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13 Mangersta The first tenant at 13 Mangersta, when the village was relotted in 1911, was John Buchanan from 14a Brenish. 3160
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
Angus Macaulay Angus, son of Domhnall Cam, was the first of the Macaulays to be a tacksman in Breanish. It is said that he came to an agreement with Alexander Mackenzie of Achilty whereby he was to accept the lands of Brenish from the... 27916
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
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
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
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 Macleod Ann (born c1811) was a daughter of John Macleod and Jane Macleod, 31 Valtos. She was the first wife of Peter Macleod, 4 Old Carnish and they lived at 2 Old Mangersta. They had four children. 51359
Aulay Macaulay Aulay (c1669-1758) was the son of Dugald, tacksman of Breanish, and the great-grandson of Donald (Domhnall Cam), the Macaulay clan chief and notorious renegade. Aulay was a parish minister in Tiree, Coll and later in... 28142
Bella Ann Macdonald Bella Ann (1893-1960) was a daughter of John Macdonald and Ann Macleod; her parental home was 9 Geshader and later she lived at 1 Enaclete. Bella Ann was the second wife of  Robert Latimer from Glasgow. They had three... 9825
Calum Angus Macleod Calum Angus Macleod (1965-2019) was born in 1965  to Christina Buchanan of 11 Breanish Uig and Malcolm Macleod of 9b Laxay.  Calum Angus was raised with his siblings in the family home at 10 Laxay.  Calum subsequently... 119862
Catherine Macleod Catherine who, according to tradition, came from Breanish or Mealista was the mother of Norman Macdonald "Tormod Ladhach" who settled at Gisla. He was the illegitimate son of Neil Macdonald from Little Bernera 28132
Christina Macaulay Christina, daughter of Donald "Domhnall Og" the last tacksman of Breanish, married John Macaulay from Valtos, with issue. 28491
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
Colonial visits Uig Excerpt from Stornoway Gazette and West Coast Advertiser, Local and District News. 30 August, 1918: Another Colonial's Visit Last week, Pte. Norman MacAulay J MacKenzie, New Zealand contingent, paid a visit to this... 60444
Deposition of Donald Macinnes (Lewis/Harris boundary dispute) 1850 Testimony of Donald MacInnes at the second hearing of the Lewis/Harris boundary dispute; At Stornoway, 16th day of August 1850. Compeared Donald M'Innes, a witness for the defender, who being sworn, depones, That he is... 66595
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
Donald Macaulay This was the second son of Dugald of Breanish to be called Donald and is distinguished by the Og, or 'young'. By 1740 he appears as tacksman of Breanish and Ardroil and again in 1754 and 1755. As tradition has it he... 28503
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
Donald Macaulay Donald, son of Dugald tacksman of Breanish, succeeded his brother Angus as tacksman at Linshader, and is on record there in 1754 and other dates near that time. He had family including Catherine, wife of Neil Macdonald... 28698
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
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
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
Friends from across the sea Excerpt from Stornoway Gazette and West Coast Advertiser LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS: UIG April 5th, 1918 FRIENDS FROM ACROSS THE SEA: One of the few pleasurable results of this terrible and miserable war is the occasional... 64691
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
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
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
Janet Macdonald Janet (1883-1956) was a daughter of John Macdonald and Chirsty Maclean, 22 Valtos. She married Finlay Maclean, 1 Brenish and travelled with him to Punta Arenas, Chile, where their children were born. They returned to... 44474
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
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

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