Township: balemartine

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2021.54.92

Transcript of a Police Report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal by John MacDougall (Constable) charging Archibald MacLean and four others with Breach of Peace and Malicious Mischief in December 1877. Archibald MacLean (son of Donald MacLean, Balinoe), George Campbell (son of John Campbell, Balinoe), Colin MacArthur (son of Isabella Campbell or MacArthur, Balinoe), John Campbell (son of Alexander Campbell, Balinoe), Roderick MacKinnon (son of Christina MacDonald, Balemartine) are accused of vandalising the garden and house of the schoolteacher, John MacFarlane, in Heylipol.

Statements are provided by Donald Paterson (son of Alexander Paterson, Balinoe), Niel Campbell (apprentice joiner and nephew of Archibald MacFadyen, Barrapol) and Mary MacFarlane (daughter of John MacFarlane, Heylipol).

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

 

2021.54.60

Transcript of a Police Report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal by Duncan Cameron (Constable) charging Chirsty MacDonald (cottar, Balemartine) with malicious mischief in 1867. MacDonald is charged with killing a duck belonging to Malcolm MacDonald (crofter, Balemartine) in October 1866. Statements are provided by John Sinclair (servant to and residing with Malcolm MacDonald) and Roderick MacKinnon (son of Chirsty MacDonald).

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

2021.54.42

Transcript of a Police Report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal regarding the death of Niel McCallum from an accidental shotgun wound in January 1861. McCallum (aged 31, blacksmith, Balinoe) was injured by Alexander MacDonald (fisherman, Balemartin) at Loch-an-Duine (Loch an Dùin) on Kenovay Farm. Statements are provided from:

Mary McIntyre or McCallum (widow of Niel McCallum, Balinoe)
Alexander Macdonald (fisherman, Balemartine)
Donald MacLean (crofter, Heanish)
James Black (shoemaker, Kenovay)
Donald MacEachern (son of John MacEachern, Kenovay)
Donald MacLean (merchant, Kenovay)
Alexander Buchanan (surgeon, Tiree)

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

2021.54.39

Transcript of a Police Report and Precognition of Witnesses regarding the sudden deaths of John Mcdonald, Lachlan Macdonald, Donald McDonald, John Orr and John McLean in April 1860.

The men left Manal on 27 April 1860 to fish ‘Relstay fishing bank’ near Stevenson’s Rock (described as four miles south west of the Skerryvore Lighthouse) on the fishing skiff ‘Father & Sons’. They were likely capsized whilst attempting to return home the following morning.

Statements are provided by:
Marion Macdonald (widow, Balemartine. Mother of John Macdonald)
Mary McInnes or McDonald (wife of Lachlan MacDonald, Mannal. Aunt of John Orr, who resided with her)
Janet Kennedy (wife of Lachlan Macdonald, Balemartine)
Ann Macquarie or Macdonald (widow, Balemartine. Mother of Lachlan Macdonald)
Flora Macdonald (widow, Balemartine. Mother of Donald Macdonald)
Donald McLean (Manal. Father of John McLean)
Charles Maclean (fisherman, Balephuil)
Archibald McLean (Balephuil. Brother of Charles Maclean)
John Black (Balephuil)
Nile (or Niel) Maclean (fisherman, Balephuil)
Finlay Fraser (Detective Constable, Tiree)
Lachlan McDonald (shoemaker, Manal)
John McLean (crofter, Balephuil)

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

 

2021.54.28

Transcript of a Police Report against Effy McKinnon or McDonald on the charges of theft in June 1860. Effy McKinnon or McDonald (wife of John McDonald, Erabus, Ardtun) is charged with stealing peats from a peat stack belonging to belonging to Gilbert McDonald (crofter, Balemartine, Tiree) situated near the moss in Ardtun, Isle of Mull.

Statements are provided from Gilbert McDonald (crofter, Balemartine) and James McLean (crofter, Balemartine).

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

 

2021.53.81

Digitised copy of Copy memorial by Malcolm McLaurine, chamberlain of Tiree, to the Duke of Argyll, 1 Nov 1803, with subsequent correspondence with James Ferrier, the 5th Duke of Argyll’s lawyer (2 sets). There is no transcript for this item.

The main topic of the correspondence is the prospect of McLaurin being provided a farm at Balephuil. The correspondence also mentions: the farm occupied by McLaurin at Crossapol; the prospect of farms at Balephuil and Crossapol being divided into crofts; the prospect of converting the Chamberlain’s house at Crossapol into a church or inn and granary; the purchase of cattle and the distemper which can affect them; the subject of McLaurin ‘grasping’ at a farm in Balemartine; the Post Office; Mr McLean of Coll; value of land in Coll; mail lands; rent; Hector MacLean’s lease at ‘Haynish’; Balephuil March Dykes; planned improvements to the island.

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

2021.53.76

Digitised copy of Letter from Malcolm McLaurine, chamberlain of Tiree, to James Ferrier, 22 Mar 1803. James Ferrier was one of the Principal Clerks of Session. Also included is an incomplete copy of this letter.

In this letter McLaurine discusses cutting down the farms of Scarinish, Hianish [Heanish] and Balemartine and opposition to the plans to establish four mail lands from tenants of Barapoll [Barrapol] and Kenovar. McLaurine names Archibald McLean as being the most active protester and mentions that the inhabitants do not wish to ‘adopt any improvements inconsistent with their old customs & habits’ and that ‘their old hereditary customs and practices must be sacrificed’. McLaurine ascribes the inhabitants aversion to crofts and fishing as being due to ‘the idleness and laziness of their habits’. McLaurine also mentions the removal of ‘whisky delinquents’ to ‘upper Canada’. There is no transcript for this item.

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2021.53.71

Digitised copy of Letter from Malcolm McLaurine, chamberlain of Tiree, to the Duke of Argyll, 14 Jan 1802. In this letter McLaurine discusses: sending a sample of barley; sending a specimen of the island’s pottery; sending a sample of clay; sending a sample of ‘fosile sand’; sending boys from the island to Inveraray to learn to be Quarriers; a new croft to be made at Balemartine; distilling of whisky; removals from the island; suggesting a replacement for the ground officer; making planks from wood cast ashore. 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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