• Posts Tagged ‘mangersta’

    Mangersta Lotting 1849

    by  • 13 January 2012 •  • 0 Comments

    No. Tenant Qty Rent Remarks 1 Angus Smith 4.0 £ 5.10.0 Requires draining. Angus Maclean substituted 2 Norman Macleod Jr 4.0 £ 4.10.0 Requires draining. Peter Macleod substituted 3 Malcolm Macdonald 4.0 £ 4.10.0 Requires draining and trenching 4 Donald Smith 4.0 £ 5.10.0 Requires draining and trenching. Kennth Morrison substituted 5 Angus Maclean (Donald) [...]

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    Old Mangersta

    by  • 13 January 2012 • Crofting, Genealogy, Land Issues • 3 Comments

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    Mangersta, like most occupied townships in Lewis, was relotted in 1849, with 15 crofts laid out and tenancies and rents allocated. Here we give the full tenant list for 1849-50, with tenancy and family changes up to the (voluntary) clearing of the village in 1872, when the people went mostly to Doune Carloway.

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    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 •  • 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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    Mangersta School

    by  • 5 September 2011 •  • 0 Comments

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    Mangersta Gallery

    by  • 1 September 2011 •  • 0 Comments

    Two Morrisons Moid Peter Morrison Murdanie Morrison Dummy and Iain Taggaidh Mangersta Mangersta Two Donalds John Macleod A Mangersta Lady Murdo Buchanan Unidentified Mangersta Donald and Mary Buchanan Mangersta Neil Ruadh Ailein Unidentified Zinc John Macleod Uigeachs Down Under John Matheson Uilleam Mor Iain Taggaidh Chirsty Macaulay and Angus Mairi, Annie and Annie Mangersta Tarmod [...]

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    Mangersta Marriages 1826-1833

    by  • 20 August 2011 •  • 0 Comments

    The following marriages, all involving at least one Mangersta family, are extracted from the Old Parish Register of the Established Church in Uig. Not all marriages were registered and the date may refer to the calling of banns, rather than an actual wedding. Donald Macdonald son of Angus Macdonald and Peggy Maclean at Mangersta, to [...]

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    Carnish Marriages 1827-1834

    by  • 20 August 2011 •  • 0 Comments

    The following marriages, all involving at least one Carnish family, are extracted from the Old Parish Register of the Established Church in Uig. Not all marriages were registered and the date may refer to the calling of banns, rather than an actual wedding. Donald Macleod son of Norman Macleod and Cursty Macleod at Carnish, to [...]

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    Mangersta Tenants 1867

    by  • 19 September 2010 •  • 0 Comments

    Tenants at Mangersta in 1867, from Estate papers. These tenants left Mangersta in 1873-74 and many settled in Doune Carloway. No. Tenant Rent 1 Angus Maclean (Malcolm) £ 6.1.0 2 Peter Macleod £ 3.7.0 3 Malcolm Macdonald £ 5.3.0 4 Kenneth Morison £ 3.18.0 5 John Macleod £ 2.15.0 6 Kenneth Maclean £ 3.16.0 7 [...]

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    Mangersta Rent & Arrears 1824

    by  • 5 March 2011 •  • 0 Comments

    Mangersta tenants with their rent and accumulated arrears in 1824; from Seaforth papers. Tenant Rent Arrears Malcolm Smith £ 13.9.3 £ 60.3.6½ Malcolm Maclean £ 9.5.11 £ 42.7.0 Angus Roy Maclean £ 4.15.3 £ 21.8.10 Angus Macleod £ 9.5.6 £ 52.7.0 Angus Maclean & Flora Macaulay £ 6.19.3 £ 35.0.0 Angus Macdonald £ 13.19.3 £ [...]

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    Uig Farms, 1844-1888

    by  • 1 August 2010 •  • 0 Comments

    From a statement lodged with the Crofters Commission by the Estate management in November 1888, showing alterations made over farms in Lewis, with the occupancy and rent of each during the period 1844-1888. Mealista, Keannhusly and Island Mealista 1844-49 Alex and John MacRae £80.0.0 1850 do. £105.0.0 1860 do. £120.0.0 1870 John Mitchell £130.0.0 1886-87 [...]

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    Gamekeeper finds missing airman, 1959

    by  • 6 June 2010 • Life in Uig • 0 Comments

    From the Stornoway Gazette, 7 July 1959: The Commanding Officer of the R.A.F. station at Aird Uig has expressed gratitude to gamekeeper Donald Morrison of Mangersta, who on Tuesday found an airman who had been missing from the station. The man was Senior Aircraftsman Thomas Douglas, who was on Wednesday reported to be “quite alright” [...]

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    Sandy and Mary, 1959

    by  • 6 May 2010 • Archive photos, Life in Uig, People • 0 Comments

    [singlepic=1119,827] From the Stornoway Gazette supplement, 18 December 1959. Wedding bells have been ringing in Mangersta for the past year. Cupid started at one end of the village leaving a spate of marriages in his trail. The most recent of these was solemnised in the East Church, Inverness, on the 10th November when Mary Morrison, [...]

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    Mangersta | Mangurstadh

    by  • 22 July 2010 •  • 0 Comments

    Mangersta (probably “Magnus’s steading”) was cleared at the same time as Mealista, in 1837-38, to make way for sheep. It was resettled but then cleared again in 1872, when the temporary settlers mostly removed to Doune Carloway at their own request, due to the difficulties they were having with blowing salt spray. The farm at [...]

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    Uig is “honoured and delighted”

    by  • 3 November 2009 • News & Events • 0 Comments

    The press release (3 November 2009) from the Uig community on the announcement of the St Kilda Centre decision.  Detail of the Uig vision for Ionad Hiort is now on its own page, where updates will also appear. The community group in the Uig area of Lewis which has promoted the area’s claim to host [...]

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    A St Kilda Centre in Uig?

    by  • 29 October 2009 • News & Events • 0 Comments

    After months of consultation, Mangurstadh in Uig has been recommended as the preferred site for the proposed St Kilda Centre.  From Hebrides News: Following an independent feasibility study, funded by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and LEADER, the St Kilda Centre Working Group has announced the recommendations made by Jura Consultants in [...]

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