Thursday, 26 May 2011

Napier witnesses: John Stewart

John Stewart gave evidence to the Napier Commission at Stornoway on 9 June 1883, on behalf of the people of Bayble. It is not possible to readily distinguish between the two men, named John Stewart, living at Lower Bayble, and being of very nearly the same age, according to the 1881 census. One was a crofter and fish-splitter, the other a fisherman. The man who spoke at the Commission's hearing was a crofter and fisherman.

One John Stewart was married to Annie and born about 1831, the other was married to Mary and born about 1829.

Further information welcome. 

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