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8 Laxay

8 Laxay

The first tenant of 8 Laxay was Colin Mackenzie (1821-1892) who may have come from Eishken. His son John, who was married to Christina Macleod, 6 Kershader, inherited the croft. John died aged 46 years and his widow remarried to Kenneth Morrison, 4 Laxay. On her death, Kenneth returned to 4 Laxay.

Colin's son Alexander (1867-1944) became the tenant of the croft until the 1920s when the family moved to 23 Laxay, conveying every stone in the house to rebuild there.

 

Title: 8 Laxay
Record Type: Crofts and Residences
Gaelic Name: 8 Lacasaigh
Type: Croft
Grid Ref Easting: 133405
Grid Ref Northing: 921889
Record Maintained By: CECL
Subject Id: 21478