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Notes and stories on Clan MacLeod, 29 August 1868

Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/3

Scope and Contents

Notes and stories on Clan MacLeod of Lewis ['Clann 'ic Leòid 'ic Thorcuil'] collected from Aonas Mac Aulay [Angus MacAulay], aged 82, Croc na h-Aoi, [An Cnoc/Knock, Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis]. MacAulay describes how 16 or 18 members of the clan are buried 'under the stone at Aoi' [Eaglais na h-Aoidhe] having been killed by Iain Garbh in Iain Wylie's house in Stornoway [Steòrnabhagh]. The last of this clan was said to be a small crofter called Calum MacLeoid mac Thor[cuil] ic Leoid whose great grandmother, Catriona nighean Sheorais 'held the candle to him [Iain Garbh?] while this was done'. Iain Garbh and Gobha Dubh Thonga had agreed to help one another but the blacksmith [Gobha] reneged on his part of the agreement. At the blacksmith's request, Iain Garbh buried him alive rather than kill him outright. Torcuil oighre is noted as being the first of the Lewis MacLeods, the heir being Tocuil MacLeod, Mealabost.


  • 29 August 1868

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

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This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 64 folios ; 17 x 20.3 cm