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.
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.
Black & white photograph of Lamont Dock in Hong Kong around 1905. The Lamont Dock was completed in 1860 and is named after John Lamont who was from Tiree. When John Lamont and Admiral Sir James Hope built the docks, they accurately foresaw the tremendous width of ships of the future. Original emailed news article extract in Filing cabinet 9 drawer 3.
CD containing a written account of the history and genealogy of the MacFadyen/McPhadden family of Coll and Tiree, compiled by descendants Glenda Franklin and Gene Donald Lamont of Canada, in 2011. Includes ancestors and descendants of Hugh MacFadyen, Salum (1840-1935).
The MacFadyen – McPhadden Family in Coll and Tiree, 2011
Bound printed copy of Glenda Franklin`s (Canada) research into her Tiree and Coll ancestry. Alexander McPhadden (1790-1878) lived in Croish House, Caoles, before emigrating to Ontario, Canada, with his family in 1806. He was Glenda`s great-great-grandfather. (Signed by Glenda to An Iodhlann 29 July 2011)
Information about Tiree emmigration ships in the mid 1800s
Copied extract from the book “An Unstoppable Force: The Scottish Exodus to Canada”, listing the names of the ships on which people from Argyll emigrated to Canada, the year (1843-1850), the number of passengers, where from, the source of funds, and ship details. Includes Tiree emigrants.
Compiled list of the names of ships on which Tiree people emigrated to Canada, along with the year, the number of families and individual people, and the source. Based on what Darryl Stout, Canada, had discovered to date (May 2011).