Extracts from the 1901 Census

Balcastle - Blair Atholl 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) - Blair Atholl 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 Mary McGregor1 own means head widow 83y Fortingall
Catherine McGregor2 own means dau u/m 38y Fortingall
Maggie Strachan scholar gdau u/m 11y Fortingall
Mary Anderson general servant gdau u/m 24y Dull
Euphemia Strachan3 carting contractor's wife dau marr 40y Fortingall
Mary Forgan postman's wife dau marr 42y Fortingall
Andrew Forgan postman son-in-law marr 38y Elie, Fifeshire

1 Mary Cameron, widow of Duncan McGregor: marriage 8th March 1840 at Fortingall
2 Catherine McGregor was born 20th December 1856, Kinloch Rannoch parish
3 on 17th December 1880 at Crossmount, Rannoch, parish of Fortingall, Euphemia McGregor, domestic servant at Crossmount Lodge, aged 24 (daughter of Duncan McGregor, farmer and Mary Cameron) married George Strachan, general contractor of Dunalistair Lodge, aged 29 (son of William Strachan, farmer and Margaret Duff). Witness: Eliza McGregor (born 20th July 1859, Kinloch Rannoch parish)

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Balintochich - Blair Atholl 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 Peter MacDonald1-3 farmer head widower 80y Blair Atholl
Jane MacDonald4 dau u/m 39y Blair Atholl
Janet McDonald sister u/m 74y Blair Atholl
George Lamb farm servant servant u/m 18y Jedburgh
2 Donald Robertson5 farmer head u/m 40y Blair Atholl
Christina Robertson6-9 farmer's mother mother widow 80y Blair Atholl
Maggie Sinclair general domestic servant u/m 28y Blair Atholl
Donald Seaton herd and scholar servant u/m 11y Blair Atholl

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

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Balnabodach - Blair Atholl Parish (district 4)

Dwelling Name Occupation Related Status Age Birth-place
1 Robert Dow1 farmer head marr 65y Blair Atholl
Margaret Dow2 wife marr 65y Blair Atholl
Jessie McPherson3 dau marr 25y Blair Atholl
Margaret McPherson gdau u/m 1y Blair Atholl
John Dempster scholar gson u/m 8y Blair Atholl
Donald McInroy cattleman servant marr 44y Moulin

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 Jessie Dow married John McPherson in Blair Atholl, 1897

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Balnabruach - Blair Atholl Parish (district 4)

Not listed by the enumerator in the 1901 census

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Balnauld - Blair Atholl Parish (district 4)

Dwelling Name Occupation Related Status Age Birth-place
1 Duncan Robertson1-4 gardener head marr 54y Fortingall
Jane Robertson wife marr 50y Blair Atholl
Jeannie Robertson telegraphist dau u/m 19y Dull
Catherine Robertson dau u/m 17y Dull
Margaret Robertson dau u/m 15y Dull
25 Duncan Dow6-8 hotel keeper and farmer head marr 52y Blair Atholl
Loch Christina Dow hotel keeper's wife wife marr 46y Blair Atholl
Tummel D. Alick Dow9 bank clerk son u/m 16y Blair Atholl
Hotel Mary McIntosh table maid servant u/m 27y Kingussie
Betsy Robertson kitchen maid servant u/m 20y Blair Atholl
Peter McLaren ploughman servant u/m 29y Glenorchy
Alexander Cameron boatman servant u/m 46y Blair Atholl
Alister Cameron herd servant u/m 14y Blair Atholl

1 family were previously at Strathtummel Schoolhouse in 1891 census
2 son of John Robertson and Elizabeth Stewart of Borenich farm (Balnald of Borenich)
3 Duncan Robertson married Jane Stewart, daughter of Peter Stewart and Isabella Dow of Tomintianda, on 6th December 1877 in Perth
4 Duncan Robertson and his family seem to be running the Post Office next to the Loch Tummel Hotel
5 premises identified as the Loch Tummel Hotel and separate from Balnauld in the 1911 census
6 son of Alexander Dow and Margaret Stewart in Woodend of Port-an-Eilean, born 19th May 1848, Blair Atholl
7 Alexander Dow in Balintuim and Margaret Stewart in Tomintianda married 19th January 1845
8 On 31st July 1883, at St Stephen's parish church Edinburgh, Duncan Dow of Strathtummel, hotel proprietor, aged 35 (son of Alexander Dow, deceased and Margaret Stewart, deceased), married Christina Stewart of Blair Cottages, Blair Atholl, aged 28 (daughter of Donald Stewart, joiner, deceased and Christian Stewart. Witnessed by R.J. Stewart and William Stewart
9 Duncan Alexander Dow, born 15th July 1884 at Blair Cottages, Blair Atholl
10 daughter of Duncan Robertson and Jane Stewart in other Balnauld property

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Blairbuie - Blair Atholl Parish (district 4)

Listed as uninhabited by the enumerator in the 1901 census

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Borenich - Blair Atholl 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 63y Blair Atholl
Mary McDonald3 sister u/m 56y Blair Atholl
Christina Lishman general servant servant u/m 22y Musselburgh
Angus McDonald general servant
(in charge of horses)
servant u/m 22y Tenandry
Neil Duncan4-5 general servant
(in charge of horses)
servant u/m 24y Edinburgh
Alexander Stewart general servant
(in charge of cattle)
servant u/m 12y St Cuthberts,
Edinburgh
Joseph Howie farm servant servant u/m 10y Glasgow

1 son of Alexander McDonald of Achleanie 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
4 Neil Stewart Duncan, born 5th January 1877 at 4 Guthrie Street, Edinburgh, son of Robert Duncan, saddler (journeyman) and Christina Stewart who married 17th November 1854, Edinburgh
5 previously at Balnabodach in the 1891 census

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Bridgend - Blair Atholl Parish (district 4)

Dwelling Name Occupation Related Status Age Birth-place
1 Janet Stewart own means head u/m 57y Blair Atholl
Robert Bruce mole catcher boarder marr 57y Errol

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Bruchbane - Blair Atholl Parish (district 4)

Dwelling Name Occupation Related Status Age Birth-place
1 James Stewart farmer head marr 51y Blair Atholl
Annie Stewart wife marr 50y Blair Atholl
Donald Stewart son u/m 19y England
Annie A. Stewart scholar dau u/m 15y Blair Atholl
Maggie M. Stewart scholar dau u/m 12y Blair Atholl
Mary Stewart scholar dau u/m 6y Blair Atholl

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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 72y Blair Atholl
Jessie Dow farmer's wife wife marr 62y Dull
Alexander Dow son u/m 40y Dull
Charles Dow son u/m 19y Blair Atholl
Jessie Peattie4 dau marr 28y Blair Atholl
James Peattie gson u/m 3y Edinburgh
Jessie Peattie gdau u/m 4m Edinburgh
2 Alexander Stewart5-7 farmer head marr 64y Blair Atholl
Margaret Stewart8 wife marr 50y Kingussie
Betsy Stewart dau u/m 20y Blair Atholl
Robert Stewart scholar son u/m 18y Blair Atholl
Maggie Stewart dau u/m 16y Blair Atholl
Jessie Stewart scholar dau u/m 13y Blair Atholl
Katie Stewart dau u/m 11y Blair Atholl
James Stewart son u/m 8y 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 Jessie Dow married James Peattie in 1897, Edinburgh
5 son of Alexander Stewart in Grennich and Margaret Dow in Balnabodach who married 4th March 1821
6 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
7 died 6th December 1913, buried in Old Blair churchyard (Monument Inscription 43)
8 Margaret Anderson, 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 Alexander McDonald1 farmer head marr 50y Blair Atholl
Grace McDonald2 wife marr 49y Fortingall
Annie McDonald dau u/m 18y Tenandry
John McDonald son u/m 17y Tenandry
Alexander McDonald scholar son u/m 12y Blair Atholl
Allan R. McDonald son u/m 7y Blair Atholl

1 family previously in Bruchbane during the 1891 census
2 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

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Froachran - Blair Atholl Parish (district 4)

This dwelling was unoccupied during the 1901 census.

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Grennich - Blair Atholl Parish (district 4)

Dwelling Name Occupation Related Status Age Birth-place
1 Robert Stewart1-3 farmer head u/m 37y Blair Atholl
Christian Stewart1-3 sister u/m 32y Blair Atholl
John Stewart ploughman servant u/m 22y Blair Atholl
Donald McLauchlan ploughman servant u/m 35y Tenandry
Christian Dow general domestic servant u/m 21y Blair Atholl
Ann McLeod general domestic servant u/m 25y Killiemuir,
Inverness-shire
24 Christina Stewart5 laundress head u/m 65y Blair Atholl

1 parents were William Stewart and Christian Stewart of Croftdouglas who married 7th April 1849
2 family previously in Croftdouglas during 1891 census
3 see Croftdouglas births in "The Stewarts of Blair Athol"
4 given as Grennich cottage
5 daughter of Alexander Stewart and Janet Stewart of Grennich, who married 28th January 1818, Blair Atholl

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Knockgarry (Cnocgaraidh) - Blair Atholl Parish (Tenandry district 3)

Dwelling Name Occupation Related Status Age Birth-place
1 Robert Stewart retired general labourer head u/m 74y Blair Atholl
2 Christina
Duncan1-4
own means head widow 64y Blair Atholl
Annie Duncan estate labourer's wife dau marr 25y Laggan,
Inverness-shire
John Duncan gson u/m 4y St Giles, Edinburgh

1 previously at Balnabodach in the 1891 census
2 daughter of Robert Stewart and Christina Dow. Born 5th August 1836, at Balnabodach
3 Christina Stewart married Robert Duncan, saddler (journeyman) on 17th November 1854, Edinburgh
4 Christina Stewart's son, Neil Stewart Duncan, was born 5th January 1877 at 4 Guthrie Street, Edinburgh

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Milltown of Borenich - Blair Atholl 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 Mary McPherson housemaid caretaker u/m 21y Kenmore
21 James Robertson farm servant head marr 34y Pitlochry
Margaret Robertson wife marr 29y Pitlochry

1 given as Port-an-Eilean bothy

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

Dwelling Name Occupation Related Status Age Birth-place
1 Ann Ballantine1,2 architect's wife head marr 64y Dull
Margaret Ballantine dau u/m 32y Dundee

1 husband given as abroad
2 mentioned on the Forbes family memorial 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.

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Schoolhouse - previously called Strathtummel in 1871 - Blair Atholl Parish

Dwelling Name Occupation Related Status Age Birth-place
1 Margaret Black1,2 head widow 67y Bothwell, Lanarkshire
Janet S. Nicoll3 dau marr 41y Shotts, Lanarkshire
Margaret Black certified teacher dau u/m 38y Shotts, Lanarkshire
Elizabeth Black formerly clerkess dau u/m 32y Shotts, Lanarkshire
Maggie P. Nicoll scholar gdau u/m 13y Abernethy
James M. B. Nicoll scholar gson u/m 11y Arngask

1 Margaret Patterson, widow of James Marshall Black, farmer, (son of James Black, farmer, and Janet Marshall)
2 James Marshall Black died at Schoolhouse, Strathtummel on 11th April 1897, aged 71 years. Witness: William P. Black, son, of Pembroke Street, Glasgow
3 Janet Black married John Nicoll in 1886

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Tomanbuie - Blair Atholl 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 Dow1-3 farmer head u/m 69y Blair Atholl
Grace Dow1-3 house keeper sister u/m 67y Blair Atholl
Marjory Dow4 general domestic niece u/m 34y Dull
James Seaton scholar boarder u/m 14y Blair Atholl
2 Duncan Stewart5,6 farmer head u/m 53y Blair Atholl
Bella Robertson7 house keeper niece u/m 21y Dull
Peter McNaughton8,9 scholar nephew u/m 15y St Fillans
George McCulloch ploughman servant u/m 18y Balbeggie
Neil White shepherd boarder u/m 18y Belnahua10, Argyllshire

1 parents were Alexander Dow and Marjory McDonald of Tomintianda, who married 23rd March 1823, Blair Atholl
2 brother Peter and family are living in Chamberbane during the 1901 census
3 Peter, Robert and Grace were baptised together in 1844-1845, Blair Atholl
4 daughter of Peter Dow and Jessie McLauchlane in Chamberbane
5 son of Peter Stewart and Isabella Dow, both in Tomintianda, who married 23rd February 1845, Blair Atholl
6 see Tomintianda births in "Stewarts in Blair Athol"
7 Isabella, daughter of Duncan Robertson and Jane Stewart in Balnauld during the 1901 census
8 Peter Stewart McNaughton, son of Malcolm McNaughton, shepherd, and Margaret Stewart, born 5th August 1885 at Glentarken, St Fillans. According to the birth certificate his parents married in Blair Atholl on 7th June 1880
9 buried near the south-east corner of Blair Atholl parish church. Inscription reads "In memory of Peter Stewart McNaughton, beloved husband of Catherine Robertson, who died 10th April 1947 aged 61 years and the above Catherine Robertson who died 29th June 1976 aged 92 years
10 Belnahua is one of the 'Slate Islands', close to neighbouring islands of Luing, Seil and Easdale

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Tressait - Blair Atholl Parish (district 4)

Dwelling Name Occupation Related Status Age Birth-place
1 Margaret Stewart1 farmer's representative head u/m 45y Blair Atholl
Elizabeth Stewart1,2 sister u/m 42y Blair Atholl
Donald Campbell ploughman servant u/m 49y Blair Atholl
2 unoccupied

1 daughter of Donald Stewart and Barbara Robertson who married 16th March 1845, Blair Atholl
2 born 3rd July 1857

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Uchdnanetaig - Blair Atholl 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)

Dwelling Name Occupation Related Status Age Birth-place
1 Alexander Forbes1,2 retired farmer head marr 71y Dull
Annie Forbes wife marr 59y Blair Atholl
Barbara R. Stewart niece u/m 22y Dull

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 previously living at Port-an-Eilean in the 1891 census

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