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7 Valtos

7 Valtos

Croft 7, 8 and 9 Valtos were originally one.

Donald Macleod (son of Malcolm) was the original tenant but after 1851 they disappear from the village, and it is assumed assumed that they emigrated to Canada in that year.

In 1852 John Buchanan (son of Murdo) from Carnish became sole tenant. By 1855 the croft had been divided into halves. John Buchanan retained half as No 7 and his first cousin John Buchanan (son of Donald) also from Carnish became tenant of the other half No 8.

Between 1881 & 1891 John Buchanan moved to Tiosdal, Valtos, exchanging No 8 for the holding of Murdo Macdonald (Murchadh Thiosdal) one third of the original No 18.

Malcolm Maclennan (Calum Iseabail) accompanied Murdo Macdonald to No 8 which was split between the two of them. Calum Maclennan's holding became No 9.

Murdo Macdonald occcupied the croft house of No 8 until he moved to Laxdale. No 8 was taken by Murdo Buchannan from No 7.

Calum Maclennan moved to his mothers croft No 21 Valtos and No 9 was taken by John Buchanan of No 7:

1st Donald Macleod went to Canada
2nd John Buchanan croft divided
3rd Donald Buchanan
4th Malcolm Buchanan
5th Donald Buchanan

 

Title: 7 Valtos
Record Type: Crofts and Residences
Gaelic Name: 7 Bhaltos
Type: Croft
Record Maintained By: CEU
Subject Id: 3167