Tag Archives: destitution

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.

2021.54.43

Transcript of a Police Report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal by Finlay Fraser (D.C., Tiree) charging Mary Campbell with theft on 18 or 19 September 1861. Campbell (pauper, Scarinish) is accused of stealing or taking a plaid from the house Donald Campbell (crofter, Heanish).

Statements are provided by by Colin Campbell (son of Donald Campbell, Heanish) and Margaret Campbell (daughter of Donald Campbell, Heanish). Comments are made regarding Mary Campbell’s disposition and personal situation, and the value of the plaid.

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

 

2021.53.2

A digitised copy of the state of the rents and tacks for Mull and Tiree, 1743. The document lists ‘Articles in the Rental of Tirie given up for the year 1743 which are either Desperate, or where the persons therein named have not Accepted of their possessions and so are Waste’ and a ‘List of Tacks or Obligations for Tacks given in Tirie’.

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From the archives of the Dukes of Argyll at Inveraray Castle, made available through the Written in the Landscape project.

2017.50.5

Booklet ‘West Highland Notes & Queries’, Series 4, No. 3, March 2017. Includes articles on the MacLeans of Duart and Lochbuie & the Jacobite Cause 1400-1766 (with references to Tiree), paintings of pipers, ‘The Tacksman Class in Argyllshire 1800-50’, ‘A Visit to Coll in 1831’, and ‘Tiree’s resistance to the Earl of Argyll’s takeover of the Island 1674-1682’ by Nicholas Maclean-Bristol.

2017.26.1

Softback book ‘Correspondence from July, 1846, to February, 1847, Relating to the Measures Adopted for the Relief of the Distress in Scotland…’ Great Britain Treasury, 2012. Government correspondence about Famine Relief in the Highlands. Includes separate index listing references to Tiree.

Click here to view index 2017.26.1 Tiree references

2008.71.1

Colour photograph of the wall at Island House.

The wall at Island House, photographed in 2006 by Claudia Ferguson-Smyth. The wall was one on many built by islanders on `outdoor relief` during the potato famine of the late 1840s.

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2008.61.8

Copy of letter dated 8/6/1883 from Hugh MacLean of Kilmoluaig

Letter dated June 1883 from Hugh MacLean of Kilmoluaig to his cousin with mainly family news but also mentions the scarcities of the previous year and £100 of loans for `needful tenants` to buy seed potatoes and corn in the spring.

2000.61.47

Mini-disk SA1868/35.

Donald Sinclair (Dòmhnall Chaluim Bhàin) of Balephuil talks about meeting a Barra bard, playing board games, sings six Gaelic songs, talks about the meaning of some Tiree words, sings a love song, talks about poverty, paying the miller with flour, herring fishing, second sight, the use of querns and kilns, the mill as social centre and sings a grinding song and a rowing song.

2000.61.21

CD Pròiseact Thiriodh CD-SA1968-35.

Donald Sinclair (Dòmhnall Chaluim Bhàin) of Balephuil talks about meeting a Barra bard, playing board games, sings six Gaelic songs, talks about the meaning of some Tiree words, sings a love song, talks about poverty, paying the miller with flour, herring fishing, second sight, the use of querns and kilns, the mill as social centre and sings a grinding song and a rowing song.

2000.30.9

Periodical `The Coll Magazine`, No. 8, 1990.

Articles about seers, emigration ship `Brilliant`, fishing competitions, poetess and pauper Janet MacLean, the school, the church, model aeroplanes, ducks, views on Coll and the Community Council among others.