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Crofts and Residences

Crofts and Residences

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Title Description Images Id
31 Gravir The first tenant of this croft was John Matheson (1801) from 26 Gravir. The croft was passed down through the family. 934
6 Garyvard The first tenant of this croft was Torquil Macleod who was thought to have come from Kintarvie. The croft was passed to his son Kenneth. Yes 6520
37 Gravir The first tenant of this croft was Duncan Macleod (1791) who may have originated from Gravir. The croft was passed down through the family. Yes 941
5 Gravir The first tenant of this croft was Torquil Matheson, son of Domhnall Ban Matheson who came from Uig and settled at 13 Gravir. Torquil's brother Murdo settled on croft 13 Gravir and their other brother Norman settled on... 888
39 Gravir The first tenant of this croft was Norman Matheson from 13 Gravir. The croft was passed down through the family. Yes 945
30 Gravir The first tenant of this croft was Murdo Chisholm (1801). The Chisholms came from the mainland to work as labourers for the parish minister at Keose. 933
25 Gravir The first tenant of this croft was Donald Maclean (1820) from 15 Gravir followed by Donald Matheson who had been residing at 31 Gravir until the mid 1860s. The croft was passed down through the family. 918
15 Gravir The first tenant of this croft was Kenneth Maclean (1796) who may have come from Carloway. The croft was taken over by Neil Fraser 14 Gravir and subsequently passed on to his son Duncan. 905
44 Gravir The house at 44 Gravir was built by stonemason Norman Macdonald, believed to be the brother of Bellann, wife of Donald Moil. Yes 947
2 Gravir The croft 2 Gravir was taken over by Donald Macmillan ("Boy"), tenant of number 3 Gravir, after Hector Campbell. Yes 767
27 Coll 1446
32 Gravir The first tenant of this croft was John Nicolson (1811) from 7 Gravir. The croft was passed down through the family. 935
27 Gravir The first tenant of this croft was John Maclennan but it is not known where he originated from. The family moved to Stornoway and the croft was bought by Donald Matheson, 13 Gravir. 921
24 Gravir The first tenant of this croft was John Mackay (1810) who came from Eishken. The croft was passed down through the family. 917
1 Kershader The first tenant of this croft was Kenneth Macdonald. The croft passed to his wife's grand nephew, Donald Macleod, 9 Cromore who swapped the croft with John Macinnes, 1 Cromore. The croft was inherited by Samuel... 1740
19 Crossbost 15134
38 Gravir The first tenant of this croft was Norman Macritchie (1826) from 20 Gravir. The croft was passed down through the family. 942
18a Gravir After Donald's death the croft passed on to his nephew Calum Mor, 11 Glenside, and then on to his widow Margaret. 58903
11 Marvig The first tenant of this croft was Angus Campbell (1791), who came from Harris, via Gravir to Marvig. The croft was passed down through the family 1195
7 Calbost The first crofting tenant at 7 Calbost was Malcolm Mackay (Calum Og), born 1801 in Kirvig, Carloway. Oral tradition maintains that he came first to Gravir to work as a sgalag when he was 12 years old. He later married... 2870
16 Gravir John Macphail, 19 Gravir became the first tenant of this croft in 1867 and was passed down through the family. 906
23 Gravir The first tenant of this croft was John Macmillan who came from 14 Gravir. 916
6a Gravir 63349
35 Gravir The first tenant of this croft was Angus Maclean (1750). It is not known where he originated from. The croft passed on to cousin Roderick Macleod, 13 Lemreway. Yes 939
6 Kershader The old Gaelic school was located on the croft at 6 Kershader, still known as Tigh Sgoil Beag. The ruins are still evident above the road. The first tenant of the croft was Murdo Macritchie (1781) and was eventually... 7193
7 Laxay The first tenant of 7 Laxay was George Mackenzie (1821-1888) from 6 Laxay. His son Colin inherited the croft, followed by Colin's son George (1905-1985). One of George's sons John was a cottar at 7 Laxay. 2541
8 Kershader The first tenant of this croft was Duncan Macleod (1819) from 2 Kershader and continued to be passed down through the family. Duncan Mackay, 3 Habost was also residing on this croft temporarily until he moved to 3... 6562
1 Calbost Oral tradition tells us that Alexander Macleod, born 1796, the original tenant on 1 Calbost, was one of three brothers who came from Garenin, Carloway to Pairc early in the 19th century. It would appear that he came as... 2869
3 Carn Aonghais, Gravir 996
9 Gravir The first tenant of this croft was Donald Macritchie (1781) and was passed down the family until they were evicted and moved to Marybank, Stornoway. Donald Macaskill, 26 Gravir took over the tenance and was eventually... Yes 590

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