Township: Balephuil

Map Reference: Balephuil C

Name Type: agricultural

Meaning: Murdoch's croft; or the soldier's croft; or the macPhail family

Other Forms: Croit an t-Saighdeir - WMcL

Croit Chlann Phàil - WMcL

Related Places: John Brown, Balephuil, SA 1973/135.

Information:His own sloinneadh is Uilleam Dhòmhnaill Eòghainn 'ic Eachainn 'ic Ailein. The last Ailean was the soldier - WMcL.

His great grandfather, Eachann 'ic Ailein, had been a soldier in the Fencibles, Hugh MacLean, Barrapol (Eoghann mac Dhomhnaill 'ic Eoghainn 'ic Eachainn 'ic Ailein 'ic Iain 'ic Ailein) - SA 1982/94.

The 'Soldier' was a nickname - he had never been one - DMcC

An Saighdear's son died about 16 from meningitis. The funeral procession was helped along by some shisky and they started fighting at Cachaileith Mhòid. It was the last time they allowed drinking before the grave was filled - HMcL.
John MacPhail had this croft recently - WMcL and JB.

Local Form:

Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Willie MacLean, Barrapol, 5/1995

Informant 2: David McClounnan, Balephuil, 4/1995

Informant 3: Hugh MacLean, Barrapol, 12/1996