Copy of a letter dated 2nd Oct 1850 re Caoles in Coll.

Letter dated 2nd Oct 1850 re the sequestration of the Caoles estate in Coll, owned by Colin Campbell.

Object Details

Other Number: not specified
Normal Location: Filing Cabinet 9: drawer 1
Current Location: normal location

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  1. Andrew

    To give some perspective for any interested. The three brothers, Malcolm, Murdoch & Neil (with parents Donald Campbell and Marrion McLean and sister Christian -1776 List at Toraston) won the tack of Caolas, Coll – 1790’s and Cornaig, Coll – early 1800’s. Malcolm and Murdoch purchased respectively Cornaig and Caolas estates, and upon their death, their sons, respectively John and Alexander inherited the properties. You will note that as landholders in the parish of Tiree, along with Argyll and the Coll McLean chief, they had to co-finance the two churches built at that time on Tiree. Both went bankrupt, and the sequestration notices can be seen in the newspapers of the time. John married Sibella McLean – Coll, and died there. Alexander went to Australia, and died there unmarried. He is buried with his sister Elizabeth.

    On his return from Australia, Colin purchased the two properties on Coll formerly owned by his uncles and cousins, and held them both when he died, along with the property at Ach-na-cloich, near Lorn. He died at Cornaig, Coll. Colin and many of this family (all children except Colina, parents and brothers) were buried at the Crossapol graveyard (Coll) along with many Crossapol McLeans. I have noted numerous marriages between these two families, both in Scotland and Australia.


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