Extracts from the 1891 Census

Balcastle - Dull Parish (Tenandry district 3)

Un-inhabited since before 1861 and recorded as "in ruins" by the 1891 enumerator

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Balchapel (Chapelton of Borenich) - Dull Parish (Tenandry district 3)

This is a dwelling to the east of the Balchapel ruins which were un-inhabited since before 1861.

Dwelling Name Occupation Related Status Age Birth-place
1 Duncan McGregor1 annuitant head marr 84y Fortingall
Mary McGregor annuitant wife marr 74y Fortingall
Catherine McGregor2 annuitant dau u/m 32y Fortingall

1 Duncan McGregor and Mary Cameron married 8th March 1840 at Fortingall parish
2 Catherine McGregor was born 20th December 1856, Kinloch Rannoch parish

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Balintochich - Dull Parish (Tenandry district 3)

Un-inhabited since before 1871 and recorded as "in ruins" by the 1891 enumerator

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Balintuim - Blair Atholl Parish (district 4)

Dwelling Name Occupation Related Status Age Birth-place
1 Donald Robertson1 farmer head u/m 30y Blair Atholl
Christina Robertson2-5 farmer's mother mother widow 70y Blair Atholl
Maggie Sinclair domestic servant servant u/m 19y Blair Atholl
2 Peter MacDonald6-8 farmer head widower 70y Blair Atholl
Jane MacDonald9 farmer's daughter dau u/m 28y Blair Atholl
Janet McDonald farmer's sister sister u/m 63y Blair Atholl

1 Donald Robertson, born 7th September 1859, died 4th October 1918
2 Christian McLaren, daughter of Peter McLaren, crofter, and Ann McIntosh, died 12th April 1903, Blair Atholl
3 widow of James Robertson (son of James Robertson, crofter, and Anne McIntosh, died 3rd July 1871, Blair Atholl)
4 James Robertson in Cottown (i.e. Struan) and Christian McLaren in Achanruie married 17th December 1843, Blair Atholl
5 see memorial stone to this family in Struan churchyard
6 son of Alexander MacDonald and Elizabeth Dow
7 Alexander MacDonald in Balintuim and Elizabeth Dow in Tomintianda married 5th December 1819, Blair Atholl
8 Peter MacDonald, railway timekeeper, married Isabella McIntosh, general servant in Grennich, on 26th November 1861
9 Jane McDonald, born at Balintuim, 26th September 1862

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Balnabodach - Blair Atholl Parish (district 4)

Dwelling Name Occupation Related Status Age Birth-place
1 Robert Dow1,2 farmer head marr 53y Blair Atholl
Margaret Dow farmer's daughter dau u/m 20y Blair Atholl
Jessie Dow farmer's daughter dau u/m 15y Blair Atholl
Christina Dow3 scholar dau u/m 11y Blair Atholl
Janet Dow4-6 annuitant mother widow 83y Blair Atholl
2 Christina Stewart7-10 crofter head widow 93y Blair Atholl
Christina Duncan11-13 annuitant dau widow 53y Blair Atholl
Neil Duncan14-15 scholar gson u/m 14y Edinburgh City
Mary Underwood16 unemployed barmaid gdau u/m 22y Blair Atholl

1 Robert Dow, son of John Dow and Janet Stewart, married Margaret McDonald of Kinaldy, 24th January 1862
2 Margaret McDonald, daughter of Angus McDonald, shepherd, and Ann McDonald
3 marries Alex McIntyre of Ardtullichan Killiecrankie, ploughman, 23y, son of Donald McIntyre and Mary Cruickshank, 2nd June 1896
4 Janet Stewart of Balcastle, widow of John Dow, married 17th December 1837, Blair Atholl
5 see Balnabodach births in "Stewarts of Blair Athol"
6 Janet Stewart died 2nd May 1896 aged 91. Parents given as Robert Stewart and Janet Stewart (but probably in error for Janet Robertson)
7 Christina Stewart was the inn-keeper at Balnauld in the 1881 census
8 daughter of Robert Dow and Janet Stewart in Balnabodach, born 11th January 1798, died 20th May 1891
9 Robert Stewart in Crossmount, Fortingall and Christian Dow in Balnabodach married 10th February 1822, Blair Atholl
10 see Balnabodach births in "Stewarts of Blair Athol"
11 daughter of Robert Stewart and Christina Dow. Born 5th August 1836, at Balnabodach
12 Christina Stewart married Robert Duncan, saddler (journeyman) on 17th November 1854, Edinburgh
13 living at Knockgarry in the 1901 census
14 Neil Stewart Duncan, born 5th January 1877 at 4 Guthrie Street, Edinburgh
15 working at Borenich farm in the 1901 census
16 Mary Stewart Christie Underwood born 6th September 1868, at Loch Tummel Inn, daughter of Walter Christie Underwood and Jessie Stewart

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Balnabruach - Blair Atholl Parish (district 4)

Dwelling Name Occupation Related Status Age Birth-place
1 Robert McDonald1,2 retired gardener head u/m 72y Blair Atholl
Elizabeth Dow domestic servant servant u/m 16y Blair Atholl
2 Ann McDonald3,4 annuitant head widow 34y Fortingall
Elizabeth McDonald scholar dau u/m 10y Blair Atholl
Donald McDonald scholar son u/m 8y Blair Atholl
3 Mary Stewart dressmaker head u/m 52y Dull

1 son of Alexander McDonald and Christian Stewart in Croftdouglas, born 12th January 1818
2 died at Froachran, Strathtummel on 19th March 1897. Wit: Alexander McDonald, nephew, Pitcairn field, Perth
3 widow of Robert McDonald, who was probably the son of Donald McDonald in Balnabruach and Elizabeth Stewart in Balcastle
4 widow's husband, Robert McDonald, was probably the nephew of Robert McDonald in same property

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Balnauld - Blair Atholl Parish (district 4)

Dwelling Name Occupation Related Status Age Birth-place
1 Duncan Moon1,2 blacksmith head marr 63y Blair Atholl
Charlotte Moon3,4 wife marr 30y Moulin
Isabella Moon domestic servant dau u/m 17y Moulin
Nellie Gordon5 relation u/m 6y Moulin
26 Duncan Dow7,8 hotel keeper and farmer head marr 42y Blair Atholl
Loch Christina Dow hotel keeper's wife wife marr 36y Blair Atholl
Tummel Duncan Alex. Dow scholar son u/m 6y Blair Atholl
Hotel Chrissie Ann Dow scholar dau u/m 5y Blair Atholl
J.A.S. Barrat medical student, Edinburgh visitor u/m 22y Dundee
Frederick Gourlay arts student, Edinburgh visitor u/m 24y Peebleshire
May McLean domestic servant servant u/m 22y Alvie, Kingussie
Alexander Cameron farm servant servant u/m 36y Little Dunkeld

1 Duncan Moon married Charlotte Sim in Forfar, 14th December 1880
2 Duncan Moon died in Perth 26th September 1900
3 Charlotte Sim, born 15th April 1855, Kinnaird, Moulin, (parents' third child - one son, one daughter)
4 daughter of James Sim, agricultural labourer (30y) and Helen McDougall (28y) married Pitlochry 1851
5 imbecile
6 premises identified as the Loch Tummel Hotel
7 son of Alexander Dow and Margaret Stewart in Woodend of Port-an-Eilean, born 19th May 1848, Blair Atholl
8 Alexander Dow in Balintuim and Margaret Stewart in Tomintianda married 19th January 1845

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Blairbuie - Blair Atholl Parish (district 4)

Dwelling Name Occupation Related Status Age Birth-place
1 Jessie Campbell1 farmer head widow 63y Blair Atholl
Lizzie Campbell housemaid dau u/m 26y Blair Atholl
Donald Campbell2,3 farm servant step-son u/m 42y Blair Atholl

1 Jessie Robertson, widow of Duncan Campbell
2 natural son of Duncan Campbell and Euphemia Cumming
3 died at Cuil an Daraich, Logierait, 1928

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Borenich - Dull Parish (Tenandry district 3)

The 1891 enumerator notes that Balnald of Borenich is "in ruins", and he must be refering to the original Balnald of Borenich which consisted of two dwellings, up the hill, to the north of this farm. Over the years the name of the farm has changed a number of times: Croftcarnach, Borenich Farm, Balnald of Borenich and now, simply Borenich

Dwelling Name Occupation Related Status Age Birth-place
1 Thomas McDonald1,2 farmer head u/m 55y Blair Atholl
Mary McDonald3 farmer's sister sister u/m 42y Blair Atholl
John Stewart hagman servant u/m 55y Ireland
Elizabeth Forbes general servant servant u/m 23y Perthshire
Donald Kelly ploughman servant u/m 25y Inverness-shire

1 son of Alexander Stewart and Mary McGregor who married 23rd January 1831, Blair Atholl and Fortingall
2 born 29th July 1836 Blair Atholl
3 born 31st December 1840 Blair Atholl

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Bridgend - Blair Atholl Parish (district 4)

Unoccupied during the 1891 census.

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Bruchbane - Blair Atholl Parish (district 4)

Dwelling Name Occupation Related Status Age Birth-place
1,2 Alexander McDonald1 ploughman head marr 40y Blair Atholl
Grace McDonald3 ploughman's wife wife marr 40y Logierait
Catherine Forbes scholar step-dau u/m 16y Tenandry
Betsy McDonald scholar dau u/m 13y Tenandry
Angus McDonald scholar son u/m 11y Tenandry
Annie McDonald scholar dau u/m 9y Tenandry
John McDonald scholar son u/m 8y Tenandry
Margaret McDonald dau u/m 4y Blair Atholl
Alexander McDonald son u/m 2y Blair Atholl
John Robertson4 fancy stick maker relation u/m 48y Logierait
John Robertson shepherd visitor u/m 59y Logierait

1 family previously in Borenich Farm during the 1881 census
2 family moves to Croftdouglas by the 1901 census
3 Grace Robertson of Borenich, aged 27, (daughter of John Robertson and Elizabeth Stewart) and Alexander McDonald of Dalnaspidal, shepherd, aged 27, (son of Angus McDonald, shepherd, and Ann McDonald) were married at Borenich farm on 22nd November 1878. Witness: Charles Forbes
4 brother of Grace McDonald

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Chamberbane - Blair Atholl Parish (district 4)

Dwelling Name Occupation Related Status Age Birth-place
1 Peter Dow1-3 farmer head marr 63y Blair Atholl
Jessie Dow farmer's wife wife marr 53y Dull
Alexander Dow farmer's son son u/m 30y Dull
John Dow shepherd son u/m 24y Dull
Christina Dow scholar dau u/m 12y Blair Atholl
Charles Dow scholar son u/m 10y Blair Atholl
2 Alexander Stewart4-6 farmer head marr 54y Blair Atholl
Margaret Stewart7 farmer's wife wife marr 41y Kingussie
Betsy Stewart farmer's daughter dau u/m 17y Blair Atholl
John Stewart scholar son u/m 12y Blair Atholl
Robert Stewart scholar son u/m 8y Blair Atholl
Maggie Stewart scholar dau u/m 5y Blair Atholl
Jessie Stewart dau u/m 3y Blair Atholl
Catherine Stewart dau u/m 1y Blair Atholl

1 son of Alexander Dow and Marjory McDonald of Tomintianda, who married 23rd March 1823, Blair Atholl
2 born 17th October 1827
3 Peter Dow of Balmore, Foss, gamekeeper aged 28 (son of Alexander Dow, farmer, and Marjory McDonald) and Jessie McLauchlane, farm servant at Frenich, aged 22 (daughter of William McLauchlane, farmer deceased and Margaret McRostie deceased) were married on 23rd December 1859 at Frenich, Foss. Witnesses: Janet Dow and William McLauchlane
4 son of Alexander Stewart in Grennich and Margaret Dow in Balnabodach who married 4th March 1821
5 Alexander Stewart of Strathtummel, farmer aged 28 (son of Alexander Stewart, and Margaret Dow) and Margaret Anderson, domestic servant at Auchtarsin, Kinloch Rannoch, aged 20 (daughter of John Anderson, joiner, and Margaret Cameron) were married on 9th December 1870 at Auchtarsin, Rannoch (just north of Dun Alastair). Witnesses: Angus Cameron and James Anderson
6 died 6th December 1913, buried in Old Blair churchyard (Monument Inscription 43)
7 died 28th October 1920, buried in Old Blair churchyard (Monument Inscription 43)

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Croftdouglas - Blair Atholl Parish (district 4)

Dwelling Name Occupation Related Status Age Birth-place
1 Christina Stewart1-4 farmer head widow 67y Blair Atholl
Robert Stewart3 farmer's son son u/m 29y Blair Atholl
Christina Stewart3 farmer's daughter dau u/m 24y Blair Atholl
Alexander Stewart farmer servant servant u/m 13y Blair Atholl

1 probably the daughter of Alexander Stewart and Margaret Dow of Chamberbane
2 William Stewart in Croftdouglas and Christian Stewart in Chamberbane married 7th April 1849
3 family in Grennich by 1901 census
4 see Croftdouglas births in "The Stewarts of Blair Athol"

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Froachran - Blair Atholl Parish (district 4)

This dwelling does not seem to be mentioned in the 1891 census. Perhaps it was unoccupied

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Grennich - Blair Atholl Parish (district 4)

Dwelling Name Occupation Related Status Age Birth-place
1 Alexander Stewart1,2 farmer head u/m 58y Blair Atholl
John Campbell farm servant servant u/m 21y Logierait
Duncan Duff farm servant servant u/m 18y Blair Atholl
Malcolm McMartin shepherd boarder u/m 28y Kenmore
Jessie Stewart domestic servant servant u/m 21y Blair Atholl
2 Christina Stewart3 annuitant head u/m 55y Blair Atholl
Alexander McIntosh shepherd son u/m 26y Blair Atholl
Jessie Robertson scholar dau u/m 13y Blair Atholl
3 Margaret Stewart domestic servant head u/m 57y Edinburgh
Annie McLean housemaid dau u/m 25y Little Dunkeld
Maggie Lamond scholar gdau u/m 14y Blair Atholl
John Stewart scholar gson u/m 6y Dull
Duncan Stewart gson u/m 3y Dull

1 son of John Stewart and Margaret Stewart of Grennich, who married 29th November 1829, Blair Atholl
2 see Grennich births in "Stewarts in Blair Athol"
3 daughter of Alexander Stewart and Janet Stewart of Grennich, who married 28th January 1818, Blair Atholl

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Knockgarry (Cnocgaraidh) - Dull Parish (Tenandry district 3)

Dwelling Name Occupation Related Status Age Birth-place
1 Mary McGaskill head marr 32y Durness, Inverness
Christina McGaskill dau u/m 1y Dull
2 Archibald Cameron farm servant head marr 28y Fortingall
Mary Cameron wife marr 20y Greenock, Renfrew
William Cameron son u/m 2y Logierait
James Cameron son u/m 5m Logierait

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Milltown of Borenich - Dull Parish (Tenandry district 3)

Un-inhabited since before the 1861 census.

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Port-an-Eilean (Country house, rebuilt 1868) - Blair Atholl Parish (district 4)

Dwelling Name Occupation Related Status Age Birth-place
1 Alexander Forbes1,2 farmer and gamekeeper head marr 59y Fortingall
Anne Forbes farmer's wife wife marr 48y Blair Atholl
Annie Drummond Rose school mistress boarder u/m 29y Dunkeld
Christina McCallum housemaid servant u/m 23y Comrie
Isabella Lammie domestic servant servant u/m 16y Sanquhar, Dumfries
Christina McCallum farmer servant servant u/m 17y Blair Atholl

1 There is a monument inscription to this family in Dunalastair (St Luke's) Fortingall: by Dr Forbes, in memory of his father Duncan died Port-an-Eilean 16.2.1874 74y, mother Margaret MacDonald died there 24.6.1873 78y, brother John died Bohally 1.3.1860 33y, brother James died Bothbury 29.3.1901 69y, brother Alexander died Port-an-Eilean 11.5.1901 71y, neice Annie A. Ballantyne died Port-an-Eilean 23.1.1879 5y, sister Annie Ballantyne died Woodend 25.12.1908 73y.
2 living at Woodend of Port-an-Eilean during the 1901 census

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Port-an-Eilean Cottage - Blair Atholl Parish (district 4)

Dwelling Name Occupation Related Status Age Birth-place
1 Ann Ballantyne1 contractor's wife head marr 54y Fortingall

1 husband abroad and see Port-an-Eilean notes

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Schoolhouse - previously called Strathtummel in 1871 - Blair Atholl Parish

Dwelling Name Occupation Related Status Age Birth-place
1 Duncan Robertson1-4 gardener head marr 45y Fortingall
Jane Robertson gardener's wife wife marr 41y Blair Atholl
Isabella Robertson5 scholar dau u/m 11y Tenandry
Betsy Robertson scholar dau u/m 10y Tenandry
Jane Robertson scholar dau u/m 9y Tenandry
Catherine Robertson scholar dau u/m 7y Tenandry
Margaret Robertson scholar dau u/m 5y Dull

1 family were previously at Balchapel (Chapelton of Borenich) in 1881 census
2 family moves to Balnauld by 1901 census
3 son of John Robertson and Elizabeth Stewart of Borenich farm (Balnald of Borenich)
4 Duncan Robertson married Jane Stewart, daughter of Peter Stewart and Isabella Dow of Tomintianda, on 6th December 1877 in Perth
5 housekeeper to her uncle, Duncan Stewart of Tomintianda by 1901 census

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Tomanbuie - Dull Parish (Tenandry district 3)

Un-inhabited since before 1871 and recorded as "in ruins" by the 1891 enumerator

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Tomintianda - Blair Atholl Parish (district 4)

Dwelling Name Occupation Related Status Age Birth-place
1 Robert Dow1 farmer head u/m 61y Blair Atholl
Janet Dow house keeper sister u/m 66y Blair Atholl
Grace Dow1 farmer's sister sister u/m 59y Blair Atholl
Marjory Dow farmer's niece niece u/m 25y Dull
Alexander Dow2-5 retired farmer father widower 93y Blair Atholl
2 Jessie Dow crofter head u/m 75y Blair Atholl
3 Duncan Stewart6,7 farmer head u/m 43y Blair Atholl
Christina Dow8 house keeper aunt u/m 82y Blair Atholl
Annie Nicolson domestic servant servant u/m 22y Syke, Invernesshire
Charles Cameron farm servant servant u/m 16y Logierait
Peter Stewart carpenter brother u/m 32y Blair Atholl

1 Peter, Robert and Grace were baptised together in 1844-1845, Blair Atholl
2 son of Donald Dow and Grace McDonald, born about 1797, died at Tomintianda 17th December 1896
3 Donald Dow and Grace McDonald married 17th February 1794, Blair Atholl
4 Alexander Calmanach (Dow) and Marjory McDonald married 23rd March 1823, Blair Atholl
5 widower of Marjory McDonald, daughter of Patrick and Janet McDonald of Chamberbane born 20th November 1788, died 19th February 1868
6 son of Peter Stewart and Isabella Dow, both in Tomintianda, who married 23rd February 1845, Blair Atholl
7 see Tomintianda births in "Stewarts in Blair Athol"
8 daughter of Thomas Dow, farmer in Tomintianda and Janet Dow, born about 1808 and died 21st December 1896

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Tressait - Blair Atholl Parish (district 4)

Dwelling Name Occupation Related Status Age Birth-place
1 Jane Stewart1 pauper head u/m 63y Edinburgh
Jane McDonald domestic servant gdau u/m 18y Blair Atholl
2 Donald Stewart2,3 farmer head widower 91y Blair Atholl
Margaret Stewart farmer's daughter dau u/m 45y Blair Atholl
Elizabeth Stewart4 farmer's daughter dau u/m 32y Blair Atholl
Donald Campbell farm servant servant u/m 23y Logierait
Charles Gow boarder u/m 64y Blair Atholl

1 probably the daughter of John Stewart, master gardener and Ann Wight (White?) who probably married in Edinburgh
2 son of Duncan Stewart and Jean Dow in Tomintianda, born 29th January 1800, died 6th April 1897. Wit: Arch Stewart, son, Garryside
3 Donald Stewart in Tressait and Barbara Robertson in Bochonie married 16th March 1845, Blair Atholl
4 born 3rd July 1857

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Uchdnanetaig - Dull Parish (Tenandry district 3)

Un-inhabited since before the 1861 census.

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Woodend of Port-an-Eilean - Blair Atholl Parish (district 4)

Unoccupied during the 1891 census.

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