Tag Archives: carpenters

2021.53.71

Digitised copy of Letter from Malcolm McLaurine, chamberlain of Tiree, to the Duke of Argyll, 14 Jan 1802. In this letter McLaurine discusses: sending a sample of barley; sending a specimen of the island’s pottery; sending a sample of clay; sending a sample of ‘fosile sand’; sending boys from the island to Inveraray to learn to be Quarriers; a new croft to be made at Balemartine; distilling of whisky; removals from the island; suggesting a replacement for the ground officer; making planks from wood cast ashore. 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.

2021.53.46

Digitised copy of Number of inhabitants in the island of Tiree by James Turnbull, 1768. In this document, Turnbull records: number of mail lands; holding of horses, cows and sheep, soums; sousing of rye, barley, oats; increase of rye, barley oats; number of tenants and hinds (men and women);  number of cottagers in each farm (men and women); number of men above twelve years of age excluding the tenants and cottagers; number of women above twelve years of age excluding the tenants and cottagers; number of boys below twelve years of age; number of girls below twelve years of age; total inhabitants in each farm; numbers of manufacturers in each farm (included in the preceding columns) men weavers, women weavers, lint dressers, carpenters, blacksmiths, tailors, total of manufacturers in each farm. 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.

2019.97.3

Scans of ledgers, school workbooks, ships logs and other documents belonging to Duncan Alexander Campbell, Balephuil (1828-1911), who emigrated to Bruce County, Ontario, aboard the ‘Britannia’ in 1846, with his wife Elizabeth Forrest, Dumbarton(?) (1831-1906). Before emigrating to Canada to join the rest of his family, Duncan became a ship’s carpenter in Dumbarton. Includes background information compiled by the donors.

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2019.79.2

Black & white photograph of Archibald McKinnon, Vaul (1844-1902) and his wife Elizabeth (Betsy) Cowling in around 1880. Archibald emigrated to Sydney, Australia, as a ship’s carpenter aboard the ‘City of Grafton’ paddle steamer in 1876. He and Elizabeth married the following year.

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.

Click here to view 2019.79.1 Thomas and Graeme. See also 2011.51.1