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John MacAskill

John MacAskill

Johnnie MacAskill was born in 1909, the son of Donald MacAskill and Ann Morrison of Ferry and later 23 Borve. He was a pupil at Berneray School from 1916. Johnnie married Isabella MacQuarrie from Locheport at Clachan in 1942. They lived at 23 Borve, and later 13 Ruisgarry (Sunhill) with their two children, Norman and Katie Ann. 23 Borve passed to Johnnie following his father’s death in 1956.

In December 1998, as the oldest resident on Berneray, Johnnie was one of the first people to cross the newly opened causeway to North Uist. Following Johnnie's death in 2006 at the age of 97, 23 Borve and 13 Ruisgarry were passed to his son Norman.

Title: John MacAskill
Record Type: People
Gaelic Name: Seonaidh Dhòmhnaill Thormoid
Also Known As: Johnnie MacAskill
Date of Birth: 15-04-1909
Date of Death: 19-10-2006
Date of Marriage: 26-11-1942
Sex: Male
Bk Reference: CEBH 1043
Record Maintained By: CEBH
Subject Id: 75222