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Note on the 'ostiarij', 1886

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/310

Scope and Contents

Note on the 'ostiarij' [ostiarii or Iona's inhabitants] and that their name comes from their former office in the church [doorkeepers].They never exceed 5 or 8 in number from a male because of an act of misbehaviour committed in St Columba's time according to Dean Frazer [Dean John Fraser]. Also notes that Dean Frazer gave the governorship of the Isle of Man to Sacheverall and that the currach is still used in Wales.


  • Creation: 1886

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This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 1 notebook ; 17.5 x 10.8 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 88r, line 1 to folio 88r, line 10


Fraser, John Scottish History Society, volume LII, MacFarlane's Geographical Collections, volume II, A Short Description of I or Iona 1693 (Edinburgh, 1907) pp 216-219

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