• Carnish Tenants 1850

    Carnish was lotted in 1850 and several new crofts were established, some for tenants from the recently-cleared Erista.  It was gradually cleared itself during the 1850s. The following table from the Estate papers gives the heads of families and their rent.

    No. Tenant Rent Remarks
    1 Kenneth Buchanan, Erista £ 3.7.0 New land in the westward and easily reclaimed
    2 John Maclean Erista £ 3.7.0 Do. Formerly John and Angus
    3 John Macarthur, Erista £ 4.12.0 Partly new. Formerly widow
    4 Widow Henrietta Macritchie & £ 3.6.6 At the lake, all new, mostly very easily reclaimed
      Peter Macleod £ 1.12.6 Later increased to £ 2.9.6
    5 Donald Maciver £ 7.0.0  
    6 Widow of Murdo Buchanan £ 4.9.6 Divides with her son John Buchanan
    7 John Morrison, Pensioner £ 6.1. 0  
    8 Peter Macritchie & £ 2.11.0 Lot divided between them - relations
      John Buchanan £ 2.7.0 Bedridden and has been for years
    9 John Buchanan (Murdo) £ 4.9.6 New lotter, fisherman, new lot top of hill.
    10 Norman Matheson £ 4.17.0 Very improveable.
    11 Angus Maciver £ 4.17.0 Do.
    12 Malcolm Maciver £ 3.2.0 Do.
    13 Widow Malcolm Morrison & son James £ 3.2.0 Do.
    14 Donald Macleod £ 1.7.0 Improveable with some labour, chiefly new land
    15 Widow & grandson John Buchanan Jr. £ 6.14.0 Formerly Widow Henrietta Buchanan
    16 Donald Maclean £ 3.6.6  
    17 Murdo Nicolson £ 6.3.0 Valuable now for passing
      Total £ 75.0.0  

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