Name Value Date Grid Ref Map Sources Other forms, comments etc
Bernera 4d 1735 NG 8020/8021 Blaeu

RHP 23075/1

Galltair 4d 1735 NG 8120 RHP 23075/1 Caulder(1735), Gaulder(1738)
Burblach 10d




NG 8320 RHP 23075/1 Bowirblek(1583), Worblich(1769)
Iomairaghradain 3d 1738 NG 8320/8420 RHP 23075/1?

RHP 6559

With ‘Richorr’ in NRAS 2950/2/488/18 of 1773
Lioul 5d 1735 NG 8420 RHP 23075/1 See below. I have not included Lioul More in this valuation.
Lioul More 3½d? 1735     Legoillmoir(1608). See below.
Peinwhiman (1d) 1738 NG 8420   See below.
Airigh Chearnachain 5d




NG 8420   Arycharnachan(1583). 5d is a high valuation for a shieling.

Sometimes linked with Beolary & Achadh a’ Chuirn as an 8d unit.

Achadh a’ Chuirn 5d




NG 8620 RHP 6559?


=Auchrachairn in RHP 6559? See Airigh Chearnachain above.

Is now marked Beolary.

Beolary 10d


1583 NG 8520 RHP 23075/1


Ballanray(1583). Beolary is usually given as 2d but half of Beolary was often linked with Mylemore so in the 18th century the total was probably 4d. See below.
Edinvaich 1d 1735 c. NG 8719 RHP 23075/1 North side Glen More.
Cnoc Fhionn 4d 1735 NG 8719 RHP 23075/1 Knockfuin(1738). North side Glen More.
‘Pitalmit’ 4d 1735 NG 8819   4½d(1738, 1754, 1769). With ‘Deallachar’ in 1738, 1754, 1755, 1773. See below.
‘Deallachar’   1738     With ‘Pittalmat’ in 1738, 1754, 1755, 1773.
Moyle 20d




NG 8818 RHP 23075/1 In RHP 23075/1(1804) Milemhor is to the N and Mile uachtrach or Upper Myle is to the S. See below.
Lionachan 2d 1755 NG 8818   With Mylemore in 1735, Gargery in 1773, Upper Myle in 1790.
Suardalan 3d 1735 NG 8817 RHP 23075/1 Swordland(1738, 1754, 1755, 1769). With Idleland (Aoidhdailean) in 1773
Scallasaig 4d 1735 NG 8719 RHP 23075/1 I have located it beside Allt Sgalasaig and not where it is currently marked on Explorer (NG 8520).
Crannachoil       RHP 23075/1 Sheiling for Scallasaig. Marked S of Glendubhlochan. Cranchyle(1735), Cranfile(1738), Cranghuile(1769).
Cul an Duin 4d 1735 NG 8117 RHP 23075/1 Culindune(1735), with Larachmore in 1773
Corrary 10d




NG 8317 RHP 23075/1 See below.
Craig         With Wester Corrarie in 1735, 1738, 1754, 1755, 1769
Balvraid 4d 1735 NG 8416 RHP 23075/1  
Achnashellach     NG 8717 NRAS 2950/1/380/28 Sheiling belonging to 7d Eilanreach in 1735 & 1773 rentals.
Inchinnell 3d 1735 c. NG 8217/8317 RHP 23075/1 S side of river (RHP 23075/1).
Achanahevill 5d 1583     This only appears in 1583 and Inverness Retours (19) of 1608 (Achnaheill in Glenbeg). Is possibly an old name for Eilanreach?
Eilanreach 7d 1735 NG 8017 RHP 23075/1 See below.
Sandaig (5½d) 1738 NG 7714 RHP 23075/1 See below.
Alis & Landaik 10d 1583     This may describe ‘Ards & Sandaig’ which were formerly the property of Iona.
Ardglenelg 2m 1573     Iona’s. 2m(1576). 2m = 10d. See below under Church Lands.
‘Achatatoil’ 5d




  NRAS 2950/1/380/28


5d Achatydowling(1583). Appears separately in 1735 but thereafter as part of Sandaig. Just SE of Sandaig and a little inland according to NRAS 2950/1/380/28.
Rarsaidh     NG 8211 NRAS 2950/1/380/28 Rasay was a sheiling linked with Eilanreach in 1773.

Rasay Beg was a sheiling linked with Sandaig in 1773.

Coire Sgamadail     NG 8815 NRAS 2950/1/380/28 Belonged to Swordland (Suardalan).
‘Clamboyle’ 10d 1583 NG 7712   =mainland facing Eilean Chlamail? Clamboill(1608), Clambuil(1735), Clanvile(1754), Clamuil(1755), Clamboll(1773). Part of 9½d Sandaig.

(Beinn) Mhialairigh

5d 1583 NG 8012 NRAS 2950/1/380/28 Miolary is marked as a sheiling on NRAS 2950/1/380/28.

Part of the 7d Eilanriach in 1735 & 1773.

Arnisdale 10d




NG 8410 RHP 23075/1 7d Arnisdale included Achiglenmore & Blairninach in 1735.
Achadh a’ Ghlinne 10d




NG 8609/8610 Blaeu Achadh a’ Ghlinne Beg is 1d in 1735, 1738, 1754 & 1755. Both Beg & More are part of 9½d Arnisdale in 1773.
‘Lekewuir’ 5d






  Leinvare(1735), Leouvir(1738), Leoran(1754), Lieran(1755), Leorn was part of 9½d Arnisdale in 1773.
Kinlochhourn     NG 9507   Part of 9½d Arnisdale in 1773.
Total (97d)       Theoretically should be 240d.



Lioul is marked in RHP 23075/1 (1804) on the N side of the river, E of Bourblach, W of Biolarie (see below) and opposite Mill Town. Most of the eighteenth-century documents refer only to Lioul Beag and Lioul Mhuilinn. Lioul Beag is always given as 3d and in RH9/3/142 of 1738 it is linked with Peinwhiman. Lioul More is mentioned in Inverness Retours (19) of 1608 and in the 1735 rental (NRAS 2950/2/488/11/1) where it may have been worth c. 3½d. Lioul Mhuilinn seems to have become Miln Town in RHP 23075/1 and now Balavoulin (NG 8419). It is consistently given as 2d.


Peighinn Chuimein

Peinwhiman is linked with Leolbeg in RH9/3/142 of 1738. Peinchuiman is linked with Airigh Chearnachain in NRAS 2950/2/488/4 and in NRAS 2950/2/488/12 of 1754. It probably lay between the two properties and was divided by them once it fell into lay ownership. It may once have been ecclesiastical land – the pennyland which was allocated to support the church of St Cumin. I cannot explain why Peighinn Chuimein seems to be distant from Kirktown which is marked on RHP 6559 (1862) on the south side of the river at the mouth of Glen More.



Coire a’ Bheoil-airigh is at NG 8419/8519 on S side of river. OS 6″ map of 1872-6 also marks it on S side at NG 8520. RHP 23075/1 marks the farm on both sides of the river. On today’s Explorer map it is marked twice (both on N side of the river) at NG 8420 and NG 8620. I suspect that it was originally all south of the river but by 1804 had started to move north – absorbing part or all of the lands of Airigh Chearnachain and Achadh a’ Chuirn.



Pitalman(1540), Petamain(1540), Pitchalman(1608) Pitalmaig(1664-93), Pitalmid(1735), Pittalmat(1738). Now Bailanailm, (Ballnellum in 1804). Linked with ‘Deallachar’ in 1738, 1754, 1755, 1773. Also linked with Lechkneach in 1773. As the only pit-name on the west coast this name has great significance though it does not seem to have been a particularly important farm. However, during the mediaeval period Glen More occupied an important strategic position as a main conduit for traffic between Inverness and Skye.



In 1583 Moilachunry (Upper Myle?) is 10d and Moillockiraig (Lower Myle?) is also 10d. From 1735 we have references to 2d Upper Mile and Kilismore. Kilismore was the grazing ground and in NRAS 2950/2/488/12 (1754) appears as Claismore. (The only likely Caolasmor is on the N side of Loch Hourn). Mylemore was often linked with half of Beolary and (twice) with Leanachan. I think Mylemore by itself was 4d (6d with half of Beolary). In NRAS 2950/2/145 of 1791 it is linked to the grazing of Gargery which is probably Coire a’ Gharg Gharaidh at NG 9114.



RHP 23075/1 marks Cororyhaung (to E) and Cororyinchastle (to W) – both on N side of river. In 1583 the two Coraries were 10d or a half-davach. In the eighteenth-century they came to 5d. Easter Corrarie was 2d in 1735, Wester Corrarie and Craig were 3d.



According to NRAS 2950/2/488/18 (1773) the 7d Islandreoch included Kirktown, Melroy, Rasay & Auchnosheloch. In NRAS 2950/2/488/11 (1735) the 7d Ishlandrioch included Kirktown, Auchnashellach and Meolarie.



According to RH9/3/142 (1738) the 9½d Sandaig included Clambuell and Achdadyle. It also seems to have included the sheiling of Rasaybeg.


Some place-names in Glenelg have moved.  Beolary migrated north as indicated above whilst Scallasaig has moved west from NG 8719 to NG 8520. I also suspect that Buorblach has edged inland.



Church Lands


In the Rental of the Bishopric of the Isles (1561) printed in CRA p 2 is the following:

The Abbatis landis possest be M’Cloid of Heries.

Item, the Ards of Glenelge.

NAS E14/2 fol 16v refers to a charter by John Bishop of the Isles to Angus Makallister of Glengarrie of 2m Ardglenelge in 1573. They are further referred to in RSS VII (554) of 1576. Bk of Dunvegan I p 5 gives a 1587 charter from James VI to Macdonell of Glengarry of the lands of Ard Glenelg, commonly called ‘Sandagal’ (Sandaig) & ‘Dalthair’ (Galtair?). 2m would be equivalent to 10d which meant that Iona held half a davach (or two quarter-davachs) in Glenelg. Sandaig by itself may have been 5½d whilst Galtair was 4d. They are over four miles apart. They are not listed in the papal protection to Iona of 1203.


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