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Funeral Rites and Ceremonies

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

Found in 53 Collections and/or Records:

Note about biers, 27 September 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/148
Scope and Contents Note about biers and that they are broken because 'tanasg nan corp & sithich' [ghosts and fairies] used to carry them away, collected from Donald MacColl, brocair (fox hunter), [Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire].
Dates: 27 September 1883

Note about biers, 27 September 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/159
Scope and Contents Note probably collected from Donald MacColl, foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, that biers 'carbads' were also broken at Port na Crois [Portnacroish, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] to prevent witches using them in carrying away bodies. The broken carbad is thrown in the stream.
Dates: 27 September 1883

Note about burial customs on Barraigh/Isle of Barra and accompanying vocabulary, August 1903

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW178/20
Scope and Contents Burial customs on Barraigh/Isle of Barra, probably collected from Ciorstan MacLean née Cameron, Leideag, Barraigh/Isle of Barra, telling how a 'bonnach tollt' was put in the coffin and a coin is put under the coffin in the grave. 'The toll saved the bonnach from the corra-chagailt...Even the coin in the fasnadh had to be treated in a peculiar way to save it from the sithich' [fairies].' The vocabulary notes include 'Tàsg = the bird that foretells death tri sgramhann granda - less than a crane.'...
Dates: August 1903

Note about cairns used for resting coffins, 10 July 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/52
Scope and Contents Note which reads 'The cairns between Trai Loscintir - 9 miles and Tarbert are erected by the people at the funeral where they sit down to rest. Families have no par[ticular] cairn for themselves.' [Tràigh Losgaintir/Luskentyre Beach and Tairbeart, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris]
Dates: 10 July 1870

Note about Cladh Churalain [St Cyril's Graveyard], 27 September 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/189
Scope and Contents Note about Cladh Churalain [St Cyril's Graveyard] collected from John Livingstone 'Muillear Mòr', Portnacroish, Appin [Port na Crois, An Apainn, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] aged 73, that the women dragged corpses to the graveyard as no men were left to carry them.
Dates: 27 September 1883

Note about Episcopalian burials at St Cyril's graveyard, 29 August 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/101
Scope and Contents Note about Episcopalian burials at St Cyril's graveyard [Cladh Churalain, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] describing how they run into the graveyard rather than walk and that once the coffin is removed from the bier it is smashed against a tree.
Dates: 29 August 1883

Note about funeral customs, c1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/116
Scope and Contents Note about funeral customs including that in Barra [Barraigh] corpses were left above ground for forty-eight hours, while in Uist [Uibhist] it would be three, four or five days; that 'an t-seisig' was 'the tuirream after the corpse'; and that John MacDonald of Strombane's father [Srom Bàn, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] used to pipe after the funeral. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere and a small addition has been made in ink.
Dates: c1872

Note about Nin Aonais ic Dhonil Bhric [Nighean Aonghais Dhòmhnaill Bhric], 3 January 1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/12
Scope and Contents Note about Nin Aonais ic Dhonil Bhric [Nighean Aonghais Dhòmhnaill Bhric] that she was the last woman 'to be retained for tuireadh [keening] at fun[e]r[a]ls' and a short account of the first time she saw pigs. This was probably collected in Gramasdail/Gramsdale, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula.
Dates: 3 January 1872

Note about Rathad Mòr nam Marbh, Appin, 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/165
Scope and Contents Note probably collected from Donald MacColl, foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, about Rathad Mòr nam Marbh, Appin, Argyll [Earra Ghàidheal] along which the corpses are carried to get to the graveyard. A day or two before the funeral, twigs are trimmed away and stones levelled along this road. The note mentions that every piper started their pipes at Bun an Fheadain near the graveyard.
Dates: 1883

Note about St Cyril's graveyard, 29 August 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/95
Scope and Contents Note possibly collected from Donald MacColl, foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, about St Cyril's graveyard [Cladh Churalain, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] and how the biers of the 'Eaglaish Shass[anach]' [English Church (Episcopal Church)] 'are smashed against an aged gnarled low cuilion holly tree after it carries up the dead' there, whereas presbyterian biers are covered with a cloth.
Dates: 29 August 1883