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Account of 'Clann 'Ic Illemhicheil' [Carmichaels], 14 December 1864

Identifier: Coll-97/CW113/3

Scope and Contents

Account of 'Clann 'Ic Illemhicheil' [Carmichaels], collected from Eoghan Mac Illemhicheil [Hugh Carmichael], age 80, Druim-na-moine, Apuinn [Druim-na-moina, Apainn/Appin, Earra-Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] in which he describes the family as being the oldest clan in the area (six hundred years), originating in Annat. He gives a brief account of Alexander's own family, the Barons of Taigh Sgurrain: their descent from the Easbaig Bàn or Fair-haired Bishop, and the loss of their lands to Sir Donald Campbell of Airds after he had made the simple-minded heir drunk 'on French wine' in Inveraray. A brief narrative follows of how outlawed Carmichaels saved their enemy Maclean of Duart from death by witchcraft and were rewarded as a result. Finally, there is an account of how Carmichael descendants are to be found in Ardnamurchan, Mull, Islay, Lorn, and further afield, through members of the family accompanying the daughters of Stewart of Appin as a 'tail' on their marriages.


  • Creation: 14 December 1864

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From the Series: 86 folios ; 20.3 x 16.5 cm