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Crofts and Residences

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Title Description Images Id
4a Valtos 38503
39 Cliff 3264
43 Balallan The original tenants of this croft were Mackinnons who are thought to have come to Balallan from Caverstay. 20606
28 Balallan Donald Macaulay (Donald Ban Senior) is recorded as living on this croft. It is not known where he was from. His son John (1799-1878) inherited the croft, followed by his son Alexander (1839-1919). His daughter Ann (... Yes 21527
26 Gravir The first tenant of this croft was Andrew Matheson but it is not known where he came from. His son, Donald, who inherited the croft moved to Sandwick, Stornoway in c1843 after which Donald Macaskill (1826), 17 Gravir... 920
13 Gravir The first tenant of this croft was Donald Matheson (1760) from Uig and the croft was passed down through the family. 903
31 Gravir The first tenant of this croft was John Matheson (1801) from 26 Gravir. The croft was passed down through the family. 934
6 Garyvard The first tenant of this croft was Torquil Macleod who was thought to have come from Kintarvie. The croft was passed to his son Kenneth. Yes 6520
37 Gravir The first tenant of this croft was Duncan Macleod (1791) who may have originated from Gravir. The croft was passed down through the family. Yes 941
5 Gravir The first tenant of this croft was Torquil Matheson, son of Domhnall Ban Matheson who came from Uig and settled at 13 Gravir. Torquil's brother Murdo settled on croft 13 Gravir and their other brother Norman settled on... 888
39 Gravir The first tenant of this croft was Norman Matheson from 13 Gravir. The croft was passed down through the family. Yes 945
15 Lemreway The first tenant of this croft was Donald Nicolson, 9 Lemreway who moved from 26 Lemreway and was given land at the end of the village which was later recognised as a croft in the1880s. 19317
30 Gravir The first tenant of this croft was Murdo Chisholm (1801). The Chisholms came from the mainland to work as labourers for the parish minister at Keose. 933
25 Gravir The first tenant of this croft was Donald Maclean (1820) from 15 Gravir followed by Donald Matheson who had been residing at 31 Gravir until the mid 1860s. The croft was passed down through the family. 918
15 Gravir The first tenant of this croft was Kenneth Maclean (1796) who may have come from Carloway. The croft was taken over by Neil Fraser 14 Gravir and subsequently passed on to his son Duncan. 905
44 Gravir The house at 44 Gravir was built by stonemason Norman Macdonald, believed to be the brother of Bellann, wife of Donald Moil. Yes 947
5 Lemreway The original tenant of this croft was Donald Macinnes (1830-) from 8 Gravir. He was followed by Louis Macmillan (1874-), 4 Lemreway and when the family moved to Orinsay in the early 1920s, the croft went to the family... 1743
2 Gravir The croft 2 Gravir was taken over by Donald Macmillan ("Boy"), tenant of number 3 Gravir, after Hector Campbell. Yes 767
27 Coll 1446
32 Gravir The first tenant of this croft was John Nicolson (1811) from 7 Gravir. The croft was passed down through the family. 935
27 Gravir The first tenant of this croft was John Maclennan but it is not known where he originated from. The family moved to Stornoway and the croft was bought by Donald Matheson, 13 Gravir. 921
24 Gravir The first tenant of this croft was John Mackay (1810) who came from Eishken. The croft was passed down through the family. 917
1 Kershader The first tenant of this croft was Kenneth Macdonald. The croft passed to his wife's grand nephew, Donald Macleod, 9 Cromore who swapped the croft with John Macinnes, 1 Cromore. The croft was inherited by Samuel... 1740
26 Lemreway The first tenant of this croft was Donald Nicolson, (1824) who came from Steimreway when Lemreway was repopulated in 1858. The family emigrated to Canada in 1863 and Donald Nicolson, 9 Lemreway took over the tenancy... 15097
19 Crossbost 15134
38 Gravir The first tenant of this croft was Norman Macritchie (1826) from 20 Gravir. The croft was passed down through the family. 942
18a Gravir After Donald's death the croft passed on to his nephew Calum Mor, 11 Glenside, and then on to his widow Margaret. 58903
11 Marvig The first tenant of this croft was Angus Campbell (1791), who came from Harris, via Gravir to Marvig. The croft was passed down through the family 1195
7 Calbost The first crofting tenant at 7 Calbost was Malcolm Mackay (Calum Og), born 1801 in Kirvig, Carloway. Oral tradition maintains that he came first to Gravir to work as a sgalag when he was 12 years old. He later married... 2870
32 Lemreway The first tenant of this croft was David Smith from Cleitir. David was lost at sea in 1863 and the croft went to Murdo Macinnes, 12 Lemreway and later to his wife's nephew John Macmillan, 14 Gravir. 2817

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