Parish of Evie & Rendall in 1841

Evie

The person appointed by the Sheriff to divide Evie was David Robertson the schoolmaster in Enumeration District 3. Adam Rettie also residing in Enumeration District 3 signed as the Minister of the Parish.
No persons were listed as sleeping outside or in boats, barns etc.

Enumeration District 1 containing 55 houses with Enumerator David Robertson is described as:
So much of the parish of Evie as lies between Costay Head and the Dyke of Burgar being the north west end of said parish
David Robertson as Person appointed to divide the Parish recorded the following remarks:

The total number of persons in the parish of Evie by the Census of 1831 was 839
By the Census of 1841 it is907
Increase68

The principal cause of the increase of the population of 1841 above 1831 are to be attributed to the decline of the Davis Straits whale fishery, the seamen being employed at home in the cod and herring fisheries. There is none from this parish that has emigrated to any of the Colonies, or Foreign Countries, within the last six months.
attested by Adam Rettie Minister

Enumeration District 2 containing 47 houses with Enumerator William Robertson is described as:
So much of the parish as lies between the Dyke of Burgar & House of Mystray commonly called Outer Evie & Stenso
David Robertson as Person appointed to divide the Parish recorded the following remarks:
The principal cause of the increase of the population of 1841 above 1831 are to be attributed to the decline of Davis Straits whale fishery, the seamen being employed at home in the cod and herring fisheries. There is none from this parish that has emigrated to any of the Colonies, or Foreign Countries, within the last six months.

Enumeration District 3 containing 56 houses with Enumerator John Robertson is described as:
So much of the parish of Evie as lies between the House of Mystray & the parish church commonly called Goarth & Redland
David Robertson as Person appointed to divide the Parish recorded the following remarks:
The principal cause of the increase of the population of 1841 above 1831 are to be attributed to the decline of the Davis Straits whale fishery, the seamen being employed at home in the cod and herring fisheries. There is none from this parish that has emigrated to any of the Colonies, or Foreign Countries, within the last six months.

Enumeration District 4 containing 49 houses with Enumerator James Robertson is described as:
So much of the parish of Evie as lies between the Church and south east extremity of the parish commonly called Woodwick
David Robertson as Person appointed to divide the Parish recorded the following remarks:

The total number of persons in Evie by the Census of 1831 was 839
ditto by the Census of 1841 it is907
Increase68

The principal cause of the increase of the population of 1841 above 1831 are to be attributed to the decline of the Davis Straits whale fishery, the seamen being employed at home in the cod and herring fisheries. There is none from this parish that has emigrated to any of the Colonies, or Foreign Countries, within the last six months.

Remarks of Sheriff
Compared collated & approved
Chas Shirreff

Rendall

The person appointed by the Sheriff to divide Rendall was William Millar the schoolmaster in Halkland in Enumeration District 3. Adam Rettie residing in Enumeration District 3 of Evie signed as the Minister of the Parish.
No persons were listed as sleeping outside or in boats, barns etc.

Enumeration District 1 containing 33 houses with Enumerator James Taylor is described as:
So much of the parish of Rendall as lies between Garson and Breck including the houses of Garson and Breck
William Millar as Person appointed to divide the Parish recorded the following remarks:
The abbreviation Manuf. Plaits used in the foregoing shedule means "Straw plaiter".

Enumeration District 2 containing 32 houses with Enumerator William Millar is described as:
So much of the parish of Rendall as lies between the Hall Rendall and West shore including the houses of Hall Rendall and West shore

Enumeration District 3 containing 55 houses with Enumerator William Millar is described as:
So much of the parish of Rendall as lies between Goen and Ellibister including the hamlets of Cottiscarth Ellibister and Braegar with the towns of Isbister and Halkland
William Millar as Person appointed to divide the Parish recorded the following remarks:
It appears from these Schedules that the population of this parish is under what it was in 1831. This may be accounted for - There is little or no employment here for young men, they are under the necessity of going to sea, and there are from this parish about 20 young men now Sailors, some at Liverpool, London etc. I believe the inhabitants have advanced in Education & Morals but have greatly decreased in wealth - for this I can easily account having resided 19 years in the parish - About 18 years back there were on average about 35 men annually at the whale fishing who on average got 15 each clear - about 100 or 120 were employed in kelp making who derived from that about 2-10s each on an average. The whale fishing as respects Orkney is done, and the making of kelp when any is made does not remunerate either the proprietors or labourer.
certified by Adam Rettie Minister

Remarks of Sheriff
Compared collated & approved
The total population of the parish of Rendall exclusive of the Island of

Gairsey is by the Census of 1841 530*
By the Census of 1831 it was542
Decrease12

Total population of parish of Rendall including Island of Gairsey in 1841 is 601*

Enumeration District 4 containing 15 houses with Enumerator John D Millar is described as:
Island of Gairsay being a part of the parish of Rendall situate on the north east of Rendall and separated from it by a strong current tide 3/4 of a mile broad
William Millar as Person appointed to divide the Parish recorded the following remarks:
This Island used to be noted for the quantity of kelp made on it - none has for some years been made on it.

Remarks of Sheriff
Compared checked and corrected.

The Island of Gairsey by the Census of 1831 was 69
ditto by ditto of 1841 it is71
Increase2

Chas Shirreff  Sheriff Substitute of Orkney
* Transcribers Note: these figures were corrected in the summary totals but not in the remarks, they should both be 10 greater.