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Achiltibuie
Transcripts and Notes

These notes are based on my own transcriptions, and those forwarded to me by other people, along with info from other sources, credited as the info appears. This file is one of many that link from my website that focusses on genealogy and history of Coigach;

http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~coigach

Any suggestions for additions or edits please email me,

Donald MacDonald-Ross



Achiltibuie

Achiltibuie is the largest community in Coigach, its name possibly means "Field of the yellow haired boy", referring to one of the three brothers that myth says settled the peninsula.

Various rental lists are excerpted by John R. Baldwin in the book "Peoples & Settlement in North-West Ross" (SOURCE), primarly from papers in the National Archives of Scotland ("NAS"). His research and other sources show Achiltibuie held by;



Achiltibuie 1755, STATE of the Farm

In 1755 the Commissioners for the Annexed Estates asked for a report, "STATE of the several Farms on the Barony of Coigach", it survives as document E729/3 in the National Archives of Scotland. Pages 10 and 11 has a summary which includes Achiltibuie, it notes;

Possessor: Rodk McKenzie
Number of Families: 11
Under 10: 9 males, 10 females
Betwixt 10 & 17: 8 males, 7 females
Above 17: 19 males, 17 females
Total: 36 males, 34 females
Number of those who
    speak the English Language:
6
Number of those who spin: 12
Stock: 14 Horses, 80 Black Cattle, 120 Sheep, 60 Goats
Pecks of Potatoes sown: 4

Presumably the English speakers were the Tacksman, Roderick MacKenzie, his wife Katherine, and some of their family. Roderick also possessed remote Eisbrecky, which had only one family resident, a male and two females all above seventeen years of age, not English speakers, with only two horses and twelve cattle.


Achiltibuie 1767

John B. Baldwin on page 363 of "Peoples & Settlement in North-West Ross" writes;

"In 1767, for instance, eight sub-tenants in Achiltibuie were removed to furthest Rubha na breige to make room for Lieut. Daniel Mackenzie, then living in Lewis. In 1777 the five who remained at Runabreck (the others had seemingly left in 1776) were again removed so that the Achnahaird tacksman could have Runabreck as a grazing. Four of these five settled on Tanera, and were evicted yet again in 1784 when the fishing station was established. Small wonder that on occasion the people refused to remove and that the factor found them `so stubborn and unruly' (Bangor-Jones ms. 1988. 8)."

The following four lists document in part the movements noted in that paragraph. Descendants of Katherine Mackenzie and her son Alexander are well traced, and there is a likelyhood some of the others named can also be traced; for example Hugh Ross and his wife Christian MacLeod look probably to be ancestors of the Ross family that continues to this day at Reiff. Others may turn up as among the passengers on the ship Hector to Pictou, Nova Scotia, in 1773.

The first list besides Katherine and Alexander includes 18 names, one noted as "an indigent woman", this corresponds with another Petition, E746/113/60(1), from Katherine and Alexander noting "with 17 more weak Families living on the Farm of of Aklibuy". The second list notes only 12 other names, corresponding with another Petition, E746/113/58, in which Katherine notes that besides the petitioners (herself and her son), twelve other families would also be ruined if the farm was given to Daniel Mackenzie. Likely five in the first list were Cotters, not having a share of the farming land, exchanging their labour for the right to live there.

The fourth list was a petition "of the united inhabitances of the Baronie of Coigach", asking for an improvement in conditions to dissuade emigration, it was read by the Commisioners 27 July, 1772.

This list of Tenants at Achiltibuie comes from a Petition from the subtenants at Achiltibuie to the Commissioners of Forfeited Estates, undated, but noted on the cover as read 15 June, 1767. It's reference number at the National Archives of Scotland is "E746/113/00001" This is a Petition from the principal tenant at Achiltibuie, Katherine MacKenzie, her son Alexander, and their subtenants to the Commissioners of Forfeited Estates, undated, but from context certainly some time 1767. It's reference number at the National Archives of Scotland is "E746/113/70" The Mitford Manuscript (mitford.htm) includes a list of Coigach tenants and subtenants. In 1769 they all signed an "Obligation to Remove", stating they had possesion since the Estate was annexed to the Crown following the 1745 Rebellion, and that as proper paperwork was lacking ("Tacks" Etc.) "we bind and oblige us our heirs and successors to flit and remove from our respective farms and possessions at the term of Whitsunday or 15th day of May New stile in the year 1770, or at any subsequent term of Whitsunday upon 40 days warning" 1772 Petition "of the united inhabitances of the Baronie of Coigach part of the annexd estate of Cromarty", E746/113/98.
Katherine MacKenzie, noted, but not a signer Katherine Mackenzie Relict of the Deceased Roderick Mackenzie late tenant in Achiltybuie
Katherine Mackenzie relict of deceased Roderick Mackenzie (of Achilty) now in Dalpolly,
Alexander MacKenzie, son of Katherine Alexander Mackenzie son of to the said Roderick tenant there, Alexander Mackenzie, son of Katherine, at Dalpolly Alexr Mckenzie att Dell
John MacLeod (initialled at foot "IM") (5) John MacLeod alias MacIntyre tenant Achiltibuie I ML:
Kenneth McLeod (initialled at foot "KM") (6) Kenneth Macleod tenant Achiltibuie
Kenneth Macleod
At the foot of this document are two sets of initials that do not clearly match the names at the top, one was "HML" (4), I think that was for this person, as a matching Kenneth does not appear in the later lists, but there is a "Hugh MacLeod", not matched in this list.
Hugh McLeod tenant Achiltibuie
Kenneth McLeod
Murdoch McLeod Murdoch MacLeod tenant Achiltibuie Murdoch Macleod tenant Runabreck M:ML
Hugh Ross (initialled at foot "HR") (8) Hugh Ross tenant Achiltibuie Christian Macleod relict of deceased Hugh Ross late tenant Runabreck
Hugh and Christian ("Chirsty") are names that were in use in the Ross family at Reiff in the 19th century, see Reiff 41-12
C:ML
Hugh Ross (initialled at foot "HR") (12)
Donald Lyon (initialled at foot "NL") (7)
Kenneth Graham Kenneth Graham tenant Achiltibuie Kenneth Graham tenant Runabreck K:G:
Donald Graham (initialled at foot "DG") (3) Donald Graham tenant Achiltibuie Donald Graham tenant Runabreck M:ML [my guess is Donald Graham died and this signature represents his Widow]
Alexr Graham (initialled at foot "AG") (11) Alexander Graham tenant Achiltibuie John Graham tenant Runabreck
My guess is John was son of the Alexander Graham noted in the previous two lists, and he succeeded his father in 1768 or 1769.
I:G:
Donald Kerr (initialled at foot "DK") (10) Donald Car Senr tenant Achiltibuie Donald Kerr tenant Runabreck D:K:
Janet Kerr Widdow
At the foot of this document are two sets of initials that do not clearly match the names at the top, one was "DG" (9), I think that was for a Donald Kerr (or "Car"), a son of this person, as a matching Janet does not appear in the later lists, but there are two Donald Kerrs, only one of which is matched in this list.
Donald Car Junior tenant Achiltibuie Donald Kerr tenant Runabreck D:K:
Rory Macleod (initialled at foot "RM") (1) Roderick MacLeod tenant Achiltibuie Roderick Macleod tenant Runabreck R ML
Neil Macleod (initialled at foot "NML") (2) Neil McLeod tenant Achiltibuie
Christian Macleod an Indigent Widdow
Christian Macleod
Malcolm MacDonald
Not in the later lists he was likely a Cotter at Achiltibuie. the forename "Malcolm" looks to have continued in the Reiff MacDonald family in the 19th century, see Reiff 41-18


Achiltibuie extract from the 1821 to 1827 Lochbroom Militia Lists

For this chart I have shuffled name order for each year except 1827, attempting to show where names continued through all four lists, or new names were entered. I have not yet done annotation linking the names to the later census lists, or the earlier 1767, 1769, or 1798 lists. The extracts are from the full transcipts of the Militia Lists at;

  1. Militia List
  1. Militia List
  2. Militia List
  3. Militia List

1821 Militia List
26 Males from 16 to 60 years old
1825 Militia List
13 Males from 16 to 60 years old
1826 Militia List
14 Males from 16 to 60 years old
1827 Militia List
20 Males from 16 to 60 years old
394 Duncan Matheson
Merchant
Achiltibuie
Under 30
364 Roderick Matheson
Fisherman
Achiltibuie
Under 30 Exempt
186 Roderick Matheson
Labourer
Achiltibuie
Above 30
478 Roderick Matheson
Labourer
Achiltibuie
Above 30
395 Roderick Matheson
Tenant
Achiltibuie
Above 30
353 Murdo McLeod
Fisherman
Achiltibuie
Above 30
Exempt
354 Murdo McLeod
Fisherman
Achiltibuie
Under 30
Exempt
396 Murdoch MacLeod Junr.
Tenant
Achiltibuie
Under 30
382 John MacGregor
Constable
Achiltibuie
Under 30
Exempt
189 John MacGregor
Labourer
Achiltibuie
Under 30
Constable
Exempt
482 John MacGregor
Labourer
Achiltibuie
Under 30
347 Rodk MacLeod
Fisherman
Achiltibuie
Above 30
Sickly Exempt
190 Roderick MacLeod Sen.
Labourer
Achiltibuie
Under 30
488 Roderick MacLeod Senr.
Labourer
Achiltibuie
Above 30
397 Roderick MacLeod
Residenter
Achiltibuie
Above 30
195 Roderick MacLeod Jun.
Labourer
Achiltibuie
Above 30
483 Roderick MacLeod Junr.
Labourer
Achiltibuie
Under 30
 
187 Duncan MacLeod
Fisher
Achiltibuie
Under 30
479 Duncan MacLeod
Fisher
Achiltibuie
Under 30
398 Donald MacLeod
Tenant
Achiltibuie
Above 30
360 John McLeod
Fisherman
Achiltibuie
Under 30
Exempt
348 John McLeod
Fisherman
Achiltibuie
Under 30
Blind of an eye Exempt
399 John MacLeod
Residenter
Achiltibuie
Under 30
365 John MacLeod
Weaver
Achiltibuie
Above 30
More than 2 children Exempt
400 Kenneth MacLeod
Residenter
Achiltibuie
Under 30
342 Kenneth Stewart Senr
Fisherman
Achiltibuie
Under 30
Exempt
401 Kenneth Stewart Senr.
Tenant
Achiltibuie
Under 30
Serving as Substitute
Served Exempt
191 Norman MacKenzie
Labourer
Achiltibuie
Under 30
484 Norman MacKenzie
Labourer
Achiltibuie
Above 30

Although noted as Above 30, likely this is the same Norman noted as Under 30 in 1825 and 1827.

402 Norman MacKenzie
Tenant
Achiltibuie
Under 30
350 Colin McKenzie
Fisherman
Achiltibuie
Above 30
More than 2 children Exempt
351 George McKenzie
Wright
Achiltibuie
Under 30

Though not in the later Militia Lists, George is in 1841 census at Achiltibuie 41-28, he might be related to the surrounding MacKenzies, his 1868 death registration notes his parents had been Kenneth McKenzie and Mary, maiden surname McKenzie.

352 Hector McKenzie
Wright
Apprentice
Achiltibuie
Under 30
345 Murdo Graham
Fisherman
Achiltibuie
Above 30
Sickly Exempt
403 Murdoch Graham
Residenter
Achiltibuie
Under 30

Possibly a different Murdo than the one in 1821?

357 Kenneth McLean
Fisherman
Achiltibuie
Above 30
Formerly exempted Exempt
358 Donald McLean
Fisherman
Achiltibuie
Above 30
Formerly exempted Exempt
192 Donald MacLean
Labourer
Achiltibuie
Under 30
485 Donald MacLean
Labourer
Achiltibuie
Under 30
356 Alexander McLeod
Wright
Achiltibuie
Under 30
184 ????? MacLeod
Carpenter
Achiltibuie
Above 30

Forename is unclear as it is on a crease of the paper, might be Alexr. or Neil.

476 Alexander MacLeod
Carpenter
Achiltibuie
Above 30
363 Alexr MacLeod
Fisherman
Achiltibuie
Above 30
Consumption Exempt
404 Alexander MacLeod
Residenter
Achiltibuie Under 30

As noted "Under 30" this might not be the same Alexander as in the 1821 List.

193 Niel Kerr
Tailor
Achiltibuie
Under 30
486 Niel Kerr
Tailor
Achiltibuie
Under 30
344 Alexander Graham
Fisherman
Achiltibuie
Above 30
Exempt
405 Kenneth Graham
Residenter
Achiltibuie
Under 30
194 John Campbell
Labourer
Achiltibuie
Above 30
487 John Campbell
Labourer
Achiltibuie
Under 30
346 Roderick Graham
Fisherman
Achiltibuie
Under 30
Exempt
188 Roderick Graham
Fisher
Achiltibuie
Under 30
480 Roderick Graham
Fisher
Achiltibuie
Under 30
406 Roderick Graham
Residenter
Achiltibuie
Under 30
407 Niel MacLeod
Residenter
Achiltibuie
Under 30
359 Rodk McKenzie
Fisherman
Achiltibuie
Above 30
More than 2 children Exempt
408 Roderick MacKenzie
Residenter
Achiltibuie
Under 30

As he is noted as "Under 30" this might not be the same Roderick MacKenzie as in the 1821 List.

361 Alexander Campbell
Fisherman
Achiltibuie
Under 30
Exempt
481 Alexander Campbell
Fisher
Achiltibuie
Under 30
409 Alexander Campbell
Residenter
Achiltibuie
Under 30
362 Allan Campbell
Fisherman
Achiltibuie
Under 30
Exempt
410 Hugh MacLeod
Residenter
Achiltibuie
Under 30
411 Donald Cameron
Residenter
Achiltibuie
Under 30
355 Murdo McLeod
Fisherman
Achiltibuie
Under 30
Exempt
183 Murdo MacLeod
Labourer
Achiltibuie
Above 30
475 Murdoch MacLeod
Labourer
Achiltibuie
Above 30
412 Murdoch MacLeod Senr.
Residenter
Achiltibuie
Under 30
343 Kenneth Stewart Junr
Fisherman
Achiltibuie
Under 30
Exempt
185 Kenneth Stewart
Fisher
Achiltibuie
Above 30
477 Kenneth Stewart
Fisher
Achiltibuie
Above 30
413 Kenneth Stuart Jnr.
Residenter
Achiltibuie
Under 30
366 Donald Urquhart
Fisherman
Achiltibuie
Above 30
More than 2 children Exempt
See notes with his Widow in the 1841 census at Achiltibuie 41-8
349 Norman McLeod
Fisherman
Achiltibuie
Under 30
Formerly exempted Exempt
381 Angus MacLeod
Merchant
Achiltibuie
Under 30
Exempt


Alexander Kerr Family

In addition to the people and familys noted below there was a marriage registration in the O.P.R. 2 July, 1821 of "Alexander Kerr Achiltibuie to Cathrine MacKenzie Ullapool". I think it likely Alexander was a brother of Roderick Kerr of Achiltibuie (see Achiltibuie 41-41), Donald Kerr at Reiff (see Reiff 41-11), and Mary McKenzie also at Reiff (see Reiff 41-8).

There are four christening registrations to an Alexander Kerr that may be to this family, or possibly to two separate Alexander Kerrs, it is confused by two of them being listed at Ullapool, and two of them at Ardmair (which is close to Ullapool).

Further confusing it is that the third lists the parent as "Widow of Alex Kerr", seeming to draw a line between the third and fourth christenings, till you consider christenings sometimes happened years after births!

If things were simple, they would not be so much fun!

The christenings were;

  1. Margaret, christened 14 May, 1822 at Ullapool,
  2. John, christened 1 July, 1824 at Ardmair,
  3. Donald, christened 5 April, 1829 to the Widow of Alex Kerr at Ullapool,
  4. John, christened 2 May, 1830 at Ardmair.


Achiltibuie 41-1


Roderick McKenzie                         60      Crofter
Christian     do                             60
Duncan        do                          30
Ann           do                             30
Roderick      do                           7
Kenneth       do                           5
Alexander     do                           3
Henny McKenzie                               15    F.S.
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 12, page 11. All were born in the County.

Though enumerated as part of Achiltibuie, this family appears in the 1851 census at Polglass 51-44, all the Polglass families seem to have been counted as part of Achiltibuie in 1841! Roderick and Christian are not in the 1851 census, likely they die before then.

A marriage was registered as 5 March, 1833 of Duncan MacKenzie, Achiltibuie, to Ann MacKenzie, Badinscally.

The 1798 Militia List notes a Roderick MacKenzie at Badinscally, likely the Roderick and Christian above are Ann's parents.


Achiltibuie 41-2


Robert Campbell                           30      Crofter
Barbara     Do                               28
Peggy       do                               6 months
Christian McLeod                             14   F.S.
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 12, page 11. All were born in the County.


Achiltibuie 41-3


Roderick Graham                           40      Crofter
Peggy        do                              35
John         do                            8
Roderick     do                            5
Kenneth      do                            3
Donald       do                            1 1/2
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 12, page 11. All were born in the County.

Though enumerated as part of Achiltibuie, this family appears in the 1851 census at Polglass 51-48 (with Peggy as "Margret"). All the Polglass families seem to have been counted as part of Achiltibuie in 1841!

Parish Register includes the marriage 7 February, 1831 of Roderick Graham to Peggy McKenzie, both of Achiltibuie.


Achiltibuie 41-4


Alexander Campbell                        45      Crofter
Christian     do                             35
Isabella      do                             12
Mary          do                             10
Kenneth       do                           6
Peggy         do                              8
Ann           do                              4
Ann McLeod                                   70
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 12, page 12. All were born in the County.

Though enumerated as part of Achiltibuie, this family appears in the 1851 census at Polglass 51-46, all the Polglass families seem to have been counted as part of Achiltibuie in 1841.

Parish Register records the marriage 17 February, 1825 of "Alexr. Campbell and Christian Fraser Coigach".

Young Margaret, "Peggy" above, dies 28 October, 1857 at Polglass, single, aged 24 years, of "Childbed 5 days". The death registration confirms her mother Christian above was maiden surname Fraser.


Achiltibuie 41-5


Ann Campbell                                 30   Cotter
Peggy   do                                    3
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 12, page 12. Both were born in the County.


Achiltibuie 41-6


Murdoch Graham                            50      Crofter
Catharine do                                 30
   do     do                                 12
John      do                               9
Kenneth    do                              7
Isabella MacLean                             20   F.S.
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 12, page 12. All were born in the County.

Though enumerated as part of Achiltibuie, this family appears in the 1851 census at Polglass 51-49, all the Polglass families seem to have been counted as part of Achiltibuie in 1841! Catharine has died before the 1851 census.

Parish Register records the marriage 2 March, 1827 of Murdo Graham Achiltibuie to Catharine McLean there. My guess is that Isabella above is a younger sister of Catharine.


Achiltibuie 41-7


Duncan MacLean                            30
Christian   do                               60
Peggy       do                               60
Murdoch     do                            25
Ann        do                                20
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 12, page 12. All were born in the County. No occupations in this Household were listed!

Though enumerated as part of Achiltibuie, this family appears in the 1851 census at Polglass 51-45, all the Polglass families seem to have been counted as part of Achiltibuie in 1841!

The 1862 death registration of Murdoch above shows Christian above was his mother, maiden surnamed MacKenzie, and her husband (likely dead by time of this census) had been Kenneth MacLean.


Achiltibuie 41-8


Katherine Urquhart                           55   Cotter
Mary        do                               20     do
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 12, page 12. Both were born in the County.

Though enumerated as part of Achiltibuie, these two appear in the 1851 census at Polglass 51-59, all the Polglass families seem to have been counted as part of Achiltibuie in 1841!

Catherine's death is registered as 1863, aged 82 years, Widow of Donald Urquhart, the Informant her daughter Mary. The registration notes her parents had been Murdoch MacLeod and Margaret, Mmiden surname MacKenzie.

The Parish Register notes the marriage 2 January, 1822 of Donald Urquhart Achiltibuie to Cathrine MacLeod Badinscally.


Achiltibuie 41-9


Roderick Grant                            50      Crofter
Annable     do                               35
Hannah      do                               14
Samuel      do                            12
Catharine   do                                7
Donald      do                             5
Ann         do                                2
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 12, page 13. All were born in the County (that column though was not marked for Roderick though!)

Though enumerated as part of Achiltibuie, this family appears in the 1851 census at Polglass 51-50, all the Polglass families seem to have been counted as part of Achiltibuie in 1841!

The Parish Register includes the marriage 31 March, 1825 of Rodk. Grant Airdmare and Annabel McGregor Achiltibuie.

Roderick was first married to Margaret McDonald, the Parish Register records the marriage 12 February, 1819 of Roderick Grant Ullapool to Margaret McDond., writing of her residence is unclear, either "Airdendrean" or "Achendrean". The latter is most likely, given there were a number of other Achendrean MacDonalds at Badenscallie and a son of Roderick and his first wife, Alexander, is in this census at Badenscallie 41-4, with Roderick's sister Catherine, and other relatives.


Achiltibuie 41-10


Norman McKenzie                           50      Crofter
Katharine   do                               40
Isabella    do                               15
Kenneth     do                            10
Donald      do                             8
Roderick    do                             6
Katharine   do                                4
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 12, page 13. All were born in the County.

Though enumerated as part of Achiltibuie, this family appears in the 1851 census at Polglass 51-51, all the Polglass families seem to have been counted as part of Achiltibuie in 1841!

Parish Register gives the marriage 14 February, 1823 of "Norman McKenzie Achiltibuie to Cathrine McLeod Aultandow".

Also registered was the christening of Donald MacKenzie to Norman 9 July, 1829 at Achiltibuie.

The 1874 death registration of Catherine says her parents had been Donald McLeod and Isabella, maiden surname McLeod. Norman dies later the same year, his parents noted as Kenneth McKenzie, and Henny, maiden surname McKenzie, however I think his mother and wife's names were transposed, the mother being identified as Catherine, maiden surname McLeod.

Young Isabella is in the next census a visitor at Altandhu 51-101, shortly after that she marries to Murdo McLeod of that family, they remain at Altandhu and have four children by the 1861 census. Their descendants include Dr.Neil MacLeod in California (CONTACT INFO).


Achiltibuie 41-11


Murdoch McLeod                            40      Crofter
Annable McLean                               35
John McLeod                               15
William  do                               10
Murdoch  do                                8
Roderick do                                5
Angus    do                                2
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 12, page 13. All were born in the County, except it looks like the "Y" for Annable was crossed over and changed to a "N".

Though enumerated as part of Achiltibuie, this family appears in the 1851 census at Polglass 51-52, all the Polglass families seem to have been counted as part of Achiltibuie in 1841!

The Parish Register includes 15 January, 1824 the marriage of "Murdo McLeod Inverstrathan Coigach and Anable Lamont Bradach Assaint". Anabella dies a few months after the 1861 census, her death registration says her parents were William Lamont and Margaret McLeod. Her surname listed as "McLean" above is likely either a mistake, or from a first marriage.

Young William is in the next census as Servant to a McKenzie family at Achiltibuie 51-74. His marriage was registered 10 February, 1859 to Margaret McLeod, her parents are in this census at Achiltibuie 41-45 with a "40" year old "Peggy McLeod", possibly Margaret with a mistranscribed age. William and Margaret are together in the 1861 census at Achiltibuie 61-41.

Murdoch and Anable were gt-gt-grandparents of Jim McGreal in Hamilton Ontario (CONTACT INFO) through their daughter Abigail (in the next census).


Achiltibuie 41-12


Annable Stewart                              50   Crofter
Isabella   do                                25
Christian   do                               20
Hannah      do                               20
                     -- page break --
Murdoch Stewart                           15      Crofter
Katharine   do                               10
Ann McLeod                                    1
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 12, pages 13 and 14. All were marked as born in the County.

Though enumerated as part of Achiltibuie, this family appears in the 1851 census at Polglass 51-53, all the Polglass families seem to have been counted as part of Achiltibuie in 1841!

The Parish Register records the marriage 9 January, 1850 of Kenneth McLean of Altandubh to Christina Stewart of Polglass, daughter of Duncan Stewart there. Kenneth is in this census with his family at Altandhu 41-15. In the 1851 census Christina "Chirsty" and Kenneth are with his parents, an unmarried brother of Kenneth named Alexander, and a six month old son Duncan, clearly named for Christina's father, at Altandhu 51-99.

The Parish Register records the christening of a Murdoch Stewart to a father Duncan at Achiltibuie 15 July, 1822. The Parish Register includes the marriage registration of Murdoch Stewart to a Christina McLeod 28 February, 1850.

That Christina dies in childbirth or shortly after of a daughter also named Christina or Chirsty, 18 December, 1850 aged 25 years, Murdoch erects a stone to her honour in the Badenscallie burial ground.


Achiltibuie 41-13


John MacLeod                              55      Crofter
Henny     do                                 35
Jannet    do                                 20
John      do                              20
Isabella   do                                 9
John       do                              3
Donald Campbell                           25
Ann      Do                                  15
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 12, page 14. All were born in the County.

Though enumerated as part of Achiltibuie, this family appears in the 1851 census at Polglass 51-54, all the Polglass families seem to have been counted as part of Achiltibuie in 1841!

Henny is missing in the 1851 census, though with them again in 1861.

Not certain, but I think "Jannet" is the person noted as married 4 July, 1850 to George MacLeod of Reiff a son of Murdo MacLeod and Margaret MacLean (my own gt-gt-grandparents). George can be seen with his parents in this census census at Reiff 41-7.

Donald and Ann Campbell are married, Ann is a daughter of John and Henny. The 1871 census lists both Ann and her sister Isabella above as born at Milton in Gairloch Parish. In the 1851 census Donald and Ann's Household is next to her parents, probably on the same croft, at Polglass 51-55. Like Henny, Donald is also away in the 1851 census, perhaps they were visiting relatives in Gairloch?

Donald Campbell was christened 7 February, 1816 at Badenscallie to father Angus Campbell. His Widowed mother Mary Stewart and six of his siblings are in this census at Badenscallie 41-23, and Murdo Campbell at Achadh' a Bhraige 41-1 is his brother.


Achiltibuie 41-14


John MacLeod                              35      Crofter
Mary      do                                 25
Roderick  do                                  5
James     do                               3
Christian do                                  1
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 12, page 13. All were born in the County. The listing of Roderick's age in the females column was clearly a mistake, as Roderick appears in later censuses as a boy.

Though enumerated as part of Achiltibuie, this family appears in the 1851 census at Polglass 51-60, all the Polglass families seem to have been counted as part of Achiltibuie in 1841!

John dies 1877 at Polglass. The registration notes that his wife Mary had been maiden surname MacLeod, and his parents had been Roderick MacLeod and Margaret, maiden surname not known to the Informant.


Achiltibuie 41-15


Norman McKenzie                           50      Crofter
Katharine   do                               40
Thomas MacKenzie                          50      P.
Ann       do                                 30
Isabella   do                                60
Fanny McLeod                                 20   F.S.
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 12, page 13. All were born in the County.


Achiltibuie 41-16


Ann Graham                                   60   Cottar
Peggy   do                                   60   
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 12, page 13. Neither was born in the County.

Though enumerated as part of Achiltibuie, these two sisters appear in the 1851 census at Polglass 51-57, all the Polglass families seem to have been counted as part of Achiltibuie in 1841!

The 1851 census shows both sisters as unmarried, and says both were born at Lochbroom, whereas the 1861 census at Polglass 61-7 agrees with this one, in that the surviving sister (Peggy), is then said to have been born in Assynt.


Achiltibuie 41-17


Peggy MacLeod                                80    Cotter
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 12, page 14. Peggy was born in the County.


Achiltibuie 41-18


Norman McRae                              55      Crofter
Jannet    do                                 45
Donald    do                              15
Jane      do                                 15
Peggy     do                                 14
Lachlin    do                             13
John       do                             12
Mary       do                                11
Allexander  do                             9
Murdoch     do                             7
Angus       do                             5
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 15, page 13. The first six were not born in the County, the others were.

Though enumerated as part of Achiltibuie, this family appears in the 1851 census at Polglass 51-58, all the Polglass families seem to have been counted as part of Achiltibuie in 1841!

The 1851 census says Norman and Lauchlin were born at Assynt, Peggy at "Cathness Dunnet", and the three youngest children at Lochbroom.

I think Lachlin was enumerated twice, here, and as servant to a McLeod family at Achadh' a Bhraigh 41-2.

At the Badenscallie burial ground there is a flat stone inscribed; "Norman McRae, late catechist, Free Church of Scotland, parish of Lochbroom, died 20.3.1853 aged 70 years"

Donald McRae died 7 April, 1869 aged 49, He was a teacher and the Registrar up to that time. The entry gives his mother's maiden name as Janet Kerr & says his father Norman was previously a soldier in the 93d Regt. [later called the Sutherland Highlanders].

The Parish Register includes the christening of Mary above 7 February 1830 at Achiltibuie to a father named Norman McRae.

The Parish Register records the marriage 17 February, 1848 of young Jane above to Alexander McKenzie whose residence is written unclear, but appears to be "Ballachladish. Par. of Assynt".


Achiltibuie 41-19


Roderick Macleod                          65      Crofter
Ann         do                               55
Jane        do                               30
Hugh        do                            25
Rory        do                            20
Barbara                                      14   F.S.
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 12, page 15. All were born in the County. There is a tick mark between Rory and Barbara's names, indicating she was not part of the family. No surname (or ditto) was marked for Barbara.

Though enumerated as part of Achiltibuie, this family appears in the 1851 census at Polglass 51-62, all the Polglass families seem to have been counted as part of Achiltibuie in 1841!

I think it likely this family originated at Strathcanaird, the 1871 census gives Hugh's birthplace as there, and the name "Jane" is common there.

Young Roderick ("Rory" above) is Head of Household in the next census married to Penelope MacDonald, and with his Widowed mother Ann as part of the Household. The Parish Register records the marriage 1 June, 1847 of Roderick McLeod a Crofter at Achiltibuie, to Penelope McDonald. She is listed as resident at Ullapool, but daughter of Murdo McDonald, a weaver on Isle Tanera. Cannot see Penelope in this census, but her Widowed father and other relatives are at Tanera 41-10.

The death of Jane (single) was registered as 14 July, 1860 at Polglass, Informant being her nephew James McLeod. The death registration lists her parents (both dead then) as Roderick McLeod and Ann McKenzie.

Hugh is in the 1851 census at Polglass 51-47 married to Anne Fraser with three children, Anne is in this census with her family at Achiltibuie 41-31.

Kenneth MacLeod in the next Household, Achiltibuie 41-20, is noted in his 1868 death registration as a son of Roderick and Ann, that registration confirms Ann's maiden surname was McKenzie.


Achiltibuie 41-20


Kenneth MacLeod                           30      Weaver
Isabella    do                               28
Mary         do                               5
Mary         do                              6 months
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 12, page 15. All were born in the County.

This family is in the 1851 census at Achiltibuie 51-88.

Kenneth's parents are noted in his 1868 death registration as the couple with other of his relatives in the previous Household at Achiltibuie 41-19.


Achiltibuie 41-21


Hugh Macleod                              45      Crofter
Mary      do                                 35
Kenneth   do                              14
Peggy                                        12
                     -- page break --
Donald McLeod                             10      Crofter
Christian   do                               10
Flora       do                                8
Roderick    do                             5
Murdoch     do                             3
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 12, pages 15 and 16. All were born in the County.

The Parish Register includes the christening of Margaret McLeod 27 April, 1829 to a father named Hugh at Achiltibuie.


Achiltibuie 41-22


Kenneth MacLean                           55      Crofter
Ann         do                               35
John        do                            14
Duncan      do                             3
Hugh        do                            4 months
Ann         do                               20
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 12, page 16. All were born in the County.

Though enumerated as part of Achiltibuie, this family appears in the 1851 census at Polglass 51-69, all the Polglass families seem to have been counted as part of Achiltibuie in 1841!

Parish Register records the marriage 27 February, 1823 of Kenneth MacLean Achiltibuie to Anne MacLeod there.


Achiltibuie 41-23


Neil MacLeod                              30      Crofter
Catharine do                                 60
John      do                              20
Flora     do                                 20
Peggy      do                                15
Catharine   do                               60
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 12, page 16. All were born in the County.

In the 1851 census this family is at Achiltibuie 51-73.

Flora marries Norman Campbell 11 March, 1847, he is in this census with his family at Achiltibuie 41-50. That registration has listed in the column for father of the bride "Ken. Campbell, Achultibuie", I think the registrar accidently put in the name of father of the groom. Flora and Norman are in the 1851 census with children and Norman's mother Mary at Achiltibuie 51-96.

Flora's 1883 death registration gives maiden surname of her mother Catherine, above, as Graham.


Achiltibuie 41-24


Alexander MacLeod                         40      Crofter
Mary        do                               40
Johannah     do                              10
Murdina       do                              9
John          do                           7
Malcolm       do                           5
Donald        do                           3
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 12, page 16. All were born in the County.

In the 1851 census the three sons are at Achiltibuie 51-71, with then 17 year old John as Head of Household.

The Parish Register records the marriage 10 February, 1826 of Alexander McLeod and Mary McDonald, their place of residence disapears into the fold of the page, but I think it reads "Riff", making Mary a child of John McDonald and Ketty McLeod there, see Reiff 41-18. The relationship is confirmed in the 1881 census, where Donald McDonald of Reiff is shown to be an uncle of Mary's son John.

Murdina is in the next census as Servant to a McLeod family at Polglass 51-47. She marries 3 January, 1856 to Roderick McKenzie, (living three Households away from her in 1851 at Polglass 51-44), they are in the 1861 census with two children at Polglass 61-23. (One of Murdina's children, Alexander, is in the 1861 census with her mother Mary and brother John at Achiltibuie 61-37).

Not certain, but I think the 33 year old Widow Johanna McLeod in 1861 at Polglass 61-11 is the Johanna above.


Achiltibuie 41-25


John MacLeod                              60      Crofter
Mary      do                                 50
Donald    do                              10
Catharine  do                                 8
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 12, page 17. All except John were born in the County.

In the 1851 census these four are at Achiltibuie 51-75.

The Parish Register records the marriage 22 December, 1847 of William Campbell, a Fisherman at resident at Ullapool, to Margaret McLeod, resident at Achiltibuie, daughter of John McLeod, Weaver there. John above has his occupation listed in the 1851 census as "Pauper, formerly Weaver".


Achiltibuie 41-26


James MacKenzie                           55      Crofter
Ann         do                               45
Kenneth      do                           20
Jannet       do                              15
Baby         do                              14
John         do                           12
Catharine    do                              10
Colina       do                               7
Duncan       do                            4
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 12, page 17. All were born in the County.


Achiltibuie 41-27


John MacKenzie                            60      Crofter
Jannet    do                                 60
Ann       do                                 30
Mary      do                                 25
Jannet    do                                 20
William   do                              18
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 12, page 17. All were born in the County.

By time of the 1851 census both John and Jannet have died, and young William is listed as Head of Household, see Achiltibuie 51-74.

Mary dies unmarried 1 June, 1856 aged 46, of Consumption suffered one year. Her death registration says both her parents were dead by then, and her own Occupation was listed as Crofter. The Registration says her mother Janet was maiden name MacKenzie.


Achiltibuie 41-28


George MacKenzie                          45      Crofter
Jannet      do                               40
Donald       do                           15
Kenneth      do                           13
Angus        do                           11
                     -- page break --
Colin MacKenzie                           10
Alexander    do                            9
John         do                            6
Mary         do                               4
Flora        do                               2
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 12, pages 17 and 18. All were born in the County.

In the 1851 census this family is at Achiltibuie 51-70.

The death of George is registered as 1868 at Achiltibuie aged 75 years, Joiner, Widower. His parents are noted as having been Kenneth McKenzie and Mary, maiden surname McKenzie.

The registration of Janet's death in 1863 notes her parents had been Donald MacLeod and Flora Mackenzie, Ann Matheson at Achiltibuie 41-32 is her sister.

I have not yet searched for birth registrations for all the children, but Colin was christened 13 June, 1830, with his father listed as "George MacKenzie Carpenter Badinscally".

George is in the 1827 Militia List at Badinscallie, occupation as "Carpenter".


Achiltibuie 41-29


George MacKenzie                          60      Weaver
Ann          do                              55
Angus        do                           25
Annable      do                              25
Alexander    do                           20
Allan        do                              15
Ann          do                              15
Jane         do                               7
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 12, page 18. All were born in the County. Though Allan was enumerated in the females column, I am sure that was a mistake.

In the 1851 census this family is at Achiltibuie 51-80.

Before the next census Angus marries someone named Flora, I think probably it is the marriage recorded in the I.G.I. as 26 March, 1844 in the neighbouring Parish of Assynt with bride as Flora McLeod. They are in the 1851 census at Achiltibuie 51-93, with a servant Elizabeth McLeod, likely a sister of Flora.


Achiltibuie 41-30


Donald MacAulay                           85      Crofter
Katharine   do                               85
Alexander    do                           35
Donald Cameron                            50
Peggy      do                                45
Mary       do                                15
Johannah   do                                15
John       do                             14
Alexander  do                             12
Donald     do                              7
Jane       do                                 5
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 12, page 18. All except the older Donald Cameron were born in the County.

By time of the 1851 census Donald and Catharine MacAulay have died, and the Cameron family is at Achiltibuie 51-79, Donald Cameron has also died by then, but his son John's own death registration confirms parents as having been Donald Cameron and Margaret MacAulay.

The I.G.I. records the marriage of young John above in 1854 to Alexandrina McLeod. John dies in 1855, his death registration names his parents as Donald Cameron and Margaret McAulay, both then deceased.

This family seems to have earlier been at Badentarbet; the Parish Register includes the marriage of Donald Cameron of Glenelg to Peggy MacAulay of Badintarbit 11 May, 1820. Donald MacAulay is at Badintarbit in the 1798 Militia List.

There was also a MacAulay family at Dornie, which is close by Badentarbet. The Parish Register includes the marriage 6 February, 1815 of Mary McDonald from Dornie to John McAulay from Lochinver in Assynt Parish. Also included from 1816 to 1833 are the christenings of eight children to John MacAulay there.

I suspect John MacAulay of Dornie was a son of Donald and Katharine above.

The Parish Register also includes the christening 15 May, 1821 of Malcolm McAulay to Alexander at Badentarbet.


Achiltibuie 41-31


Donald Fraser                             30      Crofter
Murdoch    do                             20
Roderick   do                             14
Barbara    do                                20
Margaret   do                                20
Hughina    do                                15
Annable    do                                20
Margaret Kook                                10
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 12, page 19. All except Margaret Kook were born in the County.

Most of these siblings are accounted for;

  1. Donald marries 18 January, 1849 to Janet Robertson. Janet is in this census with her family at Achduart 41-2. They are in the 1851 census with his unmarried brothers Murdo and Roderick, and a niece Margret Rutherford at Achiltibuie 51-77.
  2. Murdoch is unmarried in the 1851 census with Donald's family.
  3. Roderick is with his brother Donald's family in 1851 and '61, then marries 10 March, 1864 to Mary McLeod.
  4. Barbara is probably the Barbara Fraser who marries 9 December, 1858 to Alexander McLennan, cannot see her in other censuses.
  5. Margaret marries Kenneth McLeod before the 1851 census, they are then at Achiltibuie 51-92.
  6. Hughina marries 22 February, 1850 to John McLean, they are in the 1851 census at Achiltibuie 51-72. John is in this census with his MacLean family at Achiltibuie 41-49.
  7. Annable marries sometime before the 1851 census to Hugh McLeod, he is in this census with his family at Achiltibuie 41-19, they are in the 1851 census at Polglass 51-47.

Donald's 1897 death registration notes his parents had been another Donald Fraser, and Margaret, maiden surname MacKenzie.


Achiltibuie 41-32


Roderick Matheson                         50      Crofter
Ann         do                               40
Mary        do                               14
Duncan      do                            12
Peggy       do                               10
Flora       do                                3
Alexander   do                             1
Chirsty McLeod                               50   F.S.
Barbara    do                                20     do
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 12, page 19. All were born in the County.

In the 1851 census this family is at Achiltibuie 51-76, with Roderick's occupation now Innkeeper!

The 1827 Militia List has two consecutive Mathesons at Achiltibuie, both under 30 years of age, likely brothers. See Duncan, a Merchant, and Roderick, a Tenant.

Ann's death is registered 1878 at Achiltibuie, her parents noted as having been Donald MacLeod and Flora, maiden surname MacKenzie. Janet MacKenzie at Achiltibuie 41-28 is her sister.

The Parish Register includes the marriage 3 March, 1826 of Roderick Matheson of Achiltibuie to Ann McLeod of Badinscally.

The Parish Register also includes some christenings at Achiltibuie to a Roderick Matheson;

  1. Mary, christened 15 April, 1827,
  2. Duncan, christened 25 October, 1829.

Also registered is the marriage 22 February, 1820 of Roderick Stewart of Badenscaly to Mary Matheson of Achiltibuie. I assume Mary was a sister of Roderick Matheson above, see Badenscallie 41-8.

The marriage of Donald MacKenzie to Flora Matheson is registered as 10 March, 1859. Donald is in this census with his family at Achiltibuie 41-28. Donald and Flora are in the 1861 census with their youngest child at Achiltibuie 61-39.

Margaret (the 10 year old "Peggy" above) marries 16 January, 1862, to John McLeod, who is in this census at Achiltibuie 41-36. They are in the 1881 census at Achiltibuie 81-16.


Achiltibuie 41-33


John McKenzie                             50      Crofter
Mary     do                                  45
Christy                                      30
Flora     do                                 15
Allan     do                              10
Murdoch   do                               5
Isabella  do                                  3
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 12, page 19. All were born in the County.

In the 1851 census this family is at Achiltibuie 51-98.

Allan's death unmarried is registered 1877 at Achiltibuie aged 42 years, his sister Isabella was Informant. The registration notes their parents as John MacKenzie and Margaret, maiden surname MacLeod.


Achiltibuie 41-34


Mary MacLeay                                 60   Cotter
Jannet McKenzie                              30
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 12, page 20. Both were born in the County.


Achiltibuie 41-35


John MacRae                               35      Crofter
Alexander do                              30
Ann       do                                 25
Margaret   do                                20
John       do                              2
Margaret   do                                2 months
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 12, page 20. All were born in the County.


Achiltibuie 41-36


John MacLeod                              80      Crofter
Donald    do                              50
Roderick   do                             30
John       do                             20
Mary       do                                25
Jannet     do                                15
Roderick   do                             10
Murdoch    do                              5
John MacLean                              20      M.S.
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 12, page 20. All were born in the County. There is a slash mark before John MacLean's name, indicating he is not a member of the family group.

John, Donald, and Murdoch McLeod are three generations of ancestors of Ray Flint in Australia. Ray's wife Paulette (CONTACT INFO), has done lots of research on this family, and provided most of the following information.

The 1851 census at Achiltibuie 51-82 says Donald and his 15 year younger brother Roderick (the older Roderick above), were born in Gairloch.

John (the patriarch above) died before the 1851 census, so his place of birth is unknown, though probably he was also born at Gairloch.

Donald died 28 March, 1858 and is buried in the burial ground on Isle Tanera. As Badenscallie took most of the mainland Coigach burials, Donald's burial on Tanera suggests he might have had roots there or on one of the other Summer Isles.

Donald's death registration says he was the widower of Isabella Stewart, besides noting John above as father it notes his mother had been Ann, maiden surname MacLeod.

The Parish Register shows at least four births of children above to Donald at Achiltibuie;

  1. John, christened 24 April, 1820, marries 16 January, 1862 to Margaret Matheson. I think Margaret is the 10 year old "Peggy" in this census four households before at Achiltibuie 41-32. In the 1881 census John and Margaret with four children are at Achiltibuie 81-16,
  2. Janet (as "Jannet" above), christened 16 July, 1821,
  3. Roderick, christened 23 April, 1826. He married 27 February, 1862 at Lochbroom to Christina McLean (daughter of Kenneth McLean?). Roderick and Janet lived at Badenscallie, they are there in the 1871 census at Badenscallie 71-70,
  4. Murdoch McLeod, the ancestor of Ray Flint in Australia, was christened 12 June, 1830, he married Flora McLeod 10 February, 1859 at Ullapool. The christening date does not agree with the 5 year old age above, but other data confirms he is the son of Donald and Isabella. Flora is in this census as a four year old in the nearby community of Achlochan, see Achlochan 41-4.

Murdoch MacLeod at Badenscallie 41-20 is another son of John and his late wife Ann.


Achiltibuie 41-37


Donald Graham                             60      Crofter
Ann        do                                50
Donald     do                             25
Margaret   do                                20
John       do                             15
Rodk       do                             10
Isabella   do                                12
Katharine  do                                 5
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 12, page 20. All were born in the County.

In the 1851 census this family is at Achiltibuie 51-84.

I think this couple's wedding was registered in both Kincardine and Alness Parishes 1 January, 1813, with Ann's maiden surname shown to be McGregor. The next Household (Achiltibuie 41-38) is a Cotter Peggy McGregor, probably a sister of Ann.

Young Margaret marries 9 March, 1848 to Murdoch McKenzie, a Tenant at Badluachrach. They do not appear in later Coigach censuses, but Margaret's brother Kenneth in the 1881 census at Achiltibuie 81-17 has two young McKenzie nieces with him, and the I.G.I. records the births of three children in Lochbroom Parish to Margaret Graham and Murdoch McKenzie.

Mary McLean at Altandhu 41-14 is a daughter of Donald and Ann. She dies between birth of a child 1847 and the 1851 census, two of her children are with their then Widowed grandfather Donald Graham in the 1861 census at Achiltibuie 61-22.


Achiltibuie 41-38


Peggy McGregor                               50   Cotter
Jannet McLeod                                15
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 12, page 21. Both were born in the County.

Peggy shows up as Margaret in later censuses at Badenscallie, with Janet as her daughter later using the forename "Jane". See Badenscallie 51-34.

Margaret's 1876 death registration says she was widower of Alexander McLeod, and her parents had been Duncan McGregor and Catherine, maiden surname McKenzie.

I think Peggy was a sister of Ann Graham in the previous Household, Achiltibuie 41-37, who was also maiden surname MacGregor, and lived in a humble cottage on the Graham croft.


Achiltibuie 41-39


Angus McLeod                              60      Crofter
Catharine do                                 45
Ann       do                                 20
John      do                              15
Cursty    do                                 15
Donald    do                              13
Margaret  do                                 10
Alexander do                               8
Roderick McDonald                         25
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 12, page 21. All were born in the County.

By time of the 1851 census Angus has died, Catherine as "Ketty" is with four children at Achiltibuie 51-85. Also with them then is an 8 year old grandson of Catherine; Alexander MacDonald.

The Parish Register records the marriage 22 January, 1813 of Angus McLeod to Catherine Stewart, both of Achiltibuie.

This Household includes four ancestors of Donald Halley (CONTACT INFO)! Ann McLeod marries Roderick McDonald, uncertain if before or after this census. A child of Roderick and Anne was Alexander, present in the 1851 census here in Achiltibuie as an 8 year old with his MacLeod grandparents. The ancestor of Donald Halley was Jane MacDonald, born about 1843 as a daughter of Roderick and Ann. Jane shows up in the 1871 census of Achiltibuie at the Household of her uncle Donald MacLeod (above), see Achiltibuie 71-19.

Roderick, Ann, and five children (with Jane listed as "Jean") are in the 1851 census at Achendrean 51-17.

There are 10 christenings in the Parish Register with father noted as Angus MacLeod of Achiltibuie. The listings are made confusing as of the ten one of them refers to Angus McLeod Snr, and four others refer to Angus McLeod Jnr.

The wedding registered 22 January, 1813 of Angus McLeod to Catherine Stewart both of Achiltibuie I assume to refer to Angus Jnr, which leads to the further assumption christenings before that date were to Angus Snr.

The one christening to Angus McLeod Snr is of a son also named Angus, in 1815. As there was also a christening that day to Angus McLeod Jnr, I assume the son was christened as an adult, hours or minutes before his own child was also christened... this illustrates that christening dates can only be used as vague pointer to dates of birth!

The following list is of children christened at Achiltibuie to an Angus McLeod. Following the names and christening dates I note the father as given in the Register, with Snr or Jnr in brackets where it is not stated and I have guessed.

  1. Barbara, christened 26 January, 1810 to Angus (Snr?),
  2. Margaret, christened 11 August, 1812 to Angus (Snr?),
  3. Angus, christened 26 February, 1815 to Angus Snr (presume this is christening of Angus Jnr),
  4. Ann, christened 26 February, 1815 to Angus Jnr,
  5. John, christened 1 February, 1817 to Angus Jnr,
  6. Catherine, christened 11 May, 1817 to Angus (Snr?),
  7. Christian, christened 16 June, 1819 to Angus Jnr,
  8. Murdoch, christened 31 July, 1820 to Angus Jnr,
  9. Georgina, christened 19 October, 1824 to Angus (Jnr?),
  10. Lexy, christened 18 November, 1832 to Angus (Jnr?).


Achiltibuie 41-40


Kenneth Stewart                           50      Crofter
Ann        do                                40
William    do                             12
Ann        do                                10
Alexander  do                              8
Mary       do                                 6
Murdoch    do                              4
Flora      do                                 2
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 12, page 21. All were born in the County.

This family is in the 1851 census, with Kenneth away from home, at Achiltibuie 51-83, following that the family is in censuses at Altandhu.

Ann's 1879 death registration at Altandhu notes her parents had been Angus Stewart and Flora MacLeod. Her father is in this census at Badenscallie 41-19.

Young Ann marries 24 February, 1859 to John Campbell who is in this census at Acheninver 41-2. They are in the 1861 census at Acheninver 61-11.


Achiltibuie 41-41


Roderick Kerr                             55      Crofter
Katharine do                                 50
Neil      do                              35
John      do                              20
Murdoch   do                              15
                     -- page break --
Ann Kerr                                     13
Alexander Kerr                            10
Cursty      do                                8
Mary        do                                6
Roderick    do                             5
Sibby       do                                1
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 12, pages 21 and 22. All were born in the County.

In the 1851 Achiltibuie census this family shows up at Achiltibuie 51-86, and in 1861 they are at Achiltibuie 61-17.

Roderick's death is registered as 1862, aged 84 years, Widower of Isabella MacLeod. The registration notes his parents had been Alexander Kerr and Christina, maiden surname MacLeod.

There were various registrations mentionning an Alexander Kerr from Achiltibuie, who I think was a brother of Roderick, see Alexander Kerr Family. Roderick was also a brother of Donald Kerr at Reiff (see Reiff 41-11), and Mary McKenzie also at Reiff (see Reiff 41-8).

Neil is mentionned in the Parish Register of marriages 11 December, 1851 "Neil Kerr a Labourer at Achiltibuie, to Ann McLeod, daughter of Donald MacLeod at Reiff". Ann is in the 1851 census at Reiff 51-81.

In the 1851 census Neil is a visitor at Tanera 51-9. The father of that family, Alexander McLeod, is a visitor at Achiltibuie with Neil's family! See Achiltibuie 51-86.

At the Tanera Household in 1851 Catherine MacKenzie is listed as Head, and Neil's relationship to her given as cousin. Catherine's mother Mary was a Kerr, and a sister of Donald Kerr of Reiff (see Reiff 41-11. Given Neil's cousin relationship to Catherine, I think his father Roderick was a brother of Donald and Mary at Reiff.

In 1853 Neil and Ann depart to Tasmania aboard the Sir Allan McNab, see McNab 518. They do not stay there long, and in the 1861 census are at Ullapool, see Ullapool 61-a.


Achiltibuie 41-42


Hector McKenzie                           35      Crofter
John       do                             30
Alexander Stewart                         15      M.S.
Mary Macdonald                               20   F.S.
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 12, page 22. All were born in the County.

I think that the first marriage of John is mentionned in the Parish Register 23 March, 1846: John McKenzie, Achultibuie, and Sibla McKenzie Badinscally, Coigach.. Sibla is in this census at Badenscallie 41-5. By time of the 1851 census at Acheninver 51-14 John is widowed with a four year old child. He remarries, and later calls one of his children with his second wife "Sibla"!


Achiltibuie 41-43


Donald McLeod                             70      Crofter
Angus McLeod                              30
Mary     do                                  60
Annable  do                                  20
Betsy    do                                  25
Fanny    do                                  25
Benjamina do                                  3
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 12, page 22. All were born in the County.

Parish Register includes the christening 28 April, 1811 at Achiltibuie of Angus MacLeod to Donald.

Donald and Mary were ancestors of Hugh Kirkbride "Kirk" McKenzie in Germany through their daughter Rachel, who married John McKenzie from Reiff (son of John McKenzie and Barbara McLeod at Reiff 41-20) 20 January, 1828. Young John and Rachel emigrated to Canada in 1837 with the first three of their children (four more were born in Canada), and so do not appear in this census. Kirk's wife Peggy's contact info is here; CONTACT INFO. Peggy says Mary's maiden surname was McKenzie.


Achiltibuie 41-44


Kenneth MacLeod                           80      Crofter
Kenneth MacLeod                           15
Catharine MacLeod                            60
Annable MacLeod                              20
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 12, page 22. All were born in the County.

Kenneth, the father, dies before the start of Civil Registration in 1855, his wife Annabella (surname unknown) died before this census.

One of the children of Kenneth, Allan, is in the nearby community of Achnahaird, with his wife Janet, and five children, see Achnahaird 41-3. Kenneth and his son Allan are ancestors of Maurice Keith French in New Zealand; see CONTACT INFO.


Achiltibuie 41-45


Angus McLeod                              35      Crofter
Jane     do                                  40
Peggy    do                                  40
John Gordon                               15
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 12, page 22. Angus and Peggy were born in the County, the other two were not. There is a slash mark before John Gordon's name, indicating he was not a family member.

Angus and Jane ("Jean") are in the 1851 census with a 16 year old daughter Margaret who should be present here, see Achiltibuie 51-94, I wonder if the age of "Peggy" above might be mistranscribed? That daughter Margaret marries 10 February, 1859 to William McLeod who in this census at Achiltibuie 41-11. Margaret and William are together in the 1861 census at Achiltibuie 61-41.

Angus dies 1873, his parents noted as Kenneth MacLeod and Kit, maiden surnamed MacKenzie.


Achiltibuie 41-46


Donald McLeod                             25      Crofter
Peggy       do                               30
Kenneth     do                             5
Donald      do                             3
Peggy       do                                1
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 12, page 23. All marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census this family is at Achiltibuie 51-91.

Donald parents had been Kenneth MacLeod and Catherine, maiden surname MacLeod, Margaret's parents were Donald MacLeod and Margaret, maiden surnamed MacLeod. Donald remarries after Margaret's death to a Catherine MacKenzie.


Achiltibuie 41-47


John McLeod                               30      Crofter
Ann       do                                 20
Jannet     do                                10
Roderick    do                             5
John        do                             3
Katharine                                     1
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 12, page 23. All except Ann marked as born in County. No surname or ditto marked for Katharine, but later censuses show her to be a daughter of John and Ann.

Though enumerated as part of Achiltibuie, this family appears in the 1851 census at Polglass 51-61, all the Polglass families seem to have been counted as part of Achiltibuie in 1841!


Achiltibuie 41-48


Hector McKenzie                           30      Crofter
Henny      do                                30
Duncan     do                              5
John       do                              3
Murdoch    do                              1
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 12, page 23. All marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census this family is at Achiltibuie 51-95.

Henny's death is registered 5 February, 1860 of Consumption suffered Several years, her husband Hector was Informant. The registration lists her parents as Kenneth Campbell and Mary Graham. Mary is in this census two Households away with other family at Achiltibuie 41-50 is Henny's mother. Hector's own death is registered as 12 May, 1895, parents were Duncan MacKenzie and Margaret MacKenzie, no other children of that couple have been identified.

Hector and Henny through their daughter Margaret ("Peggy" above) born about 1845 are ancestors of Kate Ferris who lives on the Isle of Lewis (CONTACT INFO). Kate has provided lots of info on this family!


Achiltibuie 41-49


Donald McLean                             50      Crofter
John      do                              20
Katharine  do                                45
Murdoch    do                             13
Margaret   do                                10
Mary       do                                 9
Ann        do                                 7
Cursty     do                                 5
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 12, page 23. All marked as born in County.

This family is in the 1851 census with Catharine a Widow at Achiltibuie 51-97.

Catherine dies 1878 at Achiltibuie, age noted as 89 years, "Widow of Donald McLean Sailor". Her parent noted as having been a crofter John Campbell, and Margaret, maiden surname McDonald, who was secondly married to a McGregor.

Young John marries 22 February, 1850 to Hughina Fraser, they are in the 1851 census at Achiltibuie 51-72. Hughina is in this census with her Fraser family at Achiltibuie 41-31.

John's death is registered 1862 at Achiltibuie, aged "about 40 years", parents Donald McLean, Crofter, deceased, and Catherine, maiden surname Campbell.


Achiltibuie 41-50


Norman Campbell                           24      Crofter
Mary       do                                60
Katharine  do                                20
Ann        do                                18
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 12, page 24. All marked as born in County.

Norman and Flora are in the 1851 census with children and Norman's mother Mary (above) at Achiltibuie 51-96.

Norman marries Flora McLeod 11 March, 1847, she is in this census with her family at Achiltibuie 41-23. That registration has listed in the column for father of the bride "Ken. Campbell, Achultibuie", I think the registrar accidently put in the name of father of the groom as Norman's death registration in 1899 notes his father had been "Kenneth Campbell" (mother was Mary, maiden surname Graham).

Henny McKenzie two Households away at Achiltibuie 41-48 is a daughter of Mary, her 1860 death registration confirms her parents were Kenneth Campbell and Mary Graham. Henny was an ancestor of Kate Ferris who lives on the Isle of Lewis (CONTACT INFO).


Achiltibuie 41-51


John MacLeod                              35      Crofter
Abby      do                                 25
Roderick   do                              5
Peggy                                         3
Isabella                                     6 months
Robert Campbell                           60      Cooper
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 12, page 24. All marked as born in County. There is a slash mark before Robert Campbell's name, indicating the end of the family listing before.

In the 1851 census this family is at Achiltibuie 51-99, birth registrations suggest Abby was birth named "Abigail MacKenzie".


Achiltibuie 51-70


George MacKenzie       Head         Mar   57      Wright
Janet       Do.        Wife         Mar.     54
Donald      Do.        Son          U.    25      Wright
Kenneth     Do.        Son          U.    23      Fisherman
Angus       Do.        Son          U.    21         Do.
Colin       Do.        Son          U.    19         Do.
John        Do.        Son                15      Scholar
Mary        Do.        Daur.                 13       Do.
Flora       Do.        Daur.                 11       Do.
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 22 of Enumeration District #7. All were born in Lochbroom Parish.

In the 1841 census this family was at Achiltibuie 41-28. They are in the 1861 census at Achiltibuie 61-40.

The death of George is registered as 1868 at Achiltibuie aged 75 years, Joiner, Widower. His parents are noted as having been Kenneth McKenzie and Mary, maiden surname McKenzie.

The registration of Janet's death in 1863 notes her parents had been Donald MacLeod and Flora Mackenzie, Ann Matheson at Achiltibuie 51-76 is her sister.

The marriage of Donald MacKenzie to Flora Matheson is registered as 10 March, 1859. Flora is in this census with her family at Achiltibuie 51-76. Donald and Flora are in the 1861 census with their youngest child at Achiltibuie 61-39.


Achiltibuie 51-71


John MacLeod           Head         U.    17      Joiner
Malcolm   Do.          brother            15      Scholar
Donald     Do.         brother            13         Do.
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 22 of Enumeration District #7. All were born in Lochbroom Parish.

In the 1841 census these brothers were with their parents Alexander McLeod and Mary McDonald at Achiltibuie 41-24.

Mary McDonald, mother of these three, was a McDonald from Reiff. Mary is missing in this census, but in 1861 she is with John (above), and a grandson Alexander through her daughter Murdina at Achiltibuie 61-37.

Mary's mother "Ketty", brother Donald, and other relatives, are in this census at Reiff 51-87. Mary's father is for some reason a visitor to the schoolhouse at Altandhu 51-92.

A sister of these siblings, Murdina, is in this census as Servant to a McLeod family at Polglass 51-47.


Achiltibuie 51-72


John McLean            Head         Mar.  29      Subtenant (of 2 Acres)
Hughina   Do.          Wife         Mar.     23
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 22 of Enumeration District #7. Both were born in Lochbroom Parish.

In the 1841 census Donald was with his family at Achiltibuie 41-49, his Widowed mother and four of his siblings are in this census at Achiltibuie 51-97. Hughina was in the 1841 census with her Fraser family at Achiltibuie 41-31. In 1861 John and Hughina with three children are at Achiltibuie 61-36. In 1881 Hughina is at Achiltibuie 81-6 as widow of John McLean.

John's death is registered 1862 at Achiltibuie, aged "about 40 years", parents Donald McLean, Crofter, deceased, and Catherine, maiden surname Campbell.

The Parish Register records the marriage 22 February, 1850 of John McLean and Hughina Fraser.

Three brothers of Hughina are in this census at Achiltibuie 51-77, her sister Margret is at Achiltibuie 51-92, and her sister Ann is in the neighbouring village at Polglass 51-47.


Achiltibuie 51-73


Niel MacLeod           Head         U     40      Subtenant (of 4 Acres)
Catharine Do           Mother       W.       60
John      Do.          Brother      U.    30      Fisherman
Peggy     Do.          Sister       U.       24
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 22 of Enumeration District #7. All were born in Lochbroom Parish.

In the 1841 census this family was at Achiltibuie 41-23.

In the 1861 census this family is at Achiltibuie 61-35, with them then is a 10 year old granddaughter of Catharine named Chirstina Campbell.

A daughter of Catharine, Flora, is in this census at Achiltibuie 51-96. Her 1883 death registration gives maiden surname of her mother Catherine, above, as Graham.


Achiltibuie 51-74


William MacKenzie      Head         U.    27      Subtenant of 8 Acres 
                                                          employing 1 Lab.
Ann       Do           Sister       U.       36
                     -- page break --
Mary MacKenzie         Sister       U        30
William MacLeod        Serv.        U     20      Ag. Lab
Murdo Stewart          Serv.              12      Herd
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on pages 22 and 23 of Enumeration District #7. All were born in Lochbroom Parish.

In the 1841 census this family was at Achiltibuie 41-27, the parents John and Janet were still alive then.

Mary dies unmarried 1 June, 1856 age listed as 46, of Consumption suffered one year. Her death registration says both her parents were dead by then, and her own Occupation was listed as Crofter. The Registration says her mother Janet was maiden name MacKenzie.

William MacLeod was in the last census with his family at Achiltibuie 41-11, that family is in this census at Polglass 51-52. His marriage was registered 10 February, 1859 to Margaret McLeod who is in this census with her parents at Achiltibuie 51-94, in the 1861 census William and Margaret with a three month old son are at Achiltibuie 61-41. William's sister Abigail was a gt-grandmother of Jim McGreal in Hamilton Ontario (CONTACT INFO).


Achiltibuie 51-75


John MacLeod           Head         Mar   60      Pauper formerly Weaver
Mary     Do.           Wife         Mar      63
Donald   Do.           Son          U     22      Pauper
Catharine Do.          Daur.        U        18
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 23 of Enumeration District #7. All were born in Lochbroom Parish.

In the 1841 census this family was at Achiltibuie 41-25. In the 1861 census John and Mary, with Catharine unmarried, are at Achiltibuie 61-38. Interesting that the 1861 census shows John as born in County, the other two in Assynt Parish, SutherlandShire!

The Parish Register records the marriage 22 December, 1847 of William Campbell, a Fisherman at resident at Ullapool, to Margaret McLeod, resident at Achiltibuie, daughter of John McLeod, Weaver there. Margaret was not with this family in the 1841 census, but as John above has his occupation listed as "Pauper, formerly Weaver", I am sure she was a daughter of this Household.


Achiltibuie 51-76


Roderick Matheson      Head         Mar.  60      InnKeeper
Ann          Do.       Wife         Mar.     48
Mary         Do        Daur.        U.       24
Duncan       Do.       Son          U     20
Margret       Do.      Daur         U.       18
Flora         Do.      Daur.                 14   Scholar
Alexander     Do.      Son                11         Do.
Donald        Do.      Son                 8         Do.
Winey         Do.      Daur.                  5      Do.
Bell          Do.      Daur.                  3
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 23 of Enumeration District #7. All marked as born in Lochbroom Parish, except Roderick born in Gairloch Parish.

In the 1841 census this family is at Achiltibuie 41-32. In the 1861 census they are at Achiltibuie 61-29.

Ann's death is registered 1878 at Achiltibuie, her parents noted as having been Donald MacLeod and Flora, maiden surname MacKenzie.

The marriage of Donald MacKenzie to Flora Matheson is registered as 10 March, 1859. Donald is in this census with his family at Achiltibuie 51-70. Donald and Flora are in the 1861 census with their youngest child at Achiltibuie 61-39.

Margaret (the 18 year old "Margret" above) marries 16 January, 1862 to John McLeod, who was in the 1841 census at Achiltibuie 41-36. They are in the 1881 census at Achiltibuie 81-16.


Achiltibuie 51-77


Donald Fraser          Head         Mar.  36      Subtenant of 2 1/2 Acres)
Janet     Do.          Wife         Mar.     24
Murdo      Do.         Brother      U     32      Fisherman
                     -- page break --
Roderick Fraser        Brother      U.    27      Fisherman
Margret Rutherford     Niece        U.       17
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on pages 23 and 24 of Enumeration District #7. All were born in Lochbroom Parish, except Margret Rutherford at Dundee.

In the 1841 census the Fraser brothers were at Achiltibuie 41-31. Donald and Janet are in the 1861 census at Achiltibuie 61-28.

The death of Donald is registered as 1897 at Achiltibuie, Widower of Jessie Robertson, the registration says his parents had been another Donald Fraser, and Margaret, maiden surname MacKenzie.

The I.G.I. lists the marriage 18 January, 1849 of Donald Fraser to Janet Robertson. Janet was a daughter of William Robertson of Badenscallie and Margaret McLeod of Culnacraig, she was christened 21 June, 1827. By time of the 1841 census, her father had died, and her mother remarried to Roderick McRae (originally from Assynt). Janet, her mother, stepfather, and several siblings through both her father and stepfather were in the 1841 census at Achduart 41-2.

Murdoch marries 27 February, 1852 to Catherine McLeay, they are in the 1861 census at Achiltibuie 61-33.

Three sisters of these brothers are married and in different Households in this census;


Achiltibuie 51-78


John MacKenzie         Head         Mar.  50      Subtenant(of 2 Acres)
Mary      Do.          Wife         Mar.     45
John      Do.          Son          U     20      Fisherman
Catharine  Do.         Daur.                 14
Murdo      Do.         Son                10      Scholar
Robert     Do.         Son                 8
Bell       Do.         Daur                  8mo
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 24 of Enumeration District #7. All were born in Lochbroom Parish.

In the 1841 census this family was at the village of Letters. In 1861 they are at Achiltibuie 61-30.

John and Mary were gt.gt.gt.grandparents of Cela Beale in New Zealand (CONTACT INFO), through their daughter Catherine. Cela has done lots of research on this family! She says that John McKenzie and Mary McLeay married in 1824 and lived first in Letters then moved to Achiltibuie before 1850.


Achiltibuie 51-79


Margret Cameron        Head         W.       57
John       Do.         Son          U.    30      Subtenant( of 2 Acres)
Mary       Do.         Daur.        U.       28
Johanna    Do.         Daur         U        26   Dressmaker
Alexander   Do.        Son          U.    21      Fisherman
Jean        Do.        Daur.        U.       15   Scholar
Alexander Macaulay     Brother      U.    47      Ship Master
John MacKenzie         Lodger       U.    29      Schoolmaster
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 24 of Enumeration District #7. All were born in Lochbroom Parish, except John MacKenzie born in Assynt.

In the 1841 census this family is at Achiltibuie 41-30, with Margaret's MacAulay parents, and her husband Donald Cameron still alive.

The I.G.I. records a marriage extracted from the Parish Register 9 February, 1854 of a John Cameron to an Alexandrina McLeod, previously I thought that was likely the Alexandrina at Achiltibuie 51-100, but have been contacted by a descendant of her, who notes a different husband. John dies 19 March, 1855 of consumption suffered two years. The death registration names Alexandrina as his Widow, and his parents Donald Cameron and Margaret McAulay as both deceased. The registration also says he and Alexandrina had a daughter who died at 7 days in 1855. Names of the Informant and Witness to the Informant's signature are unclear, Informant looks to be James McLeod and George McLeod as Witness, but a third name, unusually, might also be recorded.

The Landlord of this family, the Marquis of Stafford, funded the emigration of a number of his tenants through "the Highlands and Islands Emigration Society". Hugh Campbell (CONTACT INFO), a Tasmanian historian has written an article based on the 15 families aboard the Sir Allan McNab, see corn.htm. That article gives good background on the emigration scheme. Alexander McAulay, with four of his Cameron nephews and nieces were assisted to emigrate aboard the ship Derry Castle 1 January, 1854 leaving Liverpool and arriving 21 January, 1855 at Portland Bay, Victoria, Australia after a lengthy journey which included mutiny by some of the crew. This family's emigrants are recorded in a database available on the Scottish Archives Network website (http://www.scan.org.uk) as household #860;

  1. Alexander McAulay, age 54
  2. Donald Cameron, age 21
  3. Johanna Cameron, age 28
  4. Mary Cameron, age 30
  5. Iain Cameron, age 18, clearly a mistranscription for Jean above, recorded as "Jane" in 1841.


Achiltibuie 51-80


George MacKenzie       Head         Mar.  78      Subtenant of 4 Acres
Ann         Do.        Wife         Mar.     73
Anabella     Do.       Daur         Unm.     34
                     -- page break --
Alexander MacKenzie    Son          U.    30      Fisherman
Ann          Do.       Daur.        U.       24
Kenneth       Do.      Grandson            7      Scholar
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on pages 24 and 25 of Enumeration District #7. All were born in Lochbroom Parish.

In the 1841 census this family was at Achiltibuie 41-29.

The death of George is registered as 10 February, 1855 at Achiltibuie, aged 84 years, married to Ann, maiden surname McKenzie, occupation "Weaver and Tenant". His parents are noted as having been John MacKenzie and Mary, maiden surname MacLeod. He is noted as born at Strathcanaird, and lived the last 16 years at Achiltibuie. The registration notes his children's names and ages (presumably all born at Strathcanaird) were;

The death of Ann is registered as 21 March, 1865 at Achiltibuie, aged 85 years, her parents noted as having been Kenneth McKenzie and Anabella, maiden surname McKay, her son Angus the Informant.

By time of the 1861 census at Achiltibuie 61-32 Ann is living the home of Alexander and his wife, along with his sisters Anabella and Ann.

The Civil Registration index shows the marriage 5 March, 1857 of Alexander McKenzie to "Cathren" McKenzie.

Since the last census a son of George and Ann named Angus, who was with them then, has married a woman named Flora. That couple is in this census at Achiltibuie 51-93.

The death of Alexander is registered as 1888 at Achiltibuie, aged 80 years, married to "Kate Mackenzie", his parents noted as having been George MacKenzie and Anne, maiden surname MacKenzie, Informant his son John.


Achiltibuie 51-81


Alexander MacLean      Head         Mar   50      Subtenant (of 2 1/2 Acres)
Meddlin      Do.       Wife         Mar      50
Kenneth      Do.       Son          U.    20      Fisherman
Catharine    Do.       Daur         U        17
Donald        Do.      Son                15
John          Do       Son                 5
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 25 of Enumeration District #7. Alexander and Meddlin were born at Gairloch, their children in Lochbroom Parish.

In the 1841 census this family was on the south shore of Lochbroom at Badluarch (Enumeration District #7, Page 4), with them then were two older daughters, Jane and Issobella. In 1861 the main Household is at Achiltibuie 61-26.

Alexander dies 19 August, 1865 at Achiltibuie, Informant his son Kenneth, the death registration shows his parents had been Donald MacLean, Smith, and Janet, maiden surname left blank, and his wife Magdalene ("Meddlin" above) was maiden surnamed MacKenzie.

Kenneth marries 8 November 1855 to Ann Campbell, they are in the 1861 census in the Household next to his parents (on the same croft?) at Achiltibuie 61-27.


Achiltibuie 51-82


Donald MacLeod         Head         Widr. 67      Subtenant (of 5 Acres)
Roderick    Do.        Brother      U.    50      Fisherman
John        Do.        Son          U.    28            Do.
Jessie      Do.        Daur         U.       25
Roderick    Do.        Son          U     23      Ag. Lab.
Murdo       Do.        Son          U     19      Do.  do.
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 25 of Enumeration District #7. All were born in Lochbroom Parish.

In the 1841 census this family was at Achiltibuie 41-36.

The Parish Register records the marriage of John McLeod to Margt. Matheson 12 February, 1852, they are in the next census with three children at Achiltibuie 61-23.

In the 1861 census the older and younger Roderick, and Jessie (as Janet) are all still unmarried and living at Achiltibuie 61-24.

Murdoch McLeod married Flora McLeod 10 February, 1859 at Ullapool, in 1861 they are at Achiltibuie 61-24.

Donald and Murdo are ancestors of Ray Flint in Australia. Ray's wife Paulette (CONTACT INFO), has done lots of research on this family, and provided most of the following information.

Donald died 28 March, 1858 and is buried in the burial ground on Isle Tanera. As Badenscallie took most of the mainland Coigach burials, Donald's burial on Tanera suggests he might have had roots there or on one of the other Summer Isles (perhaps his wife was from there?).

Donald's death registration says he was the widower of Isabella Stewart. The 1862 death registration of young Roderick confirms parents as Donald MacLeod and Isabella, maiden surname Stewart.

The Parish Register shows at least four christenings of children above to Donald at Achiltibuie;

  1. John, christened 24 April, 1820, marries 16 January, 1862 to Margaret Matheson. I think Margaret was the 10 year old "Peggy" in the 1841 census at Achiltibuie 41-32. In the 1881 census John and Margaret with four children are at Achiltibuie 81-16,
  2. Janet (as "Jessie" above), christened 16 July, 1821,
  3. Roderick, christened 23 April, 1826. He married 27 February, 1862 at Lochbroom to Christina McLean (daughter of Kenneth McLean?). Roderick and Janet lived at Badenscallie, they are there in the 1871 census at Badenscallie 71-70,
  4. Murdoch McLeod, the ancestor of Ray Flint in Australia, was christened 12 June, 1830, he married Flora McLeod 10 February, 1859 at Ullapool. Flora was in the 1841 census as a four year old in the nearby community of Achlochan, see Achlochan 41-4. In the 1861 census Murdoch and Flora are in the Household next to Roderick (same croft?) at Achiltibuie 61-25.


Achiltibuie 51-83


Ann Stewart            Wife         Mar.     65
Ann     Do.            Daur         U        20
Alexander Do.          Son          U     18      Ag Lab
Flora     Do.          Daur                  11   Scholar
Jean      Do.          Daur                   9     Do
                     -- page break --
Donald Stewart         Son                 7      Scholar
Duncan    Do.          Son                 5        Do.
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on pages 25 and 26 of Enumeration District #7. All were born in Lochbroom Parish.

In the 1841 census this family is at Achiltibuie 41-40, in 1851 they are at Altandhu 61-21.

Ann's 1879 death registration at Altandhu notes her parents had been Angus Stewart and Flora MacLeod. Her father is in this census at Badenscallie 51-42.


Achiltibuie 51-84


Donald Graham          Head         Mar   67      Subtenant of 5 acres
                                                   employing 1 Labourer
Ann      Do.           Wife         Mar      63
Alexander Do.          Son          U.    30      Licensed Victualler
John      Do.          Son          U.    24      Fisherman
Roderick   Do.         Son          U     22            Do.
Ann Macdonald          Dau.         Wid      37
Donald     Do.         Grandson           12      Scholar
Margret    Do.         GrandDaur.            10       Do.
Rodina     Do.         GrandDaur.             7       Do.
Roderick MacLeod       Serv.        U     26      Ag Lab
Mary        Do.        Serv.        U        18   General Serv. Farm
Alexander Kerr         Visitor      U     24      Tailor
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 26 of Enumeration District #7. All were born in Lochbroom Parish.

In the 1841 census this family is at Achiltibuie 41-37. Donald is Widowed by time of the next census, living at Achiltibuie 61-22.

Ann's death is registered as 12 January, 1856 at Achiltibuie, aged 68 years, her parents are noted as having been Duncan McGregor and Annabella, Maiden Surname MacKenzie. Informant of the death was her nephew, Samuel Grant, who is in this census at Polglass 51-50, Samuel's mother Annabella there was a sister of Ann.

Before the 1861 census John marries to Isabella McLeod, and they are living in the Household previous to his father, Achiltibuie 61-20, probably on the same croft.

Ann MacDonald and her daughter Rodina are in the 1861 census at Achiltibuie 61-31.

I.G.I. has marriage 10 February, 1837 of Ann Graham to Roderick McDonald at Killearnan. Ann's daughters Peggy and Roderica "Rodina" were both christened at Lochbroom; Peggy 22 February, 1841, and Roderica 21 November, 1842. My guess is Roderica was born shortly after the death of her father.

In the 1841 census Roderick McDonald, Anne, and two of their children, Donald and Margaret, were one of the two families in a hamlet on the south side of Lochbroom opposite Ullapool, see Altnaherie 41-2.

Alexander Kerr was from Reiff, in the 1841 census he was there with his family at Reiff 41-11. Two years after this census he emigrates to Tasmania aboard the Sir Allan McNab with his unmarried sister Chirsty, a sister Margaret who married Kenneth MacKenzie of Reiff, and various other relatives, see mcnab.htm.


Achiltibuie 51-85


Kitty MacLeod          Head         W.       57
John      Do.          Son          U     36      Subtenant of 4 Acres
Chirsty   Do.          Daur         U        26   F.S.
Donald    Do.          Son          U     24      Shepherd
Margret   Do.          Dau.         U        19   S
Alexander MacDonald    Grandson            8      Scholar
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 26 of Enumeration District #7. All were born in Lochbroom Parish.

This family was in the 1841 census at at Achiltibuie 41-39. Since then Catherine "Ketty"s husband Angus has died. With them in 1841 was a daughter Ann, and a 25-29 year old Roderick McDonald. Though I cannot find a birth registration for Alexander above, there is a marriage registered 12 September, 1844 at Stornaway of Roderick McDonald to Annie McLeod.

In 1861 this family is at Achiltibuie 61-18.

Roderick MacDonald of Strathcanaird, and Ann McLeod of this family, are ancestors of Donald Halley (CONTACT INFO). The ancestor of Donald Halley was Jane MacDonald, born about 1843 as a daughter of Roderick and Ann. Jane shows up in the 1871 census of Achiltibuie at the Household of her uncle Donald MacLeod (above), see Achiltibuie 71-19.

Alexander above was a child of Roderick and Anne. Cannot clearly find a birth registration for Alexander, but there is a christening registered 12 September, 1844 at Stornoway of an Alexander to a Roderick McDonald and an Annie McLeod which might refer to him....

Roderick, Ann, and five children (with Jane listed as "Jean") are in the 1851 census at Achendrean 51-17.


Achiltibuie 51-86


Roderick Kerr          Head       Widr.   72      Subtenant of 4 Acres
John      Do.          Son          U     30      Fisherman
Murdo     Do.          Son          U     27         Do.
Ann       Do.          Daur.        U        23   Dressmaker
Alexander  Do.         Son          U     21      Fisherman
Mary       Do.         Daur.        U        17
Roderick   Do.         Son                14      Scholar
Sibla      Do.         Daur                   8        Do.
Alexander MacLeod      Visitor      Mar.  35      Fisherman
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 27 of Enumeration District #7. All were born in Lochbroom Parish.

In the 1841 census this family was at Achiltibuie 41-41, in 1861 they are at Achiltibuie 61-17.

Roderick's death is registered as 1862, aged 84 years, Widower of Isabella MacLeod. The registration notes his parents had been Alexander Kerr and Christina, maiden surname MacLeod.

A son Neil was in the 1841 census, but missing now. He is mentionned in the Parish Register of marriages 11 December, 1851 "Neil Kerr a Labourer at Achiltibuie, to Ann McLeod, daughter of Donald MacLeod at Reiff". Ann was in the 1851 census at Reiff 51-81.

At time of this census Neil is at Tanera 51-9, a visitor to his cousin Mary MacKenzie of Reiff, whose mother Mary Kerr was a sister of Roderick Kerr, Neil's father. The husband in that Household, Alexander McLeod, is I think the visitor in this Household!

In 1853 Neil and Ann emigrated to Tasmania aboard the Sir Allan McNab, see McNab 518. They did not stay there long, and in the 1861 census are at Ullapool, see Ullapool 61-a.

Young Ann above marries 25 December to Roderick McLeod. I am uncertain which McLeod family he was part of. They are in the 1861 census at Achiltibuie 61-16, along with three young children.

Alexander MacLeod with his family from Tanera also emigrated aboard the Sir Allan McNab, see McNab 522.


Achiltibuie 51-87


Kenneth Stewart        Head         Widr. 60      Subtenant of 3 Acres
John        Do.        Son          U.    29      Shoemaker
Catharine     Do       Daur.        U        21
Bell          Do.      Daur.        U        17
Mary          Do.      Daur                  15   Scholar
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 27 of Enumeration District #7. All were born in Lochbroom Parish.

In the 1841 census this family was at Achnahaird 41-8, in 1861 Kenneth is Widowed with two children at Achiltibuie 61-14, another son, Roderick, is then in the neighbouring Household (possibly on the same croft?), at Achiltibuie 61-15.

A son of this family, Alexander, marries in 1865 at Ardmair to Catherine McLeod of Elphin in Assynt Parish, they are gt-grandparents of Roderick "Hugh" Waterton (CONTACT INFO).


Achiltibuie 51-88


Kenneth MacLeod        Head         Mar   40      Weaver
Isabella     Do        Wife         Mar      39
Mary         Do.       Daur.        U        14   Scholar
Ann          Do.       Daur.                  9     Do.
Catharine    Do.       Daur                   6
Roderick     Do        Son                 3
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 27 of Enumeration District #7. All were born in Lochbroom Parish.

In the 1841 census this family is at Achiltibuie 41-20. They are in the 1861 census at Achiltibuie 61-12.

Kenneth's death is registered as 15 April, 1862 at Achiltibuie, aged 60 years. His parents are noted as Roderick McLeod and Ann, maiden surname McKenzie, his Widowed mother Ann in this census at Polglass 51-62.


Achiltibuie 51-89


Roderick Morrison      Head         Mar.  59      Subtenant (of 2 1/2 Acres)
Barbara       Do.      Wife         Mar.     51
Janet         Do.      Daur.        U        26
Hugh          Do.      Son          U     21      Fisherman
William       Do.      Son                12      Scholar
Chirsty Stewart        Visitor      U        82   Pauper formerly general Serv.
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 28 of Enumeration District #7. All were born in Lochbroom Parish.

In the 1841 census Barbara with children Kenneth, Hugh, Catherine and William is at a place in Lochbroom Parish that looks to be spelled "Altnamankar", page 2 of Enumeration District #3, in 1861 the family is atAchiltibuie 61-13.


Achiltibuie 51-90


Simon MacLeod          Head         Mar   61      Subtenant (of 1 Acre)
Anabella  Do.          Wife         Mar.     52
James     Do.          Son          Mar.  26      Shepherd
George    Do.          Son          U     23      Common Labourer
Kenneth   Do.          Son                15
Betsy     Do.          Daur.                 10   Scholar
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 28 of Enumeration District #7. All were born in Lochbroom Parish.

In the 1841 census this family was at Achnahaird 41-5. Simon, with Kenneth and Betsy, is in the 1861 census at Polglass 61-2. James with his wife Catherine and four children is in the 1861 census at Achiltibuie 61-11, along with them is his mother Anabella.

The Parish Register records the marriage 6 February, 1851 of James McLeod, a Labourer at Achiltibuie, to Catharine McLennan, resident at Glacau. The forename of Catherine's father disapears in the spine of the register, but his residence is shown as Dingwall.


Achiltibuie 51-91


Donald MacLeod         Head         Mar.  41      Weaver
Margret    Do.         Wife         Mar      49
Donald     Do.         Son                16      Scholar
Margret    Do.         Daur                  12      Do.
Mary       Do.         Daur.                 10      Do.
Chirsty     Do.        Daur                   7
Angus       Do.        Son                 4
Roderick    Do.        Son                 1
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 28 of Enumeration District #7. All were born in Lochbroom Parish.

In the 1841 census this family is at Achiltibuie 41-46. In 1861 they are at Achiltibuie 61-10.

Donald parents had been Kenneth MacLeod and Catherine, maiden surname MacLeod, Margaret's parents were Donald MacLeod and Margaret, maiden surnamed MacLeod. Donald remarries after Margaret's death to a Catherine MacKenzie.


Achiltibuie 51-92


Kenneth MacLeod        Head         Mar   33      Weaver
Margret     Do.        Wife         Mar      32
Mary        Do.        Daur.                  7
Margret      Do.       Daur.                  5
Alexander    Do.       Son                 3
Catharine    Do.       Daur.                  1
Flora       Do.        Serv         U        20   House Servant
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 29 of Enumeration District #7. All were born in Lochbroom Parish.

In the 1861 census this family is at Achiltibuie 61-9. Civil Registration of several of the children show Margret's maiden surname was Fraser. In the 1841 census she was with her Fraser family at Achiltibuie 41-31. Kenneth has not been identified in the 1841 census.

Margaret "Peggy" dies 1895 at Achiltibuie. The Registration notes her parents had been Donald Fraser and Margaret, maiden surname MacKenzie. Kenneth's own death registered 1909 at Achiltibuie notes his parents as having been Kenneth MacLeod and Catherine, maiden surname MacKenzie, son Kenneth the Informant.

Margret has five siblings in this census;


Achiltibuie 51-93


Angus MacKenzie        Head         Mar   37      Subtenant (of 1 Acre)
Flora       Do.        Wife         Mar      30
Elizabeth MacLeod      Serv                  22   House Serv.
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 29 of Enumeration District #7. All were born in Lochbroom Parish.

In the 1841 census Angus was with his MacKenzie family at Achiltibuie 41-29. His parents are in this census at Achiltibuie 51-80.

In 1861 Angus and Flora are at Achiltibuie 61-8.

Angus and Flora married since the last census, I think probably it is the marriage recorded in the I.G.I. as 26 March, 1844 in the neighbouring Parish of Assynt with bride as Flora McLeod. The servant Elizabeth McLeod was likely a sister of Flora.


Achiltibuie 51-94


Angus MacLeod          Head         Mar   50      Subtenant (of 1 Acre)
Jean      Do.          Wife         Mar.     54
Margret   Do.          Daur.        U        16   Scholar
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 29 of Enumeration District #7. Angus and Margret are marked as born in Lochbroom Parish, but Jean is marked as born at Dornoch in SutherlandShire, the 1861 census has her born in SutherlandShire at some place that begins "Sc.. " (possibly "Scourie"?).

In the 1841 census this family is at Achiltibuie 41-45. In 1851 Angus and Jean are at Achiltibuie 61-7.

Margaret marries 10 February, 1859 to William MacLeod who is in this census as servant to a McKenzie family at Achiltibuie 51-74. In the 1861 census Margaret and William with a three month old son are at Achiltibuie 61-41.

Angus dies 1873, his parents noted as Kenneth MacLeod and Kit, maiden surnamed MacKenzie.


Achiltibuie 51-95


Hector MacKenzie       Head         Mar   40      Subtenant of 1 Acre
Henny      Do          Wife         Mar      40
Duncan      Do.        Son          U     18
Murdo       Do.        Son                12      Scholar
Kenneth     Do.        Son                10         Do.
Peggy       Do.        Daur.                  7
John       Do.         Son                 4
                     -- page break --
Ann MacKenzie          Daur                   2
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on pages 29 and 30 of Enumeration District #7. All were born in Lochbroom Parish.

In the 1841 census this family was at Achiltibuie 41-48. Hector and three children are in the 1861 census at Achiltibuie 61-6.

Henny's death is registered 5 February, 1860 of Consumption suffered Several years, her husband Hector was Informant. The registration lists her parents as Kenneth Campbell and Mary Graham, Mary Campbell in the next Household, Achiltibuie 51-96, is her mother. Hector's own death is registered as 12 May, 1895, parents were Duncan MacKenzie and Margaret MacKenzie, no other children of that couple have been identified.

Hector and Henny through their daughter Margaret ("Peggy" above) are ancestors of Kate Ferris who lives on the Isle of Lewis (CONTACT INFO). Kate has provided lots of info on this family!

Margaret "Peggy" marries 10 February, 1870 to Alexander McLeod, who is in this census with his family at Altandhu 51-107.


Achiltibuie 51-96


Norman Campbell        Head         Mar   34      Subtenant (of 1 Acre)
Flora      Do.         Wife         Mar.     28
Chirsty    Do.         Daur                   3
Alexina    Do.         Daur                   1
Mary       Do.         Mother       W.       64
Ann        Do.         Sister       U.       26   House Serv.
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 30 of Enumeration District #7. All were born in Lochbroom Parish.

In the 1841 census Norman was with his mother Mary and sister Ann (both above), and a sister "Katharine" at Achiltibuie 41-50. In 1861 the family is at Achiltibuie 61-5, Norman's mother Mary dies before then.

The Parish Register recorded the marriage 11 March, 1847 of Norman Campbell to Flora McLeod. That registration has listed in the column for father of the bride "Ken. Campbell, Achultibuie", I think the registrar accidently put in the name of father of the groom as Norman's death registration in 1899 notes his father had been "Kenneth Campbell" (mother was Mary, maiden surname Graham).

Flora's was in the 1841 census at Achiltibuie 41-23, her mother and siblings are in this census at Achiltibuie 51-73.

Henrietta "Henny" Campbell in the previous Household (Achiltibuie 51-95) is another daughter of Mary. Mary was an ancestor of Kate Ferris on Isle Lewis (CONTACT INFO) through Henrietta.


Achiltibuie 51-97


Catharine MacLean      Head         W        53
Catharine     Do       Daur         U.       26
George        Do.      Son          U.    24      Subtenant (of 2 Acres)
Murdo         Do.      Son          U.    22      Seaman
Ann           Do.      Daur.        U        20   Dau
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 30 of Enumeration District #7. All were born in Lochbroom Parish.

In the 1841 census this family is at Achiltibuie 41-49 with Catharine's husband Donald as Head of Household. In 1861 they are at Achiltibuie 61-4.

Catherine dies 1878 at Achiltibuie, age noted as 89 years, "Widow of Donald McLean Sailor". Her parent noted as having been a crofter John Campbell, and Margaret, maiden surname McDonald, who was secondly married to a McGregor.


Achiltibuie 51-98


John MacKenzie         Head         Mar   63      Subtenant of 2 Acres
Margret    Do          Wife         Mar      51
Allan      Do.         Son          U.    21      Fisherman
Murdo      Do.         Son          U.    19         Do.
Bell       Do.         Daur         U.       17
Roderick MacLeod       Visitor      U.    15      Scholar
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on pages 30 of Enumeration District #7. All were born in Lochbroom Parish, except Roderick MacLeod born in Assynt Parish.

In the 1841 census this family is at Achiltibuie 41-33. In the 1861 census Margret is a Widow with various relatives at Achiltibuie 61-3, with young Murdo above married and living with his wife and child on the previous lot (same croft?) at Achiltibuie 61-2.

Allan's death unmarried is registered 1877 at Achiltibuie aged 42 years, his sister Isabella was Informant. The registration notes their parents as John MacKenzie and Margaret, maiden surname MacLeod.


Achiltibuie 51-99


John MacLeod           Head         Mar.  50      Subtenant (of 2 Acres)
Abby    Do.            Wife         Mar      32
                     -- page break --
Peggy MacLeod          Daur                  12
Bell      Do.          Daur                  10   Scholar
Donald     Do.         Son                 8         Do.
Mary        Do.        Daur.                  6
Catharine    Do.       Daur.                under 1 mo.
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on pages 30 and 31 of Enumeration District #7. All were born in Lochbroom Parish.

In the 1841 census this family was at Achiltibuie 41-51. The I.G.I. includes two registrations I think are to this couple; Catherine christened 20 May, 1849 (given the age of the Catharine above likely a daughter who died young), and Murdoch born 12 May, 1856. Both registrations list the father as John MacLeod and the mother as "Abigail MacKenzie"


Achiltibuie 51-100


John MacLeod           Head         Mar   73      Catechist
Anabella  Do           Wife         Mar      56
William   Do.          Son          U     29      Boot & Shoemaker
Roderick   Do.         Son          U     27      Blacksmith
James      Do.         Son                24
Alexina    Do.         Daur.                 22   Dress maker
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 31 of Enumeration District #7. John and Anabella are listed as born at Lochinver in Assynt Parish, William at Dorney, Roderick and Alexina at Achiltibuie, and James at Tanera.

In the 1861 census I can only see Roderick, he is at Achiltibuie 61-1. The following year he marries Ann MacLeod from Ardmair.

The Parish Register includes the christening of William to John at Dornie 30 January, 1820.

I had previously thought Alexina above was the "Alexandrina McLeod" who married 9 February, 1854 to John Cameron, who is in this census at Achiltibuie 51-79. That John's death registration the next year (1855) has as Informant "James McLeod", who looked likely to be Alexina's brother. also above. However, a descendant of Alexina, Roderick "Roddie" MacPherson of Avoch near Inverness has provided better data than my guesses, showing Alexanderina "Alexina" as his own great grandmother. Roddie notes her as married 8 February, 1855 at Ullapool (while John Cameron was still alive) to Duncan Mcpherson from Sleat on Skye with six children, including his grandfather John, and has the family variously in later records as at Ullapool, Lochinver (Assynt Parish), and Kyleakin on the Isle of Skye. Roddie also notes Alexandrina died 21 June, 1914 at Glasgow.


Achiltibuie 61-1


Roderick McLeod        Head         Un    34      Black Smith
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 1 of Enumeration Division #1, the first in the district it is proceeded by the notation "Free Church", and followed by the notation of an uninhabited house in the process of being built. Roderick is marked as born at Coigach.

Roderick was in the 1851 census with his parents and siblings at Achiltibuie 51-100.

The marriage is registered as 20 February, 1862 at Ullapool of Roderick MacLeod, Smith & Wool Merchant, resident Achiltibuie, son of John McLeod, Catechist, deceased, and Annabella, maiden surname MacKenzie, deceased, to Ann MacLeod, resident Ardmair, daughter of John MacLeod and Margaret, maiden surname MacKenzie.


Achiltibuie 61-2


Murdoch MacKenzie      Head         Mar.  29      Fisherman
Isabella MacKenzie     Wife         Mar.     22
John MacKenzie         Son                5Mo

This Enumeration District (Number 1) in 1861 included on the last page a schedule headed List of persons temporarely absent of the Settled inhabitants from the Enumeration Division on the night of Aprl. 7.

A member of this family is in that schedule, listed as "Fishing";

Kenneth McKenzie       Brother      Un    26      Fisherman
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 1 of Enumeration Division #1. All are marked as born at Coigach.

Murdoch was in the 1851 census at Achiltibuie 51-98 with his McKenzie family.

Since the last census Mudoch's father John has died, but his mother Margret and other relatives are in this census in the next Household (same croft?) at Achiltibuie 61-3.

The I.G.I. records the marriage of Murdoch McKenzie to Isabella Fraser in Lochbroom Parish 26 January, 1860, and the christenining of young John above to that couple 12 November, 1860. Though there were a few Fraser familys in earlier Coigach censuses, I have yet to see Isabella there.


Achiltibuie 61-3


Margret MacKenzie      Head         Widow    63   Fisherman
Allan MacKenzie        Son          Un.   28
Isabella MacKenzie     Dau          Un       24
Christina MacKenzie    Sister       Un       67   Pauper Formerly DomesticServt
Donald McLean          GrandSon            3
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 1 of Enumeration Division #1. All are marked as born at Coigach.

This family was in the 1851 census at Achiltibuie 51-98. With them then was Murdoch, who is in this census with his wife and child in the previous Household, Achiltibuie 61-2.

In the 1871 census this family is at Achiltibuie 71-2, young Donald McLean is still with them, as is his sister Margret.

Allan's death unmarried is registered 1877 at Achiltibuie aged 42 years, his sister Isabella was Informant. The registration notes their parents as John MacKenzie and Margaret, Maiden Surname MacLeod.

The birth of Donald McLean was registered 16 September, 1858 to parents Alexander McLean and Flora McKenzie. Flora was with this family in the 1841 census at Achiltibuie 41-33.


Achiltibuie 61-4


Catherine McLean       Head         W.       60
George McLean          Son          Un.   34      Fisherman
Catherine McLean       Dau          Un.      36   General Servant
Ann McLean             Dau          Un.      24
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 1 of Enumeration Division #1. All are marked as born at Coigach.

This family was in the 1851 census at Achiltibuie 51-97. In 1871 they are at Achiltibuie 71-4.

Catherine dies 1878 at Achiltibuie, age noted as 89 years, "Widow of Donald McLean Sailor". Her parent noted as having been a crofter John Campbell, and Margaret, Maiden Surname McDonald, who was secondly married to a McGregor.

The I.G.I. records the marriage 20 April, 1860 at Kincardine of George McLean to Catherine Barklay. That is the George above, as noted in Catherine's 1877 death registration, though he is marked as unmarried in this census. The 1871 census has George's wife Catherine in the Household, and though the younger children there were born in Coigach to George McLean and Catherine Barclay, the I.G.I. shows the oldest, Catherine, to have been born 20 April, 1860 in Kincardine. Probably in this census mother and daughter are still at Kincardine.

Christina, wife of Roderick Stewart at Achiltibuie 61-15, is another daughter of this family.


Achiltibuie 61-5


Norman Campbell        Head         Mar.  42      Fisherman
Flora Campbell         Wife         Mar      36   General Servant
Chirstina Campbell     Dau          Un       12   Scholar
Alexr.ina Campbell     Dau          Un       10   Scholar
Margret Campbell       Dau          Un.       8   Scholar
Anabella Campbell      Dau.         Un.       6   Scholar
Alexr. Campbell        Son          Un.    4
Kenneth Campbell       Son          Un.    1
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 1 of Enumeration Division #1. All are marked as born at Coigach.

This family was in the 1851 census at Achiltibuie 51-96. Norman's mother Mary was still alive then. In 1871 Norman and Flora with three of their children are at Achiltibuie 71-5.

The Parish Register records the marriage of Norman Campbell to Flora McLeod 11 March, 1847. Civil Registration records the birth of the two youngest children above; Alexander born 16 July, 1857, and Kenneth born 12 January, 1860.

Flora's death is registered as 1883 at Achiltibuie, aged 66 years, husband Norman the Informant. The registration says her parents had been Alexander MacLeod and Catherine, Maiden Surname Graham.

Norman was a brother of Henrietta McKenzie, whose Widowed husband Hector is in the next Household at Achiltibuie 61-6.

Flora's mother and siblings are in this census at Achiltibuie 61-35.


Achiltibuie 61-6


Hector McKenzie        Head         Widr. 53      Tenant
Duncan MacKenzie       Son          Un    25      Agr Lab
Margret MacKenzie      Dau          Un       17   Domestic Servant
Ann MacKenzie          Dau          Un       10   Scholar
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 1 of Enumeration Division #1. All are marked as born at Coigach.

This family was in the 1851 census at Achiltibuie 51-95.

Hector, his son Murdoch (not present in this Household), and daughter Ann (above) are in the 1871 census at Achiltibuie 71-6.

Hector and his daughter Margaret above are ancestors of Kate Ferris who lives on the Isle of Lewis (CONTACT INFO). Kate has provided lots of info on this family!

The death of Hector's wife Henrietta "Henny" was registered 5 February, 1860 of Consumption suffered Several years, Hector as Informant. The registration lists Henny's parents as Kenneth Campbell and Mary Graham. Hector's own death is registered as 12 May, 1895, parents were Duncan MacKenzie and Margaret MacKenzie, no other children of that couple have been identified.

Death of Duncan is registered as 21 May, 1869 at Achiltibuie, aged 31 years, Informant his brother Kenneth. The registration notes he was married to Catherine Morrison, and parents Hector McKenzie and Henny, maiden surname Campbell.

Margaret "Peggy" marries 10 February, 1870 to Alexander McLeod, who is in this census with his family at Achiltibuie 61-19. In the 1871 census Alexander and Peggy are at Dornie 71-37, with them then is a 4 month old son Murdo (Kate's grandfather), and Alexander's father and uncle.

In the 1851 census was a two year old son of Hector and Henrietta named John, not with his parents now he might have died... However, in this census is a 14 year old Herd Boy Servant John McKenzie at Achiltibuie 61-19, the Household that his sister Margaret marries into. Though the age is slightly wrong I wonder if the Herd Boy there is the same John McKenzie?

Norman Campbell in the previous Household, Achiltibuie 61-5 was a brother of Hector's wife Henrietta.


Achiltibuie 61-7


Angus McLeod           Head         Mar.  63      Tenant
Jane    Do             Wife         Mar.     61
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 2 of Enumeration Division #1. Angus is marked as born at Coigach, Jane in SutherlandShire, the righthand part is missing fom my photocopy, but it begins Sc , and my guess is it reads "Scourie". The 1871 census gives her birthplace as at Dornoch in SutherlandShire.

This couple was in the 1851 census at Achiltibuie 51-94. With them then was a 16 year old daughter Margret. In 1871 this couple are in the home of Margret and her husband William McLeod at Achiltibuie 71-7. Margaret and William with a three month old son Murdoch are in this census at Achiltibuie 61-41.

Angus dies 27 February, 1873, his parents are noted as Kenneth MacLeod and Kit, Maiden Surnamed MacKenzie.


Achiltibuie 61-8


Angus McKenzie         Head         Mar.  53      Tenant
Flora  Do              Wife         Mar.     48
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 2 of Enumeration Division #1. Both are marked as born at Lochbroom.

Angus and Flora were in the 1851 census at Achiltibuie 51-93, I cannot pick them out in the 1871 census.

Angus's mother, brother, and other relatives are in this census at Achiltibuie 61-32.

I think Flora was a McLeod, and their marriage was recorded in the I.G.I. as 26 March, 1844 in the neighbouring Parish of Assynt.


Achiltibuie 61-9


Kenneth McLeod         Head         Mar.  44      Fisherman
Margret  Do            Wife         Mar.     40
Alexr.   Do            Son          Un.   13      Scholar
Kenneth  Do            Son                 6      Scholar
Mary     Do            Dau.         Un.      17
Margret   Do           Dau.         Un.      15   Scholar
Isabella  Do           Dau.                   8   Scholar
Barbara    Do          Dau.                   8   Scholar
Anabella    Do         Dau.                   4
Dolina      Do         Dau.                  6Mo
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 2 of Enumeration Division #1. All are marked as born at Coigach.

This family was in the 1851 census at Achiltibuie 51-92, in 1871 they are at Achiltibuie 71-9.

Margaret "Peggy" dies 1895 at Achiltibuie. The Registration notes her parents had been Donald Fraser and Margaret, maiden surname MacKenzie. Kenneth's own death registered 1909 at Achiltibuie notes his parents as having been Kenneth MacLeod and Catherine, maiden surname MacKenzie, son Kenneth the Informant.

Civil Registration of several of the children confirms Margret's maiden surname was Fraser.

Margret has siblings in this census; Donald and Roderick at Achiltibuie 61-28, Hughina McLean at Achiltibuie 61-36, Murdoch at Achiltibuie 61-33, and the Widow Anabella McLeod in the neighboring community at Polglass 61-4.


Achiltibuie 61-10


Donald McLeod          Head         Mar.  50      Tenant
Margret   Do           Wife         Mar.     55
Angus     Do           Son          Un.   13      Scholar
Roderick   Do          Son                11      Scholar
Margret     Do         Dau          Un.      21   Domestic Serv

This Enumeration District (Number 1) in 1861 included on the last page a schedule headed List of persons temporarely absent of the Settled inhabitants from the Enumeration Division on the night of April 7.

A member of this family is in that schedule, listed as "on a Journey";

Mary McLeod            Dau          Un       21   Domestic Servt.
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 2 of Enumeration Division #1. All are marked as born at Coigach.

This family was in the 1851 census at Achiltibuie 51-91. In 1871 they are at Achiltibuie 71-10.

Donald dies 1895 at Achiltibuie, the death registration shows his parents had been Kenneth MacLeod and Catherine, Maiden Surname MacLeod. Informant was his son Roderick.

Margaret dies 1878 at Achiltibuie her parents noted as having been a Donald MacLeod, and Margaret, maiden surnamed MacLeod (son Angus as Informant). Donald remarries to Catherine MacKenzie (her Maiden Surname noted in Donald's death registration). Angus also marries a Cathrine, and has a two month old son in the 1881 census.

Civil Registration records the marriage 4 July, 1865 of Roderick Graham to Margaret McLeod. Roderick is in this census at Achiltibuie 61-22. Roderick and Margaret are in the 1871 census at Achiltibuie 71-8.

A daughter of this family, Cirsty, is in this census at Achiltibuie 61-28.


Achiltibuie 61-11


James McLeod           Head         Mar   37      Fisherman
Catherine Do           Wife         Mar      40
George    Do           Son                 9      Scholar
Roderick  Do           Son                 7      Scholar
Alexr.    Do           Son                 6      Scholar
Ann       Do           Dau.                   4
                     -- page break --
Anabella McLeod        W                     60
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on pages 2 and 3 of Enumeration Division #1. All are marked as born at Coigach.

James was in the 1851 census at Achiltibuie 51-90, though marked as married then, his wife Catherine was not in the Household.

James and Catherine with two of their children are in the 1871 census at Achiltibuie 71-12. That census shows James as born at Morfield, and Catherine born at Strathmore.

The Parish Register records the marriage 6 February, 1851 of James McLeod, a Labourer at Achiltibuie, to Catharine McLennan, resident at Glacau. The forename of Catherine's father disapears in the spine of the register, but his residence is shown as Dingwall.

Young Alexander dies 21 December, 1862, the Death Registration confirms Catherine was Maiden Surname MacLennan.

James father Simon, with his siblings Kenneth and Betsy, is in this census at Polglass 61-2. Anabella above, though marked as a Widow, is the wife of Simon.


Achiltibuie 61-12


Kenneth McLeod         Head         Mar   56
Isabella  Do           Wife         Mar      46
Roderick  Do           Son          Un    13      Scholar
Kenneth   Do           Son                 6      Scholar
Hugh     Do            Son                 3
Ann      Do            Dau.         Un       18
Margret   Do           Dau.                   8   Scholar
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 3 of Enumeration Division #1. All are marked as born at Coigach.

This family was in the 1851 census at Achiltibuie 51-88. In the 1871 census Isabella is Widowed with three of her unmarried children at Achiltibuie 71-11.

Kenneth's death is registered as 15 April, 1868 at Achiltibuie, aged 60 years, Isabella's Maiden Surname noted as McLeod. Informant of the death (his son Kenneth), notes Kenneth's parents, both deceased then, had been Roderick McLeod and Ann, Maiden Surname McKenzie, his Widowed mother Ann was in the previous census at Polglass 51-62.


Achiltibuie 61-13


Barbra Morison         Head         Mar      60
William Do             Son          Un    23      Tenant
Catherine Do           Dau.         Un       26   Gen. Serv
Kenneth   Do           Son          Mar   33      Piper
Donald    Do           GrandSon           11      Scholar
Barbara    Do          GrandDau               7   Scholar

This Enumeration District (Number 1) in 1861 included on the last page a schedule headed List of persons temporarely absent of the Settled inhabitants from the Enumeration Division on the night of Aprl. 7.

A member of this family is in that schedule, listed as "Visiting";

Roderick Morison       Head         Mar   72      Tenant
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 13 of Enumeration Division #1. The first three are marked as born at Coigach, the others at Lochbroom.

In the 1851 census Barbara is with her husband Roderick (away visiting in this census) and family at Achiltibuie 51-89. In 1871 they are at Achiltibuie 71-13.


Achiltibuie 61-14


Kenneth Stewart        Head         Widr  71
Alexander Do           Son          Un    28
Mary     Do            Dau          Un       23
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 3 of Enumeration Division #1. All are marked as born at Coigach.

In the 1851 census this family was at Achiltibuie 51-87.

1 February, 1865 at Ullapool Mary weds Kenneth Campbell, he is in this census at Polglass 61-21, in 1871 they are next to Kenneth's parents at Polglass 71-56..

28 December, 1865 Alexander marries at Ardmair to Catherine McLeod of Elphin in Assynt Parish. They are in the 1871 census at Achiltibuie 71-14 with three children, Alexander's father Kenneth, and an unmarried sister of Alexander named Christina. Alexander and Catherine are gt-grandparents Roderick "Hugh" Waterdon (CONTACT INFO).

Alexander's death is registered as 1890 at Achiltibuie, aged 57 years, Widower of Catherine MacLeod. The registration notes his parents had been Kenneth Stewart and Mary, Maiden Surname MacLeod. Informant of the death was his brother Roderick, who is in this census as Head of the next Household at Achiltibuie 61-15.


Achiltibuie 61-15


Roderick Stewart       Head         Mar.  36      Mason
Christina Do           Wife         Mar      25
Mary Stewart           Dau                    1
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 3 of Enumeration Division #1. All are marked as born at Coigach.

In the 1871 census this family is at Achiltibuie 71-16, with three children and a Mary McLean who was probably a sister of Christina.

Civil Registration shows the marriage 3 March, 1859 of Roderick Stewart to Christina McLean, and records the births of several of their children.

Roderick is a son of Kenneth Stewart in the previous Household (Achiltibuie 61-14), he was christened 8 March, 1824.

Roderick Stewart is Informant of the 1890 death of his brother Alexander in the previous Household, and the 1877 death of Catherine McLean at Achiltibuie 61-4, noted as her "brother-in-law". His wife Christina was I think a sister of Catherine's husband George.


Achiltibuie 61-16


Roderick McLeod        Head         Mar   35      Fisherman
Ann      Do            Wife         Mar      31
Alexander Do           Son                 4
Alexander Do           Son                 2
Hugh      Do           Son                 1
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 3 of Enumeration Division #1. All are marked as born at Coigach.

Not sure which McLeod family Roderick was part of, but the 1871 census at Achiltibuie 71-17 shows him as born at Badentarbet.

Ann is a daughter of the Kerr family in the next Household (Achiltibuie 61-17). She was in the 1851 census with them at Achiltibuie 51-86.

The Parish Register records the marriage 25 December, 1851 of Roderick McLeod to Ann Kerr. Also recorded in the index to civil registrations are the births of five of their children;

  1. Alexander, born 16 August, 1856,
  2. Alexander, born 18 July, 1858,
  3. Hugh, born 29 January, 1860,
  4. Roderick, born 22 July, 1863,
  5. Donald, born 30 June, 1865.

Sadly two deaths of young children by diphteria are registered to this family; Hugh died 20 November, 1858 aged six years, and Isabella, died 21 November, 1858, aged four years.


Achiltibuie 61-17


Roderick Kerr          Head         Widr. 75      Tenant
John      Do.          Son          Un.   40      Ag Lab
Mary      Do.          Dau          Un.      24   Gen Serv
Sibella   Do.          Dau          Un.      20
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 4 of Enumeration Division #1. All are marked as born at Coigach.

In the 1851 census this family was at Achiltibuie 51-86. By time of the 1871 census Roderick has died, his son Roderick is Head of Household with the same two sisters still living at home, see Achiltibuie 81-20.

Roderick's death is registered as 26 April, 1862, aged 84 years, Widower of Isabella MacLeod. The registration notes his parents had been Alexander Kerr and Christina, Maiden Surname MacLeod, his son John the Informant.

A daughter of this family, Ann, is wife of Roderick McLeod in the previous Household, see Achiltibuie 61-16.

A son Neil was in the 1841 census, but missing now. He is mentionned in the Parish Register of marriages 11 December, 1851 "Neil Kerr a Labourer at Achiltibuie, to Ann McLeod, daughter of Donald MacLeod at Reiff". Ann was in the 1851 census at Reiff 51-81.

In 1853 Neil and Ann depart to Tasmania aboard the Sir Allan McNab, see McNab 518. They do not stay there long, and in the 1861 census are at Ullapool, see Ullapool 61-a.

Roderick Kerr, the brother of these siblings who is Head of Household in 1871, is in this census as a visitor to his brother Neil in Ullapool.


Achiltibuie 61-18


Catherine McLeod       Head         W.       66
John      Do           Son          Un.   35      Tenant
Donald    Do           Son          Un    32
Alexanderina McLeod    Dau          Un       24   Domestic Serv
Betsy      Do          Grandau               10   Scholar
Catherine   Do         Grandau                8   Scholar
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 4 of Enumeration Division #1. All are marked as born at Coigach.

In the 1851 census Catherine and Donald were at Achiltibuie 51-85, with three other children of Catherine, and a grandson; Alexander McDonald.

A daughter of Catherine, Annie, married to Roderick McDonald of Achendrean in Strathcanaird. Annie and Roderick are in this census at Achendrean 61-14. Catherine, Annie, and Roderick are ancestors of Donald Halley (CONTACT INFO).

The ancestor of Donald Halley was Jane MacDonald, born about 1843 as a daughter of Roderick and Ann. Jane shows up in the 1871 census of Achiltibuie at the Household of her uncle Donald MacLeod (above), see Achiltibuie 71-19.


Achiltibuie 61-19


Roderick McLeod        Head         Mar   54      Tenant
Barbara   Do           Wife         Mar      49
Alexander Do           Son          Un    20      Fisherman
Mary     Do            Dau.         Un       22   Gen Serv
Kenneth Do             Brother      Un    40
John MacKenzie         Serv               12      Herd boy
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 4 of Enumeration Division #1. All are marked as born at Coigach.

In the 1851 census this family was at Altandhu 51-107. By 1871 Roderick is Widowed, living with his brother Kenneth, and Alexander with his wife and child at Dornie 71-37.

Roderick, Barbara, and Alexander are ancestors of Kate Ferris who lives on the Isle of Lewis (CONTACT INFO). Kate has provided lots of info on this family!

In the 1851 census Roderick's Widowed father Murdoch was Head of Household. Kate passes on details from Murdoch's death registration and other research she has done;

Murdoch was born about 1772 at Strathpolly, and died 11 February, 1855 at Altandhu, his wife had been Margaret Munro. Children of Murdoch and Margaret were;

  1. Roderick, b.1805 at Strathpolly (above)
  2. Christina, b.1807
  3. Mary, deceased at 33 years in 1852 (Kate says the writing is unclear, the year might be 1842, which would agree with the listed birth order.)
  4. Kenneth, b.1811 (Informant on his father's death reg)
  5. John, b.1817
  6. Ann, b.1815, d.1819
  7. Ann, b.1819

Kate lists the children of Roderick and Barbara as;

  1. Catherine, b.1833
  2. Duncan, b.1836
  3. Mary, b.1837
  4. Alexander, b.1842 at Old Dornie (Kate's ancestor)
  5. Ann, b.1851

Alexander marries 10 February 1870 to Margaret "Peggy" MacKenzie, who is in this census with her family at Achiltibuie 61-6.

Alexander's future wife Margaret McKenzie had in the 1851 census a 2 year old brother John, not with his parents now he might have died... However, I wonder if the 14 year old Herd Boy John McKenzie above might be the same John McKenzie?


Achiltibuie 61-20 and 61-21


John Graham            Head         Mar   33      Fisherman
Isabella Do            Wife         Mar      32
Neil    Do             Son                 4
John    Do             Son                 3
Mary    Do             Dau.                   6   Scholar
Janet McLeod           Serv.        Un       28
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 4 of Enumeration Division #1. All are marked as born at Coigach, except Isabella born at Assynt. Janet was enumerated as a separate Household (61-21), but in the same House.

John was in the 1851 census at Achiltibuie 51-84, his father Donald is now in the next Household, Achiltibuie 61-22, probably the two homes are on the same croft.

In 1871 John and Isabella with six children are at Achiltibuie 71-20.

Civil Registration of several of this family's children show that Isabella's maiden surname was McLeod, my guess is Janet was her sister.

The following births were registered to John Graham and Isabella McLeod;

  1. unnamed female, born 16 January, 1855,
  2. Neil, born 25 March, 1857,
  3. John, born 22 March, 1859,
  4. Ann, born 1 July, 1861,
  5. Janet, born 29 June, 1863,
  6. Donald, born 17 August, 1865,
  7. Alick_, born 10 August, 1867.

Ann McDonald at Achiltibuie 61-31 is a sister of John.


Achiltibuie 61-22


Donald Graham          Head         Widr. 84      Tenant
Kenneth Do             Son          Un    50      Tenant
Roderick Do            Son          Un    36      Ag Lab
                     -- page break --
Rachel McLean          Grandau      Un       20
Donald McLean          Grandson     Un    19
Kenneth McLeod         Serv         Un    16
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on pages 4 and 5 of Enumeration Division #1. All are marked as born at Coigach. The occupations for the last three were first written as "RossShire Coigach", then crossed out, clearly an error by the enumerator he later corrected.

This family was in the 1851 census at Achiltibuie 51-84. Donald's wife Ann was still alive then.

Also with them in the 1851 census was a son John, now in the previous Household at Achiltibuie 61-20, and a Widowed daughter Ann MacDonald, present in this census at Achiltibuie 61-31.

Roderick marries 4 July, 1865 to Margaret McLeod, who is in this census with her family at Achiltibuie 61-10. Roderick and Margaret are in the 1871 census with two children at Achiltibuie 71-8.


Achiltibuie 61-23


John McLeod            Head         Mar   38      Fisherman
Margret McLeod         Wife         Mar      28
John McLeod            Son                 6      Scholar
Isabella Do            Dau                    4
Flora   Do             Dau                   9mo
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 5 of Enumeration Division #1. All are marked as born at Coigach. The Household is followed by a house being built.

John was in the 1851 census at Achiltibuie 51-82. In 1871 this family is at Achiltibuie 71-22 with six children, and with them then is John's uncle Roderick and sister Janet, who are in this census in the next Household, Achiltibuie 61-24.

Murdo McLeod at Achiltibuie 61-25 is a brother of John.

The Parish Register records the marriage of John McLeod to Margt. Matheson 12 February, 1852, by great coincidence there was a marriage in Lochbroom Parish a few years later of another couple with the same names! There are 17 births registered to the two like named couples in the Civil Registration index, and without looking at the original of each individually the births are hard to sort out. However, two of the children above are clearly shown;


Achiltibuie 61-24


Roderick McLeod        Head         Un    33      Tenant and Fisherman
Janet   Do             Sister       Un       34   Gen Serv
Roderick  Do           Uncle        Un    57      Tenant
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 5 of Enumeration Division #1. All are marked as born at Coigach.

These three were in the 1851 census at Achiltibuie 51-82.

The 16 September, 1862 death registration of young Roderick confirms parents as Donald MacLeod and Isabella, maiden surname Stewart, his brother John in the previous Household was Informant.

John in the previous Household, Achiltibuie 61-23, and Murdoch in the next Household, Achiltibuie 61-25, are brothers of Roderick.


Achiltibuie 61-25


Murdoch McLeod         Head         Mar   30      Fisherman
Flora  Do              Wife         Mar      22
Isabella Do            Dau                    1
Catherine  Do          Serv         Un       19   General Servant
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 5 of Enumeration Division #1. All are marked as born at Coigach, except Catherine born at Parish of Gairloch.

Murdoch was in the 1851 census at Achiltibuie 51-82 with his father and siblings, including Roderick McLeod who is now in the previous Household, Achiltibuie 61-24, and John who is in the Household before that at Achiltibuie 61-23. Murdo's father Donald died 28 March, 1858.

Murdo and Flora are ancestors of Ray Flint in Australia. Ray's wife Paulette (CONTACT INFO), has done lots of research on this family.

Murdoch McLeod was christened 12 June, 1830, he married Flora McLeod 10 February, 1859 at Ullapool. Flora was in the 1841 census as a four year old in the nearby community of Achlochan, see Achlochan 41-4. I have not seen her in the 1851 Coigach census, probably she was at Ullapool.

Murdoch and Flora had a daughter Isabella (above), then emigrated to Queensland Australia. Their son William was born at sea. Their ten other children; Jessie, Roderick Donald, Christina, Mary, John, Christina, Jessie, Flora and George Alexander were born in Australia.


Achiltibuie 61-26


Alexander McLean       Head         Mar   68      Tenant
Magdaleni   Do         Wife         Mar      62
John        Do         Son          Un    16
Magaleni    Do         GranDaughter           7   Scholar
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 5 of Enumeration Division #1. All are marked as born at Parish of Gairloch.

This family was in the 1851 census at Achiltibuie 51-81. By 1871 Magalena ("Medlina") is Widowed with her son John at Achiltibuie 71-23.

Alexander dies 19 August, 1865 at Achiltibuie, age noted as 81 years, Informant his son Kenneth. The death registration shows his parents had been Donald MacLean, Smith, and Janet, maiden surname left blank, and his wife Magdalene ("Magdaleni" above) was maiden surnamed MacKenzie.

With this family in 1851 was a son Kenneth, who is in this census in the next Household at Achiltibuie 61-27, probably on the same croft.


Achiltibuie 61-27


Kenneth McLean         Head         Mar   29      Tenant
Ann     Do             Wife         Mar      35
Donald   Do            Son                2Mo
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 5 of Enumeration Division #1. Kenneth is marked as born at Lochbroom, the other two marked as at Coigach.

Kenneth was with his McLean family in the 1851 census at Achiltibuie 51-81, they are now in the previous Household (same croft?) at Achiltibuie 61-26.

In the 1871 census Kenneth and Ann with two children are at Achiltibuie 71-114.

Kenneth McLean married Ann Campbell 8 November, 1855. Donald was born 26 January, 1861, there was an earlier son of the same name born 11 June, 1859, obviously died young.

A son of this family, Kenneth, has death registered of diphtheria as 11 April, 1859, aged 1 & 3/4 years, the registration confirms parents names as Kenneth MacLean and Ann, maiden surname Campbell.


Achiltibuie 61-28


Donald Fraser          Head         Mar   50      Fisherman
Janet    Do            Wife         Mar      32
Donald   Do            Son          Un     9      Scholar
William   Do           Son          Un     7      Scholar
Alexander  Do          Son          Un     4
Christina McLeod       Servant      Un       18   Domestic Servant
Roderick Fraser        Brother      Un    34      Fisherman
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 6 of Enumeration Division #1. All are marked as born at Coigach.

In the 1851 census Donald and Janet, with two of Donald's brothers, were at Achiltibuie 51-77. In 1871 Donald and Janet, with four children, Donald's sister Hughina McLean, and Hughina's son Alexander, are at Achiltibuie 71-24.

The death of Donald is registered as 1897 at Achiltibuie, Widower of Jessie Robertson, the registration says his parents had been another Donald Fraser, and Margaret, Maiden Surname MacKenzie.

The I.G.I. lists the marriage 18 January, 1849 of Donald Fraser to Janet Robertson. Janet was a daughter of William Robertson of Badenscallie and Margaret McLeod of Culnacraig, she was christened 21 June, 1827. By time of the 1841 census, her father had died, and her mother remarried to Roderick McRae (originally from Assynt). Janet, her mother, stepfather, and several siblings through both her father and stepfather are in the 1841 census at Achduart 41-2.

Young Alexander has birth registered as 14 February, 1857 at Achiltibuie.

Roderick above marries 10 March, 1864 to Mary McLeod, they have a son Donald born 19 December, 1865, a daughter Mary born 21 October, 1867, then Roderick's wife Mary dies before the 1871 census, where he is with his Widowed sister Anabella McLeod and her family at Polglass 71-38.

Donald and Roderick have siblings in this census;

Christina McLeod above, also known as "Cirsty", is a daughter of Donald and Margaret McLeod at Achiltibuie 61-10.


Achiltibuie 61-29


Roderick Matheson      Head         Mar   63      Inn Keeper
Ann       Do           Wife         Mar      56
Mary     Do            Dau          Un       32   Domestic Servant
Duncan    Do           Son          Un    30      Ag Lab
Alexander  Do          Son          Un    21
Viney     Do           Dau          Un       18
Isabella  Do           Dau.         Un       16

This Enumeration District (Number 1) in 1861 included on the last page a schedule headed List of persons temporarely absent of the Settled inhabitants from the Enumeration Division on the night of Aprl. 7.

A member of this family is in that schedule, listed as "At School";

Donald Matheson        Son          Un    18      Scholar

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 6 of Enumeration Division #1, except Donald as noted above. Roderick is shown as born at Gairloch, the rest at Coigach. In the 1851 census this family was at Achiltibuie 51-76, with Roderick's occupation given as "Innkeeper", the 1841 census had him as simply "Crofter". In the 1871 census at Achiltibuie 71-25 Roderick has died, and his Widow Anne is the Innkeeper.

The death of Roderick is registered as 29 October, 1870 at Achiltibuie aged 80 years, married to Ann MacLeod, only his father is noted, Norman Matheson, crofter, Informant his son Alexander.

In 1862 Roderick testified in "the Coigach Salmon Case", he stated;

"I am above 72 years of age, I came to Coigach some 60 years ago. I have lived 55 years in Coigach altogether."

Roderick also stated;

"I am a crofter and a labourer. The parts of Coigach where I have lived at are Achiltybuie about 156 miles from Ullapool, and Badenscally about 14 miles from Ullapool."

Ann's death is registered 1878 at Achiltibuie, her parents noted as having been Donald MacLeod and Flora, Maiden Surname MacKenzie. Janet MacKenzie at Achiltibuie 61-29.

Viney's name is given as "Vineyhood" in the 1871 census where she is at the home of her sister Flora McKenzie at Achiltibuie 71-34, in 1881 her name is listed as "Winewood"!

The Parish Register includes the marriage 3 March, 1826 of Roderick Matheson of Achiltibuie to Ann McLeod of Badinscally.

The missing son, Donald, is at Ullapool, where he is a Visitor to the home of Niel Kerr at Ullapool 61-a. That Niel was originally from Achiltibuie, the rest of his family is at Achiltibuie 61-17.

The Parish Register also includes some christenings at Achiltibuie to a Roderick Matheson;

  1. Mary, christened 15 April, 1827,
  2. Duncan, christened 25 October, 1829.

In the 1841 census there was a 10 year old daughter "Peggy" with this family. I think she is the Margaret Matheson who marries 16 January, 1862 to John McLeod, who is in the 1841 census at Achiltibuie 41-36. Margaret and John are in the 1881 census with four children at Achiltibuie 81-16.

A daughter of this family, Flora, married 10 March, 1859 to Donald McKenzie, they are in this census at Achiltibuie 61-39. Interesting that with them as a servant is a 16 year old Isabella Matheson, I wonder if the Isabella above was visiting her sister census night, and was enumerated twice!?


Achiltibuie 61-30


John McKenzie          Head         Mar   53      Tenant and Fisherman
Mary    Do             Wife         Mar      56
Murdoch  Do            Son          Un    22      Shepherd
Robert  Do             Son          Un    18
Isabella  Do           Dau                   10   Scholar

This Enumeration District (Number 1) in 1861 included on the last page a schedule headed List of persons temporarely absent of the Settled inhabitants from the Enumeration Division on the night of Aprl. 7.

A member of this family is in that schedule, listed as "At Sea";

Duncan McKenzie        Son          Un    26      Ag Lab
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 6 of Enumeration Division #1. All marked as born in Lochbroom Parish, and Robert listed as "Deaf and Dumb". It looks like someone later crossed out the last part of John's occupation, which reads "and Fisherman".

In the 1851 census this family was at Achiltibuie 51-78, in 1871 they are at Achiltibuie 71-27.

John and Mary were gt.gt.gt.grandparents of Cela Beale in New Zealand (CONTACT INFO), through their daughter Catherine. Catherine is not present in this census, but in 1871 she is with her parents, a daughter Jessie Barklay, and her husband Alexander McKenzie. Cela has contributed the following info;

John McKenzie and Mary McLeay married in 1824 and lived first in Letters then moved to Achiltibuie before 1850.

The marriage registration of Catherine and Alexander reads;

Catherine Mackenzie, daughter of Thomas Mackenzie and Margaret Maclean, married Murdo Mackenzie, son of John Mackenzie and Mary Macleay on 20 July 1879 at Achiltibuie, witnesses were John Graham and Thomas Mackenzie.

Alexander was from the neighboring village of Polglass, he is there with his family in this census at Polglass 61-24.

Geoff Butler (CONTACT INFO) while researching his Kerr ancestors who emigrated to Australia, has noticed a wedding registered to a couple from Lochbroom at a small mining town called Clunes in Victoria. Cela thinks it is most likely that the groom was the Duncan in this family (marked as away at sea in this census).

On the 11 Feb 1867 Duncan McKenzie, 32, bachelor, occ. miner of North Clunes married Isabella McKenzie, 34, spinster, occ. domestic servant of Springhill in the house of the bride's father at Spring Hill in the district of Clunes in the county of Talbot. Married by the Minister of the Presbyterian Church. Both parties gave their birthplaces as Loch Broom, Rossshire, Scotland.

Parents of groom - John McKenzie, farmer and Mary Mc Lea (sic)

Parents of bride - Hector McKenzie, farmer and Abby McLean.

Duncan coud sign but Isabella made a mark.

The witnesses were John Stewart and Kenneth Kinnon (Both signed)


Achiltibuie 61-31


Ann McDonald           Head         W        43   Dressmaker
Rodina  Do             Dau          Un       16
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 6 of Enumeration Division #1. Both marked as born in Coigach.

Ann was already widowed in the 1851 census, when she was with her Graham parents at Achiltibuie 51-84. Her father Donald and other relatives are in this census at Achiltibuie 61-22, and her brother John is at Achiltibuie 61-20.

In 1871 Ann and Rodina are at Achiltibuie 71-28.


Achiltibuie 61-32


Alexander McKenzie     Head         Mar.  45      Tenant
Catherine   Do         Wife         Mar.     31
George      Do         Son                    2
Ann         Do         Mother       W        82   Tenant's Widow
                     -- page break --
Anabella McKenzie      Sister       Un       43   General Servant
Ann McKenzie           Sister       Un       32     Do      Do
Kenneth Do             Servant      Un    16
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Pages 6 and 7 of Enumeration Division #1. All marked as born in Coigach.

Alexander's father George, the husband of Ann, was Head of this Household in the 1851 census at Achiltibuie 51-80. In the 1871 census at Achiltibuie 71-29 Alexander and Cathrine have five children, and Ann is no longer with them, probably she dies before then.

The Civil Registration index shows the marriage 5 March, 1857 of Alexander McKenzie to "Cathren" McKenzie. Also shown are the births of four of their children;

  1. George, born 28 July, 1858,
  2. John, born 29 November, 1861,
  3. George, born 4 January, 1864,
  4. Ann, born 3 April, 1866.

A brother of Alexander, Angus, is in this census at Achiltibuie 61-8.

Ann, the mother, has death of registered as 21 March, 1865 at Achiltibuie, aged 85 years, her parents noted as having been Kenneth McKenzie and Anabella, maiden surname McKay, her son Angus the Informant.

The death of Alexander is registered as 1888 at Achiltibuie, aged 80 years, married to "Kate Mackenzie", his parents noted as having been George MacKenzie and Anne, Maiden Surname MacKenzie, Informant his son John. Catherine's death is registered as 1907 at Achiltibuie, aged 67 years, her parents noted as having been John MacKenzie, miller, and Maggie, maiden surnamed Gillespie, Informant her son John.


Achiltibuie 61-33


Murdoch Fraser         Head         Mar   34      Fisherman
Catherine Do           Wife         Mar      28
Donald   Do            Son                 7      Scholar
Alexander Do           Son                 3
Margret   Do           Dau                    4
Barbra    Do           Dau                   9Mo
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 7 of Enumeration Division #1. All are marked as born at Coigach.

Murdoch was in the 1851 census at Achiltibuie 51-77 with his Fraser family. In the 1871 census Murdoch and Catherine with seven children are at Achiltibuie 71-31.

Birth Registrations of their children show that Catherine's maiden surname was McLeay.

Murdoch has siblings in the 1861 census;


Achiltibuie 61-34


Roderick Graham        Head         Mar   60      Tenant
Malcolm    Do          Son          Un    14      Scholar
Isabella   Do          Dau          Un       16
Margret     Do         Dau          Un       12   Scholar
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 7 of Enumeration Division #1. All are marked as born at Coigach.

This family though enumerated in this census as part of Achiltibuie, appears in the 1851 census at Polglass 51-48. In 1871 they are at Achiltibuie 71-32.

The Parish Register includes the marriage 7 February, 1831 of Roderick Graham to Peggy McKenzie, both of Achiltibuie. Not sure where Peggy is in this census!


Achiltibuie 61-35


Catherine McLeod       Head         W        82   Widow of a Tenant
Neil      Do           Son          Un    50      Fisherman
John      Do           Son          Un    46
Margret    Do          Dau          Un       36
Christina Campbell     GrandDau              10   Scholar
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 7 of Enumeration Division #1. All are marked as born at Coigach, except Catherine born at Assynt.

This family was in the 1851 census at Achiltibuie 51-73. By time of the 1871 census at Achiltibuie 71-30 John is Head of Household with his sister Margret also in the Household.

The death of Catherine is registered as 14 July, 1863 at Achiltibuie aged 83 years, Widow of Alexander McLeod, her parents noted as having been John Graham and Christina, Maiden Surname McLeod, Informant her son Niel. See the chart at the top of this file that suggests John Graham succeeded his father Alexander about 1769 as a tenant at Runabreck, after the family was removed from Achiltibuie.

Neil has death registered as 30 March, 1869 at Achiltibuie, age 66 years, Informant his brother John, parents noted as Alexander McLeod and Catherine, maiden surname McLeod.

A daughter of Catherine, Flora, married to Norman Campbell in 1847. They are in this census at Achiltibuie 61-5. With them there is a daughter Christina, so it looks like the Christina above was not a daughter of Flora. Mary's 1883 death registration confirms Maiden Surname of her mother Catherine above as Graham.


Achiltibuie 61-36


John McLean            Head         Mar   39      Tenant
Hughina Do             Wife         Mar      34
Donald  Do             Son                 4      Scholar
Alexander Do           Son                    2
Margret   Do           Dau                   5Mo
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 7 of Enumeration Division #1. All are marked as born at Lochbroom.

John and Hughina were in the 1851 census at Achiltibuie 51-72. In 1871 Hughina and Alexander are at Achiltibuie 71-24, the home of her brother Donald Fraser. Huighina is listed then as "Huina" McLean, a widow.

John's death is registered as 21 March, 1862 at Achiltibuie, aged "about 40 years", parents Donald McLean, Crofter, deceased, and Catherine, Maiden Surname Campbell, not noted as then deceased, Informant his Widow Hughina.

The Parish Register records the marriage 22 February, 1850 of John McLean and Hughina Fraser.

Hughina has siblings in the 1861 census; Margret McLeod at Achiltibuie 61-9, Donald and Roderick at Achiltibuie 61-28, Murdoch at Achiltibuie 61-33, and Anabella McLeod in the neighbouring community at Polglass 61-4.


Achiltibuie 61-37


Mary McLeod            Head         W        60   Widow of a Carpenter
John   Do              Son          Un    27      Fisherman
                     -- page break --
Alexander MacKenzie    GrandSon            4
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on pages 7 and 8 of Enumeration Division #1. All are marked as born at Coigach.

John was in the 1851 census at Achiltibuie 51-71 with two of his brothers, have not yet picked out Mary in the 1851 census. In the 1871 census at Achiltibuie 71-33 all three appear, but with Mary's name given as "Margaret"!

Mary's death is registered as 17 April, 1876 at Achiltibuie, aged 76 years, Widow of Alexander McLeod, House Carpenter, daughter of John McDonald and Catherine, Maiden Surname McLeod, Informant her son John.

Mary was a MacDonald from Reiff, her Widowed mother Catherine, and her brother Donald is there in this census at Reiff 61-23. Donald is a gt.gt.grandfather of mine! (CONTACT INFO)

Alexander was born 10 November, 1856 as son to Roderick MacKenzie and Mary's daughter Murdina MacLeod. Roderick and Murdina with other children are in this census at Polglass 61-23.


Achiltibuie 61-38


John McLeod            Head         Mar   75      Weaver Woolen
Mary   Do              Wife         Mar      75
Catherine Do           Dau          Un       30   Serv
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Pages 8 of Enumeration Division #1. John marked as born in Coigach, the other two at Assynt Parish of SutherlandShire.

In the 1851 census these three were at Achiltibuie 51-75, with a sibling of Catherine named Donald. That and the earlier census had all listed as born in Lochbroom Parish, or in County.

The death of John is registered as 21 June, 1863 at Achiltibuie aged 82 years, married to Mary, Maiden Surname McLennan, his parents noted as having been Donald McLeod and Mary, Maiden Surname McLeod, Informant was his daughter Catherine (above).


Achiltibuie 61-39


Donald McKenzie        Head         Mar   34      Joiner
Flora McKenzie         Wife         Mar      22
Isabella  Do           Dau                    1
Isabella Matheson      Serv                  16   Genl. Serv
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Pages 8 of Enumeration Division #1. All marked as born in Coigach.

In the 1851 census Donald was with his family at Polglass 51-51. Flora was with her Matheson family in the 1851 census at Achiltibuie 51-76. In 1871 Donald, Flora, four children, and Flora's sister "Vineyhood" are at Achiltibuie 71-34.

Flora's Matheson family (including Viney) are in this census at Achiltibuie 61-29. Interesting that with them is another 16 year old Isabella Matheson. I wonder if Flora's sister visited census night, and was enumerated twice!?

The civil registration index lists the marriage of Donald MacKenzie to Flora Matheson 10 March, 1859. Also listed are the births of eight of Donald and Flora's children;

  1. Isabella, born 1 March, 1860,
  2. Alexander, born 8 April, 1863,
  3. Roderick, born 20 February, 1865,
  4. George, born 12 October, 1866,
  5. Donald, born 11 December, 1868, died 19 April, 1869,
  6. "Janet", born 2 March, 1870,
  7. Donald, born 21 June, 1872 (older Donald died?),
  8. Anne Matheson, born 13 November, 1874.

A ninth child, John, shows up as a two year old in the 1881 census.


Achiltibuie 61-40


George McKenzie        Head         Mar   65      Wright
Janet    Do            Wife         Mar      63
Angus     Do           Son          Un    32      Fisherman
Colin     Do           Son          Un    30      Fisherman
Mary      Do           Dau          Un       25   Wrights Dau
Flora     Do           Dau          Un       23

This Enumeration District (Number 1) in 1861 included on the last page a schedule headed List of persons temporarely absent of the Settled inhabitants from the Enumeration Division on the night of Aprl. 7.

A member of this family is in that schedule, listed as "fishing";

Kenneth McKenzie       Son          Un    34      Fisherman
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Pages 8 of Enumeration Division #1. All marked as born in Coigach.

This family was in the 1851 census at Achiltibuie 51-70. In 1871 four of the siblings are at Achiltibuie 71-35.

The death of George is registered as 25 December, 1868 at Achiltibuie aged 75 years, Joiner, Widower. His parents are noted as having been Kenneth McKenzie and Mary, Maiden Surname McKenzie, Informant his son Colin.

The death of Janet is registered as 30 July, 1863 at Achiltibuie aged 65 years, her parents noted as having been Donald McLeod and Flora, Maiden Surname McKenzie, Informant her son Kenneth. Ann Matheson at Achiltibuie 61-29 is her sister.

There are two stones at the Badenscallie burial grounds that refer to this family; "In memory of Janet, wife of George McKenzie, Achiltibuie and daughter of Donald McLeod, Badenscallie, died 30 July, 1863 in 65th year" and "In memory of George McKenzie, wright of Achiltibuie, died December 1868 aged 75".

I have not yet searched for birth registrations for all the children, but Colin was christened 13 June, 1830, with his father listed as "George MacKenzie Carpenter Badinscally".


Achiltibuie 61-41


William McLeod         Head         Mar   31      Fisherman
Margaret  Do           Wife         Mar      27
Murdo     Do           Son                3mo
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 8 of Enumeration Division #1. All marked as born in Coigach.

William was in the 1851 census as servant to a MacKenzie family at Achiltibuie 51-74, his parents are in this census at Polglass 61-16.

Margaret was also a McLeod, she was in the 1851 census at Achiltibuie 51-94, and her parents are in this census at Achiltibuie 61-7.

In 1871 William and Margret with four children, and Margaret's parents, are at Achiltibuie 71-7.

The civil registration index includes the marriage 10 February, 1859 of William McLeod to Margaret McLeod, and the birth of Murdo above to that couple 11 January, 1861.

William's sister Abigail was a gt-grandmother of Jim McGreal in Hamilton Ontario (CONTACT INFO).


Achiltibuie 71-1


Janet McRae            Head         W.       70   Dressmaker
John McRae             Son          Unm   36      Tenant
Ann McRae              Daur         Unm      28   Staymaker
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 1. They were all marked as born at Coigach.

In the 1861 census these three were at Polglass 61-30, in 1881 they are at Achiltibuie 81-21.

Janet was a Kerr from Assynt. Her late husband Norman was also from Assynt, and was for many years Catechist for the district.

Margaret McLeod at Polglass 71-41 is a daughter of Janet.

In the 1881 census the household following this one at Achiltibuie 81-22 has a son of Janet, Lachlan McRae, as Head of Household, Lachlan is then a Chelsea Pensioner.


Achiltibuie 71-2


Margret McKenzie       Head         W        75   Annuitant
Alan      Do           Son          Unm   38      Fisherman
Isabella    Do         Daur         Do       36   General Servant
Donald McLean          GrSon              12      Scholar
Margret  Do             Do                    7      Do
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 1. They were all marked as born at Coigach. Following these people is a house marked as uninhabited.

In the 1861 census this family was at Achiltibuie 61-3. With them then was also Donald McLean above.

Allan's death unmarried is registered as 28 January, 1877 at Achiltibuie aged 42 years, his sister Isabella was Informant. The registration notes their parents as John MacKenzie and Margaret, Maiden Surname MacLeod.

The death of Margret, "Peggy", is registered as 27 February, 1878 at Achiltibuie, aged 80 years, her parents noted as having been Donald MacLeod and Flora, maiden surname MacLeod, Informant her daughter Isabella.

The birth of Donald was registered 16 September, 1858 to parents Alexander McLean and Flora McKenzie. Flora was with this family in the 1841 census at Achiltibuie 41-33.


Achiltibuie 71-3


John McKenzie          Head         Mar   45      Tailor
Cathrine Do            Wife         Mar      40
John     Do            Son                 6      Scholar
Cathrine  Do           Daur                   9      Do
Christina  Do          Daur                   2
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 1. They were all marked as born at Coigach.

In the 1861 census this family was at Achlochan 61-2. John was away from home in that census, though Cathrine appears with three children.

The I.G.I. records the marriage 12 September, 1860 of John MacKenzie and Catharine Fraser at Lochbroom, and shows the birth of six children to that couple;

  1. Alexander, born 31 March, 1857,
  2. Ann, born 1 December, 1862,
  3. Catherine, born 12 September, 1860,
  4. John, born 15 June, 1863,
  5. John, born 19 October, 1865,
  6. Christina, born 4 September, 1866.


Achiltibuie 71-4


George McLean          Head         Mar   48      Shoemaker
Cathrine   Do          Wife         Mar      35
Cathrine   Do          Daur                  12   Scholar
Mary       Do          Daur                   8      Do
John       Do          Son                 5         Do
Donald      Do         Son                 3
Alikina      Do        Daur                  6M
Cathrine     Do        Mother       W        70   Annuitant
Ann          Do        Daur         Unm      40   General Servant
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 1. They were all marked as born at Coigach. Clearly Ann though marked as "daughter" of the Head of Household, was his sister. This Household is followed by an uninhabited house still being built.

In the 1861 census this family was at Achiltibuie 61-4. In 1881 they are at Achiltibuie 81-33, with Ann clearly described as George's sister, and young Catherine married to Alexander McGregor, a blacksmith.

Catherine, Mother of George, dies 29 December, 1878 at Achiltibuie, age noted as 89 years, "Widow of Donald McLean Sailor". Her parent noted as having been a crofter John Campbell, and Margaret, Maiden Surname McDonald, who was secondly married to a McGregor.

Catherine, wife of George, dies 22 June, 1877 at Achiltibuie, age noted as 37 years, Informant her brother-in-law, Roderick Stewart, The registration notes her parents had been Donald Barclay, Farmer, and Mary, Maiden Surname Ross.

The I.G.I. records the marriage 20 April, 1860 at Kincardine of George McLean to Catherine Barklay. Catherine and their oldest daughter Catherine (marked in the I.G.I. as born at Kincardine 20 April, 1860), were not in the 1861 census, probably they were then at Kincardine.

Roderick Stewart, Informant of the death of Catherine noted as her "brother-in-law" in her death registration is in this census at Achiltibuie 71-16, his wife Christina was I think a sister of Catherine's husband George, above.

The death of Ann is registered as 1882 at Achiltibuie, parents noted as having been Donald McLean, and Catherine, maiden surname Campbell.


Achiltibuie 71-5


Norman Campbell        Head         Mar   54      Tenant
Flora    Do            Wife         Mar      50
Margret   Do           Daur         Unm      17   General Servant
Alexander   Do         Son                13      Scholar
Kenneth     Do         Son                 9
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 2. They were all marked as born at Coigach.

In the 1861 census this family was at Achiltibuie 61-5 with six children. In 1881 they are at Achiltibuie 81-32.

The Parish Register records the marriage of Norman Campbell to Flora McLeod 11 March, 1847. Civil Registration records the birth of the two youngest children above; Alexander born 16 July, 1857, and Kenneth born 12 January, 1860.

Flora's death is registered as 1883 at Achiltibuie, aged 66 years, husband Norman the Informant. The registration says her parents had been Alexander MacLeod and Catherine, Maiden Surname Graham. Norman's death 1899 at Achiltibuie notes his parents had been Kenneth Campbell and Mary Graham, another child of that couple was Henrietta "Henny" McKenzie, whose Widowed husband Hector is in the next Household at Achiltibuie 71-6.

Flora has two unmarried siblings in this census at Achiltibuie 71-30, with them there is a 13 year old servant Anable Campbell, possibly a daughter of Flora. The sister Peggy is with Flora's family in the 1881 census.


Achiltibuie 71-6


Hector McKenzie        Head         Widr. 60      Tenant
Murdo     Do           Son          Unm   28      Ag Labourer
Ann        Do          Daur         Unm      24   Domestic Servant
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 2. Hector and Ann are marked as born at Ullapool, and Murdo at Coigach.

In the 1861 census this family was at Achiltibuie 61-6.

These three are in the 1881 census with Murdoch's wife Mary, and another son of Hector, John, at Achiltibuie 81-31.

Hector's wife Henny died in 1860, her parents were listed as Kenneth Campbell and Mary Graham, Another child of that couple, Norman Campbell, is Head of the previous Household at Achiltibuie 71-5. Hector's own death is registered as 12 May, 1895, parents were Duncan MacKenzie and Margaret MacKenzie, no other children of that couple have been identified.

A daughter of Hector, Margaret, was with him in the 1861 census. Margaret "Peggy" married 10 February, 1870 to Alexander McLeod. Alexander and Margaret with a son, and Alexander's father and uncle are in this census at Dornie 71-37. Margaret and Alexander are ancestors of Kate Ferris who lives on the Isle of Lewis (CONTACT INFO). Kate has provided lots of info on this family!

The marriage of Murdoch McKenzie resident Coigach to Mary McLeod resident Lochinver in the neighbouring Parish of Assynt is registered as 1 February, 1887 (1877?) at Strathpollie, Mary's parents noted as "Hugh McLeod, Farmer", and Ann, maiden surname McLeod.


Achiltibuie 71-7


William McLeod         Head         Mar   36      Tenant
Margret    Do          Wife         Mar      34
Murdo      Do          Son                10      Scholar
Anabella    Do         Daur                   7      Do
Angus       Do         Son                 3
Neil        Do         Son                 1
Angus       Do         Father       Mar   60
Jane        Do         Wife         Mar      70
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 2. They were all marked as born at Achiltibuie, except Jane born at Dornoch in SutherlandShire.

In the 1861 census this family was at Achiltibuie 61-41. Angus and Jane were then at Achiltibuie 61-7.

In the 1881 census William and Margaret with four children are at Achiltibuie 81-30.

William's mother died a few months after the 1861 census, but his Widowed father Murdoch and other relatives are in this census at Polglass 71-49. Abigail "Abie" McLeod at Polglass 71-60 is a sister of William, that Abigail was a gt-grandmother of Jim McGreal in Hamilton Ontario (CONTACT INFO).

Angus and Jane though listed in the "Relationship to Head of Household" column as Father and Mother, were actually parents of Margaret! Angus's death is registered as 27 February, 1873, daughter Margaret as Informant, the Registration is unclear as to whether Jane is dead by then. Angus's parents are noted as Kenneth MacLeod and Kit, Maiden Surnamed MacKenzie.


Achiltibuie 71-8


Roderick Graham        Head         Mar   44      Crofter
Margt.     Do          Wife         Mar      36
Ann        Do          Daur                   2
Donald       Do        Son                6M
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 2. They were all marked as born at Achiltibuie.

In the 1861 census Roderick was with his Graham family at Achiltibuie 61-22, and Margaret with her McLeod family at Achiltibuie 61-10. In the 1881 census this family is at Achiltibuie 81-29 with 6 children.

Civil Registration records the marriage 4 July, 1865 of Roderick Graham to Margaret McLeod. Margaret was a daughter of the McLeod family two Households away at Achiltibuie 71-10.

The Civil Registration index records the birth of four of Roderick and Margaret's children;

Ann McDonald at Achiltibuie 71-28 is a sister of Roderick, John Graham at Achiltibuie 71-20 is a brother, and he has two brothers and other relatives at Achiltibuie 71-21.


Achiltibuie 71-9


Kenneth McLeod         Head         Mar   50      Worsted Weaver
Margt.   Do            Wife         Mar      48
Mary     Do            Daur         Unm      27   Dressmaker
Kenneth   Do           Son                14      Scholar
                     -- page break --
Anabella Do            Daur                  11   Scholar
Dolina    Do           Daur                   9     Do
Mary      Do           Daur                   4
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, pages 2 and 3. They were all marked as born at Achiltibuie, except Margaret born at Morfield.

In the 1861 census this family was at Achiltibuie 61-9, in 1881 they are at Achiltibuie 81-27.

Margaret "Peggy" dies 1895 at Achiltibuie. The Registration notes her parents had been Donald Fraser and Margaret, maiden surname MacKenzie. Kenneth's own death registered 1909 at Achiltibuie notes his parents as having been Kenneth MacLeod and Catherine, maiden surname MacKenzie, son Kenneth the Informant.

Civil Registration of several of the children confirm Margret's maiden surname was Fraser.

Margret has siblings in this census; Donald Fraser and Hughina McLean at Achiltibuie 71-24, Murdoch Fraser at Achiltibuie 71-31, and Anabella McLeod in the neighbouring community at Polglass 71-38.


Achiltibuie 71-10


Donald McLeod          Head         Mar   54      Worsted Weaver
Margt   Do             Wife         Mar      56
Angus   Do             Son          Unm   29      Shepherd
Rodk.    Do            Son          Unm   22      Tailor
Christina  Do          Daur         Unm      26   General Servant
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 3. They were all marked as born at Achiltibuie.

In the 1861 census this family was at Achiltibuie 61-10, in the 1881 census they are at Achiltibuie 81-26.

Donald dies 1895 at Achiltibuie, the death registration shows his parents had been Kenneth MacLeod and Catherine, Maiden Surname MacLeod. Informant was his son Roderick.

Margaret dies 30 December, 1878 at Achiltibuie aged 76 years, her parents noted as having been a Donald MacLeod, and Margaret, maiden surnamed MacLeod (son Angus as Informant). Donald remarries to Catherine MacKenzie (her Maiden Surname noted in Donald's death registration). Angus also marries a Cathrine, and has a two month old son in the 1881 census.

There is the announcement in the 21 August, 1873 edition of the John O' Groats Journal of the marriage on the 14th of that month at the Railway Hotel in Helmsdale of "Mr R. Macleod tailor and Clothier, Achiltibuie Lochbroom, to Margaret, second daughter of Mr George Waters, Wellington Hotel, Wick."

Margaret Graham two Households before at Achiltibuie 71-8 is a daughter of these McLeods, she is in the 1881 census with her family and her sister Cirsty above at Achiltibuie 81-29.


Achiltibuie 71-11


Isabella McLeod        Head         W        54   Annuitant
Ann        Do          Daur         Unm      27   Domestic Servant
Kenneth     Do         Son          Unm   17      Herd
Hugh        Do         Son                13      Scholar
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 3. They were all marked as born at Coigach. Isabella's surname was originally written as "McKenzie", then crossed out and replaced by "McLeod".

In the 1861 census this family was at Achiltibuie 61-12. In 1881 Isabella is living with her unmarried daughter Margaret, her son Hugh, and Hugh's wife (another Bella) at Achiltibuie 81-24.

The marriage is registered 27 February, 1873 of Duncan Stewart, a Fisherman at Badenscallie, aged 36 years, to Kett McLeod of Achiltibuie, aged 25 years. The registration notes his parents as James Stewart, a Crofter, and Ann, Maiden Surnam McLeod, Kett's parents as Kenneth McLeod, a Crofter, and Isabella, Maiden Surname McLeod. Cannot see Kett in this census, but Duncan is at Badenscallie 71-78.


Achiltibuie 71-12


James McLeod           Head         Mar   52      Tenant
Cathrine  Do           Wife         Mar      56
George    Do           Son          Unm   22      Shepherd
Ann        Do          Daur                  11   Scholar
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 3. James is marked as born at Morfield, Catherine born at Strathmore, and their children at Coigach.

In the 1861 census this family was at Achiltibuie 61-11, in 1881 they are at Achiltibuie 81-25.


Achiltibuie 71-13


Rodk. Morison          Head         Mar   70      Tenant
Barbra  Do.            Wife         Mar      75
Cathrine Do.           Daur         W        38   General Servant
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 3. They were all marked as born at Clachan in RossShire.

In the 1861 census this family was at Achiltibuie 61-13.

The husband in the next Household, (Achiltibuie 71-14) Hugh, is a son of Roderick and Barbara, he was with them in the 1851 census.


Achiltibuie 71-14


Mary Morison           Wife         Mar      36   Dressmaker
Jane   Do.             Daur                   7   Scholar
Duncan Do.             Son                 4
Rodk.  Do.             Son                 1
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 3. They were all born at Coigach.

This family is in the 1881 census at Achiltibuie 81-23, with Mary's missing husband, Hugh.

Hugh is a son of Roderick and Barbara Morrison in the previous Household (Achiltibuie 71-13), he was with them in the 1851 census at Achiltibuie 51-89.

For some reason the marriage of Hugh to Mary McKenzie of Reiff 12 February, 1863 was registered in Fodderty Parish, rather than Lochbroom. However at least five of their children's births were registered at Lochbroom;

  1. Jane, born 26 August, 1864,
  2. Duncan, born 15 February, 1866,
  3. Roderick, born 25 May, 1868,
  4. Alexander, b.28 May, 1870,
  5. George, b.28 December, 1873.

In the 1871 census Duncan was a visitor in his mother's parents, Duncan and Ann McKenzie's home at Reiff, see Reiff 71-76. Mary was in the Reiff census in 1861 with her parents at Reiff 61-26.


Achiltibuie 71-15


Alexr. Stewart         Head         Mar   40      GameKeeper
Cathrine    Do         Wife         Mar      40
Kenneth     Do         Son                 6      Scholar
Ann         Do         Daur                   3
John        Do         Son                3M
Kenneth     Do         Father       Widr  81      Tenant
Christina    Do        Daur         Unm      40   Domestic Servant
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 4. They were all marked as born at Coigach, except Catherine born at Elphin in Sutherland.

In the 1861 census Kenneth (Widowed then), Alexander (unmarried then), and an unmarried daughter of Kenneth named Mary were at Achiltibuie 61-14. In 1881 the family is at the GameKeepers House at Inverpolly.

Alexander's death is registered as 1890 at Achiltibuie, aged 57 years, Widower of Catherine MacLeod. The registration notes his parents had been Kenneth Stewart and Mary, Maiden Surname MacLeod. Informant of the death was his brother Roderick.

Alexander and Catherine are gt-grandparents Roderick "Hugh" Waterdon (CONTACT INFO) through their daughter Johan, born at Inverpolly in 1876 (though the birth was registered as at Achiltibuie). Hugh has sent me lots of information on this family.

Hugh tells me Alexander Stewart married Catherine McLeod at Ardmair 28 December, 1865, and that Catherine was from Elphin in Assynt Parish.

Roderick in the next Household, Achiltibuie 71-16, is another son of Kenneth.


Achiltibuie 71-16


Rodk. Stewart          Head         Mar   45      Mason
Christina Do           Wife         Mar      38
Murdo     Do           Son                 5      Scholar
Mary      Do           Daur                   7     Do
Mary McLean            Servt        Unm      40   Cook
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 4. They were all marked as born at Coigach.

In the 1861 census this family was at Achiltibuie 61-15.

Civil Registration shows the marriage 3 March, 1859 of Roderick Stewart to Christina McLean, and records the births of several of their children.

Roderick's father Kenneth, with other relatives, is in this census in the previous Household at Achiltibuie 71-15.

Roderick Stewart is Informant of the 1877 death of Catherine McLean at Achiltibuie 71-4, noted as her "brother-in-law". His wife Christina was I think a sister of Catherine's husband George.

Mary McLean above was probably the sister of Christina who was with their family in the 1841 census at Achiltibuie 41-49.


Achiltibuie 71-17


Roderick McLeod        Head         Mar   49      Fisherman
Ann       Do           Wife         Mar      46
Alexr.    Do           Son                13      Scholar
Alexr.     Do          Son                 9         Do
Hugh       Do          Son                 5         Do
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 4. They were all marked as born at Badentarbet, I think only the Head was probably born there though.

In the 1861 census this family was at Achiltibuie 61-16.

Ann was a sister of the three Kerrs in the next Household, Achiltibuie 71-18, and Donald McLeod there is her son.

The Parish Register records the marriage 25 December, 1851 of Roderick McLeod to Ann Kerr. Also recorded in the index to civil registrations are the births of five of their children;

  1. Alexander, born 16 August, 1856,
  2. Alexander, born 18 July, 1858,
  3. Hugh, born 29 January, 1860,
  4. Roderick, born 22 July, 1863, died 15 March, 1867,
  5. Donald, born 30 June, 1865.

A brother of Ann, Neil Kerr, was in the 1861 census at Ullapool with his wife and family, see Ullapool 61-a, not sure yet if the 1871 census also has them there.


Achiltibuie 71-18


Roderick Kerr          Head         Unm   34      Tenant
Mary      Do           Sister       Unm      36   Staymaker
Sibla      Do            Do          Do      31   General Servant
Donald McLeod          Nephew              5      Scholar
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 4. They were all marked as born at Achiltibuie.

In the 1861 census Mary and Sibla were at Achiltibuie 61-17, their Widowed father Roderick Kerr was then Head of Household.

A brother of these Kerrs, Neil, was in the 1861 census at Ullapool with his wife and family, see Ullapool 61-a, Roderick was a visitor to them then.

By time of the 1881 census a brother of these siblings, John, is Head of Household with the same two sisters still living at home, see Achiltibuie 81-20.

Ann McLeod in the previous Household, Achiltibuie 71-17, is a sister of these siblings, Donald McLeod is her son.


Achiltibuie 71-19


Donald McLeod          Head         Unm   40      Crofter
Jane McDonald          Niece        Unm      28   HouseKeeper
John McLeod            Servt.       Unm   17      Ag Lab
                     -- page break --
Betsy McDonald         Visitor      Unm      19   Laundriemaid
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 4 and 5 of Enumeration District 1. All marked as born at Lochbroom.

In the 1861 census Donald was at Achiltibuie 51-85 with his widowed mother Catherine, and several other relatives.

A few months after this census, 3 August, 1871, Donald marries Ann McLeod in the neighbouring Parish of Assynt. They are in the 1881 census with four children at Achiltibuie 81-19. That census says they were both born in Lochbroom Parish.

Jane McDonald above was a daughter of Donald's sister Ann McLeod, and of Roderick MacDonald of Strathcanaird. Ann and Roderick are in this census at Achendrean 71-13. Jane's descendants include Donald Halley (CONTACT INFO).

The Visitor Betsy was likely Jane's younger sister, who appears in the 1861 Achendrean census at Achendrean 61-.

Alexander McDonald in the 1851 census, mentioned above, was another sibling of Jane. In this census he is at Achendrean with his parents.


Achiltibuie 71-20


John Graham            Head         Mar   45      Crofter
Isabella Do            Wife         Mar      44
Mary     Do            Daur         Unm      16   Staymaker
John     Do            Son                12      Scholar
Ann      Do            Daur                   9      Do
Jannet    Do           Daur                   8      Do
Donald     Do          Son                 6         Do
Alexr.     Do          Son                 2
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 5. They were all marked as born at Achiltibuie.

In the 1861 census this family was at Achiltibuie 61-21, in 1881 they are at Achiltibuie 81-18.

John Graham and Isabella McLeod were married 16 February, 1854, the following births were registered to that couple;

  1. unnamed female, born 16 January, 1855,
  2. Neil, born 25 March, 1857,
  3. John, born 22 March, 1859,
  4. Ann, born 1 July, 1861,
  5. Janet, born 29 June, 1863,
  6. Donald, born 17 August, 1865,
  7. Alick_, born 10 August, 1867.

The next Household, Achiltibuie 71-21, has two brothers and other relatives of John, including a second 12 year old John Graham, likely the John above was enumerated twice!

Roderick Graham at Achiltibuie 71-8 is another brother of John, and Ann MacDonald at Achiltibuie 71-28 is their sister.


Achiltibuie 71-21


Kenneth Graham         Head         Unm   59      Crofter
Donald    Do           Brother      Unm   54      Manager
Rachel McLean          Servt        Unm      28   House Keeper
Margret McDonald       Niece        Unm      28   Laundress
John Graham            Nephew             12      Scholar
John McLeod            Servant            31      Fisherman
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 5 of Enumeration District 1. Kenneth, Donald, and John Graham marked as born at Achiltibuie, Rachel at "Altandow", and Margret McDonald at Altnaharie, a small hamlet on the south side of Lochbroom only accessable by boat even today. The relation to Head of Household for Rachel was originally marked as "Niece", then crossed out and ammended.

In 1861 this family was at Achiltibuie 61-22, with Donald Graham, father of Kenneth and Donald above, still alive and Head of Household.

I.G.I. has marriage 10 February, 1837 of Ann Graham to Roderick McDonaldat Killearnan. Ann's daughters Peggy and Roderica "Rodina" were both christened at Lochbroom; Peggy ("Margret" above) 22 February, 1841, and Roderica 21 November, 1842. Ann and Rodina are in this census at Achiltibuie 71-28.

The two Graham brothers have other siblings in Achiltibuie besides Ann McDonald; John in the previous Household, Achiltibuie 71-20, Roderick at Achiltibuie 71-8.

Young John Graham above is a son of John in the previous Household, he was enumerated there as well!


Achiltibuie 71-22


John McLeod            Head         Mar   52      Tenant
Margret  Do            Wife         Mar      38
John     Do            Son          Unm   16      Tenants Son
Isabella  Do           Daur         Unm      14   Do's Daughter
Flora     Do           Daur                  10   Scholar
Ann       Do           Daur                   5      Do
Donald     Do          Son                 3
Rodrick    Do          Son                 1
Roderick   Do          Uncle        Unm   76      Ag Lab
Janet      Do          Sister       Unm      44   General Servant
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 5. They were all marked as born at Coigach.

In the 1861 census this family was at Achiltibuie 61-23. John's uncle and sister were then at Achiltibuie 61-24.

A brother of John, Roderick, was in the 1861 census with their uncle Roderick and sister Janet. Roderick married 27 February, 1862 at Lochbroom to Christina McLean (daughter of Kenneth McLean?). Roderick and Janet lived at Badenscallie, they are there in this census with four young children at Badenscallie 71-70.

Another brother of John, Murdo, was in the 1861 census with his wife Flora and child at Achiltibuie 61-25, they emigrated to Australia soon after that census. Murdo and Flora are ancestors of Ray Flint in Australia, Ray's wife Paulette (CONTACT INFO), has done lots of research on the family.

Young Donald becomes a Minister, there are details on his career, wife, and eight children in the "Fasti Eclisiastus", see https://archive.org/details/fastiecclesiaesc07scot


Achiltibuie 71-23


John McLean            Head         Unm   24      Crofter
Medlina  Do            Mother       W        75   Dressmaker
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 6. They were both marked as born at Coigach.

In the 1861 census these two were at Achiltibuie 61-26, Medlina's husband Alexander was Head of Household then.

The IGI has a patron submitted submission noting the marriage 19 February, 1874 at Coigach of 28 year old John McLean to 25 year old Margret Graham, his parents noted as Alexander McLean and Medeline McKenzie, and hers as Rodrick Graham and Marjory McKenzie. John and "Peggy" are in the 1881 census with five children and his mother at Achiltibuie 81-13.

Another son of Medlina, Kenneth, was in the 1861 census at Achiltibuie 61-27. He and his family are in this census at Achiltibuie 71-114.


Achiltibuie 71-24


Donald Fraser          Head         Mar   59      Fisherman
Janet    Do            Wife         Mar      40
Donald   Do            Son          Unm   19      Fishermanson
William   Do           Son          Unm   17        Do      Do
Alexander  Do          Son          Unm   14        Do      Do
Rodrick    Do          Son                 3        Do      Do
Huina McLean           Sister       W        43   General Servant
Alexander Do           Son                11      Scholar
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 6. They were all marked as born at Achiltibuie.

In the 1861 census this family was at Achiltibuie 61-28, in 1881 Donald and Janet with their children are at Achiltibuie 81-12.

The death of Donald is registered as 1897 at Achiltibuie, Widower of Jessie Robertson, the registration says his parents had been another Donald Fraser, and Margaret, Maiden Surname MacKenzie.

In 1861 Huina ("Hughina") was with her husband John McLean and three children, including Alexander above, at Achiltibuie 61-36. In 1881 she is at Achiltibuie 81-6 with her son John.

Young Alexander McLean dies 9 October, 1876 at Achiltibuie.

Donald and Hughina have other siblings in the 1871 census; Margaret McLeod at Achiltibuie 71-9, Murdoch Fraser at Achiltibuie 71-31, and Anabella McLeod at Polglass 71-38.


Achiltibuie 71-25


Ann Matheson           Head         W.       60   InnKeeper
Mary    Do             Daur.        Unm.     41   HouseKeeper
Duncan   Do            Son          Unm.  39      Fisherman
Alexander Do           Son          Unm   30        Do
Isabella   Do          Daur         Unm      20   General Servt
Chirsty Campbell       Servt.       Unm      19     Do     Do
Alexander McKenzie     Gr.Son              9      Scholar
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 6. They were all marked as born at Coigach.

In the 1861 census this family was at Achiltibuie 61-29, with Catherine's husband Roderick as the InnKeeper. In 1881 they are at Achiltibuie 81-11, Alexander is then the InnKeeper.

Ann's death is registered as 26 December, 1878 at Achiltibuie, her parents noted as having been Donald MacLeod and Flora, Maiden Surname MacKenzie.

Flora McKenzie at Achiltibuie 71-34 is a daughter of Ann.


Achiltibuie 71-26


Thomas McKenzie        Head         Wr    60      Farmer & Fisherman
George   do            Son          Unm   29                 do
Angus    do            Son          Unm   23                 do
Catherine  do          Daur         Unm      27   HouseKeeper
Isabella McLean        SisterinLaw  Unm      60   Servant Domestic
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 6 of Enumeration District 1. All marked as born at Badinscally, except Isabella born at Achiltibuie.

In 1861 this family was in the neighboring village at Badenscallie 61-6. In 1881 this family with Angus as Head of Household is at Achiltibuie 81-10.

Thomas's wife was Margaret McLean.

Thomas drowns 31 August 1877 when the small boat he and John McKenzie of Achiltibuie were rowing back from Ullapool was swamped in a storm; see twomen.htm. His Death Registration notes his parents had been Murdoch MacKenzie and Isabella, Maiden Surname MacKenzie. The death was not registered till 20 October, son George the Informant.

A son of Thomas, Kenneth, married 6 February, 1868 to Mary McLeod, they are in this census with a one year old son at Badenscallie 71-86.

Catherine marries before the next census, 20 July, 1879 at Achiltibuie, to Murdo McKenzie, a son of John McKenzie and Mary McLeay in the next Household, Achiltibuie 71-27. That John McKenzie is the person who drowns with Thomas in 1877. Catharine and Murdo are in the 1881 census with Angus.

Isabella was a sister of Thomas's wife, Margaret McLean, she also is in the 1881 census with Angus, as is a 7 year old niece of Angus named Johan Ross.


Achiltibuie 71-27


John McKenzie          Head         Mar   67      Crofter
Mary    Do             Wife         Mar      64
                     -- page break --
Murdo MacKenzie        Son          Unm   30      Fisherman
Isabella  Do           Daur         Unm      20   Assistant Domestic
Robert    Do           Son          Unm   27
Alexander McKenzie     Son-in-law   Mar   32      Fisherman
Catherine    Do        Wife         Mar      34
Jessie Barkly          Grandchild             5   Scholar
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, pages 6 and 7. John was marked as born at Ullapool, Mary at Durnamuck, Murdo, Robert, and Catharine at Letters, Isabella, Alexander and Jessie at Achiltibuie. Isabella is marked as "Deaf from birth".

In the 1861 census this family was at Achiltibuie 61-30, in 1881 they are at Achiltibuie 81-8.

John and Mary were gt.gt.gt.grandparents of Cela Beale in New Zealand (CONTACT INFO), through their daughter Catherine above, and Catherine's husband, Alexander McKenzie. Cela has contributed the following info;

John McKenzie and Mary McLeay married in 1824 and lived first in Letters then moved to Achiltibuie before 1850.

John was a church elder, well respected in the community, when he drowned with his neighbor Thomas McKenzie (see Achiltibuie 71-26), 31 August, 1877. Cela has sent me a contemporary newspaper article about the tragedy, see twomen.htm. His Death Registration says his parents had been Duncan MacKenzie and Isabella Maiden Surnamed MacKenzie.

Cela has the death registration of Mary, November, 1881, aged 77. It says she was a daughter of Kenneth McLeay and Margaret McKenzie.

The marriage registration of Catherine and Alexander reads;

Catherine Mackenzie, daughter of Thomas Mackenzie and Margaret Maclean, married Murdo Mackenzie, son of John Mackenzie and Mary Macleay on 20 July, 1879 at Achiltibuie, witnesses were John Graham and Thomas Mackenzie.

Alexander was from the neighboring village of Polglass, he was there with his family in the 1861 census at Polglass 61-24. His father and stepmother are in this census at Polglass 71-59, and his brother Roderick is in the Household next to them at Polglass 71-58.

Jessie Barclay was an illegitimate daughter of Catherine, her birth was registered 15 January, 1866 as McKenzie with no mention of the father on the birth certificate! Catherine was not present in the 1861 census, and Barklay is not a Coigach name, so it looks like Catherine was likely in some other Parish for at least a few years.

Catherine dies a few days after the birth of her daughter (Cela's gt-grandmother) 27 August, 1872, Alexander then moves to Glasgow and was in Inverness in the 1881 census, though he does return to Coigach, and marries in 1895 to Mary McKenzie, daughter of Roderick MacKenzie and Catherine Campbell, who lived next to his parents in Polglass, see Polglass 71-42.


Achiltibuie 71-28


Ann McDonald           Head         W        42   Housekeeper
Rodina  Do.            Daur         Unm      26   Dressmaker
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 7. They were both born at Achiltibuie.

Ann and Rodina were in the 1861 census at Achiltibuie 61-31, and in the 1851 census she was a young Widow with her parents Donald and Ann Graham at Achiltibuie 51-84. In 1881 she and two of her daughters are at Achiltibuie 81-28.

I.G.I. has marriage 10 February, 1837 of Ann Graham to Roderick McDonald at Killearnan. Ann's daughters Peggy and Roderica "Rodina" were both christened at Lochbroom; Peggy ("Margret" in some records) 22 February 1841, and Roderica ("Rodina" above) 21 November, 1842.

Two of Ann's brothers are in this census at Achiltibuie 71-21, with them is one of Ann's daughters, Margret ("Peggy" in other censuses). Ann's brother Roderick is at Achiltibuie 71-8, and her brother John is at Achiltibuie 71-20.


Achiltibuie 71-29


Alexander McKenzie     Head         Mar   50      Fisherman
Cathrine     Do        Wife         Mar      32
John         Do        Son                 9      Scholar
George       Do        Son                 6         Do
Ann          Do        Daur                   5      Do
Angus        Do                            2         Do
Alexr.        Do                          5M         Do
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 7. They were all marked as born at Achiltibuie. Though marked as Scholars, I doubt if the younger two were.

In the 1861 census this family was at Achiltibuie 61-32, with them then was Alexander's mother Ann, his sister Ann, and his other sister Anabella. In 1881 the family is at Achiltibuie 81-7.

The Civil Registration index shows the marriage 5 March, 1857 of Alexander McKenzie to "Cathren" McKenzie. Also shown are the births of four of their children;

  1. George, born 28 July, 1858,
  2. John, born 29 November, 1861,
  3. George, born 4 January, 1864,
  4. Ann, born 3 April, 1866.

The death of Alexander is registered as 1888 at Achiltibuie, aged 80 years, married to "Kate Mackenzie", his parents noted as having been George MacKenzie and Anne, Maiden Surname MacKenzie, Informant his son John. Catherine's death is registered as 1907 at Achiltibuie, aged 67 years, her parents noted as having been John MacKenzie, miller, and Maggie, maiden surnamed Gillespie, Informant her son John.


Achiltibuie 71-30


John McLeod            Head         Unm   50      Crofter
Margret Do             Daur         Unm      45   Housekeeper
Anable Campbell        Servt                 13   Scholar
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 7. They were all marked as born at Coigach.

Though Margret is marked a daughter to John, I think that was an enumeration mistake, and they were siblings. In the 1861 census they were at Achiltibuie 61-35, with their Widowed mother Cathrine as Head of Household.

Flora Campbell at Achiltibuie 71-5 is a sister of these McLeods, possibly Anable Campbell is her daughter. In the 1881 census Margret "Peggy" is with Flora's family at Achiltibuie 81-32.


Achiltibuie 71-31


Murdo Fraser           Head         Mar   56      Fisherman
Cathrine  Do           Wife         Mar      39       Do   Wife
Donald    Do           Son          Unm   17          Do   Son
Margret   Do           Daur         Unm      13       Do   Daughter
Alexr.    Do           Son                12      Scholar
Barbra    Do           Daur                  10      Do
                     -- page break --
Dugal Fraser           Son                 6      Scholar
Anabella Do            Daur                   4
Isabella  Do           Daur                   2
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, pages 7 and 8. They were all marked as born at Lochbroom.

In the 1861 census this family was at Achiltibuie 61-33.

Birth Registrations of their children show that Catherine's maiden surname was McLeay.

Murdo has siblings in this census; Margaret McLeod at Achiltibuie 71-9, Murdoch Fraser and Hughina McLean at Achiltibuie 71-24, and Anabella McLeod at Polglass 71-38.


Achiltibuie 71-32


Roderick Graham Snr    Head         Widr  75      Crofter
Roderick    Do  Jnnr   Son          Unm   32      Fisherman
Kenneth     Do         Son          Unm   30         Do
Isabella     Do        Daur         Unm      26   Assistant Domestic
Margret      Do        Daur         Unm      24      Do       Do
William      Do        Grandson            7      Scholar
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 8. They were all marked as born at Lochbroom, except William born at Aberdeen.

In the 1861 census this family was at Achiltibuie 61-34. By time of the 1881 census at Achiltibuie 81-5 young Roderick has married, and has a one year old son; three generations of Roderick Grahams in that Household!

Kenneth marries Ann McLeod in Assynt Parish 14 April, 1872, and is in the 1881 census in the Household before his father and brother at Achiltibuie 81-4.


Achiltibuie 71-33


John McLeod            Head         Unm   36      Tenant
Margret Do             Mother       W        67   DressMaker
Alexr. McKenzie        GrSon        Unm   14      Ag Lab
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 8. They were all marked as born at Coigach.

In the 1861 census this family was at Achiltibuie 61-37. Margret is listed in all previous records and her 1876 death registration as "Mary", I suspect the enumerator in this year made a mistake transcribing rough notes that read "Mary", to "Margt", and then to the "Margret" above. By 1881 Mary has died and John is at Achiltibuie 81-3.

Mary's death is registered as 17 April, 1876 at Achiltibuie, aged 76 years, Widow of Alexander McLeod, House Carpenter, daughter of John McDonald and Catherine, Maiden Surname McLeod, Informant her son John.

Mary was a MacDonald from Reiff, the 1881 census has with John his uncle Donald MacDonald and Donald's wife Elizabeth. That couple seems to have been enumerated twice! They also appear at Reiff 81-18. Donald and Elizabeth are in this census at Reiff 71-73, they are gt.gt.grandparents of mine! (CONTACT INFO)

Alexander was born 10 November, 1856 as son to Roderick MacKenzie and Mary's daughter Murdina MacLeod. Roderick and Murdina with other children are in this census at Polglass 71-58. Alexander was also with his grandmother in the 1861 census.

Alexander's father Roderick was a brother of an ancestor of Cela Beale in New Zealand (CONTACT INFO). Cela's research shows Alexander marries 1878 in Inverness to a Widow, Ann Fraser, has a daughter Murdina there in 1880 (that Murdina is in the 1891 census as "granneice" of John above in the 1891 census at Achiltibuie 91-80).


Achiltibuie 71-34


Donald McKenzie        Head         Mar   40      Joiner
Flora     Do           Wife         Mar      31
Isabella   Do          Daur                  11   Scholar
Rodrick    Do          Son                 6        Do
George     Do          Son                 5        Do
Janet      Do          Daur                   1
Vineyhood Matheson     Sisterinlaw  Unm      21   Assistant Domestic
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 8. They were all marked as born at Achiltibuie.

In the 1861 census this family was at Achiltibuie 61-39, in 1881 they are at Achiltibuie 81-2.

A descendant, Catriona Smith, with her husband Richard, have provided the details from the marriage registration of Donald MacKenzie and Flora Matheson; the wedding happened 10 March, 1859 at Ullapool, Donald's parents noted as George McKenzie Carpenter and Janet maiden surnamed Macleod, Flora's parents noted as Roderick Matheson InnKeeper and Ann maiden surnamed McLeod, both Donald and Flora noted as living at Achiltibuie.

The I.G.I lists the births of eight of Donald and Flora's children;

  1. Isabella, born 1 March, 1860,
  2. Alexander, born 8 April, 1863,
  3. Roderick, born 20 February, 1865,
  4. George, born 12 October, 1866,
  5. Donald, born 11 December, 1868, died 19 April, 1869,
  6. "Janet", born 2 March, 1870,
  7. Donald, born 21 June, 1872 (older Donald died?),
  8. Anne Matheson, born 13 November, 1874.

A ninth child, John, shows up as a two year old in the 1881 census.


Achiltibuie 71-35


Kenneth McKenzie       Head         Unm   42      Mason
Angus     do           Brother      Unm   40      Ag Lab
Mary      do           Sister       Unm      34   Housekeeper
Flora     do           Sister       Unm      32   Assistant Domestic
Ann Kerr               Lodger       W.       80   Formerly Crofter's Wife
Alexr McLeod           Visitor            75      Ag Lab
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 8. This is the last house enumerated at Achiltibuie in 1871.

All the McKenzies listed as born at Achiltibuie, Ann Kerr at "Riff", and Alexander McLeod at Inverpolly. Mary's occupation was first listed as "Assistant Domestic", then crossed out and replaced with "Housekeeper".

In the 1861 census this family was at Achiltibuie 61-40 with their parents still living. In 1881 these McKenzies are the first enumerated family, see Achiltibuie 81-1. Kenneth has married then, and is a 52 year old father with a 5 month old son!

Flora marries 26 June, 1873 to Kenneth McLean who is in this census with his family at Tanera 71-3, they are in the 1881 census with three children at Tanera 81-7.

Ann Kerr's maiden surname was McLeod, her husband Donald Kerr has died since the last census, when they were together at Reiff 61-8. Ann's death registration 30 November, 1877 lists her parents as John McLeod and Anne McLeod, "afterwards McKenzie", showing her mother married twice. Another death registration, 12 June, 1887, of Mary the Widow of Duncan McLean at Altandhu lists parents with the same names, likely Mary was a sister of Ann, see the 1851 census at Altandhu 71-40.

In 1871 there are no longer any families surnamed Kerr at Reiff, though many people there and elsewhere are related to Ann through her children;

  1. Mary is the wife of Alexander McLeod at Reiff 71-57,
  2. Alexanderina "Lexy" is the wife of Duncan McLean at Reiff 71-62,
  3. Isabella "Bell" is wife of John McLeod at Faochag 71-79,
  4. Janet "Jessie" is wife of Hugh McKenzie in the other Faochag Household at Faochag 71-80. Janet and Hugh are ancestors of Ronald Hugh McKenzie in B.C., see CONTACT INFO,
  5. Margaret married Kenneth McKenzie (brother of the husband of Margaret's sister Jessie!), and emigrated to Tasmania in 1871 aboard the Sir Allan McNab. (see McNab 521),
  6. Alexander Kerr also was aboard the McNab, see McNab 519,
  7. Christina "Chirsty" went with her brother Alexander aboard the Sir Allan McNab. Ron Williams is descended from Chirsty (CONTACT INFO), he and his brother in law Geoff (CONTACT INFO) have collected lots of info on the Kerrs!


Achiltibuie 71-113


James Douglas Dale     Lodger       Mar   49      Teacher Achiltibuie School
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 25. It is one of three Households enumerated in 1871 as at Achiltibuie, but included on the last page of the enumeration district, as if missed earlier. There was originally a tick mark in the House column, later scratched out, looks like James was Lodger with the McLean family that follows at Achiltibuie 71-114.

James is listed as born at Wigtown in WigtownShire.


Achiltibuie 71-114


Kenneth McLean         Head         Mar   40      Tenant
Ann      Do            Wife         Mar      48
Donald   Do            Son                10      Scholar
Mary     Do            Daur                   7     Do
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 25. It is one of three Households enumerated in 1871 as at Achiltibuie, but included on the last page of the enumeration district, as if missed earlier.

All are listed as born at Coigach.

In the 1861 census this family was at Achiltibuie 61-27. In 1881 they are at Achiltibuie 81-14.

Kenneth McLean married Ann Campbell 8 November, 1855. Donald was born 26 January, 1861, there was an earlier son of the same name born 11 June, 1859, obviously died young.

I think James Douglas Dale, the School Teacher in the previous Household, Achiltibuie 71-113, was lodger with this family.


Achiltibuie 71-115


Anabella McLean        Head         Mar      50   Crofters Wife
Margret    Do          Daur         Unm      16   Staymaker
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 25. It is one of three Households enumerated in 1871 as at Achiltibuie, but included on the last page of the enumeration district, as if missed earlier.

Both are listed as born at Lochbroom.

Cannot see this family in earlier censuses, but in 1881 Anabella is at Achiltibuie 81-35 with her now missing husband Alexander. That census says Anabella was born in Lochbroom Parish, and Alexander at Dingwall.

Alexander dies 1893 at Achiltibuie, his Death Registration notes Annabella's Maiden Surname was MacKenzie, and his parents had been William MacLean and Catherine, Maiden Surname Matheson.

The IGI records the marriage in Lochbroom Parish 16 June, 1853 of Alexander McLean to Anabella McKenzie.


Achiltibuie 81-1


Kenneth McKenzie       Head         M     52      Mason
Jane      do.          Wife         M        28   Masons Wife
George    do.          Son                 5mo    Infant
Angus     do.          Brother      U     49      Laborer Ag
Annabella McLeod       Servant      U        22   General Servant (Domestic)
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 19. All were born in the Parish of Lochbroom.

In the 1871 census Kenneth, Angus, and two sisters were at Achiltibuie 71-35. Kenneth was unmarried then.

Annabella McLeod was from Dornie, she was there with her family in the 1871 census at Dornie 71-33. She marries before the next census to James McLean who is in this census at Tanera 81-3. They are in the 1891 census at Tanera 91-3.

A sister of Kenneth and Angus, Flora, married 26 June, 1873 to Kenneth McLean of Isle Tanera, they are in this census with three children at Tanera 81-7.

There are some genealogy details on the memorial stone for this family at Ullapool, see http://www.rosscromartyroots.co.uk/picture/number1011.asp


Achiltibuie 81-2


Donald McKenzie        Head         M     55      Carpenter
Flora    do.           Wife         M        42   Carpenters Wife
Isabella do.           Daur.        U        21   Merchant
Roderick  do.          Son          U     16      Scholar
George   do.           Son          U     14        do.
Jessie   do.           Daur.        U        11     do.
Donald   do.           Son          U      6        do.
John     do.           Son          U      2
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 19. All were born in the Parish of Lochbroom.

This family was in the 1871 census at Achiltibuie 71-34, in 1891 they are at Achiltibuie 91-79.

A descendant, Catriona Smith, with her husband Richard, have provided the details from the marriage registration of Donald MacKenzie and Flora Matheson; the wedding happened 10 March, 1859 at Ullapool, Donald's parents noted as George McKenzie Carpenter and Janet maiden surnamed Macleod, Flora's parents noted as Roderick Matheson InnKeeper and Ann maiden surnamed McLeod, both Donald and Flora noted as living at Achiltibuie.

Also listed in the I.G.I are the births of eight of Donald and Flora's children;

  1. Isabella, born 1 March, 1860,
  2. Alexander, born 8 April, 1863,
  3. Roderick, born 20 February, 1865,
  4. George, born 12 October, 1866,
  5. Donald, born 11 December, 1868, died 19 April, 1869,
  6. "Janet", born 2 March, 1870,
  7. Donald, born 21 June, 1872 (older Donald died?),
  8. Anne Matheson, born 13 November, 1874 (gt-grandmother of Catriona Wilson).

Flora's siblings, the Mathesons, are at Achiltibuie 81-11. With them is a five year old neice, Ann McKenzie, a daughter of Donald and Flora. Another sister of Flora is Margaret McLeod at Achiltibuie 81-16.

Cela Beale in New Zealand (CONTACT INFO), on a holiday to Scotland in 1999 recorded the various MacKenzie inscriptions at the Badenscallie burial ground (genealogists see places the average tourist never dreams of!). Here is Cela's transcription of a stone there;

In loving memory of Donald McKenzie, joiner, Achiltibuie who died 20 May 1903 aged 78. His wife Flora Matheson died 29 April 1906 aged 67. Their sons George died 9 July 1904 aged 37 and Roderick McKenzie, JP, who died 25 September 1931 aged 66 years and Donald McKenzie died 4 March 1944 aged 71. John McKenzie died 7 January 1962 aged 83 years. Also Joan McLean died 1 July 1960 aged 87, wife of Donald McKenzie.

Assuming the Joan McLean mentionned on the stone was a Coigach person, I think she was the 7 year old daughter in 1881 of Donald McLean and Christina McLeod at Altandhu 81-16.


Achiltibuie 81-3


John McLeod            Head         U     40      Crofter
Isabella McKenzie      Servant      U        38   Gen. Serv.
Donald McDonald        Uncle        M     70      Crofter
Elisabeth  Do.         Aunt         M        60   Crofter's wife
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 19. All were born in the Parish of Lochbroom.

John's mother Mary was a MacDonald from Reiff, a sister of Donald above. John was with Mary in the 1871 census at Achiltibuie 71-33.

A sister of John, Murdina, is in this census with her family at Badenscally 81-27.

Donald and Elizabeth seem to have been enumerated twice! They also appear at Reiff 81-18, they are gt.gt.grandparents of mine! (CONTACT INFO)

In the 1891 census John is at Achiltibuie 91-80, with him then is a sister Johanna, and a "granneice" Mordina McKenzie (born 1880 in Inverness as a daughter of Ann Fraser and Alexander MacKenzie, who was a son of John's sister Murdina mentioned in the note above).


Achiltibuie 81-4


Kenneth Graham         Head         M     42      Crofter
Ann      do.           Wife         M        32   Crofters Wife
Donald   do.           Son          U      7      Scholar
Peggy    do.           Daur.        U         4   Infant
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 19. All were born in the Parish of Lochbroom.

Kenneth was in the 1871 census at Achiltibuie 71-32 with his father and brother, who are in this census in the next Household at Achiltibuie 81-5. In 1891 this family is at Achiltibuie 91-81

The Civil Registration index records the birth of Donald as 25 June 1873, and says Ann's maiden surname was McLeod. The registration of the birth of another son, Roderick, 4 July, 1884, notes the parents had marriage registered in Assynt Parish 14 April, 1872.


Achiltibuie 81-5


Rodrick Graham         Head         W     80      Crofter
Rodrik   do.           Son          M     42      Crofter
Reticheal do.          Sons Wife    M        35   Crofters Wife
Bella    do.           Daur         U        30   Crofters Daur.
Roderick do.           GrandSon     U      1      Infant
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 19. All were born in the Parish of Lochbroom.

In the 1871 census this family was at Achiltibuie 71-32, by 1891 both the elder Roderick and "Reticheal" have died, the family then at Achiltibuie 91-82.

The death of Roderick is registered as 13 August, 1882, aged 88 years, at Achiltibuie, widower of Margaret MacKenzie. His parents are noted as having been John Graham and Margaret, maiden surname MacLean. Informant was his nephew John Graham at Polglass (see Polglass 81-9).

Kenneth Graham in the previous Household, Achiltibuie 81-4, is another son of Roderick.


Achiltibuie 81-6


Hughina McLean         Head         W        59   Fishermans Mother
Donald   do.           Son          U     27      Fisherman
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 20. Both were born in the Parish of Lochbroom.

Hughina was in the 1861 census at Achiltibuie 61-36 with her husband John McLean and three children including Donald. In 1871 she and her son Alexander were with her brother Donald Fraser's family at Achiltibuie 71-24, she was listed then as a Widow.

Hughina was a Fraser, she married John McLean 22 February 1850.

Two brothers of Hughina are also in this census; Donald at Achiltibuie 81-12 and Murdoch at Achiltibuie 81-9, and her sister Peggy McLeod is at Achiltibuie 81-27.


Achiltibuie 81-7


Alexander McKenzie     Head         M     62      Crofter
Cathrine    do.        Wife         M        42   Crofters Wife
John        do.        Son          U     19      Crofters Son
Anne        do.        Daur         U        14   Crofters Daur.
Angus       do.        Son          U     12      Scholar
Alexander   do.        Son          U      9        do.
Anne        do.        Sister       U        56   Pauper
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 20. All were born in the Parish of Lochbroom.

In 1871 this family was at Achiltibuie 71-29 in 1891 they are at Achiltibuie 91-84.

The Civil Registration index shows the marriage 5 March, 1857 of Alexander McKenzie to "Cathren" McKenzie. Also shown are the births of four of their children;

  1. George, born 28 July, 1858,
  2. John, born 29 November, 1861,
  3. George, born 4 January, 1864,
  4. Ann, born 3 April, 1866.

The death of Alexander is registered as 2 April, 1888 at Achiltibuie, aged 80 years, married to "Kate Mackenzie", his parents noted as having been George MacKenzie and Anne, Maiden Surname MacKenzie, Informant his son John. Catherine's death is registered as 24 July, 1907 at Achiltibuie, aged 67 years, her parents noted as having been John MacKenzie, miller, and Maggie, maiden surnamed Gillespie, Informant her son John.


Achiltibuie 81-8


Mary McKenzie          Head         W        76   Pauper
Robert  do.            Son          U     38        do
Jessie  do.            GDau.        U        15   General Servant
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 20. All were born in the Parish of Lochbroom.

In the 1871 census this family was at Achiltbuie 71-27, with Mary's husband John as Head of Household then.

John and Mary were gt-gt-gt-grandparents of Cela Beale in New Zealand (CONTACT INFO), through their daughter Catherine, and Catherine's husband, Alexander McKenzie. Cela has contributed the following info;

John McKenzie and Mary McLeay married in 1824 and lived first in Letters then moved to Achiltibuie before 1850. John was a church elder, well respected in the community, when he drowned with his neighbor Thomas McKenzie (see Achiltibuie 71-26), 31 August, 1877. Cela has sent me a contemporary newspaper article about the tragedy, see twomen.htm.

Cela has the death registration of Mary, November, 1881, aged 77. It says she was a daughter of Kenneth McLeay and Margaret McKenzie.

Jessie above was listed in the 1871 census with surname as "Barclay". She was an illegitimate daughter of Catherine, her birth was registered 15 January, 1866 as McKenzie with no mention of the father on the birth certificate.


Achiltibuie 81-9


Murdo Fraser           Head         M     65      Meal Dealer &
Cathrine do.           Wife         M        49   Meal Dealers Wife
Alexander do.          Son          U     23      Shepherd
Dougald   do.          Son          U     17      Scholar
Anabella  do.          Daur         U        13   Scholar
Anne McLeod            Visitor      M        63   Crofters Wife
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 20. All were born in the Parish of Lochbroom.

Murdo and Catherine with seven children were in the 1871 census at Achiltibuie 71-31, In 1891 the family is at Achiltibuie 91-83.

Murdo has a brother Donald Fraser in this census at Achiltibuie 81-12. The occupation of one of Donald's sons, also named Donald, is listed there with occupation as "Grocer", I wonder if he was in business with Murdo, who is listed above as a Meal Dealer?

Hughina McLean at Achiltibuie 81-6 and Peggy McLeod is at Achiltibuie 81-27 are sisters of Murdo.

Anne McLeod was also listed at Culnacraig 81-3, with the notation "Entire record crossed out entered P.20 Vol 75-2 ED #1".

The I.G.I. lists the marriage of Murdo Fraser to Catharine McLeay 27 February, 1852. It also has the births of the three children above;

  1. Alexander, born 11 January, 1858,
  2. "Dugald", born 9 January, 1864,
  3. Annabella, born 18 July, 1866.


Achiltibuie 81-10


Angus McKenzie         Head         U     35      Crofter
Murdo   do             Bro.         M     38      Fisherman
Catherine do           Sis.         M        32   Fisherman's wife
Isabella McLean        Aunt         U        73   Pauper
Johann Ross            Neice                  5
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 20. All were born in the Parish of Lochbroom.

Angus, Murdo, and Catherine were children of Thomas McKenzie and Margaret McLean. Thomas has died since the last census at Achiltibuie 71-26. Thomas drowned 31 August, 1877 returning from a trip to Ullapool, when the small boat he and John McKenzie of Achiltibuie were rowing was swamped in a storm; see twomen.htm.

Catherine above married 20 July 1879 at Achiltibuie to Murdo McKenzie, a son of John McKenzie and Mary McLeay.

In 1891 this family is at Achiltibuie 91-85. With them at that time is an 11 year old neice, Mary Ross. I suspect Mary was a sister of the Johanna in this census, and both were daughters of Isabella McKenzie. There was mention in the I.G.I. of marriage 30 January, 1873 of Isabella McKenzie to Murdo Ross at Lochbroom.


Achiltibuie 81-11


Alexander Matheson     Head         U     36      Innkeeper
Duncan      do.        Brother      U     45      Crofter
Mary        do.        Sister       U        50   Crofters Sister
Winewood    do.        Sister       U        32   Housekeeper
Bella      do.         Sister       U        28   Innkeepers Sister
Ann McKenzie           Neice        U         5   Scholar
Cathrine Campbell      Servant      U        28   General Servant (Domestic)
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 21. All were born in the Parish of Lochbroom.

In 1871 this family was at Achiltibuie 71-25, with the Widowed mother of these siblings, Ann, as InnKeeper, in 1891 the family is at Achiltibuie 91-86.

A sister of this family, Flora, is married to Donald McKenzie (see Achiltibuie 81-2), Ann above is her daughter. Ann, "Annie" was a grandmother of Catriona Smith, nee Macrae. Catriona and her husband Richard have done lots of research on this family, Richard has emailed that the 1891 census shows Roderick Macrae, schoolteacher, lodging with Annie's family he says they married in 1899, and by 1901 are living down at Dornie in Kintail, Roderick's home where he is by then schoolmaster. Their son Christopher, Catriona's father, was born at Achiltibuie in 1900. Catriona and Richard can be emailed at R.J.Smith.70@cantab.net

Another sister of this family, Margaret, is married to John MacLeod, and is at Achiltibuie 81-16.


Achiltibuie 81-12


Donald Fraser          Head         Mar   72      Crofter
Jessie Robertson       Wife         Mar      53   Crofters Wife
Donald Fraser          Son          Unm   28      Grocer
William  do            Son          Unm   26      Fisherman
Roderick  do           Son          Unm   13      Scholar
Anabella McLeod        Servant      Unm      18   Gen Serv (Domestic)
Ketty      do          Servant      Unm      20    do         do
John Grant             Visitor      Unm   21      Fisherman
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 21. All were born in the Parish of Lochbroom.

This family was in the 1871 census at Achiltibuie 71-24, with them then was Donald's sister Hughina McLean, and Hughina's son Alexander. Hughina is in this census at Achiltibuie 81-6. In the 1891 census this family is at Achiltibuie 91-87.

The death of Donald is registered as 25 May, 1897 at Achiltibuie, aged 90 years, Widower of Jessie Robertson, Informant his son Donald. The registration says his parents had been another Donald Fraser, and Margaret, Maiden Surname MacKenzie.

Another brother of Donald is Murdoch, who is three households away in this census at Achiltibuie 81-9, with occupation listed as "Meal Merchant". I wonder if young Donald above who is listed as a grocer was involved in business with his uncle Murdoch?

Peggy McLeod at Achiltibuie 81-27 is also a sister of Murdo.

The I.G.I. lists the marriage 18 January, 1849 of Donald Fraser to Janet Robertson. Janet was a daughter of William Robertson of Badenscallie and Margaret McLeod of Culnacraig, she was christened 21 June, 1827. By time of the 1841 census, her father had died, and her mother remarried to Roderick McRae (originally from Assynt). Janet, her mother, stepfather, and several siblings through both her father and stepfather are in the 1841 census at Achduart 41-2.

Janet has a sister Margaret married to Alexander MacLeod at Achnahaird 81-6, and her half brother William McRae is still at Achduart, see Achduart 81-6.

The death of William is registered as 22 May, 1925 at Achiltibuie, aged 71 years, noted as married to Annabella MacLeod, Informant their daughter Johan.


Achiltibuie 81-13


John McLean            Head         Mar   36      Crofter
Peggy  Do              Wife         Mar      32   Crofters Wife
Alexander Do           Son          Unm    6      Scholar
Peggy     Do           Daur         Unm       4   Infant
Ketty     Do           Daur         Unm       2     Do
Medline   Do           Daur         Unm      4m     Do
Medline   Do           Mother       Wid.     80   Pauper
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 21. All were born in the Parish of Lochbroom.

John and his mother were in the 1871 census at Achiltibuie 71-23, In 1891 with seven children they are at Achiltibuie 91-88.

The IGI has a patron submitted submission noting the marriage 19 February, 1874 at Coigach of 28 year old John McLean to 25 year old Margret Graham, his parents noted as Alexander McLean and Medeline McKenzie, and hers as Rodrick Graham and Marjory McKenzie.

Kenneth McLean in the next Household, Achiltibuie 81-14, is a brother of John.


Achiltibuie 81-14


Kenneth McLean         Head         Mar   51      Crofter
Ann       Do           Wife         Mar      56   Crofters Wife
Mary      Do           Daur         Unm      17   Crofters Daughter
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 21. All were born in the Parish of Lochbroom.

In the 1871 census this family was at Achiltibuie 71-114, in 1891 they are at Achiltibuie 91-89.

Kenneth's mother Medline and his brother John are in the previous Household at Achiltibuie 81-13.


Achiltibuie 81-15


Jannet McLean          Head         Unm      66   Pauper
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 22. Jannet was marked as born in the Parish of Lochbroom.

Cannot clearly see Jannet in previous censuses, but I wonder is she might be a relative of the McLeans in the previous two Households?


Achiltibuie 81-16


John McLeod            Head         Mar   60      Crofter (of 4 Acres)
Margaret Do            Wife         Mar      48   Crofters Wife
Annie    Do            Daur         Unm      15   Scholar
Roderick Do            Son          Unm   11      Scholar
Hannah   Do            Daur         Unm       6   Scholar
Alexander Do           Son          Unm    3      Infant
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 22. All are marked as born in the Parish of Lochbroom.

In 1871 this family at Achiltibuie 71-22, by 1891 Margaret is dead, John with children Flora and Alexander is then at Achiltibuie 91-90.

John was christened 24 April, 1820, and married 16 January, 1862 to Margaret Matheson. Margaret was 10 year old "Peggy" in the 1841 census at Achiltibuie 41-32.

Five of Margaret's Matheson siblings are at Achiltibuie 81-11, and her sister Flora is married to Donald McKenzie at Achiltibuie 81-2.


Achiltibuie 81-17


Kenneth Graham         Head         Unm   72      Farmer
Murdo Campbell         Servant      Unm   25      Ploughman
John Graham            Nephew       Unm   21      Labourer Agricultural
Annie McKenzie         Niece        Unm      26   Housekeeper
Sibla   Do             Servant      Unm      23   Gen Servant (Domestic)
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 22. All were born in the Parish of Lochbroom.

Kenneth and his nephew John were in the 1871 census at Achiltibuie 71-21, and John was also enumerated with his parents at Achiltibuie 71-20.

John Graham in the next Household, Achiltibuie 81-18, is brother of Kenneth, and father of John. Other siblings of Kenneth were Ann MacDonald at Achiltibuie 81-28 and Roderick Graham at Achiltibuie 81-29.

I think Annie McKenzie was the Mary Ann McKenzie born 20 September, 1859 to Murdoch McKenzie and Margaret Graham. That Margaret was in the 1841 census with Kenneth's parents and siblings at Achiltibuie 41-37, she married 9 March, 1848 to Murdoch McKenzie, a Tenant at Badluachrach. They do not appear in later Coigach censuses. The I.G.I. records the births of three children in Lochbroom Parish to Margaret Graham and Murdoch McKenzie.


Achiltibuie 81-18


John Graham            Head         Mar   56      Crofter
Isabella Do            Wife         Mar      52   Crofters Wife
Alexander Do           Son          Unm   12      Scholar
Angus     Do           Son          Unm    8      Scholar
Jannet    Do           Daur         Unm      17   Daur
Cathrine  Do           Daur         Unm      10   Scholar
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 22. All were born in the Parish of Lochbroom.

This family was in the 1871 census at Achiltibuie 71-20, in 1891 they are at Achiltibuie 91-92.

John Graham and Isabella McLeod were married 16 February, 1854, the following births were registered to that couple;

  1. unnamed female, born 16 January, 1855,
  2. Neil, born 25 March, 1857,
  3. John, born 22 March, 1859,
  4. Ann, born 1 July, 1861,
  5. Janet, born 29 June, 1863,
  6. Donald, born 17 August, 1865,
  7. Alick_, born 10 August, 1867.

A son of this family, John, is in this census in the previous Household at Achiltibuie 81-17 with several other relatives, including Kenneth Graham, brother of the Head of this Household.

John has other siblings in this census; Ann MacDonald at Achiltibuie 81-28 and Roderick Graham at Achiltibuie 81-29.


Achiltibuie 81-19


Donald McLeod          Head         Mar   54      Crofter
Ann      Do            Wife         Mar      32   Croters Wife
Angus    Do            Son          Unm    8      Scholar
Kenneth  Do            Son          Unm    6        Do
John     Do            Son          Unm    5        Do
Alexander Do           Son          Unm    2
Alexander Do           Visitor      Mar   66      Fisherman
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 22. All were born in the Parish of Lochbroom.

Donald was in the 1871 census at Achiltibuie 71-19. This family is in the 1891 census at Achiltibuie 91-93.

The I.G.I. shows the marriage 3 August, 1871 of Donald McLeod to Ann McLeod in the neighbouring Parish of Assynt, and the births of their two oldest children in Lochbroom Parish; Angus born 9 August, 1872, and Kenneth born 8 March, 1874.

Another child, Isabella-Catherine, is born to this family at Achiltibuie 10 February, 1883, her birth registration confirms her parents names, and their wedding date in Assynt.

Donald's sister, also named Ann McLeod, married Roderick MacDonald of Strathcanaird. With Donald in the 1871 census were two McDonald nieces of his; Jane and Betsy. Jane's descendants include Donald Halley (CONTACT INFO).

There is a memorial stone for this family at Badenscallie burial grounds giving further details. It has been photographed and transcribed by Roddie Macpherson, see http://gravestones.rosscromartyroots.co.uk/picture/number582.asp

The stone notes Donald died 20 July, 1900 at Achiltibuie aged 73, and Ann died 14 March, 1914 aged 71. Also noted are the deaths of three of their sons;

The memorial stone also notes a brother of Donald, John, "Ian Beag", died 24 March, 1870 aged 54.


Achiltibuie 81-20


John Kerr              Head         U     60      Crofter
Mary  Do.              Sis          U        40   Gen. Serv. (Domestic)
Sibby  Do.             Sis          U        35   Gen. Serv. (Domestic)
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 23. All were born in the Parish of Lochbroom.

In 1871 Mary and Sibby were at Achiltibuie 71-18, with their brother Roderick as Head of Household. In 1891 the two sisters are at Achiltibuie 91-94

In 1861 these three were at Achiltibuie 61-17, with their father Roderick as Head of Household.


Achiltibuie 81-21


Jannet McRae           Head         Wid      80   Crofter
John     Do            Son          Unm   50      Fisherman
Murdo    Do            Son          Unm   45         Do
Ann      Do            Daur         Unm      36
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 23. Jannet was born in Assynt, and her children were born in the Parish of Lochbroom.

Janet, John, and Ann were in the 1871 census at Achiltibuie 71-1. the same three are in the 1891 census at Achiltibuie 91-95.

Lachlan McRae in the next Household, Achiltibuie 81-22 was another son of Jannet.


Achiltibuie 81-22


Lachlan McRae          Head         Mar   54      Outside Chelsea 
                                                              Pensioner
Mary     Do            Wife         Mar      45   Pensioner's Wife
Mary McLeod            Servt.       Unm      19   Serv (Domestic)
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 23. Lachlan marked as born in Assynt, Mary McRae in the Parish of Lochbroom, and Mary McLeod in Garloch.

Lachlan's mother and three siblings are in this census in the previous Household at Achiltibuie 81-21. In 1891 Lachlan and Mary are at Achiltibuie 91-96.


Achiltibuie 81-23


Hugh Morison           Head         Mar   50      Crofter and Herd
Mary   do              Wife         Mar      40   Crofters Wife
Jean   do              Daur         Unm      16   Gen Servant
Duncan  do             Son          Unm   14      Scholar
Roderick do            Son          Unm   13        do
Alexander do           Son          Unm   10        do
George    do           Son          Unm    7        do
Peggy     do           Daur         Unm       5     do
Dolina    do           Daur         Unm       2
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 23. All were born in the Parish of Lochbroom.

This family was in the 1871 census at Achiltibuie 71-14 (with Hugh away from home census day). In 1891 Hugh and Mary with the two youngest daughters are at Achiltibuie 91-97.

For some reason the marriage of Hugh to Mary 12 February, 1863 was registered in Fodderty Parish, rather than Lochbroom. However at least five of their children's births were registered at Lochbroom;

  1. Jane (the "Jean" above), born 26 August, 1864
  2. Duncan, born 15 February, 1866,
  3. Roderick, born 25 May, 1868,
  4. Alexander, born 28 May, 1870,
  5. George, born 28 December, 1873.

In the 1871 census Duncan was a visitor in his mother's parents, Duncan and Ann McKenzie's home at Reiff, see Reiff 71-76.

Hugh was in the 1841 census with his parents and siblings at Badentarbet 41-2, and Mary was last mentionned in the Reiff censuses in 1861 with her parents at Reiff 61-26.


Achiltibuie 81-24


Bella McLeod           Head         W        70   Crofter
Margeret Do            Daur         U        26   (Domestic)
Hugh     Do            Son          M     22      Fisherman
Bella    Do            SonsWife     M        24   Fishermans Wife
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 23. All were born in the Parish of Lochbroom.

This family was in the 1871 census at Achiltibuie 71-11, the 1861 census shows "Bella" as Isabella, and her husband was Kenneth.

In the 1891 census Bella with a 17 year old grandson Kenneth McLeod (not yet identified this census) is at Achiltibuie 91-98, Hugh, Bella, and five young children are at Achiltibuie 91-99.

The 1871 census has Isabella's surname first written as "McKenzie", then crossed out and replaced by "McLeod". Probably her maiden surname was McKenzie.


Achiltibuie 81-25


James McLeod           Head         Mar   55      Shepherd
Cathrine  Do           Wife         Mar      60
Ann       Do           Daur         Unm      22   Gen Domestic Servt.
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 24. All were born in the Parish of Lochbroom.

These three along with a son George were in the 1871 census at Achiltibuie 71-12, in 1891 they are at Achiltibuie 91-100.

The 1871 census notes James was born at Morefield, Catherine at Strathmore.


Achiltibuie 81-26


Donald McLeod          Head         Mar   71      Wool Weaver
Cathrine  Do           Wife         Mar      38   Wool Weaver's Wife
Angus     Do           Son          Mar   33      Crofter
Cathrine  Do           SonsWife     Mar      30   Crofters Wife
Angus     Do           GrandSon           2m      Infant
Cathrine McKenzie      Visitor      Unm      17   Gen Domestic Servt
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 24. All were born in the Parish of Lochbroom.

This family was in the 1871 census at Achiltibuie 71-10, at that time Donald was married to a Margaret, and Angus was not yet married. In 1891 the parents are at Achiltibuie 91-102, Angus and Catherine with three children are at Achiltibuie 91-101.

Donald dies 24 January, 1895 at Achiltibuie, the death registration shows Catherine is Maiden Surname MacKenzie, and Donald's parents had been Kenneth MacLeod and Catherine, Maiden Surname MacLeod. Informant was his son Roderick.

Two daughters of Donald; Margret Graham and Cirsty McLeod, are in this census at Achiltibuie 81-29.


Achiltibuie 81-27


Kenneth McLeod         Head         Mar   62      Crofter
Peggy      Do          Wife         Mar      60   Crofters Wife
Peggy      Do          Daur         Unm      31   Servant
Kenneth    Do          Son          Unm   23      Fisherman
Alexander  Do          GrandSon     Unm       5   Scholar
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 24. All were born in the Parish of Lochbroom.

This family was in the 1871 census at Achiltibuie 71-9, in 1891 they are at Achiltibuie 91-103.

Margaret "Peggy" dies 16 February, 1895 at Achiltibuie, husband Kenneth the Informant.The Registration notes her parents had been Donald Fraser and Margaret, Maiden Surname MacKenzie. Kenneth's own death registered as 28 July, 1909 at Achiltibuie, his parents noted as having been Kenneth MacLeod and Catherine, maiden surname MacKenzie, son Kenneth the Informant.

Young Peggy's death is registered as 14 March, 1913 at Achiltibuie, unmarried, aged 67 years, parents names confirmed. Informant of her death was a cousin, Roderick Fraser.

Civil Registration of the births of several of Kenneth and Margaret "Peggy"'s children confirm Peggy's maiden surname was Fraser.

Peggy has three siblings at Achiltibuie in this census; Hughina McLean at Achiltbuie 81-6, Murdoch Fraser at Achiltbuie 81-9, and Donald Fraser at Achiltbuie 81-12.


Achiltibuie 81-28


Ann McDonald           Head         W        67   Pauper
Peggy  Do.             Dau.         U        29   Gen. Domestic
Rodina Do.             Dau          U        25   Pauper
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 24. All were born in the Parish of Lochbroom.

Ann and Rodina were in the 1871 census at Achiltibuie 71-28, in 1891 Peggy and Rodina are at Achiltibuie 91-104.

Ann's death is registered as 26 June, 1883 at Achiltibuie, aged 70 years, Informant her brother Roderick Graham, who is in this census in the next Household, Achiltibuie 81-29. The registration notes their parents had been Donald Graham and Anne, Maiden Surname MacGregor, and her husband had been Roderick Macdonald, Cattle Dealer.

The only possibility from the IGI is the marriage of Ann Graham and Roderick McDonald on 10 February, 1837 at Killearnan.

There are two relavent christenings in O.P.R.; Peggy McDonald, daughter of Roderick christened 22 February, 1841, and Roderica McDonald, daughter of Roderick, christened 21 November, 1842.

Besides Roderick Ann has two other brothers at Achiltibuie in this census; Kenneth Graham at Achiltibuie 81-17, and John Graham at Achiltibuie 81-18.


Achiltibuie 81-29


Roderick Graham        Head         Mar   54      Crofter
Margret    Do          Wife         Mar      42   Crofters Wife
Ann        Do          Daur         Unm      13   Scholar
Donald     Do          Son          Unm      11     Do
Kenneth    Do          Son          Unm    9        Do
Alexander  Do          Son          Unm    7        Do
Roderick   Do          Son          Unm    4        Do
John       Do          Son          Unm    2
Cirsty McLeod          Servt        Unm      38   Gen Domestic Servt
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 24. All were born in the Parish of Lochbroom.

This family were in the 1871 census at Achiltibuie 71-8.

Roderick's sister Ann McDonald is in the previous Household, Achiltibuie 81-28, her 1883 death registration, with Roderick as Informant says their parents had been Donald Graham and Anne, Maiden Surname MacGregor.

Besides Ann Roderick has two other brothers at Achiltibuie in this census; Kenneth Graham at Achiltibuie 81-17, and John Graham at Achiltibuie 81-18.

Margret and Cirsty are sisters. Since the last census their mother has died, and thier father Donald has remarried, see Achiltibuie 81-26.


Achiltibuie 81-30


William McLeod         Head         Mar   50      Crofter
Margret   Do           Wife         Mar      48   Crofters Wife
Murdo     Do           Son          Unm   20      Fisherman
Neil      Do           Son          Unm   13      Scholar
Alexander  Do          Son          Unm    8        Do
Jean       Do          Daur         Unm       5     Do
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 25. All were born in the Parish of Lochbroom.

This family was in the 1871 census at Achiltibuie 71-7, with them then were Margaret's parents; Angus and Jane. In 1891 the family is at Achiltibuie 91-106.

William's father and other relatives are in this census at Polglass 81-12. His sister Abigail "Abby" is in this census at Polglass 81-1, that Abigail was a gt-grandmother of Jim McGreal in Hamilton Ontario (CONTACT INFO).


Achiltibuie 81-31


Hector McKenzie        Head         W     71      Crofter
Murdo     Do.          Son          M     40      Common Lab.
Mary      Do.          DauL         M        30      "    "  Wife
John      Do.          Son          U     30      Shepherd
Ann       Do.          Daur         U        28   Gen.Srvt.Dom+
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 25. All were born at Lochbroom, except Mary, who was born in Assynt Sutherland.

Hector, Murdo and Ann were in the 1871 census at Achiltibuie 71-6. In 1891 the family is at Achiltibuie 91-107.

The marriage of Murdoch McKenzie resident Coigach to Mary McLeod resident Lochinver in the neighbouring Parish of Assynt is registered as 1 February, 1877 at Strathpollie, Mary's parents noted as "Hugh McLeod, Farmer", and Ann, maiden surname McLeod.

Murdo's death is registered as 29 March, 1907, aged 66 years, married to Mary MacLeod, his parents then both noted as deceased, Hector MacKenzie and Henrietta, Maiden Surname Campbell, Informant his cousin Alexander Campbell. Hector's own death is registered as 12 May, 1895, parents were Duncan MacKenzie and Margaret MacKenzie, no other children of that couple have been identified.

A daughter of Hector, Margaret, was with him in the 1861 census. Margaret "Peggy" married 10 February, 1870 to Alexander McLeod. They are in this census at Achnahaird 81-6. Margaret and Alexander are ancestors of Kate Ferris who lives on the Isle of Lewis (CONTACT INFO). Kate has provided lots of info on this family!

Norman Campbell in the next Household, Achiltibuie 81-32, was a brother of Hector's late wife, Henrietta "Henny".


Achiltibuie 81-32


Norman Campbell        Head         Mar   64      Crofter
Flora     Do           Wife         Mar      60   Crofters Wife
Peggy     Do           Daur         Unm      25   Gen Sevant (Domestic)
Kenneth   Do           Son          Unm   20      Lab Ag
Hugh      Do           GrandSon     Unm   10m
Peggy McLeod           SisterinLaw  Unm      60   Pauper
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 25. All were born in the Parish of Lochbroom.

This family was in the 1871 census at Achiltibuie 71-5. In 1891 the family is at Achiltibuie 91-108 including wee Hugh, suggesting he was raised with the family, either as an orphan, or as illegitamate son of Peggy above.

Peggy McLeod was in 1881 with an unmarried brother at Achiltibuie 71-30.

Flora's death is registered as 22 October, 1883 at Achiltibuie, aged 66 years, husband Norman the Informant. The registration says her parents had been Alexander MacLeod and Catherine, Maiden Surname Graham. Norman's death 20 March, 1899 at Achiltibuie notes his parents had been Kenneth Campbell and Mary Graham

Parish Register records the marriage 11 March, 1847 of Norman Campbell to Flora McLeod.

Henrietta "Henny", late wife of Hector McKenzie in the previous Household, Achiltibuie 81-31, was a sister of Norman.


Achiltibuie 81-33


George McLean          Head         Wid   56      Crofter
John     Do            Son          Unm   14      Scholar
Donald    Do           Son          Unm   12         Do
Murdo     Do           Son          Unm    6         Do
Ann       Do           Sister       Unm      48   Domestic Servant
Alexander McGregor     SoninLaw     Mar   36      Blacksmith
Cathrine     Do        Daur         Mar      19   Blacksmiths Wife
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 25. All were born in the Parish of Lochbroom.

This family was in the 1871 census at Achiltibuie 71-4, in 1891 at George, unmarried sister Mary, and son Murdo (above) are at Achiltibuie 91-110

The death of Ann is registered as 15 August, 1882 at Achiltibuie, parents noted as having been Donald McLean, and Catherine, maiden surname Campbell.

Murdo was known as "Murdoch George MacLean", as a young man he went to Montana with other Coigach youths, their experience as herders in the Highlands transferred to careers as cowboys. While there he wrote a song, known in English as "Farewell to Coigach", it is the only known Cowboy song written in Gaelic!


Achiltibuie 81-34


Robert Forbes          Head         Unm   35      Corn Miller
Betsy    Do            Sister       Unm      24   Domestic Servt
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 26. Both were born in the Parish of Lochbroom.

Cannot see any forbes in earlier Coigach censuses.


Achiltibuie 81-35


Alexander McLean       Head         Mar   73      Common Labourer
Anabella     Do        Wife         Mar      60     Do     Do's Wife
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 26. Alexander was born at Dingwall, and Anabella in the Parish of Lochbroom.

In the 1871 census Alexander was missing, but Anabella was with a 16 year old daughter Margret at Achiltibuie 71-115. In 1891 these two are at Achiltibuie 91-114.

Alexander dies 19 August, 1893 at Achiltibuie, his Death Registration notes Annabella's Maiden Surname was MacKenzie, and his parents had been William MacLean and Catherine, Maiden Surname Matheson.

The IGI records the marriage in Lochbroom Parish 16 June, 1853 of Alexander McLean to Anabella McKenzie.


Achiltibuie 81-36


John Finlayson         Head         Unm   33      Minister of Church
Mary McLeod            Servant      Unm      18   General Servt.
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 26. John was born at Portree (on the Isle of Skye, and Mary in the Parish of Lochbroom.

Cannot see either of these in earlier censuses.


Achiltibuie 81-37


John Williamson        Head         Mar   22      Rag Collector
Martha   Do            Wife         Mar      20    do    do's Wife
Jane     Do            Daur         Unm       9    do    do's Daur.
Geaorge  Do            Son          Unm   3m       do    do's Son
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District 1, page 26, the address is listed as "Achiltibuie Barn". John was born in Caithness (Parish not specified), Martha in the Parish of Lochbroom, and the children both in the Parish of Rogart, County of Sutherland.


Achiltibuie 91-78


Kenneth McKenzie       Head         Mar   63      Mason
Jane (M)  Do           Wife         Mar      40     Do  Wife
Angus     Do           brother      Unm   61      Crofter
George    Do           son                10      Scholar
Donald    Do           son                 8         Do
Simon     Do           son                 2
Jessie    Do           daur                   7   Scholar
Alexina   Do           daur                   5
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 19 of Enumeration District #1, previous House noted as uninhabited, address "Achiltibuie Public School". All marked as born in Lochbroom, with Jane as born at Dundonnell. All four married women noted this first page of Achiltibuie only have "(M)" between forename and surname, the enumerator I think indicating the surname was not maiden surname.

In the 1881 census at Achiltibuie 81-1

A sister of Kenneth, Flora, married 26 June, 1873 to Kenneth McLean of Isle Tanera, they were in the 1881 census with three children at Tanera 81-7.

There are some genealogy details on the memorial stone for this family at Ullapool, see http://www.rosscromartyroots.co.uk/picture/number1011.asp The stone notes Jane as maiden surname MacLean, and that George married Annie Ross


Achiltibuie 91-79


Donald McKenzie        Head         Mar   63      Joiner
Flora (M)  Do          Wife         Mar      52      Do  Wife
Roderick   Do          Son          Unm   26      Merchant (Gen)
George     Do          Son          Unm   24      Joiners Son
Donald     Do          Son          Unm   18          Do
John       Do          Son                13      Scholar
Jessie (M) McKenzie    daur         Mar      21   Carpenters Wife
Annie        Do        daur                  15   Scholar
Mary         Do        visitor      Unm      31   House Keeper (Retired)
Roderick McRae         Boarder      Unm   23      Cert Teacher
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 19 of Enumeration District #1. Previous building noted as an unoccupied Shop and House. All marked as born in Lochbroom except Mary born Aultbea and Roderick McRae born Kintail. All four married women noted this first page of Achiltibuie only have "(M)" between forename and surname, the enumerator I think indicating the surname was not maiden surname.

In the 1881 census this family was at Achiltibuie 81-2

A descendant, Catriona Smith, with her husband Richard, have provided the details from the marriage registration of Donald MacKenzie and Flora Matheson; the wedding happened 10 March, 1859 at Ullapool, Donald's parents noted as George McKenzie Carpenter (George's occupation noted as "Wright" in Donald's 1903 death registration) and Janet maiden surnamed Macleod, Flora's parents noted as Roderick Matheson InnKeeper and Ann maiden surnamed McLeod, both Donald and Flora noted as living at Achiltibuie.

Also listed in the I.G.I are the births of eight of Donald and Flora's children;

  1. Isabella, born 1 March, 1860,
  2. Alexander, born 8 April, 1863,
  3. Roderick, born 20 February, 1865,
  4. George, born 12 October, 1866,
  5. Donald, born 11 December, 1868, died 19 April, 1869,
  6. "Janet", born 2 March, 1870,
  7. Donald, born 21 June, 1872 (older Donald died?),
  8. Anne Matheson, born 13 November, 1874 (gt-grandmother of Catriona Wilson).

Flora's siblings, the Mathesons, are at Achiltibuie 91-86. With them in 1881 was a five year old neice, Ann McKenzie, "Annie" above.Another sister of Flora was Margaret McLeod who has died since the last census, Widower and two children are at Achiltibuie 91-90.

Cela Beale in New Zealand (CONTACT INFO), on a holiday to Scotland in 1999 recorded the various MacKenzie inscriptions at the Badenscallie burial ground (genealogists see places the average tourist never dreams of!). Here is Cela's transcription of a stone there;

In loving memory of Donald McKenzie, joiner, Achiltibuie who died 20 May 1903 aged 78. His wife Flora Matheson died 29 April 1906 aged 67. Their sons George died 9 July 1904 aged 37 and Roderick McKenzie, JP, who died 25 September 1931 aged 66 years and Donald McKenzie died 4 March 1944 aged 71. John McKenzie died 7 January 1962 aged 83 years. Also Joan McLean died 1 July 1960 aged 87, wife of Donald McKenzie.

Assuming the Joan McLean mentionned on the stone was a Coigach person, I think she was the 7 year old daughter in 1881 of Donald McLean and Christina McLeod at Altandhu 81-16.


Achiltibuie 91-80


John McLeod            Head         Unm   52      Crofter
Johanna Do             Sister       Unm      56   (Retired)House Keeper
Mordina McKenzie       granneice             12   Scholar
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 19 of Enumeration District #1. John and Johanna are marked as born in Lochbroom, but Mordina is marked as born at Inverness.

In the 1881 census John was at Achiltibuie 81-3, with him then was his uncle Donald McDonald, and Donald's wife Elizabeth. Donald and Elizabeth were gt-grandparents of mine! (CONTACT INFO).

Mordina was born in 1880 in Inverness as a daughter of Alexander McKenzie and Ann Fraser. Alexander was son of John's sister Murdina.


Achiltibuie 91-81


Kenneth Graham         Head         Mar   52      Crofter
Ann (M) Graham         Wife         do       42       Do  Wife
                     -- page break --
Donald Graham          Son          Unm   18      Crofters Son
Maggy     Do           daur         do       14      Scholar
Neil      Do           son                 9           Do
Roderick  Do           do                  6           Do
John      Do           do                  4
Isabella  Do           daur               1mo
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 19 and 20 of Enumeration District #1. marked as born in Lochbroom. All four married women noted this first page of Achiltibuie only have "(M)" between forename and surname, the enumerator I think indicating the surname was not maiden surname.

In the 1881 census this family was at Achiltibuie 81-17

The Civil Registration index records the birth of Donald as 25 June 1873, and says Ann's maiden surname was McLeod. The registration of the birth of Roderick, 4 July, 1884, notes the parents had marriage registered in Assynt Parish 14 April, 1872.

Roderick and Isabella Graham in the next Household, Achiltibuie 91-82, are siblings of Kenneth.


Achiltibuie 91-82


Roderick Graham        Head         Widr  54      Crofter
Isabella   Do          Sister       Unm      40       Do  Sister
Roderick    Do         Son                11      Scholar
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 20 of Enumeration District #1. marked as born in Lochbroom

In the 1881 census this family was at Achiltibuie 81-5, Roderick's father, another Roderick, was with them as an 80 year old, likely he died since then. Also with them was Roderick's wife, "Reticheal" (likely a spelling variation of Rachel).

Kenneth Graham in the previous household, Achiltibuie 91-81, is a brother of Kenneth and Isabella.

The death of Roderick, father of Roderick above, is registered as 13 August, 1882, aged 88 years, at Achiltibuie, widower of Margaret MacKenzie. His parents are noted as having been John Graham and Margaret, maiden surname MacLean. Informant was his nephew John Graham at Polglass (see Polglass 91-53).


Achiltibuie 91-83


Murdo Fraser           Head         Mar   78      Crofter
Catherine Do           Wife         do       59      Do  Wife
Anabella  Do           daur         unm      24   Dress Maker
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 20 of Enumeration District #1. marked as born in Lochbroom

In the 1881 census this family was at Achiltibuie 81-9, Murdo's occupation as "Meal Dealer".


Achiltibuie 91-84


John McKenzie          Head         Unm   28      Crofter
Catherine Do           Mother       W        54      Do   Mother
Ann       Do           Sister       Unm      24   Gen Serv (Dom)
Angus     Do           brother      Unm   22      Gardener unemployed
Alexander  Do            Do          Do   19      Shepherd (Croft)
Ann        Do          Aunt         Unm      74   Pauper
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 20 of Enumeration District #1. marked as born in Lochbroom

In the 1881 census this family was at Achiltibuie 81-7

The death of Catherine's husband Alexander was registered as 2 April, 1888 at Achiltibuie, aged 80 years, married to "Kate Mackenzie", his parents noted as having been George MacKenzie and Anne, Maiden Surname MacKenzie, Informant his son John.

Catherine's death is registered as 24 July, 1907 at Achiltibuie, aged 67 years, her parents noted as having been John MacKenzie, miller, and Maggie, maiden surnamed Gillespie, Informant her son John.


Achiltibuie 91-85


Angus McKenzie         Head         unm   40      Crofter
Murdo    Do            Good brother Mar   48      Shepherd Unemployed
Catherine Do.          Sister       do       44
Mary Ross              Neice                 11   Scholar
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 20 of Enumeration District #1. All are marked as born in Lochbroom.

In the 1881 census this family was at Achiltibuie 81-10.

Catherine was married 20 July, 1879 at Achiltibuie to a Murdo McKenzie. I suspect that Murdo is the one in this household, and the enumerator used the term "Good brother", rather than our more common term today "brother-in-law".

I think Mary, and a 5 year old neice Johanna Ross in the 1881 census, were children of Isabella McKenzie, who was a 16 year old in the 1861 census at Badenscallie 61-6. The I.G.I. shows a marriage at Lochbroom 30 January, 1873 of an Isabella McKenzie to a Murdo Ross.


Achiltibuie 91-86


Bella Matheson         Head         W        35   Hotel Keeper
Roderick  Do           Son                 3
Norman A  Do           Son                8mo
                     -- page break --
Roderick Stewart       brother      Unm   33      Hotel Keepers brother
Donald      Do           Do          Do   30      Shepherd
Mary        Do         Sister        Do      22   Gen Serv (Dom)
Annie       Do           Do          Do      21        Do
Christina Campbell     Serv          Do      40   Barmaid
Donald McLean           Do           Do      20   Farm Serv
Christina Grant        Serv          Do      16   Nurse
Mary Matheson          good sister   Do      64   Retired Gen Serv (Dom)
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 20 and 21 of Enumeration District #1, address "Hotel". Most are marked as born in Lochbroom, except Bella and her brothers Roderick and Donald at Lochcarron, and their sisters Mary and Annie born at Rosskeen.

In the 1881 census this family was at Achiltibuie 81-11.


Achiltibuie 91-87

Donald Fraser          Head         Mar   84      (Retired) Fisherman
Jessie   Do            Wife         Do       64          Do  Wife
Donald   Do            Son          Unm   39      Gen Merchant
William  Do             do          Mar   37      Crofter & Fisherman
Anabell  Do           daur in law   Mar      28      Do     Wife
Donald    Do           gran son            4
Maggy J   Do            Do daur               2
Jessie M  Do            Do daur              1mo
Jane McLeod            Serv         Unm      15   Gen Serv (Dom)
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 21 of Enumeration District #1. All marked as born in Lochbroom.

In the 1881 census this family was at Achiltibuie 81-12.

The death of Donald is registered as 25 May, 1897 at Achiltibuie, aged 90 years, Widower of Jessie Robertson, Informant his son Donald. The registration says his parents had been another Donald Fraser, and Margaret, Maiden Surname MacKenzie.

The I.G.I. lists the marriage 18 January, 1849 of Donald Fraser to Janet Robertson. Janet was a daughter of William Robertson of Badenscallie and Margaret McLeod of Culnacraig, she was christened 21 June, 1827. By time of the 1841 census, her father had died, and her mother remarried to Roderick McRae (originally from Assynt). Janet, her mother, stepfather, and several siblings through both her father and stepfather are in the 1841 census at Achduart 41-2.

The death of William is registered as 22 May, 1925 at Achiltibuie, aged 71 years, noted as married to Annabella MacLeod, Informant their daughter Johan.

Murdoch Fraser at Achiltibuie 91-83 is a brother of Donald, and Peggy McLeod at Achiltibuie 91-103 is a sister.

Janet has a sister Margaret married to Alexander MacLeod at Achnahaird 81-6


Achiltibuie 91-88


John McLean            Head         Mar   49      Crofter & Fisherman
Maggie  Do             Wife          do      44           Do  Wife
Maggie  Do             daur         unm      14   Gen Serv (Dom)
Kate    Do              do                   12   Scholar
Medeline Do             do                   10     Do
Roderick  Do           Son                 8        Do
Bella     Do           daur                   6     Do
                     -- page break --
Mary McLean            daur                   3
Dolina  Do              do                   9mo
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 21 and 22 of Enumeration District #1. All are marked as born in Lochbroom.

In the 1881 census this family was at Achiltibuie 81-13, John's 80 year old mother Medline with them then.

The IGI has a patron submitted submission noting the marriage 19 February, 1874 at Coigach of 28 year old John McLean to 25 year old Margret Graham, his parents noted as Alexander McLean and Medeline McKenzie, and hers as Rodrick Graham and Marjory McKenzie.

Kenneth McLean in the next Household, Achiltibuie 91-89, is a brother of John.


Achiltibuie 91-89


Kenneth McLean         Head         Mar   63      Crofter
Annie     Do           Wife         Mar      68      Do  Wife
Mary      Do           daur         Unm      27      Do  daur
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 22 of Enumeration District #1. All are marked as born in Lochbroom.

In the 1881 census at Achiltibuie 81-14

John McLean in the next Household, Achiltibuie 91-88, is a brother of Kenneth.


Achiltibuie 91-90


John McLeod            Head         Widr  70      Crofter
Flora  Do              daur         unm      28   Gen Domestic Serv
Alexander Do           son                13      Scholar
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 22 of Enumeration District #1. All are marked as born in Lochbroom.

In the 1881 census at Achiltibuie 81-16, John's wife Margaret Matheson was alive then.


Achiltibuie 91-91


Donald Graham          Head         Unm   76      Crofter
Colin McKenzie         Boarder      Widr  60      (Retired) Fisherman
Catherine Do           Serv         Unm      17   Gen Serv (Dom)
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 22 of Enumeration District #1. All are marked as born in Lochbroom.

Have not identified these three in earlier censuses, though it is noticable the next Household is also Grahams.


Achiltibuie 91-92


John Graham            Head         Mar   67      Crofter
Isabell Do             Wife          do      62       Do  Wife
John    Do             son          Unm   32      Crofters son
Kate    Do             daur          do      19   Gen Serv Dom
Angus   Do             son          unm   17      Crofters Son
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 22 of Enumeration District #1. All marked as born in Lochbroom, except Isabell born at Lochinver.

This family was in the 1881 census at Achiltibuie 81-18.

In the 1881 census John had a sister Ann MacDonald at Achiltibuie 81-28, she died 1883 at Achiltibuie, Informant their brother Roderick Graham, who was in the 1881 census at Achiltibuie 81-29, Roderick has died since then, his widow with six children are in this census at Achiltibuie 91-105. Ann's death registration notes their parents had been Donald Graham and Anne, Maiden Surname MacGregor, and her husband had been Roderick Macdonald, Cattle Dealer. Another brother of John in 1881 was Kenneth Graham at Achiltibuie 81-17, not visible now he has probably also died since.


Achiltibuie 91-93


Donald McLeod          Head         Mar   67      Crofter
Ann     Do             Wife         Mar      48       Do  Wife
John    Do             Son          Unm   15         Do   Son
Alexander Do           Son                13      Scholar
Isabella C  Do         daur                   8     Do
Roderick    Do         son                 5        Do
Alexander McDonald     visitor      Unm   48      Farmers Son
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 22 of Enumeration District #1. All marked as born in Lochbroom. Middle initial of Isabella might be mistranscribed.

In the 1881 census at Achiltibuie 81-19.

The I.G.I. shows the marriage 3 August, 1871 of Donald McLeod to Ann McLeod in the neighbouring Parish of Assynt, and the births of their two oldest children in Lochbroom Parish; Angus born 9 August, 1872, and Kenneth born 8 March, 1874.

Another child, Isabella-Catherine (above), is born to this family at Achiltibuie 10 February, 1883, her birth registration confirms her parents names, and their wedding date in Assynt.

Donald's sister, also named Ann McLeod, married Roderick MacDonald of Strathcanaird. With Donald in the 1871 census were two McDonald nieces of his; Jane and Betsy. Jane's descendants include Donald Halley (CONTACT INFO).

There is a memorial stone for this family at Badenscallie burial grounds giving further details. It has been photographed and transcribed by Roddie Macpherson, see http://gravestones.rosscromartyroots.co.uk/picture/number582.asp

The stone notes Donald died 20 July, 1900 at Achiltibuie aged 73, and Ann died 14 March, 1914 aged 71. Also noted are the deaths of three of their sons;

The memorial stone also notes a brother of Donald, John, "Ian Beag", died 24 March, 1870 aged 54.


Achiltibuie 91-94


Mary Kerr              Head         Unm      50   Crofter
Sibla Do               Sister       Unm      40       Do  Sister
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 22 of Enumeration District #1. Both marked as born in Lochbroom

In the 1881 census these two were with their older brother John at Achiltibuie 81-20


Achiltibuie 91-95


John McRae             Head         Unm   57      Crofter
Ann    Do              Sister        do      38   HouseKeeper
Janet  Do              Mother       W        76
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 23 of Enumeration District #1. John and Janet marked as born in Assynt, Ann in Coigach.

In the 1881 census these three, with another son, "Murdo", were at Achiltibuie 81-21.

Lauchlan McRae in the next household, Achiltibuie 91-96, is another son of Janet.


Achiltibuie 91-96


Lauchlan McRae         Head         Mar   63      Crofter & Sub Post-Master
Mary A.    Do          Wife         do       55       Do  Wife
John Stewart           Serv         Unm   19      Gen Serv
George McLean          Apprentice   Unm   16      Telegraphist
Kattie McLeod          Serv          do      22   Gen Serv (Dom)
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 23 of Enumeration District #1. All marked as born in Lochbroom, except Lauchlan at Assynt.

In the 1881 census Lauchlan and Mary were at Achiltibuie 81-22. Lauchlan's mother and two of his siblings are in the previous household, Achiltibuie 91-95.


Achiltibuie 91-97


Hugh Morrison          Head         Mar   59      Crofter
Mary   Do              Wife         Mar      50      Do  Wife
Maggy  Do              daur         unm      15      Do  daur
Dolina  Do             daur         do       13   Scholar
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 23 of Enumeration District #1. All marked as born in Lochbroom.

In the 1881 census this family with seven children was at Achiltibuie 81-23.


Achiltibuie 91-98


Isabell McLeod         Head         W        73   Crofter
Kenneth   Do           granson      Unm   17      Gen Lab
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 23 of Enumeration District #1. Both marked as born in Lochbroom.

In the 1881 census Isabell with daughter Margaret, son Hugh, and Hugh`s wife Bella were at Achiltibuie 81-24, in this census Hugh, his wife, and five children are in the next Household, Achiltibuie 91-99, likely the homes were on the same croft.

Have not yet identified young Kenneth in the 1881 census with his parents.


Achiltibuie 91-99


Hugh McLeod            Head         Mar   33      Crofter
Isabella Do            Wife         do       32       Do Wife
Isabella Do            daur                   8   Scholar
Sibbla   Do            do                     6     do
Kenneth  Do            Son                 4
George   Do             do                 3
Maggie   do            daur                   1
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 24 of Enumeration District #1. All marked as born in Lochbroom, except Isabella, (the wife), born at Gairloch.

In the 1881 census Hugh and Isabella were with Hugh`s mother at Achiltibuie 81-24, the mother is in this census in the previous household, Achiltibuie 91-98.


Achiltibuie 91-100


James McLeod           Head         Mar   67      Crofter
Kattie   Do            Wife         Mar      70      Do  Wife
Ann      Do            daur         unm      30      Do  daur
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 23 of Enumeration District #1. All are marked as born in Lochbroom.

These three were in the 1881 census at Achiltibuie 81-25.

The 1871 census notes James was born at Morefield, Catherine at Strathmore.


Achiltibuie 91-101


Angus McLeod           Head         Mar   41      Crofter
Kate    Do             Wife         do       39      Do  Wife
Angus   Do             son                10      Scholar
Maggie  Do             daur                   8      do
Alexander Do           son                 2
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 24 of Enumeration District #1. All are marked as born in Lochbroom.

In the 1881 census this family was with Angus's parents at Achiltibuie 81-26, in this census the parents are in the next Household (likely same croft) at Achiltibuie 91-102.


Achiltibuie 91-102


Donald McLeod          Head         Mar   84      (Wollen) Weaver
Catherine Do           Wife         Mar      50              Do Wife
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 24 of Enumeration District #1. Both are marked as born in Lochbroom.

In the 1881 census these two with their son Angus, his wife and eldest child, at Achiltibuie 81-26, Angus and family in this census are in the previous Household, Achiltibuie 91-101.

Donald dies 24 January, 1895 at Achiltibuie, the death registration shows Catherine is Maiden Surname MacKenzie, and Donald's parents had been Kenneth MacLeod (another Hand Loom Weaver) and Catherine, maiden surname MacLeod. Informant was his son Roderick.


Achiltibuie 91-103


Kenneth McLeod         Head         Mar   73      (Retired) Fisherman
Peggie    Do           Wife         Mar      73                        Do  Wife
Peggie    Do           daur         unm      44   Gen Servt (Dom)
Johan     Do           grandaur               9   Scholar
Mary McLean            visitor       "       40   Crofter
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 24 of Enumeration District #1. All are marked as born in Lochbroom.

In the 1881 census this family was at Achiltibuie 81-27.

Margaret "Peggie" dies 16 February, 1895 at Achiltibuie, husband Kenneth the Informant. The Registration notes her parents had been Donald Fraser and Margaret, Maiden Surname MacKenzie. Kenneth's own death registered as 28 July, 1909 at Achiltibuie, his parents noted as having been Kenneth MacLeod and Catherine, maiden surname MacKenzie, husband Kenneth the Informant.

Young Peggie's death is registered as 14 March, 1913 at Achiltibuie, unmarried, aged 67 years, parents names confirmed. Informant of her death was a cousin, Roderick Fraser.

Civil Registration of the births of several of Kenneth and Margaret "Peggie"'s children confirm Peggie's maiden surname was Fraser.

Peggie has two brothers at Achiltibuie in this census; Murdoch Fraser at Achiltbuie 91-89, and Donald Fraser at Achiltbuie 91-97. A sister, Hughina McLean, was in the 1881 census at Achiltbuie 81-6.


Achiltibuie 91-104


Rodina McDonald        Head         Unm      68   Living on Pr Means
Peggy    Do            Sister       do       50   Gen Serv (Dom)
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 24 of Enumeration District #1. Both marked as born in Lochbroom, Peggy at Altnaherie (the place opposite Ullapool).

In the 1881 census at Achiltibuie 81-28.

Mother of these two, Ann, has death registered as 26 June, 1883 at Achiltibuie, aged 70 years, Informant her brother Roderick Graham, who was in the 1881 census at Achiltibuie 81-29, Roderick has died since then, his widow with six children are in the next household at Achiltibuie 91-105. Ann's death registration notes their parents had been Donald Graham and Anne, Maiden Surname MacGregor, and her husband had been Roderick Macdonald, Cattle Dealer. In 1881 another brother of Ann, John Graham, was at Achiltibuie 81-18, now at Achiltibuie 91-92. Another brother, Kenneth, was at Achiltibuie 81-17, not visible now he has probably died since.


Achiltibuie 91-105


Margret Graham         Head         W        50   Crofter
Ann       Do           daur         unm      22   Gen Serv (Dom)
Alexander  Do          son          do    16      Shepherd (Crofter)
Kenneth    Do          son          do    18      Joiner Apprentice
Roderick   Do          do                 13      Scholar
John       Do          do                 11         do
Maggy      Do          daur                   7      do
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 24 of Enumeration District #1. All are marked as born in Lochbroom.

In the 1881 census this family was at Achiltibuie 81-29, Margaret's husband Roderick Graham then alive.

Margaret's late husband was a brother of Ann MacDonald, who has also died since the last census, two of her daughters now in the previous Household, Achiltibuie 91-104. Death registration of Ann notes parents of the Graham siblings as Donald Graham and Anne, Maiden Surname MacGregor. Two other brothers of Roderick were John Graham at Achiltibuie 91-92 and Kenneth who was in 1881 at Achiltibuie 81-17, not visible now he has probably died since.

Death of young Maggy is I think noted in the Friday, 27th February, 1970 Ross-Shire Journal ( http://www.ross-shirejournal.co.uk/Features/Reflections/Reflections-from-Ross-shire-24022014.htm ), as "At Strathburn Home, Gairloch, Margaret Graham, widow of Roderick Mackenzie, Achiltibuie.", Civil Registration index shows that woman to be 86 years old. A couple with those names are noted as married 1937 at Old Kirkpatrick, Dunbarton.


Achiltibuie 91-106


William McLeod         Head         Mar   58      Crofter
Margret   Do           Wife         do       56       Do Wife
Murdo     Do           son          unm   30          Do Son
Angus     Do           son          unm   43          Do son
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 24 of Enumeration District #1. All are marked as born in Lochbroom.

In the 1881 census this family was at Achiltibuie 81-30.

William's brother Roderick is in this census at Polglass 91-56. His sister Abigail "Abby" has died since the 1881 census, her Widower and children are in this census at Polglass 91-58.


Achiltibuie 91-107


Mary McKenzie          Head         Mar      48   Crofters Wife
Hector Do            Father in law  Widr  88      Formerly Aglab Retd
Ann    Do            Sister in law  unm      38   Gen Serv (Dom)
Henny  Do              neice                  8   Scholar
John   Do              nephew              4
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 25 of Enumeration District #1. Address as "Loan Achiltibuie" Mary marked as born in Assynt, Hector and Ann at Lochbroom, Henny at Lanark, Greenoch, and John at Stornoway.

In the 1881 census at Achiltibuie 81-31, Hector then noted as Head of Household, and noting Mary's now missing husband as "Murdo".

The marriage of Murdoch McKenzie resident Coigach to Mary McLeod resident Lochinver in the neighbouring Parish of Assynt is registered as 1 February, 1877 at Strathpollie, Mary's parents noted as "Hugh McLeod, Farmer", and Ann, maiden surname McLeod.

Murdo's death is registered as 29 March, 1907, aged 66 years, married to Mary MacLeod, his parents then both noted as deceased, Hector MacKenzie and Henrietta, Maiden Surname Campbell, Informant his cousin Alexander Campbell. Hector's death is registered as 12 May, 1895, parents were Duncan MacKenzie and Margaret MacKenzie, no other children of that couple have been identified.

A daughter of Hector, Margaret, was with him in the 1861 census. Margaret "Peggy" married 10 February, 1870 to Alexander McLeod. They are in this census at Achnahaird 91-4. Margaret and Alexander are ancestors of Kate Ferris who lives on the Isle of Lewis (CONTACT INFO). Kate has provided lots of info on this family!


Achiltibuie 91-108


Norman Campbell        Head         Widr  78      Formerly Fisherman
Alexander Do           son          unm   32      Wire fencer
Kenneth   Do           son          unm   30      Crofter
Maggy     Do           daur         do       28   Gen Serv (Dom)
Hugh      Do           gran son           10      Scholar
Kenneth McKenzie       visitor      Widr  40      Formerly Bar Waiter
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 25 of Enumeration District #1. Address as "Loan Achiltibuie" All marked as born in Lochbroom.

In the 1881 census this family was at Achiltibuie 81-32, including young Hugh, suggesting either he was an orphan, or unmarried Maggy was his mother.

Norman's wife Flora had death registered as 22 October, 1883 at Achiltibuie, aged 66 years, husband Norman the Informant. The registration says her parents had been Alexander MacLeod and Catherine, Maiden Surname Graham. Norman's own death was 20 March, 1899 at Achiltibuie, the registration notes his parents had been Kenneth Campbell and Mary Graham.

Have not yet identified Kenneth McKenzie in previous censuses.


Achiltibuie 91-109


Maggy McLeod           Head         Unm      71   Pauper
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 25 of Enumeration District #1. Address as "Loan Achiltibuie" Maggy is marked as born in Lochbroom

Have not yet identified Maggy in the 1881 census.


Achiltibuie 91-110


George McLean          Head         Widr  64      Crofter
Murdo    Do            Son          unm   16         Do  son
Mary     Do            Sister       do       56   (Formerly Laundry maid)
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 25 of Enumeration District #1. Address as "Loan Achiltibuie" All are marked as born in Lochbroom.

In the 1881 census George, Murdo, and another of George's sisters, Ann, were at Achiltibuie 81-33.

The death of George's sister Ann was registered as 15 August, 1882 at Achiltibuie, their parents noted as having been Donald McLean, and Catherine, maiden surname Campbell.

Murdo was known as "Murdoch George MacLean", as a young man he went to Montana with other Coigach youths, their experience as herders in the Highlands transferred to careers as cowboys. While there he wrote a song, known in English as "Farewell to Coigach", it is the only known Cowboy song written in Gaelic! The song mentions his aunt Mary;

Mo bheannachd mhr le Miri bho'n 's i piuthar m' athar i,
B'aoibhneach a bhitheadh i's i feitheamh nochd rium fh'
Ach 's duilich nochd's is cianail i, 's mi sgrob a null air sil,
'S mi crr 's tri mle mile bho Alba ghorm an fheir.

Translates as;

My great blessings with Mary because she is my father's sister,
How joyful she would be waiting for me coming home at night,
But tonight she is sad and pensive while I am a long way across the sea.
More than twice three thousand miles from the green grass of Scotland.


Achiltibuie 91-111


Chirsty Stuart         Head         Unm      64   Formerly Laundry maid
Johan     Do           neice                 14   Scholar
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 25 of Enumeration District #1. Address as "Loan Achiltibuie" Both are marked as born in Lochbroom.

Young Johan appears to have been in the previous census at 1881 Inverpolly (Gamekeepers House), have not yet identified Chirsty then, but she was with Johan's parents in the 1871 census at Achiltibuie 71-15.


Achiltibuie 91-112


Hugh Aird              Head         Mar   28      Miller
Maggy  Do              Wife         do       21       Do Wife
John   Do              Son                 1
Hector Aird            visitor      unm   25      Joiner
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 25 of Enumeration District #1. Address as "Loan Achiltibuie" Hugh and Hector marked as born in Sutherland, Lairg, Maggy at Sutherland, Rogart, and John at Sutherland, Assynt.

Cannot see these people in the 1881 census.


Achiltibuie 91-113


Tina McLeod            Head         Mar      33   Ministers Wife
Christina McKenzie     Serv         Unm      33   Gen Serv (Dom)
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 25 of Enumeration District #1. Address as "Manse Achiltibuie" Tina marked as born at Argyle, Islay, and Christina at Coigach.

Have not yet identified these two in the 1881 census.


Achiltibuie 91-114


Alexander McLean       Head         Mar   79      Formerly Fisherman
Anabella   Do          Wife         Mar      75   Making Home Made Tweeds
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 25 of Enumeration District #1. Address as Achiltibuie. Alexander marked as born at Ross, Brahan, Anabella at Coigach.

In the 1881 census these two were at Achiltibuie 81-35.

Alexander dies 19 August, 1893 at Achiltibuie, his Death Registration notes Annabella's Maiden Surname was MacKenzie, and his parents had been William MacLean and Catherine, Maiden Surname Matheson.

The IGI records the marriage in Lochbroom Parish 16 June, 1853 of Alexander McLean to Anabella McKenzie.


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