Township: scarinish

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2021.54.75

Transcript of an Inventory of Precognition investigating the sudden death of Donald MacDonald on 2 February 1870. MacDonald (apprentice joiner, Caoles) died aged 21 on board the Dunvegan Castle Steamer at Loch Laich, Bunessan Harbour, Mull.

Statements are provided by:
Alexander Buchanan (Surgeon, Tiree)
George Black (surgeon, Tobermory)
Alexander MacFadyen (boatman, Scarinish)
John MacLean (seaman, Cornaigbeg)
Archibald MacDonald (tailor, residing in Glasgow)
Hugh MacDonald (son of and residing with Alexander MacDonald, Caoles. Brother of the deceased)
Alexander MacDonald (Caoles, Tiree. Father of the deceased)

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

2021.54.74

Transcript of a medical report written by George Black and Alexander Buchanan at the request of the Procurator Fiscal in Tobermory in 1870. Black (Surgeon in Tobermory) and Buchanan (Surgeon in Tiree) give details on the exhumation of the body of Alexander MacArthur of Scarinish from the burial ground at Soroby. The report contains details on the condition of the body, as well as cause of death.

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

2021.54.71

Transcript of a Police Report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal charging Dugald MacKinnon with assault and breach of the peace in July 1869.

Dugald MacKinnon (boatman, son of and residing with Neil MacKinnon, Scarinish) is accused of assaulting William Miller (cook on board SS Argyll) on board the SS Argyll which it was in Scarinish Harbour. Donald MacKinnon (shoemaker, Vaul), William Miller (cook on board SS Argyll), Duncan MacInnes (cotter, Ruaig) and Duncan Cameron (Constable, Tiree) are named as witnesses.

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

2021.54.67

Transcript of a copy of Criminal Libel charging Alexander MacLean and Archibald Colquhoun with breach of peace and assault in 1868.

Alexander MacLean (son of and residing with Mary Graham or MacLean, Scarinish) and Archibald Colquhoun (son of and residing with Duncan Colquhoun, Scarinish) fought on board the SS Argyll while in the harbour at Scarinish on 29 February 1868. A statement is provided by John Lamont (crofter, Ruaig). Lamont names Dr Alexander Buchanan (surgeon, Tiree) and Duncan Morrison (Captain of the SS Argyll) as being in attendance.

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

2021.54.58

Transcript of Police Report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal by Duncan Cameron (Constable, Tiree) regarding a case of possible fraud involving Mr McArthur (Inveraray) and Hector Lamont (Kirkapol) in July 1865. The report includes statements from Paterson (shepherd) and John Cameron (merchant, Heylipol), and makes mention of the sale of Highland Heifers a market at Scarinish.

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

2021.54.43

Transcript of a Police Report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal by Finlay Fraser (D.C., Tiree) charging Mary Campbell with theft on 18 or 19 September 1861. Campbell (pauper, Scarinish) is accused of stealing or taking a plaid from the house Donald Campbell (crofter, Heanish).

Statements are provided by by Colin Campbell (son of Donald Campbell, Heanish) and Margaret Campbell (daughter of Donald Campbell, Heanish). Comments are made regarding Mary Campbell’s disposition and personal situation, and the value of the plaid.

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

 

2021.54.40

Transcript of a Police Report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal charging Donald McLean with Breach of the Public Peace on 13 April 1861.

McLean (boatman, Kenovay) is accused of committing a Breach of the Peace on board the Islesman Steamer. The report mentions a fight between Donald Campbell Esquire (the Reef) and Alexander McLean (Scarinish). Furthermore, the Stewart on board the Islesman Steamer is charged with the offense of the Act of License for supplying spirits. Alexander Buchanan Esquire (Scarinish), Archibald Brown (shipowner, Manal), Archibald McKinnon (shoemaker, Scarinish) and Neil McLean (fisherman, Caoles) are named as witnesses.

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

 

2021.54.9

A transcript of the Inventory of Precognition regarding the deaths of nine fishermen in the Balephuil fishing diaster. This document provides statements from witnesses to a great storm in July of 1856 which claimed the lives of nine men from Balephuil: Archibald McLean (age 50), Donald McLean (aged 29), Colin McDonald (aged 40), Alexander McDonald (aged 42), Neil Kennedy (aged 18), Hugh Kennedy (aged 14) and Hugh McKinnon (aged 14), John Campbell (aged 29) and Malcom McArthur (aged 55).

Statements are given by witnesses to the tragedy as well as by relatives of the deceased, including: Malcolm McDougall (Fisherman, Balephuil); John MacPhail (aged 23, Fisherman, Balephuil); Isabella Black or MacLean (aged 40, widow of Archibald MacLean); George MacLean Esq (Tenant, Hynish); William Wilson (aged 28, Surgeon, Scarinish).

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

2021.53.90

Digitised copy of Newspaper cuttings on the Tiree riots, 1886. Contains cuttings from The Daily Mail, The Morning Post, The Scotsman, The Glasgow Herald, The Daily News, The Oban Times, and The Standard reporting on the riots of 1886. 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.

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

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