List of Tenants of South Uist as per the Judicial Rental of 1798
46. Alexander Macdonald Peninirine
Pays also a bale of horse corn, or 10s conversion money. Lease
50 years from 1789. Manufactures 9 tons of kelp.
50. Roderick Macdonald, Gerrafleugh.
Subjects were possessed by Roderick's father on a life lease.
Father, John Macdonald died in 1797. Widow and family now in possession.
3 tons of kelp manufactured all on the East Shore for which two
51, Neil Macphee, Ardivacher
It is a two penny and one farthing land divided thus.
Macphee himself - 1 farthing
52. Donald Smith – 1 farthing
53. Angus Macphee - 1 farthing
54. John Maceachan - 1 farthing
55. John Smith - 1 farthing
56. Donald MacEachan Senior 1 farthing
57. Lachlan Mac Isaac - 1 clitick
58. Angus Bane Campbell - 1 farthing
59. Finlay Macinnes - 1 farthing
60. John Roy Mac Eachan - 1 clitick
Pay no casualities. Manufactures 18 tons of kelp, 9 tons on
the East Coast for which allowed £l-15s per ton, and at the rate
of £2-2s for the West Coast except for the kelp on rocks of difficult
access for which they get £2-15s-6d. This rate they consider
too low and look for a rise, and each year they have to purchase
a large quantity of meal.
61. Archibald Macphee - Kilanlay
A. Macphee - 3 cliticks
62. Angus Macaulick - 3 cliticks
63. Ranald Macdonald 3 “
64. Malcolm Macinnes - 3 cliticks
65. Lachlan Macdonald - 1 farthing
66. Angus Mac lan Alister - 3 cliticks
67. Angus Macdonald alias Maclachlan - 3 cliticks
68. Donald Macphee - 3 cliticks
69. Alexander Macaulay 1 farthing
70. John Macaulay - 1 clitick
71. Angus Macaulay 3 cliticks
72. Lachlan Macdonald Senior - 1 farthing
73. John Macdonald - 1 farthing
74. John Morrison - 3 cliticks
A four penny and one half penny land. They used to pay at the
rate of four pounds sterling for every three cliticks, and two
cliticks make a farthing land. That they formerly paid at the rate
of £3 for every farthing lands, but on account of the sand drifts
and advance of the sea, they had been allowed a deduction of about
one fourth their rents. That the said deduction was given them
in spring 1794 and that since then the farm, has suffered considerably
by sand drift. That three pennies of Macherneanach was added to
their farm, and an adequate rent laid thereupon, but which lands
are now entirely destroyed by the blowing of the sand drift.
The tenants manufacture about 2 tons of kelp.
75. John Mackinnon, Limque
J. Mackinnon - 1½farthings of lands
76. John Mackinnon - Junior 1 farthing
77. Lachlan Mackinnon 1 "
78. Ewen Mackinnon 1 "
79. Lachlan Ban Mackinnon 1 "
80. Dugald Macisaac 1 "
81. John Macisaac - 1 farthing
82. Dugald " 2 farthings
83. John Macdonald - 1 farthing
84. Donald Maceachan 1 "
65. Angus Macdonald 2/3 of a farthing
86. Farquhar Campbell 1 farthing
87. John Morrison - 1 farthing
88. Donald Mac
Coil Vic Iain – 1 farthing i.e. Donald son of Donald, son of John
89. Donald Campbell
90. Angus Campbell - 1 farthing
The tenants make 18 cwt. per farthing of 16 tons of kelp for which
allowed £1-15s sterling per ton.
91. Lieut. Dugald Macdonald, Balgorva
Holds under a 21 years lease from 1791.
Lands consist of 4 and one half pennies.Manufactures 21 tons of
kelp. Is also tenant of the fendicles of Sandavag and Frichkill
for which he pays £3-ls sterling and manufactures in the East Shore
2 tons of kelp.
92. Ewen Roy Macmillan - Roug - Askernish
Makes 2½ tons of kelp for which allowed at the rate of £l-15s.
Holds on a seven years lease from 1794.
93. Donald Macintyre Senior Kilvannan farthing
land, thus divided being a3 penny land,
Whereof Donald 1 farthing
24 or £2.
94. Donald Macintyre, Junior 1 farthing
95. John Rose 1 "
96. John Macmillan 1 "
97. Allan Ban Macdonald 1 "
98. Allan Macdonald alias Mac Coil Qrg. 1 farthing
99. Angus Bane - 1 farthing
100. Dugald Macaulay - 1 clitick
101. John Morrison and his Son Donald - 1 farthing
102. Ewen Macdonald - 2 farthings
103. Widow Macdonald, 1 clitick which she
possesses gratis. 8 tons of kelp are manufactured all being East
Shore, No 93 has been tenant for 28 years, but neither he nor
the others had leases.
104. Gerrinish - Lachlan Macvurrich
Gerrinsh is a three penny land whereof he posses 1 farthing.
105. Donald Macpherson - 1 farthing
106. Murdo Macvurrich - 1 "
107. Duncan Campbell - 1 "
108. Mr. Samuel Macdonald 1 "
109. Alexander Macdonald 1 "
110. Donald Chisholm 1 "
8 tons of kelp are manufactured. All being East Shore, none made
on the West. Allowed £1-15s per ton. Require annually to be supplied
by the proprietor with meal.
111. Grogary and Stilegarry - Lieut Angus Macdonald
Grogary a two penny land, and Stillegarry a four penny land.
Succeeded to a lease held by his late father expiring in 1804.
Has power of disposing of kelp by payment of 10s to the proprietor.
Makes 4 tons yearly.
112. Neil Macphee. Hestinial
Has no lease but has been in possession for 25 years. States
that his father, Francis, who is still alive, was promised by Clanranald
neither to be removed, not to have his rent increased. They make
2 tons of kelp for which allowed £l-15s.
113. John Morrison, Change House of Kilanlay
Has a lease expires 1799.
114. Donald Chisholm Coolis Lusa
Donald's brother, Roderick, has a lease
for 19 years, from 1790, and 5 tons of kelp made for which allowed
2 guineas per ton , but as some of it is out on very difficult rocks,
expects an increase of the allowance.
115. Angus Macdonald, Miltonon Kildonan and Gerryvaltas,
These lands each 5 penny lands in all 15 penny. Lease dated
2nd February 1774 for 24 years in favour of Angus Macdonald the
tenant's father. He and his father make on the East Shore about
22 tons kelp for which privilege they pay 10s per ton.
This is Flora Macdonald's family.
116. John Macdonald - Roanaglash at Loch Einord
Lease for 19 years from Whitsunday 1796.
Makes 2 tons of kelp for which allowed £6-19s per ton.
117. Rev. George Monro - Duinisdale
These lands are 13 single 1d lands. Holds during his incumbency
with a certainty to his heirs of 19 years from 1789 at a reduced
rent to them of £25. Makes 8 tons kelp, for which allowed 3
guineas per ton. Mr. Monro also possesses 3 double penny lands
of Howmore... .....
Holds during his incumbency. No kelp made.
118. James Currie. Change House of Ardinichael and point
Holds on a 30 year lease from 1789. Makes 5 tons of kelp for
the proprietors Proprietor obliged to lay out £100 on buildings,
for which tenant had to pay at the rate of 7½%.
119. James Currie Orinelate
Said James Currie, one half penny - one clitick.
120. Miss Macdonald of Clanranald - 1 penny 1 farthing
121. Donald Currie - 1 farthing
122. Roy Currie 1 "
123. John Macdonald 1 "
124. Angus Morrlson 1 "
125. John MacLellan 1 "
126. Roy Morrison 1 clitick
127. Angus Macintyre 1 farthing
128. Allan MacCormick 1 Clitick
129. Neil Macissac 1 farthing
Tenants have no lease. Made of balck and cast ware 26 tons
of kelp for which allowed £2-2s per ton, but complain as fas to
low, considering the difficulties in making and distance of carriage
to place of shipment.
130. Alexander Maceachen, Howley . . . .
A 3rd land. Holds on lease of 25 years from 1789. Makes
from cast seaware about 4 tons of kelp, for which allowed at the
rate of three guineas. By missive from the late Clanranald dated
9 of Sept. 1789, is allowed £5 for preserving the fishing on the River Hough.
131. Donald Robertson Mill of Howmore.
Possesses since 1787 so long as he serves
the thirl with satisfaction. The thirl extends from the ford
of Benbecula to the water of Roe Glass.
132. Lauchlan Currie Lower Bomish
Holds on lease for 25 years from 1790. Makes 34 tons of kelp,
whereof from cast ware East Coast 15 tons remainder from cast and
133. Kenneth Beaton, Stoneybridge
A four penny land whereof he holds one farthing.
134. Angus Macdonald 1 farthing
135. Donald Lyn 1 "
136. Neil O'Henley 1 "
137. John Macintyre 1 "
138 " " Junior 1 farthing
139. Malcolm Macisaac 1 "
140. Neil Macintyre 1 "
141. John Macdonald 1 "
142. Lachlan Mackinnon 1 "
143. John Macisaac 1 "
144. Malcolm Smith 1 "
145. Allan Smith 1 "
146. John Walker 1 "
147. John MacKelaig 1 clitick
148. Angus Macdonald 1 "
149. Donald Macinnes 1 farthing
Makes 30 tons of kelp from black and cast ware, for which allowed
at the rate of ten guineas which owing to difficulty in cutting,
making and carrying to market, considered too small.
150. John Macdonald of Bornish - Fen 160 marks and in lieu
of commuted customs in all £24-9-5
161. Capt. James Macdonald Garahellie
Occupies Drimore under tack in 1789
to Donald Macaskill surgeon in Uist assigned to him. Is allowed
to manufacture kelp for his own behoof but only makes 1 ton on the
East shore, except one year when he made 5 tons.
162. Mrs. Macdonald Garehellie
Her son Captain James manages for her and succeeds to the farm,
if the lease expires in 1806, falls in by her death prior to that
date. Seldom or never makes any kelp.
155. Hugh Macdonald, Killipheder
An 8 penny land. Lease 15 years from 1788. Pays in addition to
his rent 1 boll Horse Corn. Allowed 2 guineas per ton for his
159. The said Hugh Macdonald Daleburgh
A double four penny land. Pays one boll Horse Corn - Possession
under tack in favor of his deceased brother Alexander Macdonald.
On expiry of current lease it may be prorogated for 12 years at
an additional rent of £30 including both farms. Makes 70 tons of
kelp, for which allowed two guineas per ton — 40 tons made on the
East Coast and remainder on West Shore.
160. Colonel Alexander Macdonald, younger of Boisdale Askermish
Twenty two single penny lands. Holds on missive from 1796 during
his father's life. Some years makes no kelp, in others a few
161. Colin Macdonald of Boisdale.
In name of Feu duty and probable burdens. Roderick Chisholm ground
officer for South Uist, confirms the foregoing rental and adds that
the tenants require a considerable quantity of meal from the proprietors
to support them while manufacturing the kelp.
N. B. (l) While some Uist people came to P. E. I. in 1772
and in 1790 - and & good many came to Antigonish, so for as
I can gather the most of the Uist emigrants went to Cape Breton
N. B. (2} In many cases the names of all the men in the
Croft are given in the Uist list of crofters and cottars, whereas
in the Arisaig and Moidart lists only the Crofter subtenant or lachsmans
name is given and not those of the Cottars*
[Note, this is a typewritten document and these are the spellings
given. - JD, June 2006]