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Doune Carloway, Lewis The village of Doune is named after its Iron Age broch - broch or fort being dùn in Gaelic. It is now thought that brochs were "status symbol" dwellings as much as they were defensive forts. It rises to 30 feet, and its... Yes 10017
Vuia Mhor, Lewis Vuia Mhor is an island between Uig and Great Bernera, east of Reef, covering an area of 84 hectares. The highest point is Mullach na Beinne (67m) which falls away to the sea at Creag na h-Iolaire (Eagle Cliff). Much of... Yes 1994
Roll of Honour: Uig, World War Two   WORLD WAR II - 1939 - 1945 Bold text indicates those who died during the war British Service Medals explained - Click here Name Patronymic Address Service Details BREANISH       Murdo Maclean   1... Yes 23230
Donald Macaulay Donald Macaulay(c1560-c1640) was Chief of Macaulay and a notorious renegade who lived in various fortifications around Uig: on the stack that bears his name at Mangersta, at Loch Barabhat by Crowlista, and at the '... Yes 27014
John Macleod John (born 1882) was a son of John Macleod and Ann Macdonald 3 Enaclete. He married Catherine Macdonald, 1 Enaclete and settled at 4 Mangersta. They had four sons and one daughter. Yes 28006
Murdo Macleod Murdo (born 1903) was a  son of Donald Macleod and Isabella Macdonald, of 2 Enaclete and later 1 Enaclete. Murdo emigrated to the United States of America; he worked at The Ford River Rouge Complex at Dearborn, Michigan... Yes 28086
9 Enaclete 9 Enacleit is a croft in the middle of the village. The tenancy passed as follows: 1. Duncan Macritchie, Pennydonald 2. Calum Smith, 3 Earshader (to Canada) 3. Calum Macleod, son of Iain Og, Vuia His brother... Yes 3104
Carnish, Lewis According to D Maciver in his Place-names of Lewis and Harris, the name Carnish is from the Norse kvern-nes, meaning 'promontory of the querns' (ie hand mills). There is evidence of prehistoric habitation on the... Yes 3217
Mangersta, Lewis The original settlement of Mangersta (thought by some to derive from the Norse for 'Magnus's steading') was cleared, resettled and then cleared again prior to 1874. Crofts relating to that earlier period are labelled '... Yes 3265
Margaret Maclean Margaret (born 1860)  was a daughter of Malcolm Maclean and Marion Buchanan, 19 Old Mangersta. She moved with her family to 9 Doune Carloway in 1872. Margaret married Norman Macdonald, 7 Enaclete, where they settled.... Yes 36707
Islivig Public School Islivig Public School replaced an older blackhouse school in Islivig; it is now in ruins. On Christmas Day, 1908 the schoolhouse was the scene of a meeting of 46 crofters and squatters of the district, who had been... Yes 41205
Mangersta Beach Mangersta Beach lies to the south of the village itself, bounded on both sides by rocky cliffs. The Grana was wrecked off the beach. See also the Iron Age finds. Yes 49364
Mary Ann Maclean Mary Ann (born 1853) was a daughter of Malcom Maclean and Marion Buchanan, 19 Old Mangersta. She moved with her family to 9 Doune Carloway in 1872. Mary Ann married Donald Macdonald, 11 Kirkibost where they settled.... Yes 7068
Roll of Honour: Uig, World War One WORLD WAR I - 1914 - 1918 Bold text indicates those who died during the war British Service Medals explained - Click here Name Patronymic Address Service Details ARD BHEAG John Macdonald... Yes 9930
John Buchanan John (born 1864) was a son of Donald Buchanan and Janet Morrison, 14a Brenish. He married Ann Macgregor, 11 Kirvick and they lived at 14a Brenish. They had no family. They relocated to 13 Mangersta when the village was... 100909
John Macleod John (1811-1878) was a son of John Macleod, 2 Old Carnish. His first wife was Margaret Maclean, 13 Old Mangersta and they lived at 5 Old Mangersta, for which John assumed tenancy. They had no children. John 's second... 100949
Margaret Maclean Margaret (1822-1855) was a daughter of Malcolm Maclean and Ann Maclean, 13 Old Mangersta. She was the first wife of John Macleod, 2 Old Carnish and they lived at 5 Old Mangersta. They had no children.   100950
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 Macleod John (born 1863) was a son of John Macleod and his second wife, Janet Mackinnon, 5 Old Mangersta. He moved with his family to 7 Doune Carloway in 1872. John married Mary Macphail, 38 South Shawbost. They had no children... 100952
Effie Macleod Effie (born 1869) was a daughter of John Macleod and his second wife Janet Mackinnon, 5 Old Mangersta. She moved with her family to 7 Doune Carloway in 1872.  100955
Malcolm Macleod Malcolm (born 1832) was a son of John Macleod and Isabella Maclennan, 11 Old Mangersta. He married Mary Gillies, Miavaig and later 9 Carishader. They had four children. When 10 Geshader was split in two, Malcolm got 1/3... 10111
Mary Maclean Mary (born 1876) was a daughter of Murdo Maclean and Euphemia Macaulay, 1 Brenish. She married Donald Buchanan, 6 Brenish where they lived. They had eight children.  They relocated  to 9 Mangersta when the village was... 104104
Donald Buchanan Donald (born 1873) was a son of John Buchanan and Margaret Macdonald, 6 Brenish. He married Mary Maclean, 1 Brenish and they had eight children. They relocated to 9 Mangersta when the village was relotted in 1911.   104105
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
Malcolm Maclean Malcolm Maclean is noted on the 1 Old Mangersta Rentroll of 1807.  104354
Donald Macleod Donald (born 1859) was the son of Hugh Macleod and Christina Smith, 15 Old Mangersta. He moved with his widowed mother and siblings to 15 Doune Carloway in 1872. Donald married Jessie Macaulay, 19 Kirkibost and they... 10575
Catherine Maclean Catherine (1901-1992) was the daughter of Murdo Maclean and Marion Murray, 14 North Shawbost and relocated with her family to Church Street, Stornoway in 1912. She came as sole teacher to Mangersta School in 1922. She ... 105768
Donald Finlayson Donald (1889-1981) was a the third  son of Alexander Finlayson and Annabella Macleod, 1 Ardroil. He was a carter on Ardroil Farm before emigrating to Montana in 1911. His last job before he left Uig was the flitting of... 105772
Christina Ann Maciver Christina (1908-2005) was the daughter of Malcolm Maciver and Margaret Macleod, 12 Kneep. She was born at Saltcoats, when the family stayed at Ardrossan, Ayrshire. They returned to Lewis when Christina was a baby and... 105774
John Matheson John (1907-1977) was a son of Donald Matheson and Christina Ann Macritchie, 4 Brenish. He moved with his family to 11 Mangersta in 1911. John married Christina Ann Maciver, 2 Ardroil and they settled there. They had a... 105775

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