Monday, 2 November 2015

1826 Militia Lists

1826 Loth & Kildonan Militia List 

Parish of Loth: Militia List, made pursuant to the Directions of sundry Acts for raising a Militia Force in Scotland 1826. Transcribed from original papers by Malcolm Bangor - Jones and adapted for use here by Christine Stokes.
As you can see this list was created in Loth parish but as so many of the places named are nowadays part of Kildonan it should be read as both. There is also at least one entry that refers to a place in Clyne parish.
Surname followed by name, rank or occupation, residence, whether the person is aged under or over 30 years plus any notes regarding infirmity of unfitness for service or grounds of exemption claimed. It may look as though I have duplicated some names but there was that number of men with that name in that place. As usual all Mc and Mac names are shown here as Mac.

Note: where it states a man had 3 children under 10, I think we can take that as 3 being the number which allowed him to opt out – he may have had more! Where a man is aged over 30 it means he is less than 45. Where he is said to be under 30 he is over 18 and less than 30. The sworn statement which appears at the end of the original claims this list to be all the men residing within the Parish of Loth between the ages of 18 & 45. This makes it a very useful list. Good indication of the surnames in a particular area also. 

ALLAN
David, wright, Port Gower, over 30; William, Culgower, over 30 – insanity

ARMSTRONG
Charles, shepherd, Cracaig, over 30

BAIN
Alexander, cooper, Helmsdale, over 30; James (Bayne), servant, Cracaig; over 30; William, cooper, Helmsdale, under 30

BANNERMAN
Alexander, senior, labourer, Marrel, over 30; Alexander, labourer, Marrel, over 30; Alexander, labourer, West Helmsdale, over 30, a dislocated hand; Alexander, labourer, West Helmsdale, under 30; Alexander, labourer, West Helmsdale, over 30, pensioner; Alexander, labourer, West Helmsdale, over 30; Alexander, labourer, Port Gower, under 30; Alexander, West Garty, over 30 – insanity; David, senior, labourer, Marrel, under 30!; David, junior, labourer, Marrel, under 30; Dugald, labourer, Lothbeg, over 30; George, labourer, Lothbeg, under 30; James, shoemaker, Helmsdale, under 30; John, labourer, Navidale, under 30; John, labourer, Navidale, over 30; John, labourer, Navidale, under 30; John, labourer, Helmsdale, 3 children under 10 – not worth 50L; John, labourer, West Helmsdale, over 30; John, junior, labourer, West Helmsdale, under 30; John, labourer, West Helmsdale, under 30; John, labourer, Gartymore, over 30 – 3 children under 10 – not worth 50L; William, vintner, Helmsdale, over 30 – pensioner

BELL
Robert, fish curer, Helmsdale, over 30

BETHUNE
John, tailor, East Helmsdale, over 30, dull of hearing

BRUCE
Adam, labourer, Port Gower, over 30; Donald, labourer, Marrel, under 30; Donald, labourer, Port Gower, over 30; Hugh, labourer, East Helmsdale, over 30; Hugh, labourer, Gartymore, under 30; John, labourer, Gartymore, under 30; John, shoemaker, Port Gower, over 30; John, junior, labourer, Port Gower, over 30; Robert, labourer, Gartymore, under 30; William, cooper, Helmsdale, under 30; William, labourer, West Helmsdale, under 30, 3 children under 10, not worth 50L

CAMPBELL
Alexander, servant, Lothbeg, over 30 – serving by substitute; Daniel, farm servant, Helmsdale, under 30; Marcus, cooper, Helmsdale, over 30

CHAPMAN
Alexander, Mr., student in Divinity, Kintradwell, under 30 – ex. formerly

CLUNES
Edward, cooper, Helmsdale, under 30

COOPER
Daniel, cooper, Helmsdale, over 30; William, cooper, Helmsdale, under 30

CORMAG
Burns, miller, Lothbeg, under 30; Hugh, servant, Navidale, under 30

CUTHBERT
John, labourer, Gartymore, over 30 – 3 children under 10 – not worth 50L

DUNCAN
John, Mr., tacksman, West Garty, over 30 – officer on half pay

FERGUSON
John, officer of Excise, Helmsdale, over 30

FORBES
John, cooper, Helmsdale, under 30

FRASER
Adam, labourer, Gartymore, over 30; Adam, labourer, Loth, under 30; Alexander, tailor, Helmsdale, under 30; Alexander, labourer, Gartymore, under 30; Donald, cooper, Helmsdale, under 30; Hugh, port master, Helmsdale, under 30; John, labourer, Gartymore, over 30 – 3 children under 10 – not worth 50L; John, labourer, Kilmote, under 30; John, labourer, Kintradwell, under 30; Robert, cooper, Helmsdale, under 30; Robert, mason, West Helmsdale, under 30; Simon, mason, Helmsdale, under 30; William, merchant, Helmsdale, under 30; William, labourer, Gartymore, under 30; William, labourer, Gartymore, under 30

GILCHRIST
Clunes, labourer, Gartymore, over 30; Donald, labourer, Kintradwell, under 30; John, wright, West Helmsdale, over 30 – 3 children under 10 – not worth 50L; John, miller, Port Gower, under 30; Kenneth, labourer, Kintradwell, under 30; Lewis, labourer, Kintradwell, under 30; William, tailor, West Helmsdale, over 30 – 3 children under 10 – not worth 50L; William, wright, Port Gower, under 30; William, labourer, Kintradwell, over 30

GORDON
Andrew, labourer, Lothbeg, under 30; George, cooper, Helmsdale, under 30; George, Kintradwell, under 30; Hugh, labourer, Helmsdale, over 30; James, labourer, Gartymore, over 30; John, labourer, Navidale, over 30; John, labourer, East Helmsdale, under 30; John, labourer, Gartymore, over 30; William, junior, labourer, Navidale, under 30; William, senior, labourer, Navidale, over 30; William, cooper, Helmsdale, under 30

GRANT
Alexander, labourer, Marrel, under 30; John, junior, labourer, Cracaig, under 30; Joseph, labourer, Gartymore, under 30

GRAY
Charles, labourer, Port Gower, over 30 – pensioner; Robert, labourer, Navidale, over 30; William, Gartymore, under 30

GREENSEED
Archibald, butcher, Helmsdale, over 30 – he is about to leave the place

GUNN
Alexander, labourer, West Helmsdale, under 30; Donald, labourer, East Helmsdale, under 30; Donald, shoemaker, West Helmsdale, over 30 – unfit for service; Donald, labourer, Gartymore, over 30; George, labourer, Navidale, under 30, unfit for service; George, junior, cooper, Helmsdale, under 30; George, senior, cooper, Helmsdale, under 30!; George, labourer, West Helmsdale, under 30; James, labourer, West Helmsdale, over 30; John, labourer, Navidale, under 30; John, shoemaker, White Hill, under 30; Robert, labourer, West Helmsdale, over 30; William, labourer, Navidale, under 30; William, labourer, West Helmsdale, over 30 – 3 children under 10 – not worth 50L; William, labourer, Gartymore, under 30

GUTHRIE
David, cooper, Helmsdale, over 30

HENDERSON
George, labourer, Culgower, over 30 – under size; Gordon, labourer, Navidale, aged over 30, serving personally; Hector, wright, Port Gower, under 30; Robert, hostler, Port Gower, under 30

HOUSTON
Thomas Esq., tacksman, Kintradwell, over 30 – Deputy Lt.

INNES
Alexander, cooper, Helmsdale, under 30; James, labourer, White Hill, under 30

JACK
Hugh, tailor, Helmsdale, under 30

LEITH
Robert, Mr., tacksman, Culgower, over 30

MACAULAY
William, labourer & Cooper, East Helmsdale, under 30

MACAW
James, shoemaker, Helmsdale, over 30

MACCULLOCH
Alexander, labourer, Kintradwell, under 30

MACDONALD
Adam, labourer, Navidale, over 30, blind of the right eye; Donald, labourer, West Helmsdale, over 30; Donald, tailor, Helmsdale, over 30; Donald, cooper, Helmsdale, over 30; Finlay, labourer, Kintradwell, over 30; George, cooper, Helmsdale, under 30; Hugh, labourer, Gartymore, over 30 – unfit for service; John, labourer, East Helmsdale, under 30; John, labourer, West Helmsdale, under 30; John, labourer, Kintradwell, under 30; Robert, junior, labourer, Port Gower, under 30 – serving personally; Robert, weaver, Port Gower, under 30; Robert, shoemaker, White Hill, over 30 – served personally; Robert, labourer, Kintradwell, under 30

MACGREGOR
William, malster, Helmsdale, over 30

MACGUNGIL
John, seaman, Helmsdale, over 30 seaman – which seems to be a reason for not serving

MACINTOSH
Alexander, labourer, East Helmsdale, under 30; Alexander, labourer, West Helmsdale, under 30; George, labourer, Cracaig, under 30; Hector, West Helmsdale, over 30 – he walks on crutches; John, labourer, East Helmsdale, over 30; John, tailor, Helmsdale, under 30

MACKAY
Alexander, cooper, Helmsdale, under 30; Alexander, junior, labourer, Gartymore, over 30; Alexander, shepherd, Port Gower, under 30; Alexander, labourer, Kilmote, under 30; Andrew, labourer, East Helmsdale, over 30, pensioner; Andrew, merchant, Helmsdale, over 30; Angus, labourer, White Hill, over 30; Daniel, labourer, West Helmsdale, under 30; Donald, labourer, Gartymore, over 30 – pensioner; Donald, labourer, West Garty, over 30 – lame of a foot; Finlay, labourer, Culgower, over 30; George, labourer, Navidale, under 30; George, cooper, Helmsdale, over 30; George, cooper, Helmsdale, over 30; George, labourer, Marrel, under 30; George, labourer, West Helmsdale, over 30; George, alias Bain, labourer, West Helmsdale, under 30; George, shepherd, Kilmote, under 30; George, shepherd, Lothbeg, under 30; George, servant, Kintradwell, over 30 – in bad health; Hugh, labourer, Helmsdale, over 30, pensioner; James, labourer, East Helmsdale, over 30, pensioner; James, labourer, Loth, over 30 – pensioner; John, vintner, Helmsdale, over 30; John, cooper, Helmsdale, under 30; John, cooper, Helmsdale, under 30; John, labourer, Marrel, under 30; John, labourer, Marrel, over 30; John, labourer, West Helmsdale, over 30, pensioner ; John, dyker, Mid Garty, over 30 – 3 children under 10 – not worth 50L; John, shoemaker, Culgower, over 30 – under size; John, shoemaker, Loth, under 30; John, labourer, Loth, under 30; Neil, cooper, Helmsdale, under 30; Robert, cooper, Helmsdale, over 30; Robert, mason, Helmsdale, over 30; Robert, labourer, Culgower, under 30; Thomas, labourer, West Helmsdale, over 30 – serving by substitute; William, labourer, East Helmsdale, under 30; William, merchant, Helmsdale, over 30, pensioner ; William, cooper, Helmsdale, under 30; William, labourer, Marrel, under 30; William, labourer, West Garty, under 30; William, labourer, Kilmote, under 30; William, labourer, White Hill, under 30; William, labourer, Cracaig, under 30

MACKENZIE
Donald, labourer, East Helmsdale, under 30; Donald, merchant, Helmsdale, over 30; George, labourer, Navidale, under 30; George, junior, labourer, East Helmsdale, over 30; Gordon, cooper, Helmsdale, under 30; Hugh, cooper, Helmsdale, under 30; John, servant, Cracaig, under 30

MACKINNON
William, brewer, Helmsdale, over 30

MACLEAN
Alexander, shoemaker, Helmsdale, over 30; Alexander, miller, Helmsdale, over 30; James, cooper, Helmsdale, over 30; John, Wright, Helmsdale, under 30

MACLEOD
Adam, labourer, West Helmsdale, over 30; Alexander, cooper, Helmsdale, over 30; Angus, labourer, Navidale, under 30; Angus, vintner, Helmsdale, over 30; Angus, labourer, West Helmsdale, over 30; Charles, blacksmith, Helmsdale, over 30; George, labourer, East Helmsdale, over 30, Ex. formerly by his certificate; George, labourer, Gartymore, under 30; Gordon, cooper, Helmsdale, under 30; Hector, wright, West Helmsdale, under 30; Hugh, smith, Cracaig, over 30; John, labourer, East Helmsdale, under 30, short & weak sighted; John, cooper, Helmsdale, under 30; John, cooper, Helmsdale, over 30; John, shoemaker, West Helmsdale, under 30; John, wright, Culgower, under 30; Joseph, labourer, Marrel, over 30, under size; Joseph, labourer, West Helmsdale, over 30; Robert, blacksmith, Culgower, under 30; Simon, labourer, Navidale, under 30; Walter, cooper, Helmsdale, under 30; William, labourer, West Helmsdale, under 30; William, labourer, West Helmsdale, under 30; William, junior, labourer, Marrel, under 30; William, senior, labourer, Marrel, over 30
MACPHERSON
Donald, labourer, Culgower, over 30 – pensioner; Gordon, tailor, East Helmsdale, under 30; Hugh, sawyer, East Helmsdale, over 30; James, labourer, Cracaig, under 30; John, labourer, Navidale, under 30; John, labourer, East Helmsdale, under 30; John, labourer, East Helmsdale, under 30; John, labourer, Gartymore, over 30; John, labourer, Gartymore, under 30 – lame of a foot; Joseph, blacksmith, Gartymore, over 30; Murdoch, labourer, Navidale, under 30; Murdoch, labourer, East Helmsdale, under 30, under size; Robert, cooper, Helmsdale, over 30

MACRAE
Alexander, butcher, Helmsdale, over 30, about to leave the place; Finlay, labourer, West Garty, over 30 - 3 children under 10 – not worth 50L

MANN
Alexander, wright, West Helmsdale, over 30; Charles, wright, West Helmsdale, under 30

MANSON
George, servant, Navidale, under 30, serving personally

MASON
John, baker, Helmsdale, under 30

MATHESON
Adam, cooper, Helmsdale, under 30; Adam, wright, Port Gower, under 30; Adam, mason, Gartymore, under 30; Alexander, labourer, Gartymore, under 30; Donald, labourer, Marrel, under 30; Donald, weaver, Port Gower, under 30; George, labourer, Port Gower, under 30 – serving personally; Hector, Port Gower, over 30; Hugh, smith, Gartymore, under 30; Hugh, labourer, Gartymore, over 30 – 3 children under 10 – not worth 50L; John, labourer, East Helmsdale, over 30; John, labourer, Gartymore, over 30; Robert, cooper, Helmsdale, under 30; Robert, labourer, Port Gower, over 30; Samuel, labourer, Gartymore, under 30; William, labourer, Gartymore, under 30; William, labourer, Port Gower, under 30

MELVILLE
Alexander, labourer, Port Gower, under 30; George, labourer, Port Gower, over 30 – 3 children under 10 – not worth 50L; John, cooper, Helmsdale, under 30; John, shepherd, Culgower, under 30 – under size; Robert, cooper, Helmsdale, under 30; Robert, labourer, Gartymore, over 30

MILLER
Alexander, shepherd, Lothbeg, over 30

MITCHELL
Joseph, labourer, East Helmsdale, over 30, 3 children under 10, not worth 50L and blind of an eye; Rose, labourer, Gartymore, over 30 – 3 children under 10 – not worth 50L; William, labourer, East Helmsdale, over 30, 3 children under 10, not worth 50L; William, cooper, Helmsdale, under 30

MUNRO
Alexander, cooper, Helmsdale, under 30; Angus, labourer, Navidale, under 30; Colin, Kintradwell, under 30; Daniel, teacher, Loth, under 30; Donald, blacksmith, Helmsdale, under 30; George, labourer, Navidale, under 30; James, labourer, West Helmsdale, over 30 – excused, formerly by his certificate; John, wright, Culgower, under 30

MURRAY
Alexander, wright, Helmsdale, under 30; Anderson, shoemaker, Port Gower, under 30; Angus, labourer, West Helmsdale, over 30; David, labourer, Gartymore, over 30 – 3 children under 10 – not worth 50L; George, shoemaker, Gartymore, under 30; George, shoemaker, Port Gower, over 30 - 3 children under 10 – not worth 50L; George, labourer, Port Gower, under 30 – served personally; Hugh, weaver, Port Gower, over 30; James, labourer, Navidale, under 30; James, servant, Cracaig, under 30; John, labourer, East Helmsdale, under 30; John, cooper, Helmsdale, under 30; John, labourer, Gartymore, under 30; John, blacksmith, Culgower, under 30; Lewis, labourer, Marrel, over 30, under size; Sage, shepherd, Navidale, over 30, 3 children under 10 – not worth 50L; Thomas, cooper, Helmsdale, under 30; William, labourer, West Garty, under 30

NOBLE
George, seaman, Helmsdale, over 30 seaman – which seems to be a reason for not serving
William, seaman, Helmsdale, under 30, seaman – which seems to be a reason for not serving

OLIVER
John, shepherd, Kintradwell, over 30 - 3 children under 10 – not worth 50L

POLSON
Alexander, labourer, Navidale, aged over 30, 3 children under 10 – not worth 50L; Alexander, labourer, Navidale, over 30; Alexander, labourer, Navidale, under 30; Alexander, junior, labourer, Marrel, under 30; Angus, labourer, West Helmsdale, over 30, pensioner; David, cooper, Helmsdale, under 30; Donald, labourer, East Helmsdale, under 30; George, labourer, West Helmsdale, over 30; Hugh, labourer, Gartymore, over 30 – pensioner; James, cooper, Helmsdale, over 30; James, labourer, Marrel, over 30; John, labourer, Navidale, under 30; John, cooper, Helmsdale, under 30; John, labourer, Port Gower, over 30 - 3 children under 10 – not worth 50L; Joseph, labourer, West Helmsdale, under 30; Nathaniel, labourer, East Helmsdale, over 30; Robert, labourer, Gartymore, under 30 – serving personally; William, labourer, Navidale, over 30; William, labourer, East Helmsdale, under 30; William, senior, labourer, Marrel, over 30; William, senior, labourer, Marrel, over 30; William, shepherd, Mid Garty, under 30

REED
James, shepherd, Cracaig, under 30

REID
Gordon, servant, Cracaig, over 30

ROBERTSON
John, cooper, Helmsdale, under 30; William, labourer, Navidale, under 30; William, labourer, Loth, over 30

ROSE
John, mason, Port Gower, over 30

ROSS
Alexander, labourer, Navidale, under 30; Alexander, blacksmith, Helmsdale, over 30; Charles, labourer, Gartymore, over 30; Donald, labourer, East Helmsdale, over 30; Donald, merchant, Helmsdale, over 30; Donald, farm servant, Helmsdale, under 30; Donald, merchant, Port Gower, over 30 – he wants his nose; George, blacksmith, Helmsdale, under 30; Gordon, schoolmaster, Helmsdale, over 30 – 3 children under 10 – not worth 50L; Hugh, blacksmith, Culgower, over 30 – unfit for service, formerly by his certificate; James, labourer, Navidale, under 30; James, labourer, East Helmsdale, over 30; John, labourer, Navidale, under 30; John, labourer, East Helmsdale, under 30; John, cooper, Helmsdale, under 30; Oliver, cooper, Helmsdale, under 30; Robert, labourer, West Helmsdale, over 30; Robert, labourer, Culgower, under 30; Roderick, labourer, Cracaig, over 30 – pensioner; William, Helmsdale, over 30; William, cooper, Helmsdale, over 30; William, labourer, Helmsdale, under 30

SANDISON
John, grieve, Lothbeg, over 30 - 3 children under 10 – not worth 50L

SHAND
James, labourer, Culgower, over 30 – dislocated hand; William, foreman, Helmsdale, under 30

SIMPSON
Alexander, Esq., fish curer, Helmsdale, over 30; Dugald, fish curer, Helmsdale, over 30; William, clerk, Helmsdale, under 30

SUTHERLAND
Adam, labourer, Navidale, under 30; Adam, labourer, Kintradwell, over 30; Alexander, junior, labourer, Navidale, under 30; Alexander, labourer, Navidale, over 30, pensioner; Alexander, labourer, East Helmsdale, over 30; Alexander, labourer, East Helmsdale, under 30; Alexander, cooper, Helmsdale, under 30; Alexander, cooper, Helmsdale, under 30; Alexander, farm servant, Helmsdale, under 30; Alexander, labourer, West Helmsdale, under 30; Alexander, labourer, West Garty, over 30; Alexander, road contractor, Port Gower, over 30; Alexander, alias Clyne, labourer, Port Gower, over 30 – he wants a thumb; Alexander, labourer, Culgower, over 30; Alexander, wright, Lothbeg, under 30; Alexander, shoemaker, Lothbeg, under 30; Alexander, labourer, Kintradwell, under 30; Alexander, smith, Kintradwell, under 30; Andrew, cooper, Helmsdale, under 30; Andrew, labourer, Culgower, under 30; Angus, labourer, Gartymore, under 30; Angus, labourer, Cracaig, under 30; Archibald, grieve, Mid Garty, over 30 - 3 children under 10 – not worth 50L; Colin, labourer, Port Gower, over 30 - 3 children under 10 – not worth 50L; Donald, tailor, Helmsdale, over 30; Donald, cooper, Helmsdale, under 30; Donald, labourer, West Helmsdale, under 30; Donald, labourer, West Helmsdale, over 30; Donald, labourer, Kilmote, under 30; Donald, labourer, Culgower, under 30; Donald, labourer, Kintradwell, over 30; George, labourer, Navidale, over 30; George, labourer, Marrel, under 30; George, labourer, Gartymore, over 30; George, tailor, Port Gower, over 30 – served personally; George, wright, Lothbeg, under 30; Hugh, labourer, Marrel, under 30; Hugh, labourer, Mid Garty, over 30 – served personally; Hugh, alias Clyne, labourer, Cracaig, over 30; James, labourer, East Helmsdale, over 30; James, cooper, Helmsdale, under 30; James, labourer, Gartymore, under 30, under size; James, labourer, Port Gower, under 30; John, labourer, Navidale, under 30; John, labourer, East Helmsdale, under 30; John, cooper, Helmsdale, under 30; John, inn keeper, Helmsdale, over 30; John, labourer, West Helmsdale, over 30; John, alias Roy, labourer, Gartymore, over 30, 3 children under 10 – not worth 50L; John, labourer, Gartymore, over 30; John, wright, Lothbeg, under 30; John, mail driver, Lothbeg, under 30; Joseph, labourer, Gartymore, under 30 – under size; Joseph, labourer, Kintradwell, under 30; Kenneth, fish curer, Helmsdale, over 30; Peter, labourer, Gartymore, over 30; Robert, labourer, East Helmsdale, over 30; Robert, shoemaker, Helmsdale, under 30; Robert, labourer, Culgower, under 30; Robert, labourer, Port Gower, under 30 – under size; Walter, labourer, Marrel, over 30; William, labourer, East Helmsdale, over 30; William, labourer, Marrel, over 30; William, Gartymore, under 30; William, Dun?, labourer, Gartymore, over 30 – unfit for service; William, labourer, Culgower, under 30; William, labourer, Kintradwell, under 30

THOMSON
Robert, fish curer, Helmsdale, over 30; Thomas, grieve, Kintradwell, over 30 - 3 children under 10 – not worth 50L

TRAIL
John, senior, seaman, Helmsdale, over 30, seaman – which seems to be a reason for not serving; John, junior, seaman, Helmsdale, under 30 seaman – which seems to be a reason for not serving

URQUHART
John, cooper, Helmsdale, over 30

WEIR
Benjamin, labourer, Culgower, under 30

WILLIAMSON
John, mason, Port Gower, over 30

WILSON
John, labourer, Lothbeg, under 30

WISEMAN
Alexander, clerk, Helmsdale, under 30 

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