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John Smith

John Smith

John "Iain Gobha" (1813-1889) worked as a pilot for boats coming into the Caolas at Little Bernera to collect the fish that was cured there. None of his sons were capable of doing this work and when he grew old, John Macdonald, the tacksman in Caolas, made John swap homes with John Martin "Iain Choinnich" from 3 Earshader who took over his duties.

John wrote the song "Fuilleagain" on the occasion of his sister-in-law Mor's marriage.

 

Title: John Smith
Record Type: People
Also Known As: Iain Gobha
Date of Birth: 1813
Date of Death: 10-05-1889
Date of Marriage: 1844
Occupation: Fisherman; Seaman
Sex: Male
Bk Reference: CEBL 993
Record Maintained By: CEBL
Subject Id: 1874