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Papa Westray Census 1841

1851 census

Written in two hands - the first is difficult to read. Adult ages were rounded to the nearest 5 years (see 1851 census for more accurate ages).

The house name comes first, the surname of the 'head' of the household follows. Note that some houses have several different families occupying different parts of the building. Houses are listed in proximity order, generally going from north to south. Holland is the 'great house' with an extensive collection of outbuildings. At this time Holland owned most of Papa Westray and had large numbers of servants and farm-workers.

Ness (1841)  Drever
  Margaret (50)  Farmer's widow
  Thomas (20)   Fisherman
  Ann (15)
  Andrew (15)     Fisherman
  Margaret (13)
  Eliza (10)
  Jean (2?)
  Ann(?) (13)
  Jane Groat (45)  Female servant

Gowry (1841) Harcus
  James (45) Farmer
  Ann (45)
  Ann (15)
  William (13)
  Andrew (11)
  Margaret (8)

Whitelooms (1841) Harcus
  George (40) Farmer
  Jean (40)
  George (14)
  William (12)
  John (9)
  Thomas (5)
  Jean (7)
  Robert (1)

Stripes (1841) Harcus
  Jean (85) Widow
  Jean (50)

Clestron (1841) Harcus
  Henry  (50) Farmer
  Ann (45)
  Ann (15)

Newbiggin (1841)  Fowlis
  Stewart (35)
  Marjory (45)
  William (13)
  John (10)
  Helen (75)
  Margaret Harcus (25) Female Servant
 

Quoys No 1 (1841) Groat
  David (50) Farmer
  Mary (55)
  Robina (15)
  Margaret (15)
  Jean (14)

Quoys No 2 (1841)  Groat
  David (25) Fisherman
  Mary (20)
  Janet (4)
  Margaret (2)
  Stewart (2 months)

South Via No 1 (1841) Mainland
  James (50) Smith
  Mary (50)
  Ann (15)
  Thomas (14)
  William (8)

South Via No 2 (1841) Harcus
  Balfour (25)  Fisherman
  Mary (25)
  William (3)
  Mary (1)
  Janet Drever (13) Female servant

Breck (1841)  Thomson
  Edward (45) Shoemaker
  Ann (15)
  William (7)
  Janet (13)
  Janet Miller (89)

South Via (1841) Burghar (Bingham?)
  William (35)  Farmer
  Margaret (34)
  George (8)
  James (3)
  Betty (1)
  Walter Harcus (75)

Hanterbreck (1841) Irvine   (This is Hinsobrae)
  William (75) Fisherman
  Robert (35) Farmer
  Eliza (35)
  Barbara (5)
  Catherine (3)
  William (11 months)
  Grizzel (45)
  Barbara (30)

Cott No 1 (1841) Drever
  Robert (65) Farmer
  Catherine (60)
  Thomas (25) Fisher
  John Mainland (20) Fisher
  Mary (20)

Cott No 2 (1841) Drever
  George (30) Fisherman
  Margaret (35)
  Margaret (9)
  Thomas (7)
  Robert (5)
  Mary (3)

Midhouse No 1 (1841) Miller
  George (85)  Farmer

Midhouse No 2 (1841) Miller
  David (55) Farmer
  Catherine (55)
  Janet Thomson (15) Female servant

Midhouse No 3 (1841) Miller
  George (25) Fisherman
  Ann (25)
  Janet (7)
  Ann (6)
  John (4)
  No Name m (1 month)

Shorehouse No 1 (1841) Hewison
  Alexia (25) ?
  Margaret (3)
  William (1)
  Elizabeth Drever? (15)

Shorehouse No 2 (1841) Hewison
  John (60)  Farmer
  Mary (60)

Shorehouse No 3 (1841) Hewison
  George (30) Fisherman
  Ann (25)
  Thomas (6)
  David (5)
  Ann (2)

Maybo No 1 (1841) Davidson
  William (62) Farmer
  Marjory (60)
  William (25)
  Robert Hutchison? (13) Male Servant

Maybo No 2 (1841) Davidson
  John (35) Farmer
  Ann (35)

Skennist No 1 (1841) Fowlis
  William (65) Farmer
  Mary (70)
  ?nna?Jena? Ross (25) Female Servant
  John Ross (6)

Skennist No 2 (1841) Fowlis
  John (35)
  Margaret (30)
  William (7)
  Margaret (11? Months)
  Margaret Thomson (15) Female Servant

Newhouse No 1 (1841) Harcus
  Elspeth (75)
  Thomas (35)  Fisherman
  Elspeth (25?)

Skennist No 3 (1841) Fowlis
  George (25)  Farmer
  Mary (25)
  Mary (6)
  Jean (2)
  Nelly? Thomson (12) Female Servant

Braes (1841) Harcus
  Thomas (40) Shoemaker
  Marrion (50)
  Marjory Foulis (5)

Newhouse No 2 (1841) Harcus
  John (45) Fisherman
  Betty (45)
  George (7)

Nouster (1841) Miller
  Thomas (45) Farmer
  ? (45)
  Nelly (20)
  Catherine (15)
  Balfour (11)
  Barbara (9)
  John (7)
  Ann (2)

Links (1841) Fowlis
  Oliver (55)
  Ann (60)
  Fanny? (15)

Hooking No 1 (1841) Keldie
  George (50) Farmer
  Robina (60)
  Jane ? (60)

Hooking No 2 (1841) Reid
  William (20) Fisherman
  Robina (20)
  George (4 months)

Quarryhouse No 1 (1841) Burghar
  George (30) Fisherman
  Stewart (30) T(* Note this is his wife)
  William (4)
  Ann (3)
  Margaret (1)

Quarryhouse No 2 (1841) Peterson
  Ann (80) ?

Lower Dyke No 1 (1841) Reid
  Margaret (75) ?
  Jean (35) School Mistress
  Mary Rendall (7)

Lower Dyke No 2 (1841) Miller
  Ann (80)
  Ann Hume (40) School Mistress
  James Hume (15) Taylor's Apprentice

Bilbo  (1841) Drever
  George (65) Farmer
  Catherine (60)
  John (20) Fisherman

Indecipherable (Coldhamer?) (1841) Bingham
  Margaret (65) ?
  Benjamine (35) P.L.H ?
  Henry (25) Fisherman
  Mary (20)
  Andrew (11)

Daybreak (1841) Scott
  Jerome (65) Farmer
  Barbara (55)
  Janet (15)

Skilha? No 1 (1841) Robertson
  John (30) Fisherman
  Mary (25)
  Janet (8)
  Margaret (7)
  Jean (4)
  Not named m (1 month)
    Mary Miller (50) ?

Skilha? No 2 (1841) Keldie
  George (50) Labourer
  Janet Paul (60)
  Mary Paul (60)

Schoolhouse (1841) Robertson
  James (50) Schoolmaster
  Janet (60)
  James (20) Fisherman
  William (13)

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Change of handwriting = much clearer

Holland No 1 (1841) Traill
  Mary (35)  Independant (sic)
  Thomas (15)
  William (13)
  John (11)
  Alexander (8)
  Jane (6)
  Robert (2)
  William Swan (65)
  Archibald Nichol (35) Preacher
  Mary Reid (20) House Servant
  Robina Allan (20)         "
  Isabella Pottenger (25) "
  Chirstina Fouls (30) Farm Servant
  Jane Fouls (20)              "
  Mary Drever (20)          "
  Margaret Hourston (20)"
  Margaret Miller (14)     "

Holland No 2  Thomas Hourston (15)   "
  George Miller (15)         "
  Peter Traill (15)              "
  David Rendall (15)         "
  James Rendall (14)        "
  William Gray (14)           "
  John Mater (15)  Fish Curer

Holland No 3 (1841) Young
  William (40)  Farmer
  Ann (30)
  Thomas (6)

Holland No 4 (1841) Angus
  Robert (45) Farm Servant
  Elizabeth (35)
  Ann (8)
  Jane (5)
  Margaret (3)

Holland No 5 (1841) Harcus
  William (40) Farm Servant
  Elizabeth (30)
  Mary (15)
  George (9)
  William (5)
  Archibald (4)
  Samuel (2)
  Jane (7 months)

Holland No 6 (1841) Miller
  Mary (30) Washer and Dresser
  Janet (8)
  Thomas (6)
  John (3)
  John Scott (20) Joiner

Holland No 7 (1841) Hutchison
  Robert (45) Fisherman
  Isabella (55)
  Janet (15)
  Edward (45) Fisherman

Holland No 8 (1841) Rendall
  William (45) Miller
  Ann (45)
  Mary (12)
  Ann (10)
  Alexander (8)
  William (5)

Holland No 9 (1841) Thomson
  William (45) Farm Servant
  Elizabeth (35)
  Isabella (13)
  John (11)
  Ann (9)
  Elizabeth (7)
  Margaret (4)

Holland No 10 (1841) Keldie
   James (35) Farm Servant
  Elizabeth (35)
  Mary (10)
  James (4)
  Margaret (1 1/2)
 
 

Holland No 11 (1841) Gray
  William (35)  Farm Servant
  Mary (40)
  Isabella (15)
  Jane (5)
  Mary (1 1/2)
  Isabella (70) Widow

Bolisbel (1841) Fouls (Foulis)
  George (40) Fisherman
  Oliphan (35)
  George (18?) Farmer
  William (14)
  Mary (11)
  Thomas (9)
  Jane (3)
  Ann (1 1/2)

Breckaskaill (1841) Biglan
  William (65) Farmer
  Margaret (55)
  William (20) Fisherman
  Ann (20)

Garbols (1841) Fouls
  George (55) Farmer
  Jane (55)
  Ann (15)
  James (15) Fisherman
  Jane (12)
  Thomas (8)
  George (6)

Bacaskaill (1841) Miller
  James (55) Farmer
  Margaret (55)
  William (20)
  James (14)
  Ann (65)

South Bacaskaill (1841) Miller
  Thomas (60) Farmer
  Janet (60)
  Margaret (20)

Peatwall (1841) Hourston
  Margaret (40) Farmer
  Ann (13)
  Mary (7)

Rendall (1841) Robertson
  George (60) Farmer
  Margaret (55)
  Ann (25)
  Nicholas (15) Fisherman
  David Gray (13) Farm Servant

Quoyolie (1841) Reid
  Thomas (35) Fisherman
  Marrion (40)

Heitherhouse (1841) Reid
  Henry (65) Farmer
  Elizabeth (65)

Midhouse (1841) Keldie
  William (25) Fisherman
  Barbara (30)
  Elspert Groat (60)
  Marjory Keldie (1 1/2)

Windbrake (1841) Reid
  John (25) Fisherman
  Elizabeth (35)
  Thomas (9)
  James (7)
  George (5)
  Maryann (3)
  John (8 months)
  Lydia Flett (12)

Holland (1841) Fouls
  Euphans? (25) Farm Servant (f)
  Janet (6)
  John (4)
  Mary (50) Housekeeper

North Vestness (1841) Swannie
  John (35) Fisherman
  Jane (35)
  Ann (8)
  Edward (6)
  George (5)
  Jane Harcus (75) Widow
 
 Vestness (1841) Davidson
  John (50) Farmer
  Ann (50)
  William (25) Fisherman
  Maryann (25)
  Ann (20)
  James (12)
  Marjory Fouls (80)

Moclett (1841) Miller
  Benjamine (45) Farmer
  Mary (40)
  James (15) Fisherman
  Marjory (15)
  Mary (13)
  Benjamine (15)
  Margaret (8)
  David (7)
 


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