Torloisk Papers

This page contains :-

a - Copy List of Tenants on the Estate of Torloisk to be warned to remove at Whitsunday 1848 and
b - Rentals for Torloisk 1755

a - Copy List of Tenants on the Estate of Torloisk to be warned to remove at Whitsunday 1848

Text between square brackets has been added by Jo Currie author of 'Mull Family Names for ancestor hunters' and 'Mull - The Island and Its People'.

1.KilbrenanAllan McLean, John McColl, Hugh McLean.
2.BaligownWidow Neil McCallum [ this was, I think, Mary McKeachnie in this case. There were quite a few Neil McCallums ] John Menzies, Widow Margaret McLean, Duncan McCulloch, Hugh McDougall, Donald McArthur, Archibald McDougall, Donald McFarlane, Archibald McLean, John McArthur, Alexander McLean, Widow Alexander Gillies [ this was Christian Beaton, and she was still there in 1851 ] and Neil McColl.
3.FanmoreArchibald McLean, John Beaton, John Lamont, Lachlan McLean, Donald McLean, Hugh McLean, Duncan McLean.
4.KilninianJohn McDonald, John Fletcher.
5.TostaryArchibald Morrison, Donald McDougall, John McDonald.
6.BurgDonald McLucas [possibly he changed is name to McDougall later]
7.ReudleAlexander McLean, Charles McLean.

Note from Jo Currie

Added to the end of the list is a PS on Fanmore where the author of the list, Mr Borrie, adds that John McKinnon and Archibald McDonald there were also warned off. It should be stressed that this would be the first list drawn up after the warnings, but it would take some considerable time to draw up the sequestration orders and final evictions, and in the meantime many of the people warned would have paid. That's why the 1851 census sees many of them still around, living dangerously !

Jo Currie, Edinburgh September 2002

b - Rentals Of Torloisk 1755

Kilmory possessed by Lauchlan McLean
pays silver rent
10/7/6, Tiends 1/-/-, Cess 12/6p
Kingaror possessed by Hector Rankin
pays silver rent
6/13/4, Tiends 13/4p, Cess 7/6p, augmentation purposed 3/4p
The Miln of Drimgigha possessed by Malcolm McDonald3/10/-
Crossaboll, Langamull & Kildavie possessed by
the Rev. Mr Alexander McLean pays silver rent
22/4/5
Einsay possessed by sundries as follows:
    Neil McKinnon weaver pays2/10/-
    John McKinnon his son pays2/10/-
    Finlay McMillan2/10/-
    Donald McShirey [ McKinnon ]2/10/-
    Angus McNeil weaver2/10/-
    Allan McLean wheelwright1/3/-
    Peter McIntaylor1/5/-
Reudle possessed by sundries
    Donald McLean4/12/-
    Archibald McLean2/6/-
    Peter McNeill2/6/-
Drumgigha possessed by John Livingston8/6/8
Burg possessed by sundries
    Angus McDonald2/10/-
    Neil McArthur2/10/-
    Duncan Mcfarlane for 3 clitags1/17/6
    John Mcfarlane for 3 clitags1/17/6
    Hugh McLean1/17/6
    Hugh McDonald1/17/6
    Alexander Ban McLean }1/5/-
    John McDonald weaver }1/5/-
Tostary possessed by sundries
    John Morison2/10/-
    Donald McNeill2/10/-
    Donald McCannell1/5/-
    John McCannell1/5/-
    Neil Ranken, officer }1/5/-
    Malcolm McNeill }1/5/-
Kilninian possessed by Archibald McLean
with teinds & cess
12/1/8
Torloisk possessed by Archibald McLean25/5/8
Miln of Torloisk by Duncan McCallum5/15/4
Fanmore possessed by sundries
    Hector McLean2/10/-
    James Aitken & his son-in-law2/10/-
    Archibald McNeill2/10/-
    Duncan Mcfarlane weaver2/10/-
    John McLean for 3 clitags1/17/6
    Hector Roy McLean1/17/6
    John Ban McDonald1/5/-
Kilmichael & Ballygown possessed by Hector McLean15/5/-
Kilbrenan possessed by sundries
    Hector Rankin5/-/-
    Hugh Rankin2/10/-
    John Rankin2/10/-
Laggan Ulva possessed by sundries
    Archibald McKinnon3/-/-
    Alexander Stewart & Son3/-/-
    Duncan Lamont1/10/-
    Alexander Ban McLean1/10/-
    John McLean1/10/-
    John McQuary1/10/-
    John Cameron1/10/-
    John McInnes1/10/-
    John McLean alias Mr Allan Oig1/10/-
    Allan McQuary of Culinish1/10/-
Gruline possessed by sundries
    Archibald McLean Brother to Torloisk10/-/-
    John McLean10/-/-

Here follow Bishop's teinds for Kilninian parish, but these are all for estate owners.

Note by Jo Currie:

At this early date most of the tenants were related to the lairds and renting land, not necessarily living on this land, which they rented for agricultural purposes, but probably living in the area. The 'sundries' or joint tenants were beginning to increase, and were often related to each other - sometimes sons-in-law or fathers-in-law. By the 19th century there were far more joint tenants because population had increased and rents had been raised steeply. A clitag is the minimum size of a piece of rented land - enough for one cow.