|Farm-name 1507||Value(s)||Value (d)||Value (m)||Farm-name 1587-8 &/or 1617||Value(s)||Value(d)||Value(m)||Ownership||Comments|
|Ellay||6||8||.5||Iona(1617)||With Killcalumkill in 1686. I would expect the true value to be 8s 4d.|
|Tua Kilslevane||33||4||2.5||Kilstewin Inferior||16||8||1.25||Iona(1617)||Nether|
|Gortenenlos||8||4||.625||Iona(1617)||Within Gartnatibbir in 1507?|
|Aremungan||16||8||1.25||No trace after 1507. = Arovoyen?|
|Arovoyen||16||8||1.25||Iona(1617)||With Auchvernach in 1686.=Aremungan?|
|Storragie||16||8||1.25||No later references to being ex-church property. See below.|
|Ochvernache||16||8||1.25||Iona(1617)||Echvernoch not church lands in 1507 or 1509. See below.|
|Lossit + island||33||4||2.5||Losset||33||4||2.5||Iona(1617)|
|Lagrivug||16||8||1.25||Bishopric(1617)||= second Inverloskan|
|Ardnadow||66||8||5||Ardnew||5||Iona(1587-8, 1617)||=Ardnave. 1587-8 specifies 5m called ⅛ Mee + Balevannich + island. 1 mark missing by 1617.|
|Ilanardnaw||13||4||1||With Ardnave in 1587-8.|
|⅛ Kilmacow||16||8||1.25||Nakill/Kilvorow||16||8||1.25||Iona(1587-8, 1617)|
|Suerne||25||0||1.875||Sorne/Surn||25||0||1.875||Iona(1587-8, 1617)||7½ cowlands in 1587-8 which = 25s|
|Carro||8||(4d)?||.625||Iona(1617)||Correctly 8s 4d?|
|Skeaik||8||4||.625||Skeag et Lewres||8||4||.625||Iona(1587-8)||2½ cowlands = 8s 4d. Lamont (Early History p 83) suggested a ‘leorheis’ or 1/16 land instead of ‘et Lewres’.|
|Knokclere &Balleoscheane||33||4||2.5||Chapel of St Columba|
|Balleclauane||33||4||2.5||Chapel of Finlaggan|
|Kilnachtan||25||0||1.875||Including Baleferssoun & Ballevicar?|
|Texa||41||8||3.125||In Texa (8s 4d) & Islay (33s 4d – Cragabus & 2 Kilbrides)|
|Orsay||16||8||1.25||Orsay, half the size of Texa, is worth twice as much. It may have included ‘Grigydill’ in Islay – implied in 1507?|
|Arrobollis||83||4||6.25||Derry(1587-8)||Narrabolsadh 5m (1587-8). This leaves 1¼m unaccounted for.|
|Brekauch||33||4||2.5||Oronsay(1616)||RMS VII (1386) of 1616, AS II (166) of 1623|
|Gararbollis||6||8||.5||= Garra Eallabus NR 2870?|
|Skeauch||8||4||.625||Oronsay(1509)||Skeak(1509). See below.|
|Ochtocorrich||16||8||1.25||Ochtocorwoch||2.5||Iona(1617)||1617 value is probably a mistake for 16s 8d (as in reddendo). Near Ballyharvey?|
|½ of Howe||8||4||Oronsay(1541)||Sole instance. = Oronsay’s Skeauch?|
I can find no later references to the fact that Storakaig was once a church property. Eacharnach was not, apparently, church land in 1507 but is given as such in 1617. Either there was a mistake in 1507 and the two became muddled or there was an excambion. Eacharnach is just over 2 kms north of Storakaig.
Skeaik (Iona) and Skeauch (Oronsay)
These are valued at 8s 4d each in 1507 & 1509 and the similarity of names might suggest they were two halves of the same property. The fact that 16s 8d Skiag belonging to Iona is listed in 1617 seems to confirm this. However I do not think this is actually the case. The nominal value of Skiag in 1617 is a mistake. The reddendo is that of an 8s 4d land so what is given here is only the Skiag which belonged to Iona, which was a ‘lewres’ or 8s 4d in 1587-8 and which was listed between Sorn and Kilmeny in 1507 & 1509. Caldwell (pp 158-9) suggests Coire Sgiathach which is probably correct. In the Reddendo of 1617 it is certainly described as being in the ‘Herreis’ of Islay and it was probably part of Iona’s Lossit estate.
The Skeauch which belonged to Oronsay may have had no relationship with Iona’s Skiag. It was worth 8s 4d and in 1509 (but not 1507) we are told it belonged to Oronsay. I can find no further references to it in the distribution of Oronsay’s lands after the Reformation. Where was it? In both 1507 & 1509 it is listed after Gruinart and before Octocorrich. Gruinart was in the Rhinns and I think Octocorrich was in Kilmeny but I suspect the latter was tagged onto the end of the 1507 list by way of an afterthought or as a property omitted from its proper place. The eight properties preceding Skeauch in the list are all in the Rhinns (only Gararbollis is uncertain) so it is likely Skeauch was there too. In which case perhaps this is the half of Howe mortified to Oronsay in 1541.
The charter of 1587-8 (CRA pp 161-171 and RMS V (1491) demonstrate that the lands of Laintymanniche amounted to exactly one davach or 10m. According to the 1561 rental (CRA p 3) Moychaolis should therefore be 20m or 2 davachs. The first 15 merks of this are quite straightforward:
Kilcallumkil & Ellay 1⅞m
Storgaig or Eachvarnach 1¼m
Lossit and Island 2½m
These farms must all have been close to or adjacent to each other.
The other Iona properties were
Of these Skeaik looks to have been beside the Lossit group. I am not sure where Carro was. I think Ochtocorrich was close to Balleharvey and Knockan was certainly by or in Laintymanniche. Moreover we still have 1¼m missing from the notional total of 20m.