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Norman MacAskill

Norman MacAskill

Norman MacAskill was born in 1844, the youngest son of Chelsea pensioner Donald MacAskill and Effie MacKinnon of Sheabie. Following his father’s death, Norman’s widowed mother moved to Pol an Oir with her sons.

Norman became a fisherman and in 1870, married weaver Marion MacMillan of Ferry. Together they were to have three children, moving to a newly built house at Ferry during the 1880s. By then Norman was working as a ferryman, carrying the island’s post.

In 1900 he was allotted 23 Borve, to which the family moved. His wife died in 1914 and Norman remarried three years later, on 2nd January 1917, to Betsy MacDonald of Ardmaree. 


Title: Norman MacAskill
Record Type: People
Gaelic Name: Tormod Dhòmhnaill-Shaighdeir Aonghais
Date of Birth: 1844
Date of Death: 10-05-1925
Date of Marriage: 20-12-1870
Occupation: Postman; Fisherman; Crofter; Ferryman
Sex: Male
Bk Reference: CEBH 982
Record Maintained By: CEBH
Subject Id: 105224