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Archibald Morrison

Archibald Morrison

Archibald Morrison, born about 1770, was a blacksmith known as Gilleasbuig Gobha. He lived at Pol an Òir at a site now known as Tobhta Ghilleasbuig Ghobha. In 1818 he paid annual rent £5.10s for his plot, rising to £5.17.6 by 1830. Archibald’s wife was Mary MacAskill, with whom he had at least five children.

Two local landmarks, now known as Bogha an Tailleir and Sgeir an Tailleir, were previously named for Archibald: Gillespie’s Rock and Gillespie’s Skerry.

 

Title: Archibald Morrison
Record Type: People
Gaelic Name: Gilleasbuig Gobha
Date of Birth: 1770
Date of Death: 1835
Occupation: Blacksmith
Sex: Male
Bk Reference: CEBH 1412
Record Maintained By: CEBH
Subject Id: 105412