Parish of Rousay & Egilshay in 1841

The person appointed by the Sheriff to divide the Parish was George Robson the Parish Schoolmaster living at Parish School in Enumeration District 3. The Minister of the Parish was George Ritchie living at the Manse in Enumeration District 1 although he was absent on the night of the census and was recorded as visiting the Minister of Evie.
6 persons were listed as sleeping outside or in boats, barns etc.

Enumeration District 1 containing 83 houses with Enumerator Wm Smeaton is described as:
So much of the Island of Rousay as lies between the Burn of Trumland, the Hills, the Leeou, and the Sea.
George Robson as Person appointed to divide the Parish recorded the following remarks:
The number of persons in this district is exactly the same as at the census of 1831, as appears from a duplicate kept by the Session Clerk.
Geo Robson
The Minister of the Parish, who resides in this district, was absent from the Parish on the night of 6th of June
G R

Enumeration District 2 containing 70 houses with Enumerator George Robson is described as:
So much of the Island of Rousay as lies between the Hills, the Leeou, the Sea, the Brings and Hour Meadow.
George Robson as Person appointed to divide the Parish recorded the following remarks:
The number of inhabitants in this district has increased considerably since 1831, for which no particular reason can be assigned, except that since that time a few cottages have been built on the common.
Geo Robson

Enumeration District 3 containing 45 houses with Enumerator Alexander Wald is described as:
So much of the Island of Rousay as lies between the Sea, the Brings, Hourmeadow, the Hills, and the southern limit of the farm of Westness including the house on Hourmeadow.
George Robson as Person appointed to divide the Parish recorded the following remarks:
There was only one person residing in this district absent from the parish on the night of the 6th June. The number of inhabitants is rather on the increase.
G R

Enumeration District 4 containing 27 houses with Enumerator James Gibson is described as:
So much of the Island of Rousay lying between the southern limit of the farm of Westness, the Hills, the Burn of Trumland, and the Sea.
George Robson as Person appointed to divide the Parish recorded the following remarks:
There is a small increase in this district since the last census was taken. One of the inhabitants was absent from the parish on the night of the 6th of June.
G Robson

Remarks of Sheriff

By the Census of 1841 the population of the island of Rousay is 976
By the Census of 1831 it was921
Increase 55

Chas Shirreff  Sheriff Substitute

Enumeration District 5 containing 35 houses with Enumerator Peter Garrioch is described as:
So much of the parish of Rousay and Egilshay as is comprised within the Island of Egilshay
George Robson as Person appointed to divide the Parish recorded the following remarks:
The population of this island has decreased considerably since 1831. Several families have left the island, and the former inhabitants are in possesion of the lands occupied by them. There were six persons belonging to the island absent on the night of 6th of June.
Geo Robson

Remarks of Sheriff

By the Census of 1841 the population of the island of Egilshay is 190
By the Census of 1831 it was228
Decrease 38

Enumeration District 6 containing 20 houses with Enumerator James Chalmers is described as:
So much of the parish of Rousay and Egilshay as is comprised within the Island of Weir.
George Robson as Person appointed to divide the Parish recorded the following remarks:
The number of inhabitants is nearly the same in this island as it was at last census. The increase is very trifling.
Geo Robson

Remarks of Sheriff

By the Census of 1841 the population of the island of Weir is 96
By the Census of 1831 it was93
Increase 3

Chas Shirreff

Enumeration District 7 containing 4 houses with Enumerator Charles Laughton is described as:
So much of the parish of Rousay and Egilshay as is comprised within the Island of Enhallow
George Robson as Person appointed to divide the Parish recorded the following remarks:
The number of inhabitants in this island has increased since last census. There is no particular reason to be assigned for this.
George Ritchie  Minister
Geo Robson

Remarks of Sheriff

By the Census of 1841 the population of the island of Enhallow is 26
By ditto of 1831 it was20
Increase 6

Total population of Islands of Rousay Egilshay Weir & Enhallow all forming one united parish quoad sacra is in 1841 1288
Total increase in the parish since 1831 in the united parish 26.