Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = Baillie
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Archaeological notes about Totachain Ghreotais [possibly at Rubha Greòtach, Pabaigh/Pabbay] probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay, describing them as about sixteen yards in circumference 'On the side of a hill facing the sea S[outh] E[ast]. The found[ations] visible only on lower side...about 2 feet.' Also described are sheilings built over and behind the remains.
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, noted as being 'Bought at St Columb, Cornwall, 30 Nov[ember] 1864 pr[ice] 2/3'. The back inside cover contains a note probably collected as part of excise duties which reads 'Rod[erick] MacPhie Mast of boat 21.8 [-] 1.2½ [-]'. The notebook contains one insertion. The majority of the notebook contains lore relating to Miùlaigh/Mingulay mostly collected from Roderick MacNeil, crofter, aged 88, known as Ruairidh an Rùma. Roderick MacNeil also...
Dates: 1864 to
Scope and Contents Note collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay about Croc-Coinein [or Cnoc Conain], that old houses stood there, that it is a 'sandy rocky stony place covered with sea-holly' and describing the colour of the sea-holly.
Scope and Contents Story about Captain [Caroline] Scott probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay. Described as 'notorious', the story states how Scott and his soldiers who carried themselves 'most ferociously' hanged a big, strong man named Iain mac Fhearchair ic Mhurachaidh ic Neill with out a trial or a judge. The story tells how the soldiers 'amused them[selves] by flaying the cattle of the people alive and allowing them to run mad about the island.' One man wisely...
Scope and Contents Story about the population of Miulay [Miùghlaigh/Mingulay], probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, describing how three hundred years previously [c1560] MacNeil of Barra sent a boat over to the island during winter to see why there was a lack of activity. A man named MacPhie was sent on land to find out 'When he came to the houses which then stood on a rocky [Rua] N[orth] E[ast] of the present village he found all within dead.' On arriving back at the boat MacPhie was asked what he had found...