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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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2021.54.89

Transcript of Inventory of Precognition submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal regarding a dead body washed ashore at Caoles, Isle of Coll, on 11 April 1873. The body was discovered at the wreck of the Brigantine ‘Richard Thomson’ of Belfast. A description is given of the clothing on the body, and the items found in the pockets.

Statements are provided by:

Alexander MacFadyen (crofter, Caoles, Coll)
Hugh MacLean (crofter, Caoles, Coll)
John MacFadyen (crofter, Caoles, Tiree)
Alexander MacDougall (son of Lachlan MacDougall, Caoles, Coll)
Hugh Campbell (cottar, Caoles, Coll)
Allan MacDonald (labourer and fisherman, Caoles, Tiree)
Lachlan MacDougall (farm manager, Caoles, Coll)

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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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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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2021.54.65

Transcript of Inventory of Precognition investigating the death of Joseph Evans and William James on 8 August 1868. Evans (cook and seaman on board the Maria and Fanny) and James (Master on board the Maria and Fanny) drowned on the wreck of the Maria Fanny of Milford Devon Wales. The Maria and Fanny was on a journey between Ayr and Limerick with a cargo of coals, but hit a rock – ‘bo-more’ (possibly Bogha Mòr) – near Kenavara in a storm.

The transcript contains descriptions of clothing and tattoos found on the deceased, as well as some descriptions of their bodies. Thomas Davis mentions the following locations in his account of the ship’s journey: Lamlash (Isle of Arran), ‘Torry’ Island (perhaps Tory or Toraigh Island), Skerryvore, Tiree. The transcript names Archibald Campbell as Receiver of Wrecks at Balinoe.

Statements are provided by:

Angus MacArthur (crofter, Balephuil)
Malcolm MacArthur (crofter, Balephuil)
Alexander MacDonald (fisherman, Balephuil)
Donald MacArthur (son of and residing with Angus MacArthur, Balephuil)
Duncan Cameron (Constable, Tiree)
Thomas Davis (seaman, Pembroke)
James Brown (seaman, Pembrokeshire)
William Thomas (seaman, Devon)
Donald McArthur (fisherman, Balephuil)
Archibald Brown, (farmer, Balephuil)
Archibald Brown (seaman, Mannal)

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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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2021.54.59

Transcript of investigation by the Procurator Fiscal charging Archibald MacDonald with bigamy, 1865. Archibald MacDonald (farm servant, Tiree. A native of Coll) married Esther Ferguson (servant to Mungo Campbell Duff, Architect, Glasgow) in Lockerbie in 1862, and also Sarah MacLeod (daughter of Archibald MacLeod, Balevullin) in Balinoe, Tiree, in 1863.

Statements are provided by:
Esther Ferguson (as above)
Robert Ferguson (carter, Lockerbie. Father of Esther Ferguson)
Catherine Ferguson (daughter of Robert Ferguson, Lockerbie)
James Murray (labourer, Lockerbie)
Reverend Alexander Campbell (Minister of the Free Church of Scotland, Lockerbie)
Alexander Ferguson (Registrar of the Parish of Dryfesdale, Lockerbie)
Mary MacDonald or MacFadyen (wife of Lachlan MacFadyen, Glasgow. Sister of accused)
Lachlan MacFadyen (carter, Glasgow. Brother in Law of accused)
Sarah MacLeod or MacDonald (daughter of Archibald MacLeod, Balevullin)
Alexander MacLeod (son of Archibald MacLeod, Balevullin)
Archibald MacLeod (crofter, Balevullin. Father of Sarah MaLeod or MacDonald)
Flora MacNeill (residing with Donald MacNeill, Balevullin)
Donald MacNeill Senior (cartwright, Balevullin)
Reverend John Macfarlane (Baptist Minister, Balinoe)
Malcolm Livingston (Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages for Tiree, Kirkapol)

The document refers to the ‘wedding spree’ in Lockerbie, and mentions dates including ‘Beltane’ and ‘Christmas old style’ (5th January).

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2021.54.46

Transcript of Precognition of Witnesses submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal regarding the sudden death of John McNeill, March 1861. McNeill (aged 36, son of Niel McNeill, Balevullin) died following a short illness, and was attended on by Alexander Buchanan. Statements are provided from:

Donald McNeill (shoemaker, Balevullin. Brother of deceased)
Christina Macdonald (servant to and residing with Niel McNeill, Balevullin)
Niel MacNeill (crofter, Balevullin. Father of deceased)
Isabella McNeill or McLeod (wife of Archibald McLeod, Balevullin. Sister of deceased)
Donald Lamont (fisherman, Balevullin)

This record mentions that McNeill was making some ‘straw rope’.

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2021.54.41

Transcript of a police report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal by Finlay Fraser charging John Brown with Breach of the Peace in December 1861. Brown (crofter and fisherman, Kilmoluaig) assaulted Donald McDonald (son of Flora McKinnon, Kilmoluaig) in a field in Kilmoluaig. It is mentioned that McDonald called Brown a ‘water horse’. A statement is provided by Donald McDonald and is corroborated by:

John McCallum (son of Dugald McCallum, Kilmoluaig)
Hector McKinnon (son of Neil McKinnon, Kilmoluaig)
Dugald McCallum (Kilmoluaig)
Mrs Dugald McCallum (Kilmoluaig)
Alexander McKinnon (son of Archibald McKinnon, Kilmoluaig)

This record also contains details of charges against Archibald Kieth (ploughman, Achnacroish, Mull) accused of assault and Breach of Peach in July 1861. Niel Currie (labourer, Craignure), Donald McLeod (labourer, Craignure) and Hector Currie (shop keeper, Craignure) are summoned as witnesses. This section of the report is written by Kenneth Fraser, Sheriff Officer .

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2021.54.36

Transcript of a Police Report written by Finlay Fraser (D.C., Tiree) submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal regarding the character of Flora McDonald, dated 28 April 1860. The report contains a statement from John McLean (farmer, Caoles) and Archibald McDougald (fisherman, Caoles). Both men employed Flora McDonald (daughter of Donald McDonald [‘Dhomil na Crog’] of Coll) for a short period. MacDonald was accused of murder in Dumbarton.

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