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1871 notes for Altandhu

The following transcription is of my photocopy of the 1871 census for Altandhu. The photocopy is pretty clear in most places.

The columns on the 1871 census read;


No. of Schedule

Road, Street, &c. and No. or Name of House.

Name and Surname of each Person.

Relation to Head of Family.

Condition.

Age of
     Males.
     Females.

Rank, Profession, or Occupation.

Where Born.


The enumerator numbered the Altandhu households from 38 to 55, I have identified the households by using a prefix of "71" to denote the 1871 census data, and a suffix based on the enumerators numbering.

38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47
48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55


Altandhu 71-38


John McLean            Head         Mar   60      Crofter
Flory  do              Wife         Mar      40
Bell   do              Daur         Unm      20   Dress Maker
                     -- page break --
Margaret McLean        Daur         Unm      17   General Servant
Christy McLean         Daur         Unm      16      do     do

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 7 and 8, Enumeration District #2. All marked as born in Ross Shire.

In the 1861 census this family was at Altandhu 61-4, Flory was there recorded as born in SutherlandShire (Parish not Known). In 1881 the family is at Altandhu 81-30, John has died by then, and Bell is married with young children.

John's death is registered as 9 December, 1878 at Altandhu, aged 71 years, married to Flora McBeth, his parents noted as having been Kenneth McLean "Wright and Crofter", and Isabella, Maiden Surname McLeod.

The IGI includes the patron submitted submission of the marriage 1 April, 1875 in Coigach of 38 year old Rodrick McLeod to 20 year old Chirsty McLean, his parents noted as having been John McLeod and Mary McLeod, hers as John McLean and Flora McBeth. Roderick is in this census at Polglass 71-44, Christy and he are in the 1881 census at Polglass 81-17 with three young children.


Altandhu 71-39


William McLean         Head         Unm   50      Crofter
Mary McLean            Wife         Mar      44
Ann    do              Mother       W        80   Crofter's Widow
Bell   do              Serv         Unm      15   Domestic Serv

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 8, Enumeration District #2. Mary marked as born at Sutherland Shire, the rest at Ross Shire.

In the 1861 census this family was at Altandhu 61-5, and in 1881 they are at Altandhu 81-31.

Ann dies 13 October, 1878 aged 95, her parents listed as Alexander McKenzie and Mary Ross, with her son Kenneth as Informant. Her brother Neil died shortly before the 1861 census at Polbain, sons of him are at at Polbain 71-8 and Polbain 71-12.


Altandhu 71-40


Duncan McLean          Head         Mar   60      Crofter
Mary     do            Wife         Mar      56
Bell     do            Daur         Unm      41   Domestic Serv
Kenneth  do            Son          Unm   24      Fisherman
Alexr    do            Son          Unm   20         do

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 8, Enumeration District #2. All marked as born at Ross Shire.

In the 1861 census this family was at Altandhu 61-3, in 1881 they are at Altandhu 81-29.

Duncan's death is registered as 18 January, 1875 at Altandhu aged 72 years, married or Widowed not noted, his parents noted as having been Kenneth MacLean and Isabella, Maiden Surname MacLeod, Informant his son Kenneth.

Mary's death registration in 1887 says her parents had been John MacLeod and Anne, Maiden Surname MacLeod, that couple is also noted as parents of Anne Kerr of Reiff, who is in this census at Achiltibuie 71-35.


Altandhu 71-41


Murdo McLeod           Head         Mar   43      Crofter
Mary McLeod            Wife         Mar      40
Rory  do               Son                   13   Crofter's Son Hird
Ketty  do              Mother       W        78   Crofters Widow
John   do              Serv         Unm   40      Farm Serv

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 8, Enumeration District #2. All marked as born at Ross Shire.

In the 1861 census this family was at Altandhu 61-6, in 1881 they are at Altandhu 81-32. The 1881 census says Mary was from Glenshiel, Ross.

Murdo dies 1884 at Altandhu, the death registration notes Mary's Maiden Surname was MacRae, and Murdo's parents had been Roderick MacLeod and Catherine, Maiden Surname MacLeod. Based on the 1818 marriage record I think the Maiden Surname for Catherine, "Ketty" above, was "MacLean", not "MacLeod".

The birth of Roderick "Rory" was registered 14 April, 1858 at Glenshiel to parents Murdo McLeod and Mary MacRae.


Altandhu 71-42


Murdo McLeod           Head         Widr  50      Crofter
Mary McLeod            Daur         Unm      18   Dressmaker
Alexander do.          Son          Unm   18      Hird
John      do           Son                12      Scholar
Ketty     do           Daur                   7     do

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 8, Enumeration District #2. All marked as born at Ross Shire.

In the 1861 census this family was at Altandhu 61-8. In 1881 Murdo is missing (dies before then?) but the children are at Altandhu 81-33.

Murdo's wife Isabella died 6 April, 1869 at Altandhu, age 39 years, she suffered her last seven years from consumption. She came from a family at Polglass, her parents noted as Norman McKenzie and Catherine, maiden surname McLeod. Those parents and two of her siblings are in this census at Polglass 71-50, and her brother Roderick in the next Household, Polglass 71-51.


Altandhu 71-43


Alexander McLean       Head         Mar   52      Crofter
Flory      do          Wife         Mar      38
Ann        do          Daur         Unm      15   Domestic Serv
John       do          Son                13      Hird
                     -- page break --
Alexander McLean       Son                 9      Scholar
Murdo       do         Son                 4        do
Johanna     do         Daur                   1

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 8 and 9, Enumeration District #2. All marked as born at Ross Shire.

In the 1861 census this family with Alexander's father John was at Altandhu 61-9, mistakedly recorded as "McLeod"s. In 1881 they are at Altandhu 81-35.

Alexander has three brothers at Altandhu in this census; John in the next Household at Altandhu 71-44, Kenneth at Altandhu 71-46, and Murdo at Altandhu 71-53.

Alexander through his mother Ann was a grandson of Murdoch McKenzie and Mary McLean of Reiff, over 1,300 descendants of that couple have been traced by various genealogists!


Altandhu 71-44


John McLean            Head         Mar   63      Crofter
Donald do              Son          Unm   22      Fisherman
Mary   do              Daur         Unm      20   Domestic Servant
John   do              Son          Unm   17      General Serv
Mary   do              Daur         Unm      40   Domestic Servant

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 9, Enumeration District #2. All marked as born at Ross Shire.

In the 1861 census this family was at Altandhu 61-10, and in 1881 they are at Altandhu 81-36 with John marked as Widowed.

John has three brothers at Altandhu in this census; Alexander in the previous Household at Altandhu 71-43, Kenneth at Altandhu 71-46, and Murdo at Altandhu 71-53.

John through his mother Ann was a grandson of Murdoch McKenzie and Mary McLean of Reiff, over 1,300 descendants of that couple have been traced by various genealogists!


Altandhu 71-45


Kenneth McLean         Head         Mar   44      Crofter
Janet     do           Wife         Mar      38
Christy   do           Daugr        Unm      14   Nurse
Rory McLean            Son                12      Scholar
John   do              Son                 9         do
Angus  do              Son                 2

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 9, Enumeration District #2. All marked as born at Ross Shire.

In the 1861 census this family was at Altandhu 61-12. Young Rory was in that census with his MacLeod grandparents at Badenscallie 61-2. In 1881 Kenneth and Janet with their sons John and Angus are at Altandhu 81-37.

There is a memorial stone at Badenscallie burial ground referring to this family erected by a nephew, Roderick MacLean, after Kenneth's name it has "Boy" in brackets, implying he was blonde or yellowish hair, "buidh" being Gaelic for the colour "yellow". It notes Kenneth died November, 1899 aged 72, and wife Janet maiden surnamed MacLeod died 9 October, 1893 aged 63 years. Also on the stone are noted two other people, likely brothers of Kenneth; Hugh MacLean died March 1900 at Achnahaird aged 72, and Donald MacLean died March 1907 aged 77.


Altandhu 71-46


Kenneth McLean         Head         Mar   52      Farmer
Christina  do          Wife         Mar      50
Duncan      do         Son          Unm   20      Farm Servant
Ann         do         Daur         Unm      18   General Serv
Isabella    do         Daur         Unm      16   General Serv
Donald      do         Son                14      Hird
George      do         Lodger       Unm   70      Tailor

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 9, Enumeration District #2. All marked as born at Ross Shire.

In the 1861 census this family was at Altandhu 61-13, in 1881 they are at Altandhu 81-38.

The Parish Register records the marriage 9 January, 1850 of Kenneth McLean of Altandubh to Christian Stewart resident of Polglass, a daughter of Duncan Stewart of Polglass. Chirsty was with her family in the 1841 census at Achiltibuie 41-12 (all the Polglass familys were enumerated as part of Achiltibuie that year). In this census her Widowed mother two siblings, and other relatives are at Polglass 71-48, and Alexander Stewart at Polglass 71-47 is a brother.

Kenneth's father John, brother Alexander, and other relatives were in the 1861 census at Altandhu 61-9, Alexander with family is in this census at Altandhu 71-43. John McLean at Altandhu 71-44, and Murdo McLean at Altandhu 71-53 are also brothers.

Kenneth through his mother Ann was a grandson of Murdoch McKenzie and Mary McLean of Reiff, over 1,300 descendants of that couple have been traced by various genealogists!


Altandhu 71-47


Murdo McLean           Head         Mar   80      Crofter
Annabella do           Wife         Mar      74
Kety      do           Daur         Unm      47   General Serv
Murdo     do           Son          Mar   58
         -- page break --
Mary McLean            Wife         Mar      40
Annabella do           Daur                   3
Alexander do           Son                9m
Ann      do            Visitor      unm      15   General Serv

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 9 and 10, Enumeration District #2. All marked as born at Ross Shire.

In the 1861 census this family was at Altandhu 61-15. In 1881 young Murdo and Mary with their two children are at Altandhu 81-40.

Murdo's death is registered as 19 February, 1877 at Old Dornie, age 94 years, a Widower. Though Informant of the death was his son John there were no people surnamed MacLean at Dornie in the 1871 or 1881 censuses, possibly a daughter of his was married to someone there. The registration says his parents had been John McLean and Rachel, Maiden Surname McLean.

Annabella's death was registered as 20 February, 1873 at Altandhu, aged 72 years, her son John as Informant. Her parents were noted as Kenneth MacLean and Kitt, Maiden Surname Smith.

Murdoch was listed in the christening of one of his children in 1830, and in the 1851 census, with occupation as "Miller".

The OPR records the marriage 25 March, 1818 of Murdo MacLean Aultandu to Anabile MacLean Tanary (clearly the Isle Tanera). Though Anabella is recorded as resident on Tanera at time of her wedding, she is also recorded in the 1851 census as born in the parish of Lochs, Isle of Lewis, Ross Shire.

The IGI records the marriage 7 March, 1867 of Murdoch MacLean at Ullapool to Mary McLean, with his parents as Murdoch MacLean and Anabella MacLean. Also registered as born to Murdoch McLean and Mary McLean are;

A son of Murdo and Annabella, Donald, married 26 January, 1860 at Ullapool to Annie MacLeod, a daughter of John MacLeod and Isabella MacLennan of Reiff. They are in this census in the next Household at Altandhu 71-48.

A daughter of Murdo and Annabella, Mary, was in the 1861 census with her husband, Murdoch MacLeod, at Altandhu 61-16. No further sign of them after the birth of their son Murdoch 5 March, 1862, probably they emigrated.

A son of Murdo and Annabella, Duncan, is with his wife and family in this census at Reiff 71-62. Another son, Kenneth, is with his wife Sarah Shaw and six children at Polbain 71-27.


Altandhu 71-48


Donald McLean          Head         Mar   37      Labourer
Ann McLean             Wife         Mar      35
John    do             Son                 3

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 10, Enumeration District #2. All marked as born at Ross Shire.

In the 1861 census this family was at Reiff 61-2. In 1881 they are at Altandhu 81-41.

The births of four children to Donald McLean and Ann McLeod are mentionned in the I.G.I.;

  1. Ann, born 21 November, 1860,
  2. Donald, born 13 September, 1862,
  3. John, born 8 December, 1864,
  4. John, born 9 April, 1867 (earlier John died young?).

Donald's parents and other relatives are in this census in the previous Household at Altandhu 71-47. A sister, Mary, was in the 1861 census with her husband, Murdoch MacLeod, at Altandhu 61-16. No further sign of them after the birth of their son Murdoch 5 March, 1862, probably they emigrated.

A brother of Donald, Duncan, is with his wife and family in this census at Reiff 71-62. Another brother, Kenneth, is with his wife Sarah Shaw and six children at Polbain 71-27.

Ann's mother Isabella McLeod, along with four of her siblings, are in this census at Reiff 71-56.


Altandhu 71-49


Mary McLean            Head         W        68   Pauper

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 10, Enumeration District #2. Mary marked as born at Ross Shire.

Though noted above as born in Ross Shire, other records, including the 1861 census at Altandhu 61-7, suggest she was born in neighbouring Assynt Parish, SutherlandShire.

Her death is registered as 23 September, 1879 at Altandhu aged about 80 years, her parents having been Roderick McKenzie, a crofter, and his wife Ellen McLeod, the Informant John McLean is noted as "son of the sister of deceased's husband".


Altandhu 71-50


Cathrine MacLean       Head         Unm      71   Pauper

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 10, Enumeration District #2. Cathrine marked as born at Ross Shire.

Cannot clearly see Catherine in earlier censuses, but from her death registration it is clear her parents are in this census at Altandhu 71-47, and possibly she was the servant girl in 1841 at Tanera 41-5. Though the age noted above does not match, I think this is likely the Catherine McLean in the 1881 census at Altandhu 81-39.

Catherine dies 1910 at Altandhu, aged 86 years, Informant of the death was her nephew, Alexander McLean. The registration notes her parents had been Murdo McLean and Annabella, Maiden Surname McLean.


Altandhu 71-51


Murdo McLean           Head         Mar   68      Farmer
Christina do           Wife         Mar      50
John     do            Son          Mar   28      Shoemaker
Margaret  do           Wife         Mar      29
Donald     do          Son          Unm   24      Labourer
Alexander   do         Son          Unm   20      Labourer
Ann        do          Daur         Unm      18   General Serv
Margret     do         Daur         Unm      14   Domestic Serv
Ann        do          Lodger       Unm      80   Pauper

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 10, Enumeration District #2. All marked as born at Ross Shire.

This family is in the 1861 census at Altandhu 61-18, in 1881 Christina is Widowed with two Widowed children and other family members at Altandhu 81-44.

The death of Murdo is registered as 9 July, 1880 at Altandhu, Christina still alive then noted with maiden surname also McLean, his parents noted as having been John McLean and Margaret, maiden surname MacKenzie.

The death of Christina is registered as 5 April, 1892 at Altandhu, her parents noted as having been John McLean and Ann, maiden surname Graham, Informant her son Alexander.

There is a few memorial stone at Badenscallie burial ground that gives some details on this family;

Civil registration and other sources provides a few more details on descent from this family;

Ann above dies 2 February, 1876, she was a sister of Murdo, who was Informant on her Death Registration, it confirms their parents had been John MacLean and Margaret, Maiden Surname MacKenzie.


Altandhu 71-52


Kenneth Stewart        Head         Mar   76      Crofter of 3 1/2 Acres
Annie      do          Wife         Mar      64
Mary       do          Daur         Un       34   Dressmaker
Donald     do          Son          Unm   26      Merchant
Flory      do          Daur         Unm      30   Domestic Serv
Angus Campbell         Granson             9      Scholar

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 10, Enumeration District #2. All marked as born at Ross Shire.

In 1861 this family was at Altandhu 61-21. By 1871 Annie and Kenneth have died, three of their children and a grandchild are then at Altandhu 81-42.

Kenneth's death is registered as 9 June, 1879 at Altandhu, aged 88 years, his Widow Annie noted as Maiden Surname McLeod, and his parents having been Donald Stewart and Jane, Maiden Surname Cameron, Informant son Alexander.

The death of Ann Stewart, aged 79 years, wife of Kenneth Stewart, is registered as 14 February, 1875 at Altandhu, Informant her son Alexander. The registration notes her parents had been Angus Stewart and Flora, Maiden Surname MacLeod.


Altandhu 71-53


Murdo McLean           Head         Mar   63      Crofter
Catherine do           Wife         Mar      57
John      do           Son          Unm   23      Labourer
Ann       do           Daur         Unm      21   Domestic Ser.
Donald    do           Son          Unm   19      Labourer
Christy   do           Daur         Unm      17   Domestic Serv.
Alexander  do          Son                15      Hird

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 11, Enumeration District #2. All marked as born at RossShire.

In 1861 this family was at Altandhu 61-22, in 1881 they are at Altandhu 81-45.

Murdo has three brothers at Altandhu in this census; Alexander at Altandhu 71-43, John at Altandhu 71-44, and Kenneth at Altandhu 71-46.

Catherine's death is registered 1893 at Altandhu, aged 79 years, Widow of Murdo McLean, the registration notes her parents had been John McLennan, Blacksmith, and Isabella, Maiden Surname McKenzie.

Murdo through his mother Ann was a grandson of Murdoch McKenzie and Mary McLean of Reiff, over 1,300 descendants of that couple have been traced by various genealogists!


Altandhu 71-54


Rory McKenzie          Head         Mar   40      Weaver
Catherine  do.         Wife         Mar      35
Ketty      do.         Daur                  10   Scholar
Ann McLean             Mother       W.       60   Pauper

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 11, Enumeration District #2. All marked as born in RossShire, except Ann listed as SutherlandShire, she is also listed as Deaf and Blind.

Cannot see Roderick and Catherine in the 1861 census, though in 1851 he was with his family, occupation as "Post Runner" at Altandhu 51-93.

The I.G.I. notes the marriage in Lochbroom Parish 2 December, 1858 of Roderick MacKenzie to Catherine MacLeod, and the births of two children to the couple; John, born 30 September, 1859, and Catherine, born 20 November, 1860 (the "Ketty" above).

Catherine's death is registered as 27 February, 1876 at Altandhu, husband Roderick the Informant. Her parents noted as Donald MacLeod and Catherine, Maiden Surname MacLeod. Catherine and her parents have not been identified in earlier Coigach censuses, likely they were from some other part of the Parish.

In the 1861 census Ann with two MacLean grandchildren is at Altandhu 61-24. She dies 9 January, 1879 at Tanera, possibly a daughter was married and living there, though Informant of the death was her son Roderick above, resident at Altandhu. The Death Registration notes her parents had been John MacLean and Mary, maiden surname MacLeod. It also notes her husband had been John MacKenzie, Weaver.

Catherine dies 27 February, 1876, her husband Roderick ("Rory" above) the Informant. Her parents not marked as deceased then had been Donald MacLeod and Catherine, Maiden Surname MacLeod.

Rachel in the next Household, Altandhu 71-55, is Widow of Donald MacKenzie, who a son of Ann's late husband, John MacKenzie.


Altandhu 71-55


Rachel McKenzie        Head         W.       70   Crofter of 2 Acres
Kenneth    do.         Son          Unm.  25      Fisherman
Flory      do.         Daur         Mar      35   Fisherman's Wife
        Stewart        Dau                    9
John       do.         Son                 1
Angus      do          Son                 3

       End of the Township of Altandow

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 11, Enumeration District #2. All marked as born in RossShire. Some confusing crossing out and overprinting on manuscript!

In the 1861 census this family, with Rachel's then living husband Donald as Head of Household, was at Altandhu 61-25. In 1881 the family is at Altandhu 81-47.

Rachel dies 1887 at Altandhu as "Ronalda", her parents noted in the Death Registration as having been John MacLean, a Miller, and "Ronalda", Maiden Surname MacLean.

The I.G.I. notes the birth of young Angus above in Lochbroom Parish 9 October, 1867 to parents James Stewart and Catherine MacKenzie, Catherine is with the family, as "Ketty", in the 1851 census.

Ann in the previous Household, Altandhu 71-55, was mother of Rachel's late husband, Donald MacKenzie.


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