Surviving Pre- 1841 Census Records in Scotland Dalkeith Population listings in Dalkeith in 1834. Published by Janet and Bruce Bishop. Contact: J&B Bishop Rivendell, Miltonduff Elgin, Moray, IV30 8TJ Copy available in ScotlandsPeople Centre Library (see below) Dumfries & Galloway NAS digitised the censuses for Annan for 1811, 1821 and 1831 (ref. GB225/GGD626) held by Dumfries and Galloway archives, and these are available electronically in the NAS search rooms. The photocopy is NAS RH2/8/50. Contact: Dumfries and Galloway Archives Archive Centre, 33 Burns Street, Dumfries DG1 2PS T: 01387 269 254 F: 01387 264 126 E: email@example.com Opening times: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday - 1100-1300, 1400-1700 Thursday -1800-2100 Friday - 1100-1300, 1400-1700 Photocopy and transcript available in ScotlandsPeople Centre Library (see below) Dundee The census enumerator's journal for the burgh of Dundee in 1801 and the Longforgan (Perthshire) census enumerators' drafts 1811/21/31/41 are in the Dundee City Archives. Transcripts available in ScotlandsPeople Centre Library (see below). There are gossipy notes in all of this material to explain how the census was carried out and who they included, and who they missed out, and why. The notes in the Longforgan 1841 draft were still useful as an example of the census process. Volunteers from the Friends of Dundee City Archives have had the Dundee census indexed, and the district descriptions transcribed, at http://www.fdca.org.uk/FDCABurghRecords1.html Contact: Dundee City Archives Archive & Record Centre, 21 City Square, Dundee DD1 3BY Callers please use 18 City Square, Dundee T: 01382 434494 F: 01382 434182 E: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.dundeecity.gov.uk/archives Opening hours: Monday to Friday 0915 - 1300 and 1400-1645. Appointments should be made 3 days in advance Glasgow Glasgow City Archives hold the 1821 census for Lesmahagow. Contact: Glasgow City Archives Culture & Sport Glasgow, The Mitchell Library, 210 North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN T: 0141 287 2988 F: 0141 226 8452 E: email@example.com Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 0900 - 1700, Tuesdays and Thursday 0900 to 2000 Please note if visiting after 5pm on a Tuesday or Thursday or all day Saturday it is best to call in advance. Transcript available in ScotlandsPeople Centre Library (see below) Highland Highland Council Archives hold some material for Sutherland in M/SUTH/12/5/a County population return 1811 M/SUTH/12/5/b-c County population return Golspie, Assynt and possibly Farr 1821, 1831 Contact: Highland Council Archive The Highland Council Archives, The Highland Council Archive Service, Highland Archive and Registration Centre, Bught Road Inverness, IV3 5SS T: 01463 256 444 Peter Meny E: firstname.lastname@example.org Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 1000 - 1700 Wednesday 1000 - 1930 The search room is available for pre-arranged group visits and at weekends. See also Highland Archives: Lochaber Archive Centre and Highland Archives: North Highland Archive. Highland Archives: Lochaber Archive Centre Lochaber College, An Aird, Fort William PH33 6AN T: 01397-701942 E: Lochaber.email@example.com Web: www.highland.gov.uk/leisureandtourism/what-to- see/archives/lochaberarchives/ Highland Archives: North Highland Archive Wick Library, Sinclair Terrace, Wick, Caithness, KW1 5AB T: 01955 606432 F: 01955 603000 E: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.highland.gov.uk/leisureandtourism/what-to- see/archives/northhighlandarchives/ Opening hours: Mon, Tue and Thur 1000 - 1330; 1400 - 1730 Wednesday - CLOSED (except by appointment 1000 - 1300 June-September) Friday 1000 - 1330, 1400 - 1700 Transcripts available in ScotlandsPeople Centre Library (see below) Orkney Manuscript copies of the 1821 census for St. Andrews, Deerness, South Ronaldsay & Burray, Sandwick and Stromness. In addition she held among the Orphir Kirk Session records a ms of the 1821 census which gives additional information about livestock, boats, farm equipment etc. All are transcribed with copies available from the Orkney Family History Society. Contact: Orkney Library and Archives 44, Junction Road, Kirkwall KW15 1AG T: 01856 873 166 F: 01856 875 260 E: email@example.com Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 0900-1700, Thursday 0900- 1900. Transcripts and photocopies available in ScotlandsPeople Centre Library (see below) Shetland Brian Smith reported that he held an 1821 book that seems to have been reused in 1841. Nevertheless as a surviving 1821 binding it is still interesting. D16/392/28 Census enumeration book for 1821, with totals for inhabited houses, numbers of families, occupations & numbers of males & females in each township in North Yell. According to a pencil note on the front these figures are for 1841. With census enumerator's form anent house of Brae, Midbrake, North Yell, 1841 Contact: Shetland Archives Shetland Museum and Archives, Hay's Dock, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0WP T: 01595 695057 E: firstname.lastname@example.org Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 0930 - 1630; Thursday 1000 - 1900, Saturday 1000 – 1300 Stow Innes of stow collection of papers at the National Archives of Scotland, reference GD113/1/468-470. Transcript available in the related resources section of The statistical accounts of Scotland 1791-1854. Old Parish Registers OPR 105/2 Moy and Dalarossie contains copy of 1821 and 1831 census returns OPR 618/4 Symington contains 1851 census OPR 881/2 Kirkinner contains an 1831 census of population enquiry form at the end of the marriage entries. Published and unpublished transcripts plus photocopies of pre-1841 census records held in the ScotlandsPeople Centre Library arranged alphabetically by place-name Annan parish censuses, 1801-1821 (Scottish Record Society, 1975) An account of the population of the town and parish of Annan taken in virtue of an Act of Parliament passed in 1800 [Photocopies of lists for the 1801, 1811 and 1821 censuses] Population lists of Assynt 1638-1811 (Malcolm Bangor-Jones, 1977) Population lists of Strathnaver, Strathy and Strath Halladale 1667-1811 (Assynt Press, 2000] Scottish population listings prior to the 1841 census. The parish of Dalkeith, Midlothian. 1811 census, 1821 census, 1831 communion roll of the Established Church. ( J and B Bishop, 2002) Dallas parish. 1811 census. Name order (Aberdeen and North East Scotland Family History Society, 1999) Population listings for the parish of Dallas, Morayshire. 1689 claims for recovery or compensation; 1777 heads of households and poor list; and 1811 census [from the kirk session records] (J and B Bishop, 2001) 1801 census of Dundee: name index (Dundee Archives) Galston parish, 1801 census: men of Galston parish divided into four classes presumably for militia suitability (undated but probably 1801) Galston parish, 1811 census Galston parish, 1821 census Galston parish, 1831 census taken Jun 1831 by Alexander Macnaught, schoolmaster (Troon @ Ayrshire Family History Society, 2003) 1811 census Ladykirk parish, Berwickshire, Scotland: an indexed transcription by Graham and Emma Maxwell (Graham Maxwell Ancestry Research Services, 2008) 1831 census Ladykirk parish, Berwickshire, Scotland: an indexed transcription by Graham and Emma Maxwell (Graham Maxwell Ancestry Research Services, 2008) 1811 census of Longforgan: name index (Dundee Archives) 1821 Lesmahagow census and index (Lanarkshire Family History Society, 2003) Population roll of Lochrutton, 1821 [photocopy] Orkney: Population lists - Burgh of Barony of Stromness, landward parish of Stromness, parish of Sandwick, 1821 [photocopy]; 1821 census of Deerness parish, June 6th [photocopy]; 1821 census of St Andrews parish, June 6th [photocopy]; Census 1821, South Ronaldsay, Burray, Swona and Pentland Skerries by Peter Nicholson McLaren, parochial schoolmaster of South Ronaldsay [transcript] Transcripts published on microfiche by David Armstrong, 1997 1821 census of Scotland. Parish no 14. Deerness, Orkney 1821 census of Scotland. Parish no 23. Orphir, Orkney 1821 census of Scotland. Parish no 1. St Andrews, Orkney 1821 census of Scotland. Parish no 30. Stromness, Orkney 1821 census of Scotland. Parish no 27. Sandwick, Orkney 1821 census of Scotland. Parish no 29. South Ronaldsay and Burray Peterhead parish 1801 census material (Aberdeen and North East Scotland Family History Society, 1993) St Quivox parish, Ayrshire, census 1821 (Troon @ Ayrshire Family History Society, 2003) Pre-1801 census and population lists Further information about early census and population record transcripts and indexes is available on the ScotlandsPeople Centre website and network pages.