Tag Archives: rents

2014.39.1

Notes regarding audio recordings made on Tiree in 1972 and 1974

Two folders of handwritten notes made by Eric Cregeen while he was recording Tiree people speaking onto cassette tape during 1972 and 1974, plus a map of Balephuil, Balinoe and Barrapol annotated with the names of people living in each house. People recorded in notes: Donald Sinclair, Hector Kennedy – Balephuil, John Brown – Balephuil, John MacLean – Kilmoluaig, John MacLean – Cornaigbeg. Subjects covered include ancestry, Gaelic prose and songs, people living nearby, second sight, place names, shebeens, building construction, poverty, weather, schools, food, shops, water supplies, emigrants, rents, skeleton, confrontations, ferries and ships, literacy, crofts, Pairc na Coille, wars, Land Leagues, churches, illnesses.

2013.99.1

List of Tiree-related archival items, 2012

Printed compiled list of archival items using `Tiree` as the search term from an unknown source. The list includes items from several different archives and may have been created from the CommunityArchives.org website.

2011.106.1

Collection of documents, histories, drawings and photographs relating to the Galbraith/MacDonald family of Balevullin and Kilmoluaig

 

Copies of a collection of official documents, family tree, history, hand-drawings and photographs relating to the Galbraith family of Balevullin, and the MacDonald family of Kilmoluaig, 1821-2009. James Galbraith (1821-1903) was born in Gigha, and came to Tiree from Rothiemurchus, near Aviemore, with his wife and children in 1874 to take up the position of School Master of the Parochial School at Balevullin. The factor relocated the MacLeod family to Kilmoluaig to make way for him. His third daughter Janet Wotherspoon Galbraith (b. 1872) married Donald MacDonald of Kilmoluaig in 1905. She drowned at Loch Bhasapol aged 64. Items include: a short biography of Sarah Grant Galbraith m.Donald (1886-1917) by Erica McKellar, extracts of census/birth/marriage/death records for Sarah Galbraith (1868-), John MacDonald, Cornaigmore (1869-), Mary Galbraith, Balevullin (1869-), Donald MacDonald, Kilmoluaig (1865-), Janet Galbraith, Balevullin (1874-), Angus MacDonald, Kilmoluaig (1909-), Jessie Wotherspoon MacDonald, Balevullin (1898), Mary MacDonald, Heylipol (1882-), Mary Flora MacDonald, Kilmoluaig (1910-1969), James Galbraith MacDonald, Balevullin (1908-). Report from the Sheriff Court, Oban, and correspondence between Argyll Estate, Sarah Galbraith and her solicitors regarding the legal title to the Galbraith croft at Balevullin, 1903-1913. Rental receipts for the croft at Balevullin 1907-1909, family tree for the descendants of Janet Wotherspoon & James Galbraith, hand-drawings of headstones at Soroby Cemetry and the location of the wreck of the `Vivo` by James Galbraith, transcript of the headstone for Hector, Sarah and Malcolm Smith 1835-1900, telegraph message regarding the death of James Galbraith`s `Uncle Archie` 1907. Family tree and notes for the Wotherspoon family genealogy. Information for 19 photographs.

2011.106.2

Photograph of James Galbraith (1821-1903), Balevullin, his wife and two grandchildren, ca 1890.

Black & white photograph of James Galbraith, Balevullin, Head of the Parochial School at Balevullin from 1874, his wife Janet (Wotherspoon) Galbraith and two of their Donald grandchildren, at the croft house at Balevullin around 1890. James Galbraith (1821-1903) was born in Gigha, and came to Tiree from Rothiemurchus, near Aviemore, with his wife and children in 1874 to take up the position of School Master of the Parochial School at Balevullin. The Duke of Argyll displaced the MacLeod family off their croft to Kilmoluaig to make way for them. After James` death the family`s title to the croft at Balevullin was challenged by the Duke, despite one of James` daughters, Sarah (now living in Glasgow), continuing to pay the rent and her two sisters still living there. One sister, Mary Galbraith, married John MacDonald of Cornaigmore in 1907 and they continued to run the croft. However, after 10 years of pursuit, the Duke took the matter to Court and the croft was given up around 1913.

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2011.106.3

Photograph of the Galbraith croft house at Balevullin ca. 1890

Black & white photograph of (probably) the Galbraith thatched croft house at Balevullin in around 1890. James Galbraith (1821-1903) was born in Gigha, and came to Tiree from Rothiemurchus, near Aviemore, with his wife and children in 1874 to take up the position of School Master of the Parochial School at Balevullin. The Duke of Argyll displaced the MacLeod family off their croft to Kilmoluaig to make way for them. After James` death the family`s title to the croft at Balevullin was challenged by the Duke, despite one of James` daughters, Sarah (now living in Glasgow), continuing to pay the rent and her two sisters still living there. One sister, Mary Galbraith, married John MacDonald of Cornaigmore in 1907 and they continued to run the croft. However, after 10 years of pursuit, the Duke took the matter to Court and the croft was given up around 1913.

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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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2009.123.4

Appendix C: Report by Duncan Forbes of Culloden to Duke of Argyll 1737, from “Tiree – an unauthorised biography”

Printout of Appendix C: Report by Duncan Forbes of Culloden to Duke of Argyll 1737, from “Tiree – an unauthorised biography”. Report to the Duke of Argyll concerning Duncan Forbes` visit to mainland Argyll and its islands, the tenants, crofters and tacksmen that he met and their attitude to taxes etc.

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2009.123.6

Appendix E: Gross sales from Tiree farms 1793-1794, from “Tiree – an unauthorised biography”

Printout of Appendix E: Gross sales from Tiree farms 1793-1794, from “Tiree – an unauthorised biography”. List of the gross sales from the different farms in Tiree according to the average of the past two years (1793-1794). Lists no. of tenants, mail-lands, name of farm, gross sales, rent paid/due, and total revenue from sales per product type.

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