Associated People: Campbell, 5th Duke of Argyll, John, Tiree (1723 - 1806)

2021.53.85

Digitised copy of Account, the Duke of Argyll with Ramsay Williamson & Co, Dec 1805. Contains sums paid and received for the sales of kelp. There is no transcript for this item.

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From the archives of the Dukes of Argyll at Inveraray Castle, made available through the Written in the Landscape project.

2021.53.83

Digitised copy of Private account, the Duke of Argyll with Ramsay Williamson & Co, 1804-1805. Contains sums paid for wine and sales of kelp. There is no transcript for this item.

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2021.53.82

Digitised copy of Account, the Duke of Argyll with Ramsay Williamson & Co, 1803-1804. Contains sums paid for kelp sales, wine, and for ‘going to Tiry and returning without a cargo’. There is no transcript for this item.

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2021.53.80

Digitised copy of Petition by the tenants of Ballinoe, Tiree, Jul 1803. The Balinoe petitioners raise objections to the ways in which they have been ‘much harassed and oppressed’. The petition makes mention of: being prevented from cutting their peat; being oppressed by the Factor and Surveyor; being bound to provide services to the Factor and his servants; the lack of a miller to grind their grain; having to beg or borrow meal. There is no transcript for this item.

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2021.53.78

Digitised copy of Letter from Malcolm McLaurine, chamberlain of Tiree, to the Duke of Argyll, 15 Apr 1803. McLaurine discusses: carrying out the plan of four mail lands; threat of emigration; crofts; joint occupation of the mail lands; obtaining compliance with the mail lands scheme; fishing; mills; encroachment of the Reef; barley and distilling; smuggling of gin brandy and tobacco. In a post script, McLaurine discusses tenants, mail lands, and quarrying tools. There is no transcript for this item.

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2021.53.74

Digitised copy of Letter from James Ferrier to the Duke of Argyll regarding the rents of Tiree, 14 Feb 1803. There is no transcript for this item.

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2021.53.73

Digitised copy of Letter from Malcolm McLaurine, Chamberlain of Tiree, to the 5th Duke of Argyll, 29 Mar 1802. In this letter, McLaurine discusses the removal of people from the island. Those selected for ‘Removings’ include: those found guilty of illegal distilling, two young millers at Cornaigmore who ‘paid no attention to the machinery, nor to their work’, and Malcolm McDonald (Caoles) for taking trees from Loch Sunart to sell in Coll. Those in fishing stations were under warning. McLaurine also discusses: the division of land into four mail lands; Major Maxwell and George Langland; the use of the Reef by cottars and the lack of ‘grass mail’ paid by them. McLaurine mentions the 5th Duke of Argyll’s instructions to remove ‘every 10th man, and those the most criminal’.

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2021.53.72

Digitised copy of Letter from Malcolm McLaurine, chamberlain of Tiree, to the Duke of Argyll, 10 Mar 1802. In this letter McLaurine discusses: timber claimed but not proved; sending a sample of wine from a cask lying in a barn; rents due; distilling; barley and coals; Clyde Packet; the island being cut off due to stormy weather; opening a weekly communication with the post office at Tobermory; the ground officer; methods to find a good school master; model of a wind miln [windmill]; poor enclosure on McLaurine’s farm. There is no transcript for this item.

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2021.53.71

Digitised copy of Letter from Malcolm McLaurine, chamberlain of Tiree, to the Duke of Argyll, 14 Jan 1802. In this letter McLaurine discusses: sending a sample of barley; sending a specimen of the island’s pottery; sending a sample of clay; sending a sample of ‘fosile sand’; sending boys from the island to Inveraray to learn to be Quarriers; a new croft to be made at Balemartine; distilling of whisky; removals from the island; suggesting a replacement for the ground officer; making planks from wood cast ashore. There is no transcript for this item.

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2021.53.70

Digitised copy of Letter from Malcolm McLaurine, chamberlain of Tiree, to the Duke of Argyll, 15 Dec 1801. In this letter McLaurine expresses gratitude to the Duke of Argyll for giving him the farm at Balephuil and agreeing to build a house on it; proposes enclosing and subdividing Balephuil; proposes plans to develop a large garden and nursery; refers to establishing a volunteer company to maintain the social order of Tiree; and refers to smuggling and distilling in the island. There is no transcript for this item.

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