dates: 14 July 1870

Notes on the family of Uistean Mor Mac Onail, 14 July 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/102
Scope and Contents Notes on the family of Uistean Mor Mac Onail [Uisdean Mòr MacDonald] probably collected from Margaret MacDonald, Malacleit/Malaclete, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist listing his illegitimate children and their mothers and noting the burial place of one of them.
Dates: 14 July 1870

Notes on the illegitimacy of MacDonalds, 14 July 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/100
Scope and Contents Notes on the illegitimacy of MacDonalds probably collected from Margaret MacDonald, Malacleit/Malaclete, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist stating that Donull Gruamach [Domhnall Gruamach] was the first of the MacDonalds to have inherited through marriage law as all previous incumbents had been illegitimate. Donl Gorm [Domhnall Gorm] and Murdoch were brothers while Goraidh was said to have been castrated and so had no children. Sìol Ghoraidh's response to that was that Sìol Mhurchaidh who were...
Dates: 14 July 1870

Song beginning 'Air beinn san coille saig a bhaile' and accompanying note, 14 July 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/95
Scope and Contents Song beginning 'Air beinn san coille saig a bhaile, Mi fo chul do bhreac bhaile' probably collected from Margaret MacDonald, Malacleit/Malaclete, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist. The song is composed of twenty five lines and contains a number of amendments. The text has been scored through in ink as if transcribed elsewhere. The note adds that the singer heard ths song sixty years ago [c1810].
Dates: 14 July 1870

Song beginning 'Ceud sorie Mhaoldonaich', 14 July 1870 and 11 December 1873

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/94
Scope and Contents Song beginning 'Ceud sorie Mhaoldonaich, Cha be 'n Donach b' fhear[r] gleat ort' probably collected from Margaret MacDonald, Malacleit/Malaclete, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist. The song is composed of eighteen lines and has been scored through in ink with the following written transversely over it 'Transcribed 11/12 83 Book III page 236 A[lexander] C[armichael].'
Dates: 14 July 1870 and 11 December 1873

Song entitled 'Naile Bho hi' and accompanying note, 14 July 1870 and 10 November 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/93
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Naile Bho hi' [Oran do Dhòmhnull Ghorm Òg Shleibhte le Mhuime] collected from Mairead nin Aonais Duinn Dhonullach [Mairead nighean Aonghais Dhòmhnallach or Margaret MacDonald], 'close up 80 [years of age]', Malacleit [Malaclete, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] beginning 'Naile bho hi, Nail triall [bheinn gun rumhaire]'. The song is composed of fifty-three lines, four of which were added after a short note about the singer, and has some gaps and deletions.The text has been scored...
Dates: 14 July 1870 and 10 November 1870