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Crofts and Residences

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16b Tobson Now 2 crofts - the first known tenant was John Macdonald (Iain Mhurchaidh Ruaidh). The crofts (now 16a and 16b) both remain in branches of the same family. Yes 3745
8 Tobson The first known tenant (1851 Census) on No 8 Tobson was Norman Maciver. The tenancy of the croft remains in the family. 3735
3 Breaclete The first recorded tenant (from census 1851) of 3 Breaclete was Malcolm Macarthur, "Calum Macartair". His daughter Mary, who married Norman Maciver from Carloway, inherited and it has remained in the Maciver family... 4472
22 Kirkibost No.22 Kirkibost situated between the moor road in the north and Loch Ballaglom in the south, and Nos 21 and 22. The first tenant after resettlement was John Macdonald, "an Cloidhs" from Tobson, and remains in the family... 1409
Miavaig Farm and House, Uig Miavaig Farm was created in the 1850s to supplement the income of James Macrae, the Registrar and Inspector of the Poor at Miavaig. Previous tenants of Miavaig (Calum Gillies b1781, John Mackay b1794, and Duncan... Yes 23235
2 Croir John Maciver "Iain Thormoid Bhig" was allocated No 2 Croir in 1921. Prior to 1880 this area of Croir was occupied by John Smith then Kenneth Martin. Yes 4455
13 Breaclete No 13 Breaclete is situated beside Loch Mor Bhreacleit. The first tenant was Angus Macdonald from Geshader who married Ann Macleod from Roulinish. Ann worked for An Domhnallach and it is thought he laid out the croft... 4481
4 Laxay The first tenant of 4 Laxay was John Morrison (1800-1840) who was married to Ann Macdonald from Lemreway. It is not known where John came from. The next tenant was Angus Morrison (1809-1891) who was said to have been "... 11387
25 Kirkibost No.25 Kirkibost is situated between the moor road, Loch Ballaglom and Nos. 24 and 26. The first tenant after resettlement in 1878 was Donald Macdonald, "Domhnall Dubh". The tenency has remained in the same family since... Yes 1413
11 Hacklete Before Hacklete was populated in 1880, it was a tack and the tackhouse was located on what is today 11 Hacklete. After 1880 the first tenant on this croft was Aulay Macaulay, "Amhlaidh Sheorais". The tenancy has... Yes 4420
9 Ardroil 9 Ardroil is in the area of the old village of Pennydonald and, according to local tradition, Baile a' Ghriasaich was a vernacular name for that area of Pennydonald. 3002
6 Kirkibost No.6 Kirkibost is situated between Nos. 5 and 6, the moor and the sea. The first tenant after resettlement was John Gillies. The croft is a free gift tenancy. Yes 1391
2 Ardroil The house at 2 Ardroil was built by the farmer at Ardroil Farm, Alexander Macrae, for the farm manager, Alexander Finlayson, and his family. The builder was Neil Mackay, 7 Crowlista. It had three rooms and the end room... 2995
1 Ardroil 1 Ardroil is in the area of the old village of Cappadale. Yes 2994
3 Geshader Yes 2552
11 Breaclete Angus Macleod "Aonghas Greusaich" was the first recorded tenant on No 11 Breaclete. The croft is situated in an area of Breaclete known as Roulanais, at the opening of Loch Beag Bhreacleit. The tenancy was sold out of... 4479
8 Keose The first known tenant of 8 Keose was Donald Macleod (1775-1856) who came from Garyvard. This family of Macleods were known as "na Torcuillich" and may have previously lived in Kintarvie before moving to Keose. 7664
19 Leurbost 15854
15 Laxay The first known tenant of 15 Laxay was Donald Morrison who was married to Isabella Smith, 14 Laxay. It is not known where Donald came from. When he died, aged 24 years, his wife Isabella married Donald Mackenzie, 6... 12485
19 Lemreway The first tenant of this croft was Louis Nicolson (1785-) who came from Steimreway. 15395
Balallan Schoolhouse, Balallan The first tenant of the schoolhouse was Alexander Robb (1827-) who taught in Balallan from the time the school opened in May 1879 to November 1881. The last family moved out in 1979 and the building was for a time used... 21589
2 Valtos The 1841 census gives two households of this family, John Mackay 35 (Iain Iain Ruaidh) and his wife Ellen 30, Madge 5, Donald 1, Calum 3 and Catherine Mackay 18. Next door lived John Mackay 65, his wife Henny, Ann 25... 3162
1 Valtos First Croft Tenant on Record In the 1841 census, the household consisted of Donald Smith age 40, his wife Chirsty age 30, Alexander 8, Calum 5, and John under one year. Donald Smith was the son of Malcolm and Mary Smith... 3161
4 Kirkibost No.4 Kirkibost is situated between Nos.3 and 5, East Loch Roag and the moor. Murdo Morrison from Croir was the first tenant and his descendants still live there. In order to be nearer his lobster pond, Murdo swapped... 1389
20 Doune Carloway The first tenant of this croft was John Macdonald, 8 Doune Carloway. The croft was passed to son Donald (b1962) and thereafter to Donald's son John. John's widow Mary married Malcolm Macleod, 6 Kirvick and their... 11123
14 Hacklete When Hacklete was lotted in 1880 Donald Maciver "Domhnall Ban" moved from Croir to settle at no 14. His daughter Ann inherited the tenancy and, when her family moved to Glasgow in the 1930s, it was sold to Norman... 4437
18 Tobson The first known tenant on No 18 Tobson was Malcolm Macdonald (Calum a Chabar). The tenancy of the croft remained in the family but the house has been sold. Crofthouse is named "Thule House" 3747
11 Doune Carloway The first tenant of this croft was Malcolm Smith who came from Toranish, Bernera. His son John (1775-1863) inherited the croft and after Doune was cleared in 1853, John and his family moved to 11 Breaclete, Bernera.... 68287
5 Upper Carloway Malcolm Macleod (1781-1853) originally from Ardasaig, Harris and who was a tenant at 4 Old Doune, moved to this croft in c1830.  The croft remained in the Macleod family until the 1990s when it was sold after Jean... 37590
32 Balallan Norman Macmillan (1801-1886) and his family were evicted from Eishken, Stiemreway and Cleitir before coming to Balallan in c1836. His son Alexander (1840-1922) inherited the croft. 15778

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