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14b Brenish When 14 Brenish was divided by widow Mary Buchanan, her son Ewen became tenant of 14b Brenish; cottar his son, John who later obtained croft 4 Mangersta. After Ewen's death both parts of the croft passed to his son... 109279
Janet Mackinnon Janet (1827-1902) was a daughter of Angus Mackinnon and Catherine Morrison, 15 Mealista. In 1837, when Mealista was cleared, she moved with her family to 18 Old Brenish, in 1849 to 28 Brenish and in the 1850s to 18... 100951
Murdina Maclean Murdina (1887-1977) was a daughter of Murdo Maclean and Euphemia Macaulay, 1 Brenish. She married John Macdonald from Tobson and 10 Breaclete. They moved to 1 Brenish with the first of their four children, when her... 26697
Roderick Buchanan Roderick Buchanan (born 1869) was a son of Donald Buchanan and Janet Morrison, 14a Brenish. He was the husband of Margaret Ann Macarthur, 29 Upper Carloway and they resided in Stornoway.  101666
13 Mangersta The first tenant at 13 Mangersta, when the village was relotted in 1911, was John Buchanan from 14a Brenish. 3160
Donald Macaulay Son of Donald Macaulay, Breanish, his succession to the patrimony in 1773 identifies him , in terms of the family tradition, as Donald's son with the "unlawful wife". He was the last of the tacksmen of Breanish. 28522
Elizabeth Macaulay Elizabeth was a "lawful wife" of Donald the tacksman in Breanish. In the rental of 1766 "Elizabeth Macaulay and Zachary her son" agreed to take the farm of Breanish "as presently possessed by her". 28526
John Macdonald, Reverend John (1877-1951) was a son of Angus Macdonald and Christina Macdonald from Tobson, then 10 Breaclete. John married Murdina Maclean of 1 Brenish; the couple moved there with their first of four children, when Effie's... Yes 26693
Christina Macaulay Christina, daughter of Donald "Domhnall Og" the last tacksman of Breanish, married John Macaulay from Valtos, with issue. 28491
Dugald Macaulay Dugald was a son of Angus and Ann nee Mackenzie of Breanish and succeeded his father as tacksman of Breanish. He may have had a large family as there was a large difference in ages between some of his known children (20... 28100
Unknown This woman lived with Donald Macaulay, the tacksman of Breanish, outwith the bonds of holy matrimony. Although Donald legally married another woman and, after her death, married for a second time he remained in some... 28517
Mary Ann Maclean Mary Ann (1879-1968) was a daughter of Murdo Maclean and Euphemia Macaulay, 1 Brenish.  She met and married Murdo Macdonald from Tobson whilst living in Glasgow in 1903. They returned to Lewis, settling at 10 Breaclete... 26687
Norman Morrison Norman (born 1856) was a son of Angus Morrison and Margaret Martin, 21 Brenish. He married Catherine Macaulay, 19 Kirkibost. After Catherine's death Norman returned to Brenish and their two sons were raised by Catherine... 10577
Christina Maclennan Christina (born 1920) was a daughter of Donald Maclennan and Christina  Macleod, 11 Valtos. She married Angus Maclean, 3 Brenish and they settled at his family home. They had one daughter. 47749
Isabella Matheson Isabella (c1835-1916) was a daughter of Donald Matheson and Chirstina Macdonald from Erista in Uig. They emigrated to Cape Breton then later moved to Winslow. Isabella married Murdo Macleod from Breanish; with issue. 35672
Zachary Macaulay A son of Donald and his "lawful wife" Elizabeth Macaulay. He is mentioned on the rental of 1766 for Breanish. According to tradition he may have emigrated to the U.S.A. 28551
Old Mangersta, Lewis The original settlement of Mangersta (Magnus's steading) was cleared at the same time as Mealista, in 1837-38, to make way for sheep. It was resettled but then cleared again in 1873-4, when the temporary settlers mostly... 104353
George Macleod George (born 1850) was a son of Donald Macleod and Mary Macaulay, 24 Brenish. He married Ann Maciver, 25 Valtos and  they lived as cottars on 24 Brenish. They had four children, two of whom, died in infancy. 49883
Ann Maciver Ann (1857-1903) was a daughter of Murdo Maciver and Mary Morrison, 11 Kneep and later 25 Valtos. She married George Macleod, 24 Brenish and they lived there as cottars. They had four children, two of whom died in... 49871
Letter of thanks from a shipwrecked crew Excerpt from Stornoway Gazette and West Coast Advertiser LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS UIG Friday, September 27, 1940 A LETTER OF THANKS - Mr. MacDonald, missionary, Breanish, has received a letter from a shipping company in... 38989
Euffemia Maclean Euffemia (1917-2010) born on Estancia San Gregorio, Magallanes, Chile, was a daughter of Finlay Maclean  and Janet Macdonald, 1 Brenish. The unusual spelling of Euffemia is from her birth record, registered at Punta... 50130
Roll of Honour: Uig, Falklands War   FALKLANDS WAR - 1982     Name Patronymic Address Service Details BREANISH       Robert Latimer   9 Breanish Marines Neil Buchanan   11 Breanish Marines Iain Bichanan   11 Breanish R.N... Yes 23248
John Macaulay John, son of Murdo and Isobel nee Morrison from Valtos. He succeeded his father as tenant in Valtos and appears on record in rent rolls between 1787 and 1823. He married a relative, Christina Macaulay, a daughter of... 28414
Ann Mackenzie According to tradition Ann, daughter of Alexander Mackenzie of Achilty, married Angus Macaulay from Uig with the tack of Breanish as her "dowry". She was not a popular woman in Uig due to both her sharp tongue and the... 27942
Ann Macaulay Ann (1857-1931) was a daughter of Murdo Macaulay and Mary Mackay, 19 Brenish. She married Angus Macdonald, 4 Kneep and settled there at his family croft. They had ten children, two of whom died in infancy: one Murdo has... 38598
Angus Macdonald Angus, born c1853, was a son of Norman and Ann nee Maclean from 4 Kneep. He remained on his father's croft, married Ann Macaulay, 19 Brenish and had a family of ten (two died in infancy. In addition to those mentioned... 38593
Murdo Donald Macdonald Murdo Donald (1904-1966), was the eldest son of Murdo Macdonald and Mary Ann Maclean who settled at 10 Breaclete. Murdo Donald was born in Breanish, his mother's parental home, but the rest of his siblings were born at... Yes 26807
Gipsy The Gipsy SY554 (?) was owned by Kenneth Smith (Stornoway) and initially skippered by Donald Macritchie out of Aird Uig. In 1875 it went to Breanish, owned by Donald Macleod and skippered by Angus Mackinnon. Two masts,... 37906
Mary Montgomery Mary Montgomery (1890-1966) was a daughter of Roderick Montgomery and Catherine Mackenzie, 4 Balallan. Her father died  in 1893 and the family moved to 1 Habost.  Mary married Neil Morrison, 16 Brenish, Uig in Glasgow... 11496
Donald Macaulay Donald was a son of Angus and Ann nee Mackenzie from Breanish. He was the tacksman in Carnish, Uig and is on record in 1663 as "Donald mc Angous vc Donald in Cartanish" in a document in which he is appointed cautioner... 28112

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