Tag Archives: feudal and clan organisation

2009.141.1

CD-ROM labelled “Duke of Argyll” containing scanned pages of an 18th century notebook

CD-ROM from Linda Brackenbury, Coll, labelled “Duke of Argyll” containing digital images of 11 hand-written pages from a personal notebook (belonging to the Duke?). Style of writing and page quality suggests 18th century. Content unclear.

2009.146.1

Paragraph about the introduction of the potato to the Hebrides from “General View of the Agriculture of the Hebrides” by James MacDonald A.M.

Typed transcript of a paragraph about the introduction of the potato to the Hebrides in 1743, by James MacDonald. It describes the reluctance of the tenants to grow potatoes and the eventual domination in their diet.

2009.147.1

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.

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2009.123.1

‘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.

2009.123.4

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.

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2009.123.6

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.

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2009.123.10

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.

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2009.34.1

Audio cassette recording of Radio Gaelic programme about Lady Victoria and the Land Leagues, 1993

Audio cassette recording of Radio Gaelic programme in Gaelic about Lady Victoria and the Land Leagues featuring the voices of A. MacArthur and D. Meek. Recorded on 12 August 1993.

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2001.108.1

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..