Parochial Board of Ardnamurchan, 1854
by John Dye

FROM PHOTOCOPY TAKEN AT HIGHLAND COUNCIL ARCHIVES 25/11/00

HCA/CA/7/2/2/CO/7/3/2

Minute of Meeting of the Parochial Board of Ardnamurchan held at Shielbridge this Eighth day of August 1854

Present
General Ross
Alexr McDonald Esq Lochsh[iel?]
Hugh McPherson Blain
John Cameron Ardtoe
Alex Stewart Kinlochmoidart
E.R. McDonald Esq Dorlin
W Robertson Esq Kinlochmoidart
Rev Mr McIntosh Arisaig
Donald McColl Ardnamurchan
?Alexr McDonald Esq Glenaladale
Mr Ralston Strontian
Robt Stewart Aharacle
Donald Kirsop, Anyheilt
General Ross. Presn

The minutes of the former meeting being read were approved of. -

Wid McLachlan Ockles claim rejected having able bodied children and other assistance.

[IN MARGIN: For reporting on the state of the poor] Mr Robertson who attended all the trial meetings [poss inser point] for the Inspector reported verbally - The Inspector handed in a list of the poor of the parish whose cases had been considered which being read, - the Board adopt with the exception of the following alterations. -

6 & 7 Shielfoot    Dond McPherson & wife   £8
10 Ardtoe Wid McLean  £4
14 Gortenfern Wid McPhee to be struck off the roll
17 Ormsaigmore Delay  Flora McColl  
25  Tarbert   Janet Cameron request the doctor to attend her and give her the necessary medicines
34-38 Tarbert Wid McLachlan + 4 children  £8
42 Kinlochmoidart Wid McVarish to be struck off the roll
43-44 Kinlochmoidart Peggy McIsaac & Ann McIsaac £8
49-50 Shona Cath McIsaac & [Cath McEachan erased, ?daugh added above]  £3  10
57-52   Janet & Sarah McEachen ERASED
The Inspector to attend to the case of Cath McIsaac, Shonavaig.
57-52 Shona Janet & Cath McIsaac £8
55 Kinlochmoidart Mary Cameron £4
60-61 Dalnabreck ?Wm McDonald & wife £8
64 Moss  Wid McEachern sister & children £12
70 Moss Alexr McGregor & wife  £4
73  Moss  Effy McPherson  £4
74 Moss  Marjory Cameron £4
75 Moss Peggy McDonald £3
76 Moss Alexr McIntyre £4
77 Moss Duncan McIntyre £2 10
78-79 Moss   Hew Kinnaird & son £7
80-1-2 Moss Allan Catherine & Mary McEachern £12
83-4-5 Moss Wid Mary McDonald & children £6
89  Moss  ?Wm McIntyre  £6
90-95 Dorlin  Wid Flora McDonald & 5 children £8
96 Moss     Mary McDougall       £4
97 Portavat Sarah Grant   [£3 erased]  ?    £1 99
  Ormsaigmore Ann Livingstone £4
100 Ormsaigmore Mary McColl   £4

101

?Omore Mary Mc?Dermot £4
102   Wd McMillan   £4 
105 ?Grigadle Isabella McCalman £4
106 ?Grigadle   Wid McEachern £4
108 Achosnich Alexr McColl   £3 10
109 Achosnich Ann Murray £3 10
110 Achosnich Wid McLachlan £6
115 Sanna Wid ?Stewart £4
116 Sanna Betty McFarlane to be examined on oath as to property
117 Sanna Wid Henderson  £4
The Famine Committee to enquire whether Donald Cameron, Achateny, got meal.
120  Achateny  Hugh McPherson  to get  £7
122 Achateny Mary Cameron     £4
124 Kilmory Wid McPhee   £4
129 Swordle Isabella Kennedy £4
132 Glenmore  Mary Livingstone £4
133 Glenmore Lachlan Livingstone to be struck off because he has been employed in the ?mines.
136 ?Ardslignish Sarah Cameron £4
139 ?Ardslignish Wid McPhee £4
140 Sanna ?Wid McDonald  £4
  Scotstown [following erased] Hugh McMaster to be struck off as working  for ?mother
  Scotstown  Wid Cameron £4
146?5 Scotstown Peggy McMillan   £4
147?8 Scotstown Mrs John McPhee ?£4
149 Scotstown  John McPhee ?£3
  Application to be made to the son for repayment.
    Isabella McPherson struck off as she refused to go to ?nurse a pauper.
  Scotstown Flora Cameron   £4
  Scotstown Ann McVarish   £4
  Ranachan  Mr Cameron £4 - Apply to sons for repayment
157 Scotstown Mary McPhee  £4
    Mr McPherson Dugd  £4
  Ranachan Mr McIntyre to be struck off as son working
  Scotstown    Mr ?Cameron Lochiel £4
  ?Ardnastang  Ann McMaster to be considered
167 Scotstown   Sarah Cameron  £4
  Scotstown Jane McMillan  £4
    Christy Cameron ??Broker £4
  Anyheilt  Mary McPherson    £4
  Anyheilt Ann McKinnon £4
    Ann McPherson  £3
  Ranachan ?Julian McEachern   £4
177  Anyheilt     Susan Cameron  £4
179 ?Mallochbuie Mr McDonald  £4
180 Kinlochoilart  Mr McDonald left at [£4 erased] £3 10
182/83   Janet & Ellen McDonald £3 10s each   £7
185/187 Kinlochailart ?Wid Smith John & Sally     £6
188 ?Ladale Mary McDougall ?nurse to be enquired about £4
189 Borrodale  Ann McLean £4
190 Borrodale Janet McEachern £3 10
191 Borrodale Maryan McEachern £3 10
192 Borrodale Cath Gillies £3 10
193  Keppoch    Mary McDonald    £4
194 Keppoch  ?Marsela McDonald    £3
195 Keppoch Mr L McDonald £4
196 Keppoch  John McDonald to go to school £4
197 Keppoch  Wid Grant to find a nurse for herself £5 10
  Kinlochailart Ann McMaster £4
    Christy McLean £4
    Wid Henderson  £4
203   Cath McEachern  £4
204 Arisaig ?Son McEachern to be struck off as mother can support him
  ?Echraid  John McEachern £4
  ?Camlond Wid McEachern  £4
  Keppoch   Peggy McDonald £4
  Kinloid Ann Boyd £2 10
210   Isabella Sharp wishes to go to America £3
  Glennan  Mary McEachern £4
  Ashkian Wid McEachern £4
  Drumdarroch Ronald McDonald £3 10
214 South Morar John McDonald  £4
  ?East Ann McDonald  £2 10
    Flora McKinnon £3
    Sally McKinnon  £3
221    Catherine McLead £2  10
    Mary McDonald & Sarah McDonald £6
  Portuach Ann McEachern  £3
226 BunaCamm Sally McDougall £3
    Jean McDougall  £3
228   Margt McDonald  ____
229   Donald McEachern & family £12
    Ann McEachern £3
  Scammodale   Angus Gillies £4
239 Belloch Dond McDonald)  
240    Mary McDonald)  to be struck off 
  Rhu Ann Gillies  £4
  Rhu  Angus McDonald   £3 10
    Wid McKinnon   £4
  Cross Mrs Margt Gillies  £4
  Kinloid Duncan Gillies to be struck off in service  
  Craigmore Mary Beaton )  £6
    Flora Beaton)  
248   Sarah McDonald £4
  Keppoch Ann McEachern  £4
    ?Shan o Hanley £3
251 Portnaha Ann McDonald   £4
  Glenuig Dond McIsaac £4
253   Mary McIsaac to be struck off  
    Marselly McIsaac  £2 10
    Catherine McIsaac £2 10
  Glenuig Sally McDonald  £4
    Mary McDougall  £4
    Ewen McVarish  £4
259   Isabella McVarish £4
261   Ann McPherson £4

The Board understand that the allowances fixed as above will cover all expenses except ?medical attendance. - it being understood that the paupers be allowed to supplement the above by their own Exertions - but any pauper found publicly begging in the parish to be struck off the list.

Anyheilt. Sarah Cameron & her child to be brought home from Glasgow to her fathers.

In the case of Ann McDonald the Inspector to require more detailed information as to her parentage.

Sarah McGillivray's child to be brought home by Sarah Cameron.

Margt ?McCallum to enquire into her state of health & appoint to bring her home.

To enquire the ages of John McDonald piper's children.

Portun  Hugh McIntyre & Mrs Hugh McIntyre to be brought to the Country.

Portun  Refuse the application of Duncan McKenzie ?Fort Wm for ?coals on acct of his mother in law Wid D Cameron.

Portun  To have Allan McPhees children brought to the country.

Kilmonivaig  Ditto Alexander McGilvray upon the Inspector finding a place to put them into.

Ditto with Inspector of Greenock as to Wid Dugd McEachern.

Refuse the application of the Tarbert tenants

Strontian  Mary Cameron care 3 children - admitted at the rate of £5 per annum.

John McDiarmid, Camusnagaul. The Inspector to enquire into his age and get Certificates & if only ten old years to allow him £2 on condition that he pays the schoolfees & produces certificates of his regular attendance.

Margaret Cameron - Scotstown - To get medical Certificate of her inability to work.

Ann McMaster, Ardnastang - Temporary relief of £2 and to take charge of Sarah Cameron Scotstown - & to send her youngest boy home to his father.

The Board is   ?? to  ??  money payments as soon after the 12[9]th of August as corresponds with the ?best distribution of meal. Requests the Financial Committee to make the necessary arrangement for carrying out the payment  to make the first payment for such a period as may facilitate the carrying out of the scheme. - it being understood that the payments are to be quarterly in future.

Hugh Ross Chairman.