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John MacAskill

John MacAskill

John MacAskill was born in 1836, the eldest child of Kenneth MacAskill and Catherine MacLeod of old Ruisgarry. The family moved to 9 Ruisgarry (Gunhill), which his father obtained in 1850, and later to 11/12 Ruisgarry (Quay). John became a cottar on his father's croft, before being passed 11/12  Ruisgarry himself following his father's death in 1875.

John married Marion MacAskill, with whom he was to have ten children, including two sets of twins. Following his death in 1908, the croft was passed to their surviving son Neil.

He has the distinction of a sea-rock named after him.


Title: John MacAskill
Record Type: People
Gaelic Name: Iain Choinnich-Bhàin Dhòmhnaill
Date of Birth: 1836
Date of Death: 24-03-1908
Date of Marriage: 27-09-1864
Occupation: Crofter
Sex: Male
Bk Reference: CEBH 460
Record Maintained By: CEBH
Subject Id: 69002