• Posts Tagged ‘carishader’

    The Congested Districts Board 1898-1912

    by  • 12 January 2012 •  • 0 Comments

    The Congested Districts Board was established by the Congested Districts (Scotland) Act of 1897, on the model of the Congested Districts Board for Ireland, to improve industries and infrastructure in the crofting counties which suffering from overpopulation and poverty (see Powers below). Initially 56 parishes or parts of parishes in the north, west and islands [...]

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    Spring Cleaning in 1851

    by  • 9 January 2012 • Emigration, Land Issues • 0 Comments

    Ruins at Carnish

    The late 1840s were years of desperation in Lewis (as elsewhere), with much of the population near to starvation and dependent on ‘destitution meal’ from the Proprietor. The solution that presented itself was assisted and effectively compulsory emigration; here are the numbers fixed on for emigration from Uig in 1851.

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    Spring Cleaning in 1851

    by  • 9 January 2012 •  • 2 Comments

    The late 1840s were years of desperation in Lewis (as elsewhere), with much of the population near to starvation and dependent on ‘destitution meal’ from the Proprietor, Sir James Matheson, who according to the Poor Law Act of 1845 was obliged to do something about his famished tenants. Weakened, overcrowded and in many cases without [...]

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    Loch Roag Rents & Arrears 1824

    by  • 6 March 2011 •  • 0 Comments

    A list of tenants in the villages and settlements around Loch Roag, with their rents and arrears in 1824; from the Seaforth Muniments (estate papers). Township Tenant Rent Arrears Carishader Murdoch Macaulay £ 5.12.6 £ 21.1.8½   Malcolm Macdonald £ 5.12.6 £ 16.12.11   Angus Martin £ 5.12.6 £ 13.1.3   Donald Matheson £ 5.12.6 [...]

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    Carishader Tenants 1867

    by  • 19 September 2010 •  • 0 Comments

    Carishader tenants from Estate papers, 1867. No. Tenant Rent 1 John Macneil £ 2.6.0 2 John Mackay £ 2.9.0 3 John Mackay (Malcolm) £ 2.16.0 4 Margaret Macleod £ 3.9.0 5 Malcolm Macdonald (Malcolm) £ 4.1.0 6 Malcolm Macdonald (John) £ 4.16.0 7 Murdo Macdonald £ 3.18.0 8 Murdo Matheson £ 3.18.0 9 Malcolm Gillies [...]

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    Carishader | Cairisiadar

    by  • 22 July 2010 •  • 0 Comments

    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 [...]

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    Bus ‘ain Uisdein

    by  • 14 February 2010 • History • 0 Comments

    [singlepic=1075,358] John Mackay (Iain Uisdean, b1870) 1 Carishader in his bus, with (left to right) his son Angus and Farquhar (Fearchar ‘a Chomhnard) and Caluman Macdonald, 12 Carishader. Share

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    Lochcroistean School, c1928

    by  • 4 November 2009 • Archive photos, Education • 3 Comments

    [singlepic=946,373] Lochcroistean School, c1928. Teachers Annie Macaulay 35 Cliff and Donald Macarthur, Carloway. Back Row:1. Angus Hugh Smith, 2 Carishader 2. Angus John Macdonald, 6 Carishader 3. Donald Macritchie, 4 Enaclete 4. Donald John Mackay, 6 Geshader 5. Malcolm John Smith, 2 Ungeshader 6. Donald Smith, 2 Ungeshader 7. Donald Gillies, 9 Carishader 8. John [...]

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    Lochcroistean Reunion

    by  • 3 June 2009 • Education, News & Events • 0 Comments

    Marianne hosted a lovely evening for about forty past pupils of Lochcroistean school, and their spouses, on the 130th anniversary of the opening of the school. [slideshow=35] If the slideshow isn’t working for you, the pictures are also in the Gallery. Share

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    Carishader Boys

    by  • 18 May 2009 • Archive photos • 0 Comments

    [singlepic=626,600] Angus Hugh Smith (2 then 7a Carishader) and Angus Macritchie, North End Carishader.  We assume the pram is unoccupied.  Not entirely sure where this is but perhaps Mackay’s shop in Carishader? Share

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    Placenames: Geshader and Strome

    by  • 10 May 2009 • Placenames • 0 Comments

    Geshader Placenames

    Key placenames and landmarks around the township of Geshader, the inlet to Little Loch Roag (the Sruth, next to #18), and the deserted settlement at Strome, as prepared by Finlay and Kenneth Maciver.  There are many more placenames, which we’ll publish once we’ve worked out how best to present them; meanwhile there’s Enaclete too.  Compare [...]

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    Lochcroistean School 1929-30

    by  • 12 February 2009 • Archive photos, Education • 2 Comments

    [singlepic=454,380] Teachers Donald Macarthur (Soup) and Annie Macaulay 35 Cliff (Anna Bheag) Back Row 1. Peter Macleod 9 Enaclete 2. Farquhar Macdonald 12 Carishader 3. Angus Hugh Smith 2 Carishader 4. Donald Macritchie 4 Enaclete 5. Calum Iain Smith 2B Ungeshader 6. Donald Gilleis 9 Carishader 7. John Murdo Mackay 1 Carishader 8. John MAcdonald [...]

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    At the Bernera Shieling

    by  • 7 October 2008 • Archive photos • 0 Comments

    [singlepic=327,375] This may be one of the Bernera shielings, just off the main road near Scaliscro road end; the girls, so far unidentified, would therefore be from Bernera.  The fellow with the cream is John Macleod 5 Enaclete, and the other is Angus Mackay, Aonghas ‘an Uisdean, 1 Carishader, who used to drive his father’s [...]

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