The Glen Moidart Papers
List of Tenants in Benbecula, as per the Judicial Rental of 1798


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List of Tenants in Benbecula, as per the
Judicial Rental of 1798

1.          Donald Morrison Aird                                                                                          £64-0-0
             Consisting of eight penny lands, 3 clitecks of land    £8 p penny

2.         Donald Ferguson - 3 farthings do

3.         Donald Macdougall - 3 cliticks

4.         Donald Maclellan - 2 farthings

5.         Angus Maceachan     2        "

6.         Angus Martin             3 clitcks

7.          Donald Campbell      3 cliticks   

8.          Neil Macphee - 1 farthing

9.          Neil Macleod - 3 cliticks

10.        Donald Macaulay Senior - 1 farthing

11.        "              "            Junior -       "       
12.        Angus Macaulay Wright - 3 cliticks
13.        Donald Mor Macdonald - 1 farthing
14.        Donald Macintyre - 1 farthing
15.        Neil Martin               1        "

16.        Neil Morrison   -       1        "

17.        Donald Macdonald, Senior 1 farthing

18.        John Morrison, Senior      2        "

19.        John         "         Junior     1       "
20.        Donald Morrison,  Junior  1        "
21.        Angus Macintyre                        1        "
22.        Alexander Stewart             3    cliticks
23.        Mary Macintyre                 1        "

24.        Archibald Maclellan          1 farthing

Tenants manufacture 86 tons of kelp, whereof one fourth made on the West Shore, receiving one pound fifteen shillings per ton for east shore kelp, and two guineas for west shore.    Bound to three days service for cutting, winning and carrying peats to Newton. As the place is small, and tenants numerous, obliged to purchase from the proprietor a large quantity of meal yearly.    Lease expires on Whitsunday 1799.

25.    Donald MacKay - Ballivanich                                                                                    £110-0-0.

A five penny land.    Makes 36 tons of kelp.    3 on the West Shore for all which allowed two guineas.  He and his tenants are obliged to purchase meal annually.

Lease expires in 1809.

26.    Malcolm Macneill   Miller                                                                                             £14-0-0
Rent may be 28 bolls of meal.    No lease.
27.             Ewen MacEachen,  Dunganachy                                                                       £60-0-0

A five penny and one half penny land.    Allowed to make kelp on the Island of Morragay.    Holds on 19 years back from 1789.    Has to purchase meal.

28.        Donald Ferguson.    Change House of Peirmloden and Linaclate.                          £6-0-0.

Ninety years  lease from 1790.

29.       Donald Macpherson, Linielate and Pendicle of Creagory                                       £57-5-0.
30.       D. Macpherson,      1 farthing
31.       Donald Wilson -       1       "
32.       Angus Macdonald    1       "

33 – 34  Michael and Donald Macaulay - 1 farthing

35 – 36  John Glass Macaulay  l½ clitick

37.        Angus Macaulay - 1 farthing

38.       Peter Macinnes - l½ clitick

39.       John Macneill     1 farthing

40.       Allan Macintyre - 1 farthing

41.       Malcolm Macpherson - 1   fendicle of Creagory

42.       Archibald Macphee - 1    fendicle of Creagory.    Each fendicle pays £2-10s of rent.

Luisilote produces 4 tons p. farthing land, and Creagory 6 tons of kelp, the prices being two guineas for the West Shore and one pound 15s for the East Shore.    Lease for 9 years from 1790.    Three days labour for feats to Nunton.

[Note, this is a typewritten document and these are the spellings given. - JD, June 2006]

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