Tag Archives: land tenure

2011.103.2

List of inhabitants of Tiree in 1779

Photocopied extract from an A5-sized book (probably published by Argyll Estate) listing the names and ages of all the inhabitants of land belonging to Argyll Estates in 1779. Found in Flora MacArthur`s house (now demolished) at Sandaig 2010.

2010.73.5

Photocopy of brass plaque on MacCallum`s cairn at Kilkenneth

Black & white photocopy of the brass plaque on MacCallum`s cairn at Kilkenneth. Erected in 1986, the plaque reads “In memory of rev. Donald MacCallum born Craignish, Argyll, 9th October 1849, Minister of Hylipol, Tyree Dec. 1887 – Aug. 1889. Died 23rd April 1929 at Glendale, Skye. Interred in Glendale Cemetery. Like the biblical prophets he took up the cause of the oppressed and was chief leader of the Land League movement of the time.”

2010.18.5

Letters regarding the registration of Lodge Farm, Kirkapol with the Scottish Land Court, 1955

Six letters and documents regarding the registration of Lodge Farm, Kirkapol with the Scottish Land Court and subsequent transfer of tenancy from John MacKinnon to his daughter Elsie MacKinnon in 1955. Documents are from Argyll Estates, Hosack & Sutherland, Solicitors, Oban, and the Scottish Land Court.

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.

2009.94.2

Letters concerning a dispute over the use of land for the new Gott Bay pier, 1909-1910

Photocopies of hand-written letters concerning a dispute over use of land for the new Gott Bay pier in 1909-10. 17 are written by Nonnie C. MacLean, Scarinish on behalf of her mother, and 5 by J. MacLean, Scarinish, all to the lawyer F.J. Martin. One letter is from J. MacLean of Scarinish Park to the Gott Bay Pier Trustees. One letter is from John Brown, Trustee of the new pier.

2009.94.1

Letters concerning a dispute over use of land for the new Gott Bay pier, 1909-1910

Original hand-written letters concerning a dispute over use of land for the new Gott Bay pier in 1909-10. 17 are written by Nonnie C. MacLean, Scarinish on behalf of her mother, and 5 by J. MacLean, Scarinish, all to the lawyer F.J. Martin. One letter is from J. MacLean of Scarinish Park to the Gott Bay Pier Trustees. One letter is from John Brown, Trustee of the new pier.