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Subject Source: Sss
Scope Note: Created For = CW

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Custom called 'Faobh-bhleothan', 14 July 1870

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/96
Scope and Contents Custom called 'Faobh-bhleothan' probably collected from Margaret MacDonald, Malacleit/Malaclete, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist telling how if a woman was caught milking her neighbour's cow and thus stealing its milk, her hand would be cut off at the wrist. 'A spot is still pointed at Udal where this was done for a poor wretch cau[gh]t in the act'. Written transversely over the text is another example citing the spot on Vallay [Bhàlaigh] where a woman was 'buried alive' for the same offence.

Field notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 15 July 1870 to 19 October 1871

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW116
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, inscribed on the inside cover with 'Alexander A Carmichael Inland Revenue Lochmaddy N[orth] Uist 15/7 1870 Note Book No 8'. The majority of this notebook contains material collected on Tarasaigh/Taransay from the MacDonalds at Paible House, Mor or Marion MacQueen and Donald MacKinnon including notes on the island's archaeology, local history and geographical changes, with stories of how coastal erosion revealed burial sites and renditions of the...

Fragment of a story about wood washed up after a storm, 14 July 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/103
Scope and Contents Fragment of a story probably collected from Margaret MacDonald, Malacleit/Malaclete, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist about wood washed up after a storm which reads 'MacDona[ald] when a breacach often shot his nets over the [runs] and after a storm saw pieces of decayed sta[v]es like wood washed up and sticks & things.'

Note about the well at Udal, 14 July 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/98
Scope and Contents Note probably collected from Margaret MacDonald, Malacleit/Malaclete, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist about the well at Udal which reads 'The well of the Udal people is still seen but filled with sand. Excel[lent] water.'

Notes on the ancestry of Lord MacDonald, 14 July 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/101
Scope and Contents Notes on the ancestry of Lord [Alexander] MacDonald probably collected from Margaret MacDonald, Malacleit/Malaclete, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist stating that he is the '6 glun' [generation] from Sir Seumas Ruadh noting that Raol Mac Shir Seumas [Raghnaill mac Shir Seumas] was a celebrated swordsman. Lachlan Monc [Monk or Mac a Mhanaich] 'says mort an Udail was before Bann[ock]burn'.

Notes on the family of Uistean Mor Mac Onail, 14 July 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/102
Scope and Contents Notes on the family of Uistean Mor Mac Onail [Uisdean Mòr MacDonald] probably collected from Margaret MacDonald, Malacleit/Malaclete, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist listing his illegitimate children and their mothers and noting the burial place of one of them.

Notes on the illegitimacy of MacDonalds, 14 July 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/100
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...

Story about Siol Ghorrie [Sìol Ghoraidh] and Siol Mhur[achaidh], 14 July 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/99
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...

Story about Sir Seumas Ruadh and Am Morar Ban, 14 July 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/97
Scope and Contents Story probably collected from Margaret MacDonald, Malacleit/Malaclete, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist about Sir Seumas Ruadh and Am Morar Ban [Sir James MacDonald and Alexander MacDonald] that Sir Seumas's sons had 'robbed the peinteals of the sons of Somhairle Ban' and beaten them up causing Somhairle to flee to Ireland.The story continues that it was after Sir Seumas's time that the land was taken from 'MacCuinn Oirisy' [MacQueen of Orasaigh/Orasay] but it was not taken by his brother Am Morar...