Text and images from a presentation about newspaper articles about emigration to Canada in 1849, including an advert in the Glasgow Herald for passage on the fast sailing ship Charlotte, departing from Glasgow for Quebec and Montreal, and a notice issued by Her Majesty’s Emigration Officer refuting a “scandalous and unfounded statement” published in the Examiner newspaper about the poor conditions aboard The Charlotte.
Bound photocopied family history and photographs of the MacFadyens of Tiree and Canada, particularly Allan MacFadyen, Scarinish. Beginning with Martin McPhaiden (b.1724) and Margaret McLean (b.1730), both Tiree.
Scanned images of a family bible given to Archie Walker, Moss, by his sister Catherine on 14 December 1916, and of three postcards (see 2016.64.2 to 4) from Donald Winn who was stationed at RAF Tiree during WWII. The bible was later given to Archie’s daughter Ann MacDonald Kennedy, who married Donald Winn, RAF Tiree. Other names written on the back inside cover of the bible are Mrs MacKinnon, Renfrew, Mr Donald Walker, Renfrew, Mr James McLellan, Inverness, and Miss A Tuseford, Derby. Size: 75 x 105 x 15 mm.
These items were brought to Tiree by Ann and Don’s daughter, Catriona Morag Laforge (nee Winn), Canada, during A’Bhuain – Tiree Homecoming in May 2016.
Hardback book ‘Settlers in Canada’ by Captain Marryat. Presented to Balemartine School by James Coats in 1906. James Coats of Paisley, donated hundreds of books to Tiree’s schools and to the Reading Room (now An Iodhlann). From a collection from Mannal House.
Township history for Caoles researched and written by Hector MacPhail.
Information about prominent people and places in Caoles – Caoles smiddy, Neil MacDonald, Calum MacDonald, corn mill at Milton, master mariners, ministers, bards, the Camerons of Miodar, the MacDonalds of Milton, emigrants, the MacLeans of Caoles, An Acarsaid, Lonamar.
Copy of the death certificate of Hector Cameron, Balephuil (1836-1883), who emigrated to Canada in the early 1860s with is brother Donald Cameron. Hector is buried at Belsyde Cemetery, Fergus, Ontario.
Colour photograph of the grave stone of Hector Cameron, Balephuil (1836-1883), who emmigrated to Canada in the early 1860s with his brother Donald Cameron. Hector is buried in Belsyde Cemetery, Fergus, Wellington County, Ontario. Their mother was Catherine Black from Balephuil, who was also the mother of Ann MacLeod. Also named on the gravestone: Effie Cameron (1839-1915), Duncan Cameron (1863-1892), Libby Cameron (1875-1898), Mary Cameron Arnold (1871-1899).
Article titled ‘Leaving Tiree’ by Brian Anderson, published in the Scottish SIG Newsletter of the Ontario Geneaological Society, 2015. The author tells of his Tiree ancestors Allan MacLean, Kenovay, his wife Mary and their children, and the hardships they faced when they emmigrated to upper Canada on board the Oughton in May 1804, arriving in Baldoon Settlement in southwestern Ontario in September 1804.
University assignment ‘The Isle of Tiree: One of a Kind’ written in 2013 by Leanne Piper, University of Guelph, Canada, who is descended from emmigrants John MacKinnon (1816-1896) and Grace Campbell (b.1811), Cornaigbeg. Includes information on geography, crofting history, geology, the kelp industry and architecture.