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Custom called 'Faobh-bhleothan', 14 July 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/96

Scope and Contents

Custom called 'Faobh-bhleothan' probably collected from Margaret MacDonald, Malacleit/Malaclete, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist telling how if a woman was caught milking her neighbour's cow and thus stealing its milk, her hand would be cut off at the wrist. 'A spot is still pointed at Udal where this was done for a poor wretch cau[gh]t in the act'. Written transversely over the text is another example citing the spot on Vallay [Bhàlaigh] where a woman was 'buried alive' for the same offence.


  • Creation: 14 July 1870

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 64 folios ; 19.5 x 23 cm