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1891 Census of Reiff, Faochag, and Camusglassellan

The following transcription is of my photocopy of the 1891 census for Reiff, Faochag, and Camusglassellan. The census recorded the people who stayed the night of 5 April 1891.

In 1891 the enumerator spelled Reiff as "Reef", Faochag as "Feuchag", and Camusglassellan as "Camusaghlashan". The photocopy is pretty clear, and the handwriting more easily read than previous censuses.

Camusglassellan was a hamlet of only two houses, and as the people enumerated there were often included with Reiff, I have included their data. Faochag never had more than two Households, and the families there were also often included with Reiff. By time of this census only one family remains, and as the Head of Household is a 70 year old Widow I suspect this will be the last census when this most northerly of Coigach communities was populated.

The columns on the 1891 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 as to Marriage.

Age (last Birthday) of
     Males.
     Females.

Profession or Occupation.
     Employer.
     Employed.
     Neither Employer nor Employed, but working on own account.

Where Born. (to save space I only note those few born other than
             "RossShire Coigagh")

Gaelic, or G. & E.

Whether
     1. Deaf and Dumb.
     2. Blind.
     3. Lunatic, Imbecile, or Idiot.

Rooms with one or more Windows.

I have not included all that data in this transcription, email me at
donald@greens.org if there is some data in a missing column that you think
might be of help.


Following the enumerators numbering system the households are numbered consecutively from 14 to 37. Faochag was spelled "Feuchag", Camusglassellan was spelled "Camusaghlashan", and Reiff as "Reef". I have ignored the page separations, as many households spilled over from one page to the next. I have identified the households by using a prefix of "91" to denote the 1891 census data, and a suffix based on the enumerators numbering.

Faochag

14

Camusglassellan

15 | 16

Reiff

17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23
24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30
31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37

Faochag 91-14

Jessie MacKenzie      Head         W.      70   Crofter
Henrietta  Do.        Daur         Unm     39   Crofter's Daughter
George Roy            Grandson          15      Scholar
Jessie McKenzie       Granddaughter         4
Notes on this Household.
Camusglassellan 91-15

Annie MacLeod         Head         W.      64   Crofter
Roderick  Do.         Son          Unm  38      Fisherman
Katie     Do          Daur          Do     30   Domestic Servant
Notes on this Household.
Camusglassellan 91-16

Annabella Urquhart    Head         Mar     46   Crofter's Wife
Catherine     Do      Daur         Unm     15   Crofter's Daur
Annie         Do       Do                  13   Scholar
Donald        Do.     Son               10          Do.
Bella         Do      Daur                  8       Do.
Roderick      Do      Son                5           Do
Notes on this Household.
Reiff 91-17

Annie MacKenzie       Head         W       79   Crofter
Roderick  Do.         Son          Unm  39      Crofter & Fisherman
Notes on this Household.
Reiff 91-18

Annie MacLeod         Head         W.      80   Fisherman's wife
John     Do.          Son          Mar  36      Fisherman
Bella     Do.       Daughterinlaw  Do      36   Fisherman's wife
Eliza Murdoch        Gr.Daur       Unm     17   Domestic Serv.
Notes on this Household.
Reiff 91-19

Norman McLean         Head         Widr 67      Crofter
Bella    Do.          Daur         Unm     20   Crofter's Daur.
Notes on this Household.
Reiff 91-20

Elizabeth McDonald    Head         W.      74   Crofter
Alexander   Do.       Son          Unm  29      Crofter & Fisherman
Maggie Ross          Granddaur     Do      15   Domestic Servant
Notes on this Household.
Reiff 91-21

Mary MacLean          Head         W.      68   Pauper
Christina Do.         Daur         Unm     39   Domestic Servant
Notes on this Household.
Reiff 91-22

John Urquhart         Head         Unm  60      Crofter
Annie    Do.          Sister       Do      65   Crofter's Sister
Margaret   Do.        Do.          Do      58       Do.      Do.
     (page break)
Henrietta Urquhart    Sister       Unm.    54   Crofter's Sister
Notes on this Household.
Reiff 91-23

Jessie Ross           Head         W.      76   Pauper
Eliza   Do.           Daur         Unm.    45   Domestic Servant
Notes on this Household.
Reiff 91-24

Hugh MacLeod          Head         Unm  58      Crofter
Jessie Do.            Sister       Do      70   Crofter's Sister
Annie   Do.           Do.          Do.     36      Do.     Do.
Notes on this Household.
Reiff 91-25

Alexander McLennan    Head         Mar  73      Crofter
Margaret     Do.      Wife         Do      63   Crofter's Wife
Murdo        Do.      Son          Unm  38      Fisherman
John         Do.      Do.          Do.  29         Do
Annie        Do.      Daur         Do.     25   Crofter's Daur.
Angus        Do.      Son          Do.  23        Do.      Son
Margaret     Do.      Daur         Do.     19     Do.     Daur
Notes on this Household.
Reiff 91-26

Roderick McKenzie     Head         Mar  62      Crofter
Janet     Do.         Wife         Do      52   Crofter's Wife
Henrietta  Do.        Daur         Unm     23    Do.    Daughter
Kate       Do.        Do.          Do.     20    Do.       Do.
Murdoch     Do.       Son          Do.  17      Scholar
Notes on this Household.
Reiff 91-27

Murdo MacLean         Head         Mar  52      Crofter & Shoemaker
Barbara  Do.          Wife         Do      40   Crofter's Wife
Katie    Do           Daur         Unm     12   Scholar
John     Do           Son               10         Do
Rachel   Do           Daur                  7      Do
Duncan M. Do          Son               4mos
     (page break)
Notes on this Household.
Reiff 91-28

Duncan MacLean        Head         Mar  68      Crofter
Alexanderina Do.      Wife         Do      50   Crofter's wife
John         Do.      Son          Unm  29      Fisherman
Annie        Do.      Daur         Do      22   Crofter's Daur
Alexander     Do.     Son          Do   16        Do      Son
Rachel        Do.     Daur                 13   Scholar
Notes on this Household.
Reiff 91-29

Kenneth MacLeod       Head         Mar  56      Crofter
Hannah     Do.        Wife         Do.     50   Crofter's Wife
Roderick   Do         Son          Unm  20      Crofter's Son
Murdo      Do         Do.          Do   18         Do.     Do
Donald     Do.        Do.          Do.  14         Do.     Do
Notes on this Household.
Reiff 91-30

Maggie Ross           Head         W.      39   Crofter
Hugh    Do.           Son               13      Scholar
Murdo    Do           Do                10         Do.
Roderick  Do          Do                 6         Do.
Rodina    Do          Daur                  4
Notes on this Household.
Reiff 91-31

Murdo McLeod          Head         Mar  30      Crofter & Fisherman
Barbara  Do.          Wife         Do      36   Crofter's Wife
John     Do.          Son               13      Scholar
Mary     Do.          Daur                 11      Do.
Isabella Do           Do.                   9       Do.
Jane     Do           Do                    7        Do.
Alexander Do          Son                4
Hugh      Do          Do                 1
     (page break)
Notes on this Household.
Reiff 91-32

Kenneth McLennan      Head         Mar  66      Farmer
Mary       Do.        Wife         Do      66   Farmer's Wife
Murdo       Do.       Son          Unm  34        Do.    Son
John        Do        Do           Do   32         Do.    Do.
Mary A. McLeod       GrandDaur              4
Sybla MacLeod         Serv         Unm     19   General Serv.(Domestic)
Notes on this Household.
Reiff 91-33

Christina McLeod      Head         Unm     75   Crofter
Catherine   Do        Sister       Do      73   Crofter's Sister
Notes on this Household.
Reiff 91-34

Jessie MacLeod        Head         Mar     44   Crofter's Wife
Alexander Do.         Son               12      Scholar
Hugh      Do          Do                10         Do
Roderick W. Do.       Do                 7          Do
Roderick    Do        Do                 2
Notes on this Household.
Reiff 91-35

Maggie McLeod         Head         W.      60   Fisherman's wife
Isabella Do.          Daur         Unm     30   Domestic Servant
Notes on this Household.
Reiff 91-36

Roderick McLeod       Head         Mar  51      Crofter
Maggie    Do.         Sister       Unm     53   Crofter's Sister
Hector    Do.         Son               15      Scholar
Flora      Do.        Daur                 13      Do
Isabella   Do         Do                   11      Do
Roderick   Do.        Son                8         Do
Murdoch    Do         Do                 6         Do
Henrina    Do.        Daur                  1
Notes on this Household.
Reiff 91-37

Alexander McLeod      Head         Mar  86      Living on private means
Mary       Do         Wife         Mar     75      Do.        Do
Notes on this Household.
End of Reef.