Interesting find in the 1841 Scotland census

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    An interesting find in the 1841 Census for South Uist that confirmed that many people had emigrated from that Island to Cape Breton in Nova Scotia. It is unusual to find such comments in a Census. Notably the number of people enumerated in North Uist dropped from 4,419 to 3,907 between 1841 to 1851.

    Click below to see the entry, which reads:

    There has been no emigration from this Parish for the last 6 months, but for some years past about 300 souls have annually emigrated from this Island to Cape Breton Nova Scotia, there will be about the same number going there from the different districts of the Parish in the month of July next.
     

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    Studied history at college many moons ago and used to love searching through old census returns, parish records etc.... Traced an American lady's family back to the 1500s just through all the local records. no internet the, and can't believe we students were allowed to handle papers so old :Eek!:
     
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    Interesting Jim. What site did you get the Scottish census on, if you don't mind me asking. I've found that some of Tom's ancestors went to Scotland in the 1800's from Ireland and would be interested to see the census returns.
     
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    I use Scotland's People.. an excellent resource ... http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/welcome.aspx

    I'm stuck with my family tree.. I discovered they were in Ireland in the 1700s .. but many Irish records from that time were lost .. last known place was Drumore in Co Down, my GGG grandfather Augustus Allan born around 1770.. his son Thomas moved to Scotland circa 1820
     
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    It's great when an enumerator or parish priest adds comments like that isn't it.
     
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