Township: vaul

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2019.79.1

Family history of the descendants of Archibald McKinnon, Vaul (1844-1902), who emigrated to Sydney, Australia, as a ship’s carpenter aboard the ‘City of Grafton’ paddle steamer in 1876. Archibald married Elizabeth (Betsy) Cowling in 1877, and had 8 children: Malcolm MacKinnon, Archibald John MacKinnon, Donald MacKinnon, Thomas Leslie MacKinnon, Ebeneezer Neil MacKinnon, Joseph Stanley MacKinnon, Alexander Douglas MacKinnon and Hugh Hector MacKinnon. Thomas’s son, Graeme MacKinnon (1921-2000,) became an Antarctic explorer and geographer responsible for mapping Antarctica. McKinnon Island and McKinnon Glacier in the Antarctic are named after him.

Includes photographs, letters, certificates and other documents compiled by Nicole Lesley McKinnon, Australia.

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2019.72.1

Photograph of a painting of a sailing ship found in Rhum View, Vaul, and presumably belonging to Catriona MacKinnon who once lived there. Paintings like these were often painted by members of the crew and the sails signed by all in the crew (but not in this case). It is assumed that the painter or a crew member was linked to Rhum View.

The photograph includes notes made by Angus MacLean, Scarinish, in 1994, on the types of masts and sails, and an annotated sketch of the ship giving the names of the various sails.

2019.21.1

Genealogical information about the descendants and ancestors of Hector MacKinnon, Vaul (1801-1864), and his wife Margaret MacKinnon, Balephuil, who emigrated to Australia with their four children in 1853. They were living in Balephuil in 1841 before moving to Barra in the mid-1840s, where their fourth child was born. By 1851, the family were living at Petty in Invernesshire. They sailed for Australia from Inverness on board the ‘Bloomer’ in 1853. Includes emailed correspondence regarding links to distant relatives living on Tiree in 2018: MacFadyen, Scarinish; MacKinnon, Balemartine; Cameron, Kirkapol(?).

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2018.108.3

Handwritten letter to Mrs MacDonald, Milton, from Isabella Black, Vaul, dated 1914, regarding receipt of presents from Mrs MacDonald and from Jessie Ann (who was named after Jessie Ann MacDonald who died in 1898). The letter also mentions boys Neil and Hugh Archie, who would appear to be pupils of Isabella Black’s at Ruaig School. Includes the original envelope. From a collection of items found in Milton Cottage, Caoles.

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