The Glen Moidart Papers
Tenants in Old Arisaig,  Scotland as per the
Judicial rental of 1798


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Tenants in Old Arisaig,  Scotland as per the Judicial rental of 1798

1.             Ardnafuaran    .....                                                                                                                                              £100-16-0
                Mill thereof                                                                                                                                                             £7- 7- 0
                Change House                                                                                                                                                     £17- 0- 0
This was a four penny land.    Tenants Mr. John Macdonald, missionary and others. For the preceding
three years the tenants had an abatement of £8. as part of the lands were enclosed and planted.   
Rory Macdonald being a woodkeeper to Clanranald, had a farthing worth free of rent.   
Donald Chisholm tenant of the mill and Change House.

2.          Kinloid — Donald Chisholm                                                                                                                                      £ 25-4-0

3.         Duchannes and Torrabaith  Lieut Archd. Macdonald                                                                                                 £ 20-0-0

Leased by Ranald Macdonald of Clanranald to John father of Archibald.
Lease 40 years from 1777.    Made about a half ton of Kelp yearly, for which bound
to pay a lordship of ten shillings per ton.

4.          Ardgasich - Said Archd. Macdonald, a sub-tenant of Mrs. Jean Macdonald                                                               £63-0-0

Made about 15 tons of kelp.                                                                                                                                                  £34-2-6 Possessed under lease to his father of 40 years from 1777.    Makes but a few cwt. of kelp.   
"allowed considerable deductions for ground enclosed and planted.

6.          Guidale . . .    Donald Macdonald heirs . . .                                                                                                               £14-0-0
Lease 35 years from Whitsunday 1786.

7.          Sandaig     Ranald Maceachan,  sub-tenant of Duncan Campbell, Coull                                                                   £12-0-0
8.         Maine    and Arnpool   Alexander Cameron                                                                                                               £45-0-0

9.          Aryuskill     John Boyd                                                                                                                                               £30-0-0

10.       Lower Arnapool      Angus Maceachan and others                                                                                                  £18-15-0

11.       Upper Polniss  ..    Peter Maceachan and others. Make half a ton of kelp.                                                                £24-0-0

12.       Lower Polniss     . Alex Macdonald and others                                                                                                          £18-0-0
Make half a ton of kelp.

13.       Laggan        Angus Maceachan and others.    Make 4 tons of kelp.                                                                          £42-0-0

14.       Mulichbury      John Maceachan and others.                                                                                                                £9-0-0

15        Camussarie      Mary Macdonald and others.                                                                                                              £6-0-0

16.       Feorlindow -      Ewan Macdonald and others.                                                                                                          £10-0-0

17.       Penmeanach.      Ranald Macdonald and others.                                                                                                       £21-0-0

18.       Kincbreggan Arian and Essan     Angus Macdonald sub-tenant of Colin Macdonald of Boisdale                                £55-0-0

19.      Alissary      Said Angus Macdonald and Alexander Maclean                                                                                        £70-0-0
Make four tons of kelp.

20.      Change House of Kinlochaylot   - John Maceachan                                                                                                       £8-0-4

21.      Druimindarroch   Said John Maceachan                                                                                                                       £13-6-8

              Converted services etc.                                                                                                                                            £ 3-5-0
These were 2 stones butter  2 stones cheese    2 wedders with their fleeces 4 years old      
2 men and horses 6 days  in harvest.

22.     Slochk       Said John Maceachan                                                                                                                                  £12-0-0

23.     Keppoch.        Duncan Campbell,  Coull                                                                                                                        £83-6-0
          Keppoch House      "             "           "                                                                                                                        45-16-10

24.     Ranachan               "             "           "                                                                                                                            11-5-0
25.     Moy                         "            "           "                                                                                                                            7-10-0

26.     Torrary  Duncan Campbell, Coull                                                                                                                                   £11-5-0

Campbell makes 20 tons of kelp, has lease of 35 years from 1786 and is allowed £21 yearly for grounds
planted preservation of woods and for nursery ground on Keppoch.

[Note, this is a typewritten document and these are the spellings given. - JD, June 2006]

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