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2021.53.48

Digitised copy of Content of the different farms in the island of Tiree by James Turnbull, 1769. Turnbull records the acres and ‘R. Falls’ of infield, outfield, meadow, pasture, moss, blown sand, water or lochs, and the total 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.

2021.53.47

Digitised copy of Content of the different farms in the island of Coll by James Turnbull, 1769. Turnbull records the number of mail lands for each farm, as well as the acres and ‘R. Falls’ for infield, outfield, meadow, pasture, moor, moss, blown sand, lochs or water, and the total 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.

2021.53.46

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.

2021.53.39

Digitised copy of Cash disbursed by James Turnbull, land surveyor, whilst going to the isle of Tiree, 1768-1769. Contains an itemised list of expenses for Turnbull’s journey from the Grassmarket in Edinburgh to Tiree, and his return journey.

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

 

2021.50.1

Digitised copy of James Turnbull’s Survey of Tiree, titled ‘Plan of the Island of Tiree in Argyleshire the Property of His Grace The Duke of Argyll. Surveyed and Plan’d Anno 1768/9 by James Turnbull’. The map depicts the Tiree landscape before the modern crofting landscape was created in the nineteenth century, showing clusters of large farming townships separated by rigs of infield and outfield cultivation, common grazing, ‘old danish forts’ and other antiquities.

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

2016.25.1

Summaries of 16 written surveys of Tiree conducted during 1737 to 1810, and held in the archives of Argyll Estates at Inveraray in 2016. Includes covering email from the archivist Ishbel MacKinnon stating that transcriptions of the full surveys will be supplied in 2016. The email also contains information about transcriptions of the Turnbull Survey report, 1768.

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2014.56.1

Hand-painted copy of the Turnbull Map 1768 of Tiree, made in 1864

Original, full-sized, exact copy of the Turnbull 1768 map held at Inveraray Castle, hand-painted by cartographer James Ferguson in 1864 at the request of the Duke of Argyll. Kept on Tiree at Island House, Heylipol, by Captain Short, the last Steward of the Duke of Argyll, and then at Keeper’s Cottage, the factor’s house at Scarinish. Size 134 x 220 cm. ON LOAN from Argyll Estates.