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Crofts and Residences

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2 Earshader The croft at No 2 Earshader is bordered on the north side by Caolas Earshader, to the west by West Earshader and to the east by croft No 3 Earshader. The tenants at 2 and 4 Earshader were brothers; Murdo Smith lived at... 781
Pairc House Yes 10100
51 Leurbost 29046
38 Balallan John Martin (1791-1874) came to Balallan from Seaforth Head in the 1820s. His daughter Marion (1825-1905) inherited the croft, followed by her son Donald (1859-1937). 9385
34 Gravir 34 Gravir was tenanted by Jock Macmillan by 1832; his family had come from Eishken. The croft passed to his son John, and when he died in 1911, passed to his heirs. John Mackenzie from Grimshader came on to the croft... Yes 938
2 Borrowston Angus, the first tenant of 2 Borrowston ws married to Isabella Macaulay, Tobson Bernera. they had five children: Christina (b1832), Mary (b1834), John (b1837), Isabella (b1839) and Effie (b1841). The family emigrated to... 67681
6 Doune Carloway The first tenant of this croft was Angus Maciver who moved to 7 Breaclete, Bernera when Doune was cleared in 1853. When Doune was resettled in 1872, Murdo Macleod from Ardbeg, Uig became the tenant, followed by his son... 69343
3 Kneep 3059
10 Borrowston The first tenant of this croft was John Macleod (b1781). It is not know where John originated from and the croft passed to his son Malcolm (b1815) and sold to Malcolm Macleod, 1 Knock Carloway and thereafter to Kenneth... 68817
4 Lochganvich 4956
16 Brenish 3021
16b Laxay Malcolm (1837-1913) son of Torquil Macleod, 16 Laxay was the tenant on the feu at 16b Laxay. His son Malcolm took over the tenancy, followed by Malcolm's son Torquil (1903-1986). 21481
7 Elder Street, Glasgow 26409
1 Tobson The first known tenant (1861 Census) on No 1 Tobson was Angus Macdonald "Aonghas Dhomhnaill mhic Choinnich" son of Donald and married to Mary Macdonald previously in Ballaglom. The tenancy of the croft is still in the... 3728
7 Brenish 3013
16 Laxay Malcolm Macleod and his family came from Kintarvie to Laxay. The Macleods were known as 'na Torcuillich' and Donald, Malcolm's brother settled at 8 Keose. Malcolm's son Torquil (1811-1899) was living in Garyvard... 21480
20 Kirkibost No 20 Kirkibost is also known as "an Dun" for the Dun at Tiddiborra. When Kirkibost was cleared in 1823 (Kirkibost was part of Linshader Farm), the shepherd's cottage was located on this croft. The croft is located... 1407
8 Croir Malcolm Macdonald, 16 Tobson was the first tenant at No 8 Croir after it was lotted in 1921. It was sold on in the late 1900s. Prior to 1880 the occupant of this area in Croir was Neil Macaulay, "Niall Chrothair". Yes 4468
4 Hacklete In 1880, when Hacklete was re-settled, Neil Macaulay "Niall Chrothair", his wife and two of his family moved to No 1 (also known as Ballaglom). The daughter Catherine inherited and, as she was unmarried and without... 1614
Viewfield, Breaclete This house was built for Mary Mackenzie nee Macdonald, 5 Breaclete. Mary's husband John was lost on the "Iolaire" on 1 January 1919 and she and her daughter Catherine lived with her parents-in-law at 8 Breaclete until... Yes 19675
17 Uigen 8732
22 Valtos 3196
33 Valtos 3211
8 Doune Carloway The first tenant of this croft was John Macdonald from Hacklete, Bernera. His son Donald inherited the croft and when Doune was cleared in 1853, Donald moved to 10 Kneep. After resettlement in 1872, the croft was... 26099
10 Kneep 3066
18 Hacklete John Mackenzie was the first tenant on No 18 Hacklete when it was lotted in 1880. He moved there from Croir with two unmarried sisters and, sometime in the late 1800s a relative, Christina Macdonald, and her husband... 4447
10 Reef 10 Reef was lotted in 1921, when the village was resettled. 3143
4 Crowlista 3075
36a Cliff 3258
Doune Farm, Doune Carloway The area of Doune and Tolsta Chaolais were originally part of the tack of Little Bernera, along with Lundale and Crulivig in Bernera. The tacksmen at that time were Macivers, sub-letting to tenants. In 1807, Doune... 71839

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