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Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:
Notes on the chapels and burial sites on Tarasaigh/Taransay and Stewart of Loscintire [Losgaintir/Luskentyre], 8 July 1870
Scope and Contents Notes on the chapels and burial sites on Tarasaigh/Taransay, describing the beauty of Chè Temple [Teampull Chè/St Keith's Chapel], its construction, dimensions and situation and that its graveyard is still a burying place. He describes the stream which separates Cille Chè and Cladh Charain [Cladh Tharain/St Taran's graveyard] as being there in winter but dry in summer 'its bed covered over with docken'. Of St Taran's he notes, 'St Caran ruins by houses above & horse & cattle fanks now...
Dates: 8 July 1870
Scope and Contents Photograph of a man seated in a chair-style plough harnessed to a pair of cattle with another man at their heads in a field in [India or South East Asia?] in the early 20th century.
Scope and Contents Story telling how a man who was ploughing with two horses on 'isle of Bearnaray' [Bernera Isle, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] was cursing when he and his horses were 'swall[ow]ed up by the opening of the earth. The hole is pointed out still'. Also noted is that there is a carn at the end of Teampall.
Dates: September 1870
Scope and Contents Story about a crofter and the strength of his horses and the thatch on his kiln. The story has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere. It is possible that these are two separate tales.
Scope and Contents Story about Siol Mhurchaidh and Siol Ghoraidh collected from Ruary MacCoinnich [Roderick MacKenzie], aged 68 years, carpenter, Struan-rua, Malacleit [Sruthan Ruadh, Malacleit/Malaclete, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] telling how eighteen families of Siol Ghoraidh lived at Udal and murdered Siol Mhurchaidh while they were resting from ploughing. They put a bonnet on each cas chrom [plough] and Siol Mhurchaidh's wives thought that they were all working until they got close to them and found them all...
Dates: 13 July 1870 to 14 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
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Treabhadh' about a man who was ploughing near a fairy hill when he heard a voice from inside the fairy hill calling him by name and telling him to keep his 'crom nan gad' ['crann nan gad' - plough] away from fairy hill. He took fright and never went near the hill again.