47131: Murdo Macleod

Murchadh Iain Chaluim

Murdo  (born 1852) was a son of John Macleod and Catherine Maciver, Laxay. The family later moved to 6 Torostay and in 1871 were living at 13 Cromore.

He married Margaret Maclennan, 18 Marvig. Murdo and Margaret settled at 13 Cromore and they had a son, Donald in 1874. 

Widowed in 1874 he married  Mary Macleod, 56 Leurbost in 1877. The couple had two daughters.

Widowed again in 1886, he married Christina Macleod, 15 Cromore in the same year. The couple had four children before Christina's death in 1902.  

Murdo married his fourth wife, Peggy Macaulay, 22 Cromore in 1904

Murdo was a fisherman and later ran a shop which stood near the entrance gate to Crobeg. He was a real character with a long beard down to his knees and walked with a stick.


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CEP 3577
Fisherman; Shopkeeper
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