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Story about son of MacPhee of Colonsay and how he came to live in Miùghlaigh/Mingulay, 23 March 1871

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW119/6

Scope and Contents

Tale, probably told by John Pearson or John MacPherson, cottar, Ceann Tangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Barra, concerning the son of MacPhee of Colbhasa/Colonsay and how he and his descendants came to inhabit Miùghlaigh/Mingulay. Having been dispossessed of Colonsay, MacPhee's son came to Barra where he found employment as MacNeil's manager. No boat had been coming from Mingulay, so MacPhee's son was sent there. When he found all the islanders dead of plague, the crew would not allow him back into the boat and returned home without him. MacPhee's son's boy began crying for his father, and he himself was sent to Mingulay. Their descendants are still in the island. Carmichael notes that he has already copied down the tale, and that the plague was said to have come from a shipwreck.

Dates

  • 23 March 1871

Language of Materials

Gaelic,English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 1 volume ; 17 x 20.5 cm

Physical Location

5.07

Physical Location

folio 21r, line 1 to folio 21r, line 22

Related Materials

Coll-97/CW114/48

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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