Township: greenhill

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2021.54.31

Transcript of a Police Report submitted to Henry Nisbet, Tobermory Procurator Fiscal, regarding the discovery of a male body on the shore at Greenhill opposite Greenhill House on 20 February 1860. It is speculated in the report that the body was one of the men lost on board the Swan of Belfast, which was wrecked on 19 January 1860. The body was found by Walter Carmichael (labourer, Greenhill). The report is submitted by Finlay Fraser, Detective Constable.

A statement is provided by Walter Carmichael, and is corroborated by:

Neil McLean (Greenhill)
Malcolm McNeil (baker from Portree, Skye, but at the time residing in Greenhill House)
Lachlan Cameron (tailor, Greenhill)
Hector McLean (crofter, Sandaig)
Alexander McLean (Ballmeniach [Middleton])

This report contains descriptions of a body in a state of decomposition. Click to read a transcript of this item.

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

 

2021.53.90

Digitised copy of Newspaper cuttings on the Tiree riots, 1886. Contains cuttings from The Daily Mail, The Morning Post, The Scotsman, The Glasgow Herald, The Daily News, The Oban Times, and The Standard reporting on the riots of 1886. There is no transcript for this item.

Click to view a record for this item on Inveraray’s online catalogue.

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

2021.53.88

Digitised copy of Tiree mermaid – sworn statement of the discovery of a sea creature on the shore on Tiree, by Collin McNiven before a JP [Justice of the Peace], 1813.

This deposition (given by Colin MacNiven, tacksman of Greanal [Greenhill]) contains a detailed description of the discovery and appearance of the mermaid. MacNiven states that the mermaid was discovered eighteen years prior. 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.

2019.92.1

Detailed genealogical information about the descendents of Hugh Cameron (b ca 1740, probably Kilmoluaig) by Alan Iain Cameron, 2019. Family names include Cameron (Scarinish), Campbell (Cornaigbeg), Currie, Ferguson, Fletcher, Fraser, Kennedy, Logan, McCalman, McColl, McCuarlig, McDonald, McDougall, McFadyen (Scarinish), McFadden, McPhaiden, McGilvray, McInnon, McKinnon, McLean (Greenhill), McMillan, Munn, Sinclair, Smith and Stewart.

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2017.36.11

Two hand-drawn family trees showing (1) the link between the donor and her Tiree ancestors through her great-grandmother Marion MacLean Brodie (b. 1854), who was daughter of Lachlan MacLean (b. 1804), Kilmoluaig, and Catherine MacLean (b.1814), Grianal (Greenhill), and (2) the family of Sarah Sinclair (b. 1895), Cathcart, whose Tiree ancestors include her grandparents Donald Sinclair (b. 1808), Balemartine, and Henrietta McLaurin (b. 1811), Balemartine. Henrietta’s father was Malcolm McLaurin, the Duke of Argyll’s Chamberlain on Tiree.

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2017.36.5

Black & white photograph of piermaster Kenneth MacKenzie, Scarinish, and George Ian MacLean Brodie on the pier at Gott Bay in the 1920s. Georgie’s grandparents were Lachlan MacLean, Kilmoluaig, and Catherine MacLean, Grianal (Greenhill). From a large photo album embossed with G.I.B. and belonging to Georgie.

2017.36.4

Black & white photograph of a small yacht named ‘Tiree Wind’ at Findhorn in the 1920s. The yacht probably belonged to the family of Marion MacLean Brodie (b. 1854), who was the daughter of Lachlan MacLean, Kilmoluaig, and Catherine MacLean, Grianal (Greenhill). From a large photo album embossed with G.I.B. belonging to Marion’s daughter, Georgie.

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