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Story about Rev John MacAulay and the treatment of 'malefactors', September 1870

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/37

Scope and Contents

Story about Rev John MacAulay, minister, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, that he was disliked by his parishioners 'duine borb borb' to the extent that on his final Sunday during the service he said that he would not leave if anyone showed him support but no one spoke. He put up the brangas [pillory] by the church where malefactors [criminals] would be chained for a night and a day as punishment. It also notes that Druim na Bithe was where the malefactors would be collected for the parish. Croc na croiche [Cnoc na Croiche] was where people were hanged and is situated on the south side of the dyke between the smith's croft and Lag nan cailleach on the Tai chlachain farm [Lag nan Cailleach and Taigh Chlachain].

Dates

  • September 1870

Language of Materials

English Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 117 folios ; 20 x 16.5 cm