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Catherine Paterson

Catherine Paterson

Catherine, born about 1808, was the daughter of mason James Paterson and Mary MacLeod of Strond, Harris. She married Angus MacCuish, with whom she was to have at least nine children. They may have lived at Drimophuind, Northton and Strond, Harris for a while, but by 1830 were in old Borve, Berneray where Angus was a tenant farmer. However, in 1854 the tenants in Borve were cleared from their land in order to make way for Borve Farm.

The family became cottars in Backhill. Catherine’s husband died in 1865. By 1881 Catherine and the family were living in a recently built property, ‘house 4’ Backhill.

 

Title: Catherine Paterson
Record Type: People
Gaelic Name: Caitrìona Sheumais Chlachair
Date of Birth: 1808
Date of Death: 06-11-1890
Occupation: Cottar
Sex: Female
Bk Reference: CEBH 841
Record Maintained By: CEBH
Subject Id: 105120