• Plans for Crowlista, Aird and the Bays, 1851

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    From the Diary of John Munro Mackenzie, Chamberlain, in 1851:

    Friday 14 Feby.

    Met the people of Crowlista, Aird Uig, Carishader, Geshader, Enaclete, Ungeshader and having explained the conditions on which they were to be emigrated, their condition state of arrears etc the following results were arrived at –

    Crowlista, 6 families, £34.8.4 in arrears, 44 souls, stock £16.15, 4 willing

    Aird Uig, 8 families, £41.10.10 in arrears, 43 souls, stock £68.0, 6 willing

    Carishader, 2 families, £22.1.6 in arrears, 11 souls, stock £3.10, 1 willing

    Geshader, 2 families, £19.19.7 in arrears, 4 souls, £10.10, 1 willing

    Enaclete, 1 family, £1.10.0 in arrears, 8 souls, no stock given, 1 willing

    Left the Manse at 7pm.  Walked to Ceannlangabhat [Miavaig] and took boat for Bernera, arrived at Hacklete at 10pm.  Blowing a gale.

    The family at Enaclete seems likely to be that of Calum Gobha:  he had 10 children, some grown by this point, and with a pension would have been less in arrears than his neighbours.  He did emigrate in the early summer of 1851 to Winslow, Quebec.

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