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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.

2021.54.75

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.

2021.54.52

Transcript of a Police Report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal regarding the theft of plaid or a drugget from Coll in June 1863. The report contains a statement from the owner of the drugget – Margaret Paterson (residing with Widow Campbell, Arinagour) – and remarks from Duncan Cameron (Constable). Paterson claims the drugget was sent from Tiree to Coll with Charles MacFadyen (son of Neil Macfadyen, Caoles, Tiree).

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

2021.54.40

Transcript of a Police Report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal charging Donald McLean with Breach of the Public Peace on 13 April 1861.

McLean (boatman, Kenovay) is accused of committing a Breach of the Peace on board the Islesman Steamer. The report mentions a fight between Donald Campbell Esquire (the Reef) and Alexander McLean (Scarinish). Furthermore, the Stewart on board the Islesman Steamer is charged with the offense of the Act of License for supplying spirits. Alexander Buchanan Esquire (Scarinish), Archibald Brown (shipowner, Manal), Archibald McKinnon (shoemaker, Scarinish) and Neil McLean (fisherman, Caoles) are named as witnesses.

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

 

2021.54.36

Transcript of a Police Report written by Finlay Fraser (D.C., Tiree) submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal regarding the character of Flora McDonald, dated 28 April 1860. The report contains a statement from John McLean (farmer, Caoles) and Archibald McDougald (fisherman, Caoles). Both men employed Flora McDonald (daughter of Donald McDonald [‘Dhomil na Crog’] of Coll) for a short period. MacDonald was accused of murder in Dumbarton.

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From the liveArgyll Archives in Lochgilphead, made available through the Written in the Landscape project. Please contact liveArgyll if you would like a copy of the transcript.

2021.54.17

Transcript of an Inventory of Precognition regarding the sudden death of Allan Brown in 1859. Allan Brown, aged 9, drowned in a boating accident in Salum bay while playing truant from school. The report mentions the boys finding a small fishing yawl at the end of the bay at ‘Salum loch’, and that the yawl floated toward ‘Ellen a Ghrewer’ (possibly Eilean nan Gobhar).

Statements are provided by:
James Anderson (surgeon, Tiree)
Finlay Fraser (detective constable, Tiree)
James McLean (aged 9  years, son of Neil McLean, Vaul)
Donald MacFadyen (aged 8 years, son of Alexander MacFadyen, Vaul)
James MacLean (aged 9 years, son of Niel Maclean, Kirkapoll)
Hugh MacDougall (aged 11 years, son of John MacDougall, Vaul)
Hugh MacFadyen (aged 37 years, farmer, Salum)
Allan MacDonald (aged 15 years, herd with Allan MacFadyen, Caoles)
Alexander MacDonald (aged 13 years, son of Duncan MacDonald, Salum)
Isabella Henderson or Brown (aged 37 years widow of the deceased Charles Brown, Vaul)
Alexander Henderson (aged 42 years, fisherman, Mannal – maternal uncle of Allan Brown)

This report contains details of the death of a young child and descriptions of their body. A copy of this transcript is not available online. Please contact An Iodhlann if you would like to consult this record.

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

2021.54.13

Transcript of a letter sent to Henry Nisbet, Tobermory Procurator Fiscal, from William Wilson (Registrar, Tiree) dated 11 March 1857. Wilson writes to report the deaths of three Tiree men – Lachlan MacDonald (crofter, Caolas), John MacDonald (farm servant, Caolas) and Hector MacDonald (fisherman, Caolas) – when a fishing skiff capsized two miles off the south coast of Coll on 3 March 1857.

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2021.54.12

Transcript of a petition submitted to Henry Nisbet Procurator Fiscal against John McKinnon in 1857. McKinnon is accused of culpable homicide in childbirth. The transript gives details of how McKinnon assisted Margaret McKinnon or Lamont (wife of Lachlan Lamond, Vaul) in childbirth, and is accused of causing her death. An extract from the Register of Deaths of the entry of the death of Margaret McKinnon or Lamont is provided by Malcolm Livingston (Parochial Teacher and Registrar, Kirkapoll).

Statements are provided from:

John McKinnon (a Beadle or Bellman, Clabbach, Coll)
Lachlan Lamont (husband of deceased – Cottar and Seaman, Vaul),
Lachlan McKinnon (brother of deceased – Crofter, Vaul)
Charles McKinnon (brother of deceased – Crofter or Labourer, Vaul)
Catherine McLean or Hart (wife of John Hart, Vaul)
Margaret McNeill (wife of Malcolm McNeill [Inspector of Poor], Vaul)
Mary Macdonald or McLean (wife of Hector Maclean, Salum)
Catherine McKinnon (daughter of Ann MacInnes or McKinnon, Vaul)
Jessie MacLean (wife of John McLean, Caoles)

This record contains extensive descriptions of the attempts to deliver Margaret McKinnon or Lamont of her child, and of the interventions and instrumentation used by John McKinnon. A copy of this transcript is not available online. Please contact An Iodhlann if you would like to consult this record.

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

 

2021.53.22

Digitised copy of State of the difference between the Tiree rental 1757 and the Tiree rental 1758. This record contains a table showing the differences in rent for farms at Kilmoluaig and Beist, Balivilline [Balevullin], Cornaigmore, Cornaigbeg, Ruaig, Kirkapol, Hianish, Vaul, ¾ of Kelis [Caolas], Baugh, Heylipol, Balinoe and Quiyeish [Hynish].

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

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