Pabbay Harris Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Archaeological note entitled 'Hoilisgeir' [possibly Trolaisgeir/Trollasker, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist], which reads 'Remains of house eye of Kiln + fire place (sorn) + dyke on top of Pabby Harris 50 acres lost.' [Pabbay, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris]. The note also states that there is lime on ruins at Kildonan [Cill Donnain, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] and that a Mrs Macgill[ivra]y said she saw it when she was a 'lassie' and that it had 'tangles sticking out'. A cook at Milton [Àirigh Mhuilinn]...
Dates: November 1873
Archaeological notes and sketch plans of An Teampull Mor and Teampull Beag, Pabbay, Harris, May 1871
Scope and Contents Archaeological notes and sketch plans of An Teampull Mor and Teampull Beag, Pabbay, Harris [Teampull Mhòire and Teampull Beag, Pabaigh, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris]. The plans note the dimensions of the buildings and possibly their position in relation to one another. Carmichael describes the completeness and thickness of the walls and how the east end of the side walls 'bulge out very considerably'. He notes that, 'The building was got up inside boards as concrete cement is used now.'
Dates: May 1871
Scope and Contents Note about archaeological finds in Pabbay [Pabaigh] and Berneray [Beàrnaraigh] that swords and a large key were found in the former but were now in the latter.
Scope and Contents Note about gravestones, which are 'on end in sand on w[est] side of Cairnish bay' [Cairinis/Carinish, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] and tree stumps which are visible at low water on Pabbay [Pabaigh] which are two feet in diameter.
Dates: February 1874
Scope and Contents Notes about duns on Barra, Vatersay, Pabbay and Sandray [Barraigh/Isle of Barra, Bhatarsaigh, Pabaigh and Sanndraigh] including Dùn Mhic Rìgh na Sorach, Dùn Ultais and how it was formed, Dùn Bàn, Dùn Bharpa, Dùn Bhinidh and Dùnan Ruadh.
Dates: 24 September 1872
Scope and Contents Notes about evidence of trees and agricultural land subsumed by water, describing large tree roots embedded in peat at Rubhoisinis, Bearnary [Rubha Bhoisnis, Beàrnaraigh/Berneray], cut by Tasgal Macthasgail [MacAskill]; lobsters sheltering in the crevices of tree roots at 'Ruch [-] nis' Pabaigh/Pabbay; trees having fallen at Tao a bhaile-fo-thua [Rubh' a' Bhaile Fo Thuath, Pabaigh/Pabbay]; and how 'men now living (1873) saw corn growing where now land is seen only at low water between isle +...
Dates: March 1874
Scope and Contents Notes about the land around islands off Harris including that tree roots are visible at low tide in the strand between Killgrey Isle [Ceileagraidh/Killegray] opposite Caolas Sgairidh; that Berneray [Beàrnaraigh] and Pabbay [Pabaigh] were about two and a half miles apart and that the sea was about five to eight fathoms deep on either side and that 'older women would throw the slacan nitheadan [mallets for washing clothes] across fr[om] one to the other'. It also notes that 'Ile nan Uan [Eilean...
Scope and Contents Story telling how Alexander Mac Iain 'ic Leòid [MacLeod] from An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye but living at Aoi [Uidh, Tarasaigh/Taransay], was tacksman of St Kilda [Hiorta] and set out to collect his 'rent grain' from St Kilda with his wife Barbara ni Dho[nmhuil] ic Iain oig [née Campbell] and a boatful of skin sacks. The weather turned bad so that they had to throw most of the sacks out and eventually they found themselves stranded on 'Ronai an t-saimh N[orth] W[est] of the Butt' [North...
Dates: 10 July 1870
Scope and Contents Story about Mr Aulay being stranded on Pabby [Pabaigh/Pabbay] because he had gone there to preach on a Sunday evening with the intention of returning that evening but ended up preaching for seven successive Sundays before he was able to return.
Dates: 11 July 1870