1826 Lochbroom Militia List

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1826 Lochbroom Militia List

INTRODUCTION

The info in this file comes primarly from a manuscript in the National Archives of Scotland in the Cromartie Estate papers. It, along with the 1825 and 1827 lists, is part of a bundle of papers identified as GD 305/2/557 A historian in Scotland, Malcolm Bangor-Jones (Malcolm.Bangor-Jones@scotland.gsi.gov.uk), has obtained and mailed me a photocopy.

The papers are copyright till 31 December 2039 by the Earl of Cromartie. Alan McKenzie (alan@mkz.com), the Earl's Lieutenant in Canada and editor of the Clan MacKenzie Canada newsletter, has contacted the Earl and received permission and encouragement to reproduce the list in database form on the internet, this file.

The Militia List was supposed to record every male in the Parish from 16 to 60, but clearly from other records such as newspaper reports and fathers named in christenings in the Parish Register there are people missing. The list goes to "526", but two numbers were omitted, and two listings have the same number, so there are 525 names.

Surnames in the list usually used the form "Mc", rather than "Mac". However, often the letter "c" was underlined with a double dot below, a common contraction at that time indicating a dropped vowell, syllable, or letters. For this file those cases are transcribed withg the "c" in superscript, underlined.

Likewise "Roderick" is often "Rodk", and "Donald" as "Dond", with double dots under the last letter. Possibly in a later version of this file I might expand all such contractions.

Reasons for exemption included supporting three or more children, unfortunately for genealogists all with such an exemption were simply recorded as "3 Children".

Here is a surname breakdown of the 1826 Lochbroom Militia List;

MacKenzie (155)
MacLeod (90)
Campbell (29 + 4 MacIvers)
MacDonald (31)
MacLean (29)
Fraser (22)
MacRae (18)
Ross (18)
Munro (14)
Cameron (12)
Urquhart (12)
MacLennan (9)
Stewart (8)
Matheson (6)
Morison (6)
Bethune (4)
Grant (4)
MacAulay (4)
MacGregor (4)
Graham (3)
Kerr (3)
MacKay (3)
MacLea (3)
Rose (3)
Roy (3)
MacPhail (2)
MacPherson (2)
Bain (2)
Baird (1)
Bounds (1)
Carmichael (1)
Cumming (1)
Davidson (1)
Dawson (1)
Ferguson (1)
Forbes (1)
Imack (1)
MacBeath (1)
MacMartin (1)
MacMillan (1)
MacNab (1)
Mose (1)
Nicolson (1)
Robertson (1)
Scott (1)
Sinclair (1)
Tolmie (1)
Watson (1)
Watt (1)
William (1)

And here is a forename breakdown of the 1826 Lochbroom Militia List;

John (94)
Alexander (93)
Donald (55)
Murdoch (47)
Roderick (43)
Kenneth (38)
William (25)
George (15)
Duncan (14)
Hugh (11)
Angus (11)
Colin (10)
James (10)
Thomas (9)
Simon (8)
Hector (7)
Norman (5)
Charles (4)
Finlay (3)
Lachlin (3)
Evander (2)
Farquhar (2)
Henry (2)
Niel (2)
Robert (2)
Allan (1)
Andrew (1)
David (1)
Dugald (1)
Gillies (1)
Louis (1)
Malcolm (1)
Miles (1)
Paul (1)
Peter (1)

No page with a header was sent to me, but I suspect there was one similar to the 1825 list which was headed;

Militia
Schedule B
Parish of Lochbroom

Militia list made pursuant to the directions of sundry Acts for raising a Militia Force in Scotland

The list has nine columns;



No.                    [ The list is consecutive from 1 to 526 ]
Name
Rank or Occupation
Residence
Age                    [ Two columns used, left hand marked
                          as Under 30, right as Above 30 ]
Infirmity or Unfitness for Service
Ground of Exemption claimed
Remarks

Many of the places have only a few names listed, so creating a jump table based on communities has not been used in this file, instead the names are presented simply in the order they appear.

However, as each person listed was given a consecutive number, I have used that as an identifier, and when some other file refers to a person as being on this list, the referral will use that number. For instance, a link to my gt-gt-grandfather, Donald MacDonald, will say he is in the 1825 Militia list at 25militia-167.

I am Donald MacDonald-Ross, owner of these webfiles, this file is linked from my genealogy introduction file. My contact info is here; CONTACT INFO


No Name Rank or Occupation Residence Age Infirmity or Unfitness for Ground of Exemption Claim
Notes from and to other sources
1 John MacRae Shepherd Lupmatuck Under 30 Placename likely mistranscribed
2 William MacKenzie Shepherd Stroan Above 30
3 Kenneth MacKenzie Residenter Fascrinick Under 30
4 Miles MacLennan Servant Fascrinick Under 30 Unique use of the forename for the area, may be mistranscribed
5 Murdoch Bain Shepherd Lochybroom Under 30
6 William Matheson Shepherd Lochybroom Under 30
7 Kenneth Matheson Shepherd Achandrean Above 30 Placename might be mistranscribed
8 John MacKenzie Tenant Ledinaclar Under 30
9 Alexander MacKenzie Shepherd Ledinaclar Under 30
10 Alexander MacLennan Tenant Ledinaclar Above 30

No Name Rank or Occupation Residence Age Infirmity or Unfitness for Ground of Exemption Claim
Notes from and to other sources
11 John Campbell Carpenter Ledinaclar Under 30 Lame Exempt
12 Kenneth Campbell Tenant Ledinaclar Above 30 Constable Exempt
13 Colin MacRae Tenant Braemore Above 30
14 Donald MacRae Tenant Ledinaclar Above 30 No surname written, my assumption it was same as previous
15 Alexander Cameron Weaver Ledinaclar Above 30
16 Finlay Munro Tenant Braemore Above 30
17 Alexander Fraser Tenant Braemore Above 30
18 Donald Ross Shepherd Braemore Under 30
19 Donald Fraser Residenter Braemore Above 30
20 John Rose Residenter Braemore Under 30

No Name Rank or Occupation Residence Age Infirmity or Unfitness for Ground of Exemption Claim
Notes from and to other sources
21 Roderick MacDonald Residenter Braemore Above 30 3 Children
22 Roderick MacKenzie Residenter Braemore Under 30
23 Alexander Cameron Residenter Glackour Above 30
24 Donald Munro Tailor Glackour Above 30
25 Alexander Campbell Tenant Glackour Above 30 3 Children
26 John MacKenzie Tenant Glackour Above 30 3 Children
27 Donald MacDonald Residenter Braemore Under 30
28 Donald MacDonald Tenant Foy Above 30
29 Kenneth MacKenzie Tenant Foy Above 30 3 Children
30 John MacLennan Tenant Foy Above 30 3 Children

No Name Rank or Occupation Residence Age Infirmity or Unfitness for Ground of Exemption Claim
Notes from and to other sources
31 Donald Fraser Piper Achylunachan Under 30
32 Donald Fraser occup Achylunachan Under 30
33 Roderick Cameron Residenter Achylunachan Under 30 Blind of an eye Exempt
34 Duncan Campbell Residenter Achylunachan Under 30
35 Kenneth Campbell Tenant Achylunachan Above 30 3 Children
36 Alexander Cameron Tenant Achylunachan Above 30
37 Donald MacKenzie Weaver Achylunachan Under 30
38 John Fraser Foxhunter Achylunachan Above 30 3 Children
39 John Morison ??????? Achylunachan Above 30 3 Children Occupation unclear
40 Roderick MacKenzie Tenant Achylunachan Above 30 3 Children

No Name Rank or Occupation Residence Age Infirmity or Unfitness for Ground of Exemption Claim
Notes from and to other sources
41 Farquhar MacKenzie Tenant Achylunachan Above 30 3 Children
42 Alexander MacKenzie Tenant Achylunachan Above 30 3 Children
43 Alexander MacKenzie Esqr Tacksman Inverbroom Above 30
44 Alexander MacKenzie Servant to Mr MacKenzie Inverbroom Under 30
45 John Watson Carpenter Croftown Above 30 3 Children
46 William Morison Tenant Croftown Above 30
47 Alexander Munro Residenter Croftown Above 30
48 Alexander Munro Tenant Croftown Above 30 3 Children
49 Roderick Fraser Tenant Croftown Above 30 Blind of an eye Exempt
50 Alexander Cameron Tenant Croftown Above 30

No Name Rank or Occupation Residence Age Infirmity or Unfitness for Ground of Exemption Claim
Notes from and to other sources
51 Hugh MacDonald Residenter Croftown Above 30
52 Roderick Cameron Tenant Croftown Above 30
53 John MacLeod Tenant Croftown Above 30 3 Children
54 John Morison Tenant Croftown Above 30 3 Children
55 John MacKenzie Tenant Fuibeg Above 30 Place may be "Luibeg" or "Suibeg"
56 Alexander MacKenzie Residenter Kirkton Under 30
57 Roderick MacKenzie Tenant Kirkton Above 30
58 Hugh Urquhart Gardener Kirkton Above 30
59 Colin MacKenzie Farm Servant Kirkton Under 30
60 Kenneth MacKay Labourer Kirkton Above 30 3 Children

No Name Rank or Occupation Residence Age Infirmity or Unfitness for Ground of Exemption Claim
Notes from and to other sources
61 John Morison Shoemaker Kirkton Above 30
62 George Forbes Residenter Balblair Under 30 Marked Exempt, with no reason given!
63 John MacLennan Weaver Balblair Above 30 Deformed Exempt
64 John Urquhart Apprentice Balblair Under 30
65 Roderick MacLean Apprentice Balblair Under 30
66 Murdoch MacLean Merchant Balblair Above 30
67 Roderick MacLennan Residenter Balblair Above 30 Sickly Exempt
68 Donald MacLeod Farm Servant Balblair Above 30
69 Evan Cumming Shepherd Balblair Above 30 3 Children
70 David Scott Residenter Inverlael Under 30 Sickly

No Name Rank or Occupation Residence Age Infirmity or Unfitness for Ground of Exemption Claim
Notes from and to other sources
71 Duncan Ferguson Shepherd Duchorie Above 30 3 Children
72 Andrew MacPherson Residenter Ardcharnich Under 30
73 Kenneth Munro Weaver Ardcharnich Above 30 3 Children
74 George MacKenzie Tenant Ardcharnich Under 30
75 Murdoch Fraser Tailor Ardcharnich Under 30
76 Donald Morison Tenant Ardcharnich Above 30
77 Donald Ross Junr Residenter Ardcharnich Under 30
78 Roderick MacDonald Tenant Ardcharnich Above 30
79 Roderick MacKenzie Residenter Ardcharnich Above 30
80 Murdoch MacKenzie Residenter Ardcharnich Under 30

No Name Rank or Occupation Residence Age Infirmity or Unfitness for Ground of Exemption Claim
Notes from and to other sources
81 Donald MacLeod Residenter Ardcharnich Under 30
82 Murdoch MacLean Residenter Ardcharnich Under 30
83 Donald MacLeod Residenter Ardcharnich Above 30
84 John MacDonald Vintner Ardcharnich Above 30 Occupation might be mistranscribed
85 Alexander Ross Residenter Ardcharnich Under 30
86 Duncan Ross Residenter Ardcharnich Under 30
87 Roderick Campbell Residenter Ardcharnich Under 30
88 John Campbell Residenter Ardcharnich Under 30
89 Thomas Campbell Residenter Ardcharnich Under 30
90 Alexander Urquhart Tenant Ardcharnich Under 30

No Name Rank or Occupation Residence Age Infirmity or Unfitness for Ground of Exemption Claim
Notes from and to other sources
91 John MacLean Tenant Ardcharnich Above 30 3 Children
92 Murdoch MacLeod Tenant Ardcharnich Above 30
93 Kenneth MacLean Tenant Leckmelm Above 30
94 Alexander Campbell Tenant Leckmelm Above 30 3 Children
95 Donald MacLeod Residenter Leckmelm Above 30
96 Murdoch MacLean Tenant Leckmelm Above 30 3 Children
97 Lachlin Cameron Tenant Leckmelm Under 30
98 John Cameron Residenter Leckmelm Under 30
99 William Cameron Residenter Leckmelm Under 30
100 Norman MacLeod Residenter Leckmelm Under 30

No Name Rank or Occupation Residence Age Infirmity or Unfitness for Ground of Exemption Claim
Notes from and to other sources
101 John Campbell Residenter Leckmelm Above 30 3 Children
102 Alexander Campbell Tenant Leckmelm Above 30
103 Murdoch MacKenzie Residenter Leckmelm Under 30
104 William MacLean Residenter Leckmelm Under 30
105 John MacKenzie, Junr Tenant Leckmelm Above 30 3 Children
106 John MacLeod Residenter Leckmelm Under 30
107 John MacDonald Senr Residenter Leckmelm Above 30 Pensioner Exempt
108 Alexander MacKenzie Blacksmith Leckmelm Above 30 3 Children
109 Donald MacKenzie Residenter Leckmelm Under 30
110 Finlay Bethune Residenter Leckmelm Under 30 Forename might be mistranscribed

No Name Rank or Occupation Residence Age Infirmity or Unfitness for Ground of Exemption Claim
Notes from and to other sources
111 Duncan Bethune Weaver Leckmelm Under 30
112 Murdoch MacLean Tenant Leckmelm Above 30
113 Hector Munro Servant to Mr MacMartin Leckmelm Above 30
114 Alexander MacLean Schoolmaster Leckmelm Under 30 Marked Exempt, no reason given
115 Simon MacKenzie Tenant Leckmelm Above 30
116 Donald MacMartin Tacksman Leckmelm Above 30 Above Age Exempt
117 Donald MacLennan Labourer Letter Above 30 3 Children
118 Lachlin Rose Tenant Letter Above 30 3 Children
119 William MacDonald Tenant Letter Above 30 Pensioner Exempt
120 John MacKenzie Tenant Letter Under 30

No Name Rank or Occupation Residence Age Infirmity or Unfitness for Ground of Exemption Claim
Notes from and to other sources
121 Alexander MacKenzie Weaver Letter Above 30
122 Alexander MacKenzie Tailor Letter Above 30 3 Children
123 John MacNab Tenant Ardindrean Above 30 3 Children
124 Colin MacDonald Tenant Ardindrean Above 30 3 Children
125 Murdoch MacKenzie Tenant Ardindrean Above 30
126 John MacMillan Schoolmaster Ardindrean Under 30 Marked Exempt, no reason given
127 Alexander Fraser Residenter Riroy Above 30
128 Hector Munro Fisher Riroy Above 30
129 Alexander Munro Residenter Riroy Above 30
130 John Munro Fisher Riroy Above 30

No Name Rank or Occupation Residence Age Infirmity or Unfitness for Ground of Exemption Claim
Notes from and to other sources
131 Angus MacDonald Tenant Blarnalivach Above 30 3 Children
132 Kenneth MacLennan Tenant Blarnalivach Above 30
133 John MacKenzie Jun Tenant Blarnalivach Above 30
134 William MacKenzie Tenant Blarnalivach Under 30
135 Alexander MacLeod Tenant Blarnalivach Above 30 A Fool Exempt
136 John MacKenzie Senr Residenter Blarnalivach Above 30
137 John MacKenzie, Tertius Residenter Blarnalivach Above 30
138 Donald MacKenzie Residenter Blarnalivach Under 30
139 Kenneth MacKenzie Residenter Blarnalivach Above 30
140 Farquhar MacLeod Residenter Blarnalivach Above 30

No Name Rank or Occupation Residence Age Infirmity or Unfitness for Ground of Exemption Claim
Notes from and to other sources
141 Angus MacKenzie Tenant Blarnalivach Above 30 3 Children
142 Murdoch Munro Residenter Riroy Above 30 Sickly for many years Exempt
143 Finlay MacRae Tenant Newtown Above 30 3 Children
144 Roderick MacKenzie Tenant Newtown Above 30 3 Children
145 Hugh Ross Tenant Newtown Above 30
146 John MacKenzie Residenter Newtown Above 30 Lame of one hand Exempt
147 Alexander MacRae Herdsman Dundonnel Above 30
148 William Sinclair Grieve Dundonnel Above 30
149 Alexander Grant Labourer Dundonnel Under 30
150 James MacKenzie Labourer Dundonnel Under 30

No Name Rank or Occupation Residence Age Infirmity or Unfitness for Ground of Exemption Claim
Notes from and to other sources
151 Donald MacLean Senr Labourer Dundonnel Under 30
152 John MacKenzie Senr Labourer Dundonnel Under 30
153 Donald MacLean Junr Beat-boy Dundonnel Under 30 Occupation might be "Boat-boy"
154 John MacKenzie Junr Sawyer Dundonnel Under 30
155 Angus MacDonald Labourer Gardener Dundonnel Under 30
156 Alexander MacKenzie Shepherd Dundonnel Under 30
157 Kenneth MacKenzie Shepherd Dundonnel Under 30
158 Alexander Campbell Servant Dundonnel Under 30
159 William MacKenzie Tenant Badraillach

Above 30

3 Children
160 William Fraser Tenant Badraillach Above 30

No Name Rank or Occupation Residence Age Infirmity or Unfitness for Ground of Exemption Claim
Notes from and to other sources
161 Colin MacKenzie Tenant Badraillach Above 30
162 Kenneth MacKay Tenant Badraillach Above 30
163 John MacLeod Tenant Rireach Above 30 3 Children
164 Donald MacKenzie Tenant Rireach Above 30 3 Children
165 Donald Fraser Tailor Rireach Above 30
166 Murdoch MacKenzie Tenant Rireach Above 30 3 Children
167 John MacKenzie Fisher Rireach Above 30 3 Children
168 Alexander MacDonald Fisher Rireach Above 30
169 John MacKenzie Tenant Bracklach Under 30
170 Kenneth MacKenzie Residenter Bracklach Under 30

No Name Rank or Occupation Residence