Parish of Harray in 1841

The person appointed by the Sheriff to divide the Parish was John Flett the schoolmaster living at School House in Enumeration District 4. Thomas Blyth signed as the Minister of the Parish but does not appear in the census.
No persons were listed as sleeping outside or in boats, barns etc.

Enumeration District 1 containing 32 houses with Enumerator Robert Clouston is described as:
Knarston and Mirbister the two northmost townships of the parish of Harray
John Flett as Person appointed to divide the Parish recorded the following remarks:
All persons occupying any portion of ground on their own account for agricultural purposes are designated Farmers.
Several individuals of both sexes follow more than one occupation during the year, such persons are designated by the occupation which they most generally follow.
Straw plaiting is the principal employment for such females as are not employed in agricultural labour. Those who follow this employment for the greater part of the year are designated straw plaiters.
Three men went to sea for the summer season from this district, one went to Davis Straits whale fishery.
The farms in the district vary from two to twenty acres arable land, the generality is from eight to sixteen acres.
Attested by Thos Blyth Minister

Enumeration District 2 containing 22 houses with Enumerator Charles Clouston is described as:
Corrigall and Corston two townships lying to the eastward of Morbester
John Flett as Person appointed to divide the Parish recorded the following remarks:
All persons in this district occupying land for agricultural purposes, on their own account, are designated Farmers. The farms vary in extent from two to twenty four acres arable land: from seven to fourteen is, however, their usual extent.
Straw plaiting is, as in other districts of this parish, the chief employment of the females not employed in agricultural labour.
Persons of both sexes in this district (and through the parish generally) frequently follow more occupations than one during the year: such persons are designated by the employment which they, for the most part, follow.
Three men left this district, and went to sea, last spring. None have gone to the Colonies during last six months.
Attested by Thos Blyth Minister

Enumeration District 3 containing 24 houses with Enumerator John Hervey is described as:
Rusland and Netherbrough two townships on the west side of the parish
John Flett as Person appointed to divide the Parish recorded the following remarks:
All persons occupying any portion of land for agricultural purposes, on their own account, are designated Farmers.
As several of the inhabitants of this district follow more than one employment during the year they are designated by that employment which they for the most part follow.
Straw plaiting being the principal branch of female industry in which the females here can be employed: all therefore who, for the greater part of the year, follow this employment are designated straw plaiters (stw plaiter).
No persons have left the district during the last six months for the Colonies.
One man went in March to Davis Straits whale fishery and one lad went out of the parish as a farm servant.
Attested by Thos Blyth Minister

Enumeration District 4 containing 27 houses with Enumerator John Flett is described as:
Overbrough a township in the centre of the parish
John Flett as Person appointed to divide the Parish recorded the following remarks:
All persons occupying land for agricultural purposes, on their own account, are designated Farmers.
Some of the inhabitants of this district follow more than one occupation during the year: those persons are designated by the occupation which they for the most part persue.
Straw plaiting being the principal employment to be obtained by females, when not employed in agricultural labour, those therefore who follow this branch of female industry through the greater part of the year are designated straw plaiters.
Four young men went to sea from this district last spring. None have gone to any of the Colonies.
The Farms through the parish vary from one to about thirty acres arable land exclusive of pasturage they generally are, however, from eight to sixteen acres arable land.
Attested by Thos Blyth Minister

Enumeration District 5 containing 37 houses with Enumerator Magnus Kirkness is described as:
Overtown and Binbister two townships on the east side of the parish
John Flett as Person appointed to divide the Parish recorded the following remarks:
All persons occupying any portion of land, on their own account, for agricultural purposes are designated Farmers. The Farms in this district vary from 2 to 30 acres arable land but their general extent is from 8 to 16 acres.
Straw plaiting is the principal employment of the females not employed in agricultural labour, those therefore who follow this employment for the greater part of the year are designated straw plaiters. As both males & females in this district, and through the parish generally, frequently follow more occupations than one during the year they are designated by that occupation which they for the most part follow.
Seven men are absent out of this district being employed in other parts of the County. None have emigrated to any of the Colonies during the last six months. One young man went to sea last spring.
Attested by Thos Blyth Minister

Enumeration District 6 containing 30 houses with Enumerator Robert Hourry is described as:
Granaston a district in the south side of the parish
John Flett as Person appointed to divide the Parish recorded the following remarks:
All persons in this district, occupying any portion of land, on their own account, for agricultural purposes, are designated Farmers. The Farms vary in extent from two to twenty acres arable land exclusive of pasturage: but from eight to fourteen acres arable land is their general extent.
Straw plaiting is the chief employment of such females as are not employed in agricultural labour and also of some who occasionally are employed in agriculture. Males & females therefore are designated by that employment in which they are engaged for the most part.
There were no persons absent in this district at the time of enumeration.
Attested by Thos Blyth Minister

Remarks of Sheriff

The population of the parish of Harray by last Census in the year 1831 was 735
By the Census of 1841 it is772
Increase37

There were 23 persons belonging to this parish temporarily absent on the night of 6th June 1841 and 6 persons lodged in the parish on that night who do not belong to it.
Chas Shirreff