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19 Balallan

19 Balallan

John Macleod (1783-1869) from Vuia Mhor in Uig settled on this croft with his family. All of John's ten brothers and sisters appear to have emigrated to Cape Breton in the 1820s, but it seems some of them spent some time in Balallan before leaving Lewis.

In the early 1850s, he swapped crofts with Donald Macleod (1812-1888) of 17 Balallan. Donald's son John (1843-1927) who was a weaver, settled on the croft.

 

Title: 19 Balallan
Record Type: Crofts and Residences
Gaelic Name: 19 Baile Ailein
Type: Croft
Grid Ref Easting: 129524
Grid Ref Northing: 920749
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 13167