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Crofts and Residences

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47 Balallan Murdo Nicolson (1793-1861) from Eishken settled on this croft with his family. His son John (1830-1881) became tenant of the croft from 1880-1881, followed by John's son Angus (1856-1941). 11067
'House 74' Ferry The house was built in about 1854 when Taskill MacAskill and his family were cleared from their previous home in order to make way for Borve Farm. It was later passed down to his two sons, Dòmhnall Mòr and Dòmhnall Beag... 76902
10 Laxay The first known tenant of 10 Laxay was Roderick Mackenzie (1775-1855) who came from Poolewe. His son Donald (1818-1895) inherited the croft which was then passed to his own son Donald who had been living on Plantation... 13454
9 Laxay The first tenant of 9 Laxay was Kenneth Maciver (1794-1878) from Loch Roag, Uig. 9170
65 Balallan This croft was originally croft 60 Balallan but was renumbered when new crofts were added to the west end of the village. Malcolm Smith (1785-) was the only member of his family not to emigrate to America. He had been... 17559
17 Southside Gravir Allan, son of Donald Macaskill, 17 Gravir was a tenant on this smallholding, followed by his son Kenneth (1868). 16181
7 Breaclete In 1851 the tenant on No 7 Breaclete was << 19482##Angus Maciver>>. It remained with the Maciver since then. No 7 was later divided into 7a and 7b Breaclete. 4476
14 Keose The first known tenant of 14 Keose was Malcolm Macleod (1780-1866) from Pairc who was married to Ann Ferguson, 22 Laxay. Malcolm and his wife Ann moved to Luerbost in 1852 to live with their son Fergus. Malcolm's son... Yes 7674
4 Crulivig No 4 Crulivig has been home to the Mackays as far back as records go. The first recorded tenant, in 1851, was Malcolm Mackay, son of John and Chirsty nee Macdonald. 1159
3 Habost, Lochs Donald Macrae from Steimreway was the first tenant of 3 Habost. The kitchen table at 3 Habost was once used as an operating table for Angus Mackay (1864-), who was too ill to travel to hospital. Another well-known... Yes 11389
5 Habost, Lochs The first tenant of this croft was Finlay Martin who was the son of Donald Martin and Margaret Munro but it is not known where they originated from. John Macrae (1839-), 8 Habost was the next tenant. 10097
12 Habost, Lochs The crofts at 9, 10, 11 and 12 Habost are believed to have been part of Duncan Maclennan's tack (see Habost), and may have been lotted later than the rest of the village. There was a smithy at 12 Habost, and Fergus... 11398
14 Gravir The first tenant of this croft was Donald Macmillan (1796) from Eishken. The croft was passed down through the family. 904
17 Gravir The first tenant of this croft was Donald Macaskill (1798) who came from Eishken.    Yes 589
Gamekeepers House Kenneth Maciver worked in Kenmore as a gamekeeper before moving to Morsgail and then to Barvas. Robert Dempster who had been a gamekeeper in Valamus, moved to the Isle of Rhum in 1927 but returned to Lewis in 1929 and... 29284
13 Hacklete John Mackenzie moved from Croir to No 13 Hacklete, when it was lotted in 1880. The tenancy has remained with this family since then. 4436
4 Croir The first tenant on No 4 Croir, after it was lotted in 1921, wasNorman Macdonald "Tormod Nesh", Tobson. It was bought in the early 1950s by another Tobson man, John Macdonald. Prior to 1880 this area of Croir was... 4460
2 Breaclete The first recorded tenant on 2 Breaclete was Norman Macdonald , but by the early 1880s Neil Macdonald "Niall Aonghais" had acquired the tenancy. A descendant of his occupies the croft today. 4471
2 Keose The first known tenant of 2 Keose was Kenneth Mackenzie (Coinneach Mor) who married Ann Macleod from Keose. The family moved from Steimreway to Keose in the 1810s. Kenneth's son John (1816-1892) took over the tenancy,... Yes 7586
10 Keose The first known tenant of 10 Keose is John Macaulay and his wife Ann. No further information is known about them but their son Murdo (1776-1834) took over the tenancy. 6363
13a Laxay John Maciver (1831-1912), son of Donald Maciver, 13 Laxay was the tenant on this feu. 14494
79 Balallan Donald Kennedy (1901-1975) from 74 Balallan settled here with his family. 21574
44 Balallan Donald Smith (1806-1863) from 14 Laxay was the tenant of this croft. His son Roderick (1838-1912) inherited the croft. Angus John Mackay (1908-1965) from 3 Habost, Lochs settled on the croft in 1958 after returning to... 11913
Parkview, Gravir 967
2 Laxay The first tenant of 2 Laxay was John Macdonald (1761-1853) who had previously lived at Valtos, Lochs. His daughter Ann inherited the croft, followed by her daughter Isabella. Robert Paterson, the Headmaster at... Yes 21035
50 Balallan Angus, son of Malcolm Smith, 60 Balallan (Old) became the tenant of 50 Balallan. Malcolm's daughter Margaret (1849-1925) settled on the croft but returned to her husband's home at 35 Balallan in 1886. Angus's other... 19932
25 Crowlista 3095
18 Kirkibost No.18 Kirkibost is located on either side of the road to Rubha Ghlais(No 19), and between East Loch Roag and Nos. 17 and 19 . The 1st tenant after resettlement was Malcolm Smith, "Calum Ruadh". The croft was sold in the... Yes 1404
21 Kirkibost No.21 Kirkibost is located between the road to the Dun and No.22. The first tenant after resettlement in 1878 was Donald Macaulay, "Domhnall Neill Chrothair" from Croir. There were three houses on the croft at one time... 1408
26 Kirkibost No.26 Kirkibost is situated between No.25, the common grazing, Loch Ballaglom, and the village of Ballaglom. The first tenant after resettlement was Duncan Maclennan, "Donnchadh Drobhair". The croft stayed in the family... Yes 1414

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