South Uist Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Charm entitled 'An t-Altacha Leapa' [An t-Altachadh Leapa] beginning ' An ainm an Ath[air] sa Mh[ic] san Sp[ioraid N[aoimh]' collected from Donald Macintire [MacIntyre], also known as Donul mac Neill, age 84, Howbeag, South Uist [Tobha Beag/Howbeg, Uibhist a Deas] in the midst of his story about the visit of the Duke of Tarentum. A comment at the end of the song states, 'Duke Tar[en]t[um] middle sized clear mind[ed] smart man high sight', which is followed by a comment in a different pencil....
Dates: 6 April 1877
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. The marjority of the notebook relates to material collected in Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire but there are a number of loose leaves at the end which contain an account of a journey from Uibhist/Uist through An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye, during which time his wife, Mary is in Edinburgh and is pregnant. There are eight blank folios at the end of the notebook. Much of the material in this notebook was collected from Duncan...
Scope and Contents Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing songs, poems, tales, names, vocabulary and expressions collected in the Outer Hebrides [Na h-Eileanan an Iar]. The first part of the volume contains transcriptions taken as Carmichael listened to informants in 1877 while the second part appears to be copies of previous transcriptions of material collected by Carmichael and Rev Malcolm MacPhail in 1874 and written into the notebook in 1891. Amongst the material is a version of the lament...
Dates: 1874, 1877 and 1891
Scope and Contents Genealogical notes entitled 'Maceachains' including the patronymics of two Neill Maceachains [Neil MacEachen] and notes on their connection with Ronald of Arasaig [Àrasaig/Arisaig, Siorramachd Inbhir Nis/Inverness-shire], Howbeg [Tobha Beag, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] and Marshal MacDonald, Duke of Tarentum. Also noted is how some of the family changed their name to MacDonald while the others remained as MacEachen and that Alexander Mor Howbig [Alexander MacEachen later MacDonald] had four...
Scope and Contents Notes on the family relationship between Alexander MacDonald, Snaoisveal [Sniseabhal/Snishival, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] and the Duke of Tarentum.
Dates: 7 April 1869
Scope and Contents Story probably collected from Roderick MacDonald [Ruaraidh Saor] telling how the Duke of Tarentum was a little man and that he was very like his cousin Fear Howbig [Tobha Beag/howbeg, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist].
Dates: 18 January 1871
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Duke of Tarentum' stating that he visited Uist [Uibhist] in 1846 and left £10 a year to his cousins Alast[air] and Isebal [Alexander and Isabel MacEachan]. It gives details of the MacEachan family including a nephew of the Duke, who learned English under a tutor paid for by the Duke, and mentions two young men who were taken away on the Duke's ship.
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Duke of Tarentum' collected from Donald Macintire [MacIntyre], also known as Donul mac Neill, age 84, Howbeag, South Uist [Tobha Beag/Howbeg, Uibhist a Deas] about the visit by the Marshal MacDonald, Duke of Tarentum 'about 45 [0 scored out and replaced with 5] years ago'. The story tells of the Duke's father's recollections of the Howbeg and also of how he gave money to some relatives and took 'a stocking of earth' from Tota na Bracha [Tobhta na Bracha, Uibhist a Deas/South...
Dates: 6 April 1877
Story relating to George Munro, John Munro, Hugh MacEachen and Father Ranald MacEachen and accompanying poem, 1892
Scope and Contents Story relating to George Munro, John Munro, Hugh MacEachen and Father Ranald MacEachen. The story tells how George Munro lived until he was ninety-one years old and was the son of John Munro, minister of Duirinish, Skye [Diùirinis, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye]. Once when Clanranald was on the Isle of Skye, he asked John Munro what favour he could do him and the reply was to give Uibhist a Deas/South Uist to his son George. On another occasion George 'showed kindness' to Father Ranald...