Tag Archives: factors

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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.

2021.54.96

Transcript of a Police Report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal by John McDougall (Constable) charging Flora McKinnon with assault  on 23 July 1880. Flora McKinnon (daughter of Grace Campbell or McKinnon, Kilmoluaig) is accused of assaulting Ann McKinnon (outworker, Kilmoluaig).

Statements are provided by Ann McKinnon (above), Mary McKinnon (sister of Ann McKinnon, Kilmoluaig), and Grace Campbell or McKinnon (mother of accused). Ann McKinnon gives reasons for her reluctance to travel to Tobermory, and mentions that Mr McDiarmid (the factor) could resettle Flora McKinnon. Archibald Campbell (Inspector of Poor) makes remarks about Ann and Mary McKinnon.

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

2021.54.91

Transcript of Inventory of Precognition submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal investigating the death of three cows and two horses at Cornaigmore, in June 1876. The transcript contains medical reports written by Alexander Buchanan into the death of the two horses. The animals may have been poisoned by strychnine.

The transcript contains notes on the rent paid by John Macphail, the value of his stock on the farm and some remarks on stock management.

Statements are provided by:

John Macphail (crofter, Cornaigmore)
Janet MacLean (servant to John MacPhail, Cornaigmore)
John Macphail (tailor, Cornaigmore)
John Campbell (tailor, Cornaigmore)
Malcolm Lamont (labourer, Cornaigmore)
Neil Lamont (tenant on the farm of Cornaigmore)
Malcolm Lamont (servant to John MacPhail, Cornaigmore)
Lachlan Macphail (crofter, Cornaigmore)
Hugh MacDiarmid (factor for Tiree, Island House)
Alexander Buchanan (surgeon, Baugh)
Allan Cameron (Inspector of Police, Tobermory)
Hector Macphail (crofter, Cornaigmore)
Ann Macphail (widow, Cornaigmore)
Flora Macphail (daughter of Ann Macphail, Cornaigmore)
John MacDougall (Police Officer, Baugh)

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

 

 

2021.54.15

Transcript of a report submitted to Henry Nisbet, Tobermory Procurator Fiscal, regarding the murder of Jean MacDonald or Seaton by her husband Hector MacDonald in Kirkapol in 1857. Statements are provided by Archibald Brown (crofter, Balephuil), William McLeod [?, Registrar] and Lachlan MacQuarie (Island House).

The beginning of the statement by the Medical Examiner is missing.

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

2021.53.81

Digitised copy of Copy memorial by Malcolm McLaurine, chamberlain of Tiree, to the Duke of Argyll, 1 Nov 1803, with subsequent correspondence with James Ferrier, the 5th Duke of Argyll’s lawyer (2 sets). There is no transcript for this item.

The main topic of the correspondence is the prospect of McLaurin being provided a farm at Balephuil. The correspondence also mentions: the farm occupied by McLaurin at Crossapol; the prospect of farms at Balephuil and Crossapol being divided into crofts; the prospect of converting the Chamberlain’s house at Crossapol into a church or inn and granary; the purchase of cattle and the distemper which can affect them; the subject of McLaurin ‘grasping’ at a farm in Balemartine; the Post Office; Mr McLean of Coll; value of land in Coll; mail lands; rent; Hector MacLean’s lease at ‘Haynish’; Balephuil March Dykes; planned improvements to the island.

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

2021.53.80

Digitised copy of Petition by the tenants of Ballinoe, Tiree, Jul 1803. The Balinoe petitioners raise objections to the ways in which they have been ‘much harassed and oppressed’. The petition makes mention of: being prevented from cutting their peat; being oppressed by the Factor and Surveyor; being bound to provide services to the Factor and his servants; the lack of a miller to grind their grain; having to beg or borrow meal. There is no transcript for this item.

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2021.53.79

Digitised copy of Petition by Alexander Campbell and other tenants in Tiree, 1803. The petition contains objections to the ways in which the petitioners are ‘burthened and oppressed’, It makes mention of: the establishment of four mail lands; the subdivision of lands into crofts; the augmentation of rents; fines; distemper of cattle; performing services to the Factor. The petitioners are tenants from Barrapol and Kenvar. There is no transcript for this item.

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2021.53.72

Digitised copy of Letter from Malcolm McLaurine, chamberlain of Tiree, to the Duke of Argyll, 10 Mar 1802. In this letter McLaurine discusses: timber claimed but not proved; sending a sample of wine from a cask lying in a barn; rents due; distilling; barley and coals; Clyde Packet; the island being cut off due to stormy weather; opening a weekly communication with the post office at Tobermory; the ground officer; methods to find a good school master; model of a wind miln [windmill]; poor enclosure on McLaurine’s farm. There is no transcript for this item.

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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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2021.53.54

Digitised copy of Remarks on the island of Tiree, 1771. The remarks made by the document fall under the following headings: The island over-peopled; the propriety of establishing a fishing village in Tiry [Tiree]; plan of executing the design of building a village in Tiry; method of tillage and cultivation; runrig abusive; too many horses and servants employed in plowing and other works of a farm; Tiry a fit country for wheel carriages; division of large runrig farms into smaller ones proper; the small tenants occupy too little land; remedy proposed; by seting the thirdes of the island to gentlemen farmers; and the other two thirds to small tenants; common pastures prejudicial; they should be divided on the adjacent farms; land: blowing of the reef and encroachment on it should be prevented; sand blowing; Tiry over stocked with sheep; which causes sand blowing; cutting bent encourages sand blowing; flax and hemp little cultivated in Tiry should be encouraged; pulling barley from the root hurtful; milns [mills] of Tiry on a bad footing; a new miln necessary; a wind miln might be of use; greddan a most barbarous custom; minister’s Glebe too large; distilling should be discouraged in the most effectual manner; bad consequences of it; a method of collection the rents of Tiry without much arrears; fresh water lochs easily drained; roads and landing places should be more attended to in Tiry; factors should be restricted from demanding services as a duty prestaball [prestable] to them by the tenants.

There is no transcript available for this item.

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