Transcript of Precognition of Witnesses against Flora Maxwell on charges of theft on 27 April 1863. Maxwell is accused of taking items to sell in Coll on the Tiree packet then absconding to Glasgow. Statements are provided by: Mary McQuarrie or Leuart (wife of and residing with John Leuart, Tobermory), Allan Cameron (Police, Tobermory) , John Lennard (hawker, Tobermory.
The surname Leuart is also spelled as Lennard in the transcription.
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.
Transcript of a police report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal regarding the theft of items from a trunk on board the steamer Islesman travelling between Lochboisdale and Tiree in October 1858. Statements are provided from Mary Maclean (daughter of Donald McLean, Kenovay), and Mrs Catherine Maclean or MacDonald (wife of Neil MacDonald, Kilbride, South Uist). Maclean reports a previous theft on board a steamer between Tiree and Lochboisdale.
A history of Rossdhu house, Kenovay, 1863-2018. Includes photographs of the house, the people who lived there and a family tree. Named individuals: Allan MacLean and his wife Euphemia MacLean, two of their sons Neilie Allan MacLean and Donald MacLean, Neilie Allan’s wife Catherine (Kate) MacLean of Ardbeg, Willie MacLean, Flora Campbell, Mena Knapman.
Softback book ‘Shore Lines – word pictures from an island’ by Donald E Meek, 2019. A collection of verse in English composed by Donald Meek, Caoles, about his life on Tiree from the 1950s to the present. Signed by Donald for An Iodhlann.
Two handwritten letters dated 13th & 15th April 1906, sent by Elizabeth Ross to her mother, on the occasion of the family relocating from Edinburgh to Tiree, where her father, John Ross (1846-1925), was taking up the position of schoolmaster at Cornaigmore. The letters are written on the shipping company’s headed paper, and provide an insight into the logistics of moving to Tiree at that time.