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Notes based on Ullapool, Lochbroom

Ullapool by Donald MacDonald-Ross
Ullapool
  Shore Street from the pier, 2006

These notes are based on my own transcriptions, and those forwarded to me by other people, along with info from other sources, credited as the info appears.

This file links from my genealogy introduction file at index.htm, which includes links to files with some history of Coigach, and a Coigach Gazetteer file which includes translations into English of some of the Gaelic place names.

The people of "Braes of Ullapool", an almost separate hamlet to the south-east of the village, are included in many records as part of the village, so rather than try to separate them I include them below.

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

Any suggestions for additions or edits please feel free to email me, Donald MacDonald-Ross, at;

don_niagara@yahoo.ca


Ullapool

Ullapool was, and remains, the largest community in Lochbroom. From ancient times it was part of the Barony of Coigach. There are several excellent histories available in print and on line about Ullapool, and rather than repeat their efforts I will be including some links here.



Agent at Ullapool for the British Fishery Society from 1805 to 1830 was a lawyer, George Simpson from Dingwall. Mostly noted for his eldest child, another George, who became Govenor of Rupert's Land for the Hudson's Bay Company, often mistakedly noted as born at Ullapool. George the Agent did have two more illegitimate children, and a grandson, born while at Ullapool, I have gathered details from their lifes into a file, see SIMPSON


In Lochinver Cemetery is a table stone with the following inscription;

"Sacred to the memory of Alexander MACKENZIE, Ullapool, who died the 12th March 1802. Erected by his son Roderick, Chief Factor for the Honourable Hudson’s Bay Company, with affectionate love."

That Roderick, the furtader has history and descent noted by his descendant, Gary Still, on his web page focussed on Red River familys, see http://www.redriverancestry.ca/McKENZIE-RODERICK-1772.php


The "Caledonian Mercury" newspaper of Edinburgh notes in it's 8 May, 1815 edition in the death notices;

      At Ullapool, on the 25th ult. Miss Helen Mackenzie,
daughter of Captain Murdoch Mackenzie, of Greenock, and
niece to the late Colin Mackenzie, Esq. of Achilty.


The Ullapool census transcripts are far from complete, however from the civil registrations of deaths is;

Ann MacKenzie, Widow of Alexander MacKenzie, Tenant,
died 29 May, 1869 at Ullapool aged 75 years,
father was John Maclean, miller
mother was Rachel, maiden surname Macleod,
Informant her niece, Mary Maclean

Names of parents and occupation of father closely correspond to a family at Altandhu, except other registrations note mother with maiden surname "MacLean".

The Parish Register notes the marriage 18 March, 1828 of Alexander MacKenzie Isle of Gruinard (as "Greenyard") to Ann MacLean Altandow.


Alexander MacKenzie of Langwell, and Alexanderina MacKenzie of Achnaclerach

Alexander MacKenzie was son of Thomas, IV of Langwell and Catherine Robertson, an article on his father's funeral in 1825 notes Thomas as the sixth generation of the family to hold Langwell.

Alexander's wife Alexanderina came from an equally notable Lochbroom MacKenzie family, her father Alexander, though styled as "of Achnaclerach" (a farm in neighbouring Contin Parish), was born at Achiltibuie in Coigach, where his own father Roderick had been Tacksman in the 18th century, and her brother and nephew had held the same position to the middle of the 19th century.

Some details of their families are given in the massive MacKenzie database of Diane MacKenzie, and displayed on her webpage at http://www.munchkinsworld.com Other details, sometimes conflicting with Diane, sometimes adding data, are in the Clan MacKenzie database at http://community.svcn.mb.ca/mckenzie/html/persons.html More details, based on research by a gt-gt-granddaughter, Marris Lucas (Marris Lucas, EMAIL: clunead@bordernet.com.au), are correcting errors in those other sources.

From all those sources the family of Alexander and Alexanderina appears as follows;

There is great similarity of forenames between this family and some others in Ullapool, as those households included siblings of Alexander and Alexanderina;


An early merchant at Ullapool was Alexander Macdonald, there are several mentions of him;

An announcement in the 4 November, 1808 Inverness Journal regarding auction of several properties notes it will be held "within the house of Alex. McDonald, vintner in Ullapool".

An 1813 list of shareholders in the Commercial Banking Company of Scotland includes "Alexander Macdonald, Ullapool"

An article in the 17 February, 1816 edition of the "Caledonian Mercury" of Edinburgh (transcribed at 18160217cm.htm ) includes;

At this moment, Mr Alexander Macdonald, merchant in Ullapool,
was standing on the quay ; he sprang instantly to the unhappy
youth, and, with much feeling, took him up in his arms, and
carried him into his shop, and laid him down gently on the
counter.

The Parish Register notes the marriage 19 August, 1818, of;

"Mr Alexr McDond Mercht Ullapool to Miss Margt McPherson"

And sadly, less than a year later, an article in the 18 June, 1819 Inverness Journal transcribes as;

    At Ullapool, on the 26th ult. in the 27th year of her
age, Mrs. Margaret McPherson, spouse of Mr. Alexander
Macdonald, Merchant there. Her genuine piety, amiable
disposition, and unassuming manners, endeared her to a
large circle of acquaintances ; her premature death will
long remain a source of deep sorrow to a disconsolate
husband and near relations.


There is a great webpage with lots of data on Isabella MacLennan and her MacPhail descendants at Ullapool presented by descendant John Cameron in Australia, see; http://youbelong.info/public/Remembering_Isabella_of_Ullapool


Ullapool 41-1

This was an uninhabited House. It appears on page 1 of Enumeration District #9.


Ullapool 41-2


Janet Robertson                              60   Publican
Alexander McKenzie                        30      Clerk
Margaret     do                              12   Female Servant
Ann McDonald                                  8   Female Servant
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 1 of Enumeration District #9, it is preceeded by an uninhabited building. All are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census Alexander is at Ullapool 51-77 with his wife Jamesina three children, cousins and relatives or servants. Jamesina as "Jamina" is with her Widowed mother and siblings in this census at Ullapool 41-89.

Alexander is noted in later records as "Alexander MacKenzie, Junior, Inspector of the Poor".

Alexander's 1869 death registration notes his then late parents as John MacKenzie, Innkeeper, and Janet Robertson, Roddie MacPherson has posted on his website at http://gravestones.rosscromartyroots.co.uk/picture/number1584.asp a photo of a table stone at the Mill Street burial ground to John and Janet, he transcribes it as;

Sacred
to
the memory of JOHN MCKENZIE
Tacksman of [Dalvraid?] and
JANET ROBERTSON his spouse
first of whom deprted this
life on the 11 March 1811
and the on the 15th Dec. 1849

Joan Michael in her column "Blethers from Lochbroom" in the Rossshire Journal published 21 October, 2011 notes a packet of correspondance recently acquired by the Ullapool Museum, see Blethers

Although the years do not quite line up, I think Joan is referring to this family. She says some of the letters relate to the debts of Robert Melville, early settler of Ullapool, including a 1780 invoice from "Sergeant John Mackenzie formerly of Loudon's Regiment who was one of the twelve soldiers who were settled on Ullapool farm on returning from the Seven Years War". She notes Mackenzie was on Isle Martin till 1776 when the island was leased to Melville at which time he took lease of much of Ullapool farm, being asked to give it up in 1788 when the farm was transferred to the British Fisheries Society for founding of the village. Unhappy at being asked to move again he asked for a King's Letter. Joan notes the Society surveyors reported;

"John Mackenzie is a man upwards of 60 years of age (and) has within these two months past married a young girl of 18, and it is presumed the duration of the letter cannot be long."

And Joan concludes;

"How wrong they were - he lived for another 28 years. He and his wife are buried at Ullapool's Mill Street burial ground".


Ullapool 41-3


Catharine McKenzie                           30
Christian    do                              15
Mary         do                              13
Ann          do                              11
Simon        do                            9
Janet        do                               7
Barbara       do                              5
Rodina        do                              3
Duncan        do                           1
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 1 of Enumeration District #9, all are marked as born in County, none has an occupation noted.


Ullapool 41-4


Margaret Campbell                            50
James        do                           30      Fisher
William      do                           25       do
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 1 of Enumeration District #9, all are marked as born in County.


Ullapool 41-5


Angus MacDonald                           40      Carpenter
Henny     do                                 45
Catharine  do                                20
John       do                             19
Duncan     do                             17
Hugh       do                             15
Alexander   do                             8
Roderick    do                             3 
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 1 of Enumeration District #9, the first three are marked as not born in County, the rest were.


Ullapool 41-6


James Urquhart                            38      Wright
                     -- page break --
Catharine Urquhart                           26
Catharine    do                              12
Margaret     do                              10
Janet        do                               7
Duncan       do                            5
Henry        do                            3
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 1 and 2 of Enumeration District #9, all are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-70

The parish register records the marriage 7 April, 1826 of James Urquhart to Catharine Matheson, both resident at Ullapool.

Roddie Macpherson has photographed and transcribed a stone in the Mill Street burial ground that notes this family, see http://gravestones.rosscromartyroots.co.uk/picture/number1598.asp The stone has James died 1892 aged 66 years, Catherine, maiden surname Matheson, died 1897 aged 88 years. Other family on the stone were grandson James MacKenzie died 1870 aged 7 years, daughter Flora died 1917 aged 76 years, and Flora's husband Kenneth MacKenzie died 1920 aged 82 years, and two more children, presumably with young John these were children of Kenneth and Flora; Catherine MacKenzie died 1941 aged 52 years, and Flora U. MacKenzie, died 1950 aged 31 years.


Ullapool 41-7


Kenneth Stewart                           35      Tailor
Margaret   do                                30
Janet      do                                10
William     do                             8
Annie       do                                5
John        do                             3
Elizabeth    do                              6mo
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 2 of Enumeration District #9, all are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-81, Margaret then a Widow.

August of 1843 the Poor Law Inquiry Commission for Scotland gathered evidence around the Highlands, interviewing a few people at Ullapool such as the Minister Alexander Ross and the fish curer, Alexander MacKenzie. The Commission then went into the community and visited nineteen recipients of aid to determine their situation. The following is transcribed from "Minutes of Evidence taken before the Poor Law Inquiry Commission for Scotland", PAGE 446;


      19. Widow Kenneth Stewart, aged thirty-nine. Has six children. Janet, fourteen; William, twelve; Agnes, nine; John, six; Elizabeth, three ; and Kenneth, an infant. Allowance 2s. 6d. a year. She has a good house well furnished, left to her by her husband, lately deceased, but much burdened. Inclusive of feu-duty, garden ground, cow’s grass, &c., she has to pay altogether a rent of 1£ 10s. She hopes to be assisted by kind neighbours, and means to send four of her children to school. This is a very hard case. The widow is evidently a most respectable person, and anxious to give her children the benefit of a good education. Her children are well kept, and apparently well trained; but, by the death of her husband, she has been left in circumstances of great destitution.


Janet, "Jessie" above, was baptized 16 March, 1829 at Ullapool she married 11 August 1853 to John MacKenzie from Reiff, a few months before emigrating aboard the Sir Alan McNab to Tasmania, see McNab 520. John is in this census at Reiff 41-8. John and Jessie are ancestors of Gwen Smith in Tasmania (CONTACT INFO), who sent me the photocopy of the McNab passenger list and are also ancestors of the wife of Greg Wighton (CONTACT INFO), who emailed me an article by Hugh Campbell (CONTACT INFO) about the Coigach emigrants, which Hugh allowed me to add to this webpage, see corn.htm

Jeanette Fouweather is a gt-gt-granddaughter of Elizabeth "Betsy" above, and Bill Fraser was a gt-grandson of Annie. In the great coincidence of distant cousins climbing the same tree they both emailed me to share their descent within a day of each other in 2012!


Ullapool 41-8

This was an unoccupied House. It appears on page 2 of Enumeration District #9.


Ullapool 41-9


Walter Urquhart                           60      Carpenter
Ann      do                                  60
Murdoch   do                              35      Fisher
Mary      do                                 30
Henry     do                               5
Duncan    do                               3
John      do                               1
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 2 of Enumeration District #9, all are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-71.

2007 correspondance from a descendant of this family, Murdo MacKenzie in B.C., notes Murdo and Mary above were great-grandparents of his, through their son Duncan, also above. He says Mary was a daughter of Duncan Graham. Duncan Urquhart lived 1837 to 1902 and was a general merchant at Ullapool, he says "had a general store on Quay Street, just up from where you take the ferry to Stornaway. Her family came from Glen Urquhart, which I believe is near Strathpeffer".


Ullapool 41-10

This was an unoccupied House. It appears on page 2 of Enumeration District #9.


Ullapool 41-11


Hugh Matheson                             65      Feuar
Duncan   do                               35      Fisher
Janet    do                                  30
Mary     do                                   8
Donald    do                               6
                     -- page break --
John Matheson                              4
Christy   do                                  3
Annie                                        6mo
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 2 and 3 of Enumeration District #9, all are marked as born in County. No surname noted for Annie, though most likeky she was another Matheson child.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-80, it looks likely Hugh dies before then.

The parish register records the marriage 12 December, 1829 of Duncan Matheson to Janet Beaton, both resident at Ullapool. (some Beatons are in some records with that surname or as "Bethune")

A posting 1999 to the [SCT-ISLAY-L] listserve by Suzanne Beaton, LINK, suggests Janet died 28 February, 1894 at Ullapool, aged 86 years, and her parents had been James Bethune and Mary Morrison.


Ullapool 41-12


Kenneth MacKenzie                         50      Fisher
Isabella   do                                45
Alexander   do                            15
John        do                            13      Fisher
Allan       do                            11        do
George      do                             9
Murdoch      do                            4
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 3 of Enumeration District #9, all are marked as born in County.

August of 1843 the Poor Law Inquiry Commission for Scotland gathered evidence around the Highlands, interviewing a few people at Ullapool such as the Minister Alexander Ross and the fish curer, Alexander MacKenzie. The Commission then went into the community and visited nineteen recipients of aid to determine their situation. The following is transcribed from "Minutes of Evidence taken before the Poor Law Inquiry Commission for Scotland", PAGE 445;


      14. Widow M‘Kenzie, aged fifty. Allowance 3s. a year. Half house, in which she lives, is on feu, and her own. She has a small bit of garden attached to it, and pays a rent, inclusive of feu-duty, of 14s. 6d. She has four children, from twenty to ten years of age, all sons, living with her. The eldest has engaged this year, for the first time, in the herring fishery. She is disabled from work, and is maintained chiefly by her boys, with some little assistance from kind neighbours. House well furnished ; comfortable bedding, two or three small tables, abundance of crockery, &c.



Ullapool 41-13


Murdoch McLeod                            30      Feuar
Mary      do                                 30
William   do                               5
Duncan    do                               3
Roderick   do                              2
Murdoch    do                             3mo
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 3 of Enumeration District #9, all are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-78.

The 1861 census shows Mary was maiden surname MacKenzie.


Ullapool 41-14


John Fraser                               33      Fisher
Flora  do                                    30
John   do                                 14
Mary   do                                    12
Donald   do                               10
Catharine do                                  4
Alexander  do                              2
Anne       do                                1mo
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 3 of Enumeration District #9, all are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-155.

The parish register records the marriage 21 November, 1822 of "John Fraser Ullapool to Flora Bethune of that place". (some Bethunes are in some records with that surname or "Beaton")


Ullapool 41-15


John Dawson                                  50      Mason
Annie     Do                                    45
John      do                                 15
Flora     do                                    14
Roderick  do                                  7
Alexander do                                  5
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 4 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County. The image is faint and there may be an initial between Flora's name and the "do".

In the 1851 census Annie is Widowed, at Ullapool 51-150.

John's brother William, a mason and Chelsea Pensioner, is in this census off at Dingwall, but by 1851 he has returned to Ullapool, see Ullapool 51-95. A nephew of John, Benjamin, is at Ullapool 41-82 (that Benjamin an ancestor of Phil Shearn in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.)

Another mason Benjamin Dawson, father of John above, was in the 1798 Militia List at Ullapool, he was married to Catherine MacKenzie and looks to have been at Ullapool from at least the founding of the village in 1789, and was in the 1798 Militia List at Ullapool.

Parish Register notes the marriage 13 April, 1815 at Ullapool of John "Dazon" to Ann MacLeod.

OPR has a few christenings at Ullapool with father John Dawson or "Dazon" at Ullapool;


Ullapool 41-16


Lilly MacKenzie                                 60   Spinster
Isabella McLennan                               30
Forbes MacPhail                                 15   F. S.
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 4 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-154.

There is a great webpage with lots of data on Isabella MacLennan and her MacPhail descendants at Ullapool presented by descendant John Cameron in Australia, see; http://youbelong.info/public/Remembering_Isabella_of_Ullapool John notes that Forbes is in several records as "Bessie". He also notes that father of Bessie was George MacPhail, Fisheries Inspector at Ullapool.


Ullapool 41-17

This was an uninhabited House being built. It appears on page 4 of Enumeration District #9.


Ullapool 41-18


Abigail  MacKenzie                              35
Ann        do                                   35 
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 4 of Enumeration District #9. Both are marked as born in County.


Ullapool 41-19


Donald McKenzie                              45      Labourer
Janet    do                                     42
Ann      do                                     15
Mary     do                                     13
Isabella  do                                     9
Roderick   do                                 6
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 4 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

A 2003 posting to the ANGUS-Listserve by descendant Peigi Mulligan notes Janet, "Jessie" was maiden surname MacLean, her post notes Isabella marries 17 August, 1860 at Brechin to Frederick Sinclair.


Ullapool 41-20


John Watson                                  40      House Carpenter
Catharine do                                    35
Alexander  do                                11
James      do                                 7
Dorrathie   do                                  9mo
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 4 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-152.

The parish register records the marriage 8 May, 1818 of John Watson, Wright, to Dorothy MacLeod, Little Strath. Likely Dorothy died and John remarried, it was common practice in Coigach to name a first child born to a second wife to honour the first one.

Roddie Macpherson has photographed and transcribed a stone at Mill Street burial ground, see http://gravestones.rosscromartyroots.co.uk/picture/number1590.asp The stone erected by John Watson in honour of his mother Ann McBain, he notes that she died 1860. A descendant of this family, Lynn Mackay, has left a note and contact information on Roddie's site. In this census at the head of Lochbroom is a 60-64 year old Anne Watson, servant to the Minister Thomas Ross.


Ullapool 41-21


Margaret McLeod                                 50
Janet MacGregor                                 55
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 4 of Enumeration District #9. Both are marked as born in County.


Ullapool 41-22


John Munro                                   50
                     -- page break --
Margaret McKenzie                               50   Female Servant
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 4 and 5 of Enumeration District #9. Both are marked as born in County.


Ullapool 41-23


Henny MacLeod                                   25   Female Servant
Elizabeth  do                                   20
Ann        do                                   15
Norman     do                                12
Mary       do                                   10
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 5 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census Norman, Henny, and Ann are at Ullapool 51-134, shown to be siblings.

Two years after this census, 31 August, 1843, the minister of the parliamentary church at Ullapool, Alexander Ross, gave evidence to the Poor Law Inquiry Commission for Scotland, his report includes mention of this family, see pages 422 and 423.


      The other two orphans on our roll are brother and sister. The brother is about thirteen years of age, and the sister, who is an idiot, is about sixteen years of age. They receive between them 4s. a year. They are two out of a family of six orphans, all of whom originally received relief from us. Their father was a labourer, who died accidentally at sea, about ten years ago. All the children have lived with an elder sister, who was about eighteen or nineteen years of age when the family were left orphans. She has been their principal support, and has gone about from house to house collecting money, meal, potatoes, and fish for them. The case excited much sympathy. She did not work much, as the family required part of her attention ; but she spent her time principally in going about the country making collections for her brothers and sisters. She was not very anxious about sending them to school, but such of them as did go to school had their education gratis.


After hearing the evidence, the Commissioners then went into the community and visited nineteen recipients of aid to determine their situation. The following is transcribed from "Minutes of Evidence taken before the Poor Law Inquiry Commission for Scotland", PAGE 446;


      18. Ann M‘Leod, aged seventeen. An idiot. Allowance 4s. a year. She lives with three sisters and a brother; two of the sisters are older, and one younger, than herself. The brother is about twenty, and engages in the Caithness herring fishery. The idiot is supported by her sisters, all of whom are beggars. They live in a garret rent free, which contains but one miserable bed, and which seems entirely destitute of other furniture. When the brother is at home, either he or the sisters sleep on a shake-down.



Ullapool 41-24

This was an unoccupied House. It appears on page 5 of Enumeration District #9.


Ullapool 41-25


Murdoch McKenzie                             70      Feuar
Mary       do                                   60
Roderick    do                               30      Fisher
Angus       do                               28        do
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 5 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.


Ullapool 41-26


William Fraser                               25      Excise Officer
Jesse     do                                    20
Helen     do                                     1
Jean MacGregor                                  10   Female Servant
Ann Ross                                        20   Female Servant
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 5 of Enumeration District #9. None have column for whether born in County marked.


Ullapool 41-27


John MacLeod                                 60      Feuar
Ann     do                                      60
George MacDonald                             30      Tailor
Margaret   do                                   30
Isabella   do                                   26
Catharine McLeod                                 5
Alexander MacDonald                          6mo
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 5 of Enumeration District #9. Birth county of John not marked, the rest all born in county.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-157, Isabella shown to be a sister of George. With them there are elderly visitors I take to be the John and Ann above.

Two years after this census, 31 August, 1843, the minister of the parliamentary church at Ullapool, Alexander Ross, gave evidence to the Poor Law Inquiry Commission for Scotland, his report includes mention of this family, see page 422.


      Another bed-ridden person on our roll is a very old man, a shoemaker, He has a wife living with him who is likewise very old, and is nearly blind. They have a married daughter living in one part of their house. This daughter's husband is a tailor, who is sickly in health. They have two young children. The bed-ridden father has about an acre of land, which is worked principally by his neighbours, but his daughter and his son-in-law likewise help to work it. He is allowed 4s. a year by the kirk-session. Until lately, he used to work a little at cobbling. He cannot do this now ; and he is maintained chiefly by the produce of his land. His wife has sometimes come to me to ask me for money from my private means. I have helped her occasionally on such applications being made to me. I do not know whether her neighbours help her. She is very destitute.



Ullapool 41-28


William MacLeod                              35      Fisher
Catharine   do                                  35
Roderick    do                               10
                     -- page break --
Christian MacLeod                                8
Margaret    do                                   6
Mary        do                                   3
Catharine    do                                  1
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 5 and 6 of Enumeration District #9. Al marked as born in county.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-47.

The parish register records the marriage 7 December, 1827 of William MacLeod to Catharine Matheson, both resident Ullapool.


Ullapool 41-29


Robert Forbes                                60      Miller
Isabella  do                                    55
Isabella  do                                    30
Alexander  do                                25
James      do                                20
Catharine   do                                  15
Thomas MacKay                                10
Annie     do                                     8
Ronald    do                                  6
Thomas Forbes                                3mo
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 6 of Enumeration District #9. The first two with no county of birth noted, the rest marked as born in county.

In the 1851 census there is a 40 year old Forbes miller, James, with sister Isabel, likely the James and Isabella above, at Ullapool 51-162. In 1871 Ronald MacKay is married to a daughter of Alexander Forbes, they are then at Ullapool 71-192.

In 1887 newspapers carry articles about an eviction scandal, of Flora maiden surname Forbes, Widow of Ronald MacKay, with her six orphaned children, see A SCOTCH EVICTION SCANDAL

The articles note Flora's "grandfather, two uncles, a cousin, and her husband proceeded her in occupancy during about 60 years", and she had been carrying on milling with aid of a younger brother. The Civil Registration Index shows Flora Forbes married 1869 at Gairloch to a Ronald MacKay, and death of a 48 year old Ronald MacKay 1883 at Lochbroom, matching the Ronald above, and the death of Flora herself 1932 at Inverness aged 82.

The Flora Forbes who marries Ronald MacKay was I think a daughter of Alexander above. The memorial stone at Laide burial ground, Gairloch for Alexander's family has him died at Second Coast, 25 February 1886. Alexander married 12 March, 1848 at Gairloch to Flora MacKenzie.

My guess is the second Isabella Forbes above was married to a MacKay, Widowed, the three MacKay children hers from that marriage, and the 3 month old Thomas Forbes her illegitamate son.

A brother of Robert Forbes, George, is in this census as a miller at Ardessie near Little Loch Broom. There is a thread on rootschat regarding the Forbes milling family started by a descendant of George, Grant, at "Forbes Family of Millers - Little Lochbroom" Three of George's children are in the 1881 census at Achiltibuie, one as a miller, see Achiltibuie 81-34.

Grant in that thread notes Robert Forbes was a miller at Second Coast in Gairloch, presumably after this census he moves some of his family including young Ronald MacKay there, leaving son James in charge of the Ullapool mill, which explains why the marriage of Flora and Ronald occured at Gairloch.


Ullapool 41-30


Alexander Munro                              65      Fisher
Catharine   do                                  60
Duncan      do                               20      Fisher
Kenneth     do                               15
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 6 of Enumeration District #9. All marked as born in county.

Kenneth is in the 1851 census at Ullapool 51-166, married to Ann. Duncan is then at Morefield 51-134, married to Christy Urquhart, who is in this census with her family at Morefield 41-3.


Ullapool 41-31


Murdoch Munro                                30      Fisher
Christian  do                                   30
Donald     do                                 9
Catharine   do                                   6
Isabella    do                                   3
Margaret    do                                   2
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 6 of Enumeration District #9. All marked as born in county.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-163.

Young Donald marries 30 December, 1858 at Ullapool to Alexanderina "Lexey" MacKenzie, she is in this census with her family as "Alexis" at Ullapool 41-112, the registration notes Christina, "Christian" above, was maiden surname MacRae.


Ullapool 41-32


Catharine McLeod                                35
                     -- page break --
Roderick McLeod                              10
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 6 and 7 of Enumeration District #9. Both marked as born in county.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-164.


Ullapool 41-33


William McKenzie                             35      Fisher
Isabella    do                                  25
Donald      do                                8
Duncan      do                                7
Hector      do                                4
Barbara      do                                  1
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 7 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in county.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-168.


Ullapool 41-34


Mary MacKenzie                                  55
Alexander  do                                30      Fisher
Isabella    do                                  25
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 7 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in county.

In the 1851 census Mary and Isabella are at Ullapool 51-167, I think Alexander then the married Head of Household a few homes before, at Ullapool 51-165.


Ullapool 41-35


John MacAulay                                35      Fisher
Margaret  do                                    40
Kenneth   do                                 14
Ann        do                                   12
Alexander   do                               10
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 7 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in county.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-169.

The parish register records the marriage 22 Septempber, 1818 of John MacAulay to Margaret MacIver, both resident at Ullapool.


Ullapool 41-36


Roderick MacLean                             35      Feuar
Elizabeth   do                                  30
John        do                               12
Alexander    do                              10
Allan        do                               8
Murdoch      do                               5
Margaret     do                                  4
Catharine    do                                  2
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 7 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in county.

In the 1851 census this family, with Roderick missing, is at Ullapool 51-123.

The Index to Civil Registration notes a death 1861 of 60 year old Bet MacLean, other surname Fraser, possibly Elizabeth?


Ullapool 41-37


John MacRae                                  60      Feuar
Alexander Do                                 30      Clerk
                     -- page break --
Roderick McRae                               25      Fisher
Isabella  Do                                    20
Ann McLeay                                      50   Female Servant
Geddes Munro                                    60   Female Servant
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 7 and 8 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-170, Alexander married to Catharine from Stornoway with three children. The I.G.I. notes the marriage 8 July, 1842 at Stornoway of Alexander Macrae to Katharine Russel, and births of three more of their children post 1855 extracted from Civil Registration.

Within a few years of this census Isabella marries Benjamin Dawson, who is in this census with another MacRae family at Ullapool 41-82. Head of that Household, Farquhar MacRae, was I think likely another child of John above.

The 1864 death registration of Isabella notes her parents as having been John MacRae and Catherine MacLeay, likely John is a Widower in this census.

In the 1851 census Geddes Munro is at Ullapool 51-19.


Ullapool 41-38


Alexander Matheson                           30      Feuar
Annie       do                                  24
Annable     do                                   6
Duncan      do                                2
(Infant)    do                               9mo
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 8 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-171, Alexander then having occupation as "Ground Officer".

Alexander's parents were Duncan Matheson and Mary Cameron, both died before this census, but Duncan had remarried and his Widow and other relatives are at Ullapool 41-70.


Ullapool 41-39


John MacLeod                                 40      Feuar
Janet    do                                     30
Malcom    do                                 13
Ann       do                                    10
Hugh      do                                  9
Christian  do                                    6
Alexander  do                                 4
Elizabeth   do                                   2
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 8 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-136.

The death of Malcolm is registered as 23 February, 1883 at Market Street, Ullapool, aged 54 years, a Fisherman, Widower of Margaret Munro, his parents John and Janet both deceased by then, both surnamed MacLeod, Informant his brother Alexander. Malcolms marriage to Margaret Munro is registered as 19 December, 1858, she is in the 1851 census with her family at Ullapool 51-36.

The death of Christian, "Christina" is registered as 1 August, 1891 at Moss of Ullapool, aged 55 years, Widow of Roderick McLeod, both her parents deceased by then, John noted as having had occupation as shoemaker, and Janet, "Jessie" was also maiden surname MacLeod. Informant of the registration was her son, John MacLeod.


Ullapool 41-40


Murdoch Matheson                             30      Fisher
Janet      do                                   20
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 8 of Enumeration District #9. Both are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-135.

Three birth registrations to this couple after the start of Civil Registration in 1855 suggest Janet was maiden surname MacLennan.


Ullapool 41-41


Christian MacGregor                             55
Ann          Do                                 60
John Urquhart                                25      Fisher
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 8 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

I think John is in the 1851 census with a wife Christy at Ullapool 51-131.

The 1841 census does not show relationships or marital status, but my guess is Christian was maiden surname MacGregor, Widow of an Urquhart, sister of Ann, and mother of John.


Ullapool 41-42


Roderick McLeod                              60      Army
Catharine   Do                                  50
John        Do                               18
                     -- page break --
William McLeod                               13
Isabella    Do                                   8
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 8 and 9 of Enumeration District #9. Birthplace of Roderick not noted, the rest marked as born in County.

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

The parish register records the marriage 15 April, 1824 of "Rodk McLeod Pensioner Strathkennard to Cathrine McKenzie Ullapool".


Ullapool 41-43


Colin Urquhart                               37      Feuar
Jean     Do                                     40
Alexander  Do                                10
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 9 of Enumeration District #9. All marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-142.

The parish register records the marriage 27 February, 1824 of Colin Urquhart to Janet McLeod, both resident at Ullapool, also 30 August, 1832 of Colin Urquhart Ullapool to Jane McLeod Rireach.


Ullapool 41-44


Ann Fraser                                      60   Feuar
Catharine Do                                    50
Donald    Do                                 35      Shoemaker
Christian  Do                                   30
Margaret   Do                                    9
Isabella   Do                                    8
Fanny      Do                                    6
James      Do                                 3
Kenneth     Do                               6mo
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 9 of Enumeration District #9. All marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census Ann and Catharine are at Ullapool 51-138, shown as sisters with Catherine maiden surname "Campbell". In the next Household, Ullapool 51-139, are Donald and his family, my guess is the two Households in one house, with Ann being maiden surnamed Campbell and mother of Donald.

The parish register records the marriage 15 April, 1830 of Donald Fraser, Ullapool, to Christian McKenzie, Isle Ristol. The 1851 census shows Christian was born at Lochinver in Assynt, I wonder if she was a sister of Hector MacKenzie also from there, also resident at Isle Ristol when married a few weeks before to Janet MacDonald of Reiff, see Polbain 41-5.

There is a likelyhood young Margaret is the Margaret Fraser who emigrates in 1852 to Australia, and is a gt-gt-grandmother of "Sandra Robken" who started a thread seeking info on the family at http://www.genesreunited.co.uk/boards/board/ancestors/thread/1245495.


Ullapool 41-45


Kenneth McKenzie                             75      Pensioner
Duncan D   Do                                13
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 9 of Enumeration District #9. Birthplace of Kenneth not known, Duncan marked as born in County.


Ullapool 41-46


Lachlin McKenzie                             70      Feuar
Elizabeth   Do                                  50
Christian   Do                                  40
Elizabeth McLeod                                75
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 9 of Enumeration District #9. Birthplace of Lachlin not known, the rest marked as born in County.

I think Lachlin was father of Colin MacKenzie who testified 1862 in the Coigach Salmon case, that Colin in this census at Ullapool 41-65.


Ullapool 41-47


Kenneth McKenzie                             35      Fisher
Ann        Do                                   40
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 9 of Enumeration District #9. Both are marked as born in County.


Ullapool 41-48


William McKenzie                             25      Fisher
Mary       Do                                   25
Donald     Do                                 3
                     -- page break --
George McKenzie                              3mo
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 9 and 10 of Enumeration District #9. Birthplace of William not noted, the other three marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-49.


Ullapool 41-49


Alexander Fraser                             75      Feuar
Annie        Do                                 60
Thomas       Do                              35      Fisher
Isabella     Do                                 30
Catharine     Do                                25
Notes on this Household:

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

August of 1843 the Poor Law Inquiry Commission for Scotland gathered evidence around the Highlands, interviewing a few people at Ullapool such as the Minister Alexander Ross and the fish curer, Alexander MacKenzie. The Commission then went into the community and visited nineteen recipients of aid to determine their situation. The following is transcribed from "Minutes of Evidence taken before the Poor Law Inquiry Commission for Scotland", PAGE 445;


      10. Widow Alexander Fraser, aged seventy-one. Allowance 2s. 6d. a year. with a daughter of about thirty years of age. The daughter works at farm work, and usually takes a harvest in the low country. House on a feu, and rent free, with the exception of 5s. 6d. of fen-duty. The pauper is kept mostly by her daughter. In the room which she occupies, the furniture consists of a bed, a little crockery, some trunks, and a couple of chairs. In the other end of the house there is a shake-down of ferns.



Ullapool 41-50

This was an unoccupied House. It appears on page 10 of Enumeration District #9.


Ullapool 41-51


Roderick MacDonald                           70      Feuar
Lilly       Do                                  60
Donald      Do                               35      Fisher
Alexander    Do                              30        Do
Isabella MacKenzie                              20   Female Servant
Notes on this Household:

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

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-148.


Ullapool 41-52


Angus Ross                                   40      Feuar
Margaret McLeod                                 60
Duncan Ross                                   9
Annie   Do                                       7
Murdoch  Do                                   5
Norman   Do                                   2
Notes on this Household:

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

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-145.


Ullapool 41-53


Kenneth MacKenzie                            40      Feuar
Nelly     Do                                    24
James     Do                                 30
Thomas    Do                                 26
Colin     Do                                  3
Notes on this Household:

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

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-146, James and Thomas shown to be brothers of Kenneth, and Nelly as "Helen".

The death of James is registered as 25 January, 1871, aged 66 years, Fisherman, Widower of Janet MacAulay, parents had been Colin MacKenzie and Margaret, maiden surname MacAulay, Informant was his brother Thomas.


Ullapool 41-54

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


Ullapool 41-55


John Matheson                                60      Feuar
Elizabeth  Do                                   50
Flora      Do                                   20
                     -- page break --
Alexander Matheson                           18      Fisher
Margaret    Do                                  16
Duncan      Do                               14
Alexander Kerr                               10      Orphan
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 10 and 11 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-144, Elizabeth then Head of Household as "Widow Of Ground Offr". Alexander is not home then, I think likely he married and is then at Ullapool 51-128.

This family is referred to by Alexander Ross, Minister of Ullapool, in his testimony 31 August, 1843 to the Poor Law Inquiry Commission of Scotlabd, see page 422. Alexander notes the orphan, (Alexander Kerr), was son of a fisherman who accidently drowned at sea, and so was living with his grandfather, a Ground Officer, who gets a small yearly allowance of six pence or a shilling from each feuer in the village, has land of his own, and two grown unmarried sons living with him as well. "His wife, moreover, acts as a midwife ; so he is in comfortable circumstances. He has generally received 2s 6d a year for his grandson. The latter received instruction from the schoolmaster gratis".

The I.G.I. notes the marriage 9 February, 1820 of Alexander Kerr to Isabella Matheson, both resident at Ullapool, presumaly the late parents of the orphan above.


Ullapool 41-56


Kenneth McLean                               35      Feuar
Elizabeth    Do                                 60
Alexis       Do                                  8
Margaret     Do                                  4
Murdoch      Do                               1
Martha MacLeod                                  25   Female Servant
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 11 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

August of 1843 the Poor Law Inquiry Commission for Scotland gathered evidence around the Highlands, interviewing a few people at Ullapool such as the Minister Alexander Ross and the fish curer, Alexander MacKenzie. The Commission then went into the community and visited nineteen recipients of aid to determine their situation. The following is transcribed from "Minutes of Evidence taken before the Poor Law Inquiry Commission for Scotland", PAGE 445;


      9. Widow Murdoch M‘Lean, aged eighty. Allowance 4s. a year. She lives with her son, who is a feuar. He has an acre of land, for which he pays, inclusive of his feu-dnty, a rent of 1£ 17s. He keeps a cow. He has four children under ten years of age, and most of them apparently in a delicate state of health. The pauper is maintained by her son. House decently furnished.



Ullapool 41-57

This was an uninhabited House being built. It appears on page 11 of Enumeration District #9.


Ullapool 41-58


Murdo Graham                                 40      Feuar
Christian Do                                    25
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 11 of Enumeration District #9. Both are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census Murdo and Christian are at Ullapool 51-126, Christian noted as sister, and then in 1861 confusingly noted as wife, likely same lady with error in relationship either year.


Ullapool 41-59


Isabella McKenzie                               75
Jean        Do                                  30
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 11 of Enumeration District #9. Both are marked as born in County.

August of 1843 the Poor Law Inquiry Commission for Scotland gathered evidence around the Highlands, interviewing a few people at Ullapool such as the Minister Alexander Ross and the fish curer, Alexander MacKenzie. The Commission then went into the community and visited nineteen recipients of aid to determine their situation. The following is transcribed from "Minutes of Evidence taken before the Poor Law Inquiry Commission for Scotland", PAGE 445;


      8. Widow Isobella Macaulay, aged eighty-two years. Allowance 3s. a year. An unmarried daughter, aged thirty-five, lives with her, and promised to pay a rent of l£ for her The rent, however, has never been paid. The daughter works when she can get employment, but work is very scarce. The pauper is chiefly supported by other relatives. House tolerably furnished ; a good deal of crockery, a comfortable looking bed, two or three old trunks, a wheel, and a few stools.



Ullapool 41-60


John Cameron                                 50      Fisher
Annie   Do                                      40
Roderick Do                                  14
Alexander Do                                  8
John      Do                                  6
Murdoch    Do                                 2
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 11 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

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


Ullapool 41-61


Allan MacLeod                                45      Feuar
Isabella  Do                                    35
John      Do                                 16
Murdoch    Do                                14
Mary       Do                                   12
                     -- page break --
Margaret MacLeod                                10
Catharine    Do                                  8
Duncan       Do                               6
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 11 and 12 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-116,


Ullapool 41-62

This was an uninhabited House being built. It appears on page 12 of Enumeration District #9.


Ullapool 41-63


John MacKenzie                               45      Feuar
Christian Do                                    40
Henny     Do                                    25
Donald    Do                                 20
Kenneth    Do                                15
Isabella   Do                                   12
Catharine   Do                                  10
Colin       Do                                8
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 12 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census John and Christian with two other children are at Ullapool 51-115,

The parish register records the marriage 5 December, 1820 of John MacKenzie, Cooper, Ullapool, to Christy Stewart there. The 1851 census shows John's occupation was "Cooper".


Ullapool 41-64


Betsy Ross                                      55
Georgina Do                                     20
Isabella McLeod                                 60   Female Servant
Isabella McKenzie                               10     Do     Do
Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 12 of Enumeration District #9. Birthplace of Betsy not known, the rest are marked as born in County.


Ullapool 41-65


Colin MacKenzie                           40      Feuar
Margaret  Do                                 30
Annable   Do                                 10
Duncan    Do                               9
Donald    Do                               3
Alexis MacDonald                             25   Female Servant
Margaret McKenzie                           6mo

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 12 of Enumeration District #9. Birthplace of Colin not known, the rest are marked as born in County.

Have not yet found this family in the 1851 census, but in 1861 they are at Ullapool 61-115.

Colin testifies in 1862 in the Coigach Salmon case, he says his father was "Lachlan", and they came to Ullapool 52 years previous. See http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/item/item_writtenword.jsp?item_id=4892

There was a 70-74 year old Lachlin MacKenzie not born in county at Ullapool 41-46 I think was Colin's father.

The parish register record the marriage 2 February, 1827 of Colin MacKenzie to Margaret Matheson, both resident at Ullapool. The 1862 marriage registration of daughter Annabella confirms Margaret was maiden surname Matheson.


Ullapool 41-66


Roderick MacGregor                        60      Feuar
Henny       Do                               50
Alexander    Do                           30      Fisher
                     -- page break --
Janet MacGregor                              28
Barbara   Do                                 26
Kenneth   Do                              16

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 12 and 13 of Enumeration District #9. All marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-108. Barbara is missing from that census, I think likely she was a Widow at Ullapool 51-31.


Ullapool 41-67


Ann MacLeod                                  30   Widow
Williamina Do                                10
Nelly      Do                                 8
Janet McLean                                 45   Female Servant

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 13 of Enumeration District #9. All marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-107, Nelly as "Helen".

August of 1843 the Poor Law Inquiry Commission for Scotland gathered evidence around the Highlands, interviewing a few people at Ullapool such as the Minister Alexander Ross and the fish curer, Alexander MacKenzie. The Commission then went into the community and visited nineteen recipients of aid to determine their situation. The following is transcribed from "Minutes of Evidence taken before the Poor Law Inquiry Commission for Scotland", PAGE 445;


      13. Widow Roderick M‘Leod, aged thirty-seven. Has two children of the ages of fifteen and thirteen respectively. Allowance 2s. 6d. a year. Children, both girls. House her own. Pays for feu-duty, and rent of small garden attached, 11s. 6d. Works at the needle. Girls are both at school, and work a little with their mother at spare hours. She and her children are maintained entirely by their own industry, with the addition of 1£ a year, the rent of a part of the house which is let. House clean and well furnished. Good bed and bedding, neat cupboard, &c.



Ullapool 41-68


Murdo Stewart                             40      Shoemaker
Catharine Do                                 35
Farquhar  Do                              10
John      Do                               8
Alexander  Do                              3

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 13 of Enumeration District #9. All marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-137, Catharine then Widowed.

The parish register record the marriage 24 November, 1826 of Murdoch Stuart to Catharine MacRae, both resident at Ullapool.


Ullapool 41-69


Mary MacRae                                  40

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 13 of Enumeration District #9. Mary is marked as born in County.


Ullapool 41-70


Flora Matheson                               50   Publican
John     Do                               25      Fisher
Annable   Do                                 16
Murdoch   Do                              12
Mary      Do                                 10
John MacKenzie                            25      Fisher
Ann     Do                                   20
George Archer                             55      Salmon Fisher

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 13 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County, except George Archer has birthplace not known.

In the 1851 census Flora and Mary are at Ullapool 51-109, and John is a few houseolds before, at Ullapool 51-106.

Ann MacKenzie was a daughter of Flora, she and her husband John are in 1851 at Ullapool 51-72.

Flora's late husband was Duncan Matheson, testimony by son John in 1862 in the Coigach Salmon Case notes Duncan was engaged for many years in transporting salmon from Ullapool and Gruinard to Conon Bridge, assisted by John and his two elder sisters. The testimony also mentions George Archer, then dead some years, John said Archer was manager of the salmon fishings for Munro, and was first to use the bag and stake net method of fishing along the coast from Ullapool to the Garvie River (far side of Achnahaird). See http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/item/item_writtenword.jsp?item_id=4891

Flora Matheson death is registered as 16 January, 1863 at Ullapool, age noted as 80 years, "Widow of Duncan Matheson, InnKeeper", her parents had been John Tolmie, Tenant, and Margaret, maiden surname MacKenzie, both deceased. Informant her son John.

A descendant of this family, Margaret Turner of Camperdown, Australia, in 2008 shared some data from her researches Flora was a second wife of Duncan, who had been earlier married to a Mary Cameron. Duncan had at least seven children, one of those, Donald, was ancestor of Margaret. Donald Matheson had left the Ullapool area and worked on ships in the Liverpool area prior to emigrating to Australia about 1843 with his English bride, Elizabeth Bedlington. Margaret notes;

"The church that our Donald and Elizabeth were married in I found and it no longer exists - St John the Baptist, all that is left is a stone on the site. Married August 29 1841 (certificate is hard to read)."

Margaret identifies the seven children of Duncan Matheson as;

  1. Alexander Matheson, born 1804 Ullapool, in this census at Ullapool 41-38.
  2. Catherine Matheson, born 1809, Margaret notes "again not sure she is one of us"
  3. John Matheson, born in Ullapool 1811
  4. Donald Matheson, was born in 1816, Margaret notes "we think".
  5. Anable Matheson, born 1825
  6. Murdoch Matheson, born 1828
  7. Mary Matheson, born 1831, Margaret notes "not sure"


Ullapool 41-71


Isabella Fraser                              45   Widow
Christian   Do                               20
Donald      Do                            16
John        Do                            12
                     -- page break --
Alexander Fraser                          10
Roderick     Do                            8

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 13 and 14 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.


Ullapool 41-72


Alexander McKenzie                        25      Feuar
Christian    Do                              30
Donald       Do                           10
Christian    Do                               8
Ann          Do                               6

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 14 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-105.


Ullapool 41-73


Annable McKenzie                             40   Widow
John       do                             12
Alexander   do                            10
Colin       do                             8
George      do                             6
Margaret     do                               2

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 14 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

August of 1843 the Poor Law Inquiry Commission for Scotland gathered evidence around the Highlands, interviewing a few people at Ullapool such as the Minister Alexander Ross and the fish curer, Alexander MacKenzie. The Commission then went into the community and visited nineteen recipients of aid to determine their situation. The following is transcribed from "Minutes of Evidence taken before the Poor Law Inquiry Commission for Scotland", PAGE 446;


      15. Widow Alexander M‘Kenzle, aged fifty. Allowance 3s. a year. She has five children from seventeen to four years of age ; the eldest, a boy, is engaged in the herring fishery at Caithness. The postmistresskeeps her second boy. She occupies a half house, which is on feu, and belongs to herself. Feu-duty, and rent of a small garden attached, 9s. 6d. She knits a little, but is unable to do any hard work. Kind neighbours occasionally assist her. House pretty well furnished ; two beds, a table and chairs, a good deal of crockery, &c.


14 year old Duncan McKenzie at Ullapool 41-134 is the other son noted as with the postmistress.

In the 1851 census at Ardmair 51-52 are a 26 year old James and 21 year old John MacKenzie with their aunt, possibly John above and his elder brother who was noted in 1843 as at the Caithness fishery.


Ullapool 41-74


John MacLeod                              60      Feuar
Isabella  do                                 55
John      do                              25      Fisher
Janet     do                                 35
Donald    do                              18

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 14 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County, except the elder John.


Ullapool 41-75


John MacIntosh                            20      Surgeon
Flora MacKay                                 50   Female Servant

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 14 of Enumeration District #9. Neither are marked as born in County.


Ullapool 41-76

This was an unoccupied House. It appears on page 14 of Enumeration District #9.


Ullapool 41-77


George McRae                              45      Shoemaker
Janet    do                                  40
Roderick  do                              18      Fisher
Charles   do                              16        do
Mary      do                                 10
                     -- page break --
John McRae                                 8
Angus  do                                  6
Alick   do                                 5
Dugald  do                                 3

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 14 and 15 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-84.

Donna Benson of Queensland, Australia, posted to the Ross and Cromarty genealogy listserve in 2004 regarding this family. She notes Janet was maiden surname MacLeod (daughter of John McLeod and Madge McIver of Ullapool, born 14 January, 1799), and that George and Janet married 29 January, 1814. As well as the children in this census, she also notes Isabella, Hector, Hanna, and an Alexander in addition to the Alick above. She also notes "their eldest son Charles had married one month prior to their departure so his wife Ann McKenzie was with them also."

Donna writes;

"George and Jannet left Scotland as part of the Highland Clearences and George and 8 children arrived in Australia in the 1850s - Jannet died during the voyage."

In another message Donna notes the family were assisted by the HEIS scheme in 1854 (same program that brought 17 Coigach familys to Tasmania in 1853 aboard the Sir Alan McNab, see files on this webpage). They travelled to Australia aboard the "James Fernie", and Jannet died of Cholera.

George MacRae testifys in 1851 to a Parliamentary enquiry, interesting reading, see EVIDENCE He notes where his various sons were then, and of his struggles with the Agent of Sir James Matheson attempting to get aid for his family to emigrate to Australia.


Ullapool 41-78


Janet MacKenzie                              30
Hannah    do                                 16

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 15 of Enumeration District #9. Both are marked as born in County.


Ullapool 41-79


Roderick Chisholm                         30      Excise
Barbara     do                               20
Alexis      do                                4
Catharine    do                               2
John         do                          3mo

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 15 of Enumeration District #9. Roderick, Barbara, and Catharine are marked as not born in County, the other two are.

Possibly Roderick is in the 1851 census as a visiting cattleman at Ullapool 51-107.


Ullapool 41-80


William McKenzie                          20      Tailor
Charles     do                            25        do

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 15 of Enumeration District #9. Both are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census William is a tailor employing two men, a visitor at Ullapool 51-137.


Ullapool 41-81


Peter Angus                               50         Revenue Service
Jamina   do                                  25
Isabella  do                                 15
Catharine  do                                10
Janet      do                                 3
Johanna    do                                 5
Peter      do                             8mo

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 15 of Enumeration District #9. None are marked as born in County.


Ullapool 41-82


Farquhar McRae                               40      Fisher
Margaret   Do                                   25
Christian  Do                                    5
Margaret   Do                                    9
Isabella    Do                                   2
                     -- page break --
Benjamin Dawson                              20      Mason  

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 15 and 16 of Enumeration District #9. All except Isabella are marked as born in County.

Farquhar and Margaret are noted in a webpage by descendant Ian McRae at http://www.geni.com/people/Farquhar-McRae/6000000022940958877, Ian notes Farquhar was born about 1785 to Alexander McRae and Margaret, maiden surname MacLeod, and died 1863 at Lochbroom, Margaret was maiden surname Fraser, born about 1810 to Alexander Fraser and Margaret, maiden surname McLeod.

Benjamin Dawson was a son of the mason and Chelsea Pensioner, William Dawson. In this census William is off at Dingwall, but by 1851 he has returned to Ullapool, see Ullapool 51-95. In 1856 Benjamin is Informant of William's death registration, identifying his parents as another mason Benjamin Dawson, and Catherine MacKenzie. That earlier Benjamin was in the 1798 Militia List at Ullapool and was probably the second generation of Dawsons at Ullapool, the City of Edinburgh Parish Register records the marriage 16 November, 1790 of John MacIntosh, day labourer in Old Grayfriar's Parish, to Amelia Dawson, in Tron Parish, "daughter of John Dawson, mason in Loch-Broom". Ullapool had been founded the year before, at a guess John Dawson went north from Edinburgh to Ullapool to work on construction of the village in 1789.

An uncle of Benjamin, John Dawson, is in this census at Ullapool 41-15.

Benjamin marries an Isabella MacRae, likely the one at Ullapool 41-37 (daughter of John MacRae there and his late wife, Catherine MacLeay). Benjamin and Isabella have a daughter Emily born about 1847, and through her are ancestors of Phil Shearn in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. Benjamin with Isabel and their children are in the 1851 census at Ullapool 51-94. A thread on Rooschat at http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=716428.0 has another descendant of Benjamin saying;

"Benjamin Dawson, died on 15 December 1890 at the age of 75, his parents were stated to be Catherine Dawson, nee Ross (deceased) and William Dawson, Mason and Chelsea Pensioner. Benjamin's death took place in Argyle Street, Ullapool, Ross-Shire, Scotland."


Ullapool 41-83


Donald Fraser                                25      Fisher
Christian do                                    30

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 16 of Enumeration District #9. Both are marked as born in County.


Ullapool 41-84


Alexander Fraser                             30      Feuar
Janet       do                                  25
Murdoch     do                                5
Elizabeth    do                                 3mo

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 16 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-97.


Ullapool 41-85


Robert Carmichael                            46      Fisher
Christian   do                                  30
Elizabeth   do                                   8

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 16 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

Have not yet found this family in the 1851 census, however in 1861 they are at Ullapool 61-58.

Robert testifies in 1862 in the Coigach Salmon Case, see http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/item/item_writtenword.jsp?item_id=4879 He states he was born at Ullapool.

The I.G.I. notes three christenings to Robert Carmichael;


Ullapool 41-86

This was an unoccupied House. It appears on page 16 of Enumeration District #9.


Ullapool 41-87


Murdoch Campbell                             45      Fisher
Mary       do                                   30
John       do                                10
Murdoch    do                                 4
Elizabeth   do                                   2

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 16 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-29.


Ullapool 41-88


Fanny Carmichael                             60   Feuer
Jean McKenzie                                60

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 16 of Enumeration District #9. Both are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census Jean is with her daughter Catherine at Ullapool 51-92.

August of 1843 the Poor Law Inquiry Commission for Scotland gathered evidence around the Highlands, interviewing a few people at Ullapool such as the Minister Alexander Ross and the fish curer, Alexander MacKenzie. The Commission then went into the community and visited nineteen recipients of aid to determine their situation. The following is transcribed from "Minutes of Evidence taken before the Poor Law Inquiry Commission for Scotland", PAGE 445;


      7. Widow Fanny M‘Lean, aged nearly eighty. Allowance 3s. a year. Lives alone. House on a feu, and rent free, but claimed by superior for arrears of fen-duty. A small garden is attached to the house, in which she rears a few potatoes. Part of the house is let, for which she gets a few shillings of rent; but the tenant is nearly as poor as herself, and far in arrears. She occasionally gets some fish in charity from the boat crews. House almost unfurnished; a bed, poorly supplied with bedding; a small table, and an old trunk, which seems to supply the place of chairs.


Roddie Macpherson has photographed and transcribed a stone in the Mill Street cemetery, Ullapool,
at http://gravestones.rosscromartyroots.co.uk/picture/number1605.asp as;

[eroded...] parents ALEXR MACKENZIE
blacksmith, Ullapool
who died in the year 1839?0
aged 5[?]
and JEAN MACKENZIE
who died in 1863
aged 82 years


Ullapool 41-89


Margaret McKenzie                            50   Widow
Roderick   do                             20      Fisher
John MacKenzie                            18
Jamina   do                                  15
Elisabeth do                                 14
George    do                              12
Maria     do                                 10
Simon     do                               8
                     -- page break --
Sibella McKenzie                              6
Catharine Dawson                             20   F.S.

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 16 and 17 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County, except Margaret. There is a tick mark above Catharine Dawson's name, indicating though part of the Household, she was not part of the family.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-103.

An 1817 newspaper announcement notes the marriage of "at Ledmore House Kenneth Mackenzie Younger Langwell to Miss Margaret MacKenzie".

Margaret's husband Kenneth MacKenzie was a son of Thomas MacKenzie, IV of Langwell, and his wife, Catherine Robertson, see notes regarding his brother Alexander above at Alexander MacKenzie of Langwell, and Alexanderina MacKenzie of Achnaclerach, his sister Isabella is in this census with her family as second wife of the Merchant Alexander MacKenzie at Ullapool 41-97. Kenneth had been Tacksman of Corrie, there are several christenings in the Parish Register with Kenneth listed as father, including one where he is referred to as "Tacksman".

Later censuses show Margaret to have been born in Assynt, The Findon tables note her as a Mackenzie from Ledmore there. Her death is registered as happening 15 February, 1873, aged 84 years, her parents having been Roderick MacKenzie and Williamina, maiden surname MacKenzie.

Jamina ("Jamesina") marries before the next census to Alexander MacKenzie, Junior, Inspector of the Poor, who is in this census at Ullapool 41-2. Probably Alexander's mother Janet Robertson was a sister or other close relation of the mother of Margaret's missing husband, Kenneth. That suggestion reinforced as Jamesina and Alexander are in the 1851 census with three daughters at Ullapool 51-77, having two siblings of Jamesina with relationship to Alexander noted as "cousin".

From several sources, including a descendant of Kenneth's brother Alexander (Marris Lucas, EMAIL: clunead@bordernet.com.au), the Findon Tables, christenings in the Parish Register, and civil registration Kenneth and Margaret had 12 children (birth order that follows may be wrong);

  1. Thomas MacKenzie, he went to Australia. Not above so likely an older sibling, Scottish naming pattern had the first son named after the father's father.
  2. Cathrine MacKenzie, remained in Scotland. Not above, so likely an older sibling.
  3. Roderick MacKenzie, above, born 1824, he went to Canada and endered the HBCo, retiring in 1872.
  4. John MacKenzie, above, born about 1823.
  5. Kenneth MacKenzie, not above, so his birth year is uncertain, possibly he died young.
  6. Jamina MacKenzie, above, born about 1826, as noted above she remained in Ullapool.
  7. Betsy MacKenzie, above as "Elisabeth", born 27 September, 1827 at Corrie, she remained in Scotland, she married 21 January, 1855 at Ullapool to Donald McLennan from Drumrunnie, a Gamekeeper (born 24 November, 1824 in Contin Parish to John McLennan and Mary McDonald)
  8. George Balfour MacKenzie, christened 27 February, 1828 at Corrie, (above), he went to Australia.
  9. Anne MacKenzie, christened 9 July, 1829 (father noted as "Tenant Corrie").
  10. Maria MacKenzie, christened 25 January, 1830, father listed as "Tacksman Corrie" (above).
  11. Simon MacKenzie, christened 10 February, 1832 at Corrie (above), he went to Australia.
  12. Sibblah MacKenzie, above as "Sibella", christened 13 November, 1834 at Corrie, she remained in Scotland.

Margaret's brother, Peter, entered the HBCo in 1847 and had a long career there, a son and grandson continued the family connection to the Company right through into the 20th century. Young Roderick above entered the Company in 1825, likely at Peter's urging.


Ullapool 41-90


Paul Ross                                 40      Elder
Janet  do                                    30
Robert  do                                15
Thomas  do                                14

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 17 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County except Paul.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-110, with them then is daughter Ann, her husband, Kenneth MacDonald, and three of their children.

Sandy MacLean descends fron a sister of Paul Ross, in a posting 2006 to the ROSSGEN listserve on Rootsweb she notes Paul's parents had been Thomas Ross and Janet MacDonald, and that Paul was married firstly 17 March, 1820 to Isabel Forbes at Ullapool, then 6 June, 1828 at Lochbroom to Janet MacKenzie (above). That 1828 registration has Paul as a weaver resident at Ullapool, and Janet as resident at Ardcharnich.

Robert above was a son of Paul and his first wife Isabella, born about 1819, he marries 13 February, 1862 at Ullapool, noted as a fisherman, to Ann Macdonald, a 30 year old Widow, daughter of Donald MacLeod, Carter, and Helen, maiden surname MacKenzie.

A daughter of Paul and his first wife was Ann Ross, christened 16 May, 1825 at Ullapool. Her marriage is registered as 4 August, 1845 to Kenneth Macdonald from Altnaharrie, he is in this cednsus with his family across the Loch from Ullapool at the Ferryhouse of Altnaherie 41-1. The I.G.I. records the births of four of their children between 1856 and 1866 at Lochbroom.


Ullapool 41-91


Robert Cameron                            28      Teacher
Jessie   do                                   25
John     do                                   2mo
Margaret McLeod                              20   F.S.

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 17 of Enumeration District #9. All except Robert are marked as born in County. There is a tick mark above Margaret's name, indicating though part of the Household, she was not part of the family.


Ullapool 41-92


Janet McDonald                               60   Feuer
Jessie Mundell                               11
Margaret    do                                9
Jessie      do                               17

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 17 of Enumeration District #9. All except the second Jessie Mundell are marked as born in County. There is a tick mark above the second Jessie's name, indicating though part of the Household, she was not part of the family.


Ullapool 41-93


Hugh Ross                                 20      Merchant
Margaret Do                                  30
John     do                              11days
Donald Fraser                             11
Ann     do                                    9

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 17 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County. There is a tick mark above Donald's name, indicating though part of the Household, he and Ann were not part of the family.


Ullapool 41-94

This was an uninhabited House. It appears on page 17 of Enumeration District #9.


Ullapool 41-95


George Gillanders                         65      House Con??????
Christian     do                             50
Mary          do                             25
Elizabeth Morison                            45   F.S.

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 17 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County. Spelling of George's occupation unclear, may be "House Contractor". There is a tick mark above Elizabeth's name, indicating though part of the Household, she was not part of the family.

Christy is Head of Household in the 1851 census at Ullapool 51-125, "Carpenter's Widow" born at Assynt, Mary there shown to be her daughter.

Roddie Macpherson has photo and trascription of a stone at Mill Street burial ground which includes the first three, see http://gravestones.rosscromartyroots.co.uk/picture/number1569.asp From his transcription it appears Christian was maiden surname Morrison, I wonder if Elizabeth above was her sister? That stone notes George and Christian also had a daughter Margaret who died November 1859 aged 65 years, Widow of the merchant John MacKenzie who predeceased her in 1824 aged 35 years. I think that Margaret is in this census, aged 35 to 39, at Ullapool 41-141, and in 1851 aged 60 at Ullapool 51-42.


Ullapool 41-96

Notes on this Household:

This was an uninhabited House being built. It appears on page 17 of Enumeration District #9.


Ullapool 41-97


Alexander McKenzie                        48      Merchant
Isabella   do                                28
                     -- page break --
Catharine McKenzie                            6
John       do.                             5
Thomas     do.                             2
Christian McLeod                             25   F.S.
Margaret    do                               24   F.S.
Hellen MacKenzie                             15   F.S.
Robert MacLeod                            14      ShopKeeper

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 17 and 18 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County. A tick mark under Thomas's name indicates the end of a family group.

In the 1851 census this family, with Alexander away from home, is at Ullapool 51-74, the address then is listed as "Argyle Street".

Alexander was often referred to as "Senior, Justice of the Peace". He was married twice, firstly to Jane MacKenzie, with at least one child, Margaret (christened 16 August, 1810, father noted as "Alexander Mackenzie Senr Ullapool".). That first wife died 5 August, 1831. The 19 August, 1831 edition of the Inverness Journal includes the following announcement;


Died--At Ullapool, on Saturday the 6th, inst., Mrs Jane Mackenzie, spouse of Mr Alexander Mackenzie Sr. Merchant there. Her unaffected piety, stedfast integrity, and charitable disposition, doubly endeared her to her numerous friends and acquaintances, who will long bewail the breach made in their society.

The Parish Register records the second marriage of Alexander as 16 November, 1832 (a year and a half after the death of Jane); "Alexr McKenzie Merchant Ullapool to Isabella McKenzie Langwell"

Alexander's own death was registered as 1 November, 1862 aged 77 years, "Justice of the Peace and latterly Merchant", his parents noted as having been John MacKenzie, Merchant, and Margaret MacAulay (Informant was his son Thomas). Roddie MacPherson has photographed the stone of John and Margaret on his website at; http://gravestones.rosscromartyroots.co.uk/picture/number1577.asp He transcribes it as;

Sacred
to the memory of
MARGARET MACAULAY
who departed this life the 1st day of
Dec. 1811 aged 52 years
and JOHN MACKENZIE senr Merchant her husband who died at Ullapool
the 13th November 1820
aged 73 years.

Invoices and correspondance copied by Joan MacKenzie 2006 in the Ullapool Museum note John MacKenzie, Senior, was Merchant at Ullapool from 1777 to 1821. From an invoice dated about 1784 regarding clothing purchases I think Alexander had four older brothers;

Alexander testified a few months before his 1862 death in "the Coigach Salmon Case", and stated he was 76 years of age, born at Ullapool, and had been a Merchant there. (Alex was involved in the Salmon fishery, becoming in 1827 the local agent of Captain Hugh Munro of Teannach, who held Tack of the Fishery). Another witness (Robert Carmichael) noted Alexander as "Alexander MacKenzie otherwise called Tutor".

Isabella is shown in the Registration of her death 4 January, 1874 at Harris aged 69 to have been a daughter of Thomas MacKenzie, IV of Langwell, and his wife, Catharine Robertson, her brother Alexander married Alexanderina MacKenzie of the Achnaclerach family, see notes for that family above at; "Alexander MacKenzie and Alexanderina MacKenzie". Kenneth MacKenzie, Tacksman of Corrie, was a brother of Isabella, he died before this census, but his widow and children are at Ullapool 41-89.

Alexander above was Tacksman of Achiltibuie from 1829 to 1853, in partnership with William MacKenzie who held Tack of Badenscallie and the small communities at the east end of the Coigach Peninsula, another Merchant of Ullapool. John Prebble in his book "Highland Clearances" (SOURCE) referred to them as brothers, a mistake I am sure, knowing the parents. William is the 18 year old in this census at Ullapool 41-134, with his Widowed mother and other relatives, his father had been Murdoch MacKenzie Senior, Merchant and PostMaster at Ullapool. There is a possibility Alexander's first wife, Jane, was a sister of Murdoch. The families were certainly close, Alexander was named as a trustee in the estate of William's mother Susan (though he later predeceased her). The noting above of Alexander as "otherwise called Tutor", might reflect his taking care of the interests of young William until he came of age.

In the last few days of 1855, just before the start of civil registration, there was a series of registrations of births, christenings, and marriages in the Lochbroom Parish Register to families of Tacksmen and Merchants going back over decades. Those registrations include the following at Ullapool with parents as "Alexander McKenzie, Senior, Merchant, and Isabella McKenzie, his wife";

  1. Catherine Robertson McKenzie, born 17 October, 1833 (enumerated above).
  2. John MacKenzie, born 5 November, 1835 (enumerated above).
  3. Thomas McKenzie, born 5 December, 1838 (enumerated above, Informant on his mother's death in 1874).
  4. Jean Margaret McAulay McKenzie, born 17 August, 1843. (in the 1851 census enumerated as "Jane").


Ullapool 41-98


Lieut James McLeod                        55      Army
Annabella      do                            45
Abigail        do                            20
Annabella      do                            15
Elea Ann       do                            14
James A.P.     do                         72
Ann MacKenzie                                75
Catharine McLeod                             25   F.S.
Sally Shaw                                   20   F.S.

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 18 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County, except Abigail not born in County, Annabella born in Ireland, Elea Ann in France, and the elder James in England. There is a tick mark above Ann MacKenzie's name, indicating though part of the Household, she and the next two were not part of the family.


Ullapool 41-99


Hector McKenzie                           40      Agent B F S
William   do                              13
Murdoch   do                               9
Helen     do                                 11
Catharine  do                                25   Housekeeper
Ann        do                                20   Female Servant
Ann        do                                30      do    do
William Matheson                          35        Male   do
Hector    do                              15         do    do
                     -- page break --
John MacPhail                             16      Student
Helen McNab                                  25   Female Servant

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 18 and 19 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County. There is a tick mark above Catharine's name, indicating though part of the Household, she and the following six people were not part of the family.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-178.

Hector was Agent for the British Fisheries Society, after Ullapool was sold in 1847 he continued as Agent for Sir James Matheson.

The parish register records the marriage 11 August, 1826 of Hector MacKenzie, Merchant in Ullapool Lochbroom to Jessie MacKenzie, there is a word or two after Jessie's name, unfortunately my photocopy of that page of the register cuts it off, I think the first word is "Ullapool".


Ullapool 41-100


John Finlayson                            45      Officer Of The Fishery
Ann     Do                                   25   Housekeeper
William  Do                               13
Catharine McIntyre                           15   Female Servant

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 19 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as birthplace was not in county.


Ullapool 41-101


Alexander Tolmie                          50      Feuar
Ann         Do                               40
Mary        Do                               20
Murdoch     Do                            18      Fisher
William     Do                            14
Duncan      Do                            12
Angus       Do                            10
Anne        Do                                8
Jean        Do                                6 

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 19 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-66.

Though noted as unmarried in the 1851 census, Alexander had wife Ann, apparantly above, who died 1 July, 1856 at Ullapool, aged 60 years, her parents had been William MacKenzie, Carpenter, and Janet, maiden surname MacGregor, both deceased by then, Informant and undertaker was Alexander. The marriage was registered as 4 December, 1812 of "Alexr Tolmie Shoemaker Ull. & Anne McKenzie Ullapool".

The book, "Mackenzies of Ballone", includes a section on the Tolmies of Uiginish, on page 82 there Alexander is noted, with date of marriage to Anne as above noted, and births of three of their children (parish register shows the dates given as births were Christenings);

The book also notes Alexander's father was Thomas Tolmie, a Merchant at Inverness (1718-1789).

I think the book is wrong, as an index to documents transcribed on ancestry notes Alexander Tolmie died 27 July, 1865 at Ullapool, aged 76, and that his parents had been John Tolmie and Margaret, maiden surname MacKenzie. Roddie Macpherson has photographed and transcribed a stone at the Mill Street Burial Grounds I think was likely this John, see http://gravestones.rosscromartyroots.co.uk/picture/number1624.asp The stone notes he died 3rd July, 1813, aged 30 years, and same burial ground also has a stone for an Alexander Tolmie died same day aged 22 years, likely brothers drowned in one of the tragic events on Lochbroom.


Ullapool 41-102


Alexander Fraser                          30      Fisher
Margaret    do                               30
Janet       do                               6mo
Christy McKenzie                             16   Female Servant

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 19 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.


Ullapool 41-103


Ann Fraser                                   50   Feuar
Donald do                                 20      Fisher

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 19 of Enumeration District #9. Both are marked as born in County.


Ullapool 41-104


Gressel Gordon                               50   Feuar
Mary      do                                 22
Donald                                    20      Fisher
 (Infant)                                  1

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 19 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census this Grace with her daughter Mary is at Ullapool 51-57, Donald then married to Mary MacGregor with three children at Ullapool 51-56. Likely that Mary McGregor is in this census as the 22 year old servant at Ullapool 41-138.

The 1893 death registation of Alexis Campbell at Ullapool 41-113 notes her parents were Donald Gordon, Fisherman, and Grace, maiden surname McGregor, the 1851 census shows "Gressel" was "Grace". Also in that Household is 20-24 year old Christy Gordon, likely another daughter of Gressel.


Ullapool 41-105


Duncan Campbell                           49      Fisher
Annie     do                                 31
Annabella  do                                10
Kenneth    do                              7
Alexander  do                              5
Rachel     do                                 2

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 20 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-50.

In 1832 Neil Campbell from Tanera married to Catharine Campbell, resident Ullapool, in this census they are at Badentarbat 41-10. That family emigrates in 1853 to Tasmania aboard the Sir Allan McNab (see McNab 517). With that family on the emigration is an Alexander noted as son, however a descendant, Hugh Campbell, said the Alexander aboard was actually a nephew, son of Duncan Campbell and Ann MacRae, clearly the Alexander above. Which suggests Duncan was a brother of Catharine.


Ullapool 41-106

This was an unoccupied House. It appears on page 20 of Enumeration District #9.


Ullapool 41-107


Alexander Campbell                        60      Feuar
John         do                           35      House Carpenter
Janet        do                              30
Margaret     do                               2
Duncan       do                          18mo

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 20 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.


Ullapool 41-108


John McKenzie                          60      Fisher
Janet    do                               55
Ann      do                               20

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 20 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census Janet is Widowed, she is with Ann at Ullapool 51-65.


Ullapool 41-109


William McKenzie                       35      Fisher
Catharine    do                           30
Duncan       do                        14
Murdoch      do                        10
Hector       do                         5
John         do                         3
Flora        do                            7
Isabella     do                            1

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 20 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

The parish register records the marriage 27 January, 1825 of William McKenzie to Catharine Matheson, both resident at Ullapool.


Ullapool 41-110


Alexander MacKenzie                    25      Fisher
Kenneth      do                        20
Margaret     do                           55

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 20 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-64, Alexander and Kenneth shown to be sons of Margaret.


Ullapool 41-111


James Beaton                           30      Fisher
Janet    do                               30
Alexander  do                           1
Mary       do                              5

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 21 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-55, with surname as "Bethune", the two names are variants of each other.


Ullapool 41-112


John McKenzie                             50      Sheriff Officer
Justina  do                                  35
Catherine do                                 20
Alexander do                              15
Andrew    do                              10
Alexis    do                                 12
John      do                               5
Barbara    do                                 2
infant                                    1m

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 21 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-63, the address then is listed as "Shore Street".

The Parish Register records the marriage 20 February, 1819 of "John (Andrew) MacKenzie Ullapool" to "Justina MacKenzie Dalcanloch". John's father indicated from the entry as Andrew. Justina was daughter of John MacKenzie, a descendant of the MacKenzies of Achiltibuie, that John was married twice, I think the mother of Justina was the second wife, Margaret Stronach (daughter of Alexander Stronach, Minister of Lochbroom).

Young Andrew above was christened at Ullapool 25 February, 1828.

Alexanderina, "Alexis" above, marries 30 December, 1858 at Ullapool to Donald Munro, he is in this census with his family at Ullapool 41-31, the registration confirms Justina was maiden surname MacKenzie.

The unnamed infant is shown in the 1851 census to be a daughter, not son as noted above, Williamina.

Justina has relatives at Ullapool in this census; her father John MacKenzie of Atachol was brother to Murdo MacKenzie of Achnaclerach, whose Widow Susan is at Ullapool 41-134 with her family.


Ullapool 41-113


John Campbell                             30      Feuar
Alexis    do                                 25
Alexander  do                              5
Rachel     do                                 2
Christy Gordon                               20   Female Servant

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 21 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

The death is registered 25 April, 1893 at Point, Ullapool of Alexandrina Campbell, Cotter, Widow of John Campbell, Fisherman, aged 86 years, parents noted as having been Donald Gordon, Fisherman, and Grace, maiden surname McGregor. Informant was her son, John Campbell.

Likely the servant, Christy Gordon, was a younger sister of Alexis, she is in the 1871 census as servant to a shipmaster's family at Ullapool 71-117. The mother of Alexis as "Gressel" is in this census at Ullapool 41-104.

A descendant of this family, Erica Cramer, has posted lots of data at http://www.genealogy.com/forum/regional/countries/topics/scotland/64984/


Ullapool 41-114


Murdo McKenzie                            35      Fisher
Kenneth    do                              9
James      do                              5
Isabella   do                                30
Ann        do                                60   Widow
Isabella   do                                10
Alexis     do                              4

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 21 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County. I wonder if noting "Alexis" as a male was a transcription error?


Ullapool 41-115

This was an unoccupied House. It appears on page 22 of Enumeration District #9.


Ullapool 41-116


Norman McLeod                             55      Army
Annie    do                                  40
Annabella  do                                25   Teacheress

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 22 of Enumeration District #9. Norman marked as not born in County, the other two were.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-60.


Ullapool 41-117

This was an unoccupied House being built. It appears on page 22 of Enumeration District #9.


Ullapool 41-118


Isabella McKay                               30
Isabella   Do                                55   Publican

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 22 of Enumeration District #9. The younger Isabella marked as born in County, the other not.

Have not yet found these two in the 1851 census, but in 1861 they are at Ullapool 61-15.


Ullapool 41-119


Catharine McKay                              25
Ann         Do                               20 
Robert      Do                            25      Merchant
Margt Fraser                                 15   Female Servant

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 22 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.


Ullapool 41-120


Ann MacKay                                   60   Feuar
Ann    Do                                    25
Ella MacRae                               20      Male Servant

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 22 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County. Likely the forename "Ella" is mistranscribed, as age is noted in the males column, and occupation as "Male Servant".


Ullapool 41-121


John Morison                              35      Shoemaker
Janet   Do                                   30
George   Do                                8
Kenneth   Do                               6
Catharine  Do                                 2
 (Infant)                                 1mo

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 22 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-99.


Ullapool 41-122


Murdoch McRae                             35      Shoemaker
Euphemia  Do                                 30
James     Do                               4
Catharine  Do                                 1
Jean Watson                                  16   Female Servant
Alexander McLeod                          20      Shoemakers Apprentice

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 22 of Enumeration District #9. All except Euphemia are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-102.


Ullapool 41-123


Aulay MacAulay                            30      Fisher
                     -- page break --
Alexander MacAulay                        25      Fisher
Janet        Do                              22
Georgina     Do                              20
Johanna McLean                               15   Female Servant

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 22 and 23 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census Alexander and Georgina are at Ullapool 51-76, Georgina's relationship to Alexander shown as "Lodger", though likeky they were siblings.


Ullapool 41-124


Finlay MacDonald                          30      Smith
Barbara    Do                                25
William    Do                              5
William    Do                             5mo

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 23 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-33.

Interesting to see two sons both named William, a pattern from other Coigach families, usually to honour a recently dead relative.


Ullapool 41-125


Christian MacGregor                          30
Roderick     Do                           10
William      Do                            7
Donald       Do                            4
John         Do                            1

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 23 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-111, Christian's husband shown to be Duncan MacGregor.


Ullapool 41-126


Janet MacKenzie                              35
Janet     Do                                 14
Hector    Do                              12

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 23 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-35, Janet's husband Charles then Head of Household.


Ullapool 41-127

This was an unoccupied House. It appears on page 23 of Enumeration District #9.


Ullapool 41-128


Alexr Ross (Reverend)                     50      Minister
Mary   Do                                    35
Helen  Do                                    22   Female Servant
Annie  Do                                    14     Do     Do

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 23 of Enumeration District #9. All except Alexander are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census Alexander and Mary are at Ullapool 51-67.

A file at http://www.genealogy.com/ftm/g/r/u/Roy-Rawsthorne-Grundy/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-1651.html notes Alexander was born 1798 in Inverness to parents John Noble and Jean Campbell, and died December 1855, that he married about 1832 to Mary Munro and had a son born 1833 who died same year, and that he had been ordained missionary at Ullapool in 1819.

Helen marries Donald MacRae, he is in this census with his family at Ullapool 41-159, in 1851 Helen and Donald are at Ullapool 51-23.


Ullapool 41-129


Christian McKenzie                           30
John        do                            13
Margaret     do                              10
Alexander    do                            8
Abigael      do                               4

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 23 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

This family noted at http://www.familytreeforum.com/wiki/index.php/User:Wulliam, noted there is the missing husband was Alexander MacKenzie, born before 17 May, 1801 in Lochbroom to parents Kenneth MacKenzie and Mary, maiden surname Cameron, and that he died 2 March, 1881 at Point, Ullapool. It also notes Christina above was maiden surname MacKenzie, born before 13 April, 1800 in Lochbroom, died 2 May, 1863 at Ullapool, and they were married 30 January, 1823 in Lochbroom.

See also a thread on this family by descendant "William" at http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=396227.0


Ullapool 41-130


Roderick McDonald                         60      House Carpenter
Isabella     Do                              60
Donald McLennan                           20      Apprentice

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 24 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census I think Isabella as "Isabel" is mother-in-law to a MacRae family at Morefield 51-107. In that census Donald McLennan is married, see Ullapool 51-129.


Ullapool 41-131


Murdo McKenzie (Snr)                      65      Feuar
Alexr    Do                               63

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 24 of Enumeration District #9. Both are marked as born in County.


Ullapool 41-132


John Watt                                 32      Feuar
Catharine Morison                            55   Female Servant
Mary McLachlin                               30     Do     Do

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 24 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.


Ullapool 41-133

This was an unoccupied House. It appears on page 24 of Enumeration District #9.


Ullapool 41-134


Susan McKenzie                               50   Postmistress
William    do                             18      C.G. (sp?)
Elisabeth  do                                40
David Ferguson                            20      Farmer
Grace  Do                                    20
Annie Stewart                                45   F.S.
Annie McLean                                 25   F.S.
Janet McKenzie                               20   F.S.
Kenneth  do                               18      Shopkeeper
Duncan   do                               14      Student

Notes on this Household:

These two Households appear on page 24 of Enumeration District #9. There is a tick mark under Elisabeth's name indicating the end of a family group. All are marked as born in County, except Susan and Elisabeth. The occupation for William might be mistranscribed.

Susan is in the 1851 census at Ullapool 51-96, the address then listed as "Argyle Street". With her then is her daughter Grace Ferguson (also above), who in later censuses and birth Registrations is shown to have been wife of David Ferguson, Tacksman of Langwell (also above), her son James, a surgeon not present in this census, and the servant Annie Stewart who is also above.

Susan through her daughter Grace and son-in-law David Ferguson is an ancestor of Malcolm Ferguson in Australia. He has done lots of research on this family, and can be emailed at mjferguson11@bigpond.com

Susan's son William, also above, is in the 1851 census married and listed as "General Dealer" at Ullapool 51-52, his occupation above as "C.G" might have stood for "Corn Grocer". He was Tacksman of Badenscallie for some period, part of "Messrs MacKenzie, Merchants at Ullapool", probably following his father Murdoch in the position. William's partner Alexander was mistakedly noted by some as his brother, there is a possibility Alexander's first wife, Jane, was a sister of Susan's late husband, Murdoch. Alexander is in this census at Ullapool 41-97, he was Tacksman of Achiltibuie. The MacKenzie Merchants of Ullapool held their tacks of Badenscallie and Achiltibuie from 1829 to 1853.

Susan's maiden surname is shown in the death registration of her son James to have been MacGregor, later censuses show her to have been born in Fortingall Parish, PerthShire. The Parish register there lists her as christened there at "Innerchadden" 15 April 1782 to parents Duncan McGregor and Margaret Stewart. Elisabeth McKenzie above was a sister of Susan, christened to the same parents 18 May, 1788 at "Innerhadden". Elizabeth's family is in this census at Badentarbat 41-1. She is in the 1851 census at Dornie 51-48. Elizabeth at Badentarbat in 1851 had a son "Duncan John MacGregor MacKenzie" christened 9 February, 1829 whose age corresponds with the Duncan above. However, the 1843 Poor Law Commission report on Ullapool notes Duncan as a son of the family at Ullapool 41-73.

Susan and her sister Elizabeth's direct McGregor ancestry is recorded at least 17 generations, as their father Duncan was descended from the well documented "McGregor of Roro" family. Their mother Margaret Stewart was daughter of David Stewart of Crossmount, who fought at Culloden. All the Coigach Stewarts (including Annie above) are said to descend from three Stewart Jacobites who fled after that battle with their families. I suspect Susan and Elizabeth were related to the Coigach Stewarts, a suspision reinforced as they constantly through the censuses had Coigach Stewarts as servants.

Further showing a relationship between the Badentarbat and Ullapool MacKenzie families is that Elizabeth at Badentarbat had a daughter "Susanna Grace McKenzie" christened 7 December, 1826, either to honour Susan and her daughter Grace above, or to honour a common MacGregor ancestor in Fortingall.

David Ferguson, husband of Grace, is in the 1851 census as Tacksman of Langwell with several of their children there at Langwell 51-5. In this census David and Grace are newly wed, their marriage at Ullapool was registered as 8 February, 1841.

The 18 year old shopkeeper Kenneth McKenzie shares a name with several other Lochbroom lads around that age and cannot with certaintity be placed in a particular family group. However,... Hector MacKenzie, a Runner of Post, in this census at Reiff 41-4, had a son Kenneth christened 8 March, 1824, Susan as Postmistress at Ullapool would have known Hector well, and was possibly related through her husband.

Susan's late husband Murdoch MacKenzie, died the night of 28 November, 1821, returning from market at Kincardine. A dark and tempestuous night, his horse in the storm wandered off the road over the bank into the Conan river, there was fear he was attacked by thieves, but when his body was discovered six days later it still had his money from market, and his silver watch. Murdoch was born at Achiltibuie about 1759 as eldest child of Alexander MacKenzie, who as a young man along with his Widowed mother Catherine had lost a legal battle in 1768 to hold on to the Tack. Alexander raised Murdoch and his other eight children at Achnaclerach in neighbouring Contin Parish, but the family looks to have maintained their interests in Lochbroom, Murdoch's lease of the home at Ullapool dated from 1800. Four of his brothers became prominant fur-tradrers in North America, but other siblings stayed in Lochbroom. His neice Justina (daughter of his brother John) in this census at Ullapool 41-112, and his gt-neice Catherine (a granddaughter of John), is in the 1851 census at Ullapool 51-43.


Ullapool 41-135


Alexander Fraser                          70      Feuar
Margaret    Do                               55
Hugh        Do                            25      Fisher
Allan       Do                            23
Christian    Do                              27
Alexander    Do                           20

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 24 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census Allan and Christian are at Ullapool 51-44, with Hugh in the bext Household, Ullapool 51-45.


Ullapool 41-136


Roderick Fraser                           30      Excise
                     -- page break --
Catharine Fraser                             30
Elizabeth   do                                8
John        do                             5
James       do                             3
Catharine   do                               10m
Barbara McKenzie                             73   Independent
Mary       do                                20   Female Servant

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 24 and 25 of Enumeration District #9. The older Catherine Fraser, Barbara, and Mary are noted as born in County, the other three elsewhere.

I am wondering if Barbara was Widow, "Relict", of John Robertson of Polochorie, Coigach, whose death is noted in the May 28, 1847 edition of the John O'Groat Journal as happened 29 April, 1847 at Liverpool, (I am awaiting a copy). If so young Mary above might be her granddaughter, christened 27 January, 1823 at Dalkenloch to parents Elizabeth "Bessie" Robertson and John MacKenzie of Achall near Ullapool. That family, missing daughter Mary, is in this census at Cromarty. Perhaps Catherine above might be another daughter of Barbara.


Ullapool 41-137


William McKenzie                          55      Wright
John      Do                              20
Catharine  Do                                40
Lilly      Do                                12
Isabella    Do                               10

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 25 of Enumeration District #9. All are noted as born in County.

This family is in the 1851 census at Ullapool 51-46

William was a descendant of the MacKenzie of Achiltibuie family, there is a chart on that family at altimack.htm He is in that chart at position 2-1-4-3-8-3 (his mother Isabella was the eighth identified and youngest child child of James MacKenzie of Keppoch and Kildonan, an ancestor of the Achiltibuie family)

Catherine was a daughter of John Mackenzie, VI Laird of Ballone, she was a second cousin of William. Their home at East Shore Street in Ullapool was called "Ballone". She dies before the 1859 marriage of her son John.

John above died 1902, he marries 1859 at Ullapool to Mary Campbell. His occupation at marriage listed as "Merchant", hers as "Governess". Mary was his second cousin, three times removed (she is in the Achiltibuie chart at 2-1-4-3-2-1-1-3-3). The registration notes Mary's parents as "Donald Campbell, Schoolmaster, deceased, and Margaret maiden surname MacKenzie". Mary is with her family in this census at Morefield 41-34.


Ullapool 41-138


Donald MacKenzie                          70      Smith
Catharine  Do                                60
Donald     Do                             35      Fisher
Mary McGregor                                22   Female Servant

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 25 of Enumeration District #9. All are noted as born in County.

Likely Mary is the 28 year old Mary Gordon in the 1851 census at Ullapool 51-56, her husband Donald in this census at Ullapool 41-104.

A report on the poor at Ullapool in 1843 shows Mary was a granddaughter of Donald and Catharine, and the younger Donald their son.


Ullapool 41-139

This was an unoccupied House being built. It appears on page 25 of Enumeration District #9.


Ullapool 41-140


Donald Fraser                             50      Feuar
Janet    Do                                  46
Roderick  Do                              25      Tailor
Murdoch   Do                              20      Fisher
Barbara   Do                                 18
John      Do                              14
William McKenzie                          70

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 25 of Enumeration District #9. All are noted as born in County.

This family is in the 1851 census at Ullapool 51-38.

The John O' Groats Journal, 2 April, 1868, notes;

"ULLAPOOL LONGETIVITY -- We learn of the death
lately, at Ullapool, of two persons, husband and wife
each at a various advanced age. Donald Fraser, tailor,
died on the 7th of the present month, aged 102, and his
wife, Jessie Macleod, on 28th February, at the age of
97. They were married for the period of 70 years, and
had ten of a family -- of whom only four are living.


Ullapool 41-141


Margaret McKenzie                            35   Publican
Betsy       do                               20
                     -- page break --
Johanna McKenzie                             15

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 25 and 26 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

Margaret and Betsy are in the 1851 census at Ullapool 51-42, the address then listed as "Shore Street", Margaret as "Innkeeper", and Betsy as "InKeepers Daur".

Roddie Macpherson has photo and trascription of a stone at Mill Street burial ground which includes Margaret, her late husband John MacKenzie, and her parents George Gillanders and Christian Morrison, those parents in this census at Ullapool 41-95. See Roddie's photo and transcription at http://gravestones.rosscromartyroots.co.uk/picture/number1569.asp

From his transcription it appears Margaret died November 1859 aged 65 years and was Widow of the merchant John MacKenzie who predeceased her in 1824 aged 35 years.

There is notice in the Greenock Advertiser 23 January, 1846 of the marriage of Johanna;

Daniel Kelso, fish curer, Greenock, to Johan
MacKenzie, youngest daughter of late John
MacKenzie jnr, merchant, Ullapool, at Ullapool on
5th January 1846 by Reverend G. McLeod, Free
Church.
(announcement same day in John O'Groat Journal notes her as "second daughter")


Ullapool 41-142


Jean MacLeod                                 40   Widow
William McKenzie                          16      Fisher

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 26 of Enumeration District #9. Both are marked as born in County.


Ullapool 41-143


Kenneth Cameron                           50      Feuar
Margaret   Do                                50
Margaret   Do                                26
Catharine   Do                               23
Janet       Do                               20

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 26 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-34.


Ullapool 41-144


Roderick McLennan                         65      Fisher
Henny       Do                               45
Donald      Do                            10

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 26 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census Roderick and Donald are at Ullapool 51-37.

The parish register records the marriage 1 March, 1821 of Roderick MacLennan to Eric MacLeod, both resident at Ullapool. "Eric" was Gaelic form of "Euphemia" or "Henrietta", "Henny" of course a dimunitive of the latter.


Ullapool 41-145

This was an unoccupied House. It appears on page 26 of Enumeration District #9.


Ullapool 41-146


Thomas MacKenzie                          60      Feuar
Magdalen   Do                                41
Peter      Do                             13
Kenneth    Do                             11

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 26 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census Magdalen is the Widowed Head of Household at Ullapool 51-48.

The parish register records the marriage in 1824, date in the year not clearly stated, of Thomas MacKenzie, private Teacher, Ullapool, and Medelina Mor from Stornoway.

Much information on this family by Jean Mackenzie is posted at http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Mackenzie-404


Ullapool 41-147


John MacKenzie                            25      Smith
Janet     Do                                 20
Catharine  Do                                 3
Duncan     Do                            9mo
Annie Campbell                               14   Female Servant

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 26 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-32.


Ullapool 41-148


George McLeod                             50      Storekeeper
Roderick  Do                              10      Student
Catharine  Do                                45
Isabella McLean                              50   Female Servant
Jean Grant                                   50

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 26 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census Jean Grant is at Ullapool 51-122.

August of 1843 the Poor Law Inquiry Commission for Scotland gathered evidence around the Highlands, interviewing a few people at Ullapool such as the Minister Alexander Ross and the fish curer, Alexander MacKenzie. The Commission then went into the community and visited nineteen recipients of aid to determine their situation. The following is transcribed from "Minutes of Evidence taken before the Poor Law Inquiry Commission for Scotland", PAGE 445;


      6. Isabella M‘Lean, unmarried, aged sixty-five. Allowance 3s. a year. She lives with a married sister and brother-in-law. The brother-in-law has an acre of ground attached to his feu, for which, inclusive of pasture on the common for a cow, he pays a rent of 2£ 10s. He has only one child, a boy of sixteen years of age. The pauper is chiefly maintained by him, but gets a little assistance also from her neighbours. House miserably furnished; two beds, but in one of them no bedding.


The parish register records the marriage 4 November, 1825 of George McLeod to Catharine MacLean, both resident at Ullapool.


Ullapool 41-149


John Ross                                 35      Fisherman
Mary  Do                                     25
Janet  Do                                     5
Murdoch  Do                                2
Mary     Do                                  3mo

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 27 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

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


Ullapool 41-150


Donald McKenzie                           55

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 27 of Enumeration District #9. Donald is marked as born in County.


Ullapool 41-151


Hannah Munro                                 35   Independent
James Thomson                              5
Alexander  Do                              5
Elizabeth Bain                               15   Female Servant
Catharine Fraser                             15   Female Servant

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 27 of Enumeration District #9. Only Catharine Fraser is marked as born in County.

This family is in the 1851 census at Ullapool 51-176.

There is mention of Hannah in a biography of her first husband, Alexander Thomson, who as a noted lawyer served as Procurator Fiscal for the City of Aberdeen, see;
History of the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen

That bio notes she was daughter of "Alexander More, sometime Collector of Customs, Aberdeen", had married at Ashgrove 25 August, 1831 to Thomson and had two children before he died in 1834. It is not noted when she moved to Ullapool, but her second son, Alexander (above), died there 17 May, 1843. She married 15 May, 1841 at Ullapool to Alexander Munro, and died there in 1858.


Ullapool 41-152


Margaret McKenzie                            30
Catharine     Do                             18   Female Servant
Mary          Do                             14
Donald        Do                          12
Flora McLeod                                 60

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 27 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.


Ullapool 41-153

This was an unoccupied House. It appears on page 27 of Enumeration District #9.


Ullapool 41-154


Alexander Fraser                          30      Publican
Catherine   Do                               25
Roderick    Do                             1
  (Infant)                                1mo
Margaret McKenzie                            70   Widow
Hannah      Do                               24
Isabella Morison                             16   Female Servant
Hughina Kerr                                 14     Do     Do
Angus McKay                               25      Cooper
                     -- page break --
Kenneth McLeod                            20      Merchant
Donald Fraser                             20      Mariner
John MacLeod                              15      Shopkeeper

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 27 and 28 of Enumeration District #9. All except Angus and MacKay and John MacLeod are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census Alexander is away from home, but Catherine with four children is at Ullapool 51-41, her occupation then "Packmans Wife".


Ullapool 41-155


Roderick Matheson                         56      Cooper
Alexander    Do                           24      Fisher
Duncan       Do                           21
Peggy Robertson                               4

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 28 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-24.

August of 1843 the Poor Law Inquiry Commission for Scotland gathered evidence around the Highlands, interviewing a few people at Ullapool such as the Minister Alexander Ross and the fish curer, Alexander MacKenzie. The Commission then went into the community and visited nineteen recipients of aid to determine their situation. The following is transcribed from "Minutes of Evidence taken before the Poor Law Inquiry Commission for Scotland", PAGE 445;


      5. Alexander Matheson, aged twenty-five years. Paralytic. Allowance 3s. a year. He lives with his father, who has about half an acre of land, for which he pays a rent of 12s. ; and on which, with the help of the common, he contrives to keep a cow. The father is upwards of sixty. Another son of about twenty lives with him. This son is ragged, and seems quite idle. The father’s excuse for him is, that he has no means to purchase necessary implements for fishing. He can neither read nor speak English. The paralytic is assisted a little by his neighburs, but is chiefly supported by his father. House almost without furniture, and beds of the most wretched description.


There was a posting to the Ross and Cromarty listserve in 2000 by a descendant of this family, Jim Bain;

 From: osclay@netscapeonline.co.uk
 To: ROSSGEN-L@rootsweb.com
 Sent: Friday, May 26, 2000 11:45 AM
 Subject: Matheson in Ullapool

Hello everyone

I'm trying to find out more detail on the parents and or siblings of
RODERICK MATHESON b.1778 in ULLAPOOL parish of LOCHBROOM but maybe born
elsewhere. He certainly lived and there worked from 1818 until his death
in Nov 1861. He was cooper and dyker to trade and had two son's that I
know of ALEXANDER MATHESON 1818 - to after 1851 a fisherman, and DUNCAN
MATHESON 1821 -1897 my direct descendant.

His DC gives his parents as DUNCAN MATHESON, ground officer and BARBARA
GORDON.

If anybody else is or has researched this family I love to hear from you

Jim Bain
Abercrombie, Scotland


Ullapool 41-156


George Ross                               70      Lotter
Mary    Do                                   55
Elizabeth Do                                 14
William   Do                              20
Donald MacDonald                          10

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 28 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census William is married to a Barbara, their family is at Ullapool 51-1.

Young Donald MacDonald looks to have been a son of the following Household, Ullapool 41-157, shown with them in 1851 as then 23 years old. His mother had another child born 1841 and possibly he stayed with neighbours to relieve crowding pressure in the home during childbirth. Likely Head of the Household there, Alexander, was a brother of Mary.

2008 correspondance from Morag Kane shows she descends from George and Mary above through their son William, also above. She notes Mary was maiden surname MacDonald, and that Elizabeth married a Cameron. Morag writes;

In the Ullapool museum a descendant wrote a brief history saying George was a gardener for the man who lived at "Hill House" which I believe was lived in by someone to do with customs in Ullapool. According to this "history", George did such a good job that his employer told him to go and choose a piece of land for himself and apparently he chose number 1 Braes and built a croft there. This house has been passed down through the generations and was last occupied by Willie and Ina "Braes" Ross in the 1980's and fell into total disrepair when they died.

The Cameron that Morag notes Elizabeth marries is Kenneth who is in this census with his family at Ullapool 41-169, see notes there from a descendant.


Ullapool 41-157


Alexander McDonald                        40      Lotter
Janet        Do                              30
Mary         Do                               8
Effy         Do                               6
Duncan       Do                            5
George       Do                            3
Isabella     Do                               2
Christian    Do                              70

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 28 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-2.

The registration of Alexander's death in 1867 shows Janet was maiden surname MacGregor, and his parents had been Malcolm MacDonald and Chirsty, maiden surname MacGregor.

Young Donald MacDonald in the previous Household, Ullapool 41-156, looks to have been a son of this family. The wife in that Household, Mary, was maiden surname MacDonald, likely a sister of Alexander.


Ullapool 41-158


Murdoch McRae                             30      Weaver
Annie     Do                                 25
Dondly    Do                                 10
Alexander  Do                              8
Isabella   Do                                 6
                     -- page break --
Kenneth McRae                              2
Anne MacLeod                                 70

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 28 and 29 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-22.

The parish register records the marriage 28 December, 1827 of Murdoch McRae to Ann McLeod, both resident at Ullapool.

The death is registered as 2 April, 1866 at Braes of Ullapool of Murdoch MacRae, aged 68 years, married to Ann MacLeod, his parents had been Donald MacRae, Weaver, and Ann, maiden surname MacAulay, both deceased. Informant was his son Kenneth.


Ullapool 41-159


Isabella McRae                               60
Donald     Do                             25      Fisher
Annie      Do                                18

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 29 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

Donald marries Helen Ross, she is in this census with her family at Ullapool 41-128, in 1851 Donald and Helen are at Ullapool 51-23.


Ullapool 41-160


Colin Ross                                35      Lotter
Catharine Do                                 30
Duncan    Do                              14
Catharine  Do                                10
David      Do                              8
Helen      Do                                 6
Peter      Do                              3

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 29 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-3.

The marriage of young Peter is registered as 1872 at Ullapool, his mother Catherine above noted in the registration as maiden surname Forbes.


Ullapool 41-161


Annie Cameron                                30
John     Do                               15
Roderick  Do                              13
Norman    Do                               9
Annie     Do                                 12
Simon     Do                               6
Donald    Do                               4
Duncan    Do                               1

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 29 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census this family, with Annie's husband not home again census night, is at Ullapool 51-7. Son John is then married to an Ann with two children in the previous Household at Ullapool 51-6.

The parish register records the marriage 28 January, 1823 at Ullapool of Finlay Cameron to Ann Matheson, and five christenings with Finlay noted as father;


Ullapool 41-162


John McLennan                             35      Lotter
Janet    Do                                  30
Elizabeth Do                                 12
Kenneth   Do                              11
Alexander  Do                              7
                     -- page break --
Roderick McLennan                          5

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 29 and 30 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-5.

The parish register records the marriage 31 March, 1826 of John McLennan, resident Lechmelm, to Janet Mckenzie, resident Morefield.


Ullapool 41-163

This was an unoccupied House. It appears on page 30 of Enumeration District #9.


Ullapool 41-164


Duncan Campbell                           60      Lotter
Mary      Do                                 50
William    Do                             25
Mary       Do                                20
Alexander   Do                            19

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 30 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.


Ullapool 41-165


Roderick Stewart                          35      Weaver
Christian   Do                               30
Margaret    Do                               12
Murdoch     Do                            10
Janet       Do                                8
Christian    Do                               6
Kenneth      Do                            3
Donald       Do                           3mo

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 30 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-9.

The parish register records the marriage 20 February, 1824 of Roderick Stewart, resident Rhuairdachadail to Christy McKenzie, resident Lechmelm.


Ullapool 41-166


Donald McAulay                            35      Lotter
Catharine  Do                                30
Mary       Do                                10

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 30 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-4, Donald's wife then named as "Ann".

The parish register records the marriage 2 August, 1828 of Donald MacAulay resident Ullapool to Catharine MacLeod resident Kenachrean.


Ullapool 41-167


Alexander Fraser                          45      Lotter
Christy     Do                               35
Kenneth     Do                            20
William     Do                            12
Donald      Do                             8
Henny       Do                                3

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 30 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-11.

The parish register records the marriage 6 February, 1815 of Alexander Fraser to Christy McLeod, both resident at Ullapool.


Ullapool 41-168


Annie McKenzie                               55   Widow
Ann      Do                                  25
                     -- page break --
Isabella  Do                                 23

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 30 and 31 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

Though the ages do not quite line up, I think the two Anns are in the 1851 census at Ullapool 51-68.


Ullapool 41-169


Donald Cameron                            60      Crofter
Margaret   Do                                55
Alexander   Do                            25      Fisher
Kenneth     Do                            23
Catharine    Do                              24
Angus Campbell                             9      Herd

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 31 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-13, Kenneth then married to "Eliza". In that census Alexander with his own family is at Ullapool 51-10.

A descendant of this family, "offside74", posted an information filled message http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.cameron/1833/mb.ashx Most of what follows is from that message;

Margaret was maiden surname MacLeod.

Kenneth was born 1812 at Leckmelm and died 1855 at Braes of Ullapool, he marries Elizabeth Ross who is in this census with her family at Ullapool 41-156, she was born 1824 and died 1911, they had five children;


Ullapool 41-170


Kenneth McLeod                            40      Lotter
Catharine  Do                                35
Jean       Do                                10
Kenneth    Do                              7
Elizabeth   Do                                5

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 31 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-12.


Ullapool 41-171


Catharine McLeod                             55   Crofter
Roderick Munro                             8

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 31 of Enumeration District #9. Both are marked as born in County.


Ullapool 41-172


Murdo McKenzie                            50      Lotter
Margaret   Do                                40
Murdoch    Do                             17
John       Do                             12
Catharine   Do                               10

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 31 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as not born in County, except Catharine.

In the 1851 census the two Murdos and Catharine are at Ullapool 51-15.


Ullapool 41-173


Angus McLeod                              30      Weaver
Mary     Do                                  25
Alexis   Do                                   7
Hugh     Do                                5
Mary McKenzie                                12   Female Servant

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 31 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County, except Angus.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-18.

The parish register records the marriage 15 March, 1833 of Angus MacLeod, resident Ullapool, to Mary McRae, resident Gedascaig.


Ullapool 41-174


William Fraser                            45      Gardener
                     -- page break --
Rachel Fraser                                34
Isabella  Do                                 19
William   Do                              14
Janet     Do                                 14
Simon     Do                               8
Kenneth    Do                              4

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 31 and 32 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-20.

The parish register records the marriage 1 January, 1828 of "William Fraser Gardener Dundonnel and Rachel MacKenzie there".


Ullapool 41-175


Norman McLeod                             35      Fisher
Isabella  Do                                 28
John      Do                              15
Roderick   Do                             14
Margaret   Do                                10
Catharine   Do                                8
Murdoch     Do                             6
Allan       Do                             4
Betsy       Do                                2
Alexander   Do                            3mo

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 32 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as born in County.

In the 1851 census this family is at Ullapool 51-21.

The parish register records the marriage 14 March, 1823 of Norman McLeod to Isabella MacRae, both resident at Ullapool.

Young Alexander above marries in 1865 at Aultnaherry, the ferry house opposite Ullapool, to Mary Macleay, who is in this census as a 3 year old with her family at Rhidorroch 41-1, and dies 1903 at Fort William, ArgyleShire. Mary is in the Mackenzie of Achiltibuie descent chart at position 2-1-4-3-2-1-4-3-10 Details there on the descent from Alexander and Mary come from descendants Vilma Guerrero, Heather Scarisbrick and Donald MacLeod. Also some patron submitted data in the I.G.I. and the civil registration index. Vilma notes census records show Alexander as a shepherd, gardener and taxidermist, "apparently a man of all trades".


Ullapool 41-176


William Angus                             45      Sheepherd
Elizabeth  Do                                46
Elizabeth  Do                                15
Isabella   Do                                18
Robert     Do                              8
Margt MacKenzie                              14   Female Servant

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 32 of Enumeration District #9. All are marked as not born in County, except Robert Angus and Margaret MacKenzie.


Ullapool 51-1


William Ross          Head         Mar    29      Fisherman
Barbra   Do           Wife         Mar       26     Do's  Wife
Murdo    Do           Son          Unm     7        Do's  Son
Mary     Do           Daur         Unm        3     Do's  Daur
George   Do           Son          Unm     2
Mary     Do           Visitor      Unm       12   Ag Lab's Daur

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 1 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Braes of Ullapool". All noted as born at Lochbroom, Ross.

In the 1841 census William was with his family at Ullapool 41-156.

Llikely Alexander MacDonald in the next household, Ullapool 51-2, was an uncle of William, Alexander's mother Mary had been maiden surname MacDonald, and in 1841 a son of that family, Donald, was with this one.

Roddie Macpherson has photographed and transcribed a stone for this family in the Mill Street burial ground, see http://gravestones.rosscromartyroots.co.uk/picture/number1631.asp The stone notes the family lived at Braes, William died 31 May, 1887 aged 79 years, Barbara was maiden surname MacLean and died 24 March, 1911, aged 89 years. The stone was erected by son George, who as well as commemorating his brother Donald died 7 November, 1871, aged 16 years, is noted himself, as a retired merchant, died 18 August, 1940 aged 99 years.

2008 correspondance from Morag Kane shows she descends from William. Morag writes of William's father George;

In the Ullapool museum a descendant wrote a brief history saying George was a gardener for the man who lived at "Hill House" which I believe was lived in by someone to do with customs in Ullapool. According to this "history", George did such a good job that his employer told him to go and choose a piece of land for himself and apparently he chose number 1 Braes and built a croft there. This house has been passed down through the generations and was last occupied by Willie and Ina "Braes" Ross in the 1980's and fell into total disrepair when they died.


Ullapool 51-2


Alex McDonald         Head         Mar    60      Fisherman
Janet  Do             Wife         Mar       50     Do's  Wife
Donald  Do            Son          Unm    23        Do's  Son
Isabel  Do            Daur         Unm       12     Do's  Daur
Alex     Do           Son          Unm    10        Do's  Son
Murdo    Do           Son          Unm     7        Do's  Son

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 1 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Braes of Ullapool". All noted as born at Lochbroom, Ross.

In the 1841 census this family was at Ullapool 41-157 In 1861 Alexander and Janet are at Ullapool 61-197.

The registration of Alexander's death in 1867 shows Janet was maiden surname MacGregor, and his parents had been Malcolm MacDonald and Chirsty, maiden surname MacGregor.

Llikely William Ross in the previous household, Ullapool 51-1, was a nephew of Alexander MacDonald, his mother Mary had been maiden surname MacDonald, and Donald above was with that family in 1841.

A son of this family, Duncan, is in this census as servant to a Munro family at Ullapool 51-176.


Ullapool 51-3


Colin Ross            Head         Mar    60      Fisher
Cathrine Do           Wife         Mar       60     Do's  Wife
Duncan   Do           Son                 30        Do's  Son
David    Do           Son          Unm    20        Do's  Son
Helen    Do           Daur         Unm       16     Do's  Daur
Peter     Do          Son          Unm    14        Do's  Son

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 1 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Braes of Ullapool". All noted as born at Lochbroom, Ross.

In the 1841 census this family was at Ullapool 41-160.

The marriage of young Peter is registered as 22 February, 1872 at Ullapool, aged 34, a labourer, to Mary Campbell, aged 23, both resident Braes, Colin deceased by then, and Catherine noted as maiden surname Forbes. Neither of Mary's parents noted then as deceased, father William Campbell and mother Mary maiden surname MacKenzie.

Roddie Macpherson has photographed and transcribed a stone at Mill Street burial ground to Peter and his family, see http://gravestones.rosscromartyroots.co.uk/picture/number1563.asp The stone notes he died 18 April, 1915 at 12 Braes, Ullapool, his wife Mary Campbell died 18 May, 1939, and notes deaths of three of their children;


Ullapool 51-4


Donald Mcauley        Head         Mar    52      Fisherman
Ann      Do           Wife         Mar       40     Do's  Wife
Mary     Do           Daur         Unm       22

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 1 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Braes of Ullapool". All noted as born at Lochbroom, Ross.

In the 1841 census this family was at Ullapool 41-166, Donald's wife then named as "Catharine".


Ullapool 51-5


John McLenan          Head         Mar    60      Ag Lab
Janet  Do             Wife         Mar       50   Ag Lab's Wife
Rodk   Do             Son          Unm    16      Ag Lab's Son
Murdo MacDond         Visitor      Mar    79      Elder

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 2 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Braes of Ullapool". All noted as born at Ross, Lochbroom.

In the 1841 census this family was at Ullapool 41-162.

The Visitor, Murdo MacDonald, was in the 1841 census with his family was at Achendrean 41-8, see notes there regarding his descent.

The parish register records the marriage 31 March, 1826 of John McLennan, resident Lechmelm, to Janet Mckenzie, resident Morefield.


Ullapool 51-6


John Cameron          Head         Mar    22      Ag Lab
Ann    Do             Wife         Mar       30   Do  Do's  Wife
Kenneth  Do           Son          Unm     3      Do  Do's  Son
Margt    Do           Daur         Unm          1
James MacIntosh       Visitor      Unm    11

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 1 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Braes of Ullapool". All noted as born at Lochbroom, Ross.

In the 1841 census John was with his family was at Ullapool 41-161. His mother and six of his siblings are in this census in the following Household, Ullapool 51-7.


Ullapool 51-7


Ann Cameron           Head         Mar       50   Carters Wife
Norman  Do            Son          Unm    20        Do's Son
Simon   Do            Son          Unm    16        Do's Son
Donald  Do            Son          Unm    12        Do's Son
Duncan   Do           Son          Unm     8        Do's Son
Christy  Do           Daur         Unm        7     Do's Daur
Murdo    Do           Son          Unm     5        Do's Son

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 2 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Braes of Ullapool". All noted as born at Lochbroom, Ross.

In the 1841 this family was at Ullapool 41-161, Ann's husband not home that census either. In that census was a son John, he is now in the previous Household with his own family, see Ullapool 51-6.

The parish register records the marriage 28 January, 1823 at Ullapool of Finlay Cameron to Ann Matheson, and five christenings with Finlay noted as father;


Ullapool 51-9


Rodk Stewart          Head         Mar    55      Hand Loom Weaver Yarn
Christy Do            Wife         Mar       50   Weaver's  Wife
Christy  Do           Daur         Unm       16     Do's  Daur
Kenneth  Do           Son          Unm    14        Do's  Son
Donald   Do           Son          Unm     8        Do's  Son
John     Do           Son          Unm     6        Do's  Son

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 3 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Braes of Ullapool". All noted as born at Lochbroom, Ross.

In the 1841 census this family was at Ullapool 41-165.


Ullapool 51-10


Alex Cameron          Head         Mar    40      Fisherman
Mary   Do             Wife         Mar       40   Fisher's Wife
William Do            Son          Unm     6        Do's Son
Donald  Do            Son          Unm     4        Do's Son
Rodk    Do            Son          Unm     2        Do's Son

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 3 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Braes". All noted as born at Ross and Cromarty. Ancestry transcribes age of Alexander as "49"

In the 1841 census Alexander was at Ullapool 41-169, in this census his parents and other relatives are at Ullapool 51-13.


Ullapool 51-11


Alex Fraser           Head         Mar    64      Crofter
Christy  Do           Wife         Mar       55     Do's  Wife
Kenneth  Do           Son          Mar    33        Do's  Son
Cathrine  Do          Daur         Mar       23     Do's  Wife
Henny     Do          Daur         Unm       12     Do's  Daur
Margt McDond          GrandDaur     Unm    3Mo

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 3 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Braes of Ullapool". All noted as born at Lochbroom, Ross.

In the 1841 census this family is at Ullapool 41-167. In 1861 they are at Ullapool 61-208.


Ullapool 51-12


Kenneth Mcleod        Head         Mar    55      Crofter
Cathrine   Do         Wife         Mar       46     Do's  Wife
Eliza      Do         Daur                   14     Do;s  Daur
Alex       Do         Son                 12        Do's  Son
Isabel     Do         Daur                    3     Do's  Daur

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 4 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Braes of Ullapool". All noted as born at Ross, Lochbroom.

In the 1841 census this family was at Ullapool 41-170, in 1861 they are at Ullapool 61-211.


Ullapool 51-13


Donald Cameron        Head         Mar    80      Crofter
Margt    Do           Wife         Mar       78   Crofters Wife
Kenneth  Do           Son          Mar    42      Fisher
Eliza    Do           Daur-in-law  Mar       30    Do's Wife
George   Do           Grandson             6       Do's Son
Mary     Do           GrandDaur               3    Do's Daur
Cathrine  Do          GrandDaur               2    Do's Daur

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 4 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Braes of Ullapool". All noted as born at Lochbroom, Ross.

In the 1841 census this family was at Ullapool 41-169.

A descendant of this family, "offside74", posted an information filled message http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.cameron/1833/mb.ashx Most of what follows is from that message;

Margaret was maiden surname MacLeod.

Kenneth was born 1812 at Leckmelm and died 1855 at Braes of Ullapool, he marries Elizabeth Ross who is in this census with her family at Ullapool 41-156, she was born 1824 and died 1911, they had five children;

Another son of Donald and Margaret, Alexander, is in this census with his family at Ullapool 51-10.


Ullapool 51-14


Ann Mcleod            Head         Mar       30   Ploughmans Wife
William  Do           Son          Unm     7          Do's  Son
Duncen   Do           Son          Unm     5          Do's  Son
Helen    Do           Daur         Unm        3       Do's  Daur
Cathrine  Do          Mother       Wid       80   Crofters Widow
Margt     Do          Visitor      Wid       86   Pauper Dom Serv

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 4 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Braes of Ullapool". All noted as born at Ross, Lochbroom.

In the 1861 census this family is at Ullapool 61-212.


Ullapool 51-15


Murdo McKenzie        Head         Mar    60      Crofter
Murdo   Do            Son          Unm    28        Do
Cathrine Do           Daur         Unm       19   Crofters Daur

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 4 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Braes of Ullapool". All noted as born at Ross, Lochbroom.

In the 1841 census his family was at Ullapool 41-172. In the 1861 census Murdo senior is at Ullapool 61-214, the Household before that, Ullapool 61-213, has another Murdo MacKenzie, I think likely the younger above. Possibly the two Households then are in the same house.


Ullapool 51-16


Rodk McKenzie         Head         Mar    63      Carrier
Murdo McKenzie        Son          U      13      Carriers Son
Donald    Do          Son          U      12         Do     Do
Christy   Do          Daur         U          7      Do's  Daur

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 5 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Braes of Ullapool". All noted as born at Ross, Lochbroom. I wonder if occupation of Roderick might be mistranscribed, and should be "Quarrier".

In the 1861 census this family is at Ullapool 61-215.


Ullapool 51-17


Alex. Campbell        Head         Mar    36      Fisher
Cathrine   Do         Wife         Mar       40   Fishers Wife
Johan      Do         Daur         U          7   Fishers Daur
Rodk       Do         Son          U       5      Fishers Son
Cathrine    Do        Daur         U          3   Fishers Daur
Ann         Do        Aunt         U         60   Pauper HouseServant

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 5 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Braes of Ullapool". All noted as born at Ross, Lochbroom.


Ullapool 51-18


Angus McLeod          Head         Mar    50      Handloom Weaver (Yarn)
Mary   Do             Wife         Mar       45   Weavers Wife
Hugh    Do            Son          U      14      Weavers Son
John McLeod           Son          U      10        Do     Do
Betsy   Do            Daur         U          6   Scholar (at home)
Williamina Do         Daur         U          3      Do       Do

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 5 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Braes". All noted as born at Ross, Lochbroom.

In the 1841 census this family was at Ullapool 41-173, in 1861 they are at Ullapool 61-217.


Ullapool 51-19


Geddes Munro          Head         Wid       70   Pauper Domestic Serv.

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 5 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Braes". Geddes is noted as born at Ross, Lochbroom.

In the 1841 census Geddes was servant to a MacRae family at Ullapool 41-37.


Ullapool 51-20


William Fraser        Head         Mar    60      Gardener
Rachel   Do           Wife         Mar       45     Do's  Wife
Simon    Do           Son          Unm    18        Do's  Son
                     -- page break --
Kenneth Fraser        Daur         Unm       16   Scholar (at Home)
John      Do          Son          Unm     7       Do        Do

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 5 and 6 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Braes of Ullapool". William noted as born at Gairloch, Ross, the rest at Lochbroom, Ross.

In the 1841 census this family was at Ullapool 41-174, in 1871 they are at Ullapool 71-213, Rachel then the Widowed Head of Household.

The parish register records the marriage 1 January, 1828 of "William Fraser Gardener Dundonnel and Rachel MacKenzie there".


Ullapool 51-21


Norman Mcleod         Head         Mar    50      Fisherman
Isabell   Do          Wife         Mar       48      Do's  Wife
John      Do          Son          Unm    25         Do's  Son
Betsy     Do          Daur         Unm       13      Do's  Daur
Alexr     Do          Son          Unm     9      Scholar (at Home)
Janet     Do          Daur         Unm        4   Scholar (at Home)

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 6 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Braes". All noted as born at Ross, Lochbroom.

In the 1841 census this family was at Ullapool 41-175, in 1861 they are at Ullapool 61-219.

Young Alexander marries in 1865 at Aultnaherry, the ferry house opposite Ullapool, to Mary Macleay, who is in this census with three of her siblings at Achendrean 51-6, and dies 1903 at Fort William, ArgyleShire. Mary is in the Mackenzie of Achiltibuie descent chart at position 2-1-4-3-2-1-4-3-10 Details there on the descent from Alexander and Mary come from descendants Vilma Guerrero, Heather Scarisbrick and Donald MacLeod. Also some patron submitted data in the I.G.I. and the civil registration index. Vilma notes census records show Alexander as a shepherd, gardener and taxidermist, "apparently a man of all trades".


Ullapool 51-22


Murdo McRae           Head         Mar    60      Hand Loom Weaver (yarn)
Ann    Do             Wife         Mar       50   Weaver Wife
Isabel  Do            Daur                   14   Pauper Lunatic
Christy  Do           Daur                    9   Scholar (at Home)
Ann      Do           Daur                    7     Do       Do

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 6 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Braes". All noted as born at Ross, Lochbroom.

In the 1841 census this family was at Ullapool 41-158.


Ullapool 51-23


Donald McRae          Head         Mar    40      Fisherman
Helen   Do            Wife         Mar       30     Do's  Wife
Janet   Do            Daur                    8     Do's  Daur
Donald   Do           Son                  6        Do's  Son
Isabel   Do           Daur                    3     Do's  Daur
Mary     Do           Daur                   3Mo    Do's  Daur

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 6 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Braes". All noted as born at Lochbroom, Ross.

In the 1841 census Donald was at Ullapool 41-159.

The I.G.I. notes the birth 8 October, 1858 at Lochbroom of Alexander to parents Donald MacRae and Helen Ross. I think likely Helen was daughter of the Minister Alexander Ross, and was with her family in the 1841 census at Ullapool 41-128, her parents in this census at Ullapool 51-67.


Ullapool 51-24


Rodk Matheson         Head         Widr   68      Dyker
Duncan   Do           Son          Mar    30       Ditto
Catherine Do          DaurinLaw    Mar       29   Dyker's Wife
Alexr     Do          Son          Unm    32      Pauper Fisherman
Peggy     Do          GrandDaur    Unm        6   Dyker's Daughter
Donald    Do            Do Son     Unm     5      Dyker's Son
Helen     Do            Do Daur    Unm        3   Dyker's Daur
Ann       Do            Do Daur    Unm       6mo  Dyker's daur

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 7 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Braes". All noted as born at Ross, Lochbroom, except Catherine at Ross, Kincardine.

In the 1841 census this family was at Ullapool 41-155.

The death is registered as 7 November, 1861 at Morefield of Roderick Matheson, "Pauper & Dyker", Widower of Margaret MacKenzie, his paremts had been Duncam Matheson, Ground Officer, and Barbara, maiden surname Gordon. Informant was his son Duncan at Ullapool.

There was a posting to the Ross and Cromarty listserve in 2000 by a descendant of this family, Jim Bain;

 From: osclay@netscapeonline.co.uk
 To: ROSSGEN-L@rootsweb.com
 Sent: Friday, May 26, 2000 11:45 AM
 Subject: Matheson in Ullapool

Hello everyone

I'm trying to find out more detail on the parents and or siblings of
RODERICK MATHESON b.1778 in ULLAPOOL parish of LOCHBROOM but maybe born
elsewhere. He certainly lived and there worked from 1818 until his death
in Nov 1861. He was cooper and dyker to trade and had two son's that I
know of ALEXANDER MATHESON 1818 - to after 1851 a fisherman, and DUNCAN 
MATHESON 1821 -1897 my direct descendant.

His DC gives his parents as DUNCAN MATHESON, ground officer and BARBARA GORDON.

If anybody else is or has researched this family I love to hear from you

Jim Bain
Abercrombie, Scotland

Ancestry has some data on this family, source not visible as I do not have a membership, may be Jim Bain or one of his cousins. Data shown there is;


Ullapool 51-25


Angus McKenzie        Head         Mar    55      Fisherman
Barbra   Do           Wife         Mar       56   Fisherman's Wife
George    Do          Son          Mar    30      Fisherman
Angus MacKenzie       GrandSon     Unm     4      Merchant's Son
Catherine McRae       GrandDaur    Unm        8   Fisher's Daur

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 7 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Shore Street". All noted as born at Ross, Lochbroom. Marital status of George might be mistranscribed, could be "Widr"

In the 1861 census Alexander and Barbara with an 8 year old grandson Kenneth MacDonald are at Ullapool 61-47.


Ullapool 51-26


Murdo McKenzie        Head         Unm    82      Retired Merchant
Mary Matheson         Servant      Unm       18   House Servant

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 7 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Shore Street". Both noted as born at Ross, Lochbroom.


Ullapool 51-27


Donald McKenzie       Head         Mar    34      Tailor (Master employing 8 Men)
Ann McKenzie          Wife         Mar       34   Tailor's Wife
Donald McKenzie       Son          Unm     5      Tailor's Son
Alexr    Do           Son          Unm     3      Tailor's Son

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 7 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Shore Street". Both Donalds noted as born at Ross, Urquhart, the rest at Ross, Lochbroom.


Ullapool 51-28


Donald McKenzie       Head         Widr   78      Elder

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 7 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Shore Street", noted as born at Ross, Lochbroom.


Ullapool 51-29


Murdo Campbell        Head         Mar    60      Kirk Officer
Mary    Do            Wife         Mar       50   Kirk Officer's Wife
Murdo    Do           Son          Unm    12      Scholar (at home)
Eliza    Do           Daur                    9     Do    at   Do

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 8 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Shore Street", all noted as born at Ross, Lochbroom.

In the 1841 census this family was at Ullapool 41-87, in 1861 Donald and Mary are at Ullapool 61-40.


Ullapool 51-30 and 51-31


Rodk MacLeod          Head         Unm    25      Mason (Journeyman)
Cathrine  Do          Mother       Wid       60   Widow of Pensioner
Barbra McKinnon       Head         Wid       36   Widow of Seaman
Cathrine   Do         Daur         Unm        2

Notes on this Household:

These two Households appears on page 8 of Enumeration District #5, in same building, address listed as "Shore Street", all noted as born at Ross, Lochbroom. Surname of Barbra is indistinct and I have probably mistranscribed it, could almost be "McKenzie" but lacks the descender for the letter "z".

In the 1861 census Roderick is married to a Henrietta, they with his mother Catherine are at Ullapool 61-44.

The age and forename of Barbara corresponds with a Barbara MacGregor in the 1841 census at Ullapool 41-66, and missing from that family in this census at Ullapool 51-108.


Ullapool 51-32


John McKenzie         Head         Mar    40      Blacksmith
Janet  Do             Wife         Mar       30   Smith's  Wife
Cathrine Do           Daur         Unm       14   Smith's  Daur
Duncan   Do           Son          Unm    10      Scholar
Margaret  Do          Daur         Unm        7     Do
Donald    Do          Son          Unm     5        Do

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 8 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Shore Street", all noted as born at Lochbroom, Ross.

In the 1841 census this family was at Ullapool 41-147. In 1861 they are at Ullapool 61-43, John dies before then.


Ullapool 51-33


Finlay McDond         Head         Mar    50      Blacksmith
Barbra   Do           Wife         Mar       40   Smith Wife
William   Do          Son          Unm    16      Scholar
William   Do          Son          Unm    12      Scholar
Catherine   Do        Daur         Unm        7     Do
John        Do        Son          Unm     5

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 8 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Shore Street", place of birth of Roderick is "Gairloch, Ross", the rest noted as born at Lochbroom, Ross.

In the 1841 census this family was at Ullapool 41-124.


Ullapool 51-34


Kenneth Cameron       Head                70      Fisherman
Margt      Do         Daur                   40   Fisher's Daur
Nk                                        Under 20

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 9 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Shore Street", place of birth of the first two is noted as Lochbroom, Ross, Name, relationship, and occupation for third person not known.

In the 1841 census this family was at Ullapool 41-143.


Ullapool 51-35


Charles McKenzie      Head         Mar    63      County Constable
Janet     Do          Wife         Mar       60   Constable's Wife
Janet     Do          Daur         Unm       24   Dress Maker
Hector     Do         Son          Unm    20      Carpenter
Ann MacLeay           GrandChild   Unm        2

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 9 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Shore Street", the first three noted as born at Gairloch, Ross, the other two at Lochbroom.

In the 1841 census this family was at Ullapool 41-126, Charles not home then. In 1861 the family is at Ullapool 61-42, Charles' occupation then "Carpenter".


Ullapool 51-36


Jane Munro            Head         Mar       40   Seamans Wife
Margt  Do             Daur         Unm       21     Do's  Daur
Hugh   Do             Son          Unm    18      Seaman
Donald  Do            Son          Unm    12      Scholar
Isie                  Daur         Unm        9

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 9 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Shore Street", All noted as born at Durness, Sutherland.

Some genealogy of this family is given in a posting at;
http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/SCT-SUTHERLAND/2003-05/1053724484

Descendant Eileen Vasa in that post shares that Donald Munro, a sailor, was born 1805 at Durness, and married 1828 there to Jean McKay, she also gives names of their parents.

19 December, 1858, Margaret "Peggy" marries Malcolm MacLeod, he is in this census with his family at Ullapool 51-136, in 1861 they are with a daughter at Ullapool 61-106.


Ullapool 51-37


Rodk Mclennan         Head                86      Fisherman
Donald  Do            Son                 24         Do

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 9 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Shore Street", All noted as born at Lochbroom, Ross.

This family was in the 1841 census at Ullapool 41-144.


Ullapool 51-38


Donald Fraser         Head         Mar    76      Tailor (Master)
Janet   Do            Wife         Mar       74     Do's  Wife
Barbra   Do           Daur         Unm       27   Seamstress
Murdo    Do           Son          Unm    26      Fisherman

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 9 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Shore Street", All noted as born at Lochbroom, Ross, except Janet at Assynt, Sutherland.

In the 1841 census this family was at Ullapool 41-140.

The John O' Groats Journal, 2 April, 1868, notes;

"ULLAPOOL LONGETIVITY -- We learn of the death
lately, at Ullapool, of two persons, husband and wife
each at a various advanced age. Donald Fraser, tailor,
died on the 7th of the present month, aged 102, and his
wife, Jessie Macleod, on 28th February, at the age of
97. They were married for the period of 70 years, and
had ten of a family -- of whom only four are living.


Ullapool 51-39


Alexr McKenzie        Head         Mar    34      Baker
Margt      Do         Wife         Mar       38   Bakers Wife
Ewen       Do         Brother      U      17      Baker
Isabel McRae          Servant      U         10   House Serv.

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 10 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Shore Street". Place of birth just off edge of photocopy I am transcribing from.


Ullapool 51-40


Duncan McLeod         Head         Mar    40      Fisherman
Ann MacLeod           Wife         Mar       30   Fishers Wife
Angus    Do           Son          U       2      Fishers Son

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 10 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Shore Street". Place of birth just off edge of photocopy I am transcribing from.

In the 1861 census this family is on Argyle Street at Ullapool 61-70, that census shows all the above were born at Ullapool.


Ullapool 51-41


Catherine Fraser      Head         Mar       40   Packmans Wife
Rodk         Do       Son          U      11      Packmans Son
Alexr        Do       Son          U       9          Do     Do
Margt        Do       Daur         U          6   Scholar
Simon        Do       Son          U       5         Do
John MacAlroy         Visitor      U      35      Packman Merchant
James Cameron           Do         M      46          Do    Do

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 10 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Shore Street". Place of birth just off edge of photocopy I am transcribing from. Surname of the visiting Packman not clear.

In the 1841 census this family was at Ullapool 41-154, Catharine's husband Alexander with occupation as "Publican".


Ullapool 51-42


Margt McKenzie        Head         Wid       60   InnKeeper
Betsy McKenzie        Daur         u         28   InKeepers Daur

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 10 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Shore Street". Both are marked as born at "Ross Lochbroom".

In the 1841 census this family was at Ullapool 41-141.

Margaret was maiden surname Gillanders, her Widowed mother Christina is in this census at Ullapool 51-125. Margarets memorial stone notes her as dead November 1859 aged 66, wife of "John MacKenzie, merchant Ullapool" who died April 1824, aged 35. See Roddie Macpherson's photo and transcription at http://gravestones.rosscromartyroots.co.uk/picture/number1569.asp

There is notice in the 23 January, 1846 John O'Groat Journal of the marriage of daughter Johanna who was with them in the 1841 census;

At Ullapool, on the 15th inst., by Rev. George Macleod, Minster of the Free Church, Captain Daniel Kelso, of Greenock, to Johanna, second daughter of the late Mr John Mackenzie, Merchant, Ullapool.

The I.G.I. notes two children born at "Middle Or New Parish, Greenock, Renfrew" to Captain Daniel and Joanna; Margaret Ann Kelso born 9 March, 1855 and Mary Campbell Kelso born 25 August, 1857.


Ullapool 51-43


Alexr McKenzie       Head          Mar   27      Tailor (Master employing 2 Men)
Catherine do         wife          Mar      28   Tailor's Wife
Betsy     do         dgt           Unm      1-1/2 Tailor's Daur
John      do         son           Unm   6 mos   Tailor's Son
                     -- page break --
John McKenzie        tenant        Unm   21      Tailor (app)
James Munro           do           Unm   14       do      do
Ann McLeod            do           Unm      21   House Servant

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 10 and 11 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Shore Street". All are marked as born at "Ross Lochbroom", except Alex at "Ross, Urray" and James Munro left blank.

Alexander and Catherine married 10 December, 1848, her residence noted as South Keanachulish, his as Ullapool. Father of the bride was noted as "late John McKenzie (Cromarty)". Catherine and Alexander emigrated to Listowel about 1857, three years after her brother John. Most of the details on them and their descendants come from the extensive researches of their descendant, Linda Dillon. (email: lmshook@earthlink.net )

Alexander was born 23 July, 1821 in Urray Parish, Ross and Cromarty, to a John Mackenzie, and his wife Margaret (?), he died 1902 at Listowel in Ontario, Canada, and was buried there at Fairview Cemetery.

Catherine "Kate" Mackenzie was born about 1824 in Lochbroom Parish, likely at Dalcanloch by Loch Achall near to Ullapool, she was christened 22 July, 1828 with father's residence as Ullapool. Her parents were John MacKenzie and Elizabeth "Bessie" Robertson. In 1828 their home burnt, and the family moved to Cromarty, Catherine was with them there in the 1841 census. Catherine died 7 May, 1891 and is buried at Fairview Cemetery, Listowel.

Catherine has relatives at Ullapool in this census; her paternal grandfather John MacKenzie of Atachol was brother to Murdo MacKenzie of Achnaclerach, whose Widow Susan is at Ullapool 51-96, Susan's son William is at Ullapool 51-52. Justina MacKenzie at Ullapool 51-63 is Catherine's aunt, a daughter of John of Atachol.


Ullapool 51-44


Allan Fraser         Head          Mar   32      Fisherman
Mary   Do            Wife          Mar      33   Fisher's Wife
Alex   Do            Son           Unm    1        Do's  Son
Christy Do           Sister        Unm      45   House Servant

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 11 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Shore Street". All are marked as born at Lochbroom, Ross, except Mary at Gairloch, Ross.

In the 1841 census Allan and Christy were at Ullapool 41-135, with them was Hugh, who is in this census in the next Household, Ullapool 51-45.


Ullapool 51-45


Hugh Fraser          Head          Mar   34      Fisherman
Cathrine Do          Wife          Mar      22     Do's  Wife
Isabel   Do          Daur          Unm       2
Alex     Do          Son           Unm  1Mo      Fisherman's Son
Janet    Do          Visitor       Mar      50   Drovers Wife
John Ross            Visitor       Unm   18      Drovers Son

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 11 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Shore Street". All are marked as born at "Ross Lochbroom".

In the 1841 census Hugh was at Ullapool 41-135, with him was Allan and Christy, who are in this census in the previous Household, Ullapool 51-44.


Ullapool 51-46


William McKenzie     Head          Mar   70      Carpenter
Cathrine   Do        Wife          Mar      60      Do's  Wife
Lilly      Do        Daur                   20      Do's  Daur

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 11 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Shore Street". William marked as born at Gairloch, Ross, the other two at Ross Lochbroom.

In the 1841 census this family was at Ullapool 41-137, in 1861 they are at Ullapool 61-29.

William was a descendant of the MacKenzie of Achiltibuie family, there is a chart on that family at altimack.htm He is in that chart at position 2-1-4-3-8-3 (his mother Isabella was the eighth identified and youngest child child of James MacKenzie of Keppoch and Kildonan, an ancestor of the Achiltibuie family)

Catherine was a daughter of John Mackenzie, VI Laird of Ballone, she was a second cousin of William. Their home at East Shore Street in Ullapool was called "Ballone". She dies before the 1859 marriage of her son John.

A son of this family, John, born about 1817 at Ullapool, died 1902, marries 22 December, 1859 at Ullapool to Mary Campbell. His occupation at marriage listed as "Merchant", hers as "Governess". Mary was his second cousin, three times removed (she is in the Achiltibuie chart at 2-1-4-3-2-1-1-3-3). The registration notes Mary's parents as "Donald Campbell, Schoolmaster, deceased, and Margaret maiden surname MacKenzie". Mary was with her family in the 1841 census at Morefield 41-34.


Ullapool 51-47


William Mcleod       Head          Mar   50      Fisherman
Cathrine  Do         Wife          Mar      40   Fisher's Wife
Rodk      Do         Son                 20      Fisher
Margt     Do         Daur                   16   Fisher's Daur
                     -- page break --
Duncan McLeod        Son                  9      Fisherman's Son
John       Do        Son                  7      Scholar

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 11 and 12 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Shore Street". All are marked as born at "Ross Lochbroom".

In the 1841 census this family was at Ullapool 41-28, in 1861 they are on Pultney Street at Ullapool 61-123, Catherine as Head of Household then, William not home.


Ullapool 51-48


Magdalen McKenzie    Head          Wid      60   School Mrs Widow
Peter      Do        Son           Unm   22      Clerk
Kenneth     Do       Son           Unm   20      Fisherman
Janet Morison        Visitor       Unm      55   House Servant

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 12 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Shore Street". Magdalen marked as born at Stornoway, Ross, her sons at Lochbroom, Ross, and Janet Morison at Assynt, Sutherland.

In the 1841 census this family was at Ullapool 41-146, Magdalen's husband Thomas then Head of Household. In the 1861 census the family is at Ullapool 61-41.

Much information on this family by Jean Mackenzie is posted at http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Mackenzie-404


Ullapool 51-49


William McKenzie     Head          Mar   36      Fisherman
Mary      Do         Wife          Mar      35   Fisher's  Wife
Donald    Do         Son                 13      Scholar (at Home)
John      Do         Son                 11        Do       Do
Alex      Do         Son                  7        Do       Do
Murdo     Do         Son                  4        Do       Do
John       Do        Son                 6Mo

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 12 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Shore Street". All marked as born at Lochbroom, Ross.

In the 1841 census this family was at Ullapool 41-48, in 1861 they are at Ullapool 61-21.


Ullapool 51-50


Duncan Campbell      Head          Mar   51      Fisherman
Ann      Do          Wife          Mar      40     Do's  Wife
Kenneth   Do         Son                 17      Shopman
Anabell   Do         Daur                   16   House Serv
Alex      Do         Son                 14      Stable Boy
Rachel    Do         Daur                   12   Scholar
Duncan    Do         Son                 10        Do
                     -- page break --
Johan Campbell       Daur                    5   Scholar
Rodk    Do           Son                  2
Cathrine Meas        Visitor       Wid      50   Crofters Widow

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 12 and 13 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Shore Street". Surname of the Visitor Cathrine is probably mistranscribed. All marked as born at Lochbroom, Ross.

In the 1841 census this family was at Ullapool 41-105, in 1861 they are at Ullapool 61-5.

In 1832 Neil Campbell from Tanera married to Catharine Campbell, resident Ullapool, in this census they are at Dornie 51-49. That family eemigrates in 1853 to Tasmania aboard the Sir Allan McNab (see McNab 517). With that family on the emigration is an Alexander noted as son, however a descendant, Hugh Campbell, said the Alexander aboard was actually a nephew, son of Duncan Campbell and Ann MacRae, clearly the Alexander above. Which suggests Duncan was a brother of Catharine. In the 1860s Alexander went briefly to the goldfields in New Zealand, and later served in the Municipal Police at both Launceston and Longford. He later married his cousin Rachel Campbell (daughter of the family he emigrated with), and was grandfather of the late Hugh Campbell (CONTACT INFO) who lived near Hobart.

Duncan may have had a nasty side, the am Bailie index to newspaper articles note that in July 1854 he was "convicted by jury of kicking & severely injuring his sister, sentenced to 4 months' imprisonment".

Roddie Macpherson has photographed and transcribed a stone at the Mill Street burial ground that commemorates a Duncan Campbell I think is the son above, it also notes his two wifes and three of his children.
See http://gravestones.rosscromartyroots.co.uk/picture/number1612.asp


Ullapool 51-51


Donald McKenzie       Head         Widr   50      Retired Farmer
Janet   Do            Sister       Wid       60   Farmers Widow

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 13 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Shore Street". Both are marked as born at "Ross Lochbroom".

Donald and Janet were children of Roderick MacKenzie, Tacksman of Achnahaird in Coigach, and Catherine Scobie of Achmore, whose family were intermarried with most of the Tacksman's families in neighbouring Assynt Parish. I have been constructing a file based on the MacKenzie of Achnahaird family, see; corrie.htm

In the 1841 census Donald was with other family members at the family farm, Achnahaird 41-11. Janet was then "Head of Household", probably Widowed, living with her unmarried brother Alexander and other relatives at Gruinard, see Gruinard 41-3. Donald and Janet are in the 1861 census at Ullapool 61-101 with Alexander and a Widowed sister, Hughina Cameron.

The Lochbroom Parish Register records the marriage 14 March, 1827 of "Simon McKenzie Muckle Greenyard to Jessie McKenzie Achnahaird". The 1826 Militia list shows Simon to have been Tacksman of "Greenyard".


Ullapool 51-52


William McKenzie      Head         Mar    29      General Dealer
Isabella Do           Wife         Mar       20   Wife of the above
Alexa Riry            Visitor      U         20   Spinster
Anne McKenzie         Serv.        U         40   Maid Servant
Georgina Do           Serv.        U         21    do    do
Murdo Campbel         Shopkeeper   U      20      Shopman (App)

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 13 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Shore Street". Isabella and Alexanderina are marked as born at "Ross Stornoway", the rest at "Ross Lochbroom".

In the 1841 census William was at Ullapool 41-134 with his mother Susan, who was Postmaster and wife of Murdoch MacKenzie Sr., a Merchant at Ullapool. Susan is in this census at Ullapool 51-96. With her is her daughter Grace (William's sister), wife of David Ferguson, Tacksman of Langwell, and his brother James, a surgeon.

William's occupation in the 1841 census was noted as "C.G", which might have stood for "Corn Grocer". He was Tacksman of Badenscallie for some period, reportedly 1829 to 1853, though he would have been only about 8 years of age in 1829. He was part of "Messrs MacKenzie, Merchants at Ullapool", also referred to as "MacKenzies of the Post Office", probably following his father Murdoch in the position. William's business partner Alexander MacKenzie was Tacksman of Achiltibuie, that Alexander was mistakedly noted by some sources, such as John Prebble in his book "Highland Clearances" as William's brother. I think the relationship was more complex, and that Alexander was a brother-in-law of a brother-in-law of William! However, there is a possibility Alexander's first wife, Jane, was a sister of Susan's late husband, Murdoch. Testimony in the Coigach Salmon Case of the 1860s referred to Alexander as "Alexander MacKenzie otherwise called Tutor", and I think it likely regardless of the blood relationship to William Alexander acted on his behalf in business interests till William gained his majority. Alexander is missing in this census though his family is present at Ullapool 51-74.

Records with the Stornoway Historical Society record Isabella as "Isabella Marion Ryrie, born in Stornoway 11th July 1830, the youngest child of Lt. Phineas Ryrie (formerly of the 78th Seaforths) and Catherine Morison". Her death registration 21 July, 1894 at Conon Bridge, Parish of Urquhart and Logie Wester mostly agrees, other than the Informant noted her middle name as "Morrison". The Stornoway Historical Society notes her mother Catherine as a daughter of Roderick Morison (born 1748, died 1791), of Isle Tanera and Isle Martin. Isabella and Alexanderina's grandfather Roderick Morrison started the fishing station on Isle Tanera in 1784, and went on to contract the construction of many of the first buildings at Ullapool when the British Fisheries Society founded the village in 1788.

An interesting letter excerpted in a July, 1858 newspaper article notes several acres of formerly waste land near Ullapool had been converted by William (referred to both simply as "William Mackenzie", and also as "William Mackenzie & Co.") into "a perfect model of agricultural operations".

William died 23 June, 1901 as a Widower at Inverness.

In records 1881, 1896, and 1901 William is noted as a "Retired Merchant", or "General Merchant (Retired)". He was a Trustee in his mother's estate following her death in 1865, and at that time was resident at Eilanriach near Glenelg, across from the Isle of Skye, at time of the sale of the family home at Ullapool in 1869 his own estate was "sequestered", in the hands of trustees, a Scottish form of bankruptcy. In 1881 he and Isabella were with three apparantly unrelated people at "Burnside Cottage" in Logie Wester Parish, Ross and Cromarty.

"Alexanderina MacKenzie Ryrie" was a cousin of Isabella. She was born 20 April, 1829 at Stornoway to Lieutenant William Ryrie of the Royal Marines and his wife Sybella MacKenzie. Alexanderina's descent is recorded in the book "History of the Mackenzies" (SOURCE) as her maternal grandfather was Captain John Mackenzie, III of Lochend. Alexanderina's and Isabella's fathers were brothers.

Likely Georgina is the mother noted in the 20 July, 1866 death of eight month okd Christina MacKenzie as mother, the father was a Roderick MacKenzie.


Ullapool 51-53


Gordon Nicoll         Head         Unm    42      Fishery Officer
Thomas  Do            Son          Unm    17        Do     Do's  Son
Mary McInnes          Servant      Unm         21   Fisher's Servant

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 13 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Shore Street". Gordon marked as born at Naver, Sutherland, Thomas at Swiney, Caithness, and Mary at Stent, Inverness.

In the 1861 census Gordon is at Ullapool 61-100


Ullapool 51-55


James Bethune         Head         Mar    50      Fisherman
Janet   Do            Wife         Mar       41   Fisher's Wife
Mary    Do            Daur                   17   House Serv
Ann     Do            Daur                    7   Scholar
Margt   Do            Daur                    5     Do

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 13 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Shore Street". All marked as born at Lochbroom, Ross.

In the 1841 census this family was at Ullapool 41-111, with surname as "Beaton", the two names are variants of each other.


Ullapool 51-56


Donald Gordon         Head         Mar    34      Fisherman
Mary     Do           Wife         Mar       28   Fishers Wife
Anabell   Do          Daur                    5   Scholar
Johan     Do          Daur                    3
Donaldina  Do         Daur                    1

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 14 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Shore Street". All marked as born at Lochbroom, Ross.

In the 1841 census Donald was at Ullapool 41-104, his mother Grace and sister Mary are in this census in the next Household, see Ullapool 51-57. In 1871 this family is at Ullapool 71-4.

Likely Mary was the 22 year old servant in the 1841 census at Ullapool 41-138.

The I.G.I. records three post 1855 births to this family, showing Mary was maiden surname MacGregor.


Ullapool 51-57


Grace Gordon          Head          Wid   60      Feuer
Mary    Do            Daur          Unm      35   House Serv.

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 14 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Shore Street". Both marked as born at Lochbroom, Ross.

In the 1841 census these two were at Ullapool 41-104, with Grace as "Gressel". With them also in 1841 was son Donald, in this census he is married to a Mary, in the previous Household with three children, see Ullapool 51-56. In 1861 Mary is unmarried with a 10 year old son Alexander Cameron, who must have been born about time of this census, see Ullapool 61-4.

The 1893 death registation of Alexis Campbell (in the 1841 census at Ullapool 41-113) notes her parents were Donald Gordon, Fisherman, and Grace, maiden surname McGregor. Also in that Household is 20-24 year old Christy Gordon, likely another daughter of Grace.

A descendant of this family, Erica Cramer, has posted lots of data at http://www.genealogy.com/forum/regional/countries/topics/scotland/64984/


Ullapool 51-58


Alex Fraser           Head         Mar    40      Fisherman
Mary   Do             Wife         Mar       40   Fisher's Wife
Janet   Do            Daur                   10     Do's  Daur (scholar)
Simon   Do            Son                  7      Scholar
Peggy   Do            Daur                    5      Do
Ann     Do            Daur                    2

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 14 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Shore Street". All marked as born at Lochbroom, Ross.


Ullapool 51-59


William McKenzie      Head         Mar    50      Fisherman
Cathrine   Do         Wife         Mar       40      Do's  Wife
Flora      Do         Daur                   19      Do's  Daur
Rachel     Do         Daur                   10      Do's   Do

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 14 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Shore Street". All marked as born at Lochbroom, Ross.

In the 1861 census William and Catharine with a 19 year old daughter Mary are at Ullapool 61-8.


Ullapool 51-60


Norman Mcleod         Head         Mar    75      Pensioner
Anabell  Do           Wife         Mar       70      Do's  Wife
Anabell  Do           Daur         Unm       30   Dressmaker

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 14 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Shore Street". All marked as born at "Ross, Lochbroom".

In the 1841 census this family was at Ullapool 41-116.


Ullapool 51-63


John McKenzie         Head         Mar    60      Sherriff Officer
Justina Do            Wife         Mar       55   Sherriff Officer's Wife
                     -- page break --
Andrew McKenzie       Son          U      22      Fisherman
Alexa McKenzie        Daur         U         20   House Servant
John   Do             Son          U      18      Scholar (at home)
Williamina Do         Daur         U         10      Do      Do

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 15 and 16 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Shore Street". All are marked as born at "Ross Lochbroom".

This family was in the 1841 census at Ullapool 41-112, in 1861 Justina is Widowed Head of Household at Ullapool 61-10.

The Parish Register records the marriage 20 February, 1819 of "John (Andrew) MacKenzie Ullapool" to "Justina MacKenzie Dalcanloch". John's father indicated from the entry as Andrew. Justina was daughter of John MacKenzie, a descendant of the MacKenzies of Achiltibuie, that John was married twice, mother of Justina was the second wife, Margaret Stronach (daughter of Alexander Stronach, Minister of Lochbroom). See Justina at position 2-1-4-3-2-1-4-4 in the MacKenzie of Achiltibuie chart; altimack.htm

John dies before the next census, 14 August, 1854 at Ullapool.

Andrew was christened at Ullapool 25 February, 1828.

Alexanderina "Lexey" marries 30 December, 1858 at Ullapool to Donald Munro (born about 1833 at Ullapool to Murdoch Munro and Christina MacRae), they are with Justina in 1861.

Williamina married 1 July, 1873 at Inverness to Gustavus Aird Calder, no children yet traced of this couple, Gustavus was Informant on Justina's death registration.

Justina has relatives at Ullapool in this census; her father John MacKenzie of Atachol was brother to Murdo MacKenzie of Achnaclerach, whose Widow Susan is at Ullapool 51-96, Susan's son William is at Ullapool 51-52. Catherine MacKenzie at Ullapool 51-43 is Justina's neice, a daughter of her brother John.


Ullapool 51-64


Margt McKenzie        Head         Wid       60   Widow of a Fisherman
Alex    Do            Son          Unm    30      Fisherman
Kenneth  Do           Son          Unm    20          Do

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 16 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Shore Street". All are marked as born at Lochbroom, Ross.

This family was in the 1841 census at Ullapool 41-110.


Ullapool 51-65


Janet McKenzie        Head         Wid       65   Pauper Dom Servant
Ann McKenzie          Daur         Unm       35   House Servant

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 16 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Shore Street". Both are marked as born at Ross Lochbroom.

These two were in the 1841 census at Ullapool 41-108, Janet's husband John then Head of Household.


Ullapool 51-66


Alex Tolmie           Head         Unm    70      Shoemaker
Ann    Do             Daur         Unm       18   Seamstress
Jane   Do             Daur         Unm       16   Scholar

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 16 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Shore Street". Alex and Ann marked as born at Ross, Brahan, Jane at Ross, Lochbroom. Marital condition of Alex may ne mistranscribed, might be "W" for Widowed, rather than "U" for Unmarried.

This family was in the 1841 census at Ullapool 41-101. In 1861 Alexander and Jane, with Jane's husband John MacRae, are at Ullapool 61-1.

Though noted as unmarried, Alexander had wife Ann, apparantly with him in the 1841 census, who died 1 July, 1856 at Ullapool, aged 60 years, her parents had been William MacKenzie, Carpenter, and Janet, maiden surname MacGregor, both deceased by then, Informant and undertaker was Alexander.

An index to documents transcribed on ancestry notes Alexander Tolmie died 27 July, 1865 at Ullapool, aged 76, and that his parents had been John Tolmie and Margaret, maiden surname MacKenzie. Roddie Macpherson has photographed and transcribed a stone at the Mill Street Burial Grounds I think was likely this John, see http://gravestones.rosscromartyroots.co.uk/picture/number1624.asp The stone notes he died 3rd July, 1813, aged 30 years, and same burial ground also has a stone for an Alexander Tolmie died same day aged 22 years, likely brothers drowned in one of the tragic events on Lochbroom.


Ullapool 51-67


Alex Ross             Head         Mar    60      Minister
Mary  Do              Wife         Mar       50   Minister's  Wife
Rachel Stewart        Serv         Unm       20   House Servant

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 16 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Shore Street". Alex marked as born at Daviot, Inverness, Mary at Munlochy, Ross, Rachel born at Coigach.

This family was in the 1841 census at Ullapool 41-128, with then was a Helen, who I think is in this census as wife of Donald MacRae at Ullapool 51-23.


Ullapool 51-68


Ann Mckenzie          Head         Wid       84   Builders Widow
Ann   Do              Daur         Unm       40   Dressmaker

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 16 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Shore Street". Both marked as born at Lochbroom, Ross.

Though the ages do not quite line up, I think these two were in the 1841 census at Ullapool 41-168.


Ullapool 51-69


Isabel Mkenzie        Head         Unm       68   Innkeeper
Isabel   Do           Daur         Unm       44   Spinster
Robert   Do           Son          Unm     37     General Dealer
                     -- page break --
Kenneth Cameron       Lodger       Unm    38      Shopkeeper
Janet Fraser          Servant      Unm       27   House Servant
Isabella Do           Servant      Unm       18     Do   Do
Alexander Do          ShopKeeper   Unm    19      Shop Keeper

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 16 and 17 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Shore Street". Isabel born at Doddshill, Dumfries, the rest marked as born at Lochbroom, Ross, except Kenneth at Gairloch, Ross. "Findmypast" transcribes surname of the first three as "McKay".


Ullapool 51-70


James Urquhart        Head         Mar    54      Fisherman
Cathrine  Do          Wife         Mar       42      Do's  Wife
Cathrine  Do          Daur         Unm       23      Do's  Daur
Duncan    Do          Son          Unm    15         Do's  Son
Janet     Do          Daur         Unm       17      Do's  Daur
Henry     Do          Son          Unm    13      Scholar
Flora     Do          Daur         Unm       10     Do
Margaret   Do         Daur         Unm        7     Do
John       Do         Son          Unm     4      Fisherman's  Son
Walter     Do         Son          Unm     1
Janet Ross            Visitor      Wid       61   Pauper House Servant
Peggy McKenzie        Do's Daur    Unm    29     Do     Do     Do
Jessie Montgomery     Daur         Unm        3     Do     Do     Do

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 17 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Argyl Street". All are marked as born at "Ross, Lochbroom", except Jessie Montgomery at Knockbain, Ross.

This family was in the 1841 census at Ullapool 41-6.

Roddie Macpherson has photographed and transcribed a stone in the Mill Street burial ground that notes this family, see http://gravestones.rosscromartyroots.co.uk/picture/number1598.asp The stone has James died 1892 aged 66 years, Catherine, maiden surname Matheson, died 1897 aged 88 years. Other family on the stone were grandson James MacKenzie died 1870 aged 7 years, daughter Flora died 1917 aged 76 years, and Flora's husband Kenneth MacKenzie died 1920 aged 82 years, and two more children, presumably with young John these were children of Kenneth and Flora; Catherine MacKenzie died 1941 aged 52 years, and Flora U. MacKenzie, died 1950 aged 31 years. See Flora and Kenneth with children in the 1871 census at Ullapool 71-98.


Ullapool 51-71


Murdo Urqhart         Head         Mar    54      Fisherman
Mary    Do            Wife         Mar       38     Do's  Wife
Henry    Do           Son          Unm    16      Fisherman
                     -- page break --
Duncan Urqut          Son          Unm    14      Scholar (at home)
John      Do          Son          Unm    12      Scholar    Do
Mary      Do          Daur         Unm        9      Do      Do
Anabel    Do          Daur         Unm        3
Walter     Do         Son          Unm    8m

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 17 and 18 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Argyle Street". All are marked as born at "Ross, Lochbroom".

This family was in the 1841 census at Ullapool 41-9, in 1861 they are at Ullapool 61-90.

2007 correspondance from a descendant of this family, Murdo MacKenzie in B.C., notes Murdo and Mary above were great-grandparents of his, through their son Duncan, also above. He says Mary was a daughter of Duncan Graham. Duncan Urquhart lived 1837 to 1902 and was a general merchant at Ullapool, he says "had a general store on Quay Street, just up from where you take the ferry to Stornaway. Her family came from Glen Urquhart, which I believe is near Strathpeffer".

Roddie Macpherson has photographed and transcribed a stone at Mill Street burial ground to Duncan and his family, see http://gravestones.rosscromartyroots.co.uk/picture/number1565.asp


Ullapool 51-72


John McKenzie         Head         Mar    36      Fisherman
Ann    Do             Wife         Mar       32   Fisher's Wife
Duncan   Do           Son          Unm    10      Fisherman's Son
Flora    Do           Daur         Unm       4m
Christy   Do          Daur         Unm        7   Fisher's Daur

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 18 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Argyle Street". All are marked as born at "Ross, Lochbroom".

In the 1841 census John and Ann were with Ann's Widowed mother Flora and other relatives at Ullapool 41-70. This family is in the 1861 census at Ullapool 61-54.

Ann's mother Flora and sister Mary are in this census at Ullapool 51-109, and her brother John is a few houseolds before, at Ullapool 51-106.

The death is registered as 21 January, 1858 of 19 month old Alexander MacKenzie at Ullapool, of bronchitis suffered three days, to parents John MacKenzie, Fisherman, and Ann, maiden surname Matheson. Informant was the father John.


Ullapool 51-73


Alexr McKenzie        Head         Mar    46      Carpenter
Christian   Do        Wife         Mar       45   Carpenter's Wife
Donald      Do        Son          Unm    14      Carpenter's Son
Jessie      Do        Daur         Unm       16   Carpenter's Daur
Ann         Do        Daur         Unm        8   Carpenter's Daur

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 18 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Argyle Street". All are marked as born at "Ross Lochbroom".

This family is in the 1861 census on Quay Street at Ullapool 61-166.


Ullapool 51-74


Isabel McKenzie       Wife         Mar       43   Merchants Wife
Catherine Do          Daur         U         17      Do's Daur
Thomas    Do          Son          U      11      Scholar (at Home)
Jane      Do          Daur         U          7      Do       Do
Isabel Cameron        Serv.        U.        32   House Servant
                     -- page break --
Catharine McKenzie                            6
Donald McKenzie       Do           U      24        Do     Do
Donald Cameron        Servant      U      18      Shop Keeper
Allen McLeod          Visitor      Mar    32      Painter

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 18 an 19 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Argyle Street". All are marked as born at "Ross Lochbroom", except Donald McKenzie at "Sutherland Assynt", and Allen McLeod at "Ross Dingwall".

Isabel's missing husband was the merchant, Alexander McKenzie, they were together with three of their children in the 1841 census at Ullapool 41-97. In the 1861 census the family is at Ullapool 61-78.

The Parish Register records the marriage 16 November, 1832 of "Alexr McKenzie Merchant Ullapool to Isabella McKenzie Langwell"

Alexander's death was registered as 1 November, 1862 aged 77 years, "Justice of the Peace and latterly Merchant", his parents had been John MacKenzie, Merchant, and Margaret MacAulay (Informant was his son Thomas).

Isabella is shown in the Registration of her death 4 January, 1874 at Harris aged 69 to have been a daughter of Thomas MacKenzie, IV of Langwell, and his wife, Catharine Robertson, her brother Alexander married Alexanderina MacKenzie of the Achnaclerach family, see notes for that family above at; "Alexander MacKenzie, Junior, Merchant"

Alexander was Tacksman of Achiltibuie from 1829 to 1853, in partnership with William MacKenzie who held Tack of Badenscallie and the small communities at the east end of the Coigach Peninsula, another Merchant of Ullapool. Prebble in his book "Highland Clearances" (SOURCE) said Alexander and William were brothers, but I am certain the relationship was more complex. That William is in this census at Ullapool 51-52, a son of Murdoch MacKenzie senior, Merchant at Ullapool.

There is great similarity between forenames in this family, and that of Alexander MacKenzie of Langwell and his wife Alexanderina MacKenzie of Achnaclerach, see above at "Alexander MacKenzie of Langwell and Alexanderina MacKenzie of Achnaclerach". That Alexander was a brother of Isabel.

In the last few days of 1855, just before the start of civil registration, there was a series of registrations of births, christenings, and marriages in the Lochbroom Parish Register to families of Tacksmen going back over decades. Those registrations include the following at Ullapool with parents as "Alexander McKenzie, Senior, Merchant, and Isabella McKenzie, his wife";

  1. Catherine Robertson McKenzie, born 17 October, 1833 (enumerated above).
  2. John MacKenzie, born 5 November, 1835.
  3. Thomas McKenzie, born 5 December, 1838 (enumerated above).
  4. Jean Margaret McAulay McKenzie, born 17 August, 1843 (enumerated above as "Jane").

Some details are known on Catherine Robertson MacKenzie as she married a Minister and so is mentionned on page 190 of Fasti Ecclesiae From that listing and other research, she was born 17 October, 1833 at Ullapool, died 21 July, 1900, married 16 July, 1857 to Charles MacLean (born 18 January, 1830 at Coll to Donald MacLean and Catharine MacPhail, died 4 June, 1880). Charles was Minister at Ullapool from 24 June, 1856 to 24 September, 1868 when he was transferred to Harris, and presumably met Catherine as one of his parishoners. After Charles death Catherine returned from Harris to Ullapool. They had eleven children, one of whom died young.


Ullapool 51-75


George Mcleod         Head         Mar    47      F.C. Minister
Janet    Do           Wife         Mar       44   Ministers Wife
Margt    Do           Servant      Unm       48   House Servant
Christina  Do         Servant      Unm       15    Do     Do

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 19 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Argyle Street". George noted as born at Dunbeath, Caithness, Janet's birthplace a bit unclear, probably is "Edinburgh, Midlothian", Margaret and Christina at "Ross Lochbroom".

The transcription of this Household on Ancestry includes a note from "Karen_RossMacLeod"; "George McLeod was born in Dunbeath, Caithness and he was a F.C. Minister (Free Church of Scotland Minister). His wife was Janet McLeod."

In the 1861 census this family is at Ullapool 61-193.


Ullapool 51-76


Alexr McAulay         Head         Unm    42      Fisherman
Georgina  Do          Lodger       Unm       31   Dressmaker
William Morison       Lodger       Mar    41      County Constable

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 19 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Argyle Street". Alexander and Georgina noted as born at Lochbroom, Ross, William at Beauly, Inverness.

Alexander and Georgina with two other MacAulays, likely siblings, were in 1841 at Ullapool 41-123.


Ullapool 51-77


Alex. McKenzie        Head         Mar    40      Inspr of Poor
Jamesina  Do          Wife         Mar       27   Innkeeper
Jessie    Do          Daur         U          6   Scholar
Margt     Do          Daur         U          4      Do
Catherine  Do         Daur         U          2
Betsy      Do         Cousin       U         23   Farmers Daur
Simon      Do           Do         U      19        Do's Son
Catherine McLeod      Serv.        U         20   House Servant
Margt       Do        Serv.        U         26     Do     Do

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 19 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Argyle Street". All are marked as born at "Ross Lochbroom".

In the 1841 census Alexander is with his mother Janet Robertson and other possible relatives or employees at Ullapool 41-2. His 1869 death registration looks to suggest he was of an established Lochbroom family, as his then late parents were noted as John MacKenzie, Innkeeper, and Janet Robertson. His "cousin" relationship to Jamesina and her two siblings might be as his mother Janet Robertson was a sister of their grandmother, Catherine Robertson.

In the 1841 census Jamesina as "Jamina" was with her Widowed mother and siblings at Ullapool 41-89. Betsy and Simon above as well as being "cousins" of Alexander are siblings of Jamesina, their father Kenneth MacKenzie had been Tacksman of Corrie. Their mother and three other siblings are in this census at Ullapool 51-103. There is a 6 February, 1855 marriage notice in the Inverness Advertiser indexed as "MacKenzie, Betsy, at Ullapool, daughter of the late Kenneth MacKenzie, tacksman of Corry", the I.G.I. notes the date as 25 January, 1855, and the groom as Donald McLennan.

In the 1861 census this family is at Ullapool 61-55.

Alexander testifys in 1851 to a Parliamentary enquiry, interesting reading, see EVIDENCE He notes that he became Inspector of the Poor in 1846.

The Parish Register includes five births at Ullapool to "Alexander McKenzie, Junior, Inspector of Poor, and Jamina McKenzie, his wife";

  1. Jessie MacKenzie, born 20 April, 1843. (possibly died young, given the name of the next child)
  2. Janet Robertson MacKenzie, born 3 April, 1845. (I think that is the "Jessie" above)
  3. Margaret MacKenzie, born 20 April, 1847. (above)
  4. Catharine MacKenzie, born 23 May, 1849. (above)
  5. Isabella MacKenzie, born 5 July, 1851.

The I.G.I. lists three more births at Ullapool to Alexander MacKenzie and Jamesina Mackenzie;

  1. Kenneth John MacKenzie, born 7 April, 1855.
  2. John Alexander MacKenzie, born 15 May, 1858.
  3. Maria MacKenzie, born 13 April, 1860.

The child Kenneth John MacKenzie born 1855 marries Flora Matheson, who is in this census with her family at Ullapool 51-106 Roddie Macpherson has photographed and transcribed a stone in the Mill Street burial ground that notes Kenneth and Flora, see http://gravestones.rosscromartyroots.co.uk/picture/number1619.asp The stone notes that Flora Tolmie Matheson MacKenzie died 15 February, 1927 aged 75 years, and her husband Kenneth John MacKenzie died 10 March, 1928, aged 72 years. It also notes one of their children; John Matheson MacKenzie, died 21 July, 1928, aged 32.

Alexander looks to have run into financial trouble in his later years, his estate becoming "sequestered", a Scottish form of bankruptcy where his estate is put into the hands of Trustees, who in this case chose to sell his properties by public roup (auction) to pay his debts. The following notice was printed in the 28 July, 1857 edition of the Inverness Advertiser newspaper;


HERITABLE SUBJECTS IN ULLAPOOL
FOR SALE

There will be sold by Public Roup, within the CALEDONIAN HOTEL, Dingwall, on Friday the 28th day of August next, the following valuable subjects belonging to the sequestered Estate of Alexander Mackenzie, junior, Merchant in Ullapool:--

1st, ALL and WHOLE LOT, No 16 of the Village of Ullapool, lying in Argyll Street, and extending 54 feet in front in line of the said street, by 63 feet in breadth, together with the Substantial and Comfortable DWELLING HOUSE thereon, as presently possesed by the said Alexander Mackenzie, junior. There is a Good GARDEN on the ground. This Lot affords a qualification for a County Vote.

2d, All and Whole that vacant Piece of BUILDING-GROUND, being Lot No. 18 of said Village, together with the Buidings erected thereon, also fronting Argyll Street. There is a right of pasturage of one Cow attached to each Lot.

The Feu-duty on both lots is nominal.

Further particulars may be had on application to W. R. Thomson, Writer, Dingwall, the Trustee, or to William Moffat, Writer, Dingwall, the agent in sequestration, in whose hands are the Title Deeds and articles of Roup.

Dingwall, 27th July 1857.



Ullapool 51-78


Murdo McLeod          Head         Mar    50      Fisherman
Mary     Do           Wife         Mar       46   Fisher's Wife
William    Do         Son          U      16      Fisher's Son
Murdo      Do         Son          U      14        Do      Do
Rodk       Do         Son          U       9        Do      Do
John       Do         Son          U       7        Do      Do
Mary       Do         Daur         U          4     Do's   Daur

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 20 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Argyle St.". All noted as born at Ross, Lochbroom.

In the 1841 census this family was at Ullapool 41-13. In 1861 they are at Ullapool 61-94.

The 1861 census shows Mary was maiden surname MacKenzie.


Ullapool 51-79


Colin McLeod          Head         Widr   60      Fisherman
Cathrine  Do          Daur         U         16   House Servant

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 20 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Argyle St.". Both noted as born at Ross, Lochbroom.


Ullapool 51-80


Duncan Matheson       Head         Mar    50      Fisherman
Janet     Do          Wife         Mar       46   Fisher's Wife
Donald     Do         Son          U      16      Fisher's Son
John       Do         Son          U      14      Scholar
Murdo      Do         Son          U      12         Do
Christy    Do         Daur         U         10      Do

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 20 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Argyle St.". All noted as born at Ross, Lochbroom.

In the 1841 census this family was at Ullapool 41-11, Duncan's father Hugh then Head of Household. In 1861 the family is at Ullapool 61-91.

The death of Duncan is registered as 1 January, 1877 at Argyle Street, Ullapool, aged 78 years, married to Jessie Beaton, parents noted as having been Hugh Matheson, a Crofter, and Christina maiden surname MacLeay, Informant his son Murdo.

A daughter of Duncan and Janet named Margaret should be present in this census as she gives her age in her 1878 marriage registration as 30. That Margaret later has a daughter Mary Marjory Macdonald, who becomes one of the most notorious jewel thiefs of early 20th century Britain, see raffles.htm

A posting 1999 to the [SCT-ISLAY-L] listserve by Suzanne Beaton, LINK, suggests Janet died 28 February, 1894 at Ullapool, aged 86 years, and her parents had been James Bethune and Mary Morrison.


Ullapool 51-81


Margt Stewart         Head         Wid       58   Widow of a Tailor
Ann Stewart           Daur         U         14   Tailors Daur
John Stewart          Son          U      12      Scholar (at home)
Betsy Stewart         Daur         U         10      Do      Do
Kenneth  Do           Son          U       7         Do      Do
Cathrine McDond       Visitor      U         27   House Servant

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 20 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Argyle St.". All noted as born at Ross, Lochbroom.

In the 1841 census this family was at Ullapool 41-7, Margaret's husband Kenneth then Head of Household. In 1861 the family is at Ullapool 61-89


Ullapool 51-82


Mary McKenzie         Head         Unm       60   Pauper Dom Serv
Alexa  Do             Daur         Unm    26      House Servant

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 21 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Argyle Street". Both are marked as born at "Ross, Lochbroom".


Ullapool 51-83


Ann Matheson          Head         Mar       28   Cooper's Wife
Robertine Do          Daur                    5     Do's  Daur
Ann       Do          Daur                    3     Do's  Daur
John      Do          Son                  1        Do's  Son

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 21 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Argyle St.". All noted as born at Ross, Lochbroom.


Ullapool 51-84


Geo McRae             Head         Mar    56      Shoemaker
Janet  Do             Wife         Mar       40      Dors Wife
Charles Do            Son          Unm    26      Fisherman
Mary    Do            Daur         Unm       20   Shoemks Daur
Alex    Do            Son          Unm    12         Do's Son
Donald   Do           Son          Unm    10         Do's Son
Bella    Do           Daur         Unm        9   Scholar

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 21 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Argyle Street". All are marked as born at "Ross, Lochbroom".

This family was in the 1841 census at Ullapool 41-77.

Donna Benson of Queensland, Australia, posted to the Ross and Cromarty genealogy listserve in 2004 regarding this family. She notes Janet was maiden surname MacLeod (daughter of John McLeod and Madge McIver of Ullapool, born 14 January, 1799), and that George and Janet married 29 January, 1814. As well as the children in this census, she also notes Isabella, Hector, Hanna, and an Alexander in addition to the Alick above. She also notes "their eldest son Charles had married one month prior to their departure so his wife Ann McKenzie was with them also."

Donna writes;

"George and Jannet left Scotland as part of the Highland Clearences and George and 8 children arrived in Australia in the 1850s - Jannet died during the voyage."

In another message Donna notes the family were assisted by the HEIS scheme in 1854 (same program that brought 17 Coigach familys to Tasmania in 1853 aboard the Sir Alan McNab, see files on this webpage). They travelled to Australia aboard the "James Fernie", and Jannet died of Cholera.

George MacRae testifys in 1851 to a Parliamentary enquiry, interesting reading, see EVIDENCE He notes where his various sons were then, and of his struggles with the Agent of Sir James Matheson attempting to get aid for his family to emigrate to Australia.


Ullapool 51-85


Peter Cameron         Head         Mar    28      Fisherman
Janet   Do            Wife         Mar       27   Fisher's Wife
John    Do            Son                  2      Fisher's Son

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 21 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Argyle St.". All noted as born at Lochbroom, Ross.


Ullapool 51-86


Janet Carmichael      Head         Mar       35   Post's Wife
Kenneth  Do           Son          Unm     4        Do's  Son
John     Do           Son          Unm     2        Do's  Son
Andrew   Do           Son          Unm    3Mo

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 21 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Argyle St.". Janet noted as born at Aberdeen, Kenneth and John at "Cupar Chipis, Perth", Andrew at Lochbroom, Ross.


Ullapool 51-87


Robert McGregor       Head         Mar    60      Fisherman
Christy   Do          Wife         Mar       40   Fisher's Wife
Bella     Do          Daur         Mar       29   Fisherman Wife
Eliza     Do          Daur                   18   House Servant

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 22 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Argyle St.". All are noted as born at Lochbroom, Ross.


Ullapool 51-88


Christy Fraser        Head         Unm       55   Pauper House Servant

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 22 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Argyle St.". She is noted as born at Lochbroom, Ross.


Ullapool 51-89


Isabel McKenzie       Head         Wid       60   Widow Of Tailor

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 22 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Argyle St.". Noted as born at Lochbroom, Ross.


Ullapool 51-90


Margt Mcleod          Wife         Mar       47   Shipmaster's Wife
Cathrine  Do          Daur         Unm       26      Do's  Daur
Alexina   Do          Daur         Unm       22      Do's  Daur
Alexander  Do         Son          Unm    18         Do's  Son
Margaret   Do         Daur         Unm       16      Do's  Daur
Mary       Do         Daur         Unm       10      Do's  Daur
Christina  Do         Daur         Unm        8      Do's  Daur
Christina   Do        Servant      Unm       28   Servant Daur
                     -- page break --
Ann Hope              Visitor      Mar          21   Shepherds Wife
James Hope            Visitor      Unm    6Mo         Do's  Son

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 22 and 23 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Argyle St.". All born at Assynt, Sutherland, except the Servant Christina and young James at Rea County, Sutherland.

In the 1861 census Alexina is married to Duncan MacPherson with three children at Ullapool 61-66.


Ullapool 51-91


Hector McKenzie       Head         Mar    60      Crofter
Abigail   Do          Wife         Mar       40     Do's  Wife
Murdo     Do          Son          Unm    25      Fisher
Alexia     Do         Daur         Unm       16   Crofter's Daur
Kenneth    Do         Son          Unm    13      Scholar (at Home)
Simon      Do         Son          Unm     7        Do       Do

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 23 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Argyle St.". All born at Lochbroom, Ross.

In the 1861 census this family is at Ullapool 61-98.


Ullapool 51-92


Jane McKenzie         Head         Wid       63   Smith's Widow
Cathrine  Do          Daur                   30     Do's Daur

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 23 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Argyle St.". Both noted as born at Lochbroom, Ross.

In the 1841 census Jane was at Ullapool 41-88, boarder at the home of Fanny Carmichael.

Roddie Macpherson has photographed and transcribed a stone in the Mill Street cemetery, Ullapool,
at http://gravestones.rosscromartyroots.co.uk/picture/number1605.asp as;

[eroded...] parents ALEXR MACKENZIE
blacksmith, Ullapool
who died in the year 1839?0
aged 5[?]
and JEAN MACKENZIE
who died in 1863
aged 82 years


Ullapool 51-93


Janet McKenzie        Head                   57   Seamstress

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 23 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Argyle St.". Noted as born at Lochbroom, Ross.


Ullapool 51-94


Benjamin Dawson       Head         Mar    34      Mason (Employing 1 Man)
Isabel     do         Wife         Mar       28   Masons Wife
Cathrine   do         Daur         Unm        9    do's  Daur
Emily      do         Daur         Unm        7     do    do
Thomas     do         Son          Unm     5        do's  Son 

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 23 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Argyle Street". All are marked as born at "Ross Lochbroom".

Benjamin was in the 1841 census with a MacRae family at Ullapool 41-82, I think head of that Household, Farquhar, was a brother of Isabella, who was in that census with her own family at Ullapool 41-37, Benjamin's family was then at Ullapool 41-15 and are in this census

In 1861 Benjamin and Isabella with their children are at Ullapool 61-65.

Isabella's death is registered as 30 March, 1864 at Ullapool of Typhus fever, Informant, her brother Alexander MacRae, notes their parents had been John MacRae and Catherine MacLeay, both then also deceased. Isabella's maiden surname as MacRae is confirmed in the 1872 marriage registration of daughter Emily.

Benjamin was Informant of the death registrations of his father William in 1856 and mother Catherine in 1859, see them in this census at Ullapool 51-95.

Ann at Ullapool 51-150 is the Widow of John Dawson, an uncle of Benjamin.

Emily marries in 1872 to Roderick MacLeod, who is in this census at Morefield 51-130. Emily and Roderick are ancestors of Phil Shearn in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.


Ullapool 51-95


William Dawson        Head         Mar    78      Pensioner
Ann       do          Wife         Mar       60   Pensioners Wife
Betsy     do          Daughter     Unm       20   House Servant 

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 23 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Argyle Street". All are marked as born at "Ross Lochbroom".

Although wife's name is not given in William's 1856 death registration, her own death registered as 25 February, 1859 at Ullapool, age 72 years, parents were Thomas Ross and Janet Mackenzie, that registration clearly names her as "Catherine", so I think "Ann" above is an enumeration error. Confirmed by the 1841 census at Dingwall;

William Dawson                            60      Pensioner
Catherine  do                                50
Elizabeth  do                                10
William and Elizabeth born inside county, Catherine born outside.

August of 1843 the Poor Law Inquiry Commission for Scotland gathered evidence around the Highlands, interviewing a few people at Ullapool such as the Minister Alexander Ross and the fish curer, Alexander MacKenzie. The Commission then went into the community and visited nineteen recipients of aid to determine their situation. The following is transcribed from "Minutes of Evidence taken before the Poor Law Inquiry Commission for Scotland", PAGE 445;


      12. Widow Thomas Ross, aged seventy-three. Allowance 4s. a year. She lives with a married daughter and son-in-law —- the latter a pensioner. The son-in-law has a house in feu, and three-fourths of an acre of land attached to it, for which he pays, inclusive of feu-duty, a rent of 2£ 15s. He keeps a cow. His family consists of three children, from twenty-two to fifteen years of age. His mother-in-law is supported by him. She has a comfortable bed, and her room is tolerably well furnished.


This suggests the family was back in Ullapool between 1841 and 1843, where was "Widow Thomas Ross" in 1841?

I have found a duplicate issued of William's discharge papers from the Army. They note he was discharged as almost blind as a Military Artizan with rank of Private, that he had been a 20 year old Mason born at Lochbroom when he enlisted 14 July, 1805, and served 5 years, 345 days (so must have retired from military June 1811). A thread on Rootschat, http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=716428.0 shows another descendant consulted other documents that say William was 28 years of age when he joined 14 July, 1805 to the Royal Military Artificers, prior to that he had served 6 years and 19 days in the Princess Charlotte's Fencibles then the 42nd Foot Regiment. So it appears his military service began June of 1799, and if he was 20 years of age then he would have been born about 1789.

Presumably William was a brother of the Ullapool Mason John Dawson whose Widow is in this census at Ullapool 51-150.

The death of William is registered as 25 April, 1856 at Ullapool, married but wife not named in the registration. Noted as 69 years of age, son of Benjamin Dawson, mason, and Catherine, maiden surname MacKenzie (both then deceased). Informant was his son Benjamin Dawson, not naming William's wife in the registration might reflect that she was step-mother of Benjamin. That son Benjamin is in this census in the previous Household at Ullapool 51-94.

The father of William and his brother John, Benjamin Dawson, was in the 1798 Militia List at Ullapool. Benjamin was probably the second generation of Dawsons at Ullapool, the City of Edinburgh Parish Register records the marriage 16 November, 1790 of John MacIntosh, day labourer in Old Grayfriar's Parish, to Amelia Dawson, in Tron Parish, "daughter of John Dawson, mason in Loch-Broom", presumably Amelia was a sister of that earlier Benjamin Dawson, and John their father a mason at Lochbroom from at least that 1790 marriage. Ullapool had been founded the year before, at a guess John Dawson went north from Edinburgh to Ullapool to work on construction of the village in 1789.

The death of Catherine, "Ann" above, is registered as 25 February, 1859 at Ullapool, age 72. Her parents were Thomas Ross and Janet Mackenzie, Informant again son Benjamin.

The OPR shows several christenings at Ullapool to William Dawson or "Dazon";


Ullapool 51-96


Susan McKenzie        Head         Wid       66   Merchants Widow
Grace Ferguson        Daur         Mar       35   Farmers Wife
James McKenzie        Son          U.     29      Surgeon UY of Edmr
Ann Stewart           Servant      U         50   House Servant
Ann McLeod            Do           U         22     Do    Do

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 24 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Argyle Street". All are marked as born at "Ross Lochbroom", except Susan McKenzie at "Perth Fortingall", and Ann McLeod at "Ross Dingwall".

Susan's husband had been the merchant, Murdoch McKenzie Senior, I suspect he died before the 1841 census when Susan was Head of Household, and "Postmaster" at Ullapool 41-134. Grace was in the Household next to her mother in 1841, in the same building, with her husband David Ferguson and several people, including several probably related MacKenzies.

Susan is in the 1861 census at Ullapool 61-77 with three servants, listed as "Proprietess of Houses", she dies 22 February, 1865.

Grace's husband David, six children, and eight servants, are in this census at Langwell 51-5, where David is listed as "Farmer & Grazier".

James dies 8 March, 1856, age 33 single at Ullapool, his death registration lists his middle name as "John", and his mother's maiden surname as "McGregor".

Susan's son William (at Ullapool 51-52), was Tacksman of Badenscallie and the small communities at the east end of the Coigach Peninsula, as part of "Messr, MacKenzies, Merchants at Ullapool" during the period from 1829 to 1853, probably following his father. The other named Partner was Alexander MacKenzie who held Tack of Achiltibuie. Seem to recall William and Alexander were said to be brothers, but have not yet found the source of that idea.

With Susan in the 1841 census was a 40-44 year old Elisabeth McKenzie like herself marked as not born in County. Though the ages do not line up I think it is likely the 60 year old Elizabeth in this census at Dornie 51-48. That Elizabeth is marked in this census as also born in PerthShire, a place called "Invercuddan", a place in Fortingall Parish spelt many ways in different records, accepted form today is "Innerhaddan". Susan and Elizabeth were sisters, maiden surnamed MacGregor, their genealogy there goes back at least seventeen generations! See the file at macgregor.htm. Elizabeth named one of her daughters "Susan Grace".

The Servant, Ann Stewart, was with this family as well in the 1841 census.


Ullapool 51-97


Alex Fraser           Head         Mar    50      Fisherman
Janet  Do             Wife         Mar       40   Fisher's Wife
Murdo  Do             Son                 15      Fisherman's Son
Eliza  Do             Daur                   10   Scholar (at Home)
Mary   Do             Daur                    4
Barbra McKenzie       Visitor      Wid       80   Pauper House Servant

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 24 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Argyle Street". All are marked as born at "Ross Lochbroom".

In the 1841 census this family was at Ullapool 41-84.


Ullapool 51-98


Janet McDougald       Head         Wid       70   Pauper House Servant
Ann McLean            Visitor      Wid       65     Do     Do     Do

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 24 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Argyle Street". Both are marked as born at "Ross, Lochbroom".


Ullapool 51-99


John Morrison         Head         Mar    55      Shoemaker
Janet   Do            Wife         Mar       46      Do's Wife
George   Do           Son          Unm    18      Fisherman
Kenneth  Do           Son          Unm    16      Scholar
Cathrine  Do          Daur         Unm       12     Do
Alex      Do          Son          Unm    10        Do
Sally     Do          Daur         Unm        7     Do
John      Do          Son          Unm     4        Do

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 24 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Argyle Street". John is marked as born at Ross, Stornoway, the rest at Ross, Lochbroom.

This family was in the 1841 census at Ullapool 41-121.


Ullapool 51-100

Rodk McGregor         Head         Mar    32      Mariner
Isabella Bannerman    Wife         Mar       30   Mariner's Wife
Catherine McGregor    Daur         Unm        2   Mariner's Daur

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 25 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Argyle Street". Roderick marked as born at "Ross Lochbroom", the other two at Sutherland Helmsdale.

A listing on myheritage.com notes Isabella dies 31 January, 1858, and that there is another daughter born, Elizabeth, 1854. It also notes that young Catherine marries someone surnamed Kemp with eight children including one who marries a MacKenzie.

Roddie Macpherson has photographed and transcrined a stone to this family in the Mill Street burial ground, see http://gravestones.rosscromartyroots.co.uk/picture/number1548.asp The stone notes that Roderick died 24 June, 1896, aged 77 years, and Isabella died 31 January, 1859, aged 38 years. Also noted is Elizabeth died 1941 aged 87 years.


Ullapool 51-101


Angus McKay           Head         Mar    51      Retired Farmer
Jane    Do            Wife         Mar       46   Farmer's Wife
William M.  Do        Son          Unm    16      Scholar (at home)

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 25 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Argyle Street". Marking of places of birth is indistinct, Angus has "do" before place, suggesting Sutherland as in previous listee, place might read as "Clyoeshall". Jane noted as born at Linlithgow West, Lothian, William at "Ross Invergordon".

Likely Angus was the Tacksman "Aeneas MacKay", and Jane maiden surnamed Urquhart, noted in biograpjy of a son Donald in Fasti Ecclisae,
see FASTI ECCLESIAE SCOTICANAE Some further genealogy of the family is included in the Clan MacFarlane page at CLAN MACFARLANE


Ullapool 51-102


Murdo McRae           Head         Mar    49      Shoemaker
Phemie  Do            Wife         Mar       43   Shoemaker's Wife
James   Do            Son          Unm    13      Shoemaker's Daur
Catherine Do          Daur         Unm       10      Do        Do
Phemie    Do          Daur         Unm        8      Do        Do
Anne      Do          Daur         Unm        2      Do        Do

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 25 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Argyle Street". marked as born at "Ross Lochbroom", except Phemie the wife at Darlington Haddington.

In the 1841 census his family was at Ullapool 41-122, Phemie as "Euphemia". In the 1861 census young Phemie is noted as 16 year old servant to a MacPherson family at Ullapool 61-66. Henny and Phemie are dimunitives of Henrietta and Euphemia, which are equivalent names.


Ullapool 51-103


Margt McKenzie        Head         Wid       63   Farmers Widow
John McKenzie         Son          U      26      Farmer's Son
Maria   Do            Daur         U         20   FarmersDaur
Sibbla  Do            Daur         U         16   Scholar (at Home)
Margt McLeod          Serv         U         21   House Servant

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 25 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Argyle Street", it was the last Household on the street. All are marked as born at "Ross Lochbroom", except Margaret McKenzie at "Sutherland Assynt"

This family was in the 1841 census at Ullapool 41-89, Margaret was already a Widow by then.

Margaret's husband had been Kenneth MacKenzie, Tacksman of the farm of Corrie which borders Ullapool to the east.

Margaret is noted in the Findon tables to have been born at Ledmore in Assynt. Her death is registered as happening 15 February, 1873, aged 84 years, her parents having been Roderick MacKenzie and Williamina, maiden surname MacKenzie.

Young Sibbla maries 26 February, 1857 to Charles Robertson, the Tenant Farmer of Kenachulish. With two children, and Sibla's mother Margaret, they are in the 1861 census at Kenachulish 61-79.

Another of Margaret's daughters, Jamesina or "Jamina", has married since the last census to Alexander MacKenzie, Inspector of the Poor, they are in this census with three children, and Jamina's siblings Elizabeth "Betsy" and Simon at Ullapool 51-77.


Ullapool 51-104


Margt McKenzie        Head         Wid       63   Fisherman's Widow
Kenneth McLeod        Soninlaw     Mar    30      Fisherman
Catherine McKenzie    Daur         Mar       27   Fisherman's Wife
                     -- page break --
William McKenzie      Son          Unm    25      Fisherman
John McKenzie         Son          Unm    23          Do
Robert   Do           Son          Unm    14      Scholar  (at home) 
Christy  Do           Daur         Unm        8      Do       Do

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 25 and 26 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Pultney Street". All marked as born at Ross, Margaret at Kincardine, Kenneth at Ardmair, the children at Ullapool.

In 1851 Kenneth and Catherine with three children are at Ullapool 61-84. Margaret, William, a daughter Isabella and a young Morrison granddaughter are then in the next Household at Ullapool 61-85.

The 1862 marriage registration of William above to Annabella MacKenzie shows Margarert was maiden surname Gordon, Widow of Donald MacKenzie, Fisherman. Annabella was a daughter of Colin MacKenzie, Carter, and Margaret, maiden surname Matheson. Have not yet found Annabella's family in this census, but in 1841 they were at Ullapool 41-65.


Ullapool 51-105


Alex McKenzie         Head         Mar    44      Fisherman
Christy  Do           Wife         Mar       48   Fisher's Wife
Ann McKenzie          Daur         Unm       16   Fisher's Daur
Christy  Do           Daur         Unm       18      Do     Do
William McLeod        Visitor      Widr   64      Farmer

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 26 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Pultney Street". Alexander marked as born at Ross Gairloch, the rest at Ross Lochbroom.

In the 1841 census this family was at Ullapool 41-72, in 1861 they are at Ullapool 61-108.


Ullapool 51-106


John Matheson         Head         Mar    39      Carter
Mary    Do            Wife         Mar       24   Carter's Wife
Emily    Do           Daur         Unm        2   Carter's Daur
Flora    Do           Daur         Unm       4mo  Carter's Daur
Ann Ross              Serv.        Unm       28   House Servant

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 26 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Pultney Street". All marked as born at Ross Lochbroom, except Mary at Inverness Kilmore.

In the 1841 census John was with his family at Ullapool 41-70, in this census his mother and sister are a few households away, at Ullapool 51-109. Also with them in 1841 was John's sister Ann and her husband John MacKenzie, that family is now at Ullapool 51-72.

In the 1861 census this family is at Ullapool 61-128, Emily then noted as "Anne".

In 1862 John testifies in the Coigach Salmon Case, he notes his father had been Duncan, and they had been employed carting salmon from Ullapool to Conon Bridge for many years, see http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/item/item_writtenword.jsp?item_id=4891

John's testimony notes he had two elder sisters who worked with him and their father, one of those sisters was clearly the visitor, Elizabeth Matheson, at Ullapool 51-142. I think the other elder sister was Margaret, wife of Colin MacKenzie, who testified as a carter who worked with the Mathesons, in the 1861 census Margaret is at Ullapool 61-115.

Alexander Matheson at Ullapool 51-171 is a brother of John.

Though the enumeration does not include middle names, young Flora had full name as "Flora Tolmie MacKenzie", to honour John's mother Flora, who was maiden surname Tolmie. Roddie Macpherson has photographed and transcribed a stone in the Mill Street burial ground that notes Flora, see http://gravestones.rosscromartyroots.co.uk/picture/number1619.asp The stone notes that Flora Tolmie Matheson MacKenzie died 15 February, 1927 aged 75 years, and her husband Kenneth John MacKenzie died 10 March, 1928, aged 72 years. It also notes one of their children; John Matheson MacKenzie, died 21 July, 1928, aged 32. Kenneth John MacKenzie is born a few years after this census, 7 April, 1855, to Alexander MacKenzie and Jamesina, maiden surname Mackenzie, that couple in this census at Ullapool 51-77, in 1861 they, with young Kenneth John, are at Ullapool 61-55.


Ullapool 51-107


Ann McLeod            Head         Wid       46   Crofter
Helen McLeod          Daur         Unm    20      House Servant
Rodk Chisholm         Lodger       Mar       46   Catlermens

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 26 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Pultney Street". The first two marked as born at Ross Lochbroom, Roderick at Inverness Kilmorack. Occupation of Roderick is unclear, may be mistranscribed.

In the 1841 census this family was at Ullapool 41-67, Helen as "Nelly".

Possibly Roderick Chisholm was in the 1841 census with his family, occupation "Excise", at Ullapool 41-79.


Ullapool 51-108


Rodk McGregor         Head         Mar    81      Cooper
Henny McGregor        Wife         Mar       76   Cooper's Wife
Alex      Do          Son          Unm    46      Cooper's Son
                     -- page break --
Janet Mgregor         Daur         Unm       38   Coopers Daur
Cathrine  Do          Daur         Unm       34     Do     Do

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 26 and 27 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Pultney Street". Roderick marked as born at Ross Kilmuir, the rest at Ross Lochbroom.

In the 1841 census this family was at Ullapool 41-66, with them was a daughter Barbara, I think likely she is in this census as a Widow at Ullapool 51-31. In 1861 Henny and daughter Janet are with son Roderick and his family at Ullapool 61-114.


Ullapool 51-109


Flora Matheson        Head         Wid       69   Innkeeper
Mary     Do           Daur         Unm       24      Do's  Daur

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 27 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Pultney Street". Both marked as born at Lochbroom, Ross.

In the 1841 census Flora and Mary were at Ullapool 41-70, in 1861 Flora with a granddughter Mary are at Ullapool 61-111, Flora then with occupation as "Proprietor Of Houses".

With Flora in 1841 was a son John, who is now a few households before, at Ullapool 51-106. John's testimony in 1862 in the Coigach Salmon Case notes he had two elder sisters who worked with him and their father carting salmon from Gruinard and Ullapool to Conon Bridge, one of those sister was clearly the visitor, Elizabeth Matheson, at Ullapool 51-142.

Also with Flora in 1841 was daughter Ann anf her husband John MacKenzie, that family is now at Ullapool 51-72.

Mary marries 6 January, 1853 at Ullapool to William MacKenzie from Morefield and emigrates a few months later with him and his sister Andrewina aboard the Sir Alan McNab to Tasmania, they also have a daughter Isabella, born on the voyage, see McNab 525

Flora Matheson death is registered as 16 January, 1863 at Ullapool, age noted as 80 years, "Widow of Duncan Matheson, InnKeeper", her parents had been John Tolmie, Tenant, and Margaret, maiden surname MacKenzie, both deceased. Informant her son John.

A descendant of this family, Margaret Turner of Camperdown, Australia, in 2008 shared some data from her researches Flora was a second wife of Duncan, who had been earlier married to a Mary Cameron. Duncan had at least seven children, one of those, Donald, was ancestor of Margaret. Donald Matheson had left the Ullapool area and worked on ships in the Liverpool area prior to emigrating to Australia about 1843 with his English bride, Elizabeth Bedlington. Margaret notes;

"The church that our Donald and Elizabeth were married in I found and it no longer exists - St John the Baptist, all that is left is a stone on the site. Married August 29 1841 (certificate is hard to read)."

Margaret identifies the seven children of Duncan Matheson as;

  1. Alexander, born 1804 Ullapool (not sure he is actually the right Matheson family)
  2. Catherine, born 1809 again not sure she is one of us
  3. John, born in Ullapool 1811 - we claim him
  4. Our Donald, was born in 1816 (we think).
  5. Anable, born 1825
  6. Murdoch, born 1828 - we claim him
  7. Mary, born 1831 - not sure


Ullapool 51-110


Paul Ross             Head         Mar    60      House Loom Weaver (yarn)
Janet McKenzie        Wife         Mar       50   Weaver's Wife
Robert Ross           Son                 30        Do's  Son
Kenneth McDond        Son-in-law   Mar    30      Shepherd
Ann Ross              Daur         Mar       26      Do's  Wife
Isabell MacDond       Grandaughter            5      Do's  Daur
Rodk      Do          GrandSon             3         Do's  Son
Janet MacDond         Grandaughter           3Mo     Do's  Daur

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 27 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Pultney Street". Paul marked as born at Rogart, Sutherland, the rest at Lochbroom, Ross.

In the 1841 census this family was at Ullapool 41-90. In the 1861 census Paul and Janet are missing, but the MacDonalds are at Ullapool 61-127.

It is interesting that Robert Ross above marries 13 February, 1862 to Ann MacDonald, a Widow maiden surnamed MacLeod, I wonder if Ann's first husband had been a brother or other close relative of Kenneth MacDonald above. Ann is in this census with her family at Ullapool 51-158.


Ullapool 51-111


Duncan McGregor       Head         Mar    55      Fisherman
Christy   Do          Wife         Mar       42   Fisherman Wife
Donald    Do          Son                 13      Scholar (at Home)
John      Do          Son                 11      Scholar (at Home)
Alex      Do          Son                  6      Scholar (at Home)
Duncan    Do          Son                  2

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 27 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Pultney Street". All are marked as born at Lochbroom, Ross.

In the 1841 census this family was at Ullapool 41-125, Duncan away from home then.


Ullapool 51-112


Cathrine Mcleod       Head         Unm       50   House Servant
Janet      Do         Sister       Unm       40     Do    Do

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 27 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Pulteney Street". Both marked as born at "Ross Lochbroom".


Ullapool 51-113


John Mcleod           Head         Mar    35      Fisherman
Catherine Do          Wife         Mar       30     Do's  Wife
John      Do          Son                  8        Do's  Son
Hugh      Do          Son                  6        Do's  Son

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 28 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Pulteney Street". Both marked as born at "Ross Lochbroom".


Ullapool 51-114


Donald Fraser         Head         Mar    30      Tailor
Ann     Do            Wife         Mar       25     Do's  Wife

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 28 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Pulteney Street". Both marked as born at "Ross Lochbroom".


Ullapool 51-115


John McKenzie         Head         Mar    55      Cooper
Christy  Do           Wife         Mar       50     Do's Wife
Abigail McKenzie      Daur                   16     Do's  Daur
Alex      Do          Son                 14        Do's  Son

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 28 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Pulteney Street". All marked as born at Lochbroom, Ross.

In the 1841 census John and Christy with six other children were at Ullapool 41-63. In 1861 they are with another daughter, Margaret, and a two year old granddaughter, Anne MacKenzie, at Ullapool 61-76.


Ullapool 51-116


Allan Mcleod          Head         Mar    60      Farmer Of 1 Acre
Isabel  Do            Wife         Mar       50   Farmers Wife
John    Do            Son          Unm    28         Do's  Son
Cathrine  Do          Daur         Unm       18      Do's  Daur
Duncan    Do          Son          Unm    16         Do's  Son

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 28 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Pulteney Street". All marked as born at "Lochbroom, Ross".

In the 1841 census this family was at Ullapool 41-61, in 1861 they are at Ullapool 61-121.


Ullapool 51-117


John Cameron          Head         Mar    60      Fisher
Anne   Do             Wife         Mar       55   Fisher's Wife
Rodk   Do             Son                 20      Shoemaker
Alex   Do             Son                 18      Fishers Son
                     -- page break --
John Cameron          Son                 16        Do's Son
Murdo   Do            Son                 14        Do's Son
Barbra Campbell       Lodger                 30   Pauper (seamstress)

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 28 and 29 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Pulteney Street". All marked as born at "Lochbroom, Ross".

In the 1841 census this family was at Ullapool 41-60.


Ullapool 51-118


Farquhar McKenzie     Head         Mar    65      Pauper Ag Lab
Margt       Do        Wife         Mar       40   Pauper's Wife
Rodk        Do        Son                  6      Pauper
Alex        Do        Son                  3        Do
Cathrine    Do        Daur                    7     Do
Alex Fraser           Brother-in-law      32      Pauper Fisherman

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 29 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Pulteney Street". All marked as born at "Lochbroom, Ross".


Ullapool 51-119


Rodk Mcleod           Head         Mar    72      Pensioner
Cathrine Do           Wife         Mar       58     Do's  Wife
John     Do           Son          Unm    29        Do's  Son
William   Do          Son          Unm    23      Shoemaker (app)
Flora     Do          Visitor      Unm       60   Pauper House Serv

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 29 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Pulteney Street". Roderick marked as born at Assynt, Sutherland, the rest at "Ross Lochbroom".

In the 1841 census this family was at Ullapool 41-42.


Ullapool 51-120


Angus McDond          Head         Mar    50      Farmer
Ann    Do             Wife         Mar       48    Do's  Wife
Mary   Do             Daur         Unm       18    Do's  Daur
Betsy   Do            Daur         Unm       16    Do's  Daur
Rodk    Do            Son          Unm           14       Do's  Son
Cathrine McKenzie     Visitor      Unm       19   Post's Daur

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 29 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Pulteney Street". Occupation of Cathrine Might be mistranscribed. All marked as born at Lochbroom, Ross, except Ann at Assynt, Sutherland.


Ullapool 51-121


Ann McKenzie          Head         Wid       80   Annuitant
Ann McLeod            Servant      Unm       18   House Servant

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 30 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Mill Street". Ann MacKenzie born at Ross, Gairloch, Ann MacLeod at Ross Lochbroom.


Ullapool 51-122


Hugh Ross             Head         Mar    33      Commission Agent
Margt Ross            Wife         Mar       39      Do's  Wife
John Ross             Son                  9         Do's  Son
Alexis Ross           Daur                    7      Do's  Daur
Isabella Do           Daur                    3      Do's  
Janet    Do           Daur                   1Mo     Do's  Daur
Jane Grant            Residenter  Wid        70   Tale Bearer

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 30 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Mill Street". All born at Lochbroom, Ross, except Isabella at Govan, Lanark. Occupation of Jane Grant probably mistranscribed.

In the 1841 census Jane Grant was at Ullapool 41-148.


Ullapool 51-123


Eliza McLean          Head         Mar       47   Fishermans Wife
Alex.  Do             Son          Unm       19   Gig Driver
Margt   Do            Daur         Unm       12   Scholar (at Home)
Thomas   Do           Son          Unm        8

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 30 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Mill Street". All born at Lochbroom, Ross.

In the 1841 census Eliza's husband Roderick was Head of this Household at Ullapool 41-36. By 1871 Roderick is Widowed with two children at Ullapool 71-57.

The Index to Civil Registration notes a death 1861 of 60 year old Bet MacLean, other surname Fraser, possibly Eliza?


Ullapool 51-124


Kenneth Mclean        Head         Mar    50      Fisherman
Christy Mclean        Wife         Mar       48   Fisher's  Wife
Kenneth   Do          Son          Unm    16      Fisher's Son
Murdo     Do          Son          Unm    10      Fisher's Son
Bella     Do          Daur         Unm        7

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 30 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Mill Street". All born at Lochbroom, Ross.

The death is registered as 31 December, 1857 at Ullapool of Kenneth MacLean, aged 22 years, Fisherman, single, of Phthises suffered one year. His parents noted as Kenneth MacLean, Fisherman, and Ann, maiden surname McIver, deceased, Informant his father Kenneth. From that registration, it appears Christy above was a second wife for the father Kenneth.


Ullapool 51-125


Christy Gillanders    Head         Wid       80   Carpenter's Widow
Mary      Do          Daur         Unm       40   Carpenter's Daughter

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 30 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Mill Street". Christy born at Sutherland, Assynt, Mary at Ross, Lochbroom.

In the 1841 census Christy's then living husband George was Head of Household, at Ullapool 41-95.

Margaret MacKenzie at Ullapool 51-42 was a daughter of Christy.


Ullapool 51-126


Murdo Graham          Head         Unm    45      Shepherd
Christy  Do           Sister       Unm       35   House Servant
Christy Fraser        Visitor      Mar       47   Farmers Wife

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 31 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Mill Street". All born at Lochbroom, Ross.

In the 1841 census this family is at Ullapool 41-58, in 1861 at Ullapool 61-156.


Ullapool 51-127


Alex Stewart	      Head         Mar    30      Carpenter (employing 1 Man)
Hannah  Do            Wife         Mar       27   Carpenter's Wife

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 31 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Mill Street". Both born at Lochbroom, Ross.


Ullapool 51-128


Alex Matheson         Head         Mar    30      Ag Lab
Christy Do            Wife         Mar       28   Ag Lab's Wife
John     Do           Son                  2        Do's  Son
Johan    Do           Daur                    1     Do's  Daur

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 31 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Market Street". All born at Lochbroom, Ross.

In the 1841 census I think Alexander was with his family was at Ullapool 41-55, and in this census his Widowed mother Elizabeth with two of his siblings is at Ullapool 51-144.


Ullapool 51-129


Donald McLenan        Head         Mar    32      Carpenter
Mary     Do           Wife         Mar       28       Do's   Wife
Alex     Do           Son                  6          Do's   Son
Mary     Do           Daur                    3       Do's   Daur

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 31 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Market Street". All born at Lochbroom, Ross.

In the 1841 census Donald was apprentice to a House Carpenter at Ullapool 41-130.


Ullapool 51-130


John Ross             Head         Mar    44      Fisherman
Mary  Do              Wife         Mar       40     Do's  Wife
Murdo  Do             Son                 14        Do's  Son
Mary   Do             Daur                   11     Do's  Daur
John   Do             Son                  7

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 31 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Market Street". All born at Lochbroom, Ross.

In the 1841 census this family was at Ullapool 41-149.


Ullapool 51-131


John Urquhart         Head         Mar    36      Ag. Lab.
Christy  Do           Wife         Mar       26      Do's  Wife

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page ?? of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Market Street". Both born at Lochbroom, Ross.

I think John was in the 1841 census at Ullapool 41-41, in 1861 with two children they are at Ullapool 61-139.


Ullapool 51-132


Thomas Fraser         Head         Mar    50      Crofter
Janet   Do            Wife         Mar       40     Do's  Wife
Alex    Do            Son                  4        Do's  Son
Isabel   Do           Daur                    2

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 32 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Market Street". All born at Lochbroom, Ross.

In the 1861 census this family is at Ullapool 61-146.


Ullapool 51-133


Alex Murchison        Head         Unm    21      F. C. Teacher
Ann McKenzie          Servant      Unm        30   House Servant
Kenneth  Do           Visitor      Unm    29      General Dealer

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 32 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Market Street". Alex and Ann born at Jeantown, Ross, Kenneth at Contin, Ross.


Ullapool 51-134


Norman Mcleod         Head         Unm    28      Fisherman
Henny    Do           Sister       Unm       40   House Servant
Ann      Do           Sister       Unm       30   Pauper Lunatic

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 32 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Market Street". All born at "Ross Lochbroom".

In the 1841 census these three with two other MacLeods, probably also siblings, were at Ullapool 41-23.


Ullapool 51-135


Murdo Matheson        Head         Mar    37      Fisherman
Janet   Do            Wife         Mar       32      Do's  Wife
Donald   Do           Son                 10         Do's  Son
Alex     Do           Son                  7         Do's  Son
Margt    Do           Daur                    4      Do's  Daur

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 32 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Market Street". All born at "Ross Lochbroom".

In the 1841 census Murdo and Janet were at Ullapool 41-40. In 1861 the family is at Ullapool 61-142, Murdo not at home then.

The I.G.I. notes births of three children at Lochbroom to Murdoch Matheson and Janet MacLennan;


Ullapool 51-136


John Mcleod           Head         Mar    50      Shoemaker
Janet  Do             Wife         Mar       47      Do's  Wife
Malcolm Do            Son          Unm    24      Fisherman
Hugh    Do            Son          Unm    18         Do
Alex    Do            Son          Unm    14      Scholar (at Home)
                     -- page break --
Betsy McLeod          Daur         Unm       11   Scholar (at Home)
Duncan   Do           Son          Unm     7
Mary     Do           Daur         Unm        3

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 32 and 33 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Market Street". All marked as born at "Ross, Lochbroom".

In the 1841 census this family was at Ullapool 41-39. In 1861 census the family is at Ullapool 61-136, before then, 19 December, 1858, Malcolm marries Margaret "Peggy" Munro, she is in this census with her family at Ullapool 51-36, in 1861 they are with a daughter at Ullapool 61-106.

The death of Malcolm is registered as 23 February, 1883 at Market Street, Ullapool, aged 54 years, a Fisherman, Widower of Margaret Munro, his patrnts John and Janet both deceased by then, both surnamed MacLeod, Informant his brother Alexander.


Ullapool 51-137


Cathrine Stewart      Head         Wid       55   Widow of Shoemaker
Alex       Do         Son          Unm    13      Scholar
John McDond           Visitor      Unm    70      Ag Lab
William McKenzie      Visitor      Unm    30      Tailor (employing 2 Men)
Rodk      Do          Visitor      Unm    19      Tailor (app)

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 33 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Market Street". All noted as born at Lochbroom, Ross.

In the 1841 census Catharine's husband Murdo Stewart was Head of Household, at Ullapool 41-68. In the 1861 census I think William MacKenzie is the Head of Household at Ullapool 61-45.

In the 1841 census William MacKenzie was at Ullapool 41-80. The I.G.I. notes the marriage 31 May, 1855 at Lochbroom of William MacKenzie to Fanny Fraser, Fanny is in this census two Households away at Ullapool 51-139, William and Fanny as "Ann" are in 1861 at Ullapool 61-45 with their son Roderick, son John then with Fanny's parents at Ullapool 61-53.


Ullapool 51-138


Ann Fraser            Head         Wid       80   Pauper Serv
Cathrine Campbell     Sister       Unm       74    Do     Do

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 33 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Market Street". Both noted as born at Lochbroom, Ross.

In the 1841 census Ann and Catharine were at Ullapool 41-44, with them were Donald and his family, who are in this census in the next Household, Ullapool 51-139, my guess is the two Households in one house, with Ann being maiden surnamed Campbell and mother of Donald.


Ullapool 51-139


Donald Fraser         Head         Mar    49      Shoemaker
Christy  Do           Wife         Mar       47     Do's  Wife
Fanny    Do           Daur                   16     Do's  Daur
James    Do           Son                 13        Do's  Son
Kenneth   Do          Son                 10        Do's  Son
Alex      Do          Son                  7        Do's  Son

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 33 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Market Street". All noted as born at Lochbroom, Ross, except Christy at Lochinver, Sutherland.

In the 1841 census this family was at Ullapool 41-44, with them were Ann and Catherine, who are in this census in the previous Household, Ullapool 51-138, my guess is the two Households in one house, with Ann being maiden surnamed Campbell and mother of Donald as well as of Catharine.

In the 1861 census Donald, Christy, Alexander and an 4 year old grandson, John MacKenzie, are on Argyll Street at Ullapool 61-53.

The I.G.I. notes the marriage 31 May, 1855 at Lochbroom of William MacKenzie to Fanny Fraser, and birth 11 December, 1858 to them there of Roderick and 17 April, 1856 of a son John, who is in the 1861 census with his Fraser grandparents as noted above. William is in this census a visitor at Ullapool 51-137. William and Fanny as "Ann" are in 1861 at Ullapool 61-45.


Ullapool 51-140


Eppy McKenzie         Head         Wid       66   Ag Lab's Widow
Cathrine  do          Daur         Unm       40   Pauper Dom Sert
Donald    do          Visitor      Unm    26      Seaman

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 33 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Market Street". The first two marked as born at Ross, Lochbroom, Donald at Inverness, Inverness.


Ullapool 51-141


Kenneth McKenzie      Head         Unm    50      Shoemaker
Ann        Do         Sister       Unm       60      Do's  Sister

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 34 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Market Street". Both born at Ross, Lochbroom.

In the 1861 census Kenneth and Anne are at Ullapool 61-145.


Ullapool 51-142


Colin Urquhart        Head         Mar    48      Ag Lab
Jane    Do            Wife         Mar       50
Alex     Do           Visitor      Mar    60      Fisherman
Justina McDond        Visitor      Unm       17   Fisher's Daur
Elizabeth Matheson    Visitor      Mar       40   Carter

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 34 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Market Street". All born at Lochbroom, Ross, except Alex at Gairloch, Ross.

In the 1841 census Colin and Jane were at Ullapool 41-43, in 1861 the family is at Ullapool 61-143.

In the 1841 census the visitor, Justina MacDonald was with her family at Ardendrean.

The visitor, Elizabeth Matheson, was a daughter of Flora at Ullapool 51-109, and sister of John at Ullapool 51-106 and of Margaret MacKenzie who in the 1861 census is at Ullapool 61-115. In 1862 John MacKenzie testifies in the Coigach Salmon Case, he notes his father had been Duncan, and they had been employed carting salmon from Ullapool to Conon Bridge for many years, see http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/item/item_writtenword.jsp?item_id=4891 His testimony notes he had two elder sisters who worked with him and their father.


Ullapool 51-143


William Matheson      Head         Mar    40      Carter
Cathrine  Do          Wife         Mar       36    Do's  Wife
Helen     Do          Daur                    4    Do's  Daur
Abigail McKenzie      Visitor      Wid       50   Pauper House Serv

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 34 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Market Street". All born at Ross, Lochbroom.

The I.G.I. notes the birth 14 September, 1855 at Lochbroom of Margaret to parents William Matheson and Catherine MacLeod.


Ullapool 51-144


Elizabeth Matheson    Head         Wid       72   Widow Of Ground Offr
Flora       Do        Daur         Unm       32   House Serv
Margt       Do        Daur         Unm       26    Do    Do
Duncan      Do        Son          Unm    24      Ag Lab

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 34 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Market Street". All born at Lochbroom, Ross.

In the 1841 census this family was at Ullapool 41-55, Elizabeth's husband John then Head of Household. With them then was a son Alexander, I think likely he married and is now at Ullapool 51-128.


Ullapool 51-145


Angus Ross            Head         Mar    57      Fisherman
Margaret Do           Wife         Mar       49     Do's  Wife
Duncan   Do           Son                 19        Do's  Son
Ann      Do           Daur                   17     Do's  Daur
Murdo    Do           Son                 16        Do's  Son
Norman    Do          Son                 13        Do's  Son

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 34 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Market Street". All born at Ross, Lochbroom, except Norman born at Ullapool.

In the 1841 census this family was at Ullapool 41-52, Margaret shown then with her maiden surname, "McLeod".


Ullapool 51-146


Kenneth McKenzie      Head         Mar    50      Fisherman
Helen     Do          Wife         Mar       32      Do's  Wife
Colin     Do          Son          Unm    13         Do's  Son
Rodk      Do          Son          Unm     9         Do's  Son
James     Do          Brother      Unm    40      Fisherman
Thomas     Do         Brother      Unm    34        Do

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 35 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Market Street". All born at Lochbroom, Ross.

In the 1841 census this family was at Ullapool 41-53, Helen as "Nelly". In 1861 Kenneth and Helen are at Ullapool 61-151, Thomas is then married to Anne, at Ullapool 61-137.

The death of James is registered as 25 January, 1871, aged 66 years, Fisherman, Widower of Janet MacAulay, parents had been Colin MacKenzie and Margaret, maiden surname MacAulay, Informant was his brother Thomas.


Ullapool 51-147


Margt McLeod          Head         Unm       82   Pauper House Serv
Ann Ross              Daur         Unm       60   House Serv

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 35 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Market Street". Both marked as born at "Ross, Lochbroom".


Ullapool 51-148


Rodk McDond           Head         Mar    95      Crofter
Lilly  Do             Wife         Mar       80     Do's  Wife
Donald  Do            Son          Unm    50      Fisherman
Alex    Do            Son          Mar    42         Do
Ann                   Sons Wife    Mar       40   Fishers Wife
Mary                  Grandaur     Unm        8     Do's  Daur
Kenneth               GrandSon     Unm     6        Do's  Son
Rodk                  GrandSon      Unm    2        Do's  Son

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 35 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Market Street". All marked as born at Lochbroom, Ross.

In the 1841 census this family was at Ullapool 41-51.


Ullapool 51-149


Isabel Fraser         Head         Unm       40   House Servant
Cathrine  Do          Sister       Unm       38     Do     Do

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 35 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Market Street". Both marked as born at "Ross, Lochbroom".


Ullapool 51-150 and 51-151


Ann Dawson            Head         Wid       60   Masons Widow
Cathrine Do           Daughter     Unm       33   House Servant
Rodk     Do           Son          Unm    18      Pauper
Alex.    Do           Son          Unm    16      Scholar at home
Donald Fraser         Head         Mar    35      Fisherman
Mary     Do           Wife         Mar       28   Fisherman's Wife
John      Do          Son          Unm     1

Notes on this Household:

These two Households appears on page 36 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Red Row". All are marked as born at "Ross Lochbroom". There is a line under Alex's listing indicating the following people were not part of the first Household, and before Donald's name is a new Household number, "151", the building count at bottom of the page confirms the two Households were in one house.

This Dawson family were in the 1841 census at Ullapool 41-15, Ann's then living husband John then Head of Household.

Parish Register notes the marriage 13 April, 1815 at Ullapool of John "Dazon" to Ann MacLeod.

John Dawson was a brother of William Dawson in this census at Ullapool 51-95.

OPR has a few christenings at Ullapool with father John Dawson or "Dazon" at Ullapool;

The I.G.I. shows seven births to Donald Fraser and Mary, maiden surname Fraser, extracted from the Civil Registration Index, however, also shown is a birth where mother is named as Mary MacKenzie, so till the 1861 census is consulted to see which children are with them, the maiden surname of Mary cannot be certain.


Ullapool 51-152


Cathrine Watson       Wife         Mar       50   Carpenters Wife
James      Do         StepSon       Unm    17      Carpenter's Son
Martha      Do        Daur         Unm       10   Carpenter's Daur (Scholar)
Mary        Do        Daur         Unm        8   Scholar

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 36 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Red Row". All are marked as born at "Ross Lochbroom". End of "Martha"'s name may be mistranscribed.

This family was in the 1841 census at Ullapool 41-20, Catharine's husband John then Head of Household. In 1861 they are at Ullapool 61-99, John home then.

"Martha" above is likely the 9 month old "Dorrathie" from the 1841 census. Aa James is noted as "stepson" of Catherine, that would imply John's first wife had died sometime 1834-1840.

The parish register records the marriage 8 May, 1818 of John Watson, Wright, to Dorothy MacLeod, Little Strath. Likely Dorothy died and John remarried, it was common practice in Coigach to name a first child born to a second wife to honour the first one.


Ullapool 51-153


Donald McKenzie       Head         Mar    60      Quarrier
Janet    Do           Wife         Mar       60   Quarrier's Wife
Cathrine  Do          Daur         Unm       30      Do's  Daur
Ann        Do         Daur         Unm       28      Do's  Daur
Margt      Do         Daur         Unm       26      Do's   Do
John McKenzie         GrandSon     Unm     2      Sailor's Son

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 36 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Red Row". All are marked as born at "Ross Lochbroom". Occupation of John might be "Tailor's Son".

In the 1861 census this family is at Ullapool 61-148.


Ullapool 51-154


Isabella McLennan     Head         Wid       50   Fisherman's Wid
Forbes McPhail        Daur         Unm       33   Fisherman's Daur
Lillias McKenzie      GrandAunt    Wid       88   Fisherman's Wid

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 36 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Red Row". All are marked as born at "Ross Lochbroom".

In the 1841 census these three were at Ullapool 41-16, in 1861 they are with the family of Isabella's son John at Ullapool 61-96.

There is a great webpage with lots of data on Isabella MacLennan and her MacPhail descendants at Ullapool presented by descendant John Cameron in Australia, see; http://youbelong.info/public/Remembering_Isabella_of_Ullapool John notes that Forbes is in several records as "Bessie".


Ullapool 51-155


John Fraser           Head         Mar    48      Fisherman
Flora  Do             Wife         Mar       47   Fisher's Wife
Donald  Do            Son                 20      Fisher
Cathrine Do           Daur                   15   Scholar (at Home)
Alex     Do           Son                 12        Do       Do
Ann      Do           Daur                   10     Do       Do

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 37 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Red Row". All are marked as born at "Ross Lochbroom".

In the 1841 census this family was at Ullapool 41-14, in 1861 they are at Ullapool 61-95.


Ullapool 51-156


Robert Campbell       Head         Mar    70      Cooper
Margt     Do          Wife         Mar       68     Do's Wife
James     Do          Son          Unm    42        Do's Son
William    Do         Son          Unm    28        Do's Son
Alex McLeod           Son          Unm    28        Do's Son
Margt Campbell                     Mar       33   House Wife

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 37 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Red Row". Robert marked as born at Cromarty, Cromartyshire, the rest at Ross and Cromarty.


Ullapool 51-157


George McDond         Head         Mar    55      Tailor
Margt    Do           Wife        Mar        48     Do's  Wife
Isabel    Do          Sister      Unm        50     Do's  Sister
John Mcleod           Visitor     Mar    86      Pauper Shoemaker
Ann Kerr              Visitor     Mar        70   Pauper HouseSrvt

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 37 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Quay St". All are marked as born at "Ross, Ullapool".

In the 1841 census this family was at Ullapool 41-27, likely the visitors John and Ann were the first two people noted then, possibly they were parents of Margaret? In 1861 the family is on West Terrace at Ullapool 61-178.


Ullapool 51-158


Donald Mcleod         Head         Mar    50      Carter
Christy  Do           Wife         Mar       48     Do's  Wife
Ann      Do           Daur         Mar       26   Seameans Wife
Donald   Do           Son                 14      Carters Son
Cathrine  Do          Daur                   12      do's  Daur
Peggy McDond          Daur       GranDaur     2   Sailors Daur

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 37 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Quay St". The first three marked as born at "Ross, Ullapool", the rest at Lochbroom, Ross.

In the 1861 census this family is at Ullapool 61-148, Donald's wife then noted as "Helen".

Though Ann is shown above with her maiden surname, she was married to a MacDonald, Cathrine their daughter. Ann's second marriage is registered as 13 February, 1862 at Ullapool, Widow of a Macdonald, parents Donald MacLeod, Carter, and Helen, maiden surname MacKenzie (neither parent noted as deceased, so perhaps "Christy" above was the same "Helen" as shown in the 1851 census). That second husband of Ann was Robert Ross, Fisherman, son of Paul Ross, Weaver, and Iseabella, maiden surname MacKenzie. Robert is in this census with his family at Ullapool 51-110.


Ullapool 51-159


Alex Mcleod           Head         Mar    56      Ploughman
Cathrine Do           Wife         Mar       50     Do's   Wife
James    Do           Son          Unm    14        Do's   Son Scholar
Fanny    Do           Daur         Unm       12   Scholar (at Home)
Cathrine  Do          Daur         Unm    10        Do       Do
Christy   Do          Lodger       Wid       70   Pauper Lunatic
Christy   Do	      Visitor      Unm       22   Fishermans Daur

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 38 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Quay St". All born at Assynt, Sutherland, except the visitor Christy at Lochbroom, Ross.

In the 1861 census this family is at Ullapool 61-169.

The death of Fanny is registered as 15 August, 1862 at Ullapool, aged 23. Single, she died from exhaustion of childbirth, her parents noted as Alexander MacLeod, Carter, and Catharine, maiden surname MacLeod, Informant her father Alexander. In the 1861 census Fanny is a servant at Ullapool 61-100.


Ullapool 51-160


Murdo McLean          Head         Mar    53      Merchant (general)
Cathrine  Do          Wife         Mar       36     Do's  Wife
Kenneth   Do          Son          Unm     8        Do's  Son
Ann       Do          Daur         Unm        5     Do's  Daur
William    Do         Son          Unm     1
Barbra     Do         Servant      Unm       36   House Servant
Isabel     Do         Visitor      Unm       33   Spinster
Jane McKenzie         Visitor      Unm       45      Do

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 38 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Quay St". Murdo, Kenneth, Ann born at Inverlael, Ross, Cathrine at Corry, Ross, Janet, William, Jane at Ullapool, Ross, Isabel at Langwell, Ross, Barbra at Logie, Ross.

In the 1861 census this family is at Ullapool 61-165.


Ullapool 51-161


Cathrine Anderson     Head         Mar       42   Seaman's Wife
John       Do         Son          Unm     5         Do's  Son
Margt McDond          Visitor      Unm       60   Annuitant
Margt Mcleod          Servant      Unm       22   House Servant
Hugh Cowan            Lodger       Unm    28      Officer Of Inland Revenue

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 39 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Quay St". All born at Lochbroom, Ross, except Hugh Cowan at Kilmarnock, Ayr.

In the 1861 census this family with Cathrine's husband John as Head of Household is at Ullapool 61-168.

The index to death registrations shows an 85 year old Catheribe Anderson, other surname MacKay, died 1891 in Lochbroom.

Hugh Cowan testifys in 1851 to a Parliamentary enquiry, interesting reading, see EVIDENCE He notes he had been three years at Ullapool as Officer of Inland Revenues.


Ullapool 51-162


James Forbes          Head         Unm    40      Miller
Isabel  Do            Sister       Unm       50    Do's  Sister

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 39 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Moss Road". James born at Inverlael, Ross, Isabel at Beauly, Inverness.

In the 1841 census this family was at Ullapool 41-29. See notes there regarding the Forbes family who were millers at Ullapool for sixty years. In 1861 Isabel is still unmarried, living with her sister Catherine and her Munro family at Ullapool 61-185.

The I.G.I. notes the marriage 11 March, 1852 at Lochbroom of James Forbes to Margaret Stewart. James and Margaret with four children are in 1861 at Ullapool 61-207.


Ullapool 51-163


Murdo Munro           Head         Mar    44      Weaver (yarn)
Christy Do            Wife         Mar       46     Do's  Wife
Isabel  Do            Daur                   15     Do's  Daur
Margt   Do            Daur                   11     Do's  Daur

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 39 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Moss Road". All born at Lochbroom, Ross.

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

A son of this family, Donald, marries 30 December, 1858 at Ullapool to Alexanderina "Lexey" MacKenzie, she is in this census with her family at Ullapool 51-63, the registration notes Christian, "Christy" above, was maiden surname MacRae. Donald and Alexanderina are with Alexanderina's Widowed mother in the 1861 census at Ullapool 61-10.


Ullapool 51-164


Cathrine Mcleod       Head        Wid        55   Kiln Drier
Rodk       Do         Son         Unm     21      Fisherman
Mary       Do         Daur        Unm        10

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 39 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Moss Road". All born at Lochbroom, Ross.

In the 1841 census Catherine and Roderick were at Ullapool 41-32, in 1861 census possibly Catherine and Roderick are at Ullapool 61-44.


Ullapool 51-165


Alex McKenzie         Head         Mar    40      Fisherman
Ann    Do             Wife         Mar       30      Do's  Wife
Janet   Do            Daur                    2      Do's  Daur
Duncan   Do           Son                    10Mo

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 39 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Moss Road". All born at Lochbroom, Ross, except Ann at Kincardine, Ross.

In the 1841 census I think Alexander was with his mother and sister at Ullapool 41-34, that two in this census a few Households away at Ullapool 51-167. In the 1861 census this family is at Ullapool 61-189.


Ullapool 51-166


Kenneth Munro         Head         Mar    29      Dyker
Ann       Do          Wife         Mar       40   House Servant

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 39 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Moss Road". Both born at Lochbroom, Ross.

Kenneth was in the 1841 census with his family at Ullapool 41-30, his brother Duncan, as "Donald", is in this census with wife and child at Morefield 51-134.


Ullapool 51-167


Mary McKenzie         Head         Wid       70   Pauper Dom Serv
Isabel  Do            Daur         Unm       40   Seamstress

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 40 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Moss Road". Both born at Lochbroom, Ross.

In the 1841 census these two were at Ullapool 41-34, with them a son Alexander who I think is in this census a few Households before at Ullapool 51-165.

In the 1861 census Mary and "Issabella" are at Ullapool 61-191, with another daughter, Anne.


Ullapool 51-168


William McKenzie      Head         Mar    52      Dyker
Isabel    Do          Wife         Mar       40     Do's  Wife
Donald    Do          Son                 19        Do's  Son
Hector    Do          Son                 14        Do's  Son
Barbra    Do          Daur                   12     Do's  Daur
Janet     Do          Daur                    6     Do's   Do
Bella     Do          Daur                    2     Do's   Do
Duncan    Do          Visitor              7      Orphan

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 40 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Moss Road". All born at Lochbroom, Ross.

In the 1841 census this family was at Ullapool 41-33, in 1861 they are at Ullapool 61-188.


Ullapool 51-169


John McAulay          Head         Mar    55      Fisherman
Peggy  Do             Wife         Mar       60     Do's  Wife
Ann    Do             Daur         Unm       20     Do's  Daur
Alex    Do            Son          Unm    19      Fisherman
Mary Mkenzie          Visitor      Unm        4   Spirit Dealer

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 40 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Moss Road". All born at Lochbroom, Ross. Ancestry transcribes a scrawl after Ann's occupation as "(house Lood)".

In the 1841 census this family was at Ullapool 41-35. In the 1861 census John is at Ullapool 61-190, his wife then noted as Anne. Presumably Peggy dies before start of Civil Registration in 1855, and Anne is the "Ann Munro" noted as married 1857 at Lochbroom to John MacAulay.

This family is noted at http://imwe.co.uk/2genealogy/fam533.html That file notes John dies 7 July, 1873, and was son of Angus MacAulay (reputed father) and Christina MacKenzie. Also notes the first wife Margaret, "Peggy" above, was maiden surname McIver, and the second wife was Ann Munro, daughter of Alexander Munro and Catherine MacKenzie.


Ullapool 51-170


Alexander McRae       Head         Mar    45      Spirit Dealer
Cathrine   Do         Wife         Mar       30     Do    Do's  Wife
Cathrine   Do         Daur         Unm        7     Do    Do's  Daur
Alex       Do         Son          Unm     4        Do    Do's  Son
John       Do         Son          Unm     2        Do    Do's
                     -- page break --
John McRae            Father       Wid    70      Fisherman
Rodk   Do             Brother      Unm    34      Fisherman
Christina Mleod       Servant      Unm       15   House Servant

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 40 and 41 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Custom House St". All born at Lochbroom, Ross, except Catherine the wife at Stornoway, Ross.

In the 1841 census this family was at Ullapool 41-37, in 1871 they are at Ullapool 71-58.

The I.G.I. notes the marriage 8 July, 1842 at Stornoway of Alexander Macrae to Katharine Russel, and three births at Lochbroom to parents Alexander MacRae and Catharine Russel;


Ullapool 51-171


Alex Matheson         Head         Mar    46      Ground Officer
Ann    Do             Wife         Mar       34   G O's  Wife
Mabel   Do            Daur                   15    Do's  Daur
Duncan   Do           Son                 12       Do's  Son
Kenneth  Do           Son                 10       Do's  Son
Mary     Do           Daur                    8    Do's  Daur
John     Do           Son                  6       Do's  Son
Alex     Do           Son                  3       Do's  Son

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on paged 41 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Custom House St". All born at Lochbroom, Ross.

In the 1841 census this family was at Ullapool 41-38.

The index to newspaper articles on am Baile includes a death announcement;
   Matheson, Alexander, Ground Officer, Ullapool
   Inverness Advertiser Tuesday, 27 May 1856
   Page/Col Ref:7B

The index to Civil Registration show Alexander noted at death as 52 years old, and that his mother was maiden surname Cameron. Presumably Alexander's father had been Duncan Matheson and his mother Mary Cameron. Duncan died before the 1841 census, but by then he had married a second time, his Widow and several children at Ullapool 41-70, that family in this census at Ullapool 51-109.

John Matheson at Ullapool 51-106 is a brother of Alexander.


Ullapool 51-172


Margt Mcleod          Head         Unm       75   Pauper House Sert
Margt McKenzie        Visitor      Unm       70     Do      Do
Martha Mcleod         Visitor      Unm       40     Do      Do
    --                Visitor           Under 12Mo
    --                Visitor        Under 1Mo

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 41 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "West Terrace". All are marked as born at "Lochbroom, Ross", except the two young children, who do not have names or birth places noted.


Ullapool 51-173


Ann Leith             Head         Mar       30   Fish Curer's Wife
William Do            Son          Unm     5        Do   Do's Son
John    Do            Son          Unm     3        Do   Do's Son
Isabel   Do           Daur         Unm        1     Do   Do's Daur

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 42 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "West Terrace". Ann marked as born at Ross, Lochbroom, the others at AberdeenShire.


Ullapool 51-174


Alex Mcleod           Head         Mar    70      Weaver (yarn)
Janet   Do            Wife         Mar       60     Do's  Wife
John   Do             Son                 21        Do's  Son
Mary   Do             Daur                   18     Do's  Daur

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 42 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "West Terrace". Alex and Janet born at Ross, Ferintosh, the rest at "Lochbroom, Ross".


Ullapool 51-175


Mary McKenzie         Head         Wid       80   Farmers Widow
Rodk   Do             Son          Unm    50      Ag Lab
Angus   Do            Son          Unm    44      Ag Lab

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 42 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "West Terrace". All born at Lochbroom, Ross.


Ullapool 51-176


Hannah Munro          Wife         Mar       48   Farmers Wife
Margt    Do           Daur         Unm        8   Scholar
Helen    Do           Daur         Unm        4   Scholar
Thomas McLeod         Servant      Mar    30      Farm Lab
Duncan McDond         Servant      Unm    14      Farm Lab
Helen McGregor        Servant      Unm       22   House Servant
Sibella McKenzie      Servant      Unm       24   House Servant

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 42 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Blue House". Hannah born at Aberdeen, Aberdeen, the rest at Ullapool, Ross.

In the 1841 census this family is at Ullapool 41-151. In 1861 census they are at Ullapool 61-73, Hannah's Widowed husband Alexander then Head of Household.

There is mention of Hannah in a biography of her first husband, Alexander Thomson, who as a noted lawyer served as Procurator Fiscal for the City of Aberdeen, see;
History of the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen

That bio notes she was daughter of "Alexander More, sometime Collector of Customs, Aberdeen", had married at Ashgrove 25 August, 1831 to Thomson and had two children before he died in 1834. It is not noted when she moved to Ullapool, but her second son, Alexander, died there 17 May, 1843. She married 15 May, 1841 at Ullapool to Alexander Munro, and died there in 1858.

Duncan MacDonald was in the 1841 census with his family at Ullapool 41-157, that family is in this census at Ullapool 51-2.

Have not found Helen MacGregor in the 1841 census, but I wonder if she was a cousin of the servant Duncan MacDonald, whose mother and paternal grandmother were both maiden surname MacGregor.

Sibella McKenzie was in the 1841 census with her family at Blughasary 41-3, in this census her Widowed father and other relatives are at Blughasary 51-75.

Roddie Macpherson as photographed and transcribed a stone at the Mill Street burial hround that I think includes the Margaret Munro and Duncan MacDonald in this Household, see http://gravestones.rosscromartyroots.co.uk/picture/number1552.asp Details on that stone must be checked against Civil Registration to ensure I am correct in identifying them.


Ullapool 51-177


Rodk McKenzie         Head         Mar    70      Fisherman
Ann     Do            Wife         Mar       72      Do's  Wife
Isabel   Do           Daur                   25      Do's  Daur

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 42 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Argyle St". All born at Lochbroom, Ross.

In the 1861 census Roderick and Isabel are at Ullapool 61-18, presumably Ann dies before then.


Ullapool 51-178


Hector McKenzie       Head         Wid    54      Land Agent
Helen     Do          Daur         U         20     Do   Do's Daur
Murdo     Do          Son          U      18        Do   Do's Son
Anabell   Do          Mother       Wid       89     Do   Do's Mother
Johann    Do          Niece        U         14     Do   Do's Niece
Bella     Do            Do         U         12     Do   Do's  Do
Anne      Do            Do         U         10     Do   Do's  Do
John McDonald         Visitor      U      27      Ship Owner
Kenneth McKenzie      Servant      U      21      Farm Servant
George     Do            "         U      12      Errand Boy
Colina Ross              "         U         20   House Servant
Mary Fraser              "                   20     Do   Do
Dr. Smith             Visitor      U      35      Surgeon, Dingwall

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 43 of Enumeration District #5, address listed as "Hill Cottage", except the visitor, Dr. Smith has address noted as "Dingwall", presumably the home elsewhere he was visiting Ullapool from. The handwriting on this page is somewhat smudged and unclear, mistranscriptions are possible. Hector, Helen, and Murdo are marked as born at "Cromarty Ullapool", Anabel at "Ross, Sand", Johan, Bella and Anne at Edinburgh, John McDonald at Torridon, Kenneth McKenzie at "Ross Lochbroom", George at "Ross Isle Martin", Colina and Mary at Ross Ullapool, and Dr. Smith at "Not Known".

This family was in the 1841 census at Ullapool 41-99. By 1861 Hector has remarried, to "Flora", they are then at Ullapool 61-192.

From 1847 Hector was Agent for Sir James Matheson who bought Ullapool then, before that he was Agent for the British Fisheries Society.


Ullapool 61-1


Alex Tolmie           Head                70      Shoemaker
Jean McRae            Daur                   24
John   Do             Daur                   25

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 1 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Shore Street". Alex marked as born at Fodderty, Ross, Jean and John born at Ullapool, Ross. Likely there is a mistranscription, with John being a son-in-law, husband of Jean, rather than being a daughter of Alexander.

In the 1851 census Alexander and Jean were at Ullapool 51-66.

Alexander's wife Ann died 1 July, 1856 at Ullapool, aged 60 years, her parents had been William MacKenzie, Carpenter, and Janet, maiden surname MacGregor, both deceased by then, Informant and undertaker was Alexander.

An index to documents transcribed on ancestry notes Alexander Tolmie died 27 July, 1865 at Ullapool, aged 76, and that his parents had been John Tolmie and Margaret, maiden surname MacKenzie. Roddie Macpherson has photographed and transcribed a stone at the Mill Street Burial Grounds I think was likely this John, see http://gravestones.rosscromartyroots.co.uk/picture/number1624.asp The stone notes he died 3rd July, 1813, aged 30 years, and same burial ground also has a stone for an Alexander Tolmie died same day aged 22 years, likely brothers drowned in one of the tragic events on Lochbroom.


Ullapool 61-4


Mary Gordon           Head         Unm       45   Dom Servt
Alex Cameron          Son          Unm    10

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 1 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Shore Street". Both are marked as born at Ullapool, RossShire.

In the 1851 census Mary was with her Widowed mother Grace at Ullapool 51-57. Mary and Alexander are in the 1871 census at Ullapool 71-95.

A descendant of this family, Erica Cramer, has posted lots of data at http://www.genealogy.com/forum/regional/countries/topics/scotland/64984/

From Erica's posting, Alexander Cameron (above), married Catherine (possibly MacKenzie?, born about 1859 at Ullapool), and had seven children, details in her post.


Ullapool 61-5


Dun Campbell          Head         Mar    62      Fisher
Ahn   Do              Wife         Mar       50
Anable Do             Daur                   28
Rory   Do             Son                 13      Scholar

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 1 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Shore Street". All marked as born at Ullapool, RossShire.

In the 1851 census this family was at Ullapool 51-50.

In 1832 Neil Campbell from Tanera married to Catharine Campbell, resident Ullapool, in the 1851 census they were at Dornie 51-49. That family eemigrated in 1853 to Tasmania aboard the Sir Allan McNab (see McNab 517). With that family on the emigration is an Alexander noted as son, however a descendant, Hugh Campbell, said the Alexander aboard was actually a nephew, son of Duncan Campbell and Ann MacRae, clearly the family above. Which suggests Duncan was a brother of Catharine. In the 1860s Alexander went briefly to the goldfields in New Zealand, and later served in the Municipal Police at both Launceston and Longford. He later married his cousin Rachel Campbell (daughter of the family he emigrated with), and was grandfather of the late Hugh Campbell (CONTACT INFO) who lived near Hobart.

Duncan may have had a nasty side, the am Bailie index to newspaper articles note that in July 1854 he was "convicted by jury of kicking & severely injuring his sister, sentenced to 4 months' imprisonment".


Ullapool 61-6


Ann McKenzie          Head         Unm       34   Dom Servt
Janet  Do                          Wid       80   Pauper

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 2 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Shore Street". Ann marked as born at Ullapool, RossShire, Janet at Lochbroom, RossShire.


Ullapool 61-7


Dond McKenzie         Head         Unm    40      Farm Servt

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 2 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Shore Street". Donald is marked as born at Lochbroom, RossShire.


Ullapool 61-8


Wm McKenzie           Head         Mar    60      Fisher
Catherine  Do         Wife         Mar       56
Mary       Do         Daur                   19   Dom Servt

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 2 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Shore Street". All marked as born at Ullapool, RossShire.

In the 1851 census this family was at Ullapool 51-59.


Ullapool 61-9


Isabella MacLean      Head         Wid       48   Pauper
Simon Beaton          Son                 10      Scholar
Duncan  Do            Son                  8        Do
John MacKay           Boarder      Mar    80      Pauper

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 2 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Shore Street". Isabella and John marked as born at Lochbroom, RossShire, Simon and Duncan at Ullapool, RossShire.


Ullapool 61-10


Justina McKenzie      Head         Wid       60
Lexy Munro            Daur         Mar       30
Donald  Do            Son-in-law   Mar    29      Fisher
Willina McKenzie      Daur                   19
Peggy Munro           GrandDaur              12   Scholar

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 2 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Shore Street". All marked as born at Ullapool, RossShire.

In the 1851 census this family was at Ullapool 51-63.

Justina's husband John MacKenzie died 14 August, 1854, his memorial stone has "Andrew" in brackets after his forename, likely his father's forename. John was Sherrif's Officer at Ullapool.

Justina's 1889 death registration notes her parents had been John MacKenzie and Margaret Stronach, her mother a daughter of 18th century Lochbroom Minister, Alexander Stronach, her father a descendant of the MacKenzie of Achiltibuie. See Justina at position 2-1-4-3-2-1-4-4 in the MacKenzie of Achiltibuie chart; altimack.htm

Peggy Munro was born 22 September, 1859 at Ullapool to Justina's daughter Alexanderina "Lexey" who married in 30 December, 1858 at Ullapool to Donald Munro (born about 1833 at Ullapool to Murdoch Munro and Christina MacRae), both also above.

Williamina marries 1 July, 1873 at Inverness to Gustavus Aird Calder, no children yet traced of this couple, Gustavus was Informant on Justina's death registration.


Ullapool 61-11


Murdo McKenzie        Head         Mar    60      Fisher
Issabella  Do         Wife         Mar       53
George     Do         Son                 11      Scholar

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 2 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Shore Street". Murdo and Isabella marked as born at Lochbroom, RossShire, George at Ullapool, RossShire.


Ullapool 61-12


John Campbell         Head         Mar    50      Carpenter
Lexy   Do             Wife         Mar       40
Chirsty Do            Daur         Unm       30
Alexr   Do            Son          Unm    20
Donald  Do            Son          Unm    16      Scholar
John    Do            Son          Unm    12        Do

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 2 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Shore Street". All are noted as born at Ullapool, Ross and Cromarty.


Ullapool 61-14


Annabella McLeod      Head         Unm       45   Dressmaker

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 3 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Shore Street". Annabella marked as born at Ullapool, RossShire.


Ullapool 61-15


Issabella McKay       Head         Unm       79   Innkeeper
Issabella   Do        Daur         Unm       54   Housekeeper
Robert      Do        Son          Unm    46      Nerchant
Christy Morrison      Servant      Unm       22   Domestic Servant
Isabella McKenzie     Servant      Unm       22     Do       Do

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 3 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Shore Street". Isabella the mother marked as born at Kirkconnell, Kirkcudbright, the rest at Lochbroom, RossShire.

Have not yet found this family in the 1851 census, but in 1841 the two Isabellas were at Ullapool 41-118.


Ullapool 61-17


Jean MacKenzie        Head         Wid       77
Alexr MacLeod         GrandSon             3

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 3 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Shore Street". Both are marked as born at Ullapool, RossShire.


Ullapool 61-18


Rodk MacKenzie        Head         Wid    75      Fisher
Bell   Do             Daur         Unm       30

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 3 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Argyll Street". Both are marked as born at Lochbroom, RossShire.

In the 1851 these two with Roderick's then living wife Ann were at Ullapool 51-177.


Ullapool 61-21


William McKenzie      Head         Mar    46      Fisherman
Mary      Do          Wife         Mar       47     Do's  Wife
John      Do          Son          Unm    17
Alexr     Do          Son          Unm    15
Murdo     Do          Son          Unm    12      Scholar
John      Do          Son          Unm     9
Janet McLeod          Servant      Unm       28

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 4 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Shore Street". Ancestry transcribes three letters after William's surname as "Koc", possibly a mistranscription to be checked against image of the original. All are marked as born at Ullapool, RossShire, except Janet as simply, RossShire.

In the 1851 census this family was at Ullapool 51-49.


Ullapool 61-22


William McKenzie      Head         Mar    39      General Merchant
Issabella McKenzie    Wife         Mar       29   Merchant's Wife
John McLeod           Serv         Un     19      Clerk
Murdo McKenzie        Serv         Un        21   Servant
Anne McLeod           Serv         Un        22   Servant

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 4 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Shore Street". All are marked as born at "RossShire Ullapool", except Issabella at "RossShire Stornoway".

William and Issabella were in the 1851 census at Ullapool 51-52.

William was Tacksman of Badenscallie for some period, part of "Messrs MacKenzie, Merchants at Ullapool", probably following his father Murdoch in the position. William's partner Alexander, who I think was a brother or other relative, is in this census at Ullapool 61-78, Alexander was Tacksman of Achiltibuie. The MacKenzie merchants of Ullapool held their tacks from 1829 to 1853.

William's Widowed mother Susanna, "Proprietress of Houses" is in this census at Ullapool 61-77.

William's sister Grace Ferguson is in this census with her husband David, three children, and six servants at Langwell 61-8.


Ullapool 61-28


Margaret Campbell     Head         Wid       50   Teacher's Widow
John       Do         Son                 19      Sailor
Murdo      Do         Son                 16        Do
Christina   Do        Daur                   14   Scholar
Alex        Do        Son                 12        Do

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Shore Street". All are marked as born at Ullapool, RossShire, except Alex at Glenelg, Inverness.

Margaret is in some other records as "Ctherine", she was in the 1841 census with her husband Donald Campbell, SchoolTeachere, at Morefield 41-34. In the 1871 census she is with the family of her Widowed son-in-law, John MacKenzie, at Ullapool 71-42, that family is in this census in the next Household, at Ullapool 61-29.


Ullapool 61-29


William McKenzie      Head         Wid    86      Carpenter
John      Do          Son          Mar    39      Merchant
Mary      Do          Wife         Mar       25     Do's  Wife
Catherine  Do         Daur                  3Mo

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Shore Street". William marked as born at Lochbroom, RossShire, the rest at Ullapool, RossShire.Sources other than the census note this home at East Shore Street in Ullapool was called "Ballone".

This family was in the 1851 census at Ullapool 51-46, William's wife Catharine alive then, John was not with them then, though a daughter Lilly was. In 1871 the family is at Ullapool 71-42, William probably dies before then, and John is Widowed.

Mary was in the 1841 census with her Campbell family at Morefield 41-34, in this census her Widowed mother and four siblings are in the previous Household, Ullapool 61-28.

The death of William is registered as a few months after this census, 19 May, 1861 at Ullapool, aged 78 years, Widower of Catherine, maiden surname MacKenzie, his occupation noted as "House Carpenter", and his parents as having been Allan MacKenzie, Tenant, and Isabella, maiden surname MacKenzie, Informant was his son John.

William was a descendant of the MacKenzie of Achiltibuie family, there is a chart on that family at altimack.htm He is in that chart at position 2-1-4-3-8-3 (his mother Isabella was the eighth identified and youngest child child of James MacKenzie of Keppoch and Kildonan, an ancestor of the Achiltibuie family) His late wife Catherine was a daughter of John Mackenzie, VI Laird of Ballone (hence name given to the house), she was a second cousin of William.

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

  1. Catharine McKenzie, born 12 December, 1860 (above),
  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.

John, died 21 April, 1902, he married 22 December, 1859 at Ullapool to Mary Campbell. His occupation at marriage listed as "Merchant", hers as "Governess". Mary was his second cousin, three times removed (she is in the Achiltibuie chart at 2-1-4-3-2-1-1-3-3). The registration notes Mary's parents as "Donald Campbell, Schoolmaster, deceased, and Margaret maiden surname MacKenzie".

Mary 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").


Ullapool 61-34


Alexr McLennan        Head         Mar    38      Grocer
Barbara   Do          Wife         Mar       36     Do's  Wife

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Shore Street". Alexander noted as born at Contin, RossShire, Barbara at Ullapool.


Ullapool 61-35


Anne McLeod           Head         Wid       57   InnKeeper
Willina  Do           Daur         Unm       28

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 4 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Shore Street". Both are marked as born at Ullapool, RossShire.


Ullapool 61-36


Barbara McDonald      Head         Unm       57   HouseKeeper
Murdo     Do          Son          Unm    12      Scholar
Mary      Do          Daur         Unm       10      Do

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 4 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Shore Street". All are noted as born at Ullapool, RossShire.


Ullapool 61-37

  
Andrew McKenzie       Head         Mar    35      Fisherman
Peggy     Do          Wife         Mar       48     Do's  Wife
Catherine  Do         Daur                   11   Scholar

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 4 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Shore Street". All are marked as born at Ullapool, RossShire.


Ullapool 61-38


Roderick McLeod       Head         Mar    28      Fisherman
Christy   Do          Wife         Mar       35     Do's  Wife
Donald    Do          Son                 12      Scholar

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 4 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Shore Street". Roderick marked as born at Ullapool, RossShire, Christy at Snizort, Inverness, no birthplace noted for Donald.


Ullapool 61-40


Murdo Campbell        Head         Mar    72      Seaman
Mary     Do           Wife         Mar       50

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 7 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Shore Street". Both marked as born at Lochbroom, RossShire,

This couple with two children were in the 1851 census at Ullapool 51-29.


Ullapool 61-41


Peter McKenzie        Head         Mar    33      Merchant
Mary    Do            Wife         Mar       30     Do's  Wife
Magdalene Do          Mother       Wid       71   Boarder
Kenneth   Do          Brother      Unm    32      Fisherman
Anne More             Aunt         Unm       65   Domestic Servant

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 7 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Shore Street". Mary, Magdalene, and Anne marked as born at Lews, RossShire, the rest at Ullapool, RossShire.

Peter, Kenneth, and their mother were in the 1851 census at Ullapool 51-48.

Much information on this family by Jean Mackenzie is posted at http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Mackenzie-404


Ullapool 61-42


Charles McKenzie      Head         Mar    72      Carpenter
Jannet    Do          Wife         Mar       70     Do's  Wife
Alexr     Do          Son          Mar    35        Do's  Son
Hector    Do          Son          Unm    25        Do's   Do
Jessie     Do         GrandDaur              10
Rodina     Do         GrandDaur               4

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 7 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Shore Street". Charles, Jannet, and Alexander marked as born at Gairloch, RossShire, Hector and Rodina at Ullapool, RossShire, and Jessie at Stonehaven, AberdeenShire.

This family was in the 1851 census at Ullapool 51-35, Charles then had occupation as "County Constable"..


Ullapool 61-43


Jannette McKenzie     Head         Wid       46   Blacksmith's Widow
Duncan     Do         Son          Unm    20         Do's Son
Catherine   Do        Daur         Unm       22   Domestic Servt
Flora       Do        Daur         Unm       10   Scholar
Anne        Do        Daur         Unm        8     Do

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 7 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Shore Street". All marked as born at Ullapool, RossShire.

In the 1851 census this family was at Ullapool 51-32, Janet's husband John alive then.


Ullapool 61-44


Catherine McLeod      Head         Wid       72
Roderick    Do        Son          Mar    32      Mason
Henrieta    Do        Daur         Mar       24    Do's  Wife
Angus MacKay          Visitor      Unm    24      Mason

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 7 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Shore Street". Catherine and Roderick marked as born at Ullapool, RossShire, Henrietta at Assynt, SutherlandShire, Angus at Dunett, SutherlandShire. Presumably Henrietta is "daughter-in-law", wife of Roderick.

In the 1851 census Catherine and Roderick were at Ullapool 51-30.


Ullapool 61-45


William McKenzie      Head         Mar    40      Tailor
Ann McKenzie          Wife         Mar        25  Tailor's Wife
Roderick McKenzie     Son                  2

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 8 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Shore Street". William marked as born at "RossShire Contin", the other two at Ullapool.

In the 1851 census I think William was a visitor at Ullapool 51-137, Ann, "Fanny" was with her Fraser family was two Households away at Ullapool 51-139.

The I.G.I. notes the marriage 31 May, 1855 at Lochbroom of William MacKenzie to Fanny Fraser, and birth 11 December, 1858 to them there of Roderick and 17 April, 1856 of a son John, who is in this census with his Fraser grandparents at Ullapool 61-53.


Ullapool 61-46


James MacKenzie       Head         Mar    34      Shoemaker
Helen McKenzie        Wife         Mar       36   HouseKeeper
George McKenzie       Son          Unm    12      Scholar
John McKenzie         Son          Unm    10        Do
Alexr McKenzie        Son          Unm     8        Do
James McKenzie        Son          Unm     5
Margt McKenzie        Daur         Unm       3mo
Barbara McKenzie      Visitor      Wid       70   HouseKeeper

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 8 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Shore Street". All are marked as born at "RossShire Ullapool", except Barbara at "RossShire Lochbroom".

In the 1851 census this family was at Achendrean 51-7, with James' mother Anabell.

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.

The Visitor, Barbara MacKenzie, may be related to this family, her husband had been a James MacKenzie, and she looks to have had relatives at Morefield. In the 1851 census she was at Kenachrine 51-85.

I.G.I notes the birth of Margaret 3 January, 1861 at Lochbroom to James and Helen, both surnamed MacKenzie.


Ullapool 61-47


Angus McKenzie        Head         Mar    66      Fisherman
Barbara   Do          Wife         Mar       76     Do's  Wife
Kenneth McDonald      GrandSon             8      Scholar

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 8 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Shore Street". All are marked as born at Lochbroom, RossShire.

In the 1851 census Angus and Barbara with a son and two grandchildren were at Ullapool 51-25.

The death of Barbara is registered as 11 June, 1866 at Ullaopool, aged 84 years, her parents had been Roderick MacLeay and Catharine, maiden surname MacKenzie, Informant her husband Angus.


Ullapool 61-48


Donald McKenzie       Head         Mar    72      Labourer
Jannet   Do           Wife         Mar       71     Do's  Wife
Mary     Do           Daur         Unm       30   Pauper
Kenneth   Do          Grandson             7      Scholar

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 8 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Shore Street". Donald marked as born at Kincardine, RossShire, the rest at Ullapool, RossShire.

In the 1851 census this family was at Ullapool 51-153.


Ullapool 61-51


Niel MacLeod          Head         Mar    74      Retired Seaman
Margaret  Do          Wife         Mar       61
Alexr     Do          Son          Unm    28      Shoemaker
Christina  Do         Daur         Unm       17   DressMaker

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 9 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Shore Street". All marked as born at Assynt, SutherlandShire, except Margaret at Contin, RossShire.

Niel and his family, along with neighbours, figure in a disasterous fire a year after this census. The Inverness Courier reports 10 April, 1862;


      FIRE AT ULLAPOOL ,-- An alarming and destructive fire took place in the village of Ullapool, on the morning of the 1st inst., by which a tenanament of houses, occupied by eight families, numbering thirty-five persons, was completely destroyed. The fire spread with such rapidity, that the poor people hardly saved any of their furniture or clothing, while a number of them had a close escape. Neil Macleod, an old sailor, and bed-ridden for upwards of seven years, was carried out just as the flooring of his room fell in. The fire made its first appearance in a shop occupied by Mr Duncan Mackenzie, merchant. Nothing in the shop escaped the fury of the flames, not even a scrap of his account books. His loss is very great, as his stock was not insured. The cause of the fire is not known. The poor people have lost everything they had, and are now rendered entirely dependent on public charity. A committee has been appointed to receive subscriptions for relief of the sufferers, and we are requested to say that contributions from parties at a distance will be thankfully received by the Rev. George Macleod Free Manse of Lochbroom, Ullapool. [We have been requested to state that it is proposed to raise a contribution that will assist the poor people of Ullapool. If any benevolent person is Inclined to give even a few shillings, Mr Keith, Church Street, will thankfully receive it ; and a lady in town has undertaken to forward the contributions to the minister at Ullapool. -- Ed.]


Likely Niel is the 72 year old "Neil" MacLeod whose death is registered as 24 February, 1878 at Ullapool, "Pauper previously InnKeeper", husband of Margaret Ramsay, Infornant his daughter Margaret MacLeod. His parents noted as having been Alexander MacLeod, Crofter, and Margaret, maiden surname MacLeod.


Ullapool 61-53


Donald Fraser         Head         Mar    55      Shoemaker
Christy  Do           Wife         Mar       53     Do's  Wife
Alexr    Do           Son                 17      Shoemaker
John McKenzie         GrandSon             4      Scholar

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 9 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Argyll Street". All marked as born at Ullapool, except Christy at Assynt, Sutherlandshire (the 1851 census has her born there at Lochinver).

In the 1851 census this family was on Market Street at Ullapool 51-139 with Alexander and three older children. In 1881 Christy is Widowed with son Kenneth at Ullapool 81-54.

Young John's parents are in this census at Ullapool 61-45, the I.G.I. notes the birth 17 April, 1856 at Lochbroom of John to parents William MacKenzie and "Fanny" Fraser.


Ullapool 61-54


John McKenzie         Head         Mar    44      Fisherman
Anne    Do            Wife         Mar       40
Christy  Do           Daur                   17
Roderick  Do          Son                  7      Scholar
John      Do          Son                  2
Peggy     Do          Visitor                16   Domestic Srvt

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 9 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Argyll Street". All marked as born at Ullapool, RossShire.

In the 1851 census this family was at Ullapool 51-72.

I.G.I notes the birth of John 30 April, 1859 at Lochbroom to John MacKenzie and Ann Matheson.


Ullapool 61-55


Alexr McKenzie        Head         Mar    56      InnKeeper & I.P.L.
Jamesina McKenzie     Wife         Mar       34
Jessie McKenzie       Dau          Un        15   Scholar
Margt McKenzie        Dau          Un        14     Do
Catherine McKenzie    Dau          Un        11     Do
Isabella McKenzie     Dau                     9     Do
Kenneth McKenzie      Son                  5        Do
Alexr McKenzie        Son                  3        Do
Maria McKenzie        Dau                     1     -
Margaret McKenzie     Serv         Un        17   Dry Nurse
                     -- page break --
Jannet McKenzie       Servt        Un        24   Domestic Servant

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 9 and 10 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Argyll Street". All are marked as born at "RossShire Ullapool", except Jamesina at "RossShire Lochbroom", and the Nurse Margaret MacKenzie at "RossShire Contin".

In the 1851 census this family was at Ullapool 51-77, Alexander shown there to be "Inspector of the Poor", reflected in the initials above in his occupation listing.

In 1871 this family is at Ullapool 71-65, Alexander has died by then, and Jamesina as Head of Household is the InnKeeper. I suspect this family was related to the other Ullapool MacKenzie Merchants, and Tacksmen in Coigach and other parts of Lochbroom such as Gruinard.

Alexander's death was registered as 28 December, 1869 at Ullapool, noted as "J.P. Clerk &tc", aged 68 years. His parents noted as John MacKenzie InnKeeper and Janet maiden surnamed Robertson. Informant was his son Kenneth McKenzie.

The Parish Register lists three births at Ullapool to "Alexander McKenzie, Junior, Inspector of Poor, and Jamina McKenzie, his wife";

  1. Jessie MacKenzie, born 20 April, 1843. (possibly died young, given the name of the next child)
  2. Janet Robertson MacKenzie, born 3 April, 1845. (I think that is the "Jessie" above)
  3. Margaret MacKenzie, born 20 April, 1847. (above)
  4. Catharine MacKenzie, born 23 May, 1849. (above)
  5. Isabella MacKenzie, born 5 July, 1851. (above)

The I.G.I. lists three more births at Ullapool to Alexander MacKenzie and Jamesina Mackenzie;

  1. Kenneth John MacKenzie, born 7 April, 1855. (above)
  2. John Alexander MacKenzie, born 15 May, 1858. (above as "Alexander")
  3. Maria MacKenzie, born 13 April, 1860. (above)

Kenneth John MacKenzie, "Kenneth" above, marries Flora Matheson, who was in the 1851 census with her family at Ullapool 51-106 Roddie Macpherson has photographed and transcribed a stone in the Mill Street burial ground that notes Kenneth and Flora, see http://gravestones.rosscromartyroots.co.uk/picture/number1619.asp The stone notes that Flora Tolmie Matheson MacKenzie died 15 February, 1927 aged 75 years, and her husband Kenneth John MacKenzie died 10 March, 1928, aged 72 years. It also notes one of their children; John Matheson MacKenzie, died 21 July, 1928, aged 32.

Alexander looks to have run into financial trouble in his later years, his estate becoming "sequestered", a Scottish form of bankruptcy where his estate is put into the hands of trustees to administer.

Sibla, wife of Charles Robertson the Tenant Farmer at Kenachulish 61-79, is a sister of Jamesina.


Ullapool 61-58


Robert Carmichael     Head         Mar    71      Crofter
Christy  Do           Wife         Mar       54     Do's  Wife
Issabella  Do         Daur         Unm       41

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Argyll Street". Robert and Issabella marked as born at Ullapool, RossShire, Christy at Gairloch, RossShire.

Have not yet found this family in the 1851 census, however in 1841 they were at Ullapool 41-85.

Robert testifies in 1862 in the Coigach Salmon Case, his testimony begins with the file on am Bailie at http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/item/item_writtenword.jsp?item_id=4879 He states he was born at Ullapool.


Ullapool 61-63


Henny McDonald        Head         Wid       65   Pauper
Alexr McLeod          GrandSon     Unm    12      Scholar

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 11 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Argyll Street". Henny marked as born at Assynt, SutherlandShire, Alexander at Ullapool, RossShire.


Ullapool 61-65


Benjamin Dawson       Head         Mar    40      Mason
Isabella   do         Wife         Mar       38   Mason's Wife
Catherine   do        Daughter     Unm       18   Mason's Daughter
Thos        do        Son                 14      Scholar
Amelia      do        Daughter               16
Margt       do        Daughter               11   Scholar
Betsy       do        Daughter                8
John        do        Son                  4
Benjamin    do        Son                  1

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 11 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Argyll Street". All are marked as born at Ullapool, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland.

In the 1851 census this family was at Ullapool 51-94, in 1871 they are at Ullapool 71-72.

Isabella's death is registered as 30 March, 1864 at Ullapool of Typhus fever, Informant, her brother Alexander MacRae, notes their parents had been John MacRae and Catherine MacLeay, both then also deceased. Isabella's maiden surname as MacRae is confirmed in the 1872 marriage registration of daughter Emily.

Benjamin was Informant of the death registrations of his father William in 1856 and mother Catherine in 1859, they were in the 1851 census at Ullapool 51-95.

"Amelia" above is in other records as "Emily", she is in the 1871 census as Servant to the Factor's family at Ullapool 71-61, she marries in 1872 to Roderick MacLeod, who is in this census at Kenachrine 61-25. Emily and Roderick are ancestors of Phil Shearn in Oakville, Ontario, Canada


Ullapool 61-66


Duncan McPherson      Head         Mar    36      Seaman
Alexandrina Do        Wife         Mar       32     Do's  Wife
John        Do        Son                  4
Angus       Do        Son                  2
Annabella    Do       Daur                   1Mo
Henny McRae           Dom Sevt     Unm       16   Domestic Sevt
Issabella MacLeod     Visitor      Unm       20

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 11 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Argyll Street". Duncan noted as born at Sleat, InvernessShire, the rest at Ullapool.

In the 1851 census Alexandrina as "Alexina" was with her MacLeod family at Ullapool 51-90.

In 1851 Henny MacRae was with her family at Ullapool 51-102 as 8 year old "Phemie". Henny and Phemie are dimunitives of Henrietta and Euphemia, which are equivalent names.

The I.G.I. records the birth 6 March, 1861 at Lochbroom of Annabella to parents Duncan MacPherson and Alexandrina MacLeod.


Ullapool 61-67


John McKenzie         Head         Mar    32      Pauper
Issabella Do          Wife         Mar       28     Do's  Wife
Alexr     Do          Son                  1        Do's  Son

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 12 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Argyll Street". All noted as born at Lochbroom, RossShire.

The I.G.I. shows two marriages in Lochbroom in the period 1855 to 1861 of a John MacKenzie to an Isabella, two days apart, 15 and 17 February, 1855, probably same event, both have Isabella maiden surname MacKenzie.


Ullapool 61-70


Duncan McLeod         Head         Mar    46      Fisherman
Anne    Do            Wife         Mar       36     Do's  Wife
Angus    Do           Son                 12      Scholar
Peggy    Do           Daur                    8      Do
Roderick  Do          Son                  2

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 12 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Argyll Street". All noted as born at Ullapool.

In the 1851 census this family was on Shore Street at Ullapool 51-40.

The I.G.I. records the birth 28 October, 1858 at Lochbroom of Roderick to parents Duncan MacLeod and Anne MacKenzie, and sadly also his death a few years later, 18 January, 1862.


Ullapool 61-71


Jannet McKenzie       Head         Unm       67   Domestic Servant

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 12 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Argyll Street". Jannet noted as born at Lochbroom, RossShire.


Ullapool 61-72


Catherine McRae                  Head         Wid       44   Pauper
Catherine  Do                    Daur                   18
John       Do                    Son                 13
Mary       Do                    Daur                   11   Scholar

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 12 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Argyll Street". Catherine, the mother, is noted as born at Ullapool, the others at Lochbroom, RossShire.


Ullapool 61-73


Alexr Munro           Head         Wid    61      Retired Merchant
Margaret  Do          Daur         Unm       18
Helen Ann  Do         Daur         Unm       14   Scholar
Margt Macleod         Servant      Unm       26   Domestic Servt

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 13 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Argyll Street". Alex noted as born at Lochbroom, RossShire, the rest at Ullapool.

In the 1851 census this family was at Ullapool 51-176, Alexander not home then, his wife Hannah then Head of Household.

The index to Civil Registration shows a 57 year old Hannah Munro other surname Thomson died 1858 in Lochbroom Parish.


Ullapool 61-75


Roderick McKenzie     Head         Mar    66      Labourer
Grace McKenzie        Wife         Mar       38
Mary McKenzie         Dau                     2

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 13 of Enumeration District #1. Address listed as "West Terrace". Roderick and Mary are marked as born at "RossShire Ullapool", Grace at "RossShire Lochbroom".

24 December, 1857 at Ullapool was registered the marriage of 50 year old Roderick MacKenzie to 28 year old Grace MacKenzie, both resident at Ullapool, his parents listed as Murdoch MacKenzie and Mary MacLeod, hers as Hector McKenzie, weaver, and Mary McKenzie.

The I.G.I. records the births of two children to the couple;

  1. Mary MacKenzie, born 24 May, 1858. (above)
  2. Murdoch Alexander McKenzie, born 9 February, 1866.


Ullapool 61-76


John MacKenzie        Head         Mar    64      Cooper
Christy  Do           Wife         Mar       62    Do's  Wife
Margt    Do           Daur         Unm       30
Anne     Do           GrandDaur               2

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 13 of Enumeration District #1. Address listed as "Argyll Street". All are marked as born at Lochbroom, RossShire.

In the 1851 census this family is on Pulteney Street at Ullapool 51-115.


Ullapool 61-77


Susanna McKenzie      Head         Wid       78   Proprietress of Houses
Anne Stewart          Serv.        Un        58   Domestic Servt
Christy Stewart       Serv         Un        24     Do       Do
John Stewart          Serv         Un        17     Do       Do

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 13 of Enumeration District #1. Address listed as "Argyll Street". Susanna is marked as born at "PerthShire Fortingle", the rest at "RossShire Ullapool".

In the 1851 census Susanna (as "Susan") was at Ullapool 51-96 with two of her children, including a married daughter, Grace Ferguson. Grace with her husband David, three children, and six servants, is in this census at Langwell 61-8.

Susanna's son William is in this census at Ullapool 61-22.

Death registration of Susanna's son James in 1856 lists her maiden surname as "McGregor".

The Scotlandspeople website includes an index to various legal documents, including 5 January, 1866 "an Inventory; Trust Disposition and Settlement at Dingwall Sheriff Court", 11 pages referring to "Mrs Susan MacKenzie or MacGregor residing at Ullapool". Presumably Susan died a few months previous to that date.

I think Susan probably held ten acres of land on Island Tanera, and after her death they went to Margaret Ann MacKenzie, daughter of her sister Elizabeth. And that Margaret Ann subsequently sold that property; the following article was published in the 15 May, 1866 edition of the Inverness Advertiser.

MISS MARGARET ANN MACKENZIE'S
SEQUESTRATION

There will be exposed to Public Roup within the Cameronian Hotel, Dingwall, noon Friday, the 18th day of May curt. at one o'clock afternoon;

All and whole that Piece of GROUND of Island Tanera, lined and marked out opposite to the Bay of Tanera, consisting of Ten Scotch Acres, lying in the Barony of Coigach and Parish of Lochbroom, together with the Storehouses and other Houses built thereon.

For further particulars apply to David Ross, bank agent in Dingwall, trustee on said Estate.


Ullapool 61-78


Alexr MacKenzie       Head         Mar    75      Merchant
Issabella McKenzie    Wife         Mar       55   Merchants Wife
John McKenzie         Son          Un     25      Medical Student
Jean McKenzie         Dau          Un        17
Alexr McKenzie McLean GrandSon             3
Dolina McKenzie       Visitor      Un     30      Domestic Servt
Rachel Stewart        Serv         Un        28     Do       Do
Issabella McDonald    Serv         Un        20     Do       Do
Alexr McGregor        Serv         Un     17        Do       Do
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Johannah Campbell     Serv         Un        16   Domestic Servt

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 13 and 14 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Argyll Street". All are marked as born at "RossShire Ullapool", except Dolina at "SutherlandShire Assynt".

In the 1851 census this family, with Alexander missing, was at Ullapool 51-74, by 1871 Isabella is Widowed, with her daughter Jane and an unmarried brother John at Ullapool 71-87.

The death of Alexander is registered as 1 November, 1862 at Ullapool, aged 77 years, married to Isabella, maiden surname MacKenzie, occupation as "Justice of Peace & lately Merchant". His parents are noted as having been John MacKenzie, Merchant, and Margaret, maiden surname MacAulay, Informant was his son Thomas. (that son was from Alexander's second wife, whose father Thomas MacKenzie was of the Langwell family). Roddie MacPherson has photographed the stone of John and Margaret on his website at; http://gravestones.rosscromartyroots.co.uk/picture/number1577.asp He transcribes it as;

Sacred
to the memory of
MARGARET MACAULAY
who departed this life the 1st day of
Dec. 1811 aged 52 years
and JOHN MACKENZIE senr Merchant her husband who died at Ullapool
the 13th November 1820
aged 73 years.

31 August, 1843, Alexander gave evidence to the Poor Law Inquiry Commission for Scotland, see page 425. His evidence notes he had been a fish curer at Ullapool for 35 years, employing 20 to 40 men, and with his partner was Tacksman of a large farm with 90 subtenants. He was Tacksman of Achiltibuie from 1829 to 1853, in partnership with William MacKenzie who held Tack of Badenscallie and the small communities at the east end of the Coigach Peninsula, another Merchant of Ullapool. Some sources note them as brothers, an error, as William was a child when first they began their partnerships, at that time Alexander was referred to as "Tutor", I am pretty certain William's father Murdoch had been first partner of Alexander, and that Alexander's first wife, Jane, had been a sister of Murdoch. William is in this census at Ullapool 61-22.

At conclusion of Alexander's 1843 testimony is given;

TABLE given in by Mr. Mackenzie of the number of Sub-tenants under him, and of the rent paid by each respectively;
Tenants under £5   ...   66
Do £5, and under 10   ...   20
Do 10, and under 15   ...   3
Do 15, and under 20   ...      1
Total   ...   90

In the last few days of 1855, just before the start of civil registration, there was a series of registrations of births, christenings, and marriages in the Lochbroom Parish Register to families of Tacksmen going back over decades. Those registrations include the following at Ullapool with parents as "Alexander McKenzie, Senior, Merchant, and Isabella McKenzie, his wife";

  1. Catherine Robertson McKenzie, born 17 October, 1833.
  2. John MacKenzie, born 5 November, 1835. (above)
  3. Thomas McKenzie, born 5 December, 1838 (presumably named for Isabella's father, Thomas MacKenzie, IV of Langwell).
  4. Jean Margaret McAulay McKenzie, born 17 August, 1843 (above as "Jean", clearly named for Alexander's mother).

Alexander testified a few months before his 1862 death in "the Coigach Salmon Case", and stated he was 76 years of age, born at Ullapool, and had been a Merchant there. (Alex was involved in the Salmon fishery, becoming in 1827 the local agent of Captain Hugh Munro of Teannach, who held Tack of the Fishery). Another witness (Robert Carmichael) noted Alexander as "Alexander MacKenzie otherwise called Tutor".

The Inverness Advertiser 26 December, 1862 printed a death notice;

At Ullapool on the 17th inst., John Mackenzie, L.R.C.S.E. and L.R.C.P.E., medical officer for the parish of Lochbroom, son of the late Alex.mackenzie, Esq. sen., merchant, Ullapool, aged 27.

The Inverness Courier, 23 February, 1865, Page 2, has a list of Partners to the Caledonian Banking Company, it includes;

The Executor dative qua next of kin of the deceased John Mackenzie, surgeon, Ullapool -- Thomas Mackenzie, merchant, Lochinver

Young "Alexr McKenzie McLean" appears to be the child listed in the I.G.I. as born 23 June, 1857 to parents Colin McLean and Annabella MacKenzie. The IGI has two listings that probably refer to the marriage of that couple; first is extracted from the Parish Register, and gives date simply as "1855". Second is from Patron submitted info, and gives date as 2 July, 1856. That Patron submitted info lists Colin as 49 years old at marriage, a child of Kenneth McLean and Catharine McLennan, and lists Annabella then as 29 years old, daughter of Alexander McKenzie and Catherine McLean. That info disagrees with the info for this family.


Ullapool 61-79


Robert Ferguson       Head         Mar    30      Baker
Jane    Do            Wife         Mar       30    Do's  Wife
William  Do           Son                 10      Scholar
Thomas   Do           Son                  9        Do
Marrion   Do          Daur                    7     Do
Robert    Do          Son                  5
George    Do          Son                  3
James     Do          Son                  1
Mary MacLeod          Servant                19   Domestic Servt

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 14 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Argyll Street". Robert, Jane, and William noted as born at Paisley, RefrewShire, Thomas, George and James at Portree, InvernessShire, Marrion, Robert at Bankend, Renfrewshire, Mary MacLeod born at Stornoway, RossShire.

The I.G.I. notes three births at Lochbroom with parents as Robert Ferguson and Jane Patton;


Ullapool 61-81


R J MacKenzie         Head         Mar    37      Inkeeper
Mary  Do              Wife         Mar       33     Do's  Wife
Alexr  Do             Son                 12        Do's  Son
John    Do            Son                10Mo
Bella MacLeod         Servant      Unm       25   Domestic Servt
Alexr Grant           Visitor      Unm    38      Fisherman

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 14 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Argyll Street". "R. J.": noted as born at Urray, RossShire, Mary at Contin, RossShire, the rest at Ullapool, RossShire.

I think there are mistranscriptions in this Household, that "R J" should be "R T" for "Roderick Tuach", that his age may be a decade older, and that age of Alexander should be "2" rather than "12". Roderick Tuach MacKenzie does show in other Ullapool records at this period, and son and possibly granddaughter had the Caledonian Hotel on Argyle Street into the 1920s.

The death of Roderick Tuach MacKenzie is registered as 28 February, 1886 at Argyle Street, aged 71, married to Mary MacLennan, occupation noted as "Fuer, Inland Revenue Pensioner", his parents noted as having been John Tuach MacKenzie, Farmer, and Mary, maiden surname MacDonald.

Roddie Macpherson has photographed and transcribed a stone to this family at Mill Street burial grounds, see http://gravestones.rosscromartyroots.co.uk/picture/number1621.asp The stone as well as noting parents Roderick Tuach MacKenzie and Mary MacLennan notes two of their children; Abigail Mary, and Alexander. The stone was "erected by their surviving son John / Aug. 1927 / South Africa".

Alexander looks to have continued role as Innkeeper, perhaps Roderick retired from that position and took occupation as working for the Inland Revenue service. Roddie Macpherson has photographed and transcribed a stone to Alexander at Mill Street burial grounds, see http://gravestones.rosscromartyroots.co.uk/picture/number1558.asp That stone notes he was born 14 May, 1859, and died 26 October, 1898.

The I.G.I. includes birth of Alexander at Ullapool as noted on his stone, and birth of his sister Abigail Tuach MacKenzie 9 July, 1862, with death 21 May, 1867.

Alexander looks to have had financial problems in his later years, with announcement in the newspapers in September 1897 of his bankruptcy. But likely the hotel remained in family hands, as 12 July, 1901 Mary Tuach Mackenzie married George Morrison, manager of the Caledonian Hotel. Mary and her husband George were involved in a strange libel suit against the Scotsman newspaper, which falsly published announcement of birth of twins to the couple a month after their marriage! See ARTICLE George Morrison looks to have followed his father-in-law's financial problems, his own bankruptcy announced in July 1926.

John Tuach MacKenzie, the 10 month old above, is noted in a 1933 newspaper article as arriving at Brisbane aboard the Ulysses, see ARTICLE That article has him resident in South Africa and notes;

Mr. and Mrs. Mackenzie have similar interest in the sheep industry of Queensland, for Mr, Mackenzie's uncle (Mr. Donald Tuach MacKenzie, of Conondale station, Q.) came to Queensland 100 years ago with a number of sheep from Scotland. For some years he was a sheep inspector in the Warrego district, and he died near Charleville about 48 years ago

Descent from that Donald Tuach MacKenzie is noted in Queensland Family Trees, his parents noted there as "John Tuach Mackenzie" and "Mary Grant McDonald". 1885 OBITUARY of Donald Tuach MacKenzie.

Margaret MacLeod in the 1871 census at Ardmair 71-21 is a sister of Roderick.


Ullapool 61-82


Adam Matheson         Head         Mar    50      Cooper
Anne   Do             Wife         Mar       38   Coopers Wife
Rodina  Do            Daur                   14
Anne    Do            Daur                   12
John    Do            Son                 10      Scholar
Eppy    Do            Daur                    8   Scholar
Chirsty  Do           Daur                    6
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Kenneth Matheson      Son                  2
Jamima     Do         Daur                    0

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 14 and 15 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Argyll Street". Adam marked as born at Sutherland, the rest at Ullapool, RossShire.


Ullapool 61-84


Kenneth Macleod       Head         Mar    39      Fisher
Catherine  Do         Wife         Mar       36    Do's  Wife
Peggy      Do         Daur                    9
Anne       Do         Daur                    7
Dare       Do         Son                 12

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 15 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Argyll Street". Forename of "Dare" is probably mistranscribed. All are marked as born at Ullapool, RossShire.

In the 1851 census Kenneth and Catherine were with Catherine's Widowed mother Margaret and four MacKenzie siblings at Ullapool 51-104, in this census mother Margaret and other relatives are in the next Household, Ullapool 61-85.


Ullapool 61-85


William MacKenzie     Head         Unm    34      Fisher
Margt     Do          Mother       Wid       60
Issabella  Do         Sister       Unm       30   Domestic Servt
Morrison              Niece                 6Mo

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 15 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Argyll Street". All marked as born at Ullapool, RossShire, except for Margaret at Kincardine, RossShire.

In the 1851 census this family was at Ullapool 51-104. William was in the 1841 census with his parents and siblings at Isle Martin 41-1.

The marriage was registered as 13 February, 1862 at Ullapool of William McKenzie, aged 36, Fisherman, Bachelor, resident Ullapool, son of Donald MacKenzie, Fisherman, Deceased, and Margaret, maiden surname Gordon, to Annabella MacKenzie, aged 32, Spinster, resident Ullapool, daughter of Colin MacKenzie, Carter, and Margaret, maiden surname Matheson. Annabella is with her family in this census at Ullapool 61-115.

In the 1881 census William, his wife Annabella, as "Fanny", and their six childen are at Ullapool 81-55, one of those childen, Margaret Matheson MacKenzie, was a grandmother of Joan MacNab of Glasgow, who has shared muxh research on the family.

Catherine MacLeod in the previous Household, Ullapool 61-84, is a daughter of Margaret.


Ullapool 61-87


James Urquhart        Head         Mar    64      Fisher
Catherine  Do         Wife         Mar       52
Catherine  Do         Daur         Unm       30
Flora      Do         Daur         Unm       18
Margt      Do         Daur         Unm       16
John       Do         Son          Unm    14      Scholar
Walter     Do         Son                 11        Do

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 15 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Argyll Street". All marked as born at Ullapool, RossShire.


Ullapool 61-89


Margt Stewart         Head         Wid       56
William  Do           Son          Unm    29      Shoemaker
Betsy    Do           Daur         Unm       20   Dressmaker

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 16 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Argyll Street". All marked as born at Lochbroom, Ross and Cromarty.

In the 1851 census this family was at Ullapool 51-81.


Ullapool 61-90


Murdo Urquhart        Head         Mar    60      Fisher
Mary    Do            Wife         Mar       50
Annelie  Do           Daur         Unm       12
Walter   Do           Son          Unm    10      Scholar
John     Do           Visitor      Unm    26      Carpenter

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 16 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Argyll Street". All marked as born at Ullapool, RossShire, except John at Gairloch, RossShire.

In the 1851 census this family was at Ullapool 51-71.

2007 correspondance from a descendant of this family, Murdo MacKenzie in B.C., notes Murdo and Mary above were great-grandparents of his, through their son Duncan, also above. He says Mary was a daughter of Duncan Graham. Duncan Urquhart lived 1837 to 1902 and was a general merchant at Ullapool, he says "had a general store on Quay Street, just up from where you take the ferry to Stornaway. Her family came from Glen Urquhart, which I believe is near Strathpeffer".

Roddie Macpherson has photographed and transcribed a stone at Mill Street burial ground to Duncan and his family, see http://gravestones.rosscromartyroots.co.uk/picture/number1565.asp


Ullapool 61-91


Duncan Matheson       Head         Mar    60      Fisher
Jessie   Do           Wife         Mar       49
Mary     Do           Daur                   28
Donald   Do           Son                 26      Fisher
Murdo    Do           Son                 17      Scholar
Margt    Do           Daur                   14   Scholar
Margt Campbell        Visitor                29   Dairymaid

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 16 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Argyll Street". All are marked as born at Ullapool, RossShire.

In the 1851 census this family was at Ullapool 51-80.

The death of Duncan is registered as 1 January, 1877 at Argyle Street, Ullapool, aged 78 years, married to Jessie Beaton, parents noted as having been Hugh Matheson, a Crofter, and Christina maiden surname MacLeay, Informant his son Murdo.

Young Margaret gives her age in her 1878 marriage registration as 30. Margaret later has a daughter Mary Marjory Macdonald, who becomes one of the most notorious jewel thiefs of early 20th century Britain, see raffles.htm

A posting 1999 to the [SCT-ISLAY-L] listserve by Suzanne Beaton, LINK, suggests Janet died 28 February, 1894 at Ullapool, aged 86 years, and her parents had been James Bethune and Mary Morrison.


Ullapool 61-92


Rodk MacKenzie        Head         Wid    75      Fisher
Bell    Do            Daur         Unm       30

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 16 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Argyll Street". Both are marked as born at Lochbroom, RossShire.


Ullapool 61-93


John McKenzie         Head         Mar    32      Fisher
Catherine McLeod      Wife         Mar       24
Donald McKenzie       Son                  0

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 16 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Argyll Street". All are marked as born atLochbroom, RossShire.


Ullapool 61-94


Murdo McLeod          Head         Mar    52      Fisher
Mary MacKenzie        Wife         Mar       53
William McLeod        Son          Unm    27      Fisher
Duncan McLeod         Son          Unm    21        Do
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Roderick McLeod       Son          Unm    20
Murdo McLeod          Son          Unm    19
John McLeod           Son          Unm    16
Jessie McLeod         Daur         Unm       14
Alexr MacLeod         Son          Unm    10      Scholar

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 16 and 17 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Argyll Street", those on page 16 noted as born at Lochbroom, RossShire, those on page 17 as at Ullapool, RossShire.

In the 1851 census this family was at Ullapool 51-78.


Ullapool 61-95


John Fraser           Head         Mar    57      Fisherman
Flora Fraser          Wife         Mar       57
Donald Fraser         Son          Unm    30      Merchant
Catherine Fraser      Dau          Unm       23
Alexr Fraser          Son          Unm    20      Merchant
Jane Fraser           Dau          Unm       18
Betst Fraser          Dau          Unm       16
Margt Fraser          Boarder                 5

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 17 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Argyll Street". Forename of "Jane" might be mistranscribed, may be "Anne", which corresponds with a child in the 1851 census. All are marked as born at "RossShire Ullapool".

In the 1851 census this family was at Ullapool 51-155.


Ullapool 61-96


John McPhail          Head         Mar    41      Merchant
Lilias McPhail        Wife         Mar       35   Merchant's Wife
Cath McPhail          Dau                     4
Geo. Ross McPhail     Son                  2
Issabella McPhail     Dau                    4Mths
Issabella McLennan    Mother       Un        61   HouseKeeper
Forbes McPhail        Sister       Un        43

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 17 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Argyll Street". All are marked as born at "RossShire Ullapool".

In the 1851 census Isabella and Forbes were at Ullapool 51-154.

There is a great webpage with lots of data on Isabella MacLennan and her MacPhail descendants at Ullapool presented by descendant John Cameron in Australia, see; http://youbelong.info/public/Remembering_Isabella_of_Ullapool John notes that Forbes is in several records as "Bessie".

John Cameron notes that Isabella's death is registered as 17 October, 1876.


Ullapool 61-97


William Campbell      Head         Mar    67      Labourer
Peggy Campbell        Wife         Mar       45
James Campbell        Brother      Unm    50      Labourer

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 17 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Argyll Street". All are marked as born at "RossShire Ullapool".


Ullapool 61-98


Hector McKenzie       Head         Mar    72      Flesher
Abby McKenzie         Wife         Mar       59
Alexr MacKenzie       Son          Unm    19      Fisher

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 18 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Argyll Street". Hector marked as born at RossShire Gairloch, the other two at RossShire Lochbroom.

In the 1851 census this family was at Ullapool 51-91.


Ullapool 61-99


John Watson           Head         Mar    64      House Carpenter
Catherine Watson      Wife         Mar       55
Mary Watson           Daur         Unm       17   Scholar
Donald McAlister      GrandSon     Visitor 2   

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 18 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Argyll Street". All are marked as born at RossShire, John at Tain, Catherine and Mary at Lochbroom, Donald at Rosskeen.

In the 1851 census this family was at Ullapool 51-152, John not home then.

The death of Catharine is registered as 21 January, 1881 at Strathan, aged 77 years, Widow of John Watson, house carpenter. Her parents noted as having been John MacKenzie and Janet, maiden surname Fraser, Informant the Inspector of Poor, Alexander Ross.

Roddie Macpherson has photographed and transcribed a stone at Mill Street burial ground that includes young Mary, see http://gravestones.rosscromartyroots.co.uk/picture/number13860.asp The stone notes Mary was wife of Kenneth "Kenny" MacLeod of Strathan, from that information the Civil Registration index shows they married 1865, and Mary died 1924, aged 81. The stone also names nine children, "All safely gathered in"; Alexie, John, Annie, Johan, Helen, Katie, Donald, Willina, and Jessie.


Ullapool 61-100


Gordon Nicol          Head         Unm    55      Officer of Fisheries
Fanny McLeod          Servt        Unm       18   Domestic Servt.

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 18 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Argyll Street". Gordon marked as born at Sutherland Far, Fanny at RossShire Ullapool.

In the 1851 census Gordon was at Ullapool 51-53.

The death of Fanny MacLeod is registered as 15 August, 1862 at Ullapool, aged 23. Single, she died from exhaustion of childbirth, her parents noted as Alexander MacLeod, Carter, and Catharine, maiden surname MacLeod, Informant her father Alexander. Fanny was with her family in 1851 at Ullapool 51-159, in this census they are at Ullapool 61-169.


Ullapool 61-101


Donald MacKenzie      Head         Widr   60
Alexr McKenzie        Brother      Un.    76      Pauper
Jannet McKenzie       Sister       Wid       70
Huina Cameron         Sister       Wid       64   Minister's Widow
Anne MacLeod          Servt        Un        18   Domestic Servt
Alexr McLeod          Visitor      Mar    70
Roderick McRae        Visitor      Mar    64

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 18 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Argyll Street". All are marked as born at "RossShire Ullapool", except both Alexanders, Jannet, and Roderick at "SutherlandShire Assynt".

This was the last Household enumerated on Argyll Street, in the 1851 census the last enumerated Household on the street had a MacKenzie family that might have been related, Headed by a woman possibly Widow of the Tacksman of Corrie, the farm beside Ullapool.

The four siblings were children of Roderick MacKenzie, Tacksman of Achnahaird in Coigach, and Catherine Scobie of Achmore, whose family were intermarried with most of the Tacksman's families in neighbouring Assynt Parish. I have been constructing a file based on the MacKenzie of Achnahaird family, see; corrie.htm

In the 1851 census Donald and Janet were at Ullapool 51-51. Alexander was in that census with their brother Murdoch at Achnahaird 51-61. Another brother, William, was then a Crofter at Dornie 51-48, having till 1842 been Tacksman of Badentarbat. Also in the 1851 census at Achnahaird 51-58 was Susan MacKenzie, Widow of their brother George, last of the family to have been Tacksman of Achnahaird. Susan emigrated in 1853 with her children aboard the Sir Alan McNab to Tasmania.

In the 1871 census Donald, Janet, and Hughina are enumerated as at Shore Street, Ullapool 71-21, Donald mistakedly referred to then as "Unmarried" rather than "Widowed".


Ullapool 61-102


Anne MacKenzie        Head         Widow     55
Harriet Stewart       Daur         Unm       19
Catherine Dawson      Serv         Unm       18   Servant

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 18 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Pultney Street". Anne marked as born at RossShire, Stornoway, Harriet at Sutherlandshire, Scourie, and Catherine at RossShire, Ullapool.


Ullapool 61-103


John MacLeod          Head         Mar    43      Fisher
Peggy McLeod          Wife         Mar       38
John McLeod           Son                  1

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 18 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Pultney Street". All are marked as born at "RossShire Ullapool". Ancestry transcribes name of Head of Hosehold as "Jame".


Ullapool 61-104


Jannet MacLeod        Head         Unm       61   Pauper
Catherine McLeod      Sister       Unm       57
Isabella McLeod       Visitor                 8
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Willina Campbell      Visitor      Wid       50
Hugh Mcleod           Visitor      Unm    16      Labourer

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 18 and 19 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Pultney Street". All are marked as born at Ullapool, RossShire, except no birthplace noted for Isabella.


Ullapool 61-105


Christy McLeod        Head                   60   Pauper

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 19 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Pultney Street". Christy is noted as born at Ullapool, RossShire.


Ullapool 61-106


Malcolm Macleod       Head         Mar    33      Fisher
Peggy    Do           Wife         Mar       30
Anne     Do           Daur                    2

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 19 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Pultney Street". All are noted as born at Ullapool.

Malcolm was in the 1851 census with his family at Ullapool 51-136, the family is in this census at Ullapool 61-136. Margaret "Peggy" was in 1851 with her family at Ullapool 51-36.

The death of Malcolm is registered as 23 February, 1883 at Market Street, Ullapool, aged 54 years, a Fisherman, Widower of Margaret Munro, his patrnts John and Janet both deceased by then, both surnamed MacLeod, Informant his brother Alexander.

The I.G.I. notes birth 19 December, 1858, in Lochbroom, of Ann Macleod to parents Malcolm Macleod and Margaret Munro.


Ullapool 61-107


Donald McKenzie       Head         Mar    32      Fisher
Anne    Do            Wife         Mar       30
Roderick Do           Son                  2
Anne     Do           Daur                   3Mo

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 19 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Pultney Street". All are noted as born at Ullapool.

The I.G.I. notes the birth 21 August, 1859, at Lochbroom, of Roderick to parents Donald MacKenzie and Ann MacLeod.


Ullapool 61-108


Alexr McKenzie        Head         Mar    55      Fisher
Christian Do          Wife         Mar       57
Christina Do          Daur         Unm       24
Alexr     Do          Son                  8      Scholar

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 19 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Pultney Street". All are noted as born at Poolewe, RossShire, except young Alexander at Ullapool.

In the 1851 census this family was at Ullapool 51-105.


Ullapool 61-109


Hugh McLeod           Head         Unm    60      Pauper
Ellen  Do             Sister       Unm       50
Margt McDonald        Visitor      Unm       23

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 19 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Pultney Street". Hugh and Margaret noted as born at Ullapool, Ellen at Dublin, Ireland.


Ullapool 61-111


Flora Matheson        Head         Wid       82   Proprietor Of Houses
Mary McKenzie         GrandDaur    Unm       16

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 19 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Pultney Street". Flora noted as born at Dingwall, RossShire, Mary at Ullapool.

In the 1851 census Flora with a daughter Mary was at Ullapool 51-109, Flora then noted as "Innkeeper". That daughter married 1853 to William MacKenzie from Morefield and they emigrated a few months later to Tasmania, see McNab 525.


Ullapool 61-112


John McLeod           Head         Mar    37      Fisher
Mary   Do             Wife         Mar       34
Murdo McDonald        Stepson                 9   Scholar

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 20 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Pultney Street". All noted as born at Ullapool, RossShire.


Ullapool 61-114


Roderick McGregor     Head         Mar    42      Fisherman
Catherine   Do        Daur         Unm       12   Scholar
Henny      Do         Daur                    9   Scholar
Betsy      Do         Daur                    6   Scholar
Henny      Do         Mother                 83   Pauper
Janet      Do         Sister       Unm       53

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 20 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Pultney Street". All noted as born at Ullapool, RossShire, except Henny the mother, at "Lochbroom, Ross and Cromarty".

In the 1851 census the mother Henny was with her husband, another Roderick, and three children including Janet, at Ullapool 51-108.


Ullapool 61-115


Colin McKenzie        Head         Mar    63      Fisherman
Margt    Do           Wife         Mar       53     Do's  Wife
Annabella  Do         Daur         Unm       30
Duncan     Do         Son          Unm    28      Fisherman
Donald     Do         Son          Unm    22        Do
Anne       Do         Daur         Unm       17
Lachlan     Do        Son                 15      Scholar

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 20 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Pultney Street". All born at Ullapool, except Colin noted as born at Assynt, SutherlandShire.

Have not yet found this family in the 1851 census, but in 1841 they were at Ullapool 41-65.

Colin testifies in 1862 in the Coigach Salmon case, he says his father was "Lachlan", and they came to Ullapool 52 years previous. See http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/item/item_writtenword.jsp?item_id=4892 Clearly young Lachlan above was named for Colin's father. There was a 70-74 year old Lachlin MacKenzie not born in county in the 1841 census at Ullapool 41-46.

The marriage was registered as 13 February, 1862 at Ullapool of William McKenzie, aged 36, Fisherman, Bachelor, resident Ullapool, son of Donald MacKenzie, Fisherman, Deceased, and Margaret, maiden surname Gordon, to Annabella MacKenzie, aged 32, Spinster, resident Ullapool, daughter of Colin MacKenzie, Carter, and Margaret, maiden surname Matheson. William is in this census with his parents and siblings at Ullapool 61-85.

Another person testifying in the 1862 Coigach Salmon Case was John Matheson, he was in the 1851 census at Ullapool 51-106. John's testimony notes as well as working with his father and two elder sisters in carting salnon drom Gruinard and Ullapool to Conon Bridge. he worked with Colin and his father Lachlin. One of those sisters was clearly the visitor, Elizabeth Matheson, in the 1851 census at at Ullapool 51-142, as Margaret above was maiden surname Matheson it is also likely she was the other elder sister of John.


Ullapool 61-119


Catherine McLeod      Head         Wid       63

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 21 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Pultney Street". Catherine is noted as born at Ullapool.


Ullapool 61-120


John McLeod           Head         Mar    36      Fisher
Issabella Do          Wife         Mar       26
Issabella Graham      Boarder                13   Scholar
Margt       Do        Visitor                11     Do
Janet McKay           Visitor      Wid       60

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 21 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Pultney Street". John is noted as born at Ullapool, Isabella MacLeod at Wick (CaithnessShire), Issabella and Margaret Graham at FifeShire, and Janet McKay at Creich, Sutherland.


Ullapool 61-121


Allan McLeod          Head         Mar    80      Feuar
Issabella Do          Wife         Mar       60
Duncan    Do          Son          Unm    25      Labourer

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 21 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Pultney Street". All are noted as born at Ullapool.

In the 1851 census this family was at Ullapool 51-116.


Ullapool 61-123


Catherine McLeod      Wife         Mar       56   Fisherman's Wife
Duncan     Do         Son          Unm    18         Do's  Son
Peggy      Do         Daur         Unm       26   Domestic Servt
John       Do         Son          Unm    16      Servant

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 22 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Pultney Street". Catherine noted as born at Gairloch, RossShire, the rest at Ullapool.

In the 1851 census this family with Catherine's husband William as Head of Household was on Shore Street at Ullapool 51-47.


Ullapool 61-125


Jean McKenzie         Head         Unm       56   Pauper

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 22 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Pultney Street". Jean noted as born at Ullapool.


Ullapool 61-127


Kenneth McDonald      Head         Mar    41      Labourer
Anne      Do          Wife         Mar       34
Bell      Do          Daur                   14
Roderick   Do         Son                 12
Janet      Do         Daur                    9
Barbara    Do         Daur                    6
Catherine   Do        Visitor                48   Pauper

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 22 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Pultney Street". All are marked as born at Lochbroom, RossShire, except birthplace of Catherine is indistinct, Ancestry transcribes it as "Giberatter", probably "Gibralter"

In the 1851 census this family was with Anne's Ross parents at Ullapool 51-110.


Ullapool 61-128


John Matheson         Head         Mar    49      Merchant
Mary   Do             Wife         Mar       33   Merchant's Wife
Anne   Do             Daur                   12
Flora   Do            Daur                   10
Duncan  Do            Son                  4
                     -- page break --
Alexr   Do            Son                  2
Angus   Do            Son                  0
Henny McLenan         Visitor      Unm       60   Pauper

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 22 and 23 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Pultney Street". All are marked as born at Ullapool, Ross and Cromarty, except Mary at InvernessShire.

In the 1851 census this family was at Ullapool 51-106.

In 1862 John testifies in the Coigach Salmon Case, he notes his father had been Duncan, and they had been employed carting salmon from Ullapool to Conon Bridge for many years, see http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/item/item_writtenword.jsp?item_id=4891

Alexander Matheson at Ullapool 51-171 is a brother of John.

Though the enumeration does not include middle names, young Flora had full name as "Flora Tolmie MacKenzie", to honour John's mother Flora, who was maiden surname Tolmie. Roddie Macpherson has photographed and transcribed a stone in the Mill Street burial ground that notes Flora, see http://gravestones.rosscromartyroots.co.uk/picture/number1619.asp The stone notes that Flora Tolmie Matheson MacKenzie died 15 February, 1927 aged 75 years, and her husband Kenneth John MacKenzie died 10 March, 1928, aged 72 years. It also notes one of their children; John Matheson MacKenzie, died 21 July, 1928, aged 32. Kenneth John MacKenzie is born a few years after this census, 7 April, 1855, to Alexander MacKenzie and Jamesina, maiden surname Mackenzie, that couple in this census they, with young Kenneth John, are at Ullapool 61-55.


Ullapool 61-129


Helen McKenzie	      Head         Wid       86   Farmer's Widow
Anne    Do            Visitor      Mar       60   Pensioner's Wife
Annabella Do          Visitor      Wid        70

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 23 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Market Street". Helen noted as born at Ullapool, RossShire, Anne and Annabella at Lochbroom, RossShire.


Ullapool 61-130


Anne Ross             Head         Unm       71   Pauper
Catherine McLeod      Visitor      Unm       78     Do
Anne        Do        Visitor      Mar       50

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 23 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Market Street". All noted as born at Ullapool, RossShire.


Ullapool 61-131


Alexr Matheson        Head         Mar    40      Fisherman
Mary    Do            Wife         Mar       40
Johanna  Do           Daur         Unm       12   Scholar
John     Do           Son                 10        Do
Jannet   Do           Daur                    8     Do
Rebecca   Do          Daur                    6     Do
Murdo Stewart         Visitor      Mar    50      Plasterer
Kenneth  Do           Visitor      Unm    24        Do
Roderick  Do          Visitor      Unm    20        Do

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 23 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Market Street". The Mathesons all noted as born at Ullapool, RossShire, the Stewarts at Dingwall, RossShire.


Ullapool 61-134


Alexr MacLeod         Head         Mar    65      Weaver
Margt   Do            Wife         Mar       61
Donald Mackay         Visitor              5

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 24 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Market Street". The birthplace noted for Alexander and Margaret is unclear, Ancestry transcribes it as "Knocklaw, RossShire", Donald noted as born at Ullapool.


Ullapool 61-135


Alexr McDonald	      Head         Mar    55      
Barbara  Do           Wife         Mar       48
Mary     Do           Daur                   16
Kenneth   Do          Son                 14
Norman    Do          Son                 12      Scholar
Lilly     Do          Daur                   10     Do
Rodk      Do          Son                  8        Do

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 24 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Market Street". All noted as born at Ullapool.


Ullapool 61-136


John McLeod           Head         Mar    63      Fisher
Janet  Do             Wife         Mar       57
Hugh   Do             Son          Unm    28      Fisher
Alexr   Do            Son          Unm    22        Do
Mary    Do            Daur                   14

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 24 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Market Street". All noted as born at Ullapool.

In the 1851 census this family was at Ullapool 51-136, John's occupation then "shoemaker". With them then was son Malcolm, who is in this census at Ullapool 61-106. In 1871 the family is at Ullapool 71-215.


Ullapool 61-137


Thos McKenzie         Head         Mar    45      Fisher
Anne   Do             Wife         Mar       30

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 24 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Market Street". Both noted as born at Ullapool, RossShire.

In the 1851 census Thomas was with five relatives at Ullapool 51-146, in 1871 Thomas and Ann with two children are at Ullapool 71-214.

Kenneth and Angus at Ullapool 61-151 are brothers of Thomas.

The death of Thomas' brother James is registered as 1871, Thomas the Informant notes their parents had been Colin MacKenzie and Margaret, maiden surname MacAulay.


Ullapool 61-139


John Urquhart         Head         Mar    52      Fisher
Christy  Do           Wife         Mar       38
Anne     Do           Daur                    7
Johanna   Do          Daur                    4

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 24 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Market Street". All noted as born at Ullapool, RossShire.

In the 1851 census John and Christy were at Ullapool 51-131.


Ullapool 61-140


John MacDonald        Head         Unm    70      Feuar

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 25 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Market Street". John is noted as born at Lochbroom, RossShire.


Ullapool 61-141


Jannet McKenzie       Head         Mar       37   Labourer'a Wife
William   Do          Son                  2

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 25 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Market Street". Both noted as born at Ullapool.

The I.G.I. notes the birth 1 April, 1859 at Lochbroom of William to parents Alexander MacKenzie and Janet Dawson, and marriage of that couple 3 February, 1855.


Ullapool 61-142


Janet Matheson        Head         Mar       44   Labourer's Wife
Donald  Do            Son          Unm    19      Pupil Teacher
Alexr   Do            Son                 17      Scholar
Margt   Do            Daur                   14     Do
Rodk    Do            Son                  9        Do
Jean    Do            Daur                    7     Do
Kenneth  Do           Son                  2

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 25 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Market Street". All noted as born at Ullapool.

In the 1851 census this family was at Ullapool 51-135, Janet's husband Murdo at home then.

The I.G.I. notes births of three children at Lochbroom to Murdoch Matheson and Janet MacLennan;


Ullapool 61-143


Colin Urquhart        Head         Mar    58      Labourer
Jean    Do            Wife         Mar       61
Elizabeth MacLeod     Visitor      Mar       40   Tanner's Wife

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Market Street". Colin noted as born at Ullapool, Jean and Elizabeth at "Lochbroom, RossShire". Ancestry transcribes occupation for Elizabeth as "Fanner's Wife".

In the 1851 census this Colin and Jean (as"Jane") were at Ullapool 51-142.


Ullapool 61-144


Mary McRae            Head         Unm       80   Pauper
Lexy McKenzie         Daur         Unm       30   Domestic Servant
Janet McKay           Visitor      Unm       30   Pauper
Eppy Ross             Visitor      Wid       80     Do

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Market Street". The first two noted as born at Lochbroom, RossShire, the two visitors at Ullapool,

The death of Mary is registered as 5 January, 1879 at Market Street, Ullapool, aged 91 years, single, her parents had been Farquhar MacRae and Ann, maiden surname Munro, Informant her daughter Alexandrina MacKenzie.


Ullapool 61-145


Kenneth McKenzie      Head         Unm    63      Shoemaker
Anne      Do          Sister       Unm       68   Servant
Mary McLean           Visitor      Mar       24     Do

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Market Street". Both noted as born at Ullapool, RossShire.

In the 1851 census Kenneth and Anne were at Ullapool 51-141.


Ullapool 61-146


Thomas Fraser         Head         Mar    60      Crofter
Janet    Do           Wife         Mar       45     Do's  Wife
Alexr    Do           Son          Unm    14      Scholar
Margt McKenzie        Visitor      Unm       80   Pauper

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Market Street". All noted as born at Ullapool, RossShire.

In the 1851 census this family was at Ullapool 51-132.


Ullapool 61-148


Donald McLeod         Head         Mar    55      Carrier
Helen McKenzie        Wife         Mar       54
Anne McMcLeod         Daur         Wid       30
Catherine Do          Daur         Unm       25
Donald                Son          Unm    23      Smith
Peggy McDonald        Visitor                11
Alexr   Do            Visitor              8
Hennie   Do           Visitor                 6

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Market Street". noted as born at Lochbroom, RossShire, Peggy and Alexander MacDonald at Ullapool, RossShire, and Hennie at Wick, Caithness.

In the 1851 census this family was at Ullapool 51-158, Donald's wife then noted as "Christy".


Ullapool 61-149


Donald McDonald       Head         Mar    60      Fisherman
Christy   Do          Wife         Mar       26

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Market Street". Donald noted as born at Ullapool, Christy at Lochbroom, RossShire.

The I.G.I. notes a marriage 14 February, 1856 at Lochbroom of a Donald MacDonald to a Christina MacLeod.


Ullapool 61-151


Kenneth McKenzie      Head         Mar    70      Fisherman
Helen    Do           Wife         Mar       40   Housekeeper
Angus    Do           Brother      Unm    50      Fisherman
Rodk     Do           Son          Unm    18      Sailor

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Market Street". All noted as born at Lochbroom, RossShire, except Roderick at Ullapool, RossShire.

In the 1851 census this family was at Ullapool 51-146.

Thomas at Ullapool 61-137 is another brother of Kenneth and Angus.

The death of Kenneth's brother James is registered as 1871, Informant was their brother Thomas, he notes their parents had been Colin MacKenzie and Margaret, maiden surname MacAulay.


Ullapool 61-156


Murdo Graham          Head         Mar    55      Labourer
Christina Do          Wife         Mar       40
Murdo MacDonald       Visitor      Unm    20      Teacher

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Mill Street". All noted as born at Lochbroom, RossShire.

In the 1851 census this Murdo Graham was at Ullapool 51-126, with a sister Christy, I wonder if that might be the Christina above, with her relationship in error either 1851 or 1861. In 1871 Murdo and Christina are at Ullapool 71-55.

There were three Murdo* M*cdonalds from age 5 to 15 in 1851 Lochbroom census, 7, 8, and 15 years of age. I have not yet looked at two of them and see if they could be excluded as the teacher above by also being found in this census, but the 8 year old looks a good possibility, as he is not with his family in this census and has not been found elsewhere in Scotland. That boy was with his parents in 1851 at Reiff 51-87. A sister of his, Christina, was a gt-grandmother of mine so I have an interest in this Household. (CONTACT INFO). Father of that Murdo had a Graham as his first wife.


Ullapool 61-164


Simon McKenzie        Head         Mar    26      BlackSmith
Issabella  Do         Wife         Mar       24      Do's  Wife
John Gunn             Apprentice          19         Do's Apprentice

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Mill Street". All noted as born at Gairloch, Ross.

In the 1871 census this family is at Ullapool 71-124.


Ullapool 61-165


Murdo MacLean         Head         Mar    64      General Merchant
Catherine  Do         Wife         Mar       45
Kenneth    Do         Son                 18      Scholar
Annie      Do         Daur                   15     Do
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William    Do         Son                 11      Scholar
John        Do        Son                  9        Do
Alexandrina McRae     Boarder                 7     Do
Catherine    Do       Daur                    6     Do
Alexandrina MaCartney Servant                20   Domestic Servt
Issabella Macleod     Servant                17     Do       Do

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Quay Street". All born at Lochbroom, RossShire, except William, John, and Issabella Macleod at Ullapool, and Alexandrina at Contin, RosssShire.

In the 1851 census this family was at Ullapool 51-160.

Roddie Macpherson has photographed and transcribed a stone that probably refers to young William, see http://gravestones.rosscromartyroots.co.uk/picture/number1600.asp That stone notes he died 15 October, 1928, aged 90 years, his wife Anne MacKenzie died 13 June, 1914, aged 70 years, and their son, another William, died in infancy.


Ullapool 61-166


Alexr MacKenzie       Head         Mar    58      Carpenter
Christian  Do         Wife         Mar       59
Nancy      Do         Daur                   17
Maggie     Do         Daur                    7

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Quay Street". Alexander born at Lochbroom, RossShire, the rest at Ullapool.

In the 1851 census this family was on Argyle Street at Ullapool 51-73.


Ullapool 61-168


John Anderson         Head         Mar    59      Ship Owner
Catherine  Do         Wife         Mar       52    Do   Do's  Wife
John       Do         Son                 15      Scholar
Kenneth Cameron       Boarder      Unm    35      Merchant
Issabella McLeod      Servant      Unm       24   Servant
Norman McIntyre       Boarder      Unm    23      Seaman

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Quay Street". John born at Steel, Inverness, Kenneth Cameron at Gairloch, RossShire, Norman McIntyre at Glenelg, Invernessshire. the rest at Lochbroom, RossShire,

In the 1851 census this family was at Ullapool 51-161, John away from home then. In 1871 the family is at Ullapool 71-117.

The index to death registrations shows an 85 year old Catherine Anderson, other surname MacKay, died 1891 in Lochbroom.

John erects a memorial stone to his parents and brother at the Kilmore, Sleat, graveyard on Skye, Roddie Macpherson provides a photograph and transcription of it on his website at http://skyegravestones.co.uk/picture/number231.asp Roddie also has photo and transcription of a stone erected at the Market Street graveyard in Ullapool by John in memory of his niece Effie McGillvery who died 27 February, 1866, aged 22 years, see; http://gravestones.rosscromartyroots.co.uk/picture/number1640.asp

The death is registered as 20 January, 1887 at Shore Street, Ullapool of Robert MacKay, General Dealer, single, aged 76 years, his parents had been John MacKay, ShipOwner, and Isabella, maiden surname Maxwell, Informant was his nephew, John M. Anderson. Robert is in the 1881 census at Ullapool 81-24.


Ullapool 61-169


Alexr Macleod         Head         Mar    60      Carrier
Catherine  Do         Wife         Mar       61
Catherine  Do         Daur         Unm       20   Scholar
Christy McDonald      Aunt         Wid       70
Anne Campbell         Grandaughter          6Mo

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Quay Street". Alexander noted as born at Ledmore, Assynt, Christy the aunt at Assynt, the others at Ullapool.

In the 1851 census this family was at Ullapool 51-159.

The death of Fanny MacLeod is registered as 15 August, 1862 at Ullapool, aged 23, in this census she is a servant at Ullapool 61-100. Single, she died from exhaustion of childbirth, her parents noted as Alexander MacLeod, Carter, and Catharine, maiden surname MacLeod, Informant her father Alexander.


Ullapool 61-170


Allan McKenzie        Head         Mar    60      Labourer
Christy  Do           Wife         Mar       50
Duncan   Do           Son          Unm    14

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "West Terrace". All noted as born at Lochbroom, RossShire.


Ullapool 61-171


Flora MacGregor       Head         Unm       30   Domestic Servt
Duncan McLeod         Son                  9      Scholar
Gregor Mitch          Son                  4

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "West Terrace". All noted as born at Lochbroom, RossShire. I wonder if the surname of Gregor is mistranscribed?


Ullapool 61-172


Margaret McLeod       Head         Unm       84   Pauper

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "West Terrace". Noted as born at Ullapool.


Ullapool 61-174


Martha McLeod         Head         Unm       57   Pauper
Ellen Ross            Daur                   13     Do
Alexr  Do             Son                 13        Do

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "West Terrace". All noted as born at Ullapool.


Ullapool 61-175


Roderick Mckenzie     Head         Mar    66      Labourer
Grace      Do         Wife         Mar       38
Mary       Do         Daur                    2

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "West Terrace". Roderick noted as born at Lochbroom, RossShire, the other two at Ullapool.

The I.G.I. notes the birth 24 May, 1858 at Lochbroom of Mary to parents Roderick MacKenzie and Grace, maiden surname MacKenzie.


Ullapool 61-176


Christy McKenzie      Head         Mar       40   Mason's Wife
Robert    Do          Son                 12
Angus     Do          Son                 11
William    Do         Son                  7
Kenneth    Do         Son                  5
Hector     Do         Son                  1

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "West Terrace". All noted as born at Ullapool, RossShire.

Christy's missing husband was "Norman", a mason at Ullapool. The I.G.I. notes the birth 8 July, 1860 at Lochbroom of Hector to parents Norman MacKenzie and Christina, maiden surname MacLeod.

The Inverness Courier has a sad story regarding this family, 17 May, 1866;


      Dingwall -- Sheriff Court. -- On Friday, Robert Mackenzie, and Angus Mackenzie, two boys, aged sixteen and thirteen years respectively, sons of Norman Mackenzie, a mason at Ullapool, were tried by Sheriff Hill, for the theft of fifty herrings or thereby, from the store of Messr Mackay and Cameron, merchants in Ullapool, and of a bag of potatoes from the barn of the Rev. Mr Maclean, Minister there. They both pleaded guilty, and were sentenced to fourteen days' imprisonment, and after the expiry of that period, to be sent to the Inverness Industrial Reformatory School for a period of five years. These boys have been neglected by their father, who is fond of drink -- their mother being dead some time ago. They presented all the appearance of neglect, wretchedness, and poverty ; and it is quite evident that hunger forced them to commit the crime of which they have been convicted.


Robert shows up in the 1871 census at Invernness as a Boarder, occupation Cabinet Maker.


Ullapool 61-177


Henrieta McLeod       Head         Unm       54   Domestic Servant
Norman McLeod         Brother      Unm    42      Fisherman
name unknown          Nephew               1

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "West Terrace". Henrieta and Norman noted as born at Lochbroom, RossShire, no place of birth given for the unnamed nephew.


Ullapool 61-178


George McDonald       Head         Mar    62      Tailor
Margt    Do           Wife         Mar       54
Issabella Do          Sister       Unm       54   Pauper

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "West Terrace". All noted as born at Lochbroom, RossShire.

In the 1851 census this family was on Quay Street at Ullapool 51-157.


Ullapool 61-181


Betsy McLeod          Head         Mar       37   Tailor's Wife
Jemina  Do            Daur                    6
Norman   Do           Son                  4
John     Do           Son                 9Mo

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 31 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "West Terrace". All noted as born at Scourie, SutherlandShire, except John at Ullapool, RossShire.

The I.G.I. notes the birth of John 20 August, 1860 at Lochbroom to parents Roderick MacLeod and Betsy MacKenzie.


Ullapool 61-182


Neil Kerr             Head         Mar.   55      House Proprietor
Anne Kerr             Wife         Mar.      40
Donald Kerr           Son                  8
Alexr  Kerr           Son                  4
Murdo Kerr            Son                  2
Rodk Kerr             Visitor      Unm    24
Donald Matheson       Visitor      Unm    18

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 31 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "West Terrace". Uncertain transcription of Neil's occupation, possibly the last word reads "Repairer". Alexander marked as born at Kilmore Australia, the rest at Lochbroom.

Ron Williams in Tasmania (CONTACT INFO) is descended from Chirsty Kerr from Reiff, who emigrated to Tasmania in 1853 aboard the Sir Allan McNab; see McNab 519. Ron sent me this transcription.

The family in this household also was on the McNab (McNab 518), and Ron has been researching Neil Kerr to see if he was related to the Reiff Kerrs. Neil and his family are the only McNab emigrants known to have returned to Scotland.

In the 1851 census Neil was visiting his cousin Catharine (MacKenzie) MacLeod on Isle Tanera, see Tanera 51-9.

Roderick is a brother of Neil, he was in the 1851 census at Achiltibuie 51-86.

Donald Matheson appears at the end of the census in the list of those people usually resident, but away the night of the census. That note puts him as a son of the Matheson family who had the Inn at Achiltibuie 61-29, and says he was away as a scholar. I cannot see any clear relationship between the Matheson and Kerr families, other than they were neighbors at Achiltibuie.


Ullapool 61-183


Duncan MacKenzie      Head         Mar    38      Merchant
Johanna McKenzie      Wife         Mar       24   Merchant's Wife
Annable McKenzie      Sister       Un        22
Catherine McLeod      Servt        Un        21   Domestic Servt

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 31 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "West Terrace". Duncan and Catherine are marked as born at RossShire, Lochbroom, Johanna and Annable at Edinburgh.

The marriage of Duncan McKenzie to Johanna McKenzie was registered as 10 May, 1860 at Inverness, Duncan 38 years old resident at Achlunachan, a Merchant and Widower. His parents as "Alexander McKenzie, Tenant, Deceased", and Mary, maiden surname "Macdonald". Johanna was noted as 23 years old resident at Ullapool, a Spinster, her parents as "John McKenzie Merchant, deceased", and Ann, surname indistinct, probably "Powell" as the I.G.I. records a marriage 20 April, 1835 at Saint Cuthberts, Edinburgh. of John McKenzie to Ann Powell.

The I.G.I. records the birth of a son John to Duncan and Johanna 18 August, 1861.


Ullapool 61-184


John Robertson        Head         Mar    25      Miller
Margaret  Do          Wife         Mar       22     Do's  Wife
Anne      Do          Daur                    1
Issabella Fraser      Servant                12
Jessie McKenzie       Visitor                 8

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 32 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Duchlash". John noted as born at Lochbroom, RossShire, the rest at Ullapool.

The I.G.I. notes the birth of "Ann" 29 June, 1859 at Lochbroom to parents John Robertson and Margaret MacLean.


Ullapool 61-185


Kenneth Munro         Head         Mar    40      Farmer
Catherine Do          Wife         Mar       43
Bell      Do          Daur                    8
Isabella Forbes       Visitor      Unm       56
Alexr      Do         Son                 9mo

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 32 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Moss". Kenneth, Bell, and Alexander noted as born at Ullapool, RossShire, Catherine and Isabella at Strathglass.

Likely Catherine and Isabella were sisters, part of the Forbes milling family from Strathglass who ran mills in Lochbroom and Gairloch much of the 19th century. Likely Isabella was the unmarried Isabel Forbes with her brother James, a miller, in 1851 at Ullapool 51-162

See 2007 request from descendant Pamela Miller looking for info in RossShire Journal; Times Past


Ullapool 61-186


Murdo Munro           Head         Mar    62      Farmer
Christy  Do           Wife         Mar       55
Bell     Do           Daur         Unm       23
Duncan    Do          Son-in-law   Mar    26      Fisherman
Margt     Do          Daur         Mar       20
Alexr McDonald        GrandSon             8
Kenneth   Do          GrandSon            3Mo

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 32 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Moss". Murdo, Bell, Alexander and Kenneth noted as born at Ullapool, Christy at Contin, RossShire, the rest at Lochbroom, RossShire.

The I.G.I. records the birth 31 December, 1860 at Lochbroom of Kenneth MacDonald to parents Duncan MacDonald and Margaret Munro.

The I.G.I. notes five births to parents Duncan MacDonald and Margaret Munro;


Ullapool 61-187


Roderick McLeod       Head         Mar    30      Fisherman
Christina  Do         Wife         Mar       30
Margaret   Do         Daur                    1

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 32 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Moss". All are marked as born at Ullapool, RossShire,

The I.G.I. notes the birth of Margaret 20 June, 1859 at Lochbroom to parents Roderick and Christina, both surnamed MacLeod.


Ullapool 61-188


William McKenzie      Head         Mar    60      Farmer
Issabella  Do         Wife         Mar       40
Jannet     Do         Daur                   16
Alexr      Do         Son                  8

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 32 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Moss". All are marked as born at Ullapool, RossShire, except Issabella at Contin, RossShire.

In the 1851 census this family was at Ullapool 51-168.


Ullapool 61-189


Alexr MacKenzie       Head         Mar    50      Fisherman
Anne     Do           Wife         Mar       40
Duncan    Do          Son                 11      Scholar
Mary      Do          Daur                    8     Do

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 33 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Moss". All marked as born at Ullapool, RossShire, except Anne at Kincardine, RossShire.

In the 1851 census this family was at Ullapool 51-165.


Ullapool 61-190


John McAulay          Head         Mar    70      Quarrier
Anne Munro            Wife         Mar       50
Issabella McDonald    Visitor      Wid    82
Issabella Munro       Visitor      Unm       25

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 33 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Moss". All marked as born at Ullapool, RossShire, except Issabella McDonald at Lochbroom, RossShire.

In the 1851 census John was at Ullapool 51-169, his wife then noted as Peggy. Presumably Peggy died before start of Civil Registration in 1855, and Anne above is the "Ann Munro" noted as married 1857 at Lochbroom to John MacAulay.

The death is registered as 9 July, 1869 of Isabella MacDonald at Moss, Ullapool, aged 89 years, Widow of John MacKenzie, Tenant, her parents noted as having been John MacDonald, Tenant, and Isabella, maiden surname Cameron. Informant was Christina Munro, Guardian.


Ullapool 61-191


Mary McKenzie         Head         Wid       92
Anne    Do            Daur         Unm       55
Issabella Do          Daur         Unm       52   Dressmaker

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 33 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Moss". Mary marked as born at Lochbroom, RossShire, her daughters at Ullapool, RossShire.

In the 1851 census Mary and Isabella were at Ullapool 51-167


Ullapool 61-192


Hector McKenzie       Head         Mar    67      Agent
Flora    Do           Wife         Mar       49    Do's  Wife
Murdo    Do           Son          Unm    27       Do's  Son
Jessie    Do          Daur         Unm        8    Do's  Daur
Jessie    Do          Visitor                 9   Scholar
William Matheson      Servant      Mar    53      Servant
Henny McLean          Servant      Unm       22   Domestic Servt

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 33 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Hill Cottage". All marked as born at Ullapool, RossShire, except Flora at Bracadle, Inverness, and the visitor Jessie at Kiltearn, RossShire.

In the 1851 census this family was at Ullapool 51-178, Hector then a Widower.

From 1847 Hector was Agent for Sir James Matheson who bought Ullapool then, before that he was Agent for the British Fisheries Society.


Ullapool 61-193


George McLeod         Head         Mar    56      Free Church Minister
Janet    Do           Wife         Mar       54
Margaret  Do          Servant      Unm       23

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 33 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Free Manse". George marked as born at Latherton, Caithness, Janet at Edinburgh, Margaret at Assynt, Sutherlandshire.

In the 1851 census this family was at Ullapool 51-75.

This family is noted on Ancestry with a note from "Karen_RossMacLeod"; "George McLeod was born in Dunbeath, Caithness and he was a F.C. Minister (Free Church of Scotland Minister). His wife was Janet McLeod."


Ullapool 61-195


Allan McLeod          Head         Mar    40      Painter
Jean Stewart          Wife         Mar       35     Do's  Wife
Donald Mcleod         Son                 19        Do's  Son
Jean     Do           Daur                   12     Do's  Daughter

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 34 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Blue House". Allan and Donald marked as born at Inverness, Inverness, Jean at "Banff Sh, Inverness", and Jean at Ardgay, SutherlandShire.


Ullapool 61-197


Alexr MacDonald       Head         Mar    75      Fisher
Jannet   Do           Wife         Mar       60

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 34 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Braes". Both noted as born at Ullapool.

In the 1851 census Alexander and Janet with four children were at Ullapool 51-2.

The death of Alexander is registered as 6 October, 1867 at Braes of Ullapool, aged 77 years, married to Janet Ross, his parents noted as having been Malcolm MacDonald and Chirsty, maiden surname MacGregor. Informant his son George.


Ullapool 61-207


James Forbes          Head         Mar    56      Retired Miller
Margt   Do            Wife         Mar       33   Miller's Wife
Isabella Do           Daur                    8
Robert   Do           Son                  6
Jannet   Do           Daur                    4
Anne     Do           Daur                  10mo

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Braes". James noted as born at Strathglass, the rest at Lochbroom, RpssShire.

In the 1851 census with his sister Isabel was at Ullapool 51-162, that sister with another sibling, Catherine, is in this census at Ullapool 61-185.

The I.G.I. notes the marriage 11 March, 1852 at Lochbroom of James Forbes to Margaret Stewart.


Ullapool 61-208


Alexr Fraser          Head         Mar    74      Crofter
John    Do            Son          Unm    35      Fisherman
Margt    Do           Daur         Unm       38   Domestic Servt
Henny    Do           Daur         Unm       20      Do      Do
Peggy Mcleod          Visitor      Unm       29      Do      Do

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Braes". All are marked as born at Ullapool, RossShire. "Findmypast" tanscribes surname of Peggy as "McLean".

Although I have not yet transcribed marital status for these people, I suspect Alexander was a Widower, the family was in the 1851 census with his wife then noted as "Christy", at Ullapool 51-11.


Ullapool 61-209


John McLeod           Head         Mar    37      Fisherman
Catherine Do          Wife         Mar       40     Do's  Wife
Anne      Do          Daur                    6
Bella     Do          Daur                    1

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Braes". All marked as born at Ullapool, RossShire.

The I.G.I. notes the birth of Isabella ("Bella" above) 2 June, 1860 at Lochbroom to parents John MacLeod and Catherine MacKenzie.


Ullapool 61-211


Kenneth MacLeod       Head         Mar    61      Crofter
Cath      Do          Wife         Mar       50    Do's  Wife
Alexr     Do          Son                 17      Servt
Issabella  Do         Daur                   14

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Braes". All are marked as born at Lochbroom, RossShire.

In the 1851 census this family was at Ullapool 51-12.


Ullapool 61-212


Anne McLeod           Head          Mar       40   Domestic Servt
William  Do           Son          Unm    17      Servant
John     Do           Son                 10         Do
Catheine  Do          Daur                    6
Roderick   Do         Son                  6

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Braes". All are marked as born at Lochbroom, RossShire.

In the 1851 census this family was at Ullapool 51-14.


Ullapool 61-213


Murdo McKenzie        Head         Mar    37      Fisherman
Barbara  Do           Wife         Mar       36     Do's  Wife
Rory     Do           Daur                    5

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Braes". Murdo marked as born at Assynt, SutherlandShire, Barbara at Contin, RossShire, and Rory at Ullapool, RossShire. "Rory" was dimunitive of "Roderick", a male name, I wonder if Rory was a son rather than a daughter?

I think most likely Murdo was son of the Murdo MacKenzie in the next Household, Ullapool 61-214, and was with him in the 1851 census at Ullapool 51-15, perhaps these two Households are in the same house?


Ullapool 61-214


Murdo McKenzie        Head         Wid    75      Crofter
Christy  Do           Daur         Unm       30   Domestic Servt

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Braes". Murdo marked as born at Lochbroom, RossShire, Christy at Assynt, SutherlandShire.

In the 1851 census Murdo was at Ullapool 51-15, I think most likely the Murdo in the previous Household, Ullapool 61-213, is the son who was with him then, perhaps these two Households are in the same house?


Ullapool 61-215


Rodk McKenzie         Head         Mar    76      Crofter
Anne   Do             Wife         Mar       64    Do's  Wife
Christy Do            Daur                   18   Domestic Servt
Henny   Do            Visitor      Unm       50   Pauper

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Braes". All are marked as born at Lochbroom, RossShire.

In the 1851 census this family was at Ullapool 51-16.


Ullapool 61-217


Angus MacLeod         Head         Mar    52      Fisherman
Mary    Do            Wife         Mar       59
John    Do            Son                 18      Servant
Willina Do            Daur                11      Domestic Servant

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Braes". Angus marked as born at Assynt, SutherlandShire, the rest at Ullapool.

In the 1851 census this family was at Ullapool 51-18.


Ullapool 61-219


Norman McLeod         Head         Mar    60      Farmer
Issabella  Do         Wife         Mar       58     Do's  Wife
Betsey     Do         Daur         Unm       20
Jannet     Do         Daur         Unm       14

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Braes". Norman marked as born at Contin, RossShire, the rest at Ullapool.

In the 1851 census this family was at Ullapool 51-21.


Ullapool 71-4


Donald Gordon         Head         Mar    54      Fisherman
Mary     Do           Wife         Mar       48       Do's Wife
Annabella Do          Daur                   25   Domestic Servant
Johnanna  Do          Daur                   20      Do       Do
Catherine  Do         Daur                   15      Do       Do
Grace      Do         Daur                   12   Scholar
Donald     Do         Son                  9         Do
Allen      Do         Son                  6         Do

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 1 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Shore Street". All noted as born at Ullapool, Ross.

In the 1851 census this family was at Ullapool 51-56.

The I.G.I. records three births at Lochbroom to parents Donald Gordon and Mary MacGregor;


Ullapool 71-11


Donald Munro          Head         Mar    38      Fisherman
Lexy    Do            Wife         Mar       37       Do's Wife
Peggy    Do           Daur                   11   Scholar
Alexander  Do         Son                  8         Do
Catherine  Do         Daur                    5      Do
John       Do         Son                  3         Do
Barbara    Do         Daur                   11Mo
Christina Mckenzie    Moth-in-law  Wid       62

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 3 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Shore Street". All noted as born at Ullapool, RossShire.


Ullapool 71-21


Donald MacKenzie      Head         Unm    68      Farmer
Jannet MacKenzie      Sister       Widow     78   Farmers Sister
Hughina Cameron       Sister       Widow     74   Minister's Widow
Mary Ross             Servant      Unm       22   Domestic Servt

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 4 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Shore Street". All are marked as born at "Lochbroom, RossShire", except Hughina at "Assynt SutherlandShire".

Donald, Janet, and Hughina were in the 1861 census at Ullapool 61-101 with a brother Alexander who has died since. Donald was then and in other documents listed as "Widowed", I think his marital status above was an enumeration error.

The siblings were children of Roderick MacKenzie, Tacksman of Achnahaird in Coigach, and Catherine Scobie of Achmore, whose family were intermarried with most of the Tacksman's families in neighbouring Assynt Parish. I have been constructing a file based on the MacKenzie of Achnahaird family, see; corrie.htm


Ullapool 71-34


Murdo MacKenzie       Head         Mar    37      Annuitant
William MacKenzie     Son          Unm     7      Scholar
Murdo MacKenzie       Son          Unm     5      Scholar
Jessie Helen McKenzie Daughter     Unm        3

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 7 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Shore Street". The elder Murdo and Jessie are marked as born at "Ullapool, RossShire", the other two at "Tanera Lochbroom". Murdo senior is noted as "Asthmatic".

Murdo's missing wife was "Johanna Jane MacRay Ross", the I.G.I. records their marriage as registered 18 April, 1861 at Edrachilles, SutherlandShire. Also noted in the I.G.I. are the births of the children above, all in Lochbroom Parish;

  1. William McKenzie, born 17 June, 1863,
  2. Murdoch Alick Ross McKenzie, born 13 February, 1865,
  3. Jessie Helen MacKenzie, born 30 October, 1867.

I suspect this family was related to the various Merchant families in Ullapool, but have not yet seen how.


Ullapool 71-42


John MacKenzie           Head           Widower 52      Merchant
Donald William McKenzie  Son            Unm      7      Scholar
Catherine MacKenzie      Mother in Law  Widow      63
Christina Campbell       Servant        Unm        23   General Servant

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 9 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "End of Shore Street". The first two are marked as born at "Ullapool, RossShire", the other two at "Lochbroom RossShire". Sources other than the census note this home at East Shore Street in Ullapool was called "Ballone".

In the 1861 census this family was at Ullapool 61-29, John's Widowed father William then Head of Household. In 1881 the family is at Ullapool 81-57.

The mother-in-law, Catherine, is shown with her maiden surname, in some other records she is also given forename as "Margaret". In the 1861 census she was with four of her unmarried children, inclding Christina who is also above, at Ullapool 61-28.

John was a descendant of the MacKenzie of Achiltibuie family, there is a chart on that family at altimack.htm He is in that chart at position 2-1-4-3-8-3-1 (his gt-grandfather James MacKenzie of Keppoch and Kildonan was an ancestor of the Achiltibuie family). John is also a descendant of the MacKenzie of ballone family, hence the name of the house. John, died 21 April, 1902.

John's late wife was Mary Campbell (his second cousin, three times removed), they had married in 1859 at Ullapool, her parents were "Donald Campbell, Schoolmaster, and Margaret maiden surname MacKenzie" (the mother-in-law, "Catherine", above), she died 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 marriage 22 December, 1859 of John McKenzie to Mary Campbell, and births of six of their children;

  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.

Catherine "Margaret" Mackenzie was christened 31 August, 1812 at Ullapool as "Catharine", the forename she also used above, 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 (near Ullapool) and her age there in the 1841 census was marked as 30-34 so I guess her born late 1811. Donald in the 1841 census at Morefield is noted as 40-44 years, not born in County.


Ullapool 71-53


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Alexander Morrison       Lodger         Single  36      Merchant

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 10 and 11 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Mill Street", I have only seen the image of page 11, the rest of the Household will be added when page 10 is seen. Alexander Morrison is marked as born at Gairloch, Ross.


Ullapool 71-54


Murdo MacLean            Head           Mar     34      Mason
Janet MacLean            Wife           Mar        28   Mason's Wife
Kenneth MacLean          Son            Unm      9      Scholar
Anne MacLean             Daur           Unm         7   Scholar
Jessie MacLean           Daur           Unm      5
Duncan MacLean           Son            Unm      3
John MacLean             Son            Unm      1

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 11 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Mill Street". Murdo's birthplace marked indistinct, may be "Leck, Lochbroom", suggesting Leckmelm. Janet marked as as born at Kildonan, Lochbroom, the rest at Ullapool, Lochbroom.


Ullapool 71-55


Murdo Graham             Head           Unm     60      Shepherd
Christina Graham         Sister         Unm        50

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 11 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Mill Street". Both marked as born at RossShire, Ullapool.

In the 1861 census these two were at Ullapool 61-156.


Ullapool 71-56


Kenneth MacLean          Head           Mar     66      Farmer
Jannet MacLean           Wife           Mar        64   Farmer's Wife

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 11 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Mill Street". Both are marked as born at RossShire, Ullapool.


Ullapool 71-57


Roderick MacLean         Head           Wid     68      Farmer
Murdo MacLean            Son            Unm     30      Fisherman
Peggy MacLean            Daur           Unm        27   Domestic Servant

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 11 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Mill Street". All marked as born at Lochbroom, RossShire.

In the 1851 census Roderick was missing, but his wife Elizabeth and three of their children were at Ullapool 51-123.

The Index to Civil Registration notes death 1861 of 60 year old Bet MacLean, other surname Fraser.


Ullapool 71-58


Alexander MacRae         Head           Mar     63      Ground Officer
Roderick MacRae          Brother        Unm     58      Fisherman   
Catherine MacRae         Wife           Mar        47   Ground Officer's Wife
Catherine MacRae         Daur           Unm        28   Ground Officer's Daur
Williamina MacRae        Daur           Unm        16     Do     Do       Do
Christina MacRae         Daur           Unm        14     Do     Do       Do
Kenneth MacRae           Son            Unm     11      Scholar  Do       Do
Roderick MacRae          Son            Unm      8      Scholar  Do       Do
Colin John MacKenzie     Grandson       Unm      6      Scholar

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 11 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Custom House Street". Entire line with Roderick MacRae was inserted later, then crossed out. All marked as born at Ullapool, RossShire, except Catherine at Stornoway, RossShire.

In the 1851 census this family was at Ullapool 51-170.

The I.G.I. notes the marriage 8 July, 1842 at Stornoway of Alexander Macrae to Katharine Russel, and three births at Lochbroom to parents Alexander MacRae and Catharine Russel;


Ullapool 71-61


James Munro           Head         Mar    64      Factor
Jannet  do            Wife         Mar       59   Factor's Wife
Jannette do           Daughter     Unm       27   Factor's Daughter
Emily Dawson          Servant      Unm       22   Factors Domestic Servt

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 12 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Hill Cottage". James and young Jannette born at Tain, Jannet born at Invernessshire, Emily born at Ullpool.

In the 1881 census this family is at Ullapool 81-230.

James, and especially his daughter Jannette, figures unfavourably in accounts 1887 of the eviction of Widow MacKay from the Mill of Ullapool, see EVICTION SCANDAL

Emily was a daughter of the family at Ullapool 71-72, she marries in 1872 to Roderick MacLeod, who is in this census at Morefield 71-21. 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)


Ullapool 71-65


Jamesina MacKenzie    Headoffamily Widow     45   InnKeeper
Margret MacKenzie     Daughter     Unm       24   Spinster
Kenneth MacKenzie     Son          Unm    16      Pupil Teacher
John MacKenzie        Son          Unm    14      Scholar
Maria MacKenzie       Daughter     Unm       12   Scholar
Mother MacKenzie      Mother       Widow     85   Annuitant
Anne Cameron          GrandDaughter  -        2      -
Christina MacLean     Servant      Unm       20   Domestic Servant
Mary MacKenzie        Visitor      Unm       50      -       -

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 13 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Argyle Street". All are marked as born at "Ullapool, RossShire", except "Mother" at "Assynt SutherlandShire". The spelling of the forename of "Mother" is unclear, possibly might be "Margt" or "Maria", but does seem to begin with "M", and ends with "er", Jamesina's mother Margaret was in the 1861 census with another daughter, Sibla Robertson, at Kenachulish 61-79. That Sibla is in this census with her family at Kenachulish 71-7.

"Mother" Margaret is noted in the Findon tables to have been born at Ledmore in Assynt. Her death is registered as happening 15 February, 1873 at Ullapool, aged 84 years, her parents having been Roderick MacKenzie and Williamina, maiden surname MacKenzie.

This family, with Jamesina's husband Alexander as Head were in the 1861 census at Ullapool 61-55.

Alexander's death was registered as 28 December, 1869 at Ullapool, noted as "J.P. Clerk &tc", aged 68 years. His parents noted as John MacKenzie InnKeeper and Janet maiden surnamed Robertson. Informant was his son Kenneth McKenzie.

The Parish Register lists five births at Ullapool to "Alexander McKenzie, Junior, Inspector of Poor, and Jamina McKenzie, his wife";

  1. Jessie MacKenzie, born 20 April, 1843, (possibly died young, given the name of the next child),
  2. Janet Robertson MacKenzie, born 3 April, 1845, (in the 1851 census),
  3. Margaret MacKenzie, born 20 April, 1847, (in the 1851 census),
  4. Catharine MacKenzie, born 23 May, 1849, (in the 1851 census),
  5. Isabella MacKenzie, born 5 July, 1851.

The I.G.I. lists three more births at Ullapool to Alexander MacKenzie and Jamesina Mackenzie;

  1. Kenneth John MacKenzie, born 7 April, 1855, (above),
  2. John Alexander MacKenzie, born 15 May, 1858, (above),
  3. Maria MacKenzie, born 13 April, 1860, (Above).

With this family in 1851 was a daughter Jessie, the I.G.I. records the marriage at Lochbroom 10 September, 1863 of Kenneth Cameron to Jessie MacKenzie, and births of six children to that couple, including young Anne above;

  1. Kenneth Cameron, born 15 November, 1864,
  2. Alexander Cameron, born 18 August, 1866,
  3. Ann Cameron, born 26 September, 1868 (above as 2 year old granddaughter),
  4. Janet Cameron, born 12 September, 1870,
  5. John Cameron, born 18 August, 1872,
  6. Murdoch Cameron, born 8 December, 1874.


Ullapool 71-72


Benjamin Dawson       Head         Mar    54      Mason
Jannet     do         Wife         Mar       34
Peter      do         Brother      Unm    58      Labourer
Thomas      do        Son          Unm    23      Mason
Margret     do        Daughter     Unm       21
Benjamin    do        Son          Unm    11      Scholar
Bella Dawson          Daughter     Unm        1 

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Argyle Street". All noted as born at Lochbroom.

In 1861 this family was at Ullapool 61-65 with Benjamin's first wife, Isabella maiden surname MacRae, then alive. In 1881 they are at Ullapool 81-69. Thomas looks to have married shortly after this census, in 1881 he, his wife, and two children born in England are at Ullapool 81-131.

Jannet was a second wife for Benjamin, the I.G.I. notes the marriage 17 June, 1867 at Ullapool of Benjamin Dawson to Jessie Ross.

A daughter of this family, Emily, is Servant in this census to the Factor's family at Ullapool 71-61, she marries in 1872 to Roderick MacLeod, who is in this census at Morefield 71-72. 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)


Ullapool 71-79


Norman MacKenzie      Head         Mar    41      Mason
Hector MacKenzie      Son          Unm    19      Mason's Son

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 16 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Argyle Street". Both are marked as born at "Lochbroom, Ross".


Ullapool 71-80


Lilias MacPhail       Wife         Mar       46   Merchant's Wife
George MacPhail       Son          Unm    12      Scholar
Bella MacPhail        Daur         Unm       19     Do
Abigail MacPhail       Do          Unm        8     Do
William MacPhail      Son          Unm     5        Do
Anne MacPhail         Daur         Unm        3
Issabella MacPhail    Mother       Unm       66
Bessy MacPhail        Sister       Unm       51
John Cameron          Boarder      Unm    24      Teaching English
James Davidson        Boarder      Wid.   34      Officer of the Fisheries

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 16 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Argyle Street". All are marked as born at "RossShire, Ullapool", except Isabella at RossShire, Kildonan, John Cameron at ArgyleShire, Strontian, and James Davidson at AberdeenShire, Peterhead.

There is a great webpage with lots of data on Isabella MacLennan and her MacPhail descendants at Ullapool presented by descendant John Cameron in Australia, see; http://youbelong.info/public/Remembering_Isabella_of_Ullapool


Ullapool 71-81 and 71-82


Donald MacLeay        Head         Mar    60      Fisherman
Rachael MacLeay       Wife         Mar       40   Fisherman's Wife
Kenneth MacLeay       Son          Unm    18      Scholar
Catherine MacLeay     Daughter     Unm       16   Scholar
Finlay MacLeay        Son          Unm    12      Scholar
Hugh MacLeay          Son          Unm     7      Scholar
John MacLeay          Son          -      5weeks
Murdo MacLean         Head         Mar    40      Merchant
Christina MacLean     Wife         Mar       28   Merchant's Wife
Chirstina MacLean     Daur         Unm        5   Scholar
John MacLean          Son          Unm     3
John George MacLean   Son          Unm     1

Notes on this Household:

These two Households appears on page 16 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Argyle Street". The two Households are noted as resident in the same House, there is a line under John MacLeay's name indicating end of the first Household. All the MacLeays are marked as born at "Lochbroom, RossShire". The first three MacLeans were born at Gairloch, the other two at Lochbroom.

This family was in the 1861 census at the village of Letters, see 61rachel. In 1881 they are still at Ullapool, see Ullapool 81-82.

Rachel was a MacLeod from Reiff. She was the second wife of Donald, married 25 February, 1852.

In this census a daughter of Donald and Rachel, Janet, is at Reiff 71-68, visiting her grandparents, Murdo and Annabella McLeod.

The I.G.I. records the birth 24 February, 1870 at Lochbroom of John to parents Murdo McLean and Christina, maiden surname McLean.


Ullapool 71-87


Isabella MacKenzie    Head         Widow     66
Jane MacKenzie        Daughter     Unm       27
John MacKenzie        Brother      Unm    68      Farmer
Catherine MacGregor   Servant      Unm       20   House Maid

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 17 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Argyle Street". All are marked as born at "Ullapool, Lochbroom", except Isabella at "Langwell, Lochbroom".

This family was in the 1861 census at Ullapool 61-78.


Ullapool 71-95


Mary Gordon           Head         Unm       60   Domestic Servant
Alexr Cameron         Son          Unm    20      Labourer

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 17 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Argyle Street". Both are marked as born at Ullapool, Lochbroom.

Mary and Alexander were in the 1861 census at Ullapool 61-4.

A descendant of this family, Erica Cramer, has posted lots of data at http://www.genealogy.com/forum/regional/countries/topics/scotland/64984/

From Erica's posting, Alexander Cameron (above), married Catherine (possibly MacKenzie?, born about 1859 at Ullapool), and had seven children, details in her post.


Ullapool 71-98


Kenneth MacKenzie     Head         Mar    30      Farmer
Flory MacKenzie       Wife         Mar       28   Farmer's Wife
John MacKenzie        Son          Unm     5      Scholar
Hector MacKenzie      Son          Unm     4
Catherine MacKenzie   Daughter     Unm        2

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 19 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Argyle Street". All are marked as born at "Lochbroom, RossShire".

Kenneth was in the 1841 census with his parents and siblings on the peninsula between Big and Little Lochbroom at Kildonan 41-8.

The marriage of Kenneth McKenzie aged 24 to Flora Urquhart aged 20 was registered as 20 March, 1862 at Ullapool, both previously unmarried and resident there. Kenneth's parents as "Hector McKenzie, Flesher" and Abigail, maiden surname McLean (that couple in the 1841 census at Kildonan). Flora's parents as "James Urquhart, Slater" and Catharine maiden surname Matheson. Flora was with her family in the 1851 census at Ullapool 51-70. Roddie Macpherson has photographed and transcribed the Urquhart family stone in the Mill Street burial ground that notes this family as well, see http://gravestones.rosscromartyroots.co.uk/picture/number1598.asp The stone has Kenneth MacKenzie died 1920 aged 82 years, Flora died 1917 aged 76 years.

The I.G.I. notes births of six of their children in Lochbroom Parish;

  1. James MacKenzie, born 18 February, 1863, died 19 February, 1870,
  2. John Matheson MacKenzie, born 4 November, 1865,
  3. Hector MacKenzie, born 23 July, 1867,
  4. Catharine MacKenzie, born 21 July, 1869,
  5. James MacKenzie, born 5 August, 1871,
  6. Duncan MacKenzie, born 27 December, 1873.

Many of the people in the Lochbroom censuses with occupation listed as "Farmer" are shown in other records as Tacksmen, or as large tenants, as opposed to crofters or sub-tenants. I suspect this family was related to the various other Tacksman families in Lochbroom, and Merchant families in Ullapool, but have not yet seen how.

The 4 June, 1921 edition of the Argus of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, includes an announcement;

McKENZIE - McKENZIE. -[Diamond Wedding] --
On the 23rd May, 1861 at Glendonald, by Rev. John Steele, of Creswick, Murdoch, eldest son of Hector and Abigail McKenzie, Ullapool, Scotland, to Margaret, youngest daughter of Colin and Christina McKenzie, Glendonald, late of Dornie Scotland. Present address, Lawrence P O, via Allendale.


Ullapool 71-117


John Anderson         Head         Mar    70      Shipmaster
Catherine Do          Wife         Mar       65   House Wife
Christy Gordon        Servant      Unm       48   Servant
James Dewar           Boarder             31      Free Church Catechist

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 22 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Quay Street". John marked as born at Sleat Inverness, County of Ross, Catherine and Christy at Lochbroom, RossShire, and James at Fortingall (Perthshire).

In the 1861 census this family was at Ullapool-168.

The index to death registrations shows an 85 year old Catherine Anderson, other surname MacKay, died 1891 in Lochbroom.

John erects a memorial stone to his parents and brother at the Kilmore, Sleat, graveyard on Skye, Roddie Macpherson provides a photograph and transcription of it on his website at http://skyegravestones.co.uk/picture/number231.asp Roddie also has photo and transcription of a stone erected at the Market Street graveyard in Ullapool by John in memory of his niece Effie McGillvery who died 27 February, 1866, aged 22 years, see; http://gravestones.rosscromartyroots.co.uk/picture/number1640.asp

The death is registered as 20 January, 1887 at Shore Street, Ullapool of Robert MacKay, General Dealer, single, aged 76 years, his parents had been John MacKay, ShipOwner, and Isabella, maiden surname Maxwell, Informant was his nephew, John M. Anderson. Robert is in the 1881 census at Ullapool 81-24.

The servant Christy Gordon was with her sister Alexis' family in the 1841 census at Ullapool 41-113.


Ullapool 71-118


Hugh Fraser           Head         Mar    32      Police Constable
Isabella McPherson    Wife         Mar       28   Police Constable's Wife
Jane Fraser           Daughter     Unm        5
Elizabeth Fraser      Daughter     Unm        4

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 23 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Quay Street". Hugh marked as born at County of Ross, Isabella at Urquhart Ross, Jane at Sutherland Shire, Elizabeth at Kincardine Ross Shire.


Ullapool 71-119 and 71-120


Alexander MacLeod     Head         Mar    78      Carter
Catherine MacLeod     Wife         Mar       78   Carter's Wife
George Macdonald      Head         Mar    70      Tailor
Peggy Macdonald       Wife         Mar       66

Notes on this Household:

These two Households in one house appear on page 23 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Quay Street" and noted as "End of Quay Street". Alexander marked as born at Assynt Sutherlandshire, Catherine at Perth Shire. George marked as born at Lochbroom, Peggy at Ullapool.


Ullapool 71-121 and 71-122 and 71-123


William MacKenzie     Head         Mar    36      Fisherman
Catherine MacKenzie   Wife         Mar       35   Fisherman's Wife
Roderick MacKenzie    Son          Unm     5
Anne MacKenzie        Daur         Unm        3
Finlay Macdonald      Head         Mar    50      Fisherman
Anne MacKenzie        Wife         Mar       48   Fisherman's Wife
Alexander Macdonald   Son          Unm    27        Do
Angus Macdonald       Son          Unm    25        Do
John Macdonald        Son          Unm    18        Do
George Ross           Head         Unm    35      Doctor in Medicine

Notes on this Household:

These three Households in one house appear on page 23 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "West Terrace". William MacKenzie and family marked as born at Lochbroom, Finlay Macdonald and family at Poolewe, RossShire, and George Ross at Kincardine, RossShire.

The I.G.I. notes the birth 22 February, 1866 at Lochbroom of Roderick to parents William MacKenzie and Catherine, maiden surname MacKenzie.


Ullapool 71-124


Simon MacKenzie       Head         Mar    36      Black Smith
Issabella MacKenzie   Wife         Mar       35   Black Smith's Wife
Alexander MacKenzie   Son          Unm    10      Scholar
Anne MacKenzie        Daur         Unm        8     Do
John MacKenzie        Son          Unm     3

Notes on this Household:

This Household is on page 23 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "West Terrace". Simon and Issabella are marked as born at at Poolewe, RossShire, the rest at Ullapool, RossShire.

In the 1861 census Simon and Isabella were at Ullapool 61-164.


Ullapool 71-133


Issabella Dawson      Head         Widow     42   Domestic Servant
John        do        Son          Unm    19      Scholar
Catherine   do        Daur         Unm       10   Scholar
Bella        do       Daur         Unm        8   Scholar

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Pultney Street". Issabella noted as born at Redcastle, Ross & Cromarty, John born at England, Catherine born at Banffshire, Bella born at Kingussie, Invernessshire.

In 1881 Isabella is alone at Ullapool 81-113.

Although not an exact data match I think this family was in 1861 at Carmelite Street, St Nicholas, Aberdeenshire, the husband of Issabella there shown to be a John Dawson born about 1825 at Lochbroom, a General Labourer.


Ullapool 71-169


Lexy MacKenzie        Head         Unm       40   Domestic Servant
Mary MacRae           Mother       Unm          60   Pauper
Alexander Do          Nephew       Unm    16      Scholar
Roy MacDonald         Lodger       Unm    60      Pauper

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Market Street". Lexy and Mary noted as born at Ullapool, Alexander born at Plymouth, England, Roy at Lochbroom, Ross & Cromarty.


Ullapool 71-192


Ronald Mackay         Head         Mar    37      Miller
Flora    Do           Wife         Mar       20   Wife Of Miller
Ann      Do           Daur                   8Mo

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Moss". Ronald and Ann noted as born at Lochbroom, RossShire, Flora born at Gairloch, RossShire.

Although Flora is noted as born at Gairloch, she comes from a family earlier here, her father Alexander Forbes was in the 1841 census at Ullapool 41-29. Also in that Household was a six year old Ronald MacKay, whose mother (Isabella) was I think a sister of Flora's father (Alexander), and so Flora and Ronald were first cousins.

In the 1881 census this family is at Ullapool 81-231.

The Civil Registration Index shows Flora Forbes married 1869 at Gairloch to Ronald MacKay, and death of 48 year old Ronald MacKay 1883 at Lochbroom, also the death of Flora 1932 at Inverness aged 82.

The am Bailie newspaper index notes the Inverness Advertiser has an article 3 September, 1880 that shows "Ronald MacKay, miller, Ullapool, charged with assaulting Thomas MacKenzie, flesher, Conon Bridge, at Garve, fined £3 3s, fine paid".

In 1887 newspapers carry articles about the scandalous eviction of Flora, Widow of Ronald MacKay, with her six orphaned children, see A SCOTCH EVICTION SCANDAL

The articles note Flora's "grandfather, two uncles, a cousin, and her husband proceeded her in occupancy during about 60 years", and she had been carrying on milling with aid of a younger brother.

A brother of the grandfather of both Ronald and Flora (Robert Forbes), was George Forbes. There is a thread on rootschat regarding the Forbes milling family started by a descendant of George, Grant, at "Forbes Family of Millers - Little Lochbroom" Three of George's children are in the 1881 census at Achiltibuie, one as a miller, see Achiltibuie 81-34.


Ullapool 71-213


Rachel Fraser         Head         Wid       60   House Wife
Simon Fraser          Son          Unm    30      Labourer
Janet Fraser          Daur         Unm       27   Domestic Servt
Kenneth Fraser        Son          Unm    25      Fisherman
Alexr Ross            Gr Son       Unm     7      Scholar

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 39 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Braes". All noted as born at Ross, Lochbroom.

In 1851 this family with Rachel's husband William then living was at Ullapool 51-20.

The parish register records the marriage 1 January, 1828 of "William Fraser Gardener Dundonnel and Rachel MacKenzie there".


After 71-213 the page was marked "End of District" then struck out and a note added; "The two following families are ommissions by misplacing the Schedules"


Ullapool 71-214


Thomas McKenzie       Head         Mar    60      Fisherman
Ann       do          Wife         Mar       38
Margaret  do          Daur         Unm        6
Johanna   do          Daur                    4

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 39 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Market Street". All noted as born at Ross, Lochbroom.

In 1861 Thomas and Ann were at Ullapool 61-137.

The death of Thomas' brother James is registered as 1871, Thomas the Informant notes their parents had been Colin MacKenzie and Margaret, maiden surname MacAulay.


Ullapool 71-215


John Macleod          Head         Mar    73      Dyker
Janet   do            Wife         Mar       64
Alexander do          Son          Unm    29      Fisherman
Mary      do          Daur         Unm       21   Domestic Serv.
John McRae            Lodger       Widr   75      Drover
Betsy Macleod         G.Daur                  1

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 39 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Market Street". All noted as born at Ross, Lochbroom, except John McRae at Ross, Gairloch.

In 1861 this family was at Ullapool 61-136.


Ullapool 81-24


Robert McKay          Head         Unm    65      General Merchant
Janet McDonald        Servant      Unm       60   General Serv.

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page of Enumeration District #1, address marked as "Shore Street". Both are marked as born at Lochbroom, RossShire.

The death is registered as 20 January, 1887 at Shore Street, Ullapool of Robert MacKay, General Dealer, single, aged 76 years, his parents had been John MacKay, ShipOwner, and Isabella, maiden surname Maxwell, Informant was his nephew, John M. Anderson. John is in the 1881 census at Ullapool 71-117.


Ullapool 81-30


Hughina Cameron       Head         Wid       84   Clergyman's Widow
Catherine  do         GdDaur       Unm       19   Dressmaker
Sarah McLean          Serv.        do        28   General Serv.

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 5 of Enumeration District #1, address marked as "Shore Street". Hughina and Sarah are marked as born at "RossShire, Lochbroom", Catherine at "East Indies (B.S.)", the letters "B.S." denoted "British Subject".

In the 1871 census Hughina with two elderly siblings was at Ullapool 71-21.

Hughina was a child of Roderick MacKenzie, Tacksman of Achnahaird in Coigach, and Catherine Scobie of Achmore, whose family were intermarried with most of the Tacksman's families in neighbouring Assynt Parish. I have been constructing a file based on the MacKenzie of Achnahaird family, see; corrie.htm


Ullapool 81-53


Roderick McLeod       Head         Mar    40      Fisherman
Johan      do         Wife         Mar       23
Mary       do         Daur                    4   Scholar
John       do         Son                  1

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 10 of Enumeration District #1, address marked as "Shore Street". Roderick noted as born in Ross, Lochbroom, the rest at Ross, Ullapool.


Ullapool 81-54


Christina Fraser      Head         Wid       77   Shoemaker's Wid
Kenneth     do        Son          Unm    35      General Labourer

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 10 of Enumeration District #1, address marked as "Shore Street". Christina noted as born at Sutherland, Assynt, Kenneth at Ross, Ullapool.

In the 1861 census was at Ullapool 61-53, Christina's husband Donald then alive.


Ullapool 81-55


William McKenzie      Head         Mar    61      Tailor
Fanny      do         Wife         Mar       44     do's wife
John       do         Son          Unm    24      Tailor
Alexr      do         Son          Unm    16      Scholar
Margaret    do        Daur                   14   General Serv.
Christina J.  do      Daur                   10   Scholar
Annabella     do      Daur                    3     do

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 10 of Enumeration District #1, address marked as "Shore Street". William noted as born in Contin Parish, the rest at Ullapool. The spread in ages in this census I think suggests William was married twice.

In the 1861 census William was at Ullapool 61-85 and Annabella with her MacKenzie family was at Ullapool 61-115.

The marriage was registered as 13 February, 1862 at Ullapool of William McKenzie, aged 36, Fisherman, Bachelor, resident Ullapool, son of Donald MacKenzie, Fisherman, Deceased, and Margaret, maiden surname Gordon, to Annabella MacKenzie, aged 32, Spinster, resident Ullapool, daughter of Colin MacKenzie, Carter, and Margaret, maiden surname Matheson. William was in the 1841 census with his parents and siblings at Isle Martin 41-1.

A descendant of this family, Joan MacNab at Glasgow, shared details from her researches in 2012. Joan shows young Margaret above was her grandmother. Margaret had middle name Matheson", and died 1948 at Glasgow, she went from Ullapool High School to London, possibly a domestic college, and on to Melbuorne in Australia where she was cook to the governer general. She married 1 June, 1894 at Glasgow to John Buchanan of Portree Skye, her age noted as 28, his as 31, her parents noted as William Mackenzie, Master Shoemaker, and Annabella, maiden surname Mackenzie. A witness was "Annabella Mackenzie", likely her sister rather than mother.

Joan writes;

"My grandmother Maggie Makenzie asked that on her death be put-----Maggie Makenzie, last of the estate of Medat, Easter Ross".


Ullapool 81-56


Norman McLeod         Head         Mar    60      Fisherman
Mary     do           Wife         Mar       44
James    do           Son          Unm    20      General Labourer
Murdo    do           Son          Unm    15      Scholar
John     do           Son                 12         do
Janet     do          Daur                   10      do
Mary      do          Daur                    8      do
Bella     do          Daur                    2

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 10 of Enumeration District #1, address marked as "Shore Street". All noted as born in Ross, Lochbroom.


Ullapool 81-57


John McKenzie         Head         Widr   63      Merchant
Donald W. do          Son          Unm    17        do's Son
Catherine  do         Daur                   15   Scholar
Margaret Campbell    Mo in Law     Wid       71   Teacher's Widow
Christina   do       Sis in Law    Unm       30      do's   Daur

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 10 of Enumeration District #1, address marked as "Shore Street". Sources other than the census note this home at East Shore Street in Ullapool was called "Ballone". All noted as born in Ross, Lochbroom.

In the 1871 census this family was at Ullapool 71-42, Margaret then as "Catherine".

John was a descendant of the MacKenzie of Achiltibuie family, there is a chart on that family at altimack.htm He is in that chart at position 2-1-4-3-8-3-1 (his gt-grandfather James MacKenzie of Keppoch and Kildonan was an ancestor of the Achiltibuie family) His late wife Catherine was a daughter of John Mackenzie, VI Laird of Ballone (hence name given to the house), she was a second cousin of William.

John, died 21 April, 1902.

John's late wife was Mary Campbell (his second cousin, three times removed), they had married in 1859 at Ullapool, her parents were "Donald Campbell, Schoolmaster, and Margaret maiden surname MacKenzie" (above), she died 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 marriage 22 December, 1859 of John McKenzie to Mary Campbell, and births of six of their children;

  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.

Catherine "Margaret" Mackenzie was christened 31 August, 1812 at Ullapool as "Catharine", 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 (near Ullapool) and her age there in the 1841 census was marked as 30-34 so I guess her born late 1811. Donald in the 1841 census at Morefield is noted as 40-44 years, not born in County.


Ullapool 81-61


Jamesina McKenzie     Head         Wid       56   InnKeeper
Bella       do        Daur         Unm       29     do's Daur
Christina   Do        Serv.         do       14   General Servant

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 11 of Enumeration District #1, address marked as "Argyle Street". All are marked as born at "Ross, Lochbroom".

In the 1871 census this Household was at Ullapool 71-65.

Jamesina's husband had been "Alexander McKenzie, Junior, Inspector of Poor", he died before the 1871 census.

Birth of Isabella, "Bella" above, is recorded in the Parish Register as 5 July, 1851.


Ullapool 81-69


Benjamin Dawson       Head         Mar    67      Mason
Janet      do         Wife         Mar       45
Bella      do         Daughter               12   Scholar
William     do        Son                  9      Scholar

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page of Enumeration District #1, address marked as "Argyle Street". All are marked as born at Ullapool.

In the 1871 census this family was here at Ullapool, see Ullapool 71-72. By 1891 Benjamin has died, Janet is Head of Household at Ullapool 91-97.


Ullapool 81-82


Donald McLeay         Head         Mar    70      General Labourer
Rachel  do.           Wife         do        50
Jessie  do.           Daur         Unm       19
Hugh    do.           Son          do     17     gen lab.

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 14 of Enumeration District #1, address marked as "Argyle Street". All are marked as born at "Ross, Lochbroom".

In the 1871 census this family was here at Ullapool, see 71-81. In 1891 they are still at Ullapool, see 91-109.

In the 1871 census young Janet "Jessie" was at Reiff 71-68, visiting her grandparents, Murdo and Annabella McLeod.

The Parish Register includes 25 February, 1852 the marriage of Donald McLeay to Rachel McLeod. This was Donald's second marriage, 24 December, 1844 Donald McLeay of Letters married to Catherine McLean of Letters.

Births to Donald and Rachel in the I.G.I. were;

  1. Hugh, born 1 June, 1856
  2. Janet, born 30 January, 1861
  3. Hugh (again! first Hugh died perhaps?), born 24 July, 1863
  4. John, born 23 February, 1871

Three unmarried siblings of Rachel are in this census at Reiff 81-15. Two more unmarried sisters are at Reiff 81-5, a brother, Alexander, is at Reiff 81-7, and another brother, William, is at Reiff 81-6.

Donald was a half brother of Mary McLeay, who is a gt-gt-gt-grandmother of Catherine "Cela" Beale in New Zealand (CONTACT INFO). Cela has obtained Donald's death registration 17 June, 1894, the cause of death was listed as "shock from blow by cow"!


Ullapool 81-113


Isabella Dawson       Head         Widow     55   Sick Nurse 

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page of Enumeration District #1, address marked as "Argyle Street". Isabella born at Redcastle, Ross & Cromarty.

In the 1871 census Isabella was already Widowed, with three of her children at Ullapool 71-133.


Ullapool 81-131


Thomas Dawson         Head         Mar    34      Mason
Ann      do           Wife         Mar       28   Waist Coat Maker
Alexr    do           Son                  5      Scholar
Benjamin   do         Son                  3

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page ?? of Enumeration District #1, address marked as "Argyle Street". Thomas born at Ullapool, the rest at England.

Thomas was in the 1871 census unmarried with his family at Ullapool 71-72.

The I.G.I. notes the birth 26 April, 1881 at Lochbroom of Caroline Helen Dawson to parents Thomas Dawson and Ann Hatcher.


Ullapool 81-132


John Macdonald        Head         Mar    48      Fisherman
Margaret  do          Wife         Mar       33       Do's  Wife

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page ?? of Enumeration District #1, address marked as "Pulteney Street". John noted as born at Applecross, Margaret at Ullapool

A daughter of this couple, Mary Marjorie Macdonald, born 8 June, 1884, became perhaps the most notorious jewel thief in early 20th century Britain, see file at raffles.htm

In 1891 this family is at Ullapool 91-43.


Ullapool 81-178


Lexy McKenzie         Head                   55   Gen Serv.
Alex McRae            Boarder             25      Pauper

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page ?? of Enumeration District #1, address marked as "Market Street". Lexy noted as born at Ullapool, Alex at England.


Ullapool 81-230


James Munro           Head         Mar    75      Factor
Janet   Do            Wife         Mar       69   Factor'S Wife
Janetta  Do           Daur         Unm       37   Factor'S Daur
Alexr McLeod          Servant      Unm    19      Farm Serv.
Catherine McLeod      Servant      Unm       24   Dom. Serv.

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages ?? and ?? of Enumeration District #1, address marked as "Hill Cottage". James and Janetta noted as born at Tain, Janet at Inverness, Inverness, and the two MacLeods at Lochbroom, Ross.

In the 1871 census this family was at Ullapool 71-61.

James, and especially his daughter Jannette, figures unfavourably in accounts 1887 of the eviction of Widow MacKay from the Mill of Ullapool, see EVICTION SCANDAL The miller's family is in the neighbouring Household, Ullapool 81-231.

Not sure when James began as Factor, but he is noted as such in the 1871 census, and in an 1872 book as "Factor for Sir James Matheson, and agent for Lloyds".


Ullapool 81-231


Ronald McKay          Head         Mar    47      Mill Wright & Miller
Flora   Do            Wife         Mar       30   Mill Wright & Miller'S Wife
Ann     Do            Daur                   11   Scholar
Maggie   Do           Daur                    9   Scholar
Thomas   Do           Son                  6      Scholar
Flora    Do           Daur                    4
Ronald   Do           Son                  2

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page ?? of Enumeration District #1, address marked as "Miller's House". All noted as born at Ullapool, Ross, except Flora, born at Aultbea, Ross.

In the 1871 census this family was at Ullapool 71-192.

Although Flora is noted as born at Aultbea (Gairloch), she comes from a family earlier here, her father Alexander Forbes was in the 1841 census at Ullapool 41-29. Also in that Household was a six year old Ronald MacKay, whose mother (Isabella) was I think a sister of Flora's father (Alexander), and so Flora and Ronald were first cousins.

Ronald MacKay and Flora Forbes married 1869 at Gairloch and Ronald dies 1883 at Lochbroom, aged 48. Flora dies 1932 at Inverness aged 82.

The am Bailie newspaper index notes the Inverness Advertiser has an article 3 September, 1880 that shows "Ronald MacKay, miller, Ullapool, charged with assaulting Thomas MacKenzie, flesher, Conon Bridge, at Garve, fined £3 3s, fine paid".

In 1887 newspapers carry articles about the scandalous eviction of Flora, Widow of Ronald MacKay, with her six orphaned children, see A SCOTCH EVICTION SCANDAL

The articles note Flora's "grandfather, two uncles, a cousin, and her husband proceeded her in occupancy during about 60 years", and she had been carrying on milling with aid of a younger brother.

A brother of the grandfather of both Ronald and Flora (Robert Forbes), was George Forbes. There is a thread on rootschat regarding the Forbes milling family started by a descendant of George, Grant, at "Forbes Family of Millers - Little Lochbroom" Three of George's children are in the 1881 census at Achiltibuie, one as a miller, see Achiltibuie 81-34.


Ullapool 91-43


John Macdonald        Head         Mar    61      Fishcurer
Margaret  do          Wife         Mar       41
Mary M.   do          Daughter                6   Scholar

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page of Enumeration District #1, address marked as "Point Street". John noted as born at Applecross, the other two at Ullapool

In the 1881 census this family was at Ullapool 81-132

Young Mary Marjorie Macdonald above, born 8 June, 1884, became perhaps the most notorious jewel thief in early 20th century Britain, see file at raffles.htm


Ullapool 91-97


Janet Dawson          Head         Widow     54
Isabella  do          Daughter     Unm       21
William   do          Son          Unm    20      Mason

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page of Enumeration District #1, address marked as "Argyle Street". All born at Ullapool.

In the 1881 census this family was here at Ullapool, see Ullapool 81-69, Janet's husband, Benjamin Dawson, was then Head of Household.


Ullapool 91-98


John Maclean          Head         Mar    31      Painter
Mary    do            Wife         Mar       30
Simon   do            Son                  2

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page of Enumeration District #1, address marked as "Argyle Street". John noted as born at Lochbroom, RossShire, the other two at Ullapool, RossShire.


Ullapool 91-109


Donald McLeay         Head         Mar    80      Fisherman
Rachel  do.           Wife         do.       60
Kenneth do            Son          Unm    34      Sailor

Notes on this Household:

Address for this Household is listed as "Argyle Street". All are marked as born at Lochbroom.

In the 1881 census this family was also at Ullapool, see Ullapool 81-82.

Donald was originally from Letters, and Rachel a MacLeod from Reiff.

Three unmarried siblings of Rachel are in this census at Reiff 91-24. Two more unmarried sisters are at Reiff 91-33, a brother, Alexander, is missing from this census, but his family is at Reiff 91-34, and another brother, William, has died since the last census, his Widow is at Reiff 91-35.

Donald was a half brother of Mary McLeay, who is a gt-gt-gt-grandmother of Catherine "Cela" Beale in New Zealand (CONTACT INFO). Cela has obtained Donald's death registration 17 June, 1894, the cause of death was listed as "shock from blow by cow"!


Ullapool 91-142


James Murdie          Head         Mar    74      Retired Shepherd
Jessie   Do           Wife         Mar       61
                     -- page break --
James Murdie          Son          Unm    28      Shepherd

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on pages 21 and 22 of Enumeration District #1, address listed as "Argyle Street". Birthplace of the elder James is indistinct, may be "RossShire", the other two noted as born at RossShire, Lochbroom.


Ullapool 91-143 and 91-144


Peter Stewart         Head         Mar    59      Tinsmith
Ann     Do            Wife          Do       55
John Williamson       Nephew       Unm    16        Do
Catherine McLennan    Head          Do       56

Notes on this Household:

These two Households in one house appear on page 22 of Enumeration District #1, address is listed as "Argyle Street". Peter noted as born at InvernessShire, Skye, Ann and John at Caithness, John o Groat. Catherine McLennan noted as born at RossShire, Lochbroom.

In the 1881 census Peter, his mother, and another Stewart (sister?) were enumerated in a tent at Syal, Kincardine, Ross and Cromarty, in 1851 Peter and his family were at Achduart 51-7. Nathalie Stevenson descends from a sister of Peter and has shared some of the fascinating history of these "travellers", families that made their living as tinsmiths and ferriers, often living in tents, moving from community to community up and down the west coast from Skye to Sutherland.


Ullapool 91-145


Malcolm McDonald      Head         Mar    79      Genrl Labourer
Janet      Do         Wife         Mar       77

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 22 of Enumeration District #1, address for this Household is listed as "West Terrace". Both are marked as born at RossShire, Lochbroom.

In the 1871 census Malcolm, with Janet missing, was at Isle Martin 71-36.

The death is registered as 23 April, 1893 at West Terrace, Ullapool, of Malcolm Macdonald, aged 81 years, "Pauper, Formerly Crofter and Ferryman", married to Janet MacLean, parents noted as having been John Macdonald, Ferryman, and Barbara, maiden surname McIver. Informant his grandson, John Macdonald, Morefield.

Malcolm's son Roderick with family including son John who was Informant of Malcolm's death, is in this census at Morefield 91-11.


Ullapool 91-146


Joseph King Hall      Head         Mar    32      Boatman Coast Guard
Mary J.      Do       Wife         Mar       20
Joseph A.    Do       Son                  7      Scholar
William McG   Do      Do                   5      Scholar
Mary E.       Do      Daur                    2
George F.     Do      Son                   8mos

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 22 of Enumeration District #1, address for this Household is listed as "Coast Guard Station". Joseph and Mary noted as born at Aberdeen, Joseph A. and Willim at England, and the other two children at RossShire, Scotland.


Ullapool 91-147


Richard Daniels       Head         Mar    39      Commd Boatman Coast Guard Navy
Susannah   Do         Wife         Mar       28
Ada F.     Do         Daur                    3
Elsie C.    Do        Daur                    1

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 22 of Enumeration District #1, address for this Household is listed as "Coast Guard Station". Parents noted as born in England, children at Wigtonshire, Kirkmaiden.


Ullapool 91-148


Alfred Hitchcock      Head         Mar    47      Station Officer H.M. Coast Guard
Celia     Do          Wife         Mar       40
Florence A. Do        Daur         Unm       15
Clara       Do        Daur                   13
Alice L.    Do        Daur                    9
Arthur G.    Do       Son                  5

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page 22 of Enumeration District #1, address for this Household is listed as "Coast Guard Station". All are marked as born in England.

Suspenseful to find Alfred Hitchcock at Ullapool!!!


Ullapool 91-216


Alexanderia McKenzie  Head         Unm       55
Alexander McRae       Cousin       Unm    36      Annuitant
Alexander Dawson      Boarder                14 

Notes on this Household:

This Household appears on page of Enumeration District #1, address marked as "Market Street". Alexanderia born at Ullapool, the other two at England.

In the 1881 census Alexanderia "Lexy" with Alexander were at Ullapool 81-178, the cousin relationship is as Alexanderia's grandfather Farquhar MacRae was a brother of the father or grandfather of Alexander, the relationship still being explored.

Alexander Dawson was with his family at Ullapool 81-131, in this census he is enumerated twice, he is also noted as with his parents and six of his siblings at Achlunachan.


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