• The Lewis Local Committee of the Congested Districts Board

    The Congested Districts Board established, in 1903, a local committee in Lewis to address to particular problems on the island. Membership was as follows and appears to have remained the same until the Board was disbanded in 1912.

    Member Body Place
    Maj Duncan Matheson of the Lews Chairman
    JSM Matheson, Yr of the Lews Cameron Highlanders
    Charles Orrock Chamberlain of the Lews  
    Francis Squair Sheriff-Substitute Stornoway
    JL Robertson HM Inspector of Schools Inverness
    Dr Charles M Macrae Medical Officer of Health Stornoway
    Dr Murdoch Mackenzie   Stornoway
    WJ Gibson Headmaster, Nicolson Inst Stornoway
    Ranald Macdonald Teacher Carloway
    JP Helm Farmer Galson
    Peter Liddle Farmer Gress
    John Mackenzie Shipbroker Stornoway
    JM Morison Steamship Agt, Fishcurer, Lewis Dist. Com. Stornoway
    Kenneth Maclennan Merchant, Lewis Dist. Com. Stornoway
    Murdo Maclean Merchant, Lewis Dist. Com. Stornoway
    JG Macdonald Merchant, Lewis Dist. Com. Stornoway
    JN Anderson Provost, Stornoway Town Council, Chair Lewis District Com. Stornoway
    John Mackenzie Fisherman, Stornoway Town Council Stornoway
    Aeneas Mackenzie Shipbuilder, Chairman Stornwoay ParishCouncil Stornoway
    Donald Smith Fishcurer, Stornoway Parish Council Stornoway
    Donald Weir Crofter, Barvas Parish Council Ness
    Colin Morison Crofter, Barvas Parish Council South Bragar
    Rev D MacCallum EC, Loch Parish Council Keose
    Rev John McPhail EC, Uig Parish Council Uig
    Rev JHS Hunter UFC, StornowayParish School Board Stornoway
    Alex Fraser Bank Agent, Stornoway Parish School Board Stornoway
    Dr Roderick Ross Barvas Parish School Board Barvas
    John Macrae Farmer, Uig Parish School Board Timsgarry
    Ebenezer Ross Bank Agent, Lochs Parish School Board Stornoway
    Donald Mackenzie Crofter Lewis Fisherman's Assoc Shader
    Alexander Matheson Crofter Lewis Fisherman's Assoc Tong
    WJ Clarke Burgh Treasurer Stornoway


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