Westray in 1841

North or Lady Parish

The person appointed by the Sheriff to divide the Parish was Neil Cameron a Schoolmaster living at the Parish Schoolhouse in Enumeration District 5. The Minister of Westray and Papa Westray was James Brotchie who is not recorded as present on the night of the census.
No person was listed as sleeping outside or in boats, barns etc.

Enumeration District 1 containing 29 houses with Enumerator David Manson is described as:
So much of the North Parish as lies between Skaill and Lower Trenaby

Enumeration District 2 containing 26 houses with Enumerator Thos Brown is described as:
So much of the North or Lady Parish as lies between Nether Breckaskail and Gill including the northern Houses to Newhouse

Enumeration District 3 containing 31 houses with Enumerator David Balfour is described as:
So much of the North Parish as lies between Lian and North Houses of Noup inclusive also of the Houses all along Dykeside to Makinsey the nothern and southern Houses of this district are divided by a long ridge of hills

Enumeration District 4 containing 42 houses with Enumerator John Smith is described as:
So much of the North or Lady Parish as lies between the North Kirk and the North Mill including also Habreck Breck and Cold

Enumeration District 5 containing 65 houses with Enumerator Neil Cameron is described as:
The rest of the North Parish of Westray that lies between Chalmersquoy and Cleatonbrae
Neil Cameron as Person appointed to divide the Parish recorded the following remarks:
The population of Westray and Papa Westray united in all ammount at present to 2128, Males 1013 Females 1115.
The population of these Islands in 1821 ammounted to 1947.
and in 1831 ammounted to 2032.
With respect to Emigration, I may assent that no Family has Emigrated from the parish of Westray for these twenty years past, to any Colony or Foreign Country. A few young men not exceeding half a dozen do annually go to the N West from this parish to the employ of the Hudson Bay Company, and about the same number do yearly go south from Westray as sailors for the Coasting or Foreign Trade.
Neil Cameron  Divider of the Parish
This is certified by James Brotchie Minister of the Parish of Westray and Papa Westray

Remarks of Sheriff

Total population of Westray Island in 1841 is 1791
 ditto of Papa Westray Island ditto is337
2128
add 3 computed persons in Papa Westray
sleeping in Boats on 6 June 18413
2131
Total population of Westray Island in 1831 was 1702
ditto of Papa Westray ditto was 3302032
Increase99

Chas Shirreff

East Parish

The person appointed by the Sheriff to divide the Parish and the Minister of the Parish were as for North Parish.
No person was listed as sleeping outside or in boats, barns etc.

Enumeration District 1 containing 47 houses with Enumerator John Drever is described as:
So much of the East Parish of Westray as lies between Banks and Langskail

Enumeration District 2 containing 38 houses with Enumerator Murdock Hewison is described as:
So much of the East Parish as lies between Kirkhouse and Swartoback
In the space for the remarks of the person dividing the parish the following was written by the Enumerator:
Swartoback is the last House of the District next to the 3 District of the East Parish but the houses I have set down afterward are those that I visited on my way round the west side of the Parish and which are contained within the bounds of my District. Kirkhouse should have been the final, and Swartoback the last house here.
Murdock Hewison  Enumerator

Enumeration District 3 containing 31 houses with Enumerator John Seater is described as:
The rest of the Parish that lies between Outiquoy and the Ness of Rapness

West Parish

The person appointed by the Sheriff to divide the Parish and the Minister of the Parish were as for North Parish.
No person was listed as sleeping outside or in boats, barns etc.

Enumeration District 1 containing 43 houses with Enumerator Stewart Rendal is described as:
So much of the west Parish of Westray as lies between the House of Garth and Mayers
Neil Cameron as Person appointed to divide the Parish recorded the following remarks:
The small difference in the number of Houses in these Schedules from those originally given in, arises chiefly from solitary individuals who keep House by themselves and who labour from place to place for their subsistence sometimes sleeping at their own House but more frequently absent from it.
Neil Cameron

Remarks of Sheriff
The whole three parishes of the Island of Westray together with the Island of Papa Westray form one charge under the pastoral care of one Clergyman.
Chas Shirreff  Sheriff Substitute of Orkney

Enumeration District 2 containing 35 houses with Enumerator Peter Rendal is described as:
The rest of the West Parish that lies between Tonokway and Farther Therbest

Papa Westray

The person appointed by the Sheriff to divide the Parish and the Minister of the Parish were as for North Parish.
3 persons were listed as sleeping outside or in boats, barns etc.
(Transcribers note: the above 3 persons are listed as J Paton M 45, R Copland M 50, S Hall M 45)

Enumeration District 1 containing 43 houses with Enumerator Edward Thomson is described as:
So much of the Island of Papa Westray as lies between the North Ness House and Schoolhouse
Neil Cameron as Person appointed to divide the Parish recorded the following remarks:

The population of the Island of Papa Westray in 1821 was 297
 ditto1831 was317
 ditto1841 is337

Neil Cameron

Enumeration District 2 containing 26 houses with Enumerator James Robertson is described as:
The rest of the Island of Papa Westray that lies between the House of Holland inclusive and Maclet on the south extremity