Parish of Hoy in 1841

The person appointed by the Sheriff to divide the Parish was David Sinclair the parish schoolmaster living at Schoolhouse in Enumeration District 1. Gavin Hamilton living at the Manse in Enumeration District 1 certified the records as Minister of Hoy & Graemsay.
No persons were listed as sleeping outside or in boats, barns etc.

Enumeration District 1 containing 46 houses with Enumerator David Sinclair is described as:
So much of the parish of Hoy as lies between the Houses of Quoy and the Houses of the Head both inclusive bearing from each other south east north west

Enumeration District 2 containing 18 houses with Enumerator James Young is described as:
District of Rackwick - parish of Hoy So much of the parish of Hoy as lies between the House of Burnsmouth inclusive and the Glen bearing from each other south east by east north west by west
David Sinclair as Person appointed to divide the Parish recorded the following remarks:
No Emigration from Hoy or Graemsay within the last 6 months

Enumeration District 3 containing 48 houses with Enumerator Thomas Ritch is described as:
The west of the parish of Hoy being the island of Graemsay united quoad sacra with the parish of Hoy
David Sinclair as Person appointed to divide the Parish recorded the following remarks:
Many of the young men and females belonging to this district in consequence of a temporary absence at sea & at service could not be included in this enumeration - but it is calculated that if all who are temporarily absent were included the numbers would be increased not less than 23 - & the cause of increase since last Census may be stated as owing to the greater number of early marriages which the improvement in the fisheries has tended to promote.

Remarks of Sheriff
The Island of Graemsay is united quo ad sacra with the parish of Hoy in the Island of Walls & Hoy.

By the Census of 1831 the population of the parish of Hoy was 321
By the Census of 1841 it is333
Increase 12
The population of Graemsay Island in 1831 was225
ditto in 1841214
Decrease 11
Total population of Hoy & Graemsay by Census of 1841 is547
Total ditto of 1831 was546
General Increase 1

Chas Shirreff  Sheriff Substitute of Orkney