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


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No 450
List of Tenants in Canna, as per the Judicial Rental of 1798

1. Tarbert, an 18 penny land - Hector Macneill    £72-0-0
2. Corrogdan a 7     "        " said    "                    £28-0-0
3. Keil a 12              "        "    "                           £ 60-0-0
4. Change House of Canna "         "                     £ 6-0-0
5. Heiseker Island " " no rent mentioned
6. Sandy Island - Alex Macdonald - A nine penny land at £5-5s per penny £47 -5-0
There being a dispute as to the number of pennies, tenant in use to pay only £42-28-0d.
7* Upper Island a 4 penny land, Donald Macdonald and others £21-0-0

(N.B.) The valuations on the Clanranald estates were all penny lands subdivided into
1) half penny and farthing lands. To stock a penny land, according to information given Permant as the time he visited the Hebrides, required a sum of £3O sterling and it
carried seven cows and 2 horses.
2) It will be noted that only the tacksmens names are given for Canna, and not the smaller
tenants, as was dons in the case of the South Uist rentals. A number of Canna Macdonalds settled in Inverness County, N.S. but I have not heard of any coming to Antigonish,
though no doubt some did come there also.
C.S.M.

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