Parish of St. Andrews in 1841

The person appointed by the Sheriff to divide the Parish was James Foubister a Schoolmaster living at Messigate in Enumeration District 3. The Minister of the Parish was James Smellie living at the Manse in Enumeration District 2.
5 persons were listed as sleeping outside or in boats, barns etc.

Enumeration District 1 containing 36 houses with Enumerator John Foubister is described as:
So much of the parish of St Andrews lying to the NE bounded NE by the Sea, S by Dearsound, W by a straight line from the Storehouse of Tankerness to a pillar of stones built on the top of the town of Yensta and from thence with a straight line to a pillar of stones built directly on the Head of Yensta, W of the house that is built on the Head of Yensta.
James Foubister as Person appointed to divide the Parish recorded the following remarks:
I Hereby certify that I have no Peculiarity to state respecting any unusual influx or decrease of the Population of this Parish. To the best of my knowledge there were no persons absent when this account of the Population was taken but those who had left the Parish to remain out of it for some time; only six Persons two males and four females have left the Parish during the last six months so far as I know, none of whom emigrated to foreign parts or the colonies. Four of them merely removed to some other County in Scotland; one went to sea and the other only removed from one place to another in the same County.
James Foubister
Having examined this enumerators schedule I believe it to be correct as to the particulars required.
James Smellie  Minister

Enumeration District 2 containing 40 houses with Enumerator John D Spence is described as:
So much of the parish of St Andrews lying between Inganess Bay and Dearsound separated from District 1 by the above mentioned line from the Storehouse of Tankerness to a pillar of stones built on the top of the town of Yensta and from thence with a straight line to a pillar of stones built directly on the Head of Yensta W of the House on the Head, and bounded on the SE by a straight line from the point of Gritquay partly along the Road to the top of Brigafar Hill and from thence (at the public Road a few yards E of Isabella Maxwell's House with a straight line S W) to a Cart slap at the public Road from Kirkwall to Dearness above the House called the Quays; or from thence straight to the Crowy hillocks; SW by the parish of St Ola.
James Foubister as Person appointed to divide the Parish recorded the following remarks:
I Hereby certify that I have no Peculiarity to state respecting any unusual influx or decrease of the Population of this Parish. To the best of my knowledge there were no persons absent when this account of the Population was taken but those who had left the Parish to remain out of it for some time; only six Persons two males and four females have left the Parish during the last six months so far as I know, none of whom emigrated to foreign parts or the colonies. Four of them merely removed to some other County in Scotland; one went to sea and the other only removed from one place to another in the same County.
James Foubister
Having examined this enumerators schedule I believe it to be correct as to the particulars required.
James Smellie  Minister

Enumeration District 3 containing 36 houses with Enumerator James Foubister is described as:
So much of the parish of St Andrews lying between the common (that separates the parish of Holm from St Andrews) and Dearsound separated from District 2 by the straight line from the point of Gritquay to the top of Brigafar Hill (partly along the Road) and from thence nearly SW at the public Road a few yards E of Isabella Maxwell's House; straight to a slap at the public Road from Kirkwall to Dearness above the House called the Quays or from thence straight to the Crowy hillocks some distance up through the Hill.
James Foubister as Person appointed to divide the Parish recorded the following remarks:
I Hereby certify that I have no Peculiarity to state respecting any unusual influx or decrease of the Population of this Parish. To the best of my knowledge there were no persons absent when this account of the Population was taken but those who had left the Parish to remain out of it for some time; only six Persons two males and four females have left the Parish during the last six months so far as I know, none of whom emigrated to foreign parts or the colonies. Four of them merely removed to some other County in Scotland; one went to sea and the other only removed from one place to another in the same County.
James Foubister
Having examined this enumerators schedule I believe it to be correct as to the particulars required.
James Smellie  Minister

Enumeration District 4 containing 41 houses with Enumerator William Lanskail is described as:
So much of the parish of St Andrews lying between the common on the S and Dearsound on the NE separated from District 3 by the straight line from the top of Holmla Hill to the E end of the Chapel of Tolhope and from thence with a straight line to the Storehouse of Twyness.
James Foubister as Person appointed to divide the Parish recorded the following remarks:
I Hereby certify that I have no Peculiarity to state respecting any unusual influx or decrease of the Population of this Parish. To the best of my knowledge there were no persons absent when this account of the Population was taken but those who had left the Parish to remain out of it for some time; only six Persons two males and four females have left the Parish during the last six months so far as I know, none of whom emigrated to foreign parts or the colonies. Four of them merely removed to some other County in Scotland; one went to sea and the other only removed from one place to another in the same County.
James Foubister
Having examined this enumerators schedule I believe it to be correct as to the particulars required.
James Smellie  Minister

Enumeration District 5 containing 57 houses with Enumerator John Bews is described as:
So much of the parish of St Andrews lying between the common on the S and Dearsound on the E and on the N separated from District 4 by a straight line from a rising Ground without the Hill Dike of Niglay (usually called the Tooach of Niglay) and to the Mile of Sebay, and by a long inlet of the Sea i.e. Dearsound running up to the Mill SE and E by the Isthmus of Sandysand and the Sea.
James Foubister as Person appointed to divide the Parish recorded the following remarks:
I Hereby certify that I have no Peculiarity to state respecting any unusual influx or decrease of the Population of this Parish. To the best of my knowledge there were no persons absent when this account of the Population was taken but those who had left the Parish to remain out of it for some time; only six Persons two males and four females have left the Parish during the last six months so far as I know, none of whom emigrated to foreign parts or the colonies. Four of them merely removed to some other County in Scotland; one went to sea and the other only removed from one place to another in the same County.
James Foubister
Having examined this enumerators schedule I believe it to be correct as to the particulars required.
James Smellie  Minister

Remarks of Sheriff

The total population of the parish of St Andrews by the Census of 1841 is 921
By the Census of 1831 it was889
Increase 32

Chas Shirreff