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John Shaw

John Shaw

John (c1839-1875) was the second child of that name born to Kenneth Shaw and Mary MacLeod of old Borve in Berneray, then Borgh Mhor, Harris. In 1853 the family returned to become cottars on 1/2 Ruisgarry (Sandhill). In 1864 Kenneth obtained 13 Ruisgarry (Sunhill).

John became a crofter and married Christina Munro in 1866, and the couple became cottars on his father's croft. Together, they had a family of three children. John died of consumption at the age of 36 years, following which Christina moved to Backhill.

 

Title: John Shaw
Record Type: People
Gaelic Name: Iain Òg Choinnich Iain
Also Known As: Iain Òg
Date of Birth: 1839
Date of Death: 02-04-1875
Date of Marriage: 03-04-1866
Occupation: Farmer
Sex: Male
Bk Reference: CEBH 621
Record Maintained By: CEBH
Subject Id: 68236