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This blog is the result of my ongoing research into the people, places and events that have shaped the Western Isles of Scotland and, in particular, the 'Siamese-twins' of Harris and Lewis.
My interest stems from the fact that my Grandfather was a Stornowegian and, until about four years ago, that was the sum total of my knowledge, both of him and of the land of his birth.
I cannot guarantee the accuracy of everything that I have written (not least because parts are, perhaps, pioneering) but I have done my best to check for any errors.
My family mainly lived along the shore of the Sound of Harris, from An-t-Ob and Srannda to Roghadal, but one family 'moved' to Direcleit in the Baighs...

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Saturday, 29 May 2010

Head Lodge Dwellers of Lewis

A slightly different approach in which I am looking at those who were the Head of Household in a 'Lodge', regardless of the function of each Lodge at the time:

1851
STORNOWAY
Alexander Macrae, 55, Gardener Lewis Castle, Gardener's Lodge, Stornoway Distillery, b. Fodderty

1861
STORNOWAY
John Macpherson, 69, Nurseryman, Porter's Lodge, Stornoway, b. Crathinard, Aberdeenshire
UIG
Angus Macleod, 39, Game Keeper, Morsgail Lodge, Uig, b. Harris
James Macrae, 33, Inspector of Poor and Registrar, Meary(?) Lodge, Uig, b. Harris

1871
STORNOWAY
Margaret Mackenzie, 36, Keeper of Mason Hall, 25 Kenneth St (Masonic Lodge), b. Stornoway
John Maclean, 50, Contractor of Works, Porter's Lodge, b. Inverness-shire
Donald Morrison, 41, Mason, Creed Porter's Lodge, b. Stornoway
John Christie, 52, Pensioner from the Army, Castle Stables Lodge b. Blair Atholl
John Munro, 37, Game Keeper, Marybank Lodge, b. Contin
James Young, 35, Salmon Fisher, Sandr Road Sandwick Lodge, b. Creich, Sutherlandshire
Alexander Macrae, 44, Shepherd, Gress Lodge, b. Inverness-shire
LOCHS
John Hymers, 45, Manager of Sheep Farm, Head, Eishken Lodge, Lochs, b. Inverness-shire
Angus Macleod, 48, Game Keeper, Sorval Cottage or Lodge, b. Uig, Ross-shire
UIG
Angus Macleod, 49, Gamekeeper, Morsgail Lodge, b. Tarbert, Inverness-shire

1881
STORNOWAY
Alexander Campbell, 60, Porter Lodge Keeper, Creed Porter's Lodge, b. Stornoway
John Maclean, 55, Agricultural Labourer, Porter's Lodge, b. Duirinish, Inverness-shire
UIG
Christina Macdonald, 24, housekeeper, Lodge, Uig, b. Stornoway

1891
STORNOWAY
John Christie, 73, Army Pensioner Boatman, Castle Policies Boatman's Porter Lodge, b. Blair, Perth
John Maclean, 64, Gate Keeper, Porter's Lodge, b. Duirinish, Inverness-shire
John Morrison, 42, Gamekeeper, Gress Shooting Lodge, b. Alness, Assynt, Ross-shire
Malcolm Smith, 60, River Watcher, Creed Porter's Lodge, b. Uig, Ross-shire
LOCHS
Ann Munro, 52, House Keeper, Sporting Lodge, b. Contin, Ross-shire
UIG
Mary Maclean, 18, Housekeeper, Shooting Lodge, b. Ross-shire
Ann Maciver, 50, House Keeper, Lodge, b. Uig
Mary Mackenzie, 16, House Maid, Shooting Lodge, b. Bernera, Ross-shire

1901
STORNOWAY
Donald Cameron, 35, Game Keeper, Gress Lodge Game Keeper's House, b. Rannoch, Perthshire
Catherine Maclean, 60, Lodge Gate Keeper, Porter's Lodge, b. Dunvegan, Inverness-shire
Ann Smith, 38, Gate Keeper, Creed Porter's Lodge, b. Stornoway
LOCHS
Mary Chisholm, 30, House Keeper, Eishken Lodge, Lochs, b. Dores, Invernerness-shire
Christina Ross, 60, Farmer's Widow, Gamekeeper's House Sorval Lodge, b. Ross-shire
UIG
Charles G Gillespie, 64, Living On Own Means, Scaliscas Lodge, b. Inverness-shire
Ann Maciver, 58, Housekeeper In Charge, Uig Shooting Lodge, b. Uig
Roderick Mackenzie, 53, Gamekeeper, Uig Gameleeper's Lodge (Erista), b. Lochbroom
Dolina Macleod, 46, House Keeper, Grimersta Shooting Lodge, b. Uig, Ross-shire

Several of these people appear elsewhere under entries concerning their individual occupations but I thought it perhaps useful and interesting to have a list in one place as a summary of the Lodges of Lewis.


Note: There are a few spellings that are awry - if anyone would like to supply corrections, Please do so!

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