Tag Archives: lighthouses

2011.113.18

Photograph of Margaret MacFadyen, ca 1890

Photograph of Margaret MacFadyen (1850-1935) and Watt the dog at the front of `Lighthouse View`, Scarinish, around 1890. Margaret was the daughter of Allan & Amelia MacFadyen who ran the Scarinish Inn in the mid-1800s.

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2011.77.5

Photograph of “Taigh Bean an Sgiobar”, Mannal, ca 1900.

Black & white photograph of “Taigh Bean an Sgiobar”, Mannal, taken by Erskine Beveridge during 1896-1901. A later photograph of P133. Note that the gable wall has been painted and the garden and surrounding vegetation has grown. The figure is probably the wife of the skipper, Sinclair, who came from Orkney to work on the Skerryvore lighthouse.

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2011.63.1

Composition “The Story of Elizabeth Crow and Murdoch McQuarie”

Composition about the life and family history of Elizabeth Crow (1860-1883) who came to live at Hynish with her lighthouse-keeper father and mother, at the age of 15. In 1880, she had an illegitimate daughter by Murdoch McQuarie, the eldest son of Lachlan McQuarie, tacksman of Hynish Farm. The McQuarie family would not allow their son to marry Elizabeth. Written by her great niece in 2011.