Handwritten Will of Hector MacDonald (b.1850?) of Balemartine, dated 11 Sept. 1922, leaving his entire estate to his daughter Annie MacDonald. Written at Heylipol Manse in the presence of the Rev. Alexander MacBean and witnessed by Isabella MacBean (housewife) and Jessie Macnab (district nurse). Hector was a fisherman, worked in MacQuarrie`s shop in Hynish and was a respected leader of the Land Leagues. Also known as `Eachann MacNeill` and `Eachann a` Chaise` / Hector son of Neill and Hector the Cheese (from the shop). (Accession includes a photocopy)
Photograph of MacDonalds and MacArthurs of Mull View, Balemartine, ca. 1940
Black & white photograph of (L-R back row): Annie MacDonald (Anna Eachainn `ic Neill) daughter of Hector MacDonald), Dugald “the tailor” MacArthur (Dughall an taillear), Margaret (Maiseag) MacDonald, (L-R front row): Elizabeth Shepherd, Teonaidh Taillear. Taken in Mull View, Balemartine, around 1940.
Photograph of the family of Hector MacDonald, Balemartine, 1914
Black & white photograph of the family of Hector MacDonald, Mull View, Balemartine, taken off-island around 1914. Hector was a leader of the Tiree Land League during the `Crofters` War` of the 1880s. Sitting: Hector MacDonald with his grandaughter Catherine MacDonald, Margaret Clarke MacDonald (wife of John) with young Hector MacDonald; standing: Hector`s son John MacDonald and his son Archibald, and his sister Annie MacDonald.