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Keose Glebe Boundary Dispute, 1872

Keose Glebe Boundary Dispute, 1872

Rev Ewen Campbell complained about the condition of his glebe and manse and demanded the lands of Swordale and Miavaig rent free to his landlord, Sir James Matheson, in 1872. Mr Matheson disagreed with his complaints and the case was heard by the Court of Session in Edinburgh. The minister's case was mostly successful and he was granted the land at Swordale rent free. The minister's glebe now included the following area:

From below the parish schoolhouse at the end of the march dyke, between the tenants of Keose and the present glebe lands on the south side of the gate leading to the church and manse: Thence in a northern direction past the east end of the foresaid schoolhouse along the foresaid march dyke as it winds along to Loch na Muilne, thence along the west side of Loch na Muilne to a stream following the said loch: thence up said stream to Loch na Ritheanan, thence along the east side of said loch to the remains of an old turf fence, thence in an eastern direction, along said old turf fence to Loch na Breac: thence along the north side of that loch to a stream that runs out of it the distance of a few yards to Amhuinn Mhiabhaig, thence taking the east side of Eilean Mhiabhaig, and excluding it, along the seas coast of Loch Luerbost and Loch Erisort, embracing the whole lands and grazings of Swordale back to the point first mentioned at the gate below the schoolhouse at Keose: including the islands ex adverso designated respectively Dun Bharclin, Eilean Chalabridh, Eilean a' Bhlair, Eilean Cheois, Garbh Eilean and Aighre."

 

Title: Keose Glebe Boundary Dispute, 1872
Record Type: Stories, Reports and Traditions
Type: Manuscript
Record Maintained By: CECL
Subject Id: 7280