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TITLE
Flora Macdonald's Birthplace
EXTERNAL ID
PC_PRISCUS_WCS6405
PLACENAME
South Uist
DISTRICT
South Uist
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: South Uist
PERIOD
1890s
CREATOR
George Washington Wilson
SOURCE
Mark Butterworth - Priscus
ASSET ID
29637
KEYWORDS
South Uist
Prince Charlie
Prince Charles Edward Stuart
Allan Macdonald
Kingsburgh
Skye
Flora Macdonald's Birthplace

This photograph was taken by Scottish photographer George Washington Wilson (1823-93) and was used to illustrate talks he gave on Highland history. The following description is taken from Washington Wilson's own lecture notes.

For her share in the Prince's escape she was imprisoned a short time, and, on being released, was married to Allan Macdonald of Kingsburgh, in whose house the Prince slept for a few hours. The latter part of her life she spent quietly in Skye, where she died in 1790; and at her special request, the sheets used by the Prince during his short repose at Kingsburgh, did service as her winding sheet - they never having been put to any other meaner offices, but had been carefully wrapped up by the lady of the house since that memorable night.

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Flora Macdonald's Birthplace

INVERNESS: South Uist

1890s

South Uist; Prince Charlie; Prince Charles Edward Stuart; Allan Macdonald; Kingsburgh; Skye

Mark Butterworth - Priscus

Imaging the Past

This photograph was taken by Scottish photographer George Washington Wilson (1823-93) and was used to illustrate talks he gave on Highland history. The following description is taken from Washington Wilson's own lecture notes.<br /> <br /> For her share in the Prince's escape she was imprisoned a short time, and, on being released, was married to Allan Macdonald of Kingsburgh, in whose house the Prince slept for a few hours. The latter part of her life she spent quietly in Skye, where she died in 1790; and at her special request, the sheets used by the Prince during his short repose at Kingsburgh, did service as her winding sheet - they never having been put to any other meaner offices, but had been carefully wrapped up by the lady of the house since that memorable night.