1841 Census, Skipness Village, Skipness Parish NOTICE: These electronic pages may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit or presentation by any other organization or persons. Persons or organizations desiring to use this material, must obtain the written consent from Sandra McLellan. Files may be printed or copied for personal use only.

These records were contributed by Madeleine Slater. MSl29@aol.com. Thanks Madeleine!

1841 Census
Skipness Village
Skipness Parish, Argyllshire Co., Scotland

NameAgeOccupation
Dugald Thomson82 blacksmith
Cathrine 66
Arch. 20 blacksmith
Donald 25 ag lab
Isobell 20
Dugald Thomson 4
John Macmillan 50 herring fisher
Mary Macmillan 35
Christian 15
Cathrine 13
Betty 11
John 9
Duncan 7
Aimie (????) (female)4
Mary 2
Sarah Duncan (can't read age) Ind
William Hyndman 89 pauper
James Duncan 27 herring fisher
Barbara Duncan 24
Robert Thomson 84 fisherman
Euphemia Macallum 30 Ind
Walter Macallum 7
Grace Thomson 8
John Menzies (?) 38 spirit dealer
Margret Menzies 27
John Menzies 10 months
Ann Macgeachy (?) FS (female servant ie maidservant)
Annie/Aimee? Macgeachy 25 FS
Christian Taylor 50 Ind
Charles Cook 50 pensioner
Mary Cook 45
Christian Cook 21
Donald Taylor 14
/Mary Thomson 59 midwife
Dugald Thomson 40 grocer shop
Mary Thomson 25
Duncan 4
Nail (?) 1
Sarah Macquilkan 15 FS
Malcolm Taylor 40 cooper
Arch Cook 85 pauper
Mary Cook 55
Angus? Cook 25 (herring fisher crossed out)
John MacQuilkan38 ag lab
Rachel MacQuilkan 39
Angus 16 ag lab
Cathrine 5
Murdoch (?) MacQuilkan 40
Mary MacQuilkan 30
John Taylor 52 ship's carpenter
Margaret Taylor 50
Mary Taylor14
Angus Carmichael 72 hand loom weaver
William Carmichael 25 herring fisher
Sarah Carmichael 55
John Macintosh 86 pauper
Dugald Thomson 45 grocer shop
Cathrine Thomson 52
Mary Thomson 12
Mary Macfarlane 70 Ind
Jean Duncan 57 FS
Alexr Macalester 40 shoemaker
Catherine Macalester 30
Daniel (David?) Hyndman 50 herring fisher
Mary Hyndman 48
Alexr Hyndman 22 herring fisher
James Duncan 27 herring fisher
Barbara Duncan 24
John Hill 66 hand loom weaver
Cathrine Hill
William Hill 16
Neil Hill 14
Donald Hyndman 59 boatbuilder
Mary Hyndman 57
Gilbert Hyndman 28 seaman
Donald Hyndman 22 herring fisher
Catherine Stewart 24
Duncan Hyndman 16
Arch Hill 32 ag lab
Flory Hill 35
John Hill 3
Arch Hill 6 months
Robert Lusk 67 herring fisher
Cathrine Lusk 72
John Lusk 40
William Lusk 30
Christian Lusk 32
Andrew Nelson 10 ???
Mary Mc.....? (Macneil?) 75 pauper
Nancy (ditto) 45 M.....? maker
Duncan MacIntyre40 tailor
Peggy Macmillan 60 Ind
Duncan Macmillan ?age ag lab
Angus Taylor 45 hand loom weaver
Flory Taylor 43
Cathrine Taylor 16
Jane Taylor 14
Mary Taylor 8
Malcolm Taylor 5
Sarah Macmillan 65
Mary MacKinlay 85 pauper
Dugald Hyndman 27 herring fisher
John Hyndman 25 herring fisher
Duncan MacQuilkan 40
Margaret MacQuilkan 75
John Duncan 45 herring fisher
Jean Duncan 55
Cathrine Duncan 40
Robert Dallas 20
William Duncan 25 shoemaker
Anne Duncan 20
Donald MacMillan 62?
Rachel Taylor 56
James Hill 80 hand loom weaver
NancyMacKillop 66 pauper
Cathrine Cook 66 Ind
Angus Taylor 60 pensioner
Christie Taylor 45
Cathrine Macalaster 60 Ind
Ronald Macalaster 28 herring fisher
Malcom Macalaster 24 herring fisher
Arch Macalaster 28 herring fisher
John Macintosh40
Sarah Macintosh 40
James Macintosh 12
Mary Macintosh 16
Donald Macleod?? 28 Society schoolmaster
Mary Macleod ?? 34
Alex. Graham 64
Mary Graham 64
Euphemia Taylor 50 Ind
Cathrine Currie48 Ind
Dugald Graham 29 seaman
Isabella Graham 40
John Currie20 ag lab
Mary MacCallum 50 Ind
John Macmillan 35 shoemaker
Betty Macmillan 30
Cathrine Macmillan 7
Margret Macmillan 5
Malcom Macmillan 3
Betty Macmillan 1
Mary Macmillan 45 Ind
Cathrine Wilkison 70
Neil Taylor 40 fisherman
Donald Taylor 15 fisherman
John Taylor 10
Jean Hyndman 35 Ind
Alexander Hyndman 8
Janet Taylor 81 pauper
Cathrine Ferguson52
Alexr Duncan 30 boatman
Nancy Duncan 25
Rachael Taylor 57 female servant
/Donald Macmillan 52
Mrs ??? Taylor 65 Ind
John Taylor 25 herring fisher
Angus Taylor 25
Gilbert Taylor 20 shoemaker
Margaret Macmillan 16 female servant
Barbara Thomson 76 Ind

Everyone in the village is recorded as being born in the county of Argyllshire, apart from Archibald Hill, married to Flora Currie. He was my great-great-grandfather, so I know he was born in North Bute. His parents, I believe, were from Skipness. Farms and crofts also in the parish but not covered in this transcription include South Colphine, Portachroe, Clonaig, Monybackach, Eascahadhu, Goitaeneorna and others. Names at these settlements include Thomson, MacCallum, Taylor, Reid, Currie, Hyndman, Quin, McKay, Stalker, Mitchell and others.

I believe these notes to be accurate but please allow for mistakes, as making the notes was a race against time, and check with the original if anything seems vital.

Madeleine Slater Jan 2000

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