Category Archives: Written in the Landscape

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200 Argyll Papers now online

We are delighted to be able to announce that 200 fascinating records from Inveraray Archives and LiveArgyll are now available to view on our website through the Written-in-the-Landscape Project. The records contain a wealth of colourful and vivid detail about the lives of people who lived on Tiree during the nineteenth century. The inclusion of names, occupations and residences make these an exciting resource for anyone researching family history.

Further information and links to all WIL records.

2021.54.99

Transcript of a Police Report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal by Walter Beattie (Constable) reporting a suspected case of sheep stealing in Balevullin, in February 1904. Statements are provided by William McNeill (cottar, Balevullin) and Hugh McKinnon (shepherd, Hough)

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From the liveArgyll Archives in Lochgilphead, made available through the Written in the Landscape project.

2021.54.98

Transcript of Precognition of Witnesses against Hugh MacDonald on charges of Malicious Mischief in 1885. The transcript provides details of how Hugh MacDonald (Moss) took possession of a house in Moss. Statements are provided by:

Donald McMillan (cottar, Moss)
John McNeill (fisherman, Balevullin)
Christy (or Cursty) McDonald of McNeill (wife of Donald McNeill, Balevullin)
Peggy Beaton of Carmichael (widow, Ross of Mull)
Hugh Macdiarmid (factor to the Duke of Argyll, Tiree)
Angus Macdonald (shepherd, Moss)
Alexander Buchanan (Medical Officer for the Parochial Board of Tiree)

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From the liveArgyll Archives in Lochgilphead, made available through the Written in the Landscape project.

2021.54.97

Transcript of a Report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal regarding the deaths of Mathew Byrne Mate, Robert Mackay, Thomas Wedick, James Donley or Donelly, James Kehoe (all of Arklow) and Herman Hallander (of Sweden) in 1885.

The deceased were all serving on board the Brigantine ‘Nancy’ of Dublin, which sank on 8 February 1885 after striking ‘Dubhsker’ (Dugh Sgeir) an outlying rock about three miles to the North West of Craignish Point (Cràiginis or Rubha Chràiginis), Tiree. The Captain, Richard Kerrow (Arklow), was rescued.

Richard Kerrow (above), Alexander Cameron (Moss), William McNeil (fisherman, Balevullin), Murdoch MacLeod (Police Officer, Tiree) are named as witnesses.

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From the liveArgyll Archives in Lochgilphead, made available through the Written in the Landscape project.

2021.54.96

Transcript of a Police Report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal by John McDougall (Constable) charging Flora McKinnon with assault  on 23 July 1880. Flora McKinnon (daughter of Grace Campbell or McKinnon, Kilmoluaig) is accused of assaulting Ann McKinnon (outworker, Kilmoluaig).

Statements are provided by Ann McKinnon (above), Mary McKinnon (sister of Ann McKinnon, Kilmoluaig), and Grace Campbell or McKinnon (mother of accused). Ann McKinnon gives reasons for her reluctance to travel to Tobermory, and mentions that Mr McDiarmid (the factor) could resettle Flora McKinnon. Archibald Campbell (Inspector of Poor) makes remarks about Ann and Mary McKinnon.

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From the liveArgyll Archives in Lochgilphead, made available through the Written in the Landscape project.

2021.54.95

Transcript of a Police Report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal by John McDougall (Constable) charging Ann McMillan or McDougall and Alice Bake or McMillan with Breach of the Peace in September 1880. Ann McMillan/McDougall (wife of John McDougall, Balevullin) and Alice Bake/McMillan (wife of Archibald McMillan, Balevullin) quarrelled about ducks and fought at the house of Sarah Cameron or McMillan (widow, Balevullin) on 28 September 1880.

Sarah Cameron/McMillan (above), John McMillan (son of Sarah Cameron, Balevullin) are named as witnesses and provide statements.

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From the liveArgyll Archives in Lochgilphead, made available through the Written in the Landscape project.

2021.54.94

Transcript of a Police Report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal by John MacDougall (Constable) charging Hector Cameron with assault on 12 August 1880. Cameron (joiner, Cornaigbeg) is accused of assaulting Donald McKinnon (joiner, Balevullin) outside Cornaig Mill.

Statements are provided by Donald McKinnon (above), Donald McLean (tennant, Cornaigbeg), Archibald McLean (joiner, Cornaigmore), and Alexander McKinnon (tenant, Balevullin).

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From the liveArgyll Archives in Lochgilphead, made available through the Written in the Landscape project.

2021.54.93

Transcript of a Police Report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal by John McDougall (Constable) charging Hugh Campbell with assault and Hugh Campbell, John McDonald and Neil Brown with Breach of the Peace in November 1877. Hugh Campbell (apprentice shoemaker, Cornaigmore), Neil Brown (son of Susan MacDonald, Cornaigbeg) and John McDonald (farm servant to Neil McLean, Cornaigmore) are accused of fighting at John McCallum’s croft in Cornaigbeg.

John McCallum (crofter, Cornaigbeg), Jannet McCallum or Thomson (sister of John McCallum, Cornaigbeg), Dugald McLean (cotter, Cornaigbeg) are named as witnesses and provide statements. John McCallum refers to the night of 12 November as being Hallowe’en [in the old calendar].

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From the liveArgyll Archives in Lochgilphead, made available through the Written in the Landscape project.

 

2021.54.92

Transcript of a Police Report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal by John MacDougall (Constable) charging Archibald MacLean and four others with Breach of Peace and Malicious Mischief in December 1877. Archibald MacLean (son of Donald MacLean, Balinoe), George Campbell (son of John Campbell, Balinoe), Colin MacArthur (son of Isabella Campbell or MacArthur, Balinoe), John Campbell (son of Alexander Campbell, Balinoe), Roderick MacKinnon (son of Christina MacDonald, Balemartine) are accused of vandalising the garden and house of the schoolteacher, John MacFarlane, in Heylipol.

Statements are provided by Donald Paterson (son of Alexander Paterson, Balinoe), Niel Campbell (apprentice joiner and nephew of Archibald MacFadyen, Barrapol) and Mary MacFarlane (daughter of John MacFarlane, Heylipol).

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From the liveArgyll Archives in Lochgilphead, made available through the Written in the Landscape project.

 

2021.54.91

Transcript of Inventory of Precognition submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal investigating the death of three cows and two horses at Cornaigmore, in June 1876. The transcript contains medical reports written by Alexander Buchanan into the death of the two horses. The animals may have been poisoned by strychnine.

The transcript contains notes on the rent paid by John Macphail, the value of his stock on the farm and some remarks on stock management.

Statements are provided by:

John Macphail (crofter, Cornaigmore)
Janet MacLean (servant to John MacPhail, Cornaigmore)
John Macphail (tailor, Cornaigmore)
John Campbell (tailor, Cornaigmore)
Malcolm Lamont (labourer, Cornaigmore)
Neil Lamont (tenant on the farm of Cornaigmore)
Malcolm Lamont (servant to John MacPhail, Cornaigmore)
Lachlan Macphail (crofter, Cornaigmore)
Hugh MacDiarmid (factor for Tiree, Island House)
Alexander Buchanan (surgeon, Baugh)
Allan Cameron (Inspector of Police, Tobermory)
Hector Macphail (crofter, Cornaigmore)
Ann Macphail (widow, Cornaigmore)
Flora Macphail (daughter of Ann Macphail, Cornaigmore)
John MacDougall (Police Officer, Baugh)

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From the liveArgyll Archives in Lochgilphead, made available through the Written in the Landscape project.

 

 

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