Gigha 1827 Census

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The following Census was originally written by the Rev. James Curdie in an old jotter in 1827. There may have been 1 or 2 pages missing from it. It was originally transcribed by Ian MacDonald of Clachan and Lochgilphead and is reproduced here with his kind permission.

Isle of Gigha Census 1827

Garbhacha.
Archibald Sinclair, herd, 50
Catharine McKenzie, wife, 46
Anne (23), More (20), Donald (16), Mary (13), Jane (10)
Donald McDonald, son-in-law, 24
Archibald McDonald, infant

Malcom McVean
Mary Turner
John McVean
Ann McVean

Tarbert.
Archibald McDonald, tenant, 50, died in 1831
Catharine Macneill, wife, 46
John (27), Archibald (22), Alexr. (20), Allan (16), Margaret (13)
Mary Lamont, servant
Donald Brown
Mary Mcinnes
John, Duncan and Flora Brown. No ages given.

John Macneill, cottar
Mary McDonald
Margaret Mcneill
Archibald Macneill

Kinererach
Neill Smith
Malcolm Smith
Mary McDonald
Neill Smith, junior

Elizabeth Galbraith, alias widow McDonald (John)
Duncan, Neill, Flora, Lachlan, John and Donald McDonald

Tarbert
Angus Smith, tenant, 56
Catherine Smith, 53
Flora (26), Neil (22), Catharine (18), Mary (15), Ann (13)
Donald Galbraith, cottar, 46
Betty Smith, wife, 40
Peter (17), Flora (15), Archd. (13), Malcolm (12), Neil (9), Betty (6), Mary (4), Ann (1)

Achnahard
Donald Galbraith
Catharine Galbraith

Neil Brown
Catharine Brown
John, Neil and Isabella Brown. No ages recorded.

Carnvichaoith
Archibald Smith
Barbara Macneill
Flora, Barbara, Catherine, James, Peggy, John, Mary, Donald. (Smith) No ages given.
John Macneill, shoemaker, 45
Ann Hunter, wife , 45
Ardelay
Neil Macneill, 85
Archibald Macneill, son, 47
Malcolm Macneill, son of Archd., 20
Catherine Macneill, daut. of Archd., 16
Peggy Macneill, daut. Of Archd., 13
Peggy Macneill, sister of Archd., 52
Mary Macneill, sister of Archd., 32
Donald Macneill, brother of Archd., 40

Ardelay (two houses)
Malcolm Macneill, brother of Archd., 45
Catherine McTaggart, wife, 34
Donald (10), Neil (8), Peggy (4), Lachlan (2), Archibald ( ¼ )
Archibald was the first child baptised by the new minister probably Mr Curdie.

Cnocamhuillin, Ardelay
Archibald McConnachie, elder, 56
Catherine Smith, wife, 43
Donald (20), Betty (16), Malcolm (13), Archibald (10), Sally (8), Mary (3)
John Macconnachie, herd, nephew, 16
Betty Galbraith, widow of the late Malcolm Macconnachie in Ardelay, 47
Ann Macconnachie, daughter, 23
Donald Macconnachie, son, 20
Betty Macconnachie, daughter, 11

John Macdonald, elder, 63
Elizabeth Galbraith, wife, 47
Duncan (15), Neil (14), Flora (12), Lachlan (8), John (5), Donald (2)

Ardelay Mill
Elizabeth Galbraith, 64
Bell Gillies, her granddaughter, 5
Nelly Gillies, her granddaughter, 3
Donald Blue, niller, 40
Alexander Buie, 13

Achard
Donald Galbraith, 29
Catherine Galbraith, 27
Angus Macneill, herd, 14

Neil Galbraith, 40, Drowned in 1831
Catherine Galbraith, 26
Ann Galbraith, 1

Drumyeonmore
Adam Galbraith, 60
Flora Galbraith, 52
Peter (27), Catherine (25), Neil (21), Peggy (19), Elizabeth (16), Lachlan (14), Nelly (11), Malcolm (7)

Archibald Henry, 50
Betty Clark, wife, 36
Mary Henry, daut., 15
More Henry, daut., 9
Archibald Henry, orphan at Largie. No age recorded.
Peggy Galbraith, alias widow McGugan

Drumyeonmore Glebes
Peter Galbraith, 70
Edward Galbraith, 30

Malcolm Fletcher, 50
Ann Smith, wife, 50
James Fletcher, 28
Catherine Fletcher, 15
Malcolm Fletcher, 10

Donald McKay, 58
Mary Galbraith, 56
Catherine (26), John (24), Mary (20), Archibald (16), Angus (12)

Alexander Galbraith, 47
More Galbraith, 48
Donald Galbraith, 16
David Galbraith, 14
More Galbraith, 12
Archibald Galbraith, 9

James Crawford, 60
Christina Johnston, 45
Bell Crawford, 15
Janet Crawford, 13
Dugald Crawford, 5
Sally Logan, grand-daut., 2

John Clark, 65
Neil Clark, 24
Mary Henry, grand-daut., 18
Bobby Morrison, boarder

Achamhinish
Lachlan Galbraith, 62
Catherine Macneill, 56
Neil Galbraith, 28
Flora Galbraith, 24
Malcolm Galbraith, 16
Lachlan Galbraith, 14
Peggy Galbraith

Sheanrigh
Robert Macdonald, 36
Babby Smith, wife, 34
James Macdonald, 7
John Macdonald, 4
Malcolm Macdonald, 2
Babby Macdonald, ¾

Duncan Smith, 30
Mary Smith, 32

Ardmeanish
Hector Macneill, 58
Margaret Galbraith, 60
Neil Macneill, 16

Donald McGugan, 60
Catherine McGugan, 48
Effie Blue, 16

Malcolm McQuilkan, 46
Ann McCarmaig, 39
Neil (18), Effie (16), John (14), Janet (12), More (10), Archibald (8), Jane (6), Ann (4), Chirsty (1), Charles ( ¾ ), Born at Tayinloan. Children.

John Galbraith, schoolmaster, 67
Mary Gilchrist, 59
Lachlan Galbraith, 30
Mary Galbraith, 24

Catherine McTaggart, 60
Betty Galbraith, 23
Peggy Galbraith, 27
Flora McTaggart, 29
Donald McTaggart, 24
Neil McTaggart, 22
Lachlan McTaggart, 17

Ardmeanish Inn
Lachlan Macneill, 69
Chirsty McKenzie, 56
Peggy Macneill, 34
Colin Macneill, 32
John Macneill, 27
Kenneth Macneill, 23
Malcolm Macneill, 20
Charles Macneill, 20
Archibald Macneill, 13
Mary Macneill, 15
Betty Macneill, 10
Donald Macneill, 2, natural grandson

Low Street
More Smith, widow, 69
Ann Smith, 30
Jemima Paterson, 9

William McGugan, weaver, 32
Mary Galbraith, 47
John McConnachie, 17
Lachlan McGugan, 11
Mary MaGugan, 9
Janet Macneill, 87

Donald McMillan, wright, 40
Mary Martin, wife, 32
Duncan McMillan, 8
Mary McMillan, 5
Betty McMillan, 2
Neil Henderson, 20, apprentice wright

John Macdonald, elder, 72
Mary Smith, wife, 67

John Macneill, 50
Elizabeth Graham, 50
Margaret Macneill, 23
Catherine Macneill, 20
Duncan Macneill, 17
Effie Macneill, 12
Flora Macneill, 9
Elizabeth Macneill, 6
Angus Macneill, herd, 15

High Street
John Smith, 70
Margaret Smith, 38
Archibald Smith, 27
Donald Smith, 25
Flora Smith, _

James Smith, 60
Mary Macneill, 46
Mary Macneill, niece, _

Sweeney Macquilkan, 46
Flora Galbraith, wife, 41
John (18), Angus (16), Catherine (14), Effie (12), Isabella (9), Malcolm (4), Flora (1)

Archibald Macquilkan, 69
Mary Macquilkan, 30
Sweeney Macquilkan, 26

Tighanrhu
Donald Rankin, smith, 46
Agnes Anderson, wife, 35
Helen (13), John (12), Donald (10), Theophilus (8), James (5), Nathaniel (3), Elizabeth (infant)

More Leitch, alias Carmichael, 83
Boyle McKay, 19

Donald Clark, 53
Margaret Macquilkan, 55
Duncan (18), John (16), Sweeney (14), Donald (12)

North Drimachro
John Galbraith, 46
Bell Macquilkan, 50
Angus Galbraith, 23
Donald Galbraith, 20
Malcolm Galbraith, 19
John Galbraith, 11
Janet Macneill, servant, 19

Donald Galbreath, weaver, 40
Janet Pool, wife, 42
Peggy Galbraith, 18
Janet Galbraith, 15
Donald (14), Mary (10), Alexander (6), Peter (5)

Donald McInnes, smith, 30
Mary Galbraith, wife, 37
Catherine McInnes, 8
Flora (6), Malcolm (4), Betty (1)

South Drumachro
Angus Macgugan, 57
Betty Galbraith, wife, 55
Neill Macgugan, 24
Betty Macgugan, 22
Archibald Macgugan, 18
Janet Macgugan, 16
Mary (14), Angus (12), Malcolm (10), Alexander (8)
Betty Baillie, _
David Baillie, 3, grandson
Colin Macneill, 24, son-in-law
John Macneill, 11/12 months

Donald Johnston, cottar, 56
John Johnston, 10
Ann Johnston, _, deaf and dumb

New Quay
James Macneill, 47
Mary Campbell, 55
John Macneill, 22
Flora Macneill, 20
James Macneill, 17
Lilias Macneill, 10

Neil Galbraith, 36
Mary Law, wife, 26
John Galbraith, 5
Archibald Galbraith, 3
Peter Galbraith, 1
Alexander Law, 10

New Houses
Donald Macneill, 45
Catherine Smith, 37
Neill Macneill, 17
Peggy Macneill, 13
Babby Macneill, 11
Lilias Macneill, 8
Donald and Malcolm (4), Alexander and Hector (1). Twins.

Archibald Graham, 38
Bell Graham, 42
Duncan Graham, 17
Neill Graham, 15

Malcolm Graham, 40
Flora Clark, 29, lately married

Angus Macneill, 40
Peggy Galbraith, wife, 40
Archibald Macneill, 20
Malcolm Macneill, 18
Flora Macneill, 14
Betty (12), John (8), Sarah (4)
Catherine Mcgugan, 70

Leim
John Macneill, 38
Babby Macgugan, wife, 27
Angus Macneill, 4
Betty Macneill, 2
Hector Macneill, ½
Catharine Johnston, 18, servant

William Amos, overseer, 36
Marrion Hardy, wife, 37
Andrew Amos, 11
Betty and Robert Amos, 8, twins
Isabella Amos, 6
William Amos, 2

James Linn, 40
Mary Black, wife, 26
Betty Linn, 5
Margaret Linn, 2

Neil Clark, 22
John Macgugan, 21
Donald MacConnachie, 20
Catharine MacPhail, 19

Sheansheriach
Archibald Macdonald, 68
Flora Galbraith, 60

Achamore

Robert Smith, 40
Ann Galbraith, wife, 40
Donald Smith, 17
Janet Smith, 15
James Smith, 13
Mary Smith, 10
John (8), Robert (6), Duncan (3), Neil (infant)

Malcolm McVean, 55
Ann Turner, wife, 54
Duncan McVean, 28
John McVean, 21
Ann McVean, 17

David Smith, _
Catherine McArthur, _
Mary McVean, _
Catharine McDougall, _
Catharine Brown, _

Kill (Keill)

Donald Johnston, 47
Ann Johnston, 23
Angus Johnston, 76

Niven Macgugan, 70
Betty Galbraith, wife, 67
Babby Macgugan, 34
Catharine Macgugan, 32
Flora Macgugan, 28
Ann Macgugan, 24

Archibald Smith, 36
Flora Macneill, wife, 30
John Smith, 6
Neil Smith, 4
Malcolm Smith, 1

Archibald Johnston, 50
Peggy Macgugan, wife, 50
Catharine Johnston, 18
Peggy Johnston, 14
Ronald Johnston, 12

Archibald Macneill, 44, widower
Ann Macneill, 16
Angus Macneill, 13
Archibald Macneill, 11
John Macneill, 5
Effie Macdonald, 72

John Galbraith, 60
Sarah Macdonald, wife, 40
Nelly Galbraith, 19
Neill Galbraith, 17
Archibald Galbraith, 14
Donald Galbraith, 9
Lachlan Galbraith, 4
Janet Macneill, 75

John Brown, 51
Peggy Livingstone, wife, 50
Donald Brown, 26
Mary McInnes, wife, 29
John (6), Duncan (4), Flora (1). Children

Donald Galbraith, 42
Catharine Brown, wife, 42
Peggy Galbraith, 22
John Galbraith, 20
Mary Galbraith, 18
More Galbraith, 16
Donald (13), Ann (10), Catharine (5), Lachlan (5). Children

Malcolm Macneill, 55, shoemaker
Sally Macmillan, 63

Mary Galbraith, 60
Sally Galbraith, 21
Lachlan Galbraith, 23

Drimyonbeg
John Macneill, cottar, 31
Mary Macdonald, wife, 28
Margaret (1), Archibald (infant). Children

John Smith, 30
Margaret Galbraith, 24
Archibald Smith, 1

Donald Galbraith, 73
Lachlan Galbraith, 25
Catharine Galbraith, 9
Peggy Galbraith, servant, 18

Neil Brown, 50
Catharine Galbraith, 51
Catharine Brown, 13
John Brown, 16
Neill (7), Isabella (5). Children

John Galbraith, 60
Donald Galbraith, 29
John Galbraith, 27
Catharine Galbraith, 22
Mary Galbraith, 17
Sarah (15), Malcolm (12), James (9). Children

Lachlan Smith,70
Mary Galbraith, wife, 63
Neill Smith, 24
Catharine Smith, 21

Ardmhinish
Neil Smith, elder, 65
Margaret Macneill, wife, 62
Malcolm Smith, 27
Margaret Macdonald, 22, wife of Malcolm
Neil Smith, ¼
John Macneill, 14

Donald Macdonald, 68
Mary Macdonald, daut., 26
James Macdonald, 24
Meg Macdonald, 22
Flora Macdonald, 18
Margaret Gilchrist, 8, grand-daughter

Ardacha
Margaret Macneill, alias widow Macdonald, 34
Catherine Macdonald, 10
Betty Macdonald, 7
Margaret Macdonald, 3

Margaret Graham, alias widow Macmillan, _
Catharine Macmillan, 24

John McAlrevie, 32
Flora Graham, wife, 35
Janet McAlrevie, 19
Ann McAlrevie, 12
Malcolm McAlrevie, 10
Duncan (6), John (3)

Cnocannanorday
Donald Macneill, 46
Catharine Graham, wife, 46
Peggy Macneill, 17
Neil Macneill, 14
Mary (12), John (7)
Peggy Graham, 60

Archibald Graham, 64
Jane Galbraith, wife, 60
Duncan Graham, 28
John Graham, 24

Glenn
Flora Macarthur, alias widow Graham, 52
Mary Graham, 27
Donald Graham, 19

Duncan MacKay, 74
More MacKay, 75
Malcolm Graham, 40
Flora Clark, 29

Ardelammy
Malcolm MacKellar, 37
Mary Macneill, 33
Lilias MacKellar, 17
Margaret MacKellar, 12
Mary (10), Ann (8), Catharine (3), Jane (3), Barbara ( ½ )

John Jardine, 20
Margaret Macneill, 22
Flora Anderson, 22
Grace Johnston, 17
John Graham, 24
Duncan Macneill, 17
Catharine Buie, 104, only centenarian found
Margaret Galbraith, 46, niece of Catharine
James Witherspoon, 30
Margaret Campbell, wife, 30
Hugh Witherspoon, 3
Christian Witherspoon, 1
Catherine Campbell, 16, sister to Margaret

Gallachoilly Port
Mary Macconnachie, alias Henderson, 60
Donald Henderson, 32
More Henderson, 30
Archibald Henderson, 28
Betty Henderson, 26
Hugh Henderson, 23

James Rennie, 35
Christina Wilson, 30
William Rennie, 12
Ann Rennie, 10
Mary Rennie, 7
Catharine Rennie, 4
Charles Rennie, 2

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