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2021.54.55

Transcript of papers detailing charges of sheep stealing, house breaking and theft against Archibald MacArthur (labourer, Antuim, Mull) and John Herbertson (labourer, Druimnacroish, Mull) in 1864. MacArthur and Herbertson are accused of stealing sheep from Baleuchrach in January 1864 and of stealing bottles of wine and champagne from Bellachroy on the evening of Friday 27 November 1863.

Statements are provided by:

John Paterson (shepherd to William Lang, residing at Lochs House in the united parish of Kilninian and Kilmore)
John Scott (sheep and farm manager for William Lang, Sorne)
John McLeod (shepherd, Baliachrach)
Ann McCallum (residing with Archibald MacArthur, Antuim. The niece of Archibald MacArthur’s wife)
Flora McLean or McDonald (wife of and residing with Alexander Macdonald, Antuim)
Isabell Cameron or McCarmail (also spelled in the transcript as McCannail. A pauper, Antuim)
Mrs Mary McLean (wife of Donald MacLean, Corachan)
John Kennedy (crofter, Dervaig)
Donald McLean (labourer, Dervaig)
Charles Cameron (son of and residing with John Cameron, Dervaig)
Mary Herbertson (daughter of and residing with John Herbertson, Achnadrish. Sister of the accused)
Neil MacKinnon (son of and residing with John MacKinnon, Druimnacroish)
Lachlan McLean (shopman to and residing with Neil MacKinnon, Tobermory)
Jessie Livingstone (servant to and residing with Mrs Petrie in the Mull Hotel, Tobermory)
James Sturton (forester, Drumfin)
Catherine Kennedy (Dervaig)
Dugald McLachlan (Keeper of the Prison of Tobermory and residing there)
Thomas Semple (tenant, Antuim)
Jessie Paterson or Morison (widow, residing with John Paterson at the Lakes about four miles from Tobermory)
Richard Semple (son of and residing with Thomas Semple, Antuim)
Alexander McLean (Dervaig)
Hector McLaine (shopkeeper, Dervaig)
William Sproat (writer in Tobermory)
Hugh McLean (blacksmith, Dervaig)
Marion Beaton or McLean (wife of and residing with Hugh Maclean, Dervaig)
John McLean (tenant, Retreat)
Mary MacDonald or Herbertson (wife of and residing with John Herbertson [accused], Druimnacroish)
Catherine MacArthur (wife of and residing with Archibald MacArthur [accused], Antuim)
Angus MacKinnon (shepherd, Torr)
John Herbertson (farm manager, Achnadrish. Father of accused)
Neil Kennedy (crofter, Dervaig)
Jessie Macdonald (niece of and residing with Archibald MacDonald, Tobermory
Duncan MacKinnon (drover, Kilmoluaig, Tiree)
Archibald MacDonald (merchant, Tobermory)
Duncan Cameron (Police Constable, Heanish, Tiree)
John MacIntyre (crofter, Dervaig)
Mary McCulloch or Lamont (wife of and residing with Robert Lamont, Tobermory)
Allan Cameron (Sergeant of Police, Tobermory)
John MacKenzie (Police Constable, Tobermory)

Part of the judicial declaration is missing, as well as some of the testimony of Mary McCulloch or Lamont, and the full testimony of Robert Lamont (merchant, Tobermory). The transcript provides details of sheep farming and sheep management and makes mention of old dates for Christmas and New Year. The transcript also mentions the process by which Gaelic was translated into English.

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

 

2021.54.43

Transcript of a Police Report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal by Finlay Fraser (D.C., Tiree) charging Mary Campbell with theft on 18 or 19 September 1861. Campbell (pauper, Scarinish) is accused of stealing or taking a plaid from the house Donald Campbell (crofter, Heanish).

Statements are provided by by Colin Campbell (son of Donald Campbell, Heanish) and Margaret Campbell (daughter of Donald Campbell, Heanish). Comments are made regarding Mary Campbell’s disposition and personal situation, and the value of the plaid.

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

 

2021.54.42

Transcript of a Police Report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal regarding the death of Niel McCallum from an accidental shotgun wound in January 1861. McCallum (aged 31, blacksmith, Balinoe) was injured by Alexander MacDonald (fisherman, Balemartin) at Loch-an-Duine (Loch an Dùin) on Kenovay Farm. Statements are provided from:

Mary McIntyre or McCallum (widow of Niel McCallum, Balinoe)
Alexander Macdonald (fisherman, Balemartine)
Donald MacLean (crofter, Heanish)
James Black (shoemaker, Kenovay)
Donald MacEachern (son of John MacEachern, Kenovay)
Donald MacLean (merchant, Kenovay)
Alexander Buchanan (surgeon, Tiree)

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

2021.54.27

Transcript of a Police Report against Flora Campbell on the charges of theft in April 1860. Flora Campbell (daughter of Mary Ferguson, Taoslin, Ardtun; residing with Malcolm Black, sailor, Lower Ardtun) is charged with stealing peats from a peat stack belonging to Hugh McKinnon (crofter, Heanish, Tiree) on the shore of Lower Ardtun, Isle of Mull.

Statements are provided from Dugald Douglass (pauper, Lower Ardtun), Janet McLucas (residing with Widow McLucas, Lower Ardtun), Meron Smith (general servant, Lower Ardtun) and Constable John MacFarlane.

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

2021.54.19

Transcript of a Police Report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal by Finlay Fraser, (Detective Constable) regarding the sudden death of Archibald McDonald at Heanish in August 1859. McDonald, died near ‘Reef Cottage’ while walking home from Heanish with his son, Lachlan McDonald.

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

2021.53.76

Digitised copy of Letter from Malcolm McLaurine, chamberlain of Tiree, to James Ferrier, 22 Mar 1803. James Ferrier was one of the Principal Clerks of Session. Also included is an incomplete copy of this letter.

In this letter McLaurine discusses cutting down the farms of Scarinish, Hianish [Heanish] and Balemartine and opposition to the plans to establish four mail lands from tenants of Barapoll [Barrapol] and Kenovar. McLaurine names Archibald McLean as being the most active protester and mentions that the inhabitants do not wish to ‘adopt any improvements inconsistent with their old customs & habits’ and that ‘their old hereditary customs and practices must be sacrificed’. McLaurine ascribes the inhabitants aversion to crofts and fishing as being due to ‘the idleness and laziness of their habits’. McLaurine also mentions the removal of ‘whisky delinquents’ to ‘upper Canada’. There is no transcript for this item.

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

2021.53.43

Digitised copy of List of arrears for crop 1769. Contains a note of the rent arrears for Hough, Miln [mill] of Crossapoll, Hienish [Heanish] and Vaul in 1769. There is no transcript available for this item.

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2021.53.40

Digitised copy of Arrears for crop 1768. Contains a note of the rent arrears for Hianish [Heanish] in 1768. There is no transcript available for this item.

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2021.53.22

Digitised copy of State of the difference between the Tiree rental 1757 and the Tiree rental 1758. This record contains a table showing the differences in rent for farms at Kilmoluaig and Beist, Balivilline [Balevullin], Cornaigmore, Cornaigbeg, Ruaig, Kirkapol, Hianish, Vaul, ¾ of Kelis [Caolas], Baugh, Heylipol, Balinoe and Quiyeish [Hynish].

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2021.50.6

Digitised outline copy of the Plan of Scarinish and Hianish, Tyree, as divided by George Langlands, 1802. Hianish is divided into 18 crofts of 3-6 acres each, laid out in an irregular grid pattern. Scarinish is divided into 30 crofts of mainly 4-5 acres, with some smaller plots, one of 12 acres and an Inn Croft of 36.2 acres. The site of a proposed village is shown near Scarinish harbour. Common pasture, shared common pasture and areas of blown sand are depicted on both townships. The shared common pasture is noted as being part of Drumdearg Commonty. Total acreages given.

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

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