Inheritance and Succession
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = NAHSTE
Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'A Skye Phrophecy' (sic) [A Skye Prophecy] which reads 'Cha tig mac an deigh an athair gus an till/tig Mac thasgail a rist ann (to Ebost where Macasgail was murdered by Mac ic Thormaid of Gesto.' [Geusdo, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye]
Story entitled 'Alasdair Og Mac Righ Shasunn agus Alasdair dubh a bhrathair' and accompanying note, c1862
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Alasdair Og Mac Righ Shasunn agus Alasdair dubh a bhrathair' [Young Alexander son of the King of England and Dark Alexander his brother] collected from Donull MacCuieinn [Donald MacQueen] Fearann-an-letha [Fearann an Leagha/Fernilea, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] on 18 February 1861. The story tells how Rìgh Shasunn [King of England] was old and bedridden. He had two sons Alasdair Òg and Alasdair Dubh, the former being legitimate and the latter illegitimate. Alasdair Òg...
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Bhalantaidh us Horsantaidh' collected from Alasdair Mac Neil [Alexander MacNeil], Ceantangbhall [Ceanntangabhal/Kentagaval, Barraigh/Isle of Barra]. The story begins with Rìgh Lochlann's daughter being married off to an emperor and being accompanied to her new home by only one kinsman. The emperor's house priest falls in love with her and while the emperor is hunting, he declares his love for her and expects her to reciprocate. She refuses to do so and locks up the priest until...
Dates: 18 January 1865
Scope and Contents Story written down by John Ewen MacRury, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula entitled 'Creag Earnaig' describing how Creag Earnaig got its name. The location is described as about two hundred and fifty yards north east of the Female Industrial School Torlum Primary School, Cnoc na Monadh/Torlum, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula]. The stones were once a Danish princess called Earnag, her son and midwife, who had been turned to stone by Earnag's wicked stepmother, who had followed her to Scotland, where she was...
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Do'ull Gearr no Cearr' collected from Janet Currie, age 64, Staoinebrig/Stoneybridge, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist. The story tells how Niall Mòr acquired the right from Mac 'Ic Ailean [Clanranald] to Baile-bhaird at Staolaigearai [Baile a' Bhàird, Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] and how his son Donald Gearr lost that right. Donald had married twice and his second wife realised that her children would come second to those of his first wife so she burnt the...
Dates: 24 January or February 1865
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Fionladh Mac na Bantraich' noted as being 'From the "Journal"', collected from Donnshul Mac Cuiein [Donald MacQueen], Fearan na letha who learned it from the miller at Talamh Sgeir [Fearann an Leagha/Fernilea and Talaisgeir/Talisker, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye]. The story tells how one of three brothers, the sons of Fionladh mac na Bantraich, set off to find his fortune and arrived at the palace of 'Righ Torra-fo-Thuin'. The king's daughter fell in love with him and...
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Gilleaspa Dubh' [Gilleasbuig Dubh, Archibald MacDonald] collected from Mairiread NicIllean [Margaret MacLean], age 77, Ruimsgearry, North Uist [Reumisgarry, Uibhist a Tuath] about Gilleasbuig Dubh who killed both of his brothers for their inheritance as he was the youngest of the three. He invited his nephews and his brothers' widows to stay with him at Dun Scolpaig. He went hunting with his nephews on Lì [Lee] and was attacked by them, one cutting off his ear. They wrapped him...
Dates: 26 March 1869
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Leabhar Dearg Chlann Mhuirich' [The Red Book of Clann Mhuirich] collected from Seonaid Nic Mhurich [Janet Currie], aged 64, Staoinebrig, Uist D[eas] [Staoinebrig, Stoneybridge, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] on 24 February 1865. The story tells how in a time of great violence the Iarla Leanna [Earl of Lennox but queried by Carmichael as Earl of Antrim] escaped to the mountains with his son. Feeling compelled to return to his people who he knew were in danger, he left his son in the...
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Leabhar Dearg Clann Muirich' collected from Seonaid Nic Muirich [Janet Currie], age 64, Staoinebreac, Uist a chinne Deas [Staoinebrig/Stoneybridge, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The story tells how in a time of great violence the Iarla Leanna [Earl of Lennox] escaped to the mountains with his son. Feeling compelled to return to his people who he knew were in danger, he left his son in the mountains telling him to go whichever way God told him to go. Muireach, the Earl's son fell...
Dates: 24 January or February 1865
Scope and Contents Story about a legacy paid to Alexander Stewart and Mary Macdonald, parents of Duncan and James Stewart, who went to Jamaica after the Battle of Culloden, and the claim made on it by their sister Maighread [Margaret Stewart]. The story also notes family relationships including Maighread's marriage to Donald MacCombaich in Torosey [Torosay, Muile/Mull] and the marriage of Margaret Black to Donald Macintire [Macintyre], Achnanduin [Achadun, Lios Mòr/Lismore]. These Stewarts are noted as being...
Dates: August 1883