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Story and notes on MacNeil of Barra's rentals on Mingulay, 23 May 1869

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/35

Scope and Contents

Story and notes collected from Roderick MacNeil, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay telling how 'Barra one year made a rent of £14,000' and how MacNeill [MacNeil of Barra] came over fourteen days before Lunasdal stayed until '14 days of Foghar'. No one dared to go to Lianamal [Liànamul] before he came. The measurements of feorlig and peighinn are noted according to how many [barrels] are paid in rent according to feorlig or peighinn. The story states that 'All were taken from Lianamal. After that MacNeill left & the people hid all the fachaich.' The text has been scored through in ink as if transcribed elsewhere.

Dates

  • 23 May 1869

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 64 folios ; 17 x 20.3 cm

Physical Location

5.07

Physical Location

folio 20v, line 20 to folio 21r, line 8

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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