Tag Archives: fishing and fishermen

2014.95.1

Newspaper article about the Balephuil fishing disaster, 1856

Photocopy of a newspaper article from the Glasgow Herald, July 1856 (and typed transcript by donor), about the loss of nine fishermen in a storm off Balephuil in 1856. Thirty-nine men set off fishing in six boats but were overtaken by a gale. Thirty out of thirty-three men survived in three boats that made it to Islay. All six were lost from one boat that came ashore on Coll.

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2013.138.2

Article about the Coll post office by Robert Sturgeon in 1988

Article about the house `Tigh-na-Mara` in Arinagour, Coll, which was the post office in the late 1800s. Robert Sturgeon came to Coll from Dalbeattie in 1889 to run the post office. He went on to create the fish-buying and processing unit, and the house became a guest house.

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2013.111.1

Information about Sarah/Marion Campbell of Balephuil ca 1850

Emailed information, marriage certificate, photograph and printed extract from the 1851 Tiree census from Keith Dash`s website about the family history of John Campbell of Balephuil, his wife Mary Campbell (nee McMillan/Bell) and their daughter Sarah (Marion) Campbell MacRae, who was the gt gt grandmother of the donor. Mary Campbell was one of the women accused of being witches and causing the Balephuil fishing disaster of 1856. Photo accessioned separately.

2013.111.2

Photograph of Sarah/Marion Campbell of Balephuil ca 1870

Black & white photograph of Sarah / Marion Campbell of Balephuil (b.1835) (centre), her daughter Catherine MacRae (b. 1872 Glasgow) (left), and an unknown woman (right), taken around 1870. Sarah worked at Gartnavel Lunatic Assylum where she met her husband John MacRae. Sarah / Marion was the daughter of John Campbell of Balephuil and wife Mary Campbell (nee McMillan/Bell). Mary Campbell was one of the women accused of being witches and causing the Balephuil fishing disaster of 1856 in which her husband John drowned. Original print in filing cab 10 drawer 1.

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