The Newport, Wormit & Forgan Archive

1861 Census

Commentary on the 1861 census of Forgan registration district

Enumeration District 3 - Newport : The Enumerator's Walk. Present-day locations in italics. The route can be followed using the 'view all 1861 address records' option on the 1861 page.

Starting at the South Lodge of Tayfield opposite Newport Primary School then to Hillside Place, up Gowrie Street to the Manse, back down, east along Queen Street then west along King Street. Then east along Union Street, then to Tay Street starting at the foot of James Street and heading west. Up Robert Street, back down and along Tay Street. Up William Street to Hope Cottage site of Rio then St. Fillans Square William Street and Cupar Road. After the Toll House (demolished, Cupar Road opposite the end of Blyth Street) down Newport Road (High Street) to the Inn (Newport Hotel), then the properties between the Inn and the pier. Up Boat Brae and west to Fig Tree Cottage (site of garden by the bus stop opposite Duncraig, West Road). Then west along West Road to the Yellow Castle, then east back along West Road and up to the houses on Woodmuir, finally to Tayfield House.

Conventions used in this transcription

Any material not part of the original, is enclosed in [square brackets].

Houses: Each house was terminated with a double stroke (//) and therefore started with the terminating double stroke of the previous house. Within each house, each household was separated from other occupiers by a single stroke(/). In this transcription, the strokes are shown in the Household View after the address information, where both starting and ending strokes are given for each household. In the address records listings, only the ending strokes are shown. An explanation of the combinations of / and // is given on the abbreviations page.

Married women: Some married women also gave their maiden names. To be consistent across the whole site, I have listed them by their maiden surname followed by their married surname in [square brackets]. Several women gave their surnames as 'x or y'. They have been listed here with both names, neither in brackets.


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