Township: kilmoluaig

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2021.54.96

Transcript of a Police Report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal by John McDougall (Constable) charging Flora McKinnon with assault  on 23 July 1880. Flora McKinnon (daughter of Grace Campbell or McKinnon, Kilmoluaig) is accused of assaulting Ann McKinnon (outworker, Kilmoluaig).

Statements are provided by Ann McKinnon (above), Mary McKinnon (sister of Ann McKinnon, Kilmoluaig), and Grace Campbell or McKinnon (mother of accused). Ann McKinnon gives reasons for her reluctance to travel to Tobermory, and mentions that Mr McDiarmid (the factor) could resettle Flora McKinnon. Archibald Campbell (Inspector of Poor) makes remarks about Ann and Mary McKinnon.

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2021.54.79

Transcript of Police Report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal by Duncan Cameron (Constable, Tiree) charging John Kennedy with the crime of theft in November 1870. Kennedy (son of and residing with Donald Kennedy, Balevullin) is accused of stealing money from the house of Charles MacLean (cotter, Hillippol [Heylipol]). Statements are provided by Charles MacLean (cotter, Heylipol) and Archibald MacLean (shoemaker, Kilmoluaig).

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2021.54.73

Transcript of a Police Report submitted to the Procurator Fiscal in Tobermory charging John MacMillan with Malicious Mischief in May 1870. MacMillan (fisherman, Balevullin) is accused of disposing of seaware (kelp or seaweed) belonging to Neil Kennedy (fisherman, Balevullin).

Sarah Kennedy (wife of Neil Kennedy, Balevullin) and Archibald Kennedy (crofter, Kilmoluaig) are named as witnesses.

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2021.54.70

Transcript of a Police Report submitted to the Procurator Fiscal in Tobermory charging Donald McDonald with theft in October 1868. Duncan Cameron (Constable, Tiree) reports that Donald MacDonald (son of and residing with Flora MacLean, pauper, Kilmoluaig) is accused of taking a ‘grape’ (graip: an iron-pronged fork used in farming and gardening) belonging to Dugald MacCallum (crofter, Kilmoluaig).

Statements are provided from: Archibald MacCallum (son of and residing with Dugald MacCallum, Kilmoluaig) and Angus MacDonald (Cotter, Moss).

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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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2021.54.44

Transcript of a Police Report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal by Finlay Fraser (Police Constable, Tiree), regarding the theft of a plaid in June 1861. Catherine and Marion McKinnon (Kilmoluaig) are charged with stealing or fraudulently retaining a plaid belonging to James McEachnie (travelling hawker) from the house of their father, Neil McKinnon (crofter, Killmoluaig). The appearance and value of the plaid are described in detail. It is noted that there is no evidence of the theft.

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2021.54.41

Transcript of a police report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal by Finlay Fraser charging John Brown with Breach of the Peace in December 1861. Brown (crofter and fisherman, Kilmoluaig) assaulted Donald McDonald (son of Flora McKinnon, Kilmoluaig) in a field in Kilmoluaig. It is mentioned that McDonald called Brown a ‘water horse’. A statement is provided by Donald McDonald and is corroborated by:

John McCallum (son of Dugald McCallum, Kilmoluaig)
Hector McKinnon (son of Neil McKinnon, Kilmoluaig)
Dugald McCallum (Kilmoluaig)
Mrs Dugald McCallum (Kilmoluaig)
Alexander McKinnon (son of Archibald McKinnon, Kilmoluaig)

This record also contains details of charges against Archibald Kieth (ploughman, Achnacroish, Mull) accused of assault and Breach of Peach in July 1861. Niel Currie (labourer, Craignure), Donald McLeod (labourer, Craignure) and Hector Currie (shop keeper, Craignure) are summoned as witnesses. This section of the report is written by Kenneth Fraser, Sheriff Officer .

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2021.54.37

Transcript of a Police Report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal by written by Finlay Fraser (D.C., Tiree) charging John McKinnon (son of Neil McKinnon, Kilmoluaig) with assault and John Cameron (son of Archibald Cameron, Kilmoluaig) with breach of the public peace on 13 January 1860.

Statements are provided from:
Donald McKinnon (crofter, Balevullin)
John McLean (son of Archibald McLean, Kilmoluaig)
James McLean (son of Archibald McLean, Kilmoluaig)
Duncan McKinnon (son of Alexander McKinnon, Balevullin)
Duncan McNeil (son of Catherine McNeil or Cameron, Balevullin)

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2021.54.8

Transcript of a memorandum regarding the ejection of Mrs McDonald from Kilmoluaig in 1856. In this brief note Mr Nisbet writes to Mr McQuarie in Tiree to inform him that Mrs McDonald has taken possession of a barn following her eviction from a farm at Kilmoluaig. Mr Henry Nisbet was Procurator Fiscal in Tobermory.

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2021.54.18

Transcript of Inventory of Precognition against John McMillan and Donald MacPhail on charges of Housebreaking and Theft at the house of Niel Kennedy at Balevullin in December 1859. £10 was stolen from Kennedy’s house during the burglary.

Statements are provided by:

Henry Nisbet (Tobermory Procurator Fiscal)
John MacMillan (fisherman, Balevullin)
Niel Kennedy (fisherman, Balevullin)
Donald Cameron (boatman, Kilmoluaig)
Niel Kennedy (police constable, Balevullin)
John Kennedy (Balevullin)
Donald McPhail (fisherman, Kilmoluaig)
Mary Maclean or McKinnon (wife of Donald McKinnon, Balevullin)
Marion Cameron or McMillan (wife of John McMillan, Balevullin)
Catherine Maclean (sister of Mary Maclean, Scarinish)
Archibald McMillan (son of John McMillan, Balevullin)
Peter Macdonald (teacher, Balevullin)
Donald Lamont (cottar, Balevullin)
Flora McLean or McMillan (wife of Niel McMillan, Balevullin)
Archibald Cameron (fisherman, Balevullin)
Donald Maclean (tenant, Scarinish)
Finlay Fraser (police constable, Scarinish)
Dugald MacCallum (Kilmoluaig)
Allan Cameron (sergeant of police, Tobermory)

Many of the statements were originally given in Gaelic but are transcribed in English. William Robertson, Esquire Sheriff Substitute of Argyllshire, writes that John McMillan’s statement was given in the Gaelic language and translated into English by the Judge Examiner, and then read back to the defendant in Gaelic.

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