Transcript of a Complaint from Archibald Campbell (Receiver of Wreck, Tiree) to Mr Colin Campbell regarding an alleged theft from the wreck of the Maria and Fanny in August 1868. Archibald Campbell requests a warrant to search the houses of Alexander McDonald, Farquhar McDonald, Hugh McArthur, John McArthur, Hugh Kennedy (all cottars, Balephuil) and Angus McArthur (crofter, Balephuil) on suspicion of plundering from the wreck of the ‘Maria and Fanny of Milford’. Campbell also writes to William Sproat Esquire on the matter.
The Maria and Fanny was wrecked near Kenavara in August 1868 with the loss of two lives. An account of this can be found in 2021.54.65.
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From the liveArgyll Archives in Lochgilphead, made available through the Written in the Landscape project.