Tag Archives: horses

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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.

 

 

2021.54.69

Transcript of a Police Report into the alleged theft of a horse from The Glebe, in July 1868. The report, written by Duncan Cameron (Constable, Tiree), reports that a horse belonging to the Minister’s servant was missing, and that it had been in the habit of going to Balephetrish House and Gott Farm.

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

2021.54.51

Transcript of a Police Report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal by Duncan Cameron (Constable) charging Thomas Common with assault in November 1862. Common (shepherd with John L Stewart Esquire of Argyll, residing at Totamore, Coll) was charged with attacking and assaulting George Andrew (farmer, Grimsary, Coll) at or near the march of Grimsary in a dispute regarding horses crossing the boundary of a farm.

Statements are provided from:
George Andrew (farmer, Grimsary)
Niel McKay (servant to and residing with George Andrew, Grimsary)
Margaret Ralston or Andrew (wife of George Andrew, Grimsary)

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

2021.54.45

Transcript of a Police Report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal by Finlay Fraser (Police Constable, Tiree) charging Neil Lamont with malicious mischief on 12 October 1861. Lamont (merchant and cattle dealer, Cornaig) is accused of injuring Lauchlan McLean (farmer, Crosh [Croit na Croise, Kilmoluaig]) while riding a horse on the main road between Gott and Ballaphetrish. Statements are provided from:

Lachlan McLean (farmer, Crosh [Croit na Croise, Kilmoluaig])
Donald McLean (boatman, Kennovay)

The location of ‘Crosh’ is likely to be Croit na Croise in Kilmoluaig (see 1861 census).

Lamont is also charged with assaulting Duncan Cameron (seaman on board the Tiree packet), in the shop in ‘Toby’ occupied by Alexander Black (merchant) on 26 October 1861. Duncan Cameron (seaman), Hector McLean (shopman), John Lamont (porter) are named as witnesses. This second report is written by Allan Cameron.

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

2021.53.87

Digital copy of Description of Tiree from a book published in 1808. Consists of a handwritten transcription from a book, and includes mentions of: Island House, crops, livestock, caves at Ceanm-harra [Kenavara], the Reef, duns [brochs], St Patrick’s Chapel, the discovery of coins in ‘small earthen vessels’, and the discovery of human and horse skeletons in Cornaigbeg. The document also mentions that the ancient name of Tiree was Riog-Hachd-bar-Fathuim, ‘the Kingdom whose summits are lower than the waves’.

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

2021.53.73

Digitised copy of Letter from Malcolm McLaurine, Chamberlain of Tiree, to the 5th Duke of Argyll, 29 Mar 1802. In this letter, McLaurine discusses the removal of people from the island. Those selected for ‘Removings’ include: those found guilty of illegal distilling, two young millers at Cornaigmore who ‘paid no attention to the machinery, nor to their work’, and Malcolm McDonald (Caoles) for taking trees from Loch Sunart to sell in Coll. Those in fishing stations were under warning. McLaurine also discusses: the division of land into four mail lands; Major Maxwell and George Langland; the use of the Reef by cottars and the lack of ‘grass mail’ paid by them. McLaurine mentions the 5th Duke of Argyll’s instructions to remove ‘every 10th man, and those the most criminal’.

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

2021.53.62

Digitised copy of Description of farms in Tiree. Contains observations made by ‘the minister McColl’ to the Duke of Argyll upon ‘the situation of improvements in Tiry in consequence of a conversation with his Grace in August 1786’. There is no transcript for this item.

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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.

2021.53.21

Digitised copy of Instructions for the chamberlain of Tiree, 1756. These instructions were sent from the Duke of Argyll and include: a steel mill, ditchers, cutting of peats, planting of flaxseed, the mill of Crossapol, encouragement of spinning on the island, repairs to the roof of the Duke’s house in Tiree, tacks, horses.

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2021.53.12

Digitised copy of Instructions for the chamberlain of Tiree, 23 October 1750. These instructions were sent from the Duke of Argyll and include: land erosion (particularly at Cladich-chrogan in Balephetrish); quarrying, use of tenants to build a stone barricade; draining the Loch of Kirkapol; cutting of turf; tiends; Lachlan McLean at Ruaig and the building of a lint miln there; tenants in arrears; quarrels with McCualrigs; the pulling of bear [barley] and making gredan meal; growing hempseed on Tiree; sand drifts in Kelis [Caoles], Ballevilline [Balevullin], Keylipol and Quiyeish; arrangements for disposing of the product of the island; the farm at Crossapol; sending salt beef to market; use of planks; Hector McLean of Coll and the rental of the two ends of Coll;  Donald McMillan and the tack of Beist; Memorial of Hector and Alexander McLean, who claaim to be unjustly turned out of their tack of Gott and Vuill by Barnecarry.

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

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