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2021.54.62

Transcript of Precognition of Witnesses regarding the death of Flora MacFadyen on 18 February 1866. MacFadyen (aged 43, Salum) died following a short period of illness.

Statements are provided by:
Hector MacFadyen (crofter, Salulm. Father of deceased)
Niel MacFadyen (son of Hector MacFadyen, Salum)
Euphemia MacLean or MacFadyen (wife of Niel MacFadyen, Salum)
Alexander Buchanan (Surgeon, Kenovay)

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

2021.54.17

Transcript of an Inventory of Precognition regarding the sudden death of Allan Brown in 1859. Allan Brown, aged 9, drowned in a boating accident in Salum bay while playing truant from school. The report mentions the boys finding a small fishing yawl at the end of the bay at ‘Salum loch’, and that the yawl floated toward ‘Ellen a Ghrewer’ (possibly Eilean nan Gobhar).

Statements are provided by:
James Anderson (surgeon, Tiree)
Finlay Fraser (detective constable, Tiree)
James McLean (aged 9  years, son of Neil McLean, Vaul)
Donald MacFadyen (aged 8 years, son of Alexander MacFadyen, Vaul)
James MacLean (aged 9 years, son of Niel Maclean, Kirkapoll)
Hugh MacDougall (aged 11 years, son of John MacDougall, Vaul)
Hugh MacFadyen (aged 37 years, farmer, Salum)
Allan MacDonald (aged 15 years, herd with Allan MacFadyen, Caoles)
Alexander MacDonald (aged 13 years, son of Duncan MacDonald, Salum)
Isabella Henderson or Brown (aged 37 years widow of the deceased Charles Brown, Vaul)
Alexander Henderson (aged 42 years, fisherman, Mannal – maternal uncle of Allan Brown)

This report contains details of the death of a young child and descriptions of their body. A copy of this transcript is not available online. Please contact An Iodhlann if you would like to consult this record.

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

2021.54.12

Transcript of a petition submitted to Henry Nisbet Procurator Fiscal against John McKinnon in 1857. McKinnon is accused of culpable homicide in childbirth. The transript gives details of how McKinnon assisted Margaret McKinnon or Lamont (wife of Lachlan Lamond, Vaul) in childbirth, and is accused of causing her death. An extract from the Register of Deaths of the entry of the death of Margaret McKinnon or Lamont is provided by Malcolm Livingston (Parochial Teacher and Registrar, Kirkapoll).

Statements are provided from:

John McKinnon (a Beadle or Bellman, Clabbach, Coll)
Lachlan Lamont (husband of deceased – Cottar and Seaman, Vaul),
Lachlan McKinnon (brother of deceased – Crofter, Vaul)
Charles McKinnon (brother of deceased – Crofter or Labourer, Vaul)
Catherine McLean or Hart (wife of John Hart, Vaul)
Margaret McNeill (wife of Malcolm McNeill [Inspector of Poor], Vaul)
Mary Macdonald or McLean (wife of Hector Maclean, Salum)
Catherine McKinnon (daughter of Ann MacInnes or McKinnon, Vaul)
Jessie MacLean (wife of John McLean, Caoles)

This record contains extensive descriptions of the attempts to deliver Margaret McKinnon or Lamont of her child, and of the interventions and instrumentation used by John McKinnon. A copy of this transcript is not available online. Please contact An Iodhlann if you would like to consult this record.

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

 

2018.78.1

The Scots Magazine, June 1965, with an article about Tiree and its people ‘Island of Prosperous Crofters’ by Campbell K Finlay. Includes photographs of Scarinish Harbour: A D Brown, Tobermory (merchant to Tiree); Margaret Brown, Vaul; Malcolm M MacLean, Salum; A H MacPhail, Clachan; A G H Bruton, Lodge Hotel; Travee; coastal cliffs; croft house, Scarinish; Parkhouse, Balephetrish; L J MacFadyen, Kenovay;  J L MacInnes, Salum; W MacPhee, gamekeeper; Balephetrish road. Also mentioned in text: Walter Hume, the Reef & An Fhaodhail, primary schools, boarded-out children, island house, sheep, bulb-growing, cottars, income, crofters’ war, snipe shooting, tourism, fishing.

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2017.68.2

Pipe wind cap from Calum (Salum) MacLean’s shop in Salum. Round metal cap for placing over the end of a smoker’s pipe in order to prevent the wind from disturbing the tabacco. These were used by sailors, crofters when in the hay barns, or by those not wanting holes burned into their clothes.

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