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Story about Mr Aulay and accompanying family history notes, 11 July 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/72

Scope and Contents

Story about Mr Aulay [Rev Kenneth MacAulay] and accompanying family history notes collected from Kenneth Morrison, Nisissi near Scarasta, Harris [Nisishee, Scarasta/Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] telling how Morrison states that his paternal grandmother was a nurse to MacAulay and how his uncle went with him to Achateine in Airdnamurchan [Ardnamurchan, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. Morrison tells how MacAulay argued with the people of Ardnamurchan and how his wife was 'a proud dame', citing incidents of a request to christen a child on a stormy night and the purchase of a horse. The argument about the horse is what was said to have driven MacAulay to Calader [Caladar/Cawdor, Siorramachd Nàrainn/Nairnshire]. Mr Aulaidh had six or seven sons of whom four became ministers. The story also tells how Kenneth Morrison wrote to Lord MacAulay claiming relationship, that Kenneth MacAulay had the farm at Sanndai Glenelg [Sandaig, Gleann Eilg, Siorramachd Inbhir Nis/Inverness-shire] and 'kept Dun[can] Morrison car[ryin]g butter & cheese fr[om] Sannda & Caladair'. Duncan Morrison was said to have been captured and imprisoned on his way to the American war but 'The Ameri[cans] feared that ev[er]y Kingdom would be against them so they set & gave the pris[oners] work after which they were well treat[ed].' A transverse note reads 'Mr Auladh's last attend[ance] at the Synod was 1707'.


  • Creation: 11 July 1870

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 64 folios ; 19.5 x 23 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 17v, line 13 to folio 18v, line 6

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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