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Family History

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

Found in 126 Collections and/or Records:

Account of a trip to Ìle/ Islay entitled 'Iain Og Ile', 3 June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/4
Scope and Contents Account of a trip to Ìle/ Islay entitled 'Iain Og Ile' in which Alexander Carmichael describes how he travelled there and his meeting with the Marquis of Lorne before the inauguration of the monument to Iain Òg Ìle [John Francis Campbell of Islay]. He notes the afterdinner speakers, describing his own speech as 'a bungled affair', and also describes Islay House, noting the gardener as Thomas Hill and his connections with the Campbells of Islay.

Account of 'Clann 'Ic Illemhicheil' [Carmichaels], 14 December 1864

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW113/3
Scope and Contents Account of 'Clann 'Ic Illemhicheil' [Carmichaels], collected from Eoghan Mac Illemhicheil [Hugh Carmichael], age 80, Druim-na-moine, Apuinn [Druim-na-moina, Apainn/Appin, Earra-Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] in which he describes the family as being the oldest clan in the area (six hundred years), originating in Annat. He gives a brief account of Alexander's own family, the Barons of Taigh Sgurrain: their descent from the Easbaig Bàn or Fair-haired Bishop, and the loss of their lands to Sir Donald...

Archaeological and historical notes on Caisteal Bhuiri and Clanranald, 18 January 1871

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/137
Scope and Contents Archaeological and historical notes on Caisteal Bhuiri [Caisteal Bhuirgh/Borve Castle, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] and Clanranald. Among the notes it is stated that Raol mac Alein [Raghnall mac Ailein] was the last to inhabit Caisteal Bhuirgh and that he added the porch and extended the west side of it. The castle was originally built on a sgeir mhara and Biorlain mac ic Ailein [Clanranald's birlinn] was anchored 'in a poll' to the east side of it. After that, children used to swim there. In...

Archaeological note about Aird Niseboast and accompanying sketch and stories about MacLeod of Harris and Campbells of Taransay, 11 July 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/70
Scope and Contents Archaeological note about Aird Niseboast [Àird Niosabost, Na Hearadh] and accompanying sketch showing the dimensions of the obelisk and stones and describing their positions. He notes that there is no tradition about Àird Niosabost other than 'the Ord bhairneach na caillich'. The first story tells how MacLeod of Harris used to make a smudan to request the Ta[a]n[say] [Tarasaigh] peop[le] come to pay their rent' describing how proprietors can part company with or take on a new tenant. The second...

Archaeological notes on Kildonan and accompanying notes on Flora MacDonald and her husband, 24 May 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/82
Scope and Contents Archaeological notes on Kildonan [Cill Donnain, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The various sites relating to St Donain are described as Eilean Donain or Isle Donain, which is where the saint's house was, the house being '50 x 26 feet with several surrounding ruins' and the island itself being 70 yards long by 50 yards wide. Cladh Donain [Cille Dhonnain] is described as a peninsula separated from Eilean Donain by another island, the relative distances being noted, and containing a ruined chapel and...

Biographical note about Col Campbell of Taransay, 10 July 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/46
Scope and Contents Biographical note about Col[onel] Campbell of Taransay [Tarasaigh] that he was uncle to the 'most remarkable fine' and unmarried Captain [Kenneth] Campbell, noting where the captain lived and died. The note also states that the colonel became proprietor of Uardle Kintire [probably Ugadale, Cinn Tìre/Kintyre].

Biographical note about Mr Aulay, 9 July 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/45
Scope and Contents Biographical note about Mr Aulay, collected on Tarasaigh/Taransay, stating that he was from Teolach Breinish [Teaghlach Bhrèinis or Brèinis/Brenish, Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis], that 'His father was Mur[chadh] mac Aonais ic Aulay and his mo[ther] Beace ni Eowin ic Fhearachair fr[om] MacLeods country in Skye' probably a Paton [An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye]. Mr Aulay is noted as being a minister at Cill-a-Bhanain [Cille Bhànain, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] and then in Harris [Na...

Biographical notes on Aulay MacAulay and Tormod Clèirach, February 1874

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW111/61
Scope and Contents Biographical notes on Aulay MacAulay and Tormod Clèireach [Norman MacIver], telling how Aulay MacAulay died in 1760 and that he was the son of Fear Bhreinish [Dugald MacAulay, Brenish, Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis]. There is a note of a daughter who left at fifteen years old although it is not clear if it is Dugald or Aulay's daughter. Aulay is noted as having three daughters. Also mentioned is a family member living with Aulay's brother-in-law Rev Mr Hamilton at Hoy, Orkney [Arcaibh]. Tormod...

Biographical notes on Ian Lom [Iain Lom Dòmhnallach or John MacDonald], c1892

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW122/70
Scope and Contents Biographical notes on Ian Lom [Iain Lom Dòmhnallach or John MacDonald] including that he was born in Barraglas in Glenlonan [Gleann Lonain/Glen Lonan, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire], 'A MacCalman his mother. Campbell his father. His called Mac a Ghlasaraich...from the Glas river in Kill michael Glassary.' Also noted is that there is another Cille Mhicheil/Kilmichael which is Kilmichael Inverlussa in Knapdale [Cille Mhicheil Inbhir Lusa, Cnapadal] and that Iain Lom never spoke until he was seven...

Collection of pamphlets on the Earldom of Mar

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Identifier: Coll-1973
Scope and Contents Scrapbook entitled 'A Collection of pamphlets etc. on the Earldom of Mar' containing pamphlets, letters, reports, transcripts, and newspaper cuttings related to the controversy regarding the Earl of Mar title that took place during the years 1875-1885, opposing Walter Henry Erskine, Earl of Kellie, and John Francis Goodeve-Erskine, Earl of Mar. The texts collected in this scrapbook clearly defend the latter.The dispute spanned over 10 years, and was between Walter Henry Erskine, Earl of...