Lismore Argyllshire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. Written on the inside front cover is '2/9 1870. Oban' and on the flyleaf is '[deleted: Twas] Friday 2 Sep[tember]. 1870. 12 noon from Ob[an]'. Folios 1-3r and 75r to 117v are blank. The text on folio 3v and 4r and 4v is written updside down and is later text (29 January 1875). The contents are in two distinct sections, the first being material collected on Lios Mòr/Lismore and the second being material collected in South Uist. Much of the...
Dates: 2 September 1870 to 7 October 1875
Scope and Contents Story probably collected from Christina Campbell née Macintyre, Lios Mòr/Lismore Earra, Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, about [John MacAulay], minister on Lismore [Lios Mòr], that he did not tell his congregation that he was leaving until the last Sunday saying that if three men rose and asked him to stay he would. One elder responded with 'Leigidh sinn an t-eurbal leis a chraicionn' [We'll leave the tail with the skin].
Dates: August 1883
Scope and Contents Story about Rev. John MacAulay, minister of South Uist and later Lismore [Uibhist a Deas and Lios Mòr]. The story tells of his appointment to the parish of South Uist over a candidate preferred by both the people and Clanranald and of how he was disliked by his parishoners. He left South Uist to be minister on Lismore but there he was equally disliked by parishioners and on his final Sunday there said that he would be prepared to stay on if any two parishioners stood up to show their support....
Scope and Contents Story about Rev John MacAulay, minister, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, that he was disliked by his parishioners 'duine borb borb' to the extent that on his final Sunday during the service he said that he would not leave if anyone showed him support but no one spoke. He put up the brangas [pillory] by the church where malefactors [criminals] would be chained for a night and a day as punishment. It also notes that Druim na Bithe was where the malefactors would be collected for...
Dates: September 1870
Scope and Contents Story about the ownership of a croft near St Moluag's Church [Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. The remains of the building are behind the church and belonged to a crofter who also had a croft 'above on Druim na bithe' which he held from Fear Thirphuir [Laird of Tirefour]. As the lands were not adjacent, the crofter had to trespass in order to move his cows from one piece of land to the next, on doing this via 'Taighanlochain & into the Port char[rain]' [Taigh an...
Dates: September 1870