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Roderick, born in 1863, was the son of Duncan MacLeod and his second wife Catherine Paterson of 16 Ruisgarry (Brusda). Roderick became a fisherman, particularly of lobsters, working from his boat, the Guide. In 1895 he married Christina MacAskill, with whom he was to have seven children.
In 1900 Roderick obtained 3 Borve, but exchanged it for 17 Ruisgarry (Brusda) with Malcolm Morrison. His new home was used as a bearing point for local boats, and as a result a group of sunken searocks, Bodhanan a' Chùbair, were named for him.
Following his death in 1929, the croft was passed to son Angus.