Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Napier witnesses: Breasclete

A few notes on the witnesses that were heard in Breasclete. The census records for the witnesses from the Carloway area are all marked as being in the parish of Lochs - in spite of the fact that Carloway is formally in the parish of Uig. Lochs is at least 15 miles away to the southeast.

Witness Murdo Mcleod, Borrowston, could not be traced in the censuses, as far as I could make out.

EDIT: As pointed out in a comment by Angus S below and by fellow blogger Direcleit, Carloway was a detached area of Lochs Parish (see this transcript of the Gazetteer of Scotland on ceuig.com).

1 comment:

  1. from 1722 until c1891, Carloway to Shawbost was part of the parish of Lochs. East Loch Roag up to Tolsta Chaolais (Dun Carloway) was in Uig parish.