Township: Am Bail Ur,Balephuil

Map Reference: Am Bail Ur cc

Name Type: house

Meaning: The house of John Black

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Related Places:

Information:See in Recollections of an Argyllshire Drover by Eric Cregeen, ed. Margaret Bennett, John Donald, 2004, p237 and 245.

His first thatched house, on the east side of the present cattle trap - AB
Iain Black was "not from Tiree" - DMcC

John Black came from service at the castle in Inveraray with the chamberlain McLaurin. He was the great-grandfather of Donald Sinclair - Donald Sinclair talking to Eric Cregeen on SA1969.165

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Languages : Gaelic, English

Informants: Duncan MacKinnon, Am Bail' Ur, 12/1995

Informant 2: David McClounnan, Balephuil, 6/1998

Informant 3: Ailean Boyd, Balephuil, 8/2017