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Found in 403 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Story about hunting foxes collected from Donald MacColl [foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. In it he tells of a particular hunt in Coire Chaorain [Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] in which a vixen was killed and then her cub was discovered, eyes still unopened and two bullets in its hind legs. He describes how the vixen plays with her cubs all day and goes out at night to hunt mice and frogs and how the fox brings home moles for the cubs to play with 'No creature eats these'. If a...
Dates: 29 August 1883
Scope and Contents Story about inheriting Beagram [Caisteal Bheagram/Castle Beagram, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] in which the clan chief gives his son his inheritance of the castle but keeps part of it [possibly Beinn na Faoghla] for himself. During a particularly harsh winter he goes to his son and asks for some bread but his son fights with him and he has to go and get the deeds. He dies on the journey back, so the son goes to get them, but he too dies. 'There began the war bet[ween] Iain Mòr Muideart[ach] [John...
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Màiri Bhoidheach' about Màiri NicCuinn [Mary MacQueen] daughter of Reverend Alan MacCuinn [Alan MacQueen] son of Reverend Donul MacCuinn [Donald MacQueen], Taighearry [Tigh a' Ghearraidh/Tigharry, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist], who had a song composed for her by Alexander Stewart, school master at Baileanloch [Baile Loch, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist]. Mary 'took such a dislike to the man [Stewart] that she could never bear to hear the song'.
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
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
Scope and Contents Story about the attempted murder of Bishop John Carswell's grandson. Carswell's daughter [Cristiane] was married to [Dougall] Campbell of Inverawe, whose brother, Iain Dubh nan Creach, invited her son and heir [Archibald Campbell] to take part in a Christmas Day hunt in Cruachan [Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. At the feast following the hunt, Iain Dubh put spikes and daggers in the son's seat but Macpherson the gillie warned the son not to sit there but eventually his hound did and was cut to...
Scope and Contents Story about the burial of Donald mac 'ic Ailein [Donald MacDonald 13th of Clanranald] stating that only three of the Clanranald were buried at Howmore [Tobha Mòr, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The story tells of his marriage, of his building a house for his wife in Canna [Canaigh], her elopment with a paramour and his return to Howmore for burial through North Uist [Uibhist a Tuath] following his death on Canna. Later members of the clan were buried in Nunton [Baile nan Cailleach, Beinn na...
Scope and Contents Story, probably collected from Donald MacColl, brocair (fox hunter) Glencreran, Argyll [Earra Ghàidheal], about the daughter of [Cameron] of Lochiel, who was married to Campbell of Barcaldine and then married again but was determined her son, Cailean Rua [Cailean Ruadh or Colin Campbell], would have Barcaldine [Am Barra Calltainn, Earra Ghàidheal]. She achieved this by clearing several lands 'unmercifully'. Cailean Ruadh was shot because he was hard on his tenants. When Lochiel's daughter died...
Dates: 27 September 1883
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 about the 'iolair charm' collected from Isabella Macdonald nèe Stewart 'from the Chisholms. Grandaughter of Hanna Chisholm and grandniece to Isabella Chisholm'. The story tells how her mother used the iolair charm and dogs to get her children, including Isabella, from among the deer at a place called Garbhath mhor between Lochaber and Badenoch. It also states that her husband nearly married again but that she got home in time to stop him. Carmichael describes Isabella Macdonald as 'a very...