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Flora, born about 1833, was the daughter of Angus MacCuish and Catherine Paterson of old Borve, Berneray. By 1851 Flora was living with her uncle Murdo’s household, working as a farm servant, and was still with them in 1861, by now at 'house 30' Backhill, the Borve tenants having been cleared from their land in order to make way for Borve Farm.
Flora’s parents also became cottars in Backhill. By 1881 Flora was living with her widowed mother in a recently built property, ‘house 4’ Backhill, which passed to Flora following her mother’s death.
Flora worked variously as a dairymaid and wool spinner. In 1911 her nephew James was living with her.
Title: Flora MacCuish
Record Type: People
Gaelic Name: Flòraidh Aonghais Thormoid
Date of Birth: 1833
Date of Death: 22-02-1920
Occupation: Dairymaid; Wool Spinner; Farm Servant
Bk Reference: CEBH 850
Record Maintained By: CEBH
Subject Id: 106617