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PARISH REGISTER OF DURNESS 

[764-1814. 



EDITED BY 

HEW MORRISON, LL.D. 




EDINBURGH : 
PRINTED FOR THE SOCIETY BY JAMES SKINNER & COMPANY 

1911. 



EDINBURGH f PRINTED BY JAMES SKJNNER AND OOMPANV 



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PREFATORY NOTE. 



The Register commenced in 1764, the year in which the settlement 
of the Rev. John Thomson as parish minister took place. Mr. 
Thomson was evidently not a proficient Gaelic scholar, although 
able to preach in the native tongue. He could not master the 
spelling of the local popular surnames, but he has preserved in 
the register a careful and minute phonetic rendering both of the 
names of persons and of places. His pains to identify persons 
led him to give the proper and popular cognomens, and in many 
cases to give the names of the fathers, grandfathers, and great- 
grandfathers of those seeking to enter the bonds of matrimony, or 
to have their children baptized. 

A perusal of the Register will show how necessary it was to 
be careful in noting the distinction between persons of the same 
name in that part of the country. Although the majority of the 
people bore the name of Mackay, there was a considerable mixture 
of other names, such as — Morrisons, Munros, Macintyres, Suther- 
lands, Calders, Campbells, Macleods and Macdonalds. 

The Register is particularly valuable in that it contains a 
detailed account of the Baptisms and Marriages of the parish at 
a time when registers were hardly kept at all. It also throws 
a light on the social and moral condition of the people. The 
various classes are very sharply defined. For example, we find as 
the very lowest a person designated as residing " sometimes with 
his father, and sometimes with his father-in-law." The next 
step in the social grade is a person living in a certain place. 
Then follows "little tenent," ' tenent," "farmer," "tacksman," and 
some of the tacksmen have the prefix of Mr. or addition Esquire, 
while the parish minister himself seems to be at the top of the 
social ladder. 

In regard to the condition of morals, one cannot but be struck 
with the frequency, especially at the beginning of the Register, of 
notices of baptisms of children not born in lawful wedlock. But 
when one considers the time and the strictness with which Mr. 
Murdoch Macdonald, Mr. Thomson's predecessor, held sway over 



iv Preface. 

the people during his ministry, the matter need not cause great 
surprise. After Mr. Macdonald's death, Rob Donn, the poet, in 
an elegy to his late minister, speaks of the extremes in moral 
laxity to which the people had declined since death had deprived 
the parish of Mr. Macdonald's presence. The percentage of illegi- 
timate children that were brought to baptism is after all not large, 
and gradually decreases. 

The Register also shows that in the parish there were many at 
that time who plied a trade of some kind or other. There were 
masons, carpenters, boat builders, shoemakers, tailors and weavers, 
and it is also interesting to find that Lord Reay employed a chef 
in his house at Balnakeil. 

The Register of Marriages was equally carefully kept. Early 
marriages were not greatly approved of in Mr. Thomson's day, and 
now and again when a young man, probably not much out of his 
teens, marries, he is put down either as a " simple young lad " or a 
"single young man" ; single in this connection signifying that he 
had little or no responsibility. 

Every leaf of the register is attested by "John Thomson, 
minister," and up to 181 1 is in his own handwriting. After that it 
is in the handwriting of his successor, the Rev. William Findlater, 
who, although careful to begin with, did not keep the Register 
nearly so well as his father-in-law. Mr. Findlater's Register had 
the disadvantage of not being in the same volume as that of Mr. 
Thomson. Being of inferior paper, and having lain in some damp 
place, what remains is in a very poor state of preservation. 

Altogether, the Register is one which the Editor is glad to have 
had the opportunity of transcribing and examining, and he has 
pleasure also in acknowledging the uniform courtsey of the officials 
of the Registrar General's Department. 

HEW MORRISON. 

Edinburgh, Ju?te 191 1. 



PARISH REGISTER OE DURNESS, 
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1764. 

1. John MacEnvicnish in Strathmore had a child baptized 

named Catharine 

2. Angus Munro in Eribol, Catharine 

3. John Bain in Eribol, Murdoch 

4. Murdoch Douglas, alias Gow, in Eribol, Barbara, 

5. Alexr. Cormack in Balnacille, Elisabeth 

6. Hector Mackintosh in Uaibeg, Kenneth 

7. John Miller in Balamhulich, Margaret 

8. Wm. Mackintosh in Balamhulich, Elisabeth 

9. John Bain in Uaibeg, James 

10. George Henderson in Crosple, Patrick 

11. James Munro in Saingo, Donald 

I76S 

1. Donald Mackay, alias Macuilleam Macnish, in Mussel, Hugh 

18 Jan. 

2. John Gunn in Rispond, Hugh 27 Jan. 

3. Thomas Campbell, alias Grange, Murdoch 3 Mar. 

4. Wm, Mackenzie, alias Oag, in Nahaultan, Donald 13 Mar. 

5. Wm. Mackay MacEorish, Alexander 28 Mar. 

6. Hugh Calder, alias Down, in Balamhulich, christened Mary 31 Mar. 

7. David Sutherland in Knockbreack, Janet [but not born in 

lawful marriage] 31 Mar. 

8. Gilbert Calder, alias Down, in Teagisgil, John 14 April 

9. John Macleod in Balinloch, Angus 29 April 

10. lye Mackay, alias MacEorish, Kenneth 5 May 

11. Charles Campbell in Saingo, Donald 23 June 

12. Wm. Morison, alias Machustanvicachinroy, in Uaibeg, 

Hugh 8 July 

13. Angus Munro Macdhonilicorachy in Eribol, Marion 14 July 

14. Richard Denune in Eribol, William 14 July 

15. Donald Macleod in Uaibeg, Mary 19 July 

16. Hector Morison, alias Macomashvicachinroy, John [n.b.l.w.] 1 10 Aug. 

17. John Mackay, alias Macalisterroy, in Uaibeg, Hugh 15 Aug. 

18. George Mackay, alias Macen vicolicuillam, in Clasneach, 

Margaret 29 Sept. 

19. John Calder, alias Down, in Grudie, Isobel 29 Sept. 

20. Kenneth Mackenzie in Clasneach, Donald 11 Oct. 

21. Donald Mackay, Chelsea Pensioner, in Balnaceill, Niel [ille- 

gitimate] 27 Oct. 

22. Alexander Cormack in Keoldale, Donald 8 Nov. 

23. Donald Mackay, alias Macniel vicdhonil, in Uaibeg, George 

[n.b.l.w.] 10 Nov. 

1 n.b.l.w. — Not born in lawful wedlock. 
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2 Parish Register of Durness. [1764-18 14. 

24. John Macnish vicrory, in Islanhall, Mary 11 Nov. 

25. Neil Mackay in Hope, John 17 Nov. 

26. James Clarke in Cnockbreack, Hugh 7 Dec. 

1766. 

1. John Sutherland in Cnockbreack, Mary 5 Jan. 

2. James MacCulloch in Ceannabin, Donald 30 Jan. 

3. Mr. John Thomson; minister of Durness, Janet 13 Feb. 

4. Angus Macleod, alias Bain, in Clashneach, George 26 Mar. 

5. Robert Mackay, alias Macuilliam macnish, in Aultcori- 

fraisgil, George 30 June 

6. John Mackay in Sartigrim, Janet 25 July 

7. Alexander Mackintosh, alias MacDhonil, in Sartigrim, Eury 25 July 

8. John Mackay in Borley, Ann 1 5 Aug. 

9. George Campbell, alias Grange, in Ballamhulich, Margaret 7 Oct. 

10. lye Campbell, alias Grange, in Durin, Barbara 7 Oct. 

11. Hugh Macpherson in Saingo, Hugh 4 Nov. 

12. Hugh Ross in Borley, Donald 23 Nov. 

13. Alexander Macdonald in Keoldale, Katharine 8 Dec. 

14. John White in Achunahainat, George 8 Dec. 

15. Alexander Mackaiscail in Crosple, Alexander 21 Dec. 

16. Mr. John Thomson, minister of Durness, Kenneth 27 Dec. 

1767. 

1. Neil Mackay, alias Macenvicneil, in Hope, James 8 Feb. 

2. Donald Mackenzie, alias Machustan, in Strathmore, James \\ Feb. 

3. Wm. Mackintosh, alias MacneilvicEin, in Ballamhullich, Ann 

15 Feb. 

4. Donald Mackay, alias Macalister, in Freasgil, Donald 8 Mar. 

5. Murdoch Munro, alias Macdholvicorachy, in Eribol, James 19 Mar. 

6. William Morison in Uaibeg, Isobel 20 Mar. 

7. John Bain in Durin, Robert 23 Mar. 

8. Wm. Mackay, alias Macphatrick, in Braegisgil, James 30 Mar. 

9. John Ekel, alias Calder, alias Macdholicustan, vie Gilbert in 

Hunleam, Donald 5 April 

10. Charles Campbell in Saindgoe, William 24 May 

11. George Aberach, alias Mackay, from Armadale, parish of 

Fair, George t 4 June 

12. Murdoch Douglas, alias Gow, in Eribol, Donald 5 July 

13. Alexander Eraser in Achunahainat, William 5 July 

14. Donald Morison Macdholicuistan in Lochsuian, Katharine 14 July 

15. Neil Mackay, alias Machustan Macneil, in Arnoboll, George 3 Aug. 

16. Donald Mackay, Chelsea Pensioner in Balnacille, Margaret 

[n.b.l.w.] 27 Aug. 

17. Hector Mackay, alias Macdholicachinskerray, in Island- 

choary, Forbes 7 Sept. 

18. James Clarke in Cnockbreack, Charles 8 Sept. 

19. David Sutherland in Durin, Ann 1 1 Oct. 

20. Donald Mackay, alias Macdholicuillam roy, in Achumore, 

John 17 Oct. 

21. Neil Morison in Clasneach, Kenneth 6 Nov. 

22. George Mackay, alias MacEnvicdholicuillain, in Gheodhach- 

reave, Hugh 6 Nov. 

23. Alexander Cormack in Keoldale, John 18 Dec. 

1768. 

1. John Ekel, alias Calder, alias Machustan Macuillam, in 

Arnoboll, Hugh 15 Jan. 



1 764-1814.] Parish Register of Durness 3 

2. John Mackintosh in Balamhulich, Elspie 11 Feb. 

3. Hector Bain in Dulnaheru, Donald 20 Feb. 

4. Wm. Mackay, alias MacEorish, in Burin, Barbara 6 Mar. 
*5- Angus Sutherland in Saindgo, Mary 20 Mar. 

6. Hugh Bain in Eribol, William 1 April 

7. Wm. Mackay, alias Machustan Macmhorachie, in Mussel, John 

5 April 

8 Hector Morison in Durin, George 27 April 

9. Niel Mackay, alias MacEmish, in Keoldale, Barbara 16 May 

10. Alexander Grange, alias Campbell, in Achunahainat, Barbara 3 June 

11. John Mackenzie in Batamheoir, Ann 15 June 

12. Donald Mackay, alias Macuillam Macnishvicdhonil, in 

Uaibeg, George 7 June 

13. Angus Munro in Eribol [no name] July 

14. John Ross, alias MacEnvicoun, in Achucharaset, Donald 

[n.b.l.w.] 15 July 

15. lye Campbell, alias Grange, in Durin, Donald 5 Aug. 

16. Alexr. Campbell in Craigiemhulin, Margaret 12 Aug. 

17. Angus Munro, alias Macdholicorachy, in Eribol, Isabella 14 Aug. 

18. William Down in Altnacealich, Katharine 14 Aug. 

19. Angus Bain in Eribol, Niel 15 Aug. 

20. John MacEnmhicdholicuillam in Shinins, Ann 19 Aug. 

21. Robert Mackay, alias Macuillam macnish, in Aultcorifraisgil, 

Catharine 23 Aug. 

22. Mr. John Thomson, minister, Francis 30 Aug 

23. John Mackay, alias Macuillam macnish, in Freasgil, Janet 25 Sept' 

24. Hugh Ross in Borley, Barbara 25 Sept' 

25. Alexander Mackintosh in Crosple, Donald 1 Oct' 

26. John Whyte in Achunahainat, Elizabeth 14 Oct. 

27. Mr. James Clarke in Cnockbreack, Mary 18 Oct. 

28. Wm. Mackenzie in Naultan, Barbara 26 Oct. 

29. Thomas Campbell, alias Grange, in Crosple, Elizabeth 28 Oct. 

30. John Munro, alias Macnish vicdholicorachie, in Freasgil, 

Catharine 30 Oct. 

31. John Sutherland in Crosple, Janet 9 Nov. 

32. John Mackay in Sartigrim, Barbara 15 Nov. 

33. Richard Denoon in Balnaceill, Isobel 16 Nov. 

34. Hugh Mackay, alias Macdholicemishmacuillam, in Achu- 

charasait, Barbara 16 Nov. 

35. James MacCulloch in Ceanabin, Christian 16 Nov. 



1769. 

1. John Ekel, alias Calder, alias Machustan Macuillam, in 

Arnoboll, Isobel 21 Jan. 

2. John Mackenzie, alias Macarlishoig, in Eribol, James 29 Jan. 

3. Donald Mackay, alias Macnish macdholicustan, in Dallinarait, 

James 29 Jan. 

4. John Bayn in Durin, Catherine 1 Feb. 

5. Rory Sutherland in Clashneach, George 12 April 

6. Charles Macalister, alias Campbell, in Saindgoe, Christian 27 April 

7. Donald Mackay, alias Macuillam Macnish, in Batnaha- 

chlash, John 1 May 

8. John Rose in Braegisgil, Angus i May 

9. John Mackintosh in Balamhulich, Mary 7 May 

10. lye Morison, alias Gairloch, in Crosple, Mary 15 May 

11. Donald Mackay, alias Macuillam, in Dalnaheru of Strath- 

more, Christian 22 July 

12. William Calder, alias Francach, in Hunleam, John 23 July 

13. Alexander Mackaiscal in Crosple, Margaret 25 July 



4 Parish Register of Durness. [1764-18 14. 

14. John Ekel, alias Calder, alias Machustan macdholicgilbert, 

in Hunleam, Katharine 25 Aug. 

15. John Macdholicorishskerray, alias Mackay, in Borley, 

Mary 26 Aug. 

16. James Munro in Balnaceill, Mary 28 Aug. 

17. Robert Down, poet, in Saingo, George 12 Sept. 

18. Alexander Cormack in Keoldale, George 14 Sept. 

19. Angus Morison, alias Macnish macEnichustan, in Eribol, 

Katharine 1 5 Sept. 

20. Murdoch Macleod in Balamhulich, Isobel [n.b.l.vv.] 1 Nov. 

21. Donald Morison in Lochsuian, Donald 22 Nov. 

22. John Munro, alias Macnish macdholicorachie, in Freasgil, 

Ephie 22 Nov. 

23. Wm. Macneilicen, alias MacKintosh, in Balamhulich, Mary 10 Dec. 



1770. 

1. Angus Macleod, alias Macuillam Machustan, in Balamhulich, 

Mary 17 Jan. 

2. Wm. Fraser, alias Macalister vicalister vicuillam, in Balam- 

hulich, Donald [n.b.l.w.J 22 Jan 

3. Janet Nin mhorachy machustan, alias Mackay, in Saingo, 

Ann [n.b.l.w.J 26 Jan. 

4. George Campbell, alias Grange, in Balamhulich, John 7 Feb. 

5. Lewis Thomson, Mary 13 Feb. 

6. James Clarke in Cnockbreack, John 23 Feb. 

7. Wm. Morison, alias Macdholicneil mhicorachy, in Island 

Choarie, John 24 Feb. 

8. William MacKaiscail, alias Mackay, alias Macphatrick, in 

Braegisgil, Patrick 3 Mar. 

9. Catharine Morison, alias Nin Uillam machustan, in Island- 

hall, Barbara l 25 Mar. 

10. Donald Mackay, alias Macdholicustan, in Sartigrim, 

Donald 11 April 

1 1. Donald Mackay, alias Macuillam machuistan, in Strathbeg, 

Margaret [erased and written as above] 13 April 

12. Donald Campbell, alias Grange, in Clashneach, Christian 13 April 

13. Donald Mackay, alias Macalister, in Freasgil, Alexander 29 April 

14. John Morison, alias Macuillam machustan, in Islandhall, 

William 29 April 

15. Alexander Campbell in Craigiemhulin, Mary 25 May 

16. Wm. Munro, alias MacRobmacDholicorachy, in Balam- 

hulich, Janet 14 May 

17. John Mackay, alias Macalister roy in Uaibeg, Alexander 13 May 

18. Angus Sutherland, in Saingo, William 3 June 

19. John Down, Crosple, Hugh 22 July 

20. Kenneth Mackenzie in Clashneach, Alexander 22 July 

21. Robert Mackay in Aultcoirefraisgil, Charles 22 July 

22. Hector Morison in Durin, William 10 Aug. 

23. James Mackenzie in Erribol, Kenneth 12 Aug. 

24. Wm. Mackay, alias MacEorish macneil, in Clashneach, 

Kenneth 9 Sept. 

25. Neil Gordon in Freasgil, William 30 Sept. 

26. Robert Morison, alias More, in Achunahainat, Donald 

[n.b.l.w.] 7 Oct. 

27. Donald Campbell, alias Macalister macnish, in Crosple, Eric 7 Oct. 

28. Donald Mackay, alias macuilleam macnish macdhonil, in 

Uaibeg, Barbara 9 Oct. 

29. Alexander Mackintosh in Crosple, Katharine 10 Oct. 

1 Nin is daughter of. 



1764-18 14- ] Parish Register of Dttrness. 5 

30. Robert Macrobmacrob in Hope, James 4 Nov. 

31. Wm. Ekel, alias Calder, alias Macdholicustan in Mussell, 

Hugh 9 Dec. 

32. Hector Bayn in Strathmore, Ann 10 Dec 

33. Donald Campbell, alias Grange, in Keoldale, Donald 14 Dec 



1771. 

1. George Mackay, alias Macenvicdholicuillam, in Geod- 

hachreeve, George 13 Jan. 

2. lye Grange in Durin, Katharine 26 Jan. 

3. Donald Eraser in Eriboll, Donald 3 Feb. 

4. George Morison in Strathmore, Jean 4 Feb. 

5. Angus Morison in Islandchoarie, John 5 Feb. 

6. Wm. Down in Altnacealich, Margaret 5 Feb. 

7. John Miller in Achumore, Hector 10 Feb. 

8. Hugh Mackay, alias Macdholicemish macuillam, in Achuc- 

harasait, Hugh 22 Feb. 

9 Donald Macleod, alias Macnish, in Keoldale, Hugh 3 Mar. 

10. Barbara MacKay, alias Nin Dholicorishskerray, widow in 

Sartigrin of John MacKay, Ann 12 Mar. 

11. Angus Munro in Eriboll, Hugh 15 Mar. 

12. George Bayn, alias Macdhonil, in Borley, John [n.b.l.w.] 18 Mar. 

13. Hugh Ross in Borley, Donald 7 April 

14. Charles Campbell in Saingo, Margaret 14 April 

15. John Sutherland in Crosple, Margaret 26 May 

16. Thomas Grange Campbell in Crosple, Christian 26 May 

17. John Mackay in Borley, Donald 28 May 

18. Hugh Ekel, alias Macenvichustan, in Arnoboll, Jean 7 June 

19. Hector Morison, alias Macdhonil, in Kerruack, Catharine 9 June 

20. Lewis Thomson in Cnocbreack, Margaret 13 June 

21. Alexander Ross, joiner in Balnaceil, Mary 14 June 

22. William Mackay, alias MacDholicuillam Roy, in Clasneach, 

Donald ■ 5 July 

23. Hugh Morison, alias MacEnvichustian, in Balnaceill, Lucie 9 July 

24. Mr. John Thomson, minr. of Durness, Margaret Gordon n July 

25. John Mackay, alias Macuilleam, in Freasgil, Elisabeth 21 July 

26. Donald Macleod in Uaibeg, Lucy 28 July 

27. John Macpherson in Achumore, Chatherine 28 July 

28. Hugh Morison, alias Macuillam machustan, in Islandhall, 

William 12 Aug. 

29. Kenneth Sutherland in Durin, Angus 20 Sept. 

30. Barbara Murray in Shinnins, Barbara [n.b.l.w.], nor her 

father known. 1 

31. Donald Mackay, alias Macnish mhicDholicustan, in 

Dalinarait, John 28 Sept. 

32. Robert Mackay, alias MacEnmhicuillam mhic neill, in 

Uaibeg, Eric 4 Oct 

33. Alexander Cormack in Keoldale, Fairlie 18 Oct. 

34. Robert Mackay in Aultcorifraisgil, Christian 24 Nov. 

35. John Mackay, alias Macen mhicDhol, in Shinins, Mary 1 Dec 
36 Angus Mackay, alias Macen mhicalister, in Mussel, Ephie 18 Dec 



1772. 

1. lye Grange, alias Campbell, in Durin, [Margaret] 15 Jan. 

2. [T/iis entry is a repetition of No. i, but adds "Margaret" 

omitted there. ~\ 

3. Neil Macleod in Saingo, Isobel 18 Jan. 

1 Barbara dVated John Ross, alias M'En, who strongly denied. 



6 Parish Register of Durness. U764-1814. 

4. John Bain in Dunn, Barbara 9 Feb. 

5. Richard Denune in the Farout, Donald 18 Feb. 

6. John Mackintosh in Balamhulich, Ann 7 Mar. 

7. James Mackay, alias Macen mhicDhol, in Sartigrim, Donald 

7 Mar. 

8. Donald Morison in Lochsuian, Margaret 5 April 

9. John Mackay, alias macenvicuillam macneill, in Uaibeg, Isobel 

6 April 

10. Alexander Campbell in Craigiemhulin, Isobel 

11. Donald Mackay, alias macuillam machustan, in Strathbeg, 

William 

12. Hector Mackay, alias Macdholicachinskerray, in Island-a- 

choarie, Betty 

13. Donald Macleod, alias Macneil bhain, in Balnaceill, Hugh 

14. Alexander Munro in Crosple, Barbara 

15. Mr. John Thomson, minister, Robertson 

16. William Mackenzie, alias Macenoig, in Naultan, James 

17. William Munro, alias MacRob macdholicorachy, in Balam- 

hulich, Katharine 

18. John Ekel, alias Macdholicustan macGhilbert, in Hunleam, 

Donald 

19. Rory Sutherland in Clasneach, Donald, 

20. Alexander. Mackaiscal in Crosple, Mary 

21. Angus Sutherland in Saingo, Christian 

22. George Campbell, alias Grange Balamhulich, Angus 

23. Lewis Thomson, Crosple, Helen 

24. Charles Campbell in Saindgo, Margaret 

25. William Mackintosh in Balamhulich, Margaret 

26. Alexander Mackintosh in Crosple, Mary 

27. Hugh Mackay in Auchuharasait, Isobel 

28. John Morison in Islandhall, Ann 

29. Kenneth Mackenzie in Clasneach, Angus 

30. James Mackenzie in Batnahachlaish, Ann 

31. Neil Mackay, alias Machustan Macneil, in Arnobol, Katharine 

14 Nov. 

32. Angus Macleod, alias Macuillam Machustan in Balam- 

hulich, Katharine 29 Nov. 

In the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and seventy- 
two. Nihil hie Deest. 



1773- 

1. Hector Mackenzie in Hunleam, Hugh 

2. Angus Macmhorachy, alias Macdonald, in Erribol, Bessie 

3. Robert Macrob macrob in Hope, Elizabeth 

4. John Down, alias Calder, in Crosple, Angus 

5. Hugh Morison, alias Macen machustan, in Balnaceill, Hugh 

6. Donald Campbell, alias Macrob Grange, in Sartigrim, Janet 

7. Robert Munro, surgeon in Rispond, Andrew 

8. John Whyte in Achunahanait, Donald 

9. John Macpherson in Auchumore, Barbara 

10. Col. Hugh Mackay of Balnaceill, Caroline [not born in law- 

ful marriage] [afterwards written over with mother's 
name, "Janet Sutherland"] 

11. Hector Morison in Durin, John 

12. Gordon Grant in Cnocbreac, Betty (bastard) 

13. William Gordon in Poula, Catlharine 

14. Alexander Cormack in Keoldae, Neil 

15. Hugh Macpherson in Saingo, John 

16. John Mackay in Borlay, Isobel 



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17. Hugh Morison, alias Macuilliam machustan, in Islandhall, 

Donald 21 June 

18. Angus Morison, alias Macean vichustan, in Island-a-Choarie, 

Janet 7 July 

19. Donald Mackay, alias Macdholicustan, in Sartigrim, Donald 21 Sept. 

20. Hector Macneil vicrory, alias Mackay, in Durin, Marion 22 Sept. 

21. George Ross in Braegisgil, Catharine 26 Sept. 

22. William Calder, alias Down, in Batnahachlash, Catharine 1 Nov. 

23. Donald Macleod, alias Bain, in Auchunahanait, Marion 3 Nov. 

24. Robert Mackay alias, Macean vicuilleam macneil, in Uaibeg, 

Christian 5 Nov. 

25. Donald White in Balamhulich, Hugh 6 Nov. 

26. Thomas Grange in Crosple, Isobel 5 Dec. 

27. William MacEorish in Achucharn, Alexander 9 Dec. 

28. Donald Sutherland in Durin, Mary 26 Dec. 

1774- 

1. Donald Campbell, alias Grange, in Keoldale, Barbara 1 Jan. 

2. John Bayne in Durin, Ann 9 Jan. 

3. John Munro, alias Macnish macdholicorachy, in Inverhope, 

James 29 Jan. 

4. John Mackay, alias Macalister, in Uaibeg, Marion 31 Jan. 

5. James Mackenzie in Strathbeg, John 27 Feb. 

6. Robert Mackay, alias Macuilliam macnish, in Aultcorifrais- 

gill, James 3 Mar. 

7. David Sutherland in Durin, Christian 21 Mar. 

8. Alexander Fraser in Achunahanait, Janet 27 Mar. 

9. Donald Bayne in Hope, James 3 April 

10. James Ekel in Achuharasait, George 30 April 

11. John MacEnvicdholicuillam in Shinins, Christian 21 May 

12. Alexander Campbell in Craigiemhulin, William 25 May 

13. Angus Macrob macuillam macnish in Aultcorifraisgil, Eliza- 

beth [n.b.l.w.] 13 June 

14. Angus Sutherland in Saingo, Robert 15 June 

15. Kenneth Sutherland in Durin., Kenneth 18 July 

16. Christian Mackenzie in Durin, had Gordon Grant's child 

Elizabeth [n.b.l.w.], baptized 19 July 

17. Hugh Murray in Rispond, Francis 9 Aug. 

18. John Macuilliam in Freasgil, William 14 Aug. 

19. Richard Denoon in Farout, John 11 Sept. 

20. John Mackintosh in Balamhulich, Elspie 16 Oct. 
2\. Donald Mackay, Grieve in Balnaceill, Hugh 30 Oct. 

22. Donald Macneil vicrory in Durin, Neil 18 Nov 

23. Hugh Machustain Macuilleam rory in Hunleam, John 9 Dec. 



I77S 

1. Col. Hugh Mackay in Balnaceill had Mary [n.b.l.w.] 14 Feb. 

2. Geo. Mackenzie in Mussel, Elisabeth 14 Feb. 

3. Neil Macleod in Saingo, Janet 21 Feb. 

4. Geo. Mackay in Balnacill [n.b.l.w.], Mary 7 Mar. 

5. Alex. Morison, Crosple, Alexander 8 May 

6. Robt. Munro in Eribol Alexander 14 May 

7. Angus Munro in Hope, Joanna 14 May 

8. Hugh Ross in Borley, John 16 May 

9. John M'Pherson, Achumore, Christian 1 r June 

10. John Doun in Crosple, John and Mary 11 June 

11. John Mackay in Borley, Donald 12 June 

12. John Sutherland in Crosple, Robert 18 June 

13. Donald Mackay, Esq., Eriboll, and Mrs, Bessie Mackay, 

his spouse, Barbara 24 June 



8 Parish Register of Durness. [1764-18 14. 

14. George Macintosh, alias Macnish, carpenter in Rispond, 

Charles and Mary 29 June 

15. John Whyte in Achunahanait, Barbara 25 July 

16. John Mackay, alias Macalister roy, in Uaibeg, Wilhelmina, 

i.e. Mina 26 July 

17. Charles Campbell, alias Macalister, in Saindgo, Angus 30 July 

18. John Morison, alias Machustain Macachinroy, in Crosple, 

Hugh ... 3o J ul Y 

19. James Mackay, alias Macen vie dhonil, Bowman, in 

Balnacille, Ann 3 Aug. 

20. Hugh Macuillam Machustain, alias Morison, in Island-a- 

Choarie, alias Islandhall, Ann 7 Aug. 

21. lye Campbell, alias Grange, in Dunn, Barbara 8 Aug. 

22. Donald Grange, alias Campbell, lately in Sartigrim and 

Clasneach, now in Islandhall and Ceannabin, Caroline 3 Sept. 

23. John Macdholicen, alias Macintosh in Strathmore (Island 

ereir), Catherine 10 Sept. 

24. Hugh Calder, alias Donn, in Crosple, Alexander 17 Sept. 

25. Hector Mackay, alias Macneil vicrory, in Durin, Kenneth 24 Sept. 

26. Hugh Murray, carpenter and boatman in Rispond, Isobel 27 Sept. 

27. John Mackay, alias Macen vicuillleam macneill, in Uaibeg, 

Barbara 8 Oct. 

28. George Clarke in Cnocbreac, Barbara [n.b.l.w.] 11 Oct. 

29. Hugh Mackay, alias Macuilleam Machustain, in Strathbeg, 

Isobel 19 Oct. 

30. Robert Macrob macrob in Braegisgil, Neil 22 Oct. 

31. George Campbell, alias Grange, tenent in Balamhulich, 

Christian 5 Nov. 

32. Patrick Brown, single man, in Keoldale, Ann [n.b.l.w.] 24 Nov. 

33. William Mackay, alias Oag, tenent, in Eribol, James 30 Nov. 

34. Neil Mackay, alias Machustain Macneil, in Arnobol, Hugh 30 Nov. 

35. John Mackay, alias Macachin Macdholicachinskerray, in 

Achunlochie, Isobel 30 Nov. 

36. James Mackay, alias Macrob mac Emish macuillam, in 

Island-a-reir of Strathmore, Angus 2 Dec. 

37. James Mackenzie, alias Macalister, in Strathmore, William 13 Dec. 

38. Hugh Morison, alias macnish machustain macuilleam, in 

Strathmore, Patrick 13 Dec. 

39. John Morison, alias macuilleam machustain, tenent in 

Islandhall, Donald and Barbara, twins 18 Dec. 

40. Murdoch Morison, alias machustain Mackachinroy, a 

servant in Uaibeg, Hugh 24 Dec. 

41. James Donn in Balnaceill, Francis 24 Dec. 



1776. 

1. Hugh Machustian macuilleam macrory, alias Mackay, in 

Hunleam, Hugh 9 Feb. 

2. Wm. Mackay, alias Calder, alias Macdholicustian MacDhol 

igilbert, Barbara 

3. Murdoch Munro, alias mac dholicorachy, in Erriboll, Barbara 

4. George Macleod, piper in Sartigrim, John 

5. Don. Sutherland, alias Mackenzie, tenent in Durin, Kenneth 

6. Angus Bayn in Hunleam, Ann 

7. James Macdholicustian, alias Ekel, alias Calder, alias 

Mackay, tenent in Achugharasait, Barbara 

8. Wm. Macnish mac Dholicustian, alias Mackay, tailor and 

tenent in Island Choarie, Angus 

9. Wm. Munro, tenent and kirk officer in Durin, Hugh 



12 Feb. 


13 Feb. 


20 Feb. 


17 Mar. 


23 Mar. 


24 Mar. 


25 Mar. 


19 April 



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10. Mr. James Anderson in Keoldale, James 20 April 

11. Angus Macleod, alias Macuilliam macustian, tenent in Bal- 

lamhulich, George 28 April 

12. John Bain, tenent in Balamhulich, Isobel 5 May 

13. Wm. Mackay, alias Maceorish Macuilleam mac neil, a poor 

lad in Achairn, Margaret 5 May 

14. Hugh Mackintosh, alias Machustian macuilleam, tenent in 

Erribol, Florence 12 May 

15. John Miller, alias Macenmhicachinmiller, tenent in Achu- 

more, George 26 May 

16. John Bain, alias Macleod, tenent in Achunahanait, Angus 7 June 

17. Hector Mackenzie, weaver in Erribol, John 9 June 

18. Hugh Mackay, alias Macen mhic En mhic Dholicuilleam, 

tenent in Island Choarie, lately in Shinnins, John 13 June 

19. John Mackay, alias macenmhicdholicuilleam, tenent in 

Island Choarie, lately in Shinnins, father to Hugh, 

Isobel 13 June 

20. Donald Mackay, Chelsea pensioner and grieve in Balnaceill, 

Alexander 30 June 

21. John White, tenent in Achunahanait, Alexander 2 July 

22. Angus Sutherland, tenent in Saingo, George 14 Aug. 

23. Thomas Campbell, alias Grange, a cottager in Crosple, 

Angus 8 Sept. 

24. Donald White, alias macdholicomash, tenent in Balamhul- 

ich, Janet 22 Sept. 

25. Angus Macleod, alias macnish bhain, tenent in Achunahan- 

ait, Angus 26 Sept. 

26. Hugh Mackay, alias Macdholicemish macuilleam, tenent in 

Achunahanait, Alexander 28 Sept. 

27. William Donn in Badnahachlash, John 28 Sept. 

28. George Ross, alias macenicoun, tenent in Braegisgil, James 29 Sept. 

29. John Mackay, alias macdholicachin, tenent in Nahaultan, 

Donald 6 Oct 

30. George Munro, tenent in Emboli, William 29 Nov. 

31. Wm. Calder, Charity Schoolmaster in Cambusinduin, John 30 Nov. 

32. John Mackay, alias macuilleam macnish, tenent in Fraesgil, 

Katharine 2 Dec. 



1777. 

1. Colin Calder, alias Donn, alias Ekel and Mackay, in Balna- 

ceil, a single man very young, had a spurious child 
baptised Sutherland 14 Jan. 

2. Hugh Calder in Arnoboll, Katherine 26 Jan. 

3. James Mackenzie in Hunleam, John 26 Jan. 

4. David Sutherland, from the Parish of Dornoch in Durin, 

Barbara 2 Mar. 

5. Donald Mackay. alias Macnish mhic Dholicustian, tenent 

and tailor in Hope, Angus 16 Mar. 

6. Angus MacKenzie, alias Macalisteroig, tenent in Islandareir 

in Strathmore, Janet 16 Mar. 

7. Kenneth Sutherland, alias MacKenzie, tenent in Durin, Geo. 23 Mar. 

8. Donald MacKay, alias Macdholicustian, tenent in Sartigrim, 

Marion 27 Mar. 

9. Robert Macen macuilleam Miller, a little tenent in Achins 

of Cnockbreack, William 15 April 

10. William Morison, alias Machustian macachin roy, tenent in 

Balamhulich, Catharine 27 April 

11. James Mackay, alias MacEniconil, herdsman or bowerman 

in Balnaceill, had John 28 April 

12. William Mackay, alias Gourdach, weaver in Crosple, Christian 7 May 



io Parish Register of Durness. [1764-1814. 

13. Angus Mackay, alias Macrob macnish Macuilleam, tenent 

in Crosple, Mary 9 May 

14. John Munro, alias MacNish ic Dholicorachie, a little tenent 

in Freasgil, Donald n May 

15. William Mackay, alias Macrory, servant in the mains of 

Eribol, William 11 May 

16. Richard Denoon ([or Campbell] this in pencil), herdsman in 

Shinnins [and Elisabeth Mackay, his wife,] Hugh 14 May 

17. John Macleod, alias Macnish bhain, tenent in Achunahanait, 

Jannet 15 May 

18. Alexander Campbell Miller in Craigiemhulin, Margaret 28 May 

19. James Down, tenent in Uaibeg, Robert 17 June 

20. John Mackay, alias macen macuilleam macneil, tenent in 

Saingo, Lucie 22 June 

2.1. Hector Morison, alias Macdhonil, a little tenent inAultcoire- 

fhreasgil, Ann 29 June 

22. Neil M'Leod, alias macnishmacen, tenent in Durin, Angus 20 July 

23. Donald Mackay, alias Macenicalister roy, in Uaibeg, Robert 28 Aug. 

24. Angus Sutherland, alias roy, tenent in Saingo, Jean 2 Sept. 

25. George M'Leod, piper and tenent in Sartigrim, Barbara 3 Sept. 

26. Mr. John Thomson, Sibella 28 Sept. 

27. lye Campbell, alias Grange, tenent in Durin, Isobel 28 Sept. 

28. John Macpherson, tenent in Achumore, Catharine 28 Sept. 

29. Mr. James Anderson in Keoldale, Alexander 8 Oct. 
„ Patrick Brown from Peterhead, a little tenent in Buailavig, 

Keoldale, James 8 Oct. 

30. John Mackay, alias macachinmhicDholiceachinskerray, 

tenent in Achunlochie, Elisabeth 24 Oct. 

31. Donald Campbell, alias Grange, tenent in Island Choarie, 

John 8 Nov. 

32. George Morison, alias mac Dholicrory, tenent in Achumore, 

Rory 24 Nov. 

33. Donald Mackay, alias macneil macrory, tenent in Durin, 

Catharine 14 Dec. 

34. John Morison, alias Macuilleam machustian, tenent in Island 

a choarie, George and Margaret (twins) 18 Dec 



1778. 

1. Hugh Mackay, alias Machustian macuilleam macrory, tenent 

in Hunleam, Isobel 9 Feb. 

2. James Mackay, alias Machustian macnish, i.e. James Gow, 

tenent in Erriboll, Hugh 9 Feb. 

3. William Mackay, alias Macnish macDholicustian taylor, in 

Port Chamil, Donald 9 Feb. 

4. Donald MacKay, alias Chelsea pensioner, late grieve in 

Balnaceill in Crosple, Donald 26 Feb. 

5. Angus Gunn, weaver, Saingo, Barbara 23 Mar. 

6. Hugh MacKay, alias macdholicemish macuileam, tenent in 

Achucharasait, George 31 Mar. 

7. Donald Aberach, weaver in Erriboll at Inveran, Donald 31 Mar. 

8. Angus MacKay, alias macenoig, tenant in Inveran of Erriboll, 

Isobel 31 Mar. 

9. John Munro, alias Macangus macDholicorachy, tenent in 

Freasgil, Angus 5 April 

10. Donald MacKay, alias Macmhorachie machustian, Chapman 

merchant in Hunleam, had a child with Eric Nin Dholice- 

mish [n.b.l.w.], Robert 5 April 

11. Said Donald had a child with Jean roy, George [n.b.l.w.] 5 April 

12. Said Donald do. do. Mary Buigh, Marion [n.b.l.w.] 5 April 



1764- 1 814.] Parish Register of Durness. 1 1 

13. Hngh MacKay, alias macuilleam machustian, a little tenent 

in Strathbeg, Christian 6 April 

14. Hector MacKay, alias Macneil macrory, tenent in Islandhall, 

Ann 19 April 

15. Angus MacKay, alias Machustian macrory, miller from 

Scoury in Eddrachilis, Murdoch 26 April 

16. John White, tenent, taylor and mason in Auchanahanait, 

Christian 28 April 

17. Donald MacKay, alias Macneil macen mhic Dholicein, 

tenent in Hope, John 

18. Angus Munro, alias Macalister macDholicachin, tenent in 

Hope, Katharine 

19. Angus MacKay, alias macen bhain, a little tenent in Poula, 

John 

20. Hugh Ross, alias macenicoun, tenent in Borley, Janet 

21. John Mackintosh, alias macenmacalistericemish, junior, a 

very little tenent and post in Balamhulich, Janet 

22. William Mackenzie {corrected to Mackay), alias macdholi- 

custian macdholicgilbert, tenent in Mussel, Donald 

23. James Mackay, alias macrob macemishmacuilleam, tenent 

in Mussel, James 

24. John Mackay, alias Bayne, tenent and mason in Balam- 

hulich, George 

25. Hugh Morison, alias macuilleam machustian, tenent in 

Islandhall, Barbara 

26. John Mackay, alias macnish macen, a little tenent in Lubain, 

Strathmore, Hugh 

27. Hugh Murray, boatman and little tenent in Rispond, Ann 

28. William Munro, alias Macrob mac Dholicmhorachy, a little 

tenent in Durin, Robert 

29. Hugh Mackenzie, alias macen Mackenzie, once a soldier, 

then a merchant, and now little tenent in Eribol, John 
[This baptism should have been inserted next 13 Aug.— Note 
by minister]. 

30. John Morison, alias machustian maceachinroy, tenent in 

Crosple, Donald 13 Sept. 

31. Robert Macrory Revach, alias Mackay, shoemaker and 

soldier in Altnacealich, Strathmore, George 20 Sept. 

32. Robert Mackay, alias Macrob macrob, tenent in Dalnaheru 

at Dornadilla tower, Christian 20 Sept. 

33. James Mackay, alias Macdholicustian macdholigilbert, alias 

Ecel, taylor in Eribol, John 18 Oct. 

34. George Mackay, alias macdholicustian, tenent in Hunleam, 

lately in Port Chamil, George 23 Oct. 

35. Angus Mackay, alias maceonicye, miller in Craigiemhulin, Hugh 

28 Oct. 

36. Charles Campbell, alias macalister, weaver and tenent in 

Saingoe, Alexr. 1 Nov. 

37. John Gordon, clerk to Col. Mackay at Balnaceille, Strachan 2 Nov. 

38. Hugh Mackintosh, alias machustian, macuilleam, little tenent 

in Eribol, Mary 5 Dec. 

39. John Mackay, alias Macuilleam machustian, a single man in 

Strathbeg, William [n.b.l.w.]. 

40. James Mackenzie, tenent in Hunleam, Robert 6 Dec. 

41. Robert Mackay, alias macen macuileam macneil, tenent in 

Uaibeg, Marion 7 Dec. 

1779. 

1. Patrick Dunn, alias Brown, tenent in Buailbhig of Keoldale, 

Jean 10 Jan. 



4 May 


4 May 


4 May 
17 May 


17 May 


28 June 


28 June 


12 July 


13 Aug. 


16 Aug. 
28 Aug. 


30 Aug. 


15 Aug. 



1 2 Parish Register of Durness. [i 764-1 814. 

2. George Munro, tenent in Island Choarie, son of the late 

Andrew Munro, Margaret 16 Jan. 

3. James Mackenzie, tenent in Braegisgil, John 17 Jan. 

4. Hugh Morison, alias macnishmacuilleam, in Islandereir, 

Strathrnore, presently a soldier in the Duke of Gordon's 
Fencibles, William 14 Feb. 

5. Alexander Fraser in Achunahainat, commonly called Alister 

Beg, i.e., Little Alexander, Barbara 3 Mar. 

6. John Mackay, alias macdholiceachin, tenent in Nahaultan, 

Christian 30 Mar. 

7. Mr. James Anderson, tacksman of Keoldale, George 5 April 

8. Murdoch Munro, sometimes in his father's in Durin, and 

sometimes in his father-in-law's in Balamhulich, George 5 April 

9. Donald Sutherland, alias Mackenzie, a little tenent in Durin, 

Donald 24 April 

10. Lieutenant Donald Mackay, of His Grace the Duke of 

Gordon's North Fencibles and tacksman of Eribol, 

John 1 May 

11. William Sutherland, mason in Straanmelness in the parish 

of Tongue, and originally from the parish of Criech, 
John 

12. Angus MacLeod, alias Macuilleammachustian, tenent in 

Ballamhulich, John 

13. John Mackay, alias machustianmacenmhichustian, in 

Phaolin, Hugh 

14. Hugh Mackenzie, alias Macrobmhiceanmhiceannich, tenent 

between Mussel and Aultnacealich, in Strathrnore, John 23 May 

15. John Sutherland, alias macemish, weaver and little tenent in 

Crosple, Christian 

16. William Roy, little tenent in Hope, Angus 

17. William Mackay, alias macnishmacachinskerray, tenent in 

Farout, Marion 

18. William Morison, alias machustian macachinroy, a little 

tenent in Balamhulich, and his wife Mary Munro, Lucie 

19. Adam Ross, a tenent in Keoldale, and . . . Mary Clarke, 

Alexander 1 

20. James Mackay, alias macEanmacDhonil, Herdsman or 

Bowerman in Balnaceil, and Janet Mackay, alias nin 
Dholiceorishskerray, Hugh 

21. William Mackay, alias Oig, a little tenent in Eribol, and 

Barbara Mackay, Hector 

22. John Mackay, alias macrobmacemishmacuilam, soldier 

his Grace the Duke of Gordon's Fencibles, and . . . 
Catharine Sinclair, Catharine 

23. Donald Ross, late cook in Balnaceil and now in Clasneach, 

and . . . Mary Mackay, John 

24. Neil Mackay, alias machustian macneil, tenent in Arnoboll in 

Westmoine, Barbara 

25. Donald Mackay, alias Macrob macEmish macuilamskerray, a 

young man in Arnoboll, and . . . Elisabeth Mackintosh, 
alias nin hustian macnish, Angus 

26. Angus Gunn, weaver in Saingo, and . . . Joanna Macleod, 

John 

27. Angus Mackay, alias machustian macrorymiller in Uaibeg, 

and . . . Ephie Macleod, alias nin Dholicustian macor- 
maid, Donald 

28. Hugh Campbell, alias Grange, tenent in Sartigrim, late in 

Keoldale, and . . . Margaret Mackay, John 

29. Mr. John Thomson, minister of Durness, and . . . Christian 

Mackenzie [born 23rd], Elisabeth 

1 The dots thus . . . after 'and' represent "his wife." 



2 May 


9 May 


23 May 


23 May 


28 May 
13 June 


17 June 


4 July 


5 J^y 


8 July 


10 July 


10 July 


3* July 


15 Aug. 


30 Aug. 


31 Aug. 


5 Sept. 


19 Sept. 


26 Sept. 



1764- 1 8 14.] Parish Register of Durness. 13 

30. William Mackay, alias macnishroy, and . . . Elisabeth 

Campbell, alias Grange, lately residing in Balnaceil, 
presently in Keoldale, Caroline 7 Oct. 

31. George Mackay, alias Macdholicustian, tenent in H unlearn, 

and . . . Margaret Mackay, alias nindholicachin mac- 
dhonachie, Donald 25 Oct. 

32. John Mackay, alias maceanmacuilammacneil, tenent in 

Uaibeg, and . . . Isobel Down, alias Mackay, alias 
Calder, alias Eckel, John 17 Nov. 

33. Donald Macleod, alias Donald More macnishbhain, tenent 

in Achunahainait, and . . . Barbara Grange, alias 
Campbell, Janet 8 Dec. 

34. James Mackay, alias machustian macneil, tenent in Arnoboll, 

Mary 18 Dec. 

35. Isobel Mackay, alias nin Eoinmacrobmacneilicalister, an 

old woman unmarried had a child a year old baptised, 
William, 18th Dec. She fathers upon Donald Mackay, 
alias macmhorachie machustian, late of Hunleam, now 
a soldier of Lord Macleod's first Battalion in the East 
Indies, but who had gone there before she delated him. 

36. Donald Macleod, alias macnishbhain, commonly called little 

Donald Bain, brother of the above Donald Macleod, 
alias Bain in Hope, and . . . Ann Dalrymple, alias 
nin NishmacEanmhicdhonil, James 19 Dec. 

37. Richard Denoon, herdsman in Farout, and . . . Elisabeth 

Mackay, Patrick 21 Dec. 

38. Angus Sutherland, tenent in Saingo, and . . . Christian 

Fraser, Elisabeth 28 Dec. 

1780. 

1. Donald Mackay, alias MacEn macalisterrog, soldier in the 

Duke of Gordon's Fencibles, and . . . Mary Calder 

alias Mackay, John 8 Jan. 

2. Marion Miller, an unmarried woman in Balamhulich guilty 

formerly of a relapse in fornication with Donald 
Mackay, Chelsea pensioner and grieve in Balnaceil, 
and has continued to give said Donald as father of the 
same for more than three years before the Session and 
the Presbytery. But he has made his elopement two 
and a half years ago, John 16 Jan. 

3. George Morison, alias MacDholicrory, a little tenent in 

Achumore, and . . . Marion Sutherland, alias nin Rory 
macenroy, Donald 24 Jan. 

4. John Mackay, alias macachin macDhonilskerray, tenent in 

Achunlochie, and . . . Barbara Mackay, alias nin 
Dholicemish macuilleam, James 4 Feb. 

5 Donald Mackay, alias macnish macdholicustian, taylor and 
tenent in Hope, and . . . Vear Mackay, alias Eury 
ninalister, Donald 5 Feb. 

6. Angus Mackenzie, alias Macenoig, a little tenent in Inver- 

hope, Donald 5 Feb. 

7. Angus Mackay, alias Macnishmacnish, mac Eoin Oig, from 

Kintail, and . . . Eupham Douglas, alias Ephie nin 
mhorachiegow, soldier presently in the North Fencibles, 
Murdoch 6 Feb. 

8. Peter Dunn, formerly Patrick Brown, tenent in Keoldale,. 

and . . . Jannet Mackay, alias nin Neil, Neil 16 Mar. 

9. John Morison, alias maciulam machustian, tenent and boat- 

man in Rispin, and . . . Catharine Mackay, Janet 24 Mar. 

10. Murdoch Munro in Durin, and . . . Catharine Campbell, 

Janet 26 Mar. 



14 Parish Register of Durness. [1764 1814. 

11. John Macpherson, tenent in Achumore, and . . . Margaret 

MacLeod, alias nin hustian machustian, Hugh 23 April 

12. Donald Reid and Florence Morison, alias Nin lye, both in 

knockbreac, lye 23 April 

[Not in lawful marriage as the man was married, though not 
the woman.] 

13. Hector Mackay, alias macnishicrory, tenent in Islandhall, 

and . . . Margaret Sutherland, Christian 23 April 

14. William Mackay, alias macnish macdholicustian, tailor and 

soldier in the North Fencibles, and . . . Isobel Mackay, 

alias nin Uholicustian, in Portchamil, Hugh 29 April 

15. Hugh Mackay, alias Macuilleam machustian, in Strathbeg, 

and . . . Elisabeth Mackay, Bessy 29 April 

16. Murdoch Munro, alias macdholicorachie, in Eribol, and 

. . . Margaret Mackay, Ann 29 April 

17. Hugh Calder, alias macenmachustian, tenent in Arnoboll, 

and . . . Ann Mackenzie, Donald 30 April 

18. Robert Miller, alias macenmacuilleam miller, a little tenent 

in Balamhulich, and . . . Margaret Morison, John 14 May 

19. Hector Morison, alias macdholicorachie, a little tenent in 

Aultcoirefraisgil, and . . . Mary Morison, alias nin 
uilleam macrory, Barbara 21 May 

20. John Mackay, alias Macuilleam machustian, a little tenent 

in Eribol, and . . . Christian Eraser, Florence 27 May 

21. William Mackay, alias Macrer, servant in the Mains of 

Eribol, and . . . Janet Anderson, Donald 27 May 

22. John Bayn, tenent and mason in Balamhulich, and . . . 

Eury Miller, alias Vear Miller, Ann 3 June 

23. John Mackay, alias macenmacdholicuilleam, tenent in Island- 

reir in Strathmore, and . . . Ann Murray, William 11 June 

24. John White, alias macuilleam macomash, and . . . Ann 

Fraser in Achunahainat, William 7 July 

25. George Ross, alias MacEoin maceun, tenent in Braegisgil 

Westmoine, and . . . Elizabeth Mackay, Ann 16 July 

26. Donald Campbell, alias macrobgrashich, tenent in Island 

Choarie, and . . . Ann Mackay nin dholicuilleam 
macrory, Barbara 26 Aug. 

27. Donald Mackay, alias Abarach, weaver and tenent in Inveran, 

Eribol, and . . . Janet Mackay, alias ninachin mac- 
dholicachin, Isobel 26 Aug. 

28. Angus Mackay, alias macenmhiclye, miller in Craigie- 

mhulin, and . . . Catharine Morison, John, Jean 8 Sept. 

29. Adam Ross, alias Stinnet, tenent in Keoldale, and . . . Mary 

Clarke (twins), James and Alexander 12 Sept. 

30. George Munro, tenent in Islandchoarie, and . . . Janet 

White, Andrew 23 Sept. 

31. George Mackintosh, alias macnish, a little tenent and boat- 

man in Rispin, and . . . Ann Gunn, Donald 30 Sept. 

32. James Anderson, Esquire, tacksman of Ceoldale, and . . . 

Ann Innes, William 1 Oct. 

33. John Mackintosh, alias Maceanicean macnish, a very little 

tenent and post in Balamhulich, and . . . Isobel 
Murray, John 1 Oct. 

34. John Mackay, alias macdholicachin, tenent in Auldan, and 

. . . Barbara Mackay, alias nin uilleam macnish, 
Christian 1 Oct. 

35. Angus Mackay, alias Roy, a little tenent in Cnocnacrinnan, 

and . . . Isobel Mackenzie, alias nin Alisterbhig, 
Alexander 17 Oct. 



1764-1814.] Parish Register of Durness. 15 

36. William Ross, alias machustian mac Eunicoun, a very young 

lad, unmarried, in Borley, and Janet . . . alias nin lye 

roy, a single woman in Borley, Donald 18 Oct. 

37. Donald Macleod, alias Ceannich, shoemaker in Altnacealich, 

and . . . Janet Mackenzie, Christian 1 Nov. 

38. Hector Mackintosh, alias Macicrory, tenent in Durin, and 

. . . Elisabeth Murray, George 17 Nov. 

39. Donald Mackay, alias macneilicrory, tenent in Durin, and 

. . . Janet MacLeod, Marion 20 Nov. 

40. Angus Gunn, weaver in Saingo, and . . . Joanna MacLeod, 

alias nin Nish macean, Janet 20 Nov. 

41. Neil MacLeod, alias macnish macEan, tenent in Durin, and 

. . . Jane Campbell, alias nin Nish, Alexander 30 Nov. 

42. Angus Mackay, alias macnish macuilleam, Corporal in the 

Duke of Gordon's Fencibles, son to William Mackay 

in Clasneach, and . . . Margaret Turner, John 10 Dec. 



1781. 

1. Hugh Mackay, alias macEan macdholicuilleam, in Iveran of 

Eribol and . . . Isobel Mackay, alias ninachin mac 
dholicachinskerray, Ann 

2. John Mackay, alias macuileam, tenent in Fraesgil, and . . . 

Janet Munro, Angus 

3. Robert Mackay, alias macrory revach (Aultnaceilach) soldier, 

in the Duke of Gordon's Fencibles, and . . . Mary 
. . . , Donald 

4. Donald White, tenent in Ballamhulich, and . . . Janet 

Gordon, John 

5. James Mackay, alias macEanmacdhonil Bowman, in 

Balnaceil, and . . . Janet Mackay, Barbara 

6. Hugh Mackenzie, tenent and merchant in Eribol, and . . . 

Ann . . . , William 

7. Hugh Mackay, alias machustian macuileam macrory, tenent 

and taner in Hunleam, and . . . Ephie Mackay, Ann 

8. William Munro, tenent in Durin, and . . . Barbara Mac- 

kintosh, James 

9. Donald Mackay, alias macneil macEan mhicdholicein, in 

Mercan, and . . . Katharine . . . , Bessie 

10. Jean Fraser in Crosble, widow of John Sutherland, weaver 

and tenent in Crosble, John 

11. Mr. John Thomson, minister of Durness, and . . . Christian 

Mackenzie, [born 17th May], Ann Helen 

12. John Campbell roy alias macdhonil macalister macnish, 

servant in Balnaceil, and . . . Catharine Mackay, alias 
Miller, Donald 

13. William Mackay, alias macdholicustian macdholigilbert, 

tenent in Mussel, and . . . Mary Mackay, John 

14. James Mackenzie, alias macrobmacEan mackenich, tenent 

in Hunleam, and . . . Ann Munro, Elisabeth 

15. Angus Mackay, alias macnishbhain, tenent in Eribol, and 

. . . Barbara Mackay, Donald 

16. John Mackay, alias MacEan macuileam macneil, tenent in 

Uaibeg, and . . . Isobel Down, alias nin Rob Dhuin, 

alias Calder, alias Eckel, Janet '15 June 

17. Angus Mackay, alias machustian macrory miller in Uaigh- 

beg, and . . . Eupham MacLeod, alias nin Dholicor- 

maid, Eupham 23 June 

18. Robert Mackay, alias macrobmacrob, at Dundornigill in 

Strathmore, and . . . Barbara Morison, Angus 26 June 



4 Jan. 


5 Jan. 


7 Jan. 


23 Jan. 


26 Jan. 


3 Mar. 


4 Mar. 


1 April 


5 May 


8 May 


26 May 


29 May 


9 June 


10 June 


13 June 



27 Aug. 


27 Aug. 


9 Sept. 


21 Sept. 


30 Sept. 


9 Oct. 



16 Parish Register of Durness. [1764- 18 14. 

19. Hector Mackay, alias rnacneilicrory, tenent in Islandhall, 

and . . . Margaret Sutherland [bia?ik] 27 June 

20. Hugh Ross, alias MacEanmhicoun, tenent in Borley, and 

. . . Jean Manson, William 13 July 

21. John Morison, alias machustian macachinroy, servant and 

little tenent in Crosble, and . . . Ann Sutherland, 
Murdoch 18 July 

22. Murdoch Morison, alias More, weaver and servant in Bal- 

naceil, and . . . Catharine Mackay, alias Ninhustian 
maclye, Elisabeth 26 July 

23. William Morison, alias machustian macachinroy, a little 

tenent and weaver in Cnocbreac, and . . . Mary 
Munro, Christian 26 July 

24. James Mackay, alias Macdhonil, alias Ecel, tailor and little 

tenent in Achuharasait, and . . . Ephie . . ., 
John 

25. Elisabeth Grange, alias Campbell, young widow of William 

Mackay, alias macnishroy, late in Ceoldale, William 

26. Alexander Campbell, alias macdhonilicalister, soldier in the 

Duke of Gordon's Fencibles, and . . . Barbara Mac- 
Leod, alias Bain, at Balamhulich, Janet 

27. Donald Ross, tenent in Uaibeg, and . . . Mary Mackay, 

Donald 

28. John Mackay, alias MacEunicustian in Phaolin, and . . . 

Mary Macdonald, Marion 

29. Hugh Murray, boatman in Rispin, and . . . Christian Down, 

Robert 

30. George Mackay, alias macdholicustian, tenent in Hunleam, 

and . . . Margaret Mackay, Katharine 16 Oct. 

31. Donald Mackay, alias macuileam macneil, tenent in the 

Mains of Eribol, and . . . Janet Mackay, alias nin 
Dholicnish, John 29 Oct. 

32. Donald Sutherland, alias macEanmacnish, tenent in Fraes- 

gill, and . . . Isobel Mackay, John 19 Dec. 

33. Donald Mackay, alias macnish macEan, tenent in Dal- 

naheire, and . . . Janet Mackenzie, Eupham 21 Dec. 

34. Angus Gunn, weaver in Rispin, and . . . Joanna Mac- 

Leod, Hugh 30 Dec. 



1782. 

1. Alexander Campbell, miller in Craigiemhulin, and . . . 

Christian Sinclair, Lucie 2 Jan. 

2. Murdoch Munro, tenent in Durin, and . . . Catharine 

Campbell, Hugh 8 Jan. 

3. Hugh Campbell, alias Grange, tenent in Sartigrim, and . . . 

Margaret Mackay, Marion 15 Jan. 

4. Robert Mackay, alias MacEanmacuilleammacneil, tenent in 

Uaibeg, and . . . Janet Murray, Barbara 10 Feb. 

5. George Munro, tenent in Isianchoarie, and . . . Janet 

White, Lucie 14 Feb. 

6. John Mackay, alias Macachinmacdholskerray, tenent in 

Auchinlochie, and . . . Barbara Mackay, Ann 17 Feb. 

7. Donald Sutherland, tenent in Durin, and . . . Isobel Mac- 

pherson, Ann 28 Feb. 

8. Kenneth Campbell, alias Grange, herd in Grudie, and . . . 

Janet Campbell, Robert . 17 Mar. 

9. Donald Mackay, alias macrobmacemish in Arnoboll, and 

... Elisabeth Mackintosh, alias nin hustianmacnish, 

Mary 30 Mar. 



1 764-1814.] Parish Register of Durness. 17 

10. Donald MacLeod, alias macnisbhain, tenent in Hope, and 

. . . Ann Mackay, alias Dalrymple, alias nin mac- 
achinmhicdhonil, Hugh 1 April 

11. Kenneth MacLeod, smith in Eribol, and . . . Catharine 

Macdonald, Catharine 20 April 

12. Lieut. Donald Mackay, tacksman of Eribol, and . . . Bessy 

Mackay, James 22 April 

13. Angus MacLeod, alias macuileammachustian, tenent in 

Balamhulich, and . . . Mary Campbell, lye 28 April 

14. George Morison, alias macdholicrory, tenent in Aultan, and 

. . . Marion Sutherland, Hugh 6 May 

15. Patrick Dunn, alias Brown, tenent in Grudie, and . . . Janet 

Mackay, alias nin Neil, Jean 6 May 

16. Donald Mackintosh, alias macuileammacneilicein, a single 

servant in Achumore, and Janet MacLeod, a single 
woman in Durin, John 2 June 

17. Murdoch Sutherland, tenent in Eribol, and . . . Christian 

Macdonald, Bessie 15 June 

18. Robert Miller, alias macEanmacuileammillermackay, tenent 

in Buailebhig in Keoldale, and . . . Margaret Mackay, 
Robert 22 June 

19. Angus Sutherland, shepherd in Geodhachreave, and . . . 

Christian Fraser, Ann 23 June 

20. Angus Mackay, alias roy, a little tenent in Balamhulich, and 

. . . Isobel Mackenzie, Marion 11 July 

21. John Mackay, alias macnishicalister, tenent in Luib-ban, 

Strath more, and . . . Jackey Mackay, alias nin 
Enmacemish, George 22 July 

22. Donald Mackay, alias macneilmaceanmhicdhonilicuileam 

in Islandreirof Strathmore, and . . . Margaret Mackay, 

alias Gow, John 22 July 

23. Hugh Mackenzie, alias maceanmaceanicenich, and . . . 

Ann Mackenzie, alias nin Robmaceanicrob in Eribol, Ann 22 July 

24. John Morison, alias macuileammachustian, in Islandhall, 

and . . . Catharine Mackay, alias nin Dholicustian, Mary 4 Aug. 

25. John Mackay, alias macuileam machustian, tenent in Mussel, 

and . . . Christian Fraser, Donald 18 Aug. 

26. Neil Mackay, alias machustian Macneil, tenent in Arnoball, 

and . . . Elisabeth Mackay, John 2 Sept. 

27. John Whyte, tenent in Keoldale, and . . . Ann Fraser, Barbara 

17 Sept. 

28. Roderic Morison, alias macuileammacrory, shepherd in 

Cerruach, near Cape Wrath, and Mary Mackay, alias 
macalister macinlaroy, George 22 Sept. 

29. John Macpherson, tenent in Achumore, . . . Margaret MacLeod, 

Mary 6 Oct. 

30. Hugh Mackay in Cnocbreac, and . . , Barbara Morison, George 

19 Nov. 

31. William Mackay, alias macnishmacdholicustian, in Port- 

chamil, late soldier in the North Fencible Regiment, 

and . . . Isobel Mackay, George 22 Nov. 

32. Donald Aberach in Inveran Eribol, and . . . Janet Mackay, 

Joan 23 Nov. 

33. John Mackay, alias Macuileam, in Fraesgil, and . . . Janet 

Munro, William 4 Dec. 

34. Murdoch Munro, tenent in Durin, and . . . Catharine 

Campbell, Alexander 16 Dec. 

1783. 
1. John Mackaiskill, soldier N. F. 1 , and . . . Margaret Morison 

in Balamhulich, Janet 3 Jan. 

1 North Fencibles. 
B 



1 8 Parish Register of Durness. 1764-1814. 

2. Donald Mackay, alias macEanmhicalisterroy, soldier in 

the N. F., and . . . Mary Down in Uaibeg, Janet 

3. Mr. John Thomson, minister of Durness, and . . . Christian 

Mackenzie (born 8th) Georgina 

4. John Bain, tenent in Balamhulich, and . . . Vear, alias 

Eury Miller, Sibella 

5. William Mackay, alias MacRery, a little tenent in the Mains 

of Eribol, and . . . Janet Anderson, John 

6. James Mackay, alias Eckel, tailor in Achucharasait, and 

. . . Eupham Mackay, Donald 

7. John Sutherland in Achucharasait and . . . Eupham Mac- 

kintosh, alias Bain, Barbara 

8. Alexander Mackenzie in H unlearn and . . . Mary Sutherland, 

Donald 

9. Robert Mackay, alias machustianmacrob in Dalnaheru, 

Strathmore, and . . . Catharine Mackay, alias nin 
mhorachie Dhuin, Eric 

10. Donald Mackay, alias Macnish, tailor in Hope, and . . . 

Vear, alias Eury Mackay, George 

11. James Mackenzie in Braegisgil and . . . Christian Mackay, 

Kenneth 

12. Donald Sutherland, late in Crosble, and now a soldier in 

one of the Independent Companies, and Ann Morison, 
alias nin Hustianmacachinroy in Crosble [n.b.l.w], 
Jean 

13. John Bain in Balamhulich and Mary Mackay, alias roy 

[n.b.l.w.], Neil 

14. Hector Mackintosh, alias Macrory, tenent in Saingo, and 

. . . Elizabeth Murray, John 

15. Richard Campbell, alias Denoon, herdsman in Balnaceil, 

and . . . Elizabeth Mackay, Barbara 

16. John Campbell, tenent in Crosple, and . . . Catharine 

Mackay, William 

17. Donald Mackay, alias maceorishmacean, late soldier in the 

N. F. in Island of Chorie, and . . . Margaret Munro, 
John 

18. Angus Gunn, weaver in Rispond, and . . . Joanna MacLeod, 

Catharine 

19. John MacLeod, alias Bayne, tenent in Achunahainat, and 

. . . Ann Mackenzie, alias nin Hustianmacnish, Barbara 

6 June 

20. Donald Campbell, alias macrobgrange, tenent in Island 

Choarie, and . . . Ann Mackay, alias nin Dhonil- 
macuileamroy, Donald 21 June 

21. William Mackay, alias Macdholicustian, tenent in Mussel, 

and . . . Mary Mackay, alias nin Nishmacenicalister, 
George 22 June 

22. Hector Mackay, alias macneilicrory, tenent in Islandhall, 

and . . . Margaret Sutherland, alias nin Sainach, Catharine 

20 July 

23. Kenneth MacLeod, smith in Eribol, and . . . Catharine 

Macdonald, Charles 27 July 

24. Hugh Mackay, alias maceanmaceanmacdholicein, tenent in 

Eribol, and . . . Mary Mackay, James 27 July 

25. Donald MacLeod, alias Ceannich, shoemaker in Aultna- 

cealich, Strathmore, and . . . Janet Mackenzie, lye 28 July 

26. George Mackay, alias machustianmachustian, in H unlearn, 

and . . . Mary Mackay, alias nin Mhorachie, John 28 Aug. 

27. James Mackay, alias Macachinmacdholicaclinskerray, Chel- 

sea pensioner in Eribol, and , . . Elizabeth Glass, Hector 

8 Sept. 



14 Jan. 


12 Feb. 


21 Feb. 


1 Mar. 


1 Mar. 


1 Mar 


2 Mar 


2 Mar. 


2 Mar. 


2 Mar. 


19 Mar. 


27 Mar. 


27 Mar. 


8 April 


11 May 


24 May 


4 June 



1764-1S14] Parish Register of Durness. 19 

28. Angus Mackay, alias machustianmacrorymiller, tenent in 

Uaibeg, and . . . Eupham MacLeod, alias nin Dholi- 
cormaid, Margaret 1 1 Sept. 

29. William Munro, tenent in Durin, and . . . Barbara Mackin- 

tosh, Christian and Margaret 21 Sept. 

30. Murdoch Morison, alias Macuileammacneil in Island choarie, 

and . . . Elizabeth Mackay nin Heorishmacean, Hugh 27 Sept. 

31. Donald Mackay, alias macnishmacean, tenent in Mussel, 

and . . . Janet Mackenzie, alias nin Hustianmacnish, 

Angus 28 Sept. 

32. Hugh Mackay, alias macdholicustian, late soldier in the 

N. F. in Portchamil, and . . . Mary Ferguson, Margaret 

28 Sept. 

33. Adam Ross, alias Stinnet, tenent in Achins, and . . . Mary 

Clarke, John 16 Sept. (?) 

34. John Mackenzie, alias maceanmhiceanicemish, tenent in 

Badamheoir, and . . . Isobel Mackenzie, alias nin 
Robmacenicemish, Catharine 6 Nov. 

35. John Mackay, alias macuileam macnish, tenent in Fraesgil, 

and . . . Janet Munro, alias nin Nish macdholicachin 
[no name inserted). 

36. John . . . , alias macdhonilbhain, tenent in Fraesgil, and 

. . . Marion Sutherland, alias nin Ean macnish, Janet 10 Nov. 

37. John Mackay, alias maceanmacuileammacneil, tenent in 

Uaibeg, and . . . Isobel Donn, alias nin Rob. Dhuin, 
Poet, Robert 17 Nov. 

1784. 

1. Donald Mackay, alias mac Neilmhicrory, tenent in Durin, 

and . . . Janet MacLeod, alias nin Hustian machustian, 

Ann 7 Jan. 

2. George Munro, tenent in Island Choarie, and . . . Janet 

White, Andrew 5 Feb. 

3. Hugh Mackay, tenent in Balamhulich, and . . . Isobel 

Mackay, Barbara 9 Feb. 

4. George Morison, tenent in Plaiad, Strathmore, and 

. . . Ann MacEver, George 9 Feb. 

5. Thomas MacCulloch, in Ceannabinn, and . . . Margaret 

Mackay, Ann Innes 17 Feb. 

6. John Sutherland, weaver in Balnaceil; and . . . Harriot 

MacLeod, Roderick 24 Feb. 

7. James Mackay, alias maceaniconil, tenent in Islandreir, 

Strathmore, and . . . Janet Mackay, Isobel 21 Mar. 

8. Donald Mackay, alias Maceanviceanicolicuileam, late 

soldier in the N. F., in Islandrier, Strathmore, and 
. . . Jean Macpherson, whom he married when in said 
Regiment, John 21 Mar. 

9. John Macpherson, tenent in Achumore, and . . . Margaret 

Macleod, Margaret 29 Mar. 

10. James Mackenzie, tenent in Hunleam, and . . . Ann Munro, 

Hugh 14 April 

n. Kenneth Grange, alias Campbell, tenent in Durin, and 

. . . Janet Campbell, Lucie 14 April 

12. John Macdonald, herdman from Sky, at Balnaceil, and . . . 

Eric MacVee, Christian 2 May 

13. Donald Mackay, alias machustianmacneil, tenent in Eribol, 

and . . . Janet Mackay, alias nin Dholicnish, Hugh 9 May 

14. James Mackay, alias macrobmacemish, tenent in Luib- 

bhain in Strathmore, and . . . Elisabeth Mackay, John 6 June 

15. Donald Mackay, alias macneiliceinmacdholicein, late tenent 

in Islandrier, Strathmore, now in Phaolin, and . . . 
Margaret Gow, Catharine 6 June 



20 Parish Register of Durness. [1764-1814. 

16. Robert Mackay, alias Macrory rephach, shoemaker in 

Aultnacealich, Strathmore, and . . . Mary, John 6 June 

17. John Mackay, alias machustianmacenichustian, tenent in 

Phaolin, and . . . Mary Macdonald, Christian 6 June 

18. Robert Macpherson, tenent in Islandrier, and . . . Janet, 

John Bayn, his daughter, Barbara 6 June 

19. John Mackay, alias macneilicein, a single man, in Poula, 

and Marion Mackay, alias nin Dhonilroy, late in 
Shinins (not born in lawful marriage), Grissel 7 June 

20. John Morison, alias machustian macachinroy, a little tenent 

in Crosple, and Ann Sutherland, Flora 10 June 

21. Angus Mackay, alias roy, in Balamhulich, and . . . Isobel 

Mackenzie, William 12 June 

22. Donald Ross, tenent in Uaibeg, and . . . Mary Mackay, 

alias nin Uileam, William 27 June 

23. Donald Reid, servant, lately in Cnocbreac, and . . . 

Florence Morison, alias nin lye Gauloch, George 22 July 

24. Donald Down, alias Calder, Murdoch Down's son, and 

Janet Mackay, alias nin alister, living in Dalnaheru, 
Barbara 26 Aug. 

25. George Bayn, alias macenbhainmackay, in Achucharasait, 

and . . . Catharine Gow, alias Mackay, Christian 29 Aug. 

26. Alexander Mackenzie, tenant in Hunleam, and . . . Mary 

Sutherland, John 29 Aug 

27. Murdoch Mackay, miller, in Badlehabhish, and . . . Ann 

Mackay, Hugh 29 Aug. 

28. Kenneth Mackenzie, alias macuileamoig, tenent in Sartigrim, 

and . . . Christian Mackay, alias nin Enmacdhonil, 
William 30 Aug. 

29. Hugh Morrison, alias macuileammachustian, tenent in 

Ceannabinn, and . . . Mary MacCulloch, Fairly 10 Sept. 

30. Angus Campbell, tenent in Balamhulich, late soldier, now 

pensioner, and . . . Margaret MacLeod, John 15 Sept. 

31. Robert Campbell, alias Macarlish, in Keoldale, and . . . 

Catharine Campbell, Barbara 21 Sept. 

32. Robert Mackay, alias miller, alias macenmacuileammiller, 

tenent in Ceoldale, and . . . Margaret Morison (Morison 

is a marginal correction), Barbara 21 Sept. 

33. George Mackay, alias macuileammachustian, tenent in 

Strathbeg, and . . . Ann Mackay, alias nin Dholicustian, 
Barbara 1 Oct. 

34. John Mackenzie, alias machustianmacnish mhicenicenich, 

tenant in Mussel, and . . . Barbara MacLeod, alias 

Bayn, Mary 2 Oct. 

35. George Ross, alias macenicoun, tenent in Braegisgil, 

and . . . Marion Mackenzie, alias nin Dholicustian, 
William 3 Oct. 

36. John Munro, alias macnish, tenant in Inverhope, and . . . 

Jean, Barbara 

37. Donald Whyte, tenant in Balamhulich, and . . . Janet 

Gordon, Donald 

38. Hugh Murray, sailor in Rispond, and . . . Christian Down, 

James 

39. Alexander Campbell, miller in Craigiemhulin, and . . . 

Christian Sinclair, William 

40. Patrick Dunn, alias Brown, tenent in Grudie, and . . . Janet 

Mackay, alias nin neilicemich, Fairly 

41. Mr. James Anderson, tacksman of Keoldale, and . . . Fairley 

Gordon (born 27th Nov.), Charles 

42. Mr. John Thomson, minister of Durness, and . . . Christian 

Mackenzie (born nth Dec), Mackay 



3 Oct. 


9 Oct. 


30 Oct. 


2 Nov. 


25 Nov. 


9 Dec. 


14 Dec. 



17 Jan. 


1 8 Jan. 


9 Feb. 


1 8 Feb. 


28 Feb. 


i Mar. 



1764-1814.] Parish Register of Durness. 2 1 

43. Hugh Mackenzie, alias macenicemish, tenent in Eribol, and 

. . . Ann Mackenzie, alias nin Eanmacrob, Eric 30 Dec. 

44. John Mackintosh, junior post and little tenent in Durin, and 

. . . Isobel Murray, George 30 Dec. 

I78S 

1. Kenneth MacLeod, herdman in Farout, and . . . Margaret 

Cameron from the Isle of Sky, William 5 Jan. 

2. John Morison, alias Macuileammachustian, tenent in 

Islandhall, and . . . Catharine Mackay, alias nin 
Dholicustian, Catharine 

3. Angus Gunn, weaver in Rispond, and . . . Joanna MacLeod, 

Angus 

4. John Morison, alias Macuileammacrory in Sartigrim, and 

. . . Isobel Mackay, Hugh 

5. Donald MacLeod, alias Ceannich, shoemaker in Dalnaheru 

Strathmore, and . . . Ann Mackenzie, Marion 

6. Donald Mackay, alias Maceanicalisterroy, tenent in Uaibeg, 

and . . . Mary Down, alias nin Rob Duin, George 

7. John Whyte, tenent in Keoldale, and . . . Ann Fraser, Ann, 

8. Robert Morison, tenent in Cnocbreac, and . . . Sarah 

Mackay, alias nin Dholicachiniconachy, Donald 11 Mar. 

9. John Sutherland, alias Mackenzie, tenent in Durin, and . . . 

Isobel Macpherson, Catharine 19 Mar. 

10. John Sutherland, weaver in Balamhulich, and . . . Henrietta 

MacLeod, Rachel 25 Mar. 

11. John Bain, tenent and mason in Balamhulich, and . . . 

Eury Miller, Christian 

12. William Morison, alias machustianmacachinroy, tenent in 

Achuchairn, and . . . Mary Munro, James 

13. Donald Munro, alias macmhorachie, tenent in Eribol, and 

. . . Christian Mackintosh, Mary 

14. Donald Aberach, alias Mackay, weaver in Inveran of Eribol, 

and . . . Janet Mackay, Bessie 

15. John Mackay, alias macuileam, tenent in Mussel, and . . . 

Christian Fraser, Ann 

16. John Campbell macdholicalistericnish, tenent in Crosple, and 

. . . Catharine Mackay, James 

17. Donald Sutherland, alias maceanmacnishicomash, tenent in 

Fraesgil, and . . . Isobel Mackay, alias nin 
Robmacemish, Angus 

18. John Sutherland, tenent in Achucharasait, and . . . Eupham 

Mackintosh, alias Bain, Marion 

19. Murdoch Munro, tenant in Durin, and . . . Catharine 

Campbell, Andrew and William 

20. James Mackay, alias macachinmacdholicachinskerray, 

Chelsea pensioner in Inveran of Eribol, and . . . 
Elisabeth Glass, Isobel 

21. Angus Mackintosh, tenent in Fraesgil, and . . . Ann Munro, 

Neil 

22. John Mackay, alias macnishicein, tenent in Aultnacealich, 

Strathmore, and . . . Jackey Mackay, John 

23. Robert Mackay, alias macroryrebhach, shoemaker in 

Aultnacealich, Strathmore, and . . . Mary Mackay, 

Isobel 11 Sept. 

24. George MacLeod from Eddrachylish, gone into the Army, 

and Christian Mackay, alias nin Rory rebhach [n.b.l.w.], 
George n Sept. 

25. John Maculioch, weaver in Uaibeg, and . . . Catharine 

Mackay, John 18 Sept. 



18 April 


8 May 


12 May 


12 May 


13 May 


26 July 


14 Aug. 


15 Aug. 


16 Aug. 


10 Sept. 


11 Sept. 


11 Sept. 



22 Parish Register of Durness. [1764-1814. 

26. William Mackay, alias Oig, tenent in Eribol, and . . . 

Barbara Mackay, Donald 8 Oct. 

27. Angus Mackay, alias Bain, tenent in Eribol, and . . . Barbara 

Mackay, Murdoch 8 Oct. 

28. John Mackenzie, alias maceaniceinickenich, tenent in 

Dalnaheru, and . . . Isobel Mackenzie, alias nin rob. 
maceaniceinich, George 9 Oct. 

29. John MacLeod, alias Bain, tenent in Achunahanait, and . . . 

Ann Mackenzie, Barbara 7 Nov. 

30. Hugh Mackay, alias macdholicustian, tenent in Islandhall, 

and . . . Mary Ferguson from Greenock, John 19 Nov. 

31. George Mackay, alias macdholicustian, in Hunleam, and 

. . . Margaret Mackay, John 22 Nov. 

32. Murdoch Sutherland, tenent in Eribol, and . . . Christian 

Macdonald, Donald 27 Nov. 

33. Robert Munro, alias macalister, tenent in Achucharasait, 

a married man, and Ann Sutherland, a single woman, 

both in Eribol, James 27 Nov. 

34. Murdoch Morison, alias macuileammacneil, from 

Eddrachylish, tenent in Island Choarie, and . . . 
Christian Mackay, Donald 28 Nov. 

35. Hector Mackay, alias macneilmacenicolicuileam in 

Portchamil, and . . . Abigail Mackenzie, alias nin 
Eanmacarlishoig, Charles 28 Nov. 

36. John Campbell, alias Grange, Chelsea pensioner in Keoldale, 

and . . . Christian Mackay, alias nin Eanmacuileam 

miller, James 17 Dec. 

37. Angus Mackay Down Macrobmacrob, pensioner, also 

lately come from America, and Ann . . ., presently 

at Mercan, Robert 24 Dec. 

1786. 

1. Kenneth MacLeod, smith in Eribol, and . . . Catharine 

Macdonald, Isobel 9 Jan. 

2. Thomas Maculloch, tenent in Island Choarie, and . . . 

Margaret Mackay, Barbara 9 Jan. 

3. John Gunn, alias Bain from Torrisdale, in the parish of 

Tongue at Fraesgil, and . . . Marion Sutherland, alias 

nin Eanmacnishmacomash, Margaret 15 Jan. 

4. Donal Campbell, alias Macalister, herdman in Balnaceil, 

and . . . Margaret Bethune, both from the Isle of Sky, 

John 17 Jan. 

5. William Mackay, alias macdholicustianmacdholicGilbert, 

tenent in Mussel, and . . . Mary Mackay, alias nin 
Nishmacalister, George 4 Mar. 

6. Donald Mackay, alias macnishbhain, tenent in Hope, and 

. . . Ann Dalrymple, alias nin nishmaceaniconil, Mary 4 Mar. 

7. Donald Mackay, alias macnishicenicalister, tenent in Mussel, 

and . . . Janet Mackenzie, alias nin hustian mac- 
nishiceniceinich, Eury, i.e. Vear 4 Mar. 

8. John Mackay, alias macenicuileammacneil, tenent in Uaibeg, 

and . . . Isobel Down, daughter of Robert Down, 
Poet, John and Isobel (Isobel Down died two or three 
hours after the twins were born) 1 1 Mar. 

9. George Campbell, alias Macdholgrashich, late soldier in 

Crosple, and . . . Isobel Mackay, alias nin Alister, 
John 14 Mar. 

10. Angus Mackay, alias machustian macrorymhiler in Uaibeg, 
and . . . Eupham MacLeod, alias nin Dholicormaid, 
John 23 Mar. 



[764-1814.] Parish Register of Durness. 23 

n. Robert Morison, tenent in Cnocbreac, and . . . Sarah, 
commonly called Sally Mackay, alias nin Dholicachin, 
George 25 Mar. 

12. Angus Gunn, weaver in Saingo, and . . . Joanna MacLeod, 

James 16 April 

13. Hugh Gunn, tenent and boatman in Rispond, and . . . Barbara 

Mackintosh, Neil 19 April 

14. Hugh Mackay, alias macachinmacdholicachin, tenent in 

Achucharasait, and . . . Barbara Morison Donald 23 April 

15. Robert Macpherson, a little tenent in Strathmore, and . . . 

Janet Calder, alias nin macuilambhain, Neil 23 April 

16. Hugh Mackay, alias macnishicenicalister, soldier, late in 

the N. F., now a little tenent in Islandreir, Strathmore 
and . . . Janet Mackay, alias macemishmacuilam, 
George 23 Aprii 

17. Mr. James Anderson, tacksman of Keoldale, and . . . Fairly 

Gordon (born 20th May), Thomas 26 May 

18. Angus Macpherson, tenent in Islanhall, and . . . Margaret 

Sutherland, Hugh 3 June 

19. Hugh Mackay, alias macuilammachustian, tenent in Letter- 

more, parish of Tongue, and . . . Mary Clarke, James 21 June 

20. Robert Mackenzie, alias ... in Eribol, and . . . MacLeod, 

Henrietta (Eric) 18 June 

21. Hugh Morison, alias macuilammachustian, tenent in Cean- 

nabinn, and . . . Mary Maculloch, Margaret and Georgina 

3 July 

22. Murdoch Munro, tenent in Durin, and . . . Catharine 

Campbell, lye 1 Aug. 

23. James Mackay, alias Macdholicustian alias Eicel, a small 

tenent in Auchucharasait, and . . . Eupham . . . , Donald 

6 Aug. 

24. George Mackay, alias macuilammachustian, tenent in Strath- 

beg, and . . . Ann Mackay, alias nin Dholicalister, 
William 6 Aug. 

25. Kenneth Campbell, alias Grange,alias macnishmaceorish, 

residenter in Crosple, and . . . Janet Campbell, alias 

nin Robmacalister, Angus 27 Aug. 

26. William Munro, tenent in Durin, and . . . Barbara Mackin- 

tosh, Jean 15 Sept. 

27. George Mackay, alias machustianmacenicustian, tenent in 

Hunleam, and . . . Mary Mackay, alias nin Mhorachie, 
Eupham 17 Sept. 

28. John Mackenzie, alias machustianiceniceniceinnich, tenent 

in Mussel, and . . . Barbara Macleod, alias nin Nish- 

bhain, Eupham 17 Sept. 

29. Alexander Morison, alias macdhonilroy in Arnoboll, and 

. . . Marion Mackay, alias nin Hustian macnish, Grizel 

17 Sept. 

30. William MacLeod, alias macnishmacuilammachustian in 

Balamhulich, and . . . Christian Mackay, alias nin 
Eanmacdholicrery, Ann 7 Oct. 

31. Angus Campbell, late soldier in America, tenent in Balam- 

hulich, and . . . Margaret MacLeod, Alexander 19 Oct. 

32. Roderick Morison, alias macuilammacrory, Shepherd at 

Cerruac, Cape Wrath, and . . . Mary Mackay, Mary 29 Oct. 

33. James Mackay, alias maceniconil, tenent in Shinins, and 

Janet Mackay, alias nin Dholiceorishskerray, Bessie 13 Nov. 

34. James Mackenzie, tenent in Hunlean, and . . . Ann Munro, 

George 13 Nov. 

35. John Macpherson, tenent in Achumore, and . . . Margaret 

MacLeod, Fairlie 17 Nov. 



24 Parish Register of Durness. [1764-1814. 

36. John Mackay, alias macuilam machustian, tenent in Phaolin, 

and . . . Christian Fraser, William 4 Dec. 

37. Ewan MacDonald, Boveman in Balnaceil, and . . . Flora 

MacLeod, both from Sky, Catharine 8 Dec. 

38. John MacDonald, alias Bain, Boveman in Balnaceil, and 

. . . Henrietta, alias Eric MacVee, both from the Isle 

of Sky, Neil 14 Dec. 

• I787- 

1. John Ross, wright at Cnocbreac, and . . . Catharine 

Mackay, William 6 Jan. 

2. Kenneth MacLeod, tenent in Durin, and . . . Margaret 

Cameron, Donald 14 Jan. 

3. James Mackay, alias Macdholicuilam oig, tenent in Hunleam, 

and . . . Ann Mackay, Donald 16 Jan. 

4. Alexander Mackenzie, alias maceniceinnich, tenent in Hun- 

leam, and . . . Mary Sutherland, Hugh 16 Jan. 

5. Hugh Mackay, alias macenicolicein, tenent in Phaolin, and 

. . . Isobel Mackay, Hector 17 Jan. 

6. George Ross, tenent in Braegisgil, and . . . Marion Mac- 

kenzie, Donald 21 Jan. 

7. John Campbell, alias Grange, Chelsea pensioner, tenent in 

Sartigrim, and . . . Christian Mackay, alias nin Ean- 
macuilam, miller, Barbara and Catharine 27 Jan. 

8. Peter Brown, alias Dunn (from Peterhead), tenent in Grudie, 

and . . . Ann Mackay, alias nin Neil, Peter 20 Feb. 

9. Murdoch Mackay, miller in Batlamhish, and . . . Ann 

Morrison, alias nin Hustian macnish, John 25 Feb. 

10. Alexander Campbell, miller in Craigiemhulin, and . . . 

Christian Sinclair, Eupham 1 Mar. 

11. Alexander Dingwall, little miller in Craigiemhulin, and 

Margaret Gilles from Sky, Mary [n.b.l.w.] 11 Mar. 

12. Kenneth Mackenzie, alias Oig, tenent in Sartigrim, and 

... Christian Mackay, alias nin Eanmacdhonil, John 30 Mar. 

13. Hugh Mackay, alias macdholicemish, tenent in Batna- 

hachlash, Strathmore, and . . . Isobel Mackay, alias 

nin Dhonil, William Scobie 5 April 

14. John Sutherland, weaver in Balamhulich from Thurso, and 

. . . Henrietta MacLeod, born in Durness, John 18 April 

15. John Mackay, alias machustianmacenicustian, tenent in 

Islandreir, Strathmore, and . . . Mary MacDonald, 
Donald 23 April 

16. Ann Gunn, on the Melness side, an unmarried woman, 

Mary 22 April 

(Delated George Mackay, alias macneilicustian, late in 
Arnoboll who went off before the child was born.) 

17. Donald Calder, alias macmhorachie Down, tenent in Inver- 

hope, and . . . Janet Mackay, alias nin Alister, John 23 April 

18. John Morison, tenent in Islandhall, and . . Catharine 

Mackay, George 25 April 

19. Donald Mackay, alias macenicalisterroy, tenent in Uaibeg, 

and . . . Mary Down, alias nin Rob Duin, Isobel 

20. Hugh Mackay, alias macuilammachustian, tenent in Letter- 

lyall, and . . . Mary Clarke, George 
2i. Kenneth MacLeod, smith in Eribol, and . . . Catharine 
MacDonald, Betty 

22. Hector Morison, alias macdholicachin, tenent in Aultcoire- 

fraisceil, and . . . Janet Morison, from Eddrachylish, 
Mary 

23. Hugh Mackay, alias macachindholicachinskerray, tenent in 

i Achucharasait, and . . . Barbara Morison, . . . 



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24. William Gourdach, Chelsea pensioner in Crosple, and . . . 

Janet Urquhart, alias Bain, Christian 

25. Robert Miller, alias Mackay, alias Maceanmacuilammiller, 

tenent in Ceoldale, and . . . Mary Mackay, James 

26. John Mackenzie, alias maceanmhiceaniceannich, tenent in 

Dalnaheru, Strathmore, and . . . Isobel Mackenzie, 
Robert 

27. Mr. James Anderson, tacksman of Keoldale, and . . . Fairly 

Gordon, John 

28. Donald Ross, tenent in Uaibeg, from the parish of Dornoch, 

and . . . Mary Mackay, Ann 

29. John Mackaiskill, tenent in Balamhulich, and . . . Margaret 

Morison, alias nin Achinmacomashicachinroy, Hector 

30. John White, tenent in Keoldale, and . . . Ann Fraser, 

Bessy 

31. Donald Campbell, alias macrobgrangich, tenent in Island 

Choarie, and . . . Ann Mackay, alias nin Dholic- 
uilamroy, Robert 

32. Donald Munro, alias macmhorachiemacdholicorachie, tenent 

in Eribol, and . . . Christian Mackintosh, Murdoch 

33. William Mackay, alias macdholicustianmacGilbert, tenent 

in Mussel, and . . . Mary Mackay, Catharine 

34. Mr. Roderick MacLeod, from Sky, tacksman of Balnaceil, 

and . . . Mrs. Flora Bethune (born 3rd), William 

35. John Bain, tenent and mason in Balamhulich, and . . . 

Eury Miller, Jean 

36. John Mackay, alias macachinicolicachinskerray, tenent in 

Achunlochie, and . . . Barbara mackay, alias nin 
Dholic . . . tenent in Straan Skerray, Alexander 

37. Neil Mackay, alias machustianmacneil, tenent in Arnoboll, 

and . . . Elisabeth Mackay, Robert 

38. Robert Mackenzie, alias Robmaceniceinich, tenent in 

Eribol, and . . . Isobel MacLeod, Angus 

39. Alexander Dingwall, a single man in Craigiemhulin, and 

Mary Sutherland, in Crosple, a single woman [n.b.l.w.], 
Alexander 16 Oct. 

40. Angus Morison macdhonilroy, tenent in Dalnadun, Strath- 

more, and . . . Janet Morison, Grissel 4 Nov. 

41. William Campbell, alias macarlishicicalister, a single lad 

in Keoldale at present, and Margaret Sinclair, a 

single woman from Caithness, presently in Crosple 
[n.b.l.w.], Robert 18 Nov. 

42. Robert Morison, tenent in Cnocbreac, and . . . Sarah, alias 

Sallie Mackay, Donald 5 Dec. 

43. Donald Aberach, alias Mackay, weaver in Eribol, and . . . 

Janet Mackay, ... 25 Nov. 

44. Roderick Morison, alias macuilammacrory, a herdman in 

Cerruac, and . . . Mary Mackay, William 18 Dec. 

45. Alexander Pope, from Sutherland, tenent in Durin, and . . . 

Ann Mackay, alias nin neilmacemish, James 26 Dec. 

1788. 

1. Thomas MacCulloch, tenent in Island Choarie, and . . . 

Margaret Mackay, alias nin Eanmacalister, Fairly Reay 1 Jan. 

2. John Campbell, alias macdholicalistericnish, 

Crosple, and . . . Catharine Mackay, 
Enmhiller, Fairly 

3. George Mackay, alias macuilammachustian, 

Strathbeg, and . . . Ann Mackay, Donald 



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4. John Mackay, alias macnishicein, tenent in Aultnacealich, 

and . . . Jokey Mackay, alias nin Eanmhicemish, 

Angus Mackay 20 Jan. 

5. Angus Mackintosh, tenent in Fraesgil, and . . . Ann 

Munro, Catharine 20 Jan. 

6. Donald Mackintosh, alias macneilbhain, sailor in Rispond, 

and . . . Catharine Gunn from Eddrachylish, Neil 29 Jan. 

7. Angus Gunn, weaver in Durin, and . . . Joanna MacLeod, 

Alexander 10 Feb. 

8. Donald Sutherland, tenent in Fraesgil, and . . . Isobel nin 

Rob, William 12 Feb. 

9. George Campbell, alias macdholgrashich, tenent in Crosple, 

and . . . Isobel Mackay, alias nin Alister, Flora 2 Mar. 

10. James Mackay, alias macachinicdholicachinskerray, tenent 

in Inveran, Eribol, and . . . Elisabeth Glass, Forbes 14 Mar. 

1 1. George Mackay, alias maceanbhain, tenent in Achucharasait, 

and . . . Catharine Govv, Hugh 1 5 Mar. 

12. Alexander Morison, alias Macdhonilroy in Arnoboll, and 

. . . Marion Mackintosh, alias nin Hustian macnish, Hugh 18 Mar. 

13. Hector Mackay, alias macneilicein, tenent in Island Choarie, 

and . . . Annabella Mackenzie, Neil 18 Mar. 

14. John Munro, alias macnish, tenent in Fraesgil, and . . . 

Jean . . . , George 19 Mar. 

15. James Mackay, alias macdholicuilamoig, tenent in Hunleam, 

and . . . Ann Mackay, alias nin Eanmacdholiceorish, 

John 26 April 

16. Hugh Mackay, alias macdholicustian, tenent in Islandhall, 

and . . . Mary Ferguson, Ann 30 April 

17. John Sutherland, tenent in Islandreir, Strathmore, and . . . 

Eupham Mackintosh, alias Bain, Margaret 25 May 

18. Mary . . . Buigh, in Hunleam, John 25 May 
(Delated Donald Mackay, pensioner, formerly guilty of 

fornication with her and three or four more at the same 
time. Donald, who is now married, denies this charge 
strenuously.) 

19. Murdoch Morison, alias macuilammacneil from Eddra- 

chylish, tenent lately in Island Choarie, and . . . 
Christian Mackay . . . 

20. John Mackay, alias macdholicustian, tenent in Portchamil, 

and . . . Mary Campbell, William 

21. John MacLeod, alias macnishbhain, tenent in Achunahainat, 

and . . . Ann Mackenzie, Hugh 

22. George Gourdach, alias Mackay, tenent in Fraesgil, lately 

from Straanmelness, and . . . Ann Mackay, Catharine 

23. George Morison, in Plaiad, Strathmore, Forrester and tenent, 

and . . . Ann Mackay, alias MacEver, Catharine 

24. Roderick Mackay, alias Macenmacdholicrery, shoemaker 

and tenent in Sartigrim, and . . . Christian Campbell, 
Catharine 

25. Angus Macpherson, tenent in Islandhall, and . . . Margaret 

Sutherland, Isobel 

26. John Mackenzie, alias machustianmacnishiceniceinich, 

tenent in Mussel, Strathmore, and . . . Barbara 
MacLeod, Hugh 

27. John MacCulloch, weaver in Uaibeg, and . . . Catharine 

Mackay, James 

28. Donald Sutherland, alias Mackenzie, tenent in Durin, and 

. . . Isobel Macpherson, Neil 

29. Hugh Mackay, alias macdholicemish, tenent in Batnahach- 

lash, Strathmore, and . . . Isobel Mackay, alias nin 
Dholicachin, Ann 23 Aug. 






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30. Donald Mackay macnishicein, tenent in Mussel, and . . . 

Janet Mackenzie, Mary 23 Aug. 

31. Hugh Murray, Carpenter and sailor in Rispond, and . . . 

Christian Down, Janet 15 Sept. 

32. Murdoch MacLeod, tenent in Ceoldale, alias macnishbhain, 

and . . . Barbara Mackay, alias nin Neilicemish, 
William 26 Sept. 

33. Angus Mackay, alias machustianmacrorymhiller, in Uaibeg, 

and . . Eupham MacLeod nin Dhonilicenicormaid, 
Barbara 28 Sept. 

34. Murdoch Munro, tenent in Saingobeg, and . . . Catharine 

Campbell, alias nin Dhonilmacicalister, Donald 29 Sept. 

35. John Campbell, alias Grange, Chelsea pensioner and tenent 

in Sartigrim, and . . . Christian Mackay, alias nin 
Eanmhiler, John 12 Sept. 

36. Hugh Morison, tenent in Ceannabin, and . . . Margaret 

MacCulloch, James 19 Oct. 

37. Murdoch Mackay, miller in Batlamhish, and . . . Ann 

Morison, George 28 Oct. 

38. Kenneth Campbell, alias Grange, tenent in Clashneach, and 

. . . Janet Campbell, alias nin robmacicalister, James 2 Nov. 

39. Donald MacLeod, alias macnishbhain from Durness, tenent 

and dry stonemason in Hope, and . . . Ann Dalrymple, 

alias nin Nishiceiniconil, John and Janet 2 Nov. 

40. John Mackay, alias macachinicdholskerray, tenent in 

Auchunlochie, and . . . Barbara Mackay, Barbara 8 Nov. 

41. William Calder, Charity Schoolmaster at Cambusindun, 

Achucharasait, and . . . Grizel Ross, Barbara 29 Nov. 

42. Donald MacLeod, tenent in Hope, and . . . Jean Rose, John 30 Nov. 

43. Hugh Mackay, alias macnishicein, tenent in Islandreir, 

Strathmore, and . . . Janet Mackay, alias nin Ean 
macemish, Barbara 30 Nov. 

44. George Sutherland, tenent in Fraesgil, and . . . Margaret 

Campbell, John 9 Dec. 

1789. 

1. William Forbes Boveman in Balnaceil, and . . . Joan 

Mackay, Jean 17 Jan. 

2. Hugh Mackay, alias machustianmachustian, tenent in 

Hunleam, and . . . Barbara Mackay, alias nin Nish 

from Melness, John 28 Jan. 

3. John Munro, weaver in Hunleam, and ... . Catharine 

Mackay, Eupham 28 Jan. 

4. Donald Munro, alias macmhorachieicolicorachie, tenent and 

miller in Eribol, and . . . Christian Mackintosh, John 28 Jan. 

5. Donald Mackenzie, alias macenmaceniceinich, tenent in 

Cnocbain, Eribol, and . . . Catharine MacDonald, 

alias nin Nish, Barbara 28 Jan. 

6. Angus Mackay in Batamheoir from Autlinrinnie parish of 

Eddrachylish, and . . . Ann Mackenzie, alias nin 
Eanicemish, lay 1 30 Jan. 

7. Angus MacLeod, smith, son to John MacLeod, smith in 

Balinloch, and . . . Catharine Mackay, alias nin Rob 

from Farr, Charles 8 Feb. 

8. George Mackay, alias macdholicustian, tenent in Hunleam, 

and . . . Margaret Mackay,alias nin Dholicachin, Barbara 3 Mar. 

9. Donald Mackay, alias machustianmacneil, tenent in 

Eribol, and . . . Janet Mackay, alias nin Dholicnish, 
Catharine 3 Mar. 

10. Kenneth MacCulloch, tenent in Ceannabin, and . . . 

Barbara Ross, James 25 Mar. 

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11. Peter Dunn, alias Brown, tenent in Achairn, and . . . Ann 

Mackay, alias nin Neilmacemish, Margaret 6 April 

12. Kenneth MacLeod, smith in Eribol, and . . . Catharine 

MacDonald, John 19 April 

13. John Mackay, alias macuilammachustian, tenent in Phaolin, 

and . . . Christian Fraser, ... 19 April 

14. John Mackay, alias maceanicachinmhiller, tenent in Geod- 

hachreave, and . . . Barbara Sutherland, Jay 

15. John Morison, herdman in Glasbhine, and . . . Isobel 

Mackay, Ann 

16. Robert Mackenzie, alias macenicrob, tenent in Eribol, and 

. . . Isobel Mackintosh, John 

17. Hector Morison, alias macdholicachin, tenent in Aultcoire- 

fraesgil, and . . . Janet Morison from Eddrachylish, 
Margaret 

18. Donald Mackay, alias macenicalister, tenent in Uaibeg, and 

. . . Mary Donn, Elizabeth 

19. Alexander Mackenzie, tenent in H unlearn, and . . . Mary 

Sutherland, James 

20. Angus Mackay, alias macEanbhain, tenent in Eribol, and 

. . . Barbara Mackay, Margaret 
2i. James Anderson, Esquire, tacksman of Ceoldale, and . . . 
Mistress Fairly Gordon, Alexie 

22. Robert Macpherson, a little tenent in Plaiad, Strath more, and 

. . . Janet Calder, nin Eanmacuilambhain, Alexander 

23. John Sutherland from Thurso, weaver in Balamhulich, and 

. . . Henrietta MacLeod, nin Nishmacean, Janet and 

Isobel 14 July 

24. Hugh Mackay, alias macachinmacdholicachinskerray, tenant 

in Achucharasait, and . . . Barbara Morison, Alexander 3 Aug. 

25. Angus Munro, tenent in Saingo, and . . . Mina Morison, 

Peter and Donald 1 1 Aug. 

26. John Mackenzie, alias machustianmacnish, tenent in 

Mussel, and . . . Barbara Macleod, alias Bain, Vear, 

alias Eury 23 Aug. 

27. William Sutherland, alias Mackenzie, tenent in Ceoldale, 

and . . . Christian Campbell, alias nin Robgrashich, 

James 26 Aug. 

28. John Mackaiskill, tenent in Balamhulich, and . . . Margaret 

Morison, Margaret 1 Sept. 

29. John Mackay, alias macenicalisterroy, a single man in 

Uaibeg, and Margaret Sinclair (unmarried), in Balna- 

ceil, George 7 Oct. 

30. Hugh Mackay, alias machustianmacenicustian, tenent in 

Mussel, and . . . Margaret Sutherland, alias nin Rob 
macEver from Rians parish of Tongue, Robert 19 Oct. 

31. Murdoch Mackay, alias macnishmacean in Dalnadun Strath- 

more, and . . . Eric Morison, Eupham 19 Oct. 

32. Alexander Pope, tenant in Keoldale, and . . . Catharine 

Mackay, Alexie 20 Oct. 

33. Kenneth Mackenzie, alias macuilamoig, tenent in Grudie, 

and . . . Christian Mackay, James 21 Oct. 

34. Hugh Mackay, alias macenicalisterroy, tenent in Uaibeg, 

and . . . Isobel Dingwall, originally from the parish of 

Clyne, Christian 28 Oct. 

35. Donald Mackintosh, alias macneilbhain, sailor in Rispond, 

and . . . Catherine Gunn from Achulynish, Eddrachy- 
lish, Donald 10 Nov. 

36. Angus Campbell, alias macdholicalister, tenent in Balam- 

hulich, and . . . Margaret MacLeod, alias nin Ean- 
macnish, Isobel 12 Nov. 



1764-1814.] Paris/i Register of Dtimess. 29 

37. Hugh Mackay, alias macenicolicein, tenent in Phaolin, and 

. . . Isobel Mackay, alias nin Achinmacdholicachin- 
skerray, Barbara 18 Nov. 

38. Donald Calder, alias macmhorachiedhuin, tenent in . . . 

Strathmore, and . . . Janet Mackay, alias nin Alister, 

Isobel 29 Nov. 

39. Hector Mackay, alias macneilmacenicolicuilam, in Island 

Choarie, and . . . Annabella Mackenzie, Barbara 29 Nov. 

40. Robert Morison, tenent in Cnocbreac, and . . . Sarah, 

commonly called Sallie, Catharine 4 Dec. 



1790. 

1. Hugh Mackenzie, alias maceniceinich, tenent and merchant 

in Eribol, and . . . Ann Mackenzie, John 23 Jan. 

2. Hector Mackintosh, alias macrory, tenent in Clashneach 

(lately dead), and . . . Elisabeth Murray, Hector 2 Feb. 

3. John Mackay, alias macdholicustian, Boveman in Balnaceil, 

and . . . Mary Campbe.ll, Flora 15 Feb. 

4. James Mackay, alias macdholicuilamoig, tenent in Hunleam, 

and . . . Ann Mackay, alias nin macdholicorish, Marion 20 Feb. 

5. William Mackay, alias macneilicenicdholicuilam, tenent in 

Achucharasait, and . . . Christian Mackay, alias nin 
Uilammacrery, John 21 Feb. 

6. George Mackay, alias macuilammachustian, tenent in 

Strathbeg, and . . . Ann Mackay, alias nin Dholi- 
calister, Bessie 23 Feb. 

7. Robert Mackay, alias macenicuilammiller, tenent in Keol- 

dale, and . . . Margaret Mackay, Hugh 8 Mar. 

8. John Mackenzie, alias Maceniceiniceinich, tenent in 

Dalnaherue, Strathmore, and . . . Isobel Mackenzie, 

John 21 Mar. 

9. William Mackay, alias macdholicustian, alias Eceil, tenent 

in Mussel, and . . . Mary Mackay, Mary 21 Mar. 

10. Mr. Donald Forbes, tacksman of Ribigill, in the parish of 

Tongue, and . . . Mrs. Christian MacLeod, Balnaceil, 
Daniel 22 Mar 

(Said Daniel Forbes was born 18th March.) 

11. John Sutherland, alias Mackenzie, tenent in Achunahainait, 

and . . . Barbara Campbell, alias Grange, Ann 26 Mar. 

12. John Mackay, alias machustianiceinicustian, tenent in Islan- 

dreir, Strathmore, and . . . Mary M'Donald, John 18 April 

13. James Low, House carpenter from Orkney, at Geodha- 

nahaireigh, and .• . . Ann Munro, daughter of Hugh 
Munro, once merchant in Thurso, and granddaughter 
of Mr. Murdoch Macdonald, late minister of Durness, 
John 20 April 

14. George Sutherland, alias macenicnishicomash, tenent in 

Freisgil, and . . . Margaret Campbell, alias Grashach, 

John 24 April 

15. Murdoch MacLeod, alias macnishbhain, in Keoldale, and 

. . . Barbara Mackay, alias nin Neilicemish, Angus 7 May 

16. Roderick MacEanicolicrery, shoemaker and tenent in 

Sartigrim, and . . . Christian Campbell, alias Grange, 
Marion 9 May 

17. John Macpherson, tenent in Achumore, and . . . Margaret 

MacLeod, Eupham 9 May 

18. James Bethune, alias macuilammacpatric, originally from 

Kintail, in Seaforth's country, a single man in Balnaceil, 
and Margaret Campbell, alias nin Dholgrashich, tenent 
in Shinins, a single woman, William , , , . , 



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30 Parish Register of Durness. [1764-1814. 

19. Donald Mackay, commonly Aberach, weaver in Eribol, and 

. . . Janet Mackay, alias nin Achinmacdholicachin, 
Hector 16 May 

20. Angus Morison macdhonilroy, tenent at Dun Dorniceill, 

Strathmore, and . . . Janet Morison, from Eddrachy- 

lish, Donald 16 May 

21. Roderick Morison, alias macuilammacrory, herdman in 

Cerruac, near Cape Wrath, and . . . Mary Mackay, Hugh 23 May 

22. Donald Mackay, alias MacEanicalister, in Uaibeg, a married 

man, and Mary White, a single woman in Balam- 
hulich [n.b.l.w.], Jane 
23 John MacLeod, alias macnishbhain, tenent in Achunahainait, 
and . . . Ann Mackenzie, Vear (Eury) 

24. John Campbell, alias macdholicalistericnish, tenent in 

Crosple, just going to Islandhall, and . . . Katharine 
Mackay, Charles 

25. Angus Mackintosh, tenent in Freisgil, and . . . Ann Munro, 

alias nin macdholicorachie, . . . 

26. John Campbell, alias Grange, Chelsea pensioner, and tenent 

in Sartigrim, and . . . Christian Mackay, Flora 

27. Mr. James Anderson, tacksman of Keoldale, and . . . Mrs. 

Fairly Gordon, Joseph 

28. Donald Mackay, alias macnishiceinicalister, tenent in 

Mussel, and . . . Janet Mackenzie, alias nin Hustian 
macnish, George 

29. Hugh Campbell, alias macomashgrashich, servant in Balna- 

ceil, and . . . Margaret Gillies from Sky, Christian 

30. Angus MacLeod, servant in Clashneach, and . . . Margaret 

Mackintosh, alias nin Achinmacrory, in the parish of 
Durness, said Angus came lately from Assynt, Margaret 10 Aug. 

31. Thomas MacCulloch, servant in Farout, and . . . Margaret 

Mackay, alias nin Eanmacalister, Christian 

32. Angus Macpherson, tenent in Islandhall, and . . . Margaret 

Sutherland, alias Na airiaich, Fairly 

33. Kenneth Mackay, alias Aberach from Melness, in Hope, and 

. . . Isobel Calder, alias Ninhustianmacenicustian, 
Elisabeth 

34. Robert Mackay, alias macroryrebhach, shoemaker in Aultna- 

cealich, Strathmore, and . . . Mary . . . , Barbara 

35. Hugh Mackay, alias macachinicolicachin, tenent in Achu- 

charasait, Eribol, and . . . Barbara Morison, Margaret 

36. James Mackay, alias macachinicolicachin, tenent in Inveran, 

Eribol, and . . . Elisabeth (Betty Glass), Ann 

37. Mr. John Thomson, minister of Durness, and . . . Christian 

Mackenzie (born 28 Sept.), Mary 

38. John Mackay, alias Macachin, tenent in Achunlochie, and 

. . . Barbara Mackay, alias nin Dholicachinskerray's 

broyr, Marion 9 Oct. 

39. James Munro, alias Macmhorachieicolicorachy, weaver in 

Eribol, and . . . Janet Mackay, alias nin Hustian, 
Donald 11 Oct. 

40. Murdoch Morison, alias Macuilammacneil, tenent in Aultan, 

and . . . Christian Mackay, Fairly 20 Oct. 

41. Murdoch Munro, tenent in Saingobeg, and Katharine 

Campbell, George 24 Oct. 

42. George Mackay, alias macEanicustian, tenent in Freisgil, 

and . . . Ann Mackay, both from the Melnessside, Janet 26 Oct. 

43. George Mackay, rather Mackenzie, tenent in Crosble, and 

. . . Jean Done, Angus 28 Oct. 

44. George Campbell, alias macdholgrashich, tenent in Durin, 

and . , . Isobel Mackay, Mary 6 Nov, 



28 Aug. 


11 Sept. 


11 Sept. 


11 Sept. 


11 Sept. 


11 Sept. 


6 Oct. 



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45. George Mackay, alias Baine, tenent in Achucharasait, and 

. . . Katharine . . . alias Govv, Margaret 10 Nov, 

46. Angus Mackay, from Diroughmore, Eddrachylish, tenent in 

Batamheoir, and . . . Ann Mackenzie, John 11 Nov. 

47. Hugh Mackay, alias machustianmachustian, tenent in 

H unlearn, and . . . Barbara Mackay, from Melness- 

side, Angus 12 Nov. 

48. Alexander Macaiskill, weaver in Balamhulich, and . . . 

Christian Campbell, Flora 6 Dec. 

49. Donald Ross, tenent in Uaibeg, and . . . Mary Mackay, 

Angus 27 Dec. 

50. John MacLeod, tenent in Islandhall, and . . . Mary Mac- 

pherson, Christian 30 Dec. 

1791. 

1. John Mackay, alias Maceniceinicachinmhiler, tenent in 

Geodhachreabh, and . . . Barbara Sutherland, Fairly 2 Jan. 

2. John Sutherland, tenent in Achumore, and . . . Barbara 

Mackenzie, Marion 8 Jan. 

3. William Mackay, alias macenicuilambhain, taylor and tenent 

in Arnoboll, and . . . Marianna Mackay, Hugh 21 Jan. 

4. Donald Sutherland, tenent in Mercan, and . . . Isobel 

Mackay, Barbara 21 Jan. 

5. Robert Mackay, alias macnishicein, tenent in Mussel, and 

. . . Elisabeth Mackay, George 31 Jan. 

6. Hugh Morison, alias Macuilammachustian, tenent in 

Ceannabinn, and . . . Mary MacCulloch, Hugh 29 Jan. 

7. Hugh Mackay, alias Macnishicein, tenent in Islandareir, 

Strathmore, and . . . Janet Mackay, John 30 Jan. 

8. Kenneth MacCulloch, tenent in Crosple, and . . . Barbara 

Ross, Marion 16 Feb. 

9. Angus MacLeod, smith in Ballinloch, and . . . Catharine 

Mackay, Fairly 30 Mar. 

10. Donald Calder, alias macmhorachiedhuin, tenent in . . . 

Strathmore, and . . . Janet Mackay, alias nin Alister, 

John 3 April 

11. Donald Mackenzie, alias Macuilammacenoig, lately in 

Grudie, now in Achumore, and . . . Isobel Mackintosh, 

Mary 22 April 

12. John Morison, alias macuilammacrory, tenent in Glasbhine, 

and . . . Isobel Mackay, Fairly 27 April 

13. John Mackay, alias macuilammachustian, tenent in Phaolin, 

i.e., the head of Loch Eribol, and . . . Christian Fraser, 
Katharine 22 May 

14. John Sutherland, a little tenent in Islandareir, Strathmore, 

and . . . Eupham Mackintosh, alias Bain, Hugh 22 May 

15. John Macuilam, alias Mackay, tenent in Ardachu, parish of 

Tongue, now in Freisgil, and . . . Margaret Munro, 

Jean 22 May 

16. Donald Mackay, alias Maceanicalisterroy, tenent in Uaibeg, 

and . . . Mary Doun, alias Mackay, Hugh 29 May 

iy. Mr. Angus Macarthur, shipmaster from Greenock, at Rispin, 

and . . . Flora Macalpine, Anderson, 14 June 

18. William Calder, Charity Schoolmaster in Eribol, and . . . 

Grizel Ross, Hugh 17 June 

19. John Munro, alias Macrobicalister, weaver and tenent in 

Hunleam, and . . . Katherine Mackay, alias nin 
Mhorachie, Robert 17 June 

20. William Sutherland, tenant in Keoldale, and . . . Christian 

Campbell, alias nin Robgrashich, George 4 July 



32 Parish Register of Durness. [1764-1814. 

21. George Mackay, alias Aberach, in Portchamil, and . . . 

Margaret Innes, Jean 14 July 

22. Robert Mackay, alias maceanmacuilammhiler, tenent in 

Keoldale, and . . . Margaret Mackay, Fairly Gordon 7 Aug. 

23. Kenneth MacLeod, smith in Eribol, and . . . Katherine 

MacDonald, John 20 Aug. 

24. Kenneth Campbell, alias Grange, alias macnishicorish in 

Crosple, and . . . Janet Campbell, alias nin Rob- 
macalister, Barbara 5 Sept. 

25. John Sutherland, weaver in Balamhulich, a married man, 

and Mary Mackay, alias Roy, an unmarried woman 
[n.b.l.w.], Mary 19 Sept. 

26. Hugh Campbell, alias Grange maceimishgrashich, servant 

in Balnaceil, and . . . Margaret Gilles, alias nin 
Neilbhain from Sky, Elisabeth 19 Sept. 

27. Alexander Pope, tenant in Keoldale, and . . . Ann Mackay, 

alias nin Neilmhicemish, Fairly Gordon 18 Sept. 

28. Angus Mackay, alias machustianmacrory from Eddra- 

chylish originally, in Uaibeg with his father-in-law, 

and . . . Eupham MacLeod, Mary 18 Sept. 

29. Donald MacLeod, tenent in Hope, and . . . Jean Rose, 

Katharine 25 Sept. 

30. Alexander Munro, carpenter in Ceannabin, and . . . Barbara 

Mackay, James 30 Sept. 

VI. John MacCulloch,. weaver and tenent in Balamhulich, and 

. . . Katherine Mackay, Angus 2 Oct. 

32. Murdoch Macpherson, weaver in Saingo, and . . . Janet 

MacLeod, Robert 30 Oct. 

33. James Lowe, house carpenter, sometimes at Geodhnahairigh 

and elsewhere as he is employed, and . . . Ann Munro, 
Margaret (Peggy) 18 Oct. 

34. William Mackay, alias macdholicalister, tenent in Freisgil, 

and . . . Isobel MacLeod, George 30 Oct. 

35. Donald Munro, alias macnishicolicorachy, tenent in Freisgil, 

and . . . Christian Campbell, Janet 30 Oct. 

36. John Calder, alias machustian icenicustian, tenent in Arno- 

boll, and . . . Flora Mackenzie, Eric 30 Oct. 

(They call Eric, Henrietta or Harriot in English.) 

37. Roderick Mackay, alias Maceanicolicrery, tenent and shoe- 

maker in Saingo, and . . . Christian Campbell, alias 
Grange, Donald 5 Nov. 

38. William Morison, tenent and boatman in Ceannabin, and 

. . . Elisabeth Mackay, alias nin Eachinmacdholi- 
cachin, Barbara 9 Nov. 

39. Mr. Donald Forbes, tacksman of Ribigill and Balnaceil at 

Balnaceil, and . . . Christian MacLeod, Flora 1 Dec. 

40. Hugh Mackay, alias maceanicalisterroy, tenent in Uaibeg, 

and . . . Isobel Dingwall (originally from the parish 

of Clyne), John 13 Dec. 

41. Angus Munro, tenent in Saingo, and . . . Mina Morison, 

Hugh 27 Dec. 

1792. 

1. Alexander Mackaiskill, weaver in Balamhulich, and . . . 

Christian Campbell, alias nin Robmacicalister, Duncan 14 Jan. 

2. John Mackay, alias Macachinicolicachinskerray, tenent in 

Achunlochie, and . . . Barbara Mackay, alias nin 

Dhol, Donald 27 Jan. 

3. George Mackay, alias Macdholicustian, tenent in Hunleam, 

and . . . Margaret Mackay, alias nin Dholicachinic- 
nishicorachie, Isobel 27 Jan, 



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4. Hugh Mackay, alias machustianmacenicustian, tenent in 

Mussel, and . . . Margaret Sutherland, alias rin Rob- 
macibher (miller in Rians of Tongue), Hugh 30 Jan. 

5. Hugh Mackay, alias Maceaniceanicolicein, tenent in Phaolin, 

and . . . Isobel Mackay, John 30 Jan. 

6. Robert Morison, tenent in Cnocbreac, and . . . Sallie 

Mackay, Isobel 2 Feb. 

7. Alexander Morison, alias Macdhonilroy, tenent in Arnoboll, 

and . . . Marion Mackintosh, alias nin Hustianicnish, 
Donald 26 Feb. 

8. John Mackenzie, alias Maceaniceiniceinich, tenent in Dalna- 

herue, and . . . Isobel Mackenzie, alias nin Rob, George 27 Feb. 

9. John Mackenzie, alias machustianmacnishiceniceinich, 

tenent in Mussel, and . . . Barbara MacLeod, alias 

nin Nishbhain, Alexandrina 27 Feb. 

10. Murdoch Mackay, alias maceanbhain, tenent in Islandareir, 

and . . . Christian Mackintosh, alias nin Eanmac- 
dholicein, Elisabeth 27 Feb. 

11. George Morison, alias macuilam, tenent and forester in 

Plaiad, and . . . Ann Sutherland, alias nin Rob 
maciver, Isobel 5 Mar. 

12. John Mackaiskill, tenent in Balamhulich, and . . . Margaret 

Morison, alias nin Achinmacomashicachinroy, Eupham 7 Mar. 

13. Mr. Angus Mackay, alias Maceanicnishicuilam from Eddra- 

chylish, now Excise Officer in the south of Scotland, 

and . . . Mrs. Jean Morison, Christian 4 April 

14. Hector Mackay, alias macneiliceanicolicuilam in . . . 

Strathmore, and . . . Abigail Mackenzie, alias nin 
Eanmacarlish, Neil 8 April 

15. Hugh Gunn, boatman in Rispond, and . . . Barbara Mac- 

kintosh, Ann 17 April 

16. Donald Mackintosh, alias Ivlacneilbhain, sailor, who when 

on land lives commonly at Rispond, and . . . Kathar- 
ine Gunn (twins), James and Barbara 25 April 

17. William Mackay, alias Macrery, a little tenent in Eribol, 

and . . . Johanna Munro, Janet 

18. John Mackay, alias macdholicustian, Boveman in Balnaceil, 

and . . . Mary Campbell, Hugh 

19. John MacDonald, alias Oag, herdman in Balnaceil, and . . . 

Henrietta (Eric) MacVee, both from Sky, Isobel 

20. Murdoch Munro, tenent in Saingobeg, and . . . Katherine 

Campbell, Kenneth 

21. John Campbell, alias Grange, tenent and Chelsea pensioner 

in Sartigrin, and . . . Christian Mackay, alias nin 
Eanmacuilammhuiler, Jay 

22. Murdoch MacLeod, alias macnishbhain, tenent in Clash- 

neach, and . . . Barbara Mackay, Jean 

23. John Mackay, alias macnishicein, tenent in Aultnacealich, 

and . . . Jackey Mackay, alias nin Eanmacemishi- 
cuilam, William 

24. Angus Campbell, alias macdholicicalister, tenent in Balam- 

hulich, and . . . Margaret Macleod, Fairly 

25. Patrick Brims, shoemaker in Rispond, from Thurso, as also 

his wife Elisabeth Sutherland, William 

26. Angus Morison, alias macdhonilroy, tenent at Dornadilla's 

Tower, Strathmore, and . . . Janet Morison from 
Eddrachylish, Angus 

27. Robert Macpherson, tenent in Strathmore, and . . . Janet 

Mackay, Barbara 

28. Thomas MacCulloch, tenent and herdman in Farout, and 

, , . Margaret Mackay, John 

c 



6 May 


8 May 


20 May 


31 May 


3 June 


3 June 


* 
11 June 


24 June 


17 July 


22 July 


22 July 


13 Aug, 



34 Parts A Register of Durness. [1764-18 14. 

29. James Munro, alias macmhorachieicdholicorachy, weaver 

in Eribol, and . . . Janet Mackay, alias Nahustian, 
Marion 25 Aug. 

30. George Mackay, alias macuilammachustian, tenent in 

Strathbeg, and . . . Ann Mackay, alias nin Dholi- 
calister, William 25 Aug. 

31. Donald Mackay, alias Aberach, weaver in Eribol, and ... 

Janet Mackay, Hector 27 Aug. 

32. Angus Macpherson, tenent in Islandhall, and . . . Margaret 

Sutherland, Hector 9 Sept. 

33. John Campbell, alias Macdholicalister, tenent in Islandhall, 

and . . . Catharine . . . , Janet 9 Sept. 

34. Robert Mackay, alias Maceanbhain, weaver in Balamhulich, 

and . . . Margaret Mackay, alias nin Eanmhiler, Janet 12 Sept. 

35. Robert Mackenzie, alias maceanicrob, tenent in Eribol, and 

. . . Isobel Mackintosh, Donald 29 Sept. 

36. William Mackay, alias macneilicolicein, tenent in Eribol, 

and . . . Christian Mackay, alias nin Uilammacdholi- 

crery, Neil 29 Sept. 

37. William Mackay, alias macenicuilambhain, tenent in Mussel, 

and . . . Marion Mackay, alias nin Hustianmacneil, 

James 29 Sept. 

38. Thomas MacCulloch, tenant in Farout, and Margaret 

Mackay, a single woman, alias nin Dholicye, George 5 Oct. 

39. James Mackay, alias macdholicuilam, tenent in Hunleam, 

and . . . Ann Mackay, Jean 4 Nov. 

40. George Mackay, alias Mackenzie, i.e. Mackennichicicenich, 

tenent in Crospel, and . . . Jean Doun, Mary 15 Nov. 

41. John Sutherland, weaver in Balamhulich, and . . . Henri 

etta MacLeod, Flora Forbes 24 Dec. 



1793- 

1. Hugh Mackay, alias macnishicalister, tenent in Islandareir, 

Strathmore, and . . . Janet Mackay, daughter of John 
Mackay, alias Macemish, Angus 2 Jan. 

2. Hugh Mackay, alias machustianmachustian, tenent in Hun- 

leam, and . . . Barbara Mackay, alias nin Nish, Eupham 6 Jan. 

3. Roderick Morison, alias macuilammacrory, herdman in 

Cerruac, and . . . Mary Mackay, Donald 21 Jan. 

4. Donald MacLeod, alias macenicloid, tenent in Hope, and 

. . . Jean Rose, James 8 Feb. 

5. John Munro, alias macnishicolicorachie, tenent in Freisgil, 

and . . . Jean . . . , Duncan 9 Feb. 

6. Donald Morison (a young single man lately in Saingo, an 

apprentice to a cooper in Rispond), and Mary Mac- 
kintosh, alias nin Eanicenicalister in Durin, Robert 22 Mar. 

7. Murdoch Morison, alias Macuilammacneil, tenent in Aultan, 

and . . . Christian Mackay, alias nin Heorishmacean, 

Eric 7 Mar. 

8. Donald Mackay, alias macnishicein, tenent in Mussel, and 

. . . Janet Mackenzie, William 24 Mar. 

9. John Sutherland, tenent in Islandreir, Strathmore, and . . . 

Eupham Mackintosh, alias Bane, Donald 24 Mar. 

10. Donald Forbes, Esquire of Ribigill and Balnaceil, and . . . 

Christian MacLeod, Jean 28 Mar. 

11. Donald Mackay, alias macnishicein, tenent in Mussel, and 

. . . Janet Mackenzie, William 30 Mar. 

12. James Mackay, alias Macachinicolicachin, Chelsea pensioner 

in Eribol, and . . . Elisabeth Glass, Donald 8 April 



1764-1814.] Parish Register of Durness. 35 

13. John Mackay, alias Maceanicachin, tenent and herdman in 

Geodhachreabhe, and . . . Barbara Sutherland, alias 

nin Rorymacdholroy, Marion 17 April 

14. John Mackay, alias Machustianicenicustian, tenent in Island- 

reir, and . . . Mary Macdonald, Angus 28 April 

15. Robert Mackay, alias Macnishicein, tenent in Plaiad, and . .. 

Elisabeth Mackay, alias nin Robmacrobicrob, Robert 28 April 

16. John Mackay, alias Macachinicolicachinskerray, tenent in 

Achunlochie, and . . . Barbara Mackay, alias nin 
Dholicachin (Straan Skerray), (twins), John and Dollie 28 April 

17. John MacLeod, alias macnishbhain, tenent in Achucharasait, 

and . . . Ann Mackenzie, Angus 

18. George Mackay, alias Bane, tenent in do., and Katharine 

Gow, John 

19. Angus Mackintosh, tenent in Freisgil, and . . . Ann Munro, 

alias nin Nishicolicorachy, Donald 

20. Kenneth Mackay, alias Aberach, tenent in Arnoboll, and 

. . . Isabel Calder, Hugh 

21. John Macleod, tenent in Islandhall, and . . . Mary Mac- 

pherson, Isobel 

22. John Morison, alias macuilammachustianicachinroy, tenent 

in Achinsof Cnocbreac, and . . . Christian Calder, alias 
Doun, Hugh 

23. Alexander Pope, tenent in Keoldale, and . . . Ann Mackay, 

Neil 

24. Donald Ross, tenent in Uaibeg, and . . . Mary Mackay, 

alias nin Uilam, Donald 

25. William Mackay, alias Macrery, a little tenent in Eribol, and 

. . . Joanna Munro, James 

26. James Lowe, house carpenter in Durin, and . . . Ann Munro 

(grandchild of the late Mr. Murdoch Macdonald, minr. 
of Durness), Murdoch 

27. George Mackay, alias Macenicustian, tenent in Freisgil, and 

. . . Ann Mackay (both from the Melnessside), . . .* 

28. John Sutherland, alias Macrory, tenent in Achumore, and 

. . . Barbara Mackenzie, Roderick 

29. Hugh Campbell, alias Grange macomashgrashich, tenent in 

Crosble, and . . . Margaret Glass, alias nin Neilbhain 

from Sky, Roderick 12 Sept. 

30. John Munro, alias Macrobicalister, weaver in Hunleam, and 

. . . Katharine Mackay, Hugh 21 Sept. 

31. James Munro, alias macmhorachie, weaver in Eribol, and 

. . . Janet Mackay, Janet 22 Sept. 

32. Hugh Mackay, alias macachinicolicachin, tenent in Achu- 

charasait, and . . . Barbara Morison, Barbara 23 Sept. 

33. John Mackay, smith in Eribol from Borgie, and . . . Ann 

Calder, Christian 23 Sept. 

34. John Mackay, alias macdholicustian, herdman in Balnaceil, 

and . . . Mary Campbell, Alexander 6 Oct. 

35. Donald Mackenzie, alias Macuilammacenoig, tenent in 

Aultcoirefrhreasgil, and Isobel Mackintosh, Eupham 13 Oct. 

36. Murdoch Morison from Eddrachylish, fisher in Rispond, 

and . . . , William 23 Oct. 

37. Kenneth MacCulloch, tenent in Crosble, and . . . Barbara 

Ross, Hugh 27 Oct. 

38. Donald Sutherland, herdman in Mercan, Strathmore, and 

. . . Isabel Mackay, alias nin Robmacemish, George 3 Nov. 

39. Hugh Mackay, alias Maceanicalisterroy, servant and tenent 

in Balnaceil, and . . . Isabel Dingwall, Hugh Forbes 10 Nov. 

1 Name not inserted. 



11 May 


27 May 


27 May 


27 May 


12 June 


19 June 


23 June 


1 July 


21 July 


9 Aug. 


18 Aug. 


9 Sept. 



36 Parish Register of Durness. 1 1764-1814. 

40. John Sutherland, alias Mackenichbhig, tenent in Achuna- 

hanait, and . . . Barbara Campbell, alias Grange, 

Angus 19 Nov. 

41. George Mackay, alias Aberach, from the parish of Fair in 

Portchamil, and . . . Margaret Inness, Margaret 23 Nov. 

42. Donald Mackay, alias macneiliceinmacdholicuilam, and . . . 

Margaret Mackay, alias Gow, in Phaolin, Neil 24 Nov. 

43. Donald Munro, alias macnishicolicorachy, tenent in Freisgil, 

and . . . Margaret Campbell Grashich, Donald 24 Nov. 

44. Murdoch Morison, alias macuilammacneil, tenent in Aultan, 

and . . . Christian Mackay, alias nin Heorishmacean, 

45. John Morison, alias macuilammacrory, tenent in Glasbhin, 

and . . . Isobel Mackay, William 30 Dec. 



1794. 

1. Angus Sutherland from Sutherland, tenent in Durin, and 

. . . Mary Calder, alias Doun, nin Hustiandhuine, 
William 12 Jan. 

2. Murdoch Macpherson, weaver in Saingo, and . . . Janet 

MacLeod, alias nin Dholicloid, Hugh 20 Jan. 

3. John Mackaiskill, tenent in Balamhulich, and . . . Margaret 

Morison, alias nin Achinmacomashicachinroy, Alex- 
ander 27 Jan. 

4. Robert Miller, alias maceanmuiler, originally Mackay, tenent 

in Keoldale, and . . . Margaret Mackay, Robert 1 Feb. 

5. William Morison, alias maceanmacuilammachustian, 

carpenter in Ceannabin, and . . . Ann Mackay, 
Barbara 4 Feb. 

6. John Mackenzie, alias maceniceniceinich, tenent in Badam- 

heoir, and . . . Isobel Mackenzie, Barbara 7 Feb. 

7. Angus Mackay, tenent in Dalnaherue from Droughtmhore, 

and . . . Ann Mackenzie, Donald 9 Feb. 

8. Kenneth MacLeod, a little tenent and fisher in Saingobeg, 

and . . . Ann Morison, John 14 Feb. 

9. William Mackintosh, alias machustianmacuilam, in Eribol, 

and . . . Flora Munro, alias nin Robmacalister, Donald 1 Mar. 

10. William Sutherland, alias Mackenzie, tenent in Keoldale, 

and . . . Christian Campbell, alias nin Robgrashich, 
Kenneth 13 Mar. 

1 1. James Mackay, alias Macuilammacpatric, in Uaibeg, serving 

in Balnaceil, and . . . Isobel Calder, alias Doun, 

Isobel 19 Mar. 

12. Angus Munro, tenent in Saingo, and . . . Williamina 

Morison, Kenneth 20 Mar. 

13. Hector Morison, alias macdhonil, tenent in Cerruac, and 

. . . Janet Morison, Ann 23 Mar. 

14. Alexander Mackaiskill, weaver in Balamhulich, and . . . 

Christian Campbell, Angus 23 April 

15. Murdo. Mackay, alias macnishicenicalister, tenent in Badna- 

hachlash, and . . . Ann Morison, Angus 27 April 

16. George Mackay, alias Macdholicustian, tenent in Hunleam, 

and . . . Margaret Mackay, alias nin Dholicachin, 
Marion 27 April 

17. Roderick Mackay, alias Macenicolicrery, tenent and shoe- 

maker in Keoldale, and . . . Christian Grange, alias 
Campbell, Mary Anne 10 April (? May) 

18. John Calder, alias Machustianicenicustian,tenentin Arnoboll, 

and . . . Flora Mackenzie, alias nin Hustian macrob, 

Ann 16 May 



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19. Murdo. MacLeod, alias Bane, tenent in Clashneach, and 

. . . Barbara Mackay, alias nin Neilmacemish, Neil 29 May 

20. William Morison, alias macuilammachustian, tenent and 

boatman in Ceannabin, and . . . Elisabeth (alias Betty) 
Mackay, alias nin Achinmacdholicachinskerray, Mary- 
anne 29 May 

21. Angus MacLeod, smith in Ballinloch, and . . . Katharine 

Mackay, Ann 4 June 

22. Robert Mackay, alias Bane macenbhain, weaver in Balam- 

hulich, and . . . Margaret Mackay, alias nin Enmacui- 
lammhuiler, John 8 June 

23. Hugh MacLeod, alias macdholicloid, fisher and boatman in 

Islandhall, and . . . Marion Mackay, alias nin Achin- 
macdholicneil, Christian 11 June 

24. Hugh Mackay, alias Machustianicenicustian, tenent in the 

Height of Strathmore near Plaiad, and . . . Margaret 
Sutherland, Donald 15 June 

25. Angus Morison, alias Macdhonilroy at Dornadilla's Tower 

(Strathmore), and . . . Janet Morison from Eddra- 

chilis, Eric 15 June 

26. Mr. John Thomson, minister of Durness, and . . . Christian 

Mackenzie, Elisabeth Fairly 17 June 

27. Murdo Munro, a little tenent in Saingo, and . . . Katharine 

Campbell, I sobel 13 Aug. 

28. John Campbell, alias Grange, Chelsea pensioner and tenent 

in Sartigrim, and . . . Christian Mackay, alias Miller, 
Maryanne 17 Aug. 

29. Angus Mackay, alias machustianmacrory, tenent in Uaibeg, 

and . . . Eupham MacLeod, alias nin Dholmacormaid, 

Hugh 30 Aug. 

30. Angus Mackay, miller in Badlehavish, and . . . Barbara 

Manson, Katharine 16 Sept. 

31. The Rev. Mr. John Robertson, Missionary Minister of West- 

moine, and . . . Mrs. Christian Mackay, Katharine 16 Sept. 

32. Thomas MacCulloch, herdman in Farout, and . . . Margaret 

Mackay, James • 1 1 Oct. 

33. Donald Mackintosh, alias Bane, sailor in Rispond, and 

. . . Katharine Gunn, Ann 1 1 Oct. 

34. John Mackay (from Borgie, Tongue), smith in Eribol, and 

. . . Ann Calder, John 1 1 Oct. 

35. Hugh Gunn, boatman in Rispond, and . . . Barbara Mack- 

intosh, Barbara 22 Oct. 

36. James Anderson, Esquire, late of Keoldale, presently in 

Rispond, and . . . Mrs. Barbara Gordon, Elisabeth 22 Oct. 

37. Angus Macpherson, tenent in Islandhall, and . . . Margaret 

Sutherland, Andrew 11 Dec. 



West Moine Mission Baptisms. 

1. Alexander Morison Arnoboll and his wife Marion M'Intosh 

had a child baptised John 26 Aug. 

2. Murdoch Mackay Bain and . . . Barbara M'Intosh in 

Elanryar (twins), John and Donald 28 Aug. 

3. John Mackenzie and . . . Barbara MacLeod in Mussel, 

Marion 7 Sept. 

4. James Mackay Macrob and . . . Isobel Mackay in Arno- 

boll, Donald Dec. 

5. Donald Mackay Macneil and . . . Janet Mackay in Eribol, 

Katharine 17 Dec. 



3^ Parish Register of Durness. [1764-1814. 

6. James Munroe, weaver, and . . . Janet Mackay in Eribol, 

Murdoch 24 Dec. 

7. William Mackay Macryrie and . . . Deona Munro in Eri- 

bol, Ann 24 Dec. 

1795- 

1. Donald Forbes, Esquire, tacksman of Balnaceil, and . . . 

Mrs. Christian MacLeod (born 9th), Duncan Robert 
Mackay 21 Jan. 

2. John Campbell, alias Macdholicalistermacnish, tenent in 

Islandhall,and . . . Catharine Mackay Miller, Kenneth 17 Feb. 

3. Robert Mackay, alias Macnishicenicalister, tenent in Mussel, 

and . . . Elisabeth Mackay, Angus 29 Mar. 

4. Murdoch Macpherson, weaver in Saingo, and . . . Janet 

MacLeod, Hugh 4 April 

5. Angus Campbell, alias Macdholicalister, tenent in Balam- 

hulichbeg, soldier in the Mackay Fencibles, and 

. . . Margaret MacLeod, Donald 5 April 

6. Donald Maclntyre from Argyleshire, shepherd in Parbh, and 

. . . Katharine Miller from Melness, both unmarried, 
Mary 20 April 

7- Murdoch Morison, alias Macuilammacneil, tenent in Auldan, 

and . . . Christian Mackay, Joanna 14 May 

8. Hugh Morison, soldier 8th Fencible Regiment, Grenadier 

Company, and . . . Janet Mackay, alias nin Eanbhain 
in Balamhulich (Murdo More, alias Morison, sponsor), 
Hugh 17 May 

9. Roderick Morison, alias macuilammacrory, tenent and herd- 

man in Cerruac, and . . . Mary Mackay, Barbara 28 June 

10. John MacCulloch, weaver and tenent in Balamhulich and 

presently soldier in the Reay Fencibles, and . . . 
Catharine Mackay, alias nin Robmacenicuilammacneil, 
Christian 4 Aug. 

11. Alexander Pope, tenent in Keoldale, and . . . Ann Mackay, 

Hugh Forbes 9 Aug. 

12. John Sutherland, tenent in Islandhall, and . . . Mary Mac- 

pherson, Hugh 12 Aug. 

13. George Mackay, alias Mackenzie, a little tenent in Crosble, 

and . . . Jean Morison, alias Doun, Christian 13 Aug. 

14. William Morison, junr., alias macenmacuilammachustian, 

carpenter in Ceannabin, and . . . Ann Mackay, 
Katharine 10 Sept. 

15. John Mackay, .alias Macdholicustian, a little tenent in Sar- 

tigrim, and . . . Mary Campbel, Margaret 21 Sept. 

16. Kenneth MacLeod, a little tenent in Saingobeg, presently 

private in the Reay Fencible Highlanders, and . . . 
Ann Morison, alias nin Eanmacuilammachustian, Mary 
Ann 27 Sept. 

17. Donald Ross, alias Machustianmacenicoun, in Achuchoran, 

and . . . Ann Dunn, William 12 Oct. 

18. James Lowe, house carpenter from Orkney in Durin, and 

. . . Ann Munro, daughter of Hugh Munro, merchant 
in Thurso, and Margaret MacDonald of Mr. Mac- 
Donald, minister, Ann 25 Oct. 

19. Hugh MacLeod, a little tenent in Saingobeg, presently private 

in the R. F., 1 and . . . Marion Mackay, Hugh 13 Nov. 

20. John Sutherland, farmer in Achumore, and . . . Barbara 

Mackenzie, William 15 Nov. 

1 R. F., Reay Fencibles. 



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21. Donald Campbell, alias Macarlishicicalister, soldiei in R. F., 

and . . . Margaret Campbell in Durin, Donald 8 Dec. 

22. Angus Sutherland, tenent in Durin, and . . . Mary Calder, 

alias Doun, Christian 8 Dec. 

23. Robert Mackay, alias Bain, private in R. F., and . . . 

Margaret Mackay, alias nin Eoinmhuiler in Balamhulich, 
Vear, alias Eury 8 Dec. 

24. James Mackay, alias Macuilammacpatrick, from Sky, a little 

tenent in Uaibeg, presently private in R. F., and . . . 

Isobel Mackay, alias nin Eanmacein, William 27 Dec. 

25. Donald Macbeath, a single lad in Isauld parish of Reay, and 

Ann Morison, an unmarried woman in Cnocbreac, 
Kenneth and Sybella 31 Dec. 

(The woman is commonly called Ann nin lye.) 

West Moine Mission Baptisms. 

1. Kenneth Mackay, shoemaker in Arnoboll, and . . . Isobel 

Calder, John 1 Mar. 

2. Hugh Mackay and . . . Barbara Mackay in H unlearn, 

Barbara 5 April 

3. George Mackay Bain and . . . Katharine Mackay in 

Achugharasaide, James 6 April 

4. John Mackay and . . . Ann Mackay in Eribol (twins), 

Barbara and Eury 13 April 

5. William Mackay macneil, and . . . Christian Mackay in 

Achugharasaide, William 13 April 

6. Hugh Mackenzie and . . . Effy Mackenzie in Badavoir, 

Barbara 9 May 

7. Donald Mackay Macnishicein and . . . Janet Mackenzie in 

Mussel, John 20 May 

8. John Mackay Machustian and . . . Mary MacDonald in 

Ellanryar, Angus 20 May 

9. William Calder Bain and . . . Marion Mackay in Mussel, 

Katherine 20 May 

10. William M'Intosh and . . . Flora Munro in Eribol, Janet 1 June 

11. John Mackay macnishicein and . . . Johanna MacKay in 

Auldnacaillich, Janet 28 June 

12. Hugh Mackay Macnishicein and . . . Janet Mackay in 

Eribol, John 5 July 

13. John Mackay and . . . Bessie Mackenzie in Strathbeg, 

Elisabeth 11 July 

14. Donald Mackenzie and . . . Katharine MacDonald in 

Eribol, Angus 12 Aug. 

15. John Mackay and . . . Barbara Mackay in Achunlochie, 

Ann 14 Sept. 

16. Hector Mackay and . . . Janet M'Intosh in Badnahachlish, 

John 6 Dec. 

17. Donald Mackay machustian and . . . Mary Munro in 

Eribol, Barbara 23 Dec. 

18. James Mackay and . . . Ann Mackay in Hunleam, Margaret 

24 Dec. 

1796 

1. Kenneth MacCulloch, little tenent in Crosple, and . . . 

Barbara Ross, John 29 Jan. 

2. George Sutherland, alias Macrory, soldier in R. F., and . . . 

Elisabeth Grant in Geochreave, Parph. William 20 Feb. 

3. James Anderson, Esquire, Rispond, and . . . Mrs. Barbara 

Gordon [born 20 Feb.], Hughina and Margaret 7 Mar. 



40 Parish Register of Durness. [1764-1814. 

4. Robert Morison, a little farmer in Cnocbreac, and . . . Sallie 

Mackay, Margaret 18 Mar. 

5. David Onson from Caithness, grieve at Balnaceil, and . . . 

Mary Mackaiskill, Roderick 23 Mar. 

6. Donald Morison, alias Macuilammacachin, tenent in Cnoc- 

breac, and . . . Margaret Mackay, Barbara 4 April 

7. John MacLeod, alias macnishbhain, farmer in Achunahanait, 

and . . . Ann Mackenzie, Wilhelmina 4 April 

8. Murdoch MacLeod, alias macnishbhain, subtenent in Clash, 

and . . . Barbara Mackay (twins), Janet and Joanna 9 April 

9. Hugh Campbell, alias Macomashgrange, tenent in Crosble, 

and . . . Margaret Gilles from Sky, Angus 3 May 

10. John Mackay, alias Maceanicachinmhuiler, herdman in 

Geodhachreave, and . . . Barbara Sutherland (twins), 
Roderick and Hector 22 May 

11. John Morison, alias macuilammacrory, herdman in Glasbhine, 

and . . . Isobel Mackay, John 23 May 

12. John Campbell, alias Grange, Chelsea pensioner, tenent in Sar- 

tigrim,and . . . Christian Mackay, alias miller, Roderick 26 June 

13. Angus MacLeod, smith in Balinloch, and . . . Katharine 

Mackay, alias nin Rob, Isobel 30 June 

14. Wemyss Munro, a young lad in Saingo, and Isobel Mackay, 

a single woman, Margaret 26 July 

15. Charles Clarke and Mary Mackay, alias nin Dholicalister, 

Clashneach [n.b.l.w.], Donald 12 Aug. 

16. Angus Mackay, alias machustianmacrory, in Uaibeg, and 

. . . Euphan MacLeod, Roderick 1 1 Aug. 

17. Donald Ross, farmer in Uaibeg, and . . . Mary Mackay, 

Isobel 23 Sept. 

18. George White, taylor in Keoldale, and . . . Caroline 

Campbell, Wilhelmina 5 Nov. 

19. John Mackaiskill in Balamhulich, soldier in R. F., and . . . 

Margaret Morison, alias nin Achin, Hector 8 Nov. 

20. John Sutherland, alias Mackenzie, farmer in Achunahainat, 

and . . . Barbara Campbell, Hugh 9 Nov. 

21. Hugh Mackay, alias Macenicalister, grieve in Keoldale, and 

. . . Isobel Dingwall, Donald 8 Dec. 

22. Thomas MacCulloch, herdman in Farout, and . . . Margaret 

Mackay, Christian 23 Dec. 

23. Mr. James Simpson from Aberdeenshire, schoolmaster of 

Durness, and . . . Martha Maitland (born 19th), Duncina 
Forbes 31 Dec. 

West Moine Mission Baptisms. 

1. George Morison and . . . Ann M'lvar in Blaiad, Robert 11 April 

2. Angus Mackay and . . . Ann Mackenzie in Dalnaharith, 

Janet 12 Aug. 

3. John Munro and . . . Catharine Mackay in Hunleam, Ann 10 Sept. 

4. Murdoch Mackay, Mussel, and . . . Ann Morison, ... 10 Sept. 

5. John Mackay, blacksmith, and . . . Ann Calder in Eribol, 

Barbara 4 Nov. 

6. George Mackay, merchant, and . . . Margaret Mackay in 

Hunleam (twins), Hugh and Mary .... 

7. Angus Mackay, miller, and » . . Barbara Manson in .... , 

Christian 22 Nov. 

8. Donald Mackay Macrob and MacLeod in Hope, 

Elisabeth 2 Dec. 

1797. 
1. William Morison, alias Macuilammachustian in Ceannabin, 

and . . . Elizabeth (Betty) Mackay, Heckie 5 Jan. 



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23. 



Murdo Munro, herdman in Uaighchaichie, and . . . Katharine 

Campbell, John Gordon William Anderson 28 Jan. 

Mr. Donald Mackay, Borley, and Mrs. Margaret MacDermat, 

Minie 17 Feb. 

Hugh Morison, soldier in the Caithness Fencibles, and . . . 

Janet Mackay Bain in Balamhulich, Katherine 25 Feb. 

William Sutherland Mackenzie in Keoldale, and . . . Christian 

Campbell grange, Katharine 26 Feb. 

Roderick Morison, alias Macuilammacrory, herdman in 

Cerruac, and . . . Mary Mackay, William 12 Mar. 

John Mackay, alias Macdholicustian, in Sartigrim, and . . . 

Mary . . . , Marion 12 Mar. 

James Falconer, weaver and soldier in the Caithness Fencibles, 

and . . . Mary Morison [born in this parish, but the man 

is from Thurso], James 6 May 

Kenneth MacCulloch, a little farmer in Crosple, and . . . 

Barbara Ross, Roderick 18 May 

Donald Mackintosh, alias Bain, at Rispond, mate of the 

" Fairly of Rispond," and . . . Katharine Gunn, Hugh 23 May 
John Campbell, alias Macdholicalister in Islandhall, and 

. . . Catharine Mackay, Robert 30 June 

Hugh Gunn in Lochsuian, and . . . Barbara Mackintosh, 

Mary 31 July 

Donald Mackay, alias Machustianicolicustian, in Auldean, 

and . . . Mary Munro, John 7 Aug. 

Captn. Donald Forbes, Esqr., Balnaceil, and . . . Mrs. 

Christian MacLeod (born 14th), Roderick 16 Aug. 

Hector Morison, alias Macdhonil, herdman at Cerruac, and 

. . . Janet Morison, Donald 17 Sept. 

Donald Ross, herdman in Achuchorain, and . . . Ann Dunn, 

James 19 Sept. 

John Mackay, alias Macdholicustian, in Sartigrim, and . . . 

Mary Campbell, Erick 20 Sept. 

Roderick Mackay, alias Maceanmacdholicrery, shoemaker 

and little farmer in Keoldale, and . . . Christian 

Campbell, alias Grange, John 4 Oct. 

Hugh Mackay, alias Machustianmacdholicemish, mason, a 

single lad, and I sobel Mackay, wifeof James Mackay, alias 

macrobmacrob, soldier in the R. F. (a female child) Mackay $ Dec. 
David Swanson, grieve at Balnaceil, from Caithness, and 

. . . Christian Campbell, Christian 13 Dec. 

Hector Giles (from Sky) in Balnaceil, and . . . Ann Mack- 

aiskill, Flora 13 Dec. 

John Morison alias macuilammacrory, herdman in Glasbhine, 

and . . . Isobel Mackay, originally from the estate of 

Strathy, Barbara 27 Dec. 

John Morison, alias Macmhorachy, piper in Balnaceil, and 

. . . Katherine Mackenzie from Melness, John 30 Dec. 

1798. 

John Mackay, alias Macachin, in Ashir and Barbara Mackay 
daughter of John Mackay, alias Bain, in Balamhulich 
[n.b.l.w.]., Katharine 5 Jan. 

George Mackay, alias Mackenzie, in Crosble, and . . . Jean 

Doun, alias Morison, Flora 1 5 Jan. 

John Sutherland, farmer in Achumore, and . . . Barbara 

Mackenzie, William 21 Jan. 

Robert Morison, farmer in Cnocbreac and . . . Sarah, commonly 

Sallie, Mary Ann 6 Feb. 

James Anderson, Esquire, Rispond, and . . . Mrs. Barbara 

Gordon, Ann 8 Feb. 



42 Parish Register of Durness. [1764-18 14. 

6. Angus Campbell, alias Macdholicalister, in Balamhulich, and 

. . . Margaret MacLeod, daur. of John MacLeod, 

smith, Katharine 14 Feb. 

7. Alexander Mackay, alias Maceanicalister, Uaibeg, presently 

in R. F. in Ireland, and . . . Helen Mackay in Uaibeg, 
Alexandrine (Alexie) 1 5 Mar. 

8. Murdo MacLeod, alias Bain, tenent in Clashneach, and . . . 

Barbara Mackay, alias nin Neilicemish, William 29 Mar. 

9. William Morison, alias macEanmacuilammachustian, boat 

carpenter and tenent in Islandhall, and . . . Ann 
Mackay, Donald 6 April 

10. Donald Mackay in Borly, and . . . Mrs. Margaret Mac- 

Dermat, Duncan 6 April 

11. Donald Levack, a single lad from Caithness in Cnocbreac, 

and Mary Mackenzie, a single woman from Assynt in 
Crosble, William 6 April 

12. Angus Mackay, alias machustianmacrory, in Uaibeg, from 

Eddrachilis 21 years ago, and . . . Eupham MacLeod, 

Erick 4 June 

13. John MacLeod, alias Bain, farmer in Achunahainat, and 

. . . Ann Mackenzie, Angus 17 June 

14. John Morison, Smerican, from Lewis, sailor aboard of the 

"Fairly of Rispond," and Isobel Murray, Hugh 2 July 

15. Angus Sutherland, little farmer in Durin, and . . . Mary 

Morison, Alexandrine 10 July 

16. Angus MacLeod from Edrachylis, sailor on the " Fairly," and 

. . . Bessie Morison, daur. of Hugh Morison in Ceannabin, 
and Mary MacCulloch, Kenneth 18 July 

17. Angus MacLeod, smith in Balinloch, and . . . Katharine 

Mackay, Barbara .... 

18. John MacLeod, farmer and boatman in Ceannabin, and 

. . . Mary Macpherson, Christian 17 Oct. 

19. James Low, carpenter in Durin, and . . . Ann Munro, Jean 28 Dec. 



1799. 

1. Hugh Campbell, alias Grange, herdman in Crosple, and 

. . . Margaret Giles, John 

2. George White, taylor in Keoldale, and . . . Caroline Camp- 

bell, George Mackay 

3. David Swanson, Grieve at Balnaceil, and . . . Christian 

Campbell, Jean 

4. Charles Mackintosh, sailor on the " Fairly," and . . . 

Katharine MacDonald, George 

5. Angus Munro, farmer in Saingo, presently in R. F. in Ireland, 

and . . . Mina Morison, Angus 

6. John Mackay, alias macomashicachinmhuiler, herdman in 

Geochreave, and . . . Barbara Sutherland, John 

7. Richard Mackay, weaver in Uaibeg, and . . . Katharine 

Macpherson, Helen 

8. Thomas MacCulloch, Achins of Cnocbreac, and . . . Mar- 

garet Mackay, Donald 

9. Donald Mackay, alias machustianmacuilammachustian, 

presently in the Cromarty Rangers, and . . . Mary 
Munro, Donald 

10. James Anderson, Esquire, Rispond, and Mrs. Barbara 

Gordon, Georgina Mackay 

11. (Hugh Mackay, son to Mr. Hugh Mackay and Mrs. Mary 

Clarke, Clasneach, was born in August 1799) Note 
in margin. 



11 Jan. 


23 Jan. 


29 Jan. 


4 Feb. 


13 Feb. 


13 Feb. 


14 Mar. 


4 May 


22 May 


8 June 



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12. Sergt. Hugh Mackay, alias Machustianmacenicustian, at 

Strathmore, and . . . Ann Sutherland, daur. of 
Robert Sutherland, miller in Rians parish of Tongue, 
Isobel 28 July 

1 3. Hugh Mackay, alias Macenicalisterroy, farmer and Volunteer 

in Sartigrim, and . . . Isobel Dingwall, Alexander 30 July 

14. John Morison, alias Macmhorachie, piper in Balnaceil, and 

. . . Katharine Mackenzie, Jean i Aug. 

15. William Morison, alias Macuilammachustian, farmer in 

Saingo, and . . . Elisabeth Mackay, William 13 Aug. 

16. Kenneth MacCulloch, little farmer in Crosple, and . . . 

Barbara Ross, Joanna 14 Aug. 

17. Hugh Mackay from Aultinrinie and Hugh Maceniceinich's 

daur., his wife in Cul Dhonilroy, Strathmore, Janet i Sept. 

18. John Mackay, alias Macdholicolicustian, in Sartigrim, and 

Mary . . . from Strathmelness, Donald 4 Sept. 

19. John Mackay, alias Macdholicustian, wright and farmer in 

Sartigrim, and . . . Mary Campbell, Donald 4 Oct. 

20. Neil Mackay, alias Macnishbhain in Portchamil, and . . . 

Isobel Calder, alias Egal, Angus 5 Oct. 

21. George Mackay, alias Macrobmacroryrebhach, Aultna- 

cealich, Strathmore, and . . . Isobel Mackay, Mary 6 Oct. 

22. Donald Mackay in Body, and . . . Margaret MacDermat, 

Colin Campbell 22 Oct. 

23. Angus Mackay from the Heights of Eddrachylis in Dalna- 

herve, Strathmore, and . . . Ann Mackenzie, Barbara 3 Nov. 

24. Robert Mackenzie, alias Maceniceinich, in Eribol, and . . . 

Elisabeth MacLeod, Angus 1 Dec. 

25. Donald Mackay, alias macrobmaceMnish, in Hope, and . . . 

Elisabeth 1 Dec. 

1800. 

1. John Mackay, alias Macachinicolicachinskerray in Achun- 

lochie, and . . . Barbara Mackay, alias Macdholicachin, 
Hector 18 Jan. 

2. Andrew Mackay, soldier in R. F. in Ireland, from the parish 

of Reay, and Margaret Sutherland in Crosple, Johanna 27 Jan. 

3. Capt. Donald Forbes, Esquire, Ribigill and Balnaceil, and 

. . . Mrs. Christian MacLeod (born 20th), Hugh 29 Jan. 

4. Angus Campbell, alias Maceorish, piper, Grenadier Company 

R. F., and . . . Barbara Campbell in Balamhulich, 

Angus 29 Jan. 

5. Corporal Donald Mackay, R. F. Achunahanait, and . . . 

Katharine MacLeod, Wilhelmina 6 Feb. 

6. Alexander Mackay, herdman in Farout, and . . . Marion 

MacDonald (certified from Lairg), Hugh 7 Feb. 

7. John Campbell, alias Macdholicalisternish, in Durin, and 

. . . Katharine Mackay-Miller, Christian 7 Feb. 

8. George Mackay, alias Mackenzie, little farmer in Crosple, 

and . . . Jean Morison, alias Donn, Kenneth 22 Feb. 

9. Alexander Mackay, alias Maceanicalister, Uaibeg, presently 

in R. F., and . . . Helen Mackay, Katharine 28 Feb. 

10. Mr. John Clarke, tacksman of Keoldale, and . . . Mrs. 

Johanna Falconer (born 22nd Feb.), David Ross 5 Mar. 

1 1. Donald Ross, alias Machustianmaceanicoun, in Achuchoran, 

and . . . Ann Dunn, Hugh 5 Mar. 

12. Hugh Mackenzie, alias Maceaniceiniceinich, in Badamheoir, 

and . . . Eupham Mackay, Angus 30 Mar. 

13. Murdo MacLeod, alias Bain, in Clashneach, and . . . Barbara 

Mackay, Johanna 2 May 



44 Parish Register of Durness. [1764-18 14. 

14. Francis Frenc, shepherd in Ceannabin, and . . . Christian 

Macmillan, Colin 5 May 

15. John Morison, alias Macuilammacrory, herdman in Glas- 

bhine, and . . . Isobel Mackay, John 7 May 

16. Lucie MacLeod, a single woman in Balamhulich [n.b.l.w.], 

Johanna 20 June 

(Danie Morison confessed guilt with said Lucie). 

17. Charles Mackintosh in Balnaceil and . . . Katharine 

MacDonald, Hugh 8 July 

18. John Sutherland, farmer in Achumore, and . . . Barbara 

Mackay, Janet 19 July 

19. Roderick Morison, herdman in Cerruac, and . . . Mary 

Mackay, Ann 10 Aug. 

20. Angus MacLeod, alias macneilicloid, in Clashneach and Janet 

Ross, Hughina 31 Oct. 

2i. Donald Maclntyre, shepherd, from Argyleshire, in Dale or 
Dall, north side of the river near Achumore, i.e. Parph, 
and . . Margaret Campbell, Marion, i.e. Mour 21 Nov. 

22. David Onson in Balnaceil and . . . Mary Mackaiscill 

Christian 1 Dec. 

23. David Swanson, grieve in Balnaceil, and . . . Christian 

Campbell, Katharine 1 Dec. 

24. Alexander Dingwall, little farmer in Clashneach, and . . . 

Christian Mackay, Neil 18 Dec. 



1801. 

1. Alexander Pope in Keoldale and . . . Ann Mackay, alias 

nin Neilicemish, Nila (for Neil) 4 Jan. 

2. Hector Giles, out servant in Balnaceil, and . . . Ann Mac- 

kenzie, both from Sky, Robert 1 1 Jan. 

3. Angus Campbell, alias macdholicalister, weaver in Balam- 

hulich, and . . . Margaret MacLeod, Robert 1 1 Jan. 

4. Kenneth MacLeod in Saingobeg, and . . . Ann Morison, 

George 15 Feb. 

5. Donald Ross, a single lad in Keoldale, and Katharine Miller 

in Melness, parish of Tongue, previously guilty [n.b.l.w.], 
Elisabeth 3 Mar. 

6. John Morison from Stornua, sailor in Rispond, and . . . 

Isobel Murray, Charles 26 Mar. 

7. Robert Murray, a very young single lad in Saingo, and 

Barbara Mackintosh, an unmarried woman also in 

Saingo [n.b.l.w.], Hugh 9 April 

8. James Anderson, Esquire, Senior, Rispond, and . . . Mrs. 

Barbara Gordon (born 25th April), Caroline 6 May 

9. Mr. Donald Mackay, tacksman of Borley, and . . . Mrs. 

Margaret Macdermad, Isobel 1 June 

10. John Mackay, alias Maceanicachin, herdman in Geoch- 

reave, and . . . Barbara Sutherland, alias nin Rory, 
George 21 June 

11. John MacLeod in Ceannabin and . . . Mary Macpherson, 

Donald 27 July 

12. Richard Mackay, weaver in Uaibeg, and . . . Katharine 

Macpherson, George 12 Sept. 

13. Angus MacLeod, smith in Balinloch, and . . . Katharine 

Mackay, Robert 19 Sept. 

14. Kenneth MacCulloch in Crosple and . . . Barbara Ross, 

William 13 Oct. 

15. Hugh Gunn, little tenent, fisher and kelper in Lochsuian, 

and . . . Barbara Mackintosh, Donald 12 Nov. 



1 764- 1 8 14.] Parish Register of Durness, 45 

16. Sergt. Andrew Macpherson, R.F., in Saingo, and . . . Mrs. 
Joanna Nicol, daur. of Lieut. David Nicol, Duardmore 
(born 21st), Donald 29 Dec. 

1802. 

1. George White, taylor in Keoldale, and . . . Caroline Camp- 

bell, George 5 Jan. 

2. Lieut. Hugh Mackay, Volunteer, Clashneach, and . . . 

Mary Clarke, Hugh 13 Feb. 

3. Thomas MacCulloch in Balamhulich, and . . . Margaret 

Mackay, Donald 22 Feb. 

4. Mr. John Clarke, tacksman of Keoldale, and . . . Mrs. 

Joanna Falconer, Alexander Falconer 10 Mar. 

5. George Mackay, alias Aberach, in Portchamil, and . . . 

Margaret Innes(born 6th Feb.), John 15 Mar. 

6. Mr. John MacDonald, Schoolmaster of Durness, and . . . 

Janet MacLeod, James Mackay 25 Mar. 

7. Robert Mackay in Freasgil and . . . Janet Mackay, Donald 6 April 

8. John Mackay, alias Machustianmacnish, in Dalnaheru, and 

. . . Barbara MacLeod, Wilhelmina 1 1 April 

9. Sergt. Hugh Mackay, alias Machustianicenicustian, Strath- 

more, and . . . Ann Sutherland, George 12 April 

10. Hugh Mackenzie, alias Maceaniceiniceinich, in Badamheoir, 

and . . . Eupham Mackay, George 12 April 

11. Angus MacLeod, alias macneilmacnish, in Aultcoirfheasgil, 

and . . . Janet Ross, John 15 April 

12. Hugh Mackay in Sartigrim and . . . Isobel Dingwall, Christian 26 May 

13. John Henderson, drainer in Balnaceil (from Long formacus), 

and . . . daur. of Adam Robertson, Shepherd, Shinins, 

Isobel 1 June 

14. John Sutherland, alias Macrory, farmer in Achumore, and 

. . . Barbara Mackenzie, Donald Mackay 13 June 

15. Donald Mackay, alias Macrobmacemish, in Hope, and . . . 

. . . MacLeod, Robert 21 June 

16. Thomas MacCulloch in Balamhulich and Margaret Mackay, 

alias Dolicye, guilty of a relapse [n.b.l.w.], Janet 26 June 

17. Janet MacLeod, a single woman in Balamhulich, had a child 

baptized three years and six weeks old, Isobel 12 July 

The reason of Janet MacLeod's child not being bap- 
tized sooner was her delating David Swanson, a married 
man, who denied, and afterwards George Mackay, alias 
Bain, son of John Bain, Balamhulich, who was drowned 
in Ireland when in the R.F. 

18. William Morison, farmer in Cnocbreac, and . . . Hughina 

Morison, Katharine 20 July 

19. John M'Intyre, Society Schoolmaster at Cambusanduin, and 

. . . Katharine MacNaughten (born 7th July), Barbara 20 July 

20. Lieut. Donald Mackay, Tacksman of Clashneach, and . . . 

Sybella Thomson, Alexander 23 July 

21. William Morison, Carpenter in Ceannabin, and . . . Ann 

Mackay, Hughina 30 July 

22. George Orr, late grasier in Killivine, originally from the 

Lothians, presently shepherd at Braesgil, and . . . 
Katharine Fledger (!), William 4 Aug. 

23. Angus Calder, alias Macuilammachustianicoligilbert, weaver, 

Strathmore, and . . . Katharine Mackintosh, alias nin 
Eoinmacdholicein, Mary 4 Aug. 

24. James Falconer, weaver in Balamhulich, late Caithness 

Fencibles, and . . . Mary Morison, Hector 18 Aug. 

1 Mary in pencil. 



46 Parish Register of Durness. [i 764-1814. 

25. James Mackay, alias macdholiciulamoig, in Hunleam, and 

. . . Ann Mackay, Jean MacLeod 20 Sept. 

26. Abigail Mackay, alias nin Macarlishoig, a widow in Strath- 

more, her husband being drowned spring last, Hector 20 Sept. 

27. John Mackay, alias Macdholicustian, farmer in Sartigrim, 

and . . . Mary Campbell, Christian 12 Oct. 

28. John Mackay, alias Machustian, R. F. from Melness, and 

. . . Mary Sutherland, Crosble, Katharine 23 Oct. 

29. John Mackay, Achinlochy, and . . . Barbara Mackay, 

James 24 Oct. 

30. James Anderson, Esquire, senior, late in Rispond now in 

Badnabey, Eddrachylis, and . . . Mrs. Barbara Gordon 
(born 28 Oct.), Rupart 9 Nov. 

(Baptized by the Rev. John Mackenzie, Presentee to Eddra- 
chylis, attested by John Thomson, minr. of Durness.) 

31. Kenneth Mackay in Hunleam, Donald 29 Nov. 

32. John Campbell, alias Macdholicalister, farmer in Durin, and 

. . . Katharine Mackay, alias Miller, Donald 1 Dec. 



1803. 

1. David Swanson, grieve in Balnaceil, and . . . Christian 

Campbell, Dollie 

2. George Jack, grieve with Mr. Dunlop in Balnaceil, and . . . 

Christian Logan, both from Lothians, Christian 

3. Kenneth MacLeod in Saingobeg, and . . . Ann Morison, 

Kenneth 

4. George Mackay, alias Mackenzie, little farmer in Crosple, 

and . . . Jean Morison, alias Doun, Donald 

5. Richard Mackay, weaver in Uaibeg, and . . . Katharine 

Macpherson, John 

6. Donald M'Intyre from Argyleshire, Shepherd Doll, and . . . 

Margaret Campbell, William 

7. Robert Mackay, alias Maceanicolicachin, Sergt., in Bread- 

albane Fencibles, and . . . Janet Munro, in Saingo- 
more, Johanna 

8. Hugh Macleod, late R. F., in Saingobeg, and . . . Marion 

Mackay, Margaret 

9. Murdoch MacLeod, alias Macnishbhain, little farmer in 

Clashneach, and . . . Barbara Mackay, Jean 

10. Duncan Macnaughtan, shepherd in Glasbhinn, Braes of 

Durness, and . . . Christian M'Intyre, Flora 

11. Angus MacLeod, little tenent in Aultcoirefhreasgil, and 

. . . Janet Ross, Marion (Mary Ann) 

12. Donald Morison, alias Macuilammacachin, in- Islandhall, and 

. . . Margaret Mackay, Ann 

13. Sergt. Hugh Morison, late Caithness Fencibles, in Balamhu- 

lich, and . . . Janet Mackay, Jean 

14. John Campbell, a single lad, Clashneach, and Eric Mackenzie 

(unmarried), [n.b.l.w.], John 

15. Donald Mackay, alias Macuilam, late R. F., in Achunahain- 

ait, and . . . Katharine MacLeod, Dollie 

16. John MacLeod, alias Macuilammachustian, in Balamhulich, 

and . . . Barbara Campbell, Mackay 

17. John Mackay, alias Oag, late R. F., in Eribol, and . . . 

Katharine Mackay from Tongue, Mary 

18. James Mackay, alias Macuilammacpatric, late R. F., and 

. . . Isobel Mackay in Uaibeg, John 

19. Robert Mackay, alias Maceanbhain, late R. F., in Balamhu- 

lich, and . . r Margaret Mackay- Miller, Christian 



18 Jan. 


26 Jan. 


23 Feb. 


11 Mar. 


25 April 


29 April 


6 May 


4 June 


15 June 


21 June 


23 June 


27 June 


25 July 


1 Aug. 


5 Aug. 


5 Aug. 


26 Aug. 


27 Aug. 


29 Aug. 



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20. Alexander Dingwall in Cnocbreac, and . . . Christian 

Mackay, Dollie 10 Sept. 

21. George Campbell, alias Macdholgrashich, late R. F., in 

Durin, and . . . Ann Macintosh, Barbara 12 Sept. 

22. Angus Campbell, alias Macheorishgrashich, piper late R. F., 

in Balamhulich, and . . . Barbara Campbell, Mackay 16 Sept. 

23. Donald Mackay, alias Macuilammacrery, weaver in Phaolin, 

and Mackay, William 18 Sept. 

24. John Morison, sailor on the " Mackay of Rispond," and . . . 

Isobel Murray, Ann 19 Sept. 

25. Andrew Mackay from Caithness, late R. F., shoemaker in 

Saingo, and . . . Margaret Sutherland, Mackay Thom- 
son 24 Sepi. 

26. John Campbell, alias Machustiangrashich, late R. F., in 

Durin, and . . . Christian Campbell, Hugh 17 Oct. 

27. Hugh Campbell, alias Macomashgrashich, herdman in 

Crosble, and . . . Margaret Giles, Hugh Mackay 22 Oct. 

28. Donald Sutherland, alias Macrory, late R. F., in Durin, and 

. . . Katharine Morison, John 1 1 Nov. 

29. Alexander Mackaiskill, weaver in Balamhulichbeg, and . . . 

Christian Campbell, Jean MacLeod 28 Nov. 

30. John Macintosh, alias Maceanicenicalister, in Durin, and 

. . . Mary MacLeod, Murdoch 5 Dec. 

31. Alexander Mackay, alias Macenicalisterroy, in Uaibeg, and 

. . . Helen Mackay, Jean 21 Dec. 

West Moine Mission Baptisms. 

1. Hector Mackay, Strathmore, and . . . Janet Macintosh, 

Angus 1 Jan. 

2. William Orr, junr., shepherd, and . . . , Johanna 26 Mar. 

3. Robert Mackay, Frascill, and . . . Eliz. Mackenzie, Donald 4 April 

4. Donald Henderson, shepherd, Mussel, and . . . Duncan 9 May 

5. John Calder in Arnoboll, and . . . Flory Mackenzie, Isobel 25 May 

6. John Mackenzie, Strathmore, and . . . Janet Campbell, 

Robert 30 May 

7. George Morison in Achugharasaid, and . . . Barbara 

Calder, John 10 June 

8. James Mackay in Inveran and . . . Betty Glass, Hugh 11 June 

9. Hugh Mackay in Elanraoir and . . . Janet Mackay, Donald 23 June 

10. William M'Intosh in Eribol and . . . Flory Munro, Hugh 1 July 

11. Donald Mackay in Portchamil and . . . Isobel Calder, John 24 July 

12. Hugh Calder, Strathmore, and . . . Katharine Mackay, 

Isobel 25 July 

13. Donald Munro, Fraskill, and . . . Ann Morison, Katharine 4 Oct. 

14. Robert Macpherson, Strathmore, and . . . Janet Calder, 

Margaret 23 Oct. 

15. Donald Morison in Fraskill and . . . Barbara Mackay, Jean 25 Oct. 

1804. 

1. Robert Gordon, shepherd in Cerruac, and . . . Ann Kelly, 

John 1 Jan. 

2. Mr. John Clarke, tacksman of Keoldale, and . . . Mrs. 

Johanna Falconer (born 27th Dec. 1803), John Falconer 5 Jan. 

3. Angus MacLeod, alias macdhonilbhain, weaver, late R. F., 

in Achumore, and . . . Mary Ann Mackay, alias nin 
Robmacean, Neil 21 Feb. 

4. Lieut. Donald Mackay, tacksman, Body, volunteer, and . . . 

Mrs. Sybella Thomson, Kenneth Mackay Thomson 10 Mar. 

5. Hugh Mackay, alias macenicalisterroy, little farmer in 

Saingomore, and . . , Isobel Dingwall, Christian 
Mackenzie 23 April 



48 Parish Register of Durness. [1764- 1814. 

6. Sergt. Alexander Mackay, alias Macuilammaceorish, 2nd 

Batt. Sutherland volunteers, and . . . Barbara Morison, 

John 23 April 

7. George White, taylor in Keoldale, and . . . Caroline Camp- 

bell, daur. of Donald Campbell, alias Grange, Dollie 
Mackay 24 April 

8. John Macdonald, parochial schoolmaster, and . . . Janet 

MacLeod, Ann Mackay 1 May 

9. John Campbell, tacksman of Clasneach, and . . . Mrs. 

Barbara Morison, Donald Mackay 3 May 

10. John MacLeod, little farmer and fisher in Ceannabin, and 

. . . Mary Macpherson, Andrew 10 May 

11. Lieut. Hugh Mackay, tacksman of Clashneach, and . . . 

Mrs. Mary Clarke, Margaret 25 May 

12. George M'Intosh, alias macachinmacrory, a single lad, and 

volunteer in Ceoldale, and Ann M'Intosh, alias nin 
Eanmaceanicalister, a single woman in Durin, daur. of 
John M'Intosh, post [n.b.l.w.], Ann 1 1 June 

13. Alexander Morison, alias macuilam macrory, volunteer, late 

in Cerruac, now in Ardaloch, and . . . Lucie Mackay, 

daur. of John Mackay and Isobel Doun, George 30 June 

14. George MacLeod, alias manishmacuilammachustian in 

Balamhulich, and . . . Ann Sutherland, William 25 July 

15. Kenneth Sutherland, volunteer, son of Kenneth Sutherland, 

alias Macennich, in Buailbhig, near Ballachlatich, and 

... Fairly Dunn, Mary 1 Sept. 

16. John Mackay, alias Machustian, from Melnessside, in Crosple, 

and . . . Mary Sutherland, Robert 13 Sept. 

17. John Mackay, alias Macdholicustian, farmer in Saingobeg, 

and . . . Mary . . . , Isobel 2 Oct. 

18. John MacLeod, alias Macnishmachustian, late R. F. now 

volunteer, Balamhulich, and . . . Barbara Campbell, 

Angus 8 Oct. 

19. John M'Intosh, volunteer in Achumore, and . . . Caroline 

Mackay, Betty 9 Oct. 

20. Robert Campbell, alias Macarlishicicalister, and Janet, Betty 

Banton from Glasgow or thereabout, Janet 30 Nov. 

21. John Mackay, alias Macdholicustian, farmer in Cnocbreac, 

and . . . Mary Campbell, Donald 26 Dec. 

West Moine Mission Baptisms. 

1. Donald Watt in Eribol and . . . Henney Mackay, Neil 24 Feb. 

2. John Mackay, alias macnish (?), and . . . Ann Mackay, 

Janet 20 April 

3. John Mackay, smith, Eribol, and . . . Ann Calder, Sophia 22 April 

4. John Mackay, tailor, Faolin, and . . . , Barbara 22 April 

5. Angus Rose in Hope and . . , John 17 June 

6. Alexr. Calder, Lubvan, and . . . , Angus 22 June 

7. Hugh Mackay, Elanraoir, and . . . , Donald 22 June 

8. Donald Henderson, shepherd in Mussel, . . . , Mary 22 June 

9. John M'Intyre, schoolmaster, Eribol, and . . . , Donald 8 July 

10. John Mackay, 1 Dalnaherve, and . . . , Angus 1 1 July 

11. Hugh Calder in Badaveoir and . . . , Isobel 24 July 

12. George Mackay, Aultnabrahan Strathbeg, and . . . , Margaret 24 July 

13. George Orr's wife, Strathmore, Jean 29 Aug. 

14. Donald Calder (illegitimate), . . . 13 Sept. 

15. John Mackay Oag, do. James 13 Sept. 

16. Angus Mackay, miller, Badilhavish, and . . . , Johanna 15 Oct. 

17. Donald Mackay, weaver, Faolin, and . . . , Hugh 28 Nov. 

1 Mackenzie in General Register 



764-1814.] Parish Register of Durness. 49 



18. James Mackay in Hunleam and . . . , Alexander 22 Dec. 

19. Kenneth Mackay, shoemaker, Hamilton, . . . , Robert 22 Dec. 

1805. 

1. William Mori son, alias Maceorishmacuilam, farmer in Cnoc- 

breac, and . . . Hughina Morison, Hugh 14 Jan. 

2. Lieut. Swanson, Lythemore, parish of Thurso, and Janet 

Mackaiskill, Balamhulich, both unmarried, Barbara 22 Jan. 

3. Angus Campbell, alias Maceorishgrashich, piper, Balam- 

hulich, and . . . Barbara Campbell, lye 19 Mar. 

4. Richard Mackay, weaver in Uaibeg, and . . . Katharine 

Macpherson, Christian 13 Mar. 

5. David Swanson, grieve at Balnaceil, and . . . Christian 

Campbell, Margaret 8 May 

6. John M'Intosh, alias Maceanicalistermacnish, little farmer 

in Ceannabin, and . . . Mary MacLeod, Christian 17 May 

7. Lucie MacLeod, an unmarried woman in Saingobeg, formerly 

guilty with Donald or Danie Morison, a single lad in 
Ceannabin, had by a sponsor, Ann 17 May 

(She persists delating Edward Morison, brother to 
said Danie, which would be the Heinous Crime of 
Incest (sic), but Edward denies the charge, though 
frequently exhorted to confess and tell the truth. The 
14th or 15th inst. Edward enlisted in the army of 
Defence). 

8. George Campbell, alias macdholgrensich, volunteer late 

R. F., in Durin, and . . . Ann Mackintosh, alias nin 
Uilammacneilicein, William 22 May 

9. John Cleugh, shepherd (certified by Rev. Robert Gunn, 

Latheron), in Auldandearg, and . . . Sarah Gray, John 5 June 

10. John Mackay in Sartigrim, shepherd from Strathy, and . . . 

Margaret Mackay, Margaret 21 June 

11. Hugh MacLeod, little tenent in Saingobeg, and . . . Marion 

Mackay, Katharine 22 June 

12. Donald Mackay, farmer in Achunahanait, and . . . Catherine 

MacLeod, Catherine 22 June 

13. Donald Campbell, alias Macarlishicalister, little farmer in 

Saingomore, and . . . Margaret Campbell, Catherine 10 July 

14. Alexander Munro, tailor, presently in Islandhall, and . . . 

Katharine Morison, Donald 17 Aug. 

15. John Sutherland, single lad in Achumore, and Christian 

Sutherland in Leirin [n.b.l.w.], Robert 25 Aug. 

16. Donald M'Intyre, shepherd in Doll-Parph, and . . . Mar- 

garet Campbell, Mary Cameron 17 Sept. 

17. John Campbell, alias Machustiangrashich, in Durin, and . . . 

Christian Campbell, alias Grange, Margaret 18 Sept. 

18. Lieut. Donald Mackay, tacksman of Body, and . . . S\bella 

Thomson, Thomson Christiana 16 Oct. 

19. Kenneth MacLeod, fisher in Saingobeg, and . . . Ann 

Morison (twins), James and Ann 21 Oct. 

20. John M'Intosh, volunteer, and . . . Caroline Mackay in 

Achumore, Eupham 30 Oct. 

21. Alexander Bethune, white fisher in Keoldale, and . . . 

Barbara Mackay, Catharine 4 Nov. 

22. Robert Murray in Saingomore and . . . Catherine Morison 

from Stornua, Ann 13 Nov. 

23. Alexander MacDonald in Ceoldale and . . . Mary Oman, 

both from Caithness, Isobel 23 Nov. 

24. John Morison from Stornuah, sailor in Rispin, and . . . 

Isobel Murray, Normand 23 Nov. 

D 



50 Parish Register of Durness. [1764-1814. 

25. William CampbellinDurinand . . . Rachel Sutherland, Henny 23 Nov. 

26. Sergt. Hugh Morison in Leinnin (between Smo and Saingo- 

beg) and . . . Janet Mackay, Murdoch 10 Dec. 

27. Angus MacLeod, alias Macdhonilbhain, weaver in Achu- 

nahanait, and . . . Marion Mackay, Mackay Donald 21 Dec. 

28. Murdoch MacLeod, alias Bain, little farmer in Clashneach, 

and . . . Barbara Mackay, Janet 23 Dec. 

29. Alexander Dingwall, farmer in Cnocbreac, and . . . Christian 

Mackay, Marion or Minie 30 Dec. 

West Moine Mission Baptisms. 

1. Donald Mackay Macrob in Hope and . . . , Katharine 26 Jan. 

2. Angus Mackay, Strathmore, and . . . , Ann 3 Feb. 

3. John Mackenzie, Dalinduin, and . . . , Alexander 25 Feb. 

4. William M'Intosh in Knock and ... , Ann 6 Mar. 

5. W T illiarn Mackay, Faolin, and . . . , Donald 11 Mar. 

6. John Mackay, Achinlochy, and . . . , Bessy 14 Mar. 

7. Alexander Mackay, Fraskill, and . . . , Hugh 14 Mar. 

8. Robert Mackay in Fraskill, and . . . , Isobel 7 June 

9. James MacLeod in Hope, and . . . , Neil 14 June 

10. William Mackay Macrairie, and . . . , Donald 8 July 

11. Hugh Mackay in Mussell, and . . . , Donald n July 

12. John Mackay Oig in Eribol and . . . , William 4 Sept. 

13. Donald Morison, Fraskill, and . . . , Johan Scobie 4 Oct. 

14. James Munro, and . . . Mary Munro, Donald Mackay 24 Oct. 

15. Donald Mackay Bain, pensioner, Hunleam, Johan 1 Nov. 

16. Angus Rose, Hope, and . . . , Katharine 8 Nov. 

1806. 

1. Andrew Mackay, shoemaker in Saingo from Caithness, and 

. . . Margaret Sutherland, William 8 Jan. 

2. Hugh Mackay, shepherd in Glasbhinn, and . . . Christian 

Mackay, both from Strathhalladale, Donald 27 Jan. 

3. Robert Gordon, shepherd in Cerruac from Strathnaver, and 

. . . Ann Kelly from Assynt, Isobel 29 Jan. 

4. Donald Morison, alias Macuilammacachin, farmer in Island- 

hall, and . . . Margaret Mackay, Margaret 2 Feb. 

5. Angus Campbell, alias Macomash, shoemaker in Achins of 

Cnocbreac, and . . . Janet MacLeod, Thomas 26 Feb. 

6. Kenneth Sutherland, alias Macdholicenich, in Durin, and 

. . . Margaret Mackay, Doll 6 Mar. 

7. William Morison, alias macuilammacrory, a young man in 

Doll-Parph, and Ann M'Intosh, alias nin Uilam- 
macneil in Doll [n.b.l.w.], Donald 21 Mar. 

8. John MacCallum, shepherd in Glasbhinn, and . . . Janet 

MacCallum from Perthshire, Mary 22 Mar. 

9. John Mackay, alias macdholicolicustian in Saingobeg, and 

. . . Mary . . . , Janet 25 Mar. 

10. Thomas Garry (from Halkirk) in Balamhulich and . . . 

Mary MacLeod, Elisabeth (Betty) 29 Mar. 

11. John Clarke, Esq., tacksman of Keoldale, and . . . Mrs. 

Johanna Falconer (born 10th April), Eric Mackay 18 April 

12. Mr. John MacDonald, schoolmaster, and . . . Janet 

Macleod (born 17th April), Elisabeth (Betty) 19 April 

13. Robert Mackay, alias Bain, little farmer in Leinnin, and 

. . . Margaret Mackay- Miller, Elspat 8 May 

14. Alexander Mackaiskill, little farmer in Balamhulich, and 

. . . Christian Campbell, Christian 9 May 

1 Wife's name not entered, 



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5i 



15. Donald Sutherland, alias Macrory, in Durin, and . . . 

Catharine M orison, Hector 19 May 

16. Alexander Mackay, alias Maceanicalister, in Uaibeg, and 

. . . Helen Mackay, Mary Ann Fullerton, i.e., Minie 9 July 

17. George Macleod, alias Macnishmacuilam, little farmer in 

Balamhulich, and . . . Ann Sutherland, Donald 10 July 

18. Hugh Gunn in Loch Suianand . . . Barbara M'Intosh, Neil 20 July 

19. George White Taylor in Ceoldale and . . . Caroline Camp- 

bell, alias nin Dholgrashich, Christian 20 July 

20. Drill Sergt. Alexander Mackay, Volunteer in Saingo, and 

. . . Barbara Morison, Robert 25 July 

21. Donald Watt from Caithness in Eribol and . . . Henrietta 

Mackay, Alexander 10 July 

22. Donald Morison in Ceannabin and . . . Catharine Suther- 

land, alias Mackenzie, John 28 Aug. 

23. John Macleod, alias Macnishmacuilammachustian, little 

tenent in Leinnin, and . . . Barbara Campbell, Robert 28 Sept. 

24. James Mackay, alias Macuilammacpatric, tenent in Uaibeg, 

and . . . Isobel Mackay, Donald 14 Oct. 

25. Hugh Campbell, alias Macomashgrashich, herd in Crosble, 

and . . . Barbara Mackay, alias Bain, George 1 Nov. 

26. Mr. Hugh Mackay, Clasneach, and . . . Mrs. Mary Clarke, 

Dollie Mackay 7 Nov. 

27. Thomas Mather, shepherd in Balnaceil, and . . . Janet 

Crawford, both from Northumberland, Edward 12 Nov. 

28. Angus Campbell, piper, alias Maceorish-grashich in Balam- 

hulich, and . . . Barbara Campbell, Catharine 14 Nov. 

29. Angus MacLeod, herdman in Aultcoirefhreasgil, and . . . 

Janet Ross, William 17 Nov. 

30. Lieut. Donald Mackay in Body and . . . Sybella Thomson, 

(born 15th Nov.), Christian 6 Dec. 

31. Edward Morison, Private in the Royal Army of Defence, 

and . . . Ann Murray in Saingo, Johanna 9 Dec. 



West Moine Mission Baptisms. 

1. Hugh Mackay, Elanraoir, and . . . , George 1 Jan. 

2. Angus Mackay (Macrob), Arnoboll, and . . . , Janet 7 Jan. 

3. James Mackay, Braiskill, and . . . , Donald 7 Jan. 

4. John Munro, Hunleam, and . . . , Donald 12 Jan. 

5. Hugh Calder, Badamheoir, and . . . , Mary 29 Jan. 

6. John Calder, Arnoboll, and . . . , (daur.), Hughy 31 Jan. 

7. Hugh Mackenzie, Eribol, and . . . , Donald 1 April 

8. Hector Mackay, Strathmore, and . . . , Ephie 27 April 

9. John Mackay, alias Bain, Culachnill, and . . . (daur.), 

Hughy 22 Sept. 

10. Hugh Mackay, alias Bain, Ellanreir, Donald 18 Dec. 

1807. 

1. George Campbell, alias Macdhonilgresich, little farmer in 

Durin, late R. F., and . . . Ann Mackintosh, Donald 2 Jan. 

2. David Swanson, Grieve in Balnaceil, and . . . Christian 

Campbell, Johanna 8 Jan. 

3. Alexander Munro, taylor in Lochsuian, and . . . Catherine 

Morison, John 13 Jan. 

4. John Mackintosh, alias Macdholicuilammacneil, tenent in 

Achumore, and . . . Caroline Mackay, Marion 30 Jan. 

5. William Mackay, alias macenicuilam, a single lad, shepherd 

from Sand wood and A shir, and Mary Sutherland in 

Durin [n.b.l.w.], Charles 3 Feb. 



52 Parish Register of Durness. U764-1814. 

6. Hugh Mackay, alias macenicalister, little farmer in Saingo- 

more, and . . . Isobel Dingwall, Jean Macleod 13 Feb. 

7. John Mackay, alias Macenicachin, in Aultan, and . . . 

Barbara Sutherland, Hugh 14 Mar. 

8. John Mackay, alias Macdholicustian, little farmer in Cnoc- 

breac, and . . . Mary Campbell, Mackay Donald 21 Mar. 

9. Alexander Mackay, alias Macdholicalister in Freasgil, and 

. . . Ann Morison, Kenneth 24 Mar. 

10. William Morison, alias Macenicuilammachustian, Carpenter 

in Ceannabin, and ....... Mackay (twins), John 

and Betty 13 April 

11. Richard Mackay, weaver in Uaibeg, and . . . Catharine 

Macpherson, Andrew 16 April 

12. John Mackintosh, alias Maceanicenicalistericnish, in Ris- 

pond, and . . . Mary MacLeod, Isobel 25 May 

13. John Mackay, smith in Eribol, and . . . Ann Calder, 

Jacobina 24 June 

14. John Mackay, Achunlochie, and . . . Barbara Mackay, Janet 24 June 

15. Kenneth Mackay, Aberach, and ....... 24 June 

16. Donald Campbell, alias Macarlishicalister in Saingo, and 

. . . Margaret Campbell nin Aoidh, Alexie 28 June 

17. Donald Mackay, alias Macdholiconilicustian, in Portchamil, 

now going to Caithness, and . . . Isobel Calder = Egal, 

Neil 5 July 

18. John Mackay, alias Oag, Shepherd from Strathy, late in 

Sartigrim, now in Achumore, and . . . Margaret Forbes, 
Hughina 

19. James Black, Shepherd in Shinnins, and . . . Jean Turner, 

both from Northumberland (born 16th June), Adam 
(After name Adam, Mr. Thomson's writes " Hie nihil deest.") 

20. Angus MacLeod, alias Bain, weaver in Achunahanait, and 

. . . Marion Mackay, Donald 

21. James Mackay, alias Macdhonilicuilamoig, in Hunleam, and 

. . . Ann Mackay, Isobel 

22. John Campbell, farmer in Borley, and . . . Barbara Morison, 

Catharine 

23. Donald MacLeod, private in the Royal Army of Defence in 

Clashneach, and . . . Catherine Mackay, Marion 

24. Donald M'Intyre, shepherd in Doll, and . . . Margaret 

Campbell, Dugald 

25. Alexander Bethune, white fisher in Aultan, and . . . Barbara 

Mackay, John 

26. Angus Sutherland, a single lad lately in Balamhulich, now 

in Saingo, and Christian Morison in Durin, unmarried, 
(Roderick), written over John 

27. William Campbell, alias Maceanicolicalister, in Saingomore, 

and . . . Rachael Sutherland, Anderson Campbell 

28. Donald Ross, a single lad in Islanhall, and Margaret Morison, 

a single woman there [n.b.l.w], James 

29. Hugh Morison in Leinnin and . . . Janet Mackay, alias 

Bain (twins), Hugh and Eury 

30. Hugh Mackay, Portchamil, and . . . Barbara Sutherland, 

the man from Eddrachylis, the woman from Kintail, 1 
James 

31. Hugh Mackay, alias Maceanicnishicalister, in Mussel, and 

. . . Janet Mackay, Katharine 

West Moine Mission Baptisms. 
I. Hugh Mackay, Blahad, and . . . , Hugh 6 Jan. 

1 Tongue, 



7 July 


16 July 
t.») 


27 July 


12 Aug. 


31 Aug. 


9 Sept. 


15 Sept. 


5 Oct. 


6 Oct. 


17 Oct. 


16 Nov. 


17 Nov. 


28 Dec. 


28 Dec. 



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2. George Orr, Braegisgil, and . . . , Katharine 17 Jan. 

3. Donald Mackay, Bain, pensioner, Hunleam, and . . . , Angus 6 Feb. 

4. John M'Intyre, schoolmaster, Eribol, and . . . , Johan 23 May 

5. James Munro, Ledglass, and . . . , John 25 May 

6. John Mackenzie, Dai-Dun, John 30 May 

7. Donald Mackay, alias Macrob, in Hope, Donald 30 May 

1808. 

1. Donald Mackay, alias Macdholicuilaim, in Ceannabin, and 

. . . Catharine MacLeod, George 15 Jan. 

2. Alexander Morison, alias Macrorymacuilam, in Ceannabin, 

and . . . Lucie Mackay, John 24 Feb. 

3. Donald Morison, alias Maceanmacuilammachustian, tailor 

in Ceannabin, and . . . Isobel Mackay, Betty 24 Feb. 

4. Duncan Ross, Achumore, and . . . Lucie Campbell, Christian 

4 Mar. 

5. Hugh Mackay, shepherd in Borly, and . . . Christian Mackay, 

both from Strathhalladale or Strathy, Hugh 11 Mar. 

6. Thomas Garry in Balamhulich, and . . . Mary MacLeod, 

Christian 13 Mar. 

7. John Mackay, alias Macuilammachustianicgilbert, from 

Dalinduin, now in Phaolin, and . . . Catharine Mackay, 
Dolicneil, Isobel 29 Mar. 

8. John Clarke, Esquire, Keoldale, and . . . Mrs. Johanna 

Falconer (born 5th April), Margaret 13 April 

9. Kenneth Sutherland, alias Macdholicenich, in the Dyke of 

Durin, and . . . Margaret Mackay, Neil 3 May 

10. Angus Campbell, alias Macomashgrainsich, shoemaker, 

Achunahainat, and . . . Janet Macleod, John 4 May 

11. Robert Mackay, alias Maceanbhain, in Leinnin, and . . . 

Margaret Mackay-Miller, Isobel 17 May 

12. Donald Morison, alias Macuilammacachin, in Islandhall, and 

. . . Margaret Mackay, William 22 May 

13. Alexander Dingwall, farmer in Knockbreac, and . . . Christian 

Mackay, Hugh 7 June 

14. Robert Murray in Saingobeg, and . . . Catherine Morison 

from Lewes, Edward Morison Murray 28 June 

15. John Morison, sailor, originally from Lewes, and . . . Isobel 

Murray in Rispond, Mary 18 Aug. 

16. David Swanson, grieve in Balnaceil, and . . . Christian 

Campbell, Charles 21 Oct. 

17. Hugh Mackay, alias Macachinbhain, pensioner, and . . . 

Christian Sutherland, Hector 9 Nov. 

18. George Campbell, alias Macdholgraisich, volunteer, Durin, 

and . . . Ann Mackintosh, Isobel 24 Nov. 

19. William Campbell, from the shire of Air, shepherd in Achins 

of Wester Cnocbreac, and . . . Mary Ann Mackay, 
commonly Minie Mackay, John 22 Dec. 

20. Donald Whyte, weaver and little tenent in Clashneach, and 

. . . Ann Ross, Ann 27 Dec. 

West Moine Mission Baptisms. 

1. Hugh Mackay Bowman, Mussal, Catherine 12 Feb. 

2. Hector Mackay, Faolin, Ann 15 Feb. 

3. John Mackay, alias Oag, Faolin, Donald 15 Feb. 

4. James MacLeod, Hope [daur.], Dol 15 Feb. 

5. George MacLeod, soldier, Strathmore, Donald 17 Mar. 

6. Donald Calder, alias Eagle, at Achgharasaid, Hugh 7 April 

7. James Mackay, Breskil, Angus 7 April 

8. Donald Calder, alias Bain, Polla, Donald 9 April 



54 Parish Register of Durness. [1764-18H. 

9. Angus Calder, alias Taylor, at Dalinduin, Hector 12 May 

10. John MacKenzie, Dalinduin, Hugh 12 May 

11. Hugh Calder, Badvoir, Johanna 12 May 

12. James Mackay, mercht. in Eribol, Euphemia 14 May 

13. John Mackay, smith at Eribol, Henrietta Amelia, 28 May 

14. James Mackay, private in Ross-shire Militia, Isobell 30 Oct. 

(Isobell Mitchell, Faolin, the mother being Sponsor.) 

15. Robert Mackay, Freskill . . . Janet Mackay, William ! .3 July 

16. John Mackay, alias M'Shemash at Hope, Jannet 31 Oct. 

17. Robert MacDonald, Freskill, Kenneth 10 Nov. 

18. William M'Intosh, Knock, Hugh 27 Nov. 

19. Hector Mackay Oag, Eribol, William 23 Dec. 

1809. 

1. John Mackay, alias Macdholicustian, in Knocbreac, and 

. . . Mary Campbell, Ann 7 Jan. 

2. George MacLeod, alias Macnishmacuilam, in Balamhulich 

and . . . Ann Sutherland, Catharine 10 Jan. 

3. John Mackay, alias Macdhonilicustian, in Saingobeg, and 

. . . Mary . . . , George 10 Jan. 

4. Alexander Munro, taylor in Lochsuian, and Catharine 

Morison, Janet 13 Jan. 

5. Hugh Campbell, alias Machomashgransich, in Crosple, and 

. . . Barbara Mackay, Thomas 31 Jan. 

6. Lieut. Donald Mackay, tacksman of Clashneach, and ... 

Mrs. Sybella Thomson, Isobel 13 Feb. 

7. Angus MacLeod, little tenent in Aultcoirefraisgil, and . . . 

Janet Ross, Alexander 1 1 Mar. 

8. Mr. James Mackinnon, cooper in Rispond, and . . . Elizabeth 

Ormiston (born nth Feb.), James 21 Mar. 

9. Mr. John Munro, society schoolmaster at Ceannabin, and 

. . . Jean Mackay, Marjory 31 Mar. 

10. William Mackay, shepherd in Shegera, and Mary Mackintosh 

in Rispond, both guilty of a relapse in fornication, George 1 May 

11. John Mackay, alias maceorishoig, from Strathy, shepherd in 

Achumore, and . . . Mary Forbes, George 14 May 

12. Thomas Mathers, shepherd in Balnaceil, and . . . Janet 

Crawford, John 25 May 

13. David Ross, shepherd in Achumore, and . . . Mary Crimmon, 

Isobel 12 June 

14. Hugh Mackay, tacksman of Clashneach, and . . . Mary 

Clarke, Barbara 4 Aug. 

15. William Mackenzie Oag, shepherd in Glashbhiniochdarach, 

and . . . Elisabeth Ross from Tain, James 1 5 Aug. 

16. Richard Mackay, weaver in Durin, and . . . Catharine 

Macpherson, Hugh 18 Oct. 

17. James Mackay, alias Macuilammacphatric, in Saingomore 

and . . . Isobel Mackay, Mary 11 Nov. 

18. Alexander Bethune, little farmer in Aultan, and . . . Barbara 

Mackay, alias Miller, William 9 Nov. 

19. Angus MacLeod, alias Macdholicnishbhain, weaver in 

Cnocbreac, and . . . Marion Mackay, William 13 Dec. 

20. James Black, shepherd, presently in Balamhulich, and . . . 

Jean Turner (born 2nd Dec), Agnes 28 Dec. 

21. Robert White, late shepherd at Falieside, in the parish of 

Tongue, and Marion Mackay, his servant maid, Betty 30 Dec. 
(The man came from the South, the woman was brought up 
in Major Forbes's family, Ribigill. She must satisfy discipline 
in the parish of Tongue.) 

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1764-1814. Parish Register of Durness. 55 



West Moine Mission Baptisms. 

John Calder, Arnoboll, Hugh 23 Jan. 

Robert Mackay, alias M'Shemash, at Hope, Elizabeth 23 Jan. 
John Mackay, alias MacHeorish, Hunleam, and Barbara 

Mackay, Braeskil [n.b.l.w.], Hugh ^o Jan. 

Angus Mackay, Elanrear, John 5 Feb. 

Murdo Mackay, alias Bain, Hector 7 May 

John Mackay, Aultnakelich, Donald 11 June 

John Mackay Og, Faolin, Jemima 13 June 

John M'Intyre, schoolmaster, Eribol, Alexander Mackay 15 July 

William Mackenzie, shepherd, Aultnakelich, Catherine ' 18 July 

John Mackay, alias Macneil, Culnuilt, Eribol, Willina 20 July 

George Mackay, Abrach, Portchamil, Mary 22 Aug. 

Angus Mackay, miller, Badilihavish, John Jean 4 Sept. 

Alexander Calder Don, Strathmore, Ann 12 Sept. 

Alexander Munro, Knock Eribol, Deonah 16 Dec. 



1810. 

1. Donald Sutherland, alias Macrory, little farmer in Durin, 

and . . . Catharine Morison, Barbara 

2. Donald Mackay, alias Macuilammacdholicuilam, in Saingo- 

more, and . . . Rachel Sutherland, Catharine 

3. Isobel Mackay, alias Nin Hustianrnacuilammachustian, in 

Strathbeg, and Donald Mackay, pensioner, lame of an 
arm, now on Dr. Henderson's farm. The child a year 
old . . . [n.b.l.w.] . . . 

4. John Morison (Smerican), sailor, Rispond, and . . . Isobel 

Murray, Christian 

5. Donald Morison, taylor in Ceannabin, and . . . Isobel 

Mackay, John 

6. William Mackay in Evac, 1 Strathhalladale, Parish of Reay, 

and Mary Mackay, alias Nin William Macrery, in 
Eribol [n.b.l.w.], John 

7. John Robertson, shepherd in Shinins, and . . . Susanna 

Manson from Caithness, Isobel 

8. Hugh Campbell, shepherd from Shire of Air in Sartigrim, 

and . . . Mary Mackay, Jean 

9. William Morison, alias Macenicuilammachustian, carpenter 

in Ceannabin, and . . . Ann Mackay, James 
10. George Whyte, tailor in Glean-naharie, between Achunamar 

and Achumore, and . . . Caroline Campbell (twins), 

Hector and Ann 
n. Angus Campbell, alias machomashgrashich, piper, Balam- 

hulich, and . . . Barbara Campbell, George 

12. Robert Gordon, shepherd, Cerruac, and . . . Ann Kelly, 

Hugh 

13. John Clarke, Esqr., tacksman of Keoldale, and . . . Mrs. 

Johanna Falconer (born 16th May), Mary Mackintosh 

14. Donald White, weaver in Clashneach, and . . . Ann Ross, 

Donald Ross 

15. Alexander Morison, little tenent in Ceannabin, and . . . 

Lucie Mackay, Roderick 

16. John MacCallum, foxhunter, several years in this parish, 

now in Achurisgill, and . . . Ann MacCallum (Ann 
Sponsor), Donald 

17. Donald Mackay, alias Egal, Achugharside, Westmoine, and 

. . . Isobel Mackay, John 

1 Hevaig. 



31 Jan. 
6 Feb. 



2 Mar. 


2 Mar. 


10 Mar. 


28 Mar. 


28 Mar. 


28 Mar. 


13 April 


18 May 


27 May 


30 May 


5 June 


18 June 


23 June 


20 July 



56 Parish Register of Durness. [1764- 18 14. 

18. John Macdermaid, shepherd in Doll, from Perthshire, and 

. ... Martha MacLeay, Alexander 29 July 

19. Alexander Dingwall, a little mechanic and farmer in Cnoc- 

breac, and . . . Christian Mackay, Alexander 26 Sept. 

20. Donald Campbell, alias Macdholgrashich, in Aultcorie- 

fraisgil, and . . . Bessy Mackay, Alexander 9 Oct. 

21. Donald Campbell, alias Macarlishmacicalister, in Durin, and 

. . . Margaret Campbell, Elisabeth 14 Oct. 

22. Robert Murray, Saingobeg,and . . . Catharine Morison,Hugh 19 Oct. 

23. Robert Campbell, out-pensioner of Chelsea Hospital, and 

. . . Janet Banton (from Glasgow or thereabout), in 

Durin, Janet 18 Nov. 

24. Kenneth Sutherland, alias Macdholicennich, in Durin, and 

. . . Margaret Mackay, Donald 26 Nov. 

25. Duncan Ross in Achumore and . . . Lucie Campbell, John 11 Dec. 

26. George Campbell, alias Macdholgrashich, in Durin, and . . . 

Ann Mackintosh, John 18 Dec. 

West Moine Mission Baptisms. 

1. George Orr, shepherd, Bregisgill, John 16 Jan. 

2. Adam Johnston, shepherd, Mussal, John 29 Jan. 

3. John Calder, private 78th Regt., and . . . Catherine Mackay, 

Faolin — Father being Sponsor, Mary 26 Feb. 

4. Hugh Gunn, Lochsian, Dol 6 Mar. 

5. Donald Mackay, alias Macrob, Hope, Alexr. 12 Mar. 

6. Hector Mackay, Faolin, John 24 June 

7. Donald Calder, alias Eagle, Achgharasaid, John — July 

8. Alexander Mackenzie, Islandrear, Barbara 2 Aug. 

9. Kenneth Mackay, alias Aberach, shoemaker, H unlearn, 

Mackay Donald 9 Oct. 

10. James Mackay Macrob, Hope, Barbara 22 Oct. 

1811. 

1. Angus Campbell, alias Macomash, shoemaker in Balamhu- 

lich, and . . . Janet MacLeod, Daniel 4 Feb. 

2. Donald Maclntyre, and . . . Margaret Campbell, Ann 14 Feb. 

3. Donald Campbell, alias Macenicolicalister, little tenent in 

Saingomore, and . . . Eupham Mackay, Eupham 19 Feb. 

4. Angus MacLeod, alias Bain, weaver and little tenent in 

Clashneach, and . . . Marion Mackay, Eupham 23 Feb. 

5. George MacLeod in Balamhulich, and . . . Ann Sutherland, 

alias nin Dholicennich, Isobel . 19 Mar. 

6. Hugh Macpherson, weaver in Durin, and Lucie Mackay 

from the parish of Farr, certified by Rev. Mr. Ding- 
wall, Margaret 28 Mar. 

7. William Ross in Islandhall and . . . Barbara Mackay, Marion 2 May 

8. Alexander Munro, Lochsuian, and . . . Catharine M orison, 

Ann 3 May 

9. Angus MacLeod in Achumore and . . . Janet Ross, Kenneth 21 May 

10. William Campbell, alias Maceniconil, piper and little tenent 

in Saingomore, and . . . Rachel Sutherland, Roderick 29 May 

11. William Mackenzie, alias Ogg, shepherd at Aultain-Deirg, 

and . . . Betty Ross (baptized by Mr. Findlater x ), John 19 Aug. 

12. Hugh Campbell, Shepherd, Sartigrim, and . . . Mary 

Mackay, Hughina 24 Aug. 

J3- John Mackay, alias M'Oilichuistian, Durin, and . . . Mary 

Campbell, Alexr. 16 Sept. 

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14. Richard Mackay, weaver in Durin, and . . . Catherine 

Macpherson, John Thomson 3 Nov. 

15. Mr. Donald Mackay, Clashneach, and . . . Mrs. Sibla 

Thomson, Hector Christina 4 Nov. 

16. Thomas Mather, shepherd at Balamhulich, and . . . Janet 

Crawford, James 5 Nov. 

17. David Swanson, tenant in Cnocbreac, and . . . Christian 

Campbell, Alexander 3 Dec. 

18. Mr. John Clarke, tacksman of Keoldale, and . . . Mrs. 

Johanna Falconer (Baptized by Rev. John Mackenzie, 
Eddrachilis), Hughina 4 Dec. 

19. Kenneth Sutherland, tenant, Durin, and . . . Margaret 

Mackay, Donald 12 Dec. 

20. Ewan MacMillan, foxhunter to Mr. Dunlop, and Ann 

Sutherland, alias nin Daibhi at Balamhulich (n.b.l.w.), 

Mary 30 Dec. 

West Moine Mission Baptisms. 

1. John Mackay, alias Macruarie, Aultnakelich, Donald 1 Jan. 

2. Angus Calder, Dalinduin, John 1 Jan. 

3. John Mackay, MacSheumas, Hope, James 5 Feb. 

4. Angus Rose, Hope, Donald 12 Feb. 

5. Hugh Calder, Badvoir, William 12 Feb. 

6. William M'Intosh, Knock, Johnah or Deonah 21 Feb. 

7. John Mackay, alias Roy, Knock, James 16 Mar. 

8. William Mackenzie, soldier in Ross-shire Militia, and . . . 

Margt. Mackenzie at Elanrear (the mother's father 

being sponsor), William 16 June 

9. John Mackay, Smith, Eribol, and . . . Ann Calder, Johanna 

Thomson 16 June 

10. William Calder, alias Bain, Polla, and . . . Barbara Mackay, 

Johanna Thomson 9 July 

11. John and Ann Mackay, Culnuilt, Barbara 25 July 

12. James and Ann Mackay, Hunleam, Margaret 1 Aug. 

13. James and Catherine Mackay, Breskil, Margaret 1 Aug. 

14. John Mackay, alias Oag, Faolin, and . . . Catherine Mackay 

(twins), Barbara and Margaret 16 Aug. 

15. James MacLeod, Hope, and . . . Flora Mackay, Catherine 22 Aug. 

16. John M'Intyre, Schoolmaster, and . . . Catherine Mac- 

Nauchton, Catherine 24 Aug. 

17. George MacLeod, pensioner, Strathmore, Roderick 5 Sept. 

18. Murd° Sinclair, servant, Emboli, Robert 5 Sept. 

19. Hector Mackay, alias Oag, weaver in Eribol, and ... 

Catherine Mackay, James 20 Nov. 

20. James Mackay, Militiaman, and Isobell Mitchell, Faolin, 

John 21 Nov. 

21. Robert Mackay, alias M'Sheumais, and . . . Mary Mackay, 

Achgharasaid, Jacobina or Semag, 28 Nov. 

22. George Orr, Shepherd, Breskil, and . . . Catherine Fletcher, 

Christian 25 Dec. 

1812. 

1. John Mackay M'Innisichuistian, Saingomore, and . . . 

Ann Murray, Mary 10 Jan. 

2. John MacDonald, alias Ogg, servant in Balnakeil, and . . . 

Johanna Mackay, Christian Macleod ij Jan. 

3. Adam Johnstone, shepherd, Crospill, and . . . , Jean ly Feb. 

4. Alex. Bethune, Aultan, and . . . Barbara Mackay, Margaret 17 Feb. 

5. Angus Sutherland, Saingomore, and . . . Barbara Mackay, 

John Thomson Sutherland 4 April 



58 Parish Register of Durness. [1764-1814. 

6. John Munro, Society Schoolmaster, Ceannabin, and . . . 

Jean Mackay, Hector 4 April 

7. Donald Ross, Islandhoan, Donald 6 April 

8. Donald Mackay, Ceannabin, and . . . Cathe. M'Leod, Hughina 5 May 

9. Robt. Gordon, Shepherd, Cearvaig, and . . . Ann Kelly, ... 17 May 

10. Charles MacLeod, smith in Durin, John 31 May 

11. John Morrison, alias Smerigan, Rispond, and . . . Isobel 

Murray, Donald 9 June 

12. Angus Campbell, piper, Durin, and . . . Barbara Campbell, 

Betty 28 June 

13. Alexr. Morrison, Ceannabin, and . . . Lucie Mackay, Hugh 5 July 

14. James Morrison, Islandhoan, and Isobell Stirling from . . . 

[n.b.l.w.], Alexr. 7 July 

Note. — Hugh Mackay and John Munro, elders, are cautioners 
that they will serve the Church. 

15. William Ross, weaver in Saingomore, and . . . Effie Camp- 

bell, Christy 9 July 

16. Hugh Mackay, outpensioner, Chelsea Hospital, residing at 

Rimichie, and . . . Christy Sutherland, the mother 
coming to Durness and was sponsor, John 29 July 

17. John MacLeod, tenant, Lerin, and . . . Barbara Campbell, 

William ' 8 Sept. 

18. Thomas Garrie, tenant, Balamhulich, and . . . Mary Mac 

Leod, Janet 10 Sept. 

19. John MacCallum, shepherd, Achurisgill, and . . . Ann 

MacCallum, Robert Dunlop 11 Oct. 

20. George Campbell, alias Gresach, Durin, and . . . Ann 

M'Intosh, Mary 22 Oct. 

21. Donald M'Intyre, Shepherd and Innkeeper, Knockbreac, and 

. . . Mary Campbell, Christian 29 Oct. 

22. Donald Sutherland, alias MacRory, Durin, and . . . 

Catherine Morrison, Mary 5 Nov. 

23. Hugh Campbell, alias Macomash, Durin, and . . . Barbara 

Mackay, alias Bain, Merran 5 Nov. 

West Moine Mission Baptisms. 

1. Alexr. Calder, Lubbain, and . . . Effie Mackay, Murdoch 12 Feb. 

2. Hugh Calder, Badvoir, and . . . Marion Mackenzie, Effie 12 May 

3. John Mackenzie, Elanrear, and . . . Margt. Campbell, John 

Alexr. 14 May 

4. David Mackay, herd at Blaid, and . . . Marion MacLeod, 

Janet 14 May 

5. W T illiam Mackay, Blaid, and . . . Barbara Mackay, Hugh 26 Nov. 

6. Angus Mackay, Arnoboll, and . . . Elizabeth Mackenzie, Johanna 

26 Nov. 

1813. 

1. William Morrison MacRuarie, Clashneach, and Fairly Mac- 

pherson, Agie 24 Jan. 

2. Robert Miller, blind pensioner, Lerin, and . . . Margt. 

Campbell, Catherine 29 Jan. 

3. John Mackay, shepherd, Rhigholtar, and . . . Margt. Forbes, 

William 3 Feb. 

4. William Ross, Islandhoan, and . . . Barbara Mackay, Alexr. 

9 Mar. 

5. George Mackintosh, farm servant, Balnakeil, and . . . Mary 

Mackay, Hector 28 Mar. 

6. Donald Campbell, tenent, Saingomore, and . . . Eupham 

Mackay, Barbara 4 April 



1764-18 1 4.] Parish Register of Durness. 59 

7. Rev. Mr. Findlater and Mrs. Findlater, Eric John Thomson 11 April 

8. Alexr. Munro, tailor, Lochsuian, and . . . Catherine Morrison 

(daur.), Ai 25 April 

9. Duncan Ross, merchant, Achumore, and . . . Lucie Camp- 

bell, Alexr. 29 April 

10. Robert Murray, Saingobeg, and . . . Catherine Morrison, 

Donald 9 May 

11. Donald Campbell, Macrob, Balnakeil, and Bessy Mackay 23 May 

12. Donald Mackay, Ceannabin, and . . . Kitty MacLeod, 

Donald Hugh 23 May 

13. Hugh Campbell, shepherd, Sartigriin, and . . . Mary 

Mackay, Georgina 30 May 

14. Hugh Macpherson, tenant, Durin, and . . . Lucy Mackay, 

John 20 June 

15. Mr. John Clarke, Keoldale, and . . . Mrs. Johanna Falconer, 

Alexandrina 5 July 

(Baptized by Rev. Hugh Mackenzie, Tongue.) 

16. William Campbell, Saingomore, and . . . Rachel Suther- 

land, Katherine 5 July 

17. Donald MacLeod, and . . . Catherine Mackay, Kenneth 10 July 

18. William Mackenzie Oag, shepd., Grudie, and . . . Betty 

Ross, John 1 Aug. 

19. John MacDonald, mechanic, Saingobeg, and . . . Johanna 

Mackay, Hugh 8 Aug. 

20. James Black, shepd., Shinness, and . . . Jean Turner, 

Mary 8 Aug. 

21. Angus MacLeod, Aultcoirefraisgil, and . . . Merran Mackay, 

Hugh 1 Oct. 

22. George M'Leod, Balamhulich, and . . . Ann Sutherland, 

Angus 1 Oct. 

23. Hugh Mackay, Clashneach, and . . . Mary Clarke, William 19 Oct. 

24. Donald Campbell, alias MacHearlish, Durin, and . . . 

Margt. Campbell, Charles 24 Oct. 

25. Angus Campbell, MacHomash, shoemaker, Durin, and . . . 

Janet M'Leod, Deonah 24 Oct. 

26. Hugh Morrison, shepd., Balamhulich, a young lad, and 

Fairly MacKulloch, there [n.b.l.w], Donald 14 Nov. 

27. Angus Campbell, piper, Balamhulich, and . . . Barbara 

Campbell, John 1 Dec. 

28. Donald Mackay, Clashneach, and . . . Mrs. Sybella 

Thomson, Daniel Forbes 15 Dec. 

29. John Mackay, MacOilichuistian, Saingobeg, and . . . Mary 

Mackay, Ann 27 Dec. 

West Moine Mission Baptisms. 

i. Hector Mackay, Badnahachlash, and . . . Janet M'Intosh, 

Barbara 15 Mar. 

2. Hugh Mackay, boatman, Portchamil, George 17 April 

3. Kenneth Mackay, Hunleam, and . . . Barbara Mackay, 

Adam 21 April 

4. Donald Morrison, Inveran, and . . . Isobell Mackay, James 21 April 

5. Hector Mackay, Faolin, and . . . Margt. Campbell, Ketty 21 April 

6. Donald Mackay Macrob, Hope, and . . . Janet MacLeod, 

Jannet 17 May 

7. Donald M'Intosh, Hope, and Elizh. Mackay [n.b.l.w.], 

Alexr. 17 May 

8. Hugh Mackay, Hunleam, and . . . Effie Mackay, Hugh 13 June 

9. Angus Munro, Fraeskill, and . . . Marion Munro, James 13 June 

10. John Mackay Roy, Knock, and . . . Elizabeth Mackay, 

Neil 13 June 



60 Parish Register of Durness. [1764-1814. 

11. Robert Mackay, Achgharasaid, and . . . Mary Mackay, 

Barbara 22 Aug. 

12. Angus Rose, Hope, and . . . Katharine Sutherland, Isabell 23 Aug. 

13. Donald Morrison, a young lad from Strathmore, and Marion 

Mackay, Hunleam, who were married the same day, 
Margaret 14 Sept. 

14. Hector Mackay, Oag, Erribol, and . . . Catherine Mackay, 

George 14 Sept. 

15. Donald Munro, Carnmore, and . . . Catherine Mackay, 

Hugh 19 Oct. 

16. James Mackay MacRerie, Essandu, and . . . Christian 

Mackay, Deonah 31 Oct. 

1814. 

1. Angus Sutherland, Saingo, and . . . Barbara Mackay, 

Isabell 16 Mar. 

2. James Mackay, post, Saingo, Merran 16 Mar. 

3. James Mackinnon, Rispond, and . . . Elizth. Ormiston, 

Helen 16 Mar. 

4. Thomas Mathers, shepherd, Balamhulich, and . . . Janet 

Crawford, Margaret 5 April 

5. George Sutherland, merchant, Clashneach, and . . . Jean 

M'Leod, Donald Hugh 29 April 

6. Kenneth Mackenzie, alias Sutherland Macoilicoinich, Durin, 

and ,......, Hugh 8 May 

7. John Mackay, Senr., Saingomore, and . . . Ann Murray, 

Edward 12 May 

8. Donald Ross, Islandhoan, Merran 26 June 

9. Alexr. Morrison, Ceannabin, and . . . Lucy Mackay, Mary 26 June 

10. Richard Mackay, weaver, Durin, and . . . Catherine Mac- 

pherson, Helen 7 July 

11. Alexander Bethune, fisher, Aultan, and . . . Barbara 

Mackay, Ann 7 Aug. 

12. William Ross, Saingomore, and . . . Effy Campbell, Dol 18 Sept. 

13. John Morrison, alias Smerigan, Rispond, Margaret 2 Oct. 

14. Angus Mackay, servant, Cnocbreac, Donald 2 Oct. 

15. Robert Dunlop, Esq., Balnakeil, and Lizy Mackay, alias nin 

Donuil [n.b.l.w.], Donald 3 Oct. 

16. Donald M'Intyre, and . . . Mary Campbell, Knockbreack, 

Duncan 5 Oct. 

17. George Mackay, Macdhonil, and . . . Margt. Mackay, 

Achmore, Donald 13 Oct. 

18. George M'Intosh, servant, Balnakeil, Barbara 10 Nov. 

19. John Mackay Miller, Durin, and . . . Mary Campbell, 

Hugh 26 Nov. 

20. George Mackenzie, Badamheoir, and . . . Barbara Mac- 

kenzie, Effie 18 Dec. 

21. Angus Mackay, Arnoboll, and . . . Elizabeth Mackenzie, 

Hughina 20 Dec. 

22. Angus M'Leod, shepd., Achmore, and . . . Janet Ross, 

Angus 20 Dec. 

West Moine Mission Baptisms. 

1. William Mackay, Knock, and . . . Barbara Mackenzie, 

Donald 29 Jan. 

2. James MacLeod, Hope, and . . . Flora Mackay, Ann 29 Jan. 

3. John Mackay, alias Oag, Faolin, John 8 April 

4. William Mackay, Calder, alias Bain, Polla, Neil 30 April 



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5. John Mackenzie, Erribol, and . . . Bessy Mackay, William 1 May 

6. James Mackay, shoemaker, Mains [Eribol], Mackay Scobie 1 May 

7. Angus Calder, Dalinduin, Effie 2 May 

8. George Orr, shepherd, Breskill, James 3 May 

9. Angus Mackay, Dalinduin, Catherine 24 June 

10. Donald Morison, taylor, Inveran, James 25 June 

11. John Mackay, alias Rob, servt., Erribol, Donald Mackay 28 Aug. 

12. John Mackenzie, Strathmore, and . . . Margt. Campbell, 

James 26 Sept. 

13. David Mackay, herd, Strathmore, and . . . Margt. MacLeod, 

Alexr. 13 Oct. 

14. Donald Morrison, Hunleam, and . . . Merran Mackay, 

George 3 Nov. 

15. John Mackay, Bain, Culnuilt, Marion 28 Nov. 

16. William Mackay, herd at Blaid, Mary 19 Dec. 



MARRIAGES. 



1765. 

1. Donald M'Leod, Tongue, married Janet Mackay in Hope 23 Jan. 

2. Neil Mackay in Hope . . . l Katharine Mackenzie in Inver- 

hope 7 Feb. 

3. John Mackay, alias Macuilam, in Fraesgil, . . . Janet Mackay 

there 27 Feb. 

4. Alexander Campbell, Craigmhulin, . . . Mary Fraser there 18 June 

5. John White in Achunahanat . . . Ann Fraser there 20 June 

6. William Mackay, alias Oag, from Farr, . . . Barbara Mackay, 

alias Macdholicachinskerray in Islandchoarie 7 Nov. 

7. Neil Mackay, alias Macenish, Clashneach, . . . Christian 

Campbell 18 Nov. 

8. John Miller in Balamhulich . . . Katharine Miller in Keoldale 19 Nov 

1766. 

1. John Mackintosh in Balamhulich . . . Isobel Murray in 

Shinins 10 Jan. 

2. lye Grange in Durin . . . Margaret Campbell, Durin 17 Jan. 

3. Donald Morison in Strathmore, . . . Barbara Morison in 

Islandchoarie 23 Jan. 

4. Alexander Williamson in Scoury . . . Barbara Morison in 

Strathmore 5 Nov. 

5. Donald Grange in Keoldale . . . Ann Mackay in Clashneach 20 Nov. 

6. John Morison in Islandhall . . . Katharine Mackay in Port- 

chamil ly Dec. 

7. Hugh Mackay in Hope . . . Isobel Mackay in Torrintarf, 

Tongue 18 Dec. 

1767. 

1. Neil Machustianmacneil, alias Mackay, in Arnoboll . . . 

Elisabeth Mackay in Batalahamhish 9 Mar. 

2. William Calder, alias Francach, in Hunleam . . . Janet 

Mackay, alias nin Alister, in Erribol] 4 May 

3. John Mackay, sergeant, . . . Elisabeth Mackay, widow in 

Hope 5 May 

4. John Munro in Fraesgil . . . Elisabeth nin Nish in Braegisgil 1 Dec. 

1 . , , married. 



62 Parish Register of Durness. [1764-1814. 



1768. 

1. Neil Morison in Clashneach . . . Barbara Munro from 

Eddras. 29 Aug. 

2. James Mackenzie in Islandhall . . . Christian Mackay 20 < >ct 

3. Neil Gordon, soldier . . . Elisabeth Mackay in Fraesgil 25 Oct. 

4. Angus Morison in Emboli . . . Elisabeth Mackay there 29 Oct. 

5. John Mackay, alias Macuilammacneil, in Uaibeg, . . . Isobel 

Mackay, alias nin Hustian Macneil, in Arnoboll 1 Nov. 

6. Donald MacLeod in Clashneach . . . Barbara Campbell in 

Keoldale 23 Nov. 

1769. 

1. Donald Mackay, alias Macuilammachustian, in Strathbeg . . . 

Isobel MacLeod, alias nin Dholicormait, in Uaibeg 10 Jan. 

2. Lewis Thomson . . . Effie Cormack, both in Durness 5 May 

3. Neil MacLeod in Grudie . . . Janet nin Nishvicorish in 

Naultan 20 June 

4. William Morison, Crosple, . . . Barbara Mackintosh, Balam- 

hulich 4 Aug. 

5. William Fraser, Balamhulich, . . . Elisabeth Roy in Clash- 

neach 29 Aug. 

6. Hugh Mackintosh, alias Machustianmacuilam, in Emboli 

. . . Janet nin Dhonil in Melness in Kintail 17 Oct. 

7. Robert Macrobmacrob in Strathmelness . . . Barbara Morison, 

Hope 21 Oct. 

8. William Mackay, alias Macdholicuilamroy, in Clashneach 

. . . Epie MacLeod, alias Bain, there 8 Nov. 

1770. 

1. Donald White, alias Macdholicomash, in Balamhulich . . . 

Janet Gordon 9 Jan. 

2. James Calder, alias Ekel, alias MacdholicustianmacGilbert, 

in Erriboll . . . Ephie Mackay from Eddrachylish 31 Jan. 

3. Kenneth Sutherland in Durin . . . Barbara MacLeod in 

Borley 23 Mar. 

4. George MacLeod in Achumore . . . Isobel Mackay in Clash- 

neach 10 April 

5. Robert Mackay, alias Maceanvicuilam macneil in, Uaibeg, . . . 

Marion Clarke in Cnocbreac 13 June 

6. Hector Macneilmacrory in Islandhall . . . Margaret Suther- 

land 2i June 

7. John Macpherson, Achumore, . . . Margt. MacLeod in Durin 5 July 

8. Alexander Mackay, alias Dhu, in Erriboll . . . Margaret 

Mackenzie there 17 Oct. 

9. William Gordon, taylor, . . . Mary Fraser in Erriboll 22 Oct. 

10. Hugh Mackenzie, Inverhope, . . . Eric Mackenzie in Erriboll 22 Oct. 

11. Hugh Morison in Ceannabin . . . Mary MacCulloch, there 29 Nov. 

1771. 

1. James Mackay, alias Macenmhicdhonil, in Inveran at 

Erriboll . . . Janet Mackay, alias nin Dholiceorish, in 
Sartigrim 31 Jan. 

2. Angus Mackenzie in Auchunlochie . . . Ann Campbell, Hunleam 

21 Feb. 

3. Donald Sutherland from Melness in the parish of Kintail 

. . . Isobel Mackay, alias nin Robmacemish, in Batlahavish 

26 Mar. 



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4. lye Grange in Durin . . . Elisabeth Mackenzie, servt. 4 April 

5. Donald Abbarach from Armadale, parish of Farr, . . . Janet 

nin Achinmac dholicachinskerray in Islandchoary 9 April 

6. John Mackay, alias Macuilammacneil, in Uaibeg . . . Isobel 

Calder, alias nin Rob Down, in Balnaceil 28 May 

7. John Ceannich in Batlahavish . . . Catharine Dolicalister in 

Hunleam 3 June 

1772. 

1. Angus Sutherland in Erriboll . . . Elisabeth Ekel there 7 Jan. 

2. Robert Munro, surgeon, . . . Miss Jeanie Munro, Rispond II Jan. 

3. John Morison, Craigiemhulin . . . Ann Sutherland from 

Caithness 8 June 

4. Donald Sutherland, servt. . . . Isobel Macpherson, servt. in 

Saingo 19 June 

5. William Morison in Nuibeg . . . Mary Munro 15 Dec. 

1773- 

1. William Mackay, alias Macnishmhicdholicustian, in Westmone 

. . . Isobel Mackay in Portchanil 1 Jan. 

2. John Mackay, alias Macalistermhicdholicachin, in Erriboll 

. . . Elisabeth Mackay, alias nin Enmacemish in Balnaceil 

24 Feb. 

3. George Mackenzie in Batamheoir . . . Mary Mackintosh in 

Arnoboll 15 June 

4. William Morison in Nuibeg . . . Christian Mackay in Geochreave 

22 June 

5. Donald Bayn in Hope . . . Catharine nin Rory in Hope 7 July 

6. Hector Morison in Sartigrim . . . Barbara Fraser, Achuna- 

hainat 6 Sept. 

7. Hugh Murray in Rispond . . . Christian Down in Balnaceil 24 Nov. 

8. Donald Macneilvicrory in Durin . . . Margt. MacLeod, 

Durin 14 Dec. 

1774. 

1. Hngh Machustianmacuilammacrory in Hunleam . . . Ephie 

Mackay, alias nin Mhorachy Machustian 28 Feb. 

2. Robert Mackay in Batlahavish . . . Isobel Munro in Achun- 

lochie 7 Oct. 

3. John MacLeod, Achunahanait . . . Barbara Campbell in 

Keoldale 17 Nov. 

4. George Mackay, sergeant, . . . Christian Mackay in Clashneach 

24 Nov. 

1775- 

1. George MacLeod, piper, . . . Catharine Mackay in Ceanloch- 

bhirovie 1 Feb. 

2. James Mackay in Batlahavish . . . Elisabeth Mackay, widow, 

Islandachoran 10 Feb. 

3. James Down in Balnaceil . . . Isobel Stewart there 21 Feb. 

4. John Mackay in Erriboll . . . Barbara Mackay in Hope 12 April 

5. Angus Bayn in Erriboll . . . Mary Mackay in Hunleam 12 April 

6. Donald MacLeod . . . Catherine MacLeod in Balamhulich 7 June 

7. Murdoch Morison in Scoury . . . Christian MacLeod in 

Nuibeg 14 June 

8. Hugh Mackay, alias Macenicenicdholicuilam, in Shinnins 

. . . Isobel Mackay, alias nin Achinmacdholicachin- 
skerray, in Erriboll 4 Aug. 

9. Hugh Mackenzie, alias Macenmackenich, merchant in Dal- 

naheri . . . Ann Mackenzie, alias nin Robmacenicenich, 

in Erriboll 21 Oct. 



64 Parish Register of Durness. [1 764-1814. 

10. William Mackay, alias Gourdach, in Crosple . . . Janet Bain, 

Balnaceil 29 Nov. 

1776. 

1. William Morison from Eddrachylis . . . Christian nin 

Uillammacrory, alias Morison, in Cerruag 12 June 

2. George Mackay Aberach, alias Macdholicachin, in Oldshore 

. . . Christian Sutherland in Clashneach 13 Dec. 

3. George Morison in Scoury . . . Marion Sutherland in Clash- 

neach 13 Dec. 

1777. 

1. John Morison, from Fonziedale, in Eddrachilis . . . Janet 

Morison in Cerruack 23 Jan. 

2. Augus Mackay, alias Macnishicnish, in Dalehamand, parish 

of Tongue, . . . Ephie Douglas, alias Gow, in Erriboll 19 Feb. 

3. Patrick Brown, from Peterhead, in Keoldale . . . Janet 

Mackay, alias nin Neil, in Keoldale 4 Mar. 

4. John Mackay, alias Macnishicenicalister, in Mussel . . . 

Jackie Mackay, alias nin Enicemishmacuilam, in Ault- 
nacealich 8 April 

5. Donald Mackay, alias Macenicalisterroy, in Balnaceil . . . 

Mary Down in Balnaceil 29 April 

6. Angus Mackay, alias Machustianmacrorymiller, from Scoury 

. . . Ephie MacLeod, alias nin Dholicustianmacormaid, 

in Uibeg 17 June 

7. Donald Mackay, alias Macneilicenicolicuilam, in Mercan . . 

Catharine Mackay, alias nin Macenicneil, in Hope 15 July 

8. Angus Gunn, weaver in Saingo, . . . Johanna MacLeod, alias 

nin Nishmacen, in Cnockbreac 17 July 

9. Robert Mackay, alias Macenmacuilammacneil, in Uibeg . . . 

Janet Murray in Cnockbreac 18 July 

10. Roderick Morison, alias Macuilammacrory, in Cerruack . . . 

Mary Mackay, alias nin Enicalistermacuillamroy, in 
Sartigrim 27 Nov. 

11. George Mackay, alias Macdholicustian, in Portchamil . . . 

Margaret Mackay, alias nin Dholicachinmacdhonachy 

in Hunleam 17 Dec 

1778. 

1. George Munre, tenent, Islandchoarie, . . . Janet White 

Achinahainat 1 1 Mar. 

2. Donald Mackay, alias Macrobmacemish, in Batlamhish . . . 

Elisabeth Mackintosh, alias nin Hustian Macnish- 
maceniconil, in Arnoboll 14 April 

3. John Mackay, alias Machustianmacenicustian, in Philen . . . 

Mary MacDonald, alias nin Nishmacmhorachie, in 
Erriboll 18 May 

4. William Mackay, alias Roy, from Kintail, in Hope . . . 

Isobel Mackay, alias nin Nishmacuilammacrory, in 

Hope 3 J une 

5. Murdoch Munro in Durin . . . Catharine Campbell, Balam- 

hulich 22 June 

6. Donald Ross, late cook at Balnaceil . . . Mary Mackay, alias 

nin Uillam Macnish, at Clashneach 3 July 

7. John Mackay, alias Macrobmacemishmacuilam, soldier in 

the Duke of Gordon's Highland Regt. . . . Catharine 
Sinclair in Ceannabin 26 Aug. 

8. Hugh Campbell, alias Grange, tenent in Sartigrim, . . . 

Margaret Mackay, alias nin Enmacdholicrery, in 
Borley 5 Nov. 



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9. Angus Mackay, alias Machustianmacenicustian, in Phaolin 

. . . Catharine Mackay, alias nin Uilamstrathy, Emboli 10 Dec. 

10. Adam Ross in Keoldale . . . Mary Clarke there 10 Dec. 

n. James Mackay, alias Machustianmacneil, a very young man 
in Arnoboll . . . Mary Mackay, alias Dalrymple, alias 
Ecel, alias Calder, alias nin Nishmaceniconil, in Hope 23 Dec. 

12. Thomas MacCulloch, lately in Ceannabin, soldier in Duke 
of Gordon's Fencibles . . . Margaret Mackay, alias nin 
Enmacalisterroy, in Uaighbeg 30 Dec. 

1779. 

1. William Mackay, alias Macnishroy, servt. in Balnaceil . . . 

Elisabeth Campbell, alias Grange, in Ceoldale 12 Jan. 

2. John Mackay, alias Macuilammachustian, a young lad in 

Strathbeg . . . Christian Fraser in Erriboll 18 Jan. 

3. Donald MacLeod, junr., alias Macnishbhain, in Achuna- 

hanait . . . Ann Mackay, alias nin Nishmaceniconil, 

in Hope 12 Jan. 

4. Donald MacLeod, alias Ceannich, shoemaker in Aultna- 

cealich . . . Janet Mackenzie in Dalnaheru 12 April 

5. Lieut. John Scobie, junr., of the Sutherland Fencibles, to 

Miss Jean Strachan, late of Jamaica 24 June 

6. John MacLeod, alias Macnishbhain, in Achunahainat . . . 

Ann Mackenzie, alias nin Hustianmaceniceniceinich, at 
Dalnaherve 19 Oct. 

7. Donald Mackay, alias xMacnishicenicalister, in Mussel . . . 

Janet Mackenzie, alias nin Hustianmaceniceniceinich, 

at Dalnaherve 19 Oct. 

8. Angus Mackay, alias Roy, little tenent in Cnocnacrinnain, 

Mains of Balnaceil, and keeper of the Dykes . . . Isobel 
Mackenzie, Durin 22 Dec. 

1780. 

1. Hector Mackintosh, alias Macrory, tenent in Durin . . . 

Elisabeth Murray, alias nin Eoin M'Intyre 

2. John Mackay, alias Macuilammacnish, in Fraesgil . . . Janet 

Munro, alias nin Nishmacdholicorachie, in Fraesgil 

3. Robert Macpherson, a young tenent in Islandreir . . . Janet 

Calder, alias nin Eoin Bhain, Aultnacealich 

4. Donald Morison . . . Jean Morison, daughter of Hugh 

Morison, Sandwood 

5. Donald Reid in Balnaceil . . . Florence Morison, nin lye 

Gauloch, in Cnocbreac 

6. John Campbell roy, alias Macdholmhicalistericnish, in 

Crosble, serving in Balnaceill . . . Catherine Mackay, 
alias nin Eanmacuilammiller, in Balamhulich 

7. Robert Munro, residenter . . . Barbara Mackay, alias nin 

Neilicrory 

8. Alexander Campbell, alias Macdholicalister, in Balamhulich, 

soldier in Duke of Gordon's Fencibles . . . Barbara 
MacLeod, alias nin Nishbhain in Achunahanait 8 Dec. 

1781. 

1. George Mackay, alias Machustianmacenmachustian, in 

Phaolin . . . Mary Mackay, alias nin Mhorachie Mac- 

nish, in Hunleam 5 Jan. 

2. George Morison, alias Macuilam, in Strathmore . . . Ann 

Mackay, in Rians of Tongue 19 Jan. 

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23 Feb. 


22 Mar. 


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24 July 


29 Aug. 


20 Nov. 



66 l\u is/i Register of Durness. [1764-1814. 

3. Murdoch Morison in Sand wood . . . Christian Mackay, alias 

in Heorishmacean, tenent and shepherd in Geodhach- 

reave, Parpfa 1 Mar. 

4. John Mackaiskill in Balamhulich . . . Margaret Morison, 

alias nin Achinmacomashicachinroy 4 Dec. 

1782. 

1. Hugh Mackay, alias Macachinmacdholicachinskerray, in 

Inveran-Erriboll, . . . Barbara Morison in Cnocbreac 13 Feb. 

2. Alexander Mackay, alias Maceanmhicenich, in Erriboll . . . 

Mary Sutherland, alias nin Dholicen, in Hunleam 13 Feb. 

3. John Mackenzie, alias Maceaniceanicenich, in Batamheoir 

... Isobel Mackenzie, alias nin Robmacenicenich, in 
Batlahabhish 14 Feb. 

4. George Mackay, alias Macenbhain, soldier in N. F. . . . 

Catharine Mackay, alias Gow 14 Feb. 

5. John Sutherland in Hunleam . . . Eupham Mackintosh, 

alias Bain, in Achuharasait 26 Feb. 

6. Angus Mackintosh, soldier N. F. . . . Ann Munro in Freasgill 

28 Feb. 

7. Neil Mackay, alias Machustianmacrory in Oldshorebeg 

. . . Janet MaCkay, alias Bain in Crosple 15 Mar. 

8. Donald Mackay, alias Macneilmacenmacdholicuilam, in Dalna- 

heru . . . Margaret Mackay, alias Gow, in Erribol 17 June 

1783. 

1. Donald Calder in Mussel . . . Janet Mackay, alias nin 

Alister, in Luibain 11 Aug. 

2. John Mackenzie, alias Machustianmacnish, in Mussel, late 

N. F. . . . Barbara MacLeod, alias nin Nishbhain, in 
Achunahanait 3 Sept. 

3. Kenneth Mackenzie, alias Oag, in Sartigrim . . . Christian 

Mackay there 4 Sept. 

4. John MacCulloch, weaver at Ceannabin and late N. F. . . . 

Catharine Mackay, alias nin Robmacuilammacneil, in 
Uaibeg 30 Oct. 

5. Kenneth MacLeod in Durin . . . Marion Cameron in 

Balnaceil from Sky 2 Dec. 

6. John Sutherland, alias Mackenzie, a faithful servant in 

Keoldale . . . Barbara Campbell, widow in Achunahanait 2 Dec. 

7. Angus Campbell, alias Macdholmhicalister, late soldier in 

America . . . Margaret MacLeod, alias nin Eanmacnish 
MacLeod, in Ballinloch 4 Dec. 

8. Robert Campbell, alias Macarlishmhicalister, in Saingo . . . 

Catharine Campbell, alias Grange, in Keoldale 5 Dec. 

9. George Campbell, alias Macdholgrashich, late soldier in 

Keoldale . . . Isobel Mackay, alias nin Alister, in Keoldale 

1 1 Dec. 

10. Angus Mackay, alias Macdholicuilam, late N. F., now in 

Crosple . . . Elisabeth Morison in Achurisgil, Eddrachvlish 

16 Dec. 

11. John Corbet in Ceansailie, Eddracbylish . . . Marion Mackay, 

alias nin Dhonilroy, herdman in Shinnins j8 Dec. 

12. John Morison, alias Macuilammacrorv in Cerruacneeir, very 

near Cape Wrath . . . Isobel Mackay, stepdaur. of John 
Mackay,alias MaceanmacdhoniJ,in Sartigrim, originally 
from Strathhalladale 31 Dec. 

1784. 
1. John Mackay, alias Macachinbhain in Strathmore . . . 
Elisabeth MacLeod in Dalachreachdphuil in Eddrachy- 
lish (by Mr. Falconer) 15 Jan. 



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2. Mr. James Anderson, tacksman of Ceoldale ... Miss Fairly 

Gordon 23 Jan. 

3. Angus Morison, alias Macrobmacnish, in Oldshore . . . 

Barbara Mackay, alias nin Dholicachin, in Lettermore 

at Clashneach 9 Mar. 

4. Hugh Mackay, alias Macnishmacean, late Grenadier N.F., 

now in Mussel . . . Janet Mackay, alias nin Eanmac- 

emish, in Islandreir 2 May 

5. Donald Munro, alias Macmhorachie in Erribol, late Suther- 

land Fencibles . . . Christian Mackintosh in Erriboll 29 June 

6. Hector Mackenzie, son of George Mackenzie, tenent in 

Achutrain in Kintail . . . Margaret Mackenzie, alias nin 

Ean, in Erriboll 29 June 

7. John Munro, alias Macalister, tenent in Mudale . . . Elisabeth 

Mackay in Islandreir 6 July 

8. John Campbell, alias Grange, Chelsea pensioner in Keoldale 

. . . Christian Mackay, alias nin Eanmhiler, in Balamhulich 

17 Nov. 

9. William MacLeod in Balamhulich . . . Christian Mackay, 

alias nin Eanmacdholicrery, in Achins of Cnocbreac 2 Dec. 

1785. 

1. John Munro, Chelsea pensioner in Cnocbreac . . . Margaret 

Morison, alias nin Dholicneil, also in Cnocbreac 10 Mar. 

2. Hugh Mackay, alias Macuileammachustian, in Lettermore, 

parish of Tongue . . . Mary Clarke, daur. of James 
Clarke, tacksman of Clashneach 22 April 

3. Hugh Gunn in Rispond, late N.F., originally from Oldshores 

. . . Barbara Mackintosh, Neil Bayn's daur., in R-pn. 19 May 

4. Angus Macpherson in Islandhall, a single young lad (!)... 

Margaret Sutherland, alias Mackenzie, widow of Hector 
Macneilicrory, late in Islandhall 2 June 

5. Alexander Morison, alias MacDhoilroy, Dalnaduin in 

Strathmore . . . Marion Mackintosh (in Arnoboll), alias 

nin Hustian macnishiceniconil 7 June 

6. John MacLeod, a young lad from Keanloch, parish of 

Tongue . . . Isobel Mackenzie in Eriboll 26 July 

7. Hector Mackay, alias Macneiliceinicolicuilam, a young lad 

in Poula . . . Abigail Mackenzie, alias nin Eanmacar- 
lishoig, a little tenent in Portchamil 15 Aug. 

8. John Morison, Sergt. late N.F., in Ceanlochbhirobhie . . . 

Barbara Mackay in Borly 28 Oct. 

9. Alexander Mackenzie, alias MacLinnan, a young lad in 

Keoldale . . . Henrietta MacLean, also at Keoldale, 
originally from Caithness 12 Dec. 

1786. 

1. James Mackay, alias Macdholicuilamoig, tenent in Hun- 

leam . . . Ann Mackay, alias Maceanicorishskerray, 

in Borly J Feb. 

2. Hector Morison, alias MacDhonil, tenent in Aultcorifraisgil 

. . . Janet Morison, lately in Clashneach, both from 
Eddrachylish 14 Feb. 

3. William Calder, Charity Schoolmaster at Eriboll . . . Miss 

Grizel Ross at Eriboll 7 April 

4. John Mackay, alias Macachinmhicdholicachinskerray, tenent 

in Auchinlochie . . . Barbara Mackay, daughter of 
Donald Mackay, in Stra'ah Skerray, parish of Tongue (no dale) 

5. John Mackay, alias Macdholicustian, in Portchamil . . . 

Mary Campbell, in Craigiemhulin 22 Dec. 



68 Parish Register of Durness. [1764-1814- 

1787. 

1. John MacLeod, tenent in Durin . . . Christian MacCulloch 

in Saingo 16 Jan. 

2. David Sutherland in Farout . . . Janet Mackay, alias nin 

Mhorachie, in Saingo 8 Mar. 

3. Alexander Pope in Keoldale . . . Ann Mackay, alias nin 

Neilmacemish, in Keoldale 30 Mar. 

4. John Mackay, alias Macuilam, tenent in Froisceill . . . 

Margaret Munro in Dunn 14 June 

5. Roderick Mackay, alias Maceanicohcrery, tenent and Shoe- 

maker in Sartigrim . . . Christian Campbell, nin 
Eangrashich in Keoldale 24 Sept. 

6. Donald Mackintosh, alias Macneilbhain, sailor in Rispin 

. . . Katherine Gunn in Rispin 15 Oct. 

1788. 

1. George Sutherland, tenent in Froisceill . . . Margaret 

Campbell, alias nin Heorishgrashich, in Balamhulich 1 Jan. 

2. Murdoch MacLeod, alias Macnishbhain, in Auchunahainait 

. . . Barbara Mackay, alias nin Neilicemish, in Keol- 
dale 4 Jan. 

3. Hugh Mackay, alias Machustianmacuilammacrory, in Hun- 

leam . .< . Barbara Mackay, alias nin Nish, from 
Melness 9 Jan. 

4. John Mackay, alias Maceanicachinmhiller, in Geochreabhe 

. . . Barbara Sutherland in Achumore 17 Jan. 

5. Angus Mackay from Aultinrinnie, parish of Eddrachylish 

. . . Ann Mackenzie in Batamheoir 17 Jan. 

6. Kenneth MacCulloch in Islandhall . . . Barbara Ross in 

Achuchoran 5 Feb. 

7. Donald MacLeod in Plaiad, Strathmore . . . Jean Rose in 

Hope 5 Feb. 

8. Donald Mackenzie in Batamheoir . . . Catharine Mac- 

Donald, alias nin Nishmacmhorachie, in Eriboll 15 Feb. 

9. John Munro, alias Macrobicalister, weever in Achuharasait 

. . . Catharine Mackay, alias nin Mhorachie Mac- 
hustian, in H unlearn 27 Feb. 

10. William Morison, alias Machustianicachinroy, weever and 

tenent in Achairn . . . Elisabeth, alias Betty Gunn, in 

Durin 13 May 

11. William Mackay, alias Macneilicdholicein, in Poulah . . . 

Christian Mackay, alias nin Uileam Macdholicrery, in 
Erriboll 19 Sept. 

12. William Sutherland, alias Mackenzie, in Keoldale . . . 

Christian Campbell, alias nin Robgraisich, in Keoldale 20 Nov. 

13. Murdoch Mackay, alias Macnishicenicalister, a young man 

in Mussel . . . Eric Morison, alias nin Dhonilroy, at 

Dun Dornigiel 28 Nov. 

14. Angus MacLeod, smith in Balinloch . . . Katharine 

Mackay, alias nin Rob, a tenent, near the manse of 

Fair 3 Dec. 

15. Hugh Mackay, alias Macenicalisterroy, in Uaibeg . . . 

Isabel Dingwall in Craigiemhulin 12 Dec. 

1789. 
l. James Low, House Carpenter, employed at Gheodhach- 
reabhe . . . Ann Munro, daur. of Hugh Munro and 
[Margaret] MacDonald, daur. of Mr. MacDonald, late 
minister of Durness 5 Jan. 



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2. Mr. Donald Forbes of Ribigiell, Tongue . . . Miss Christie 

MacLeod, daur. of Mr. Roderick MacLeod, tacksman 

of Balnaciell, from the Isle of Sky 20 Jan. 

3. Donald Munro, alias Macnishicolicorachie, taylor and tenent 

in Froisciell . . . Christian Campbell, alias nin Dholic- 

rob, in Shinnins 27 Jan. 

4. William Morison, alias Macuilammachustian, tenent in 

Ceannabin . . . Betty Mackay, alias nin Achinmac- 
dholicachinskerray 30 June 

5. William Forbes, Boveman in Balnaciell . . . Marion Gray at 

Clashneach 6 Nov. 

6. James Munro, alias Machmhorachiemacdholicorachie, 

weaver in Emboli . . . Janet Mackay, alias nin 
Hustian, from . . . originally, but in Westmoine ten 
years preceding this date 20 Nov. 

7. Robert Mackay, alias Macnishicein, tenent in Mussel . . . 

Elisabeth Mackay, alias nin Robmacrobicrob from 
Melness 23 Nov. 

8. John MacLeod, tenent in Islandhall . . . Mary Macpherson 

in Saingoe 8 Dec. 

9. Donald Morison, alias Macuilammacachin, in Keoldale . . . 

Margaret Mackay, alias nin Dholicuilammachustian, in 
Uaibeg 23 Dec. 

1790. 

1. George Mackay Mackenzie, tenent in Crosple . . . Jean 

Morison, alias nin Hustian Duin, in Cnocbreac 19 Jan. 

2. Donald MacCulloch, seaman, Rispin . . . Mary MacLeod, 

daur. of George MacLeod, carpenter and tenent in 
Ceanlochbhirobhie 26 Jan. 

3. Alexander Mackaiskil, weaver in Balamhulich . . . Christian 

Campbell, alias nin Robmacicalister, in Balamhulich 12 Feb. 

4. John Calder, alias Machustianmaceanicustian, a young man 

in Arnoble . . . Flora Mackenzie, alias nin Hustian- 
macrobiceinikenich, Culdhoilroy in Strathmore 23 Feb. 

5. Hugh Campbell, alias macomashgrashich, servant in 

Balnaceill . . . Margaret Gilles, alias Nic Neilbhaim, 

from Sky 13 Mar. 

6. Kenneth Mackay, alias Aberach in Hope, from Melnessside 

. . . Isobel Calder, alias nin Hustianmaceanicustian, 

in Arnoboll 20 April 

7. Donald Mackenzie, alias Macuilamoig, a single lad in 

Grudie . . . Isobel Mackintosh, alias nin Heorish- 
macnish, in Achuinore 21 April 

8. Donald Morison, alias Machustianmacneil, tenent in 

Giesgil, parish of Eddrachylish . . . Isobel Campbell, 
Craigmhulin, daur. of Alexander Campbell, miller in 
Durness 5 July 

9. Murdoch Mackay, alias Bane, tenent in Islandareir, Strath- 

more . . . Barbara Mackintosh, alias nin Eanmacd- 
holicein (from Heights of Eddrachilish), in Strathmore 16 Nov. 
to. Murdoch Macpherson, weaver in Saingoe . . . Janet 

MacLeod, Islandhall 24 Dec. 

1791. 

1. William Mackay, alias MackReiry, tenent in the Heights 

of Emboli . . . Joanna Munro,alias nin Robmacalister, 

in Emboli 24 Feb. 

2. {Space left blank.) 



jo Parish Register of Durness. [1764-18 14. 

3. Robert Mackay, alias Macenbhain, weaver in Balamhulich 
. . . Margaret Mackay, alias nin Kan Macuilammhuiler, 
in Balamhulich 27 Dec. 

1792. 

1. John Morison, alias Macuilammachustianmacachinroy, 

joiner in Durin . . . Christian Calder, alias Donn, 

widow of the late Hugh Murray, at Rispin 24 Feb. 

2. Angus Sutherland, weaver and farmer in Strathmelness, 

parish of Tongue . . . Isobel Mackay, daur. of Hugh 
Mackay, in Badnahachlass 5 Mar. 

3. Murdo. Mackay, alias Macnishiceinicalister, in Badnahach- 

lass . . . Ann Morison from Eddrachylish, presently 

in Badlahabhish 11 June 

4. William Mackay, alias Courdach, out pensioner of Chelsea 

College in Crosple . . . Jean Fraser, widow, in Crosple, 

of John Sutherland 11 Sept. 

5. John Mackay, smith in Emboli . . . Ann Calder, daur. of 

William Calder, charity schoolmaster, Achugaraside 1 Nov. 

6. Hector Gunn in Rhimhichie, parish of Eddrachylish . . . 

Mary Sutherland, daur. of Angus Sutherland in Uurin 23 Nov. 

1793- 

1. Donald Mackay, alias Macuilammachustian, in Strathbeg 

. . . Mary Munro, alias nin Mhorachie, at Erribol 2 Jan. 

2. Angus Sutherland, tenent in Durin . . . Mary Doun, alias 

Calder, daur. of the late Hugh Doun and Marion 
Mackenzie, his wife 5 Feb. 

3. William Mackintosh in Cnoc-Erriboll . . . Flora Munro in 

same town 6 Feb. 

4. Kenneth MacLeod, tenent in Saingobeg . . . Ann Morison, 

6th daur. of John M orison, alias macuilammachustian, 

in Islandhall 19 Feb. 

5. James Mackay, alias Macuilammacpatric, servant in 

Balnaceill . . . Isobel Mackay, alias nin Eanmacuilam- 
macneil, in Uaibeg 12 April 

6. William Morison, alias Maceanmacuilammachustian, 

carpenter in Ceannabin . . . Ann Mackay, alias nin 
Hustianmacuilam, servant in Erriboll 2 May 

7. Alexander Mackay, alias Macdholicalister, in Straanmelness, 

parish of Tongue . . . Ann Morison, daur. of Hugh 
Morison in Ceannabin 3 May 

8. Donald Mackay, alias Maceanmacuilamoig, Chelsea 

pensioner in Strathmelness . . . Isobel Mackay, daur. 

of John Mackay, tacksman of Borley 7 May 

9. Robert MacDonald, alias Macheorishmacneil, a young man 

from Strathmelness . . . Catherine Macleod in 
Badlahabhish in Westmoine (the woman from Assynt) 27 June 

10. James Anderson, Esquire, tacksman of Keoldale . . . Miss 

Barbara Gordon, daur. of Robert Gordon, Esquire, 
tacksman of Achness, parish of Fair 9 Nov. 

11. Angus Mackay, alias Maceanicye, miller and tenent in 

Badlahabhish, Westmoine . . . Barbara Manson in 
Keoldale, from the parish of Reay 16 Nov. 

12. Hugh MacLeod, a young lad in Islandhall . . . Marion 

Mackay, alias nin Achinicneilicrory, in Islandhall 19 Nov. 

1794. 

I. James Mackay, alias Macrobmacrob, a young man in 
Arnoboll . . . Isobel Mackay, daur. of John Mackay, 
Achulochie 28 Feb. 



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2. Hugh Mackenzie, alias Maceanmaceanicenich, tenent in 

Badmheoir . . . Eupham Mackay, alias nin Nish- 
macenicalister, in Badnahachlash 23 July 

3. John Mackay from Strathnaver, in the service of Mr. 

Mackay, Emboli . . . Ann Mackay, alias Oig, daur, 

of William Mackay, alias Oig, tenent in Emboli 25 July 

4. William Gunn, widower in Kinsalie, parish of Eddrachylis 

. . . Margaret Campbell, widow, daur. of George 
Campbell, tenent in Balamhulich 29 July 

5. John Mackay in Erribol . . . Ann Mackay there 12 Aug. 

6. Hugh Mackenzie in Badmheoir . . . Efne Mackay, 

Badnahachlash 18 Aug. 

7. Hugh Morison, alias Macmhorachiemhoir, a young lad in 

Balnaceill, but lately soldier in the Rothesay and 
Caithness Fencibles . . . Janet Bain, daur. of John 
Mackay, tenent in Balamhulich, more commonly called 
John Bain 29 Sept. 

8. Hector Mackay, Badnahachlash . . . Jean M'Intosh, 

Mussell. 29 Nov. 

9. John MacLeod, a young man from Kylestroem, Eddrachylis, 

and certified . . . Katharine White in Keoldale 4 Dec. 

10. Kenneth Mackay, alias Macuilammaceorishmacneil, a young 

man in Saingoe . . . Barbara Morison, daur. of Hugh 

Morison, in Ceannabin 5 Dec. 

ir. Neil Mackay Bain . . . Isobel Calder, Emboli 23 Dec. 

12. Donald Ross, a single young man in Achuchoran . . . Ann 

Dunn in Achuchairn 31 Dec. 

1795- 

r. George Sutherland, alias Mac Rorymacuilainroy, a servant 
in Clashneach . . . Elisabeth Grant (her father from 
Loth in Sutherland) in Crospail 8 Jan. 

2. Alexander Mackay, alias Macuilammacheorishmacneil, a 

single lad in Saingobeg . . . Barbara Morison, daur. 
of John Morison, alias macuilammachustian, farmer in 
Islandhall 15 Jan. 

3. Donald Mackay, widower in Hope MacLeod in 

Lettermore 10 Feb. 

4. Donald Campbell, alias Macarlishmhicicalister, a young 

man in Durin . . . Margaret Campbell, alias nin lye 
Grashich, in Durin 13 Feb. 

5. Angus Campbell, alias Macheorishgrashich, in Balam- 

hulichbeg . . . soldier in the Mackay Fencibles . . . 
Barbara Campbell, alias nin lye Grashich, in Durin 4 April 

6. David Onson from Caithness, grieve at Balnaceill . . . 

Mary Mackaiskil in Balnaceill 18 April 

7. George Whyte, tailor in Keoldale . . . Caroline Campbell, 

alias nin Dholmacrobgrashich, in Shinnins, on the Braes 

of Durness 19 Dec. 

1796. 

1. John Morison, sailor aboard the " Fairly of Rispond," from 

Lewes . . . Isobel Murray, daur. of Hugh Murray, late 

Mate of the " Fairly " 12 Mar. 

2. Robert Calder in Arnoboll . . . Christian Mackay there 16 Dec. 

1797. 

1. John MacLeod, Chelsea pension in Crospail . . . Margaret 

Sutherland in Balamhulich 1 1 April 



j2 Parish Register of Durness, [1764-1814. 

2. Angus MacLeod from Eddrachylish, sailor aboard the 

" Fairly of Rispond "... Bessie Morison, daur. of 

Hugh Morison in Ceannabin 30 June 

3. Alexander Dingwall, mason and wright from the parish of 

Clyne in Uaibeg . . Christian Mackay, daur. of 
Robert Mackay, Uaibeg 1 July 

4. David Svvanson, grieve at Balnaceill, from Caithness . . . 

Christian Campbell, daur. of Chas. Campbell, Durin 25 July 

5. Charles Mackintosh, cooper and sailor aboard the " Fairly 

of Rispond" . . . Katharine MacDonald, daur. of John 
MacDonald, alias Og, at Balnaceill (from the Isle of 
Skye) 30 Nov. 

1798. 

1. Duncan Ross, travelling merchant (certified by the Rev. Mr. 

Thomas Mackay Lairg) . . . Lucie Campbell, daur. of 
Alexander Campbell, miller in Diurness 2 Jan. 

2. Richard Mackay, weaver in Uaibeg . . . Katharine Mac- 

pherson, daur. to John Macpherson in Achumore, and 
Margaret MacLeod, his wife 29 Mar. 

3. Corporal Donald Mackay (son of William Mackay, late 

farmer in Achunahanait, and Eupham MacLeod, his 
relict), R. F. Highlanders . . . Katharine MacLeod, 
daur. of George MacLeod, piper in Ceaniochbhirobhie 11 Dec. 

4. Neil Mackay, alias Macdholicneil, born in this parish, now 

private in the 1st Battalion of the Rothesay and Caith- 
ness Fencibles . . . Christian Macpherson, daur. of 
John Macpherson, farmer in Achumore 18 Dec. 

I799- 

1. John MacLeod, alias macnishmacuilammachustian, in 

Balamhulich, R. F. recruit . . . Barbara Campbell, 

alias nin Rob macicalister, in Balamhulich 5 Feb. 

2. John Campbell, alias Machustiangrashich, a young private 

R. F. in Durin . . . Christian Campbell, alias nin 
Heorishgrashich, in Balamhulich 3 May 

3. Angus Mackay, alias Macnishicolicustian, late private in the 

Rothesay and Caithness Fencibles, now enlisted in the 
Caithness Fencibles as a private . . . Barbara Morison, 
daur. of Hugh Morison, late in Ceannabin, and widow 
of Kenneth Mackay, killed by the Rebels in Ireland 10 Sept. 

4. George Morison, alias Macachinmacomashmacachinroy, 

private in the Caithness Highlanders . . . Barbara 
Calder, alias Egal, daur. of James Calder, alias Egal, 
tailor and little farmer in Achugaraside 12 Sept. 

5. Angus MacLeod, alias Macneilicnishicloid, in Clashneach 

. . . Janet Ross nin Hustian Macenicoun in Achu- 
choran 10 Dec. 

1800. 

1. Donald Maclntyre, shepherd in Parph, from Argyleshire 

ten years . . . Margaret Campbell, daur. of Alexander 
Campbell, miller in Craigiemhulin 2 Jan. 

2. Neil Dunn, a young lad, son of Peter Dunn, alias Brown, in 

Achuchairn . . . Marion Mackay, alias nin Rob- 
maceanmacuilammacneil, in Achumore 19 Feb. 

3. Mr. John MacDonald, schoolmaster of Diurness . . . Janet 

MacLeod, widow of Murdo Macpherson in Saingo 22 July 

4. Mr. Hector Mackay, Kylestroam, in Parish of Eddrachylis 

. . . Miss Jean MacLeod in Balnaceill 12 Dec. 



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1801. 

1. William Morison, son of George Morison, Forresters, 

Plaiad, Strathmore . . . Hughina Morison, a young 

girl in Cnocbreack I r Aug. 

2. Lieutenant Donald Mackay, alias Maceanicolicuilamoig, 

late in Strathmelness, in Clashneach . . . Miss Sybella 
Thomson, daur. of Mr. John Thomson, minr. of Dim- 
ness and Mrs. Christian Mackenzie, his wife 12 Sept. 

3. David Duncan, house carpenter in Balnakill, certified by the 

Rev. . . . Selby, ord. minister of Longformacus, and 
George Sheriff, Session Clerk, 24th May 1801 . . . 
Mary, daur. of George Mackay and Elisabeth Morison 
(see Register of Baptisms, p. 389) 5 Dec. 

Note. — The Certificate to be kept between pages 338 and 
339. Not there now, 191 1. — Ed. 

1802. 

1. John Henderson, drainer, Balnaceill or Shinins (certified by 

the Rev. . . . Selby, ord. minr. of Longformacus and 
George Sheriff, Session Clerk, 27th May 1801 . . . 
Ann Robertson, daur. of Adam Robertson, sheepherd 
in Shinins (from the Borders) 7 Jan. 

(Same note as last.) 

2. William Morison from Collobol parish of Lairg, residing 

mostly in Saingomore since the beginning of winter 
last . . . Christian Munro, daur. of Andrew Munro, 
Saingo 29 June 

3. John Mackenzie, alias Machustianicenicenich, late in 

Culdhonilroy . . . Janet Janet Campbell in Dalnaherue, 

both in Strathmore 9 June 

4. Donald Mackay, alias Macdholicolicustian, R. F., late in 

Sartigrim, single young man . . . Isobel Calder, daur. 

of James Egal and widow of Neil Bain, Portchamil 28 Sept. 

5. George Campbell, alias Grange, late R. F. . . . Ann Mack- 

intosh, daur. of William Mackintosh, late in Durin 30 Nov. 

6. Donald, alias Macrory, a single young man in Achumore, 

lately discharged with the other Reay Fencibles . . . 
Katharine Morison, daur. of Hector Morison, alias Mac- 
dhonil, in Cerruac 2 Dec. 

7. Donald Morison, late R.F. in Saingomore . . . Barbara 

Mackay in Frosceill 10 Dec. 

8. Donald Mackay, weaver, Emboli . . . Ann Mackay in 

Faolin 23 Dec. 

9. John Mackay, tailor, Faolin . . . Elisabeth Mackay, Strath- 

beg 24 Dec. 

1803. 

1. Angus Campbell, alias Grange, shoemaker in Ballinloch 

. . . Janet MacLeod in Achunahanait 5 Jan. 

2. Angus Campbell, tailor, late R. F. . . . Isobel Campbell, 

both in Durin 10 Feb. 

3. Robert Ross, blacksmith in Balnaceil, from Kilmuir easter 

and parish of Loggie in Ross-shire . . . Barbara Camp- 
bell [daur. of] Donald Campbell, Grange in Achuna- 
hanait 10 Feb. 

4. John Mackintosh, alias Maceanicenicalistericnish, late R. F. 

in Durin, . . . Mary MacLeod in Ceannabin 3 Mar. 

5. Angus Rose in Hope . . . Katharine Sutherland there 10 Mar. 

6. James MacLeod in Hope . . . Flory Mackay there 14 Mar, 



74 Parish Register of Durness. [1764- 18 14. 

7. James Mackay in Hope . . . Katharine Mackay there 19 Mar. 

8. Angus MacLeod, weaver, late R. F. in Achunahanait . . . 

Marion-Mary Ann Mackay, alias nin Robmaceanmac- 
uilammacneil, a young widow in Achumore 30 Mar. 

9. Donald Mackay in Hope . . . Flory Mackay there 24 April 

10. Hugh Calder in Dalindown . . . Katharine Mackenzie, 

Badavoir 18 June 

11. Kenneth Sutherland, late R. F. Grenadier, Keoldale . . . 

Fairly Dunn, Achuchairn 19 June 

12. Alexander Calder in Strath more . . . Effy Mackay, Badna- 

hachlash 30 June 

13. Hugh Mackay in Cuil-doil-ruaidh . . . Effy Mackay in 

Dalindown 2 July 

14. Captain Mackay John Scobie in the East India Company 

service, Melness . . . Miss Barbara Mackay, daur. of 

Major Donald Mackay, Esquire, Erriboll 29 July 

15. John Campbell, tacksman of Clashneach . . . Miss Barbara 

Morison, Erribol, niece of Major Donald Mackay, 
Erriboll 5 Aug. 

16. Alexander Munro, a young man in Knoc-Erriboll, late R. F. 

. . . Mary Mackintosh 9 Sept. 

17. John Mackintosh, a very young man . . . Caroline Mackay 22 Dec. 

1804. 

1. Alexander Munro, tailor, volunteer, Uaighcheabhie . . . 

Katharine Morison, daur. of John Morison, Islandhall 6 July 

2. Alexander Bethune (in the parish since Whitsunday, certi- 

fied from the parish of Kincardine) . . . Barabara 
Mackay, alias nin Robmhiller, in Keoldale 6 Nov. 

3. Donald Campbell in Achugharasaide . . . Isobel Mackay, 

Erriboll 26 Oct. 

4. Robert Murray, volunteer, a young lad in Saingomore . . . 

Katharine Morison in Rispond (from Lewes) 14 Dec. 

5. Donald Mackay, pensioner, Erriboll . . . Margaret Mackay, 

H unlearn 20 Dec. 

6. Robert Mackay . . . Mary Mackay, both in Hope 20 Dec. 

7. William Campbell, alias Maceanicolicalister, volunteer, a 

young man in Durin . . . Rachel Sutherland, a young 
woman in Balamhulich 25 Dec. 

8. Angus MacDonald from Melnessside . . . Dol Mackay, daur. 

to Angus Mackay, miller, Badilhavish 27 Dec. 

1805. 

1. Donald Morison, Fonziedale, Eddrachilis . . . Barbara 

White, Keoldale 26 Mar. 

2. Kenneth Sutherland in Durin . . . Margaret Mackay, Uai- 

beg 29 Mar. 

3. Thomas Garry, late Knocbreack, from Caithness . . . Mary 

MacLeod, alias nin Nishmacuilammachustian, in Bal- 
amhulich 6 July 

4. Edward Morison, Ceannabinn, Enlisted in the Royal Army 

of Defence . . . Ann Murray in Saingomore 17 Aug. 

5. Thomas MacLeod in Saingobeg, Enlisted in the Ro>al 

Army of Defence . . . Catharine Mackay, Clashneach 17 Aug. 

6. Donald Morison in Ceannabinn . . . Catharine Sutherland 

in Achunahanait 23 Nov. 

1806. 
1. William Campbell, shepherd from New Cumnock, Shire of 
Ayr . . . Margaret, commonly Minie Mackay, Uaigh- 
beg I Aug. 



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2. Angus Mackay, alias Macdhonilicrob, Craigie, parish of 

Tongue, lately in Hope . . . Barbara Mackay, alias nin 
Nishmachustianmacrory in Uaighbeg, parish of Diur- 
ness 26 Dec. 

3. Donald Mackay, tailor, Ceannabinn . . . Isobel Mackay, 

Inveran 26 Dec. 

1807. 

1. Hector Mackay, Kaolin . . . Mary Campbell, Portchamil 5 Jan. 

2. James MacLeod, soldier . . . Bessey Mackay, Strathbeg .... 

3. George MacLeod, soldier . . . Christian MacLeod in 

Strathmore 16 Mar. 

4. John Mackay from Scale, parish of Reay, here two years 

preceding Whitsunday last . . . Ann Mackay, alias 
'Dolicneil 18 Aug. 

5. John Mackay, alias MacuilammachustianicolicGilbert, Dal- 

indun . . . Catharine Mackay, alias nin Dolicneil, 
Phaolin 3 Sept. 

6. John MacLeod in Hope . . . Elspet Mackay in Arnoboll, 

certified by Mr. William Findlater 27 Nov. 

1808. 

1. Donald White in Clashneach . . . Ann Ross in Saingo 5 Feb. 

2. William Mackenzie (son to Hugh M., tenant at Blaid), 

shepd. at Glendow . . . Margaret Mackay, daur. to 

John Mackay, alias Macuistean, Elder, Strathmore 28 July 

3. Adam Johnston, shepd., Mussal . . . C . . . Mackay, daur. 

of Hugh Mackay, Bowman, Mussal 28 July 

4. Donald Campbell, alias Macdhonilgrashich, in Achunahan- 

ait . . . Bessie Mackay in Strathbeg, certified to be 
married 21 Dec. 

1809. 

1. Hugh Mackay, shepherd in Glashbhine, from parish of 

Lairg . . . Janet Mackenzie, Skerracha 3 Feb. 

2. Hugh Campbell, shepherd in Sartigrim . . . Margaret Mackay 

Achugaraside, Erriboll, married by Mr. W. Findlater 10 Feb. 

3. James Dunn, Kainer, Lochlaxford . . . Barbara Mackay, 

daur. to George Mackay, H unlearn 24 April 

4. John Robertson, shepherd from [ ] in 

Shinnins . . . Susanna Swanson, 1 Balnaceill 22 Sept. 

5. Kenneth Mackay. Abrach, shoemaker in Hunleam . . . 

Barbara Mackay, alias Nin Adam, dairymaid to Mrs. 
Mackay, Erriboll 15 Dec. 

6" Robert Mackay, alias Miller, Chelsea pensioner, in Saingo- 

bey . . . Margaret Campbell in Durin 30 Dec. 

1810. 

1. Hugh Macpherson, weaver in Durin . . . Lucie Mackay, 

from the Estate of Strathy, parish of Farr 16 Feb. 

2. Revd. William Findlater, missionary minr. of Eddrachilis, 

Diurness and Tongue . . . Mary Thomson, 4th surviv- 
ing daur. of Revd. John Thomson, minr. of Diurness 15 Mar. 

3. William Ross, son to George Ross, tenant at Hope . . . 

Barbara Mackay, daur. to John Mackay, alias 
M'Eachin, catechist, Achinlochie 15 June 

4. Alexander Morrison, son to John Morrison, tenant at . . . 

Ashirbeg . . . Barbara Mackay, daur. to Donald 
Mackay, alias M'Eoin, Faolin 28 Nov. 

5. Donald Mackay, son to George Mackay, Strathbeg . . . Ann 

Gunn, Lochsuian 21 Dec. 

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1811. 

1. David Mackay, Herd at Blaid . . . Marion MacLeod, daur. 

to Donald MacLeod, alias Ceannich, tenant at 
Crannich, Strath more 28 Feb. 

2. William Ross, weaver, Saingomore . . . Eupham Campbell 

in Craigiemhulin 20 Mar. 

3. John Mackay (weaver), alias Macnishmacustianmacrory, in 

Saingomore . . . Ann Murray, widow of Edward 
Morrison, Saingobeg 22 Mar. 

4. William Mackay (brother to David above) . . . Barbara 

Mackay, step daur. to Robert Mackay, alias M'Ruarie, 

tenant and miller at Crannich 16 Aug. 

5. Angus Sutherland, a young man in his father's house in 

Saingomore . . . Barbara Mackay, daur. of Robert 
Mackay, Saingo 25 Dec. 

6. George M'Intosh, alias More, servt. to Mr. Dunlop at Balna- 

keil . . . Mary Mackay N'ic Huistean IcRuarie in 
Saingomore 27 Dec. 

1812. 

1. Hugh Gunn, Skinnid, parish of Tongue . . . Mary MacLeod 

in Hope 3 Jan. 

2. Donald Munro, Leadglass . . . Catherine Mackay, daur. 

to Donald Mackay, alias Macneil, Carnmore 10 Jan. 

3. Angus Munro, Herd, Fraskill . . . Marion Munro, daur. to 

James Munro, weaver, Erribol 17 Feb. 

4. William Wood, shepd., Dalvichie, parish of Lairg . . . Ann 

Mac.Culloch, daur. to Thomas MacCulloch, Balam- 

hulich 29 Feb. 

5. William Morrison, alias MacRuarie, shepd., Dal-parf . . . 

Fairly Macpherson, Clashneach at Portchamil 27 Mar. 

6. John Mackenzie, alias Og, shepherd, Grudie . . . Isobell 

Macpherson, sister to Fairly above, at Clashneach, by 

Rev. J. Mackenzie, Eddras 27 Mar. 

7. John Mackay, alias Gresich, near Ribigil, parish of Tongue 

. . . Henny Mackenzie, daur. to James Mackenzie, 

tenant at Arnoboll 3 April 

8 Angus Sutherland, Hope from parish of Tongue 17 April 

9. William Wilson, shepd., Balnakeil . . . Jean Mackay, daur. 

to George Mackay, Abrach, Portchamil . . . May 

10. John Kelly, an old man, a widower, from the Heights of 

Assynt Mackay, Achumore 30 June 

11. George Mackenzie, Arnoboll . . . Barbara Mackenzie, 

Badmheoir 3 July 

12. Sergt. George Mackay, Arnoboll, 78th Regt. . . . Catherine 

Mackay, Badilhavish 25 July 

13. Hugh Mackay, wright in H unlearn . . . Effy Mackay, 

Hunleam 14 Aug. 

14. John Mackenzie, Balmenach, Erriboll . . . Betty Mackay, 

daur. to Kenneth Mackay, Hunleam 20 Nov. 

15. James Mackay, M'Rerie, Essandu . . . Christian Mackay, 

Faolin 20 Nov. 

16. William Mackay, Dalnaherve . . . Barbara Mackay, Knock 27 Nov. 



18*3- 

1. George Sutherland, merchant, Clashneach . . . Jean Mac- 
Leod at Ceanlochbirvie (by Rev. H. Mackenzie, Tongue) 2 Mar, 



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2. Robert Mac . . . Eddrachilis . . . Miss Betsy Thomson, 

Balnakeil .... 

3. George Mackay, shepd., parish of Tongue . . . Grace 

Morrison, Strathmore (married in Tongue) 28 May 

4. Alexander Morrison, widower, Strathmore . . . Mary Mac- 

Kenzie, servt, Erriboll 15 June 

5. Donald Morrison, Strathmore . . . Marion Mackay, 

Hunleam 14 Sept. 

(Baptized their child same day.) 

6. John Mackenzie, servt., Erriboll . . . Catherine Calder, daur. 

to William Calder, Polla 29 Oct. 

7 Angus Mackay Mackenzie, farm servant, Knockbreack . . . 

EfTy Macpherson, Durin 24 Dec. 

1814. 

1. Donald Mackay, Macdholicneil, Faolin . . . Vere Mackay, 

Blardu 29 Jan. 

2. William Mackay, tenant at Badnahachlais . . . Ann Mackay, 

his cousin 22 Feb. 

3. Robert Macrob Mackay, Arnuble . . . Janet MacLeod, a 

widow from Farr (married at Farr by Mr. Dingwall) 29 Mar. 

4. Hugh Mackay, Dalnahirve . . . Catherine Calder, Strath- 

more (married by Mr. Mackenzie, Tongue) 15 April 

5. George Mackay, Macdhonil, servt., Borley . . . Margaret 

Morrison, 1 alias Nin Eachin, Clashneach 31 Dec. 

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