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John Paterson

John Paterson

John, born 1821, was the son of Alexander Paterson and Margaret MacKillop of Borve. The site of their home was later known as Tobhta Alasdair 'ic Thormoid. By 1841 John was a farmer, living in Borve with his widowed mother and siblings.

John married Christina Munro of Ruisgarry, with whom he was to have six children. About this time, Borve crofts were cleared for Borve Farm. John, living as a cottar, worked variously as a farm labourer and shepherd. His home was named Taigh a' Chiobair.

 

Title: John Paterson
Record Type: People
Gaelic Name: Iain Alasdair Thormoid
Date of Birth: 1821
Date of Death: 20-11-1895
Occupation: Shepherd; Farm servant
Sex: Male
Bk Reference: CEBH 446
Record Maintained By: CEBH
Subject Id: 74669