MacDougall genealogy in Gaelic, with 19th century transcript. Edit




  • [Circa 1625-circa 1650.] (Creation)


  • 1 Leaves (Whole)



  • Language of Materials

    Gaelic; Scottish Gaelic

  • Physical Description

    Paper. 1 leaf, 15 x 20 cm.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Presented, 1925, by the Faculty of Advocates to the nation on the foundation of the National Library of Scotland.

  • Custodial History

    Formerly Gaelic MS.IX. The manuscript is numbered Kilbride number 5. It bears Hugh Kerr’s name.

  • Arrangement

    1 folio.Text on recto only.

  • Scope and Contents

    Bottom half of folio sheet written circa 1625-1650 by Eoghan Mac Pháill, judging from the similarity of the hand to that of Adv.MS.72.1.34, page 41.

    The contents are as follows:

    (a) Conclusion of a tract dealing here with prognosis. Beginning (acephalous) ‘isin leis maille stranguria ⁊ re droch comarta eile’.

    (b) ‘Se(n)chus Cloinne Dubhuill’. Pedigree of Alasdair Mór, chief of MacDougall 1625-circa 1650.

    (c) Line (partly in Roman script) erased, then: ‘Sin agad a brathair inmuin ⁊ ma ta locht sgriobhnoirecht ann ni hiongnadh sin uair ni roibh agum ach coinneall mailli deifir mhor’.

  • Bibliography

    The manuscript has been previously catalogued in: John Mackechnie, ‘Catalogue of Gaelic manuscripts in selected libraries in Great Britain and Ireland’ (Boston, 1973), page 146, and Donald Mackinnon, “Descriptive catalogue of Gaelic manuscripts in the Advocates' library, Edinburgh, and elsewhere in Scotland” (Edinburgh, 1912), pages 26, 113.