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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.




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.


Poem by Flora MacPhail, Ruaig, about a Harris Tweed jacket made by Dugald MacArthur, Sliabh, Balephuil in around 1940. In Gaelic with an English translation. It was worn by Jamie MacDonald, Ruaig, on TV for the Scots Trad Music Awards in 2018.

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Results of research into the family history of Niel MacDonald, tailor of Kenovay, conducted for a New Zealand descendant. Niel married Euphemia (Effy) MacDonald in 1834, but died only four years later in 1838. They had four children: Niel (b. 1831), Janet (b. 1834), Catherine (b. 1836) and Niel (b. 1838). Compiled by Flo Straker, 2020.

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