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1861 Census of Reiff, Parish of Lochbroom, District of Coigach

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 dmacdon2@becon.org, 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.


Reiff

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9
10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18
19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26

Camusglassellan

27 | 28 | 29

Faochag

30 | 31


Reiff 61-1

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                3
Notes on this Household.
Reiff 61-2

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   Scholar
Notes on this Household.
Reiff 61-3

John McLeod           Head         Mar  59      Cooper
Isabella Do           Wife         Mar     53
Roderick Do           Son          Un   20      Cooper
Notes on this Household.
Reiff 61-4

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 Servt
Notes on this Household.
Reiff 61-5

Murdoch McKenzie      Head         Mar  42      Fisherman
Ann        Do         Wife         Mar     44
Catherine   Do        Daur                  9
Hannah      Do        Daur                  6
Notes on this Household.
Reiff 61-6

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      Herdboy
Notes on this Household.
Reiff 61-7

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                  4
Notes on this Household.
Reiff 61-8

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.
Reiff 61-9

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              1
Notes on this Household.
Reiff 61-10

Mary McLeod           Head         Un      64   Pauper Formerly Domestic Servt
Notes on this Household.
Reiff 61-11

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   Do
Notes on this Household.
Reiff 61-12

Rodk. Ross            Head         Mar  65      Tenant
Margt.  Do            Wife         Mar     38   Tenants Wife
Roderick Do           Son                3
Hugh     Do           Son               1mo
Notes on this Household.
Reiff 61-13

Margaret Ross         Head         W       64   Widow of a Tenant
Hannah     Do         Daur         Un      29   Genl Servt
Robert McKenzie       Gr.Son             6      Scholar
Notes on this Household.
Reiff 61-14

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      Tenant
Notes on this Household.
Reiff 61-15

John McLennan         Head         Mar  83      Tenant
Isabella   Do         Wife         Mar     81
     (page break)
Catherine McKenzie    Servt        Un      22   Domestic Servant
Notes on this Household.
Reiff 61-16

Alexander McLennan    Head         Mar  43      Fisherman
Margaret     Do       Wife         Mar     32
Murdo        Do       Son                9      Scholar
Alexander     Do      Son                3
John         Do       Son               6mo
Notes on this Household.
Reiff 61-17

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 Servt
Notes on this Household.
Reiff 61-18

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 Lab
Notes on this Household.
Reiff 61-19

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      68
Notes on this Household.
Reiff 61-20

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                9
Notes on this Household.
Reiff 61-21

Isabella McLeod       Head         W       59   Widow of a Tenant
Henny McLeod          Daur         Un      26   Genl Servt
Notes on this Household.
Reiff 61-22

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                3
Notes on this Household.
Reiff 61-23

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.
Reiff 61-24

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 Servt
Notes on this Household.
Reiff 61-25

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                  1
Notes on this Household.
Reiff 61-26

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      Scholar
Notes on this Household.
Camusglassellan 61-27
(NOTE that this household is first of next hamlet, Camusglasellan)
Murdoch McLeod        Head         Mar  34      Fisherman
Christina  Do         Wife         Mar     40
Janet Ross            Servt        Un      14   Domestic Servt
Notes on this Household.
Camusglassellan 61-28

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                3
Notes on this Household.
Camusglassellan 61-29

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                  2
Notes on this Household.
Faochag 61-30
(NOTE that this household is first of next hamlet, Faochag, spelled by the enumerator in 1861 as "Fuchag")

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                              3
Notes on this Household.
Faochag 61-31

Isabella McLeod       Head         Mar     41      Tenant's wife
John        Do        Servt        Un   29            Ag Lab
Notes on this Household. "