• Posts Tagged ‘barra’

    Iain Dubh Chraidhig at the Fishing

    by  • 8 August 2008 • Tales & Traditions • 1 Comment

    In Rev William Matheson’s examination of the history of the Smiths of Uig he explored some possible origins of the family, beginning with Iain Dubh Craidhig who it seems came to Uig as a child with his mother and father on board a ship.  They were said to have originally been Mackinnons from Barra, Uist or Harris, and were [...]

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    Letter on the Origin of Iain Dubh Chraidhig

    by  • 3 August 2008 • Genealogy • 0 Comments

    From the Stornoway Gazette, 1959, pertaining to Rev William Matheson’s article on the origin of the Smiths of Uig: Sir, — In the first of his three most interesting articles on the genealogy of the Smiths, Mac Gille Chaluim writes of Iain Dubh Chraidhig.  “This last word must be a place0name but unfortunately we cannot [...]

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