Typed tale about John `Diùrach` MacLean – “Big Dewar of Balemartine, Tiree”
Typed account of John MacLean (Mull & Jura) who came to live in Balemartine,Tiree. Known locally as Dewar (Diùrach), he was reknown for his resistance to pay tax to the Duke of Argyll. Unknown date of birth but likely between 1750 and 1820.
Appendix C: Report by Duncan Forbes of Culloden to Duke of Argyll 1737, from “Tiree – an unauthorised biography”
Printout of Appendix C: Report by Duncan Forbes of Culloden to Duke of Argyll 1737, from “Tiree – an unauthorised biography”. Report to the Duke of Argyll concerning Duncan Forbes` visit to mainland Argyll and its islands, the tenants, crofters and tacksmen that he met and their attitude to taxes etc.
Appendix E: Gross sales from Tiree farms 1793-1794, from “Tiree – an unauthorised biography”
Printout of Appendix E: Gross sales from Tiree farms 1793-1794, from “Tiree – an unauthorised biography”. List of the gross sales from the different farms in Tiree according to the average of the past two years (1793-1794). Lists no. of tenants, mail-lands, name of farm, gross sales, rent paid/due, and total revenue from sales per product type.
Appendix I: Witnesses before the Napier Commission, from “Tiree – an unauthorised biography”
Printout of Appendix I: Witnesses before the Napier Commission, from “Tiree – an unauthorised biography”. List of the names, ages, occupations and townships of the Tiree witnesses that stood before the Napier Commission in 1883.
‘Tiree – an unauthorised biography’ – a history of Tiree and its people by William Clelland, 2009.
Text on CD-ROM about the history of Tiree and its people compiled by Australian descendant of Tiree, William Clelland. Includes chapters on the geography of the island, archaeology and first settlers, Christianity and the Gaelic language, Vikings and the wider Scottish history, overpopulation, black houses, kelp and education, evictions and emmigration, Napier Commission, Tiree bards. Index. Appendices including Tiree place names, weapons held by Tiree men and whether `rebel` in 1715, Argyll Estate report of 1737, prisoners of the `45 rebellion, sales from farms, Old Parish Register for marriages and baptisms 1766-1854, households and population 1747-1901, Napier Commission evidence and witness statements 1883, population census 1779-1891. For appendices see 2009.123.2-11.
Paperback book `Highlanders – A history of the Gaels` by John MacLeod.
The story of the Gaels from Mesolithic man, through the Celts, the Vikings and the Lord of the Isles to the Stuart monarchy, the events following Culloden and the forced emigration, the Evangelical Movement and the Crofters` War, and the current situation..
Paperback book `The Heather and the Gale` by Ronald Wiiliams.
The Clan Donald and Clan Campbell during the Wars of Montrose and how their differing strategies led to the confrontation where Gaeldom, Catholicism and the King wre overwhelmed by Calvinism and bloody revolution.