Tag Archives: sheep

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2021.54.99

Transcript of a Police Report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal by Walter Beattie (Constable) reporting a suspected case of sheep stealing in Balevullin, in February 1904. Statements are provided by William McNeill (cottar, Balevullin) and Hugh McKinnon (shepherd, Hough)

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

2021.54.55

Transcript of papers detailing charges of sheep stealing, house breaking and theft against Archibald MacArthur (labourer, Antuim, Mull) and John Herbertson (labourer, Druimnacroish, Mull) in 1864. MacArthur and Herbertson are accused of stealing sheep from Baleuchrach in January 1864 and of stealing bottles of wine and champagne from Bellachroy on the evening of Friday 27 November 1863.

Statements are provided by:

John Paterson (shepherd to William Lang, residing at Lochs House in the united parish of Kilninian and Kilmore)
John Scott (sheep and farm manager for William Lang, Sorne)
John McLeod (shepherd, Baliachrach)
Ann McCallum (residing with Archibald MacArthur, Antuim. The niece of Archibald MacArthur’s wife)
Flora McLean or McDonald (wife of and residing with Alexander Macdonald, Antuim)
Isabell Cameron or McCarmail (also spelled in the transcript as McCannail. A pauper, Antuim)
Mrs Mary McLean (wife of Donald MacLean, Corachan)
John Kennedy (crofter, Dervaig)
Donald McLean (labourer, Dervaig)
Charles Cameron (son of and residing with John Cameron, Dervaig)
Mary Herbertson (daughter of and residing with John Herbertson, Achnadrish. Sister of the accused)
Neil MacKinnon (son of and residing with John MacKinnon, Druimnacroish)
Lachlan McLean (shopman to and residing with Neil MacKinnon, Tobermory)
Jessie Livingstone (servant to and residing with Mrs Petrie in the Mull Hotel, Tobermory)
James Sturton (forester, Drumfin)
Catherine Kennedy (Dervaig)
Dugald McLachlan (Keeper of the Prison of Tobermory and residing there)
Thomas Semple (tenant, Antuim)
Jessie Paterson or Morison (widow, residing with John Paterson at the Lakes about four miles from Tobermory)
Richard Semple (son of and residing with Thomas Semple, Antuim)
Alexander McLean (Dervaig)
Hector McLaine (shopkeeper, Dervaig)
William Sproat (writer in Tobermory)
Hugh McLean (blacksmith, Dervaig)
Marion Beaton or McLean (wife of and residing with Hugh Maclean, Dervaig)
John McLean (tenant, Retreat)
Mary MacDonald or Herbertson (wife of and residing with John Herbertson [accused], Druimnacroish)
Catherine MacArthur (wife of and residing with Archibald MacArthur [accused], Antuim)
Angus MacKinnon (shepherd, Torr)
John Herbertson (farm manager, Achnadrish. Father of accused)
Neil Kennedy (crofter, Dervaig)
Jessie Macdonald (niece of and residing with Archibald MacDonald, Tobermory
Duncan MacKinnon (drover, Kilmoluaig, Tiree)
Archibald MacDonald (merchant, Tobermory)
Duncan Cameron (Police Constable, Heanish, Tiree)
John MacIntyre (crofter, Dervaig)
Mary McCulloch or Lamont (wife of and residing with Robert Lamont, Tobermory)
Allan Cameron (Sergeant of Police, Tobermory)
John MacKenzie (Police Constable, Tobermory)

Part of the judicial declaration is missing, as well as some of the testimony of Mary McCulloch or Lamont, and the full testimony of Robert Lamont (merchant, Tobermory). The transcript provides details of sheep farming and sheep management and makes mention of old dates for Christmas and New Year. The transcript also mentions the process by which Gaelic was translated into English.

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

 

2021.54.29

Transcript of statements regarding the possible theft of sheep in Morven, November 1860. The sheep may have been stolen while they were being transported between Coll and Lochaline in Morven.

Statements are provided by:

Donald Macfarlan (MacFarlane) (boatman, Arynagour, Coll)
James Campbell (son of Donald Campbell, Ballyhaugh, Coll)
William Borthwick (shepherd, Mungasdale, Morven)
James Cameron (shepherd, Ardentippert, Morven)
James Cameron (shepherd, Barr, Morven)
John Cameron (son of Donald Cameron, Knock)
Donald Cameron (boatman, Knock)
Allan Cameron (son Donald Cameron, Knock)
Donald Macdonald (tenant, Arinagour, Coll)
Niel Livingstone (shepherd, Arinagour, Coll)
John Cameron (ploughman, residing with Donald Macdonald, Arinagour, Coll)

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2021.54.10

Transcript of a Precognition of Witnesses against John MacKinnon (Kilmoluaig) on charges of housebreaking and theft of a sheep in December 1856.

Statements are provided by: John MacDougall (Shepherd, Island House), Dugald MacCallum (Constable, Kilmoluaig), Hugh Maclean (Cornaigbeg), Lachlan Macquarie (Clerk, Heylipol) and Allan Cameron (Sheriff Officer, Tobermory).

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2021.53.87

Digital copy of Description of Tiree from a book published in 1808. Consists of a handwritten transcription from a book, and includes mentions of: Island House, crops, livestock, caves at Ceanm-harra [Kenavara], the Reef, duns [brochs], St Patrick’s Chapel, the discovery of coins in ‘small earthen vessels’, and the discovery of human and horse skeletons in Cornaigbeg. The document also mentions that the ancient name of Tiree was Riog-Hachd-bar-Fathuim, ‘the Kingdom whose summits are lower than the waves’.

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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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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.

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2021.54.87

Transcript of a Police Report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal by John MacDougall (Constable) charging Margaret MacFadyen with theft in June 1873. MacFadyen (daughter of and residing with Donald MacFadyen, Arinagour, Coll) is accused of plucking the fleece off a dead wedder with intent to steal on the farm of Arintluich [Arinthluich], Coll, occupied by the Proprietor John Stewart Esquire of Coll. Margaret MacFadyen is also referred to as ‘black Peggy’ in the report.

Alexander MacLean (joint tenant, Caolisinellan, Coll), Archibald MacNeilage (servant to Malcolm Gilchrist, Totaronald, Coll) and Donald MacNeilage (shepherd to John Stewart Esquire, Acha, Coll) are named as witnesses and provide statements.

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2021.54.84

Transcript of a Police Report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal by John MacDougall (Constable) regarding the loss of the smack Mary and Catherine of Tyree, on 3 September 1873. The Mary and Catherine was owned by James MacFadyen (Scarinish) and was wrecked at Freslan (possibly Friesland) near Arinagour in the Isle of Coll while coming from Ardnamurchan with sheep belonging to Thomas Barr (farmer, Balephetrish) and John Paterson (shepherd, Tiree).

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2019.106.2

Canteen of silver and stainless steel cutlery presented to Archie MacIntyre, Gott, for his sheep at the 1959 Agricultural Show. A silver plaque on the top of the canteen reads ‘Presented by Tiree Association, Tiree Agricultural Show, 1959’. Contains 31 pieces made by Duncan & Scobrie, Sheffield.

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