Dates: 1880s

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2021.54.98

Transcript of Precognition of Witnesses against Hugh MacDonald on charges of Malicious Mischief in 1885. The transcript provides details of how Hugh MacDonald (Moss) took possession of a house in Moss. Statements are provided by:

Donald McMillan (cottar, Moss)
John McNeill (fisherman, Balevullin)
Christy (or Cursty) McDonald of McNeill (wife of Donald McNeill, Balevullin)
Peggy Beaton of Carmichael (widow, Ross of Mull)
Hugh Macdiarmid (factor to the Duke of Argyll, Tiree)
Angus Macdonald (shepherd, Moss)
Alexander Buchanan (Medical Officer for the Parochial Board of Tiree)

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

2021.54.97

Transcript of a Report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal regarding the deaths of Mathew Byrne Mate, Robert Mackay, Thomas Wedick, James Donley or Donelly, James Kehoe (all of Arklow) and Herman Hallander (of Sweden) in 1885.

The deceased were all serving on board the Brigantine ‘Nancy’ of Dublin, which sank on 8 February 1885 after striking ‘Dubhsker’ (Dugh Sgeir) an outlying rock about three miles to the North West of Craignish Point (Cràiginis or Rubha Chràiginis), Tiree. The Captain, Richard Kerrow (Arklow), was rescued.

Richard Kerrow (above), Alexander Cameron (Moss), William McNeil (fisherman, Balevullin), Murdoch MacLeod (Police Officer, Tiree) are named as witnesses.

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

2021.54.96

Transcript of a Police Report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal by John McDougall (Constable) charging Flora McKinnon with assault  on 23 July 1880. Flora McKinnon (daughter of Grace Campbell or McKinnon, Kilmoluaig) is accused of assaulting Ann McKinnon (outworker, Kilmoluaig).

Statements are provided by Ann McKinnon (above), Mary McKinnon (sister of Ann McKinnon, Kilmoluaig), and Grace Campbell or McKinnon (mother of accused). Ann McKinnon gives reasons for her reluctance to travel to Tobermory, and mentions that Mr McDiarmid (the factor) could resettle Flora McKinnon. Archibald Campbell (Inspector of Poor) makes remarks about Ann and Mary McKinnon.

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

2021.54.95

Transcript of a Police Report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal by John McDougall (Constable) charging Ann McMillan or McDougall and Alice Bake or McMillan with Breach of the Peace in September 1880. Ann McMillan/McDougall (wife of John McDougall, Balevullin) and Alice Bake/McMillan (wife of Archibald McMillan, Balevullin) quarrelled about ducks and fought at the house of Sarah Cameron or McMillan (widow, Balevullin) on 28 September 1880.

Sarah Cameron/McMillan (above), John McMillan (son of Sarah Cameron, Balevullin) are named as witnesses and provide statements.

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

2021.54.94

Transcript of a Police Report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal by John MacDougall (Constable) charging Hector Cameron with assault on 12 August 1880. Cameron (joiner, Cornaigbeg) is accused of assaulting Donald McKinnon (joiner, Balevullin) outside Cornaig Mill.

Statements are provided by Donald McKinnon (above), Donald McLean (tennant, Cornaigbeg), Archibald McLean (joiner, Cornaigmore), and Alexander McKinnon (tenant, Balevullin).

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

2021.53.90

Digitised copy of Newspaper cuttings on the Tiree riots, 1886. Contains cuttings from The Daily Mail, The Morning Post, The Scotsman, The Glasgow Herald, The Daily News, The Oban Times, and The Standard reporting on the riots of 1886. There is no transcript for this item.

Click to view a record for this item on Inveraray’s online catalogue.

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

2021.52.1

A digitised copy of a volume containing accounts and rentals for Tiree’s crofts from 1845 to 1887. The volume was prepared by Messrs Lindsay, Howe & Co.

For each township there is given: a table with figures for sowning (horses, cows, stirks, and sheep) and acreage (arable, pasture, common); a tabular abstract containing the number of holdings and tenants, total rents, improvement outlay (drainage and buildings) and notes; a ‘detailed history of crofts’ providing an overview of changes which the individual holdings in each township have undergone as regards tenancy, rent, consolidation, enlargement, or otherwise.

There is no data provided in the tabular abstract for the years 1846, 1866 and 1867.

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

2021.49.1

Bagpipes (disassembled) belonging to postman Archibald McLean (d.1951) of Dunview Cottage (thatched house), Scarinish. Archie would practice playing the pipes outside the house. Archie married Janet MacTaggart, Earnal (b. Greenock). Their daughter Katie (Catriona Archie Mhor) worked in the telephone exchange in Scarinish.

2021.44.1

Sepia tone portrait photograph of Colin Cameron and his wife Jessie McDonald (b. 1877) on their wedding day in Brunswick, Australia on 13 November 1927. Jessie was the daughter of Hugh MacDonald (1850-1927) and his first wife. He emmigrated with his parents from Balinoe to New Brunswick, Australia, in 1853.

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