Kintyre Argyllshire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Notes on the illegitimacy of MacDonalds probably collected from Margaret MacDonald, Malacleit/Malaclete, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist stating that Donull Gruamach [Domhnall Gruamach] was the first of the MacDonalds to have inherited through marriage law as all previous incumbents had been illegitimate. Donl Gorm [Domhnall Gorm] and Murdoch were brothers while Goraidh was said to have been castrated and so had no children. Sìol Ghoraidh's response to that was that Sìol Mhurchaidh who were...
Dates: 14 July 1870
Scope and Contents Sketch by Alexander Carmichael of a gravestone drawn at Cladh Chillandrais, Tarbert, below which is written 'Stone grave stone at door of Skipnes[s] tomb.' [Cladh Cille Anndrais, An Tairbeirt/Tarbert and Sgibinis/Skipness all Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire].
Dates: 10 June 1887
Scope and Contents Story about Alasdair Mac Colla probably collected in Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist telling how he was staying in a Campbell lodging one night although his landlord did not know who he was. A young Campbell reluctantly sits with MacColla and on finding out that MacColla is a MacDonald states that the Campbells are in debt to the MacDonalds. On asking why, Campbell states that they owe the MacDonalds the canvas they used to hang them with. MacDonald’s response is that the debt has already been paid...
Dates: October 1870
Scope and Contents Story about Siol Ghorrie [Sìol Ghoraidh] probably collected from Margaret MacDonald, Malacleit/Malaclete, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist. The story tells how Goraidh was descended from MacDonald of Duntuilm [Dùn Thuilm/Duntulm, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] and Murdoch [Murchadh] from MacDonald of Cinntire [Cinn Tìre/Kintyre]. Mac Suain mor a Raarsai [MacSween of Raasay] killed Goraidh in an attempt to have Trotternish [Tròndairnis] for himself but he failed to get this. There were eighteen...
Dates: 14 July 1870
Scope and Contents Story collected from John Morrison, ground officer, Lingreabhagh/Lingerbay, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris, entitled 'Great fight', telling of the fight in Caolas na Hearadh/Sound of Harris] between Campbeltown [Ceann Loch Chille Chiarain, Cinn Tìre/Kintyre] and Leith herring boats during the herring fishing of Charles II's reign, in which many men were killed from all over Britian and buried in Neartey, Sarstay, Cheesbay, Huarsay, Ortersay, Heamatry and Ta'ay [Nàrstaigh, Sàrstaigh, Bàgh a' Chàise,...
Dates: March 1874
Scope and Contents Vocabulary note which reads 'Doid = Cro[ft] Craoit'
Dates: June 1887