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Shipwrecks

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

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Family history and story about Clanvurich Staoligeary and accompanying verse, 29 October 1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/104
Scope and Contents Family history and story about Clanvurich [Clann Mhuirich] Staoligeary [Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] probably collected from Angus Currie, pauper, Iocar [Ìochdar] describing the different lands held by different generations of the clan up until they lost Stadhlaigearraidh as the seventeenth generation to have lived there over three hundred and sixty years. The name of the last member of the clan to hold it was Niall mac Lachlain ioc Neill ioc Dhonil [Niall mac...

Story about Nighean Mhic Gillechalum Rarsay, 23 March 1871

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW119/9
Scope and Contents Story probably collected from John Pearson or John MacPherson, Ceanntangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Isle of Barra, Historical tale about NIghean Mhic Gillechaluim Rarsay or the daughter of MacLeod of Raasay/Ratharsair, who drowned a ship through witchcraft. Aged only 18, she was bled to death by her two brothers, both doctors, at her father's request, on the grounds that she was 'worse than Nic a Phie Cholasay' [MacPhee of Colbhasa/Colonsay. The brothers afterwards went to India.

Story about son of MacPhee of Colonsay and how he came to live in Miùghlaigh/Mingulay, 23 March 1871

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW119/6
Scope and Contents Tale, probably told by John Pearson or John MacPherson, cottar, Ceann Tangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Barra, concerning the son of MacPhee of Colbhasa/Colonsay and how he and his descendants came to inhabit Miùghlaigh/Mingulay. Having been dispossessed of Colonsay, MacPhee's son came to Barra where he found employment as MacNeil's manager. No boat had been coming from Mingulay, so MacPhee's son was sent there. When he found all the islanders dead of plague, the crew would not allow him back...

Story about Vikings shipwrecked on Mollacag, 23 May 1869

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/36
Scope and Contents Story collected from Roderick MacNeil, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay which tells how a Long Lochlannach [Viking ship] was broken on a rock called Mollacag at Airghrian [possibly Àird Ghrèin] about '120 or 60 years ago' [c1750 or c1810 or c1710, if 160 years ago is meant]. The gullies filled up with the bodies. The females were drowned, their gold taken away and they were refused permission 'to build in the sea'. The text has been scored through in ink as if transcribed elsewhere.

Story relating to the shipwreck of the vessel 'Harmony', 1867

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/76
Scope and Contents Story relating to the shipwreck of the vessel 'Harmony', possibly collected from Roderick MacLellan, receiver of wrecks, Barraigh/Isle of Barra. The story is fragmented but appears to dispute an account put forward by Capt Grey [Captain Thomas Gray] about local people looting the wreck and opinions such as 'The inhabiti[ants] of Lewis like those of other islands immoral' [Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis]. A quote from 'Charles O' Malley, The Irish Dragoon' which precedes a tale about the wreck of...