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Notes on the population of Tarasaigh/Taransay, 8 July 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/21

Scope and Contents

Notes on the population of Tarasiagh/Taransay, stating that Paible is the inhabited part and Rath the north township 'but no people now', that 'Aird-Mhanuis' [Àird Mhànais] is an island at high spring tides, and that good families came from Taransay including that of Cap[tain] Ken[neth] Campbell 'mac Alast[air] ic Coinnich ic Dho[mh]n[u]il[l] ic Iain Oig of Taransay' describing Captain Campbell as 'one of the most gent[le]manly men who ever live.' Campbell is said to have lived at Aoi [Uidh] and then Paible before moving to Rodail [Roghadal/Rodel, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] where he was greatly venerated to the extent that people were said to have run away from him for fear that he would be offended by them looking at him. He was buried at Scarista [Scarasta] and was a cousin of Ann Campbell the composer of the lament 'Ailein Duinn'.

Dates

  • 8 July 1870

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 64 folios ; 19.5 x 23 cm