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Plague

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Note about the plague, August 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/17
Scope and Contents Note that it was fish found on the shore which gave the plague to the people of Achadhandrim [[Achadun], Lios Mòre/Lismore]. Note continues in full on folio 7v.
Dates: August 1883

Notes on Miulay, 1867

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/48
Scope and Contents Notes on Miulay [Miùghlaigh/Mingulay] describing its bay as 'of an ampitheatre form...like an old-fash[ioned] military saddles (sic)'. Croc Conain and Creagan rua [Cnoc Conain, Creagan Ruadh] are noted as where the houses 'stood of old when the plauge (sic) came' adding 'Creag na h-aoinaig and Biola creag [Bual na Creige] are the same.'
Dates: 1867

Song beginning 'A Sheum ic Eoin horo ghiulan' and accompanying story, 22 May 1869 and 16 June 1869

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/22
Scope and Contents Song beginning 'A Sheum[ais] ic Eoin horo ghiulan, Is gorach [th]u horo ghiulain' collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 94 years, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay. The song is composed of eighteen lines. The accompanying story tells how Seumas mac Eoin ic an Ollamh Ilich or Seumas Sasunach fell in love with a married woman on Mingulay and poisoned her husband. An old woman saw him out one day in great distress and on being questioned he told her that a cloud was passing which was full of plague and would...
Dates: 22 May 1869 and 16 June 1869

Story about An Gorm Mòr's daughter, September 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/51
Scope and Contents Story about An Gorm Mòr's daughter, that she died of plaigh [plague] at Laig uanach as she returned to Achnanduin from church at Clachan [Lag Uanach and Achadun, both Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire].
Dates: September 1870

Story about Mac an Leigh Mòr's daughter dying of plague, September 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/56
Scope and Contents Story telling how Mac an Leigh Mòr' lived on Bernera Island, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire and his daughter went to Lios Mòr/Lismore, to visit her 'muime & oide' [godparents?] at Laguanach [Lag Uanach], where the plague had been. He stood at An Doirlinn and told her he would shoot her. She died of plague and was buried 'at a grey boulder at Pille Bhride' [Pille Bhrìde]. It is noted that MacCeallaich was the last bishop at Achnandun [Achadun] and that all the stones for the castle 'have been...
Dates: September 1870

Story about son of MacPhee of Colonsay and how he came to live in Miùghlaigh/Mingulay, 23 March 1871

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW119/6
Scope and Contents Tale, probably told by John Pearson or John MacPherson, cottar, Ceann Tangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Barra, concerning the son of MacPhee of Colbhasa/Colonsay and how he and his descendants came to inhabit Miùghlaigh/Mingulay. Having been dispossessed of Colonsay, MacPhee's son came to Barra where he found employment as MacNeil's manager. No boat had been coming from Mingulay, so MacPhee's son was sent there. When he found all the islanders dead of plague, the crew would not allow him back...
Dates: 23 March 1871

Story about the plague on Lismore, August 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/19
Scope and Contents Story continued from folio 6r about the plague on Lismore [Lios Mòr] and that the cats which ate the supposed plague-infected fish died immediately.
Dates: August 1883