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John MacLeod

John MacLeod

John MacLeod was born on Berneray in 1820, the son of John MacLeod and Margaret MacAskill. During the 1840s he was removed to Borgh Mhor, Harris together with his unmarried siblings.

John and his wife Marion returned to Berneray in the mid 1850s where he was given the tenancy of both crofts 1 and 2 Sandhill. John's brothers Murdo and Donald returned with him to become cottars on the croft.

As well as crofting, John was a cattle dealer and the local ground officer. He and his wife had eight children. On his death the croft was passed to his son Malcolm.


Title: John MacLeod
Record Type: People
Gaelic Name: Iain Iain-Thailleir Chaluim
Date of Birth: 1820
Date of Death: 09-08-1890
Occupation: Crofter; Ground Officer; Cattle dealer
Sex: Male
Bk Reference: CEBH 284
Record Maintained By: CEBH
Subject Id: 67618