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South-East Coigach : 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. I have collected email addresses and websites of those people in a file; CONTACTS AND SOURCES

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The following communities are in the south-east area of Coigach. Historically this area was always part of the Barony of Coigach, though starting 1861 the Households of that part of Coigach "beyond the great rock" were enumerated separate from the rest of Lochbroom. Today it is more common to consider Coigach as the peninsula, and though the files on this website concentrate on that part, I am slowly adding more data here.

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Achall

Achendrean
(Strathcanaird)

Ardmair

Blughasary
Dalvraid
Drumrunie

Glutton

Isle Martin
Kenachrine

  bordered Ullapool and Glastulloch on the west. Also part of Kenachrine were Rhue, Luib and Morefield


Kenachulish

Langwell

Luib

Morefield

Rhidorroch

Rhuairdachadail
("Rhue", see Kenachrine)
Strathan
Ullapool


Achall

Achall is at the south-east of Coigach, on Loch Achall above Ullapool.

NH1895 : Loch Achall by Ian Capper
Loch Achall
On the shore of Loch Achall with Beinn Ghobhlach in distance
  © Copyright Ian Capper and licensed for
  reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

On Loch Achall is an island, said once to be inhabited, a "crannog". An article titled "ARTIFICIAL ISLANDS IN THE HIGHLAND AREA" in the Proceedings of the Society of Antiquarians of Scotland, February 10, 1913, digitized online at http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue/adsdata/PSAS_2002/pdf/vol_047/47_257_302.pdf includes a paragraph;

Loch Achall, Ullapool.-- Mr Hay Mackenzie, National Bank of Scotland, reports: "There is a small island or cairn of stones in Loch a Chal, Rhidarrock Forest, two miles from Ullapool, which is said to be artificial. . . . There is a path, now covered with water, leading to it, but which can easily be seen when the water is clear."

A contemporary referance notes to it as home of Torquil MacLeod, presumably Torquil Cononach MacLeod, the last MacLeod Baron of Coigach. Matthew Shelley working on his University thesis in 2006 studdied the "Gordon Maps", digitized online by the National Library of Scotland at http://www.nls.uk/digitallibrary/map/index.html He notes them as "drawn up in the mid-17th century but relying on survey work from the 1580s-90s". Matthew notes the map shows a structure on Loch Achall and has text;

"Avon Challoskag in ye yle wereof Torhill McLoyd dwelleth is ye march between Loch Brym and Coigach. ye said river pleasant wt woods and plentifull in salmond."



Achall 41-1


George Nicol                              25      Ag. Lab.
Margaret  do                                 20
Mary Cameron                                 15   F. S.
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 10 of Enumeration District 11, The Nicols are noted as not born in county, Mary was. There is a tickmark before Mary's name, indicating not a member of the family.


Achall 41-2


James Grieve                              20      Ag. Lab.
Agnes   do                                   20
Thomas   do                                1
Henrietta Campbell                           15   F.S.
William Fraser                            14      M.S.
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 10 of Enumeration District 11, James and Agnes are noted as not born in county, the rest are. There is a tickmark before Henrietta's name, indicating she and William were not members of the family.


Achall 51-1


Donald McLeay          Head         Mar   34      Game Keeper
Hannah   Do            Wife         Mar      23   Game Keepers Wife
Donald   Do            Son          U      7       Do's        Son
Rodk      Do           Son          U      5        Do          Do
Dugald    Do           Son          U     9m        Do          Do
Catherine Ross         Servant      U        22   House Servant
Duncan McKenzie        Visitor      U     16      Servant
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 1 of Enumeration District 6, Donald the father listed as born at Ross, Contin, Hannah born at Ross, Gairloch, young Donald at Ross, Lochbroom, the other two children and Catherine Ross at Ross, Achall, and the Visitor Duncan at Ross, Ullapool. The age for young Donald might be mistranscribed, but is consistent with later records.

Donald was in the 1841 census at Rhidorroch 41-2, his parents in the previous Household at Rhidorroch 41-1. In this census those parents, Donald MacLeay and Margaret, maiden surname MacKenzie, are two Households away, at Achall 51-3.

Margaret MacKenzie at Morefield 51-124 is a sister of Donald, and four young siblings are at Achendrean 51-6.


Achall 51-2


Catherine Laird        Head         U        50   House Keeper
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 1 of Enumeration District 6, place born is unclear, may be Inverness.


Achall 51-3


Dond McLeay            Head         Mar   63      Game Keeper
Margt  Do              Wife         Mar      54   Game Keepers Wife
John    Do             Son          U     28      Game Keeper
Alexr   Do             Son          U     25      GameKeepers Son
Catherine Do           Daur         U        20   Game Keepers Dau
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 1 of Enumeration District 6, Donald listed as born at Ross, Contin, Margaret at Ross, Achall, John at Ross, Dalvraid, Alexander and Catherine at Ross, Leckmelm.

This family was in the 1841 census at Rhidorroch 41-1, their son Donald then in the next Household at Rhidorroch 41-2. In this census son Donald is with his own family two Households before, at Achall 51-1.

Margaret MacKenzie at Morefield 51-124 is a daughter of Donald and Margaret. Four young children of this family are at Achendrean 51-6.


Achall 51-4


Rodk Bethune           Head         U     34      Shepherd
Donald   Do            Brother      U     28      Shepherds Bro
Mary     Do            Sister       U        26      Do's Sister
Hector McKenzie        Visitor      W     58      Fisherman
Mary Bethune           Mother       W        65   House Serv.
John Beton             Brother      U     ??
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 1 of Enumeration District 6, Roderick and Hector listed as born at Ross, Lochbroom, Donald and Mary at Ross, Leckmelm, Mary the mother at Ross, Gairloch, and John at Ross, Achindrean. The age for John is unclear, and the relationship might read as "Visitor Brother".

In the 1841 census Donald was at "Ridorch", Rhiddorroch 41-2.


Ardmair

Ardmair is at the south-east coast of Coigach, on Loch Kanaird, across from Isle Martin. The name, from "Ard Mheur" means "Sea Promontary".

Ardmair from an old postcard
NH1097 : Abandoned Croft, Ardmair by Mick Garratt
Ardmair,
from an old postcard

There is a photograph of this house at
http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/item/item_photograph.jsp?item_id=21766 ,
notes there include;

An early black and white photograph of a thatched cottage at Ardmair, near Ullapool. It was occupied by the MacLeod family, the last occupant being Colin MacLeod. The community later erected alternative accommodation on an adjacent site and Colin lived there until his health made it no longer possible to do so. He died in the 1980.

Abandoned Croft, Ardmair
  © Copyright Mick Garratt and licensed for
  reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.


As well as the familys below, the Parish Register includes some christenings at Ardmair I have not yet placed with other records;



Ardmair 41-1


Catharine MacKenzie                          60   Crofter
Mary         do                              20
                     -- page break --
Murdo MacKenzie                           18      Crofter
Ann       do                                 20
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 2 and 3 of Enumeration District 10, all are noted as born in county.


Ardmair 41-2


Barbara MacLean                              60   Cottar
Alex       do                             24
Kenneth     do                            21
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 3 of Enumeration District 10, all are noted as born in county.

In the 1851 census Barbara and Alex are at Ardmair 51-49.


Ardmair 41-3


Margaret Campbell                            40   Crofter
John        Do                            20
Barbara     Do                               21
Ann         Do                               12
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 3 of Enumeration District 10, all are noted as born in county.

In the 1851 census Margaret and John are at Ardmair 51-48, Margaret's maiden surname shown as McLeod.

The marriage of Alexander Campbell to Margaret MacLeod, both resident Airdmare, was registered as 18 December, 1816.


Ardmair 41-4


John Stewart                              59      Crofter
Catharine do                                 41
Alex      do                              21
John      do                              20
Janet     do                                 17
Ann       do                                 15
Roderick   do                             12
Murdo      do                              9
Catharine   do                                6
Sibella     do                                4
Kenneth     do                             2
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 3 of Enumeration District 10, all are noted as born in county.

The Parish Register records the christening 20 August, 1829 at Ardmair of Roderick to John Stuart.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ardmair 51-58, Catherine then the Widowed Head of Household, her maiden surname shown to be McLeod.


Ardmair 41-5


Christian MacKenzie                          48   Cottar  
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 3 of Enumeration District 10, noted as born in county.


Ardmair 41-6


Isabella MacLeod                             60   Crofter
Niel        do                            30
Alexr       do                            28
William      do                           24
                     -- page break --
Annabel MacLeod                              26
Margaret   do                                24
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 3 and 4 of Enumeration District 10, all are noted as born in county.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ardmair 51-56.


Ardmair 41-7


Roderick MacLeod                          56      Crofter
Annabel                                      40
Mary                                         20
Murdo                                     17
Margaret                                     15
Catharine                                    13
Sibella                                       8
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 4 of Enumeration District 10, all are noted as born in county.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ardmair 51-51, with them then is an 11 year old niece, "Barbra Munro", who appears in this census to be at Ardchairnich with a 55 year old Ann Fraser and a 20 year old Janet MacKenzie.


Ardmair 41-8


John MacLeod                              38      Crofter
Flora   do                                   35
Barbara  do                                  30
Niel     do                                1
Henrietta do                                 50
Euphemia Graham                              35
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 4 of Enumeration District 10, all are noted as born in county, except Henrietta and Euphemia.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ardmair 51-50,


Ardmair 41-9


Hugh MacLeod                              62      Crofter
Ann     do                                   60
Jean    do                                   25
John    do                                27
Angus   do                                25
Murdo    do                               23
Catharine  do                                19
Alex Robertson                             8
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 4 of Enumeration District 10, all are noted as born in county.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ardmair 51-55.

It is likely young Alex's father has died by time of this census, his marriage is registered as 6 June, 1872 at Ullapool to Catherine MacKenzie, she is in the 1851 census with her family at Achendrean 51-15. The marriage registration notes Alex's parents as Murdoch Robertson, deceased, and Margaret McLeod.


Ardmair 41-10


Catharine MacLeod                            60   Crofter
Catharine     do                             25
                     -- page break --
Christian MacLeod                            26
Murdo        do                              30
Betsy                                         5
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 4 and 5 of Enumeration District 10, all are noted as born in county. Yes, Murdo is listed in the female column, probably an enumeration error.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ardmair 51-40.


Ardmair 41-11


John MacKenzie                            35      Crofter
Sibella   Do                                 28
Margaret  Do                                  8
Donald    Do                               6
Colin     Do                               4
Alexis     Do                                 1
Ann MacKenzie                                15   Female Servant
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 5 of Enumeration District 10, all are noted as born in county. In the 1851 census this family is at Ardmair 51-47.

The Parish Register records the marriage 23 February, 1832 of John MacKenzie, resident Morefield, to Sibylla MacKenzie, resident Kenachrean.

The Parish Register records the christening 22 September, 1811 of "Sibila" to father James MacKenzie at Lochbroom, one of last three records at the bottom of the page, unfortunately just off my photocopy so place of James residence and possible note of his occupation have not been seen yet.

The death of Sibella "Isabella" MacKenzie is registered as 11 October, 1865 at Ardmair, aged 54 years, married to John MacKenzie, Lotter and Labourer. Her parents noted as having been James MacKenzie, Forester, and Barbara, maiden surname MacKenzie, Informant was her husband John.

Sibella's mother Barbra Mackenzie, "Forrester's Widow", is in this census at Morefield 41-32 with Sibella's brother James. In 1851 with Barbara at Kenachrine 51-85 a 17 year old visitor from Ardmair, young Margaret MacKenzie above.

In 1867 Colin marries Margaret Fraser, she is in this census at Morefield 41-2.


Ardmair 41-12


John MacLeod                              36      Crofter
Margaret Do                                  28
Isabell  Do                                   7
Ann      Do                                   5
Betsy     Do                                  2
Alexis    Do                                  1
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 5 of Enumeration District 10, all are noted as born in county except Margaret, who is noted in 1851 as born at Urray, a Parish partly in Ross and Cromarty, partly in InvernessShire. In the 1851 census this family is at Ardmair 51-45, John away from home Census Day.


Ardmair 41-13


John MacLeod                              25      Crofter
Ann     do                                   30
Norman   do                               20      Agricultural Labourer
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 5 of Enumeration District 10, all are noted as born in county


Ardmair 41-14


Margaret MacKenzie                           25   Publican
John        do                             4
Donald      do                             1
Isabella MacRae                              30   Female Servant
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 5 of Enumeration District 10, all are noted as born in county.

Margaret with her second husband, the two children above, and three more, is in the 1851 census at Ardmair 51-59, her second husband, Murdoch MacLeod, away from home then.

It is likely Margaret was already a Widow by time of this census, she remarries soon after to Murdoch MacLeod, this family shows up in the 1853 emigration to Tasmania by fifteen Coigach familys aboard the Sir Allan McNab, see them in the passenger list at McNab 526

A daughter of Margaret and her second husband, Catherine, is a five year old on the emigration, her great-grandson Roderick "Rod" Edmond was born in New Zealand and lives in England. Rod notes Catherine married in 1872 at Launceston to James Edmond, they lived at Melbourne and had thirteen children, the youngest, Charles Roderick Edmond, was born in Melbourne but died in Hamilton, New Zealand, the son of Charles Roderick, Rod's father, is still alive at 92. Rod has written a great book telling the tale of two of his interesting great-grandparents, one being Catherine. See Migrations: Journeys in Time and Place

Rod Edmonds notes Margaret was maiden surname Stronach, fifth of seven children of Alexander Stronach, an InnKeeper at Garve in Contin, through Alexander she was a granddaughter of Rev. Alexander Stronach, a Minister of Lochbroom in the 18th century. Margaret had married 3 December, 1835 to Alexander MacKenzie. Rod thinks as Margaret had a child within a year of this census that Margaret above may be Widowed.

Rod notes Margaret's second, soon to be, husband Murdoch MacLeod is in this census at Strathan, a small inland hamlet of only a few households between Ardmair and Morefield. See Strathan 41-1.


Ardmair 51-40


Catherine McLeod       Head         Wid      80   Fishermans Widow
Christy     Do         Daur         U         2       Do's   Daur
Bella       Do         Daur         U        25       Do      Do
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 10 of Enumeration District 6, Catherine was listed as born at Ross, Strathcanard, her daughters at Ross, Ardmair. The age for Christy does appear to be "2", likely either an enumeration error, or she was a daughter of Bella.

In the 1841 census this family was at Ardmair 41-10. In 1861 Catherine and Christy are at Ardmair 61-54.


Ardmair 51-41


George MacLeod         Head         M     33      Crofter & Tailor
Janet    Do.           Wife         M        30   Crofter's Wife
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 11 of Enumeration District 6, George was listed as born at Reiff, and Janet at "Drumerun", which I am sure is the community near Ardmair now known as Drumrunie, though their places of residence as listed below in 1850 were Ardmair and Polglass.

George and Janet with four children are in the 1861 census at Ardmair 61-51.

George was a son of Murdo MacLeod and Margaret MacLean at Reiff, my own gt-gt-grandparents. He can be seen with them in the 1841 census at Reiff 41-7.

The marriage of George McLeod, a Tailor resident at Ardmair, to Janet McLeod resident at Polglass, was registered as 4 July, 1850. Unfortunately the forename of Janet's father disapears in the spine of the original document in the photograph on the microfilm of the census, though he is clearly described as a Crofter at Polglass in the wedding registration. My assumption is she was the 20 to 24 year old "Jannet MacLeod" in the 1841 census at Achiltibuie 41-13, all Polglass families that year enumerated as at Achiltibuie. That family in this census at Polglass 51-54.

The births of two of their children give Janet's maiden surname as MacLeod also.


Ardmair 51-42


William McLeod         Head         Mar   56      Ag Lab
Christy   do           Wife         Mar      54    do  do's Wife
Isabel    do           Daur-in-law  Mar      30    do  do's Wife
Rodk      do           Grandson            8       do  do's Son
Mary      do           GranDaur               6    do  do's Son
Margt     do           Grandaur               4    do  do's Son
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 11 of Enumeration District 6, William listed as born at Ardmair, Ross, Christy at Isle Martin, Isabel at Coigach, the grandchildren at Strathcanaird.

In the 1841 census William and Christy were at Glutton 41-1. In 1871 they are at Glutton 71-3.


Ardmair 51-43


John McLeod            Head         Mar   51      Ag Lab
Martha   do            wife         Mar      48    do do's Wife
Hugh     do            Son                16       do do's Son
Mary     do            Daur                  14    do do's Daur
Anahell   do           Daur                  10    do do's Daur
Kenneth   do           Daur                   7    do do's Daur
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 11 of Enumeration District 6, All listed as born at Ardmair, Ross, except Martha at Achindrean.the transcription I have may be in error, but it shoes "Kenneth" as a daughter.

In the 1841 census this family was at Glutton 41-2, a small farm between Ardmair and Achendrean, in 1871 they are again at Glutton, see Glutton 71-2.

A descendant of this family, Ann Nelson, has emailed lots of data, she notes Martha was maiden surname MacKenzie.


Ardmair 51-44


Alex McLeod            Head         Mar   72      Lotter
Barbra  Do             Wife         Mar      60     Do's  Wife
Ann     Do             Daur                  30     Do's  Daur
Alex    Do             Son                27        Do's  Son
Mary    Do             Daur                  19     Do's  Daur
Ann McKenzie           GrandDaur              4   Lotter's Grand Child
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 11 of Enumeration District 6, Alex noted as born at "Glastuloch, Ross", the rest at Strathcanard, Ross.

In the 1841 census this family was at Strathan 41-1 .

Since the last census son Murdo has married the Widow Margaret MacKenzie (she was in that census at Ardmair 41-14), their family is in this census at Ardmair 51-59, Murdo away from home. In 1853 the family goes to Tasmania as one of 15 Coigach families aboard the Sir Allan McNab, see McNab 526.


Ardmair 51-45


Margt McLeod           Head         Mar      39   Fisher's Wife
Isabel  Do             Daur         U        16   Fisher's Daur
Betsy   Do             Daur         U        14     Do      Do
Alexa    Do            Daur         U        10     Do      Do
Catherine Do           Daur         U         8     Do      Do
Rodk McLeod            Son          U      6        Do's   Son
Mary     Do            Daur         U         3     Do's   Daur
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 12 of Enumeration District 6, Margaret listed as born at Urray, the rest at Ardmair. Urray straddles both Ross and Cromarty and InvernessShire, the 1841 census has Margaret not born in County.

This family was in the 1841 census at Ardmair 41-12, Margaret's now missing husband John then Head of Household. Have not yet identified the family in 1861, but in 1871 they are at Ardmair 71-21.

The death of Margaret Tuach MacKenzie is registered as 5 May, 1893 at Ardmair aged 93 year, Widow of John MacLeod, Crofter, her parents noted as having been John Tuach MacKenzie, Farmer, and Mary, maiden surname MacDonald.

Roderick Tuach MacKenzie at Ullapool 61-81 is a brother of Margaret.


Ardmair 51-46


Charles McKenzie       Head         U     42      Lotter
Christy McLeod         Serv.        U        40   Houseservant
Lexy     Do            Do           U        13     Do   Do
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 12 of Enumeration District 6, Charles listed as born at Langwell, Christy at Ullapool, and Lexy at Blugsarry. Malcolm Bangor-Jones remarks that though this Household was enumerated as at Ardmair, it was part of Strathan.

Have not yet identified these three in the 1841 census.

Charles was a descendant of the Mackenzie of Langwell family, he appears in the Mackenzie of Achiltibuie descent chart at position 2-1-4-3-3-1-9. His death is registered as 12 August, 1855 at Langwell, aged 47 years, unmarried, "Gentleman", and the registration notes his parents had been Thomas McKenzie Farmer, and Catharine, maiden surname Robertson. (Thomas was styled "IV of Langwell", sixth in succession of his family to hold that farm), Informant of the registration was his brother John. Registration of Charles' Inventory in 1857 notes him as "sometime residing in Langwell, thereafter at Strathan, latterly at Ullapool, parish of Lochbroom, co. Ross".


Ardmair 51-47


John McKenzie          Head         Mar   48      Fisherman
Sibbla  Do             Wife         Mar      40   Fishers Wife
Colin   Do             Son          U     14        Do's  Son
Lexie   Do             Daur         U        10     Do's  Daur
James    Do            Son          U      8        Do's  Son
Mary     Do            Daur         U         5      Do's Daur
Sibbla   Do            Daur         U         3      Do's Daur
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 12 of Enumeration District 6, Sibbla, the mother, is listed as born at Achall, the rest at Ardmair.

This family was in the 1841 census at Ardmair 41-11, in 1861 they are at Ardmair 61-53.

The Parish Register records the marriage 23 February, 1832 of John MacKenzie, resident Morefield, to Sibylla MacKenzie, resident Kenachrean.

The Parish Register records the christening 22 September, 1811 of "Sibila" to father James MacKenzie at Lochbroom, one of last three records at the bottom of the page, unfortunately just off my photocopy so place of James residence and possible note of his occupation have not been seen yet.

The death of Sibbla "Isabella" MacKenzie is registered as 11 October, 1865 at Ardmair, aged 54 years, married to John MacKenzie, Lotter and Labourer. Her parents noted as having been James MacKenzie, Forester, and Barbara, maiden surname MacKenzie, Informant was her husband John.

In 1867 Colin marries Margaret Fraser, she is in this census at Morefield 51-133 as "Peggy". With three children they are in the 1881 census at Morefield 81-33.

Sibla's mother Barbra Mackenzie, "Forrester's Widow", is in this census at Kenachrine 51-85 with a 17 year old visitor from Ardmair, Margaret MacKenzie; a daughter of John and Sibla.

James MacKenzie at Morefield 51-122 is a brother of Sibbla, he was with their mother in the 1841 census.


Ardmair 51-48


Margaret McLeod        Head         Wid      50   Fishermans Widw
John Campbell          Son          U     30      Fisherman's Son
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 12 of Enumeration District 6, both are listed as born at Ardmair.

These two were in the 1841 census at Ardmair 41-3, Margaret then Head of Household, likely widowed before then.


Ardmair 51-49


Barbra McLeod          Head         Wid      76   Fishermans Widow
Alex     do            Son                32      Fisherman
Peggy    do            Servant               24   House Servant
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 13 of Enumeration District 6, all are listed as born at Ardmair. Marital condition of the last two not included in the transcription I got.

Barbra and Alex were in the 1841 census at Ardmair 41-2.


Ardmair 51-50


John McLeod            Head       Mar     50      Lotter
Flora  do              Wife       Mar        46     do's  Wife
Neil   do              Son        Unm     11        do's  Son  
Anabell do             Daur                   9     do's  Daur
William  do            Son                 6        do's  Son
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 13 of Enumeration District 6, all are listed as born at Ardmair, Ross.

These two were in the 1841 census at Ardmair 41-8.

John MacLeod testifys in 1851 to a Parliamentary enquiry, "Report by Sir John McNeil on the State of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland", interesting reading, see PAGE 89


Ardmair 51-51


Rodk McLeod            Head       Mar     75      Lotter
Mabell  do             Wife       Mar        56      do's  Wife
Peggy   do             Daur                  24      do's Daur
Cathrin  do            Daur                  22      do's Daur
Barbra Munro           Niece                 11   Lotters Niece
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 13 of Enumeration District 6, all are listed as born at Ardmair, Ross, except "Mabell" at Achmore, Ross. I think it likely the forename of "Mabell" is mistranscribed, in 1841 wife of Roderick looks to have been "Annael".

This family was in the 1841 census at Ardmair 41-7.

Barbra Munro was in the 1841 census at Ardchairnich with a 55 year old Ann Fraser and a 20 year old Janet MacKenzie.

The death of Roderick is registered as 23 March, 1856 at Ardmair, aged 77 years, the transcription I have does not say if he was a Widower then or identify his wife. His parents are noted as having been Murdoch MacLeod and Margaret, maiden surname MacKenzie.


Ardmair 51-52


Christy McKenzie       Head        Unm       57   Pauper House Serv
James      Do          Nephew      Unm    26      Fisherman
John       Do          Nephew      Unm    21      Fisherman
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 13 of Enumeration District 6, Christy listed as born at Morefield, Ross, James at Ardmair, Ross, John at Ullapool.

There are a few baptisms recorded in the Parish Register that may be John, both look to be a few years to early;

Likely James and John were sons of Alexander MacKenzie and his wife Annable, in 1841 Annable was a Widow at Ullapool 41-73, matching age John was there, and James may have been away at the Caithness fishery.


Ardmair 51-53


Christy McLeod         Head       Wid        76   Lotters Widow
Alex      Do           Son                32      Lotters Son
Mary      Do           Daur                  27      Do's Daur
Peggy      Do          GrandDaur              4   Lotters Grand Dau
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 13 of Enumeration District 6, Christy noted as born at Ullapool, the rest at Strathan, Ross.

This family was in the 1841 census at Strathan 41-2, Head of Household was Roderick MacLeod, presumably Christy's late husband.


Ardmair 51-54


Catherine McLeod       Head         Wid      70   Fishers Widow
Lexie       Do         Daur         U        28     Do's  Daur
Catherine McKenzie     Serv         U         8   House Servant
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 14 of Enumeration District 6, Catherine McLeod listed as born at Ross, StrathCanaird, Lexie at Ross, Morefield, and Catherine McKenzie at Ross, Airdmair.


Ardmair 51-55


Hugh McLeod            Head         Mar   77      Tenant
Ann    Do              Wife         Mar      76   Tenants Wife
Mary   Do              Daur         U        45   Tenants Daur
Jean   Do              Daur         U        38      Do     Do
John    Do             Son          U     36      Tenants Son
Alex Robertson         Son          U     17      Tenants Son
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 14 of Enumeration District 6, all are listed as born at Ross, Ardmair. Forename of "Jean" may be mistranscribed, but matches 1841 census. Relationship of Alex Robertson does look to be "Son", though as noted below he looks to have been a grandson.

In the 1841 census this family was at Ardmair 41-9. In 1871 Mary with her unmarried brother Angus is at Ardmair 71-19.

Alexander Robertson was with this family in the 1841 census, it is likely his father has died before then. His marriage is registered as 6 June, 1872 at Ullapool to Catherine MacKenzie, she is in this census with her family at Achendrean 51-15. The marriage registration notes Alex's parents as Murdoch Robertson, deceased, and Margaret McLeod.


Ardmair 51-56


Janet McLeod           Head         Wid      40   Crofter
Alex    Do             Brother      U     37        Do
William  Do            U            U     34      Fisherman
Isabel McKenzie        Sister       Widow    75   Fishermans Widow
Anabell McLeod         Sister       U        48   House Serv.
Margt McLeod           Do           U        46     Do    Do
Martha   Do            Daur         U         6   Scholar
Mary     Do            Daur         U         5
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 14 of Enumeration District 6, all are listed as born at Ross, Ardmair.

In the 1841 census this family was at Ardmair 41-6.


Ardmair 51-57


Isabel McDond          Head         U        57   Pauper HouseServ.
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 14 of Enumeration District 6, Isabel is listed as born at Ross, Ardmair.

Isabel is in the 1861 census at Ardmair 61-52.


Ardmair 51-58


Cathrine McLeod        Head         Wid      40   Fishermans Wid
Alex. Stewart          Son          U     30      Fishermans Son
Rodk     Do            Son          U     20           Do's   Son
Murdo    Do            Son          U     18           Do's   Son
Cathrine   Do          Daur         U        16        Do's   Daur
Kenneth    Do          Son          U     12           Do's   Son
James      Do          Son          U      7           Do's   Son
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 15 of Enumeration District 6, Catherine listed as born at Ross, Coigach, her children at Ross, Ardmair.

In the 1841 census this family was at Ardmair 41-4, Catherine's husband, John Stewart, alive then.


Ardmair 51-59


Margt McLeod           Wife         Mar      35   Fishermans Wife
John   Do              Son          U     15      Fishermans Son
Donald  Do             Son          U     10        Do        Do
Alex.    Do            Son          U      9        Do        Do
Ann      Do            Daur         U         7     Do's      Daur
Cathrine  Do           Daur         U         2     Do's      Daur
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 15 of Enumeration District 6, Margaret listed as born at Ross, Lochbroom, her children at Ross, Ardmair.

Margaret's missing husband is Murdoch MacLeod, he was in the 1841 census with his family at Strathan 41-1, that family in this census at Ardmair 51-44.

Margaret looks to have been already widowed from her first husband in the 1841 census, at Ardmair 41-14.

This family emigrates in 1853 to Tasmania aboard the Sir Alan McNab, see McNab 526, there are notes on descent there.

Young Catherine abovr was a great-grandmother of Roderick "Rod" Edmond, who was born in New Zealand and lives in England. Rod notes Catherine was born 4 July, 1849, married in 1872 at Launceston in Tasmania to James Edmond, they lived at Melbourne and had thirteen children, the youngest, Charles Roderick Edmond, was born in Melbourne but died in Hamilton, New Zealand, the son of Charles Roderick, Rod's father, is still alive at 92. Rod has begun work on a book which will be a tale of two of his interesting great-grandparents, one being Catherine.


Ardmair 61-51


George McLeod          Head         Mar   45      Lot Tenant
Janet McLeod           Wife         Mar      38
Peggy McLeod           Daur.                 10
Janet   Do.            Daur.                  7
Murdo   Do             Son                 4
Alexander Do.          Son                 1
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 13 of Enumeration District #2, address as "Ardmair". All noted as born in RossShire Lochbroom..

This family was in the 1851 census at Ardmair 51-41. In 1871 the family is at Ardmair 71-20, though George and Peggy are than visiting his sister Flora Campbell at Acheninver 71-99.

George was a son of Murdo MacLeod and Margaret MacLean at Reiff, my own gt-gt-grandparents. He can be seen with them in the 1841 census at Reiff 41-7.

Murdo was born 14 August, 1856, and Alexander was born 20 August, 1859, the birth registrations say that Janet's maiden surname was also MacLeod.

George's father died in 1856, but he has other relatives in this census; Murdoch McLeod at Reiff 61-7 and Donald McLeod at Reiff 61-14 are brothers. Elizabeth McDonald at Reiff 61-23, and Ann Urquhart at Reiff 61-19, are sisters. Elizabeth was a gt-gt-grandmother of myself, Donald MacDonald-Ross (CONTACT INFO), and Ann is a gt-gt-gt-grandmother of Roderick Dykes MacLeod in Scotland (CONTACT INFO), and Donald MacLeod in New Zealand (CONTACT INFO).


Ardmair 61-52


Isabella McDonald      Occupier     Unm      72   Pauper
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 13 of Enumeration District #2, address as "Ardmair". Isabella noted as born in RossShire Lochbroom..

Isabella was in the 1851 census at Ardmair 51-57.


Ardmair 61-53


John McKenzie          Head         Mar   57      Lot Tenant
Sibla   Do             Wife         Mar      49
Colin   Do             Son          Unm   23      Fisherman
James   Do             Son          Unm   18      Shepherd
Mary    Do             Daur                  14
Jessie   Do            Daur                   9
Donald   Do            Son                 6
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 13 of Enumeration District #2, address as "Ardmair". All noted as born in RossShire Lochbroom..

This family was in the 1851 census at Ardmair 51-47. In 1871 they are at Ardmair 71-22, John then a Widower.

Birth of a son, forename not given but probably Donald above, was registered as 4 March, 1855, Sibla's maiden surname given as also MacKenzie.

The death of "Isabella" MacKenzie is registered as 11 October, 1865 at Ardmair, aged 54 years, married to John MacKenzie, Lotter and Labourer. Her parents noted as having been James MacKenzie, Forester, and Barbara, maiden surname MacKenzie, Informant was her husband John.

Sibla's mother Barbra Mackenzie, "Forrester's Widow", is in the 1851 census at Kenachrine 51-85 with a 17 year old visitor from Ardmair, Margaret MacKenzie; a daughter of John and Sibla.

The marriage is registered as 7 February, 1867 at Lochbroom of "Collin" Mackenzie to Margaret Fraser, both resident Morefield, both 26 years of age, his parents John MacKenzie, tenant Ardmair, and Zibbla, maiden surname MacKenzie, deceased, her parents Alexander Fraser, deceased, and Mary, maiden surname MacLeod. Margaret was in the 1851 census with her Widowed mother and sister at Morefield 51-133.


Ardmair 61-54


Cathrine McLeod        Head         Wid      89   Suported by Sons
Christina McLeod       Daur         Unm      37   Domestic Serv.
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 13 of Enumeration District #2, address as "Ardmair". Both are noted as born in RossShire Lochbroom..

In the 1851 census these two were at Ardmair 51-40, Christina's age then mistranscribed.


Ardmair 61-55


Murdo McLeod           Head         Mar   51      
Cathrine McLeod        Wife         Mar      28
Roderick   Do          Son                 6
Margaret   Do          Daur                   4
Cathrine McLeod        Daur                   2
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 13 of Enumeration District #2, address as "Ardmair". All noted as born in RossShire Lochbroom. None have an occupation listed This is the last Household on this page, there may be other family members on the following page.

The I.G.I. notes marriage 22 December, 1853 at Lochbroom of Murdo MacLeod and Catharine, maiden surname MacLeod, and birth of several children to that couple;


Ardmair 71-19


Angus MacLeod          Head         Unm   50      Crofter & Fisherman
Mary     Do            Sister       Unm      63
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 7 of Enumeration District #3. Both are marked as born at Ross, Lochbroom.

In the 1851 census Mary with relatives including their parents was at Ardmair 51-55.


Ardmair 71-20


Janet MacLeod          Mar          Mar      50
Janet   Do.            Daur.        Unm      15
Murdo   Do.            Son                12      Scholar
Alexander Do.          Son                 9      Scholar
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 7 of Enumeration District #3. All are marked as born at Ross, Ullapool.

This family was in the last census at Ardmair 61-51 with Janet's husband George as Head of Household. In the 1881 census Janet is Widowed, living with two unmarried children at Ardmair 81-1.

Janet's missing husband George along with their daughter Margaret is in this census visiting his sister Flora, wife of the miller Evander Campbell at Acheninver 71-99.

George was from Reiff, see him with his family there in the 1841 census at Reiff 41-7.

George has relatives at Reiff in this census; Donald and Alexander McLeod at Reiff 71-66 are brothers and Elizabeth "Betty" McDonald at Reiff 71-73, and Ann Urquhart at Reiff 71-70, are sisters. Elizabeth was a gt-gt-grandparent of myself, Donald MacDonald-Ross (CONTACT INFO), and Ann is a gt-gt-gt-grandmother of Roderick Dykes MacLeod in Scotland (CONTACT INFO), and Donald MacLeod in New Zealand (CONTACT INFO).

Janet's maiden surname was also MacLeod, she was from the nearby village of Drumrunie.

Alexander marries 22 June, 1893 at Ullapool to Sybla MacKenzie, she is in the 1881 census with her family at Morefield 81-33. Alexander predeceased Sybla. The 1911 census at Ardmair notes Alexander and Sybla had ten children by then, eight still living.


Ardmair 71-21


Margaret McLeod        Head         Wid      60   Crofter
Lexy       Do          Daur         Unm      28
Mary       Do          Daur         Unm      21
Roderick McDonald      Son in law   Mar   38      Fisherman
Isabella    Do         Daur         Mar      34
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 7 of Enumeration District #3. Margaret is marked as born at Ross, Urray, the rest at Ross, Ullapool.

Have not yet identified this family in the 1861 census, but in 1851 they were at Ardmair 51-45. In 1881 Margaret is with daughter Mary, then wife of a MacDonald, at Ardmair 81-7.

The death of Margaret Tuach MacKenzie is registered as 5 May, 1893 at Ardmair aged 93 year, Widow of John MacLeod, Crofter, her parents noted as having been John Tuach MacKenzie, Farmer, and Mary, maiden surname MacDonald.

The index to Civil Registration shows the marriage in 1871 at Lochbroom of Roderick MacDonald to Isabella MacLeod, and death of a 37 year old Isabella MacLeod, other surname MacDonald, in 1874. A second marriage has not been found for Roderick MacDonald, perhaps he married his dead wifes' sister?

Roderick Tuach MacKenzie at Ullapool 61-81 is a brother of Margaret.


Ardmair 71-22


John MacKenzie         Head         Wid   67      Crofter
Margaret  Do           Daur         Unm      37
Janet     Do           Daur         Unm      20
Donald    Do           Son          Unm   16      Scholar
Mary      Do           Grandchild             4
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 7 of Enumeration District #3. All are marked as born at Ross, Lochbroom.

In the 1861 census this family was at Ardmair 61-53, in 1891 John, Margaret, and Donald are at Ardmair 81-19.

The death of John's wife, Isabella MacKenzie. was registered as 11 October, 1865 at Ardmair, aged 54 years, married to John MacKenzie, Lotter and Labourer. Her parents noted as having been James MacKenzie, Forester, and Barbara, maiden surname MacKenzie, Informant was her husband John.


Ardmair 71-23


Murdo McGregor         Head         Mar   42      Crofter & Fisherman
Betsy     Do           Wife         Mar      34
Catherine  Do          Daur                   7
Alexander  Do          Son                 5
John       Do          Son                 4
Roderick   Do          Son                 2
Jessie     Do          Daur                  6mo
Roderick   Do          Brother      Unm   40      Fisherman
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on pages 7 and 8 of Enumeration District #3, I have not yet obtained an image of page 8, but the bottom of page 7 is noted "continued over". All are marked as born at Ross, Ullapool.

In the 1851 census Roderick was with brother Alexander and mother Jessie MacKenzie at Morefield 51-112. In the 1841 census Murdo and Roderick with brother John and again their mother were at Morefield 41-16.


Ardmair 81-1


Jessie MacLeod         Head         Wid      50   Crofter
Margaret  Do           Daur         Unm      25   Servant
Alexander  Do          Son          Unm   20      Shepherd
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page of Enumeration District #3. All are marked as born at Ross and Cromarty.

In the 1871 census this family was at Ardmair 71-20.


Ardmair 81-7


Mary MacDonald         Head        Unm       34   Crofter
Margaret MacLeod       Mother      Unm       70
Murdo      Do          Visitor     Unm    62      Pensioner (P O)
William Ferry          Visitor     Unm    61      Travelling Hawker
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page of Enumeration District #3. All are marked as born at RossShire, Gairloch. The transcription I have does not show marital status to show if Mary is married or a Widow.

In the 1871 census this family was at Ardmair 71-21.

The death of Margaret Tuach MacKenzie is registered as 5 May, 1893 at Ardmair aged 93 year, Widow of John MacLeod, Crofter, her parents noted as having been John Tuach MacKenzie, Farmer, and Mary, maiden surname MacDonald.


Ardmair 81-19


John MacKenzie         Head         Wid   78      Crofter
Margaret  Do           Daur         Unm      40   Servant
Donald    Do           Son          Unm   24      Carter
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page of Enumeration District #3. John marked as born at Isle Martin, Margaret at Morefield, and Donald at Ardmair.

In the 1871 census this family was at Ardmair 71-22.


Blughasary

NC1301 : Bridge over River Runie by Trevor Littlewood
Bridge over River Runie
The bridge carries an estate road originating at the end of a minor public road over the River Runie.
A hillwalkers' car park can be seen beyond the bridge as can the house at Blughasary.
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  reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

Blughasary is a few houses at the junction of the Runie and Canaird Rivers in the south-east of Coigach, the "Postman's Walk" leaves from there to Culnacraig.


Blughasary 41-1


John MacKenzie                            65      Crofter
Ann     Do                                   65
Simon   Do                                35
Murray   Do                                  25
Roderick Do                               30
Kenneth   Do                               2
(Infant)  Do                                 2m
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 2 of Enumeration District #11, address as "Blusary". All noted as born in county. Though no surname is noted for the Infant she is likely a sister of young Kenneth. The forename "Murray" might be mistranscribed, in the 1851 census she is shown to be "Martha".

In the 1851 census this family is at Blughasary 51-71, Roderick then married. Simon and Martha with their family are at Blughasary 51-76, registration of birth of one of their children shows Martha was maiden surname MacLeod.


Blughasary 41-2


Christian MacKenzie                          60   Independent
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 2 of Enumeration District #11, address as "Blusary". Christian is noted as born in county.


Blughasary 41-3


George MacKenzie                          60      Crofter
Annabell   do                                45
John       do                             15
Sibella     do                               15
Catharine   do                               12
                     -- page break --
Barbara MacKenzie                            11
Alexis     do                                 8
Donald     do                              3
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 2 and 3 of Enumeration District #11, address as "Blusary". All noted as born in county.

In the 1851 census this family is at Blughasary 51-75. In that census Sibella is servant to a Munro family is at Ullapool 51-176.


Blughasary 41-4


Norman MacLeod                            80      Crofter
Kenneth    Do                             25
Christian   Do                               15
Elizabeth MacKenzie                          60   Female Servant
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 3 of Enumeration District #11, address as "Blusary". All noted as born in county.

In the 1851 census this family is at Blughasary 51-70, Norman missing, probably has died by then, interesting though that the servant Elizabeth is still with them then.


Blughasary 41-5


Murdo MacLeod                             35      Crofter
Ann      Do                                  75
Ann      Do                                  25
Kenneth   Do                               5
George    Do                               2
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 3 of Enumeration District #11, address as "Blusary". All noted as born in county.

In the 1851 census this family is at Blughasary 51-73,


Blughasary 41-6


John MacKenzie                            40      Crofter
Margaret   Do                                35
Margaret   Do                                10
Ann        Do                                 9
John       Do                              7
Catharine   Do                                5
Ellen       Do                                3
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 3 of Enumeration District #11, address as "Blusary". All except the two Margarets and Ann are noted as born in county.

In the 1851 census this family is at Blughasary 51-74,


Blughasary 41-7


Catharine MacKay                             45   Crofter
Hugh        Do                            30
Ann         Do                               25
Janet       Do                               25
Catharine    Do                              20
Margaret     Do                              20
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 3 of Enumeration District #11, address as "Blusary". All are noted as born in county.


Blughasary 51-70


Kenneth McLeod         Head         Mar   35      Farmer (2 Acres)
Barbra    Do           Wife         Mar      36     Do's Wife
Rodk      Do           Son          U      5        Do   Son
Hugh      Do           Son          U      3        Do    Do
Norman    Do           Son          U      1        Do    Do
Mary McDond            Neice        U        10   Scholar
Elizabeth McKenzie     Serv         U        70   HouseServ
Notes on this Household:

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

In the 1841 census this family was at Blughasary 41-4, with them then was an elderly "Norman", probably the father of Kenneth.

In the 1861 census I think Elizabeth is at


Blughasary 51-71


John McKenzie          Head         Mar   73      Crofter of 2 Acres
Ann McKenzie           Wife         Mar      83   Crofters Wife
Rodk McKenzie          Son          Mar   40      Crofters Son
Margt  Do              Daur         Mar      38   Crofters Daur
Notes on this Household:

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

In the 1841 census this family was at Blughasary 41-1, with them then was son Simon and his wife Martha with one of their children, that family is in this census at Blughasary 51-76.


Blughasary 51-72


Geo McKenzie           Head         Mar   48      Crofter of 2 Acres
Mary   Do              Wife         Mar      36   Crofters Wife
William Do             Son                14      Scholar
Anabell  Do            Son                12        Do
John     Do            Son                 5        Do
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 19 of Enumeration District #6. All noted as born in Ross, Lochbroom.

In the 1841 census this family was at Achendrean 41-11.


Blughasary 51-73


Murdo McLeod           Head         Mar   50      Crofter Of 2 Acres & Labourer
Ann     Do             Wife         Mar      37   Crofters Wife
Kenneth  Do            Son                14      Scholar
George   Do            Son                12         Do
Ann      Do            Son                 9         Do
Simon     Do           Son                 7      Crofters Son
Mary      Do           Daur                   4      Do's  Daur
Cathrin   Do           Daur                   1
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 19 of Enumeration District #6. All noted as born in Lochbroom, Ross.

In the 1841 census this family was at Blughasary 41-5.


Blughasary 51-74


John McKenzie          Head         Mar   50      Miller
Margt   Do             Wife         Mar      46     Do's Wife
Ann     Do             Daur                  17     Do's Daur
John     Do            Daur                  15     Do's Son
Cathrine  Do           Daur                  13     Do's Daur
Helen                  Daur                  11     Do's Daur
Margaret McDond        GrandDaur            3 Mo
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 19 of Enumeration District #6. All noted as born in Ross, Lochbroom, except Margaret born at "Callispay, Ross" (probably mistranscribed from Caliscaig).

In the 1841 census this family was at Blughasary 41-6.


Blughasary 51-75


George McKenzie        Head         Wid   72      Farmer Of 2 Acres
Kenneth   Do           Son          Mar   33      Farmers Son
Margt     Do           Wife         Mar      19   Farmers Son Wife
John      Do           Son                30      Farmers Son
Donald     Do          Son                13      Farmers Son
John       Do          Son                 6      Farmers Grand Son
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 20 of Enumeration District #6. All noted as born in Ross, Lochbroom. Likely the age of Margaret is mistranscribed and should be "29" rather than "19".

In the 1841 census this family was at Blughasary 41-3. A daughter of George, Sibella, is in this census as servant to a Munro family is at Ullapool 51-176.


Blughasary 51-76


Simon McKenzie         Head         Mar   44      Labourer
Martha   Do            Wife         Mar      31      Do's  Wife
Kenneth   Do           Son                12      Scholar
Margaret   Do          Daur                   9      Do
Cathrin    Do          Daur                   6      Do
John       Do          Son                 4      Labourers Son
Janet      Do          Son                 2      Labourer's Daur
Anabell McLean                               9Mo  Labourer's Niece
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 20 of Enumeration District #6. All noted as born in Ross, Lochbroom.

In the 1841 census this family was at Blughasary 41-1 with Simon's parents, they are in this census at Blughasary 51-71.

The I.G.I. includes note of birth of an unnamed daughter 22 February, 1855 at Lochbroom to parents Simon MacKenzie and Martha, maiden surname MacLeod.


Dalvraid

This farm was above Loch Achall, up river from Dalkinloch.


In 1757 a Murdo McKenzie is noted as Tenant of the farms of Corry and Dalvtaid, and in 1760 he is "Baron Baillie of Coigach" (NAS E746.113.20)


Dalvraid 51-137


John Ross              Head         Mar   36      Shepherd
Betsy  Do              Wife         Mar      39     Do's  Wife
Donald  Do             Son                 8
Alex    Do             Son                 6
James   Do             Son                 3
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 35 of Enumeration District #6. Address as "Dalvraid". John noted as born at Lairg, Sutherland, Betsy at Moemup, Glasgow, the children at Lochbroom, Ross.

In the 1861 census this family is at Dalvraid 61-2.

Andy Ross at Fort William descends from this fanily and has shared much further information not yet edited in to this file.

The marriage was registered March 1842 in the Parish of Tain of John Ross, Shepherd resident at Tarlogie, to Elizabeth Macdonald, residing at Glengary, Parish of Kilmanivaig.

The death of Elizabeth is registered as 9 February, 1883 at West Lodge, Rosehall, Sutherland, age 74, her parents had been Alexander McDonnel, a mason, and Henrietta, maiden surname McDonald, Informant her husband John.

The death of John Ross is registered as 6 October, 1890, aged 82 years, occupation Shepherd, at Rosehall, Sutherland, Widower of Elizabeth MacDonald, his parents had been Donald Ross, a Shepherd and Catherine, maiden surname MacLeod, Informant his son-in-law, Norman MacLeod.

James Ross died 1938, he married and fathered nine children, including John Alexander Ross.


Dalvraid 61-2


John Ross              Head         Mar   45      Shepherd
Betsey Do              Wife         Mar      44
Donald Do              Son          Unm   18
Alexander Do           Son          Unm   16      Black Smith
James    Do            Son                13
Catherine Do           Daur                   9 
Henrietta  Do          Daur                   8
Murdoch McLeod         Visitor      Unm   20      Mason
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 2 of Enumeration District #3. Address as "Dalvraid". John noted as born at Sutherlandshire, Assynt, Betsey at Invernessshire, Glengary, the children at RossShire, Dalvraid, and Murdoch at Sutherlandshire, Durness (place possibly mistranscribed).

In the 1851 census this family was at Dalvraid 51-137.

Andy Ross at Fort William descends from young James, I have not yet added all the information Andy has shared into this and the Polglass files, but that info included;

My Great Grandmother was Margaret Isabella MacKenzie from Polglass. She married James Ross, son on John Ross. Here are my notes on Margaret, some of which are plagiarised from your site!!!

Great Grandmother
In 1851 she is aged 4 and she is living with her parents at Polglass 51-68.
In the 1861 census she is still with her parents at Polgalss 61-63 aged 15 and described as a scholar.
In the 1871 census she is living with her parents at Achlochan71-67 and her brothers and sisters. She is said to be 25 years old which would make her birthdate at 1845. She is described as a dressmaker.
In the 1881 census she is aged 33 and described as a shepherd's wife and head of the household living at Glenoykel along with her children: John 7, Murdo 5, Alexander 4, Henrietta 2 and Thomas aged 3 months.
In the 1891 Census she is aged 43 living at Caplich, Strathoykel, Sutherland with her husband James also aged 43. Along with them are their children: John 17, Murdoch 15, Alexander 14, Thomas 10, Henry 8, Christopher 6, Elizabeth 5 and Isabella 2.
In the 1901 census she is living with her husband James and family at Caplich. She spoke both Gaelic and English. This census verifies that she was born in Lochbroom, Ross-shire.

She died on Christmas Day at 07:00AM in 1916. She died from chronic fatty infiltration of the heart and pulmonary congestion. She was certified dead by Dr. J.D. MacRae from Bonar Bridge. Her death was registered by her son Henry on the 29th of December 1916. Cannot make out name of registrar other than William but surname looks like Munro.

She is buried at Tutim Cemetery in Strathoykel, inscription on stone:

CR-E27
This stone has now fallen.
James ROSS, died 19 August 1938, age 91; his wife, Margaret MACKENZIE, died in Caplich, 25 December 1916, age 72; their daughter, Henrietta, died in Salochie, 4 August 1875, age 4.

Now Margaret had an illegitimate daughter to Angus MacLeod in 1865, she was called Janet MacLeod, also known as Jessie. I see in your notes on Margaret and Jessie you thought Jessie died young, well no... here are my notes on Jessie:

Janet/Jessie was born at 11:00 AM on the 10th September 1865 at Elphin, Assynt. She is registered as illegitimate, but her father is named on the certificate as Angus McLeod, Tenant. Her mother is Margaret MacKenzie, Domestic Servant from Polglass.

Her birth was registered by both her mother and father which is a requirement by law if the father is to be named on the birth certificate of an illegitimate child. She was registered at Kirkton Assynt on September 25th 1865 with Registrar Angus McEwan, but her registration is also transcribed into the register at Coigach as per Interim Registrar Donald MacRae.

Jessie is first mentioned in the 1871 census. She is living with her grandparents and mother at Achlochan 71-67, Coigach, Ross-shire. Her parents were not married, her father being an Angus McLeod.

In the 1881 census she is still living with her grandparents, at Achlochan 81-1, but by this time her mother was married to James Ross, my great grandfather.

I cannot find Jessie after the 1881 census as Janet or Jessie McLeod, so I assume she has married, but to whom?

The death of Elizabeth is registered as 9 February, 1883 at West Lodge, Rosehall, Sutherland, age 74, her parents had been Alexander McDonnel, a mason, and Henrietta, maiden surname McDonald, Informant her husband John.

The death of John Ross is registered as 6 October, 1890, aged 82 years, occupation Shepherd, at Rosehall, Sutherland, Widower of Elizabeth MacDonald, his parents had been Donald Ross, a Shepherd and Catherine, maiden surname MacLeod, Informant his son-in-law, Norman MacLeod.


Drumrunie

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Drumrunie was the farm on the road north from Ullapool to Assynt, the single track road to Achiltibuie and the other communities of the Coigach peninsula turns off there. To the south it borders the Forest of Achall, Langwell, Achindrean, and Kenachulish. To the west and north it borders the Forest of Coigach.


Drumrunie 41-1


John MacKenzie                            40      Agricultural Labourer
Christian  Do                                40
Georgina   Do                                15
Mary       Do                                14
Kenneth     Do                            12
Flora       Do                               10
Euphemia    Do                                5
Alex        Do                             3
Simon       Do                             2
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 8 of Enumeration District #11. All noted as born in county.


Drumrunie 51-38


John Ross              Head         Mar   40      Shepherd
Ann    Do              Wife         Mar      29   Shepherds Wife
Mary    Do             Daur         U         7   Shepherds Daur
Margt   Do             Daur         U         5       Do     Do
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 10 of Enumeration District #6. John noted as born in RossShire, the community unclear, Ann at Sutherland, Durness, Mary and Margaret both in RossShire at a place unclear, may be "Inverlael".


Drumrunie 51-39


Donald McLennan        Head         U     26      Gamekeeper
Mary McDonald          Cousin       U        22   House Servant
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 10 of Enumeration District #6. Donald noted as born in RossShire, Cromarty, Mary at Ross, Novar.


Glutton

Gluttan was a small collection of houses in the Strath of Langwell between Kenachullish and Achindrean, not clear whether on north or south of river, but clearly in either the North or South farm of Kenachullish.

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Glutton 41-1


William MacLeod                           45      Crofter
Christian   do                               43
Norman      do                            15
Euphemia Duncan                              19
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 2 of Enumeration District #10, place name looks like "Glutan". All noted as born in county except Euphemia.

In the 1851 census William and "Christy" with a daughter-in-law and three grandchildren are at Ardmair 51-42. In 1871 William and Christian are at Glutton 71-3.


Glutton 41-2


John MacLeod                              42      Crofter
Martha   do                                  35
Hugh     do                                7
Mary     do                                   4
Annabella  do                                8mo
Angus Graham                              40      Cottar
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 2 of Enumeration District #10, place name looks like "Glutan". All noted as born in county except Angus.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ardmair 51-43, in 1871 they are again at Glutton, see Glutton 71-2.


Glutton 41-3


Christian MacKenzie                          45   Independent
Murdo MacAulay                             7
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 2 of Enumeration District #10, place name looks like "Glutan". Both noted as born in county.


Glutton 71-1


Angus McLeod           Head         Mar   45      Fisherman
Isabella do            Wife         Mar      50
Margaret do            Dau          Unm.     20   Scholar
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page of Enumeration District #, All noted as born in Ross, Lochbroom.


Glutton 71-2


John Macleod           Head         Mar   70      Crofter
Martha do              Wife         Mar      68
Annabella do           Dau          Unm      29
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page of Enumeration District #, All noted as born in Ross, Lochbroom.

In the 1851 census this family was at Ardmair 51-43.

Thie 1871 Glutton transcriptions were emailed to me July 2005 by Ann Nelson who has ancestors among the people above. Ann included a large number of notes, she wrote;

I have spent several delightful hours reviewing your web pages on the Coigach area of Co. Lochbroom. I am writing because I wonder if some of my ancestors fit in to the various families researched on your website. Here is what I know starting from most recent in time.

Colin MacDonald was born in Letters (according to the 1851 census) and baptised in Lochbroom March 1831, the eldest child of Murdoch MacDonald and Janet McLennan. He lived in Ardindrean until about 1865 when he emigrated to Canada settling in Keppel Twp., Grey County, Ontario. Colin married first Georgina McKenzie daughter of John McKenzie and Catherine Campbell in 1857. Georgina died in 1858. He then married Mary McLeod in May 1863. Mary was from Glutton and was the daughter of Martha Mckenzie and John Mcleod. (More about this family below)

Murdoch (aka Murdo) Macdonald (born c. 1805) married Janet McLennan (probably 26 Feb 1830 as per the IGI). They were the parents of Colin mentioned above. Murdoch and Janet were in Ardindrean for the 1841; 1851 and 1861 census. The 1851 census indicates Murdoch was born at "Crosstown" Rosshire although that may be an incorrect transcription. I have no idea where that is. Murdoch came with his son Colin to Canada and died in Keppel in 1889. The 1851 census (for Ardindrean) indicates Janet Mclennan was born at Braesmore c. 1800. I believe she died shortly after 1861 but I have not been able to find a death registration for her in Scotland. In addition to Colin, Murdoch MacDonald and Janet Mclennan had the following children: Catherine (born at Ardindrean c1832 and died at Letters in 1861; she was married to Hugh Rose); Justina (born c. 1834 in Ardindrean; married to William McDonald in 1854 and died at Letters in 1915); Alexander (born about 1837) and Donald (born about 1839).

Colin MacDonald's second wife (as mentioned above) was Mary Mcleod. On the marriage registration to Colin in 1863 she is listed as being from Glutton; her parents are listed as John Mcleod and Martha Mackenzie.

Martha Mackenzie died on June 8, 1882 at Glutton on the same day that her brother, John MacKenzie, died at Morefield. Martha is listed as age 82 and the widow of "John MacLeod, crofter". John MacKenzie is listed as age 77, crofter, and married to Margaret Fraser. Martha and John's parents are listed as "Thomas McKenzie, deceased pensioner (Chelsea) and Catherine McKenzie nee Mackenzie (deceased)" The informant for both Martha Mckenzie and John Mckenzie's deaths is Kenneth Mcleod son of John Mcleod and Martha McKenzie. On the 1881 census Martha (spelled "Moriah"), is listed as being born at Strath Canaird and her son Kenneth (with whom she is living is listed as being born at "Glutton"

John Mcleod died at Glutton on March 1, 1881. On his death registration he is listed as crofter, age 80. His parents are listed as "Hugh MacLeod, crofter (deceased) and Isabella Macleod (Mackenzie) (deceased). The informant is his son, Kenneth Macleod.


Glutton 71-3


William Macleod        Head         Mar   81      Pauper
Christina do.          Wife         Mar      83
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page of Enumeration District #, All noted as born in Ross, Lochbroom.

In the 1851 census these two were at Ardmair 51-42.


Kenachrine

Kenachrine was the farm between Ullapool and Ardmair, on the west it also borders Glastulloch. A collection of houses on the farm was known as Ardachadail, also known as Rhuardachadal as it was on the small point where the Broom River opens up into the wider Lochbroom.


Ruath 41-1


Roderick MacKenzie                        65      Crofter
Betsy       Do                               60
Catharine   Do                               20 
Notes on this Household:

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

In the 1851 census this family is at Kenachrine 51-87.


Ruath 41-2


Alex MacKenzie                            30      Crofter
Isabella  Do                                 30
Catharine  Do                                 8
Janet      Do                                 5
                     -- page break --
John MacKenzie                             3
Ann     Do                                    2
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 7 and 8 of Enumeration District #10. All noted as born in county.

In the 1851 census this family is at Kenachrine 51-86.


Ruath 41-3


Patrick MacDonald                         65      Crofter
Donald     Do                             25
Alexander   Do                            20
Janet       Do                               15
Christian    Do                              55
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 8 of Enumeration District #10. All noted as born in county.

In the 1851 census this family is at Kenachrine 51-92, "Christy" then a Widow.


Ruath 41-4


Janet MacKenzie                              60   Cottar
Margaret    Do                               25 
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 8 of Enumeration District #10. Both noted as born in county.


Ruath 41-5


Donald MacAulay                           35      Crofter
Margaret   Do                                30
Janet      Do                                10
Margaret    Do                                9
Aulay       Do                             5
Ann         Do                                3
Alexis      Do                               6mo
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 8 of Enumeration District #10. All noted as born in county.


Ruath 41-6


Annabel MacKenzie                            60   Cottar
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 8 of Enumeration District #10. Annabel is noted as born in county.


Ruath 41-7


Alex MacLeod                              30      Crofter
Betsy    Do                                   5
Isabella  Do                                 20
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 8 of Enumeration District #10. All are noted as born in county.

In the 1851 census this family is at Kenachrine 51-94, "Isabella" may die before then, as Alexander's wife is noted as "Williamina".


Ruath 41-8


Mary MacKenzie                               55   Crofter
Donald    Do                              30
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 8 of Enumeration District #10. Both are noted as born in county.

In the 1851 census Mary is at Kenachrine 51-89, noted as unmarried.


Ruath 41-9


Hector MacDonald                          40      Crofter
Annabel    Do                                35
John       Do                             15
                     -- page break --
Donald MacDonald                          15
Kenneth   Do                               5
Murdo     Do                               3
Annabel    Do                                10
Margaret    Do                                8
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 8 and 9 of Enumeration District #10. All are noted as born in county.

In the 1851 census this family is at Kenachrine 51-90. In that census young Margaret, as "Peggy", is servant to a MacLeod family at Morefield 51-99.

Roderick MacDonald at Ruath 41-13 is a son of this family, he is with them in 1851.


Ruath 41-10

This was an uninhabited House being built. It appears on page 9 of Enumeration District #10.


Ruath 41-11


John MacLeod                              25      Crofter
Annabel   Do                                 20
Christian  Do                                 5
Roderick   Do                              3
Annabel    Do                                 1
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 9 of Enumeration District #10. All are noted as born in county.

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


Ruath 41-12


Donald Stewart                            85      Crofter
Catharine  Do                                60
Alex       Do                             25
Duncan     Do                             20
Ann        Do                                25
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 9 of Enumeration District #10. All are noted as born in county.

In the 1851 census Alexander and Ann with four children are at Morefield 51-115. Ann is shown on their memorial stone to be maiden surname MacRae.


Ruath 41-13


Murdo MacLeod                             75      Crofter
Roderick MacDonald                        15
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 9 of Enumeration District #10. Both are noted as born in county.

Roderick is a son of the family at Ruath 41-9, he is with them in 1851 at Kenachrine 51-90.


Kenachrine 51-78


Hugh McLeod            Head               45      Carpenter
Margt  Do              Servant               30   House Servant
Roderickina Do         Visitor               20   House Servant
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 21 of Enumeration District #6. Hugh noted as born at Kenachrine, Ross, birthplace of Margaret and Roderickina Ancestry transcribes at "Tancoll, Ross" (possibly Tanera or Achall?).

In the 1841 census Hugh with mother Catherine and servant Margaret, likely same as above, was at Morefield 41-49. Hugh is in the 1861 census with his wife Mary, and again servant Margaret, at Kenachrine 61-26.

Hugh dies 29 March, 1891 at Ullapool aged "about 105 years". Noted as House Carpenter latterly Pauper, Widower of Mary McKay. His parents are noted as having been John McLeod and Catherine, maiden surname McLeod.

Hugh dies 29 March, 1891 at Ullapool aged "about 105 years". Noted as House Carpenter latterly Pauper, Widower of Mary McKay. His parents are noted as having been John McLeod and Catherine, maiden surname McLeod.

Somehow during the course of his life Hugh gets crdited for living at least 20 years more than he looks to have done from census records.

The Ashburton Guardian, New Zealand, includes an article 18 May, 1890, that transcribes as;


      Hugh MacLeod, Morefield, parish of Loch Broom, County of Ross, Scotland was born in the adjoining parish of Assynt, township of Elphin, Sutherlandshire, on the 24th of November, 1783, so that he is now in his 107th year. He is still as "straight as a lamp-post." He says he gets up in summer between 5 and 6am, and goes to bed at 9pm. In winter he rises at 8am, and retires at 10pm. "I had," he says "to drop the croft, as I could not cultivate it at last, but I still cut my own fire (peats), and I carried home on my own back a creelful (84lb) yesterday." Continuing, he states: - "I take porridge and milk for breakfast, as I always did throughout my life; potatoes and herring and fish and mutton (salt), when I can get it." While in this humor he observed that he had grown fond of tea, which was absolutely unknown in his younger days, and that he was very heavy in chewing "thin witst."



Kenachrine 51-79


Isabella McKenzie      Head         Wid      63   Weavers Widow
Andrewina   Do         Daur                  26      Do's  Daur
Barbra      Do         Daur                  24      Do's  Daur
Colina      Do         Daur                  21      Do's  Daur
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 22 of Enumeration District #6. Isabella noted as born at Isle Martin, the rest at Kenachrine.

In the 1841 census this family was at Morefield 41-25, Isabella's husband Charles alive then.

Andrewina with a brother William emigrates to Tasmania in 1853, see McNab 525, that listing has them resident at Morefield.

The Parish Register says William McKenzie (the 1853 emigrant) married 6 January, 1853 to Mary Matheson. Mary is with her Widowed mother in this census at Ullapool 51-109. Her parents were Duncan Matheson, sometime carter of fish from Gruinard and Ullapool to Conon Bridge and latterly InnKeeper, an occupation continued by his Widow Flora, maiden surname Tolmie.


Kenachrine 51-80


Christian McGregor     Head                  78   Pauper House Serv
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 21 of Enumeration District #6. Christian noted as born at StrathCanard, Lochbroom.

In the 1841 census Christian was at Morefield 41-11.


Kenachrine 51-81


Henry McKenzie         Head               66      Pauper M Servant
Cathrin   Do           Sister                50   M Servant
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 21 of Enumeration District #6. Both noted as born at Achindrean.


Kenachrine 51-82


Kenneth Matheson       Head         Mar   60      Ground Officer
Margt     Do           Wife         Mar      56      Do    Do's  Wife
Murdo     Do           Son                28         Do    Do's  Son
Duncan     Do          Son                25         Do    Do's  Son
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 21 of Enumeration District #6. Kenneth noted as born at Ullapool, Ross, Margaret at Achiltibuie, Ross, birthplace of Murdo and Duncan is unclear, likely is "Ullapool".

In the 1841 census this family was at Morefield 41-30.

With them in 1841 were Alexander and Margaret now in the next Household, Kenachrine 51-83, presumably Alexander was a son.

The index to Civil Registration notes the 1886 death in Lochbroom of 87 year old Margaret Matheson, other surname MacKenzie.


Kenachrine 51-83


Alex Matheson          Head         Mar   32      Fisherman
Margt   Do             Wife         Mar      35      Do's  Wife
Barbra   Do            Daur                   9      Do's  Daur
Donald   Do            Son                 6         Do's  Son
John     Do            Son                 2         Do's  Son
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 21 of Enumeration District #6. Birthplace of Alex and Margaret is unclear, likely is "Ullapool", the children at Kenachrine.

In the 1841 census Alexander and Margaret were at Morefield 41-30, with the family now in the previous Household, Kenachrine 51-82, presumably Alexander was a son.


Kenachrine 51-84


John McLeod            Head         Mar   64      Forrester
Catherine Do.          Wife         Mar      58   Forrester's Wife
Ann       Do.          Dau          U        27   Forrester's Daur
Donald    Do.          Son          U     22      Forrester's son
Alexa     Do.          Dau          U        20      Do's     Daur
Kenneth    Do.         Son          U     17         Do's     Son
Catherine  Do.         GrandChild   U         4   Forrester's GrandChild
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 22 of Enumeration District #6. John noted as born at Ullapool, his wife at Ardmair, the four children at Kenachrine, the grandchild at Morefield.

In the 1841 census this family was at Morefield 41-31.

The Parish Register records the marriage 21 January, 1813 of John MacLeod, resident Achachall to Cathrine Stewart, resident Airdmare. MacKenzies and MacLeays who were residents at Achall also had occupation as Forrester.


Kenachrine 51-85


Barbra McKenzie        Head         Wid      60   Forrester's Widow
Margt McKenzie         Visitor      U        17   House Servant
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 22 of Enumeration District #6. Barbra noted as born at "Lochbroom", Margaret at Ardmair.

In the 1841 census Barbara was at Morefield 41-32. Margaret is a granddaughter of Barbra, she was in 1841 with her family at Ardmair 41-11, her mother "Sibella" (many spelling variations in records) was a daughter of Barbara and her late husband, James MacKenzie, Forester at Achall. Margaret's family is in this census at Ardmair 51-47.

In the 1861 census Barbara is Visitor to family of another James MacKenzie, at Ullapool 61-46, that James is married to Helen, maiden surname MacKenzie, and Barbara may be related to either. (The Parish Register records the marriage 9 August, 1849 of James McKenzie, Labourer resident Strathcanaird, to Helen McKenzie, resident Morefield, the name of Helen's father is lost in the fold of the page, though he is noted as being a crofter at Morefield).

James MacKenzie at Morefield 51-122 is a son of Barbra, he was with her in the 1841 census, his christening was registered as 31 October, 1813 at Achall to mother "Widow MacKenzie", suggesting Barbara's husband, James MacKenzie, Forester, died that year. Within three years of that Margaret MacKenzie at Achall married Donald MacLeay from Contin, who had position at Achall as Forester, likely following James. As there was only a few families at Achall, my guess is the Forester James MacKenzie was a brother of the Margaret who married Donald MacLeay.


Kenachrine 51-86


Isabel McKenzie        Head         Wid      40   Fisherman's Widow
Catherine McKenzie     Daur         U        18   Fisherman's Daur
John McKenzie          Son          U     13      Fisherman's Son
Betsy   Do.            Daur         U         7   Fisherman's Daur
Anabell  Do            Daur         U         5      Do's  Daur
Mary MacDonald         Visitor      Wid      50   Crofters Daur
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 22 of Enumeration District #6, place noted as "Rhuardchaidle". The age of Isabel might be mistranscribed. Isabel noted as born at Glastullich, her children at "Rue", likely short for "Rhuardchaidle", the visitor Mary at Coigach.

In the 1841 census this family was at Ruath 41-2, Isabel's husband, Alexander MacKenzie, was alive then.

I think the Visitor, Mary MacDonald, was a Reiff MacDonald, Widow of Alexander MacLeod and was with him in the 1841 census at Achiltibuie 41-24, three of her children are in this census at Achiltibuie 51-71. In the 1861 census Mary is with a son and grandson at Achiltibuie 61-37.


Kenachrine 51-87


Rodk McKenzie          Head         Mar   78      Fisherman
Betsy  Do              Wife         Mar      75   Fishermans Wife
Catherine Do           Daur         U        30   Fisher'd Daur
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 22 of Enumeration District #6, place noted as "Rhuardchaidle". Roderick noted as born at Ardmair, Betsy at Lochbroom, Catherine at Blusary.

In the 1841 census this family was at Ruath 41-1.


Kenachrine 51-88


Donald McKenzie        Head         U     40      Fisherman
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 22 of Enumeration District #6. Noted as born at Ullapool.


Kenachrine 51-89


Mary McKenzie          Head         U        66   House Servant
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 22 of Enumeration District #6. Noted as born at Achmore.

In the 1841 census Mary was at Ruath 41-8


Kenachrine 51-90


Hector McDond          Head         Mar   60      Fisherman
Analee C  Do           Wife         Mar      52     Do's  Wife
Donald    Do           Son                27      Fisherman
Rodk      Do           Son                25         Do
Anabel     Do          Daur                  22      Do's  Daur
Kenneth    Do          Son                15         Do's  Son
Murdo      Do          Son                12         Do's  Son
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 23 of Enumeration District #6. All noted as born at StrathCanard, Ross,

In the 1841 census this family was at Ruath 41-9, a son, Roderick above, was then at Ruath 41-13. In 1871 the family is at Kenachrine 71-33.

A daughter of this family, Margaret, as "Peggy", is in this census as servant to a MacLeod family at Morefield 51-99.


Kenachrine 51-91


John McLeod            Head         Mar   40      Fiddler
Anabel  Do             Wife         Mar      40     Do's  Wife
Rodk    Do             Son                14        Do's  Son
Anabel   Do            Daur                  12     Do's  Daur
Bella    Do            Daur                   9     Do's  Daur
Henny    Do            Daur                   7     Do's  Daur
Johan    Do            Daur                   4     Do's  Daur
John     Do            Son                 1        Do's  Son
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 23 of Enumeration District #6, residence as "Ruardachadil". John born at Lochbroom, Ross, place of birth of Anabel unclear, Ancestry transcribes it as "Ahmon, Ross", the children at "Rhue, Ross".

In the 1841 census this family was at Ruath 41-11.


Kenachrine 51-92


Christy McDond         Head         Wid      60   Fishermans Widow
John     Do            Son                39          Do's   Son
Alex     Do            Son                30          Do's   Son
Kenneth McKenzie       Son-in-law   Mar   32      Shepherd
Janet      Do          Daur         Mar      26   Shepherds Wife
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 23 of Enumeration District #6, address as "Ruarda Chadil". All noted as born at Rue, Ross, except Kenneth born at Assynt, Sutherland.

In the 1841 census this family was at Ruath 41-3, Christy's husband Patrick then Head of Household.


Kenachrine 51-93


Ann McDonald           Head                  60   Pauper House Serv
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 24 of Enumeration District #6, address as "Ruarda Chadil". Noted as born at Kenachrine, Ross.


Kenachrine 51-94


Alex McLeod            Head         Mar   43      Fisherman
Williamina Do          Wife         Mar      29      Do's  Wife
Betsy      Do          Daur                  16      Do's  Daur
Roderick   Do          Son                 7         Do's  Son
Margt      Do          Daur                   1      Do's  Daur
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 23 of Enumeration District #6, address as "Ruarda Chadil". Alex noted as born at Ardmair, Ross, Willimina at StrathCanaird, Ross, the children at Rue, Ross

In the 1841 census this family was at Ruath 41-7, Alexander's wife noted then as "Isabella", probably she died and Williamina above is Alexander's second wife.


Kenachrine 61-10


Alexr Carmichael       Head               45      Lot Tenant
Anabella  Do           Sister                47
Roderick   Do          Nephew              8      Tenants Brother Son
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page of Enumeration District #2, place as "Kenchrinn". All noted as born at Lochbroom, RossShire.

In the 1871 census Alexander is married to Janet Stewart, they are then at Morefield 71-18.

James Carmichael at Kenachrine 61-37 was with Alexander and Anabella in the 1841 census at Morefield 41-12, Roderick most likely is his son.

1813 Baptism of their brother James at Ullapool notes father of these Carmichaels was another James.


Kenachrine 61-13


Donald Munro           Head         Mar   42      Lot Tenant
Christina Do           Wife         Mar      34
Alexr     Do           Son                11
Peter     Do           Son                 6
Kate      Do           Daur                   4
Duncan     Do          Son                 2
Catharine Urquhart     Mother                72   Tenants Mother in Law
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page of Enumeration District #2, place as "Kenchrinn". All noted as born at Lochbroom, RossShire.

In the 1851 census this family was at Morefield 51-134, Donald then as "Duncan", which looks to match a Duncan Munro in the 1841 census at Ullapool, suggesting forename above is mistranscribed.

Index to Civil Registration shows death 1866 at Lochbroom aged 74, of a Catherine Urquhart, other surname MacDonald.


Kenachrine 61-20


John McLeod            Head         Mar   49      Lot Tenant
Catherine Do           Wife         Mar      46
Donald    Do           Son                19
Catherine  Do          Daur                  13
Murdo      Do          Son                 7
John       Do          Son                 5
Roderick   Do          Son                 2
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page of Enumeration District #2, place as "Kenchrinn". All noted as born at RossShire, Lochbroom.

The I.G.I. notes two births at Lochbroom to parents John MacLeod and Catherine, maiden surname MacLeod;


Kenachrine 61-25


Murdo McLeod           Head         Mar   54      Lot Tenant
Eliza   Do             Wife         Mar      56
Roderick  Do           Son          Unm   18
Donald    Do           Son          Unm   16
Christina  Do          Sister       Unm      22
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 6 of Enumeration District #2, place as "Kenchrinn". All noted as born at RossShire, Lochbroom.

The sister Christina likely has age mistranscribed, 52 or 62 would be more likely.

In the 1851 census this family was at Morefield 51-130, the two communities are adjacent and possibly though the family enumerated as at Kenachrine, they were still at Morefield. In 1871 the family is at Morefield 71-21.

Young Roderick marries in 1872 to Emily Dawson of Ullapool, in this census she is with her family is at Ullapool 61-65. Roderick and Emily are ancestors of Phil Shearn in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.


Kenachrine 61-26


Hugh McLeod            H.           Mar   63      Lot Tenant  & Carpenter 
Mary McLeod            Wife         Mar      50
Margret  Do            Servt        Un       30   General Serv.
John McLeod            Visitor      Mar.  40      Fisherman
Murdo McLean           Visitor      Mar.  58        Do   Do
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 7 of Enumeration District #2. All noted as born at RossShire, Lochbroom, except Mary at Sutherland, Rogart.

In the 1851 census Hugh with the servant Margaret was at Kenachrine 51-78.

Hugh dies 29 March, 1891 at Ullapool aged "about 105 years". Noted as House Carpenter latterly Pauper, Widower of Mary McKay. His parents are noted as having been John McLeod and Catherine, maiden surname McLeod.

Somehow during the course of his life Hugh gets crdited for living at least 20 years more than he looks to have done from census records.

The Ashburton Guardian, New Zealand, includes an article 18 May, 1890, that transcribes as;


      Hugh MacLeod, Morefield, parish of Loch Broom, County of Ross, Scotland was born in the adjoining parish of Assynt, township of Elphin, Sutherlandshire, on the 24th of November, 1783, so that he is now in his 107th year. He is still as "straight as a lamp-post." He says he gets up in summer between 5 and 6am, and goes to bed at 9pm. In winter he rises at 8am, and retires at 10pm. "I had," he says "to drop the croft, as I could not cultivate it at last, but I still cut my own fire (peats), and I carried home on my own back a creelful (84lb) yesterday." Continuing, he states: - "I take porridge and milk for breakfast, as I always did throughout my life; potatoes and herring and fish and mutton (salt), when I can get it." While in this humor he observed that he had grown fond of tea, which was absolutely unknown in his younger days, and that he was very heavy in chewing "thin witst."



Kenachrine 61-27


John McKenzie          H.           Mar   60      Lot Tenant
Cathrine McK           Wife         Mar      56
Barbra McK             Daur         Un.      22
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 7 of Enumeration District #2. Only the birth place for John noted, RossShire, Lochbroom.


Kenachrine 61-28


Janet McLeod           H            W        74   Lot Tenant
Ann McLeod             Daur.        Un       43
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 7 of Enumeration District #2. Both noted as born at RossShire, Lochbroom.

In the 1851 census Janet, Ann, and another child, Roderick, were at Morefield 51-103.


Kenachrine 61-29


Alexander McLennan     H.           Mar   41      Lot Tenant
Mary        Do         Wife         Mar      43     Do 
Roderick     Do        Son                13
Ann          Do        Daur                  11
Donald       Do        Son                10
Christina    Do        Daur                   7
Cathrine     Do        Daur                   2
John         Do        Son                11mo
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 7 of Enumeration District #2. All noted as born at RossShire, Lochbroom.

In the 1851 census Mary with her two eldest children were at Morefield 51-104.


Kenachrine 61-30


Kenneth McLeod         H.           Mar   60      Lot Tenant
Ann McLeod             Sister       Un       67
Anabella McLeod        Sister       Un       67
Margret     Do         Sister       Un       63
Christina   Do         Sister       Un       37
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 7 of Enumeration District #2. All noted as born at RossShire, Lochbroom.


Kenachrine 61-34


Donald Stuart          Head         Mar   54      Lot Tenant
Margaret  Do           Wife         Mar      56
Mary      Do           Daur                  26
Thomas    Do           Son                21
Kenneth    Do          Son                18
Lexy       Do          Daur                  12
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page of Enumeration District #2. Address as "Kenchrinn". All noted as born at RossShire, Lochbroom.

In the 1851 census this family was at Morefield 51-100.

The Parish Register records the marriage 16 February, 1832 of Donald Stuart to Margaret MacKenzie, both resident at Morefield.


Kenachrine 61-36


John Nicholson McLeod  Head         Mar   74      Greenwhich H. Pensioner
Anabella         Do    Wife         Mar      54
John             Do    Son                22
Murdo            Do    Son                15
Barbra           Do    Daur                  12
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page of Enumeration District #2, place as "Kenchrinn". All noted as born at Lochbroom, RossShire.

In the 1851 census this family was at Morefield 51-101, John then and in 1841 without surname "MacLeod". "John Nicolson" had in 1851 census with occupation as "Naval Pensioner", Greenwhich Hospital managed pensions for naval and marine veterans, see https://sites.google.com/site/greenwichadmiraltyinpensioner/home.

Civil Registration records a death at Morefield;

John Macleod, Naval Pensioner
married to Annabella McKenzie,
died 3 June, 1869, aged 84 years,
father was John Macleod, tenant
mother was Mary, maiden surname MacKenzie,
Informant was his son, John


Kenachrine 61-37


James Carmichal        Head         Mar   46      Lot Tenant
Mary    Do             Wife         Mar      39
Kenneth  Do            Son                12      Scholar
John     Do            Son                10
Anne     Do            Daur                   2
Betsey    Do           Daur                  3Mo
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page of Enumeration District #2. All noted as born at Lochbroom, RossShire.

Alexander and Anabella Carmichael at Kenachrine 61-10 were with James in the 1841 census at Morefield 41-12, their nephew Roderick with them is most likely another child of James and Mary.

The Parish Register records the Baptism 31 October, 1813 at Ullapool of James to father James Carmichael. The index to Civil Registration notes the death 1882 at Lochbroom of 63 year old James Carmichael.

Roddie Macpherson has photographed and transcribed a stone to this family in the Mill Street, Ullapool, burial ground, see http://gravestones.rosscromartyroots.co.uk/picture/number1603.asp

Although the death of this James appears to be registered 1880, the stone notes the death as 24 April, 1880, "at sea", details not yet seen, likely the body was not recovered, and so the death was not registered for two years. The stone also shows Mary was maiden surname MacLean, and died 17 February, 1908. The stone also shows son Duncan died 24 April, 1890 (not shown in Civil Registration index), and young Betsy died 12 September, 1942, Civil Registration shows she died 1942, aged 82 at Lochbroom.


Kenachrine 71-33


Hector McDonald        Head         Mar   80      Fisherman
Annabella Do           Daur          Do      61
Donald    Do           Son          Wid   47         Do
Margt     Do           Daur         Unm      37 
John McLeod            G.Child            11
Mary   Do                Do                  10
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 7 of Enumeration District #2, address as "Rhue", first home in the community. All noted as born at Ross Ullapool.

In the 1851 census this family was at Kenachrine 51-90.


Kenachulish

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North Kenachulish
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South Keanchulish
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Kenachulish, North and South, was the collection of a few houses on either side of the Kanaird River where it empties into Lochbroom. The farms of Kenchulish are across from Isle Martin, have the Forest of Coigach and Drumrainy to the north, Achindrean and Glutton to the east, and Ardmair to the south.

In 1841 North Kenachulish was part of Enumeration District 11, South Kenachulish was part of Enumeration District 10.


North Kenachulish 41-1


Niel MacLeod                              50      Farmer
Catharine do                                 50
Angus     do                              25
Barbara   do                                 20
Janet     do                                 20
Mary      do                                 15
Bell      do                                 10
Jean      do                                 10
Christian  do                                 8
Catharine  do                                 5
Flora      do                                 1
John MacKenzie                            10      Male Servant
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 1 of Enumeration District #11. Only the last two have County of Birth noted as in County (which is Ross & Cromarty), the others have no note in that column, though at least Jean in later censuses is noted as born at Kenachulish.

I have not transcribed 1851 yet, but see young Jean, "Jane" in other records, marries 24 November, 1852 to Donald McLeod, a Weaver at Achduart, they are in the 1861 census at Achdart 61-6. Her 1887 death registration notes her mother Catharine above was Maiden Surname Matheson.

The death of Chistina, "Christian" above, is registered as 12 March, 1927 at Achduart, Widow of Alexander Grant, Shepherd, aged 94 years. Her parents noted as Neil MacLeod, Crofter, and Kate, maiden surname Matheson, Informant her nephew, Roderick MacRae.


North Kenachulish 41-2


Donald MacLeod                            50      Cottar
Ann       do                                 60
Christian MacDonald                          55   Independent
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 1 of Enumeration District #11. All born in County.

Ann and her sister Christian were MacDonalds from Achnahaird. In the 1851 census this family is at Achendrean 51-29


North Kenachulish 41-3


Robert MacLeod                            40      Agricultural Labourer
Betsy     do                                 30
William    do                              3
Alexr      do                                 1
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 1 of Enumeration District #11. Only Alexander born in County.


North Kenachulish 41-4


Barbara MacLean                              60   Crofter
Donald    do                              25      Fisher
Alexr       do                             20
Catharine   do                               30
Barbara Cameron                              10
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 1 of Enumeration District #11. All born in County.

This family is in the 1851 census at Achendrean 51-18, confusingly, mother and Head in the Household then is "Mabell McGregor" born Gairloch, young Barbara noted as her neice.


North Kenachulish 41-5


Finlay Beaton                             40      Crofter
Mary     Do                                  60
Christian MacLeod                            55   Independent
Roderick Beaton                            3
Roderick   Do                             25
Mary       Do                                20
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 2 of Enumeration District #11. All noted as born in County.

In other records the surname is spelled "Bethune". In 1851 the Mary is Widowed, and the family is at Achall 51-4 with Roderick as Head with occupation as Shepherd. In the 1851 census young Roderick is with his MacKenzie grandparents at Morefield 51-122.

Another son of this family, Donald, is in this census at "Ridorch", Rhiddorroch 41-2.


South Kenachulish 41-1


Alexander Robertson                       60      Farmer
Sibella     do                               65
Charles     do                            35
Annabel     do                               25   Female Servant
Mary MacLeod                                 30   Female Servant
Christian do                                 15   Female Servant
                     -- page break --
Ann MacKenzie                                12   Female Servant
Murdo   do                                12      Male Servant
James   do                                40      Agricultural Labourer
George MacLean                            16      Male Servant
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 1 and 2 of Enumeration District #10. All are shown as born in County (Ross & Cromarty), except Sibella, Murdo and James not born in County.

In the 1851 census this Household is at Kenachulish 51-37, the only address listed then as at Kenachullish. Young Charles is then Head of Household, and James MacKenzie noted as "Farmers Relation", born in the neighbouring Parish of Assynt.


South Kenachulish 41-2


William Campbell                          25      Salmon Fisher
James MacKenzie                           15      Salmon Fisher
James Munro                               25      Game Keeper
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 2 of Enumeration District #10. All are shown as born in County (Ross & Cromarty).


South Kenachulish 41-3


Margaret McLeay                              40
James MacKenzie                           15
Janet     do                                 12
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 2 of Enumeration District #10. All are shown as born in County (Ross & Cromarty).

Likely Margaret was maiden surname McLeay, Widow of a MacKenzie.


Kenachulish 51-37


Charles Robertson      Head         U     40      Farmer of 20 Acres employing 2 men
James McKenzie         Visitor      U     50      Farmers relation
John Fraser            Servant      U     24      Farm Servant
Angus McKenzie           Do         U     13       Do    Do
Mabele McLeod            Do         U        32   House  Do
Barbara McKenzie         Do         U        23    Do    Do
Janet    Do              Do         U        20    Do    Do
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 10 of Enumeration District #6. All are shown as born in Ross Lochbroom, except James McKenzie born at Assynt. The forename of "Mabele" is unclear, and might be mistranscribed.

In the 1841 census this Household was at Kenachulish 41-1 with Alexander Robertson as Head of Household, next female was "Sibella", presumably that couple were parents of Charles. It is the only Household enumerated at Kenachulish in 1851. In 1861 Charles is married with two children, a Mother-in-law, and four others at Kenachulish 61-79, the address listed as "South Kenachillish". Cannot see Charles's wife Sibla MacKenzie in this census, but her mother Margaret, Widow of Kenneth MacKenzie, Tacksman of Corrie, is at Ullapool 51-42.

The index to Civil Registration records the marriage at Lochbroom 26 February 1857 of Charles Robertson to Sibbla MacKenzie 26 February 1857 and the births of three of their sons from 1857 to 1867.


Kenachulish 61-79


Charles Robertson      H.           Mar.  57      Tenant
Sibla Robertson        Wife         Mar.     25
Alexander   Do         Son           -     3
Kenneth     Do         Son           -     1
Margaret McKenzie      Motherinlaw  W        70
Alexandrina McK.       Servt.       Un       50   Domestic Servt.
Alexandrina McK.       DairyMaid    Un       24
Thomas Urquhart        Visitor      Mar   25      Journeyman Smith
John Munro             Herdboy       -    10
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 19 of Enumeration District #2. All are shown as born in RossShire Lochbroom, except Margaret McKenzie born at Assynt. Seems to have been an enumeration mistake to include some occupations in the column reserved for "Relation to Head of Family".

In the 1851 census Charles was unmarried at Kenachulish 51-37. In the 1871 census the family is enumerated at Kenachulish 71-7.

Margaret McKenzie was in the 1851 census with her daughter Elizabeth "Betsy" at Ullapool 51-42, in 1871 she is with her daughter Jamesina at Ullapool 71-65. Margaret's husband Kenneth died sometime before the 1841 census, he had been Tacksman of Corrie.

The index to Civil Registration records the marriage at Lochbroom 26 February 1857 of Charles Robertson to Sibbla MacKenzie 26 February 1857 and the births of three sons from to the couple;

  1. Alexander, born 5 December, 1857,
  2. Kenneth, born 29 February, 1860,
  3. Murdoch James, born 27 August, 1867.


Kenachulish 61-80


Kenneth McLeod         H.           Mar.  62      Shepherd
Isabella McLeod        Wife         Mar.     59
Mary       Do          Daur         Un       16
Lucy       Do          Daur         Un       16
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 19 of Enumeration District #2. All are shown as born in Sutherland, Assynt,


Kenachulish 61-81


Anne McDonald           W.          W.       66   Pauper
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 19 of Enumeration District #2, address listed as "North Kenachillish". Anne is marked as born in RossShire Lochbroom. In the column for "Relation to Head of Family" was written "W.", then crossed out.

In 1851 Anne was nearby at Achendrean 51-29 as "Ann McLeod". Though surnamed here as "McDonald", I am certain it is the same lady listed under her maiden surname, as her death registration 24 August, 1869 says she was daughter of Donald McDonald, and the other possible listing, Anabella McLeod two Households away at Kenachullish 61-83 is marked as unmarried.

The Parish Register records the marriage 6 February, 1815 of Anne McDonald resident at Achnahaird to Donald McLeod resident at Leckmelm, the 1851 census had a 29 year old daughter born at Lechmelm.

I think Anne's father, Donald McDonald of Achnahaird, was a brother of my gt-gt-gt-grandfather, John McDonald of Reiff, and so I'd love to hear from any descendants of her and Donald McLeod, my contact info is at; CONTACT INFO.

Anne in 1851 was two households away from Achindrean Strathcanaird McDonalds, possibly there because of some yet undocumented relationship. Patriarch of the Achindrean McDonald family, Murdoch, was of an age to be brother of Donald of Achnahaird and John of Reiff, unfortunately he died 1854, the year before the start of civil registration, so no definate relationship can be shown, but the coincidence points toward further research!


Kenachulish 61-82


Murdo Stewart          H            Mar   30      Tenant
Cursty Stewart         Wife         Mar      32
Kenneth   Do           Son                 5
Janet Stewart          Daur                   2
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 19 of Enumeration District #2. Address as "North Kenachillish". All are shown as born in RossShire Lochbroom,

The I.G.I. notes the births of seven children at Lochbroom to Murdoch Stewart and Christina, maiden surname Stewart;

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Kenachulish 61-83


Anabella McLeod                     Un.      68   Pauper
Catherine McKenzie     Visitor               60   Pauper
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 19 of Enumeration District #2. Both are marked as born in RossShire Lochbroom.


Kenachulish 61-84


Eliza McKenzie         Head         W.       80
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 19 of Enumeration District #2. Place of birth not noted.

There is a 70 year old Elizabeth MacKenzie in the 1851 census at Blughasary 51-70.


Kenachulish 61-85


Henny McKenzie                      Un       80   Pauper
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 19 of Enumeration District #2. Place of birth not noted.

I think Henny was in the 1841 census at Morefield 41-26.


Kenachulish 71-7


Charles Robertson                 Head         Mar   67      Farmer, employing two labourers
Sibla     Do                      Wife         Mar      34
Alexander  Do                     Son                13      Scholar
Kenneth    Do                     Son                10      Scholar
Murdo      Do                     Son                 3
Catherine Morrison                servant      Unm      57   General Servt
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 3 of Enumeration District #3, address listed as "South Kenachillish", the only Household that census on the south dide of the river. Charles, Sibla, and Alexander are marked as born in "Ross Lochbroom", Kenneth and Murdo at "Ross Ullapool", and Catherine at "Ross Uig".

In the 1861 census this family was at Kenachulish 61-79.

Sibla's father Kenneth MacKenzie had been Tacksman of Corrie, her Widowed mother Margaret is in this census at the household of Sibla's sister Jamesina at Ullapool 71-65.

The index to Civil Registration records the marriage at Lochbroom 26 February, 1857 of Charles Robertson to Sibbla MacKenzie 26 February, 1857 and the births of three sons from to the couple, all three above;

  1. Alexander, born 5 December, 1857,
  2. Kenneth, born 29 February, 1860,
  3. Murdoch James, born 27 August, 1867.


Langwell

NC1802 : Langwell House, courtesy of Malcolm Ferguson
Langwell House,
  Courtesy of Malcolm Ferguson

Langwell is more of a farm than a community up the Canaird river from Achindrean in Strathcanaird.



Langwell 41-1


John Ross                                 30      Ag. Lab.
William Angus                             20      Ag. Lab.
Mary MacKay                                  30   F. S.
Barbara Maclean                              20   F. S.
Kenneth Macdonald                         15      M. S.
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 8 of Enumeration District 11. All are listed as born in county.


Langwell 51-5


David Ferguson         Head         Mar.  43      Farmer & Grazier
McKenzie  Do           Son          U      8      Scholar
Susan      Do          Dau          U         7      Do
Fergus     Do          Son          U      6      Farmers Son
Isabel     Do          Dau          U         5      Do's Daur
Alexr      Do          Son          U      3         Do's Son
Margt      Do          Daur         U         1      Do's Daur
Margt McKenzie         Servant      U        33   Governess
Isabel McLenan         Servant      U        22   HouseServant
Ann McDond             Servant      U        20     Do    Do
Ann Fraser               Do         U        17     Do    Do
Mary McKenzie            Do         U        36     Do    Do
Murdo McLeod             Do         U     26              Do
Rodk Cameron             Do         U     22              Do
Norman   Do              Do         U     18              Do
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 2 of Enumeration District 6. Community in this census spelled as "Langwell". All are listed as born in RossShire, Lochbroom.

In the 1841 census David, his wife Grace, Grace's mother, and other of her relatives were at Ullapool 41-134. Grace is again with her mother in this census, at Ullapool 51-96.

Grace was christened 8 June 1815 at Ullapool to parents Murdoch MacKenzie, a Merchant at Ullapool, and Susan MacGregor, from Innerhaddon, Fortingall Parish, PerthShire. Grace married 8 February 1841 to David Ferguson, tacksman of Langwell, David was born 15 February 1817 at Tain and christened there 26 February 1817 to parents Fergus Ferguson and Bell McPherson.

In 1855 a large number of old births and christenings were recorded in the Parish Register, mostly children in Tacksmen's and Merchant's families, including six children to this family;

  1. MacKenzie Ferguson, born 20 July 1842 at Langwell.
  2. Susanna Ferguson, born 15 August 1843 at Langwell, named after her maternal grandmother.
  3. Fergus Ferguson, born 12 September 1844 at Langwell, named after his paternal grandfather.
  4. Isabella Ferguson, born 25 July 1846 at Langwell.
  5. Alexander Ferguson, born 6 April 1848 at Langwell.
  6. David Ferguson, born 26 May 1852 at Langwell.

In this census Grace's brother William, Tacksman of Badenscallie, is listed with occupation "General Dealer", with his wife and others at Ullapool 61-22.


Langwell 61-7


Duncan McLennan        Head         Mar   52      Shepherd
Flora    Do            Wife         Mar      41
Farquhar  Do           son                13      Scholar
Murdo    Do            son                11      Scholar
Catharine  Do          Daur                   9   Scholar
William    Do          son                 7
Helen     Do           Daur                   6
Donald    Do           son                 4
  ---     Do           son                8months
John McLean            Boarder      Un    21      Shepherd
Anabella McLeod        Servant      Un       19
Duncan McKenzie        Visitor      Mar   40      Shepherd
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 5 of Enumeration District 3. Community in this census spelled as "Langwall". Duncan's place of birth is unclear, may be "Clashcanuch", Flora listed as born in Invernesshire, Kintail, Farquhar at RossShire, Creagnagower, the first four children at Rosshire, Guishan (close by Langwell), young Donald at Rosshire, Langwell, the unnamed baby place not noted though presumably Langwell, John McLean at Rosshire, Bracklach, Anabella McLeod at Rosshire, Ardmair, and place for Duncan McKenzie not noted.


Langwell 61-8


David Ferguson         Head         Mar.  43      Shepherd
Grace  Do.             Wife         Mar.     45
Susan  Do.             Daur.        Un       17
Isabella Do.           Daur         Un       14   Scholar
David    Do.           Son                 8      Scholar
A'gnes Rose            Servant      Un.      29   Governess
Catherine McLeod       Servant      Un       24
Georgina McKenzie      Servant      Un       27   Dairymaid
Jane Frazer            Servant      Un       18
Alexander McKenzie     Servant      Un    22      Ploughman
Duncan Campbell        Servant            17
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 5 of Enumeration District 3. Community in this census spelled as "Langwall". David listed as born in RossShire, Tain, his wife, children, and last three servants at Lochbroom, A'gnes Rose at Edinburgh, the servant Catherine at Ullapool, and the servant Georgina at Langwell.

In the 1851 census David with six children and eight servants was at Langwell 51-5, Grace was then with her mother at Ullapool 51-96.

Grace was christened 8 June, 1815 at Ullapool to parents Murdoch MacKenzie, a Merchant at Ullapool, and Susan MacGregor, from Innerhaddon, Fortingall Parish, PerthShire. Grace married 8 February, 1841 to David Ferguson, tacksman of Langwell, David was born 15 February, 1817 at Tain and christened there 26 February, 1817 to parents Fergus Ferguson and Bell McPherson.

In 1855 a large number of old births and christenings were recorded in the Parish Register, mostly children in Tacksmen's and Merchant's families, including six children to this family;

  1. MacKenzie FERGUSON, born 20 July 1842 at Langwell.
  2. Susanna FERGUSON, born 15 August 1843 at Langwell, named after her maternal grandmother.
  3. Fergus FERGUSON, born 12 September 1844 at Langwell, named after his paternal grandfather.
  4. Isabella FERGUSON, born 25 July 1846 at Langwell.
  5. Alexander FERGUSON, born 6 April 1848 at Langwell.
  6. David FERGUSON, born 26 May 1852 at Langwell.

In this census Grace's brother William, Tacksman of Badenscallie, is listed with occupation "General Merchant", with his wife and servants at Ullapool 61-22.


Luib

NH1096 : Ruins by the shore
Ruins by the shore
At the mouth of the Allt an t-Strathain.
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See also a closer view of the ruin, by Richard Webb at http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1856116

Luib is a small community in south-east Coigach, the word means "bend" located where a small stream, Allt an t-Srathain, empties into Lochbroom.



Luib 41-1


John Macleod                              60      Crofter
Margaret  do                                 50
Margaret  do                                 20
Murdo     do                              15
Kenneth   do                              14
Donald    do                              12
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 4 of Enumeration District 11. All except John marked as born in County.


Morefield

NH1195 : Morefield from the Stornoway - Ullapool ferry
Morefield
from the Stornoway - Ullapool ferry
The view across Loch Broom towards Morefield and the impressive south eastern flank
of Ben Mor Coigach.
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Morefield is a small coastal community just north-west of Ullapool.



Morefield 41-1


Alex MacKenzie                            25      Crofter
Thomas   do.                              20
Catharine do.                                60
Flora     do.                                 9
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 9 of Enumeration District 10. All marked as born in Ross and Cromarty.

In the 1851 census this family is at Morefield 51-111.

There is a christening 6 September, 1830 of Flora to father John McKenzie, Glastullich.


Morefield 41-2


Alex Fraser                               35      Crofter
Mary    do.                                  35
Margaret do.                                  4
Ann      do.                                  2
                     -- page break --
Ann MacKenzie                                25   Female Servant
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Pages 9 and 10 of Enumeration District 10. All marked as born in Ross and Cromarty.

In the 1851 census this family is at Morefield 51-133, Alexander dies before then.

The 1867 marriage registration of Margaret to Collin Mackenzie (see Ardmair 41-11) shows Mary was maiden surname MacLeod.


Morefield 41-3


Alex Urquhart                             55      Weaver
Catharine do.                                40
Christian do.                                15
Hannah    do.                                 9
Thomas    do.                              4
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 10 of Enumeration District 10. All marked as born in Ross and Cromarty.

The marriage was registered 22 December, 1825 of Alexander Urquhart to Catherine McAulay, both resident at Morefield.

In the 1851 census Catharine is Widowed, enumerated with her maiden surname as "Stewart", as were mistakedly the two sons with her, at Morefield 51-132.

In the 1851 census Christian is married to Donald or Duncan Munro at Morefield 51-134, forename of her husband varies between the 1851 and 1861 census, probably a mistranscription in either. My assumption is the 1851 census is correct with "Duncan", as he is noted as born at Ullapool, and there is a 20-24 year old of that name in 1841 at Ullapool 41-30, not seen in 1851.


Morefield 41-4


John Graham                               60      Crofter
Mary   do.                                   60
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 10 of Enumeration District 10. Both marked as born in Ross and Cromarty.


Morefield 41-5


John MacLeod                              80      Crofter
Grace   do.                                  60
Hugh    do.                               35
John    do.                               20
Margaret do.                                 20
Ellen    do.                                 25
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 10 of Enumeration District 10. All marked as born in Ross and Cromarty.

Three of the children are in the 1851 census at Morefield 51-120.

The index to Civil Registration records the death 1858 at Lochbroom of 88 year old Grace MacLeod, no other surname.


Morefield 41-6


Alex MacKenzie                            25      Crofter
Rachel   do.                                 20
Catharine do.                                 2
Margaret Ross                                60   Female Servant
Ann MacKenzie                                20   Female Servant
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 10 of Enumeration District 10. All marked as born in Ross and Cromarty.

In the 1851 census this family is at Morefield 51-121

This family emigrates in 1853 to Tasmania aboard the Sir Alan McNab, see McNab 532, there are notes on descent there.

I think John MacKenzie who is in the 1851 census at Morefield 51-129 is a brother of Alexander, he also is on the McNab emigration, and with him and his wife at Tasmania goes a daughter of Alexander and Rachel.


Morefield 41-7


Donald MacKenzie                          60      Crofter
Jean     do.                                 60
Norman   do.                              25
Catharine  do.                               30
Mary       do.                               20
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 10 of Enumeration District 10. All marked as born in Ross and Cromarty.

In the 1851 census this family is at Morefield 51-122.


Morefield 41-8


Angus MacLeod                             55      Crofter
                     -- page break --
Margaret MacLeod                             45
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Pages 10 and 11 of Enumeration District 10. Both marked as born in Ross and Cromarty.

In the 1851 census Angus and Margaret with two children are at Morefield 51-128.


Morefield 41-9


Donald MacLeod                            50
Catharine                                    50
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 11 of Enumeration District 10. Both marked as born in Ross and Cromarty.

In the 1851 census these two are shown to be siblings, at Morefield 51-125, Donald then married to Anabell.


Morefield 41-10


John Campbell                             55      Crofter
Betsy   do.                                  45
Betsy   do.                                  18
Norman   do.                              12
Joseph   do.                              10
Alexis   do.                                  5
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 11 of Enumeration District 10. All marked as born in Ross and Cromarty.

The Parish Register records the marriage 18 December, 1817 of John Campbell resdident Airdmair, to Betsy MacKenzie, resident Ullapool.

In the 1871 census Betsy, Norman, and another sister named Catherine are at Morefield 71-17.


Morefield 41-11


Christian MacGregor                          65   Cottar
Margaret MacLeod                             35
 - (Infant)                                   2
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 11 of Enumeration District 10. All marked as born in Ross and Cromarty.

In the 1851 census Christian is at Kenachrine 51-80.


Morefield 41-12


Alex Carmichael                           25      Crofter
Annabel   do.                                30
James     do.                             20
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 11 of Enumeration District 10. All marked as born in Ross and Cromarty.

In the 1851 census these three are at Morefield 51-123, James then Head of Household, married to "Mary", with a child.

13 October, 1813 Baptism of James at Ullapool notes father of these Carmichaels was another James.

Roddie Macpherson has photographed and transcribed a stone at Mill Street burial ground to this family, see http://gravestones.rosscromartyroots.co.uk/picture/number1603.asp That stone notes James ded at sea, 24 April, 1880, his wife Mary MacLean died 17 February, 1908.


Morefield 41-13


John MacKenzie                            55      Crofter
John   do.                                20
John    do.                                9
Catharine do.                                20
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 11 of Enumeration District 10. All marked as born in Ross and Cromarty.

In the 1851 census the second John is married to an Isabel MacLean, and the third John is shown to be a grandson of the first. See Morefield 51-127.


Morefield 41-14


Colin MacKenzie                           25      Crofter
Margaret  do.                                20
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 11 of Enumeration District 10. Both marked as born in Ross and Cromarty.

In the 1851 census this couple with four sons is at Morefield 51-124.

Colin Mackenzie died 28 January, 1897 at Morefield aged 82, his parents noted as having been John Mackenzie and Anne Mackenzie, he married in 1840 at Ullapool to Margaret "Peggie" Macleay. Margaret was christened 28 October, 1819 at Achall, her parents were Donald MacLeay and Margaret Mackenzie.

Margaret's parents are in this census at Rhidorroch 41-1. Margaret is in the Mackenzie of Achiltibuie descent chart at position 2-1-4-3-2-1-4-3-2 followed by her ten children.

Sharie Argue, President of Clan Mackenzie Canada, is in contact with descendants of this family, her distant cousins through Margaret being a descendant of the Achiltibuie family. Sharie notes DNA of direct male descendants of her line match DNA of direct male descendants of Colin, suggesting Colin and Margaret were cousins, though how many generations back is not yet known.

Margaret has a brother Donald close by their parents in this census at Rhidorroch 41-2, she also has a young brother John at Morefield 41-31.


Morefield 41-15


James MacKenzie                           35      Crofter
Ann      do.                                 30
Catharine do.                                 8
Isabella  do.                                 5
                     -- page break --
Alex MacKenzie                             3
Mary MacRae                                  75   Female Servant
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Pages 11 and 12 of Enumeration District 10. All marked as born in Ross and Cromarty.

In the 1851 census this family is at Morefield 51-105

The Parish Register includes the mariage 23 February, 1832, of James McKenzie resident Morefield to Ann Stuart resident Isle Martin.

The Saturday 4 February, 1922 edition of the Argus of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, includes the announcement;

CAMERON - McKENZIE --[Golden Wedding.] -On the 29th December, 1871, at Presbyterian Church, Mortlake, by the late Rev. William Hamilton, Duncan, son of the late Donald and Ann Cameron, Fort William, Scotland, to Elizabeth, daughter of the late James and Ann McKenzie, "Morefield," Ullapool. Scotland. (Present address, "Monny Moss," Mortlake.) Home papers please copy.


Morefield 41-16


Janet MacGregor                              40   Crofter
John    do.                               25
Murdo    do.                              15
Roderick  do.                             13
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 12 of Enumeration District 10. All marked as born in Ross and Cromarty.

In the 1851 census Janet as "Jessie MacKenzie" is with sons Roderick and Alexander at Morefield 51-112. In the 1871 census Murdo and Roderick are at Ardmair 71-23.


Morefield 41-17


John MacLeod                              30      Crofter
Catharine do.                                25
Ann       do.                                 1
Donald     do.                            6m
Catharine Campbell                           18   Female Servant
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 12 of Enumeration District 10. All marked as born in Ross and Cromarty.

In the 1851 census this family is at Morefield 51-113.


Morefield 41-18


John Nicolson                             50      Crofter
Annabel do.                                  30
John    do.                                2
Jean    do.                                   2
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 12 of Enumeration District 10. All marked as born in Ross and Cromarty.

In the 1851 census this family is at Morefield 51-101, Annabel as "Mabella", John then and in 1861 shown to be a naval pensioner, in 1861 given additional surname as "McLeod", the sole surname used in his 1869 death registration.

Civil Registration records a death at Morefield;

John Macleod, Naval Pensioner
married to Annabella McKenzie,
died 3 June, 1869, aged 84 years,
father was John Macleod, tenant
mother was Mary, maiden surname MacKenzie,
Informant was his son, John


Morefield 41-19


John MacKenzie                            40      Crofter
Catharine  do.                               40
Alex       do.                            14
Janet      do.                               10
Ann        do.                                6
Betsy      do.                                4
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 12 of Enumeration District 10. All marked as born in Ross and Cromarty.

In the 1851 census this family is at Morefield 51-114, the only child present then is Janet as "Jesie".


Morefield 41-20


Roderick MacIver                          28      Crofter
Isabel      do.                              20
Alexandrina MacKenzie                         2
Ann Munro                                    32   Female Servant
                     -- page break --
Christian MacKenzie                          80
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Pages 12 and 13 of Enumeration District 10. All marked as born in Ross and Cromarty.


Morefield 41-21


Fanny MacDonald                              75   Cottar
Barbara MacKenzie                             5
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 13 of Enumeration District 10. Both marked as born in Ross and Cromarty.


Morefield 41-22


John MacKenzie                            50      Crofter
Isabella   do.                               50
Janet MacRae                                  5
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 13 of Enumeration District 10. All marked as born in Ross and Cromarty.


Morefield 41-23


John MacLeod                              45      Crofter
Christian  do.                               40
Catharine  do.                               15
Thomas     do.                            14
Margaret   do.                               12
Betsy     do.                                10
Ann       do.                                 8
Hannah     do.                                5
Roderickina  do.                              4
Alexr      do.                             2
 - (Infant)                                   3m
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 13 of Enumeration District 10. All marked as born in Ross and Cromarty.

In the 1851 census this family is at Morefield 51-108

The Parish Register records the marriage 20 February, 1818 of John McLeod, resident Strathcainard, to Christina Munro, resident Glacach.

The death of John MacLeod is registered as 26 January, 1865, noted as son of Alexander McLeod and Elspeth, maiden surname Fraser. The death of Christina is registered as 29 June, 1873 at Morefield, aged 70, her parents noted as having been Roderick Munro, miller and Margaret, maiden surname McKenzie (Informant her daughter Catherine MacKenzie, resident Letters).

Given that there is a child "Betsy" here, and John's mother was an "Elspeth", probably the Cottar Elizabeth MacLeod in the following household, Morefield 41-24, is John's mother. Cottars often had their humble home on the property of a relative.


Morefield 41-24


Elizabeth MacLeod                            70   Cottar
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 13 of Enumeration District 10. Marked as born in Ross and Cromarty.

Likely Elizabeth was mother of John MacLeod in the previous Household, Morefield 41-23, John's death registration notes his parents had been Alexander McLeod and Elspeth, maiden surname Fraser.


Morefield 41-25


Charles MacKenzie                         55      Crofter
Isabell   do.                                45
William   do.                             25
Janet     do.                                20
Colina    do.                                15
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 13 of Enumeration District 10. All marked as born in Ross and Cromarty.

Isabell is Widowed in 1851 at Kenachrine 51-79.

Two children of Charles and Isabell; Andrewina and William, emigrate to Tasmania in 1853, see McNab 525, that listing has them resident at Morefield.


Morefield 41-26


Henrietta MacKenzie                          55   Cottar
Catharine   do.                              40
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 13 of Enumeration District 10. Both marked as born in Ross and Cromarty.

I think Henrietta as "Henny" is in the 1861 census at Kenachulish 61-85.


Morefield 41-27


Mary Birch                                   30   Cottar
Alex MacKenzie                             5
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 14 of Enumeration District 10. Both marked as born in Ross and Cromarty.


Morefield 41-28


Catharine MacKenzie                          60   Cottar
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 14 of Enumeration District 10. Marked as born in Ross and Cromarty.


Morefield 41-29


Donald MacAulay                           70      Independent
John     do.                              30      Fisher
Christian  do.                               30
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 14 of Enumeration District 10. All marked as born in Ross and Cromarty.


Morefield 41-30


Kenneth Matheson                          54      Crofter
Margaret   do.                               40
Alex       do.                            25      Fisher
Margaret   do.                               25
Duncan     do.                            18
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 14 of Enumeration District 10. All marked as born in Ross and Cromarty.

In the 1851 census this family is at Kenachrine 51-82 (Morefield was part of the farm of Kenachrine), Kenneth then with occupation "Ground Officer". In the bext Househld then, Kenachrine 51-83 are Alexander and Margaret, presumably Alexander was a son of Kenneth and Margaret.


Morefield 41-31


John MacLeod                              50      Forrester
Catharine do.                                45
John      do.                             20
Janet     do.                                15
Ann      do.                                 14
Bell      do.                                13
Donald    do.                             11 
Alexis    do.                                 9
Kenneth   do.                              7
John MacLeay                              15
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 14 of Enumeration District 10. All marked as born in Ross and Cromarty.

In the 1851 census this family is at Kenachrine 51-84 (Morefield was part of the farm of Kenachrine), John there shown as born at Ullapool, Catharine born at Ardmair.

The Parish Register records the marriage 21 January, 1813 of John MacLeod, resident Achachall to Cathrine Stewart, resident Airdmare. MacKenzies and MacLeays who were residents at Achall also had occupation as Forrester. Barbara MacKenzie in the next Household, Morefield 41-32, was Widow of a Forrester from Achall.

John MacLeay is in the Mackenzie of Achiltibuie descent chart at position 2-1-4-3-2-1-4-3-4, he was christened 22 August, 1823 at Achall, Lochbroom to parents Donald MacLeay and Margaret Mackenzie, his father a gamekeeper/forester like John MacLeod above, those parents are in this census at Rhidorroch 41-1. Wee John married 3 June, 1852 at Lochbroom to Margaret Davidson. Four younger siblings of John are in the 1851 census at Achendrean 51-6.


Morefield 41-32


Barbara MacKenzie                            45   Crofter
James      do.                            25
Mary      do.                                20   Female Servant
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 14 of Enumeration District 10. All marked as born in Ross and Cromarty.

Barbara is in the 1851 census at Kenachrine 51-85, with her then is granddaughter Margaret MacKenzie from Ardmair, daughter of her daughter Sibella, that family is in this census at Ardmair 41-11. Sibella's death registration shows Barbara was maden surname MacKenzie, and her late husband had been James MacKenzie.

James is in the 1851 census at Morefield 51-122, with the family of his wife, Mary MacKenzie, not likely the Mary above.

There is a possible death registration of Barbara, I have not seen the image, and the age looks high, but the index to Civil Registration shows an 84 year old Barbara MacKenzie died 1866 at Lochbroom, no other surname, mother's maiden surname also MacKenzie.

If Barbara did live to the 1861 census, there are two Barb* M*ckenzies from age 50 to 99 at Lochbroom, one aged 70, the other aged 76, both had a "James" on same page (the 76 year old may be the one registered as died 1866 aged 84).

The christening of James was registered as 31 October, 1813 at Achall to mother "Widow MacKenzie", suggesting Barbara's husband, James MacKenzie, Forester, died that year. Within three years of that Margaret MacKenzie at Achall married Donald MacLeay from Contin, who had position at Achall as Forester, likely following James. As there was only a few families at Achall, my guess is the Forester James MacKenzie was a brother of the Margaret who married Donald MacLeay.


Morefield 41-33


Norman MacLeod                            30      Fisher
                     -- page break --
Ann Stewart                                  25
William MacLeod                            4
Janet MacKenzie                              20   Female Servant
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Pages 14 and 15 of Enumeration District 10. All marked as born in Ross and Cromarty.

This family is in the 1851 census at Morefield 51-118.


Morefield 41-34


Donald Campbell                           40      Schoolmaster
Margaret  do.                                30
Catharine  do.                               11
Ann       do.                                 9
Mary      do.                                 7
Samuel    do.                              4
John     do.                               1
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 15 of Enumeration District 10. All marked as born in Ross and Cromarty, except Donald.

In the 1861 census Mary is married to John MacKenzie at Ullapool 61-129.

In the 1871 census Margaret as "Catherine" is at Ullapool 71-42 as Widowed mother-in-law of John MacKenzie, Widower of Mary Campbell, the Mary above.

Margaret Mackenzie was christened 31 August, 1812 at Ullapool as "Catharine", the forename she also used in the 1871 census, but in all records as "Margaret", likely to honour a relative who died around the time of her birth. She died 3 August, 1904 at Ullapool "aged 92 years" with parents noted as Murdoch MacKenzie and Catharine Macrae. Her marriage was registered 17 February, 1829 to the schoolteacher Donald Campbell of Morefield.

Catherine marries 1 September, 1853 to John MacKenzie from Morefield, shortly after they emigrate to Tasmania, see McNab 531. John is in the 1851 census at Morefield 51-129.

Mary Campbell marries 22 December, 1859 at Ullapool to John MacKenzie, her second cousin, three times removed, she dies 11 December, 1868, two months after the birth of her daughter Mary (cause of death given by the Informant, her brother-in-law John MacPhail, was "Phitisis Pulmonatis").

The I.G.I. records the births of six children to John McKenzie to Mary Campbell;

  1. Catharine McKenzie, born 12 December, 1860,
  2. Donald McKenzie, born 5 August, 1862,
  3. Donald William McKenzie, born 29 January, 1864,
  4. Catharine McKenzie, born 18 September, 1865,
  5. Barbara McKenzie, born 6 July, 1867,
  6. Mary McKenzie, born 10 October, 1868.


Morefield 41-35


Annabel MacLeod                              40   Independent
Ann Morison                                  15   Independent
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 15 of Enumeration District 10. Both marked as born in Ross and Cromarty.


Morefield 41-36


Annabell MacLeod                             80   Midwife
Mary       do.                               75
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 15 of Enumeration District 10. Marked as born in Ross and Cromarty.


Morefield 41-37


Alex MacLeod                              55      Tailor
Catharine  do.                               50
Kenneth    do.                            16
Norman     do.                            19
Murdo     do.                             14
William    do.                            10
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 15 of Enumeration District 10. All marked as born in Ross and Cromarty.

In the 1851 census this family is at Morefield 51-117.


Morefield 41-38


Murdo MacLeod                             30      Crofter
Elizabeth  do.                               30
Simon      do.                             3
Roderick   do.                            9m
John       do.                            25      Agricultural Labourer
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 15 of Enumeration District 10. All marked as born in Ross and Cromarty.

In the 1851 census this family is at Morefield 51-130.

Young Roderick marries in 1872 to Emily Dawson of Ullapool, they are ancestors of Phil Shearn in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.


Morefield 41-39


Margt MacLeod                                50   Crofter
John   do.                                25      Tailor
Kenneth  do.                              20
Alex     do.                              14
William  do.                              12
Ann      do.                                  9
Christian  do.                                4
Duncan Silver                             60      Plasterer
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 16 of Enumeration District 10. All marked as born in Ross and Cromarty, except Duncan.

Catherine MacLachlan has traced descent from Duncan Silver through his son John down to herself, she notes from his death registration he was married to a Mary McIssac.


Morefield 41-40


John MacKenzie                            50      Crofter
Catharine  do.                               40
Ann       do.                                 5
Mary      do.                                 3
Ann       do.                                45
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 16 of Enumeration District 10. All marked as born in Ross and Cromarty.

In the 1851 census this family is at Morefield 51-106.


Morefield 41-41


John MacRae                               40      Crofter
Mary    do.                                  30
Janet   do.                                   5
Isabella  do.                                 2
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 16 of Enumeration District 10. All marked as born in Ross and Cromarty.

In the 1851 census this family is at Morefield 51-107, with them is a mother-in-law, "Isabel McDonald".


Morefield 41-42


Janet MacLeod                                50   Crofter
Alex    do.                               20
Roderick  do.                             20
Ann      do.                                 20
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 16 of Enumeration District 10. All marked as born in Ross and Cromarty.

In the 1851 census all but Alexander are at Morefield 51-103.


Morefield 41-43


John MacKenzie                            40      Crofter
Margaret  do.                                25
Thomas    do.                             3m
Mary      do.                                20   Female Servant
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 16 of Enumeration District 10. All marked as born in Ross and Cromarty.

In the 1851 census this family is at Morefield 51-119.

John's death is registered as 8 June, 1882 at Morefield, aged 77, same day his sister Martha died at Glutton, see Glutton 71-2. Their death registrations both had Martha's son Kenneth as Informant. He noted parents of the two were "Thomas McKenzie, deceased pensioner (Chelsea) and Catherine McKenzie nee Mackenzie (deceased)", and Margaret above was maiden surname Fraser. A descendant of Martha, Ann Nelson, has shared lots of her research on the families.


Morefield 41-44


Donald MacKenzie                          65      Crofter
Catharine  do.                               65
Mary MacLeod                                 20
John   do.                                 2
Janet   do.                                  10   Female Servant
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 17 of Enumeration District 10. All marked as born in Ross and Cromarty.

In the 1851 census this family is at Morefield 51-104.

The Parish Register records the marriage 26 May, 1814, of Donald MacKenzie, resident Ceanchrine, to Catherine Kerr, resident Ullapool.

Interesting to see the 1851 census notes that Donald was born at Reiff, no doubt he was a son of Murdo MacKenzie and Mary MacLean there, though not mentionned in previous genealogies of that family, perhaps as he went off at an early age into the army, and on being pensionned settled here at Morefield.


Morefield 41-45


Kenneth MacLeod                           35      Crofter
Ann      do.                                 40
Catharine  do.                               80
John      do.                             18
Ann Ross                                     17   Female Servant
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 17 of Enumeration District 10. All marked as born in Ross and Cromarty.

This family is in the 1851 census at Morefield 51-129. With them then is a 27 year old John MacKenzie, I wonder if possibly that is the 18 year old John MacLeod above, an illegitimate son to Ann, shown now with her surname, and then with the father's.


Morefield 41-46


Janet MacKenzie                              20   Crofter
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 17 of Enumeration District 10. Marked as born in Ross and Cromarty.


Morefield 41-47


Donald Stewart                            35      Crofter
Margaret  do.                                35
Mary     do.                                  7
Ann       do.                                 5
Thomas    do.                              2
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 17 of Enumeration District 10. All marked as born in Ross and Cromarty.

In the 1851 census this family is at Morefield 51-100.

The Parish Register records the marriage 16 February, 1832 of Donald Stuart to Margaret MacKenzie, both resident at Morefield.


Morefield 41-48


Colin MacKenzie                           30      Crofter
Flora   do.                                  40
Rory    do.                               10
Janet    do.                                 12
John     do.                               8
Isabella  do.                                 4
Alex      do.                              1
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 17 of Enumeration District 10. All marked as born in Ross and Cromarty.

In the 1851 us this family is at Morefield 51-131 Colin not home then and Fora noted as born in Assynt.

The Parish Register records 8 February, 1828 of Colin McKenzie resident Morefield to Flora McKenzie resident Gluaich.


Morefield 41-49


Catharine MacLeod                            65   Crofter
Hugh        do.                           35      House Carpenter
Margaret    do.                              19
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 18 of Enumeration District 10. Hugh and Margaret marked as born in Ross and Cromarty, Catharine elsewhere.

In the 1851 census Hugh with the servant Margaret was at Kenachrine 51-78.

Hugh dies 29 March, 1891 at Ullapool aged "about 105 years". Noted as House Carpenter latterly Pauper, Widower of Mary McKay. His parents are noted as having been John McLeod and Catherine, maiden surname McLeod.

Somehow during the course of his life Hugh gets crdited for living at least 20 years more than he looks to have done from census records.

The Ashburton Guardian, New Zealand, includes an article 18 May, 1890, that transcribes as;


      Hugh MacLeod, Morefield, parish of Loch Broom, County of Ross, Scotland was born in the adjoining parish of Assynt, township of Elphin, Sutherlandshire, on the 24th of November, 1783, so that he is now in his 107th year. He is still as "straight as a lamp-post." He says he gets up in summer between 5 and 6am, and goes to bed at 9pm. In winter he rises at 8am, and retires at 10pm. "I had," he says "to drop the croft, as I could not cultivate it at last, but I still cut my own fire (peats), and I carried home on my own back a creelful (84lb) yesterday." Continuing, he states: - "I take porridge and milk for breakfast, as I always did throughout my life; potatoes and herring and fish and mutton (salt), when I can get it." While in this humor he observed that he had grown fond of tea, which was absolutely unknown in his younger days, and that he was very heavy in chewing "thin witst."



Morefield 41-50


Ann MacKenzie                                40   Crofter
Catharine  do.                               10
Annabel   do.                                 5
Catharine  do.                               20
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 18 of Enumeration District 10. All marked as born in Ross and Cromarty.

In the 1851 census Ann and Annabel are at Morefield 51-102.


Morefield 51-96


Norman McLeod          Head         Mar   28      Fisherman
Ann     Do             Wife         Mar      27     Do's  Wife
Annabel  Do            Moth-in-Law  Wid      40   Fisherman's Daur
Cathrine  Do           Daur                  6Mo  Fisher's Daur
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 24 of Enumeration District 6. Norman, All born at Morefield, except Annabel born at StrathCanard, Ross.


Morefield 51-97


Murdo Stewart          Head         Mar   41      Fisherman
Janet   Do             Wife         Mar      36   Fisher's Wife
Alexr   Do             Son                 8        Do's  Son
Sibella  Do            Daur                   5     Do's  Daur
Janet    Do            Daur                   2     Do's  Daur
Mary     Do            Visitor               16     Do's  Daur
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 25 of Enumeration District 6. Norman, Murdo born at Ullapool, Janet at Inverlael, the children at Morefield, and Mary the visitor at Coigach.


Morefield 51-98


John McLeod            Head         Mar   68      Fisherman
Margt  Do              Wife         Mar      60      Do;s  Wife
Mary   Do              Daur                  32      Do's  Daur
Kenneth Do             Son                19         Do's  Son
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 25 of Enumeration District 6. John born at Ledmore, Sutherland, the rest at StrathCanard, Ross.


Morefield 51-99


Janet McLeod           Head         Mar      32   Tailors Wife
Margt   Do             Daur         Unm       2      Do's  Daur
Charlotte Do           Daur         Unm       1      Do's  Daur
Peggy McDond           Servant      Unm      19   House Servant
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 25 of Enumeration District 6. Margaret born at Kenachrean, Ross, the children at Morefield, and Peggy at Rue, Ross.

Peggy was in the 1841 census with her family at Ruath 41-9, that family is in this census at Kenachrine 51-90.


Morefield 51-100


Donald Stewart         Head         Mar   41      Weaver
Margt    Do            Wife         Mar      44     Do's  Wife
Ann      Do            Daur                  14     Do's  Daur
Thomas    Do           Son                11
Kenneth   Do           Son                 8
Lexie     Do           Daur                   2
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 25 of Enumeration District 6. Donald born at Ullapool, Ross, Margaret at Strathcanaird, Ross, the children at Morefield.

In the 1841 census this family was at Morefield 41-47. In 1861 census they are at Kenachrine 61-34

The Parish Register records the marriage 16 February, 1832 of Donald Stuart to Margaret MacKenzie, both resident at Morefield.


Morefield 51-101


John Nicolson          Head         Mar   60      Naval Pensioner
Mabella  Do            Wife         Mar      33   Pensioners Wife
John     Do            Son                13        Do's   Son
Jane     Do            Daur                  11     Do's   Daur
Mary      Do           Daur                   9     Do's   Daur
Bella     Do           Daur                   7     Do's   Daur
Murdo     Do           Son                 5        Do's   Son
Barbra    Do           Daur                   2     Do's   Daur
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 25 of Enumeration District 6. Ancestry transcribes the birthplace of John as "Bate, Argyleshire" (possibly mistranscribed?), the rest are noted as born at Lochbroom, Ross.

In the 1841 census this family was at Morefield 41-18, Mabella as "Annabel", in 1861 they are at Kenachrine 61-36, Mabella as "Anabella", and John as "John Nicolson, Naval Pensioner".

Civil Registration records a death at Morefield;

John Macleod, Naval Pensioner
married to Annabella McKenzie,
died 3 June, 1869, aged 84 years,
father was John Macleod, tenant
mother was Mary, maiden surname MacKenzie,
Informant was his son, John


Morefield 51-102


Ann McKenzie           Head         Wid      40   Fishermans Wid
Anabel   Do            Daur                  14   Fisherman's Dau
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 27 of Enumeration District 6. Ann born at Coigach, Ross, Anabel at Morefield, Ross.

In the 1841 census this family was at Morefield 41-50, Ann's husband not home then so she was probably already Widowed, given age of her daughter her husband probably died about 1838.


Morefield 51-103


Janet McLeod           Head         Wid      64   Fisherman's Wid
Ann     Do             Daur         Unm      32       Do's  Daur
Rodk    Do             Son          Unm   29          Do's  Son
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 26 of Enumeration District 6. Janet born at Achindrean, Ross, Ann and Roderick born at Morefield.

In the 1841 census these three wth another child, Alexander, were at Morefield 41-42. In the 1861 census Janet and Ann are at Kenachrine 61-28.


Morefield 51-104


Donald McKenzie        Head         Mar   80      Pensioner
Cathrine   Do          Wife         Mar      78     Do's  Wife
Mary McLenan           Daur-in-law  Mar      32   Fisherman's Wife
John McLeod            GrandSon           12      Scholar
Rodk McLenan           GrandSon            3      Fisherman's Son
Ann     Do             GrandDaur              2   Fisherman's Daur
Mabel McKay            Servant     Unm       26   House Servant
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 26 of Enumeration District 6. Donald born at Reiff, Lochbroom, Cathrine born at Ullapool, Mary, John, and Roderick born at Morefield, Mabel at Badrallach, Ross. There may be some mistranscription in surnames of Mary and the grandchildren.

The Parish Register records the marriage 26 May, 1814, of Donald MacKenzie, resident Ceanchrine, to Catherine Kerr, resident Ullapool.

In the 1841 census this family was at Morefield 41-44. In 1861 Mary, with her husband Alexander MacLennan and six children, is at Kenachrine 61-29.

Interesting to see Donald was born at Reiff, no doubt he was a son of Murdo MacKenzie and Mary MacLean there, though not mentionned in previous genealogies of that family, perhaps as he went off at an early age into the army, and on being pensionned settled here at Morefield.


Morefield 51-105


James MacKenzie        Head         Mar   43      Fisherman
Ann      Do            Wife         Mar      40      Do's  Wife
Cathrine  Do           Daur                  18      Do's  Daur
Isabel    Do           Daur                  15      Do's  Daur
Alex      Do           Son                13         Do's  Son
Janet     Do           Daur                  10      Do's  Daur
Elizabeth  Do          Daur                   7      Do's  Daur
John       Do          Son                 4         Do's  Son
Mary       Do          Daur                   1      Do's  Daur
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 27 of Enumeration District 6. James, Ann, and Cathrine born at Ullapool, Ross, the rest born at Morefield, Ross.

In the 1841 census this family was at Morefield 41-15.

The Parish Register includes the mariage 23 February, 1832, of James McKenzie resident Morefield to Ann Stuart resident Isle Martin.

The Saturday 4 February, 1922 edition of the Argus of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, includes announcement the Golden Wedding anniversary of young Elizabeth;

CAMERON - McKENZIE --[Golden Wedding.] -On the 29th December, 1871, at Presbyterian Church, Mortlake, by the late Rev. William Hamilton, Duncan, son of the late Donald and Ann Cameron, Fort William, Scotland, to Elizabeth, daughter of the late James and Ann McKenzie, "Morefield," Ullapool. Scotland. (Present address, "Monny Moss," Mortlake.) Home papers please copy.

Probably Cathrine above is the one who emigrates to Tasmania in 1853, see McNab 531. She married 8 June, 1853 to John MacKenzie, I think he is in this census at Morefield 51-129.


Morefield 51-106


John McKenzie          Head         Mar   62      Ag Lab
Cathrin  Do            Wife         Mar      48   Ag Lab's Wife
Ann      Do            Daur                   4    Do  Do's Daur
Mary      Do           Daur                  14    Do  Do's Daur
Barbra    Do           Daur                   8    Do  Do's Daur
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 27 of Enumeration District 6. John noted as born at Lochbroom, Ancestry transcribes birth place of Cathrine as "Glastitister, Ross", probably mistranscription for Glastulloch, the children at Morefield.

In the 1841 census this family was at Morefield 41-40.


Morefield 51-107


John McRae             Head         Mar   60      Ag Lab
Mary  Do               Wife         Mar      40   Do  Do's  Wife
Henny  Do              Daur                   6   Do  Do's  Daur
John    Do             Son                 3      Do  Do's  Son
Isabel McDond          Moth-in-law  Wid      63   Pauper Dom Svt
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 27 of Enumeration District 6. John noted as born at Contin, Ross, Mary at Ullapool, Ross, the children at Morefield, birthplace of Isabel is unclear, Ancestry transcribes it as "SC Kinelin, Ross".

In the 1841 census this family was at Morefield 41-41. I think Isabel, then as "Isabella", was at Ullapool 41-130.


Morefield 51-108


John McLeod            Head         Mar   60      Crofter
Christy  Do            Wife         Mar      55     Do's  Wife
Thomas   Do            Son                22        Do's  Son
Johan     Do           Daur                  14     Do's  Daur
Alex      Do           Son                10        Do's  Son
Barbra    Do           Daur                   8     Do's  Daur
William   Do           Son                 6        Do's  Son

Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 28 of Enumeration District 6. John, Christy and Thomas noted as born at StrathCanaird, Ross, the rest at Morefield.

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


Morefield 51-109

John McLeod            Head         Mar   35      Weaver
Mary   Do              Wife         Mar      40     Do's Wife
Alex    Do             Son                13        Do's Son
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 28 of Enumeration District 6. John noted as born at Knockan, Sutherland, Mary at Ullapool, Alex at Morefield.


Morefield 51-111


Kenneth McKenzie       Head         Unm   32      Ag Lab
Cathrine   Do          Mother       Wid      80   Ag Lab's Mother
Thomas     Do          Brother      Unm   29      Ag Lab
Flora      Do          Niece                 11   House Servant
Mary        Do         Relative               4
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 28 of Enumeration District 6. All noted as born at Lochbroom, Ross.

In the 1841 census this family was at Morefield 41-1.


Morefield 51-112


Jessie McKenzie        Head         Wid      56   Fishermans Widow
Rodk McGregor          Son                22           Do's  Son
Alexr   Do             Son                 1           Do's  Son
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 29 of Enumeration District 6. Jessie born at Ullapool, Ross, the other two at Morefield, Ross.

In the 1841 census Jessie as "Janet MacGregor" is with three sons including Roderick at Morefield 41-16. In the 1871 census Roderick is with his brother Murdo's family at Ardmair 71-23.


Morefield 51-113


John McLeod            Head         Mar   41      Fisherman
Cathrine Do            Wife         Mar      34      Do's  Wife
Ann      Do            Daur                  11      Do's  Daur
Donald    Do           Son                 9         Do's  Son
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 29 of Enumeration District 6. John born at StrathCanaird, Ross, the others at Morefield, Ross.

In the 1841 census this family was at Morefield 41-17.


Morefield 51-114


John McKenzie          Head         Mar   60      Fisherman
Cathrine  Do           Wife         Mar      50   Fisher's Wife
Jesie     Do           Daur                  19     Do's   Daur
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 29 of Enumeration District 6. John born at Glastulich, Ross, Cathrine at Strathcanard, Ross, Jesie at Morefield, Ross.

In the 1841 census this family was at Morefield 41-19, with an additional three children.


Morefield 51-115


Alex Stewart           Head         Mar   36      Fisherman
Ann   Do               Wife         Mar      36      Do's  Wife
Christy Do             Daur                  10      Do's  Daur
Donald  Do             Son                 8         Do's  Son
Kenneth  Do            Son                 5         Do's  Son
Cathrine  Do           Daur                   1      Do's  Daur
Murdo     Do           Servant            21      Servant
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 29 of Enumeration District 6. All born at Lochbroom, Ross.

I think Alexander and Ann were in the 1841 census at Ruath 41-12, the elderly couple there likely Alexander's parents.

Roddie Macpherson has photographed and transcribed a stone in the Mill Street burial ground that notes Alexander and Ann, see http://gravestones.rosscromartyroots.co.uk/picture/number1625.asp That stone notes Alexander died 22 December, 1887 at Rhue, and his wife, Ann MacRae, died there 25 November, 1897. The stone is also marked as "Erected by their son Donald of Vancouver BC."


Morefield 51-116


Alex McLeod            Head         Mar   33      Fisherman
Ann    Do              Wife         Mar      25      Do's  Wife
Janet  Do              Daur                   5      Do's  Daur
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 29 of Enumeration District 6. All born at Morefield, Ross.

The marriage of young Janet, "Jessie", is registered as 7 March, 1872 at Ullapool to Kenneth Stewart, both resident Morefield. None of the parents then noted as deceased, and Ann above noted as maiden surname MacLeod. Kenneth's parents noted as Donald Stewart and Margaret, maiden surname MacKenzie, that family is in this census at Morefield 51-100.

There is a stone at Mill Street burial ground, Ullapool, Roddie Macpherson includes a photo and transcription of it on his website at http://gravestones.rosscromartyroots.co.uk/picture/number1601.asp He transcribes it as;

in
loving memory
of
our father
KENNETH STEWART, Morefield
died 13th April 1902 aged 57
also our mother
JESSIE MACLEOD
died 10th March 1919 aged 74
also our brother
KENNETH
who was accidentally killed
at Dingwall Station
13th Feby 1901, aged 26.


Morefield 51-117


Alex McLeod            Head         Mar   76      Fisherman
Cathrine  Do           Wife         Mar      64      Do's  Wife
Kenneth   Do           Son                26         Do's  Son
Murdo     Do                              23         Do's  Son
William    Do                              2         Do's  Son
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 30 of Enumeration District 6. Alex, Cathrine born at Achindreen, Ross, the children at Morefield, Ross.

In the 1841 census this family is at Morefield 41-37.


Morefield 51-118


Norman McLeod          Head         Mar   50      Fisherman
Ann      Do            Wife         Mar      40      Do's  Wife
William   Do           Son                12         Do's  Son
Cathrine   Do          Daur                   9      Do's  Daur
Johan      Do          Daur                   4      Do's  Daur
Duncan     Do          Son               1Mo         Do's  Son
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 30 of Enumeration District 6. All born at Morefield, Ross.

This family was in the 1841 census at Morefield 41-33, in 1871 they are at Morefield 71-31.


Morefield 51-119


John McKenzie          Head         Mar   42      Fisherman
Margaret   Do          Wife         Mar      35       Do's  Wife
Thomas     Do          Son                10          Do's  Son
Anabell     Do         Daur                   8       Do's  Daur
Cathrine    Do         Daur                   6       Do's  Daur
Mary        Do         Daur                  9Mo      Do's  Daur
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 30 of Enumeration District 6. John born at Strathcanard, Ross, Margaret at Ullapool, the children at Morefield.

In the 1841 census this family was at Morefield 41-43. In 1871 they are at Morefield 71-26.

John's death is registered as 8 June, 1882 at Morefield, aged 77, same day his sister Martha died at Glutton, see Glutton 71-2. Their death registrations both had Martha's son Kenneth as Informant. He noted parents of the two were "Thomas McKenzie, deceased pensioner (Chelsea) and Catherine McKenzie nee Mackenzie (deceased)", and Margaret above was maiden surname Fraser. A descendant of Martha, Ann Nelson, has shared lots of her research on the families.


Morefield 51-120


Hugh McLeod            Head        Unm    43      Fisherman
Helen  Do              Sister      Unm       37      Do's  Sister
Margt   Do             Sister      Unm       30      Do's    Do
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 30 of Enumeration District 6. All born at Lochbroom, Ross.

In the 1841 census this family was at Morefield 41-5.

Mother of these three, Grace, should be present in this census, the index to Civil Registration records the death 1858 at Lochbroom of 88 year old Grace MacLeod, no other surname.


Morefield 51-121


Alex McKenzie          Head         Mar   37      Fisher Man
Rachel    Do           Wife         Mar      34   Fishermans Wife
Catherine Do           Daur         U        12      Do's    Daur
Barbara    Do          Daur         U        10      Do's     Do
Janet      Do           Do          U         7       Do      Do
Lexy       Do           Do          U         4       Do      Do
Murdo      Do          Son          U      2          Do's  Son
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 31 of Enumeration District 6. Alex and Rachel marked as born at Ross, Ullapool, the rest at Ross, Morefield.

In the 1841 census this family was at Morefield 41-6.

This family emigrates in 1853 to Tasmania aboard the Sir Alan McNab, see McNab 532, there are notes on descent there.

I think John MacKenzie at Morefield 51-129 is a brother of Alexander, he also is on the McNab emigration, and with him and is wife at Tasmania goes young Lexy above.


Morefield 51-122


Donald McKenzie        Head         Mar   70      Fisherman
Jane       Do          Wife         Mar      75     Do's Wife
Catherine  Do          Daur         U        38     Do's Daur
Norman      Do         Son          U     36        Do's Son
Rodk Beaton            GrandSon     U     13        Do's GrandSon
James McKenzie         Soninlaw     Mar   36        Do's Soninlaw
Mary       Do          Daur         Mar      32     Do's Daur
Anable      Do         GrandDaur     U         1     Do's Grand Daur
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 31 of Enumeration District 6. Donald and Jane marked as born in Ross, Coigach, Catherine, Norman, and Mary at Ross, Isle Martin, Roderick at Ross, Morefield, James at Ross, Achall. and Anable at Ross, Kenachrine.

In the 1841 census most of this family was at Morefield 41-7. Young Roderick was then with his Beaton (Bethune) grandparents at North Kenachulish 41-5, the Bethunes are now in this census at Achall 51-4.

In 1841 James was with his Widowed mother Barbara at Morefield 41-32, his mother, and a neice from Ardmair, is in this census at Kenachrine 51-85. Sibbla MacKenzie at Ardmair 51-47 is a sister of James.

The Christening of James to mother "Widow MacKenzie" was registered as 31 October, 1813 at Achall.

Mary was Christened 5 March, 1818 at Isle Martin.


Morefield 51-123


James Carmichael       Head         Mar   34      Fisherman
Mary      Do           Wife         Mar      31   Fisherman's Daur
Kenneth   Do           Son          U      2          Do's  Son
Alex       Do          Brother      U     36      Ag. Lab
Anabell    Do          Sister       U        37   HouseServant
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 31 of Enumeration District 6. James, Alex, and Anabell marked as born at Ross, Ullapool, Mary at Ross, Ardmair, and Kenneth at Ross, Morefield.

In the 1841 census this family was at Morefield 41-12.

Roddie Macpherson has photographed and transcribed a stone at Mill Street burial ground to this family, see http://gravestones.rosscromartyroots.co.uk/picture/number1603.asp That stone notes James ded at sea, 24 April, 1880, his wife Mary MacLean died 17 February, 1908, daughter Betsy died young, and son Duncan died 24 April, 1890. (index to Civil Registration shows Duncan born 1865, so not in this census).

Father of theses Carmichael siblings is shown in the 1813 Baptism of James at Ullapool to be another James.


Morefield 51-124


Colin McKenzie         Head         Mar   35      Fisherman
Margaret McKenzie      Wife         Mar      31   Fishermans Wife
John McKenzie          Son          U      9      Fishermans Son
Gregor McKenzie        Son          U      7      Fishermans Son
Alex McKenzie          Son          U      3      Fishermans Son
Dugald McKenzie        Son          U      1      Fishermans Son
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 32 of Enumeration District 6. All marked as born in RossShire, Colin at "Kenchrine" (often spelled "Kennachrine", Morefield was part of the farm of Kennachrine), Margaret at Achall, and their children at Morefield.

In the 1841 census Colin and Margaret were at Morefield 41-14, in 1871 the family is at Morefield 71-16.

Colin Mackenzie died 28 January, 1897 at Morefield aged 82, his parents noted as having been John Mackenzie and Anne Mackenzie, he married in 1840 at Ullapool to Margaret "Peggie" Macleay. Margaret was christened 28 October, 1819 at Achall, her parents were Donald MacLeay and Margaret Mackenzie. Margaret is in the Mackenzie of Achiltibuie descent chart at position 2-1-4-3-2-1-4-3-2, followed by their ten children.

Young Gregor Mackenzie died 21 June, 1912 at Marybank, Urray, Ross & Cromarty, he married 7 December, 1871 in Contin Parish to May Mackenzie (born about 1852 in Contin). Gregor like so many other MacLeay descendants was a Gamekeeper. Sometime between the birth of their son Donald in late 1872, and the birth of their daughter Jessie in 1874 they moved from Contin to Lochluichart, Ross and Cromarty, they moved again about 1879 to Drumintoul Lodge at Rothiemurchus, InvernessShire, where their fifth child was born.

Another daughter of this family, Catherine, born 1854, has descent traced in Canada and the U.S.A.

Margaret's parents are in this census at Achall 51-3, her brother Donald is at Achall 51-1, and she has four young siblings at Achendrean 51-6.


Morefield 51-125


Donald McLeod          Head         Mar   60      Ag Lab
Anabell   do           Wife         Mar      38   Ag Lab's Wife
Cathrine Mc Leod       Sister                65   Ag Lab's Sister
Janet McLean           Visitor               22   House Servant
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 32 of Enumeration District 6. All marked as born Coigach, Ross, except Anabell at Assynt, Sutherland

In the 1841 census Donald and Catharine were at Morefield 41-9.


Morefield 51-127


John McKenzie          Head         Wid   65      Dyker
John   Do              Son          Mar   31      Do's Son
Isabel  Do             Daur-in-law  Mar      24   Sons Wife
John    Do             GrandSon            4
Cathrine Do            GrandDaur              2
John     Do            GrandSon           19
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 32 of Enumeration District 6. All marked as born Morefield, Ross, except John senior and Isabel at Assynt, Sutherland. I wonder if the age of youngest John might be mistranscribed? Possibly "1 mo" or such.

In the 1841 census this family was at Morefield 41-13. In 1871 the son John with wife Isabel (as "Isabella") are at Morefield 71-11 with seven children.

The 1871 census shows Isabel, "Isabella" was maiden surname MacLean, and the I.G.I. records five births to her and John;


Morefield 51-128


Angus McLeod                      Head         Mar   66      Farmer and Fisherman of ???????
Margaret     Do                   Wife         Mar      55   Farmers Wife
Murdo        Do                   Son          U     24      Farmers Daur [sic]
Janet        Do                   daur         U        20   Farmers Daur
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 33 of Enumeration District 6. Amgus All marked as born at Sutherland, Assynt, the rest in Ross, Lochbroom.

In the 1841 census Angus and Margaret were at Morefield 41-8.

Murdo and Janet emigrate to Tasmania in 1853, see McNab 529.


Morefield 51-129


Kenneth McLeod         Head         U     47      Fisherman
Ann       Do           Sister       U        52      Do's Sister
Anabell   Do           Sister       U        52      Do's Sister
John McKenzie          Nephew       U     27      Fisherman
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 33 of Enumeration District 6. All marked as born at Ross, Strathcanaird, except John at Ross, Moorfield.

This family was in the 1841 census at Morefield 41-45. With them then was an 18 year old John MacLeod. I wonder if possibly that is the 27 year old John MacKenzie above, an illegitimate son to Ann, shown then with her surname, and now with the father's.

Probably John is the one who emigrates to Tasmania in 1853, see McNab 531. John married 8 June, 1853 to Catherine Campbell, she was in the 1841 census with her family at Morefield 41-34.

I think Alexander MacKenzie at Morefield 51-121 is a brother of John, he also is on the McNab emigration, and his daughter Lexy goes John and Catharine once they reach Tasmania.


Morefield 51-130


Murdo McLeod           Head         Mar   48      Fisherman
Betsy McLeod           Wife         Mar      40   Fishermans Wife
Simon   Do             Son          U     12      Fishermans Son
Rodk    Do             Son          U      9         Do       Do
Donald   Do            Son          U      6         Do       Do
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 33 of Enumeration District 6. Murdo marked as born at Ross, Lochbroom, the rest at Ross, Strathcanaird, though based on other census data probably only Betsy there.

In the 1841 census this family was at Morefield 41-38. In 1861 they are enumerated at Kenachrine 61-25, the two communities are adjacent and possibly though the family enumerated then as at Kenachrine, they were still at Morefield. .

Young Roderick marries in 1872 to Emily Dawson of Ullapool, she is in this census with her family at Ullapool 51-94. Roderick and Emily are ancestors of Phil Shearn in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. That marriage registration shows that Elizabeth, "Betsy" above, was maiden surname MacLeod.


Morefield 51-131


Flora McKenzie         Wife         Mar      44   Fisherman's Wife
John        Do         Son          Unm   17      Fisherman's Son
Bella       Do         Daur         Unm      14   Fisherman's Daur
Alex        Do         Son          Unm   11      Fisherman's Son
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 33 of Enumeration District 6. Flora marked as born at Assynt, Sutherland, the rest at Morefield.

In the 1841 census this family was at Morefield 41-48, Flora's husband Colin home then.

The Parish Register records 8 February 1828 of Colin McKenzie Morefield to Flora McKenzie Gluaich.

This family emigrates in 1853 to Tasmania aboard the Sir Alan McNab, see McNab 523.


Morefield 51-132


Cathrine Stewart       Head         Wid      54   Weavers Widow
John Stewart           Son          Unm   18      Weavers Son
Thomas  Do             Son          Unm   13      Weavers Son 
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 33 of Enumeration District 6. Cathrine marked as born in Ross, Strathcanaird, the other two at Ross Morefield.

In the 1841 census this family was at Morefield 41-3, Catharine's husband Alexander Urquhart alive then. I think "Stewart" shown above was maiden surname for Catharine, and mistakedly noted as also surname for her children.

Christy Munro at Morefield 51-134 is a daughter of Catherine.


Morefield 51-133


Mary Fraser            Head         Wid      46   Fisherman's Widow
Paggy  Do              Daur               14         Do's  Daur
Ann    Do              Daur               12         Do's  Daur
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 34 of Enumeration District 6. Mary marked as born at Langwell, Ross, her daughters at Morefield.

In the 1841 census this family was at Morefield 41-2, Mary's husband Alexander alive then.

The 1867 marriage registration of Margaret, "Peggy", to Collin Mackenzie (see Ardmair 51-47) shows Mary was maiden surname MacLeod. Peggy and Colin with three children are in the 1881 census at Morefield 81-33.


Morefield 51-134


Duncan Munro           Head         Mar   31      Fisherman
Christy  Do            Wife         Mar      25     Do's  Wife
Alexander Do           Son                 1        Do's  Son
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 34 of Enumeration District 6. Duncan marked as born at Ullapool, Ross, Christy and Alexander at Morefield, Ross.

In the 1841 census Christy as "Christian" was with her Urquhart family at Morefield 41-3. Duncan was then with his family at Ullapool 41-30. In the 1861 census this family is at Kenachrine 61-13, Duncan then as "Donald", likely a mistranscription rather than a different Munro husband for Christy.

Christy's Widowed mother and two brothers are in this census at Morefield 51-132.


Morefield 51-135


Murdo McKenzie         Head         Mar   70      Retired Shepherd
Elizabeth  Do          Wife         Mar      60      Do       Do's  Wife
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 34 of Enumeration District 6. Place of birth of Murdo is indistinct, Ancestry transcribes it as "Crutin", Elizabeth marked as born in Lochbroom, Ross.


Morefield 71-1


Kenneth McKenzie       Head         Widr  67      Factor & Banker
Cath. McKenzie or Fraser daur       Mar      29
Hay      do            son          unm.  24      Bank Accountant
Ann      do            daur          do      22
Dolina   do            daur          do      21
Donald   do            son                19      Bank Clerk
Colin    do             do                16
Margaret McLeod        Serv.         do      29   Housemaid
Mary McLeod             do                   13   Dairy Maid
Roderick  do            do                17      General Serv.
Donald McDonald         do                12      herd
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 1 of Enumeration District 2. Address listed as "Morefield Cottage Kanachrine". All are listed as born in RossShire, Lochbroom.

Kenneth is referred to in several histories as "the local Factor for Coigach". In 1853 he accompanied the families who emigrated to van Diemen's Land aboard the Sir Allan Mcnab in the first part of their trip, as far as Glasgow, see his letter on that dismal journey in the notes at the end of the file at mcnab.htm

There look to be several mentions of this family in the Parish Register on pages I have not yet photocopied to study. They include the marriage 9 March 1841 of Kenneth MacKenzie to Alexanderina Morison (confirmed in "The Mackenzies of Ballone", see below), and eight children to the couple, some with mother's forename as "Lexey";

  1. Catharine MacKenzie, above, born 7 February 1842, christened 4 April 1842,
  2. Margt Hellen MacKenzie, born 1 March 1845, christened 29 March 1845, died unmarried 19 May, 1869 at the family home, "Morefield Cottage", after a disease of ten years,
  3. Hay MacKenzie, above, born 25 October 1846, christened 17 November 1846, mistakedly transcribed into the IGI as "Kay", "female", his forename would have been chosen to honour the Landlord of Coigach, "Hay MacKenzie",
  4. Ann MacKenzie, above, born 21 July 1848, christened 4 September 1848,
  5. Dolina Mary MacKenzie, above, born 7 December 1849, christened 4 January 1850,
  6. Donald MacKenzie, above, born 14 July 1851, christened 5 August 1851,
  7. Colin MacKenzie, above, born 6 December 1854, christened 29 December 1854,
  8. Kenneth MacKenzie, born 2 September 1856, died 9 September 1856.

"Cath. McKenzie or Fraser" above had the marriage registered in the IGI at Lochbroom 21 July 1865 to Thomas Fraser, with three births to a couple with those names in Urray Parish;

  1. Alexandrina McKenzie Fraser, born 5 June 1866,
  2. Catherine Ann Fraser, born 25 February 1868,
  3. Alexanderina Margaret Fraser, born 3 October 1869.

The index at www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk includes mention of the will of;

"Mackenzie Kenneth 02/09/1890 retired Factor, sometime residing at Morefield Cottage near Ullapool, Parish of Lochbroom, County of Ross and Cromarty, d. 24/03/1890 at Morefield Cottage aforesaid, testate."

A short obituary of Kenneth MacKenzie in the 3 April, 1890 edition of the Scottish Highlander notes his son, "Dr Colin MacKenzie, Tain".

The book, "The Mackenzies of Ballone" (SOURCE), includes some details on Kenneth and his family. It describes him as a grandson of Alexander Mackenzie, III of Ballone through his father, "Donald of Fasnacrionach". Kenneth is said to have been born 26 May, 1803, died 24 March, 1890. He followed his father Donald, who died 1846, in Tenancy of Lechmelm, which he subsequently gave up, taking Tack of Morefield in 1852. Kenneth married 9 March 1841 to Alexanderina Morrison, who died 24 April, 1864.

That book lists 10 children of Kenneth and Alexanderina, and a few grandchildren, the list is somewhat different from that above;

  1. Hay Mackenzie, above, "born 25th October, 1846, succeeded his father at Morefield, and as Banker at Ullapool. On 9th June, 1880, he married Mary Helen, daughter of Thomas Mackenzie (Bad-an-Tairbeart), of Acha-na-h'Aird, Coigeach". Mary Helen is in this census with her family at Achnahaird 71-98 The book lists their children and grandchildren, noting that Hay died at Edinburgh, 25th February, 1930,
  2. Donald Mackenzie, above, born 14 July 1851, a Solicitor who died young,
  3. Colin Mackenzie, above, born 6 December 1854, a Doctor in Tain, married Isabella Pentland of Edinburgh, two children listed,
  4. John Mackenzie, died in infancy,
  5. Kenneth John Mackenzie, died in infancy,
  6. Kenneth Mackenzie, died in infancy,
  7. Catherine Mackenzie, above as "Cath. McKenzie or Fraser", born 7 February, 1842, married Thomas Fraser,
  8. Margaret Helen Mackenzie, born 1 March, 1845, died 19 May 1869 (two years before this census),
  9. Anne Mackenzie, above, born 21 July, 1848, married Alexander Ross also of Morefield (IGI lists date of marriage as 16 June, 1874), with five daughters,
  10. Dolina Mary Mackenzie, above, born 7 December, 1849, married as the second wife to the Reverend Finlay Graham, M.A., Sleat and Oban. Three children and four grandchildren are named to this couple.

Note that this list looks adjusted to place males before females, regardless of birth order.


Morefield 71-11


John McKenzie          Head         Mar   50      Fisherman
Isabella McLean        Wife         Mar      41
Cath McKenzie          Daur                  21
Betsey   Do            Daur                  16
James    Do            Son                14
Jessie    Do           Daur                  10   Scholar
Isabella   Do          Daur                   8
Mary       Do          Daur                   1
Charles    Do          Son                19      Fisherman
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 4 of Enumeration District #2. Place as "Morefield". All noted as born at RossShire, Ullapool.

In the 1851 census John and Isabella were with John's Widowed father and three children at Morefield 51-127. In 1881 the family is at Morefield 81-34.

Isabella was maiden surname MacLean, the I.G.I. records five births to her and John;


Morefield 71-15


Cath McKenzie          Head         Wid      50   Crofter
Mary   do              Sister        do      51
Lexie   do             Daur         Unm      18
Margt McDonald         Niece         do      17
Notes on this Household:

Place as "Morefield". This Household is on page 4 of Enumeration District #2. All noted as born at Ross, Ullapool.


Morefield 71-16


Colin McKenzie         Head         Mar   56      Crofter
Margt    do            Wife          do      52
John     do            Son          Unm   29
Gregor    do           Son           do   26      Game Keeper
Cath      do           Daur          do      17
Margt     do           Daur          do      12   Scholar
James     do           Son                 9         do
Donald    do           Son                 2
Notes on this Household:

Place as "Morefield". This Household is on page 4 of Enumeration District #2. All noted as born at Ross, Ullapool.

In the 1851 census this family was enumerated at Morefield 51-124. In 1881 the family is at Morefield 81-29.

Colin Mackenzie died 28 January, 1897 at Morefield aged 82, his parents noted as having been John Mackenzie and Anne Mackenzie, he married in 1840 at Ullapool to Margaret "Peggie" Macleay. Margaret was christened 28 October, 1819 at Achall, her parents were Donald MacLeay and Margaret Mackenzie. Margaret is in the Mackenzie of Achiltibuie descent chart at position 2-1-4-3-2-1-4-3-2, followed by their ten children.

Sharie Argue, President of Clan Mackenzie Canada, is in contact with descendants of this family, her distant cousins through Margaret being a descendant of the Achiltibuie family. Sharie notes DNA of direct male descendants of her line match DNA of direct male descendants of Colin, suggesting Colin and Margaret were cousins, though how many generations back is not yet known. Interesting co-incidence that four Households away, at Morefield 81-33, is another Colin and Peggie MacKenzie. The father of that Colin, James, was I suspect a first cousin, once removed, of Peggie above.

Descendants of this family include Larry McKenzie, much information from his shared researches to be edited in here.


Morefield 71-17


Norman Campbell        Head         Mar   35      Crofter
Elizabeth  do          Sister       Unm      40   Serv.
Catherine  do            do          do      38    do
John Fraser            Nephew             17      Farm Serv.
Notes on this Household:

Place as "Morefield". This Household is on page 4 of Enumeration District #2. All noted as born at Ross, Ullapool, except John at Inverness.

In the 1841 census Norman and Elizabeth were Morefield 41-10. In 1891 Norman and Catherine with a nephew John Fraser born at Inverness are at Morefield 91-13.


Morefield 71-18


Alexr Carmichael       Head         Mar   54      Fisherman
Janet S.  do           Wife          do      44
Notes on this Household:

Place as "Morefield". This Household is on page 4 of Enumeration District #2. Both noted as born at Ross, Ullapool.

In the 1861 census Alexander was enumerated with a sistrer and nephew at Kenachrine 61-10, possibly the same place though as communities are adjacent.

The I.G.I. records the marriage 10 March, 1870 at Lochbroom of Alexander Carmichael to Janet Stewart. Presumably the initial "S" in Janet's name above was for "Stewart".

1813 Baptism of Alexander's brother James at Ullapool notes father of these Carmichaels was another James.


Morefield 71-19


Alexr McLeod           Head         Mar   95      Fisherman
Catherine  do          Wife          do      49 
Bella McLean           Niece                 12   Scholar
Notes on this Household:

Place as "Morefield". This Household is on page 4 of Enumeration District #2. Alexander and Catherine noted as born at Ross, Ullapool. Bella at Ross, Applecross.


Morefield 71-20


Hugh McLeod            Head         Mar   71      Fisherman
Mary McKay do          Wife          do      60
Margaret   do          Niece        Unm      50
Notes on this Household:

Place as "Morefield". This Household is on page 4 of Enumeration District #2. All noted as born at Ross, Ullapool.


Morefield 71-21


Murdo McLeod           Head         Mar   64      Fisherman
Betsey  Do             Wife         Mar      67
Rodrick  Do            Son          Unm   27      Fisherman
Georgina Currie                     Unm      18   Serv
Notes on this Household:

Place as "Morefield". This Household is on page 5 of Enumeration District #2. All noted as born at Ullapool, Ross & Cromarty, except Georgina at Edinburgh, Midlothian.

In the 1861 census this family was enumerated at Kenachrine 61-25, possibly the same place though as communities are adjacent. In 1881 the family is at Morefield 81-23, Elizabeth, "Betsey", has died by then.

Roderick marries in 1872 to Emily Dawson of Ullapool, she is in this census as Servant to the Factor's family at Ullapool 71-61. They are in the 1881 census with Roderick's father and five at children at Morefield 81-23. Roderick and Emily are ancestors of Phil Shearn in Oakville, Ontario, Canada, details of the registration are;

22 February, 1872, at Ullapool, both single, Roderick a Fisherman resident Morefield aged 29, Emily Dawson resident Ullapool, aged 25.
Roderick signed, but Emily used an X,
Witnesses (probably a brother and a friend) were Thomas Dawson and J. Grant, another witness noted at end as Betsy Morison.
Roderick's parents noted as Murdoch MacLeod, Crofter, and Betsy, m.s. also MacLeod,
Emily's parents noted as Benjamin Dawson, mason, and Isabella m.s. MacRae (deceased)


Morefield 71-22


John McKenzie          Head         Mar   70      Crofter
Isabella  Do           Wife         Mar      66
Ann       Do           Daur         Unm      40   Domestic Serv
Donald    Do           Son          Unm   29      Fisherman
Alexander  Do          Son          Unm   27         Do
Henny      Do          Daur         Unm      20   Domestic Serv
Notes on this Household:

Place as "Morefield". This Household is on page 5 of Enumeration District #2. All noted as born at Ross & Cromarty, except John at Sutherland.


Morefield 71-26


John McKenzie          Head         Mar   60      Fisherman
Margt Fraser           Wife         Mar      56
Bella McKenzie         Daur                  26
Catherine  Do          Daur                  24
Mary       Do          Daur                  19
John       Do          Son                19
Janet McKay            Grandchild           6Mo		
Keneth Stewart         Grandchild         2Mo
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page of Enumeration District #2. Address as "Morefield". All noted as born at Ullapool, Ross.

In 1851 this family was at Morefield 51-119.

John's death is registered as 8 June, 1882 at Morefield, aged 77, same day his sister Martha died at Glutton, see Glutton 71-2. Their death registrations both had Martha's son Kenneth as Informant. He noted parents of the two were "Thomas McKenzie, deceased pensioner (Chelsea) and Catherine McKenzie nee Mackenzie (deceased)", and Margaret above was maiden surname Fraser. A descendant of Martha, Ann Nelson, has shared lots of her research on the families.


Morefield 71-30


Annabella McLeod       Head         Wid      60   Crofter
John        Do         Son          Unm   33      Fisherman
Bella       Do         Daur                  25
Murdo       Do         Son          Unm   23
Barbra      Do         Dau           Do      21
Alexr McLean           Visitor       Do   70      Fisherman
Notes on this Household:

Place as "Morefield". This Household is on page 7 of Enumeration District #2. All noted as born at Ross Ullapool, except Alexander MacLean at Ross, Lochbroom.


Morefield 71-31


Norman McLeod          Head         Wid   60      Fisherman
William   Do           Son          Unm   30        Do
Catherine  Do          Daur         Mar      28
Janet      Do           Do          Unm      20
Duncan     Do          Son           Do   18
James McKenzie         Son in law   Mar   27      Fisherman
Notes on this Household:

Place as "Morefield". This Household is on page 7 of Enumeration District #2. All noted as born at Ross Ullapool.

This family was in the 1851 census at Morefield 51-118 .


Morefield 71-32


Isabella McKenzie      Head         Wid      60   Crofter
John        Do         Son          Unm   30      Fisherman
Cath. McDonald         G Child               13   Scholar
Notes on this Household:

Place as "Morefield". This Household is on page 7 of Enumeration District #2. All noted as born at Ross, Ullapool.


Morefield 81-23


Murdo MacLeod          Head         Wid.  76      Crofter & Fisherman
Roderick do            Son          Mar.  40         do           do
Emily    do            Daur-In-Law  Mar.     34      do           do's Wife
Donald   do            Grandson            7      Scholar
Isabella  do           Granddaur              6      do
Betsy     do           Granddaur              4
Peggie    do           Granddaur              2
Murdo     do           Grandson            0
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 3 of Enumeration District 2. All are listed as born in RossShire, Lochbroom.

In the 1871 census this family was at Morefield 71-21, Murdo's wife Elizabeth, "Betsey", has died since then. In 1891 the family is at Morefield 91-16, Murdo dies before then and Roderick is Head of Household. In the 1871 census Emily was Servant to the Factor's family at Ullapool 71-61.

Roderick married in 1872 to Emily Dawson of Ullapool, they are ancestors of Phil Shearn in Oakville, Ontario, Canada, details of the registration are;

22 February, 1872, at Ullapool, both single, Roderick a Fisherman resident Morefield aged 29, Emily Dawson resident Ullapool, aged 25.
Roderick signed, but Emily used an X,
Witnesses (probably a brother and a friend) were Thomas Dawson and J. Grant, another witness noted at end as Betsy Morison.
Roderick's parents noted as Murdoch MacLeod, Crofter, and Betsy, m.s. also MacLeod,
Emily's parents noted as Benjamin Dawson, mason, and Isabella m.s. MacRae (deceased)


Morefield 81-29


Colin MacKenzie        Head         Mar   66      Crofter & Fisher
Peggie    Do           Wife         Mar      61     Do        Do's Wife
John      Do           Son          Unm   40      Gillie
Peggie    Do           Daur         Unm      19   Domestic
Donald    Do           Son                12      Scholar
Peggie Fraser          Visitor      Unm      25   Domestic
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 8 of Enumeration District 2. All are listed as born in RossShire, Lochbroom.

In the 1871 census Colin and Peggie with six children were at Morefield 71-16. In 1891 Colin, Peggy, and Donald are at Morefield 91-12.

Colin Mackenzie died 28 January, 1897 at Morefield aged 82, his parents noted as having been John Mackenzie and Anne Mackenzie, he married in 1840 at Ullapool to Margaret "Peggie" Macleay. Margaret was christened 28 October, 1819 at Achall, her parents were Donald MacLeay and Margaret Mackenzie. Margaret is in the Mackenzie of Achiltibuie descent chart at position 2-1-4-3-2-1-4-3-2, followed by their ten children.

Sharie Argue, President of Clan Mackenzie Canada, is in contact with descendants of this family, her distant cousins through Margaret being a descendant of the Achiltibuie family. Sharie notes DNA of direct male descendants of her line match DNA of direct male descendants of Colin, suggesting Colin and Margaret were cousins, though how many generations back is not yet known. Interesting co-incidence that four Households away, at Morefield 81-33, is another Colin and Peggie MacKenzie. The father of that Colin, James, was I suspect a first cousin, once removed, of Peggie above.


Morefield 81-33


Colin MacKenzie        Head         Mar   41      Crofter & Fisher
Peggie    Do           Wife         Mar      42     Do        Do's Wife
Alexander  Do          Son          Unm   13      Scholar
Sybila     Do          Daur         Unm      11     Do
Donald     Do          Son          Unm    8        Do
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 8 of Enumeration District 2. All are listed as born in RossShire, Lochbroom.

Colin was in the 1861 census with his family at Ardmair 61-53, Peggie was in the 1851 census with her Fraser family at Morefield 51-133. In 1891 this family is at Morefield 91-8, with Mary Fraser, mother of Peggie.

The marriage is registered as 7 February, 1867 at Lochbroom of "Collin" Mackenzie to Margaret Fraser, both resident Morefield, both 26 years of age, his parents John MacKenzie, tenant Ardmair, and Zibbla, maiden surname MacKenzie, deceased, her parents Alexander Fraser, deceased, and Mary, maiden surname MacLeod.

Young Sybla dies 19 August, 1957 at Dalmore House, an "old people's home" at Alness, Superintendant of that place Informant of her death. She marries 22 June, 1893 at Ullapool to Alexander MacLeod (born 14 August, 1856 at Ardmair as fourth child to George MacLeod and Janet, maiden surname MacLeod), he is in the 1871 census at Ardmair 71-20. Alexander predeceased Sybla. Through the Reiff MacLeod family of his father, Alexander was a first cousin, three times removed, of Donald MacDonald-Ross (myself, CONTACT INFO). The 1911 census at Ardmair notes Sybla and Alexander had ten children by then, eight still living.

Colin's maternal grandfather, James MacKenzie, was Forester at Achal in the early 19th century, I suspect he was a previously undocumented son of "John of Atachal", one of whose daughters was married to the Forester who followed James as Forester, a daughter of that couple, Margaret, "Peggie", is wife of another Colin MacKenzie, four Households away at Morefield 81-29. If true, that Peggie is a first cousin, once removed, of Colin above.


Morefield 81-34


John MacKenzie         Head         Mar   65      Crofter & Shoemaker
Isabella  do           Wife         Mar      61     do          do's Wife
Charles   do           Son          Unm   25      Fisherman
Janet     do           Daur         Unm      19   Domestic
Isabella   do          Daur         Unm      17      do
Mary       do          Daur                  10   Scholar
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 8 of Enumeration District 2. All are listed as born in RossShire, Lochbroom, except Isabella at Sutherland, Assynt.

In the 1871 census this family was at Morefield 71-11.


Morefield 91-8


Colin McKenzie         Head         Mar   52      Crofter
Peggy    Do            Wife         Mar      53      Do's Wife
Zibla    Do            Daur         Unm      21      Do's Daur
Donald    Do           Son          Unm   18         Do's Son
                     -- page break --
Mary Fraser            Mo. in Law   Wid   90      Crofter's Mother in Law
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Pages 2 and 3 of Enumeration District 2. Address listed as "Crofter's House". All are noted as born in RossShire, Lochbroom.

In the 1881 census this family was at Morefield 81-33.


Morefield 91-9


Ann McLeod             Head         Wid      56   Crofter's Widow
Kate Stewart           G.Daur                12   Scholar
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 3 of Enumeration District 2. Address listed as "Crofter's House". Both are noted as born in RossShire, Lochbroom.


Morefield 91-10


William McLeod         Head         Mar   52      Crofter
Ann       Do           Wife          Do      52   Crofter's Wife
Donald Fraser          Servant      Unm   17      Crofter' Servant
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 3 of Enumeration District 2. Address listed as "Crofter's House". All are noted as born in RossShire, Lochbroom.


Morefield 91-11


Roderick McDonald      Head         Mar   43      Crofter & Fisherman
Alexina      Do        Wife         Mar.     38       Do   Wife
Jamesina     Do        Daur.        Unm      17       Do   Daur
John         Do        Son                15      Scholar
Jane         Do        Daur                  13      Do
Alexr        Do        Son                10         Do
Barbara      Do        Daur                   7      Do
Janet        Do        Daur                   5
Mary         Do        Daur                   2
Isabella     Do        Daur                  4 Mo
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 3 of Enumeration District 2. Address listed as "Crofter's House". All are listed as born in RossShire, Lochbroom.

Roderick was in the 1871 census with his father Malcolm at Isle Martin 71-36

The I.G.I. notes the marriage of Roderick MacDonald to Alexandrina McKenzie 3 January, 1873 at Lochbroom, and the birth of Jamesina above as 6 November, 1873.

Young John above is Informant of the death of his grandfather (Roderick's father) Malcolm in 1893. Malcolm and his wife, Janet maiden surname McLean, are in this census at Ullapool 91-145.


Morefield 91-12


Colin McKenzie         Head         Mar   74      Crofter
Peggy   Do             Wife         Mar      72   Crofter's Wife
Donald   Do            Son          Unm   22      Crofter' Son
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 3 of Enumeration District 2. Address listed as "Crofter's House". All are listed as born in RossShire, Lochbroom.

In the 1881 census this family was at Morefield 81-29.

Colin Mackenzie died 28 January, 1897 at Morefield aged 82, his parents noted as having been John Mackenzie and Anne Mackenzie, he married in 1840 at Ullapool to Margaret "Peggie" Macleay. Margaret was christened 28 October, 1819 at Achall, her parents were Donald MacLeay and Margaret Mackenzie. Margaret is in the Mackenzie of Achiltibuie descent chart at position 2-1-4-3-2-1-4-3-2, followed by their ten children.


Morefield 91-13


Norman Campbell        Head         Unm   55      Crofter or Fisherman
Catherine  Do          Sister        Do      57   HouseKeeper to Brother
John Fraser            Nephew       Unm   28      Fisherman
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 3 of Enumeration District 2. Address listed as "Crofter's House". Norman and Catherine are noted as born in RossShire, Lochbroom, John at Inverness. The occupation of Catherine looks to have been edited later to add the words "to Brother".

This family was in the 1871 census at Morefield 71-17.


Morefield 91-14


James McKenzie         Head         Mar   47      Crofter & Fisherman
Kate    Do             Wife         Mar      48   Crofter's Wife
Duncan   Do            Son          Unm   17         Do's  Son
                     -- page break --
John McKenzie          Son          Unm   15      Crofters Son
Norman   Do            Son                13         Do's Son
Alexina   Do           Daur                   7      Do's Daur
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Pages 3 and 4 of Enumeration District 2. Address listed as "Crofter's House". All are noted as born in RossShire, Lochbroom.


Morefield 91-16


Rodk MacLeod           Head         Mar   50      Crofter & Fisherman
Emily   do             Wife         Mar       44      Do   Wife
Donald   do            Son                17          Do   Son
Maggy    do            Daur                   11   Scholar
Murdo    do            Son                 9          do
Benjy    do            Son                 6          do
Simon    do            Son                 4       Infant
John     do            Son                 2
Notes on this Household:

This Household is on Page 4 of Enumeration District 2. Address listed as "Crofter's House". All are noted as born in RossShire, Lochbroom.

This family was in the 1881 census at Morefield 81-23, Roderick's Widowed father Murdo then Head of Household.

Roderick and Emily married in 1872, Emily was a Dawson of Ullapool, they are ancestors of Phil Shearn in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.


Rhidorroch

Rhidorroch is at the south-east of Coigach, on Loch Achall above Ullapool.



Rhidorroch 41-1


Donald MacLeay                            55      Forrester
Margaret    do                               40
John      do                              15
Alex      do                              13
Catharine  do                                10
Dugald     do                              9
Rory       do                              7
Ann        do                                 5
Mary       do                                 3
Gregorina    do                               6m
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 10 of Enumeration District 11, place as "Rhidorch", all are noted as born in county.

This family is in the 1851 census at Achall 51-3.

The youngest child does look to have name spelled as "Gregorina", unusual, she does not appear in later censuses, probably died young, MacLeay family genealogists note her as "Georgina". She had a nephew "Gregor" born 1844, possibly a naming to honour her.

Margaret MacKenzie at Morefield 41-14 is a daughter of Donald and Margaret, she was christened 28 October, 1819 at Achall to Donald MacLeay and Margaret Mackenzie.

Donald MacLeay in the next Household, Rhidorroch 41-2, is another son of Donald and Margaret, he is married with his own family in the 1851 census at Achall 51-1. Another son is John at Morefield 41-31, staying with another forester's family.

Four young children of this family are in the 1851 census at Achendrean 51-6.

Margaret is in the Mackenzie of Achiltibuie descent chart at position 2-1-4-3-2-1-4-3, she and Donald have a large descent charted there, mostly from data shared by descendants, see footnotes there.

Margaret's death is registered as 26 April, 1889 "aged 97" at her son Donald's home at Argyle Street Ullapool, her age varies in records, on balance of which my guess is a birth year about 1797. Her marriage was registered 18 April, 1816 in the Lochbroom Parish Register, and recorded again according to the custom of the day 22 April in Contin Parish to her groom, Donald MacLeay. Donald MacLeay's memorial stone says he died 5 April, 1868 aged 85, suggesting a birth year of 1783. His parents were Donald Macleay and Isabella, maiden surname Grant.

Margaret's residence at marriage in 1816 was noted as at Dalcanloch, a place on Loch Achall, Donald's as Mossfield, Parish of Contin. The 1851 census has Margaret born at Achall, Donald at Contin. At birth of their son Donald about 1817 they were in Contin, at birth of John 1823 they were at Dalvraid (near Achall), at birth of their son Alexander in 1826 they were at Leckmelm (the 1827 Militia List shows Donald there, under 30 years of age, "Tenant"). By birth of their son Rory in 1833 they were at Achall (Glen Achall) near Ullapool. They settled at Achall. Donald was Forester and Head Game Keeper to the Cromartie family of the Rhidorach Estate which included Achall, a position he was followed in by his son Donald, and then his granddaughter's husband, William Sutherland.

Young Mary marries in 1865 at Aultnaherry, the ferry house opposite Ullapool, to Alexander McLeod, who is in this census as a 3 month old with his family at Ullapool 41-175.


Rhidorroch 41-2


Donald MacLeay                            20      Forrester
Ann Gordon                                   25   Female Servant
John MacKenzie                            40      Labourer
Donald Beaton                             15      Agricultural Labourer
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 10 of Enumeration District 11, place as "Rhidorch". All noted as born in county.

Donald is married with his own family in the 1851 census at Achall 51-1.

Donald's parents, another Donald MacLeay and Margaret maiden surname MacKenzie, are in the previous Household, Rhidorroch 41-1. In 1851 those parents are still close by, at Achall 51-3.

Margaret MacKenzie at Morefield 41-14 is a sister of Donald, and John at Morefield 41-31 is a brother.

Donald Macleay is in the Mackenzie of Achiltibuie descent chart at position 2-1-4-3-2-1-4-3-1, born about 1817 in Contin, christened there 16 May, 1817, died 23 January, 1906 in Lochbroom Parish. He was Head Forester and Game Keeper of Rhidorach following his father, it is interesting that his sons continued the occupation; three generations of Donald MacLeays are documented as Gameskeepers who married Mackenzies! Donald looks to have been respected in his career, however Jean Stewart records an increasingly "obsteperous behaviour" that led to friction with the local factor, Kenneth Mackenzie, eventually leading to his dismissal and replacement in 1884 by his son-in-law, William Sutherland.

Donald married sometime between this census and 1843 to Hannah Mackenzie from Gairloch Parish, her forename sometimes recorded as "Johan". Hannah was said to have been born 1828, though her obituary notes at her death May 1897 at Ullapool her age as 75, which suggests birth year 1822. Hannah had an interesting ancestry herself, her father Charles Mackenzie a grandson of Sir Hector Mackenzie of Gairloch, her mother Janet Mackenzie a granddaughter of the famous "Strong Minister", Rev. James Robertson of Lochbroom.


Strathan

Strathan is a cluster of three inland Households between Morefield and Ullapool.


Strathan 41-1


Alex MacLeod                              60      Crofter
Barbara  Do                                  60
Annabel  Do                                  80
Murdo    Do                               28
Ann      Do                                  20
Alex     Do                               19
Margaret  Do                                 16
Mary      Do                                 14
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 1 of Enumeration District 10, all are noted as born in county. Although place is noted as "Ruthan", it is followed by the two other households of Strathan, and from later censuses that was the place this family lived.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ardmair 51-44.

Given ages of children I think Barbara was a second wife of Alexander MacLeod, their marriage is recorded as 23 March, 1822, he resident at Morefield, she resident at Achindrean. Barbara died 23 November, 1859 at Strathan, aged 80 years, maiden surname MacKenzie, as had been her mother before.

Descendant Rod Edmond who has shared much research on this family notes Alexander MacLeod was still alive in the 1861 census (at Strathan?), age 88.

Murdo marries the Widow Margaret MacKenzie who is in this census at Ardmair 41-14, their family is in the 1851 census at Ardmair 51-59, Murdo away from home day of that census. In 1853 the family goes to Tasmania as one of 15 Coigach families aboard the Sir Allan McNab, see McNab 526.


Strathan 41-2


Roderick MacLeod                          60      Crofter
Christian   Do                                60
William     Do                            20
Mary        Do                                17
Margaret     Do                                2
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 1 of Enumeration District 10, all are noted as born in county.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ardmair 51-53, "Christy" then Widowed.


Strathan 41-3


Alexander MacLeod                         42      Crofter
Margaret    Do                               40
John        Do                            11
Alex        Do                             9
Mary        Do                                6
John MacDonald                            30      Weaver
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 1 of Enumeration District 10, all are noted as born in county.

The parish register records the marriage 6 February, 1818 of Alexander MacLeod, resident Morefield, to Margaret MacLeod, resident "Airdmair".


Strathan 61-50


Kenneth McLeod         Head         Unm    26      Fisherman
Cathrine McLeod        Mother       Wid       69
Margaret McLeod        Serv         Unm       20   Domestic Serv.
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 13 of Enumeration District 2, all are noted as born in RossShire, Lochbroom.


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