Dates: 1750s

2016.25.1

Summaries of 16 written surveys of Tiree conducted during 1737 to 1810, and held in the archives of Argyll Estates at Inveraray in 2016. Includes covering email from the archivist Ishbel MacKinnon stating that transcriptions of the full surveys will be supplied in 2016. The email also contains information about transcriptions of the Turnbull Survey report, 1768.

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2009.147.1

Typed tale about John `Diùrach` MacLean – “Big Dewar of Balemartine, Tiree”

Typed account of John MacLean (Mull & Jura) who came to live in Balemartine,Tiree. Known locally as Dewar (Diùrach), he was reknown for his resistance to pay tax to the Duke of Argyll. Unknown date of birth but likely between 1750 and 1820.

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1998.173.3

Photocopied extract from `Scottish Population Statistics` edited by J. G. Kyd, pp 32-35.

Extract from Alexander Webster`s census of 1755 which describes Tiree as 8 miles long and 1.25 miles broad with 1 minister, 3 Papists, 1506 Protestants and 301.75 fighting men.