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little general and the Rousay crofters

crisis and conflict on an Orkney estate

by William P. L. Thomson

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Published by John Donald in Edinburgh .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Scotland,
  • Rousay
    • Subjects:
    • Traill-Burroughs, Frederick William, 1831-1905,
    • Landlords -- Scotland -- Rousay -- Biography,
    • Crofters -- Scotland -- Rousay -- History -- 19th century,
    • Social conflict -- Scotland -- Rousay -- History -- 19th century,
    • Administration of estates -- Scotland -- Rousay -- History -- 19th century

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-226) and index.

      StatementWilliam P.L. Thomson.
      GenreBiography.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD1511.G7 T48 2000
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 234 p., [8] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages234
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3997105M
      ISBN 100859765318
      LC Control Number2001339676
      OCLC/WorldCa46393178

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      The Little General and the Rousay Crofters – William PL Thomson My earliest memory of Orkney is of a boy of seven standing in a field of daisies at Pipersquoy. Orkney Shore – Robert Rendall The sea is to dwellers in islands what mountain or forest is to inlanders: a place of mystery peopled by creatures that are frequently hostile, but. When the first editor of William Thomson’s “History of Orkney” was published in it was the first new history of the islands to appear for over fifty years. The Orcadian greeted it with the words: ‘So far as Orkney history is concerned, Mr William Thomson has written the book of the century.’ In this [ ].


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Eric Richards in a recent review (ante, lxxix (), ) suggested that there was a need Author: Barker, Douglas. He was known locally as 'the little general' as he was a man of short stature and the poet Edwin Muir recalled in a memoir of his childhood seeing the little general walking around his estates.

Throughout the 19th century, Rousay landlords demanded higher rents from crofters, many of whom were moved in a series of clearances to the far side of Born: 1 FebruaryFatehgarh, British India. Rousay (Old Norse: Hrólfsey meaning Rolf's Island) is a small, hilly island about 3 km ( mi) north of Mainland, the largest island in the Orkney Islands of has been nicknamed "Egypt of the north", due to its archaeological diversity and its neighbours Egilsay and Wyre, it can be reached by ro-ro ferry MV Eynhallow from y: Scotland.

The Scottish Historical Review is the premier journal in the field of Scottish historical studies, covering all periods of Scottish history from the early to the modern, encouraging a variety of historical approaches. Contributors are regarded as authoritative in their subject area; the pages of the journal are regularly graced by leading Scottish : Douglas Barker.

Thomson, The little general and the Rousay crofters Northern Scotland is an established scholarly journal that has been in existence since Initially produced by the University of Aberdeen, and latterly by the UHI Centre for History and Aberdeen University, it has now been relaunched as a fully peer-reviewed publication whose Author: Alexander Fenton.

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The Little General and the Rousay Crofters Author: William P.L. Thomson Published in Describes the strife between the notorious General Frederick W.T. Burroughs of Rousay and the crofters on the land that he owned which was one of the factors that led to the passing of the Crofters Act, the main provisions of which protected crofters from eviction and from arbitrary rents.

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The Little General and the Rousay Crofters: Crisis and Conflict on an Orkney Crofting Estate Thomson, William P. Published by John Donald Publishers Ltd., Edinburgh ().

Rousay measures roughly five miles by five and much of the interior is hilly moorland, with farming confined to the coastal margin. One road, single track in places, takes a circular route of about 13 miles around the island. The ferry from Tingwall lands at Trumland Pier, Rousay's only settlement of any significance.

Here you find the. He spoke up on behalf of his fellow crofters in the knowledge that he and his family would be evicted from his home at Digro as a result.

These events are covered in a book, The Little General and the Rousay Crofters by William P.L. Thomson.

A roadside monument commemorating James Leonard's brave action was erected near Digro a few years ago. * General Frederick William Traill-Burroughs of Rousay and Viera had the reputation of being the worst of the 19th century Orkney lairds.

He would have left Rousay in if he had been able to do so, but for a proprietor who was unfortunate enough to be encumbered with a crofting estate, it was not so easy to move as it was for a poor crofter.The Little General and the Rousay Crofters William P L Thomson History of Orkney William P L Thomson Orkney - A Photographic History 's Noel Hill File Size: KB.Archaeology Orkney Blog for the University of The Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute.

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