Tag Archives: ministers

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2021.54.69

Transcript of a Police Report into the alleged theft of a horse from The Glebe, in July 1868. The report, written by Duncan Cameron (Constable, Tiree), reports that a horse belonging to the Minister’s servant was missing, and that it had been in the habit of going to Balephetrish House and Gott Farm.

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

2021.54.59

Transcript of investigation by the Procurator Fiscal charging Archibald MacDonald with bigamy, 1865. Archibald MacDonald (farm servant, Tiree. A native of Coll) married Esther Ferguson (servant to Mungo Campbell Duff, Architect, Glasgow) in Lockerbie in 1862, and also Sarah MacLeod (daughter of Archibald MacLeod, Balevullin) in Balinoe, Tiree, in 1863.

Statements are provided by:
Esther Ferguson (as above)
Robert Ferguson (carter, Lockerbie. Father of Esther Ferguson)
Catherine Ferguson (daughter of Robert Ferguson, Lockerbie)
James Murray (labourer, Lockerbie)
Reverend Alexander Campbell (Minister of the Free Church of Scotland, Lockerbie)
Alexander Ferguson (Registrar of the Parish of Dryfesdale, Lockerbie)
Mary MacDonald or MacFadyen (wife of Lachlan MacFadyen, Glasgow. Sister of accused)
Lachlan MacFadyen (carter, Glasgow. Brother in Law of accused)
Sarah MacLeod or MacDonald (daughter of Archibald MacLeod, Balevullin)
Alexander MacLeod (son of Archibald MacLeod, Balevullin)
Archibald MacLeod (crofter, Balevullin. Father of Sarah MaLeod or MacDonald)
Flora MacNeill (residing with Donald MacNeill, Balevullin)
Donald MacNeill Senior (cartwright, Balevullin)
Reverend John Macfarlane (Baptist Minister, Balinoe)
Malcolm Livingston (Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages for Tiree, Kirkapol)

The document refers to the ‘wedding spree’ in Lockerbie, and mentions dates including ‘Beltane’ and ‘Christmas old style’ (5th January).

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

2021.54.47

Transcript of Inventory of Precognition against Lachlan Galbraith on charges of fraud and Breach of the Peace in April 1862. Galbraith (teacher, Callert, Inverness-shire) was accused of misusing funds raised to buy passage to Canada, and of causing a breach of the peace in the Isle of Coll. The statements mention that Galbraith claimed to be noted for translating books from English into Gaelic.

Statements are provided by:
Lachlann MacTaggart Galbraith (teacher, Callert)
Willliam Malcolm (Excise Officer, Bunessan, Mull)
Charles MacQuarie (merchant, Bunessan, Mull)
Lachlan Macphail (merchant, Bunessan, Mull)
John McDonald (retired parochial school master, Bunessan, Mull)
Reverend Robert Stewart (Assapol, Mull)
Nicol MacIntyre (tacksman, Knockvaolagain [Knockvologan], Mull)
Angus MacInnes (teacher, Isle of Iona)
June MacColl or Smith (wife of James Smith [lightkeeper], Hynish, Tiree)
Jessie Bannatyne or Sanderson (wife of Thomas Sanderson [lightkeeper] Hynish, Tiree)
Malcolm Livingston (teacher, Kirkapol, Tiree)
Reverend John Gregorson Campbell (The Manse, Gott, Tiree)
Duncan Martin (drainer, Heylipol)
Reverend Lachlan Macdonald (Mannal, Tiree)
Reverend James MacColl (lives with Donald McLean [brother in law], Arileod, Coll)
Duncan MacArthur (drainer, Grimsary, Coll)
Mary Maclean (residing at Knock-a-vada, Arinagour, Coll)
Ann MacKenzie (residing at Knock-a-vada, Arinagour, Coll)
John Johnston Junior (son of and residing with John Johnston Senior, Arnabost, Coll)
Allan MacLean (farmer, Mippost, Coll)
Niel Macfadyen (farm servant, Cliad, Coll)
James Hawthorn (innkeeper, Arinagour, Coll)
William Tait Meikle (clerk to firm of J & A Allan Merchants and Shipping Agents, No 70 Great Clyde Street, Glasgow. Residing at No 10 Abbotsford Place, Lauriston, Glasgow)

This record contains details of an attempted sexual assault. Click to read a transcript of this item.

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

2021.53.65

Digitised copy of State of Tiree augmentations, 1791. Contains a table showing the ‘State [of] Augmentation arising from Farms Set in Tiry Whitsunday 1791’. The table contains the details of augmentation, old rent and new rent for Hector McLean at Hynish and Mannel, as well as interest paid on a sum laid out on the Minister’s Farm. 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.

2021.53.62

Digitised copy of Description of farms in Tiree. Contains observations made by ‘the minister McColl’ to the Duke of Argyll upon ‘the situation of improvements in Tiry in consequence of a conversation with his Grace in August 1786’. 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.

2021.53.55

Digitised copy of Instructions for the chamberlain of Tiree, 1771. These instructions were sent from the Duke of Argyll and include: rents; over population of Tiree; establishing a fishing village; present system of husbandry including runrigs, introducing wheeled carriages, sand blowing, cutting bent, pulling barley, gredden, distilleries, introducing flax and hemp; mills; the minister’s Glebe; taking bear [barley] in payments of rent; draining lochs; roads in Tiree; selling of wood. There is no transcript available 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.

2021.53.54

Digitised copy of Remarks on the island of Tiree, 1771. The remarks made by the document fall under the following headings: The island over-peopled; the propriety of establishing a fishing village in Tiry [Tiree]; plan of executing the design of building a village in Tiry; method of tillage and cultivation; runrig abusive; too many horses and servants employed in plowing and other works of a farm; Tiry a fit country for wheel carriages; division of large runrig farms into smaller ones proper; the small tenants occupy too little land; remedy proposed; by seting the thirdes of the island to gentlemen farmers; and the other two thirds to small tenants; common pastures prejudicial; they should be divided on the adjacent farms; land: blowing of the reef and encroachment on it should be prevented; sand blowing; Tiry over stocked with sheep; which causes sand blowing; cutting bent encourages sand blowing; flax and hemp little cultivated in Tiry should be encouraged; pulling barley from the root hurtful; milns [mills] of Tiry on a bad footing; a new miln necessary; a wind miln might be of use; greddan a most barbarous custom; minister’s Glebe too large; distilling should be discouraged in the most effectual manner; bad consequences of it; a method of collection the rents of Tiry without much arrears; fresh water lochs easily drained; roads and landing places should be more attended to in Tiry; factors should be restricted from demanding services as a duty prestaball [prestable] to them by the tenants.

There is no transcript available 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.

2021.53.33

Digitised copy of Observations on Tiree by Dr Walker, 1765. Dr Walker’s observations are arranged under the following headings: situation, extent, hills, harbour, tides, springs, sea, soil, rieve [reef], climate, crops, inhabitants, longevity, diseases, antiquities, agriculture, inclosures, cattle, grain, change of seed, hay, manures, turneps [turnips], price of commodities, price of labour, exports and imports, manufacture, fishery, hemp, natural productions, marble, copper, porphyry. There is no transcript for this item but see 1997.273.1.

The Rev Dr John Walker, minister of Moffat and a pioneer of scientific botany and geology, was sent to the Hebrides in 1764 and 1771 by the Commission for Annexed Estates to report on the social conditions, population and the state of manufacture, agriculture and fisheries.

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

2021.53.14

Digitised Copy instructions for the chamberlain of Tiree, 1752. These instructions were sent from the Duke of Argyll and include: land erosion, the windmill in Scarinish, rents, the industriousness of the inhabitants, paying the minister’s (Alexander McTavish) salary, applying to the Synod of Argyll for the payment of the Bishop’s rent, establishing a flax raiser and spinning school on Tiree. 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.

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