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Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Custom and story written down by John Ewen MacRury, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula entitled 'Souming' [number and type of stock an individual croft can graze on a common grazings] describing the ages at which cows were included in the 'leibhidh' [levy], how in 1810 Lord MacDonald and MacCoinnich Bodhar of Lewis [MacKenzie of Seaforth, Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis] introduced new rules while Clanranald had no souming until 1820. MacRury states that in 1830 his grandfather had to send five heifers...
Dates: 15 December 1894
Scope and Contents Note which reads 'Murdoch Macdonald Borve [Borgh, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] whose wife is daught[er] of Alexander Macdonald wishes to get a croft in Grinn [Grithean/Greian]. Must help him.' Text has been crossed out.
Scope and Contents Note entitled 'Run-rig at Hosta' collected from Mr Angus Macquarrie, schoolmaster, Taighearry [Tigh Ghearraidh/Tigharry, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] describing in detail the system of division of rigs between tenants at Hosta [Homhsta]. The system is noted as being in use at Caolas Paible and Heisgeir [Caolas Paibeil/Kyles Paible, Heisker/Monach Isles].
Dates: 20 October 1884 to 1886
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 Stories probably collected from Angus Currie, Àird na Monadh, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist, relating to the harvest tradition of the 'cailleach', the last sheaf of corn to be cut from the field. The cailleach was sent by someone who had finished cutting his corn to a neighbour who had not finished cutting theirs and was considered to be a great disgrace. One story tells of a man who went on horseback from Bornish to Milton with the cailleach and the recipient was so cross he chased him, caught him...
Dates: 30 October 1872
Scope and Contents Story collected from Alexander MacDonald, Cladach Chirceboist/Claddach Kirkibost, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist about how kelp-making came to North Uist. The story tells how when Am Moraire Ban [Am Morair Bàn] came to North Uist he brought his wife, three children and factor, called Kingsburgh, and they lived at Sollas [Solas]. They met a crofter at Bailemhartain whose animals were emaciated whereupon Kingsburgh told the man that Lady MacDonald had come among the Uist tentantry for assistance to...
Dates: 20 January 1871
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