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Re: Census 1851 - occupation
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 12 April 23 08:35 BST (UK) »
Digging deep into my memory of studying a crofting community  a little further up the coast of R&C, I'd say that he was likely to be what was called a crofter/fisherman.

https://www.nwhgeopark.com/thriving-communities/crofting-fishing/

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Re: Census 1851 - occupation
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 12 April 23 09:38 BST (UK) »
The location of Ardban, where they were living in 1851:

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01s89/

It's to the south of Applecross village on what looks like a rugged promontory. That whole area is very rugged and remote. I remember driving over the Bealach na Ba for the first time in the 1980s*. It was a bit hairy, to say the least.  The new coast road was being built at the time.

They would definitely need a boat!


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*time flies -  it was the mid 1970s!
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Re: Census 1851 - occupation
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 12 April 23 21:00 BST (UK) »
I have this for census 1851 from a transcription

CENSUS 1851
Name: Kenneth McLennan
Age: 47 Estimated
Birth Year: abt 1804
Relationship: Head
Spouse's Name: Isabella
Gender: Male
Where born: Applecross, Ross
Parish Number: 58 Civil Parish: Applecross County: Ross and Cromarty
Address: Ardbam
Occupation: Farmer Of 3 Acres & Shipowner
ED: 1 Page:  Household schedule number: 54 Line: 2 Roll: CSSCT1851_13
household : Kenneth, Isabella, Margaret McRae, servant, 19 y


If I am looking at the right man (married to Isabella MacDonald) living in Applecross
In 1861 he was a crofter
In 1871 he was a fisherman
In 1881 he was a mariner in the mercantile service
In 1891 he was a crofter
He died in 1896 and is buried in Applecross Burial ground

I can’t see him in 1851 census.
Why do you think he was a ship owner?
GILLIES (ROC/Applecross/..);   
MACDONALD  (ROC/Applecross/..);   
MACDONALD (INV/../..);   
MACRAE (ROC/Duirinish, Lochalsh/..);   
MCKENZIE (ROC/Applecross (Milton)/..);   
MCLENNAN  (ROC/Applecross/..);   
MCLEOD  (ROC/Applecross/..);   
MOFFAT CUL/Alston, Penrith/..);
JONES (Menzies Ferry, NZ, Monmoutshire, Wales, Inglewood, Pleasant Creek, Australia)
McPike (Melbourne, Inglewood, Pleasant Creek, Derry)

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Re: Census 1851 - occupation
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 19 March 24 14:29 GMT (UK) »
Three acres would be a very small farm, might be more like a crofter's smallholding, just growing enough to keep a few families alive. Likewise the boat could be small, for fishing close to shore or crab/lobster pots.


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Re: Census 1851 - occupation
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 19 March 24 14:37 GMT (UK) »
I think that whoever suggested 'shop' was right.
Never trust anything you find online (especially submitted trees and transcriptions on Ancestry, MyHeritage, FindMyPast and other commercial web sites) unless it's an image of an original document - and even then be wary because errors can and do occur.