Tag Archives: tacksmen

2017.50.5

Booklet ‘West Highland Notes & Queries’, Series 4, No. 3, March 2017. Includes articles on the MacLeans of Duart and Lochbuie & the Jacobite Cause 1400-1766 (with references to Tiree), paintings of pipers, ‘The Tacksman Class in Argyllshire 1800-50’, ‘A Visit to Coll in 1831’, and ‘Tiree’s resistance to the Earl of Argyll’s takeover of the Island 1674-1682’ by Nicholas Maclean-Bristol.

2017.17.5

West Highland Notes and Queries, August 2016, published by the The Society of West Highland & Island Historical Research Ltd, Coll. Articles include ‘An Account of the Island of Coll: Grimsary’; Myth, History and Genetic Genealogy: Ailpein, Chriogair, Mhic Gille Chonaill; Ranald MacAllan Og; Place-names in the Argyllshire Valuation of 1751; Who was Florence MacLean (1365-1430)?; Highland Tacksmen’s use of Gaelic in the Nineteenth Century.

2014.66.1

Book extract `The tacksman and his holdings in the south-west Highlands`

Photocopied and bound book extract `The Tacksman and His Holding in the South-West Highlands` by A. McKerral (from the collection of Gene Lamont, Canada).

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.

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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2000.61.23

CD Pròiseact Thiriodh CD-SA1968-38.

Donald Sinclair (Dòmhnall Chaluim Bhàin) of Balephuil sings ‘Bràigh Rùsgaich’, talks about the tacksman of Grianal Niall Dubh, sings ‘Lachlann ’ic Nèill ’ic Lachlainn’ and ‘Solbhag Bheag’, talks about Coinneach Odhar, recites part of a song about the ‘Black School’, the supernatural powers of Iain Dubh MacLeod and a boy who could perform magic, sings ‘Gillean Ghleann Dail’ and ‘MacGriogair o Ruadh Shruth’, talks about technical terms used on boats, sings a sailing song, talks about molluscs and their uses, sings a fragment of another song and talks some more about the Grianal tacksman.

2000.61.48

Mini-disk SA1968/38.

Donald Sinclair (Dòmhnall Chaluim Bhàin) of Balephuil sings ‘Bràigh Rùsgaich’, talks about the tacksman of Grianal Niall Dubh, sings ‘Lachlann ’ic Nèill ’ic Lachlainn’ and ‘Solbhag Bheag’, talks about Coinneach Odhar, recites part of a song about the ‘Black School’, the supernatural powers of Iain Dubh MacLeod and a boy who could perform magic, sings ‘Gillean Ghleann Dail’ and ‘MacGriogair o Ruadh Shruth’, talks about technical terms used on boats, sings a sailing song, talks about molluscs and their uses, sings a fragment of another song and talks some more about the Grianal tacksman.