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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.

Achall Achendrean Ardmair Blughasary
Drumrunie Isle Martin Kenachrine Kenachulish
Langwell Luib Morefield Rhidorroch
Rhuairdachadail
(see Kenachrine)
Ullapool


Achall

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

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.


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.


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 41-3


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 41-9


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 41-11


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.


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 41-14


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.

It is likely Margaret was already a Widow by time of this census, she remarries shortly after this census to Murdoch MacLeod, I have not yet transcribed the 1851 census of Ardmair, but 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 begun work on a book which will be a tale of two of his interesting great-grandparents, one being Catherine.


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.


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 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.

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

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


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.


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,

Have not yet identified these three in the 1841 census.


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.


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 51-54


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.

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.


Ardmair 51-57


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

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


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.


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.


Ardmair 61-51


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

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     U        72   Pauper
Notes on this Household:

Isabella was born at Lochbroom.


Ardmair 71-20


Janet MacLeod          Married      M        50
Janet   Do.            Daur.        U        15
Murdo   Do.            Son                12      Scholar
Alexander Do.          Son                 9        Do.
Notes on this Household:

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


Blughasary

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 this family is at Blughasary 51-71, Roderick then married.


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.


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.


Drumrunie

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 - abandoned house
  © Copyright sylvia duckworth and licensed for
  reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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", lilely short for "Rhuardchaidle", the visitor Mary at Coigach.


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.


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. This is the last noting on the page, there may be more on the following page.


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 1841 census Hugh with his mother was at Morefield 41-49.

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.


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.


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.


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.


Kenachulish

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 Gluach 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.


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.


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. All are shown as born in RossShire Lochbroom,


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.


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.


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

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

Luib is a small community in south-east Coigach, the word means "bend".



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

Morefield is a small coastal community just north-west of Ullapool.



The Morefield census transripts are far from complete, but I note from the civil registrations 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 41-1


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.

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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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, 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 MacLeay parents and siblings are in this census at Rhidorroch 41-1, she also has brother John in this census 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.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

John MacLeay was christened 22 August, 1823 at Achall, Lochbroom to parents Donald MacLeay and Margaret Mackenzie, his father a gamekeeper/forester like John MacLeod above. 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.


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.


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.

Catherine "Margaret" Mackenzie, 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Hugh is in the 1861 census with his wife 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.


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.


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 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.


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.

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.


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.

Colin Mackenzie died 28 January, 1897 at Morefield, 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.


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 91-11


Roderick McDonald      Head         Mar   43      Crofter & Fisherman
Alesina      Do        Wife         Mar.     38       Do   Wife
Jamesina     Do        Daur.        Unmar.   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.


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.

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.


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.


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