ARICHONAN:

A HIGHLAND CLEARANCE RECORDED

by COMPILED AND TRANSCRIBED BY HEATHER MCFARLANE


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/21/2004

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 164
ISBN : 9781418418090

About the Book

This book highlights one violent summer in on Argyll village.  In doing so, it reveals the forces that ensured the death of the West Highland way of life.

In 1848, the landowner terminated the leases of four tenant farmers in Arichonan.  To the surprise and fear of Argyll law enforcement, the people in this hilltop village did not peacefully leave their homes: they mobbed and they rioted.  Moreover, they were joined by 100 to 200 people from the surrounding area, who harassed the police officers trying to enforce the “Summons of Removing.”

A handwritten record of the subsequent legal process lies in the National Archives of Scotland.  This book includes a complete transcription of those papers from earliest evidence to final sentences.  Every person mentioned is listed alphabetically at the end of the book.

Part Two compiles indexes of Arichonan’s landowners from 1643, while “people who lived there” is the focus of Part Three.  Parish and census records; a 1798 Estate Inventory of buildings and people; interesting wills; a list of Parish ministers – all have been organized and combined in one book to shape a complete picture of 1848 Arichonan.

Serious historians and genealogists interested in Argyll will enjoy this book.

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About the Author

Heather McFarlane is a Canadian descendent of Argyll Highlanders.  A Bachelor of Arts in both History and Philosophy, she has come to Scotland’s history via an interest in the various primary materials relating to her ancestors’ world.  Of her family tree, the Campbells and the Langs lived within 15 miles of Arichonan during the summer and fall of 1848.