Tag Archives: cottars

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2021.54.99

Transcript of a Police Report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal by Walter Beattie (Constable) reporting a suspected case of sheep stealing in Balevullin, in February 1904. Statements are provided by William McNeill (cottar, Balevullin) and Hugh McKinnon (shepherd, Hough)

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

2021.54.98

Transcript of Precognition of Witnesses against Hugh MacDonald on charges of Malicious Mischief in 1885. The transcript provides details of how Hugh MacDonald (Moss) took possession of a house in Moss. Statements are provided by:

Donald McMillan (cottar, Moss)
John McNeill (fisherman, Balevullin)
Christy (or Cursty) McDonald of McNeill (wife of Donald McNeill, Balevullin)
Peggy Beaton of Carmichael (widow, Ross of Mull)
Hugh Macdiarmid (factor to the Duke of Argyll, Tiree)
Angus Macdonald (shepherd, Moss)
Alexander Buchanan (Medical Officer for the Parochial Board of Tiree)

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

2021.54.93

Transcript of a Police Report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal by John McDougall (Constable) charging Hugh Campbell with assault and Hugh Campbell, John McDonald and Neil Brown with Breach of the Peace in November 1877. Hugh Campbell (apprentice shoemaker, Cornaigmore), Neil Brown (son of Susan MacDonald, Cornaigbeg) and John McDonald (farm servant to Neil McLean, Cornaigmore) are accused of fighting at John McCallum’s croft in Cornaigbeg.

John McCallum (crofter, Cornaigbeg), Jannet McCallum or Thomson (sister of John McCallum, Cornaigbeg), Dugald McLean (cotter, Cornaigbeg) are named as witnesses and provide statements. John McCallum refers to the night of 12 November as being Hallowe’en [in the old calendar].

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

 

2021.54.76

Transcript of Precognition of Witnesses investigating the death of Sarah MacDonald (pauper, Moss) in February 1870. The transcript mentions that MacDonald was receiving support from the Parochial Board.

Statements are provided by: Donald MacMillan (cottar, Moss), Catherine MacDonald or MacMillan (sister of deceased and wife of Donald MacMillan, Moss), Archibald Carmichael (labourer, Moss), Sarah Carmichael (daughter of Archibald Carmichael, Moss), Flora MacDonald (Moss), Archibald Campbell (Inspector of Poor, Tiree), Alexander Buchanan (surgeon, Tiree).

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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.

2021.54.68

Transcript of a Complaint from Archibald Campbell (Receiver of Wreck, Tiree) to Mr Colin Campbell regarding an alleged theft from the wreck of the Maria and Fanny in August 1868. Archibald Campbell requests a warrant to search the houses of Alexander McDonald, Farquhar McDonald, Hugh McArthur, John McArthur, Hugh Kennedy (all cottars, Balephuil) and Angus McArthur (crofter, Balephuil) on suspicion of plundering from the wreck of the ‘Maria and Fanny of Milford’. Campbell also writes to William Sproat Esquire on the matter.

The Maria and Fanny was wrecked near Kenavara in August 1868 with the loss of two lives. An account of this can be found in 2021.54.65.

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

2021.54.66

Transcript of a Police Report filed by Duncan Cameron (Constable, Tiree) charging Duncan Campbell with assault in June 1868. Campbell (cotter, Balevullin) is charged with assaulting Sarah Kennedy (wife of and residing with Donald MacLean, Balevullin) in an argument over kelp, or ‘wreck’/’wrack’. Statements are provided by Sarah Kennedy, and Donald MacNeil (crofter, Balevullin).

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

2021.54.60

Transcript of a Police Report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal by Duncan Cameron (Constable) charging Chirsty MacDonald (cottar, Balemartine) with malicious mischief in 1867. MacDonald is charged with killing a duck belonging to Malcolm MacDonald (crofter, Balemartine) in October 1866. Statements are provided by John Sinclair (servant to and residing with Malcolm MacDonald) and Roderick MacKinnon (son of Chirsty MacDonald).

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

2021.54.57

Transcript of a Police Report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal by Donald Campbell (Constable, Tiree) charging Mary Campbell (cottager, Balinoe) and Mary MacLean (wife of and residing with John MacLean, Balinoe) with the crime of assault and breach of the peace on 2 July 1864. Hector Henderson (apprentice with Donald MacLachlan, Balinoe) and John Campbell (brother of and residing with Archibald Campbell, Sheriff Officer, Balinoe) are named as witnesses.

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

2021.54.23

Transcript of a police report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal charging Flora McPhail or Shediack of Breach of the Peace in May 1859. McPhail (Earnal) is charged with cursing, threatening and abusing Archibald McKinnon (cotter, Earnal). Statements are provided by Archibald McKinnon and Flora Carmichael (aged 12 years, daughter of Procurator Fiscal Archibald Carmichael, Earnal).

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

 

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