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"Account of Population in Parish of Kildalton"

taken in February 1860

Thanks to Miriam Stefansson for transcribing the original documents!

This information provides just part of the information taken to provide some statistical information on the Parish of Kildalton in the year 1860.  This information can be found on LDS film #918682.  I do not know why it was done just a year prior to the national census but it contains some additional information that is not available on the national census - information relating to education of individuals in the parish along with a signature (in most cases) of those who claimed to be able to write

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Following is the statistical summary of this information - over the whole parish rather than just the following listed entries

  In village of Port Ellen In the country district of this Parish Total in this Parish
Number of people       1148 1075 2223
Householders       283 185 468
Married people       449 290 739
Males         499 529 1028
Females         649 546 1195
Unmarried men above 15 years     75 159 234
Unmarried women above 15     119 105 224
Children under 15       381 425 806
Children under 5       140 135 275
Children 5 to 12 years of age     180 208 388
Children 12 to 15 years of age     61 82 143
People born in Kildalton       704 709 1413
People born in Islay but not Kildalton   189 227 416
People not born in Islay       255 139 394
Tenants         69 70 139
Farm servants       31 69 100
Labourers         131 37 168
Distillery workmen       23 31 54
Other trades and employments     131 37 168
Persons who can read       633 647 1280
Persons who can read fluently     399 465 864
Persons who can read with difficulty     234 182 416
Persons above 15 who cannot read     242 186 428
Persons below 15 who cannot read     273 242 515
Persons who can write       369 329 698
Children attending school     206 174 380