Blue and gold, metal Ontario Mod badge mounted on a wooden plaque with plate inscribed “1979, The Walter McFadyen Memorial Trophy, Solo Singing, Song Composed in Canada”. From the belongings of the MacDonald/MacCorquodale/MacLean family of Kenovay.
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’.
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From the archives of the Dukes of Argyll at Inveraray Castle, made available through the Written in the Landscape project.
Colour photograph of Priceville, Ontario, Canada in the snow in around 2010. The donor of the photograph lives in the farming community that her Tiree ancestors settled in in 1851, after emigrating to Canada on board the ‘SS Conrad’. Her Tiree ancestors include McMillans, McLeans, McDonalds, McPhaydens and MacKinnons. The photograph is accompanied by genealogical information about the donor’s ancestry.
Large hard-back book ‘Priceville and its Roots (Routes)’ compiled by the The Priceville (and Area) Historical Society, 1992, and edited by Katie Harrison, a descendant of Tiree people who emigrated there in 1851. A compilation of photographs, memories and articles about Priceville, Ontario, Canada, its people and its mail routes, including the settlements of Bunessan, The Glen, Scotchtown, Glenelg Centre, Pomona, Topcliff, Old Durham Road and Six Corners. Many Scots emmigrated to the area including Tiree McMillans, McLeans, McDonalds, McPhaydens and MacKinnons.
Music CD ‘River to Sea – from Tlell to Tiree’ by Sheila Cameron, Canada, ca 2018. Collection of songs mostly associated with the Tlell River on the island of Haida Gwaii, NW Canada, but moving on the shores of Tiree where the track ‘All you need is the sea’ was written.
Scanned copy of a certificate of qualification belonging to Niall Colin Brown Campbell, Scarinish (b.1933), dated 1964, issued by the Canadian Department of Transport enabling him to pilot ships on the Great Lakes of Ontario and Erie in Canada. Before moving to Glasgow and then Canada, Niall lived at Deobedal, Scarinish.
Bound extract from ‘Kenneth Cameron Family Chronicle’ by Gordon Cameron Richardson, Canada, 2020, about Kenneth Cameron, Balevullin (1816-1871), who emigrated to Canada in 1850 with his wife Agnes (Ann) Morrison on board the ‘Conrad’. They settled on a 100 acre farm in Osprey Township, Grey County in the early 1850s. Kenneth’s great-great grandfather, also Kenneth Cameron, was born in Balevullin in around 1734. The full text includes all Canadian family and descendants, and is available from An Iodhlann in pdf format.
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Results of research into the family history of Niel MacDonald, tailor of Kenovay, conducted for a New Zealand descendant. Niel married Euphemia (Effy) MacDonald in 1834, but died only four years later in 1838. They had four children: Niel (b. 1831), Janet (b. 1834), Catherine (b. 1836) and Niel (b. 1838). Compiled by Flo Straker, 2020.
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