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James MacAskill

James MacAskill

James MacAskill, born in 1862, was the eldest son of Donald MacAskill and Hannah Ferguson of 4a Ruisgarry (Tarraloch), which was later passed to James. He became a fisherman, marrying Christina MacLeod from Sandhill in 1893. The first of their three sons was born the following year. As well as fishing and crofting, James also worked as a yachtsman, as did several other Berneray men in the early part of the 20th century.

His wife died in 1912, and two of his sons were killed during World War 1. On James' death, the croft was passed to his only surviving son Murdo MacAskill.

 

Title: James MacAskill
Record Type: People
Gaelic Name: Seumas Dhòmhnaill Nèill
Date of Birth: 15-11-1862
Date of Death: 01-04-1923
Date of Marriage: 05-12-1893
Occupation: Fisherman; Crofter; Seaman
Sex: Male
Bk Reference: CEBH 321
Record Maintained By: CEBH
Subject Id: 69505