Copy of the Magistrates Inquiry regarding the disappearance at sea of Lachlan MacLean, Tobermory, son of Christina MacLean (1873-1948), Kenovay, and Hector McLean, Gott and Tobermory. Lachlan disappeared from ‘MV Awahou’ off the coast of Australia in 1951, in the territory of Papua & New Guinea. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.
Census and Register records regarding members of the McLean family of Kenovay, Balephetrish and Gott, 1893-1948. Includes census records for Donald McLean and family 1901, and Hector McLean (Gott) and family 1901. Death records for Charles McLean (Kenovay 1893), Lachlan McLean (Kenovay 1909), Alexina McLean (Linlithgow 1929), George McLean (Linlithgow 1935), Donald MacLean (Kenovay 1936) and Christina McLean (Isle of Mull 1948); Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.
Statement of the Estate of the late Donald Archibald McLean, Linlithgow, 1981, prepared for his daughter Euphemia Terris McLean, by solicitors Peterkin & Kidd. Includes covering letter and solicitor’s invoice. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.
Handwritten letter to Euphemia Terris McLean, daughter of Donald Archie McLean of Kenovay and Linlithgow, from Rev. Samuel Harrub of St. Ninian’s Craigmailen Church, Linlithgow, enclosing a copy of the prayer of Thanksgiving recited at her father’s funeral in 1981. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.
Typed letter, dated 1952, from Lord Linlithgow to Superintendent Donald McLean, Police HQ Linlithgow, thanking him for his help with traffic arrangements during his father’s funeral. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.
Letter from John Glaister, Glasgow University, to Superintendent Donald Archibald MacLean, Linlithgow police office, 1951, thanking him for “photographs in connection with the identification of a body, following prolonged sea immersion”. Thought to be part of a murder case. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.
Information about Archibald MacKinnon, Balephuil & Mull (1824-1886) and Colin MacDonald, Balephuil & Glasgow (1856-1927). Colin MacDonald’s father (also Colin) died in the Balephuil fishing disaster of 1856, just before he was born. Colin Jnr trained as a doctor then returned to Tiree to start a practice at Balemartine in 1909. Colin’s wife Jessie Maggie MacKinnon was Archibald MacKinnon’s daughter. Archibald MacKinnon survived the Balephuil fishing disaster of 1856.
“Around 1909, a second doctor had come to the island, Dr Colin MacDonald (an Dotair Domhnallach), whose first wife was related to Helen Kennedy (Eilidh bheag, Balevullin), set up a rival practice in Balemartine … but it is unlikely the island could support two doctors and left after a few years to go to Bunessan” [on Mull]. Extract from ‘Water from the Seventh Wave – a history of Tiree’s healers’ by John Holliday.
Information about the MacFarlanes of Balinoe and Elgin, 1858-1876, including the (1) marriage certificate for Rev James MacFarlane, Balinoe, and Isabella Farquharson, Cornaig, on Tiree in 1858, (2) death certificate for Isabella MacFarlane in Elgin in 1865, (3) 1871 Elgin census record listing James MacFarlane, (4) death certificate for James MacFarlane, 1876. Includes additional family history information emailed by the donor.
After their marriage in 1858, the MacFarlanes moved to Elgin where James took up the position of Baptist Minister. When Isabella died, aged only 34 years, she left three children: Archibald (b. ca 1860), Margaret (b. ca 1861) and Mary. In the 1871 census, Mary is living in Oban with her mother’s sister, Eliza. It is presumed that Mary stayed with the Whytes in Oban and that she is the ‘other Mary’ referred to in Duncan MacGregor Whyte’s letters to his wife Mary Bernard when he was in Australia. The Whytes were artists who built The Studio in Balephuil.
Hand-framed newspaper obituary for Jessie Ann MacDonald of Milton Cottage, Caoles, who died at the age of 18 in 1898. She attended school at Ruaig and Glasgow, worked in Glasgow, then returned to Tiree to work in the post office. Daughter of Archibald MacDonald, who worked for MacBrayne ferries. From a collection of items found in Milton Cottage, Caoles.