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John MacAskill

John MacAskill

John, born about 1821, was the son of Norman MacAskill and Christina Campbell of Siabaidh, Berneray. Sometime after 1826 the family moved to Quidinish before emigrating to Cape Breton in 1831. They made their home in Englishtown, St Ann’s Bay. John’s wife was named Sarah.

John was the older brother of Angus Mòr MacAskill, who became known as the strongest man in the world.

 

 

Title: John MacAskill
Record Type: People
Gaelic Name: Iain Thormoid Aonghais
Date of Birth: 1821
Sex: Male
Bk Reference: CEBH 3834
Record Maintained By: CEBH
Subject Id: 106807