Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Corners of Uig - Ceann Rhuisle

This township, located at the northern extremity of Loch Hamnaway, as you come down the track from Carnish, had a population of 3, in the census of 1851. We see a shepherd, Donald Mcrae (63) and his wife Catherine (55), as well as their daughter Christy (19). All members of this family were born in Kintail, Ross-shire. Once again, an enigmatic entry in the 1851 census prompted a search of the large-scale OS map of the area, and this tiny hamlet came out, dangling from the teeth of the fine comb.

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