Dates: 1770s

2021.53.58

Digitised copy of List of inhabitants in the island of Tiree, 1776.

In 1776 the Duke of Argyll directed his chamberlain in Tiree to undertake a census of the island. The census recorded the names and ages of inhabitants in each occupied dwelling in the island. The number of cows and horses owned is sometimes recorded, and whether or not they were well disposed towards the Duke of Argyll (e.g. ‘sober and honest’, ‘a good tenant’). 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.

2021.53.57

Digitised copy of Estimate for draining lochs in Tiree by George Langlands, 1773. Contains ‘the levill and expence’ of draining Loch Phuil, Loch Barapoll, Loch Heyllipoll, Loch Vassapoll, and Loch Kirkapoll.  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.

2021.53.56

Digitised copy of Instructions for the chamberlain of Tiree (2 sets), 1772. These instructions were sent from the Duke of Argyll and include: referring to previous instructions issued; building of mill; exporting cattle; establishing a village and harbour; rent in arrears; executing warnings against tenants who could be removed. The second set is a duplicate of the first. 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.

2021.53.55

Digitised copy of Instructions for the chamberlain of Tiree, 1771. These instructions were sent from the Duke of Argyll and include: rents; over population of Tiree; establishing a fishing village; present system of husbandry including runrigs, introducing wheeled carriages, sand blowing, cutting bent, pulling barley, gredden, distilleries, introducing flax and hemp; mills; the minister’s Glebe; taking bear [barley] in payments of rent; draining lochs; roads in Tiree; selling of wood. There is no transcript available 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.

2021.53.54

Digitised copy of Remarks on the island of Tiree, 1771. The remarks made by the document fall under the following headings: The island over-peopled; the propriety of establishing a fishing village in Tiry [Tiree]; plan of executing the design of building a village in Tiry; method of tillage and cultivation; runrig abusive; too many horses and servants employed in plowing and other works of a farm; Tiry a fit country for wheel carriages; division of large runrig farms into smaller ones proper; the small tenants occupy too little land; remedy proposed; by seting the thirdes of the island to gentlemen farmers; and the other two thirds to small tenants; common pastures prejudicial; they should be divided on the adjacent farms; land: blowing of the reef and encroachment on it should be prevented; sand blowing; Tiry over stocked with sheep; which causes sand blowing; cutting bent encourages sand blowing; flax and hemp little cultivated in Tiry should be encouraged; pulling barley from the root hurtful; milns [mills] of Tiry on a bad footing; a new miln necessary; a wind miln might be of use; greddan a most barbarous custom; minister’s Glebe too large; distilling should be discouraged in the most effectual manner; bad consequences of it; a method of collection the rents of Tiry without much arrears; fresh water lochs easily drained; roads and landing places should be more attended to in Tiry; factors should be restricted from demanding services as a duty prestaball [prestable] to them by the tenants.

There is no transcript available 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.

2021.53.53

Digitised copy of Roll of arrears for Tiree crop 1770. Contains a list of tenants and the amount in arrears. There is no transcript available 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.

2021.53.52

Digitised copy of Rental of Tiree and the two ends of Coll, 1770. Contains the amount of rent collected as well as the names of tenants. There is no transcript available 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.