Memorial for Constable Alexander Lamont (1843-1888) of Gortendonnel (Barrapol) erected by his friends and colleagues in the Lanarkshire Constabulary, at his grave in Old Monkland Cemetery, Coatbridge.
Information about Duncan Gunn (b. 1841 at Druimchork), schoolmaster at Ruaig Public School during 1880-1901. Compiled from emailed correspondence.
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List of men born in Coll and Tiree who served in the army during the Napoleonic Wars, 1750-1850. Transcribed by John C McLean and Linda Temple from records held at the National Archives, Kew.
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Scanned extract about fishermen from Rosehearty, Aberdeenshire, making regular March sailings to fishing grounds near Tiree and Coll during the 1800s. From the book ‘Fishing Boats and Fisher Folk on the East Coast of Scotland’ by Peter F Anson, 1930.
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Colour-printed scans of documents from the Argyll Papers, Inveraray Castle, displayed in An Iodhlann during the ‘Written in the Landscape’ exhibtion, 2019:
1. Sketch of the set of Tiree attempting to show where tenancies of 4 Mail Lands are practicable, 22 March 1803. (Ref: Argyll Papers PFV 65/75)
2. Statement showing the number of tenants and cottars and the livestock held by them on the Island of Tiree in 1848. (Ref: Argyll Papers NRAS 1209/3035)
3. Plan of the farm of Kenavay in the island of Tirii now divided into thirteen farms nearly to four male lands each, surveyed and divided by George Langlands, 1802. (Ref: Argyll Papers PV19/04)
4. List of men levied in the Island of Tiree for the Regiment of Fencibles of Argyllshire, 1759. (Ref: Argyll Papers NRAS 1209/324)
5. Plan of encroachments made upon the Reef by the taxman of the farm of Balephetrish… [by George Langlands, ca 1802]. (Ref: Argyll Papers PV 19/08)
6. Roll of arrears for tenants in Tiree in 1764. (Ref: Argyll Papers PFV 65/32)
7. Account of cash expended by the Bailie of Tiree on recruiting for the West Fencibles, summer and harvest 1778. (Ref: Argyll Papers NRAS 1209/324)
8. Sales brochure for Tiree, 1904. (Ref: Argyll Papers NRAS 1209/2766)
9. Letter from MacDiarmid to the Duke dated 1884 regarding shebeening women. (Ref: Argyll Papers NRAS 1209/906/10)
10. Letter from MacQuarrie to Wylie dated 1876 regarding Flora Lamont of Balephuil selling whisky. (Ref: Argyll Papers NRAS 1209/907)
11. Letter dated 1847 from Lord Lorne to Lord Grey about those Tiree inhabitants who can and cannot afford to emigrate. (Ref: Argyll Papers NRAS 1209/1531)
12. Postcard showing Kenavara Point from Dun Hiader, undated. (Ref: Argyll Papers Acc 2016/01)
13. Letter dated 1806 from Malcolm McLaurine, Tiree, describing the progress of Langland’s survey of the island. (Ref: Argyll Papers NRAS 1209/401)
Notes on Malcom McLaurin (1765-1834), Argyll Estates’ chamberlain on Tiree during 1801-1811, compiled by John Holliday and Catriona White in 2017. He was not well-liked.
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Copied article ‘Brothers in Mission: Alexander Farquharson of Cape Breton and Archibald Farquharson of Tiree’ by Dr Margaret MacKay, 2007, and published in the Records of the Scottish Church History Society. A history of two Gaelic-speaking brothers from Perthshire who became missionaries in islands at opposite sides of the Atlantic in the 1800s.
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Handwritten transcript of a newspaper article about the drowning of a crew of 10 men from Tiree in 1841. Inverness Courier, 15 December 1841.
“Melancholy Accident, Small Isles, Nov. 30th
We are sorry to learn from the Island of Tyree of the loss of a boat consisting of a crew of ten men, that fished for cod on a certain bank at a considerable distance from the land. On her returning towards the shore, she was overtaken by a strong gale fron the S.W., and after buffetting against the mountainous waves and using every human exertion to make out the land for a considerable time, a sudden squall coming on, she filled and all on board met a watery grave. They left families and numerous friends to regret their loss.”
Copies of birth, marriage and death certificates for Rev. Donald MacCallum, Craignish, minister at Heylipol 1887-1889, and his wife Mary MacCallum (nee MacAulay, Ardnamurchan).
“Donald’s wife, Mary, had a twin brother, also a Donald; Mary’s age on the marriage certificate was misrecorded as 19 – she was only 18; Mary was not at Donald’s house on the night of the 1901 census – she may already have been sick and staying with her parents, since by this time, her father was a Physician and Surgeon; Mary died at the age of 26 on 8 October 1902, in Castlebay where she was staying with her parents – her Dad was the Medical Officer on Barra. She died of rheumatism and pericarditis – not of a pregnancy-related cause as one would have expected with someone her age; Donald died in Duirinish where he was living with his nephew, Tom Shields. Donald and Mary had no children. Donald was born on 9 October 1849 in Craignish.” Colin MacCallum, 2017