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Isle Martin : 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 only includes Isle Martin, but I am slowly transcribing the rest of Coigach, and many other files link from my homepage at index.htm

Many of the notes in these files originated with information in emails and letters from other people with roots in Coigach. I have collected email addresses and websites of those people in a file; CONTACTS AND SOURCES

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Isle Martin

Isle Martin is the Summer Isle closest to Ullapool. From 1861 it was enumerated separate from Coigach, along with the rest of the communities in the south-east of the Barony.


  • Isle Martin 1841 Population: 24 Males + 21 Females = 45
     1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  • Isle Martin 1851 Population: 24 Males + 30 Females = 54
    -60 -61 -62 -63 -64 -65 -66 -67 -68 -69
  • Isle Martin 1861 Population: ?? Males + ?? Females = 55
  • Isle Martin 1871 Population: ?? Males + ?? Females = 42
    -21 -22 -23 -24 -25 -26 -27 -28 -29 -30
    -31 -32 -33 -34 -35 -36 -37 -38
  • Isle Martin 1881 Population: ?? Males + ?? Females = 42
  • Isle Martin 1891 Population: ?? Males + ?? Females = 47


    Isle Martin 41-1

    
    Donald MacKenzie                          40      Crofter
    Margaret  Do                                 40
                              -- page break --
    Catharine MacKenzie                          18
    William      Do                           16
    John         Do                           14
    Isabella      Do                             12
    Robert        Do                           5
    George        Do                           2
    
    Notes on this Household:

    This Household appears on pages 5 and 6 of Enumeration District #10. All are marked as born in county.


    Isle Martin 41-2

    
    Simon MacLeod                             60      Crofter
    Christian  Do                                40
    Ellen      Do                                19
    Donald     Do                             15
    Alex.      Do                             12
    William     Do                             9
    Catharine   Do                                5
    Murdo       Do                             3
    
    Notes on this Household:

    This Household appears on page 6 of Enumeration District #10. All are marked as born in county.

    In the 1851 census this Household is at Isle Martin 51-63.

    The death of Simon is registered 1869 at Isle Martin, aged 98 years, husband of Christina McKenzie, his parents noted as having been Murdoch McLeod and Helen, maiden surname Grant.


    Isle Martin 41-3

    
    Duncan Stewart                            60      Crofter
    Isabella  Do                                 55
    Murdo     Do                              30
    Colin     Do                              25
    Jean      Do                                 20
    
    Notes on this Household:

    This Household appears on page 6 of Enumeration District #10. All are marked as born in county.

    In the 1851 census this Household is at Isle Martin 51-65.


    Isle Martin 41-4

    
    Margaret Stewart                             50   Crofter
    Donald      Do                            25
    Alex.       Do                            19
    Christian    Do                              13
    Ann         Do                               10
    John        Do                            15
    
    Notes on this Household:

    This Household appears on page 6 of Enumeration District #10. All are marked as born in county.

    In the 1851 census this Household is at Isle Martin 51-68.


    Isle Martin 41-5

    
    John Imack                                45      Fish Curer
    Andrew MacKenzie                          25      Male Servant
    Janet Fraser                                 30   Female Servant
    Janet MacKenzie                              20   Female Servant
    Roderickina Ross                              4
    
    Notes on this Household:

    This Household appears on page 7 of Enumeration District #10. John is noted as not born in county, the rest were. Freecen transcribed John's surname as "SMART", but based on the 1851 census and other records I am certain it is "Imack".

    "Roderickina" is "Rodina" in the 1851 census with this Household at Isle Martin 51-60.


    Isle Martin 41-6

    
    Alex MacLeod                              45      Crofter
    Margaret  Do                                 40
    Kenneth   Do                              20
    Margaret   Do                                15
    Ann        Do                                14
    Murdo      Do                             12
    Simon      Do                              8
    Donald     Do                              4
    
    Notes on this Household:

    This Household appears on page 7 of Enumeration District #10. All are marked as born in county.


    Isle Martin 41-7

    
    Mary Stewart                                 50   Crofter
    John    Do                                30
    Catharine Do                                 30
    Margaret  Do                                 25
    Mary      Do                                  2
    
    Notes on this Household:

    This Household appears on page 7 of Enumeration District #10. All are marked as born in county.


    Isle Martin 51-60

    
    John Imack             Head         U     65      Fisherman & Cooper
    Janet Fraser           Visitor      U        44   House Servant
    Rodina Ross            Visitor      U        14   Seamstress
    Isabel Fraser          Visitor      U        11   Scholar
    Margt    Do            Serv.        U        57   House Servant
    Cathrine McKenzie      Serv.        U        23     Do     Do
    
    Notes on this Household:

    This Household appears on page 16 of Enumeration District #6. John marked as born at Murray, place unclear, possibly "Elphin", the rest in Ross, Lochbroom.

    This Household was in the 1841 census at Isle Martin 41-5.

    Roddie Macpherson has photoed and transcribed the memorial stone of John Imack at the Mill St/Garve St burial ground of Ullapool, see http://gravestones.rosscromartyroots.co.uk/picture/number1575.asp He transcribes it as;

    Erected
    to the memory of
    JOHN IMACK
    manager of the Isle-martin
    for 54 years
    who died 21st Dec. 1864
    aged 79 years.


    Isle Martin 51-61

    
    Alex. McRae            Head         Mar   42      Fisherman
    Margt    Do            Wife         Mar      28   Fisherman's Wife
    John     Do            Son          U      7         Do's     Son
    Peggy     Do           Daur         U         4      Do's    Daur
    Alexr     Do           Daur         U         1      Do's    Daur
    
    Notes on this Household:

    This Household appears on page 15 of Enumeration District #6. All were marked as born in Ross, Lochbroom.


    Isle Martin 51-62

    
    Donald Rose            Head         Mar   33      Fisherman
    Isabel  Do             Wife         Mar      30   Fishermans Wife
    Ann Rose               Daur         U         4      Do's    Daur
    Mary Rose              Daur         U         2      Do's    Daur
    Mary Campll            Visitor      Wid      58   Smiths Widow
    
    Notes on this Household:

    This Household appears on page 16 of Enumeration District #6. Donald was marked as born at Ross, Achindrean, Isabel at Ross, Littlestrath, the two daughters at Ross, Letters, and Mary Campbell at Ross, Lochbroom.


    Isle Martin 51-63

    
    Simon McLeod           Head         Mar   64      Fisherman
    Christy Do             Wife         Mar      50   Fisherman's Wife
    Helen    Do            Daur         U        24      Do's     Daur
    Alex     Do            Son          U     20         Do's     Son
    Cathrine  Do           Daur         U        16      Do's     Daur
    Murdo     Do           Son          U     13         Do's     Son
    
    Notes on this Household:

    This Household appears on page 16 of Enumeration District #6. All were marked as born at Ross, Isle Martin, except Christy at Ullapool.

    In the 1841 census this Household was at Isle Martin 41-2.

    The Sir Allan McNab departed Liverpool 28 October, 1853 with 17 families from Coigach emigrating to Tasmania, the passenger list includes at McNab 530 a 24 year old Alexander and 28 year old Helen from Isle Martin, apparently the two above. However, the hiring list of the emigrants (Hiring List) notes Alexander with wife Margaret, aged 21, which corresponds to a marriage shortly before the departure, 30 September, 1853, of Alexander MacLeod to Margaret MacLeod. A little confusion.

    The death is registered 29 August, 1869 at Isle Martin of Simon Macleod, aged 98 years, husband of Christina McKenzie, his parents noted as having been Murdoch McLeod and Helen, maiden surname Grant, Informant his son-in-law Alexander MacLeod, Resident at Strathan.


    Isle Martin 51-64

    
    Mary Cameron           Wife         Mar      36   Fishermans Wife
    Kenneth Stewart        Son          U      6      Fishermans Son
    John      Do           Son                 3          Do      Do
    Murdo      Do          Son                 1          Do      Do
    
    Notes on this Household:

    This Household appears on page 16 of Enumeration District #6. All were marked as born in Ross, Lochbroom.


    Isle Martin 51-65

    
    Duncan Stewart         Head         Mar   75      Elder of the Free Church
    Isabel   Do            Wife         Mar      64   Fishermans Wife
    Colin    Do            Son          Mar   38      Deacon F.C.
    Margt    Do            SonsWife     Mar      27   Fishers Wife
    Ann      Do            SonsDaur     U        1m   Fishers Daur
    Alex McIntyre          SoninLaw     Mar   36      Fisherman
    Jane Stewart           Daur         Mar      28   Fishermans Wife
    Isabel McLeod          GrandChild   U         5
    
    Notes on this Household:

    This Household appears on page 17 of Enumeration District #6. Most were marked as born in Ross, Lochbroom, except Margaret and Alexander at Ross, Contin.

    In the 1841 census this Household was at Isle Martin 41-3.


    Isle Martin 51-66

    
    Alex McLeod            Head         Mar   70      Fisherman
    Barbra   Do            Wife         Mar      50   Fishers Wife
    Murdo    Do            Son          U     21         Do's  Son
    Simon    Do            Son          U     18         Do's  Son
    Ann McKenzie           GrandChild   U         4      Do's GrandChild
    
    Notes on this Household:

    This Household appears on page 17 of Enumeration District #6. Alexander marked as born in Ross, Isle Martin, Barbra at Ross, StrathCanaird, Murdo and Simon at Ross, Lochbroom, and wee Ann at Ross, Letters.


    Isle Martin 51-67

    
    Rodk Fraser            Head         Mar   54      Ag. Lab.
    Margaret Do            Wife         Do       50   Ag. Lab's Wife
    Christopher Do         Son          Do    26      Ag. Lab's Son
    Duncan       Do        Son          Do    18        Do      Do
    Rodt         Do        Son          Do    15        Do      Do
    Jane         Do        Daur                   8     Do's   Daur
    
    Notes on this Household:

    This Household appears on page 17 of Enumeration District #6. Roderick marked as born in Ross, Achlunachan, Margaret at Ross, Big Strath, their children at Ross, Crofton. Though the three sons have "Do" for "Ditto" in the column referring to Condition of Marriage indicating married that was likely an enumeration error.


    Isle Martin 51-68

    
    Margt Fraser           Head         Widow    59   Fishermans Widow
    Alex Stewart           Son          U     28      Fisherman
    Kenneth McLennan       Son in law   Mar   24      Fisherman
    Ann Stewart            Daughter     Mar      21   Fishermans Wife
    
    Notes on this Household:

    This Household appears on page 18 of Enumeration District #6. All were marked as born in Ross, Lochbroom.

    In the 1841 census this Household was at Isle Martin 41-4.


    Isle Martin 51-69

    
    Catherine Fraser       Wife         Mar      39   Fishermans Wife
    Mary Stewart           Daur         U        11   Fishermans Daur
    Alex     Do            Son          U      8      Fishermans Son
    John Stewart           Son          U      6          Do      Do
    Betsy   Do             Daur         U         4       Do's   Daur
    
    Notes on this Household:

    This Household appears on page 18 of Enumeration District #6. All were marked as born in Ross, Lochbroom.


    Isle Martin 71-36

    
    Malcolm McDonald       Head         Mar   59      Crofter & Fisherman
    Roderick   Do.         Son          Unm   24      Fisherman
    Anne McLennan          Servant      Unm      17   General Servant
    
    Notes on this Household:

    This Household appears in Enumeration District #3, page 10. All were marked as born in Lochbroom. The word "Crofter" in Malcolm's occupation was later crossed out.

    In the 1861 census Malcolm and his now missing wife Janet with four children were at Annat, Scorrag, south of Ullapool, see Scorag 61-71 (Annat). In 1851 Malcolm and Janet were at Altnaherie 51-1 opposite Ullapool, his occupation then noted as "Fery Man".

    Malcolm's brother Roderick died shortly after the 1841 census, but Roderick's widow Anne (Graham) is in this census with a daughter at Achiltibuie 71-28, another of Ann's daughters is at Achiltibuie 71-21.

    I think Malcolm was closely related to the McDonald family at Reiff 71-73.

    The death of Malcolm is registered as 23 April, 1893 at West Terrace, Ullappol, aged 81 years, married to Janet Maclean. His parents both then deceased, mother Barbara noted as Maiden Surname MacIver. Informant of the death was his grandson, John Macdonald, resident at Morefield.


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