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Rachel MacAskill

Rachel MacAskill

Rachel, born about 1850, was the daughter of Taskill MacAskill and Sibla MacCusbic of Siabaidh. Taskill was a farmer prior to 1854, when the crofts were cleared for the creation of Borve Farm. The family became cottars at a new home at Ferry, where Taskill made a living as a ferryman.

Rachel became a dairymaid and domestic servant, marrying Roderick MacKillop of Quay in 1872. She died in childbed the following year, shortly after the birth of their only child, whose name was changed from Margaret to Rachel.

Note: Ages provided by this family for each census were extremely variable. The birthdate entered here is derived from the 1851 census, the earliest in which Rachel appears, aged 6 months.


Title: Rachel MacAskill
Record Type: People
Gaelic Name: Raonaid Thasgaill Sheumais
Date of Birth: 1850
Date of Death: 11-01-1873
Date of Marriage: 09-01-1872
Occupation: Domestic Servant; Dairymaid
Sex: Female
Bk Reference: CEBH 1237
Record Maintained By: CEBH
Subject Id: 74507