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Story about Mor mhor and Ailein mac ic Ailein, 20 January 1871

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/150

Scope and Contents

Story collected from Hector MacLeod, aged 85, at Caisteal Bhuirgh/Borve Castle, Lionacleit/Linaclate, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula telling how Mor mhor [Mòr Mhòr MacDonald] was the mother of Ailein mac 'ic Ailein [Alan MacDonald of Clanranald] who was killed when someone whom he had banished from the country shot him with a sixpence. Mòr was a daughter of MacLeod of Harris and is described as 'bad' [underlined]. Hector also notes that Torcul [Torcuil MacLeod] was the father of Sìne [Jean MacDonald née MacLeod] who married Clanranald.

Dates

  • 20 January 1871

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 64 folios ; 19.5 x 23 cm

Physical Location

5.07

Physical Location

folio 59v, line 5 to folio 59v, line 11

Related Materials

Coll-97/CW116/142 - also records the relationship of Sine MacLeod to Clanranald

Bibliography

MacDonald, Rev A. and MacDonald, Rev. A., (eds), The Genealogy of Clan Donald, Clan Donald, vol. III (Inverness, 1911), pp. 234-235

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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