• Carishader | Cairisiadar

    Carishader was lotted in 1849 into 12 regular crofts laid out in a line straddling the main road through Uig, between the hill and the shore of Loch Roag, looking over to Reef and Vuia. Two further crofts were added later to the south end of the village.

    D Maciver, in his Place Names of Lewis and Harris, offers two possible origins for the name:

    Some say this is Kari’s setr or shieling, a proper name. Hard to decide. Yet at both ends of this village is a river and sheltered bay, each of which had in the past a carraidh or weir for catching fish when the tide receded.

    See Also

    Loch Roag Rent and Arrears, 1824
    Carishader Tenants, 1867

    Recent Notes from Carishader

    …and all the rest of them here.

    Genealogy

    The genealogy of Carishader is still in preparation, but you may find some of it on Hebridean Connections.   Please feel free to put your queries to our forum.

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