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Rachel Macinnes

Rachel Macinnes

Rachel Macinnes (1796-1876) was a daughter of Murdo Macinnes  and Flora Maclennan, Luachair, Harris. The family were moved to Brollum in Southern Pairc and then to 13 Old Orinsay.

In Harris, in 1822, Rachel married Donald Macinnes, 5 Brollum. They were living at Luachair at the time of their marriage and by 1824 had moved to 7 Brollum where one of their eight children was born.  The family home was destroyed by a large boulder that rolled down the hill. The Stewarts of the Sheep Farm at Pairc would not let Donald rebuild the house and directed them to Gravir.

The family became cottars at 12 Old Gravir the croft of Rachel's brother, John. In the 1852 lotting the family obtained 36 Gravir.

Rachel was widowed in 1856.

 

Title: Rachel Macinnes
Record Type: People
Gaelic Name: Raonaid Mhurchaidh
Date of Birth: 1796
Date of Death: 1876
Date of Marriage: 1822
Sex: Female
Bk Reference: CEP 1176
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 1728