The following transcription is of my photocopy of the 1861 census for Reiff, spelt Riff then. The photocopy is much less fuzzy than the 1841 or 1851 ones! This census was done 7 April 1861. This file, and the other 19th century transcription and notes files, link from my main genealogy page; index.htm.
The photocopys of the microfilm that I have worked from are much clearer than those of the 1841 and 1851 censuses! Still might have misread, or more likely misinterpreted, some data, but as with the earlier censuses I have relied on good background from others looking over the same records. I have gathered all their contact information into a file here; CONTACT INFO.
The columns on the 1861 census read;
No. of Schedule Road, Street, &c. and No. or Name of House. Name and Surname of each Person. Relation to Head of Family. Condition. Age of Males. Females. Rank, Profession, or Occupation. Where Born. (to save space I only note those few born other than "RossShire Coigagh") It also includes columns I have not transcribed; "Whether Blind, or Deaf and Dumb." "No. of Children from 5 to 15 attending School." "No. of Rooms with one or more Windows." The count of rooms with windows was invariably one or two per household.
The 31 households are numbered consecutively from 1 to 31. The first 6 are addressed as at "Laid of Riff", the next 20 as "Riff", then three households at Camusglassellan and two of Faochag, included as those people appear in other censuses as at Reiff. My photocopys ended before the households of Camusglassellan, but luckily Donald MacLeod in New Zealand (CONTACT INFO) had photocopyed them and Faochag, the transcriptions of those five households are his work, Thanks Donald!
Please, send me your data or corrections at email@example.com, and I will add it or use it to correct my errors!
This file identifies the households by using a prefix of "61" to denote the 1861 census data, and a suffix based on the enumerators numbering.
Alexander McLeod Head Mar 55 Tenant Mary Do Wife Mar 44 (page break) Donald McLeod Son Un 15 Scholar Roderick McLeod Son 10 do John Do Son 8 do Ann Do Daur 6 Murdoch Do Son 3Notes on this Household.
Donald McLean Head Mar 25 Fisherman Ann Do Wife Mar 23 Ann Do Daur 5mo Margt McLeod Sisterinlaw Un 22 Domestic Servt Christina McLeod Do 14 ScholarNotes on this Household.
John McLeod Head Mar 59 Cooper Isabella Do Wife Mar 53 Roderick Do Son Un 20 CooperNotes on this Household.
Catherine McKenzie Head W 79 Widow of a Runner of Post Lexy McKenzie Daur Un 49 Genl Servant Mary Do GrDaur Un 19 Do Do Hannah McLean Visitor Un 36 Domestic ServtNotes on this Household.
Murdoch McKenzie Head Mar 42 Fisherman Ann Do Wife Mar 44 Catherine Do Daur 9 Hannah Do Daur 6Notes on this Household.
Alexander McLeod Head Mar 75 Tenant Ann Do Wife Mar 73 Tenants Wife Catherine Do Daur Un 41 Genl Servt. Rodk Do Son Un 30 Fisherman (page break) Donald McLeod Son Un 26 Fisherman Janet Do Daur Un 24 Genl. Servt John Do GrSon 5 HerdboyNotes on this Household.
Murdoch McLeod Head Mar 54 Fisherman Rachel Do Wife Mar 50 Donald Do Son 13 Scholar Barbara Do Daur 10 Do Neil Do Son 7 Margt Do Daur 4Notes on this Household.
Donald Kerr Head Mar 76 Tenant Ann Do Wife Mar 70 Tenants Wife Rachel Do Daur Un 36 Tenants Daur. Malcolm McLean GrSon 3 John McLean Servt. Un 32 Ag. Lab.Notes on this Household.
Murdo McKenzie Head Mar 80 Tenant Anabella Do Wife Mar 50 Rodk. Do Son Un 32 Tenants Son Mary Ross gr.Daur Un 20 Domestic Servt Rodk. McKenzie Gr.Son 12 Scholar Ann Do GrDaur 12 Do Murdina Do GrDaur 7 Do Margaret Do Do Do 4 Do Alexander Do GrSon 1Notes on this Household.
Mary McLeod Head Un 64 Pauper Formerly Domestic ServtNotes on this Household.
Roderick McKenzie Head Un 64 Tenant (page break) Murdo McKenzie Brother Un 58 Tenant Neil Do Brother Un 55 Do Isabella Do Sister Un 40 Domestic Servant Murdo McLean Nephew Un 24 Shoemaker Margt. McLeod Niece Un 16 Genl. Servt Ann McLeod Niece Un 15 Do DoNotes on this Household.
Rodk. Ross Head Mar 65 Tenant Margt. Do Wife Mar 38 Tenants Wife Roderick Do Son 3 Hugh Do Son 1moNotes on this Household.
Margaret Ross Head W 64 Widow of a Tenant Hannah Do Daur Un 29 Genl Servt Robert McKenzie Gr.Son 6 ScholarNotes on this Household.
Donald McLeod Head Mar 49 Fisherman Christina Do Wife Mar 39 Margt. Do Daur 10 Scholar John Do Son 8 Do Simon Do Son 6 Do Murdoch Do Son 4 Ann Do Daur 2 Donald Do Son 1 Catherine Do Sister Un 68 Formerly a Domestic Servt Alexander Do Brother Un 56 TenantNotes on this Household.
John McLennan Head Mar 83 Tenant Isabella Do Wife Mar 81 (page break) Catherine McKenzie Servt Un 22 Domestic ServantNotes on this Household.
Alexander McLennan Head Mar 43 Fisherman Margaret Do Wife Mar 32 Murdo Do Son 9 Scholar Alexander Do Son 3 John Do Son 6moNotes on this Household.
Kenneth McLennan Head Mar 36 Ag. Labourer Mary Do Wife Mar 36 Ann Do Daur 6 John Do Son 4 Kenneth Do Son 2 Henny Urquhart Servt Un 24 Genl ServtNotes on this Household.
Murdo McLeod Head Mar 76 Tenant Anabella Do Wife Mar 60 Janet Do Daur Un 35 Genl Servt Hugh Do Daur Un 27 Ag. Lab Christina Do Daur Un 22 Genl Servt Ann Do Daur Un 19 Ag LabNotes on this Household.
Murdoch Urquhart Head Mar 76 Tenant Ann Do Wife Mar 68 (Domestic Servt crossed out) Ann Do Daur Un 38 Domestic Servt John Do Son Un 32 Ag. Lab Margt. Do Daur Un 30 Genl Servt Donald Do Son Un 28 Fisherman Murdo McLennan Gr.Son 7 Herdboy (page break) Cate Urquhart Sister Un 68Notes on this Household.
Janet Ross Head Mar 48 Widow of a Fisherman Ann Do Daur Un 20 Domestic Servt Eliza Do Daur Un 17 Do Do Roderick Do Son 14 Hugh Do Son 9Notes on this Household.
Isabella McLeod Head W 59 Widow of a Tenant Henny McLeod Daur Un 26 Genl ServtNotes on this Household.
Mary McLean Head W 42 Widow of a Tenant Kenneth Do Son 13 Scholar Christina Do Daur 11 Do Isabella Do Daur 9 Do Murdo Do Son 7 Jane Do Daur 5 Kenneth Do Son 3Notes on this Household.
Donald McDonald Head Mar 58 Tenant & Fisherman Elizabeth Do Wife Mar 44 Donald Do Son 14 Scholar Christina Do Daur Daur 12 Do Margaret Do Daur 10 Do Isabella Do Daur 8 John Do Son 6 Hugh Do Son 4 George Do Son 1 Catherine Do Mother W 92 Widow of a Tenant (page break)Notes on this Household.
Norman McLean Head Mar 35 Tenant (Fisherman crossed out) Mary Do Wife Mar 30 Isabella McLeod Motherinlaw W 72 Widow of a Tenant Ann Ross Servt Un 20 Domestic ServtNotes on this Household.
William McLeod Head Mar 43 Fisherman Margaret Do Wife Mar 32 Ann Do Daur 7 Isabella Do Daur 6 Murdo Do Son 4 Henny Do Daur 1Notes on this Household.
Duncan McKenzie Head Mar 53 Tenant (Fisherman crossed out) Ann Do Wife Mar 50 Janet Do Daur Un 25 Domestic Servt Mary Do Daur Un 21 Do Do Margaret Do Daur Un 18 Do Do Catherine Do Daur Un 17 Do Do Henny Do Daur Un 14 Scholar Donald Do Son 12 Scholar Roderick Do Son 9 ScholarNotes on this Household.
Murdoch McLeod Head Mar 34 Fisherman Christina Do Wife Mar 40 Janet Ross Servt Un 14 Domestic ServtNotes on this Household.
Norman McLeod Head Mar 45 Tenant Ann do Wife Mar 37 Roderick do Son 11 Scholar (page break) Catherine McLeod Daur 6 Murdo Do Son 3Notes on this Household.
Malcolm McLeod Head Mar 38 Fisherman Catherine Do Wife Mar 38 Do's wife Murdoch Do Son 9 Son Janet Do Daur 5 Lexy Do Daur 2Notes on this Household.
Hugh McKenzie Head Mar 42 Tenant & Fisher Janet Do Wife Mar 38 Henny Do Daur 13 Tenant's Daur Rachel Do Daur 12 Tenant's Son Murdo Do Son 10 Christina Do Daur 7 Donald Do Son 5 Margt. Do 3Notes on this Household.
Isabella McLeod Head Mar 41 Tenant's wife John Do Servt Un 29 Ag LabNotes on this Household.
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