Dates: 1850s

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2021.54.8

Transcript of a memorandum regarding the ejection of Mrs McDonald from Kilmoluaig in 1856. In this brief note Mr Nisbet writes to Mr McQuarie in Tiree to inform him that Mrs McDonald has taken possession of a barn following her eviction from a farm at Kilmoluaig. Mr Henry Nisbet was Procurator Fiscal in Tobermory.

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

2021.54.17

Transcript of an Inventory of Precognition regarding the sudden death of Allan Brown in 1859. Allan Brown, aged 9, drowned in a boating accident in Salum bay while playing truant from school. The report mentions the boys finding a small fishing yawl at the end of the bay at ‘Salum loch’, and that the yawl floated toward ‘Ellen a Ghrewer’ (possibly Eilean nan Gobhar).

Statements are provided by:
James Anderson (surgeon, Tiree)
Finlay Fraser (detective constable, Tiree)
James McLean (aged 9  years, son of Neil McLean, Vaul)
Donald MacFadyen (aged 8 years, son of Alexander MacFadyen, Vaul)
James MacLean (aged 9 years, son of Niel Maclean, Kirkapoll)
Hugh MacDougall (aged 11 years, son of John MacDougall, Vaul)
Hugh MacFadyen (aged 37 years, farmer, Salum)
Allan MacDonald (aged 15 years, herd with Allan MacFadyen, Caoles)
Alexander MacDonald (aged 13 years, son of Duncan MacDonald, Salum)
Isabella Henderson or Brown (aged 37 years widow of the deceased Charles Brown, Vaul)
Alexander Henderson (aged 42 years, fisherman, Mannal – maternal uncle of Allan Brown)

This report contains details of the death of a young child and descriptions of their body. A copy of this transcript is not available online. Please contact An Iodhlann if you would like to consult this record.

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

2021.54.25

Transcript of precognition of witnesses against Robert Macdonald on charges of fraud, August 1860. MacDonald (teacher, Kilbride) was appointed as Interim Inspector of Poor for the Island of Coll. Statements are provided from John Smeaton (miller and farmer, Acha), Donald MacDonald (farmer, Arinagour), John MacLean (Mippost). The document contains a copy of Cash Received and Payments made by Robert MacDonald from November 1859 to May 1860.

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

 

2021.54.24

Transcript of a police report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal regarding the theft of items from a trunk on board the steamer Islesman travelling between Lochboisdale and Tiree in October 1858. Statements are provided from Mary Maclean (daughter of Donald McLean, Kenovay), and Mrs Catherine Maclean or MacDonald (wife of Neil MacDonald, Kilbride, South Uist). Maclean reports a previous theft on board a steamer between Tiree and Lochboisdale.

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

 

2021.54.23

Transcript of a police report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal charging Flora McPhail or Shediack of Breach of the Peace in May 1859. McPhail (Earnal) is charged with cursing, threatening and abusing Archibald McKinnon (cotter, Earnal). Statements are provided by Archibald McKinnon and Flora Carmichael (aged 12 years, daughter of Procurator Fiscal Archibald Carmichael, Earnal).

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

 

2021.54.22

Transcript of a police report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal charging Anne McInnes with the crime of theft, in July 1859. McInnes (Manal) admits to taking white worsted stockings belonging to Catherine Currie from the bleaching green at Moss.

Statements are provided by Archibald Currie (crofter, Moss) and Catherine Currie (sister of Archibald Currie, Moss).

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

 

2021.54.21

Transcript of a police report accusing Lachlan McInnes of assault in October 1859. McInnes (seaman, Arinagour, Island of Coll) is accused of assaulting Archibald McNeil (mason, Breachacha, Island of Coll) at Beg Field near Fouterailt [?] Isle of Coll. The report is submitted by Finlay Fraser, police constable in Tiree. Statements are provided from:

Archibald McNeil (mason, Breachacha)
Neil Galbreath (mason from Campbeltown, residing at Breachacha)
John Kennedy (foreman, Breachacha)
Robert Laird (gardener, Breachacha)
John McPherson (son of Peter McPherson [Innkeeper], Arinagour parish, Coll)

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

 

2021.54.20

Transcript of a report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal regarding an assault in Achadaphail farm, Ardtun, on the Isle of Mull in September 1859. Peggy or Margaret Morrison is accused of attacking Mary Campbell with a pair of iron tongs and using profane and ‘unbecoming’ language against her.

Statements are provided from:

Mary Campbell (servant to and residing with Donald McGillvray at Auchadafail farm, originally from Gortendonald in Tiree)
Julian McFadyen or McGillvray (wife of Donald McGillvray, drover and crofter, Acadaphail farm, Ardtun)
John Macfarlane (Police Constable, Bunessan)
Allan Cameron (Sergeant of Police, Tobermory)
John McNab (Doctor, Bunessan)
Peggy or Margaret Morrison (Achadaphail farm, Ardtun)

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

2021.54.19

Transcript of a Police Report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal by Finlay Fraser, (Detective Constable) regarding the sudden death of Archibald McDonald at Heanish in August 1859. McDonald, died near ‘Reef Cottage’ while walking home from Heanish with his son, Lachlan McDonald.

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2021.54.18

Transcript of Inventory of Precognition against John McMillan and Donald MacPhail on charges of Housebreaking and Theft at the house of Niel Kennedy at Balevullin in December 1859. £10 was stolen from Kennedy’s house during the burglary.

Statements are provided by:

Henry Nisbet (Tobermory Procurator Fiscal)
John MacMillan (fisherman, Balevullin)
Niel Kennedy (fisherman, Balevullin)
Donald Cameron (boatman, Kilmoluaig)
Niel Kennedy (police constable, Balevullin)
John Kennedy (Balevullin)
Donald McPhail (fisherman, Kilmoluaig)
Mary Maclean or McKinnon (wife of Donald McKinnon, Balevullin)
Marion Cameron or McMillan (wife of John McMillan, Balevullin)
Catherine Maclean (sister of Mary Maclean, Scarinish)
Archibald McMillan (son of John McMillan, Balevullin)
Peter Macdonald (teacher, Balevullin)
Donald Lamont (cottar, Balevullin)
Flora McLean or McMillan (wife of Niel McMillan, Balevullin)
Archibald Cameron (fisherman, Balevullin)
Donald Maclean (tenant, Scarinish)
Finlay Fraser (police constable, Scarinish)
Dugald MacCallum (Kilmoluaig)
Allan Cameron (sergeant of police, Tobermory)

Many of the statements were originally given in Gaelic but are transcribed in English. William Robertson, Esquire Sheriff Substitute of Argyllshire, writes that John McMillan’s statement was given in the Gaelic language and translated into English by the Judge Examiner, and then read back to the defendant in Gaelic.

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

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