Ardnamurchan (parish) Argyllshire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Account of 'Clann 'Ic Illemhicheil' [Carmichaels], 14 December 1864
Scope and Contents Account of 'Clann 'Ic Illemhicheil' [Carmichaels], collected from Eoghan Mac Illemhicheil [Hugh Carmichael], age 80, Druim-na-moine, Apuinn [Druim-na-moina, Apainn/Appin, Earra-Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] in which he describes the family as being the oldest clan in the area (six hundred years), originating in Annat. He gives a brief account of Alexander's own family, the Barons of Taigh Sgurrain: their descent from the Easbaig Bàn or Fair-haired Bishop, and the loss of their lands to Sir Donald...
Dates: 14 December 1864
Notes on the family of Rev Aulay MacAulay, November 1873
Scope and Contents Notes on the family of Rev Aulay MacAulay of Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris, that he had six sons, one of whom was a baker in London, 'Mr Coinneach' [Rev Kenneth MacAulay] was the minister of Harris, then Ardnamurchan and then Caladeir [Cawdor] and Mr Aonas [Angus MacAulay] 'is said to have been mi[ni]st[er] of his fath[er]'. 'Coin[neach] Mac Onachai (Morrison) wrote Lord MacAul[ay] with whose people he had a comhaltas [family relationship]. No reply.'
Dates: November 1873
Song entitled 'Cath Righ Sorach', c1862
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Cath Righ Sorach' collected from Coinneach Moirestan [Kenneth Morrison], Trithean, Eilean Sgitheanach [Trien, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] on 8 February 1862 beginning 'La dhuinn air bheagan sloigh (sluaigh?), Aig cas-ròdh (ruadh?) na h-eiginn (h-ighnne?) mall'. The song is composed of sixty-five lines.
Story about a stoat in Ardnamurchan, 7 August 1886
Scope and Contents Story probably collected from Duncan Cameron, police officer, Tobar Mhoire/Tobermory, Muile/Isle of Mull, telling how Eon Carmichael [Hugh Carmichael, Gomastra/Isle of Gometra] was working in Cill a choain at Tom a Chrochadan in Airdnamurchan [Cille Chòmhghain/Kilchoan, Ardnamurchan, Tom a' Chrochaidh all Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] when chickens kept disappearing. The daughter of the house found a neas or stoat in a creel one morning and it had one of the chickens. She caught the chicken in...
Dates: 7 August 1886
Story about Mr Aulaidh and the fugitive [Bonnie Prince Charlie] and family history notes, November 1873
Scope and Contents Story about Mr Aulaidh [Rev Aulay MacAulay] and how he and a Macleod from Loscinntire [Losgaintir/Luskentyre, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] went to Scalpay [Scalpaigh] and their big dog nearly found 'the fugitive' [Bonnie Prince Charlie] but were prevented from doing so by Donl mac Iain oig [Dòmhnall mac Iain Òig or Donald Campbell], who was armed with a sword. The family history notes state that Kenneth MacAulay [son of Aulay] was also the minister on Harris before he went to Achantine,...
Dates: November 1873
Story about Mr Aulay and accompanying family history notes, 11 July 1870
Scope and Contents Story about Mr Aulay [Rev Kenneth MacAulay] and accompanying family history notes collected from Kenneth Morrison, Nisissi near Scarasta, Harris [Nisishee, Scarasta/Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] telling how Morrison states that his paternal grandmother was a nurse to MacAulay and how his uncle went with him to Achateine in Airdnamurchan [Ardnamurchan, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. Morrison tells how MacAulay argued with the people of Ardnamurchan and how his wife was 'a proud dame', citing...
Dates: 11 July 1870
Story about Siol Ghorrie [Sìol Ghoraidh] and Siol Mhur[achaidh], 14 July 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