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Murdo Smith

Murdo Smith

Murdo, his wife Catherine and their family were resident on Vuia Mhor until the early 1840s when it was cleared. They settled in Ungeshader where Murdo was the first tenant of No. 3. Murdo died in 1855, and his death certificate indicates he was born in Geshader, son of Murdo.

At least four of his children emigrated to Quebec around that time.

Oral tradition (related by Rev Col AJ Mackenzie) maintains that Murdo was a veteran of the 78th Seaforth Highlanders. If his date of birth is correct, he would have been one of the Saighdearan Mac a'Mhinisteir.


Title: Murdo Smith
Record Type: People
Also Known As: Mac Mhurchadh Gobha
Date of Birth: 1784
Sex: Male
Bk Reference: CEBL 1063; CEBL 2877
Record Maintained By: CEBL
Subject Id: 41937