Dates: 1800s

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2021.53.87

Digital copy of Description of Tiree from a book published in 1808. Consists of a handwritten transcription from a book, and includes mentions of: Island House, crops, livestock, caves at Ceanm-harra [Kenavara], the Reef, duns [brochs], St Patrick’s Chapel, the discovery of coins in ‘small earthen vessels’, and the discovery of human and horse skeletons in Cornaigbeg. The document also mentions that the ancient name of Tiree was Riog-Hachd-bar-Fathuim, ‘the Kingdom whose summits are lower than the waves’.

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

2021.53.86

Digitised copy of State of expense of Tiree mills, 1806. Contains details of the expenses of erecting two mills (one for oat and barley and the other for lint), for erecting machinery for a hind mill, and other expenses relating to the building of these mills. There is no transcript for this item.

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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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2021.53.84

Digitised copy of Account, the Duke of Argyll with Ramsay Williamson & Co, Jan 1805. This document is incomplete, and only the title page is available. There is no transcript for this item.

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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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2021.53.81

Digitised copy of Copy memorial by Malcolm McLaurine, chamberlain of Tiree, to the Duke of Argyll, 1 Nov 1803, with subsequent correspondence with James Ferrier, the 5th Duke of Argyll’s lawyer (2 sets). There is no transcript for this item.

The main topic of the correspondence is the prospect of McLaurin being provided a farm at Balephuil. The correspondence also mentions: the farm occupied by McLaurin at Crossapol; the prospect of farms at Balephuil and Crossapol being divided into crofts; the prospect of converting the Chamberlain’s house at Crossapol into a church or inn and granary; the purchase of cattle and the distemper which can affect them; the subject of McLaurin ‘grasping’ at a farm in Balemartine; the Post Office; Mr McLean of Coll; value of land in Coll; mail lands; rent; Hector MacLean’s lease at ‘Haynish’; Balephuil March Dykes; planned improvements to the island.

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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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2021.53.79

Digitised copy of Petition by Alexander Campbell and other tenants in Tiree, 1803. The petition contains objections to the ways in which the petitioners are ‘burthened and oppressed’, It makes mention of: the establishment of four mail lands; the subdivision of lands into crofts; the augmentation of rents; fines; distemper of cattle; performing services to the Factor. The petitioners are tenants from Barrapol and Kenvar. There is no transcript for this item.

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