Tag Archives: peats

2021.54.28

Transcript of a Police Report against Effy McKinnon or McDonald on the charges of theft in June 1860. Effy McKinnon or McDonald (wife of John McDonald, Erabus, Ardtun) is charged with stealing peats from a peat stack belonging to belonging to Gilbert McDonald (crofter, Balemartine, Tiree) situated near the moss in Ardtun, Isle of Mull.

Statements are provided from Gilbert McDonald (crofter, Balemartine) and James McLean (crofter, Balemartine).

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

 

2021.54.27

Transcript of a Police Report against Flora Campbell on the charges of theft in April 1860. Flora Campbell (daughter of Mary Ferguson, Taoslin, Ardtun; residing with Malcolm Black, sailor, Lower Ardtun) is charged with stealing peats from a peat stack belonging to Hugh McKinnon (crofter, Heanish, Tiree) on the shore of Lower Ardtun, Isle of Mull.

Statements are provided from Dugald Douglass (pauper, Lower Ardtun), Janet McLucas (residing with Widow McLucas, Lower Ardtun), Meron Smith (general servant, Lower Ardtun) and Constable John MacFarlane.

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

2021.53.80

Digitised copy of Petition by the tenants of Ballinoe [sic], Tiree, Jul 1803.

The petition is submitted by Alexander McLean, Duncan Campbell, John Macdonald, John Brown, John Macphaill, Alexander Campbell, John Campbell, John Bell, Neil Campbell, Hector Campbell ,and John McFarlane – all tenants in Balinoe. The petition mentions that the tenants feel ‘harassed and oppressed’; being prevented from cutting peat; the Factor and surveyor taking advantage of the petitioners by purchasing cattle at an ‘under value’; proclamations at the church door; being bound to provide services to the Factor and his servants; the lack of a miller to grind their grain.

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

2021.53.27

Digitised copy of Instructions for the chamberlain of Tiree, 1762. These instructions were sent from the Duke of Argyll and include: cutting peats, making drains, work at the Duke’s house in Tiree, payment of rents, the tack of the two ends of Coll, obtaining an additional salary for a schoolmaster from the Society for Propagating Christian Knowledge, land repairs. There is no transcript 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.

2021.53.23

Digitised copy of Instructions for the chamberlain of Tiree, 1758. These instructions were sent from the Duke of Argyll and include: employing ditchers, cutting peat, building works at the Duke’s house in Tiree, payment of rents, building a harbour in Tiree.

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

2021.53.17

Digitised Copy instructions for the chamberlain of Tiree, 1754. These instructions were sent from the Duke of Argyll and include: land erosion, the building of a windmill, cutting of peats, employment of ditchers, rents, Tiree clay, the Laird of Coll, mills in Crossapol and Scarnish, cattle. No transcript is 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.

2021.53.15

Digitised copy of Instructions for the chamberlain of Tiree, 1753. These instructions were sent from the Duke of Argyll and include: land erosion, the windmill at Scarinish, cutting of peats, employment of ditchers, Lachlan McLean’s rent of the farm at Ruaig, waterfowls, crogans or clay dishes, conversion of rents to a forehand silver rent. There is no transcript 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.

2017.77.1

Collection of 18 articles by Rhoda Meek, Caoles, extracted from Gaelic language magazine Cothrom, issues 29-59, 2001 onwards, one article by Hector MacDougall about Coll heroes (Cothrom 40), one by Rev Hector Cameron about the building of Island House and collecting peat from Coll (Cothrom 42), and another about a storm which cut Coll into three and Tiree into seven (Cothrom 41). In Gaelic with English translations.