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Ballachulish, Argyll Livingstons in 1841/51 Scottish Census

Postby Canadian Livingstone » Fri Nov 04, 2016 3:01 pm

Laroch, Ballachulish, Argyll Livingstons circa 1841 and 1851 Census. I am also including some St. John's Episcopalian Church records and Church Cemetery transcriptions that were shared with the Clan Society several years ago by Kaye Saunders from her research of Ballachulish Livingstons.
Please note sometimes in the Argyll records Hugh Livingston is sometimes referred to as Ewen Livingston and vice versa.

1841 Census
Angus Livingston 60 ? Laroch Ballachulish District Duror Parish
Marion 36 (Sarah) (Sarah Livingston daughter of Slate quarrier John Livingston and wife Mary Fraser (Oddly enough I recently came across another example of another Sarah also being referred to as Marion)
John 10
Marion 10 (Sarah)
Lilias 8 (Lily)
Dugald 1
1851 Census
Angus Livingston 59 sailor East Laroch village
Sarah 52
Sarah 21
Dugald 12 ( Dugald Baptized April 15, born April 12 1839 St. Johns Episcopalian Church, Ballachulish
Baptized 1842, Apr 13, Peggy daughter of Angus Livingston, tailor, Laroch and Sarah Livingston, born 11 Apr
Peggy or Margaret seems to have died 1851.
1861 Census
Angus Livingston 67 sailor Laroch Village
Sarah 61
John 30 sailor
Lily 27
Dugald 22 sailor
Angus Livingston and Sarah Livingston married Nov. 26, 1824 Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Angus Livingston sailor (born abt. 1792) died Feb. 18, 1870 age 77 East Laroch, Ballachulish Parents: Ewen Livingston and Margaret McInnes
Wife Sarah Livingston daughter of John Livingston slate quarrier and Mary Fraser died Oct. 6, 1880 at East Laroch Ballachulish, Glencoe age 85.

1851 Census
Charles Livingston 33 labourer East Laroch
Dorothy 34 (Dorothy McColl)
Dugald 8
Mary 3
Donald 16
Janet 12
According to the St. John's Episcopalian church records "married 1842, 16 May, Charles Livingston, Dorothy McColl, both residing in Laroch"
Duror Parish, Argyll Church of Scotland Records also have a record of their marriage for some reason
May 15 (1842) "There is a report of marriage between Charles Livingston and Dorothy McColl at Laroch in the Parish"
Baptized 1843, Mar 6, Dugald, son of Charles Livingston, Laroch and Dorothy McColl his wife born 5 Mar
Baptized 1845, Aug 18, Donald, son of Charles Livingstone, Laroch and Dorothy McColl born Aug 17
Baptized 1846, Jul 14, Mary daughter of Charles Livingston, Laroch, and Dorothy McColl born 7 Jul
Baptized 1848, Apr 17, Mary, daughter of Charles Livingston, Laroch and Dorothy McColl born 16 Ap
Baptized 1850, Aug 15, Ewen son of Charles Livingston and Dorothy McColl born 12 Aug
Baptized 1852, Nov 2, Janet daughter of Charles Livingston and Dorothy McColl born 28 Oct
Baptized 1855, Jun 10, Margaret daughter of Charles Livingston and Dorothy McColl born 8 Jun
Baptized 1859, Mar 2, John son of Charles Livingston and Dorothy McColl born 28 Feb
Charles Livingston, his wife Dorothy McColl with their children left Scotland via Glasgow on the Henrietta on May 30, 1860 and arrived on Sept 24, 1860 at Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
1841 Census
Ewen (Hugh) Livingston 60 (Laroch) Duror Parish Laroch, Ballachulish)
Mary Livingston 60 (McInnes)
Ewen 25
Charley 20 (I am thinking that this Charley Livingston in the 1841 is the same person as the above mentioned Charles Livingston who married Dorothy McColl and who are recorded in the subsequent 1851 Census at Laroch. I am pretty confidant this is likely the case.)
Angus age 15
"The only surviving baptism of child of Ewen (Hugh) Livingston and Mary Mcinnes seems to be one for their son Angus Livingston of Laroch, Ballachuilish baptized Feb. 9, 1823 parents listed as Hugh (Ewen) Livingston and Mary McInnes of Laroch, Ballachulish which was in Duror Parish."

1841 Census
Donald Livingston 39 slate quarrier (Laroch) Balachulish District Duror Parish, Argyll
Ann 36 (Ann Stewart)
Donald 15
Catharine 12
Sarah 10
Angus 7 ("Angus Livingston died 6 Aug 1871 Aged 37 years" buried St. John's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Ballachulish
Christina 4 ("Died 8, July 1850 age 13 years buried St. Johns Episcopal Church Cemetery
Dugald 3
Charles 1
( Baptized 1840, May 10, Charles son of Donald Livingston, quarrier, Laroch and Ann Stewart born 8 May St. Johns Episcopalian Church Ballachulish)
1851 Census
Donald Livingston 49 Quarrier
Ann 46
Donald 23 Quarrier
Sarah 19
Angus 17 Quarrier
Dugald 12
Charles 10
Ewan 8
Lismore, Appin and Duror Parish, Argyll Church of Scotland Parish book
Donald Livingston and Anny Stewart (of) Glencoe both in this parish was proclaimed Dec. 10, 1826
Surviving Childrens records
Baptized 1842, Aug 28, Ewen son of Donald Livingston, Laroch and Ann Stewart his wife born 20 Aug
Baptized 1845, Jul 27, Alexander, son of Donald Livingston, Laroch and Ann Stewart born 21 Jul
A son of Donald and Ann Alexander Livingston also Died 16 Jan 1849 Aged 4 years and is buried at St. John's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Ballachulish
Dugald Livingston of Laroch, Ballachulish married Ann McEacherine 1863 in Ballachulish, Argyll
Donald Livingston slate quarrier West Laroch b. abt. 1802 died June 4, 1888 Parents: Angus Livingston Shepherd and Christian Livingston Wife Ann Livingston (Ann Stewart) of West Laroch b. abt. 1805 died Nov. 5, 1887 Parents: Donald Stewart slate quarrier and Sarah Stewart

1841 Census
Donald Livingston 46 Ballachuilish District, Duror Parish another Donald and Ann Livingston
Ann 45
Nial 13
1851 Census
Donald Livingston 54 Slate Quarrier West Laroch, Ballachulish
Ann Livingston 52

1841 Census
Donald Livingston 30 Laroch, Ballachulish) born abt. 1811 or 1810
Catharine 25 (Catharine McDonald)
Dugald 6
Peter 4
Janet 2
Donald Livingston and Catharine McDonald in Glencoe Married April 29, 1832 Lismore, Appin and Duror Parish Records Church of Scotland
Baptized 1839, May 11, Jessie (Janet) daughter of Donald Livingston (Glass) quarrier, Larach and Catherine MacDonald, born 6 May St. John Episcopalian Church records.
Baptized 1841, Sep 29, James son of Donald Livingston, Laroch and Catherine McDonald born 28 Sept, St John Episcopalian Church Records.
Dugald Livingstone stone dresser journeyman age 64 of Govan, Lanarkshire died April 9, 1899 widower of Catharine McDonald Parents Donald Livingstone Quarryman and Catharine McDonald Dougald the eldest son born probably abt. 1834 or 1835. Parents Donald Livingston and Catharine McDonald may have died abt. 1846.

1841 Census
Hugh Livingston 30 (Laroch) Ballachulish, Duror Parish
Harriet 25 (Harriet Bell)
Mary 9
Donald 1
Baptized 1843, Aug 4, John son of Hugh Livingston, Policeman, Laroch and Harriet Bell his wife born 2 Aug St. John's Episcopalian Church, Ballachulish,

Hi All,

I found this interesting. Alexander Livingston age given 30, born abt. 1819? occupation Shepherd a native of Argyllshire son of Angus and Nancy Livingston according to details included on the list, arrived in Australia aboard the vessel Maria Somes on July 19, 1849 apparently on his own. What is odd is that there is another passenger list that is dated July 6, 1852 and it appears the same Alexander Livingston listed again at age of about 30 and from that it was deduced that this Alexander Livingston was born abt. 1822 and travelling aboard the the same vessel Maria Somes. Additional info I found indicates that he actually married in 1849 in Dumbarton, Scotland to an Isabella McLachlan and they both died in Australia. I did not however find her listed on the 1849 passenger list and the 1852 list records him as being single. Some Passenger lists include Argyllshire Livingstons in the mid 1800's and later that arrived in North America and Australia, but many unfortunately many have not survived or have not been located. Recently though there were a couple of passenger lists found for Argyllshire Livingstons that settled in North America including an Appin, Argyll Livingston family that I had been researching that proved to be helpful.

Alexander Livingston appears to be the Alexander Livingston of Glenmore, Ardnamurchan son of Angus Livingston and his Ann (Nancy) Cameron actually baptized Feb. 20, 1815. Another list that a descendant of Alexander's brother Hugh had a list that referred to Hugh as being born in 1819. In any event I am certain this Alexander is an Uncle of Hugh Livingston Jr. who settled in Australia in 1879 who was a grandson of Angus Livingston and Ann (Nancy) Cameron of Glenmore, Ardnamurchan. The age 30 is likely just an approximate age recorded at the time of passage and off by a few years. This family of Angus Livingston and Ann (Nancy) Cameron has a known Australian family connection because their son Hugh had a son Hugh who settled in Australia in 1879. Hugh's descendant has been in contact with the forum and shared his family history with us in the past and roots and family history connecting him to Ardnamurchan, Argyll and Australia. This Alexander Livington who settled in Australia in 1849 is probably a relative of his ancestor who came to Australia years later and who also kin to Angus Livingston and Ann (Nancy) Cameron. The other interesting thing is that Alexander's younger brother Hugh Livingston was also a shepherd by occupation and lived at Glenmore, Ardnamurchan. It was Hugh' s son Hugh born abt. 1854 if I understand correctly that went to Australia in 1879. Alexander is not living at home at Glenmore, Ardnamurchan in the 1841 Census before he left for Australia in 1849.

One other clue that I have that this is Alexander is the son of Angus Livingston of Glenmore, Ardnamurchan Argyll and Ann (Nancy) Cameron is that it states in the 1849 Passenger list info for Alexander Livingston that in regards to his parents only his mother is living in Argyll which would have been the case because he father was an elderly man when the 1841 Census recorded him and by 1851 Census only the mother Ann is living according to that census.



1841 Census
John Livingston 29 (Laroch) Ballachulish, Duror Parish John Livingston was a shepherd. See 1851 census below.
Charity 30 (this must be Christina Rankin)
John 3
Enno 2 ? (Ewen)
Emri 1? (Emilie or Amelia)

1851 Census
John Livingston 39 Shepherd West Laroch, Ballachulish
Christina 38 (Christina Rankin)
John 14
Ewen 12
Emilie 10 (Amelia)
Catharine 8
Christina 6
Lilios 5? (Lily)
Alexandrinie 3?
Angus 2
Ewen baptized Aug 8, 1838 born Aug 7 1838 St. John's Episcopalian Church, Ballachulish
Amelia daughter of John Livingston, shepherd, Glencoe and Christian Rankin born 2 May baptized May 10,
1840 St. John's Episcopalian Church Ballachulish
Baptized 1845, Apr 9, Lilly daughter of John Livingston, shepherd, Laroch and Christina Rankin his wife, born 2 Apr
Baptized 1847, May 4, Alexis, daughter of John Livingston, sheperd, Courtson-rearn (or Goitson-rearn) and Christina Rankin born 29 Apr
Baptized 1849, Mar 13, Angus son of John Livingston, Cowern (or Gowern) and Christina Rankin
(Note: John Livingston shepherd of Ballachulish died Sept. 23, 1875 age 62 years buried in St. John's Episcopalian Church Cemetery with his wife Christina Rankin who died January 17, 1862 age 47 years

1841 Census
John Livingston 34 Quarrier, (Laroch) Ballachulish, Duror Parish, Argyll
Mary 30 (Mary McColl)
Catharine 12
Mary 10
Janet 6
Ann 3
John 1
Baptized 1840, Apr 6, John son of John Livingston and Mary McColl residing in Laroch born 6 April
Baptized 1842, Nov 23, Ewen son of John Livingston, Laroch and Mary McColl his wife born 22 Nov
Baptized 1845, Aug 7, John, Posthumous son of late John Livingston, Laroch and Mary McColl born 6 Aug
1851 Census
Mary Livingston 44 (widow of John Livingston Quarrier)
Mary 20
Ann 12
John 10
Ewen 8
John 5
"Sacred to the Memory of John Livingston who died at Laroch on 22 Feb 1845 aged 40 Also his wife Mary McColl died 8 Aug 1864 aged 57 years and their son John died 4 Jul 1864 aged 19 years" St. John Episcopalian Church.
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