The Wigtownshire Pages, Penninghame Census of 1851 Transcription, transcribed by Jim McLay
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Parish of Penninghame - 895
Census of 1851

Transcribed by Jim McLay

The following census information was transcribed from Crown public records by Mr. Jim McLay. Though every effort was made to retain the integrity of the census, we assume no responsibilities for errors, or omissions. This is a finding tool, carefully entered and generously donated by a fellow researcher. As good research practice, we encourage those who find promising leads in the material to verify the entries by examining the census films.


We wish to thank Mr. Jim McLay for the contribution of his transcription of the Crown's public records: Parish of Penninghame, Census of 1851.

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Date of Census

The census was taken March 30th, 1851.

Place Names Appearing within Transcription

  1. Page 1 of transcription: Back Road house, Hospital, Gorbals, Millburn cottage, Bellevue, Saw mill, CottonMill
  2. Page 2 of transcription: Main Street, Gorbals, Old Bridge End, Saltbox brae, Saltbox brae house, McHaffie's Row, St Ninian's, Corsbie House, Little Corsbie, Back Road, Corsbie Cottage, Galloway Arms, Main Street, Back house, Bridgend
  3. Page 3 of transcription: High Street and Main street
  4. Page 4 of transcription: High Street, Fordmouth, Old Mason Lodge, Back Road, Infant School, School of Industry, New Town
  5. Page 5 of transcription: Glenluce Road (old), G.R. Manse of Pen., G.R.Schoolhouse, Wigtown Road (up to number 27)
  6. Page 6 of transcription:28 Wigtown Road to 35, Penninghame House,Glenhaple, Kirkhabal, Knockvill, Bridge of Cree House
  7. Page 7 of transcription: Meikle Elrig, Barbuchany, Little Elrig, South Barnkirk, Barbuchany, Glenvogie, Hazlie Green, Knockbrex, Black Park, Slate Row, Glebe, Marshall's Cottage, Blackpark, Birskeoch, Glassnock, Benfield, Moorhead, Little Eldrig, Little Blackquarter, Garwauchie, South Barbuchany, East Barbuchany, West Barrhill
  8. Page 8 of transcription: Mulloch, Drumtarlie House, Drumtarlie, Corwarhill, Culbrattan, Corwar Hill, Barlauchlin, Barlauchlan Bridge, Bartrostan, Barvennan, Barwharran, The Mains, Carty, High Barr, Nether Barr, East Barhill, Threve to 3rd Threve, Baraughan, Grange, Barachan, Killchrist, Killiemore
  9. Page 9 of transcription: Killiemore, Grange
  10. Page 10 of transcription: Glishnock, Lordnoch, Carty Tileworks, High Baltersan, Baltersan, Carsenestock, Polwhilly, Grange

Information on the Census

The following fields are found on this transcription:

Explanation how to use this Census Transcription

Searching for a Name

There are two ways of looking for a particular surname within the census:

Census Index for the 1851

For those who would like to see the census broken down by surnames, we suggest trying the index created from the transcription. This finding aid details all the surnames found within the census, listed in alphabetical order, with reference to which page the full entry will be found on the transcription. Once on the transcription page, it will speed up things to use the Ctr+F function described below. Those who cannot use that function, may choose instead to scroll through the page, looking for the entry. Looking through all the entries gives a 'feel' to the neighbourhood, and may turn up 'son-in-laws' or daughter-in-laws to be. To use this index, click here to go to Search

Windows Find:

While in Windows, look through each of the 10 pages of Jim McLay's transcription, using the Ctl+F function. To do this hit the keys "control" and "f" at the same time. A pop up window will appear on the screen, titled Find. In the box, type in the actual surname or a portion of the surname, and click return. The first available record with matching text will be highlighted on the transcription page. Click "find next" for for subsequent displays on the page. This is useful when one considers spelling variations of a surname. Before leaving this page, while still centered on this paragraph, try using it. Hit control and f at the same time. Look for the word 'search'. It should take you to the top of the page. Click find again, and you'll find the word 'researcher' highlighted. See it's usefulness?

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