Dates: 1860s

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2021.54.71

Transcript of a Police Report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal charging Dugald MacKinnon with assault and breach of the peace in July 1869.

Dugald MacKinnon (boatman, son of and residing with Neil MacKinnon, Scarinish) is accused of assaulting William Miller (cook on board SS Argyll) on board the SS Argyll which it was in Scarinish Harbour. Donald MacKinnon (shoemaker, Vaul), William Miller (cook on board SS Argyll), Duncan MacInnes (cotter, Ruaig) and Duncan Cameron (Constable, Tiree) are named as witnesses.

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

2021.54.70

Transcript of a Police Report submitted to the Procurator Fiscal in Tobermory charging Donald McDonald with theft in October 1868. Duncan Cameron (Constable, Tiree) reports that Donald MacDonald (son of and residing with Flora MacLean, pauper, Kilmoluaig) is accused of taking a ‘grape’ (graip: an iron-pronged fork used in farming and gardening) belonging to Dugald MacCallum (crofter, Kilmoluaig).

Statements are provided from: Archibald MacCallum (son of and residing with Dugald MacCallum, Kilmoluaig) and Angus MacDonald (Cotter, Moss).

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

2021.54.69

Transcript of a Police Report into the alleged theft of a horse from The Glebe, in July 1868. The report, written by Duncan Cameron (Constable, Tiree), reports that a horse belonging to the Minister’s servant was missing, and that it had been in the habit of going to Balephetrish House and Gott Farm.

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

2021.54.68

Transcript of a Complaint from Archibald Campbell (Receiver of Wreck, Tiree) to Mr Colin Campbell regarding an alleged theft from the wreck of the Maria and Fanny in August 1868. Archibald Campbell requests a warrant to search the houses of Alexander McDonald, Farquhar McDonald, Hugh McArthur, John McArthur, Hugh Kennedy (all cottars, Balephuil) and Angus McArthur (crofter, Balephuil) on suspicion of plundering from the wreck of the ‘Maria and Fanny of Milford’. Campbell also writes to William Sproat Esquire on the matter.

The Maria and Fanny was wrecked near Kenavara in August 1868 with the loss of two lives. An account of this can be found in 2021.54.65.

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

2021.54.67

Transcript of a copy of Criminal Libel charging Alexander MacLean and Archibald Colquhoun with breach of peace and assault in 1868.

Alexander MacLean (son of and residing with Mary Graham or MacLean, Scarinish) and Archibald Colquhoun (son of and residing with Duncan Colquhoun, Scarinish) fought on board the SS Argyll while in the harbour at Scarinish on 29 February 1868. A statement is provided by John Lamont (crofter, Ruaig). Lamont names Dr Alexander Buchanan (surgeon, Tiree) and Duncan Morrison (Captain of the SS Argyll) as being in attendance.

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

2021.54.66

Transcript of a Police Report filed by Duncan Cameron (Constable, Tiree) charging Duncan Campbell with assault in June 1868. Campbell (cotter, Balevullin) is charged with assaulting Sarah Kennedy (wife of and residing with Donald MacLean, Balevullin) in an argument over kelp, or ‘wreck’/’wrack’. Statements are provided by Sarah Kennedy, and Donald MacNeil (crofter, Balevullin).

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

2021.54.65

Transcript of Inventory of Precognition investigating the death of Joseph Evans and William James on 8 August 1868. Evans (cook and seaman on board the Maria and Fanny) and James (Master on board the Maria and Fanny) drowned on the wreck of the Maria Fanny of Milford Devon Wales. The Maria and Fanny was on a journey between Ayr and Limerick with a cargo of coals, but hit a rock – ‘bo-more’ (possibly Bogha Mòr) – near Kenavara in a storm.

The transcript contains descriptions of clothing and tattoos found on the deceased, as well as some descriptions of their bodies. Thomas Davis mentions the following locations in his account of the ship’s journey: Lamlash (Isle of Arran), ‘Torry’ Island (perhaps Tory or Toraigh Island), Skerryvore, Tiree. The transcript names Archibald Campbell as Receiver of Wrecks at Balinoe.

Statements are provided by:

Angus MacArthur (crofter, Balephuil)
Malcolm MacArthur (crofter, Balephuil)
Alexander MacDonald (fisherman, Balephuil)
Donald MacArthur (son of and residing with Angus MacArthur, Balephuil)
Duncan Cameron (Constable, Tiree)
Thomas Davis (seaman, Pembroke)
James Brown (seaman, Pembrokeshire)
William Thomas (seaman, Devon)
Donald McArthur (fisherman, Balephuil)
Archibald Brown, (farmer, Balephuil)
Archibald Brown (seaman, Mannal)

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

2021.54.64

Transcript of Precognition investigating the loss of the Barque Grav von Scheffen of Rostock (Barque Graf von Schlieffen of Rostock) in August 1868. The transcript contains an account by Arfst Baalandorf Staormon (mate on board the barque, Island of Fahr [Föhr], Schleswig-Hostein) of how the barque ran aground on a reef off the Isle of Iona while it was carrying salt and soap on a voyage from Liverpool to Halifax and back. The transcript mentions locations including: Maidens Light (possibly Maidens Lighthouse), Skerryvore, Tiree, Dhu Heartach and Iona. A record for the wreck of this barque is available on Canmore.

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

2021.54.63

Transcript of Precognition of Witnesses regarding the death of Roderick McInnes in November 1866. McInnes (aged 28, seaman, Eriskay) died after falling overboard the SS Argyll as it passed Caliach Point at the Sound of Mull.

Statement are provided by Duncan Morison (mate on board the SS Argyll) and Charles Cameron (son of Hugh Cameron, Fracadale, Mull).

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

2021.54.62

Transcript of Precognition of Witnesses regarding the death of Flora MacFadyen on 18 February 1866. MacFadyen (aged 43, Salum) died following a short period of illness.

Statements are provided by:
Hector MacFadyen (crofter, Salulm. Father of deceased)
Niel MacFadyen (son of Hector MacFadyen, Salum)
Euphemia MacLean or MacFadyen (wife of Niel MacFadyen, Salum)
Alexander Buchanan (Surgeon, Kenovay)

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

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