Results of research into the family history of Niel MacDonald, tailor of Kenovay, conducted for a New Zealand descendant. Niel married Euphemia (Effy) MacDonald in 1834, but died only four years later in 1838. They had four children: Niel (b. 1831), Janet (b. 1834), Catherine (b. 1836) and Niel (b. 1838). Compiled by Flo Straker, 2020.
Photocopied collection of photographs, will, letters, poetry, newspaper cuttings, family tree and collated information for the MacFarlane and MacKenzie family of Clachan Cottage, Baugh, and Baugh Manse. Key named individuals include the Rev Duncan MacFarlane (d. 1908), Baptist Minister, whose ancestors were brought to Tiree from Arrochar by one of the Dukes of Argyll; Donald MacKenzie, Arrochar (1716-1779); Rev Hector MacKinnon, Tiree; William John MacKenzie, New Zealand (d. 1915); Rev Dr Dugald MacFarlane (b. 1869); Kenneth MacKenzie (1897-1951), Chief Officer of the Antarctic research ship ‘Discovery’ and grandson of Rev Duncan MacFarlane (b. 1866); Catherine (nee MacLachlan), wife of Rev Duncan MacFarlane; Catherine MacKenzie (nee MacFarlane, 1864-1929), daughter of Rev Duncan MacFarlane and mother of Kenneth MacKenzie; Anne MacFarlane (1862-1939), sister of Catherine MacKenzie.
Lapel or cap badge of RAF 518 Squadron found on a sports field in South Island, New Zealand, in 2019 (32 x 20 mm). Made in Birmingham by HW Miller – medal, badge and button manufacturers since the 1930s. 518 Squadron – Meteorological Observers was stationed on Tiree during WWII. Only a handful of New Zealand men served at RAF Tiree, and it is presumed that the badge belonged to one of them and was dropped on his returned to New Zealand. The badge depicts a hand holding a key with the inscription ‘Tha an Iuchair againn-ne / We hold the key’.
Softback book ‘Tiree to New Zealand – The extraordinary journey of Euphemia Brown’, by Dianne Dew, 2017. A detailed account of courage, determination and ultimate success of Effie Brown (nee McKellar, b. 1836), who left her home in Cornaigbeg in 1878 with her husband Duncan Brown and seven of their children to establish a farm in the remote Central Otago region of Gimmerburn in New Zealand. Researched and written by Effie’s great-grandaughter.
Colour photograph of An Iodhlann committee members (L-R) Alasdair Sinclair, Brock (1923-2009), and Duncan Grant, Ruaig (born 1933), in An Iodhlann around 2006. Alasdair was one of the founding members of An Iodhlann, contributing a wealth of historical knowledge and material. Duncan is also on An Iodhlann’s committee and is the resident genealogist. The photograph was given to Duncan by a grateful visitor, Lynette MacLean-Crown, from New Zealand who was researching her family’s Tiree roots around 2010. A note from her is written on the back of the original print.
Studio portrait photograph of an unidentified family of nine from the MacDonald/Campbell/Brown family of Mannal, taken in the Dunedin & Christchurch studio, New Zealand, between 1880 and 1920. From a collection from Mannal House.
Local news: Tiree 10K; An Iodhlann re-opens; interview with Elaine Hutchinson; air link between Oban and islands; Helen Thompson professional kite-surfer; `Tiree Experience` day tour; the Tiree Association; architecture awards; MacLeans of Tiree and New Zealand; kite-building competition (goose scarers); `Pipathon`; closure of Craft Shop, Kenovay.
Photograph of a group of adults of the Kennedy family, Balevullin, and Isabel MacLean, Vaul
Black & white portrait photograph of L-R (seated): Donald Kennedy, Alistair Kennedy, `old` Isabel MacLean of Vaul; L-R (standing): Donald Kennedy (New Zealand), Marion Kennedy, Neil Kennedy (killed in New Zealand). Original stored in 2014.5.1 filing cabinet 10 drawer 1.
Information about the Campbells of Balephuil whose family emigrated to Canada and New Zealand
Emailed information and photographs about the descendants of Archibald Campbell and his wife Mary Ann Campbell (nee Black) of Balephuil, and their grandson Hugh MacKinnon (1915-1943) who died during WWII. Hugh is the subject of a Tiree ghost story. Information about their Canadian descendant, Sharon Clayton`s, visit to Tiree in 2013. Photographs of the Campbell house at Balephuil accessioned separately as S195 & S196.