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Mary Munro

Mary Munro

Mary Munro was born in in old Ruisgarry in 1849, the daughter of Malcolm Munro and Effie Morrison, moving with her parents a year later to 3 Ruisgarry.

Mary became a dairymaid and domestic servant, marrying Malcolm MacLeod in December 1871. They made their home as cottars on his parents' croft, 21/22 Ruisgarry (Ben Leva). They were to have eleven children together.

Well respected in the community, her husband was elected by the people of Berneray to give evidence on their behalf at the Napier Commission in 1883. Eventually the islanders achieved their wish, and Malcolm was one of those granted a croft in Borve. The family moved to 9 Borve in 1900.



Title: Mary Munro
Record Type: People
Gaelic Name: Màiri Chaluim Lachlainn-Bhàn
Date of Birth: 1849
Date of Death: 06-12-1906
Date of Marriage: 26-12-1871
Occupation: Domestic Servant; Dairymaid
Sex: Female
Bk Reference: CEBH 590
Record Maintained By: CEBH
Subject Id: 68730