Township: Balephetrish

Map Reference: Balephetrish Q

Name Type: agricultural

Meaning: Croft belonging to John, son of Neil from Morvern (the red haired postman); or Hector the son of Charles

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Related Places: Possible connection Taigh Mhurchaidh Nèill 'ic Iain a' Mhoraire, Kilmoluaig.

The crofts in Balephetrish, Kenovay and Crossapol were subdivided after the First World War from the large farm tenanted by Tom Barr. Hector MacLean came from Cornaigbeg. John MacDonald (Iain Nèill a’ Mhoraire) was known as Am Postair Ruadh - MMcK.

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Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Mairi MacKinnon, Parkhouse, 4/1995