Dates: 1870s

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2021.54.93

Transcript of a Police Report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal by John McDougall (Constable) charging Hugh Campbell with assault and Hugh Campbell, John McDonald and Neil Brown with Breach of the Peace in November 1877. Hugh Campbell (apprentice shoemaker, Cornaigmore), Neil Brown (son of Susan MacDonald, Cornaigbeg) and John McDonald (farm servant to Neil McLean, Cornaigmore) are accused of fighting at John McCallum’s croft in Cornaigbeg.

John McCallum (crofter, Cornaigbeg), Jannet McCallum or Thomson (sister of John McCallum, Cornaigbeg), Dugald McLean (cotter, Cornaigbeg) are named as witnesses and provide statements. John McCallum refers to the night of 12 November as being Hallowe’en [in the old calendar].

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

 

2021.54.92

Transcript of a Police Report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal by John MacDougall (Constable) charging Archibald MacLean and four others with Breach of Peace and Malicious Mischief in December 1877. Archibald MacLean (son of Donald MacLean, Balinoe), George Campbell (son of John Campbell, Balinoe), Colin MacArthur (son of Isabella Campbell or MacArthur, Balinoe), John Campbell (son of Alexander Campbell, Balinoe), Roderick MacKinnon (son of Christina MacDonald, Balemartine) are accused of vandalising the garden and house of the schoolteacher, John MacFarlane, in Heylipol.

Statements are provided by Donald Paterson (son of Alexander Paterson, Balinoe), Niel Campbell (apprentice joiner and nephew of Archibald MacFadyen, Barrapol) and Mary MacFarlane (daughter of John MacFarlane, Heylipol).

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

 

2021.54.91

Transcript of Inventory of Precognition submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal investigating the death of three cows and two horses at Cornaigmore, in June 1876. The transcript contains medical reports written by Alexander Buchanan into the death of the two horses. The animals may have been poisoned by strychnine.

The transcript contains notes on the rent paid by John Macphail, the value of his stock on the farm and some remarks on stock management.

Statements are provided by:

John Macphail (crofter, Cornaigmore)
Janet MacLean (servant to John MacPhail, Cornaigmore)
John Macphail (tailor, Cornaigmore)
John Campbell (tailor, Cornaigmore)
Malcolm Lamont (labourer, Cornaigmore)
Neil Lamont (tenant on the farm of Cornaigmore)
Malcolm Lamont (servant to John MacPhail, Cornaigmore)
Lachlan Macphail (crofter, Cornaigmore)
Hugh MacDiarmid (factor for Tiree, Island House)
Alexander Buchanan (surgeon, Baugh)
Allan Cameron (Inspector of Police, Tobermory)
Hector Macphail (crofter, Cornaigmore)
Ann Macphail (widow, Cornaigmore)
Flora Macphail (daughter of Ann Macphail, Cornaigmore)
John MacDougall (Police Officer, Baugh)

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

 

 

2021.54.90

Transcript of Inventory of Precognition submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal investigating the death of Lachlan Charles Black, on 9 May 1873. Statements are provided from Hector Lamont (tenant farmer, Kirkapol) and Ann Lamont (sister of Hector Lamont, Kirkapol).

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

 

2021.54.89

Transcript of Inventory of Precognition submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal regarding a dead body washed ashore at Caoles, Isle of Coll, on 11 April 1873. The body was discovered at the wreck of the Brigantine ‘Richard Thomson’ of Belfast. A description is given of the clothing on the body, and the items found in the pockets.

Statements are provided by:

Alexander MacFadyen (crofter, Caoles, Coll)
Hugh MacLean (crofter, Caoles, Coll)
John MacFadyen (crofter, Caoles, Tiree)
Alexander MacDougall (son of Lachlan MacDougall, Caoles, Coll)
Hugh Campbell (cottar, Caoles, Coll)
Allan MacDonald (labourer and fisherman, Caoles, Tiree)
Lachlan MacDougall (farm manager, Caoles, Coll)

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

2021.54.79

Transcript of Police Report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal by Duncan Cameron (Constable, Tiree) charging John Kennedy with the crime of theft in November 1870. Kennedy (son of and residing with Donald Kennedy, Balevullin) is accused of stealing money from the house of Charles MacLean (cotter, Hillippol [Heylipol]). Statements are provided by Charles MacLean (cotter, Heylipol) and Archibald MacLean (shoemaker, Kilmoluaig).

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

2021.54.78

Transcript of a Police Report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal by Duncan Cameron (Constable, Tiree) charging Neil McMillan with Breach of Peace and Assault on 14 November 1870. MacMillan (aged 17 or 18, son of and residing with Neil MacMillan, Balevullin) is accused of committing an assault against Mary MacLean (aged 12, residing with Rachel Brown, Balevullin) at the house of Hector Cameron in Balevullin.

Statements are provided by Mary MacLean (above) and Catherine Cameron (daughter of and residing with Hector Cameron, Balevullin).

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

2021.54.77

Transcript of Precognition of Witnesses investigating the dead body of a boy cast ashore in Sandaig on 24 April 1870.

The report contains statements from Donald MacKinnon (son of Hugh MacKinnon, Sandaig), George MacKinnon (son of Hugh MacKinnon, Sandaig), Malcolm Campbell (labourer, Sandaig), John McLean (farmer, Balemeanach [Middleton]), Donald McLean (crofter, Gortendonald), and Alexander Buchanan (surgeon, Baugh). Buchanan also provides a medical report.

This item contains some graphic details about the body of the child, estimated to be eight or nine years old. There are descriptions of the clothing upon the body.

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

2021.54.76

Transcript of Precognition of Witnesses investigating the death of Sarah MacDonald (pauper, Moss) in February 1870. The transcript mentions that MacDonald was receiving support from the Parochial Board.

Statements are provided by: Donald MacMillan (cottar, Moss), Catherine MacDonald or MacMillan (sister of deceased and wife of Donald MacMillan, Moss), Archibald Carmichael (labourer, Moss), Sarah Carmichael (daughter of Archibald Carmichael, Moss), Flora MacDonald (Moss), Archibald Campbell (Inspector of Poor, Tiree), Alexander Buchanan (surgeon, Tiree).

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

2021.54.75

Transcript of an Inventory of Precognition investigating the sudden death of Donald MacDonald on 2 February 1870. MacDonald (apprentice joiner, Caoles) died aged 21 on board the Dunvegan Castle Steamer at Loch Laich, Bunessan Harbour, Mull.

Statements are provided by:
Alexander Buchanan (Surgeon, Tiree)
George Black (surgeon, Tobermory)
Alexander MacFadyen (boatman, Scarinish)
John MacLean (seaman, Cornaigbeg)
Archibald MacDonald (tailor, residing in Glasgow)
Hugh MacDonald (son of and residing with Alexander MacDonald, Caoles. Brother of the deceased)
Alexander MacDonald (Caoles, Tiree. Father of the deceased)

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

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