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Subject: History Special Attributes: Special Edition, 1st Edition
Format: Hardback Language: English
Printing Year: 1900-1949 Subject 2: Outer Hebrides

HISTORY OF THE OUTER HEBRIDES:

(LEWIS, HARRIS, NORTH AND SOUTH UIST, BENBECULA AND BARRA)

BY W. C. MACKENZIE

WITH A CHAPTER ON THE GEOLOGY, PHYSICAL FEATURES AND NATURAL HISTORY OF THE GROUP

BY THE REV. WILLIAM MORRISON (CARR BRIDGE)

PAISLEY, ALEXANDER GARDENER

1903

FIRST EDITION // SPECIAL EDITION

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Large Hardback -xl, 623pp - index, 24 ILLUSTRATIONS - #4 of 150 COPIES, Ltd Special Edition

CONDITION: VERY GOOD.  Binding tight and secure.  Some minor wear to spine/covers - generally good.  Internally some foxing/browning but nothing too serious. Fresh endpapers.   A nice copy of a scarce printing.

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CONTENTS:

INTRODUCTION.

The early inhabitants of the Long Island. History in stones. The Callernish
circles. The Brochs History in place-names The Dalriads and the Picts
The Gall-Gàidheil The Vikings - Origin of the names "Hebrides,"
"Lewis," "Harris," "Uist," " Benbecula," and " Barra "


CHAPTER I.

Early references to the Hebrides Solinus on the Ebudae Saint Columba
the Northern Picts Ethica The Northmen and the Christian Church
Fingalls and the Dugalls The " Islands of the Foreigners" The Norse
colonies in the Hebrides Ketil Flatneb The Hebrides under the Orcadian
Earldom The battle of Clontarf The Manx dynasty Godred Crovan The
st expedition of King Magnus of Norway Ingemund and the Lewismen
the second expedition of King Magnus Magnus and the kilt Olave the Red
Olave and Somerled The division of the Hebrides

 

CHAPTER II.

The Norse pirates in the Outer Hebrides Sweyn of Gairsay The regency
of Reginald Godredson Reginald and Olave the Black Olave gets Lewis
from Reginald The " Dragon of the Isles " devastates Lewis Is defeated by
Olave and Paul Balkasson Deposition and death of Reginald Olave and
the Sudreyan chiefs at the Court of Norway Tormod of Lewis Godred Don
is killed in Lewis The three eldest sons of Olave the Black and their rule
Ewen of Lome Rupture between Norway and Scotland The expedition of
King Hakon The battle of Largs The Long Island becomes incorporated
with Scotland Manners and customs of the Norsemen The hersir Thralls
The title of " King " Land tenure Things The Christianising of the
Norsemen Their amusements and sports Their ships Valhalla and Heaven
Marriage customs " Exposing " and fostering children Burial customs
Norse morality An appreciation of the Norsemen Their descendants at the
Butt of Lewis

 

CHAPTER III.

The clans of the Outer Hebrides and their origins The Macleods of Lewis
and Harris The Macnicols or Nicolsons The Morisons of Ness The Mac-
aulays of Uig The Macivers The Macaskills The numerical strength of
Lewis families at the present day The Macneills of Barra


CHAPTER IV.
 

The Outer Hebrides under the O'Beolan Earls of Ross The Macruaries
of Garmoran and the North Isles The chiefs of the Long Island and the
War of Independence Lewis is granted to John of the Isles Ranald Macruari
is slain by the Earl of Ross The career of John of the Isles His children
and the disputed succession Lewis reverts to the Earldom of Ross The
story of John Roy of Uig The "ploy" at Tuiteam Tarbhach The disputed
succession to the Earldom of Ross and the Battle of Harlaw James I. cages
the chiefs The career of John Lord of the Isles and Earl of Ross The
revolt of his son Angus Og The battle of the Bloody Bay The assassination
of Angus Og The insurrection of Alexander of Lochalsh The birth of
Donald Dubh The Lords of the Isles and their vassals The raids from
the Outer Hebrides on the Orkneys and Shetlands


CHAPTER V.

James IV. and the Hebrides His grants to the heritors of the Outer
Isles The insurrection of Donald Dubh Torquil Macleod of Lewis is
declared a rebel The King attempts to break up the Hebridean con-
federacy The progress of the insurrection The coalition breaks up Torquil
Macleod holds out His possessions are forfeited to the Crown Huntly
invades Lewis and captures Stornoway Castle Lewis granted to Malcolm
brother of Torquil Macleod Insurrection of Donald Gallda John Mac-
Torquil seizes Lewis His alliance with Donald Gruamach The Islesmen
and the House of Argyll Ruari Macleod and Donald Gorm ravage Trotternish and attack Eilean Donain Castle The expedition of James V. to the Isles
and its results Henry VIII. and the Hebrides Re-appearance of Donald
Dubh He and his followers transfer their allegiance to England The re-
bellion ends in a fiasco Death of Donald Dubh James Macdonald of
Dunyveg and the succession to the Lordship of the Isles Attempts to
prevent a recurrence of disorders in the Isles Macleod of Lewis proves
stubborn Argyll unsuccessfully bombards Stornoway Castle Argyll and
Macleod come to terms

 

CHAPTER VI.

Ruari Macleod of Lewis and his family affairs Torquil Conanach seizes and
keeps his father in captivity Father and son are temporarily reconciled
Ruari repudiates the agreement Another temporary reconciliation The
quarrel breaks out afresh Torquil Conanach captures Stornoway Castle and
leaves his son John in charge Assassination of John Disorders in the
Hebrides The chiefs fined They are required to find caution for their good
rule The battle of Glenlivat Macleod of Harris and Macdonald of North
Uist and the Ulster expedition The repression of disorder in the Outer
Isles Torquil Conanach and Torquil Dubh and their partisans Torquil Dubh
ravages Coigeach and Loch Broom The conspiracy against Torquil Dubh
His capture and execution The impression created by his death

 

CHAPTER VII.

The Acts of 1597 Contract between King James VI. and the Fife Adventurers
Analysis of its conditions Its objects reviewed Donald Gorm ravages
Lewis Is defeated by Neil Macleod The Adventurers sail for Lewis They
capture the island Their unenviable situation Murdoch Macleod captures
Balcomie Murdoch as a shrewd man of business Neil Macleod attacks the
colonists The hostility of Mackenzie of Kintail towards the Lowlanders
Lennox and Huntly charged to assist the Adventurers Balcomie's release
and death Neil betrays his brother Murdoch Execution of Murdoch at
St. Andrews Agreement between Kintail and the Adventurers Macleod of
Harris and the Privy Council Ratification of the grant of Lewis The social
framework of the colony in Lewis The progress of the colonists Neil Macleod
quarrels with them Diamond cut diamond The discomfiture of the colonists
Tormod Macleod appears upon the scene The colonists attacked and forced
to surrender The failure of the first attempt to subdue Lewis Generous
treatment of Torquil Conanach by Tormod The Brieve of Lewis killed by
John Macleod Dispute between Macleod of Harris and Macdonald of North
Uist Defeat of the Macleods in North Uist Destitution of the common
people Donald Gorm invades Macleod's lands in Skye The Macleods
again defeated The Privy Council interferes A reconciliation effected The
lieutenancies of Lennox and Huntly

 

CHAPTER VIII.

The King devotes his attention to Lewis Arrangements for a second
invasion of the island Macleod of Harris and Macdonald of North Uist again
quarrel Commission appointed to reduce the Outer Hebrides and Skye
Neil Macleod commits an act of piracy Second expedition to Lewis
Tormod Macleod submits Goes to London Is imprisoned in Edinburgh
Castle Enters the service of the Prince of Orange His character The
troubles of the Lewis colonists Macneill of Barra and the Captain of
ClanRanald attack the Lowlanders Kintail gets a charter of Lewis which is
subsequently annulled Negotiations with Huntly for conquering the North
Isles Fresh rising in Lewis Neil Macleod makes a night attack on the
colonists Renewal of negotiations with Huntly for extirpating the Hebrideans
The negotiations are broken off and Huntly is disgraced Argyll prevents
a rising in the Hebrides Macleod of Harris captures Stornoway Castle
Kintail is authorised to invade Lewis The break-up of the Lowland
colony


CHAPTER IX.

Charters to Balmerino, Spens and Hay Preparations to reduce the Hebrides
to good order The Statutes of Icolmkill Renewal of Lewis troubles
Kintail's stratagem Neil Macleod attacks the colonists The last of the Fife
Adventurers Kintail commissioned to seize Neil and his followers The
Tutor of Kintail reduces Lewis The island passes into the hands of the
Mackenzies Neil Macleod and his followers take refuge on Birsay Neil
and the pirates He hands them over to justice Neil and his followers
forced to leave Birsay Rory Mor delivers Neil up Neil's trial and execution
The Macleods continue to resist the Mackenzies The career of Malcolm
MacRuari Og His exploits in the Long Island The last of the Siol
Torquil


CHAPTER X.

Disputes between the chiefs of Harris and Uist The Privy Council and
the chiefs Rory Mor as a letter writer His correspondence with the King
and Lord Binning The Macdonalds of Islay and the Campbells The clipping
of the eagles' wings The chiefs and their tenantry The uprooting of the
Gaelic language The lack of education in the Isles The drinking habits of
the Islesmen Clanranald gives trouble The drinking habits again Rory
Mor and the Privy Council Macneill of Barra as a pirate He is captured by
the Tutor of Kintail Macneill's joke Clanranald seizes Boisdale Piracy on
the Barra coast Macneill's family feud Clanranald's lawlessness

 

CHAPTER XI

Malcolm Macleod disappears from the scene Lord Kintail created Earl of
Seaforth Death of Rory Mor The Justiciaryship of the Isles Seaforth
endeavours to obtain a charter of erection for Stornoway The fight between
Seaforth and the Royal burghs The burghs block the charter Proposals
for an English fishery in Lewis The charter is cancelled The Scottish
fisheries The inception of the British Fishery Corporation Negotiations
with the burghs The charter of the Company of the General Fishery of
Great Britain and Ireland The Earl of Portland establishes a branch in
Lewis The Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery follows suit Death and
character of the first Lord Seaforth His successor and "ground-leaves" in
Lewis The King claims Lewis The troubles of the English settlers in the
island Captain Muir and Lewis The King feus the island to Seaforth
Stornoway resigned into the hands of the King Should Stornoway be recog-
nised as a Royal burgh ? The end of the fishing venture in the Long Island
Later Fishery Companies The second Earl of Seaforth and the Covenant
The battle of Auldearn Seaforth compelled to do penance He joins the
Earl of Lanark with 4,000 men He retires to the Continent Defeat and
execution of Montrose The Long Islanders at the battle of Worcester
Death and character of Seaforth

 

CHAPTER XII.

The Commonwealth and the Highlands Balcarres proposes to cede Lewis
to the Dutch The third Earl of Seaforth seizes English sailors in Stornoway
Lilburn resolves to make an example of him Preparations for invading
Lewis Seaforth's plans for resistance Progress of the insurrection in the
Highlands Cobbet subdues Lewis The Outer Hebrides and Skye virtually
annexed to the Commonwealth Correspondence with Cromwell concerning
Lewis The King and his promises The Earldom of Ross The rising in the
Highlands is nipped in the bud Cromwell's concern about Lewis Talisker
gives trouble to the English Seaforth and Colonel Norman Macleod attempt
to re-capture Lewis Their failure The Englishmen and the Macleods of
Lewis massacre Seaforth's adherents Glencairn and Middleton Guerilla
tactics End of the insurrection Seaforth and the King Seaforth submits
The English garrison evacuates Lewis Seaforth and the Earl of Moray
Death of Seaforth The fourth Earl of Seaforth and the Jacobites Long
Islanders at Killiecrankie Seaforth crosses from Ireland The progress of
the Jacobite rising Seaforth surrenders to General Mackay A fresh rising
takes place Viscount Tarbat's proposals The massacre of Glencoe Colonel
Hill and the lords of Uist Tarbat's commission to put down a fresh rising
Seaforth dies in Paris

 

CHAPTER XIII.

The rising of 1715 The fifth Earl of Seaforth is attainted He takes up
arms His march to join Mar The battle of Sheriffmuir Seaforth submits
He again takes up arms Flies to Lewis Colonel Cholmondeley reduces
Lewis Seaforth sorry plight The inception of the rising of 1719 The
Councils of War n Stornoway The Jacobite leaders leave Lewis The
fight at Glenshiel The leaders of the rising and their subsequent careers
Seaforth counsels his tenantry to pay no rent to the Government Daniel
Murchison outwits the factors The Mackenzies and the Seaforth Estates
Seaforth is pardoned He receives a grant of the arrears of the Lewis feu-
duty Removal of his disabilities Sale of the Seaforth Estates Remarks on
the Seaforths A review of their Jacobitism Stornoway and its Custom House
Proposal to remove the Custom House to Loch Broom Death of William
Earl of Seaforth in Lewis Is succeeded by his son Kenneth, Lord Fortrose
The public activity of Lord Fortrose

CHAPTER XIV.

The rising of 1745 Prince Charles Edward lands at Eriskay He wins
over the chiefs Duncan Forbes saves the situation for the Government The
prophecy of Coinneach Odhar Lord Fortrose prevents his tenantry from rising
The attitude of the heritors of Harris, North Uist, and Barra The Highland
Independent Companies The flowing tide of success and the ebb tide
Culloden The Prince decides to seek refuge in the Long Island He lands
at Rossinish Proceeds to Scalpa The Prince and the Rev. Aulay Macau-
layDonald Macleod attempts to hire a vessel in Stornoway The bargain
falls through The Prince goes to Arnish Alarm in Stornoway The
dilemma of the Stornowegians The Prince is compelled to leave Arnish He
lands at lubhard Proceeds to Scalpa Benbecula Coradale The Prince's
Boswell How Charles passed his time Another fruitless attempt to find
a ship Critical situation of the Prince Goes to Wiay and Rossinish
Back to Coradale Loch Boisdale Each man for himself Coradale once
more Flora Macdonald The plan of rescue Back to Rossinish The pro-
gress of the plan "Betty Burke" The Prince sails from the Long
Island A perilous voyage The personality of "Bonnie Prince Charlie"
The fate of his attendants The Prince sails for France The later career of
Flora Macdonald


CHAPTER XV.

The effects of Culloden A social upheaval in the Long Island The
emigration fever Discontent in Lewis How the factors made fortunes
Kidnapping in Lewis Steps taken to prevent emigration Emigration from
Uist Emigration from Barra The raising of Highland regiments Lord
Seaforth succeeded by Colonel Mackenzie-Humberston The last Lord
Seaforth Captain Macleod of Harris and his improvements The Lewis and
Harris boundaries Lord Seaforth as a recruiting officer A distinguished
proprietor Lady Hood Mr. Stewart-Mackenzie Charter to the Stornoway
feuars Sale of Lewis, excluding the parish of Stornoway The island passes
into the hands of the Mathesons Proprietary changes in Harris In Barra
In South Uist and Benbecula In North Uist


CHAPTER XVI.

Descriptions of the Outer Hebrides : John of Fordun Andrew Wyntoun
John Major Hector Boece Donald Monro Bishop Leslie Official accounts
of Lewis Captain John Dymes Reports of Lewis to Cromwell Richard
Blome John Morison of Bragar Report by an unknown author Martin
Martin John Adair Matthew Symson "The Highland of Scotland in
1750" "A Voyage to Shetland, the Orkney Islands, and the Western
Isles of Scotland '* Captain Barlow Dr. John Walker The S.P.C.K.
Dr. James Anderson John Knox Rev. John Lane Buchanan " General
View of the Agriculture of the Central Highlands and Islands " The Old
Statistical Account Rev. James Headrick John Leyden James Macdonald
Nicholas Carlisle Dr. John Macculloch Lord Teignmouth Professor
Macgillivray The New Statistical Account Sir John Macneill Sherift"
Nicolson Casual visitors The Crofters Commission Visit of the King and
Queen to Stornoway

CHAPTER XVII.

Ecclesiology of the Outer Isles Religion Care of the poor Education
Trade and commerce The fishing industry Stornoway shipping Privateers
n the Minch Illicit distilling The mails Archaic criminal procedure
Stornoway at the beginning of the nineteenth century Celtic feudalism
The classes and the masses The tacksmen The system of agriculture
The introduction of the potato Kelp and its vicissitudes Voluntary emigra-
tion Compulsory emigration The present attitude towards emigration
Statistics of population The Land Question Conclusion 517


CHAPTER XVIII.

Notes on the Outer Hebrides: Geology Physical Features Botany-
Vertebrate Animals Birds Fishes 557


APPENDICES.


Appendix. COPIES OF MSS.

A The Isles of Scotland (1595)

B Proposed invasion of Lewis (1602) ...

C The Lewis fisheries (undated James I.)

D Stornoway's charter of incorporation (1629)

E The Lewis fisheries (1629), &c

F Description of Lewis by Captain Dymes (1630)

G Fishing colonies in the Hebrides (1632)

H Papers relating to the "Forty-five"

I Letters, etc., from Captain Barlow, an Officer stationed in the
Long Island (1753)

 

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.


REMAINS OF OLD STORNOWAY CASTLE (From a drawing by Mr.
Malcolm Macdonald) Stamped on front cover

STORNOWAY IN 1903 Frontispiece

THE CALLERNISH STONES, LEWIS (From a drawing by Mr. Malcolm Macdonald)

PICTISH BROCH AT CARLOWAY, LEWIS (From a drawing by Mr. Malcolm Macdonald)

EFFIGY IN Ui CHURCH, LEWIS (From a photograph lent by Major Matheson)

TRINITY CHURCH, CARINISH. NORTH UIST (From a photograph by Mr. Archibald A. Chisholm, Lochmaddy)

DUNVEGAN CASTLE, SKYE (From a photograph by the Rev. R. C. Macleod of Macleod)

CASTLEBAY AND KISIMUL CASTLE, BARRA (From a photograph by Mr. Archibald A. Chisholm)

"GATHERING" STONES AT SHERIFFMUIR


ElLEAN DONAIN CASTLE, ROSS-SHIRE

WILLIAM MACKENZIE, $TH EARL OF SEAFORTH (From a photo-
graph lent by Mr. D. Murray Rose) ... ... ... ...

PRINCE CHARLES EDWARD STUART

PRINCE CHARLES EDWARD ENTERING EDINBURGH AFTER
PRESTONPANS

CULLODEN CAIRN AT MACGILLIVRAY'S WELL

" PRINCE CHARLIE'S LAKE," ARNISH, STORNOWAY (From a drawing by Mr. Malcolm Macdonald)

CALVAY ISLAND AND CASTLE, SOUTH UIST

THE STUART MEMORIAL IN ROME

FLORA MACDONALD (By permission of Mr. Eneas Mackay, Stirling)

MAJOR DUNCAN MATHESON OF THE LEWS

LOCHMADDY, NORTH UIST (From a photograph by Mr. Archibald
A. Chisholm)

LEWS CASTLE

CHURCH OF ST. COLUMBA, AT Ui, NEAR STORNOWAY (From a
drawing by Mr. Malcolm Macdonald)

CHURCH OF ST, CLEMENT, AT RODIL, HARRIS (From a drawing
by Mr. Malcolm Macdonald)

STORNOWAY IN 1819 (From an engraving by William Daniell) ..

A UIST CROFTER FAMILY AND THEIR HOME (From a photograph
by Mr. Archibald A. Chisholm)

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