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Warrant to transport Ewan MacCoill vain from Fort William Barracks: content
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB232_L_INV_HC_8_1_01
DATE OF IMAGE
1729
PERIOD
1720s
SOURCE
Highland Archive Centre
ASSET ID
5738
KEYWORDS
court papers
court records
Warrant to transport Ewan MacCoill vain from Fort William Barracks: content

This is the content note of a Warrant to transport Ewan MacCoill vain from Fort William Barracks to Inverness Tolbooth. He was indicted for the murder of John Cameron in Clunes and Dougald MacDonald in Invergarry. The warrant is issued by the Right Hon Sir Walter Pringle of Newhall, one of the Lords Commissioners of Justiciary. It is dated 20 March, 1729 at Edinburgh.

In the various papers relating to the same case, there are different spellings of the prisoner's name and his place of residence - "Evan Mcoill vain" / "Ewan McCoil vain" and "Achncarry" / "Auchnacarry" . "Vain" here is part of the man's name, the descriptive "bhan" (pronounced vaan), meaning that his father was fair. By the time of the first document, he is already imprisoned in the barracks "Killichwiman" (a variant on the Gaelic name for Fort William, now rendered Cille Chumain) and "indicted in the Porteous roll for the shire of Inverness agt the first day of May next for ye Barborous murder" .


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Warrant to transport Ewan MacCoill vain from Fort William Barracks: content

1720s

court papers; court records

Highland Archive Centre

Inverness County Sheriff Court Records

This is the content note of a Warrant to transport Ewan MacCoill vain from Fort William Barracks to Inverness Tolbooth. He was indicted for the murder of John Cameron in Clunes and Dougald MacDonald in Invergarry. The warrant is issued by the Right Hon Sir Walter Pringle of Newhall, one of the Lords Commissioners of Justiciary. It is dated 20 March, 1729 at Edinburgh.<br /> <br /> In the various papers relating to the same case, there are different spellings of the prisoner's name and his place of residence - "Evan Mcoill vain" / "Ewan McCoil vain" and "Achncarry" / "Auchnacarry" . "Vain" here is part of the man's name, the descriptive "bhan" (pronounced vaan), meaning that his father was fair. By the time of the first document, he is already imprisoned in the barracks "Killichwiman" (a variant on the Gaelic name for Fort William, now rendered Cille Chumain) and "indicted in the Porteous roll for the shire of Inverness agt the first day of May next for ye Barborous murder" . <br /> <br /> <br /> For further information about this item and the collection to which it belongs, please <a href="mailto: archives@highlifehighland.com">email</a> the Highland Archive Service