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Stories about the family of Flora MacDonald, September 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/94

Scope and Contents

Stories about the family of Flora MacDonald probably collected from Donald MacInnes, Baile Gharbhaidh/Balgarva, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist, telling how Alexander MacDonald, Flora's brother was in Carrasy visiting his 'Aunt Isebal ni[gh]ean fir Airi[dh] mhuil[ean]' [Iseabail/Isabella daughter of the tacksman of Àirigh Mhuilinn/Milton]. He saw a flock of ducks flying overhead, rushed into the house, picked up the gun but he did not know how to work it and shot himself. Donald was two years old when it happened and remembers seeing the blood. Iseabail's husband was 'mac Leaspa 'ic a mhinisteir', who had lived in 'rio[gha]c[hd] nan daoine bui[dhe]', where the king's daughter had fallen in love with him. Expecting to marry him, the king's daughter made him a suit of multi-coloured feathers, but he returned to Scotland to marry 'his friend Isebal' instead. Flora's other brother Angus, whom Donald saw, is described as 'a thorough soldier'. Donald notes that Flora and the Princes [Charles Edward Stuart/Bonnie Prince Charlie] went from Minngeary and crossed to Lochaoineart from which they sailed [Mingearraidh/Mingarry, Loch Aineort]. A note added later by Carmichael reads 'Poor Donald! He went away one day to cut rushes and was found dead aged [-].'


  • Creation: September 1872

Language of Materials

English Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 117 folios ; 20 x 16.5 cm