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Alexander MacKillop

Alexander MacKillop

Alexander was born in 1880, the youngest child of Donald MacKillop and Margaret MacKillop of Baile. In 1900 his father was one of the men to receive a new croft in Borve, and the family moved to croft 12.

Alexander moved to Glasgow, becoming a clerk for Messrs Cooper. In 1929 he returned to Berneray to marry Catherine MacCuish, with whom he was to have a son. They made their home at Pol an Oir, at 19 Allotments.

Alexander became a merchant and grocer, and was district councillor for Harris. He was the man on Berneray responsible for marking the locally made tweed with the Orb mark and in 1938 was a representative on the Harris Tweed stand at the Empire Exhibition, held in Bellahouston Park, Glasgow.



Title: Alexander MacKillop
Record Type: People
Gaelic Name: Alasdair Dhòmhnaill Iain
Date of Birth: 14-05-1880
Date of Death: 24-12-1942
Date of Marriage: 24-12-1929
Occupation: Merchant; Grocer; Clerk
Sex: Male
Bk Reference: CEBH 710
Record Maintained By: CEBH
Subject Id: 76617