Argyll, Kilmartin, 1841 Census Index


Argyll, Kilmartin parish 1841 Census Index compiled by Edna Stark

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Parish of Kilmartin (Parish 521)

This parish is said to lie in the direct centre of Argyll, about 30 miles from both Oban and Inveraray, on the west coast, with magnificent views seaward.  Much of the ground is hilly but Kilmartin Glen forms a large flat area.  Today it is well known for its magnificent series of archaelogical remains.  Some of the flat land is Crinan Moss, drained by the Malcolm lairds, hence the name Experiment Farm.

Landowners in the early days were mostly Campbells, but the MacCallums or Malcolms of Poltalloch had made thenselves rich through West Indian trade by the late 18thC and become the main landowners.  Their estate records are in Argyll and Bute Archives.  The population in 1841 was about 1200.  Later it dropped due to emigration and the amalgamation of farms, but the 1841 census reveals many surnames that are not native to Argyll – people obviously brough in to introduce modern farming methods.

Please note that in this publication the ages of children less than two years old at the time of the Census are all shown as aged one.

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