Transcripts of maritime records of the MacKinnons of Heanish, particularly Captain Donald MacKinnon who sailed the Taeping to victory in the Great China Tea Race of 1866. Researched by Robert Nisbet, Heanish. (1) ‘Captain Donald MacKinnon Timeline’, 1866-1867: dates and summaries of key events from the start of Great China Tea Race to Captain MacKinnon’s death in South Africa, (2) log of RMS Roman, 1867, detailing death of Captain MacKinnon and listing the belongings found in his cabin, (3) details of the estate of Captain Donald MacKinnon, 1867, (4) details of Tiree mariners, 1808-1886, (5) photocopied voyages record of Captain Donald MacKinnon, 1851-1867, from the National Archives in Kew, (6) details from the seaman’s tickets of Angus MacKinnon (b. 1831) and Colin MacKinnon (b. 1834).

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  1. John McGee

    I am currently researching the Lamont and MacKinnon lines from Tiree and am particularly interested in the maritime records of two ship’s captains. Angus Lamont was born on 17 April 1840 at Cornaig Mhor to John Lamont and Catherine MacDonald. By 1870 when he married Euphemia MacKinnon in Glasgow he was a master mariner and in 1873 he was a ship’s captain of the City of Lahore. Angus Lamont died of a burst blood vessel on the SS Tynron on 30 July 1881. The Lamont family lived at Hylepoll Cottage. Euphemia MacKinnon aka Effy was born on 11 July 1841 at Heanish to Neil MacKinnon and Marion Munn. Her brother was believed to be Captain Donald MacKinnon born at Heanish in 1826 and who captained the Taeping. Any further information on Angus and Donald’s naval careers would be of great interest.


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