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1881 Census of Altandhu, Coigach, Parish of Lochbroom.

The following information and notes are based on photocoppies of a microfilm of the 1881 census, it differs in places from the 'as enumerated' transcription available on fiche at LDS Family History Centres, and I think repairs a few transcription errors made there. The first draft of this file and the introductory notes were done by Donald MacLeod in Auckland New Zealand, who has ancestors at Altandhu; CONTACT INFO

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I have arranged the columns in the order of the original census forms as below;

Name.

Relationship to Head of Household.

Marital Condition.

Age if Male.

Age if Female.

Occupation.

Each Household is followed by notes that show the Enumeration District (all Altandhu was in #2), the page number, address as described by the enumerator, and places of birth. Also included in the first paragraph of the notes were any extra comments made by the enumator, such as referring to someone as "Blind".


The Households are identified by place, year of census and the enumerator's schedule number for the house.

Altandhu

29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38
39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48


Altandhu 81-29


Kenneth MacLean        Head         Unm   35      Fisherman
Mary MacLean           Mother       W        60
Isabella Do            Sister       Unm      47
Sibla MacLeod          Niece                  9   Scholar
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District #2, on page 8, the address listed as "1 House". All were marked as born in the Parish of Lochbroom.

In the 1871 census this family was at Altandhu 71-40, with Mary's then living husband Duncan as Head of Household. In 1891 census the family is at Altandhu 91-56, by then Keneth has married Margaret MacLeod.

Mary's death is registered as 12 June, 1887, Informant her son Kenneth. The registration confirms her husband had been Duncan MacLean, and says her parents had been John MacLeod and Anne, Maiden Surname MacLeod.

Cannot find the birth of Sibla in the I.G.I.


Altandhu 81-30


Isabella MacLean       Head         Mar      36   Crofter
Kenneth      Do        Son                 7      Scholar
Alexander    Do        Son                 4      Scholar
Murdo        Do        Son                 3
Ann          Do        Daur                  6m
Flora MacLean          Mother       W        60
Margaret MacLean       Sister       Unm      28   General Servant (Domestic)
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District #2, on page 8, the address listed as "2 House". All were marked as born in the Parish of Lochbroom. Flora is marked as "Imbecile".

In the 1871 census Flora's husband, John McLean, was Head of Household, see Altandhu 71-38. Cannot see this family in the 1891 Altandhu census.

The death of Flora is registered as soon after this census, 24 April, 1881 at Altandhu, aged 63 years, Widow of John McLean, Crofter. Her parents are noted as having been John Macbeth, a Tailor, and Christina, maiden surname McKenzie, Informant her son-in-law, Kenneth McLean.

I think Isabella's missing husband was Kenneth MacLean, as the I.G.I. records the birth 25 April 1874 of a son Kenneth in Lochbroom to that couple, have not yet picked out a likely Kenneth in earlier censuses as the husband yet though.


Altandhu 81-31


William MacLean        Head         Mar   60      Fisherman
Mary      Do           Wife         Mar      57
Ann MacLean            Niece        Unm      23   General Servant Domestic
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District #2, on page 8, the address listed as "3 House". All were marked as born in the Parish of Lochbroom.

In the 1871 census this family, with William's Widowed mother Ann, was at Altandhu 71-39. Mary is listed in that census as born in SutherlandShire.

William and Mary, with a 14 year old nephew William, are in the 1891 census at Altandhu 91-55.


Altandhu 81-32


Murdo MacLeod          Head         Mar   56      Missionary
Mary     Do.           Wife         Mar      55
Roderick  Do.          Son          Unm   23      Ag Lab
John      Do.          Serv         Unm   45      Servant
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District #2, on page 8, the address listed as "4 House". All were marked as born in the Parish of Lochbroom, except Mary MacLeod marked as born in Glenshiel, Ross.

In the 1871 census this family was at Altandhu 71-41, Murdo's occupation then as "Crofter", and his Widowed mother Catherine, "Ketty", then still alive.

Murdo dies 28 March, 1884 at Altandhu, son Roderick the Informant, his occupation noted as "Missionary of West Coast Missions". 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 earlier records I think the Maiden Surname for Catherine was "MacLean", not "MacLeod".


Altandhu 81-33


John MacLeod           Head         Unm   21      Crofter
Mary     Do            Sister       Unm      23   General Servant Domestic
Catherine Do           Sister       Unm      15   Scholar
Catherine Do           Niece                  3
Isabella   Do          Visitor      Unm      14
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District #2, on page 8, the address listed as "5 House". All were marked as born in the Parish of Lochbroom.

No notes yet.


Altandhu 81-34


John MacLeod           Head         Mar   31      Fisherman
Ann      Do            Wife         Mar      30
Catherine Do           Daur                   5   Scholar
Rodina    Do           Daur                   3
Bella     Do           Daur                   1
Murdina   Do           Daur                   1
Henny     Do           Serv         Unm      18   G Servant Domestic
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District #2, on page 9, the address listed as "6 House". All were marked as born in the Parish of Lochbroom.

Cannot pick out John in earlier censuses, however Ann was a MacLean, she was in the 1871 census with her parents and other relatives at Altandhu 71-53. Her parents are in this census, with a six year old daughter of John and Ann named Mary, at Altandhu 81-45. In the 1891 census the family is at Altandhu 91-51.

A sixteen week old child of John and Ann, Murdoch, dies 13 April, 1887.

Henny is likely some relative of John, born 1 February 1861, she was in the 1861 census as a 2 month old at Altandhu 61-8.

Alexander Maclean in the next Household, Altandhu 81-35, is an uncle of Henny.


Altandhu 81-35


Alexr. MacLean         Head         Mar   68      Fisherman
Flora     Do           Wife         Mar      50
John      Do           Son          Unm   23         Do
Donald    Do           Son          Unm   21         Do
Alexander  Do          Son          Unm   19         Do
Margaret   Do          Daur         Unm      18
Murdo      Do          Son          Unm   14      Scholar
Johan      Do          Daur                  10      Do
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District #2, on page 9, the address listed as "7 House". All were marked as born in the Parish of Lochbroom. Margaret is marked as "Idiot".

In the 1871 census this family was at Altandhu 71-43.

Young John marries 27 January, 1887 at Inverpolly to Christina McLean, also from Altandhu, a daughter of Kenneth McLean and Jessie, Maiden Surname McLeod, cannot see her in this census, but her parents are two households away at Altandhu 81-37. The registration notes his mother Flora (above) was Maiden Surname McKenzie.

Alexander's death is registered as 28 October, 1896 at Altandhu, aged 81 years, married to Flora MacKenzie, Informant his son Alexander, parents noted as having been John MacLean and Anne, maiden surname MacLean. He has three brothers at Altandhu in this census; John in the next Household at Altandhu 81-36, Kenneth at Altandhu 81-38, and Murdo at Altandhu 81-45. John's 1887 death registration confirms names of parents.

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 81-36


John MacLean           Head         Widr  75      Crofter
Donald  Do             Son          Unm   31      Fisherman
John     Do            Son          Unm   31          Do
Alexander Do           Son          Unm   23          Do
Mary      Do           Daur         Unm      28   G Servant Domestic
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District #2, on page 9, the address listed as "8 House". All were marked as born in the Parish of Lochbroom.

In the 1871 census this family was at Altandhu 71-44, John was marked then as "Married" but his wife Ann was not in the Household. By time of the 1891 census John the father has died, John the son has married Mary (?) from Ullapool and is living at Altandhu 91-41, and the other three children are together at Altandhu 91-50.

John's death is registered as 13 May, 1887 at Altandhu, Informant his son Donald. The registration states his wife Anne had been Maiden surname MacLean, and his parents had been another John MacLean and Anne, Maiden surname MacLean.

John has three brothers at Altandhu in this census; Alexander in the previous Household at Altandhu 81-35, Kenneth at Altandhu 81-38, and Murdo at Altandhu 81-45.

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 81-37


Kenneth MacLean        Head         Mar   55      Crofter
Janet     Do           Wife         Mar      50
John      Do           Son          Unm   19
Angus     Do           Son                12      Scholar
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District #2, on page 9, the address listed as "9 House". All were marked as born in the Parish of Lochbroom. John is marked as "Deformed".

In the 1871 census this family with two older children was at Altandhu 71-45. In 1891 census Kenneth, Janet, and John are at Altandhu 91-49.

A daughter of this family, Christy, marries 27 January, 1887 at Inverpolly to Kenneth McLean, also from Altandhu, a son of Alexander McLean and Flora, Maiden Surname McKenzie, he is in this census with his parents two households away at Altandhu 81-35. The registration notes her mother Jessie (Janet above) was Maiden Surname McLeod.

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 81-38


Kenneth MacLean        Head         Mar   65      Wool Weaver
Christy    Do          Wife         Mar      60
Duncan     Do          Son          Unm   29      Fisherman
Isabella   Do          Daur         Unm      25
Donald     Do          Son          Unm   23         Do
Christy    Do          GrandDau               9   Scholar
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District #2, on page 10, the address listed as "10 House". All were marked as born in the Parish of Lochbroom.

In the 1871 census this family was at Altandhu 71-46, in 1891 they are at Altandhu 91-48.

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). Two of Chirsty's siblings, with other relatives are in this census at Polglass 81-13, and Alexander Stewart at Polglass 81-14 is a brother.

Kenneth has three brothers at Altandhu in this census; Alexander at Altandhu 81-35, John at Altandhu 81-36, and Murdo at Altandhu 81-45. John's 1887 death registration notes their parents nad been John MacLean and Anne, Maiden surname MacLean.

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 81-39


John MacLean           Head         Unm   50      Shepherd
Catherine Do           Sister       Unm      60   General Serv
Annie     Do           Daur         Unm      24
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District #2, on page 10, the address listed as "11 House". All were marked as born in the Parish of Lochbroom.

Though the age noted above does not match, I think this is likely the Cathrine McLean in the 1871 census at Altandhu 71-50. In the 1891 census Catherine is at Altandhu 91-47, with her then is her neice Annabella, who is in this census with her family at Altandhu 81-41.

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 81-40


Murdo MacLean          Head         Mar   50      Fisherman
Mary     Do            Wife         Mar      52
Annabella Do           Daur                  13   Scholar
Alexander Do           Son                10         Do
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District #2, on page 10, the address listed as "12 House". All were marked as born in the Parish of Lochbroom.

In the 1871 census this couple, with Murdo's parents and a sister, were at Altandhu 71-47. In 1891 this family is at Altandhu 91-46, Annabella is missing then and possibly has married away.

Murdo's parents have both died since the last census, father 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. Mother 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.

Murdo has several siblings in this census; Donald in the next Household at Altandhu 81-41, Duncan at Reiff 81-8, and Kenneth at Polbain 81-22.


Altandhu 81-41


Donald MacLean         Head         Mar   46      Fisherman
Ann       Do           Wife         Mar      44
Catherine  Do          Daur                   8   Scholar
Murdo      Do          Son                 6         Do
Annabella  Do          Daur                   4      Do
Donald     Do          Son                 1
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District #2, on page 10, the address listed as "13 House". All were marked as born in the Parish of Lochbroom. It is followed in the schedules by an uninhabited house.

In the 1871 census this couple, with a 3 year old son John, were at Altandhu 71-48. In 1891 Ann and her son Donald are at Altandhu 91-54, young Annabella is then at Altandhu 91-47, with her aunt Catherine, who is in this census with two other relatives at Altandhu 81-39.

Donald's parents have both died since the last census, father 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. Mother 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.

Donald has several siblings in this census; Murdo in the previous Household at Altandhu 81-40, Duncan at Reiff 81-8, and Kenneth at Polbain 81-22.


Altandhu 81-42


Alexander Stewart      Head         Unm   47      Crofter
Mary         Do        Sister       Unm      45
Flora        Do        Sister       Unm      40   General Servant Domestic
Angus Campbell         Nephew       Unm   18      General Labourer
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District #2, on page 10, the address listed as "15 House". All were marked as born in the Parish of Lochbroom. Mary is listed as "Lunatic". It is preceeded in the schedules by an uninhabited house.

In the 1891 census the three siblings are at Altandhu 91-43.

Ann, wife of John Campbell at Achnancarian 81-2, is a sister these Stewarts, young Angus above is her son.


Altandhu 81-43


Donald    MacLean      Head         Mar   40      Crofter
Christina    Do        Wife         Mar      27
Alexander    Do        Son                 8      Scholar
Johan        Do        Daur                   7      Do
Donald       Do        Son                 5         Do
Mary         Do        Daur                   4
Bella        Do        Daur                   3
Roderick     Do        Son                   3Mo
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District #2, on page 11, the address listed as "16 House". All were marked as born in the Parish of Lochbroom.

In the 1891 census this family is at Altandhu 91-45, with Donald away from home.


Altandhu 81-44


John MacLean           Head         Widr  38      Shoemaker
Donald John Do         Son                 7      Scholar
Christina   Do         Mother       W.       64
Helen MacLeod          Sister       W.       32   Retired Grocer
Alexander MacLean      Brother      Unm   30      Ag Labourer
Margaret     Do        Sister       Unm      23   G Servant Domestic
George MacLeod         Visitor            12      Scholar
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District #2, on page 11, the address listed as "17 House". All were marked as born in the Parish of Lochbroom.

This family was in the 1871 census at Altandhu 71-51, in 1891 they are at Altandhu 91-52

The death of Christina's husband Murdo is registered as 9 July, 1880 at Altandhu, Christina 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 aged 74, her parents noted as having been John McLean and Ann, maiden surname Graham, Informant her son Alexander.


Altandhu 81-45


Murdo MacLean          Head         Mar   73      Crofter
Catherine Do           Wife         Mar      67
John      Do           Son          Unm   29      Shoemaker
Christy   Do           Daur         Unm      26
Alexander  Do          Son          Unm   24      Fisherman
Mary Macleod         GrandDaur                6   Scholar
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District #2, on page 11, the address listed as "18 House". All were marked as born in the Parish of Lochbroom.

This family was in the 1871 census at Altandhu 71-53.

By time of the 1891 census this family is at Altandhu 91-40 with Catherine Widowed then as Head of Household, with her son Alexander, granddaughter Mary (also above), and a 10 year old daughter Bella.

Murdo dies 17 June, 1888 at Altandhu aged 79 years, husband of Catherine MacLennan, his parents noted as having been John MacLean and Ann, maiden surname MacLean, Informant his son Alexander.

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.

Since the 1871 census a daughter of Murdo and Catherine, Ann, has married John MacLeod, and is in this census at Altandhu 81-34, young Mary above is a daughter of Ann and John.

Murdo has three brothers at Altandhu in this census; Alexander at Altandhu 81-35, John at Altandhu 81-36, and Kenneth at Altandhu 81-38. John's 1887 death registration notes their parents had been John MacLean and Anne, Maiden surname MacLean.


Altandhu 81-46


Roderick MacKenzie     Head         Widr. 50      Wool Weaver
Ketty       Do         Daur         Unm      20   General Serv.
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District #2, on page 11, the address listed as "19 House". Both were marked as born in the Parish of Lochbroom.

No notes yet.


Altandhu 81-47


Kenneth MacKenzie      Head         Mar   36      Fisherman
Ann        Do          Wife         Mar      28
Donald      Do         Son                 3
John Alexr. Do         Son                 1
Rachel      Do         Mother       W.       78
Flora       Do         Sister       Unm      48   General Serv.
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District #2, on page 12, the address listed as "20 House". All were marked as born in the Parish of Lochbroom.

This family is in the 1891 census at Altandhu 91-39.

Rachel dies 15 March, 1887 at Altandhu as "Ronalda". Her son Kenneth the Informant notes Rachel's husband had been Donald MacKenzie, and her parents had been John MacLean, a Miller, and "Ronalda", Maiden Surname MacLean.

The birth of a son, Murdoch, 26 Auggust, 1885, notes Ann was maiden surname McLean, and she married Kenneth 8 February, 1877.


Altandhu 81-48
School House


John Douglass Gunn     Head         Unm   20      Teacher in Pub. School
Catherine MacKenzie    Serv         Unm      38   General Serv. Domestic


                    End of Hamlet of Altandhu
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears in Enumeration District #2, on page 12, the address listed as "School House". John was marked as born in Bower, Caithness, and Catherine in Assynt, Sutherland.

In the 1891 census the teacher is Mathew Gray, he and his family are listed at Altandhu 91-44.


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