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John Campbell of Pabbay, born 1770, married Mary MacLeod with whom he had at least five children. Known as Iain Caimbeul Bodach, he held a croft in Brusda, Ruisgarry.
In 1818 he is listed in the rental rolls paying annual rent of £6.12.6, and in 1830 paying £5.10.0. Rents were high at this time and by Whitsunday 1851 he was, like many other crofters on the island, in severe arrears with his rent. Alick Morrison’s paper The Grianam Case details John Campbell’s accounts, showing that he owed over £21 to the landowner. In due course he was one of those to emigrate to Canada where, in old age, he drowned on the Great Lakes.