Tag Archives: graveyards

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2021.54.74

Transcript of a medical report written by George Black and Alexander Buchanan at the request of the Procurator Fiscal in Tobermory in 1870. Black (Surgeon in Tobermory) and Buchanan (Surgeon in Tiree) give details on the exhumation of the body of Alexander MacArthur of Scarinish from the burial ground at Soroby. The report contains details on the condition of the body, as well as cause of death.

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From the liveArgyll Archives in Lochgilphead, made available through the Written in the Landscape project.

2022.1.2

Small black & white photograph of a memorial stone dedicated to John MacKechnie ‘Master Mariner’ (1861-1916), his son Malcolm MacKechnie (16 months) and daughter Margaret MacKechnie (5 years). Erected by their wife and mother Margaret MacKinnon. The trees in the background suggest that it is not in Tiree.

2021.54.88

Transcript of Inventory of Precognition regarding the bodies of twelve men found washed ashore in Crossapol on the Isle of Coll on 16 December 1873. The men were the crew of the Sultan of London, a barque which was wrecked at Crossapol on 15 December 1873. The bodies were found by Lawrance Cowan (son of and residing with Charles Cowan, Crossapol).

The crew consisted of: P L Greig (Captain), James Crookshank (32, Huntley), J Edwards (30 Philadelphia), F Devon (30 Belgium), George Messerney (49 Jersey), John James (30 Jersey), Carl Frytag (41 Jersey), Frederick Nelson (35, Ireland), John B Smith (38, Virginia), Daniel Byrom (25, Sweden), Carl [Wilcher or Witchen?] (20, Sweden), William Benjamin McCoy (18, Manchester), William Richards (18, Ardwick), John Foy or Fry (30, Limerick).

The transcript contains descriptions of tattoos found on five of the bodies, and mentions their burial at Crossapol graveyard.

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From the liveArgyll Archives in Lochgilphead, made available through the Written in the Landscape project.

 

2021.50.4

Digitised outline copy of the Plan of Ballimartin, Tyree, as divided into crofts by George Langlands, 1802. The township is divided into 38 crofts of 4-5 acres each, laid out in a grid pattern, with two areas of common cow pasture and one area of common horse pasture. Total acreages given. The location of a burial place is shown near the march with Ballino Lands.

From the archives of the Dukes of Argyll at Inveraray Castle, made available through the Written in the Landscape project.

2019.63.1

Copy of a page from An Tirisdeach 679 about a visit to Tiree by the Free Czechoslovak Air Force Associates, an organisation dedicated to remembering the Czech men and women who served in the RAF during WW2. Includes a detailed biography of Flying Officer Leonard Revilliod (1922-1944) who died in a mid-air collision over Island House in 1944.

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