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Crofts and Residences

Crofts and Residences

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'Aird-mo-Righ', Ardmaree, Berneray This house was built by Finlay MacKinnon for his son Roderick, although Roderick, on his return from Glasgow, lived instead at Ruisgarry. The house was passed to John Archie MacAskill. It is referred to as 'house no 66... 103772
'Ardmaree', Borve This house, named for the area within which it is situated, was the home of tailor Donald MacDonald and his family from the 1850s. It later passed to his son John who, after having served in the military, returned home... 77892
'Erisort', Kyle of Lochalsh 109566
'House 1' Baile This was the home of fisherman John MacLeod and his family from about 1855 until 1875, when they moved to Lamerick. It then became the home of local registrar Donald MacKay, and therefore the property was known as Tigh... 74031
'House 1' Brusda Roderick Shaw and his wife lived here as cottars before emigrating to America during the 1850s. The property is referred to as 'house no 1' in the croft history of the area. 76764
'House 1' Lamerick This was a cottar's house, the home of Norman MacKillop and his family from 1854, and then, from about 1884 of John MacDonald and his new wife Ann. The house later passed to their son Murdo John. This property is... 76444
'House 1' Ludag This was a cottar's house. Fisherman and shoemaker Alexander MacDonald lived there with his wife Mary. It was passed to his brother William following Alexander's death in 1862, and subsequently to William's son... 73729
'House 1' Quay Sometime around 1857 Angus MacLean moved from the family croft at 11 Ruisgarry (Quay) to live here with his new wife and growing family, earning a living as a fisherman and farm labourer. Following his death in 1921,... 74243
'House 1' Rubha Mor Widow Ann MacAskill (née MacKillop) moved to Rubha Mor from Borve with her family in about 1854. They lived as cottars. The house later passed to daughter Catherine, a weaveress. 73982
'House 10' Quay This was the home of fisherman and merchant John MacLeod from 1864. His widow Rachel presumably lived here until her death in 1921. It was later the home of widow Marion MacAskill and her daughter Mary Ann. 74253
'House 11' Quay Fisherman James MacLeod moved from his parents' home at 'house 7' to live here with his wife Margaret MacDonald, who he married in 1879. Following his death in 1926, the house passed to son Duncan, whose siblings... Yes 74254
'House 12' Quay This was the home of Donald MacAskill, who ran a business here as a merchant and general dealer from at least 1881. His niece Christina assisted him, and was passed the house and business following his death in 1899.... 74255
'House 13' Quay Norman MacDonald, his wife Rachel and two youngest children, having been cleared from their croft in old Borve in 1854, moved to Quay, living as cottars. Daughter Christina and her husband Alexander MacKillop, a... 74256
'House 14' Quay Boat carpenter Norman MacLeod moved here with his family from old Borve sometime between the 1841 and 1851 censuses. Following Norman's death, his widow Catherine stayed here, living as a pauper. The house later passed... 74258
'House 15' Quay Fisherman James MacLeod and his family moved here from Harris in about 1865, staying until at least 1872, when his youngest child was born. The family then moved to Newton, and the house passed to boat carpenter John... 74259
'House 16' Quay This was the home of yachtsman and fisherman John MacLean who lived here with his wife Marion following their marriage in 1904. Following Marion's death it passed to their son Alexander who lived here with his wife Jane... Yes 74260
'House 17' Backhill This house was built in the 1850s. Finlay MacCuish and his family stayed here, with the house passing to his daughter Flora after his death.   105129
'House 18' Backhill Fisherman John MacCuish and his family lived here from the 1880s.   105726
'House 2' Baile This was the home of merchant and fisherman Malcolm Campbell. Following his death in 1875, his widow Janet returned to Skye with the children.  74032
'House 2' Brusda Christina Campbell and her sisters lived here as cottars before moving to Lamerick. The property is referred to as 'house no 2' in the croft history of the area. 76768
'House 2' Lamerick This was a cottar's house, the home of widow Betsy MacKinnon (née MacAskill) and her family from sometime in the 1850s. It subsequently passed to her daughter Effie, who moved to Skye during the 1880s, and the house... 76446
'House 2' Ludag John Morrison and his wife Ann were removed to Ludag from Borve in about 1854. Following her husband's death in 1860, Ann lived there as a pauper into the 1880s. Dressmaker Catherine MacKillop was the next owner, living... 77853
'House 2' Quay Fisherman Ewen MacLeod moved here with his family in 1854. He drowned in 1856, and his widow Catherine stayed here with their three young children. By 1881 it was the home of weaveress Catherine MacCusbic and her... 74244
'House 2' Rubha Mor Fisherman Donald MacAskill lived here with his wife and children, adjacent to his mother's home at 'house 1'. For a while his brother John's family lived with them until, following John's death, the family moved instead... 73983
'House 29' Backhill This was the home of farm labourer Donald MacDonald and his family from 1907. Previously known as Taigh nam Bochd, it was possibly used as a hospital. It is now vacant, and known by locals as the Birdies' House. 106603
'House 3' Backhill Fisherman Donald MacLeod and his family lived here from 1875 until 1900, when he obtained a croft at 5 Borve. The house at Backhill passed to his son Roderick, who married Effie in 1903, and it subsequently passed to... Yes 104437
'House 3' Baile This was the home of Adam MacKay, built close to his parents' home at 'house 1'. He lived here with his new wife from about 1897. However, following Adam's drowning, his widow returned to Leverburgh in 1908 with their... 74033
'House 3' Brusda Widow Marion MacAskill (née Ferguson) and her sons lived here as cottars before moving to South Uist in the 1860s. 106760
'House 3' Lamerick This cottar's house was, from the 1850s, the home of Mary MacAskill, whose sister Betsy lived next door, at 'house 2'. Following Mary's death, the house passed to Betsy's son Roderick MacKinnon and then to his daughter... 76447
'House 3' Ludag This was the  home of cottars Alexander MacLean and his family, who had been removed from their croft. Following Alexander's death the house passed to his unmarried daughter Mary.  73762

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