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Booklet listing Fetlar communicants. Pages 6 & 7
Small booklet listing communicants at the Fetlar Church from 1820 to 1828. The names are listed by township.
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Each single page: 21.3cm x 13.5cm
The booklet was rescued by T. Thomason from a bonfire of documents at the Fetlar Manse. See rest of this section for the remaining pages, which effectively give a list of the population in Fetlar in each of the townships during this period. This was the period at the very beginning of the Clearances, when the first Fetlar-based Sir Arthur Nicolson removed a large proportion of his tenants to make way for sheep. Over around 40 years, this had a devastating effect on the island's population.

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