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Effie Morrison

Effie Morrison

Effie, born about 1841, was the daughter of John and Ann Morrison of 4 Drinishader, Harris. She married crofter Malcolm Morrison at Tarbert in 1872, and they made their home at 17 Ruisgarry (Brusda) on the island of Berneray. In 1900 they moved instead to 3 Borve. Together they had seven children. Her husband was the local expert on mouth music, and apparently

'nearly drove her to distraction with his interminable rehearsals, especially of the air "Guilbneach a bu a locha."'

Effie worked as a weaveress. In 1911, living at 3 Borve with Effie and her husband were two of their grandchildren, John Archie and Effie MacAskill. 




Title: Effie Morrison
Record Type: People
Gaelic Name: Oighrig Iain Eoghainn-Ghobha
Date of Birth: 1841
Date of Death: 20-03-1919
Date of Marriage: 14-02-1872
Occupation: Weaver
Sex: Female
Bk Reference: CEBH 235
Record Maintained By: CEBH
Subject Id: 75368