Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = PJM Use also for graveyards.
Found in 91 Collections and/or Records:
Story about the King of Spain's daughter and MacLean of Duart, 1867
Scope and Contents Story probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay about the daughter of the King of Spain and MacLean of Duart. In the story the King of Spain's daughter has a dream about MacLean of Duart and so decides to go and find him. On arriving in Duart, Am Muile/Isle of Mull she meets him and asks him to go to Spain with her. To get rid of her he blows up the boat and then decides to get rid of his wife as well. He strands his wife on 'sgeir McLean' at Sliosmore ...
Story about the MacLeods and Stewarts as proprietors of Harris, 10 July 1870
Scope and Contents Story about the MacLeods and Stewarts as proprietors of Harris [Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris], telling how the last MacLeod was 'simple' and 'easily advised' and was persuaded by Donald Stewart a shepherd from Perthshire living in Pairc/Park, Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis to make him the factor. From there he got Loscintir and 'soon extend[ed] his pos[session]' clearing 'Sheilebost, Nisebost and the Borves - Na Buiridh' [Losgaintir/Luskentyre, Seilebost, Niosabost and Na Buirgh]. 'Even the...
Dates: 10 July 1870
Story about the Nic Gillemhicheil [Carmichael] ghost, September 1870
Scope and Contents Story about the Nic Gillemhicheil [NicGilleMhìcheil/Carmichael] ghost that she haunted the Glen faochan family by walking to and fro between her two tolamain [tolmain or burial mounds] wailing. When her voice was heard it was thought to herald the death of a member of the family who would say 'O its only NicGillmh[ìcheil] bhoc[d].'
Dates: September 1870
Story about the saints connected to Lios Mòr/Lismore, 2 September 1870
Scope and Contents Story collected from Duncan Carmichael on the boat from An t-Òban/Oban to Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire about the saints connected to Lismore, telling how Calumcille, Moaluag and Ordhean [Calum Cille/Columba, Moluag and Oran] were brothers who were competing for the possession of Lismore. Moluag won by cutting his finger off and throwing it to shore and consequently Calum Cille went to Iona. It also tells of Oran's burial alive and how on the fourth day after he'd been buried,...
Dates: 2 September 1870
Story about the theft of a corpse, 20 January 1871
Scope and Contents Story collected from Hector MacLeod, aged 85, at Caisteal Bhuirgh/Borve Castle, Lionacleit/Linaclate, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula, telling how a woman from the MacCormaig family in Killpheadair [Cille Pheadair/Kilpheder, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] went to work at Balranald [Baile Raghnaill, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] and got married there. Not long after she married she fell ill and died. When her wake folk were resting her friends 'who came in g[rea]t force' took away her corpse but they were...
Dates: 20 January 1871
Story and notes about burials and archaeological finds on Tarasaigh/Taransay, 8 July 1870
Scope and Contents Story and notes about burials and archaeological finds on Tarasaigh/Taransay telling how a large, thick skull with a piece cut out of the back of it as if by a sword was seen at Teamp[ull] Charrain or Tharrain [Teampull Tharain/St Tarran's Chapel]. He describes the skull and a large skeleton found near it. He records how men and women were buried separately, the men at Teampull Tharrain and the women at Teamp[ull] Che [Teampull Chè] although the two places are fifty yards apart. The story tells...
Dates: 8 July 1870
Story entitled 'Caisteal Bhuiri', 1871
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Caisteal Bhuiri' [Caisteal Bhuirgh/Borve Castle, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] collected from an unnamed informant telling how. Written transversely over the first few lines of this item also in pencil is 'Donl mac Iain Mhuid[eartach] who lived at Borve last was the last buried in the tunga at Howmore [Tobha Mòr, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. Raol Mor & Raol Og buried at Cladh Mhoire Nunton in the caibieal'.
Story entitled 'Faire Chlaidh' and accompanying notes about graveyards, 26 May 1869
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Faire Chlaidh' probably collected from Penelope MacLellan, Ormacleit/Ormaclete, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist and accompanying notes about graveyards.
Dates: 26 May 1869
Two stories about candlesticks, September 1870
Scope and Contents Two stories about candlesticks, the first telling how one was found on the Crois [Crois Dubh Lios Mòr or Black Cross of Lismore, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire], giving a description of it and the other tells how a gold candlestick was found in the grave of a daughter of Ni[ghean] Mac Coll Rugarbh, Benderloch [Rhugarbh, Meudarloch] about forty years before [c 1830].
Dates: September 1870
Two stories relating to Cladh-Mhoire Nunton, 20 January 1871
Scope and Contents Two stories collected from Hector MacLeod, aged 85, at Caisteal Bhuirgh/Borve Castle, Lionacleit/Linaclate, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula telling how Cladh-Mhoire Nunton [Baile nan Cailleach] had a roof which was burned the same night as all other church roofs were burnt in Scotland for reasons which remain a mystery. 'No such secret as this was ever Kept. Nothing is know[n] of it.' The first person to be buried there was Bard dugh mhic Neill Bharrai [Bàrd Dubh Mhic Neill Bharraigh] who fell ill...
Dates: 20 January 1871